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Month: January 2012

Sunday 22nd January – Brass Monkey Half Marathon @ York

Sunday 22nd January – Brass Monkey Half Marathon @ York

Report from OAC’s Tom Potter: I travelled across to the Brass Monkey Half with Karen Potter this morning. I had a target time of 94 minutes for this prestigious half marathon, and unbeknown to me Karen also had exactly the same target time. The race was started at 10am by BBC Look North presenter Clare Frisby and as the race started it was soon apparent to me that it would be a real achievement to beat Karen – she was…

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Sunday 22nd January – Stanbury Splash Fell Race near Haworth

Sunday 22nd January – Stanbury Splash Fell Race near Haworth

Report from OAC’s Liam Dunne: Approx 370 runners gathered on a cold and very windy Penistone Hill, Howarth for the Soreen Stanbury Splash Fell Race (7.5 miles / 1,312′) with more results, report and photos from woodentops. The start was like a scene from ‘Frozen Planet’ when the penguins huddled together to keep each other warm. With conditions a bit muddy and slippy under foot and a few steep banks with stream crossings, it was more like a very hilly…

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Saturday 21st January – Park Run Bradford 5km

Saturday 21st January – Park Run Bradford 5km

From parkrun, the race was won by Simon Pass (Saltaire Striders) in 17.19 and the first lady was Andrea Dennison (Bingley Harriers) in twelfth position overall (20.26). For OAC, Tom Paget finished 22nd (22.25) – perhaps more remarkable when considering he was again pushing the “double buggy” and this has the tendency only to get heavier each time! Caroline Marler took part for the first time finishing 47th (25.20).

Friday 20th January – Club Presentation Night

Friday 20th January – Club Presentation Night

OAC’s Tom Potter reports on the night’s festivities at Korks, “Here’s a photograph of Matt Broughton drinking from his Club Handicap Trophy and although he was only ‘joint second’ in the final table, he decided to celebrate in style! I must add that Caron Ralph, to her credit, also had a ‘portion of ale’ from the joint runners-up trophy…” Here also is the photo montage of some of the activities OAC’s members took part in during 2011, kindly put together…

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Sunday 15th January – Club Handicap @ Harewood

Sunday 15th January – Club Handicap @ Harewood

An excellent turnout for the first monthly Club Handicap of 2012 around the 4.25 mile perimeter of Harewood.  Howard stormed up the finishing straight to win by just under a minute with Tom Potter holding off Ian by eight seconds.  Ian also reduced the course record to 23:32.  Thanks to Kath and Jack for ‘flouring’ the course.   This month’s mishap went to Mr O’Brien who set off late and then missed the last track and ran all the way…

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Saturday 14th January – Six Dales Trail Run

Saturday 14th January – Six Dales Trail Run

Report from OAC’s Matt Podd: Renee Saxton, Matt Podd, Ben Cousen and Matt John were all delivered to Middleham by Sharron Smith – big thanks. It seemed to take a long time to drive there from Otley and we were all a bit apprehensive as to how to get home. We were blessed with a fantastic day, frosty underfoot, dry and no wind – the best day of the year so far. Freezing cold though and what clothing to take…

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Sunday 8th January – Prom Classic Nice – 10km (Fra)

Sunday 8th January – Prom Classic Nice – 10km (Fra)

Report from OAC’s Peter McGouran: Two intrepid OAC runners braved the conditions to compete in the Prom Classic Nice – 10km (Fra). After the howling gales and rain of the previous week, we were not prepared for glorious sunshine and a balmy 17C! I was invited by the Nice Lions to compete in a “race within a race” and Ursula obviously took the chance to get a quick 10km under her belt. There was a limit of 7,000 runners in…

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Sunday 8th January – Garstang 10km

Sunday 8th January – Garstang 10km

OAC’s Reid Haddow reports an enjoyable race the border at Garstang where he also bumped into Howard Jeffrey. From ukroadraces.info, the race was won by Sean Connolly (Tallaght) in 30.56 and the first lady in 44th position overall was Joanna Goorney (Wesham Road Runners) in 39.21. Howard finished 69th (40.39) and Reid 243rd (50.10). A few pictures in Club Photos.