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Month: April 2013

Sunday 28th April – Half Marathon of the North

Sunday 28th April – Half Marathon of the North

Report from Liam Dunne: I visited Sunderland for the Half Marathon of the North (MOTN). This is the second year of the MOTN and the first year for the Half which also included a 10km and relay event. The Half MOTN starts at the Stadium Of Light football ground alongside the marathon runners and follows the first half of the marathon route which winds it’s way around the city on what was suppose to be a fairly flat course. Before…

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Sunday 28th April – Greater Manchester Marathon

Sunday 28th April – Greater Manchester Marathon

Report from Lisa Maughan: “Just back from the Greater Manchester Marathon – my first ever Marathon! What a brilliant day it has been. The race organisation was seamless and the crowd support was amazing! Having my name on my shirt was definitely a bonus, as I felt like a celebrity with everyone cheering me on. The endless supply of sweets and chocolate was very welcome, particularly towards the end of the run and high-fiveing lots of little kids made me…

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Sunday 28th April – Fountains 10km

Sunday 28th April – Fountains 10km

Report from OAC’s Sean O’Halloran: “I completed the Fountains 10km at Grantley near Ripon this morning. Really enjoyed the race, nearly lost a trainer on the moor section when my leg vanished down a puddle/hole up to my knee. I was told about the hill at the end and everything I was told is true – it killed off my legs. Really nice small race, one to repeat next year”. And Howard Jeffrey reports: “This race has been the start…

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Saturday 27th April – Three Peaks Race

Saturday 27th April – Three Peaks Race

The 59th Three Peaks Race (23.2 miles / 5,276′ ascent) was won by Joe Symonds (Salomon International Team / Hunters Bog Trotters) in 2.54.39 and the first lady in 42nd position overall was Jasmin Paris (Carnethy Hill RC) in 3.33.04. For OAC, Ed Davies finished 64th (3.41.28), John Armitstead 185th (4.04.17), Andy Hunt 230th (4.10.17), Graham Lake 301st (4.22.25), Matt Broughton 347th (4.30.12), Jim Sneath 477th (4.48.34) and Sarah Smith 586th (5.04.51). More details from the Three Peaks Race website….

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Saturday 27th-28th April – The Fellsman

Saturday 27th-28th April – The Fellsman

Report from Sarah Fuller: I’m delighted to report I completed the 51st Fellsman this weekend a tough 61 mile ultra round the Yorkshire Dales with over 11,000′ accent. The Fellsman has its roots in long distance walking but fell runners far outnumber the walkers nowadays. The route is superb and starts in Ingleton, taking in two of the 3 Peaks and a number of lesser known summits – Gragareth, Great Coumb, Blea Moor, Great Knoughtberry, Dodd Fell, Fleet Moss –…

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Saturday 27th April – Park Runs

Saturday 27th April – Park Runs

Results for Bradford parkrun 316 participants completed the run today. The first male to finish was Andrew BEDFORD (M) (Saltaire Striders) in a time of 00:17:40. The first lady completing the course was Andrea DENNISON (F) (Bingley Harriers and AC) in a time of 00:20:27. You can find the full parkrun results for this event here: The following club members participated: 16 Tom PAGET 00:21:12 Results for Sewerby parkrun 39 participants completed the run today. The first male to finish…

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Thursday 25th April – Fewston Handicap

Thursday 25th April – Fewston Handicap

The fourth Club Handicap Championship event of the year took place around the 3.94 mile perimeter of Fewston Reservoir. After 28 Otley handicaps, Matt Podd finally won his first, comfortably ahead of Nikki and Ian.  As always Fewston proved to be one of the most popular races in the handicap series with a total of 35 on the start line, including several with sore marathon legs and a few first timers. The beetroot juice experiment continued on from London, as…

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Sunday 21st April – Virgin London Marathon

Sunday 21st April – Virgin London Marathon

The 33rd Virgin London Marathon was won by Tsegaye Kebede (Ethiopia) in 2.06.04 and the first lady was Priscah Jeptoo (Kenya) in 2.20.15. For OAC, Matt John (pictured below right) finished an excellent sixteenth, smashing his personal best in 2.28.01 (all OAC positions detailed exclude ‘Elite’ finishers and times are ‘chip’ times). Also, Simon Anderson 550th (2.50.07 – a pb), Tom Midgley 1,415th (3.01.05), Richard Clarke 2,832nd (3.15.54), Karen Potter 3,445th (3.21.09) and Tom Potter 4,296th (3.27.40). Continuing, Michael Todd…

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