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Month: September 2013

Saturday 14th September – Rombalds Romp Fell & Trail races

Saturday 14th September – Rombalds Romp Fell & Trail races

Report by the Hon. handicapper…. Abbey runners organised a perfect sunny and still morning for an early autumn stroll around Ilkley moor. Two races Fell & trail starting at the same time and place with some common sections in for both races.  The fell keeping entirely to Ilkley moor & Rivock Edge woods, where as the trail dropped over to the upper parts of the Aire valley and had a long section on the Ilkley – Keighley track/road across the…

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Saturday 14th September – Park Runs

Saturday 14th September – Park Runs

Results for Leeds parkrun 303 participants completed the run today. The first male to finish was Jonny MCKENNA (M) (Clayton-le-Moors Harriers) in a time of 00:16:58. The first lady completing the course was Faye BANKS (F) (Pontefract A.C.) in a time of 00:19:27. You can find the full parkrun results for this event here. The following club members participated: 9 Richard Anthony SMITH 00:18:44 40 Christian HOSKER 00:20:42

Wednesday 11th September – Roseberry Topping Fell Race

Wednesday 11th September – Roseberry Topping Fell Race

Report from Graham Lake on the Roseberry Topping Fell Race (1.4 miles / 712′): Early on Wednesday evening, OAC’s three intrepid fell runners, myself, Matt Broughton and Colin Best set off for this end of season spectacular up the Cleveland Matterhorn. We’d planned to get there early so we have time to warm up properly, pay our money and possibly recce ‘the chute’, the steep muddy alternative route down. Plenty of the usual faces from the NEHRA series of races…

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Sunday 8th September – Yorkshireman Full & Half Marathons

Sunday 8th September – Yorkshireman Full & Half Marathons

Keighley & Craven A.C.’s off-road Full (26.1 miles / 3,281′) and Half (14.9 miles / 2,133′) Marathons over the Brontë Moors from Haworth. From the Full results, the race was won by Ged Callan (Bingley) in 3.18.29 and the first lady in sixteenth position overall was Kim Threadgall (Valley Striders) in 3.46.55. For OAC, Ed Davies finished fourth (3.27.24), Hugh Pearson 119th (5.11.24) and Nick Hodgkinson 157th (5.44.54). From the Half Results, the race was won by Ben Mounsey (Calder…

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Sunday 8th September – Wetherby 10km

Sunday 8th September – Wetherby 10km

Organised 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),…

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Sunday 8th September – Eridge Park 10 Mile Trail Challenge

Sunday 8th September – Eridge Park 10 Mile Trail Challenge

Report from OAC’s Ben Cousen: On Sunday I opened the silk lined box containing my ‘black and white’ OAC vest for the first time in about ten months, the occasion being the fifteenth Eridge Park 10 Mile Trail Challenge near Tunbridge Wells. Apart from the fact I have been getting low on t-shirts lately, the main attraction of this race for me was the fact that it features in a book I own of the 500 ‘ultimate running races in…

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Sunday 8th September – runSunday 3 Mile Otley Chevin

Sunday 8th September – runSunday 3 Mile Otley Chevin

From runSunday, this week’s race was won by Paul Tiffany (Bingley) in 17.31 and the first lady in ninth position overall was Maya Hird (Unattached) in 24.22. For OAC, Jack Robertshaw finished tenth (24.31), Phil Robinson finished fifteenth (26.03), Kath Robertshaw 22nd (29.12) and Debra Brown 27th (31.08). Read race organiser Paul Shack’s report here.

Saturday 7th September – Derwentwater Trail Run 10km

Saturday 7th September – Derwentwater Trail Run 10km

Report from OAC’s Joanna Hobson: I took part in the Derwentwater Trail Run 10km, part of the Lakeland Trails Series. Following torrential rain on the Friday and showers all morning on Saturday I was expecting a very soggy run but the sun came out for the duration of the race and wonderful views were captured from Latrigg. The race started and finished in Fitz Park and then proceeds along footpaths and bridlepaths taking in panoramic views of Derwentwater, the surrounding…

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Saturday 7th September – Park Runs

Saturday 7th September – Park Runs

Results for Leeds parkrun 302 participants completed the run today. The first male to finish was Moti TOLLERA (M) (Leeds City AC) in a time of 00:17:37. The first lady completing the course was Alexandra GOSTLING (F) (Leeds City AC) in a time of 00:19:40. You can find the full parkrun results for this event here. The following club members participated: 22 Christian HOSKER 00:20:10

Thursday 5th September – 3,000m Handicap & ROY

Thursday 5th September – 3,000m Handicap & ROY

The first track event (of two) for both the Club Runner of the Year Championship and also September’s Club Handicap – the 3,000m held at Greenhead track, Keighley. A knee problem, due for an op. couldn’t stop the lure of the track for Tony, the former track & road star & new man behind Otley’s persuit of its own track.  A generous handicap saw Tony take a clear win ahead of Gemma and Sara. Scott recorded the fastest time on…

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