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Month: February 2013

Sunday 24th February – Great North West Half Marathon

Sunday 24th February – Great North West Half Marathon

OAC’s Matt John texts in: Delighted to have won the Great North West Half Marathon in Blackpool in a personal best (by nearly five minutes) of 68.53. The first lady was Dianne McVey (Wilmslow Running Club) finishing 58th in 83.44 (gun position / chip times). There were 1,140 finishers. Photo of Matt on his way to the finish from Mick Hall Photos. Race report in the Wharfedale Observer. Results from ukresults.

Sunday 24th February – Pocklington Snake Lane 10 Miles

Sunday 24th February – Pocklington Snake Lane 10 Miles

Organised by Pocklington Runners, the race was won by Carl Ryde (Doncaster) in 51.59 and the first lady in 63rd position overall was Melissa Neal (March A.C.) in 62.22 (all gun positions / chip times). For OAC, Matt Broughton finished 121st (65.34 – a pb by nearly two minutes), Howard Jeffrey 344th (76.11), Billy Rayner 524th (83.43) and Hannah Mallinson 660th (95.00). Race report in the Wharfedale Observer. Results from ukresults.

Sunday 24th February – Ilkley Moor Fell Race

Sunday 24th February – Ilkley Moor Fell Race

The Ilkley Moor Fell Race (5 miles / 1,316′) organised by Ilkley Harriers. The race was won by Tom Adams (Ilkley) in 35.54 and the first lady in eleventh position overall was Emma Clayton (Bingley) in 42.03. For OAC, Sam Stell finished sixteenth (43.11), Graham Lake 41st (47.22), Mark Beswick 97th (52.51), Andy Webster 152nd (58.30), Pange Srivastava 213th (72.55) and Don Buffham 216th (75.44). Race report in the Wharfedale Observer. Full results in the Ilkley Gazette.

Sunday 24th February – Ilkley Moor Junior Fell Races

Sunday 24th February – Ilkley Moor Junior Fell Races

Tamara Weatherhead reports: Thank you for a fantastic turnout at today’s Ilkley Moor Junior Fell Races! We had 16 runners over three age groups. For the Otley girls, Izzy Dixon came in first followed by Imogen Webster and Holly Davey. First lad for Otley was William O Neil, second came Adam Powell and third Jenson Brogden. Full results as follows: U12 1 mile was won by Ben Green (Rossendale) with a new course record of 7 mins 10 secs. First…

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Saturday 23rd February – English National Cross-Country Championships

Saturday 23rd February – English National Cross-Country Championships

The Saucony English National Cross-Country Championships took place at Herrington Park, Sunderland. In the men’s race of 12km won by Keith Gerrard (Newham & Essex Beagles) in 41.21, for OAC Andrew Robertshaw finished 273rd (50.53) and Jon Greenwell 347th (52.29). Andrew reports:  a mud bath of a course, I don’t think I’ve ever finished a race covered with more mud head to toe.  I’ve looked back at the results from the last time the race was held on the same…

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Saturday 23rd February – Park Runs

Saturday 23rd February – Park Runs

Results for Leeds parkrun 317 participants completed the run today. The first male to finish was Chris SMITHARD (M) in a time of 00:16:15. The first lady completing the course was Kirsteen YOUNG (F) (Leeds City AC) in a time of 00:18:10. You can find the full parkrun results for this event here. The following club members participated: 55 Christian HOSKER 00:21:38

Sunday 17th February – PECO Cross-Country Race at Barnbow Fields

Sunday 17th February – PECO Cross-Country Race at Barnbow Fields

OAC’s Howard Jeffrey reports: “I read the Running Blog article in the Guardian, not impressed. It was like author has just discovered she is human. What has she been doing all her life, making notes? Anyway what was not mentioned was also the cross-country mud. Thick black oozing stuff, slippery, smelly, slimey, clinging, delicious and I don’t even like it!. That was the fourth PECO Cross-Country Race organised by St Theresas A.C. and assisted by Kippax Harriers at Barnbow Fields,…

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Saturday 16th February – Eccup Handicap

Saturday 16th February – Eccup Handicap

On a perfect day for running there was an excellent turn out of Otley members at 2nd Club Handicap of the year at Eccup (6.1 miles).  With no bias from the handicapper honest, Kath came home a convincing winner, her first win for just over 6 years. Guest runner from Wetherby, Valerie took second followed by Ursula & Phil.  Antonio must be keen to challenge for Billy’s trophy as he apologised to Nikki for winning the battle for 5th in a exciting sprint…

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Saturday 16th February – Park Runs

Saturday 16th February – Park Runs

Results for Roundhay parkrun OAC’s Simon Anderson reports: “Saturday morning was a bizarre carnival of fitness in Roundhay Park. Starting with the Parkrun at 9am, I returned to the car to see Alistair Brownlee et al parked next to me preparing to warm up and British Military Fitness parked in a van behind them ready to put a cabal of masochistic civilians through their paces for reasons best known to themselves. I then trotted off with the dog on my…

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