A round-up in the Wharfedale Observer.
Our thanks to Wetherby Runners for hosting a splendid race and post-race buffet at Sicklinghall tonight. Results and photos from harrogate-league.org.uk. Race report and course info from the race winner, OAC’s Ian Fisher, here.
Report from OAC’s Phil Robinson: Another trip across the border to East Lancs for this road/track/grass route in the western end of Bronte country, this week in warm sunshine; Results: 1. Andy Buttery (Rossendale) MV40 41.44; 2. Chris Fell (Rossendale) 42.41; 3. Gary Shaw (Clayton) 44.11; 54. Phil Robinson (Otley) (first MV65) 56.23 124 finishers Results from ukresults.
The race was won by Mike Burrett (Leeds City) in 33.24 and the first lady in 24th position was Katy Rawnsley (Scarborough) in 40.53. For OAC, Mick Jeffrey finished 51st (44.15), Howard Jeffrey 57th (45.06) and Mark Berry 81st (47.42). Results from riponrunners. An event in the yorkshiredalesraceseries.
Congratulations to Lizzie Armitstead on her first British National Championships road race title. More from bbcsport and the Wharfedale Observer.
OAC’s Ben Cousen reports: “In the Eldwick Gala Fell Race (3 miles / 550′), the race was won by Tom Adams (Ilkley) in 16.44 and I finished seventeenth (19.58) and Don Buffham 84th (28.52)”.
From parkrun, the race was won by Tim Midgley (Bingley Harriers) in 16.54. For OAC, there were personal bests recorded both by Matt Broughton finishing 30th (20.32) and also Tom Potter 42nd (21.01).
OAC’s Chris Carver texts in about this circular race betwixt Stratford-Upon-Avon and Cirencester: “Hi, I finished first by 55 minutes but was disqualified for accidentally taking a wrong turn and only running 99.5 miles. The course record is 18 hours 38 minutes and my time was 17 hours 43 minutes. The race started at noon and it rained solidly from 5pm to 4am and in those conditions, at night, on unlit country lanes, navigating with photocopied maps and a headtorch,…
Report from OAC’s Dale Foster: 26.2 miles, on the ROAD !!! Each year the arctic city of Tromsø in the north of Norway hosts its Midnight Sun Marathon. Setting off in the evening during the 24 hours of summer sunlight is a surreal experience that ensures a good turnout of runners and supporters who line the route. The first Midnight Sun Marathon was held in 1989 and, at 70º latitude, it is the most northerly AIMS-certified (Association of International Marathons…
Highlighted by OAC’s Richard Hamer, here’s a youtube link about Andy McMenemy’s recent Challenge 66.