The stars last month were Alice Webster and Nelson Charlton. Alice has consistently tried and improved her 5k park run times over the past couple of years. In January she set a new PB of 31.26 mins, a big step from her first attempt of 40.47 mins! Nelson ran with the big boys in January: he joined in the senior club’s handicap race around Harewood on a very snowy cold day and completed it – that’s a massive 4.2 miles! Nelson…
Molly Storer set a new 5k PB at the Leeds Park Run this week of 33.41. Well done Molly!
Jenson Brogden was the only Otley AC Junior to be seen at the PECO XC at Boddington Fields. The mile race was quite complicated and not sure anyone really knew which way to go! Jenson had a good race with a fast finish. ( no results yet) The PECO’s are becoming much more competitive and there are some amazing junior runners turning out for these races!
Nelson Charlton completed the Rounday 2k run in 13.46. He finished in the top half despite starting late!
Alice Webster achieved an impressive PB, 2 mins faster than last time out, doing the 5k in 31.26
Report from Hannah: Justina and I turned up for this race completely unprepared due to lack of training time and we were pretty much just looking forward to a run somewhere different. We didn’t expect any other Otley runners to be there as most were doing Rombalds or Harewood Half this weekend so it was nice to bump into Andy Ackroyd in the school hall. We also bumped into Chris and Liz Wordsworth just before the start which I have…
Report from el presidente: Well it doesn’t get much better than that. Fabulous day with Sun at the end and underfoot conditions much better than the recce, though I still managed to fall in the mud on the moor. Loads of Black and Whites in this. It was a right social event before the start. Not fully sure of results yet, but Graham Pearce managed to beat Frank to the win (Frank had an issue on the Chevin). But…
Leeds Position Gender Position parkrunner Club Run Time 1 1 Adam SIMPSON Unattached 00:17:12 36 36 Christian HOSKER Otley AC 00:20:52 39 1 Shamiso SISIMAYI Kirkstall Harriers 00:20:54 65 61 Andrew WEBSTER Otley AC 00:21:53 204 46 Gemma HARRINGTON Otley AC 00:26:51 363 127 Molly STORER Otley AC 00:33:41
January’s honours go to Sarah Fuller for running an incredibly long and tortuous way in the Spine and to Scott Harrington for running ever faster, notably a big PB in the Brass Monkey.
Holly, Jenson and Aston were at Roundhay today, second week on the trot – well done! Jenson was 1st this time, but slower, in 8.51 mins. Holly came 3rd overall, 2nd girl, and improved her time with a PB of 9.20mins. Aston came 9th in 10.50 mins.