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Month: May 2014

Wednesday 7th May – John Carr 5k series, Race 1

Wednesday 7th May – John Carr 5k series, Race 1

Report from Simon Anderson: A blustery head wind over the final mile made for challenging conditions in last night’s John Carr 5K, which also doubled up as The Yorkshire Vets 5K Championship. For those unfamiliar with the format, there are three races in the series, each held on consecutive Wednesday evenings in May. This is a notoriously fast and furious out and back course around Esholt, as is reflected in the popularity of the series and the results. I recorded a 58…

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Sunday 4th May – Bluebell 10 mile trail race

Sunday 4th May – Bluebell 10 mile trail race

Report from Liam Dunne: I traveled across the Pennines yesterday for my first race since the London Marathon. It’s a tough and challenging 10 mile course with a very steep 1km hill and a river crossing thrown in just before the finish. When I arrived I bumped into other members from OAC which included Mark Hall, Tom Potter and the OAC paparazzi team, Reid and Judy. It was a fast start through the forest tracks and my road shoes let…

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Sunday 4th May – Keswick half marathon

Sunday 4th May – Keswick half marathon

Howard Jeffrey reports: I was surprisingly the only Otley AC representative at the Keswick Half marathon ( unless there were any incognito) as there are usually a few others. Given conditions were almost perfect (12 degrees, overcast) it was also surprising ‘only’ 504 out of potentially 1000 capacity did the race. It is not easy with 3 steep climbs in the first 6 miles but then some great descents and a straight run for home beside the lake. The lake…

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Saturday 3rd May – Coniston Fell Race

Saturday 3rd May – Coniston Fell Race

Report from Simon Anderson: In 1996 Ian Holmes ran the Coniston Fell Race in a scarcely credible time of 1:03:26. The course is advertised as incorporated 1,065 metres of climb and descent over a distance of 8.7 miles. Conditions for this year’s race were near ideal for an assault on his record – cool air temperatures, low wind speed, dry conditions under foot and a high cloud base with intermittent sun penetration. Fortunately for Ian he was able to sleep…

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Saturday 3rd May – Park Runs

Saturday 3rd May – Park Runs

Leeds: 1st Thomas Edward Hughes, unattached, 16:33: 1st lady Katie Perry, Leeds City AC, 17:55. For Otley AC, Richard Smith, 18.24; Christian Hosker, 19.41; Toni Midgeley 26.56. Bradford: 1st Will Tyrrell-Moore, unattached, 17:25; 1st lady was Amanda Sterling, Keighley & Craven AC, 21:08. For Otley AC, Tom Potter 20:28, Stephen Boddy 22:30, Reid Haddow 26:17 and Ann Yeadon 26:47. Brueton: 1st Dan Clarke, Coventry Godiva Harriers, 15.45; 1st lady Jo Kirby, Spa Striders RC, 19.08. For Otley AC, Richard Clarke 20.22 Fountains Abbey: 1st Reece Dalton, Ripon Runners, 17.46; 1st lady Sharon Barlow, Ripon Runners, 17.50 and for…

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