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Month: March 2012

Wednesday 6th February – Graham Stead reports from the Pyrenees

Wednesday 6th February – Graham Stead reports from the Pyrenees

After several months out here I have just managed to overcome a re-occurring calf injury so I can at last report on a couple of events. Firstly on 12th Feb I took part in the Trail de St Valentines, in Odos. A great local event where you can run individually over 27k, as a mixed pair over 15k or as a mixed pair speed walking over 10k. Still getting over my injuries we opted to have a go at the…

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Sunday 4th March _ YVAA Grand Prix Race @ Otley

Sunday 4th March _ YVAA Grand Prix Race @ Otley

Our thanks to Jack and Kath Robertshaw for masterminding the organisation of this event. Thank you as well to all the OAC members who helped out despite the damp and cold weather conditions. Our thanks also to Otley Cricket Club, Otley Squash Club and Otley RUFC for the use of their facilities without which the race would not have been possible. Well done to great turnout of over 200 competitors too. The race was won by Dave Watson (Holmfirth) in…

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Sunday 4th March – Dewsbury 10km

Sunday 4th March – Dewsbury 10km

From TDL, the re-arranged race was won by Matthew Bowser (Lincoln Wellington) in 29.58 and the first lady in 36th position overall was Sarah Harris (Lond Eaton R.C.) in 35.21 (all gun positions / chip times). OAC’s Tom Potter reports: Initially I was looking for a PB but poor preparation this week due to a hamstring injury made me forget this aspiration and I just concentrated on doing my best. Simon Toyne was also present and was looking for a…

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Sunday 4th March – Haweswater Half Marathon

Sunday 4th March – Haweswater Half Marathon

From ukresults, the race was won by Stuart Carmichael (City of Hull) in 71.57 and the first lady in 27th position overall was Megan Wright (Hunters Bog Trotters) in 84.14. For OAC, Howard Jeffrey finished 91st (94.28) and John Davis 367th (117.54). Photos from sportsunday.

Sunday 4th March – Brough Law Fell Race

Sunday 4th March – Brough Law Fell Race

Andrew Robertshaw reports from the North East of England about the Brough Law Fell Race (5 miles / 1,312′): Snow showers this morning stopped for the race but the temperature was still barely above freezing. I was leading down the last descent but took a wrong turn just before the steep drop down to the finsih line and just got overtaken for second place (37.42), three seconds behind Phil Sanderson (Northumberland Fell Runners). Caron enjoyed her first “proper” fell race finishing…

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Saturday 3rd March – The Major North

Saturday 3rd March – The Major North

Report from OAC’s Richard Clarke: A little late but here are some notes on the Major Series event that I took part in earlier this month. I took part in my second ‘The Major – North’ event on Saturday 3rd March. This is an adventure race of about 10 to 12km in length that took place in the grounds of Bramham Park. It is organised by British Military Fit but is open to all and the emphasis is on ‘fun’…

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Saturday 3rd March – Park Runs

Saturday 3rd March – Park Runs

Results for Leeds parkrun, event number 230, 03/03/2012. 272 participants completed the run today. The first male to finish was Danny HALLAM (M) (Owls AC) in a time of 00:16:38. The first lady completing the course was Helen BECK (F) (Wakefield District Harriers & AC) in a time of 00:20:39. You can find the full parkrun results for this event here. The following club members participated: 23 Matt BROUGHTON 00:19:53 26 Howard JEFFREY 00:20:07 38 Richard Anthony SMITH 00:21:00 42…

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