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 Rogan Ashton who had the mens’ vets’ fastest leg time at 15:49. Nice. The men’s open title was kindly passed from Otley to the Wetherby Runners’ – ‘We’re orange but not from Essex’ – Johnny Dudley 15:10 (fastest leg on the night), Joseph Kwallah 16:01 and Ben Pye 15:37 in a total time of 46:48. The Baildon Runners Mixed team who won Washburn also took the Golden Acre honours – Quentin Lewis 14:59, Emma Stoney 18:40 and Matthew Gurney 16:10 in a total time of 49:59, 7th overall. The Ladies’ winners, as last year, were City of York in 14th place, Katie Mellor 16.39 (fastest lady on the night), Vicky Needham 17.11 and Emma Ballantyne 17.20, total 51:10.
For Otley AC the results were as follows
Other OAC members present were Zack Whitehead, running first claim and leg for Skyrac Men’s 1 in 16.38, with Ashley Higgins 16.28 and Andy McCue 17.52, total time of 50.58 and thirteenth place overall; and Sarah Smith running second claim for Horsforth Fellandale Ladies 1.22.42, Emma Lavelle-Wood 21.26, Kathryn Fish 20.41, total time of 1.04.49 in 72nd place.