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Month: July 2012

Saturday 21st July – Snowdon Race

Saturday 21st July – Snowdon Race

This year’s Snowdon Race (10 miles / 3,300′) was won by Murray Strain (Hunters Bog Trotters) in 65.10 and the first lady in 43rd position overall was Tessa Hill from Canada in 81.24 OAC’s Matt John was very well placed finishing 27th in 77.03. Results from TDL. More details from snowdonrace with race report from mudsweatandtears.

Saturday 21st July – Clyde Stride 40 Mile Ultra Race

Saturday 21st July – Clyde Stride 40 Mile Ultra Race

Report from OAC’s Richard Clarke: My girlfriend (Sam Barrett of Solihull and Small Heath A.C.) and I ran our first ultramarathon. We had been recommended the Clyde Stride 40 Mile Ultra as a particularly ‘beginner friendly’ race, the ‘friendliness’ coming from (relatively) easy navigation (no map required, ‘just’ follow the route of the Clyde Walkway along the Clyde valley), bag drops at 10 mile intervals, not particularly hilly and ‘only’ 40 miles. The race starts near Partick railway station, near…

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Saturday 21st July – Yorkshire Wolds Half Marathon

Saturday 21st July – Yorkshire Wolds Half Marathon

Sadly this year’s Bishop Wilton Show was cancelled due to the recent bad weather. However the Yorkshire Wolds Half Marathon still took place and there was at least one “black and white” out looking at the pictures taken by Andrew Thrippleton. From the results, the race was won by Phill Taylor (Bridlington) in 75.13 and the first lady in 30th position overall was Lucy Thompson (Stainland) in 95.50. For OAC, Reid Haddow finished 104th in 111.43. Reid reports, “The Weather…

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Saturday 21st July – Park Runs

Saturday 21st July – Park Runs

Results for Harrogate parkrun 174 participants completed the run today. The first male to finish was Mike APPLETON (M) (Ripon Runners) in a time of 00:16:35. The first lady completing the course was Rosalyn MOORE (F) (Harrogate Harriers & AC) in a time of 00:21:40. You can find the full parkrun results for this event here: The following club members participated: 10 Richard Anthony SMITH 00:19:26 Results for Roundhay parkrun 149 participants completed the run today. The first male to…

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Friday 20th July – Bob Graham Round

Friday 20th July – Bob Graham Round

Report from OAC’s Simon Anderson of his successful completion of the Bob Graham Round: Every journey begins with a single step, or so goes the cliché. Many times I have been asked “when did you first decide that you were going to do it?”  Even today over a celebratory lunch I couldn’t quite nail the answer.  Perhaps it was around five years ago.  The romance of Richard Askwith’s love letter to the fells certainly had a part in germinating the…

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Thursday 19th July – Danefield Handicap

Thursday 19th July – Danefield Handicap

Prospective new member Peter overtook a disappointed Antonio in the final 50m or so to take the win at a damp and midge ridden Danefield Handicap (2.9 miles) in this year’s Club Handicap Championship. John Dade and Billy battled it out mid-way down the field for the top of the table race, which now reads: 1st John Dade 100 pts, 2nd Billy 95.5 and Richard Hamer moving up to 3rd on 94 points.  The track 3,000m is the next race…

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Sunday 15th July – Royal Ullswater Epic Swim

Sunday 15th July – Royal Ullswater Epic Swim

Report from OAC’s Graham Lake: I know it’s not running but I’ve completed the second part of my Summer Long Charity Triathlon, completing the Royal Ullswater Epic Swim. Although a paltry 500m, I’m not a strong swimmer, so found it a challenge. The beautiful scenery and friendly atmosphere made it great fun as did being asked to sing the national anthem while treading water before the start! I’m getting near to raising £1,000, so hoping a few more donations through…

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Sunday 15th July – Eccup 10 Miles

Sunday 15th July – Eccup 10 Miles

The Eccup 10 Mile Road Race organised by Abbey Runners and incorporating the 2012 Yorkshire 10 Mile Championships. The race was won by Nick Hooker (Leeds City) in 55.42 and the first lady in ninth position overall was Susan Partridge (Leeds City) in 58.38. For OAC, Richard Smith finished 84th (67.28 – a pb), Matt Broughton 93rd (68.03), Karen Best 103rd (68.31), John Armitstead 135th (70.58), Karen Potter 193rd (74.00) and Matt Podd 227th (76.08). Continuing, Gilly Wight 292nd (79.24),…

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Sunday 15th July – Burton Leonard 10km

Sunday 15th July – Burton Leonard 10km

The race was won by Mike Appleton (Ripon) in 35.22 and the first lady in fifteenth position overall was Jenny Hutcheson (Harrogate) in 42.21. For OAC, Howard Jeffrey finished 49th (47.22). Part of the Yorkshire Dales Race Series with results available also from Yorkshire Dales Race Series.

Sunday 15th July – Chevin 5km

Sunday 15th July – Chevin 5km

The fourth runSunday was won by Jason King (Unattached) in 22.36 and the first lady in third position overall was Emma Woolford (Unattached) in 25.07. For OAC, Debra Brown finished twelfth in 30.57.