Archive for April, 2012

Sunday 29th April – Shakespeare Half Marathon

OAC’s Tom Paget reports:

I travelled down to Stratford-upon-Avon to run the Shakespeare Half Marathon this morning.

Dreadful weather conditions but I finished 104th out of 2,492 in 91.31.

The race was won by Orlando Corea (Bournville Harriers) in 76.36 and the first lady in 37th position overall was Lucy Flanner (Solihull & Small Heath) in 85.45.

Full results from chipresults

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Sunday 29th April – Fountains 10km

Report from OAC’s Jack Robertshaw on the Fountains 10km at Grantley near Ripon:

“My last two entries in the Ripon area have been blighted by bad weather. The pattern continues:-

Jolly Holly 2010. Run in ice skating conditions. Went but did not fancy sliding to an injury.

Muddy Boots 2012. Held in the middle of a period of heavy snow. The main roads were clear but we could not travel on foot or by car to the main road.

Fountains 10km 2012. Heavy rain and high winds forecasted.

We arrived early as parking was going to be a problem, sodden fields.

Still having hamstring problems I jogged to the starting area for a fifteen minutes warm up for the 11am start. At the stated time, about 100 of the 350 entered were waiting at the start area. No sign of the starter. The start had been pushed back as runners were still at registration. Poor communications. The late arrivals had to park some distance from the School.

The rain got heavier and the starter and the rest of the runners eventually arrived but the PA system had not been checked. The organiser insisted that instructions had to be given but only those near to him could hear what he was saying. We were getting colder.

The course is measured just under 10km but it is my contention that the detours necessary on the moor to avoid deep peat more than brought it up to 10km. My fear of hamstring reoccurrence, the wind, the boggy moor, the driving rain and the challenging hills combined to provide an interesting run.

On the moor a Wetherby runner made a wrong decision and his shoe was sucked off. He searched deep in the quagmire to retrieve it. A second runner, who I passed after the moor section, must have fallen badly on the moor. His leg and shoulder were obvious hurting him. A broken shoulder?

The prevailing wind was from the right after the moor. This gave me pins and needles in the arm and hand.

The last third of a mile was cruelly uphill but the tray bake and hot coffee was very welcomed. The jog back to the car was wet, cold and miserable. Generally it was a well-organised race with plenty of marshals and kinder weather would make for a more enjoyable experience”.

The race was won by Jack Simpson (Unattached) in 33.48 and the first lady was Clare Pearson (Skipton) in 20th position (41.23).

For OAC, second claim members Jamie Noon finished fourth (36.40) and Suzy Sharman 42nd (44.28).

Howard Jeffrey finished 53rd (45.21) just one place ahead of his brother Mick Jeffrey in 54th (and second MV60) in 45.34.

Caron Ralph finished 95th (49.47), Jack Robertshaw 113th (51.41), Tom Hannah 116th (52.05), Ged Peacock 169th (56.12), Kath Robertshaw 206th (and first FV60) in 61.23 and Gloria Jackson 228th (64.33)

The first race in the Yorkshire Dales Race Series.

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Saturday 28th April – Park Run Sewerby Park 5km

Report from OAC’s Reid Haddow:

Finished sixth (first MV65) in a time of 24.29.

The race was won by Dave Kirk (Hartlepool Burn Road harriers) and the first lady in ninth position overall was Lisa Hodgson (Unattached) in 26.05.

Results from parkrun

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Saturday 28th April – Three Peaks Race

The 58th Three Peaks Race (23.2 miles / 5,276′ ascent).

The race was won by Joe Symonds (Hunters Bog Trotters) in 2.55.58 and the first lady in 36th position overall was Sarah O’Neil (Hunters Bog Trotters) in 3.28.39.

OAC’s John Armitstead finished 197th (4.09.12) and Matt Broughton 458th (4.47.52) and Jim Sneath 466th (4.49.16).

More details from the Three Peaks Race website.

From Mud, Sweat and Tears reports of both the men’s and ladies’ races.

Reports in the Telegraph & Argus here and here.

Previews from mudsweatandtears and fellrunner.

Results from SPORTident.

Pictures from Sportsunday on Whernside and also Ingleborough.

Salomon race video on Youtube.

More information also from racemaps.org.uk.

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Tuesday 24th April – Bunny Run Relay @ Haworth

From woodentops, the relay was won by the “Young Pretenders” in 29.02 consisting of Max Wharton (9.47), Brad Traviss (9.50) and James Hall (9.25).

The Otley Dynamos finished seventh in 31.26 and were represented by Liam Dunne (10.32), Andrew Robertshaw (10.56) and Matt John (9.58).

