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Month: December 2013

Tuesday 31st December – Barcelona San Silvestre 10k

Tuesday 31st December – Barcelona San Silvestre 10k

Sarah Jones took part in the Barcelona San Silvestre 10K completing the course in 54:04. The winner was Samir Ait Booychamane in 29:47. She said: “Starting at 5.30pm on the waterfront the route takes you along wide city streets lined with a vast number of spectators cheering and shouting encouragement (I think!!!). While the course is totally fla it’s not a PB race due to the sheer amount of participants; around 10,000 people take part and you need to constantly dodge fellow runners. “There…

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Tuesday 31st December – Auld Lang Syne

Tuesday 31st December – Auld Lang Syne

A report from Matt (Santa) Broughton: On New Years Eve A number of Otley runners competed in the ever  popular Auld Lang Syne Fell Race. I spotted 8 Otley runners, but there could have been more as many runners were in fancy dress.  The race covers just just over 6 miles of undulating field track and moor land with a couple of water crossings thrown in for good measure.  The recent rain had left conditions very wet and muddy which added to the…

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Sunday 29th December – Jolly Holly Jog

Sunday 29th December – Jolly Holly Jog

Results: 1st Jack Simpson, Leeds City 33:29, 1st Lady was Caroline Lambert,  Wetherby 39:26. and for Otley AC, 3rd Scott Harrington 35:49,  105th Andy Ackroyd 47:23,  180th Jackie Ackroyd 50:35,  182nd David Fox 50:37,  223rd Sara Elliott 52:15,  368th Hannah Mallinson 58:15,  376th Charlotte Tomlinson 58:38,  377th Sarah Jones 58:48,  389th Gemma Harrington 59:33,  430th Ann Yeadon 1:01:06,  493rd Sean O’Halloran 1:05:32 and 532nd Gloria Jackson 1:08:40. See full results here Report from Sean O Halloran: On a chilly but sunny winters day…

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Sunday 29th December – Ribble Valley 10K

Sunday 29th December – Ribble Valley 10K

Report from Tom Potter: I raced the the Ribble Valley 10K road race in Clitheroe, Lancashire this morning. I ran this race last year with Richard Smith and I remember the weather was shockingly bad on that day. Thankfully todays weather was much more acceptable and assisted me to run better than last year. The race could be described as ‘not everyones cup of tea’, undulating on rural roads, but I love this type of race! A huge number of…

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Saturday 28th December – Park Runs

Saturday 28th December – Park Runs

RESULTS FOR BRUETON PARKRUN, EVENT NUMBER 179, 28/12/2013. 237 participants completed the run today. The first male to finish was Daniel Tobias ROBINSON (M) (Birmingham Running Athletics and Triathlon Club) in a time of 00:16:28. The first lady completing the course was Jane EVANS (F) in a time of 00:17:47. You can find the full parkrun results for this event here: http://www.parkrun.org.uk/brueton/results/latestresults. The following club members participated: 44 Richard A CLARKE 00:21:23

Thursday 26th December – The Chevin Chase

Thursday 26th December – The Chevin Chase

A gem of a day weather wise made for some fast results with Liam Dunne finishing 11th, Tom Midgley 27th and Graham Lake 31st – which means Otley won the team prize (if there was one). The winner was someone from Bingley Harriers called Jonny Brownlee in 39:02 and the first lady in 37th overall was Wetherby runner Pauline Munro in 45:35. Report from Graham Lake: A perfect, crisp winter’s day for the 2013 Chevin Chase. I knew the start would be…

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Sunday 22nd December – Ken Dixon Christmas Handicap – Swinsty

Sunday 22nd December – Ken Dixon Christmas Handicap – Swinsty

The 25th edition of our traditional ‘Ken Dixon’ Christmas handicap saw a thrilling finish with just 3 seconds separating Kath, Andy Webster and Paul Clifford in the podium positions. Finishing first Kath became the third person to be a double winner in repeating her victory from 1997.  The others being another former president, Phil Dean (1990 & 91) and Terry Flynn (98 & 2003). The battle for the overall handicap champion for this year was almost in the hands of…

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Sunday 22nd December – Run Sunday

Sunday 22nd December – Run Sunday

1st home this week was P&B’s Boff Whalley in a V50 record of 20:07, first lady & 8th overall was Louise Riches in 23:09, other Otley runners were 3rd lady Sara Elliott 23:56, Charlotte Tomlinson, 26:34 & Anne Yeadon 29:13.  To read Paul Shack’s race report…

Sunday 22nd December – The Stoop Fell Race – Haworth

Sunday 22nd December – The Stoop Fell Race – Haworth

The senior results from Penistone Hill Country Park. 1st Tom Adams, Ilkley 30:51, 17th Liam Dunne 35:48, 48th Graham Lake 38:36,  56th Shane Ewen 39:03,  153rd & 3rd LV40 Laura Martin  44:14, 395th Sean O’Halloran 1:11:18. Graham Lake reports: 400 hardy adults and hundreds of shivering juniors met on a bitterly cold moor near Haworth for the Stoop fell race. My daughter Isla plus Jim, Laura and Sarah F’s offspring were battling the quarry runs early doors, then scampering back…

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Saturday 21st December – Tour de Helvellyn

Saturday 21st December – Tour de Helvellyn

Report from Sarah Fuller:  of the Tour de Helvellyn It would have been rude to finish the year without another little adventure so off I went to have another trot round the Lake District, this time for the 38 mile tour de helvellyn. Fast becoming a classic at a time of year when there is little in the way or long fell races or ultras to choose from, the tour starts and finishes in Askham on the edge of the Lake…

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