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Month: July 2014

Wednesday 30th July – Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

Wednesday 30th July – Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

Ex-Otley AC member Racheal Bamford made her Commonwealth Games debut in the women’s 3,000m steeplechase finishing seventh in 9:45:51 to earn a well deserved PB. The winner was Purity cherotich Kirui of Kenya in 09:30.36. Full results and the Telegraph & Argus still thinks Racheal is a Black & White. Shhh, don’t tell them! Here’s a newspaper race report (from Kenya – sadly nothing in the UK papers).

Saturday 26th July – Park Runs

Saturday 26th July – Park Runs

Thetford Park Run: A nice hot day for the 177 runners. The course is a bit confusing for first timers, you run two laps of three individual laps. The winner was Colin Green, Moray Road Runners 19:12 and first lady in 10th was Clare Mead in 21.21. For Otley AC: 15) Andy Webster 21:57  60) Imogen Webster 28:00 PB 149) Alice Webster 40:44 PB   Leeds Hyde Park: First male was Gwilym THOMAS, Valley Striders AC in 16:51 and first lady was Sarah GRAHAM Morpeth Harriers & AC in 20:11….

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Friday 25th July – Ultra tour of the Lake District (Lakeland 100)

Friday 25th July – Ultra tour of the Lake District (Lakeland 100)

  Report from Sarah Fuller: It was always going to be a long shot this year but there’s no hope like a fools hope, so I lined up with 305 other folk for the Ultra tour of the lake district (Lakeland 100) on Friday evening. Preparation had been going well until the end of May when I caught a nasty infection which led to 2 rounds of antibiotics and a long 7 week lay off from running, truth be told…

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Wednesday 23rd July – Golden Acre Relay

Wednesday 23rd July – Golden Acre Relay

A fantastic evening for a 3 by 2.75 miles relay on an undulating, loopy circuit of Golden Acre park.  This is a very popular event with about 140 teams towing the start line, so it was a little disappointing that Otley only managed a single full team of president Matt Podd, Julian Mawson & the hon. handicapper, plus Jackie Ackroyd joining up with a couple other ‘spare’ runners from other teams. A stirring speech from team manager Tom Hannah, fired…

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Sunday 20th July – Masters Inter Area – Solihull

Sunday 20th July – Masters Inter Area – Solihull

Report from Caroline Marler: For the 2nd time I took charge of getting a Northern Veterans Team together for an Inter Area match – this time outdoors. We did better this time, coming one place higher – 4th out of 7 teams. Midland Masters with home advantage came 1st, Southern Veterans were 2nd and Welsh Veterans were 3rd; we beat Eastern Vets,Vets A.C. (London based, the 1st Vets. club ever) and South West Vets. It is always hard to get…

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Sunday 20th July – Harrogate 10k

Sunday 20th July – Harrogate 10k

Report from Sara Elliott: A few of us decided to do the somewhat more low-key Harrogate 10k rather than JT Leeds. Hot and definitely not flat, it wasn’t a day for PBs but Scott came a fabulous 4th!! Despite the fact I thought I was going to die, it was a great race and one I’d definitely try again. Well done all… 1st Marc Scott, Richmond 30.55, 1st Lady Sharon Barlow Ripon 36.40 4th Scott Harrington 33.38,   14th Tom…

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Sunday 20th July – Jane Tomlinson Leeds 10k

Sunday 20th July – Jane Tomlinson Leeds 10k

1st Nathaniel Williams 31:43, 1st Lady Pauline Munro Wetherby 35:34 Jamil’s Biology lesson report for Leeds 10k,  Judging by the amazing crowds at the Jane Tomlinson 10k in Leeds, some of the Tour de France enthusiasm has spilled over into road running. The conditions were warm but as is often the case people confuse the effects of the sun with humidity. At 9.30am the humidity level in Leeds was an incredible 94%. http://www.timeanddate.com/weather/uk/leeds/historic When humidity is at this level the body cannot transfer…

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Saturday 19th July – Bingley Show 10k

Saturday 19th July – Bingley Show 10k

Report from Frank Beresford: Just to let you know that i managed to win the Bingley race for Otley AC. It was a really hilly course and terrible weather. Which suits me. Early news give Frank a time of 41:08, & the first woman was Jo Buckley from Bingley Harriers,  see Woodentops race photos here.

Friday 18th July – Washburn Valley Relays

Friday 18th July – Washburn Valley Relays

Thanks to all the teams supporting this years Washburn relay’s and it has to be said that the support of fellow team mates was particularly vocal this year including horns & mini cow bells cheering the runners on. The Otley ‘A’ team, of Tom Midgley (18:23), Scott Harrington (22:06) & Liam Dunne (18:16) arrived at the start line with seconds to spare and battled away with Wetherby Runners from start to finish.  Liam extended the smallest of leads at the…

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