John Merritt also ran the final leg in 11.42 for the Team 123 which finished fourteenth overall.

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Sunday 22nd April – Kingston upon Hull v SE Poland v South Humberside/East Midlands

Report from OAC’s Racheal Bamford:

“Ran at the S.E. Poland v South Humberside/East Midlands v Guest Select Athletics meet at Hull Costello Stadium on Sunday in the 3,000m.

See also noeaa-athletics.org.uk.

Came first in 9.43.37, hopefully going to switch to some shorter track distances soon… also started a blog“.

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Sunday 22nd April – Virgin London Marathon

The 32nd Virgin London Marathon was won by Wilson Kipsang (Kenya) in 2.04.44 and the first lady in “25th position” overall was Mary Keitang (Kenya) in 2.18.37.

For OAC, Tom Midgley recorded a pb finishing 1,143rd in 2.59.41

Karen Potter whilst raising money for Help The Heroes here also recorded a pb in 3,229th position (325th lady) in 3.20.30.

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Hugh Pearson also ran extremely well finishing 3,937th in 3.26.17.

Race report in the Telegraph & Argus.

Race preview in the Yorkshire Evening Post.

Results from Virgin London Marathon.

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Sunday 22nd April – St. George’s Day 10k, Great Langdale (Day 2)

OAC’s Howard Jeffrey reports:

“I went back to repeat the feat on Sunday in a slightly faster time. Numbers were well down and I guess it was mainly due to the forecast of heavy rain for the Lakes.

As it turned out it barely showered and it was mainly broken sunshine and warm both days”.

From ukresults, the race was won by John French (Eden Runners) in 34.22 and the first lady in second position overall was Jessica Coulson (Stockport) in 36.40.

For OAC, Howard Jeffrey finished tenth (and first MV55) in 41.42.

More details from Great Langdale Road Races.

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Saturday 21st April – St. George’s Day 10k, Great Langdale (Day 1)

From ukresults, the race was won by Richard Anderson (Holmfirth) in 33.04 and the first lady in third position overall was Jessica Coulson (Stockport) in 37.02.

For OAC, Howard Jeffrey finished thirteenth (and first MV55) in 41.56.

More details from Great Langdale Road Races.

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Saturday 21st April – Park Runs

Results for Bradford parkrun, event number 102, 21/04/2012.
155 participants completed the run today. The first male to finish was Will KERR (M) (Saltaire Striders) in a time of 00:17:32. The first lady completing the course was Andrea DENNISON (F) (Bingley Harriers & AC) in a time of 00:20:18. You can find the full parkrun results for this event here:
The following club members participated:
21 Michael JEFFREY 00:21:27

Results for Brueton parkrun, event number 92, 21/04/2012.
152 participants completed the run today. The first male to finish was Andrew KAAR (M) (Birchfield Harriers) in a time of 00:16:18. The first lady completing the course was Jane EVANS (F) in a time of 00:17:50. You can find the full parkrun results for this event here:
The following club members participated:
12 Richard A CLARKE 00:19:37

Results for Bushy Park parkrun, event number 407, 21/04/2012.
844 participants completed the run today. The first male to finish was Richard KOWENICKI (M) in a time of 00:16:30. The first lady completing the course was Georgie R RUTHERFORD (F) (Darlington Harriers & AC) in a time of 00:17:57. You can find the full parkrun results for this event here:
The following club members participated:
56 Tom PAGET 00:19:54

Results for Dulwich parkrun, event number 2, 21/04/2012.
77 participants completed the run today. The first male to finish was Richard WARD (M) (Belgrave Harriers) in a time of 00:16:51. The first lady completing the course was Charlie WOOD (F) (Dulwich Runners AC) in a time of 00:18:45. You can find the full parkrun results for this event here:
The following club members participated:
2 Benjamin COUSEN 00:18:14

Results for Poole parkrun, event number 56, 21/04/2012.
242 participants completed the run today. The first male to finish was Marcos SANZ (M) (Poole Runners) in a time of 00:17:06. The first lady completing the course was Lucy PAYNE (F) (Serpentine RC) in a time of 00:20:05. You can find the full parkrun results for this event here:
The following club members participated:
76 Caroline MARLER 00:23:14

Results for Roundhay parkrun, event number 51, 21/04/2012.
138 participants completed the run today. The first male to finish was Duncan CLARK (M) (Abbey Runners Leeds) in a time of 00:18:13. The first lady completing the course was Leanne HAGUE (F) (Abbey AC) in a time of 00:22:17. You can find the full parkrun results for this event here:
The following club members participated:
4 Huw ILLINGWORTH 00:19:28

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