Archive for October, 2010

Sunday 31st October – Holmfirth 15 Miles

OAC’s Mark Hall texts in:

Finished fifth in 91.07 and the conditions were cool. I won the Yorkshire Veterans Championships over 50 and finished third in the open Yorkshire Championships (and the time is a new Club Record for MV45 & MV50).

Second-claim OAC member Beth Massey finished 83rd in 115.49 – second FV40 and also second in the Yorkshire Veterans Championships over 40.

Dave Watson (Holmfirth) won in 83.57 ahead of Stewart MacDonald (Bingley) second in 85.56.

More details from holmfirthharriers with results from ukresults.

Photos from flamingphotography.

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Sunday 31st October – Guy Fawkes 10 Miles @ Ripley

From ukresults, the race was won by Ian Crampton (Durham City) in 56:51.

Organised by Nidd Valley Road Runners.

Pictures from Andrew Thrippleton.

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Saturday 30th October – Great Whernside Fell Race

GW1_0360-colinbFrom fellrunner.org, the Great Whernside Fell Race (4 miles / 1,555′) was won by Ian Holmes (Bingley) in 32.54.

For OAC, Colin Best finished 97th (48.24), David Fox 125th (52.27) and Don Buffham 130th (54.50).

Photos from Sportsunday.co.uk who have also very kindly provided this photo demonstrating graceful fell descending during the race.

Take care not to fall, Colin!

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Saturday 30th October – Glendalough Trail 15km (Irl)

Report from Liam Dunne:

The Glendalough Trail Race (15km / 500m ascent) was run in the hills surrounding Glendalough lakes. The conditions were perfect, beautiful scenery and a sunny October day.

The race consisted of mainly woodland trail with some boggy narrow paths.

To my surprise I was sharing the lead early on but was struggling on the long climbs. At the start of the descent I started to pull away and in the last kilometre, just as I was planning my first victory celebration, I was re-joined and then passed by the man in second place, who I subsequently found out had run the Dublin Marathon five days earlier!

The race was well organised with clear markings all the way round and a very friendly atmosphere and loads of free food and drinks at the finish including a pile of sandwiches to rival the hills we had just run.

I was delighted to have finished in second place especially when I heard the winner achieved a time of 2hr 35mins in the Dublin Marathon.

The race was won by Peter Mooney (65.09), I was second in 65.20 and third was Finbar Kirwin (66.52).

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Saturday 30th October – Complete Runner Cross-Country @ Huddersfield

More details from West Yorkshire Athletics Cross Country League and results from completerunner.

In the men’s race won by Andrew Pearson (Longwood) in 32.40, for OAC, Andrew Robertshaw finished 43rd (37.33), Phil Robinson 156th (49.26) and David Cattanach 169th (58.41).

Photos from flamingphotography.

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Saturday 30th October – New Running Magazines

These magazines are now available from newsagents:

Women’s Running

Men’s Running

Both links also now on the OAC web-links page.

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Wednesday 27th October – Local Athletics News

A round-up in the Telegraph & Argus.

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Sunday 24th October – Club Handicap @ New Inn, Eccup

John Armitstead finished strongly on the long hill back up to the New Inn to win his first handicap since 1998 and in doing so closing the gap on Graham at the top of the Handicap table to 14 points with just two races at Weeton on the 7th November and the traditional christmas ‘Ken Dixon’ at Swinsty on the 19th December. Updated Handicap Table

Pos Name Time H’cap Net Time Pts
1 John Armitstead 38:40 11:00 27:40 15
2 Matt Tupling (guest) 38:47 11:00 27:47
3 Richard Clarke 39:06 11:00 28:06 14
4 Billy Rayner 39:11 8:00 31:11 13
5 Tom Potter 39:41 8:00 31:41 12
6 Phil Robinson 39:43 10:00 29:43 11
7 Sue Tupling 39:45 6:00 33:45 10
8 Matt Podd 40:08 11:00 29:08 9
9 Mark Berry 40:14 10:00 30:14 8
10 Andrew Ackroyd 40:17 9:00 31:17 7
11 Carol Armitstead 40:35 4:00 36:35 6
12 Antonio Cardinale 41:16 0:00 41:16 5
13 Jackie Ackroyd 41:34 8:00 33:34 4

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Sunday 24th October – Wistow 10 Miles

OAC’s Dale Foster reports on this race organised by Selby Striders,

“Ran a hugely dis-appointing 60:07 to finish seventeenth on this flat and fast course. Strong winds and a badly timed 70 mile hilly bike ride the week before put an end to my ambitions of a long overdue fast-ish time on the roads….

Think I was right to switch to the fells all those years back. The monotony of a flat 10 miles did me in…”

The race was won by Paul Marchant (Leeds City) in 53.20 and OAC’s Howard Jeffrey finished 132nd (77.02).

Results from ukresults and pictures from Andrew Thrippleton.

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Saturday 23rd October – Park Run Leeds 5km

From parkrun, this week’s race was won by Richard Bewell (Wetherby Runners) in 17.15.

For OAC, Racheal Bamford was the first lady home in fifteenth (18.54) and Sue Tupling 122nd (25.14).

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