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Month: February 2015

Saturday 28th February – Esholt Handicap

Saturday 28th February – Esholt Handicap

Race 2 of this year’s Eric Smith Handicap Series was the flattish route from Esholt on to the Leeds Liverpool canal towards Shipley cutting up to main Hollins Hill road and back through the village. Eriks passed Tom just after the pub and it wasn’t because he’d stopped to re-hydrate… and held on for a clear win.  David Fox just failed to catch Tom by 2 seconds to finish third. Rogan recorded the fastest time of the day crossing the line in 5th, but…

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Junior Fell races

Junior Fell races

Just discovered, via a senior race report, that there is the Esk Valley/Northern Runner winter and summer series of fell races. Check it out if you are interested… http://www.eskvalleyfellclub.org/fixtures/fell/Race%20_Calendar.pdf

Sunday 15th February – Commondale Beacon 2 Fell race

Sunday 15th February – Commondale Beacon 2 Fell race

Report from Andrew Webster: Steve Robinson and myself took the trek over to the North Yorkshire Moors for this enjoyable 8 mile fell/trail/road race. There was a surface for every runner. The weather was sunny but cool. The route was marked but there were still opportunities to take the wrong turn if you did not keep your eyes peeled (only two near misses for me). Steve raced ahead of me early on and finished 34 out of 90 runners in…

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Saturday 21st February – Park Runs

Saturday 21st February – Park Runs

Leeds Park Run   Position Gender Position parkrunner Club Run Time 1 1 Linton TAYLOR Newark AC 00:16:33 43 1 Sophie LEE Goole Youth AC 00:20:26 57 56 Tony WALKER Otley AC 00:21:14 265 60 Laura HIND Otley AC 00:27:45 282 68 Toni MIDGLEY Otley AC 00:28:23 304 79 Justina STRINGER Otley AC 00:29:10 311 84 Imogen WEBSTER Otley AC 00:29:22 369 118 Alice WEBSTER Otley AC 00:32:25 370 252 Andrew WEBSTER Otley AC 00:32:26   Maidstone Park Run Position…

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Sunday 22nd February – Snake Lane 10 mile

Sunday 22nd February – Snake Lane 10 mile

Results for Snake Lane. Otley took the team prize. And some photos on the club’s Flickr site.   Position Competitor Name Gender Category Cat Pos Club Finish Time Chip Time 2 Scott Harrington Male Vet 35 1/76 Otley AC 00:54:24 00:54:23 11 Tom Midgley Male SNR 5/89 Otley AC 00:57:31 00:57:29 20 Liam Dunne Male Vet 40 6/115 Otley AC 00:58:25 00:58:22 55 Richard Smith Male SNR 21/89 Otley AC 01:00:51 01:00:48 80 Mark Hall Male Vet 45 6/104 Otley…

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Sunday 22nd February – Ilkley Moor Fell Race

Sunday 22nd February – Ilkley Moor Fell Race

Report from Sean O’Halloran: The Ilkley Moor Fell Race has been staged by Ilkley Harriers every year since 1990. It is a hard fell race in winter and is billed as not suitable for beginners due to the steep, slippery, and rocky descents. Winner was Simon Bailey (36.52) of Mercia beating local favourite Tom Adams in to 2nd. First Lady was Caitlin Rice of Glossopdale 30th in 46.24. First home for Otley was Jeremy Stewart in 48:55, followed by Graham Lake in 49:45,…

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Sunday 22nd February – Great North West Half Marathon

Sunday 22nd February – Great North West Half Marathon

Report from Frank Beresford: The Great North West Half Marathon takes place in the inspiring town of Blackpool and takes the runner along the sea front. After not been able to get a place for Snake Lane 10 mile race, I decided to give the Great North West half marathon a go. The course was flat, however the weather was horrible. By about the 7th mile I was not running as fast as possible to get a fast time, but…

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Sunday 22nd February – Ilkley Junior Fell race

Sunday 22nd February – Ilkley Junior Fell race

Results kindly compiled by Sean O’Halloran: Otley juniors had a strong turnout on Ilkely Moor: In the Under 8’s 1/2 mile race first home for Otley in sixth was Aston Brogden in 04:35 In the Under 10’s 1 mile race Alice Webster was the only representative from Otley. In the Under 12’s 1 mile race first home for Otley in 12th was Jenson Brogden in 8:43 followed by Jake McBrinn in 09:00, Adam Powell in 09:20, Jake Powell in 09:44, Holly Davey…

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