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Month: August 2012

Sunday 19th August – Action Medical Research York 100 Sportive

Sunday 19th August – Action Medical Research York 100 Sportive

OAC’s Graham Lake reports: Just a quick report to say I’ve now finished my Summer Long Chrity Triathlon by completing Sunday’s Action Medical Research York 100 Sportive. It was a great event, lovely route, well organised and great cake! Finished in 7 hours, with over 40mins of stops (I said the cake was good!) Over the three events I’ve raised through my charitygiving page over £1,000 for Cancer Research UK and Rosehill School for Autistic children, which makes it all…

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Sunday 19th August – Belper Rugby Rover 30km

Sunday 19th August – Belper Rugby Rover 30km

Report from OAC’s Richard Smith: I ran the Belper Rugby Rover 30km multi terrain race this morning as a marathon prep race. In humid conditions, the route used public footpaths, bridle ways, roman roads, minor roads, ancient woodlands, fern/moor type landscape, rocky ascents/descents, lots of fields (grass, rutted, corn, ploughed). No ‘hands on knee’ climbs but a lot of ascent through some impressive Derbyshire countryside. Despite narrowly escaping a stampede of aggressive cows and falling flat on my face (twice)…

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Sunday 19th August – Escrick 10km

Sunday 19th August – Escrick 10km

The Escrick 10k was won by Darran Bilton (Leeds City) in 33.11 and the first lady in 31st position overall was Jessica Nixon (Leeds City) in 40.27. For OAC, Howard Jeffrey finished 50th (and third mv50) in 42.00. Results from escrick10k.

Saturday 18th August – Park Runs

Saturday 18th August – Park Runs

Results for Bradford parkrun 202 participants completed the run today. The first male to finish was Matt NOWELL (M) (Bradford Airedale AC) in a time of 00:17:11. The first lady completing the course was Amanda STERLING (F) (Keighley & Craven AC) in a time of 00:21:35. You can find the full parkrun results for this event here. The following club members participated: 37 Tom PAGET 00:22:51 Results for Leeds parkrun 333 participants completed the run today. The first male to…

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Saturday 18th August – Donadea Series 10k Trail Run (Ire)

Saturday 18th August – Donadea Series 10k Trail Run (Ire)

Report from OAC’s Liam Dunne: I travelled to Donadea, Co. Kildare for the Donadea Series 10k Trail Run. This race was a two lap course around slightly undulating forest trail and I finished second in a time of 36:08. The race was won by David Fitzpatrick in 35.44 Results from actiontiming.

Wednesday 15th August – Castlepollard 5k Road Race (Ire)

Wednesday 15th August – Castlepollard 5k Road Race (Ire)

Report from OAC’s Liam Dune: I had planned to run the “Devil’s Glen” fell race today but due to heavy rain and no off road shoes I instead opted for the Castlepollard 5k road race – this was an out and back and mainly flat course. The run out seemed quite easy initally and it was on the return that I realised why, the wind was on my back for the first 2.5km’s and the run in was a bit…

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Friday 17th August – Back The Track in Otley

Friday 17th August – Back The Track in Otley

OAC’s Simon Anderson has started a campaign for a running track in Otley as a lasting legacy from the London Olympics. Launching the initiative this week (when Otley welcomed home its very own Olympic silver medalist, Lizzie Armitstead, see the Wharfedale Observer report here), there has been much support for Back The Track from local dignitaries including MP Greg Mulholland, Otley Town Council leader Councillor John Eveleigh, Councillor Ryk Downes, Ward and parish Councillor Clive Fox. Several locations for the track…

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Thursday 16th August – The Ronhill Sale 5k Sizzlers

Thursday 16th August – The Ronhill Sale 5k Sizzlers

Report (and event video) from Terry Lonergan: Continuing her positive recovery from a very nasty bike crash just last month, OAC’s Racheal Bamford journeyed over the border to take part in the Sale Harriers’ Ronhill Sale 5k Sizzlers which incorporated the North of England 5k Championships. Following pre-race interviews with local past and present Olympians, 510 runners tackled the flat but rather convoluted course in Wythenshawe Park, Manchester. Racheal finished second lady (and 54th overall) in 17.13 to take the…

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Thursday 16th August – 3,000m Handicap & ROY

Thursday 16th August – 3,000m Handicap & ROY

Thanks to Keighley & Craven AC for allowing us to make use of their track at Greenhead School, which produced an exciting finish as Dominic sprinted past Joanna in the final few metres. Andy’s daughter, Imogen, also ran really well to finish close behind. The overall handicap championship is brewing up nicely and with just three races left, Richard moves to the top of the table on 110 points ahead of Billy, 100.5, John Dade, 100 and Tom Hannah 94.5. Esholt hosts…

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Sunday 12th August – Yorkshire Spartan Sprint at Ripon

Sunday 12th August – Yorkshire Spartan Sprint at Ripon

Report from OAC’s Richard Clarke: Having already done two of the ‘Major Series‘ obstacle races organised by British Military Fit at Bramham Park, I was persuaded to try the Yorkshire Spartan Sprint event at Ellington Banks, Kirkby Road, Ripon. The Spartan course is half the length of the Major Series course at 5k but has a lot more obstacles (they advertise a minimum of 15) and these are more challenging and varied. In order to avoid overcrowding, competitors were set…

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