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Tuesday 28th February – Horizon – The Truth About Exercise

From BBC iPlayer, Horizon – The Truth About Exercise.

Proposal for the next AGM that Club Training Nights should in future be 7.15pm – 7.18pm. Any seconders…?

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Sunday 26th February – Tunbridge Wells Half Marathon

Report from OAC’s Ben Cousen:

2,108 people completed the defiantly hilly Tunbridge Wells Half Marathon.

I was the 108th finisher. This was the full-on road race experience: Well organised, a celebrity (Kelly Holmes) giving out the medals, bands en-route, goody bags, far too many water stations, horrible t-shirt.

It was won by Yared Hagos (Wallsend), the Ethiopian chap who won the Brass Monkey in January. This time he beat the course record in a time of 1.04.15, picking up a £1,000 bonus. There is not much to say about my dismal effort other than it was quite easily the least enjoyable running I have ever had and if there had been a chance to drop out without becoming subject to an even more demoralising walk to the finish I would have done – from 6 miles on I felt incredibly ill. Probably should not have started.

Anyway, by dint of my previous half marathons taking place in the more dissolute days of my youth pre-OAC (and because the first 6 miles were somehow ok) this was, by the clock, a PB performance of 88.46 (chip). By any other measure (not exactly sure what they would be), it was not the ‘best’ of anything personally, though the scenery was jolly nice.

Results from sportsystems.

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Sunday 26th February – Great North West Half Marathon

Ian Broadbent reports:

I ran this today in Blackpool, attracts runners from all over the north,  it’s a quite flat two circuits course, luckily not too windy today, did 1:45:54, so two minutes quicker than my previous PB and 484/1080 – earned my fish and chips. Luke Cragg (Mansfield) won in 1:08:54.

Full Results at ukresults.

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Sunday 26th February – Ilkley Moor Fell Race

Matt John was first Otley home in fifth 39:06 in the rollercoaster route of the Ilkley Moor Fell Race (5 miles / 1,263′) up and down Ilkey Moor between the Cow and Calf and the Ilkley-Keighley track across the moor. Next back in twelfth was Andrew Robertshaw, 41:33, followed by Graham Lake, 51:45, Sharron Smith, 54:45, Dave Fox, 1:02:37 and Gloria Jackson 1:18:13.

The race was won by the host club’s Tom Adams in 36:18, and Emma Clayton (Bingley) set a new ladies record with a time of 43:12.  Full results on Ilkley’s website: here.

Race report in the Telegraph & Argus.

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Sunday 26th February – Pockington Snake Lane 10 Miles

Organised by Pocklington Runners, the race was won by Andy Norman (Altrincham) in 50.28 and the first lady in 51st position was Melissa Neal (March A.C.) in 61.47.

For OAC, Matt Broughton finished 132nd (67.24), Howard Jeffrey 141st (67.53), Mick Jeffrey 186th (70.31), Mark Berry 244th (73.20), Tom Hannah 377th (79.54) and Sue Tupling 457th (84.08).

Results from ukresults and photos from TAimages.

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Saturday 25th February – Park Runs

Results for Bradford parkrun, event number 94, 25/02/2012.
162 participants completed the run today. The first male to finish was Ian FISHER (M) (Otley AC) in a time of 00:16:27. The first lady completing the course was Andrea DENNISON (F) (Bingley Harriers & AC) in a time of 00:20:09. You can find the full parkrun results for this event here.
The following club members participated:
1 Ian FISHER 00:16:27
23 Tom PAGET 00:21:33 (“with double buggy”)
63 Caroline MARLER 00:25:01

Results for Brueton parkrun, event number 84, 25/02/2012.
134 participants completed the run today. The first male to finish was Stephen SHARP (M) (Belgrave Harriers) in a time of 00:14:54. The first lady completing the course was Victoria FINCH (F) in a time of 00:19:52. You can find the full parkrun results for this event here.
The following club members participated:
15 Richard A CLARKE 00:20:02

Results for Harrogate parkrun, event number 6, 25/02/2012.
160 participants completed the run today. The first male to finish was Ben PYE (M) (Wetherby Runners) in a time of 00:17:07. The first lady completing the course was Cathy WRIGHT (F) (Harrogate Harriers & AC) in a time of 00:20:26. You can find the full parkrun results for this event here.
The following club members participated:
2 Liam DUNNE 00:17:10
33 David Anthony FOX 00:22:10

Results for Leeds parkrun, event number 229, 25/02/2012.
285 participants completed the run today. The first male to finish was Dan GARBUTT (M) (Durham City Harriers AC) in a time of 00:14:58. The first lady completing the course was Laura WEIGHTMAN (F) (Morpeth Harriers & AC) in a time of 00:16:43. You can find the full parkrun results for this event here.
The following club members participated:
41 Tom MARSH 00:20:41

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Saturday 25th February – Runner of the Month for January

January’s Runner of the Month has been awarded to Karen Potter, who finished 289th (and second FV40) in 91.16 (a personal best) in the Brass Monkey Half Marathon @ York.

