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Month: April 2015

Sunday 19th April – Manchester Marathon

Sunday 19th April – Manchester Marathon

Report from Richard Smith A trip to the red half of Manchester was the order of the day for the 2015 Asics Greater Manchester Marathon. This race advertises itself as ‘the fastest marathon in the UK’ and with 54 ft elevation, its a PB minefield. In addition to myself, Andy Webster, Ralph Haughton and Tom Potter were the sole members representing Otley, with many beginning final preparations for the illustrious London Marathon next weekend. Race conditions were a runners dream;…

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Roundhay Junior Park Run – 19/04/15

Roundhay Junior Park Run – 19/04/15

Report from Gail: PBs for both Brogden Boys today despite running on tired legs from yesterday! JENSON was 2nd and 1st in his age group in 8.04 and ASTON was 8th in 9.18. Jenson’s result tp be confirmed as it appears there may be a problem wiht the winner’s barcode. Adam and Sophie Padget also took part

Sunday 19th April – Fountains 10k

Sunday 19th April – Fountains 10k

Report from Howard Jeffrey: The area up around Fountains Abbey is probably my ‘favouritest’ part of the world and I still lament the demise of the Black Sheep/Yorkshire Dales series of races of which the Fountains 10K was a relatively late addition and still going strong. Easy week of training with Wetherby parkrun as a primer to try and sharpen up for next week with a bit of a push today. The weather was exactly as predicted cool with a…

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Sunday 19th April – RAB mini mountain marathon

Sunday 19th April – RAB mini mountain marathon

Report from Sarah Fuller: I enjoyed a wee sojourn across to the lakes today for the RAB mini mountain marathon. 140 runners enjoyed a chilly but largely cloud free day out in the central fells. The mini mountain marathon follows the same score format as its 2 day big brother but condensed into a frantic 4 hour dash. Score format means you have a set time limit to collect as many points as you can (with checkpoints worth differing points…

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Meanwood Valley Trail – 18/4/2015

Meanwood Valley Trail – 18/4/2015

Report from Gail: 1 Mile race- JENSON came 4th (3rd Boy) in a time of 6.22 and ASTON came 20th (4th Year 3/4 boy and first 7 year old). 2 Mile race- HOLLY DAVEY was 3rd Year 7/8 girl in a time of 13.17 and REBECCA RICHARDS also ran in a time of 16.16.

Saturday 18th April – Meanwood Valley Trail

Saturday 18th April – Meanwood Valley Trail

Otley results from Valley Striders’ Meanwood valley trail race.  Full results for this and the Airedale triple trail race series here, well done to Sara for her 6th in her age category for the 3 races. Race Pos FirstName LastName Club Time Group Pos in Grp 1 Jonathan Wills Leeds City A C 41.36 M 1 33 Kim Spence Valley Striders 49.38 F35 1 154 Andy Barker Otley AC 59.00 M 63 208 Eriks Zvaigzne Otley AC 63.17 M60 9 281…

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Saturday 18th April – Park Runs

Saturday 18th April – Park Runs

A first place finish and park run pb for Jamil at Harrogate, and pb’s for all of the Fullers at Woodhouse Moor. Woodhouse Moor parkrun Position Gender Position parkrunner Club Run Time 1 1 Thomas Edward HUGHES Unattached 00:16:39 34 1 Liga MAGDALENOKA-KEEN Chapel Allerton Runners 00:20:26 78 71 James KETTLEBOROUGH Otley AC 00:22:54 222 53 Erin FULLER Otley AC 00:27:23 269 76 Skye FULLER Otley AC 00:28:50 270 77 Sarah FULLER Otley AC 00:28:50 Harrogate parkrun Position Gender Position…

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Sunday 12th April: European Duathlon Championships Horst Holland

Sunday 12th April: European Duathlon Championships Horst Holland

Another great report from Howard: Last year I went to Horst in Holland to do the Euro Sprint duathlon championships and thought I would like to return this year. They had advertised this as the venue for the same races again and I did the training and qualified. The competition organisers decided to change the venue to Alcobendas (North Madrid) in Spain in two weeks’ time. Some people had already booked their tickets ( I was not one of them)…

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Sunday 12th April: Baildon boundary way

Sunday 12th April: Baildon boundary way

Another win for frank in this local off-road half….. Pos Name Club Cat Time Cat Position 1 BERESFORD, Frank Otley AC M 1:17:23 1/68 17 OUTTERSIDES, Robin Otley AC M 1:29:56 11/68 29 COOPER, Claire Keighley & Craven AC F 1:34:07 1/17 122 PODD, Matt Otley AC M50 1:51:47 24/56 169 DADE, John Otley AC M50 1:57:45 34/56 233 RAYNER, Andrew Otley AC M40 2:08:05 68/80 261 RICHARD, Sara Otley AC F45 2:15:21 22/34