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Month: January 2011

Sunday 30th January – Pennine Bridleway Relay

Sunday 30th January – Pennine Bridleway Relay

Sharron Smith texts in: “Just to report we’ve had a fab Pennine Bridleway Relay covering five paired legs over 45 miles and finishing 34th overall (5:56:30) out of 104 teams! Fourth mixed team and Laura Martin and Renee Saxton fastest ladies leg! So looking forward to the next relay, we may try for a ladies team!” The overall event was won by Salford Harriers (4:49:10). Leg 1 (8.5 miles) Pange Srivastava & Sharron Smith – 74.58 (68th position) Leg 2…

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Thursday 27th January – Dirab Half Marathon (KSA)

Thursday 27th January – Dirab Half Marathon (KSA)

Report from Nick Hodgkinson: This event was held at Dirab Golf Course, somewhere in the desert approximately 30 miles South of Riyadh. When I looked on the Golf Club website, I had imagined running on grass in beautiful green surroundings. I could not have been more wrong. Yes, the golf course was really attractive but the race was actually out and back on a concrete road in to the desert, three times. The temperature on the day was touching 30C,…

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Otley A.C. joins Social Media Revolution

Otley A.C. joins Social Media Revolution

Otley A.C. has entered the world of social media – yes, we now have Twitter and Facebook pages which will work in tandem with the club’s website while also, hopefully, encouraging more interaction between us all. And because of the way you can share the information via them we should all be encouraged to let our non-running friends know what we are up to, and who knows, they might be inspired to join us one night! For those of you…

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Sunday 23rd January – Stanbury Splash Fell Race near Haworth

Sunday 23rd January – Stanbury Splash Fell Race near Haworth

Sharron Smith reports on this 7 miles / 1,200′ fell race won by Chris Steele (Borrowdale) in 42.30 that for OAC, Renee Saxton finished 121st and as seventh lady (and first FV35!?) in 57.37 just one place ahead of Chris Stacey in 122nd (57.38). Pange Srivastava finished 215th (64.37) again just ahead of Sharron Smith 217th (64.47), Colin Best 326th (72.25), Graham Stead 338th (74.49) and Mary Hampshire 389th (87.49). More details, photos and results from woodentops.

Sunday 23rd January – Brass Monkey Half Marathon @ York

Sunday 23rd January – Brass Monkey Half Marathon @ York

More details from knavesmireharriers. The race was won by Paul Martelletti (Victoria Park & Tower Hamlets / New Zealand) in 65.21. For OAC (all chip times), Simon Anderson finished 72nd (80.30), Mick Jeffrey 273rd (90.12), Hugh Pearson 508th (96.51), Tom Potter 720th (103.51 – a p.b.), Billy Rayner 805th (105.19), Sara Richard 1,218th (120.17 – a p.b.) and Julie Dorling 1,240th (120.50 – a p.b. by over eleven minutes). Results from ukresults with photos and video from flamingphotography. Report on…

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Saturday 22nd January – Box Hill Fell Race, Surrey

Saturday 22nd January – Box Hill Fell Race, Surrey

OAC’s Tom Midgley reports that he finished eighteenth (56:28) in the Box Hill Fell Race (7.5 miles / 1,700′ ascent). The race was won again by James McMullan (Thames Hare & Hounds) in 46.55. Results from sloweb. Interestingly, OAC had four members in last year’s race – report here.

Saturday 22nd January – Ticknock Winter Fell Race (Irl)

Saturday 22nd January – Ticknock Winter Fell Race (Irl)

Liam Dunne reports that 165 runners competed in the Ticknock Winter Fell Race (10km / 417m ascent). The winner was Eoin Keith (Irish international ultra runner who knows OAC’s Chris Carver!) in 43.58. Liam finished an excellent second just a few seconds behind the winner in 44.04 and he in turn was just ahead of Dave Wilby (Ilkley Harriers) who came home in third (44.23). There is a race report and photo of Liam on mudsweat&tears. First lady was Emma…

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Saturday 15th January – Square & Compass Handicap @ North Rigton

Saturday 15th January – Square & Compass Handicap @ North Rigton

The first monthly Club Handicap for 2011 was the Square & Compass 10km approximate road circuit from North Rigton and was well attended with 24 members taking part.  Carol takes an early lead in the this year’s handicap table finishing just ahead of Tom and it was good to Nick making the long journey from Saudi Arabia so he could run in the strong winds & rain of Yorkshire…. Pos Name Time H’cap Net Time Pts 1 Carol Armitstead 57:54…

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