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Month: July 2011

Sunday 24th July – Harrogate 10k

Sunday 24th July – Harrogate 10k

From harrogate-harriers, the race was won by Nick Swinburn (Morpeth Harriers) in 31.08 and the first lady in 37th position overall was Nicola Curtis (Scunthorpe) in 37.59. For OAC, Tom Potter finished 148th (44.37), Ian Broadbent 196th (46.52) and Caron Ralph ran her first measured 10km race for over twelve months and was delighted with a personal best, finishing 199th (46.57). Dave Fox finished 217th (47.41), Tom Hannah 248th (49.01), Joanna Hobson 403rd (56.12) and Julie Dorling also recorded a…

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Saturday 23rd July – Snowdon Race

Saturday 23rd July – Snowdon Race

OAC’s Liam Dunne (pictured right) texts in: “I finished the Snowdon Race (10 miles / 3,065′) 46th in 80.34, just outside my target time of 80 minutes. I was one place ahead of the first lady, Pippa Maddams (Keswick), who finished in 80.53. Ben Cousen finished 114th in 89.29, a nine minute improvement on last year. The race was won again for the fifth time by Andi Jones (Salford) in 65.57. It was a really warm day but the support…

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Saturday 23rd July – Park Run Leeds 5km

Saturday 23rd July – Park Run Leeds 5km

From parkrun, the race was won by Thomas Edwards (Knavesmire Harriers) in 16.23. The first lady in the race finishing second overall was Lizzie Adams (Hallamshire Harriers) in 16.25. For OAC, Debra Brown finished 189th (31.02).

Saturday 23rd July – Turnslack Fell Race

Saturday 23rd July – Turnslack Fell Race

Report from OAC’s Dale Foster: The Turnslack Fell Race, Lancashire (8 miles / 2,000′) A story of failed navigation and what might have been. Great little race. Tough, deceptively tough, given this is not the Lakes or Scotland. Tussocks, up and down, more than you care to remember. A roller-coaster ride. The roller-coaster was going reasonably fast and had settled into the top ten places, slowly picking off runners on anything resembling technical difficulty. Upto fifth and looking for fouth…

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Friday 22nd July – An Invitation to Dubai in February 2012

Friday 22nd July – An Invitation to Dubai in February 2012

Message from OAC’s Nick Hodgkinson: An Invitation to Dubai – A once in a lifetime opportunity? As some of you may be aware, I will be entering a team of Riyadh based Yorkshire runners in the Wadi Bih Relay Race in Dubai next February. This is an off road event with five legs of about 15K, finishing somewhere near the Oman border. Next year’s event will be on 10th February ie in the depths of the UK winter. Have a…

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Wednesday 20th July – John Lunn 5km

Wednesday 20th July – John Lunn 5km

Report from OAC’s Ben Cousen: I took part in the John Lunn 5km race held on the same course around Hyde Park in Leeds as the weekly ‘parkrun’ event (either stupidity or an endearing contrariness led me to pay to do something I could do for free on a Saturday morning, although the Saturday affairs are far too early for civilised man). Organised by Leeds City A.C., the John Lunn seemed like a very speedy business that soon had me…

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Sunday 17th July – Burton Leonard 10km

Sunday 17th July – Burton Leonard 10km

The race was won by Marc Scott (Richmond & Zetland) in 34.52 and the first lady in 31st position overall was Susan Robinson (Unattached) in 45.15. Surprisingly, no OAC members running this year? Results from riponrunners. A race in the yorkshiredalesraceseries.

Saturday 16th July – Ingleborough Fell Race

Saturday 16th July – Ingleborough Fell Race

From fellrunner, the Ingleborough Fell Race (7 miles / 2,000′) was won by Lloyd Taggart (Manx FR) in 48.04 and the first lady in eleventh position overall was Lizzie Adams (Hallamshire) in 54.11. For OAC, Rogan Ashton finished 33rd (59.11), Renee Saxton 41st (and third female) (60.52), Sharron Smith 99th (69.32) and Neil Reed 106th (70.07).

Saturday 16th July – Yorkshire Wolds Half Marathon

Saturday 16th July – Yorkshire Wolds Half Marathon

Report from OAC’s Tom Potter: Today I took the trip over to Bishop Wilton Show for the Yorkshire Wolds Half Marathon. I travelled over with Tim Midgley from Bingley Harriers. Tim eventually had a good race and finished in third position (77.56). The weather was hideous with torrential rain throughout the race. That said, I really enjoyed the race although it was particularly difficult trying to wade through the river-like roads. I finished the race in 107th position (106.07). Billy…

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