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Thursday 14th February – Armagh 3km

Racheal Bamford raced in the evening Armagh International 3km:

The race was won by Mary Cullen (North Sligo) in a course record of 9:07.88 (all chip positions / times).

Racheal finished fourth in 9:30.55, just one second outside her Club Record set at the same event last year.

Full results from here.

The men’s 5km race was won by American Ethan Shaw in 14:11.71. Full results here.

More information from Racheal’s blog.

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Saturday 9th-10th February – British Athletics European Indoor Trials & UK Championships

Rachel Bamford reports on the women’s 1,500m from the English Institute of Sport, Sheffield where British athletes were competing for a place at the European Indoor Championships in Gothenburg:

Saturday – Heat 2 – fourth in 4.25.49. Won by Laura Muir (Dundee) in 4.24.71. Results from British Athletics.

Sunday – Final – sixth in 4.25.14. Won by Laura Muir (Dundee) in 4.13.59. Results from British Athletics.

See also Racheal’s blog here.

Meeting reports in the Yorkshire Post and from the BBC.

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Sunday 10th February – Liversedge Half Marathon

liversedge_joeThe race was won by Matthew Pierson (Holmfirth Harriers) in 73.32 and the first lady in 55th position overall was Samantha Ayers (Keswick) in 90.55 (all gun positions / chip times).

For OAC, Tom Midgley finished eighth (79.26), Richard Smith 27th (85.31), Matt Broughton 54th (90.52), Tom Potter 87th (94.34), Howard Jeffrey 174th (103.51), Joe Webster (pictured) 197th (105.21), Mick Jeffrey 216th (106.51), Jane Butler 289th (115.21) and Lisa Maughan 296th (115.32 – a pb).

There were 455 finishers.

Photos from Andrew Thrippleton.

Race report in the Telegraph & Argus.

Results from ukresults.

Race organised by Roberttown Road Runners.

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Sunday 10th February – St Wilfrid’s Muddy Boots 10km (apprx)

Dave Hainsworth comments, “Lived up to its name. By no means all off-road but two-thirds of finishers over 50 minutes says it all. Must have been ‘the wrong sort of mud’ although the two minute queue for the footbridge didn’t help times”.

The race was won by Jack Simpson (Leeds City) in 34.57 and the first lady in fourteenth position overall was Charlotte Sanderson (Thirsk & Sowerby) in 40.04.

For OAC, Andy Ackroyd finished 91st (49.18), Jackie Ackroyd 157th and first fv55 (54.01), Tom Hannah 193rd (56.49), Dave Hainsworth 213th (58.22), Hannah Mallinson 262nd (63.41) and Don Buffham 278th (65.50).

Results from ukresults.

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Sunday 10th February – runSunday 3 Mile Otley Chevin

From runSunday, this week’s race was won by Jonathan Forey (Unattached) in 18.57 and the first lady in fifth position overall was Leah Forey (Unattached) in 22.45.

For OAC, Mark Beswick finished fourth (20.49) and Colin Best seventh (23.43).

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Saturday 9th February – Park Runs

Results for Bramhall Park parkrun

380 participants completed the run today. The first male to finish was Rob Harry DOWNS (M) (Wilmslow RC) in a time of 00:17:10. The first lady completing the course was Nicola LLOYD (F) (Bramhall Runners) in a time of 00:21:46. You can find the full parkrun results for this event here.

The following club members participated:

78 Mark BLAGG 00:23:01

Results for Harrogate parkrun

244 participants completed the run today. The first male to finish was Mike APPLETON (M) (Ripon Runners) in a time of 00:17:24. The first lady completing the course was Wendy MARKS (F) (Harrogate Harriers & AC) in a time of 00:21:29. You can find the full parkrun results for this event here.

The following club members participated:

72 David Anthony FOX 00:24:11

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Tuesday 5th February – Runner of the Month for January

liversedge_lisaHaving only joined OAC in November, Lisa Maughan has been awarded the Runner of the Month award for January for her pleasing fourth position in the Club Handicap at Harewood and also her commitment to Club Training Nights.

Well done Lisa!

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Sunday 3rd February – Alsager 5 Miles

alsager5a_2013Report from Racheal Bamford:

Results for the Brooks Alsager 5 near Crewe – Britain’s “Fastest 5 Mile Road Race” – here.

I finished eighth female in 78th position overall and third counter for the Northern women’s team, who came second in the Inter-Area match. My time was 28.55, a Club Record.

The race was won by Matthew Hynes (North Yorkshire Moors) in 23.57 and the first lady in 34th position overall was Gemma Steel (Charnwood) in 26.34 (all gun positions / chip times).

More details from Racheal’s blog here.

Pictures from racephotos.

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Sunday 3rd February – Mickleden Straddle Fell Race

Report from Simon Anderson:

Renee Saxton joined me for a trip south to enter the Mickleden Straddle Fell Race (£5 – 14.3 miles / 2,431′), ably hosted by Denby Dale Travellers.

In truly wuthering Pennine conditions the men’s race was won by Tim Ellis in 1:39:27 and the women’s by Helen Fines in fourteenth position overall (1:54:24). Both winners were from Calder Valley. Results here.

The course was easily navigable, and whilst typically a fell race in terms of terrain, there were no hands on knees moments. Having walked 15 miles to the summit of 9 peaks in the Lakes the previous day I decided to run this just for fun but was inevitably drawn into a race and I managed to come a lacklustre 57th in 2:13:06. Renee was just outside the prizes and finished 100th overall in 2:21:16.

We were both impressed by the dedication of the Mountain Rescue teams who marshalled the course and the well renowned post-event catering!

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Sunday 3rd February – Dewsbury 10km

Details from Dewsbury Road Runners.

The race was won by Dan Garbutt (Durham City) in 30.27 and the first lady in 22nd position overall was Alyson Dixon (Sunderland Strollers) in 34.05 (all gun positions / chip times).

For OAC, Richard Smith finished 94th (37.33), Tom Potter 140th (39.29), Howard Jeffrey 296 (44.12), Tom Hannah 450th (48.19), Billy Rayner 479th (49.02) and Steve Haywood 645th (54.45).

Results from TDL.

Race report in the Telegraph & Argus.

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