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Month: May 2011

Monday 30th May – Olympic Marathon Test Event

Monday 30th May – Olympic Marathon Test Event

OAC’s Ian Fisher was one of 39 elite club runners who completed this morning’s controlled test event around next year’s London Olympics Marathon route. A full report in The Telegraph. Ian comments, “It consisted of one two mile lap followed by three big laps between the start on the Mall and the Tower of London, with the pack finishing together in 2.57.44, although it was hard to hold back”. Ian was joined by other local athletes Darran Bilton, Ray Ward…

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Monday 30th May – Ilkley Trail Race

Monday 30th May – Ilkley Trail Race

The race was won by Tom Adams (Ilkley Harriers) in a course record 39.31 and the first lady in fifteenth position overall was Jo Buckley (Calder valley) in 45.40. For OAC, Liam Dunne finished ninth (43.50), Phil Robinson 95th (55.18), Matthew Broughton 99th (55.47), Tom Potter 107th (56.480, Billy Rayner 139th (59.42), Caron Ralph 149th (60.24) and Sara Richard 198th (64.42). Details, video, photos and results from ilkleyharriers. More photos also from Andrew Thrippleton.

Sunday 29th May – Melmerby 10km

Sunday 29th May – Melmerby 10km

Part of the yorkshiredalesraceseries. The race was won by Marc Scott (Richmond & Zetland) in 32.27 and the first lady in 26th position was Joanne Lee (Tynedale Harriers) in 38.49. For OAC, Mick Jeffrey finished 65th (42.48) just ahead of his brother Howard Jeffrey in 74th (43.50). Results from riponrunners.

Saturday 28th May – Jura Fell Race

Saturday 28th May – Jura Fell Race

OAC’s Matt Podd reports on the Jura Fell Race (17 miles / 7,700′): Well, Laura Martin and I completed this amazing test of fitness and nerve. Won by Ed Tressider (Dark Peak) in 3:21:51, I finished 172nd (6:13:29) and Laura was ahead of me in 144th overall (5:44:00). The first lady was Sarah Ridgway (Eryri) in 30th position (4:02:29). Very windy and wet under foot but remarkably we had visibility all the way round – didn’t need the map (this…

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Saturday 28th May – Meanwood Valley Trail Race

Saturday 28th May – Meanwood Valley Trail Race

From valleystriders, the race was won by Greg Hull (Leeds City) in 43.16 and the first lady was Jennie Guard (Leeds City) in nineteenth overall (49.28). For OAC, Phil Robinson finished 77th (58.10), Howard Jeffrey 102nd (61.11), Tom Hannah 124th (64.15) and David Cattanach (pictured) 202nd (75.23). Lots of excellent photos from Andrew Thrippleton.

Thursday 26th May – HDSRL @ Harrogate Race #2

Thursday 26th May – HDSRL @ Harrogate Race #2

Results and details from harrogate-league. The race also included the latest monthly Club Handicap. Finishing in the top 10 & I think the highest ever position for a woman in the harrogate league? Racheal was a clear winner of the handicap.  Carol’s overall lead in the handicap table was reduced to 9 points with Ben in second. 2011 Handicap Table here Pos Name Race Time H’cap H’ Cap Time Pts 1 Racheal Bamford 0:35:25 0:24:30 0:59:55 37 2 Matt Broughton…

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Thursday 26th May – Apperley Bridge Canter

Thursday 26th May – Apperley Bridge Canter

An approximately 10k multi terrain race with results from ukresults showing the race was won by Carl Thackery (Hallamshire Harriers) in 34.44 and the first lady finishing 29th overall was Donna Edmondson-Booker (Idle A.C.) in 39.53. An unfortunate clash with a Harrogate League race meant only OAC’s Ged Peacock was in the race, finishing 247th (52.33). More details from horsforthharriers with photos from andrewthrippleton.