Report from Josie Hodgetts: One thousand runners took part in the second Thunder Run 24 at Catton Park Nr Lichfield and I was lucky enough to be one of them. Adidas invited me to trial some products. This consisted of wearing lots of free kit, doing a couple of on camera interviews, consuming lots free food and drink all weekend and also taking part in the Thunder Run 24 event. Competitors have 24hrs to complete as many laps of a…
OAC’s Andrew Robertshaw travelled to Scotland to compete in this British Championship Fell Race (9.4 miles / 3,150′). The race was won by Rob Hope (Rudsey & Bramley) in 72.48 and Andrew finished 38th (85.49) See Ochil Hill Runners for results.
In his first Park Run, OAC’s Tom Midgley finished second (17.15) in the race won by Gwilym Thomas (Valley Striders) in 17.03. Results from parkrun.
In his first Park Run, OAC’s Adam Baird finished seventeenth (22.20) in the race won by Jon Gauthier (Valley Striders) in 17.23. Results from parkrun.
Despite the European Athletics Championships in Barcelona clashing with the scheduling of OAC’s Dream Mile, there was plenty to cheer at the Beckett Park track in Leeds as Racheal Bamford set a new ladies Club Record, beating Joan Cubbon’s long-standing time of 5.34. Results Zack Whitehead 5.11 Racheal Bamford 5.15 Lloyd Best 5.44 Karen Best 6.09 Mick Jeffrey 6.19 Dominic Egan 6.25 Colin Best 7.01 Antonio Cardinale 8.25 Great to see Zack returning to running after his knee operation. The Club’s…
I would like to highlight an important milestone that has been reached today, 28th July. It is Karen Best’s 40th birthday! As a result of this wondrous occasion Karen will no doubt be turning her attention to some of the vet 40 club records. More importantly she will have to start to act appropriately for a woman of her standing and seniority within the community! Karen certainly doesn’t look 40 in this photo of her winning the Stirton Fell Race…
A round-up in the Telegraph & Argus.
The race was won by Darran Bilton (Leeds City) in 31.48 and for OAC well done to Peter Kettleborough 61st (40.55), Mick Jeffrey 143rd (44.35), Mark Berry 158th (45.14), Phil Robinson 187th (46.31), Tom Potter 236th (48.37 – a pb), Colin Best 251st (49.17), Billy Rayner 319th (51.24) and Richard Cross 435th (56.23). More details and results from harrogateharriers with photos from sportsunday. An OAC Runner of the Year event
From ukresults, the race was won by Carl Thackery (Hallamshire) in 36.33. For OAC, Rogan Ashton was well placed in ninth (40.25). More details from pudseypacers.
Dale Foster texts in that he was second “by a cat’s whisker” to Martin Archer. See a report in the Wharfedale Observer and also weetonshow.