Archive for January, 2011

Sunday 9th January – Yorkshire Cross-Country Championships

mickjyrksxc2011The Yorkshire Cross-Country Championships took place at the Northern Racing College, Doncaster.

The ladies race was won by Susan Partridge (Leeds City) in 22.18 and for OAC, Racheal Bamford was well placed finishing 21st (25.04). Photos and video from flamingphotography.

In the men’s race won by Jonathan Brownlee (Bingley) in 37.05, it was great to see for OAC, Ian Fisher finishing eighteenth (40.12), Liam Dunne 60th (43.44), Andrew Robertshaw 132nd (48.00), Andy Hunt 175th (51.47) and Mick Jeffrey 184th (52.19). Photos and video from flamingphotography.

Results from race-results and noeaa-athletics.

Report in the Wharfedale Observer and pictures in Club Photos.

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Saturday 8th January – Park Run Leeds 5km

From parkrun, this week’s race was won by Jim Webb (Leeds University Union Cross Country Club) in 18.18. For OAC, Simon Anderson finished an excellent fourth (19.09).

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Friday 7th January – Club Runner of the Year 2010 Results

Courtesy of Kath & Jack Robertshaw, click here for the final table for 2010.

Congratulations to Club President, Mick Jeffrey, winning the competition and the coveted Shield just ahead of Phil Robinson and Lloyd Best respectively.

Great performances across the Club’s members during the year.

Don’t forget, there are revised rules for 2011 – check the Club Runner of the Year page for details.

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Friday 7th January – Kingdom of Saudi Arabia ROK 10 Miles (KSA)

nick07jan11Report from Nick Hodgkinson:

Finding my feet although they are very sore from this morning’s run.

Still only four laps around the compound but it was the most complicated route you could ever imagine, with runners crossing paths, running in opposite directions, loops etc. I had no idea where I was going – I just followed everyone else. My time was 89.56, including a sprint to the line to get under the 90min barrier.

I am beginning to get to know some of the people in the club – they are all very friendly and from all over the World. Moonlighting starts soon!!!

I will forward the results in a few days and have attached a photograph of the finishing straight (which I passed sixteen times during the race, in one direction or another).

I inadvertently broke the Law earlier today because I washed my car outside the house. Apparently you are not allowed to use a hosepipe to wash your car at the side of the road. It is allowable to do it in your drive though.

Next race is a Half Marathon in two weeks time – this time it is four laps around a golf course!!

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Thursday 6th January – Local Athletics News

A round-up in the Wharfedale Observer.

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Wednesday 5th January – Club Runner of the Year 2011

After much discussion and deliberation by the Committee and with considerable input from Kath & Jack Robertshaw, details of this year’s revised Club Runner of the Year competition is available from the dedicated webpage from this link or the Club Page Links on the right-hand side of the website.

No nominated races this year hence always ensure your results are updated on the website by emailing Julian.

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Wednesday 5th January – Runner of the Month for December

chrisstaceyWith excellent results in three events being the Stoop Fell Race, Chevin Chase and Auld Lang Syne Fell Race, this month’s Runner of the Month title has been awarded to Chris Stacey.

Congratulations Chris.

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Tuesday 4th January – Local Athletics News

A round-up in the Telegraph & Argus.

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Saturday 1st January 2011 – Giants Tooth Fell Race, Ogden Reservoir, Halifax

From fellrunner, this 3 miles / 400′ fell race was won by Nick Hooker (Leeds City) in 16.47.

For OAC, Huw Illingworth was well placed in sixteenth (19.35) as too Martin Smillie, 52nd (23.36).

More details from fellrunner.

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