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Month: November 2014

Saturday 15th November – Park Runs

Saturday 15th November – Park Runs

Leeds parkrun  Position Gender Position parkrunner Club Run Time 1 1 Paul O’CALLAGHAN Tadworth AC 00:16:59 27 1 Greta DARGIE Unattached 00:20:41 40 36 Tony WALKER Otley AC 00:21:14   Keswick parkrun Position Gender Position parkrunner Club Run Time 1 1 Stephen MAKIN Wigan Phoenix 00:17:49 10 1 Francesca LEE Unattached 00:21:54 50 17 Joanna HOBSON Otley AC 00:28:25

Saturday 15th November: Richmond (Virginia USA) Marathon

Saturday 15th November: Richmond (Virginia USA) Marathon

Eagle eyed Matt spotted this awesome result from second claim member Jane Shelmerdine: In an idle moment I searched the Richmond, Virginia, USA Marathon results as I thought Jane was doing this on the 15th November. 1020 of 5116, 4/164 in WV50 in 3.45.46. Massive effort Jane, Congratulations. Won by Ben Zywicki – 2.18.35 & Waynishet Abebe – 2.39.26  

Saturday 15th November – Harriers v Cyclists

Saturday 15th November – Harriers v Cyclists

Report from the Hon. Handicapper. This is one local fell race, (5.3 miles / 945ft),  I’ve watched several times, but never run actually raced.  Several Otley members I lined up at the bottom of the steep farm field adjacent to the Leeds-Liverpool canal near the Fisherman’s Inn, Bingley.  The race goes through a couple of muddy farm fields, on to Shipley Glen, the summit of Baildon moor, a loop round the summit and back to the popular spectator spot at…

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Runner of the Month for October 2014

Runner of the Month for October 2014

Shared between Liam – ah ah, ladies first; Sara Richard and Liam Dunn. Sara took part in the Harewood Trail Race, the Horsforth 10k and the Yorkshire Marathon, finishing in 4:17:56 and beating Liz Fawcett, Billy and Emma Jones in the process; before beginning this month with the White Rose Ultra. As for Liam, only two races in October; the Bradford 10k, where he came second to September’s runner of the Month Tom Midgley. Liam also took part in the Punchestown 10k,…

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Sunday 9th November – Dalby Dash 10k

Sunday 9th November – Dalby Dash 10k

Report from Howard Jeffrey for this and the Leeds Park run: I had felt jaded during the week after the Guy Fawkes 10 and could not gear up to do any speedwork in the week. Got the ‘call to arms’ for Saturday to support one of my second claim club mates at Valley Striders, Roy Huggins, who was doing his 250th park run at Hyde park. Good excuse to do some speed (and fiddle de dee to tomorrow) and try…

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Saturday 8th November – Burley Moor Run

Saturday 8th November – Burley Moor Run

Report from the President Matt Podd: Just back from this, and luckily we beat the rain this year. 7 miles and 850 ft of ascent, from Scalebor Park and up onto the moor, for a circuit of the Burley end of the moor before going back the way you came out. Almost a fell race with some rough and steep stuff – lovely and muddy on the moor today. Lots of Black and Whites out – to many to mention,…

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Saturday 8th November – Park Runs

Saturday 8th November – Park Runs

Much busier this week at the park runs, Scott, Tom Richard & Liam all with top 10 finishes. Leeds Hyde Park: 1st Jonny McKenna, Clayton-le-Moors 16:25, 1st Lady Treena Johnson Dewsbury RR, 19:05. 2nd Scott Harrington 16:33,  5th Tom Midgley 17:26,  10th Richard Smith 17:46,  13th Graham Lake 18:03,  53rd Howard Jeffrey 20:03,  268th Toni Midgley 27:37,  332nd Debra Brown 29:58. Bradford: 1st Will Smith,  Keighley & Craven 17:13,  1st Lady Eleanor Robinson,  Keighley & Craven 18:44 4th Liam Dunne 17:48,  72nd Eriks Zvaigzne 23:56.

Sunday 2nd November – West Yorks. Cross Country League

Sunday 2nd November – West Yorks. Cross Country League

Report from the Hon. Handicapper: The second race of the season was held at West Park, just north of the Beckett Park track.  There was a bit more mud than the first race at Thornes park, but the going for most of the course was fast and dry.  As at Thornes park Otley had two in the top ten, with Ian Fisher 5th, 27:58 and Frank Beresford 10th, 28:33.  For the first 2 laps I battled it out with Liam,…

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Sunday 2nd November – Up & Running Guy Fawkes 10

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.

Sunday 2nd November – White Rose Ultra

Sunday 2nd November – White Rose Ultra

Sara Richard, Lisa Maughan and Sean O’Halloran took part in this event with the ladies completing it in about 6hrs 35mins and Sean around 7hrs 35mins. Sean reports: Following a lengthy string of comments to a Facebook status back in March, Lisa Maughan and I ended up entering the 30-mile multi-terrain White Rose Ultra. A little later in the year Sara Richard, during a run with the beginners group, had been talked into joining us. Following London Marathon this had become my…

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