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Month: October 2011

Thu 6th – Fri 7th October – Riyadh Triathlon (KSA)

Thu 6th – Fri 7th October – Riyadh Triathlon (KSA)

Report from OAC’s Nick Hodgkinson: This Olypic Distance Triathlon had originally been planned for 7th October but a rise in the alert level meant that we had to change venues at short notice and split the race over two days. Day 1 was a 40km cycle ride. The last time I cycled this far was in 1981. The race was held at a place called ‘The Maze’ which is an industrial estate, way out in the desert, where only the…

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Friday 7th October – Runner of the Month for September

Friday 7th October – Runner of the Month for September

Yet again at the latest Committee meeting, a number of excellent personal performances were mentioned for Runner of the Month for September. However, for splendid results in the very demanding events of the Petzl Lake District Mountain Trial and Rab Mountain Marathon, this month’s bottle of grande reserve wine goes to Sarah Fuller (pictured in the Saunders Lakeland Mountain Marathon held in July with running partner Kate Boobyer just behind her). Well done Sarah!

Sunday 2nd October – Ian Hodgson Mountain Relay

Sunday 2nd October – Ian Hodgson Mountain Relay

The IHMR covering 8,000′ over 25 miles. The Otley A.C. mixed team finished 49th. OAC’s Simon Anderson reports, “This weekend I managed to escape to the Lakes to run the IHMR over leg 4 with Otley’s resident fell goat (Andrew Robertshaw). His relentless climbing put me to shame but a hamstring problem meant that he was unable to enjoy the descents perhaps quite as much as I did. A tough course but at 92 minutes it was manageable. Well done…

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Sunday 2nd October – Open Adventure Race, Staveley

Sunday 2nd October – Open Adventure Race, Staveley

Report from OAC’s Peter Kettleborough: I’m not sure if anyone from OAC has done these events before but I competed in the Open Adventure Race at Staveley in the Lake District on Sunday. I was entered in the male pairs with Tim Ashelford, the event involved five hours of mountain biking and running visiting as many checkpoints as possible and scoring various values from each checkpoint. We finished fifth with 450 points in 4hrs 36 mins and the event was…

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Sunday 2nd October – The Bradford City Run Half Marathon

Sunday 2nd October – The Bradford City Run Half Marathon

The race started at 9am outside the Alhambra then climbed upwards along Thornton Road and beyond for the first five miles before going up and down through the secnic but challenging Bradford countryside for the remainder of the route. The race was won by Stephen Broadbent (Bingley Harriers) in 75.47 (chip time) and the first lady in sixteenth position overall was Jo Buckley (Bingley Harriers) in 87.11. For OAC, Liam Dunne finished fifth (81.19), Tom Midgley sixth (81.55), Julian Mawson…

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Sunday 2nd October – Harewood 10 Mile Trail Race

Sunday 2nd October – Harewood 10 Mile Trail Race

From organising club valleystriders, the race was won by Pumlani Bangani (Salford Hrriers) in 58.31 and the first lady in 20th position overall was Gemma Smith (Kirkstall Harriers) in 67.23. For OAC, Lloyd Best finished 50th (72.26) followed by second claim members Richard Clarke 72nd (74.23) and Karen Potter 75th (74.35). Howard Jeffrey finished 80th (75.15), Matt Podd 100th (77.19), Caron Ralph 192nd (86.32), Tom Hannah 205th (87.52), Colin Best 228th (90.00) and Abdullah Kraam 365th (107.03). Photos by Andrew…

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Sunday 2nd October – Loch Ness Marathon

Sunday 2nd October – Loch Ness Marathon

From tdl.ltd, the race was won by Thomas Abyu (Salford Harriers) in 2.20.49 (chip time) and the first lady in 34th position overall was Lisa Finlay (Dumfries Running Club) in 2.59.06. For OAC, Billy Rayner returned to the Loch Ness Marathon and finished 1,106th (4.08.47).