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Month: April 2011

Tuesday 19th April – Fewston Handicap

Tuesday 19th April – Fewston Handicap

Around the 3.94 mile circuit of Fewston Reservoir, guest runner David came in well clear of Jed running in his first handicap, just ahead of Carol, who gained 36 points in this popular handicap, giving her an eighteen point lead in the 2011 Eric Smith Handicap Table available from the Club Handicap page ahead of Ben who finished in tenth place on the night. Pos Name Time H’cap Net Time Pts 1 David Curran (guest) 38:10 0:00 38:10 2 Jed…

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Sunday 17th April – Virgin London Marathon

Sunday 17th April – Virgin London Marathon

Congratulations to all OAC members who took part in the Virgin London Marathon. The race was won by Emmanuel Mutai (Kenya) in a course record of 2.04.40. VLM splits. The women’s race was also won by a Kenyan, Mary Keitany, in an equally impressive 2.19.19. For OAC, Tom Midgley finished 1,086th in a personal best time of 3.00.33. Tom texted in, “Enjoyed the experience, will do it again and next time will try for under three hours”. VLM splits. Tom…

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Friday 15th April – Challenge 66

Friday 15th April – Challenge 66

Further to Colin Best’s report on Saturday 26th March, Jim Buller, Chair of Wetherby Runners, reports that Andy McMenemy is now at the half-way point in his gruelling challenge to run 66 ultra-marathons in 66 consecutive days in each of the 66 official Cities in the UK. If you have been following his progress on the Challenge 66 website, you will know that Andy is struggling at the moment with a bad injury. Any support that you can give Andy…

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Tuesday 12th April – Bunny Run #2 @ Haworth

Tuesday 12th April – Bunny Run #2 @ Haworth

From woodentops, the race was won by Tom Adams (Ilkley) in 15.16. For OAC, Liam Dunne finished 21st (17.15), Caron Ralph 202nd (24.15), David Fox 225th (25.38), Sara Richard 226th (25.39), Don Buffham 235th (26.12) and Julie Dorling 255th (27.29).

Sunday 10th April – Gisborough Moors Fell Race

Sunday 10th April – Gisborough Moors Fell Race

Report from Ben Cousen: A number of members took part in the Gisborough Moors Fell Race (cat BL, 12.5 miles, 2,600 ft). Great race route, views of the sea and faded industry and a jaunt up what I heard somebody call Yorkshire’s Matterhorn – I’m not sure if Yorkshire should be saying such things about this hill (ideas above station etc) but it still felt pretty hard today switchbacking up it whilst Matt flew down just minutes before his undeniable…

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