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Month: June 2014

Sunday 29th June – Settle Hill Fell Race

Sunday 29th June – Settle Hill Fell Race

Colin Best took part in this 11.3k race with 400m of ascent. “Decided to venture out on to the hills for the first time in quite a while. I have always thought this to be one of the most scenic races around and the view from the back once again stunning. “David Fox was the only other Otley entry and I managed to just about keep him in my sights most of the way round despite managing to pass him on…

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Sunday 29th June – Bradford Millennium Way Relay

Sunday 29th June – Bradford Millennium Way Relay

The Bradford Millennium way is a 47 mile circuit of the northern bit of the Bradford Met. region.  For the relay race, organised by a Saltaire Striders, it’s split into 5 sections, starting & finishing at Bradford & Bingley Rugby Club. A preliminary, pre-results report from the hon handicapper: Neil Charlton and Jeremy Stewart set off at 8am from Bingley on the 10+ mile & 1800ft of climb up to Penistone Hill Country Park recording a time of  1:43:55 mins.  Hugh…

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Saturday 28th June – Park Runs

Saturday 28th June – Park Runs

Leeds Hyde Park – 1st male was Rashaad Jorden, unattached, in 17.33 and 1st lady Louise Flanagan in 20.48. For Otley AC, both making their debut, were Nicola Lee 14th lady in 23.49 and Charlotte Tomlinson 18th lady, in 24.55. Harrogate – 1st male was Jordan Bransberg, Skyrac AC, in 16.53 and for Otley AC Richard Smith came 6th in 18.16. 1st lady was Angela Reeve, Wetherby Runners, in 20.20. Fountains Abbey – 1st male was Mike Appleton, Ripon Runners, in 17.14…

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Friday 20th & Sunday 22nd June – Euro Sprint Triathlon & Staveley Stampede

Friday 20th & Sunday 22nd June – Euro Sprint Triathlon & Staveley Stampede

Report from Howard Jeffrey: I had another tilt at those foreign chaps again in the Eu sprint tri champs last Friday in Kitzbuhel Austria: Some of them are awfully good! Again I lined up in reasonable shape but the swim was into the water and GO! I need a few minutes to get accustomed so the chest seized up and I thought I was not going to be able to continue. Relaxed a bit and breast stroked for a while…

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Sunday 22nd June – Pudsey 10k

Sunday 22nd June – Pudsey 10k

Report from Graham Lake: A hot day in Pudsey, but good organisation, and a great setting in the park with lots for family and supporters to do. Bit of a last minute decision to race, and I’d not even heard of it before, so wasn’t sure what to expect, except, everyone I spoke to at the start shook their heads and said it was a tough course. You go round the block once, coming past the start again, which was…

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Friday 20th – Saturday 21st June – Billy Bland Relay

Friday 20th – Saturday 21st June – Billy Bland Relay

Many thanks to Sarah Fuller for getting together and organising everyone, after lots of last minute changes,  a combined team Otley / Keighley and Craven AC. This challenge is to try and beat Billy Bland’s amazing 42 peak Bob Graham round record of 13 hours and 53 minutes for the ~66 miles & 27,000 ft of ascent circuit of the Lake district, or a bit more realistic 24 hour time.  With the many changes we didn’t quite manage the 24 hour…

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Saturday 21st June – Yorkshire Vets Relay

Saturday 21st June – Yorkshire Vets Relay

Report from Hannah Mallinson: Well us “older” ladies managed to enter two teams in the YVAA relays in Saltaire on Sat 21st June, massive thanks to Lisa Maughan for doing two legs and Julie Dorling for agreeing to join us so we could. The relay was for anyone aged over 35, consisting of 3 legs of 2.9m (although my watch said 2.7m) from Roberts Park in Saltaire. It was a very busy event with local clubs entering several teams across…

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Saturday 21st June – Three Lakes Classic Trail race (15miles)

Saturday 21st June – Three Lakes Classic Trail race (15miles)

Tom Potter reports: Today I ventured down to Rother Valley Country Park, Sheffield to run the Three Lakes Classic after racing this trail race in 2011 (2:11:04) and again in 2013 (1:55:27). I can not find enough superlatives to sum this race up. It is not my favoured terrain, distance or location but this really is a must run race and ranks amongst my favourite races to date. It costs £5 to enter, the course is beautiful and well marshalled….

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Saturday 21st June – Park Runs

Saturday 21st June – Park Runs

Leeds Hyde Park: 1st Raashad Jordan U/A 17:19, 1st Lady Shamiso Sisimayi Kirkstall H. 20:52 and for Otley, 51st Tony Walker 21:39. Bradford Lister Park: 1st Jariath McKenna Bristol & West, 1st Lady Elaine Sherwin NATB Dog Sports 18:21 and for Otley,  108th & 13th lady Ann Yeadon 26:21.

Thursday 19th June – HDSRL, Dragons, Guiseley (5.5m)

Thursday 19th June – HDSRL, Dragons, Guiseley (5.5m)

Thanks to Dragons for hosting the final counting race of the season.  The route through Esholt woods was generally reasonably dry underfoot apart from a couple of bits of proper mud on the track down to the sewerage works. Harrogate’s Mike Burrett repeated his win at the last race, finishing in a time of 30:45, first lady was Ripon’s Sharon Barlow finishing 14th, 34:49. Despite the alternative “attractions” of an England game Otley had a reasonable turnout of 28 members.  Scott…

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