Archive for March, 2012

Saturday 24th March – Park Runs

Results for Roundhay parkrun, event number 47, 24/03/2012.

105 participants completed the run today. The first male to finish was John ROBSON (Unattached) in a time of 00:18:49. The first lady completing the course was Liga MAGDALENOKA-KEEN (F) (Chapel Allerton Road Runners) in a time of 00:21:47. You can find the full parkrun results for this event here.

The following OAC members participated:
2 Huw ILLINGWORTH 00:19:09

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Friday 23rd March – Sport Relief Swan

Tom Hannah’s daughter Katherine, who is a presenter on Radio Leeds’ Breakfast Show, completed her 127-mile journey with co-presenter Adam Pope along the Leeds – Liverpool canal in a swan-shaped pedalo called Grace, in aid of Sport Relief.

More details of the challenge from bbc news.

A summary and video report from bbc news here and here. Last report from the final day, day ten, from bbc news.

If you should like to sponsor Katherine, then click here on sportrelief.

Can you spot the OAC celebs at Apperley Bridge on day nine?

Some more pictures of Katherine, Tom and Grace taken on Sunday 18th March courtesy of Jack and Kath in Club Photos.

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Sunday 18th March – East Hull 20 Miles

Organised by East Hull Harriers, the race was won by John Beattie (Newham & Essex Beagles) in 1.45.17 and the first lady in 30th position overall was Helen Waugh (Tyne TC) in 2.09.56.

For OAC and both finishing their second 20 mile races in a week, Karen Potter finished 97th (2.26.37) and Tom Potter 147th (2.35.12).

Results from East Hull Harriers.

Race report in the Telegraph & Argus.


Sunday 18th March – South Yorkshire Half Marathon

From ukresults, the winner of the South Yorkshire Half Marathon at Wath-on-Dearne organised by Barnsley A.C. was Mark Rushbrook (Unattached) in 70.28 (all chip times). The first lady in 39th position overall was Jenny Lingrell (Barnsley Harriers) in 86.50.

For OAC, Howard Jeffrey finished 87th (94.08).

Photos from Andrew Thrippleton.

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Saturday 17th March – British Masters Indoor Championships

OAC’s Caroline Marler reports her success at Lee Valley in the BMAF Indoor Championships winning the W60 400m in 71.24 – a British indoor record.


Saturday 17th March – Hardmoors 55

Report from Matt Podd:

Well Matt John and Matt Podd completed the Hardmoors 55 mile ultra race on Saturday.

Had to get up early on Saturday and by 5.00am we were on our way to Guisborough to leave the car at the finish and get a coach down to Helmsley for the 9.00am start. There were about 120 starters.

So off we went, Matt John a bit faster than me, passing Riveaux Abbey and up to the White Horse, where we turned north to run along the edge of the North York Moors, following the Cleveland way all the way to Guiseborough.

The weather was better than expected, though we had to endure a couple of showers – the one of hail and rain that lasted for an hour and a half was a bit tedious and cold but it washed the salt off. There were two stops for fuelling up on the way, best food was pork pies and dried mango.

It was a bit disconcerting to see Roseberry Topping hill as we dropped into Osmotherly – it took five more hours till we were on the summit of it, just as it was getting dark (in my case).

Lots of pain, but in a good way, and I have some impressive blisters. Stairs are a bit of a job today.

Overall a wonderful race, well organised with friendly folk. It’s a bit daunting starting off and realising you are going to be running all day and cover two full maps but we did it.

Matt John finished fourth in 8hrs 50 mins and I followed him in the first 50 in in 11hrs 37 mins (and 36 secs!).

Bit different to a Park Run – get out there and do an Ultra, you don’t know how much you will enjoy it!

Cheers Matt P


Saturday 17th March – The ‘Colin Best’ Calverley Handicap

Colin devised this new, 4.9 mile course, starting on the canal near the Railway Inn at Rodley, through Calverley Woods and back along the canal from Apperley Bridge.

