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Month: January 2015

Saturday 10th January – The Pont D’Espagne snow race

Saturday 10th January – The Pont D’Espagne snow race

Report by Graham Stead: Following our first attempt at a snow race last year we decided to go for something a little more taxing this year, especially as Ann’s friend and fellow Otley AC member Gloria Jackson was over on holiday and keen to sample some snow running. The Pont D’Espagne snow race takes place at Cauterets cross county skiing resort on the France / Spain border so you are already starting at an altitude of 1500 metres without allowing for…

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Saturday January 10th – Fan Dance Race, winter edition

Saturday January 10th – Fan Dance Race, winter edition

Report from Richard Clarke: Last Saturday I competed in the Fan Dance Race Winter Edition organised by Avalanche Endurance Events. I ran as a ‘load-bearing’ competitor, carrying a 25lb+ bergen over the 24 K course. The event is organised by former Special Forces personnel and closely follows an element of the SAS selection process. It is held at the same time of year, over the same course and with similar rules. The course is an ‘out and back’ over Pen…

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January 10th/11th/12th – The Spine

January 10th/11th/12th – The Spine

    Photos courtesy of  Racing Snakes and Sean O’.   The Spine is billed as Britain’s most brutal race and they aren’t kidding or exaggerating!  The ‘challenger’ at 112 miles is the ‘sprint’ distance version taking in the pennine way from Edale to Hawes which competitors have 60 hours to complete. This may sound generous but don’t be fooled, take into account 15 hours of darkness a day, the weather, underfoot conditions and the compulsory kit list then it…

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Sunday January 11th – Garstang 10k

Sunday January 11th – Garstang 10k

Report from our newly crowned RoM, Howard Jeffrey: OK, I had a rest on new year’s day and went to make up the relay team numbers in the under 16 girls team (and I cudda been a contenda) at York on 4th January. I am now in training for the Euro Long Distance Duathlon championships in April so am spending time in the saddle watching TV and DVD’s (in foreign languages) and must be turning into a kind of ‘turbo potato’….

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Saturday 10th January – Park Runs

Saturday 10th January – Park Runs

Leeds Park Run Results   Position Gender Position parkrunner Club Run Time 1 1 Tom EAMES West Suffolk AC 00:17:26 14 1 Treena JOHNSON Dewsbury Road Runners 00:19:51 73 67 Andrew WEBSTER Otley AC 00:23:13 162 29 Susan TUPLING Otley AC 00:26:38 256 78 Imogen WEBSTER Otley AC 00:30:08 327 122 Molly STORER Otley AC 00:33:51 326 121 Alice WEBSTER Otley AC 00:33:51

Saturday 10th January – Yorkshire Cross Country

Saturday 10th January – Yorkshire Cross Country

Report from the Hon. Handicapper: For the third consecutive year the Lightwater valley amusement park hosted the Yorkshire Cross country championships.  The course was surprisingly dry after heavy overnight rain and sheltered for most of the time from the strong winds.  Jonathan Thewlis from Notts AC was a clear winner in 35:44, not far off a minute clear of Alan Buckley of Leeds City 36:35.  Feeling a little short on speed from his marathon training, Frank Beresford had a solid run…

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Saturday 3rd Jan: Park Runs

Saturday 3rd Jan: Park Runs

Leeds Park Run Position Gender Position parkrunner Club Run Time 1 1 Rashaad JORDEN Unattached 00:17:34 13 13 Jeremy STEWART Otley AC 00:18:55 29 1 Treena JOHNSON Dewsbury Road Runners 00:19:33 38 37 Steven ROBINSON Otley AC 00:20:14 92 79 Andrew WEBSTER Otley AC 00:23:07 217 54 Imogen WEBSTER Otley AC 00:28:25 322 112 Alice WEBSTER Otley AC 00:34:38 324 114 Molly STORER Otley AC 00:35:06   Bradford Park Run Position Gender Position parkrunner Club Run Time 1 1 Scott…

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Junior of the Month

Junior of the Month

Well done to Lucia Stoney and Aston Brogden! Both of December’s winners have consistently impressed with a lot of effort in training and racing. They both took part in the Stoop Fell Race; Lulu was 1st in her category.

Runner of the Month – December 2014

Runner of the Month – December 2014

The honours for last month go to Tamara Weatherhead and Howard Jeffrey. Tamara for her club record run at the Ribble Valley 10k. Howard for several top performances over the month and not to forget Howard’s entertaining reports, is he the Angel of the North Leeds?

Thursday 1st January – Hardmoors 30

Thursday 1st January – Hardmoors 30

Neil Charlton reports: This was my second ‘mini ultra’ in a month, the idea being that stringing a few together would yield better results! I’m not sure that worked this time but it was a great day out besides the weather which was windy and wet. Starting in Robin Hoods Bay which is about 6 miles south of Whitby, the course was a sort of figure of 8 using the start / finish as the centre point. The first 13…

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