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Month: January 2014

Sunday 26th January – Run Sunday

Sunday 26th January – Run Sunday

Nick Hodgkinson and Pange Srivastava flew the flag for the Black & Whites finishing 17th in 30:46 and 25th in 36:01 respectively. The winner was Neil Armitage in 17:57 to set a new MV40 course record. The first female in eighth place overall was Carol Gatehouse in 24:32.

Saturday and Sunday 25th/26th January – Marmot Dark Mountains

Saturday and Sunday 25th/26th January – Marmot Dark Mountains

After last year’s unsettling experience on this event it was with some trepidation that Kate Boobyer and I lined up for this again on Saturday night in Glossop, in the High Peak, particularly with some pretty wild weather around. Still, in for a penny in for a pound and we entered the long score course. Dark Mountains is a typical mountain marathon event with four linear (elite a,b and c) courses each in turn with slightly decreased distance, height gain and navigational…

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Saturday 26th January – Northern Cross Country – Knowsley Safari Park

Saturday 26th January – Northern Cross Country – Knowsley Safari Park

Report from the Hon. Handicapper Mud, mud glorious mud… With a few traffic problems en-route we arrived at the park with a little less than 15 mins to go to the start.  For a big event like this it was going to be touch an go whether we’d make it to the start line in time.  Luckily we did, lining up next favourites for the team race, Leeds City. The race was a 12k, 3 lap affair with no respite…

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Saturday 25th January – parkrun 5k races

Saturday 25th January – parkrun 5k races

Leeds parkrun: Christian Hosker 34th in 20:20. The winner was Michael Keedy (St Theresa’s) in 17:13 and the first lady was Zoe Rayner in 20:54. Pontefract parkrun: Tom Potter 9th in 19:32. The winner was James Capon (Pontefract) in 17:20 and the first lady was Helen Singleton (Wakefield Harriers) in 18:09. Roundhay parkrun: Howard Jeffrey 69th in 23:16. The winner was Jeremy Ladyman (Valley Striders) in 17:30 and the first lady was Myra Jones (Valley Striders) in 20:15.

Sunday 19th January – The Inskip Derby Arms Half Marathon

Sunday 19th January – The Inskip Derby Arms Half Marathon

Report from David Hainsworth: A very gently undulating meander through Wyre/Fylde countryside just to the north of Preston – yes, I know that’s ‘Lancashire’ but at least you can get an entry for this one without ‘jumping through hoops’ and it only takes another 20 minutes longer than York to get to from Otley – and it’s cheaper! Apart from a couple of hefty puddles to splash through conditions were perfect. There was a hint of uncertainty exactly when to…

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Sunday 19th January – Brass Monkey

Sunday 19th January – Brass Monkey

Admin duly notes your times below and that the race was won by Matthew Pierson in 70:19, unattached, although so is a certain Matthew John in second place at 70:35. First lady was Jilly Woodthorpe, Barnsley AC, 19th overall in 75:57. Results Report from Richard Smith: Set off with Liam this morning to run the Brass Monkey Half Marathon (having had Beastie Boys in my head all week). Despite getting slightly lost en route thanks to my Irish Navigator,’Oy tink…

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Sunday 19th January – 31st Soreen Stanbury Splash

Sunday 19th January – 31st Soreen Stanbury Splash

Report from Sean O Halloran: A few of us from OAC decided to do the Soreen Stanbury Splash fell race at Penistone Hill Country Park, Howarth. It was a cold but dry sunny morning and ideal for running. Registration completed and Malt Loaf collected we were all ready to go. There was a really good turn out which included some of the best fell runners in the country. The course was a 7 mile lolly pop shaped route which meant for the not…

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Sunday 19th January – Run Sunday

Sunday 19th January – Run Sunday

From Paul Shack: Of course it’s sunny now while I’m writing the report!! Hi everyone, What can only be described as dreich weather welcomed 40 slightly soggy runners and even wetter marshals and spectators but damp squibs you were not!  You all went off like rockets! Firstly a huge debt of gratitude to our tail runner  Katherine Robertshaw and our  course marshals who were  Anna Murtough (with Kaidyn and Zak Quinlan), Janice Slater (and Dexter), Kat Shepherdson, Michelle Smith and Paul Robson. A huge…

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Saturday 18th January – Park Runs

Saturday 18th January – Park Runs

Results for Bradford parkrun, event number 191: The first male to finish was Ayana GIRMA (M) in a time of 00:17:39. The first lady completing the course was Claire COOPER (F) (Keighley & Craven AC) in a time of 00:21:00 12th Tom POTTER 00:19:58 Results for Brueton parkrun, event number 182: The first male to finish was Ed BANKS (M) (Birmingham Running Athletics and Triathlon Club) in a time of 00:16:03. The first lady completing the course was Amanda O’LEARY (F)…

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Runner of the Month for December

Runner of the Month for December

Jointly awarded to Caron Ralph and Shane Ewen, with a special mention for Graham Lake. Caron had a busy December sneaking in under the hour in the Chevin Chase, and then five days late running the Auld Lang Syne in 67:35. Earlier in the December she came fourth in the Ken Dixon Handicap to claim third spot in the Eric Smith Handicap Trophy,  as well as completing the Really Wild Boar Fell Race in 67:18. Shane started the month with…

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