Archive for August, 2012

Monday 27th August – Spofforth Gala Trail 10k Trail

From ukresults, the race was won by Mark Bryant (Leeds City) in 37.33 ahead of OAC’s Liam Dunne in second place (38.06).

Also for OAC, Tom “John” Potter finished 46th (48.06), Tom Hannah 95th (and first mv60) in 54.43 and Kath Robertshaw 166th (and first fv65) in 65.51.

The first lady was Pauline Munro who finished sixteenth overall (42.28).

Thanks to Tom Potter for this photo of Liam Dunne collecting his prize.

More photos courtesy of Wetherby Runners’ Rob Gray on his FlickR and also from Andrew Thrippleton here.

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Monday 27th August – Askern 10 Miles

The race was won by Carl Ryde (Doncaster) in 54.27 and the first lady in 26th position overall was Kim Threadgall (Valley Striders) in 63.11.

For OAC, second-claim member Suzy Sharman finished 72nd (69.25)

More details from askerndrc.

Results from ukresults.

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Sunday 26th August – The Melrose 13.1km Road Race

Report from OAC’s Karen Best:

In our usual holiday spirit we sought out a local race to enter. This time it was the Melrose 13.1km Road Race.

It was a fine morning as we set off to find race HQ and the weather was pretty much perfect througout.

The course was described as hilly and it was! Pretty much uphill to mile six and then downhill. Perfect terrain for Yorkshire runners.

There were 33 runners (34 if you count the tail runner) on the start line, where we found ourselves at the front thinking what’s the worst that can happen!

A perfect uphill start gave us a good position from the outset. I held in behind Lloyd until mile six and lost him on the downhill (if only all races were uphill only). After a long downhill and a flat and fast final 800 metre finish we came in sixth and seventh.

A great course, well organised and very friendly! The buffet after the event was simply excellent! Amazingly I think virtually everyone stayed for the presentations and buffet which made for a great post race atmosphere.

The race was won by Mark Bryson (Gala) in 51:26 and Lloyd Best finished sixth (54:44) and Karen Best seventh (and first lady) in 55:34 (a new course record).

Results from here.

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Sunday 26th August – Chesterfield Spire 10 Miles

From ukresults, the race was won by Ryan Holroyd (Staffordshire Moorlands A.C.) in 54.12 and the first lady in fifteenth position overall was Amy Green (Keighley & Craven) in 62.51.

For OAC, second-claim member Jamie Noon finished sixth in 58.59 despite troublesome hamstring issues during the last two miles.

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Saturday 25th August – British Milers’ Club Grand Prix Final

OAC’s Racheal Bamford reports:

I ran for Yorkshire in the UKCAU Inter-Counties 1,500m at Bedford and this year it was combined with the British Milers’ Club Grand Prix.

I was in the A race, finishing in third position overall (just one hunderdth of a second ahead of fourth… good job I dipped for the line!) and first in the Inter-Counties Championships and my time was 4:22.26.

The race was won by Megan Brown (Canada) in 4:15.28.

Results from British Milers’ Club.


Saturday 18th – 25th August – European Veterans Athletics Championships in Zittau (Ger)

Report from OAC’s Caroline Marler on her two gold and one bronze medals:


Having set almost identical times in the heats, much faster than the other competitors it seemed like it could be a ‘two horse race’ between me and the German, who had already won the 200m.

With the superior speed it wasn’t surprising she went off fast and made up the stagger on me by 150m. This caused me to run the next 150m faster than I normally would to keep her in my sights. By 300m I was passing her and kept ahead of her to win comfortably but the uneven pace of the run meant the last 50m was horrible as I ‘hit the wall’ badly and the final time was not that good.

1st C. Marler (GB) 69.82
2nd U. Hiltscher(Germany) 70.56
3rd L. de Roock (Belg.) 71.15

Hiltscher won four individual gold and two silver medals over the Championships.


My bronze medal came in the 800m, my second string event behind winner Nancy Hitchmough (GB), who is the European record holder and Ingerlise Jensen (Denmark) the World Champion.

It was a straight final with eleven runners, run quite tactically so my time again wasn’t as fast as at the recent British Championships.

1st N. Hitchmough (GB) 2.39.95
2nd I. Jensen 2.45.30
3rd C. Marler 2.48.68

4x400m relay

My second gold came in anchoring the GB team to victory in the 4x400m relay where we broke the European record by eight seconds and tantalisingly missed the World record by only 0.16 secs.

The other runners were Angela Copson (Women’s 65 winner of 400m, 800m, 1,500m and 5,000m), Nancy Hitchmough (W60’s winner of 800m and 1,500m) and Ros Tabor (second in W60’s 5,000m and finalist in W60’s 400m, 800m and 1,500m).


Saturday 18th – 25th August – Sting In Stirling

A big well done to OAC’s Renee Saxton who was part of the four person TotalXC Facewest racing team (team #8) in this five day Adventure Race called the Sting in Stirling.

From the the event’s above website, the adidas TERREX STING adventure race is described as:

“A five day non-stop adventure race for teams of four. The event is an expedition race with few control sites spread across a huge area of the country. However, there will be some fine navigation in some parts of the event and special challenges. The winners are the team which cover the entire course in the least time”.

Disciplines to be completed over ten stages include running, mountain biking, lake canoeing, mountain trekking and whitewater canoeing.

The team’s blog is here.

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Saturday 25th August – Burnsall Fell Race

The Classic Burnsall Fell Race (1.5 miles / 900′) details from burnsallsports.

The race was won by Hector Haines (Ilkley) in 15.03 and the first lady in seventeenth position overall was Holly Page (Calder Valley) in 18.11.

For OAC, John Dade finished 105th (25.33) and Andy Webster completed the “Burnsall-double” finishing 124th (34.12).

Race report in the Telegraph & Argus.

Results from race-results.

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Saturday 25th August – Burnsall 10 Miles

Details from burnsallsports.

The race was won by Adam Osborne (Leeds City) in 54.56 and the first lady in eighteenth position overall was Sarah Cumber (Halifax) in 63.34.

For OAC, Richard Smith finished 24th (66.52), Mick Jeffrey 37th (74.37), Andy Webster 48th (81.03), Richard Hamer 62nd (90.17), Ged Peacock 68th (95.20) and Antonio Cardinale 74th (116.20).

Results from race-results.

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Saturday 25th August – Park Runs

Results for Leeds parkrun

259 participants completed the run today. The first male to finish was Christopher James SMITH (M) (Notts AC) in a time of 00:16:51. The first lady completing the course was Katie PARRY (F) (Leeds City AC) in a time of 00:17:42. You can find the full parkrun results for this event here.

The following club members participated:

10 Chris CARVER 00:18:42
22 Graham LAKE 00:19:40

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