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Month: March 2012

Saturday 31st March – Northern Road Relays @ Liverpool

Saturday 31st March – Northern Road Relays @ Liverpool

OAC were represented by two teams for the first time in the Northern 12 Stage Road Relays at Sefton Park, Liverpool. From Northern Athletics, the Long Leg consisted of two laps (7,800m / just under 5 miles) and the Short Leg consited of one lap (3,900m /just under 2.5 miles). OAC’s Ian Fisher’s Garmin report here and pictures from the first 7 legs in Club Photos. The event was won by Liverpool Harriers in 3.27.49 with OAC’s “A” team finishing 28th (4.03.03)…

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Saturday 31st March – Park Runs

Saturday 31st March – Park Runs

Results for Brockwell parkrun, event number 66, 31/03/2012. 112 participants completed the run today. The first male to finish was James TURNER (M) in a time of 00:18:02. The first lady completing the course was Janet HALL (F) in a time of 00:21:25. You can find the full parkrun results for this event here: The following club members participated: 4 Benjamin COUSEN 00:18:18 Results for Harrogate parkrun, event number 11, 31/03/2012. 175 participants completed the run today. The first male…

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Saturday 31st March – Coniston 14 Miles

Saturday 31st March – Coniston 14 Miles

The race returned to it’s traditional distance of 14 miles after two years of 16.7 miles due to the repairs required to the bridge at Water Yeat after the flooding haing now been completed. From TDL, the race was won by John Herbert (Nene Valley Harriers) in 76.03 and the first lady in 35th position overall was Eleanor Fowler (Nuneaton Harriers) in 88.26. For OAC, Julian Mawson finished 37th (88.29). Report, photos and video clip from the North West Evening…

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Friday 30th March – From Our Own (Middle East) Correspondent (KSA)

Friday 30th March – From Our Own (Middle East) Correspondent (KSA)

OAC’s Nick Hodgkinson reports: I have just had an awesome running weekend with two ‘Firsts’. First first – Fell Running Arrives in KSA Bored of running around compounds, I suggested that the Riyadh Road Runners (RRR) tried something a little different – Fell Running. Only we don’t have any fells, so our best substitute was running up and down the Tuwaiq escarpment. This is a 1,000′ high limestone escarpment running for several hundred miles SW of Riyadh. There are only…

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Friday 23rd – Monday 26th March – Lakes Training Weekend

Friday 23rd – Monday 26th March – Lakes Training Weekend

Reports on the Club’s annual Lakes Training Weekend. Firstly, from Colin Best: Another excellent training/social weekend. Thanks to Tom for organising it once again. Couldn’t complain with wall to wall sunshine and some excellent runs. There were several groups including choices from leg one of the Bob Graham (and a bit more), mountain-biking as well as Rogan and Hugh running in the Great Grizedale Trail Run. Thanks to Barbara for another excellent communal buffet. Also Jackie, Janet and Jack for…

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Sunday 25th March – Thirsk 10 Miles

Sunday 25th March – Thirsk 10 Miles

Organised by Thirsk & Sowerby Harriers and with results from ukresults, the race was won by Yared Hagos (Wallsend Harriers) in 49.40 and the first lady in 36th position overall was Claire Simpson (Jarrow & Hebburn) in 61.08 (all chip times). For OAC, David Fox finished 297th (78.28).

Sunday 25th March – Rivock Edge Fell Race @ Silsden

Sunday 25th March – Rivock Edge Fell Race @ Silsden

The Rivock Edge Fell Race (6.5m / 837′). The race was won by Chris Loftus (Keighley & Craven) in 51.38 and the first lady in 23rd position overall was Lucy Needham (Holmfirth) in 61.58. For OAC, Neil Reed finished 47th (68.12) and Don Buffham 99th (84.50). Results from fellrunner. Race report in the Telegraph & Argus.

Sunday 25th March – Epilepsy Action Bradford 10k

Sunday 25th March – Epilepsy Action Bradford 10k

Report from OAC’s Matt Broughton: This morning I ran in the Epilepsy Action Bradford 10k. Once again I set off too fast and at the 5k mark was ahead of my 5k PB by over 30 seconds! Soon after I started to run out of steam and hoped I had made up enough time in the first half of the race to allow me to scrape just under 40 minutes which I began to doubt. It wasn’t until I approached…

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Saturday 24th March – Great Grizedale Trail Run

Saturday 24th March – Great Grizedale Trail Run

Report from OAC’s Rogan Ashton: The Great Grizedale Trail Run, an enjoyable off-road 10 mile (approx) on paths akin to those on the Chevin. Hugh Pearson 80th in 85.43 (who had recced the Bob Graham routes with Simon Anderson on both Friday and Saturday) and Rogan Ashton in fifth in 62:45 (who hadn’t recced Bob Graham!). The winner Stuart Stokes (Sale Harriers) in 55.55 has run “49 odd” for 10 miles on the road… perhaps explains why he was somewhat…

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