Archive for September, 2012

Sunday 30th September – Yorkshire Veterans Track & Field Championships

Report from the President Mick Jeffrey:

A while ago I searched for races during the fortnight Linda was in Spain. One that caught the eye was these Yorkshire Veterans Championships. I checked the club records and thought both the 400m and 800m seemed easily breakable. Having won the Yorkshire Vets Steeplechase title in ’92 and ’93 I thought I’d have a go at that as well.

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Sunday 30th September – runSunday 3 Mile Otley Chevin

From runSunday, this week’s race was won by Jonathan Forey (Unattached) in 19.02 and the first lady in sixth position overall was Jane Tremble (Unattached) in 23.36.

Club President Mick Jeffrey finished fourth in 21:36, a new mv60 category record.

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Sunday 30th September – Redcar Half Marathon

Tom Paget reports:   

I travelled up to Teeside this morning for the Redcar Half Marathon.

A strong headwind for half of the race made things a bit tricky on this ‘out-and-back-and-then-out-the-other-way-and-back’ course and I finished in 118th place out of in a time of 90.51.

I saw Reid Haddow looking very comfortable at about nine miles and he finished 647th in a time of 1:54:05.  

Full results here.


Sunday 30th September – Horsforth 10k

Seven members ran this local race won by Shaun Dimelow (Barnsley Harriers) in 33.59 and Pauline Munro (Wetherby) 33rd overall in 38.56.

First OAC home was Simon Anderson 40th in 39:33, followed by Richard Smith 53rd in 40:18,  Howard Jeffrey 79th (and first mv55) in 42:11, Colin Best 259th in 49:04, Tom Hannah 290th in 50:07, Billy Rayner 342nd in 52:29 and Dave Hainsworth 446th in 56:39.  

Full results here.

Race reports both in the Telegraph & Argus and also the Wharfedale Observer.

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Sunday 23rd September – runSunday 3 Mile Otley Chevin

From runSunday, this week’s race was won by Duncan Burgess (Skyrac) in 19.17 and the first lady in fifth position overall was Leah Forey (Unattached) in 22.56.

For OAC, second-claim member Emma Payne finished seventeenth (28.29) and Debra Brown 26th (44.09).

Race organiser, Paul Shack comments, “It should be noted that Debra Brown’s time reflects the fact that she had to take her daughter out of her buggy half way through and carry her”.

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Sunday 23rd September – Ilkley Triathlon

Report from OAC’s Graham Lake on the Ilkley Triathlon (swim 500m / cycle 9 miles / run 3 miles):

This was my second sprint Triathlon following May’s Tadcaster Triathlon when my bike broke spectacularly, so the first one I’ve finished properly.

The weather was pretty good, still and cool, and I had more of an idea of what to take, wear, eat, drink than my first triathlon. The organisation is a bit of a headache for someone as disorganised as me.

The swim is my weak point and so I lined up with some trepidation. But it went fine and I exited the pool with the two others who’d started in my ‘wave’ in 11.36. Quick wave to the family, change into Otley vest and I was off on the bike.

It’s a hilly route, doing three laps of a circuit going from the pool, along Denton Road, a grind up Carter’s Lane then an exhilarating descent of the aptly named Curly Hill. Bike went fine and no mechanicals this time. Whilst cycling I managed to get a gel and plenty of water down my neck so that I was prepared for the run. I managed to pass quite a few cyclists, and no-one overtook me, but you don’t know where people are in the grand scheme of things due to the the staggered start, which is a bit annoying.

The run is one lap of the same circuit and again I managed to get a few scalps without getting passed – I think mainly to me being an early starter due to predicted swim time.

I finished in 71.17 and on the provisional results in 94th place out of 312 but these include teams as well as individuals. So 80th out of 285 individuals is maybe more accurate (19th mv30).

A quick look at the stats (and I like stats!) puts me about 28th fastest runner (again ignoring the team runners who’d have been fresh), 69th on bike and way back in the swim (got bored counting).

I really enjoyed the day, and I’d recommend it to any runners looking for entry into the weird world of triathlons.

The only other OAC member I could see taking part was Leon Ricketts, finishing well in the combined results in 30th overall (and 24th individually) in 64.04.

Results from leedsbradfordtriathlon,

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Sunday 23rd September – Harewood House 10km Trail Race

Report from OAC’s Dave Hainsworth:

Nice low key trail run round the Harewood Estate on a misty autumnal morning.

Uses a very similar course to our Club Handicap with a couple of extra loops to bring it up to a full 10km.

The hills took their usual toll on Tom Hannah and myself with us both reduced to walking on the short steep section in the woods.

Darran Bilton of Leeds City (is he really 47?) turned up and won easily in 34.31, which I think would be a new course record.

