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Month: March 2011

Sunday 27th March – Liverpool Half Marathon

Sunday 27th March – Liverpool Half Marathon

OAC’s Richard Cross reports that he did cross the finish line again this year but that it wasn’t a great race for him, having had an upset stomach that laid him low after about four miles. But it was still, technically a chip time PB by a massive nine seconds, finishing 2,995th overall (114.26 chip time). The race was won by Ben Fish (Blackburn Harriers) in 67.41. More details from Run Liverpool with results from TDL. Last year’s race report…

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Sunday 27th March – Thirsk 10 Miles

Sunday 27th March – Thirsk 10 Miles

Organised by Thirsk & Sowerby Harriers, the race was won by Andrew Pearson (Longwood) in 50.10 (all gun positions / chip times). For OAC, second claim member Matt John finished fifth recording a splendid 54.01 – a pb by a significant margin. OAC’s Tom Midgley also knocked over a minute of his pb finishing seventeenth (56.56) and Lloyd Best was also well placed finishing 90th just outside his pb by five seconds (62.38). It was a pb also for Tom…

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Saturday 26th March – Phil’s History Book (Part Two)

Saturday 26th March – Phil’s History Book (Part Two)

Former Club President and longstanding OAC member, Phil Robinson, reminisces for a second month about OAC days gone by: March 1988 – 23 years ago this month Prince Charles was ‘nearly killed’ by an avalanche at Klosters, the British pound note ceased to be legal tender having been replaced by the £1 coin and Orville Moody shot 63 at a Seniors tournament – that’s golf, not gun crime. Meanwhile, at Otley A.C., I competed in my first team relay event…

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Saturday 26th March – Eccup Handicap

Saturday 26th March – Eccup Handicap

For the 6.1 mile Eccup Handicap, the group of four setting off on 11 minutes came home at the head of the field and all returning times significantly quicker than the January Square & Compass Handicap run over the same distance with Caron winning her 1st handicap in fine style.  Carol retains her lead in overall Handicap Championship, 9 points ahead of Ben & Mark. Pos Name Time H’cap Net Time Pts 1 Caron Ralph 1:00:03 11:00 0:49:03 15 2…

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Saturday 26th March – Challenge 66 @ Norwich

Saturday 26th March – Challenge 66 @ Norwich

OAC’s Colin Best reports: Challenge66 will see Andy McMenemy, the son of a former soldier, establish a new Guinness World Record for consecutive ultra marathons (50km) with no rest days. During Challenge66, Andy will run 66 Ultra Marathons in 66 days, one from each of the 66 official Cities in the United Kingdom. Today I completed the 50km jog being 30 laps around Eaton Park in Norwich in just under 7 hours. I know that isn’t an impressive time but…

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Sunday 20th March – Northern Road Relays @ Catterick

Sunday 20th March – Northern Road Relays @ Catterick

Twelve members travelled to Catterick to take part in the Northern 12 Stage Road Relays. Alternate long (approximately 8km – race map / report from Ian) and short legs (approximately 4km). Results from race-results. Pictures in Club Photos and also from athletesinaction. Leg Name Long Leg Time Short Leg Time Cumulative Position 1 Liam Dunne 26.03   31st 2 Ben Cousen   13.26 31st 3 Edward Davies 26.08   30th 4 Howard Jeffrey   16.44 35th 5 Ian Fisher 23.16…

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