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Month: May 2014

Tuesday 20th May – HDSRL Race 2 Nidd Valley, Harrogate

Tuesday 20th May – HDSRL Race 2 Nidd Valley, Harrogate

Another big turn out for Otley with 40+ finishing the course starting from Harrogate Hockey Club.  (Please add a comment if you’ve been missed from these results).  1st running for Harrogate was Mike Burrett in 28:47, Pauline Munro, Wetherby was 1st Lady in 20th 32:26. Otley results were 3rd Scott Harrington 29:46, 11th Simon Anderson 31:31,  16th Robin Outtersides 32:08,  17th Tom Midgley,  31st Richard Smith 33:27,  41st Jeremy Stewart 34:00, 55th Simon Toyne 35:14,  59th Neil Charlton,  89th Christian…

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Sunday 19th May – Paras 10 Company Challenge

Sunday 19th May – Paras 10 Company Challenge

Richard Clarke reports: On Sunday, 19 May I competed in my second Paras’ 10 P Company Challenge. This is a ‘tab’ (march across hills with full kit at a fast pace – strictly also with weapon) over 10 miles of road, track and trail. There are also a few small water features to slow you down. The rules are that you carry a bergen (rucksack) with a minimum weight of 35lb (weighed at the start and finish!) and wear boots…

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Sunday 18th May – Bupa Great Manchester Run

Sunday 18th May – Bupa Great Manchester Run

This morning 40,000 sun-soaked runners lined up to race this IAAF Gold Label 10K event in Manchester city centre. The race was won by 10,000m world record holder and the recent winner of the 2014 Paris Marathon, Kenenisa Bekele who notched 28:23, this was just enough to give him a slender lead over the marathon world record holder and former Kenyan Police officer, Wilson Kipsang (28:28). The woman’s race was won by Kenyan, Tirunesh Dibaba. Also continuing her fine form…

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Sunday 18th May – Brathay Windermere Marathon

Sunday 18th May – Brathay Windermere Marathon

Otley AC member David Hainsworth reports: An outstandingly scenic route with the occasional undulation, the largest of which is just after the 7 mile marker. By far the hardest was the short rise as we entered the grounds of Brathay Hall and try as I might I could not quite run it all, even knowing the finish was just over the brow. Well organised event with some road closures and good traffic management measures elsewhere and extra water stations laid…

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Sunday 18th May – Ripon 10 mile

Sunday 18th May – Ripon 10 mile

The winner of this years Ripon 10 mile race was Mike Jefferies (Billingham Marsh) in a superb time of 58:04. Mike was followed home by Otley AC stalwart Scott Harrington who recorded a chip time of  58:53. This was Scott  11th second place race finish since rejoining OAC in early 2013. He is also running the EMF Edinburgh Marathon next weekend. Also running for Otley today, Mark Hall finished 5th (1st V50) in 61:02 & Reid Haddow who finished 155th in…

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Saturday 17th May – Fairfield Horseshoe fell race (14.5km/914m)

Saturday 17th May – Fairfield Horseshoe fell race (14.5km/914m)

Race report from Simon Anderson: There were 278 starters in this year’s race, setting off from Rydal Hall in glorious weather. The men’s winner in a time of 1 hour 22 minutes 16 seconds was Adam Osbourne of Leeds City, followed 11 seconds later by previous winner Rhys Findley Robinson. Third was Darren Kay of Pudsey and Bramley. Matt John was 7th in 1:28:18 and I was 23rd (9th V40) in 1:36:10. In the ladies race Judith Jepson of Dark Peak Fell Runners lead the field in 1…

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Saturday 17th May – British Sprint Triathlon Championships

Saturday 17th May – British Sprint Triathlon Championships

Howard Jeffrey reports: The conditions for racing yesterday morning were perfect and the venue was unmatchable. Clear blue skies and sunshine not a breath of wind and a temperature of about 14 degrees for my wave start. Dorney Lake for the swim within part of the grounds of Eton College adjacent to the Thames in the rolling green fields around Windsor. I believe the lake was purpose built for the Olympics and it was laid out with race lanes as…

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Saturday 17th May – Over the Odda 10K trail race

Saturday 17th May – Over the Odda 10K trail race

In the second running of this 10K trail race in Hawksworth, Guiseley, the race winner was Peter Branney (Leeds City AC) in 41:50 and the first female in 33rd postion was Rebecca Powell (unattached) 54:30. Running for only on this glorious Saturday morning: Stephen Boddy 53rd (57:50), Matt Podd 82nd(62:39), Mary Hampshire 87th(63:06), Lisa Maughan 110th(68:12), Ged Peacock 114th(68:40), Sara Richard 124th(70:59) & Reid Haddow 134th(72:13), Results here.

Saturday 17th May – Parkruns

Saturday 17th May – Parkruns

Bradford Parkrun – The winner was Martin Fillingham (saltaire Striders) in a time of 18:42, first woman in 32nd position was Clare Smallwood (keighley&craven) with a time of 22:08, for OAC Ann Yeadon finished 108th with a time of 26:27. Leeds Parkrun – The race winner was Thomas Hughes in 16:39 and the first female finisher in 16th position with a time of 18:52 was Nicky Green (Barnsley AC). Running for Otley at the event, Christian Hosker 33rd (19:56) – mastered that…

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Thursday 15th May – Danefield Handicap

Thursday 15th May – Danefield Handicap

Another excellent turnout for race 5 of the 2014 Eric Smith handicap trophy saw Toni gain her second win of the year, sprinting home clear of  a big pack of runners, all chasing hard.  Andy Webster lead home the rest ahead of Dominic Egan and Jenson Brogden.  Setting off last and finishing just 33 seconds after Toni, Scott Harrington ran the fastest time of the night,  breaking Ian’s course record by one second!  It was good to see several first…

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