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Month: December 2014

Sunday 14th December – Simonside Cairns Fell Race

Sunday 14th December – Simonside Cairns Fell Race

Report from the Hon. Handicapper Thanks to Colin & Judith’s hospitality at their holiday cottage just off the A1, about 5ish miles from Bamburgh I traveled up to Northumberland Saturday afternoon for this 11 miles and 540m fell race from Rothbury.  For a fell race those figures don’t seem too tough in terms of ascent per mile but that doesn’t tell the whole story.  A mid week covering of snow on the local fells  followed by a thaw meant conditions…

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Saturday 13th December – Gathering Winter Fools’ Relay

Saturday 13th December – Gathering Winter Fools’ Relay

8 merry fools, along with some merry supporters, gathered like a right bunch of wallys on a very cold and frosty morning; icy slopes galore to contend with. Results will appear here       Team 7 picked up their wooden spoon – and the 2nd mixed team prize – and set off as follows: Leg 1 – Richard Smith and Shane Ewen Leg 2- Laura Martin and Andrew Webster Leg 3 – Renee Saxton and Tamara Weatherhead Leg 4…

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Saturday 13th December – Park Runs

Saturday 13th December – Park Runs

Leeds Position Gender Position parkrunner Club Run Time 1 1 Harry PATEMAN Unattached 00:17:46 43 1 Ai Lyn TAN Unattached 00:22:01 58 4 Nicola LEE Otley AC 00:22:45     Southsea   Position Gender Position parkrunner Club Run Time 1 1 Adam BARLOW Unattached 00:16:44 12 1 Emma JOLLEY Unattached 00:20:17 148 95 Nick HODGKINSON Otley AC 00:36:00

Sunday 7th December – West Yorks. Cross Country – Nunroyd Park

Sunday 7th December – West Yorks. Cross Country – Nunroyd Park

Report from the Hon. handicapper. A bitterly cold day and mud , now that’s what is called cross country and the final race of the series at Nunroyd Park didn’t disappoint.  After our juniors had run in the morning  the senior ladies set off on their 3 lap, 6k ish course.  2 shorter laps followed by one large one that included the traditional shin deep mud at the end of the extra field.  This time Caron Ralph was joined by Pange…

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Sunday 7th October – Clywd Half Marathon

Sunday 7th October – Clywd Half Marathon

Report from our foreign correspondent Richard Smith. I made an impulsive decision last week to run the Vale of Clwyd Half Marathon, near Denbigh in picturesque North-East Wales. Having not raced this distance for a while, I was plunging myself into the fear of the unknown but fancied a trip out in a part of the UK I’ve not really explored. If my pre-race research serves me right, it was only the second running of the event and followed the perhaps more prestigious Conwy Half Marathon…

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Sunday 7th December- Stockport 10

Sunday 7th December- Stockport 10

Report from Frank Beresford. The Stockport 10 mile race takes runners through the streets and paths of Stockport. The race starts and finishes on the athletics track that is home to Stockport Harriers. The course is described as a road race, however there are about two miles of trail on the course and a couple of hefty hills for the runner to enjoy. The weather was cold and during the first two miles it rained heavily with moments of hail,…

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Sunday 7th December – Guys 10

Sunday 7th December – Guys 10

Report from Howard Jeffrey: for the Guys 10 & the Leeds Hyde Park run. Yes it’s time for the weekend supplement from travelling race correspondent ‘Ono Notimagen’ I woke before the lark on Saturday morning and was on the road back from Bath at 3.00am. Got home at 7.00 am and because I had not done all the training planned in the week I decided to get the legs turning over at a Park run. Lovely sunny morning at Hyde…

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Saturday 6th December – Frostbite Ultra

Saturday 6th December – Frostbite Ultra

Neil Charlton reports: Why is it that after months of injury free running, when a big race comes along, I have the remnants of a cold? Thinking I could ‘hang on’ for 30 miles of tough Nidderdale trail and fell I turned up for the Frotbite 30 only to be told that due to a course change it was now the Frostbite 34 with an extra fell involved. There was a 10 mile loop south of Patley Bridge and then…

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Saturday 6th December – Park Runs

Saturday 6th December – Park Runs

A quiet week for Otley at the park runs.  Howard Jeffrey flew the flag at Leeds Hyde Park finishing 40th in a time of 20:30.  Matthew Akpan was first across the finish line in 17:01 and Treena Johnson, Dewsbury RR was first lady with a time of  19:03. Further afield Sean O’Halloran ran at the Alice Holt event in the South Downs National Park, finishing 75th in 30:55, first here was Laurence Hollom, Haslemere Border AC in 19:52, first lady was Naomi Taylor,…

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