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Month: October 2013

Thursday 31st October – Chevin Chiller

Thursday 31st October – Chevin Chiller

Report from Shane Ewen. A good turn out at the inaugural Chevin Chiller tonight. A 6.66k run of two laps in the dark. Plenty of fancy dress and high spirits. Good race up the top end; I managed to nick 3rd place from The Hunt & a Kirkstall Harrier with a good finish. I put this down to my warm up climbing East Chevin Road and a good head-torch (worth investing in the technology if you’re going to run the…

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20th & 27th October – The County (Laois) Novice XC & Provincial Masters XC event

20th & 27th October – The County (Laois) Novice XC & Provincial Masters XC event

Report from Liam Dunne. On 19th Oct I returned to Ireland for a week with the intention of competing in two races over two weekends. The first race was The County (Laois) Novice XC. The Novice XC is for any club runners over the age of 19 who has not previously won an individual county medal. The race attracts the likes of myself who came to the sport at a late age, the promising young juniors entering the seniors ranks…

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Sat. 26th & Sun. 27th October – The OMM

Sat. 26th & Sun. 27th October – The OMM

Report from Sarah Fuller. 6pm Saturday evening and whilst most normal people are preparing to go out I’m lying in a space in which a 5 year old would struggle to fit, in the corner of a field in the Brecon Beacons that is slowly but surely turning into a paddy field. The rain is hammering down and the wind is periodically flattening the tent and threatening to rip it to pieces. Im cooking our ‘meal’ in a tiny pan…

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Sunday 27th October – Harewood 10 & 5

Sunday 27th October – Harewood 10 & 5

Report from Howard Jeffrey I usually have races pre-booked well in advance but this Sunday I had decided to enter the Harewood 10 on the day. The potential for the extra hour in bed with the clock change was disrupted by the rain lashing down all night. Unable to sleep so took the dog for a walk in the abating rain. When Jacque got up and opened the curtains, blue sky rising sun and all well with the world. I…

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Sunday 27th October – Bronte Way

Sunday 27th October – Bronte Way

Hon. Secretary John Dade reports. Today I ran the Bronte Trail race (8 miles/1150 feet) – a linear run from Wycoller (in Lancashire) to Haworth (in Yorkshire) along a wild, windswept, and at times very muddy trail. Keighley and Craven AC laid on a minibus bus service which delivered us to the start in the charming village of Wycoller. This had a beautiful Tudor barn, were we registered, and an interesting selection of historic footbridges. I walked over these quite…

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Sunday 27th October – Guisborough 3 Tops Fell Race

Sunday 27th October – Guisborough 3 Tops Fell Race

Another report from the hon. handicapper As Colin was travelling up to do the Guisborough 3 tops, (8 miles/2100ft), partly to make amends for navigational problems the last time he did the race and with Caron also keen to do her first AM category fell race, I couldn’t really not have a run out too..  Neil Charlton also took advantage of local family connections to do his first English fell race for quite a while. Not having taken more than…

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Sunday 27th October – Run Sunday

Sunday 27th October – Run Sunday

Report from organiser Paul Shack: What a fast field for a furiously windy day and we were rewarded with some determined running which broke the wome’s course record. It was great to see 28 runners and three canine competitors speed around a beautifully muddy Chevin this morning. Our heroic helpers this week were John Ellis as tail runner and our magnificent marshals were Emma Drake, Jason Praill, Nikki Scott, Michelle Smith and Simon Archer (with Scooby). Providing treats worthy of…

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Saturday 26th October – Great Whernside Fell Race

Saturday 26th October – Great Whernside Fell Race

Report from the hon. handicapper. After talking to David Fox at the last handicap, who has a 100% attendance record for the race.  I thought I’d give the Great Whernside (4 miles/1558ft) race a go, as I’d already visited the summit cairn a few times doing the Saturday race at the  Wharfedale TTT. The race starts through steep but runable fields at the back of Kettlewell following the path up to Hag Dyke Scout Hostel.  I’ve never forgotten walking up…

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Monday 21st October – World Masters, Porto Alegre, Brazil

Monday 21st October – World Masters, Porto Alegre, Brazil

Report from Caroline Marler: Unexpectedly won the 800m gold -very, very pleased and time was good too – 2.47.41 (best since last summer – had only done one this year – 3.03 at windy Grimsby!)) Ran sensibly as per Nick’s instructions, stayed in 2nd place after the break and covered 400m in a sensible 81.? which meant I felt OK down the back straight. Stayed behind the leader, an American, and ran in 2nd lane to make it harder for the Australian…

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