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Month: October 2012

Sunday 28th October – Harewood 10 & 5 Mile Trail Races

Sunday 28th October – Harewood 10 & 5 Mile Trail Races

Report from OAC’s Howard Jeffrey: OAC results below with some great placings. I was surprised by the amount of mud on the course even though we were forewarned. It was the worst I have experienced here and I think I am an ever present (at least in having a number if not always actually running, so probably doesn’t count!). Still stiff from Bridlington Half the week before but after the race entered the Vienna Half Marathon (with Mick) for next…

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Sunday 28th October – Venice Marathon (Ita)

Sunday 28th October – Venice Marathon (Ita)

A report on the Venice Marathon from OAC’s Billy Rayner: Conditions were horrendous. My chip time was 4:38:37 – the last 2km took sixteen minutes. 35-40km took about 47 minutes! Not easy running into very strong winds and freezing rain. Not one of my most pleasant running experiences. As the race website comments, “The 27th Venice Marathon had severe weather conditions with rain, wind and high tide. The winners were Kenyan Philemon Kipchumba Kisang (2:17:00) and Ethiopian Emebt Etea Bedada…

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Sunday 28th October – Yorkshire Coast 10km

Sunday 28th October – Yorkshire Coast 10km

Report from OAC’s Reid Haddow on the Yorkshire Coast 10km organised by Scarborough A.C.: What an awful start to the day – freezing and wet, a typical East Coast October day, barely daylight. 1,212 hardy and brave runners assembled at the Spa Complex on the South side of Scarborough, ready for the 10am start. Guest starter was Perri Shakes-Drayton, Olympic 400m hurdler, together with a multitude of exercise gurus to get us all warmed up before we started – a…

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Saturday 27th-28th October – The Original Mountain Marathon (OMM)

Saturday 27th-28th October – The Original Mountain Marathon (OMM)

Report from OAC’s Sarah Fuller: Perhaps two months with no running and a build up of a couple of weeks of short run / walk efforts isn’t the best preparation for The OMM and shortly into Day One my lack of hill fitness was certainly showing! We made a very wise last minute decision to change from B Class to a Score Class as I was worried my injury would re-occur if I pushed it for too long too soon…

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Saturday 27th October – Eric Smith (1922 – 2012)

Saturday 27th October – Eric Smith (1922 – 2012)

It is with great sadness that we have to advise of the death of Eric Smith, a founding member of Otley Athletic Club and Honorary Life Vice President. Born in January 1922, Eric began running whilst seconded to the RAF in World War Two and represented his unit at cross-country. In January 1952, aged 30, he joined the local Leeds Harehills Harriers and was running alongside several county and international runners and this team won Yorkshire and Northern Cross-Country Championship…

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Saturday 27th October – Snowdonia Marathon

Saturday 27th October – Snowdonia Marathon

Report from OAC’s Matt Broughton: I ran in Saturday’s Snowdonia Marathon. Not sure who votes for these things but it was voted this year as the best Marathon in the UK. Apart from the cold and sharp head winds in some sections of the course, the weather was excellent and helped to show-off the beauty of the area. I ran it last year (report here) in a time of 3:46:15 and although I knew it would be difficult considering the…

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Saturday 27th October – Park Runs

Saturday 27th October – Park Runs

Results for Bradford parkrun 206 participants completed the run today. The first male to finish was Matt NOWELL (M) (Bradford Airedale AC) in a time of 00:17:59. The first lady completing the course was Amanda STERLING (F) (Keighley & Craven AC) in a time of 00:20:55. You can find the full parkrun results for this event here. The following club members participated: 9 Richard Anthony SMITH 00:19:27 89 Reid Anthony James HADDOW 00:26:19

Saturday 27th October – Great Whernside Fell Race

Saturday 27th October – Great Whernside Fell Race

The Great Whernside Fell Race (4 miles / 1,558′ ascent). the race was won by Ian Holmes (Bingley) in 32.20 and the first lady in 25th position overall was Annie Bamber (Ambleside) in 39.27. For OAC, Racheal Bamford finished 46th (43.18) and Dave Fox 105th (55.05). Read Racheal’s race report from her blog. Race report in the Telegraph & Argus. Results from fellrunner.

Wednesday 24th October – 4oD Programmes

Wednesday 24th October – 4oD Programmes

You may remember OAC’s Renee Saxton taking part in the Terrex Sting in Stirling Adventure Race back in August. Channel 4 have just shown the edited highlights from the five days of action which you can see again for a limited time through 4oD here (Series 3 Episode 10). There is also a programme described as “A rare behind-the-scenes look at the training methods of the medal-winning Brownlee brothers as they prepare for glory…” through the same link (Series 3…

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