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Sunday 8th September – Wetherby 10km


wetherby10kmOrganised by Wetherby Runners A.C. the race was won by James Wardman (Rothwell) in 34.01 and the first lady in 20th position overall was Caroline Lambert (Wetherby) in 37.06 (all gun position / chip times).

For OAC, Scott Harrington finished second (34.26), Tom Midgley fifteenth (36.41), Richard Smith 32nd (38.22), Tom Hannah 295th (48.56), Sara Elliott 336th (49.42) and Billy Rayner 378th (50.44).

Continuing, Emma Jones 391st (51.26), Dave Hainsworth 429th (52.10), Charlotte Tomlinson 451st (53.25), Laura Hind 495th (54.35), Gemma Harrington 498th (55.02), Joanna Midgley 595th (57.44) and Sean O’Halloran 623rd (59.55).

Photograph courtesy of Richard Smith.

Report from Laura Hind:

After a terrible forecast for Sunday, it was a pleasant surprise to wake up and see the sun shining.

I was excited about my first race in an OAC vest and the Wetherby 10k didn’t disappoint!

A field of 1,000 runners, good running conditions and a fantastic OAC turnout made for a great afternoon of racing. Although we’d been warned that it wasn’t a great PB course, us improvers set out with the bit between our teeth to knock a few seconds off previous (and in my case dusty!!) records!

Scott was leading the way for the field right up to 7k and was unlucky to miss out on top spot – still, podium finish of any kind is pretty impressive!!

For us towards the other end, it was happy days all round. Sara, running her first 10k notched up an excellent sub 50 minute time, Gemma also clocked a great first time and Sean managed to smash the hour barrier!! Personally,I’m just glad to see all this hill running paying off – 3.5 min improvement on my last 10k!

Now onto the next race…what was that you said, Billy? The Guy Fawkes 10 is miles, not km? Oh…. ; P

Race report in the Telegraph & Argus.

Photos by Andrew Thrippleton here.

Results from Sport Systems

  1. #1 by Emma jones on September 8, 2013 - 5:53 pm

    Brilliant Scott well done. A fab turnout for otley ac .. Love being part of a fantastic club with such wonderful people!

  2. #2 by Tamara on September 8, 2013 - 7:51 pm

    Fantastic results. Well done Scott. Fab first 10k times for Gemma and Sara. PB for Sean surely. Up the black and whites!

  3. #3 by Sara Elliott on September 8, 2013 - 7:52 pm

    Ditto Emma! Well done Scott and a great day for a great club…

  4. #4 by Tamara on September 8, 2013 - 7:53 pm

    Was it your first 10k Sara??

  5. #5 by Hannah Mallinson on September 8, 2013 - 8:19 pm

    You’re correct it’s a PB for Sean. Great running from everyone today!

  6. #6 by Antonio Cardinale on September 8, 2013 - 8:26 pm

    Well done Sean, you run an excellent race in Wetherby , compliments for running 5 seconds under the 60 minutes target . Also all the club’s members who run the 10k did really well .

  7. #7 by Sara Elliott on September 8, 2013 - 9:07 pm

    It was tamara! Thanks, we must’ve commented at same time as I didn’t see your post!

  8. #8 by Gemma Harrington on September 8, 2013 - 11:19 pm

    Ditto Emma! It was fantastic running for Otley AC! Everyone did so well, lots of pb’s! Very proud 2 finally b part of the team! Well done everyone!thanks tamara v pleased with my 1st 10k time tho 2 seconds behind wot I wanted!! ­čśë fantastic day had by all I think!! X x

  9. #9 by Sean O'Halloran on September 9, 2013 - 7:14 am

    Sure is another PB for me on what was a deceptively tough course. I second the comments above, great running Scott and all Otley AC members. I too enjoy running for Otley AC.

  10. #10 by Joanna Hobson on September 9, 2013 - 11:43 am

    Great running from everybody with lots of PBs. Well done especially to Laura and Gemma on 2 fantastic times! Great to see Scott on the winners podium.

  11. #11 by Richard Hamer on September 12, 2013 - 11:36 am

    Sub-50 for Sean by Christmas?

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