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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

This morning saw, what I’m told is going to be, a brief respite in the glorious sultry conditions we’ve had of late and despite the Harrogate 10K and the Puma Pudsey 10K being on Run Sunday managed to attract 25 lithe limbed runners.

First, as always, let me thank the fantastic marshals who this week were Jez Hellewell (with Rosie), the biking Kat Shepherdson, Mercedes Martin (with wood sprite Carmen), Michelle Smith and Peter Murtough . Our tail runner was Anna Murtough and this week’s biscuits were supplied by the Murtough household. Great job as always.

Grey, drizzly cloud and the cooler conditions made for a fast field today with everyone home by just over 33 minutes which is some going. First round our new course today was Simon Anderson who with canine companion, Viz, broke the tape at 19:38; Brian Goodison followed within half a minute in 20:07 and Andrew Price was third with a time of 20:46. Great running and Simon and Brian both took category records home with them as well.

First for the women with a new female course record was the indomitable Tilly Melechi who stopped the clock at 21:48; Emma Drake came second for the ladies in 26:34 and Sue Harris was third with a category record of 27:00.

Other records went today too, so well done to Alex Irvine, David Womersley, Jack Calvert and Jacqueline Ellis who all now have the records in their respective categories.

You’ll notice that there are many images attached this week; well they are photos of you crossing the line. We use a photo stopwatch which takes a picture as it records your time-the image name is your finishing time to a 1,000th of a second! (I hope you enjoy).

It looks as though the new start location and course is really working well with runners able to congregate before and after the race and have a more exclusive space in the meadow bit and I get to see you going round too so I think we will definitely stick with it.

I hope you have a cracking week and Michelle and I look forward to seeing you all again soon.

All the best and good running,

Paul Shack

  1. #1 by Antonio Cardinale on July 23, 2013 - 10:36 am

    Congratulation Simon, winning a race is always pleasant , well done indeed. Also Matt run strongly the Chevin race too.

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