Sunday 5th October – Horsforth 10k

Jamil Parapia stretches his legs: A lovely afternoon for the strangely named Horsforth 10k, strange in that I don’t recall actually running through Horsforth although perhaps the roundabout on the A65 may have crossed into Horsforth territory. Anyway it is a challenging course with the first 2k virtually all uphill followed by 3k virtually all downhill then an uncomfortable run along the bobbly tow path by the side of the Leeds Liverpool canal, finishing on the lush playing fields of Woodhouse Grove School.

Phil Tedd reclaimed his crown in 33:24 beating Jamil to second and Scott to third. Tom Midgley ran very strongly to finish in seventh place recording a time that bettered his run at Dewsbury earlier in the year. Richard Smith was next home in 20th position to ensure that Otley were victorious in the men’s team event. Next Otley finisher was John Greenwell in 52nd place followed by Steve Robinson and and Andrew Webster in 58th and 86th respectively. Melvin Hoare was next home in 182nd before the Sara Richard in 228th position. Charlotte Tomlinson and Ann Yeadon supported each other well with a Charlotte putting in a sprint to finish in 242nd. A gritty performance by Ann ensured she finished in 250th position.

Otley results: 2 Jamil Parapia (33:40), 3 Scott Harrington (34:35), 7 Tom Midgley (36:02), 20 Richard Smith (38:19), 52 John Greenwell (42:25), 58 Steve Robinson (42:48), 86 Andrew Webster (44:54), 182  Melvin Hoare 51:17, 228  Sara Richard 54:57, 242 Charlotte Tomlinson 55:58 and 250. Ann Yeadon 56:58.

  1. #1 by Hannah on October 6, 2014 - 11:04 am

    Another great team result, well done.

  2. #2 by Caron on October 6, 2014 - 12:44 pm

    Nice one! Great team effort from everyone!

  3. #3 by Howard on October 6, 2014 - 4:22 pm

    Well done everyone, some cracking times on a testing course.
    3.00pm if!

  4. #4 by FRANK BERESFORD on October 6, 2014 - 5:15 pm

    well done on the team prize! yes 3pm, is not the best time to race!

  5. #5 by Julian on October 6, 2014 - 5:48 pm

    What a Club!

  6. #6 by Matt Podd on October 6, 2014 - 7:01 pm

    Well done everyone. Done this race a few times – up, down, flat! That first hill hurts. Big congratulations for team prize. Phil Tedd comes out to win it again – I think he teaches at the school.

  7. #7 by Shane Ewen on October 6, 2014 - 9:15 pm

    Top running all.

  8. #8 by Antonio Cardinale on October 7, 2014 - 10:40 pm

    Yes I agree with all the comments ”What a club” and ”Top running all” and all the other 5 comments as well. Well done indeed . I have done this race a few times as well , but I used to like the old one from the primary school in Horsforth ,that went towards the airport and back , I think the route was on Scotland lane.

  9. #9 by zack on October 10, 2014 - 12:24 pm

    Well done Jamil, not bad for a fat lad. Well done Otley runners

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