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Month: March 2013

Saturday 9th-10th March – British Masters Indoor Championships

Saturday 9th-10th March – British Masters Indoor Championships

OAC’s Caroline Marler reports: I successfully defended my BMAF W60 Indoor 400m title at Lee Valley Stadium, London. Running a second faster than last year, I broke my own British record with a time of 70.26. On the Sunday, I came second (2.50.72) in the 800m to the Indoor World record holder, Nancy Hitchmough (Dudley & Stourbridge) who recorded 2.41.16.

Sunday 10th March – Spen 20 Miles

Sunday 10th March – Spen 20 Miles

The race was won by Karl Gray (Calder Valley) in 1.57.10 and the first lady in 48th position overall was Gemma Adams (Preston) in 2.19.46. For OAC, Richard Smith finished 53rd (2.21.26), Tom Potter 115th (2.39.49), Emma Jones 207th (3.06.12), Sara Richard 211th (3.08.08) and Billy Rayner 214th (3.08.42). Results from ukresults.

Sunday 10th March – runSunday 3 Mile Otley Chevin

Sunday 10th March – runSunday 3 Mile Otley Chevin

From runSunday, this week’s race was won by Jonathan Forey (Unattached) in an age category record of 18.28 and the first lady in third position overall was OAC’s Pange Srivastava in an age category record of 24.34. Also for OAC, second-claim member Emma Payne finished twelfth (29.30) and Debra Brown finished fourteenth (33.02).

Saturday 9th March – Esholt Handicap

Saturday 9th March – Esholt Handicap

A last minute change of plan was required after the hon. handicapper found workmen replacing some lock gates, blocking off a section of the canal towpath.  So an alternative ‘Out and Back” 5 mile route was devised, reversing the original route to the canal, then turning towards Shipley for a half mile or so, with Ian setting off early and using his garmin to mark the turn round point. Guest runner Richard Bell finished first but running his first handicap…

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Saturday 9th March – Haworth Hobble – Wuthering Hike

Saturday 9th March – Haworth Hobble – Wuthering Hike

Report from Simon Anderson: On Saturday, I completed the Haworth Hobble – Wuthering Hike (BL 31.7 miles / 4,396′), which was marvellously well organised by Keighley and Craven A.C. The race was won by Duncan Harris (Chester Tri Club) in 4:22:14 and the first lady in 23rd position overall was was Cathy Wood (Bridlington) in 4:58:49. The results are here. As to be expected, the conditions were wuthering although didn’t affect the steel of the 315 admirable finishers. I risked…

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Saturday 9th March – Park Runs

Saturday 9th March – Park Runs

Results for Leeds parkrun 289 participants completed the run today. The first male to finish was Adam PEERS (M) (Liverpool Harriers & AC) in a time of 00:16:26. The first lady completing the course was Katie MCHALE (F) (Wakefield District Harriers & AC) in a time of 00:19:01. You can find the full parkrun results for this event here. The following club members participated: 51 Christian HOSKER 00:21:26 288 Chris CARVER 00:45:17 Results for St Albans parkrun 166 participants completed…

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Tuesday 5th March – Runner of the Month for February

Tuesday 5th March – Runner of the Month for February

For lighting up the month of February with their exceptional performances, there are joint Runners of the Month for February being Racheal Bamford and Matt John. Racheal began the month representing the North of England in the Alsager 5 Miles and recorded a Club Record of 28.55. The following weekend she finished fifth in the final of the women’s 1,500m British Athletics European Indoor Trials & UK Championships at Sheffield and four days later was just one second outside her…

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Sunday 3rd March – Silverstone Half Marathon

Sunday 3rd March – Silverstone Half Marathon

Report from new OAC member Sean O’Halloran on his second ever Half Marathon: I did the Silverstone Half Marathon finishing 6,018th in 183.20. The race was won by Scott Overall (Blackheath & Bromley) in 65.41 and the first lady in 50th position overall was Sarah Ivory (Colchester) in 82.34.

Sunday 3rd March – Haweswater Half Marathon

Sunday 3rd March – Haweswater Half Marathon

Report from OAC Club President, Mick Jeffrey: Howard and I drove up to Bampton on a cool, bright and still day – virtually perfect running conditions. We had six entrants but I only saw Dave at the start. Howard’s game plan, following a European qualifying sprint Triathlon the previous day, was a steady long training run. Mine was see how I felt and go for it if I felt ok. I last did this race three years ago (89.11) and…

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Sunday 3rd March – Glaisdale Rigg Fell Race

Sunday 3rd March – Glaisdale Rigg Fell Race

Report from OAC’s Graham Lake: Been up to visit the folks in Glaisdale on the North Yorkshire Moors, which just happened to coincide with the local Glaisdale Rigg Fell Race (come on, admit it, we’ve all done it). My brother was running it also, so family bragging rights at stake too. About 100 intrepid folk set off for the 8.5m / 1,844′ fell race from the lower end of the village, up onto the moors (bit of local knowledge saved…

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