For great runs, an outstanding dedication to running and participation in events during the month, the Club’s Runner of the Month for December is Colin Best. Competing in two runSundays on the 2nd and 9th followed up by the Stoop Fell Race, Ken Dixon Handicap at Fewston and Auld Lang Syne Fell Race, Colin also spotted a shooting star whilst helping lead a Moonlighting Away Run up Beamsley Beacon. Well done Colin!
On Sunday 20th October, the first Yorkshire Marathon in York will be held. For more details see theyorkshiremarathon.com.
The OAC Runner of the Year (RoY) is an award presented to the best all-round athlete in the Club irrespective of age or sex. After another interesting and competitive Runner of the Year in 2012, it has been decided to keep the format roughly the same for 2013. However the Committee are still of the opinion that the Park Runs and Chevin runSundays were having too much influence on the final outcome. Again this year there will be three races…
From runSunday, this week’s race was won by Nick Charlesworth (Wharfedale Harriers) in 17.28 and the first lady in third position overall was Leah Forey in 23.19. Also for OAC, Colin Best finished finished second (23.02) and Billy Rayner sixth (25.50).
The Yorkshire Cross-Country Championships were held at Lightwater Valley. In the men’s race won by Meles Okbazghi (Sheffield RC) in 33.09, for OAC, Jon Greenwell finished 100th (40.45). Results from noeaa. Race report in the Telegraph & Argus.
Results for Brueton parkrun 208 participants completed the run today. The first male to finish was Jon RHODES JAMES (M) (Solihull Triathlon Club) in a time of 00:16:42. The first lady completing the course was Emma LAMBERT (F) (Hinckley RC) in a time of 00:19:18. You can find the full parkrun results for this event here. The following club members participated: 40 Richard A CLARKE 00:21:28
Thanks to Kath for providing the Club Rankings for 2012. See the dedicated Club Records & Rankings page.
OAC’s new second-claim member Ross Armstrong comments this race of six miles at Glenariff Forest Park in County Antrim was “…fantastic, fast downhill then long steep uphill”. From the results, the race was won by Jonny Steede (Ballymena Runners) in 36.25 and the first lady in 35th position overall was Penny McPhail in 43.30. Ross finished 40th in 44.19 (all gun positions / chip times). Pictures in Club Photos.
Report from OAC’s Graham Lake: I thought I’d start 2013 with a bang, so headed over to Great Ayton near to where I grew up for the Captain Cook’s Fell Race (BS 5 miles / 1,043′) organised by Esk Valley Fell Club. After weeks of mild, damp, windy weather it was lovely to get clear skies and some sun for a change. The race set off from the village centre, out over some surprisingly icy roads for a mile or…