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Month: May 2015

Sunday 31st May – British Athletics European Mountain Trial

Sunday 31st May – British Athletics European Mountain Trial

Report from Frank Beresford: After London Marathon I took a few easy weeks and have gradually built up my mileage to around 70 quality base miles, in preparation for my next main objective which is the Yorkshire Marathon. During these base miles I completed a few hills session on the Chevin which I enjoyed in preparation for the European Uphill Championships in Glenridding. I came to the race feeling fresh and was really just looking to enjoy the 950 meters…

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Sunday 31st May – Edinburgh Marathon

Sunday 31st May – Edinburgh Marathon

Report from Stephen Boddy: After being very taken by Scott’s Melmerby 10k write up I decided to apply ‘The Harrington Conjecture’ to my own running. (Beer + Burgers = Fast running). At 2am as I staggered home up the Royal Mile with just an empty bottle of 10yr old Macallan and the remains of a Haggis pasty for company I started to wonder if this had been a wise move. Luckily, I woke up and realised it had all been…

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Saturday 30th May – Parkruns

Saturday 30th May – Parkruns

Woodhouse Moor parkrun Pos.   Gender Position   parkrunner   Club   Run Time   1 1 Andrew MAY Valley Striders AC 00:17:17 25 1 Rachel BOURNE Hyde Park Harriers 00:19:40 319 95 Imogen WEBSTER Otley AC 00:29:45 364 123 Alice WEBSTER Otley AC 00:31:32 365 242 Andrew WEBSTER Otley AC 00:31:33 Bradford parkrun Pos   Gender Position   parkrunner   Club   Run Time   1 1 Will KERR Saltaire Striders 00:16:49 17 1 Rebecca STREETS Airecentre Pacers RC 00:21:47 58 55 Eriks ZVAIGZNE Otley AC 00:23:55 Greenock parkrun…

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Thursday 28th May – Apperley Bridge Canter

Thursday 28th May – Apperley Bridge Canter

Report from Sean O’Halloran: Following a last min decision, due to a change in childcare duties, I was free to run on Thursday evening and decided to enter the 2015 Apperley Bridge Canter along with a good OAC turnout. The race is billed as a multi terrain race, but I decided to run in road shoes and was glad I did as 90% of the race was tarmac. Due a change in route because of canal path closures and not…

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Monday 25th May: ilkley trail race

Monday 25th May: ilkley trail race

Report from Hannah: This is a race I’ve fancied having a go at for a few years, mainly because I’ve never been where the route goes and even though I’ve kept saying I’ll do it as training route it’s never happened. So after being undecided for a couple of days, and with a bit of persuasion from Lisa Maughan I decided to enter. I also managed to get Gemma involved so we set off to meet Lisa in Ilkley to…

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Sunday 24th May: Melmerby 10k

Sunday 24th May: Melmerby 10k

Report from Scott: After a successful john Carr series I was wanting to do a 10k road race while I still had the speed in my legs before the marathon training starts. I also wanted to enjoy a race without the pressure of chasing a pb as that has been my focus so far this year. Jamil parapia and I have spoken about melmerby before as he had done it a few years back. My family, some friends and I…

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Saturday 23rd – Sunday 24th May: Hardmoors 110

Saturday 23rd – Sunday 24th May: Hardmoors 110

report from sarah fuller: The Hardmoors series of ultra races on the North York moors are now well established and deservedly popular. Organised by the dedicated duo of John and Shirley Steele the races have a large and loyal following and a really friendly supportive atmosphere. The 110 race is essentially a jaunt along the whole of the Cleveland way from Helmsley to Filey. I ran the Hardmoors 55 race last year and didn’t enjoy it much due to being…

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Saturday 23rd May – Eton Sprint Triathlon

Saturday 23rd May – Eton Sprint Triathlon

Report from Howard Jeffrey: I don’t normally report on the qualifiers as the Eton Sprint triathlon on Saturday 23rd May was a qualifier for the world championships in Chicago in October but hopefully it will give hope to anyone with injury (remember the sad but true maxim of the two types of runner: those who are injured and those who are about to be injured!!). I missed the Ripon 10 because my back went again (seriously painful) however got advice,…

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Saturday May 23rd: park runs

Saturday May 23rd: park runs

Woodhouse moor Position    Gender Position         parkrunner                      Club                               Run Time 1                              1                       Tom EAMES                  West Suffolk AC  …

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Thursday 21st May – Harrogate League race 2 Dragons

Thursday 21st May – Harrogate League race 2 Dragons

Report from the Hon. handicapper Another good turn out from Otley for the second race of the season which was also used as our handicap race for May.  The handicap points are generally halved for the May handicap, to not the skew the overall table too much for this sealed handicap. Tom Midgley was first home for Otley in fifth,  Jack Wood from Ilkley was first in 31:31, first woman was Emma Robinson, Harrogate 38:34.  I was happy with 9th and this…

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