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Month: December 2012

Monday 31st December – Auld Lang Syne Fell Race

Monday 31st December – Auld Lang Syne Fell Race

The Auld Lang Syne Fell Race (6 miles / 984′) with details and results from woodentops. The race was won by Jonathan Brownlee (Bingley) in 43.10 and the first lady in eleventh position overall was Annabel Mason (Wakefield) in 47.58. For OAC, Colin Best finished 223rd (69.30), Mary Hampshire 314th (81.02) and Don Buffham 341st (88.19). Race report and photos in the Telegraph & Argus, MudSweatandTears and from itv.com.

Sunday 30th December – Ribble Valley 10km @ Clitheroe

Sunday 30th December – Ribble Valley 10km @ Clitheroe

Race report from OAC’s Richard Smith: Mr Potter and I headed over to the dark side (Lancashire) this morning to take part in the Ribble Valley 10km organised by Blackburn Harriers. The alleged flat and fast course was an attraction and we both hoped to finish 2012 on a high note. The drive across gave some indication that it wasn’t going to be easy… wet and windy with bouncing hailstone. Upon arriving in Clitheroe we bumped into fellow OAC members…

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Sunday 30th December – Jolly Holly Jog 10km

Sunday 30th December – Jolly Holly Jog 10km

Ripon Runners’ 25th Anniversary of the Jolly Holly Jog 10km. From the results, the race was won by Lee Dalton (Nidd Valley) in 36.30 and the first lady in thirteenth position overall was Becky Penty (York Acorn) in 39.42. For OAC, Howard Jeffrey finished 123rd (48.45), Tom Hannah 197th (52.50) and Gloria Jackson 359th (62.11).

Sunday 30th December – Swim Bike Run

Sunday 30th December – Swim Bike Run

Good news from OAC’s Howard Jeffrey: Last year I started to swim and bike to get stronger for running and avoid all the niggles that come with regular racing. I did a few Triathlons and I have had to go through all the new niggles that come with swimming and biking (I should have known!) and can add them to the still present running ones. I have not yet become faster at running although I do feel stronger. What was…

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Saturday 29th December – Park Runs

Saturday 29th December – Park Runs

Results for Leeds parkrun 175 participants completed the run today. The first male to finish was David COWLISHAW (M) in a time of 00:16:34. The first lady completing the course was Hannah BROWN (F) (Skyrac AC) in a time of 00:19:40. You can find the full parkrun results for this event here. The following club members participated: 100 Caroline MARLER 00:26:54 Results for Portrush parkrun 57 participants completed the run today. The first male to finish was Rhodri JONES (M)…

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Wednesday 26th December – Chevin Chase

Wednesday 26th December – Chevin Chase

OAC’s Reid Haddow reports on the Chevin Chase organised by Airecentre Pacers: …Boxing Day Chevin Chase on my mind, cold north wind, some sunny periods, a big, big field of runners with no. 1 race number going to our own Olympian, Mr Jonathan Brownlee. “Get back, Get back”, the Starter shouted, “Get behind the flag”. He was going blue in the face but nobody took any notice. “I will count down… 4, 3, 2, 1…” and the charge of 825…

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Sunday 23rd December – Ken Dixon Handicap at Fewston

Sunday 23rd December – Ken Dixon Handicap at Fewston

Blustery and showery conditions greeted runners at the  the final race in this year’s handicap championship the, “Ken Dixon“, named after the former member now resident in Zimbabwe, who instigated this traditional Christmas handicap in 1989. Thanks to Tom for ‘flagging’ the route and Kath, Jack, Caron & Liz for marshaling & recording duties. Carol made a remarkable return after recent injury and illness to take the win, fairly comfortably ahead  of Chris Wordsworth and Andy Webster. The other race within the race between…

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Saturday 22nd December – Park Runs

Saturday 22nd December – Park Runs

Results for Bradford parkrun 162 participants completed the run today. The first male to finish was Kevin OGDEN (M) (Spenborough & District AC) in a time of 00:17:13. The first lady completing the course was Clare PEARSON (F) (Skipton AC) in a time of 00:20:04. You can find the full parkrun results for this event here. The following club members participated: 17 Richard Anthony SMITH 00:20:09 75 Reid Anthony James HADDOW 00:25:36 Report by OAC’s irrepressible Reid Haddow (he’s the…

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Wednesday 18th December – Call You and Yours: More Money for Grassroots Sports

Wednesday 18th December – Call You and Yours: More Money for Grassroots Sports

Sport England have just announced that it is to invest £493 million over four-years to keep the inspiration of London 2012 alive and help fulfil Lord Coe’s pledge that the Games would get more people – young and old, women and men – playing sport. They say that 15.5 million people aged 16 and over are now playing sport every week. That’s 750,000 more than a year ago and 1.57 million more than when London won the Olympic and Paralympic…

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