Also sharing the award was Tom Paget who also recorded a personal best in the Central Lancashire Half Marathon finishing 51st (89.22). Tom also had a couple of good runs in the Park Run Bradford 5kms, firstly recording 22.25 whilst pushing a “double buggy” and then 21.07 whilst “hands free” the following week.

Well done Karen and Tom!

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Sunday 19th February – RaceKit Mini Mountain Marathon

Sarah Fuller reports: 151 runners enjoyed an absolutely beautiful morning in Calver, in the Peak District, for the third and last in the winter series of mini mountain marathons.

I had an average run (can I still use the Rombalds as an excuse for being tired? No – oh ok!), and misjudged my route to finish too early, not making the most of the three hour time limit.

Still it was awesome running, perhaps with a bit too much Tarmac for my liking (ie more than 300 yards!). I finished with 185 points and 80th place overall.

The winner was Andy Brown with 275 points. Awaiting results of the whole series.

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Sunday 19th February – Yorkshire Vets Cross Country

Seven Otley members ran in the Yorkshire Vets cross country championships race at a dry Doncaster race course.

In the Mens 50-69 race Matt Podd was the first Otley runner in 46:15, followed by Jack Robertshaw, 51:09, Tom Hannah, 53:04 and Dave Cattanach 57:37, the race was won by Chris Ireland (Sheffield Runners) in 37:11.

In the womens & 70+ men Jackie Ackroyd was the first for Otley in 27:28, followed by Kath Robertshaw, 33:35 and Gloria Jackson 35:18, the race was won by Helen Berry (Holmfirth Harriers) in 21:21.  Full results at: YVAA

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Saturday 18th February – Eccup Handicap

Ursula had a battle royal down the long finishing straight up from the Eccup reservoir dam to finish a couple of seconds ahead of Debbie, one of 4 guest runners from Wetherby Runners.

Finishing in fourth Dave Cattanach went to the top of the Eric Smith Handicap table on 35 points, with Tom Marsh 5 points behind in second.  See latest handicap table for 2012 here

The heavy early morning rain conveniently abated by the time Antonio set off as the rabbit for everyone to chase, but there was still a fairly strong headwind round the reservoir and back towards the finish line.

A good turn out of 17 Otley runners, but the hononary handicapper had a lonely first 4 or so miles, so it would be good to see a few more of the ‘fast lads’ taking part in the new route devised by Colin from Calverley on the 17th March.  Thanks to Kath & Jack for course marking, time keeping & recording.

Pos Name Time H’cap Net Time Pts
1 Ursula McGouran 1:00:16 7:00 53:16 17
2 Debbie Wheeler (guest) 1:00:18 7:00 53:18
3 Richard Bell (guest) 1:00:52 14:00 46:52
4 Dave Cattanach 1:01:20 7:00 54:20 16
5 Andrew Robertshaw 1:01:44 26:00 35:44 15
6 Antonio Cardinale 1:01:47 0:00 1:01:47 14
7 Valerie Bell (guest) 1:02:16 7:00 55:16
8 Tom Marsh 1:02:46 20:00 42:46 13
9 Dave Hainsworth 1:02:55 8:00 54:55 12
10 Paul Clifford 1:02:56 18:00 44:56 11
11 Neil Reed 1:03:08 18:00 45:08 10
12 Matt Broughton 1:03:19 21:00 42:19 9
13 Richard Hamer 1:03:24 12:00 51:24 8
14 Andy Ackroyd 1:03:33 16:00 47:33 7
15 Mick Jeffrey 1:03:36 19:00 44:36 6
16 Neil O’Brien 1:03:55 7:00 56:55 5
17 Billy Rayner 1:04:09 14:00 50:09 4
18 Caron Ralph 1:05:22 16:00 49:22 3
19 Andy Wheeler (guest) 1:05:41 20:00 45:41
20 Hannah Mallinson 1:06:18 7:00 59:18 2
21 Tom Hannah 1:06:25 12:00 54:25 1

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