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Month: December 2013

Sunday 15th December – Run Sunday

Sunday 15th December – Run Sunday

The penultimate Run Sunday of the year attracted the biggest turnout of 2013 of 45 runners, with Simon Anderson finishing fourth in 18:43 to take a considerable amount off his PB, while Sara Elliott was third lady in 24:37, Lisa Maughan was 23rd (27:32). The race was won by second claim member Zack Whitehead in 17:31 taking 34 seconds off his PB and the first lady was Tilly Melechi in 20:58 to set a new course record. Full results here.

Saturday 14th December – Really Wild Boar Fell Race

Saturday 14th December – Really Wild Boar Fell Race

Caron Ralph reports: Andrew and I travelled to Kirkby Stephen to the annual Really Wild Boar hosted by Gary and Debbie Devine and with a chance of winning a week in the Pyrenees via www.pyrenees-haven.com it was worth the 80-minute journey. This five-mile 1400ft race had a record turnout of 134 runners and starts on a rough undulating farmers track then takes you onto the open fell, which is where the fun starts. Not only does the terrain get harder…

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Saturday 14th December – Gathering Winter Fools

Saturday 14th December – Gathering Winter Fools

Well down to the Otley AC squad of Andy Hunt, Richard Smith, Andy Webster, Laura Martin, Sarah Fuller, Sarah Smith (team captain), Pange Srivastava and Matt Podd which came away with the second team prize. This annual relay race sees pairs of runners competing over four legs with the option of fancy dress (just in case you were wondering about the Leprechaun outfits). Excellent weather, although a tad windy at times, but a great fun day out for everyone involved. Andy H and…

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Sunday 8th December – Mytholmroyd Fell Race

Sunday 8th December – Mytholmroyd Fell Race

Report from Shane Ewen Pleasant morning run at (to quote the locals, silent m, y, t, h, o, l, & m) ‘royd fell race, with 1,300 ft elevation over approx 6 miles. Steep first mile, with another stiff climb half way round, & some fun descents, with runners slipping and sliding all over the place. I thought I was the only black & white present, but have since spotted Simon Toyne in the photos I took it more as a…

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Sunday 8th December – 67th Run Sunday

Sunday 8th December – 67th Run Sunday

Hi Everyone Sorry about the delay in sending you the results but I’ve been fixing a leaking pipe that saw water coming through the kitchen ceiling. This morning saw not only a fantastic record breaking run and a great turn out but a presidential visit too. The high winds earlier this week resulted in a some trees being blown over across the course so Michelle and I got up extra early and, as you’ll see in the pictures below, made…

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Saturday 7th December – Frostbite 30

Saturday 7th December – Frostbite 30

Report from Matt Broughton – Yesterday I took part in the Frostbite 30. As the name suggests a 30 mile route incorporating about 3000ft of assent. Starting in Pately Bridge it follows much of the Nidderdale way and when dropping to lower levels it visits Gowthwaite, Scarhouse and Anagram reservoirs. I ran this last year in crisp and clear, but very icy conditions. Yesterday in contrast it was blustery and damp. Running into the wind for the first half I…

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Saturday 7th December – Park Run

Saturday 7th December – Park Run

Results for Bradford parkrun, event number 185, 07/12/2013. 281 participants completed the run today. The first male to finish was Will KERR (M) (Saltaire Striders) in a time of 00:17:21. The first lady completing the course was Victoria Kate MERRICK (F) (Bingley Harriers and AC) in a time of 00:20:00. You can find the full parkrun results for this event here: http://www.parkrun.org.uk/bradford/results/latestresults. The following club members participated: 88 Sara ELLIOTT 00:23:59 Results for Leeds parkrun, event number 323, 07/12/2013. 272 participants…

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Wednesday 4th December – Runner of the Month for November

Wednesday 4th December – Runner of the Month for November

The joint runners of the month for November, both running well in a number of races throughout the month are: Gemma Harrington for  her performances at the Calverley Handicap,  Leeds Abbey Dash and the  Burley Festival Moor Run and Andy Webster for his performances at these 3 races plus the Guy Fawkes 10. Honorable mentions were also made for Susan Kirby and Caron Ralph.