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Month: February 2014

Thursday 28th February – OAC Cake-Off & Quiz

Thursday 28th February – OAC Cake-Off & Quiz

A huge thanks to everyone who baked and who joined in with the evening; you did the club proud. Honourable judges Billy (Paul Hollywood) and Phil R (Mary Berry) had the enviable tasks of sampling all 13 entries before declaring the winner to be Gemma Harrington for her lemon cup cakes, and she won a bottle of top notch cava from the OAC Cellar for her efforts; there’s a video of her tearful acceptance speech on the OAC Runners Facebook page courtesy…

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Sunday 23rd February – Snake Lane 10 Mile

Sunday 23rd February – Snake Lane 10 Mile

Report from Ursula McGouran: I woke to a dry, bright but very windy Sunday morning – why had I agreed to race the Snake Lane 10? A long story but it involved at least one glass too many of a very tasty red wine… Ah well, a good training run I reminded myself. Richard (Bell, from Wetherby Runners) kindly agreed to give me a lift to the race so off we set. When we got there we only spotted a…

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Saturday 22nd February – Park Runs

Saturday 22nd February – Park Runs

2 PB’s this week from Tom Potter and Christian Hosker, well done both. Tom finishing 6th at Pontefract in 19.05,  James Capon, Pontefract was 1st  in 17.05. Christian was 26th at Leeds Hyde Park in 20.09, Tim Crossland, Leeds City was 1st in 17.06

Sunday 16th February – Saltaire Shaker Ice Age

Sunday 16th February – Saltaire Shaker Ice Age

This nine-mile trail race organised by Paul Shack of Run Sunday fame, was won by OAC’s Robin Outtersides in 58:01, second was Adam Breaks (59:49) and third Andrew Overend (1:01:32). The first female in eighth position was Emma Stoney (Baildon Runners) in 1:09:25. More photos can be seen here and full results here

Sunday 16th February – Windy Hill Fell Race

Sunday 16th February – Windy Hill Fell Race

Club secretary John Dade travelled almost to the other side of the Pennines for this nine-mile race, completing it in 88:55. The winner was Spencer Riley (Clayton-le-Moors) in 57:49 and the first female was Helen Leigh (Blackburn Harriers) in 1:07:14. John was 159th out of 238. John commented: I travelled over to Lancashire today to run in this new event. The race started near to Littleborough initially on trails, going under the M62 viaduct and back over the motorway on a narrow…

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Saturday 15th February – Eccup Handicap

Saturday 15th February – Eccup Handicap

Conditions for race 2 of the 2014 Eric Smith Handicap series was the 6.1-miles Eccup handicap were relatively OK with the exception of a very wet track round the reservoir compared to the wind and rain of recent days. Toni had a great run to finish almost a minute clear of Gemma in second and Jeremy running in his first handicap in third.  Unsurprisingly Ian recorded the fastest net time of the day of 33:45. The leading contenders in the 2014…

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