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Month: July 2013

Sunday 28th July – Weeton Show’s Rougemont Chase

Sunday 28th July – Weeton Show’s Rougemont Chase

Report from OAC Rogan Ashton: The Rougemont Chase, with its grand medieval title, provides a multi-terrain race amongst the food, falcons and festivities of the Weeton Show. This year the participants were led on a parade lap before the cheering crowds by local fell running legend, Ian Rowbotham. The runners then set off in earnest for Rougemont Wood negotiating stiles, mud and stubborn cattle. At the top of Haggis Hill they turned to retrace their steps back to the finishing…

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Sunday 28th July – James Herriot Run

Sunday 28th July – James Herriot Run

Report from Dave Hainsworth: The James Herriot Run, a scenic trail run of about 14km with 1,001′ of ascent over open moorland to the north and west of Castle Bolton near Leyburn. Started with a ‘steady climb’ with another shorter one about halfway. Heavy overnight rain had left a few sections of the route a bit “splashy” but apart from that, fast running without any navigational difficulties. The race was won by Mike Jefferies (Unattached) in 55.50 and the first…

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Sunday 28th July – runSunday 3 Mile Otley Chevin

Sunday 28th July – runSunday 3 Mile Otley Chevin

From runSunday, this week’s race was won by OAC’s Scott Harrington in a course record of 17.12 and the first lady in ninth position overall was Louise Higgins (Saltaire Striders) in 24.26. Also for OAC, Pange Srivastava finished eleventh (25.11) and Gemma Harrington eighteenth (29.34) Read race organiser Paul Shack’s report here

Saturday 27th July – Park Runs

Saturday 27th July – Park Runs

Results for Leeds parkrun 302 participants completed the run today. The first male to finish was Ian MITCHELL (M) (Tipton Harriers) in a time of 00:15:48. The first lady completing the course was Zoe RAYNER (F) in a time of 00:21:39. You can find the full parkrun results for this event here. The following club members participated: 46 Christian HOSKER 00:20:59 63 Andrew WEBSTER 00:21:58 96 Ben BHOGAL 00:23:17 197 Sean O’HALLORAN 00:28:29 203 Imogen WEBSTER 00:28:57 209 Reuben BHOGAL…

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Friday 26th-28th July – Lakeland 100 Mile Challenge

Friday 26th-28th July – Lakeland 100 Mile Challenge

Report from Sarah Fuller: I’ve spent weeks thinking about what I was going to write when I finished this race (all important mental preparation!) but sadly all I have for you is a tale that ends in pain, a DNF at 68 miles and a trip back on the (very overcrowded) bus of shame….

Sunday 21st July – Harrogate 10k

Sunday 21st July – Harrogate 10k

Report from OAC’s Sean O’Halloran: Having made the decision to run the Harrogate 10k race late on Friday I was greeted with perfect running weather on Sunday morning when I woke up. Following an earlier than usual breakfast on a Sunday we arrived in Harrogate nice and early to make sure of a good parking spot and for me to register for the event not the day. Found the registration desk and got my number and waited for the other…

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Sunday 21st July – runSunday 3 Mile Otley Chevin

Sunday 21st July – runSunday 3 Mile Otley Chevin

From runSunday, this week’s race was won by OAC’s Simon Anderson in 19.38 and the first lady in fourth position overall was Tilly Melechi (Ilkley) in 21.48. Also for OAC, Matt Podd finished eighth (22.46). Read race organiser Paul Shack’s report here

Saturday 20th July – Park Runs

Saturday 20th July – Park Runs

Results for Leeds parkrun 292 participants completed the run today. The first male to finish was Jonny MCKENNA (M) (Clayton-le-Moors Harriers) in a time of 00:16:54. The first lady completing the course was Jocelyn PAYNE (F) (Hyde Park Harriers) in a time of 00:18:54. You can find the full parkrun results for this event here. The following club members participated: 77 Andrew WEBSTER 00:22:51 117 Ben BHOGAL 00:24:30 212 Imogen WEBSTER 00:29:19 Results for Sewerby parkrun 50 participants completed the…

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Wednesday 17th July – SSC Women’s International Mile, Dublin (Ire)

Wednesday 17th July – SSC Women’s International Mile, Dublin (Ire)

Report from Morton Stadium, Santry, Dublin by OAC’s Racheal Bamford of the Morton Games: Despite running with a bit of an injury, I couldn’t miss the opportunity to race this fantastic event. Beautiful weather and enthusiastic crowds meant that national and stadium records were smashed. Nine men broke 4 minutes for the mile (in a race won by Cory Leslie (USA) in 3.55.85. Women’s race won by Brie Felnagle (USA) 4.30.44 (a stadium record) and I was ninth in 4:38.50…

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Wednesday 17th July – Golden Acre Relay

Wednesday 17th July – Golden Acre Relay

Report from Tamara Weatherhead: A fantastic turnout on yet another hot hot hot night – a whopping 5 teams from OAC added to a bumper edition of the Golden Acre Relay, starting about fifteen minutes late. That’s 4 more teams than last year for us, even if Liam and Matt won it! Thanks to Tom Hannah who did a great job keeping track of a steady stream of OAC members, registering us all with suitable team names. Big High 5 to…

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