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Month: September 2010

Saturday 18th September – Rombalds Romp

Saturday 18th September – Rombalds Romp

Report from Andrew Robertshaw: Otley had three in the first seven at Abbey Runners Rombalds Romp. Host club runner Matt John won in 44:27, I came third in 47:17, Liam Dunne fifth (49:50) and Simon Anderson seventh (50:17). Pange Srivastava also picked up the first LV35 prize in 64:52. There’s a link to some pics and results on Abbey Runners. Dave & Eileen Woodhead were also out taking pictures accessible via woodentops.org

Sunday 12th September – Leeds Triathlon

Sunday 12th September – Leeds Triathlon

Racheal Bamford texts in: “I did the Leeds Triathlon based in Roundhay Park today…and I won! The event involved 1,500m swim (which was a bit murky – 27:32) / 40.6k cycle (the worst bit, really hilly – 1:29:57) and 9.95k run (took in Hill 60 thrice – 38:20)”. A superb performance and result. Well done Racheal. The event was won by Rich Hunt (Kudu Tri) in 2:07:03 and Racheal finished 40th overall in 2:35:10. Results as .xls here. A very…

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Sunday 12th September – Wetherby 10km

Sunday 12th September – Wetherby 10km

From Wetherby Runners, the race was won by Darran Bilton (Leeds City) in 31.53. For OAC, Huw Illingworth finished 24th (37.25), Mick Jeffrey 91st (42.12), Howard Jeffrey 203rd (46.54), Billy Rayner 263rd (49.43) and Carol Armitstead 340th (52.29). Race review in the Telegraph & Argus. A Club Runner of the Year event.

Sunday 12th September – Yorkshireman Full & Half Marathons

Sunday 12th September – Yorkshireman Full & Half Marathons

Report from John Dade: Completed the half marathon in 141st place (2:31:20) which is about the same I ran it 2008. I was pretty tired at the end and very pleased I decided to transfer from my initial plan of doing the full marathon! Lovely day. Great scenery – nice varied route that clocking in at 14.8miles must be the longest half marathon in the UK. As is tradition in these events I fell over in the muddy peat on…

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Wednesday 8th September – Ilkley Incline Fell Race

Wednesday 8th September – Ilkley Incline Fell Race

Report from Michael Fryer: The Ilkley Incline (1 mile / 560′) was held on a beautiful, sunny evening in pleasant contrast to last year. This race is beautiful in its simplicity. You run a mile up a hill as fast as you can! Simple as that. The winner was Tom Adams (Ilkley Harriers AC) in 7.12. For OAC, Rogan Ashton finished ninth (8.38), Huw Illingworth tenth (8.55), Michael Fryer 44th (11.50), Don Buffham (pictured) 52nd (12.52) and Antonio Cardinale 63rd…

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Tuesday 7th September – Runner of the Month for August

Tuesday 7th September – Runner of the Month for August

A multitude of exceptional performances were highlighted at the Committee meeting and after much discussion it was thought appropriate to award bottles of reserve wine to both: Mark Hall for Club Records MV45 & MV50 at the Sale 10 Miles (57.19), fifth overall (and first MV50) at the Askern 10 Miles (57.43) and a Club Record MV50 at 3,000m (10.07). and Huw Illingworth for a pb in a 5km Park Run in Leeds (18.10), eighth in the Bingley Show Fell…

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Sunday 5th September – London To Brighton UltraRun

Sunday 5th September – London To Brighton UltraRun

Report from OAC’s London-based Tony Cunningham: Sunday 5th September was my first foray into the realm of ultra running as I ran the London to Brighton race (90km/56 miles). A group of about 140 starters gathered on Blackheath Common at 6am to embark on the run, with most of us not having a clue when or if we’d make it to Brighton. I knew the 13 hour deadline should be “do-able” but after that didn’t know much more about my…

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Sunday 5th September – Helvellyn Triathlon

Sunday 5th September – Helvellyn Triathlon

Report from Hugh Pearson: The organisers bill it as the toughest triathlon in the UK and they aren’t joking! Ullswater was freezing. Allegedly it was 16 degrees but I’m sure I saw an iceberg bobbing past at one point. The stiff southerly wind made the bike hard work on the leg between the A66 and Ambleside. Going up ‘the Struggle’ to Kirkstone Inn was carnage with many of the cyclists getting off and walking when the slope reached 20% (none…

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