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Month: November 2014

Sunday 30th November: Wesham 10k

Sunday 30th November: Wesham 10k

Report from Ian Broadbent…had a trip across the Pennines today to do the wesham 10k which is a reasonably flat road race between preston and blackpool. Have to say it was nice to escape the grim weather here on what was a bright and dry day over there As always well organised and friendly but competitive. Unusually for me when I’m running in Lancs there was a fellow Otley runner in Lucy Mowat. 47:12 for me it good to be…

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Sunday 30th November: Leeds Christmas Challenge 10k

Sunday 30th November: Leeds Christmas Challenge 10k

Report from Howard: To those who can’t face another race report from me ……. look away now!  For those who are now hooked, I flew the flag for Otley again at the appropriately named Leeds 10K challenge. I lined up feeling good (at last… been feeling jaded in the blocks recently) and another perfect still, cool, sunny race day. Full results to follow as not out yet.  What chance of a category win? …Slim!! Last year’s group winner Pete Johnson from Scarborough…

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Saturday 29th November – Weeton Handicap

Saturday 29th November – Weeton Handicap

Nicola was  a clear winner in the penultimate handicap of the year ahead of Tom Hannah and first timer Eriks. Tom Lynch setting off last with John recorded the fastest time of the day.  Sean retains his lead at the top of the table on 145 points, one point ahead of Charlotte, followed by Dominic 140, Andy Webster and Nicola both on 139, see the full table on the handicap page here. The final race of the year is the…

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Saturday 29th November: Park Runs

Saturday 29th November: Park Runs

Leeds Park Run Position Gender Position parkrunner Club Run Time 1 1 William LEVETT Tunbridge Wells Harriers 00:16:29 3 1 Racheal BAMFORD Otley AC 00:16:43 Southsea Park Run Position Gender Position parkrunner Club Run Time 1 1 Chris TILDESLEY RAF AC 00:17:38 25 1 Isabel HESSEY Unattached 00:20:58 77 62 Nick HODGKINSON Otley AC 00:25:01   Harrogate Park Run Position Gender Position parkrunner Club Run Time 1 1 Andrew DOBBY Harrogate Harriers & AC 00:18:37 21 1 Lauren WOODHALL Harrogate…

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Sunday 23rd November – Barnsley 10k

Sunday 23rd November – Barnsley 10k

Anyone remember Ian Fisher? Well he’s been trotting around Barnsley; didn’t do too bad either. He’s got potential. Barnsley 10k was my first proper open race this year; I really have gone off the radar! I entered this last Wednesday or Thursday night after storming run over where I live, and I thought why not do this? It’s only six miles and the cross country the day before won’t effect me. But in the end I missed the XC through…

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Sunday 23rd November – Clowne Half-Marathon

Sunday 23rd November – Clowne Half-Marathon

Howard Jeffrey reports from the Clowne Half-Marathon: The Clowne Half-Marathon is a popular race and fills up early so I booked my place a long time ago and as the date approached I realised it was on Jacqueline’s birthday. Agh… major faux pas! Quite an important milestone one as well, so I crossed it out of my diary. For her birthday, my son had booked a ’’hairdo’ for her (yes, I know Sunday… right?). Obviously she had to go and she…

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Saturday 22nd November – West Yorks. Cross Country Race 3

Saturday 22nd November – West Yorks. Cross Country Race 3

Report from the hon. handicapper. The third race in the league took place round the muddy fields next to Cliffe Castle in Keighley.  The mud together with a steep climb on each large lap made it tough going, although the distance was a little less than usual, at approx 6.5 k for the senior men’s race. Caron Ralph was off first for the seniors and ran well finishing 62nd in 26:14.  Katie Walshaw glided over the mud to win the…

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Sunday 16th November – Preston 10 mile road race

Sunday 16th November – Preston 10 mile road race

Report from Tamara Weatherhead: Stumbling around in a mixture of measured panic and bewilderment, I dragged the kids out of bed at 7am, deposited them with the grandparents in Clitheroe, and made my way to south Preston for the Preston Harriers’ 10 mile road race. I felt safe in my anonymity miles away from Otley. I was surrounded by strange accents and exotic-sounding clubs: Penny Lane Striders, Astley and Tydesley RR, Wesham RR and Spectrum Striders. So I decided to…

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Sunday 16th November – Abbey Dash

Sunday 16th November – Abbey Dash

Report from Jamil Parapia: The Abbey Dash 2014 was the last in the Run Britain series and unbeknownst to me was actually the English 10k Championship. This would explain the very strong field that it attracted. The rain had eased by the time people arrived in Leeds although this left slippery conditions on the roads and pavements leading to Kirkstall and back. From a personal point of view this was a return to the Abbey Dash after an absence of 7…

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Saturday 15th November – Full Tour of Pendle

Saturday 15th November – Full Tour of Pendle

Report from President Podd: John Armitstead gave me a lift to Barley on Saturday, where we met Matt John. All there to run the Full Tour of Pendle, 17 miles and 5000ft of climbing – more than the three peaks! Very muddy and foggy made this hard race even more challenging, but we all got home, Matt, John and me, Matt Podd. A lovely suffer fest and only 7quid and you get a class T shirt. Results to follow. Action…

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