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Month: September 2013

Sunday 22nd September – Yorkshire 10k

Sunday 22nd September – Yorkshire 10k

Report from OAC’s Tom Hannah: I travelled up to Newby Hall with Jack and Kath Robertshaw to do the Yorkshire 10k which is organised by the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. Although the title of the race sounds rather grandiose, possibly a Yorkshire Championship, it is really a rather pleasant low-key race albeit 70% on grassy fields and riverbank. We were surprised to see Racheal Bamford and second claim OAC member Zack Whitehead lining up at the start. Having had a cold…

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Sunday 22nd September – Harewood House 10km Trail Race

Sunday 22nd September – Harewood House 10km Trail Race

Report from OAC’s Chris Wordsworth: On a sunny Sunday morning I took part in the Harewood 10k trail race. A limited turnout from OAC because I understand the Kirkstall 7 mile race was taking place on the same day and it was one day after the Reservoir Ramble. The route through the grounds of Harewood House was a delight, fine long distance views interspersed with sun-dappled woodland. The route was partly on tarmac roads but mostly on good trails, fairly…

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Sunday 22nd September – Kirkstall Abbey 7 Race

Sunday 22nd September – Kirkstall Abbey 7 Race

Report from OAC’s Sean O’Halloran: Following a week of hill reps and my first moonlighting run I was not in tip-top condition for this race organised by Kirkstall Harriers but decided to give it a go and was accompanied by Sara Elliott and Lisa Maughan for today’s adventure. We arrived nice and early, obtained our numbers and got ready for the race ahead. We took the time to warm up and lightly stretch, I had hoped that my slight groin…

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Saturday 21st September – Folkin’ Reservoir Ramble

Saturday 21st September – Folkin’ Reservoir Ramble

Report on the Folkin’ Reservoir Ramble 13.5 Miles / 1,738′ (Route details here) by race winner, OAC’s Graham Lake: I was really looking forward to this race, especially as it fitted in nicely with Yorkshire Marathon training. I was a bit apprehensive after Hugh’s killer hill session had left me with sore hamstrings (ok, ok I could have stretched). A good few familiar Otley faces set off from the Yew Tree pub with Shane Ewen scampering off ahead, followed by…

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Saturday 21st September – Hardmoors 60

Saturday 21st September – Hardmoors 60

Report from OAC’s Matt Podd: The Hardmoors 60 (62 miles / 100km’s and 3,500m ascent). This trail race starts in Guisborough and runs out to the coast at Saltburn. It then turns south and follows the Cleveland Way to Filey, passing through Staithes, Whitby, Robin Hood Bay, Scarborough and much more. There are two stops on the way where you take on more food – though you could have done it on chips and ice-cream. Superb weather for running, not…

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Saturday 21st September – Park Runs

Saturday 21st September – Park Runs

Results for Bradford parkrun 364 participants completed the run today. The first male to finish was Jack WILSON (M) (Kent AC) in a time of 00:17:12. The first lady completing the course was Jo BUCKLEY (F) (Bingley Harriers and AC) in a time of 00:19:03. You can find the full parkrun results for this event here. The following club members participated: 339 Simon ANDERSON 00:46:59 Results for Harrogate parkrun 339 participants completed the run today. The first male to finish…

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Sunday 15th September – South Cheshire 20

Sunday 15th September – South Cheshire 20

Report from OAC’s Tom Potter: Me and Scott Harrington along with his supporting family travelled over to Crewe for the South Cheshire 20 mile race organised by South Cheshire Harriers. Neither had run this event before and both of us planned to use the race as a ‘prep’ race for the Yorkshire Marathon in October. Sadly I have had achilles problems of late and have struggled to complete the weekly mileage. Scott on the other hand is, as we know,…

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Sunday 15th September – Great North Run

Sunday 15th September – Great North Run

From greatrun.org the race was won by Kenenisa Bekele (Ethiopia) in 60.09 and the first lady was Priscah Jeptoo (Kenya) in eighteenth position overall (65.45). For OAC, Tom Midgley finished 101st (77.53), Andrew Webster 4,300th (102.01), Ian Broadbent 5,047th (103.35) and Charlotte Tomlinson 14,241st (118.37) – all chip times. Race report in the Telegraph & Argus.