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Month: July 2012

Sunday 29th July – Women’s Olympic Road Cycling

Sunday 29th July – Women’s Olympic Road Cycling

Superb!!! Team GB’s first medal!!!!!!!!!!! Silver!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Fantastic Lizzie Armitstead!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Reports from the BBC, The Telegraph and the Wharfedale Observer(amongst many). Thanks to Michael Fryer for the newspapers’ headlines here. Let’s go for a record number of comments!

Sunday 29th July – Idle Trail Race

Sunday 29th July – Idle Trail Race

Report from OAC’s Reid Haddow: Hi, a short report on today’s Idle Trail Race at Woodhouse Grove School. Karen Potter and I were the only two “Black and Whites” running today around the area of Apperly Bridge. A good entry of nearly 240 runners turned out on a breezy, sunny but also showery day over an undulating  course that took in trails and the Leeds-Liverpool Canal, with a slightly longer course than last year and slightly different! Karen won the fv40 finishing 47th overall in a time of 47.15 and I…

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Sunday 29th July – Chevin 5km

Sunday 29th July – Chevin 5km

The fifth runSunday was won by Dave Wilby (Ilkley Harriers) in 18.15 and the first lady in sixth position overall was Leah Forey (Unattached) in 23.16. For OAC, Kath Robertshaw finished sixteenth (27.55), second-claim member Emma Payne eighteenth (29.11) and Debra Brown nineteenth (29.44).

Saturday 28th July – Lakeland 50 Mile Challenge

Saturday 28th July – Lakeland 50 Mile Challenge

Report from Sarah Fuller: I’m pleased to report that I completed the Lakeland 50 this weekend, my first ultra. I lined up at Dalemain on Saturday at midday amongst 500 or so other competitors with some trepidation of the 50 miles and 10,000′ of climbing ahead. We headed out round Dalemain (most people seemed to think they were doing a 10k the speed they set off!) before turning south to Pooley Bridge, Howton, High Kop, Haweswater and Mardale Head. The…

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Thursday 26th July – The Otley Dream Mile

Thursday 26th July – The Otley Dream Mile

On a clammy night in Keighley the club records tumbled with El Presidente Mick smashing the mile (Mick told me to write that). In reality though, Graham Lake took the top spot in 5:28 with Chris Carver second in 5:39 (only another 237 miles to go, Chris), and Mick Jeffrey was third (6:08). Turns out it was actually a good evening for Mick because, according to Chris Carver, he equalled the club M60 record, while Chris himself got a new M45 PB,…

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Wednesday 25th July – Golden Acre Relay

Wednesday 25th July – Golden Acre Relay

Three OAC teams entered the Golden Acre Relay: Otley A – Liam Dunne (15.43), Matt John (15.26) and Matt John (15.20) finished first in 46.29. Otley Unathletic – Tony Walker (18.20), Richard Smith (17.14) and Ben Cousen (16.49) finished sixteenth in 52.23. Otley Pigletts – Michael Pickard (18.31), Mike Miller (19.50) and Paul Clifford (18.42) finished 35th in 57.03. And Gilly Wight recorded 21.54 in the Up & Running B Team that finished 65th overall. Race report in the Telegraph…

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Sunday 22nd July – BMAF British Outdoor Track & Field Championships

Sunday 22nd July – BMAF British Outdoor Track & Field Championships

OAC’s Caroline Marler took part in the British Masters’ Athletics Championships in Derby, competing in the w60 400 and 800 metres. In the 400m Caroline won easily with a new British outdoor record of 69.00 seconds. This adds to the British Indoor 400m record she gained in March at the Lee Valley Stadium in London (see report here). In the 800m Caroline also performed well, posting her best time for six years, in coming second to the World and European…

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Sunday 22nd July – Harrogate 10k

Sunday 22nd July – Harrogate 10k

Results from Harrogate Harriers and ukresults. The race was won by Matthew Hynes (North Yorkshire Moors) in 30.45 and the first lady in eleventh position overall was Charlene Thomas (Wakefield) in 34.48. For OAC, Howard Jeffrey finished 122nd (44.04), Billy Rayner 262nd (49.55), Dave Hainsworth (pictured right) 360th (54.15), Kath Robertshaw 392nd (55.56) and Gloria Jackson 468th (62.00). Pictures from Sportsunday. Race report in the Telegraph & Argus.

Sunday 22nd July – Pudsey 10k Challenge

Sunday 22nd July – Pudsey 10k Challenge

Results from Pudsey Pacers and ukresults. The race was won by second claim OAC member Jamie Noon (Pudsey & Bramley) in 36.18 and the first lady in 30th position overall was Rachel Pilling (Pudsey & Bramley) in 44.12. For OAC, Rogan Ashton finished ninth (39.30), second claim member Suzy Sharman 35th (44.57) and John Davis 128th (51.57). Race report in the Telegraph & Argus.