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Month: May 2014

Saturday 31st May – Park Runs

Saturday 31st May – Park Runs

Leeds: 1st Tom Hooper, Bingley Harriers, 16.38; for Otley, Christian Hosker 20.03 and Richard Clarke in 20.21 Bradford: 1st Luke Jones, Claremont Road Runners, 18.22, 1st lady Alison Boyle, Hyde Park Harriers, 22.30; for Otley, Ann Yeadon in 26.36 Sewerby: 1st Gregan Clarkson, Kingston upon Hull AC, 16.42; for Otley, Reid Haddow 38.51    

Monday 26th May – Austwick Amble

Monday 26th May – Austwick Amble

Report by the hon. handicapper May Bank Holiday sees one of the first of the summer’s traditional Dales village gala’s plus fell race at Austwick.  This race is an 8 mile / 1200ft amble across the Norber erratics to the Ingleborough path at Sulber Nick and back.  Arriving in the nick of time, 12:55 for the 1pm start, the pre-race warm up for Caron was a sprint to register and get a number! Meanwhile Caron’s number one supporter,  Flash pottered up the…

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Monday 26th May – Ilkley Trail Race

Monday 26th May – Ilkley Trail Race

Tom Adams  won this local hilly trail race, recording a new course record for of 38:52.  The first lady was Hannah Oldroyd 49:35,  and certain Olympic gold & bronze medalists were spotted watching, obviously looking for a few running tips! First home for Otley in 9th was Robin Outtersides 46:39 followed by 48th Tom Potter 51:01,  148th David Fox 1:00:58,  163rd Nicola Lee 1:02:45,  175th Liz Fawcett 1:03:23,  267th Lisa Maughan 1:08:31,  276th Antonio Cardinale 1:36:22.  Full results are available on Ilkley’s site…

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Sunday 25th May – Edinburgh 1/2 Marathon & Marathon

Sunday 25th May – Edinburgh 1/2 Marathon & Marathon

Some early news from the Scottish capital, the first 3 men and women in the marathon were: 1. David Toniok 2:15:33, 2. Japhet Koech 2:16:29, 3. Elicky Kipchoge Mase 2:17:29 1. Kateryna Stetsenko 2:36:07, 2. Risper Kimaiyo 2:39:52, 3. Adeline Roche 2:47:03. and results for Otley are: 11th Scott Harrington 2:34:42,  1448th Andy Webster  3:36:58,  4499th Billy Rayner 4:16:38 ….. in the Half the first 3 men and women were: 1. Ross Houston 1:07:16, 2. Antonio Silva 1:07:43, 3. Max…

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Sunday 25th May – Montane Howgills Trail 26

Sunday 25th May – Montane Howgills Trail 26

Neil Charlton writes: 26.1 Miles / 4000+ft (according to my watch) I’d never been to The Howgills before which are an area north of Sedbergh in the Southern Lake District. After having dozed off in the car while driving past Skipton (not literally) I missed the turn off for the A65 and ended up down the A59 on my way to Clitheroe before I realised my mistake. Panicking as I thought I was going to miss the start, I turned…

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Thursday 22nd May – Apperley Bridge Canter (ABC) 10k (Approx)

Thursday 22nd May – Apperley Bridge Canter (ABC) 10k (Approx)

Lisa Maughan reports: Myself and three other Black and Whites took part in this local event organised by Horsforth Harriers. The route was altered this year due to the canal tow path being out of action. In my opinion this made it a far more enjoyable route as it was a bit shorter and included more hills and more mud (especially due to the recent rain). The toilet situation had also changed, meaning that this year there were only two…

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Wednesday 21st May – Kildwick Fell Race (3.75m/800ft)

Wednesday 21st May – Kildwick Fell Race (3.75m/800ft)

Simon Anderson comments: On Wednesday 21st May 2014 Brian Goodison (Abbey Runners) and I had a jaunt out to Kildwick for a summer’s evening fell race hosted by Keighley and Craven AC. For those yet to investigate this corner of God’s Own County, the setting is a rural idyll between Keighley and Skipton, close to The Honorary Handicapper’s home village of Silsden. The route starts with an abrupt and rude climb out of the village terminating at Farnhill Pinnacle, which…

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Wednesday 21st May – Askern 10k

Wednesday 21st May – Askern 10k

Tom Potter reports: I decided to have a crack at achieving a new 10k PB, after recently smashing my 5k, 10mile, half marathon and marathon PB’s. All within the last seven weeks. Having raced the Askern 10mile several times over the past few years I knew this course would most likely be undulating and not entirely ‘pancake’ flat. I was still confident of breaking my previous best time of 19:04 (set in 2012) due to my apparent good form. The…

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Wednesday 21st May – John Carr 5k series – Race 3

Wednesday 21st May – John Carr 5k series – Race 3

Jamil Parapia reports on the race: It has been seven years for me and five for second claim member Zack Whitehead but we can finally whisper those two cherished letters again, PB. After my running career was cut short by chronic achilles tendinitis and Zack’s by a torn knee cartilage, last summer we decided to have another stab at returning to competitive running. More so Zack who I felt had not fulfilled his true potential. After six months of structured…

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