Sunday 11th August – runSunday 3 Mile Otley Chevin

Sunday 11th August – runSunday 3 Mile Otley Chevin

From runSunday, this week’s race was won by John Shanks (Valley Striders) in 18.25 and the first lady in seventh position overall was Gill Myers (Wharfedale Harriers) in 23.11.

For OAC, Simon Anderson finished second in 19.14.

Read race organiser Paul Shack’s report here

Records aplenty fell this morning on the fiftieth Run Sunday outing and for the first time in over a year we got a proper, if brief, dousing. Twenty nine runners aged from as young as seven to over eighty took part in the fifth run on our new course and it was a great display of running.

Thanks first go to our magnificent marshals who were tail runners Peter Branney and Poppy the Schnoodle and course marshals Alexandra White , Don Stead, Louise Higgins, Martin Stoney (with Esme), Michelle Smith and Suzanne Wallwork.

First across the line today in an impressive 18:25 was John Shanks and second was Simon Anderson who without regular running companion, Viz got round in 19:14 (t/a) with regular top three finisher James Tarran coming home in 19:35. Great running guys and both Simon and James grabbed category records too!

First for the ladies was Gill Myers who by finishing in 23:11 also took an age category record with Emma Drake second in 26:49 and newcomer Tracy Wightman coming third in 28:51.

The other category records that fell today went to Martin Gebbett, Gavin Hogg, Jack Calvert, Sheila Ely, Lucia Stoney and Gordon “The Running Fox” Booth!

It was a great morning all round and thank you to everyone who came to run, volunteer and encourage.

I hope you all have a great week and Michelle and I look forward to seeing you all again next week.

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