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Month: October 2011

Sunday 30th October – Yorkshire Coast 10km

Sunday 30th October – Yorkshire Coast 10km

Report from OAC’s Tom Marsh: The weather was glorious in Scarborough on Sunday for the Yorkshire Coast 10km organised by Scarborough A.C. The route took competitors along the seafront starting from the recently renovated Spa Complex in the South Bay, to the Sea Life Centre at the head of the North Bay on an out and back course. With a cooling sea breeze and a clear blue sky, it was a privilege to be one of the 1,114 runners taking…

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Saturday 29th -30th October – The Original Mountain Marathon (OMM)

Saturday 29th -30th October – The Original Mountain Marathon (OMM)

Report from OAC’s Renee Saxton: This was my first attempt at The OMM and I am proud to say I finished the Long Score. The first day was very bleak, cold and wet with not much visibility although we did manage to see some deer, mountain hare and a few rainbows. We managed to lose a good hour as my partner (Andy Brook-Dobson) got hypothermia. Once he had semi-recovered and regained his marbles he led us on to collect more…

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Saturday 29th October – Great Whernside Fell Race

Saturday 29th October – Great Whernside Fell Race

The Great Whernside Fell Race (4 miles / 1,555′) was won by Carl Bell (Howgill) in 31.06 and the first lady in 30th position overall was Australian, Sarah Ridgway (Eryri), in 36.33. For OAC, Matt John continued his excellent form finishing fifteenth (33.29), Sam Stell 23rd (35.46), Dale Foster 29th (36.27), Sharron Smith 134th (47.26) and Dave Fox 153rd (50.34). Results from fellrunner.

Saturday 29th October – Snowdonia Marathon

Saturday 29th October – Snowdonia Marathon

Report from OAC’s Matt Broughton: On Saturday I ran in the Snowdonia Marathon which I am told grows substantially year on year with 2011 being host to more that 2,000 runners. It starts and ends in Llanberis looping around Snowdon. When I arrived on Friday the weather was ideal with mostly clear skies but come Saturday the weather ranged from windy with rain to gail-force with downpours, which made the hilly conditions pretty challenging. The first male, Rob Samuel (Eryri)…

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Saturday 29th October – Complete Runner Cross-Country @ York

Saturday 29th October – Complete Runner Cross-Country @ York

More details from West Yorkshire Athletics Cross-Country League and results from completerunner. In the ladies’ race won by Laura Kirk (Skyrac) in 24.53, for OAC Caron Ralph finished 70th (32.18) and Carol Armitstead 90th (36.30). In the men’s race won by Simon Deakin (Leeds City) in 32.42, for OAC John Armitstead finished 114th (41.57), Peter Kettleborough 120th (42.14), Billy Rayner 177th (49.31), Tom Hannah 181st (51.01), Reid Haddow 182nd (51.38), Don Buffham 190th (56.07) and Antonio Cardinale 193rd (69.28).

Saturday 29th October – Park Run Bradford 5km

Saturday 29th October – Park Run Bradford 5km

Report from OAC’s Tom Potter: “Three OAC members competed in this morning’s Park Run Bradford. It was a first at this particular venue for myself and Liam and we both agreed that it was perhaps more enjoyable than than the Leeds version. OAC’s Ian Fisher unsurprisingly won the race (16.43) and Liam Dunne was well positioned as runner-up (17.55). I was pleased to finish seventh (20.09) since this was only one second slower than my PB two weeks ago at…

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Saturday 29th October – Park Run Leeds 5km

Saturday 29th October – Park Run Leeds 5km

Report from OAC’s Tom Paget: I did the Leeds Park Run this morning, complete with two children in a double-pushchair. I was pleased to knock over one and a half minutes off my previous ‘5km double-pushchair pb’, finishing 43rd in a time of 21.18. Unfortunately in the mad rush to get myself and two children to Leeds for 9am I forgot my barcode, so I’m down on the results as “Unknown Runner”. Nevermind. The race was won by Matthew Akpan…

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Friday 28th October – The Amman Marathon (Jor)

Friday 28th October – The Amman Marathon (Jor)

Report from OAC’s Nick Hodgkinson: Prologue – A Journey to ‘The Promised Land’ … and Moses said unto his followers, “Put on your running shoes, pack up your beds, we’re off to The Promised Land” so, here started my journey to the Amman Marathon. My first stop was Mount Nebo, where Moses spoke to his followers, pointing towards the Plains beyond Jordan. My next stop was Bethany, where Jesus was baptised. Unfortunately it was shut, so I moved on down…

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