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Month: October 2014

Sunday 19th October – Palma marathon/10k

Sunday 19th October – Palma marathon/10k

Report from Phil Robinson: Three Otley runners took a long leisurely weekend in Majorca to include the racing events. Malcolm Court tackled his first marathon with minimal training and never having raced beyond half-marathon distance before. The weekend was unseasonably hot, mid-day temperatures in low 30s, so with a 9am start the marathon runners struggled in the heat. Times reflect the difficult conditions; winner Antonio Roldan Mercadal finished in 2.30.08. Malcolm was looking comfortable at half-way but the wheels locked up at 30k…

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Saturday 18th October – Punchestown 10k

Saturday 18th October – Punchestown 10k

Report from Liam Dunne: I was in the west of  Ireland for my cousins wedding on Sat and spotted an opportunity to break up the journey by stopping off at the Punchestown 5k and 10k event. This was a bit naughty as it meant I missed the church service but made it in perfct time for (the best bit!) the wedding reception in Galway. Punchestown racecourse is a venue just outside Dublin that is very popular with those who like…

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Sunday 19th October – Helwith Bridge Duathlon

Sunday 19th October – Helwith Bridge Duathlon

Report from Graham Lake: First Duathlon done on Sunday at Helwith bridge (it was hell and there was a bridge *snort*). A duathlon counts for a running club report, as it’s just a run which happens to have a leisurely 23 mile, 1200ft ascent bike ride in the middle of it. I’d had a duathlon in mind for a while, as I cycle in to work, and wanted to use this as ‘training’. This one sounded perfect as it was…

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Sunday 19th October – WYXC League Wakefield

Sunday 19th October – WYXC League Wakefield

An excellent start to the cross country season for Otley, with Frank and Scott finishing in the top 10, which I think must be the first time that’s ever happened.  The warm Autumn sunshine and next to no mud made for fast running from the leaders with only a couple of hills on each  lap and strong wind slowing them a little. After Hugh’s juniors had taken part in the early races, Caron Ralph was the sole representative in the senior…

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Sunday 19th October – Harewood Trail Race

Sunday 19th October – Harewood Trail Race

Report from Andrew Webster: An unusually warm October Sunday but blustery day at Harewood, shortened for this year due to work around the reservoir. I soon realised that my legs had not recovered from the marathon one week earlier, and that I probably should have worn trail shoes. A small group of Otley runners turned up, Tom Potter finished in an excellent 8th place in 54.38; myself 80th in 66.07; Jane Butler, 178th in 77.02; and Sara Richard who also…

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Saturday 18th October – Bridlington Half Marathon

Saturday 18th October – Bridlington Half Marathon

Report from Howard Jeffrey: Anyone reading my race report last week will have seen the note to watch this space for a potential good time at Bridlington Half. Yeh well…it’s like totally … whatever! I thought I was not even going to make the start, as on Wednesday and Thursday I was banjaxed with a volcanic cough. Went to the doctors on Friday who listened to the lungs and declared them clear.. yeh right! Anyway I felt reasonable on Saturday…

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Saturday 18th October – Park Runs

Saturday 18th October – Park Runs

Harrogate Position Gender Position parkrunner Club Run Time 1 1 Matt BAILEY Unattached 00:18:03 28 1 Sharon Elizabeth HARDCASTLE Unattached 00:21:35 82 78 David Anthony FOX Otley AC 00:24:03 209 47 Lucy MOWAT Otley AC 00:28:07 Sewerby parkrun   Position Gender Position parkrunner Club Run Time 1 1 Richard SMITH Preston Harriers 00:18:38 8 1 Cathy WOOD Bridlington Road Runners 00:20:55 82 55 Reid Anthony James HADDOW Otley AC 00:32:40 Brueton parkrun   Position Gender Position parkrunner Club Run Time 1 1 Unknown ATHLETE Unattached…

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Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th October – Lake District trip

Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th October – Lake District trip

The first ever Otley AC autumnal trip to the Lake District was an original idea produced by Simon Anderson, and director by Richard Hamer with a cast of 14. A great location at Elterwater staying in the Elterwater Hostel, with lovely food and drink in the Eltermere Inn and kind weather (after an initial ‘welcome to the Lakes’ downpour). Oh, and not forgetting two runs of approx 10 miles each; Saturday, Black Crag via Tarn Hows and Sunday, Sergeant Man and Pavey Arch. A hard…

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Runner of the Month for September 2014

Runner of the Month for September 2014

Goes jointly to Tom Midgley and Lucy Mowat from the Absolute Beginners group. Tom has been busy. Fifth in the Filey 10k Beach Race, eighth in the club 3,000m handicap, second in the club’s Dream Mile in 5:09 and he finished the Bupa Great North Run in 1:17:00. And on top of that he even drove past the Yorkshire Vets Cross Country race at Nunroyd Park. Lucy is a regular at the Harrogate parkrun, shaving a bit of time of…

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Sunday 12th October – The Yorkshire Marathon

Sunday 12th October – The Yorkshire Marathon

Results from York, report from Andy Webster: A small turnout from Otley AC but I think everyone was happy with their times.  The weather was foggy and cool, with the lack of wind the running conditions were perfect. Hugh Pearson had parked his camper van 200 metres from the start which was great for pre-race changing and post race lie down!  I set of at the back of zone two, and there was a little bit of crowd congestion at the…

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