For six race performances during the month topped by winning the first local lady trophy in the Otley 10 Mile Road Race, congratulations to Liz Fawcett as Runner of the Month for June. Liz also finished third in the Club Handicap at Stainburn, competed in the Bradford Millennium Way Relay as well as three great performances in all of the month’s HDSRL races at Richmond, Otley and Wetherby. Photo courtesy of Paul Wood, HDSRL.
An insightful report on last week’s final HDSRL event hosted by Wetherby Runners in the Telegraph & Argus as well as more local running news from the T&A here.
Report from OAC’s Jackie and Andrew Ackroyd: We both took part in the Birdsedge Challenge 6 mile Multi-Terrain Race on Sunday. Race won by Shaun Dimelow (Barnsley Harriers) in 33.53 and Pauline Griffin was the first lady in twelfth in 41.07. Andrew Ackroyd finished 39th in 48.59 and Jackie Ackroyd came 48th (and first lady over 50) in 51.02. 74 runners, results from denbydaletravellers.
Three consecutive days of races at Kettlewell with more information from bingleyharriers. Friday 1st July – Uphill Road race (2.5 miles / 950′) Winner – Adam Osborne (Leeds City) 16.59 42nd – Sharron Smith (Otley) 26.20 Saturday 2nd July – “A” Category Medium Fell Race (12.5 miles / 3,000′) Winner – Andy Jebb (Bingley) 91.31 25th – John Armitstead (Otley) 111.03 59th – Sharron Smith (Otley) 126.49 Sunday 3rd July – “A” Category Short Fell Race (1.5 miles / 500′)…
Arguably one of the most enjoyable and scenic races of the year, more details and results from burnvalleyrun.com. The race was won by Gary Dunn (North Yorkshire Moors) in 81.24 and the first lady in 37th position was Susan Robinson (Unattached) in 100.39. For OAC, Mick Jeffrey finished 36th (100.31), Mark Berry 60th (107.30), Howard Jeffrey 68th (109.03) and Ged Peacock 159th (130.38). Photos from Andrew Thrippleton here. An event in the yorkshiredalesraceseries.
Report from OAC’s Sarah Fuller on the SLMM: This one will probably go down in the Saunders’ archive as ‘the hot one’! but could equally be described as the desperate one! After two months+ of injury, I was pleased to just be on the start line and tried to have no expectations of placing or even finishing for that matter! Still we (my partner Kate Boobyer from Pudsey and Bramley) set off positive, hoping to once again prove there is…
Report from Tom Potter: I (only just) completed the Oakworth Haul Fell Race (5 miles / 650′) near Keighley, organised by keighleyandcravenac. Once again I was reminded by this gruelling fell race as to why I prefer to run on roads and trails due to the sheer drops. I finished in 56.28 (watch time). I was on course to be the last male finisher, however, ten or so runners took a wrong turn which propelled me up the order slightly….
From parkrun, the race was won by Ben Harris (Unattached) in 16.55. For OAC, Simon Anderson finished eighth (18.34).