The Honorary Secretary just pipped Hannah by 7 seconds to take the win. In ‘ultra‘ training mode, Liam was first to the finish but he had set off several minutes ahead of schedule after arriving fresh from a run to Leeds and back plus a 5k race. Thanks to Jack and Colin for recording at the finish allowing the Handicapper to run again and Colin for expertly taping the route.

Dave Cattanach extended his lead at the top of the handicap table to 10 points ahead of Billy and Tom Marsh 11 points behind in third.  See the latest Club Handicap Championship table for 2012 here

Pos Name Time H’cap Net Time Pts
1 John Dade 46:12 9:00 37:12 21
2 Hannah Mallinson 46:19 2:00 44:19 20
3 Jackie Ackroyd 46:23 7:00 39:23 19
4 Carol Armitstead 46:49 7:00 39:49 18
5 Billy Rayner 47:22 8:00 39:22 17
6 Andy Ackroyd 47:53 11:00 36:53 16
7 Tom Hannah 48:02 9:00 39:02 15
8 Dave Hainsworth 48:08 6:00 42:08 14
9 Ursula McGouran 48:12 7:00 41:12 13
10 Andy Webster 48:16 10:00 38:16 12
11 Dave Cattanach 48:24 6:00 42:24 11
12 Steve Haywood 48:53 6:00 42:53 10
13 Paul Clifford 49:07 14:00 35:07 9
14 Richard Hamer 49:30 9:00 40:30 8
15 Ged Peacock 49:45 8:00 41:45 7
16 Andrew Robertshaw 49:52 21:00 28:52 6
17 Tom Marsh 50:00 16:00 34:00 5
18 Kath Robertshaw 50:09 2:00 48:09 4
19 Matt Broughton 51:47 14:00 37:47 3
20 Antonio Cardinale 51:48 0:00 51:48 2
21 Liam Dunne 59:45 21:00 38:45 1


Saturday 17th March – Park Runs

Park Run Leeds 5km: Matt Broughton finished 30th in 19:35 with Liam Dunne in ‘ultra‘ training mode immediately behind in 31st (19:36) and Howard Jeffrey 32nd (19.38). Club President, Mick Jeffrey, ran his first race as MV60 and finished first in his new age category crossing the line in 45th position overall (20.20)…watch out all those Club Records!

The winner was Matthew O’Connor (Wakefield) in 16:58 and first female in 36th position overall was Jacqui Khoueiry (Holmfirth) in 19:48.

Park Run Roundhay Park 5km: Simon Anderson broke his Park Run duck (or is that swan?) winning the event in 18:19 with Huw Illingworth sixth in 19:33 and first female in 21st overall position was Liga Magdalenoka-Keen (Chapel Allerton) in 21:45.

Park Run Sewerby, Bridlington 5km: Tim Nicholson (Driffield) won in 20.32 with Angelika Corner (Bridlington) the first lady in eighth position overall (23.20) and in fourteenth position (and first MV65) was OAC’s Reid Haddow in 25.17.


Sunday 11th March – Spen 20 Miles

Organised by spenac.

Karen Potter reports she finished 75th in 2.37.51 and that it was her hardest race, ever. Tom Potter was just behind in 93rd position (2.42.32) with results from ukresults.

Just after Tom finished new OAC member Richard Smith 95th (2.42.43) then Sara Richard 209th (3.13.35) and Billy Rayner 220th (3.16.22).

The race was won by David Thompson (Barnsley) in 1.59.06 and the first lady in 21st position overall was Gemma Adams (Preston) in 2.19.17.

Race report in the Telegraph & Argus.

Karen is in training for her third VLM and is raising money for Help The Heroes in view of recent events. More details here.

Photos by Andrew Thrippleton.

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Sunday 11th March – Silverstone Half Marathon

Report from OAC’s Tom Paget:

I did the Silverstone Half Marathon in unseasonably warm temperatures.

I was a bit disappointed with my time, finishing in 92.51, 265th out of 6,391.

The race was won by Scott Overall (Blackheath & Bromley) in 69.46 and the first lady in 85th position overall was Sally Baker (Rugby Triathlon Club) in 86.42.