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Month: September 2013

Sunday 29th September – Jack & Jill’s race Ilkley

Sunday 29th September – Jack & Jill’s race Ilkley

Running couples across the North of England travelled miles to compete in Wharfedale Harriers inaugural ‘couples‘ relay race for across Ilkley moor from Darwin gardens to Dick Hudsons and back. The Hon. handicapper and Caron were Otley’s sole representatives on the start line.  After a quick briefing from the race organiser, the handicapper moved quickly to the front of the field, closely followed by the host club’s Chris Newman.  Despite pushing hard on the initial steep climb past White Wells…

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Sunday 29th September – Sutton on the Forest 10k

Sunday 29th September – Sutton on the Forest 10k

Report from Ursula McGouran Sunday 29 September arrived and what a lovely day… So there were no legitimate excuses not to go and run the Sutton on the Forest 10k! It’s an interesting course made up of some road, plus trails through the woods, tracks over fields and grassland as well as a good spell on a disused airfield – which in this instance was very windy! There were plenty of marshals to direct and encourage us on our way, as…

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Sunday 29th September – Nottingham Half Marathon

Sunday 29th September – Nottingham Half Marathon

Report from our new membership secretary Hannah Mallinson. Justina Stringer and  I did the Nottingham Half Marathon yesterday. The race was really well organised and the weather was lovely, maybe a little warm but almost perfect. The support along the way was brilliant and the route was flat. That was just one of the many problems I had throughout the race as I much prefer the ups and downs of the hills we are used to and find it hard…

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Sunday 29th September – Horsforth 10k

Sunday 29th September – Horsforth 10k

Organised by Horsforth Harriers, the race was won by Phil Tedd (Woodhouse Grove School) in 33.18 and the fist lady in 35th position overall was Amy Green (Keighley & Craven) in 38.29. For OAC, Ian Fisher finished second (and first mv40) in 33.52, Liam Dunne thirteenth (35.53) and Simon Anderson nineteenth (37.01). Also Howard Jeffrey 96th (42.53), Mick Jeffrey 193rd (47.25), Tom Hannah 267th (50.33), Billy Rayner 304th (52.05), Lisa Maughan 314th (52.25), Joanne Hobson 378th (55.24) and Charlotte Tomlinson…

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Sunday 29th September – Felixstowe Coastal 10 Mile Race

Sunday 29th September – Felixstowe Coastal 10 Mile Race

Report from OAC’s Sean O’Halloran: Returning home to the flat lands of Suffolk for Elaine’s birthday I decided to enter myself into the Felixstowe 10 Mile Coastal Race. All was going well in training until I developed a groin strain a week before the race. I decided to rest for the week and thankfully all was fixed and the race was back on. The race was in a small town called Felixstowe on the Suffolk Coast which meant the route…

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Sunday 29th September – Run Preston 10k

Sunday 29th September – Run Preston 10k

Report from OAC’s Ian Broadbent: Hi I Did the Preston 10k today, 46:37 finishing 126th just missing my PB by nine seconds. From the results, the race was won by Gary Pennington (Preston) in 33.22 and the first lady in 31st position overall was Samantha McCreadie (Blackburn) in 40.34. It’s not the fastest of courses but pleased with my time, Bournemouth Marathon next Sunday!

Sunday 29th September – Cheshire 10k

Sunday 29th September – Cheshire 10k

Report from OAC’s Christian Hosker: I travelled over to the very flat Cheshire 10k on the Cheshire plane near Warrington. This event is highly recommended as it covers a lovely corner of hill-less Cheshire and is real PB fodder. The race was won by Russell Bentley (Kent A.C.) in 30.21 and the first lady was Emma Pallant (Aldershot) in 33.36. I finished in 114th place in 41.39. Results from here.

Sunday 29th September – runSunday 3 Mile Otley Chevin

Sunday 29th September – runSunday 3 Mile Otley Chevin

From runSunday, this week’s race was won by Simon Edgar (Leeds Bradford Triathlon) in 20.18 and the first lady in eighth position overall was Leah Forey (Unattached) in 23.32. For OAC, Steve Robinson finished third (21.30) and Sarah Jones nineteenth (28.09). Read race organiser Paul Shack’s report here.

Sunday 29th September – Three Peaks Cyclo-Cross

Sunday 29th September – Three Peaks Cyclo-Cross

More details from 3 Peaks Cyclo-Cross. The race was won by Rob Jebb (Hope Factory Racing) in 3.05.14 anf the first lady in 99th position overall was Delia Beddis (ViCiOUS Velo) in 4.00.57. For OAC, Andy Hunt finished 180th (4.15.57) Photos from 3 Peaks Cyclo-Cross. Results from sportident.

Tuesday 24th September – The Otley Dream Mile

Tuesday 24th September – The Otley Dream Mile

Report by the hon. handicapper. The second runner of the year track event took place in perfect conditions at the Keighley track.  Graham stormed past the hon. handicapper at the start of the last lap to finish a clear winner and everyone seemed pleased with their times, apart from myself. A small long jump competition took place as a warm down, after watching the juniors showing us how to do it before our race. Thanks to Sean for time-keeping duties, full…

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