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Month: March 2012

Saturday 24th March – Park Runs

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

Friday 23rd March – Sport Relief Swan

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….

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Sunday 18th March – East Hull 20 Miles

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

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.

Saturday 17th March – Hardmoors 55

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…

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

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…

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Saturday 17th March – Park Runs

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…

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Sunday 11th March – Spen 20 Miles

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…

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Sunday 11th March – Silverstone Half Marathon

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.