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Sunday 25th September – Horsforth 10km


otleyac_horsforth10kmsep11Report from OAC’s Karen Best:

It was good to see a few familiar faces and OAC vests on a rather damp morning although the weather improved as we started and almost reached perfect conditions at one point!

It was a long uphill from the start up Woodlands Drive to the A65 at Rawdon and then a good gradual downhill to the canal where a period of just “hanging in there” occurred until we reached Harrogate Road at Apperely Bridge and back on the home straight. Short and sharp and a great local 10km.

The race was won by Quentin Lewis (Baildon) in 34.28 and the first lady in 24th position was Gemma Smith (Kirkstall Harriers) in 39.00.

For OAC, new second-claim member Leon Ricketts finished eleventh in 37:55 followed by Lloyd Best (32nd) 40:09, Karen Best (43rd overall and third lady) 41:03, new second-claim member Karen Potter (61st) 42:38, Tom Marsh (50th) 41:29, second-claim member Richard Clarke (65th) 42:50, Matt Podd (85th) 44:03, Tom Hannah (192nd) 49:38, Reid Haddow (201st) 50:11 and Liz Walker (387th) 62:34.

Photograph (above right) courtesy of Reid Haddow.

Results and photos from horsforthharriers and ukresults.

  1. #1 by Matt Podd on September 26, 2011 - 1:36 pm

    Hi, Race won by Quentin Lewis – Baildon in 34.28. Gemma Smith – Kirkstall in 39.00.
    Leon Ricketts, 11th in 37.55. LLoyd, 32nd in 40.09. Karen B, 43rd and 3rd woman in 41.03. Tom Marsh, 50th in 41.29. Richard Clarke (second Claim) 65th in 42.50. Matt, 85th in 44.03 (a minute faster than last). Tom Hannah, 192th in 49.38. Ried Haddon 201st in 50.11 and Liz Walker 387th in 62.34. Thats all folks. Not the most exciting race in the world – up, down, flat, finish.
    Cheers matt

  2. #2 by reid haddow on September 26, 2011 - 7:04 pm

    good to see so many otley runners, on a drizzling morning,well done every body from otleyac. who ran.

  3. #3 by Tom Potter on October 6, 2011 - 2:29 pm

    How come Gordon Ramsey is over your left shoulder Reid ?

  4. #4 by reid haddow on October 7, 2011 - 7:45 pm

    i think he was swearing at all the otley runners!

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