Archive for August, 2011

Tuesday 16th August – Pure Running @ Harrogate

An invitation from Teri at Pure Running based at Pure Physio, Harrogate:

Pure Running is a specialised company that focuses on the correction of an individual’s running biomechanics and the quick recovery from injury.

We will help you achieve the full potential from your body. Whether you run or exercise for fun, fitness, weight loss or competition, technique provides the key to your success.

Working together with our technique specialists will enable you to run more efficiently, eradicate any current injuries and prevent future injuries occurring. Resulting in an improved performance.

We are hosting an open day on Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd September where you can receive a FREE biomechanical analysis.

For more details or to book in contact us on 07976 300 059 or

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Sunday 14th August – Sierre-Zinal (Sui)

OAC’s intrepid Dale Foster again competed in the Sierre-Zinal race (19 miles / 7,200′).

Dale however has to report a PW, suffering from cramp towards the end and finished in 3.54.29.

The race was won by Marco De Gasperi (Ita) in 2.30.18 and the first lady was Oihana Kortaza (Esp) in 3.11.24.

Race report from mudsweatandtears.

Results from datasport.

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Sunday 14th August – Askern 10 Miles

oac_askern2011Report from OAC’s Ian Fisher:

Included is my Garmin map and a little report. I went into it a bit jaded, but it was fun to do. I got great support from marshals and the like. I even got a bigger cheer than the first two runner’s! I think folk were happy to see the Legend back? 🙂
Conditions were warm and head winds going west.

The race was won by Matthew Pierson (Holmfirth) in 52.28 and the first lady in 54th position overall was Lesley Leggett (Denby Dale Travellers) in 67.34.

For OAC, Ian Fisher finished third (54.55), second-claim member Matt John sixth (57.02), Liam Dunne fourteenth (59.37 – a p.b.), Howard Jeffrey 139th (76.05), Tom Potter 198th (81.02) and Reid Haddow 219th (83.47).

Photos and race video from flamingphotography.

More details from askerndrc with results from ukresults.


Sunday 14th August – Newark Half Marathon

Report from OAC’s Debra Brown:

Ran the Newark Half Marathon today finishing 664th in 126.25 (chip time). A tad disappointed as aiming for nearer two hours but warm and finished with a huge blister which didn’t help.

The race was won by Richard Scott (Highgate Harriers) in 70.27 and the first lady in ninth position was Becky Penty (Highgate Harriers) in 75.33.

Results from sportsystems.

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Sat 13th – Sun 14th August – Essex Giro 2-Day

OAC’s Racheal Bamford reports:

Had a pleasing result on the bike this weekend, finishing fifth overall in the Essex Giro 2-Day, the last event in the national ladies series.

Report, photos and results from britishcycling.

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Saturday 13th August – Lakeland Triathlon

Report from OAC’s Karen Best:

Just back from a Lakeland outing. Lloyd and I did the Lakeland Triathlon (1,500m swim / 40km bike / 10km run).

The swim was somewhat choppy with the wind persisting during the cycle and run. Glorious scenic routes around Bassenthwaite did make up for any inclement conditions though.

Lloyd will be taking offers on his wetsuit from today if anyone is interested? He has decided to retire from this “lark”! although I am sure I can pursuade him to do just one more. He did consider taking a coffee break on the cycle and I am not sure he ran the same route on the run!

I came away third in category (FV40) and fifth female overall in 117th position (2.39.10), which considering my swim was awful, I am really pleased with. A good day out for one of us at least! Lloyd, for the record finished 239th overall (3.05.37).

The event was won by a Junior, Elliott Smales (Sheffield Triathlon) in 2.09.08 and the first lady was Claire Jackson (One Life Racing) in 2.25.26.

Provisional results from the trihard website here.

Photos from sportsunday

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Saturday 13th August – Park Run Leeds 5km

From parkrun, this week’s race was won by Andy May (Valley Striders) in 17.03.

For OAC, Matt Broughton finished 37th (20.53).

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Saturday 13th August – Arncliffe Fete

Report from OAC’s David Fox:

Just to say that I did the Arncliffe races at the weekend. Surprised to be the only Otley runner.

Very happy with 29.37 (34th/66) for the four mile road race and then an hour later 17.25 (34th/45) for the fell race (1.8m /450′).

Both times about 20 secs faster than two years ago when I last ran these races, as in 2010 I had just had knee surgery.

Results from the road race which was by Alan Buckley (Leeds City) in 21.00 from ukresults.

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Wednesday 10th August – Runner of the Month for July

sharronsmithCongratulations to Sharron Smith (pictured here running down Burnsall Fell almost two years ago in her old Bingley vest!) for winning the Runner of the Month award for July.

It was a busy month for Sharron topped by finishing as third lady overall in the Wharfedale TTT Races with other fine performances in the Danefield Relay, Thruscross Handicap, Ingleborough Fell Race and James Herriot Run.

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Sunday 7th August – Round Hill Fell Race

liam_roundhillwinner2011The OAC organised Round Hill Fell Race (9 miles / 1,200′).

After a relatively dry reccie on Tuesday night, heavy overnight rain and an early morning shower lead to rather damp underfoot conditions.

Otley A.C.’s Liam Dunne (pictured right by Caron Ralph) won this year’s race, his maiden domestic race win (having only won overseas previously), holding off the course record holder Richard Pattinson (Pudsey & Bramley) by twelve seconds.

Finishing in eleventh position, Jo Waites (Calder Valley) broke the ladies record by approximately 90 seconds.

Full results from here.

145 pictures in Club Photos. Make a nice cup of tea, put on some music and sit back and enjoy the slideshow option!

Our thanks to everyone who took part, all the members and friends who helped marshal and stage the race and to the good people of Timble who once again made hosting the event possible.

More details from fellrunner with a race preview in the Telegraph & Argus.