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Month: December 2011

Monday 19th December – Howard’s Reflections…

Monday 19th December – Howard’s Reflections…

OAC’s long-standing member Howard Jeffrey takes time to reflect at Christmas…. I have been encouraged by brother Mick to participate in a couple of park runs as I am currently on my Elvis-like come-back tour (number 15!). Today (17/12) I did Roundhay and finished a few seconds behind Mick (21.08) in 21.19! This was to have the full range of distances in the Runner of the Year. I followed the link to my own profile (runners are perforce very ego-centric)…

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Sunday 18th December – Ken Dixon Handicap at Fewston

Sunday 18th December – Ken Dixon Handicap at Fewston

STOP PRESS – ARMED POLICE CALLED TO OTLEY HANDICAP Karen’s son made an eventful appearance at the climax to this year’s handicap series, well over an hour after Tom had finished and young Ben had still not returned to the Swinsty car park. After the Otley search parties all failed to find Ben the Washburn Valley Police coordinated a professional search… but on his way home Tom Marsh came to the rescue picking Ben up and he’d nearly got to…

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Sunday 18th December – Stoop Fell Race @ Haworth

Sunday 18th December – Stoop Fell Race @ Haworth

Report from OAC’s Liam Dunne: No less than eight OAC members made up the 256 Santa-hat runners who braved the treacherous mix of muddy and icy conditions on Pennistone Hill to tackle the Stoop Fell Race (5 miles / 800′) with photos and results from woodentops. Conditions were terrible underfoot and competitors were slipping and sliding throughout the race. I momentarily got stuck knee-height in mud on the way up to the turn around and then on the way back…

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Saturday 17th December – Park Run Roundhay 5km

Saturday 17th December – Park Run Roundhay 5km

From parkrun, the race was won by Thomas Edwards (Knavesmire Harriers) in 17.14 and the first lady in 22nd position overall was Daniella McGuigan (Unattached) in 23.23. For OAC, Mick Jeffrey finished eighth (21.08) followed by his brother Howard in ninth (21.15).

Sunday 11th December – The Great Langdale Christmas Pudding 10km (Race Two)

Sunday 11th December – The Great Langdale Christmas Pudding 10km (Race Two)

From ukresults, the race was won by James Douglas (Border Harriers) in 33.07. The first lady in twelfth position was Kathleen Aubrey (Helm Hill) in 39.30. For OAC, and competing in both races over the weekend, Howard Jeffrey finished 33rd (and first MV55) in 42.10. More details from greatlangdaleroadraces.

Saturday 10th December – The Great Langdale Christmas Pudding 10km (Race One)

Saturday 10th December – The Great Langdale Christmas Pudding 10km (Race One)

Report from OAC’s Club President, Mick Jeffrey: Howard and I did The Great Langdale Christmas Pudding 10km (Race One) at noon today. The course is very testing and Howard used today’s race as a training run for Race Two tomorrow. From raceresults, the race was won by Steve Littler (Wesham Road Runners) in 32.33. However Lizzie Adams (Hallamshire Harriers) had an astonishing run to finish second overall (33.17). I finished 51st (42.39), suffering bad stomache ache, and Howard finished 59th…

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