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Month: September 2012

Sunday 30th September – Yorkshire Veterans Track & Field Championships

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.

Sunday 30th September – Redcar Half Marathon

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

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…

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Sunday 23rd September – runSunday 3 Mile Otley Chevin

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”.

Sunday 23rd September – Ilkley Triathlon

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…

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Sunday 23rd September – Harewood House 10km Trail Race

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…

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Saturday 22nd September – Great Langdale Half Marathon

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…

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Saturday 22nd September – Folkin’ Reservoir Ramble

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…

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Saturday 22nd September – Park Runs

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…

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