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Month: April 2014

Friday 18th April – Salford 10K

Friday 18th April – Salford 10K

Second claim member Zack Whitehead recorded a personal best time for 2014 over 10K with a speedy 33:54 finishing in 38th Position. The race was won by Michael Aspinall of Tipon Harriers in 30:03. First female finishing in 44th Position was Jessica Coulson of  Stockport Harriers with a time of 34:10.

Friday 18th April – Calder Vale Country 10 mile road race

Friday 18th April – Calder Vale Country 10 mile road race

Otley AC club treasurer, Ian Broadbent Reports: I made my annual pilgrimage to  Calder Vale near Garstang to run the 10 mile road race which is set over an extremely undulating but scenic road course. It’s not PB territory but I managed a respectable 79:10 and 61st of 159 finishers in very warm conditions. Pleased to report the pie and peas were as good as ever too. It’s run every Good Friday and well worth the trip, generally a small…

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Tuesday 15th April – Bunny Run 3

Tuesday 15th April – Bunny Run 3

In the 3rd race of this years Bunny Run fell race series (3miles/300ft) Otley had a host of runners taking part. The race winner in a time of 14:50 was Jack Simpson (Leeds City) the first female finisher in 19th position overall was Katie Walshaw (Holmfirth). First back for OAC on the night was Matt John in 7th (15:57) followed by Simon Anderson in 36th (17:58), Robin Outersides 44th (18:20), Bob Baker 211th (23:46), Richard Hamer 232nd (24:33), Sara Richard…

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Sunday 13th April – European Sprint Duathlon Championships Horst (Holland)

Sunday 13th April – European Sprint Duathlon Championships Horst (Holland)

Race report from Howard Jeffrey: I competed in the EU Sprint Duathlon Championships on Sunday morning in Horst Holland. So many Brits it was like a domestic competition. I was pleased with my performance considering the lack of training before and after Christmas. The weather was almost perfect in that it was sunny but cool with a bit of wind in the exposed bike course. First 5K I dipped under 20 minutes at 19.54 for the first time in a…

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Sunday 13th April – Virgin Money London Marathon

Sunday 13th April – Virgin Money London Marathon

Report from Lisa Maughan: My second marathon and first time at London . I was both excited and nervous in the lead up to it. I woke up early and made my way to the start. Fortunately I bumped into a dubious looking pair at Charing Cross (Tom and Jackie), and Tom’s laid back attitude helped to calm my nerves! We were in the pens about 30 minutes before the start, which actually passed quite quickly, and then we were…

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Saturday 12th April – Park Runs

Saturday 12th April – Park Runs

At Leeds Hyde Park, the race was won by Dean JEROME, Leeds City in 16.38 and first lady, 22nd overall, was Rachael LUNDGREN, Gosforth Harriers & AC  in 19.18. For Otley AC, Christian Hosker came 34th in 20.20 At Sewerby parkrun, the winner was Phil Taylor, Bridlington Road Runners in 16.40 and first lady was Deborah Church of Driffield Striders in 18th, 22.07. For Otley AC, Reid Anthony James HADDOW was 43rd overall in a time of 26.43

Runner of the Month for March

Runner of the Month for March

Awarded jointly to Tom Potter and Toni Midgley. March has been a busy month for both of them; Tom came 50th in the Spen 20 with 2:26:13, and recorded 63.18 in the Thirsk 10; he has also been busy with Park Runs and RunSunday. Meanwhile Toni also took part in the Thirsk 10 as well as the Epilepsy Action Bradford 10k finishing with a PB in 57:10, and has also run the Esholt Handicap plus two Park Runs.

Tuesday 8th April – Bunny Run 2

Tuesday 8th April – Bunny Run 2

Report from Caron: Yes it’s that time of year again, our annual visit to the cold, windy Dimples Lane quarry.  Bunny run #2 was well attended by the black and whites with 7 runners entered and some even managed to run just in vests which is highly unusual due to the April temperatures in Haworth being nearly Arctic. Steve, Lisa, Gloria and Laura were having their first taste of Bunny mania and judging by the comments after the race, were…

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Sunday 6th April – Pollenca half marathon (Majorca)

Sunday 6th April – Pollenca half marathon (Majorca)

Mark Hall reports: Working in Majorca for 7 weeks I finally managed to find a race, Pollenca half marathon, incorporating the Balearic Island Championships. However, working and late nights had left me seriously short of race condition. I decided to enter the race with no idea how my form was. The race was mostly flat with the final 5kms undulating. After 7kms I was struggling and the rest of the race was a hot slog (70 degrees). I eventually finished 12th in…

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Sunday 6th April – Harewood 10k

Sunday 6th April – Harewood 10k

Another trail race win for Robin Outtersides finishing in a time of 36:46, with Stephen Boddy in 49:34, Jane Butler (55:48), Joanna Hobson (1:02:21) and Ann Yeadon (1:10:25). Report from Stephen Boddy: I had been looking forward to this race as it seemed like a good distance to do a week before London and I’ve done this run in the past and I think it’s a great course, undulating with one really tough climb but good trails all the way round with plenty…

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