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Month: April 2014

Sunday 6th April – Blackpool Half Marathon

Sunday 6th April – Blackpool Half Marathon

Report from Paul Clifford I ran my second half marathon at the weekend at Blackpool. Blackpool marathon was also taking place at the same time. The half marathon was a single lap of the route and the marathon was 2 laps (although no one seemed to know the actual route, not even the organisers). It was my first ever race whereby I’d never received my race number in the post, instead I had to collect from the Hilton Hotel the day before or really early…

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Sunday 6th April – Manchester Marathon

Sunday 6th April – Manchester Marathon

Tom Potter and Richard Smith both travelled across the Pennines recording PBs for the classic distance, Richard finished in a time of 3:09:12 followed by Tom Potter in 3:17:55. Andi Jones from Stockport Harriers won the race in 2:16:55, Emily Wicks from Aldershot Farnham and District was the first lady and 22nd overall in 2:38:21.

Sunday 6th April – Not the Sheffield Half Marathon

Sunday 6th April – Not the Sheffield Half Marathon

Report from Andy Webster: Well it was an early start to ensure I did not get stuck in traffic. Arrived in good time about 7.45 for a 9 AM start or so we thought. At 8.40 we were told there was a thirty minute delay to the start but no official reasons. Then my Garmin died! what else could go wrong? Well about 9.45 still no race but we thought things must be close as the elites started warming up….

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Sunday 6th April – Blubberhouses 25

Sunday 6th April – Blubberhouses 25

Shane Ewen reports: Having been injured since Christmas, this was my come back event. Not a race as such; more a low key LDWA event with beautiful scenery, good banter and well-stocked checkpoints. Starts at Bland Hill, follows the shore along Swinsty and Fewston before following the river to Thruscross. Then over Rocking Moor to the shooting hall, across and down to Bolton Abbey Tea Rooms, Storiths, Deerstones, then a stiff climb up to Beamsley Beacon. There follows a beautifully…

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Sunday 6th April – Wakefield Hospice 10k

Sunday 6th April – Wakefield Hospice 10k

Report from Ursula. This is a great run if you are fit! It claims to be undulating which I suppose is fair but it felt more like a hill up to the turn point at 5k and again up to the finish. However, what goes up must come down and so there are some great stretches where you can really get going… Given the unseasonably warm weather the water stop at just after 5k was welcome as I needed to…

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Sunday 6th April – RunSunday

Sunday 6th April – RunSunday

Lots of Otley folk this week, Steve Turland from Ilkley Harriers won in 20:23, Jenson Brogden was 4th in a new age category record of 22:04, followed by Hugh Pearson in 6th 24:38, Charlotte Tomlinson 8th 26:03, Sara Elliot 9th 26:47,  Gemma Harrington 10th 26:53,  Emma Jones 12th 28:28, Hannah Mallinson 13th 28:34,  Debra Brown 18th 34:20.  See full results on RunSunday here.

Sunday 6th April – Baildon Boundary Way

Sunday 6th April – Baildon Boundary Way

4 Otley members ran this local off road half marathon, club secretary John Dade was first back in a time of 2:01:20 followed by Billy Rayner, 2:14:36,  Sarah Smith, 2:22:25 and David Cattanach, 2:47:14. The winner was Tom Hooper , Bingley 1:23:39 and the first lady was Jenny Beaumont, Skyrac AC, 1:37:06.       Photos courtesy of Philip Bland

Saturday 5th April – Park Runs

Saturday 5th April – Park Runs

With so many Sunday races it was very quiet on the park run front this week ,  however Howard Jeffrey took part in the relatively new event at Fountains Abbey finishing in a time of 24:12,  first back was Michael Appleton of Ripon Runners, 18:05 and first lady was Lauren Woodhall of Harrogate Harriers, 20:23, see full results here.

Saturday 29th March – Heptonstall Fell Race

Saturday 29th March – Heptonstall Fell Race

Renee Saxton finished second lady in in 2:37:22 in this 25k category BL category race held in the upper Calder Valley. The route takes in a mixture of steep-sided wooded valleys, upland pasture and pathless moorland; and apparently you’ll be hurtling down grassy slopes, struggling across stretches of bog, scrambling up through thick heather, dodging through dense woodland and, most of all, racing over some wild open countryside. If you get the chance to look around, you’ll see for miles across some…

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25th-30th March – World Masters Indoor Athletics Championships

25th-30th March – World Masters Indoor Athletics Championships

Caroline Marler shared gold and a world record at the World Masters Indoor Athletics Championships, in Budapest, at the Ferenc Puskas National Stadium Complex. She was a member of the British team that won the 4 x 200m relay for women aged 60-64 years in a new record time of 2:05.79 secs, over five seconds faster than the previous mark. Australia came second in the race, with Germany taking the bronze. Caroline also won bronze medals in the 400m and 800m…

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