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Month: October 2010

Sunday 31st October – Holmfirth 15 Miles

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…

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Saturday 30th October – Great Whernside Fell Race

Saturday 30th October – Great Whernside Fell Race

From 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!

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

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…

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

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…

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Sunday 24th October – Wistow 10 Miles

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…

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