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Month: July 2014

Wednesday 16th July – Thorner Fox Trail Race

Wednesday 16th July – Thorner Fox Trail Race

Report from Andy Webster for the Thorner Fox Trail Race 16th July 6.4 miles Another fine sunny evening apart from a brief heavy shower lead to an enjoyable evening run. The obligatory shredding of the legs from running through corn fields just added to the fun. Steve Robinson and Ruth Muir (unattached and finished second female) ran with me and seemed to trust my map reading skills and luckily the navigation was straightforward. However we were delayed by a couple…

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Wednesday 16th July – Nostell Priory 10K trail race

Wednesday 16th July – Nostell Priory 10K trail race

Tom Potter comments: This evening I ran the Nostell Priory 10K trail race in Wakefield. Quite a tough 10K that I would describe as ‘worse’ than undulating. The race hosted by Ackworth Road Runers is an annual event held in the grounds of the National Trust site. The 10K race is a two loop course, with a 5K variation also run on the same evening (1 loop). Soon after setting off I realised that my legs didn’t which to cooperate…

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Sunday 13th July – Eccup 10 mile

Sunday 13th July – Eccup 10 mile

A cracking race was ran this morning at The Eccup 10mile. This years entries included some of the very best club runners in the area, many of which were competing as part of the Yorkshire Veterans 10 mile championship. The race was won by this years Otley 10mile winner, Nathaniel Willams (Unattached) in 54:05. 2nd, and first Otley AC finisher was Scott ‘The Bridesmaid’ Harrington in 56:01 – Scotty was also the winner of this years YVAA 10mile title. The…

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Sunday 13th July – Trawden 7 Trail Race

Sunday 13th July – Trawden 7 Trail Race

Report from Jackie Ackroyd: I did the trawden 7 trail race. It was a local race ,one long hill in the first 3 to 4 miles and uphill in the last mile. It was a hot day, with clear view for miles on the moorland section, pity you had to watch your feet.  I set off steady and worked into the race. The last mile was a hot drag but the home made cakes and beer at the end was…

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Sunday 13th July – Burton Leonard 10K

Sunday 13th July – Burton Leonard 10K

Sean O’Halloran reports in: I did this race last year and suffered in the exceptionally high summer temperatures so I decided to give this race another go this year. We (wife, child and Mum) arrived in Burton Leonard amid a torrential rain shower, thankfully this soon passed leaving near perfect running weather. Due to a summer fair the normal finish on the  village green had been moved to the cricket field past the car park. The change to the finish…

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Saturday 12th July- Parkruns

Saturday 12th July- Parkruns

This weekend we had three athletes partake in three different Parkruns. Roundshaw Downs Parkrun, London: Position Gender Position parkrunner Club Run Time 1 1(Male) William COLGATE Unattached 00:19:16 20 1(Female) Maeve TOMLINSON Unattached 00:22:57 61 12 Toni MIDGLEY Otley AC 00:29:06       Harrogate Parkrun:   Position Gender Position parkrunner Club Run Time 1 1 (male) Jamil PARAPIA Otley AC 00:16:01 7 1(Female) Myra JONES Valley Striders AC 00:19:14        Roundhay Parkrun   Position Gender Position parkrunner Club Run Time 1…

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Thursday 10th July – The Liz Fawcett Leathley Handicap

Thursday 10th July – The Liz Fawcett Leathley Handicap

Another sultry evening as it seems to be every year for this hilly 10k handicap.  Setting off last Scott stormed through the field to finish well clear, next over the line was Jeremy, but Chris Brunold’s adjusted result after setting off late was second in the final results and the route devisor Liz Fawcett finished mid pack in 9th,  and ex club president Mick Jeffrey joined the elite list of Otley members who have done 100 Otley handicaps. The top…

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Runner of the Month for June

Runner of the Month for June

Awarded jointly to Joanna Hobson and Graham Lake. It was a busy month for Jo who took part in the Harrogate League, the Yorkshire Ladies Vets and the Three Lakes Classic Trail, in the Lake District. Meanwhile, Graham had another active month and continues to improve. Since awarding Graham joint RoM, the committee has heard that he took fifth place in the 12-metre dads’ race a his childrens’ school on 9 July; so it’s already looking like he could take…

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Sunday 6th July – English Sprint Triathlon Championships

Sunday 6th July – English Sprint Triathlon Championships

Howard Jeffrey went down to Milton Keynes to mix it with the nation’s best at the English Sprint Triathlon Championships hosted at the Big Cow event, at Emberton. He made the start in good shape and had a solid performance in near perfect conditions to finish sixth out of 10 in his age group, and 227th out of 327 finishers. Full results.

Tuesday 1st July – Danefield Relay

Tuesday 1st July – Danefield Relay

Report from Tamara Weatherhead: Horsforth Fellandale hosted their annual Danefield Relay tonight up on the Chevin. A bumper turn out of 83 teams, given last year had around 40 teams! The race was won by the Badger Beaters: Tom Adams 17.10, Tom Cornthwaite 17.37 and Josh Tighe 17.59, total time of 52.46. First ladies, 24th overall, were Le Tour De Roundhay: Hannah Corne 23.33, Rebecca Fishburn 23.17 and Laura Emily Dransfield 23.20, total time of 70.10 It was another good…

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