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Month: June 2014

Wednesday 18th June – Bramhope Ramble

Wednesday 18th June – Bramhope Ramble

Report from Andy Webster: A beautiful warm evening attracted me to this self-guided trail race in Bramhope. Due to my legendary poor navigation skills ran with a fellow doctor but unattached to a club who was in charge of reading the instructions. Everyone was able to set of anytime they wished between 6.30-7.30. We set of at a fair pace overtaking a couple of earlier starters. We quickly learnt that you should not follow anyone, and keep reading the instructions,…

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Sunday 15th June – Borrowdale Trail race (13km)

Sunday 15th June – Borrowdale Trail race (13km)

Race report from Joanna Hobson: With a race start time of 11.15 it was a case of Mad dogs and English men (oh and Joanna Hobson) go out in the mid day sun and gosh was it hot! On Sunday I took part in the Borrowdale Trail run in Keswick organised by High Terrain Events, a truly wonderful event. Having attended the registration and briefing on Saturday afternoon and discovered there was a 21k, 42k including scafell pike & a triathlon…

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Saturday 14th June – Parkrun

Saturday 14th June – Parkrun

Running at Bradford Parkrun was Reid Haddow who finished in 121st with a time of 25:51. The race was won by Chris Green in 18:31, the first female of the day was Claire Elener (Eccleshill Road Runners) in a time of 21:13.

Wednesday 11th June – Otley 10-Mile Road Race

Wednesday 11th June – Otley 10-Mile Road Race

The latest Otley 10-Mile Road Race was a gripping event with Nathaniel Williams first across the line in 55:34, beating last year’s winner Mike Jefferies (Billingham Marsh Harriers) by just under a minute. His time of 56:26 was just enough to hold off our own Scott Harrington (56:38) who was being chased down by another Otley runner, and the 2012 winner, Matt John in 57:05. Harrogate’s Andy Grant was fifth in 57:28, just ahead of another Otley man Mark Hall (59:03)…

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Saturday 7th June – Kirkby Malzeard 10k

Saturday 7th June – Kirkby Malzeard 10k

Howard Jeffrey has been out and about again: Poor weather at the Kirby Malzeard 10k meant a low turnout with 156 finishers. Still I enjoyed the workout in the race which was won by Mike Jefferies (Billingham Marsh House) in 33:55. First lady was Suzanne Sharman in 23rd place in 41:36. I came in 37th in 44:16, just overtaking the first M60 at the line (two months too early for me, much to his relief). Fellow Otley member Steve Haywood was…

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Pre-piece: Otley 10-Mile Road Race – Wednesday 11th June

Pre-piece: Otley 10-Mile Road Race – Wednesday 11th June

This year’s Otley 10 is looking like it’s a going to be an epic battle with the past two winners lining up with in-form runners Quentin Lewis (Baildon) plus last year’s third place Andy May (Valley Striders). The winner of the 2013 race, Mike Jeffries (Swaledale), will be taking on Otley AC’s very own Matt John who was victorious in 2012 and has been putting in some great performances this year, most recently last week’s Chevin Fell Race. Andy Grant…

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Saturday 7th June – Wharfedale Half Marathon

Saturday 7th June – Wharfedale Half Marathon

A bumper field, possibly boosted by the demise of the Wharfedale Marathon, saw 367 runners set off from Threshield in muggy conditions following an earlier downpour. Graham Lake, desperate to avoid the threatened storms, was first home in an impressive 19th place in 1:42:54, Lisa Maughan was 236th (2:21:23), Richard Hamer 249th (2:22:42 – Garmin track), Sara Richard 282nd (2:28:45), Ged Peacock 290th (2:31:02), Sue Tupling 341st= (2:50:40) and Sean O’Halloran 362nd (3:12:54). Also there voicing their support were Jack and Kath;…

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Thursday 5th June – Full Bronte 5 Mile Road Race

Thursday 5th June – Full Bronte 5 Mile Road Race

Three Otley runners took part in the Full Bronte Five-Mile based at Haworth Cricket Club with Mark Hall coming away with the Yorkshire MV50 prize. His time of 29:18 was only five seconds faster than Liam Dunne who was fourth 29:13, while Tom Midgley was 10th (31:00). The winner was Will Smith, Keighley and Craven, in 28.52. Report from Liam Dunne: Three OAC members (Mark Hall, Tom Midgley and Liam Dunne) traveled to Howarth for the Full Bronte 5 Mile Road Race…

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Thursday 5th June – Abbey Anniversary Fell Race, 5 miles & 1,800ft

Thursday 5th June – Abbey Anniversary Fell Race, 5 miles & 1,800ft

Report from Caron Ralph: I did this one in 2012 and fancied another visit to the picturesque village of Kettlewell to give it another go. Arriving in the car park I was pleased to see David Fox was also taking part.  The race starts in the fields over the bridge from the village and starts with a leg sapping steep climb which includes a scramble through the crag. On reaching the top it’s a fast descent towards Arncliffe, then it’s…

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