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.