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Month: January 2014

Sunday 12th January – The ‘Nick Hodgkinson’ Harewood Handicap

Sunday 12th January – The ‘Nick Hodgkinson’ Harewood Handicap

The 2014 Eric Smith handicap series kicked off with the 4 mile route on the paths around a frosty Harewood House Estate..   Neil chased hard in the last straight but couldn’t catch David Cattanach who enjoyed his first handicap win since a victory at Esholt in 2006.   Not far behind Carol, Charlotte and Gemma made up the first five. Finishing mid pack, Steve Robinson recorded the fastest time of the day of 30.36. The thirty runners taking part was also…

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Sunday 12th January – RunSunday

Sunday 12th January – RunSunday

The Green family starred this week with young Kieran finishing 10th in 28:29 an MJ9 record and Ellora  & Pange finishing 22nd & 23rd respectively in 32:17, a FJ11 record & 32:18. First across the line was Tom Howard in 20:56.  Full results on RunSunday here.   For Paul Shack’s report.

Saturday 11th January – Park Runs

Saturday 11th January – Park Runs

Leeds Hyde Park: 1st Sam Fisher,  Howgill H 17:10,  40th Christian Hosker 20:26,  100th Andy Webster 22:52,  346th Imogen Webster 30:20.  Full results here. Bradford: 1st Sam Clegg,  Rotherham AC 17:41,  10th Tom Potter 19:51.  Full results here. Brueton: 1st Peter Brookes, Holmfirth H. 16:07,  40th Richard Clarke 21:29.  Full results here.

Sunday 5th January – Run Sunday

Sunday 5th January – Run Sunday

Scott Harrington stamped his mark on the first Run Sunday of the year winning in 17:38 with Simon Anderson, accompanied by Viz the Dog, coming third in 19:17 to claim the MV40 prize (if there had been one). The first female was Leah Forey in 24:47.

Saturday 4th January – Yorkshire Cross Country

Saturday 4th January – Yorkshire Cross Country

Report by Andrew Robertshaw: The rolling fields next to the Lightwater Valley amusement park hosted ‘The Ultimate‘ test for Yorkshire’s top runners.  The Hon. handicapper & Jon Greenwell lined up in the last race of the day, a 10,400 m spectator friendly twisting 5 lap route.  The underfoot conditions were best described as soft with a few muddy sections. Both of us decided on having a steady start with the aim of picking off people as the race progressed &…

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Saturday 4th January – parkruns

Saturday 4th January – parkruns

Bradford parkrun: Ann Yeadon finished 130th in 26:44. The winner was Andrew Bedford (Saltaire) in 18:29 and the first lady was Steph Wilson (Saltaire) in 21:55. There were 343 participants. Leeds parkrun: Christian Hosker was 22nd in 20:36, Richard Clarke 31st in 21:34, Ben Bhogal 83 in 24:05 and Toni Midgley 176th 27:27. The winning time was 17:25 and the first lady was Shamiso Sisimayi (Kirkstall Harriers) in 21:41. There were 341 participants.

New Year’s Day 2014 – Captain Cook Fell Race

New Year’s Day 2014 – Captain Cook Fell Race

Report from Graham Lake: What’s fast becoming a festive tradition for the Lake family kicked off in some drizzle and a chill wind from Great Ayton village centre.It’s a 5 mile race with 1043′ of ascent up to Captain Cook’s Monument and back. There’s plenty of road, but the muddy bits really made up for it. The descent is really fast and exciting and worth the race fee alone. I was running with quite a few others for most of the  race, overtaking…

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New Year’s Day 2014 – Giant’s Tooth Fell Race

New Year’s Day 2014 – Giant’s Tooth Fell Race

Report from John Dade A wet and soggy start to the New Year. A short and very enjoyable three-mile circuit with 400 feet of ascent around Ogden Reservoir taking in the climb up to the Giant’s Tooth standing stone. Most of this was on tracks with a few sections on woodland paths. Lots of standing water and mud. The best bit was a long descent on paths through the woods in pursuit of a lady in a caveman suit. I…

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