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Month: February 2011

Tuesday 8th February – Phil’s History Book (Part One)

Tuesday 8th February – Phil’s History Book (Part One)

In a new feature, former Club President and longstanding OAC member, Phil Robinson, reminisces about OAC days gone by: February 1988 – 23 years ago this month Last Sunday’s Dewsbury 10k was my 1,026th race since I joined Otley A.C. after taking part as a guest in the club relay event 23 years ago. In February 1988 house prices were booming, Ronald Reagan was president of the USA, Kylie Minogue, Bros and the Pet Shop Boys appeared on TOTP and…

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Sunday 6th February – Dewsbury 10km

Sunday 6th February – Dewsbury 10km

From TDL, the race was won by Neil Renault (Edinburgh A.C.) in 30.41. For OAC (all gun positions / chip times), Tom Potter finished 326th (44.02 – a large p.b. by 61 seconds), Phil Robinson 389th (45.55), Tom Hannah 577th (50.56) and Billy Rayner 632nd (52.31). Photos and video from flamingphotography.

Saturday 5th February – Rombalds Stride

Saturday 5th February – Rombalds Stride

Report from Sharron Smith: Another tremendous turnout for Otley A.C. at the Rombalds, great team spirit, from the chaps and great charge for second ladies place from Laura and Renee (unofficial) with Pange overtaking me on the home stretch down the Chevin and Hugh secretly over taking me when we took a wrong turn through Menston! Matt Podd saved the day when he pulled me through the last stage to a sprint finish back to base! Impressive time difference for…

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Friday 4th February – Sangcom Half Marathon (KSA)

Friday 4th February – Sangcom Half Marathon (KSA)

Report from Nick Hodgkinson: Six laps around the inside of the perimeter fence this time but a nice Bar-B-Que at the side of the pool afterwards. This was part of my training (well actually all of my training) this week for the Marathon in four weeks time. I have just found out that it is illegal to run in public in Saudi Arabia, so it is hardly surprising that I have not found anywhere to train yet (apart from races)….

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Thursday 3rd February – Moonlighting Training Night Report

Thursday 3rd February – Moonlighting Training Night Report

Report from Liz Fawcett: Thanks to all those who joined the hardy crew running around Thruscross reservoir on such a wild wet and windy night. About fifteen of us ran. It was pretty slippery under foot in parts and even Andrew Robertshaw, the wisened fell runner, got a bit too close for comfort to the dark waters edge but it was great through the forest. As always Moonlighting offers a change from the routine runs and the good company lifts…

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Wednesday 2nd February – Runner of the Month for January

Wednesday 2nd February – Runner of the Month for January

Again a lot of excellent individual performances by members during January and the Committee voted to award the latest Runner of the Month title jointly to Sara Richard and Julie Dorling. Sara recorded a pb in the York Brass Monkey Half Marathon (120.17) and a good time (53.16) in the Club Handicap around the challenging 10km road route of the Square & Compass at North Rigton. Julie reduced her pb in the York Brass Monkey Half Marathon by over eleven…

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