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Month: December 2010

Friday 31st December – Auld Lang Syne Fell Race

Friday 31st December – Auld Lang Syne Fell Race

This 6 Miles / 900′ fell race was won by Andi Jones (Salford) in 39.39. For OAC, Chris Stacey finished 141st (55.52), Pange Srivastava 216th (61.37), Colin Best 297th (68.04), Graham Stead 312th (69.13) and Don Buffham 347th (74.12) More details from woodentops.

Sunday 26th December – Chevin Chase

Sunday 26th December – Chevin Chase

This year’s Chevin Chase (course map here)was won by Jonathan Brownlee (Bingley Harriers) in 38.35 ahead of Tim Midgley (Bingley Harriers) in 39.47 and Graham Pearce (Pudsey & Bramley) in 41.04. For OAC, Bob Addey finished 26th (45.33), Rogan Ashton 28th (46.07), Andrew Robertshaw 89th (50.05), Laura Martin 92nd (and first FV40) (50.17) and Chris Stacey 95th (50.24). Continuing, Renee Saxton 128th (51.40), Peter Kettleborough 164th (53.10), James Sneath 176th (53.51), Andy Hunt 181st (54.01), Phil Robinson 248th (56.50), Hugh…

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Monday 20th December – A Message from Perth (Aus)

Monday 20th December – A Message from Perth (Aus)

OAC member Neil Charlton emails in with a couple of his photos as well: Just getting used to the heat and the burning sun here in Perth. People are under the illusion that it’s more of an outdoor life here. It is to some extent but on some days its best to stay inside with the curtains drawn and the aircon down low. We’ve had some 40C+ days. I’m not too far from the WACA where the third Ashes Test…

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Sunday 19th December – Ken Dixon Handicap at Fewston

Sunday 19th December – Ken Dixon Handicap at Fewston

The climax of the 2010 took the place at the Ken Dixon Handicap at Fewston.  In probably the coldest temperatures in it’s 22 year history, the underfoot conditions proved to be much better than expected with just one short bad section of ice. “Fresh” from a couple of operations to remove a troublesome kidney stone, Graham hung on to become the Handicap Champion for 2010.  Despite taking a fall on the icy part, John pushed him hard to the end. Final…

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Sunday 12th December – Sneyd 10 Miles

Sunday 12th December – Sneyd 10 Miles

OAC’s Mark Hall reports from this race in Walsall, that over very icy and slippery conditions, he finished seventh overall (and first MV50) in 57.43. The race was won by Michael Aspinall (Tipton Harriers) in 51.32 OAC second claim member Beth Massey finished 108th (and first FV40) in 72.42. Results from sneydstriders.

Friday 10th December – A Message From Riyadh (KSA)

Friday 10th December – A Message From Riyadh (KSA)

An email from Nick Hodgkinson: Hello everyone, I am beginning to settle in after a few really dreadful days. Everything is very different – work is really hard, sites are very dangerous, traffic is unbelievably bad (I had a small crash on my second day) and I can’t understand the language etc etc. However, today has been very busy socially (Friday is like your Sunday) and I had actually planned to do lots of work but I am trying to…

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