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Sunday 2nd November – Up & Running Guy Fawkes 10


Dr Howard Jeffrey reports from Ripley:

A good Otley AC turnout for the challenging Guy Fawkes 10 from Ripley Castle with conditions pretty near perfect for racing, and Scott Harrington stormed away from 814 others to win the race in 57:00.

Mark Hall was not far behind in fourth (and first MV50) in 59:49 and with Rogan Ashton finishing 27th (1:05:20) OAC took the second team prize. The first lady was Lindsey Clegg (Horsforth Harriers) who came 51st in 1:08:53.

Meanwhile, Neil Charlton was 77th in 1:11:08 and I had a solid run in 1:13:40 in 121st place. Andrew Rayner came in at 1:27:08; and  Jane Butler lead the Otley ladies home in 1:31:04 and they were split by John Cowan in 1:32:12 then creditably no less than five more Otley ladies in close order; Julie Dorling (1:37:55), Laura Hind 1:39:15, Joanna Hobson 1:42:04, Hannah Mallinson 1:42:23 and Debra Brown 1:48:23.

I thought my category would be won in around 1:10:00 going on previous results and knew I was not in that kind of shape. Did feel pretty good most of the way round even though there is a mercilessly steep hill around four-miles and other leg sapping climb around the eight-mile mark. What goes up does come down and I felt good on the descents!

Came third in the category but was well pleased to be within only 23 seconds of the winner so competitive and a couple of minutes faster than last year.

Full results and some pictures.

  1. #1 by Howard on November 3, 2014 - 11:58 am

    Oh and I forgot to mention at the end you got a T shirt and a goody bag with …wait for it…. 16 assorted bars of chocolate in it!!!

  2. #2 by Tamara on November 3, 2014 - 1:05 pm

    Great running, black and whites!

  3. #3 by Hannah on November 3, 2014 - 1:42 pm

    Despite swearing I’d never do this race again at the 7 mile mark I will no doubt be there again next year as it’s a challenging course and you feel a great sense of achievement afterwards. And as Howard states the goody bag is excellent. Was great to see Debra out racing again and this was Joanna’s 1st 10 miler, both had suffered set backs with their training and did brilliantly. Huge congrats to Scott and the lads for some great results.

  4. #4 by Joanna on November 3, 2014 - 7:45 pm

    This was a really lovely (but challenging) course for my first 10 miler but thoroughly enjoyed it. Thanks especially to Laura & Hannah for supporting me round the course & huge well done to Scott & Mark for their 1st & 4th places. And yes I’ve never seen so much chocolate in a goody bag!!!

  5. #5 by Debra on November 3, 2014 - 9:29 pm

    Great to return from the racing wilderness and no regrets that I picked such a brutal race as it gave me incentive to get out training (until I sprained ankle mid-run tripping over a kerb!!) and so enjoyed the scenery en-route and the goody bag, see you there again next year Hannah!!

  6. #6 by Antonio Cardinale on November 4, 2014 - 10:24 pm

    Congratulations to Scott H. for the impressive victory in this tough 10 miles, well done indeed . Great performances from all the members ,especially from Hannah M. back in racing as a competitor doing an excellent run and as well Mark H. with a an incredible 4th place, just great running.

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