A round-up including a summary of the recent Esholt John Carr 5km Series in the Telegraph & Argus.
A number of OAC members (Tony, Huw, Andy H, Ben, Adam, Mick) at last year’s Burnsall Fell Race caught in action on tonight’s show featured from 18:00 minutes onwards on the ITV Player.
Recent conversations about the Bob Graham Round made recollections of John Armitstead’s attempts in 1996 and 1998. For the benefit and interest of all, and with his kind permission, here are John’s reports from both years published originally in the Otley A.C. Newsletter. bobgraham96_1 bobgraham96_2 bobgraham96_3 bobgraham98_1 bobgraham98_2 bobgraham98_3
The race was won by Phil Nicholls (Tipton) in 2.19.21 and the first lady was Sarah Harris (Long Eaton) who finished 24th (2.42.59). Second claim OAC member Richard Clarke finished 766th (3.21.20). More details from edinburghmarathon.
Report from OAC’s Simon Anderson: I ventured out to the Langdales for a weekend of walking with a cheeky fell race (New Dungeon Ghyll – 3.5 m / 2,100′) thrown into the mix for added spice. The course was an up and down effort around Harrison Stickle. There was scarcely a fast section, unless throwing yourself down hill without any regard for your own physical integrity is how you get your kicks. Rob Jebb (Bingley) romped home in a course…
From parkrun, the race was won by Martin Gostling (Leeds City) in 15.19. For OAC, Tom Midgley finished eleventh (17.31) and the ever prolific Mick Jeffrey 58th (20.19).
A round-up in both the Wharfedale Observer and also the Ilkley Gazette. Look, different pictures!
OAC’s Tom Paget reports: Just to let you know I ran the Askern 10km. Managed to knock a few seconds off my pb in finishing 63rd out of 495 in a time of 39.51. The winner was Paul Lockwood (Wakefield Harriers) in 32.19 and the first lady was Elizabeth Burrows (Unattached) in 35th position (37.40). Details from askerndrc and results from ukresults.
3.75 miles / 800′ – details from fellrunner. The race was won by Andy Peace (Bingley) in 25.33 and the first lady was Shona Stone in 33.49. For OAC, Liam Dunne finished ninth (27.16), Sam Stell eleventh (27.33), Andrew Robertshaw thirteenth (27.44), Sharron Smith 59th (35.20), Caron Ralph 75th (37.00) and Julie Dorling 96th (44.26). Results from keighley&cravenac.
The race was won by Yared Hagos (Bradford Airedale) in 14.55 and the first lady was Jo Buckley (Bingley) in 30th position (17.25). For OAC, Adam Baird finished 123rd (20.39), Billy Rayner 162nd (22.06), Andrew Ackroyd 167th (22.18), Dominic Egan 172nd (22.36), second claim member Richard Clarke 180th (22.56), Sara Richard 190th (23.17), Jackie Ackroyd 192nd (23.23) and Don Buffham 217th (24.49). Congratulations also to Jackie Ackroyd who won the overall Series prize for the fv50 category. Results from saltairestriders.