The race was won by Marc Scott (Richmond & Zetland) in 57.45 and the first lady home was Emma Yates (Knavesmire Harriers) who finished 22nd (69.15). For OAC, Mick Jeffrey finished 45th (74.03), Mark Berry 59th (77.39), Matt Broughton 70th (79.53) and Howard Jeffrey 82nd (81.01). Matt Broughton texted in that the race was a tough hilly course. Results from ukresults. Organised by Ripon Runners and an event in the yorkshiredalesraceseries.
OAC’s Huw Illingworth reports on the Cressbrook Crawl (6.5 miles / 1,100′): I struggled round this fell race in Derbyshire, won by former English Fell champ Simon Bailey (Mercia) in 42.07. The first lady was Christine Howard (Matlock A.C.) who finished nineteenth overall (50.02). I finished 34th (52.43). See you for the next Harrogate League, back problems permitting… Results, race report and photos from cressbrookclub.org.
Results and photos from harrogate-league. Results also on powerof10. An excellent turn-out of 41 OAC members despite the drizzle. A big thank you to Thirsk Harriers for hosting a most enjoyable evening with superb post-race catering. The next race is at Harrogate on Thursday 26th May.
Results from saltairestriders. The race was won by Tom Adams (Ilkley Harriers) in 15.30 and the first lady was Alex Gostling (Leeds City) in 17.35. Second-claim OAC member Richard Clarke finished 91st (19.47). For OAC, Dominic Egan finished 142nd (21.31), Billy Rayner 152nd (21.57), Sara Richard 203rd (23.38), Jackie Ackroyd 206th (23.47) and Don Buffham 248th (26.11).
A further look-back at the Club’s past from Phil Robinson (tip, use the search option – top right – to quickly find any previous posts): In the last couple of decades the membership of Otley A.C. has gradually increased but some local clubs have been less fortunate. Of the clubs represented in the Boroughbridge Half Marathon of September 1988, some (I think) have been disbanded or merged into others – Rowntrees A.C., Priory Street Panthers, Imperial A.C., Fenner Flyers and…
Congratulations to both Caron Ralph and Ben Cousen (pictured right) who have been jointly awarded the prize for April. Caron recorded excellent personal performances in the Guiseley Gallop, Fewston Club Handicap and Bunny Run #2 at Haworth. Ben also had very pleasing runs at the Fewston Club Handicap, Gisborough Moors Fell Race, Bunny Run #1 at Haworth before finishing the month off around the Three Peaks. Also, check out Ben’s father’s pictures from the Three Peaks now uploaded on Club…
Organised by Rothwell Harriers and with results from ukresults, the race was won by Andy Norman (Altrincham) in 30.42 and Helen Glover (Keighley & Craven) was the first lady home in 40th overall (36.45) – all chip times. For OAC, Dominic Egan finished 229th (47.07). Race photos from Martin Law.
From pdsportsmanagement, the event (swim 500m / bike 14km / run 7km) was won by Richard Whitfield in 54.13 and OAC’s Racheal Bamford finished thirteenth overall (and second female) in 63.01
OAC’s Billy Rayner reports: Just got back from Stockton where I did the Tees Barrage 10km, a two lap course on the banks of the River Tees. Windy conditions made the second half of the lap difficult and I finished 163rd in a time of 48:00. The race was won by Nathaniel Williams (North Yorkshire Moors) in 33.18 and the first lady was Sarah Tunstall (Kendal) who finished ninth overall (36.25) Results from ukresults.
394 runners finished this challenging trail race which was won by Damian Nicholls (Wilmslow) in 64.10 and the first lady was Karen Pickles (Pudsey Pacers) who finished 30th overall (77.26). For OAC, Tom Potter in his first race since the London Marathon finished 141st (94.42). Results, photos and details from stainlandlions.