Archive for June, 2011

Tuesday 21st June – HDSRL @ Otley Race#4

Results and photos from harrogate-league.

A big thank you to all who volunteered and contributed to the staging of this event which had the largest number of competitors in a League race to date this year.

Everybody played their part and we can all be incredibly proud of the successful night and the positive feedback we have received in regards to the race, facilities and catering.

Thank you everyone!

Oh and we did quite well in the race as well….results also on powerof10.

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Sunday 19th June – Hendon Brook Half Marathon

Report from OAC’s Phil Robinson:

For the second time this year I revisited my childhood by taking part in this race at Nelson where I was born and lived until 1960.

Looking at the times of previous winners, I knew the course was going to be unusual.

For the last five years, the race has been won in times between 1.23 and 1.26.

This year the organizers were offering a bonus prize of £100 to anyone who ran under 1.23 and Thomas Cornthwaite (Salford Harriers) duly obliged with a time of 1.19.04.

Why such slow times? Well, the profile of the course is more like a fell race than a road event – over 2,000 feet of climbin…. much hillier than Burn Valley or Langdale.

After three miles the route passed through a ford which the marshal warned us was extremely slippery underfoot – having been warned and taking great care I still fell in, got completely soaked and bruised hand, hip and knee. Carried on after a brief rest and survived to finish first MV65 (of four).
Results: 1st – Tom Cornthwaite (Salford) 1.19.04; 2nd – Shaun Livesey (Accrington) 1.26.38; 3rd – Stuart Edmonson (Horwich RMI) 1.26.58; 68th – Phil Robinson (Otley A.C.) 1.56.42

123 finishers and results from ukresults.

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Sunday 19th June – Sutton Pinnacles Fell Race

Report from OAC’s Simon Anderson:

I managed fifth in the Sutton Pinnacles (5.5 miles 825ft BM) organised by keighley&cravena.c. tonight with a time of 43:03.

The race was won by Stevie Brock (Keighley & Craven) in 38:38, setting a new course record in only the second year of the race. Unfortunately it was ill-publicised and so only 24 ran.

Considering the very positive course feedback that all the participants provided at the finish it’s a little disappointing that it was not better attended.

I give it a big thumbs up as a pleasant low key village event that has the character of a tough trail run topped off with great pennine views.

Results from fellrunner.

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Sunday 19th June – Run For All 10km @ Leeds

Leeds 10k 125x125

IMG_6929More details from Jane Tomlinson’s

Results from raceplus.

Tom Midgley (pictured) finished seventh in 35.46.

The race was won by Paul Lockwood (Wakefield) in 32.41 and the first lady was Nicki de la Salle (Notts) in eighth position overall (36.01).

Report and video in the yorkshirepost

You can also now enter next year’s race on Sunday July 8th 2012 through

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Sunday 19th June – Staveley Stampede nr. Knaresborough

Report from Billy Rayner:

Ran in the Staveley Stampede this morning. A scenic multi-terrain 10 mile race.

The race was won by Julian Hood (York Acomb) in 58.51 and the first lady in 21st position was Jane McCullough (Unattached) in 69.40.

OAC’s Howard Jeffrey finished 30th (73.27), Billy Rayner 44th (77.51 – a PB by about three minutes and “it might have been even quicker had I not have to stop and tie my laces after about 200m”) and Ged Peacock 59th (83.37 – easily ahead of his target of under 90 minutes).

Official results from staveley-yorks and details also from mustriharder.

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Saturday 18th June – Dambuster Triathlon

OAC’s Racheal Bamford reports,

The Dambuster Triathlon at Rutland Water, Leicestershire went well… it incorporated the BTF’s National Age Group Championships for which I am now the Female 20-24 Champion and I was third placed overall in the women (and only 23 seconds behind the female winner)”.

The event winner was Ben Howard (Durham University Triathlon Club) in 1.54.54 and the first lady was Louise Bardsley (Thames Valley Triathletes) who finished 78th overall (2.14.07).

Racheal was only a few seconds behind Louise, finishing 84th in 2.14.30 with splits for the 1.5km swim (23.41) / 40km cycle (73.55) / 10km run (34.12)……an awesome run looking at the results!

All on the back of recent excellent performances for Racheal in May at both the Tadcaster Triathlon and Wetherby Triathlon.

Results for the Dambusters Triathlon from racetimingsystems.

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Saturday 18th June – Buckden Pike Fell Race

Report from OAC’s Ben Cousen:

A number of us went to Buckden for the gala Buckden Pike Fell Race (4 miles / 1,500′) organised by Wharfedale Harriers.

The race was won by Karl Gray (Calder Valley) in 34.43 and the first lady in 39th position overall was Aly Raw (Bingley Harriers) in 44.49.

Second-claim OAC member Matt John finished sixth (37.25), Sam Stell nineteenth (40.12), Ben Cousen 35th (44.08) and Sharron Smith 58th (and second lady) in 48.49.

Results from wharfedaleharriers

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Saturday 18th June – Three Lakes Classic Trail Run

OAC’s Tom Potter reports:

Today I completed the fifteen miles Three Lakes Classic Trail Run organised by Killamarsh Kestrels Running Club starting at Rother Valley Country Park, halfway between Sheffield and Rotherham.

The out and back course takes in some of South Yorkshire’s most beautiful sights.

The course is by and large undulating however there are a few road sections with fairly steep climbs for added excitement! A fairly low key event, however, the Race Director sounded his pleasure at seeing an Otley A.C. member present at today’s race. I performed miserably finishing 61st in 131.04. (around thirteen minutes slower than I had wished for) and I felt incredibly fatigued at around eleven miles and began to wilt in the warm weather.

That said, I was pleased to complete the race with a shin injury that I picked up in Thursday night’s Club Handicap at Stainburn.

To sum up, this race lives up to its “Classic” title, just a shame my performance didn’t.

Certainly one for the diary next year. Highly recommended!

The race was won by David Palmer (Steel City Striders) in 96.20 and the first lady was Sally Fawcett (Racing TNT) in 109.58.

Results from killamarshkestrels

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Saturday 18th June – Park Run Leeds 5km

From parkrun, the race was won by Jim Webb (Leeds University Union Cross Country Club) in 16.54.

For OAC, second claim member Richard Clarke finished 26th (20.03), Mick Jeffrey 29th (20.19) and Matt Broughton 35th (21.02).


Saturday 18th June – Club Training Routes

A new page, Club Training Routes, suggested by Billy Rayner, has been added to Club Page Links (right).

So if anybody has any more routes to add, email the details through to Julian.

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