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Month: July 2015

Sunday 19th July: Holme moss fell race

Sunday 19th July: Holme moss fell race

Report from t’president: I went over to Holmfirth to do this AL Fell race, 18 miles and lots of climbing. I’d never done it before, no recce and the navigation looked tricky. The day didn’t start well with heavy rain most of the drive there and cloud on the hills, but though windy turned into a good running day. This is a beast of a race, well up there with Tour of Pendle, vertiginous descents through cliffs and full hands…

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Sunday 19th July – Kentmere Horseshoe

Sunday 19th July – Kentmere Horseshoe

Report from the Hon. Handicapper: I came to the Kentmere valley for the first time as a student on a training weekend from Lancaster.  However as our coach was a very experienced middle distance track man we just ran up to the Kentmere reservoir at the heart of the horseshoe and did a reps. session.  I do however remember him telling us about some mad folk who ran round the horseshoe, but that would be far too much for us. Roll on several years and…

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Saturday 18th July: podium 10k

Saturday 18th July: podium 10k

Report from frank: With a month of marathon training for the Yorkshire Marathon training, which has consisted of a programme of just running pure mileage with only one tempo run a week, I came to the Podium 10k dubious of the speed that would be in my legs for a 10k and slightly jaded from running a 94 mile week the week before the race. The Podium 10k is in Nelson and is 9 and half laps round a tarmac…

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Friday 17th July – Washburn Valley Relays

Friday 17th July – Washburn Valley Relays

Report from Hugh Pearson: In the Junior Wasburn Valley Relays, Otley A.C. Juniors took home the trophy for the first time. 15 teams of four battled their way around the 1.1 mile course with some strong performances all round. After a fast leg 1 by Holly Davey (8 minutes 12 seconds) Otley were in the lead, closely followed by two teams from Ilkley with an Abbey Runners team in fourth place. Second leg runner 8 year old Aston Brogden finished…

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Saturday 18th July: European Standard Triathlon Championships Geneva

Saturday 18th July: European Standard Triathlon Championships Geneva

Report from Howard: After the Eccup 10 I had a bit of a cough so went to the Doctor who diagnosed a chest infection and gave me antibiotics. The ones I got turned out not to be quite the solution but sort of stopped it getting worse so I was able to swim bike run in training right up to the day before the competition so I thought I was on the mend. Turned up on race day at one…

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Friday 17th July – Washburn Valley Relays

Friday 17th July – Washburn Valley Relays

Senior results are available in spreadsheet format here and junior results here, well done to all the juniors. The team of Anthony Aimon (18:42), Chris Mann (22:42) and Stan Karanasios (18:34) from Hyde Park Harriers had a fairly comfortable win in the end,  finishing in a total time two seconds under the hour.  Andy Walsh from Wetherby just held off Otley’s Scott Harrington in a sprint for the line for second. Knavesmire Harriers took the honours in the Ladies race, finishing…

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Wednesday 15th July – Priory 10k

Wednesday 15th July – Priory 10k

Report from Mark Hall: I made the journey over to Nostell Priory near Wakefield to run the Priory 10k. The race was made up of 2 undulating laps on trails and road. I started well and ran with the front group for a few miles before drifting back, however, I maintained a constant pace and managed to catch 3 runners in the final 2 miles. The conditions were excellent. If you are looking for a well organised race in a…

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26 – 27th June – Ultimatetrails 110k

26 – 27th June – Ultimatetrails 110k

Review by Garry Cochrane: The Ultimatetrails 110km race took place on Saturday 27th June 2015, starting at 00:15am; when over 300 runners toed a quiet start line in the heart of Ambleside to take part in the second running of this endurance challenge with a 24 hour time limit.

Runner of the Month for June

Runner of the Month for June

Garry Cochrane and Sara Elliott were chosen as runners of the month for June, Garry for his Lakeland ultra and harrogate league and Sara for her harrogate league races.  Well done both.

Sunday 12th July – Kilburn 7

Sunday 12th July – Kilburn 7

Report from Julian Mawson: I think of this race as one of the classic scenic runs in North Yorkshire, up there with Bishop Wilton Half, Burn Valley Half and Burnsall 10 Miles amongst others. Good to see Don Buffham beforehand who had noticed the signs for the race on his way back from the coast and nipped in for an unexpected race. I also met Liz supporting husband Chris Wordsworth at one of their now local races. In truth, the…

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