Rogan Aston was a very respectable sixth in 38.23 and the first lady in nineteenth position overall was the appropriately named Lesley Leggett (Denby Dale Travellers) in 43.21.

Other OAC finishers were Andrew Ackroyd 32nd in 47.32, Jacqueline Ackroyd 51st in 52.07, Tom Hannah 54th in 53.30 and David Hainsworth 80th in 58.27.

Race report in the Telegraph & Argus.

Results from ukresults and more details from Pannal Primary School.

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Saturday 22nd September – Great Langdale Half Marathon

Report from OAC’s Mick Jeffrey:

Howard and I drove to the Lakes to run the Great Langdale Half Marathon, the hardest half marathon in the country, yet again.

The weather forecast was sunny but cool and the Lake District looked stunning in the sunshine. We met Eleanor Shotton before the start doing, I think, her first half marathon.

The course is hilly in the extreme so we both set off sensibly with Erika Johnson of Swaledale Runners a short way ahead. At around three miles we caught and passed her. At about four miles Howard left us on the down-hills at which he excels. She later passed me and I then passed her until the steep hill out of Skelwith Bridge where will-power deserted me and I began to walk and she passed again. Twice I stared running, caught her and then walked again. I almost caught her again coming down the steep hill to the Chapel Style road at Elterwater with three undulating miles to go.

I ran steadily as my left calf was tightening and managed to rein her in at around twelve miles. I tucked in for a few hundred yards and pondered where I would kick for home. Unfortunately as soon as I sped up to pass my calf began to cramp badly so I was left with no option but to slow down and shuffle to the finish.

I finished 50th in 1.42.34, first mv60, eight minutes ahead of my nearest rival. Howard finished in 34th, in 1.37.10, first mv55, also eight minutes ahead of his nearest rival.

Eleanor finished 199th in a very creditable 2.02.33, ninth in her category and Erika finished 48th in 1.42.25, second in her category.

The race was won by Steve Littler (Wesham) in 1.19.52 and the first lady in 22nd position overall was Molly Ralphson (Trawden) in 1.35.45.

After the prize giving we spotted Nick Hodgkinson starting his second lap of the marathon. What a glutton for punishment he is. I’ll let him tell you his time and position! (although the results show the race was won by Steve Prentice (Bellahouston Harriers) in 2.57.28 and the first lady was Nicola Shaw (Unattached) in thirteenth position with 3.28.27 and Nick was 165th in 5.23.07).

Later that evening I looked at past results and was pleased to see in 2003 I ran 1-32-06, first mv50. I also checked out the winning mv60 time and was aghast to see Phil Robinson winning in 1-40-23!

All in all a very successful trip.

From ukresults, half marathon results here and full marathon results here.

Photos including these showing Howard just ahead of Mick and also Eleanor courtesy of Andrew Thrippleton here.


Saturday 22nd September – Folkin’ Reservoir Ramble

A good turnout by the club for the first Folkin’ Reservoir Ramble, however, the finishing times do not reflect the distances.

The 14 miler was won by Simon Barker (Valley Striders) in 2.08.37 and the first lady in fourth position overall was Kim Threadgall (Valley Striders) in 2.11.04.

For OAC, Anne Pickles finished eleventh (2.22.34), Jane Butler twelfth (2.25.16), John Dade thirteenth (2.25.46)and Peter Campbell fifteenth (2.26.43).

Also Colin Best eighteenth (2.30.51), Lloyd Best nineteenth (2.30.56), Andy Webster 27th (2.35.21), Carol Armitstead 28th (2.41.58) and Pange Srivastava 38th (3.18.54).

In the twenty miler won by Jez Hellewell (Ilkley) in 2.46.47 and Myra Jones (Valley Striders) eighth overall in 3.00.57, for OAC, John Armitstead finished fifth (2.57.29), Teresa Woodford 26th (3.14.34), Richard Smith 29th (3.17.26) and Julian Mawson 56th-ish (3.53.39).

“All the fun of the folk fair”.

Pictures from sportsunday.

Race report in the Telegraph & Argus.

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Saturday 22nd September – Park Runs

Results for Ally Pally parkrun (Alexandra Palace)

41 participants completed the run today. The first male to finish was Rob SHULMAN (M) (London Heathside Runners AC) in a time of 00:19:02. The first lady completing the course was Mel RUTHERFORD (F) in a time of 00:22:55. You can find the full parkrun results for this event here.

The following club members participated:

3 Huw ILLINGWORTH 00:19:42

Results for Leeds parkrun

373 participants completed the run today. The first male to finish was Joshua WOODCOCK-SHAW (M) (Spenborough & District AC) in a time of 00:17:00. The first lady completing the course was Jennifer WALSH (F) (Spenborough & District AC) in a time of 00:17:01. You can find the full parkrun results for this event here.

The following club members participated:

8 Thomas MIDGLEY 00:18:00

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