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Month: January 2015

Saturday 31st January – Park Run

Saturday 31st January – Park Run

  Leeds Hyde Park Position Gender Position parkrunner Club Run Time 1 1 Jack WOOD Ilkley Harriers AC 00:18:08 46 1 Sue SUNDERLAND Valley Striders AC 00:23:01 256 74 Alice WEBSTER Otley AC 00:31:26 257 183 Andrew WEBSTER Otley AC 00:31:26   Brueton Position Gender Position parkrunner Club Run Time 1 1 Oliver PAULIN Solihull & Small Heath AC 00:17:29 12 1 Amanda O’LEARY Knowle and Dorridge Running Club 00:20:28 21 20 Richard A CLARKE Otley AC 00:21:18

Sunday 25th January – Meltham (Tough) 10k

Sunday 25th January – Meltham (Tough) 10k

Report from Howard Jeffrey: I have done Meltham 10K before and don’t remember it being ‘Tough’ as described this year; especially when compared to some of the brutal, alpine and ‘toughest’ races undertaken by fellow Otley AC ians. It is par for the course for the Pennines in winter….i.e. Tough! I had just forgotten. They had added the title following the bad, wet weather last year. This year it was cool and dry although the wind whipped up a bit…

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In memory of John Cowan

In memory of John Cowan

Otley AC is profoundly sad for the loss of our true friend and fellow runner John Cowan, following his short illness. We are all devastated by his loss and offer our condolences and dedicate our support to his family, friends and colleagues and especially to his partner and our friend Laura Hind. He was a true gentle-man in every way and he will always be missed. His loss will be initially commemorated with a minute’s silence at the beginning of our…

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Sunday 18th January: Stanbury Splash

Sunday 18th January: Stanbury Splash

My first race of the year was this weekends The Soreen Stanbury Splash fell race over at Haworth. With freezing temperatures and snow over the weekend the course was changed from the usual Stanbury Splash route to the Stoop Fell race. Racers were warned via social media about the conditions in are around the Penistone Hill Country Park and non 4×4 drivers were advised to park in Haworth. I had convince Sara Richard in running the race and with the…

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Sunday 18th January: Brass monkey half marathon

Sunday 18th January: Brass monkey half marathon

You knew it was coming so, by popular demand, here is this week’s race report. I had been looking forward to the aptly named Brass Monkey half marathon today and the met office issued a very helpful weather warning ( storms, gales, tidal waves?):… It is going to be…. Cold! Great, it’s like, January! To be fair it was well accurate and I did check the website for potential cancellation before I left as that has happened before. There were…

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Saturday 17th January: Park Runs

Saturday 17th January: Park Runs

Leeds Park Run Position Gender Position parkrunner Club Run Time 1 1 Michael VARGAS Unattached 00:19:22 38 1 Isla TWEED Unattached 00:23:14 77 5 Nicola LEE Otley AC 00:24:57   Brueton parkrun Position Gender Position parkrunner Club Run Time 1 1 James PARROTT Coventry Godiva Harriers 00:17:11 15 1 Amanda O’LEARY Knowle and Dorridge Running Club 00:21:12 138 129 Richard A CLARKE Otley AC 00:28:07  

Saturday 17th January – Harewood Handicap Race

Saturday 17th January – Harewood Handicap Race

Nelson Charlton took part in his first club handicap race today, and the club’s first of 2015, at Harewood. The fact that it’s a challenging 4.2 miles with a couple of nasty hills would have made for a tricky enough debut anyway, but add in the cold air, the icy puddles and fact that it snowed most of the way round, and it becomes a real test of endurance. Nelson put on a sprint finish to come in 32nd, with a time…

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Saturday 17th January – The ‘Nick Hogkinson’ Harewood Handicap

Saturday 17th January – The ‘Nick Hogkinson’ Harewood Handicap

After the recent passing of John Cowan it was decided to run this first handicap of the year in his memory, followed by drink in the Harewood Arms.  After a minutes silence Antonio, Debra, young Nelson Charlton father Neil and Tamara set off on the just over 4 mile route on the tracks around Harewood House.    Hugh was the first to be spotted through the snow showers and came home for his first ever handicap win ahead of Chris…

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