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Month: August 2011

Monday 29th August – Spofforth Gala 10k Trail

Monday 29th August – Spofforth Gala 10k Trail

From ukresults, the race was won by Tim Midgley (Bingley Harriers) in 35.32. For OAC, Racheal Bamford was the winner in the ladies race, finishing thirteenth overall (40.02). Racheal was followed shortly afterwards by Rogan Ashton in fourteenth (40.23), Tom Hannah 121st (52.23) and Eleanor Shotton 132nd (53.31). Photos by Andrew Thrippleton here.

Sunday 28th August – Cloghan 10km (Irl)

Sunday 28th August – Cloghan 10km (Irl)

OAC’s Liam Dunne reports: Completed the well-organised Cloghan 10km in County Offaly, finishing second in 36.04. Flattish course around mainly winding country roads. The winner was Paul Buckley (Ferbane A.C.) in 33.26 and third was Derick Corighan (St Michaels) in 36.14. The first lady was also from St Michaels in 41.33.

Saturday 27th August – Park Run Bradford 5km

Saturday 27th August – Park Run Bradford 5km

Report form OAC’s Chris Carver: I had a reasonable run today. I ran the 8.5 miles to Lister Park in Bradford and completed the 5km race in 19:48 (5th overall, 1st MV45). My time was a 62 second improvement on the last time I ran that race on 28th May. Results from parkrun. The race was won by Simon Pass (Saltaire Striders) in 17:25. Then I ran 12.5 miles home via Heaton, Shay Lane and Saltaire. Felt good the whole…

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Tuesday 23rd August – Roseberry Topping Fell Race

Tuesday 23rd August – Roseberry Topping Fell Race

Report from OAC’s Dale Foster: Roseberry Topping Fell Race, North Yorkshire (1.5 miles / 715′). (HAND GLIDERS & PLASTIC BAGS) In the modern day culture of Health & Safety overkill, it’s refreshing to know that you can still rely on the medieval art of fell running to find that occasional and much needed break in the safety clouds. At a recent meeting at work the issue of people being “encouraged” to hold the hand rail whilst ascending and descending the…

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Sunday 21st August – Escrick 10km

Sunday 21st August – Escrick 10km

From ukresults, the race was won by Darran Bilton (Leeds City) in 32.56. The first lady in fourteenth position was Julie Buckley (Penistone Footpath Runners) in 39.54. For OAC, Howard Jeffrey finished 63rd (44.36).

Saturday 20th August – Burnsall Fell Race

Saturday 20th August – Burnsall Fell Race

The Classic Burnsall Fell Race (1.5 miles / 900′) details from burnsallsports. Unlike the earlier ten mile road race which was held in hot and sunny conditions, the fell race took place under a very grey sky with heavy rain. From race-results, the race was won for the first time by local Ted Mason (Wharfedale Harriers) and the first lady in 37th place was Steph Curtis (Pennine Fell Runners) in 19.35. For OAC, Simon Anderson finished strongly in eighteenth position…

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Saturday 20th August – Burnsall 10 Miles

Saturday 20th August – Burnsall 10 Miles

This year’s race was won for a third time in a row by Alan Buckley (Leeds City) in 55.26 and the first lady in ninth place overall was Louise Brown (Scarborough A.C.) in 62.37. For OAC, Julian Mawson finished seventh (and second MV40) in 61.44, Lloyd Best 32nd (71.12), Karen Best 38th (and second FV40) in 71.44, Matt Broughton 51st (78.30), Mick Jeffrey 54th (79.49), David Fox 68th (83.17), Reid Haddow 71st (84.02) and Antonio Cardinale 106th. Results from race-results….

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Saturday 20th August – Fanore Burren Half Marathon (Irl)

Saturday 20th August – Fanore Burren Half Marathon (Irl)

Report from OAC’s Liam Dunne: Completed the Fanore Burren Half Marathon, starting and finishing at O’Donohue’s Pub, Fanore, Co Clare, “The most spectacular scenic route in the world!” in 90.33 (unofficial) finishing second. The race was won by an American in 86.00 whose name I didn’t get. Third was Mick Murphy (Tullamore Harriers). Fantastic and beautiful but tough course with every terrain possible from beach to mountain in 20C heat. My wife, Charlotte, completed the 10km in one hour on…

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