Archive for April, 2011

Saturday 30th April – Three Peaks Race

jimsneath_3peaks11Well done to all those who competed in the 57th Three Peaks Race (23.3 miles / 5,280′ ascent).

More details from

The race was won by Tom Owens (Shettleston) in 2.53.34 and the first lady home was Anna Frost (Unattached) in 40th overall (3.30.00).

Second-claim OAC runner Matt John finished 47th (3.32.34).

For OAC, Ed Davies finished 82nd (3.43.14), John Armitstead 192nd (4.04.11), Ben Cousen 205th (4.05.03), Renee Saxton 212th (4.05.37), Simon Anderson 267th (4.15.38), Neil Reed 426th (4.37.44), Matt Podd 461st (4.43.03), Jim Sneath (pictured right) 470th (4.44.13) and Pange Srivastava 573rd= (4.59.33).

Race report from mudsweatandtears as well as the race preview here. There is a further report on salomontrails.

Results from sportident.

Pictures on Club Photos or enjoy the slideshow. Also available from sportsunday.

Additional information on the race from

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Wednesday 27th April – Dick Hudson’s Fell Race

5 miles / 600′ ascent – the first BOFRA race of 2011.

From BOFRA results, the first person to cross their line on a bike (this event pits cyclists vs runners) was Neil Crampton (Crosstrax) in 37.10.

The first runner home in fifth position overall was Jack Smith (Wharfedale) in 47.22 and for OAC, Colin Best finished 38th (72.06).

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Tuesday 26 April – Bunny Run Relay @ Haworth

From woodentops, OAC’s Liam Dunne was the third and anchor leg recording 9.52 for the team that finished third overall on the night (called Rampant Bunny Boys, one too many carrots eh lads?).

Liam’s leg time places him nineteenth equal on an impressive all time list.

The fastest leg (and course record) on the night was by Ben Mounsey (Stainland) in 9.12.

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Tuesday 26th April – Local Athletics News

A round-up in the Telegraph & Argus.

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Sunday 24th April – Guiseley Gallop 10km approx Trail

billy&tomOrganised by Skyrac A.C., the race was won by Tom Adams (Ilkley Harriers) in 35.00 and the first lady was Jennie Guard (Leeds City) in 40.20.

For OAC, Liam Dunne finished ninth (38.17), Edward Davies thirteenth (38:42), Racheal Bamford 87th (and fourth lady) (45.29), second-claim member Richard Clarke 107th (46.43), Mick Jeffrey 121st (47.23), Paul Clifford 136th (48.24) and Mark Berry 137th (48.27).

Phil Robinson 143rd (and second MV65) (49.01), Matt Broughton 153rd (49.28), Adam Baird 185th (50.57), Howard Jeffrey 191st (51.37), Andrew Ackroyd 242nd (53.51), Ged Peacock 247th (54.10), Colin Best 255th (54.35), Jaqueline Ackroyd 256th (and second FV50) (54.38), Caron Ralph 258th (54.41), Andrew Rayner 282nd (55.31), Tom Hannah 285th (55.46), Michelle Hehir 334th (58.28), Sara Richard 358th (59.51), Julie Dorling 390th (62.13) and new member Adullah Kraam 391st (62.15).

Results from ukresults. Some pictures in Club Photos but sadly the majority came out blurred…..

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Saturday 23rd April – Half Manx Mountain Marathon

A text from OAC’s Karen Best:

“Hi, just back from the Isle of Man. We had a successful run on Saturday in the Half Manx Mountain Marathon (13 miles / 2,600′). Lloyd and I finished joint seventh overall and I was the first lady home in 2.11.11 on a slightly extended course with a finish line on the beach! Fantastic run. Started in rain, cloud and wind yet finished in glorious sunshine. The race was won by Matt Gilbert (Wrecsam Tri) in 1.52.32. See you Tuesday night”.

Results from ManxTimingSolutions and more details from manxathletics/easter festival.

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Saturday 23rd April – Anniversary Waltz Fell Race

Report from Sarah Fuller:

The continuing fell running adventures of Captain Slow involved a date with the Anniversary Waltz Fell Race on Saturday (a smidge under twelve miles and 3,600 or so ft ascent).

The route is around the Newlands Horseshoe nr Keswick.

The only claggy day of the weekend was a blessing and a curse in that it was not so boiling hot but also meant a big group of us made an impromptu big detour after descending Dale Head (I’m still kicking myself for following the crowd – baaaaa!).

Still, fab event, faultless organisation and five peaks to run (ok walk) up what more can one ask (oh and you also get a free beer when you finish!). Despite my extra bit of sightseeing, I was eight minutes or so quicker than last year coming in around 2 hrs 55 ish – my timing. So both pre-race goals acheived (the other to not be last!). So only onwards and upwards from here on, surely all this training has to make me quicker at some point (we wait with baited breath!!).

Results out soon but I’d be suprised if there were many behind me (apart from those that followed us of course!!).

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Saturday 23rd April – Park Run Leeds 5km

From parkrun, the race was won by Matthew Pierson (Holmfirth Harriers) in 15.59 and for OAC, Mick Jeffrey finished 39th (20.49).

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Saturday 23rd April – Park Run Bradford 5km

From parkrun, the race was won by Jon Holah (Pudsey & Bramley) in 17.52 and for OAC, Adam Baird finished 40th (23.48).

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Wednesday 20th April – Local Athletics News

A round-up in the Telegraph & Argus.

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