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Month: December 2011

Saturday 31st December – Nos Galan 5km Road Race

Saturday 31st December – Nos Galan 5km Road Race

The Nos Galan 5km Road Race incorporating the Wales vs North of England match. OAC’s Racheal Bamford, representing the North of England, texted in, “Finished first lady (36th overall) in 16.44 on a net uphill course 🙂 off now to Cardiff partying.” This time is a new personal best for Racheal as well as a Club Record and places her third in the 2011 Club Rankings just behind Matt John (16.17) and Ian Fisher (16.43) for some perspective! The race…

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Saturday 31st December – Auld Lang Syne Fell Race

Saturday 31st December – Auld Lang Syne Fell Race

The Auld Lang Syne Fell Race (6 miles / 900′) with details and results from woodentops. The race was won by Alistair Brownlee (Bingley Harriers) in 40.28 – just eleven seconds ahead of brother Jonathan Brownlee (Bingley Harriers) in 40.39. The first lady in 35th position was Katie Walshaw (Holmfirth) in 49.46. For OAC, Peter Kettleborough finished 68th (53.32), Lloyd Best 103rd (55.52), Chris Stacey 126th (57.56) Karen Best 128th (58.06) and Hugh Pearson 133rd (58.25). Continuing, Andy Webster 198th…

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Tuesday 27th December – Threshold Winter 10km Race Series Race 3

Tuesday 27th December – Threshold Winter 10km Race Series Race 3

Report from OAC’s Tom Marsh: Never again will I say ‘the Midlands aren’t hilly!’ Knowing I was going to be staying close to family and friends in Warwickshire over Christmas, I trawled the internet looking for races in the local area. I stumbled across ‘The Threshold Winter 10km Series‘ of which race three of five was due to take place on Tuesday the 27th of December. Perfect I thought and signed up. The description of the course around the picturesque…

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Tuesday 27th December – Jolly Holly Jog 10km

Tuesday 27th December – Jolly Holly Jog 10km

Results for this multi-terrain 10km race from riponrunners. The race was won by Jamie Rutherford (Darlington) in 36.16 and the first lady in fourth position overall was Becky Penty (York Acorn) in 37.52. For OAC, Howard Jeffrey completed his second race in consecutive days finishing 47th (43.09) and Gloria Jackson finished 386th (67.32).

Monday 26th December – Chevin Chase

Monday 26th December – Chevin Chase

Organised by Airecentre Pacers, the race was previewed in the Wharfedale Observer. The race was won by Jonathan Brownlee (Bingley Harriers) in 37.57 and the first lady was OAC’s Racheal Bamford pictured right following Simon Anderson near the end of the race. Lots of OAC members taking part in the race with 853 finishers. Tom Midgley finished twelfth (43.36), Rogan Ashton 33rd (45.53), Andrew Robertshaw 35th (46.07), Simon Anderson 38th (46.33) and Racheal Bamford 42nd (and first lady) in 46.52….

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Monday 26th December – Cruim Leacainn, Tomacharich, Torlundy, Fort William

Monday 26th December – Cruim Leacainn, Tomacharich, Torlundy, Fort William

Report and photo from our Boxing Day outing by OAC’s Karen Best: In summary, a fantastically boggy and windy race! As we were missing the Chevin Chase we decided to find a local Boxing Day race where we were staying in Scotland. We found a nice looking 10km hill race (250m ascent) in Torlundy near Fort William. The route takes in a local hill and part of the historic General Wade’s Way. Boxing Day morning: The forecast consisted of a…

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