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Month: October 2011

Sunday 23rd October – Club Handicap @ Esholt

Sunday 23rd October – Club Handicap @ Esholt

Slowly returning to his old form, Tom was a clear winner of the 5.01 mile Esholt handicap. The battle for second was much closer as Richard just held off the fast finishing Paul & Chris. Just behind in 5th Matt Broughton moved to the top of the handicap table. With 6 now within 20 or so points it’s still all to play for at Weeton & the Ken Dixon. Full Eric Smith Handicap Table here Pos Name Time H’cap Net Time Pts…

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Sunday 23rd October – Wistow 10 Miles

Sunday 23rd October – Wistow 10 Miles

Organised by Selby Striders with results from ukresults. OAC’s very own Ian Fisher was a clear winner of this year’s race in 54.07 and was well supported in also winning the team prize with Tom Midgley ninth equal (59.57) and Liam Dunne twelfth (60.27). Simon Anderson ran a fabulous race finishing sixteenth (62.26) as too Howard Jeffrey 49th (70.21) and Tom Potter 73rd with a personal best by almost three minutes (73.34). Race report and information on Ian’s Garmin page…

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Sunday 23rd October – Withins Skyline Fell Race

Sunday 23rd October – Withins Skyline Fell Race

The Withins Skyline Fell Race (7 miles / 1,000′) with more information from woodentops. Results show that the race was won by Tom Addison (Helm Hill) in 42.32 and the first lady was Jo Buckley (Calder Valley) in 43rd position over (51.20). For OAC, Matt John had an excellent first run as a first claim member for OAC finishing sixth (45.28) and he was followed shortly afterwards by Sam Stell seventeenth (48.33), Renee Saxton 60th (and third lady) (53.03), Simon…

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Saturday 15th October – The Major North

Saturday 15th October – The Major North

Report from OAC’s second claim member, Richard Clarke (Airecentre Pacers): Below are links to results, pictures and information about The Major – North at Bramham Park. It’s the first such event that I have taken part in and I’d certainly do more. I finished 29th (62.40). There were eight other first-timers from Airecentre Pacers and they too really enjoyed it. Karen Potter, who has recently joined Otley, also ran the race and was first FV40 finishing 89th overall (69.03). There…

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Saturday 22nd October – Park Run Leeds 5km

Saturday 22nd October – Park Run Leeds 5km

From parkrun, this weeks’s race was won by Gwilym Thomas (Valley Striders) in 16.57 and the first lady in 48th position was Rebecca Coope (Pudsey & Bramley) in 20.38. For OAC, Mick Jeffrey finished 41st (20.10). Mick comments, “My fastest Park Run time of the year. 5 seconds quicker than last week but position 41st compared to 28th”.

Sunday 16th October – Tui 10km & Half Marathon Palma Majorca (Esp)

Sunday 16th October – Tui 10km & Half Marathon Palma Majorca (Esp)

Further afield several of Otley’s senior members were enjoying the sun on a Spanish Island… Tom Hannah & Colin Best finished the Half Marathon in 1:49:40 (12th V60) & 1:57:38 (65th v55) respectively which was won in 1:08:41 by Dr Jonatan Gomez Espinola. Jack Robertshaw was first Otley runner home in the 10k in 48:10 (2nd v65), followed by Pete McGouran in 52:20 (13th v55) then Steve Haywood in 53:02 (14th v55), Kath Robertshaw in 56:54 (1st lv65) & Ursula…

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Sunday 16th October – Saltergate Gallows Fell Race

Sunday 16th October – Saltergate Gallows Fell Race

The Saltergate Gallows Fell Race, North Yorkshire Moors (9.5 miles / 1,900′) organised by Esk Valley Fell Club. 1st Stuart Carmichael (City of Hull) 1:16:03, 5th Dale Foster (Otley) 1:18:34, 12th (and first lady) Nicola Kent (Loftus & Whitby) 1:29:28. Imagine my surprise as I was heading to this race only to be stopped by two stern looking German WW2 Officers in full combat gear?! …Yes, complete with machine guns. Luckily some US allies were knocking about smoking in a…

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Sunday 16th October – Bridlington Half Marathon

Sunday 16th October – Bridlington Half Marathon

A trio of Otley runners travelled to the east coast to take part in the Bridlington Half Marathon. Howard Jeffrey finished 138rd in 1:36:14, Reid Haddow was 280th in 1:46:10 and Ian Broadbent was 311th in 1:47:43. The winner was Carl Ryde (Doncaster) in 1:10:14, first lady Victoria Whitehead (Valley Striders) 1:22:18. Results from Bridlington Road Runners here and race videos here.

Sunday 16th October – Richmond Castle 10k

Sunday 16th October – Richmond Castle 10k

Three runners from Otley took part in the Richmond Castle 10k. Mick Jeffrey finished 81st in 45:09, David Fox was 159th in 48:48, while Billy Rayner came 202nd in 50:52. A bit of research shows that Billy (pictured right, courtesy of Andrew Thrippleton) was the last Otley runner to take part back in 2008; and his time then? Well, he finished 292nd in 54:57. First male was Marc Scott (Richmond & Zetland) in 33:26 and first lady was Michelle Holt…

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Saturday 15th October – Park Run Roundhay 5km

Saturday 15th October – Park Run Roundhay 5km

From parkrun, the race was won by Tony Bourne (Serpentine, and former OAC before moving “darn south”) in 17.06 and the first lady in third position overall was Charlotte Wills (Bristol & West) in 18.35. For OAC, Huw Illingworth finished fourth (19.03).