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Month: January 2013

Saturday 26th-27th January – Marmot Dark Mountains Mountain Marathon

Saturday 26th-27th January – Marmot Dark Mountains Mountain Marathon

Report from OAC’s Sarah Fuller: Somewhere high above Eskdale, 02.30am Sunday morning (see photo right). The rain was torrential and horizontal, the wind so strong we were now reduced to a crawl to reach the ridgeline and checkpoint number six. I had long ago lost count of how many time a leg had disappeared thigh deep in snow or bog. We had been running (well moving!) for four hours and were about to make a decision. We were going to…

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Saturday 26th January – Northern Cross-Country Championships

Saturday 26th January – Northern Cross-Country Championships

The Northern Cross-Country Championships at Knowsley Safari Park, Prescot, Knowsley. Results now available from frsystems.co.uk and in the senior men’s race of 12km won by Steve Vernon (Stockport Harriers) in 40.01, second-claim OAC member Leon Ricketts finished 290th (56.17). Jon Greenwell was wearing his OAC vest although there was an incident with the race numbers….

Sunday 20th January – Stanbury Splash Fell Race near Haworth

Sunday 20th January – Stanbury Splash Fell Race near Haworth

On a cold and snowy Penistone Hill near Haworth, the Soreen Stanbury Splash Fell Race (6 miles / 919′) – shortened this year due to the weather conditions – took place with results, report and photos from woodentops. The race was won by Tom Addison (Helm Hill) in 39.01 and the first lady in 43rd position overall was Helen Fines (Calder Valley) in 46.17. For OAC, Andy Webster finished 206th (58.03). Race report in the Wharfedale Observer.

Saturday 19th January – Park Runs

Saturday 19th January – Park Runs

Results for Leeds parkrun 124 participants completed the run today. The first male to finish was Graham BROOK (M) (Stragglers) in a time of 00:18:39. The first lady completing the course was Ellie DOOLEY (F) (Hyde Park Harriers) in a time of 00:22:27. You can find the full parkrun results for this event here. The following club members participated: 62 Gilly WIGHT 00:25:35

Sunday 13th January – Lakeland 100 Official Reccie Event

Sunday 13th January – Lakeland 100 Official Reccie Event

Report from OAC’s Sarah Fuller on “…not a race but thought I’d do a report on this challenge event…”: On Sunday I did the first 2013 Lakeland 100 official reccie event. Through the year the organisers put on, for a minimal fee, four reccies effectively splitting the course into quarter chunks. This was the Coniston to Buttermere section, which is the first 26 miles and the hardest section of the whole course. About 50 of us set off just before…

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Sunday 13th January – Club Handicap @ Harewood

Sunday 13th January – Club Handicap @ Harewood

The first Eric Smith Handicap Race of the year had a good turnout in frosty but sunny and calm conditions at Harewood (4.25 miles). The Honorary Handicapper was tested with several members returning to the fold after long absences from the racing scene. Former president Phil and handicap stalwart came home a clear winner ahead of David and Matt. It was good to see Phil back running his first race in 18 months away after a severe fall on his…

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Saturday 12th January – Park Runs

Saturday 12th January – Park Runs

Results for Bramhall Park parkrun 441 participants completed the run today. The first male to finish was Rob Harry DOWNS (M) (Wilmslow RC) in a time of 00:17:07. The first lady completing the course was Jennifer HACK (F) (Durham University Cross Country Club) in a time of 00:20:35. You can find the full parkrun results for this event here. The following club members participated: 109 Mark BLAGG 00:23:46 Results for Bushy Park parkrun 1027 participants completed the run today. The…

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