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Month: October 2014

Friday 31st October – Chevin Chiller

Friday 31st October – Chevin Chiller

Callum Martin and mum Laura Martin braved the dark and enjoyed a well organised and very ‘friendly’ (marshalls dressed as ghosts and ghouls) Halloween race. Laura reports; Two laps of Danefield amounting to 6.7km. Callum ran an impressive race holding a strong pace all the way, leaving me behind on the hills. He was first junior and 20th over the line (112 competitors) in a time of 37:54 minutes. One to look out for next year, if you dare. (Must be…

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Sunday 26th October: Wistow 10K

Sunday 26th October: Wistow 10K

Report from Howard Jeffrey: The Wistow 10 K has evolved from the Selby Half to the Wistow 10 Mile to the Wistow 10K. The common factor being the flat terrain and the wind against you. The race was won by Nathan Baker, only 16 of Middlesbrough AC in 33.49. First lady Nicola Bettis, Selby Striders in 41.20. Flying the colours for Otley were Mark Hall in overall 5th in an impressive 34.59 and first O/50; Richard Smith a creditable 16th…

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Saturday 25th – Sunday 26th: The OMM

Saturday 25th – Sunday 26th: The OMM

The 2014 OMM promised to be a memorable event and that it was but perhaps not for all the expected or right reasons. This year was the first year being run by new organisers so I think its natural to expect some changes and teething problems and the OMM is a huge event with an even bigger reputation to uphold so big shoes to fill. The event centre was at Clennell hall near Alwinton in Northumberland – a beautiful setting…

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Sunday 26th October: Bradford 10k

Sunday 26th October: Bradford 10k

Report from Liam: I drove over to Bradford today for the Bradford city10K, giving a lift to Tom and Toni Midgley, This was one of many races happening in and around Bradford city centre this morning. There was a short kids’ race to start proceedings before the half marathon runners were sent on their way at 9.40am and 10 mins later the 10K and 5K runners were sent off together. The race was made up of 5K laps with the…

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Sunday 26th October: Bradford Half-Marathon

Sunday 26th October: Bradford Half-Marathon

Report from Frank Beresford: The Bradford half marathon is a 4 lap undulating course taking the runner around the center of Bradford and through the surrounding suburbs of the city. It was a cool, cloudy and slightly windy day, but at this time of the year you cannot really expect sun! The Bradford Half marathon was well supported by local spectators, with many enjoying see the race progress over the four laps. The race started at a steady pace. I…

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Saturday 25th October: Snowdonia Marathon

Saturday 25th October: Snowdonia Marathon

Matt Podd reports back from wildest Wales: On Saturday I ran the Snowdonia Marathon. I had first run it in 1984 and so fancied seeing what it was like 30 years on. A hard race with three big climbs, including the Llanberis Pass and another climb to over 1000ft at 23 miles, as you run on mainly roads round Snowdon. Did the first 10-miles with Paul Tranter from Otley quite fast, then he went on and I settled in for the…

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Saturday 25th October: Great Whernside fell race

Saturday 25th October: Great Whernside fell race

After watching Andrew do this last year I thought I might give it a go. It’s an AS 4 mile/1553ft up and down race with a bog in the middle. Having looked at the registration form, I hadn’t realised it was the Yorkshire Championship race as well so it was a fairly high class field although last years’ winner, Ian Holmes wasn’t there. The race starts straight into a climb through a couple of fields then up to Hag Dyke…

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Saturday 25th October – The ‘Colin Best’ Calverley Handicap

Saturday 25th October – The ‘Colin Best’ Calverley Handicap

The recent birth of a calf provided a bit of pre-race drama at  Colin’s Calverley handicap as some other runners out on a training run were very concerned at the state of the mother.  Soon after Ian had set off on scratch and a visit by the farmer she was back on her feet chewing on the grass, so panic over, or maybe it was a visit by Andy W that was the reason for the rapid recovery! After saving…

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Saturday 25th: Park Run results

Saturday 25th: Park Run results

Brueton Position Gender Position parkrunner Club Run Time 1 1 Jonathan CARTER Unattached 00:16:51 18 1 Carianne ROBERTSON Solihull & Small Heath AC 00:19:29 53 49 Richard A CLARKE Otley AC 00:22:04 Sewerby Position Gender Position parkrunner Club Run Time 1 1 Hedley HARDCASTLE Derby AC 00:17:16 16 1 Deborah CHURCH Driffield Striders 00:21:57 40 34 Reid Anthony James HADDOW Otley AC 00:25:50    

Sunday 19th October – Shaun Lee Johnstone Memorial

Sunday 19th October – Shaun Lee Johnstone Memorial

Report by Jackie Ackroyd from the Shaun Lee Johnstone Memorial multi terrain 10 mile: Held on an interesting couple of loops across farm land and tracks near Minskip. Although drier than previous years runners were buffeted by strong winds. Winners were at opposite ends of their running careers . Ladies winner was Ripon’s Tori Green in 1-10-53, a mere 16 years old. Winning man was Steve Brown V50 in 1-03-56. Otley’s representatives were Andy Ackroyd and Jacqueline Ackroyd in 1-21-47…

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