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Month: November 2012

Sunday 25th November – Club Handicap at Weeton

Sunday 25th November – Club Handicap at Weeton

The penultimate Club Handicap of 2012 at Weeton (5 miles) saw Hannah win her first handicap & take home half a box of chocolates left-over from halloween. Richard’s lead at the top of the table is now reduced to 10.5 over Billy and Tom just 1 pt behind Billy.  As Richard has already done the maximum 10 to count he’ll need to get 8 or more points to improve his current score.  So the traditional “Ken Dixon” Christmas handicap, will be as…

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Sunday 25th November – Clowne Half Marathon

Sunday 25th November – Clowne Half Marathon

Report from OAC’s Richard Smith on the Clowne Half Marathon organised by Clowne Road Runners: An indifferent start to the day – I was advised by Tom Paget, the driver, that he nearly had to spend the morning in A&E after his son got lego stuck up his nose. Fortunately, Tom resolved this himself courtesy of tweezers so we made the early start to Clowne. Having arrived to collect my race number, my name on the registration list was nowhere…

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Saturday 24th November – Matt Broughton’s Surprise 40th Party

Saturday 24th November – Matt Broughton’s Surprise 40th Party

Matt Broughton reports on his Surprise 40th Birthday Party: I’d like to thank everyone who managed to make it to the Cricket Club for my ‘very early’ 40th party. Really great to see you all. Kate is very greatful for all the help she got with the food and preparations. I had a great time and I’m touched by all the effort made to keep it a surprise. Thanks!

Saturday 24th November – West Yorkshire Cross-Country League @ Huddersfield

Saturday 24th November – West Yorkshire Cross-Country League @ Huddersfield

Results for the races held at North Kirklees Trust School (formerly Fartown High School) from West Yorkshire Athletics. In the men’s race won by Alan Buckley (Leeds City) in 30.58, for OAC Andrew Robertshaw finished 26th (34.17), Tom Hannah 168th (51.59) and Antonio Cardinale 171st (69.55). In the ladies’ race won by Helen Berry (Holmfirth) in 23.51, for OAC Jackie Ackroyd finished 73rd (32.38). More details from West Yorkshire Athletics.

Saturday 24th November – Park Runs

Saturday 24th November – Park Runs

Results for Ally Pally parkrun 55 participants completed the run today. The first male to finish was Dominic HENRY (M) (Yeovil Olympiads AC) in a time of 00:19:13. The first lady completing the course was Patricia MOODY (F) (Serpentine RC) in a time of 00:24:57. You can find the full parkrun results for this event here. The following club members participated: 3 Huw ILLINGWORTH 00:19:26

Sunday 18th November – Leeds Abbey Dash 10km

Sunday 18th November – Leeds Abbey Dash 10km

The Abbey Dash was won by Luke Cragg (Leeds City) in 29.29 and Alyson Dixon (Chester le Street) in 82nd position overall (32.53). For OAC, 21 members finished, the first being Matt John, 52nd in 31.53, a personal best by a considerable margin of 74 seconds (all gun positions / chip times). Continuing, Racheal Bamford 176th (and ninth lady) in 34.59 (a pb by 21 seconds & club record),  recent new member, Jon Greenwell 182nd (35.04),  Tom Midgley 187th (35.06), Simon…

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Saturday 17th November – The Tour of Pendle

Saturday 17th November – The Tour of Pendle

The Tour of Pendle Fell Race (16.8 miles / 4,833′ ascent). From fellrunner, the race was won by Carl Bell (Howgill Harriers) in 2.27.01 and Nicky Spinks (Dark Peak) in 68th position overall (2.58.21). For OAC, Jim Sneath finished 242nd (3.35.27) and Anne Pickles 284th (3.44.39).