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Archive for October, 2010

Saturday 23rd October – Park Run Bushy Park 5km

From parkrun, the race was won by Richard Ward (Belgrave Harriers) in 15.35.

For OAC, Tom Paget finished seventeenth (18.54) – a personal best and eerily exactly the same time as Racheal in this week’s Leeds Park Run above!

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Saturday 23rd October – Yorkshire Veterans Road Relays @ Ilkley

IMG_6822IMG_6821Our thanks to Ilkley Harriers for again hosting this year’s Yorkshire Veterans Road Relays.

Although 2.9 miles, the course was a few metres longer course than last year.

Pictured are Mark Hall (left) and Andrew Robertshaw (right) as part of the MV35 team which finished third overall in the category in 69.55 behind Hallamshire (65.42) and Ilkley (68.26). Times: Mark Hall (16.29), Simon Anderson (18.35), Julian Mawson (17.52) and Andrew Robertshaw (16.59).

The OAC MV40 team finished seventh overall in their category in 80.41. Times: Lloyd Best (18.22), Chris Carver (19.06), Matt Podd (20.51) and Colin Best (22.22).

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Tuesday 19th October – New Junior Member

Club Secretary John Dade is delighted to announce the safe arrival of a gorgeous baby girl, Elsie May, born today at 9.40pm and weighing in at 8lb.

Congratulations and best wishes from all at OAC to you, Sue and Elsie.

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Tuesday 19th October – Local Athletics News

A round-up in the Telegraph & Argus.

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Sunday 17th October – Tui 10km Palma Majorca (Esp)

Report from Jack Robertshaw:

The annual October European OAC club member run was in Majorca this year as part of the Tui Marathon.

It is open to all members and Palma was chosen because there is a 10km, a Half and full Marathon on offer.

Only Peter and Ursula McGouran, Colin Best, Kath and myself ran this year but we were joined by five Wetherby Runners. Ursula had found an excellent hotel in Can Pastilla which is about 7km out of Palma on the coast near the airport.

All the races started at 9am on the dual-carriageway below Palma Cathedral. It was cool still and dry. Preference appeared to be given to the Half and full Marathon runners in the race line up and late entries were at the back.

We ran west for about 1km, did a 180 degree turn onto the other carriageway and ran along the coast passing the start with some of the Nordic Walkers only just beginning. At about 6km another 180 degree turn was encountered – almost an out and back route. The first 2km was a shade congested but it gradually became free running by 4km. The well strung-out leaders could be seen across the central reservation by then.

Just before the 10km finish the Half and full Marathons shot off into the narrow streets of Palma with numerous twists and turns through the old town. At about 20k the Half went right to their finish with the full Marathon to the left up to Playa de Palma and back along the coast passed our hotel. The atmosphere was good and it was very well organised. My second 5km was a minute faster the first and I was passing runners all through the race until the last 200 metres. Four sped passed at a rediculous speed. Rain set in just after Colin finished the Half and the temperature dropped.

The 10km was relatively flat with the Half having slight climbs around the Cathedral area.

10K Results

Winner John Monnissey (Manchester?) M30 32.27
101st Jack Robertshaw 45.51 (second Over 65)
237th Peter McGouran 50.51
Ursula McGouran 53.11 (63rd female)
Kath Robertshaw 54.35 (82nd female and first Over 65 despite very heavy cold)
874 male and 640 females finished the 10km and sadly a 49 year old German died during the race.

Half Results

Winner Bruno Heuberger (Switz) 70. 37
876th Colin Best 109.56
1792 male finishers

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Sunday 17th October – Bridlington Half Marathon

From bridlingtonrr and with results here, the race was won by Andrew Pearson (Longwood) in 67.18.

For OAC, Mark Hall finished seventh (and first MV50 and YVAA Champion) in 76.09 which is also a Club Record for MV45 and MV50.

Also for OAC, Mick Jeffrey finished 122nd (94.25), Matt Podd 132nd (95.13), Phil Robinson 166th (97.56), Howard Jeffrey 220th (101.08), Billy Rayner 264th (104.23 – a pb by 3 minutes 15 seconds) and Julie Dorling in her first race as an OAC member 637th (132.08).

A Club Runner of the Year event.

Results also from ukresults with photos from TAimages and Andrew Thrippleton.

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Sunday 17th October – The Bradford City Run 10

From tdl results, the Half Marathon race was won by Michael Delmonte (Bradford Airedale) in 73.07.

Ian Broadbent reports,

“Hi, I ran the Bradford Half Marathon finishing 305th overall in 112.31 (chip time). For some reason they haven’t listed me as OAC.

I couldn’t make it to Brid but for anyone wanting to try Bradford it’s a tough hilly course, climbs from city centre up to Denholme – definitely challenging, well for me anyway”.

Also for OAC, Sara Richard finished 499th overall in a chip time of 123.45 (very sequential!).

More details from bradfordcitymarathon.

Race report and video in the Telegraph & Argus here.

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Monday 11th October – Local Athletics News

A round-up of the weekend’s events in the Yorkshire Post and last week’s events in the Telegraph & Argus.

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Monday 11th October – Club Runner of the Year Table

Our thanks to Kath Robertshaw for providing an up-to-date Club Runner of the Year Table following the latest Cross Country at Guiseley.

Click the above link to access and to see which races remain in this year’s competition.

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Sunday 10th October – Complete Runner Cross-Country @ Guiseley

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

In the ladies’ race won by Katie Walshaw (Holmfirth) in 23.08, for OAC Racheal Bamford was superbly placed in tenth (25.18), Karen Best eighteenth (26.18), Carol Armitstead 82nd (34.34) and Kath Robertshaw 86th (35.36). The team position was tenth.

In the men’s race won by Mauizbin Ali (Leeds City) in 31.54, for OAC Andrew Robertshaw finished 28th (35.31), Simon Anderson 63rd (37.45), Lloyd Best 98th (39.54), Simon Toyne 102nd (40.29), Phil Robinson 146th (45.14), David Cattanach 168th (55.07) and Antonio Cardinale 170th (67.52). The team position was fourteenth.

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