Archive for July, 2015

Sunday 5th July: Harrogate 10k

Report from Ian Broadbent:
Hi I ran the Harrogate 10k today, and had one of those days when I wasn’t expecting much but actually got a PB at 46:02. Was a good day for a run, not as warm as it’s been and for those who haven’t done it it’s a 2 lap course that winds around a few residential streets climbing out of town then comes back in to the centre on a long straight downhill. Definitely not the flattest of courses!


Saturday 4th July: Park runs

Woodhouse Moor parkrun

Position Gender Position parkrunner Club Run Time
1 1 Michael VARGAS Unattached 00:17:37
17 1 Treena JOHNSON Dewsbury Road Runners 00:19:36
66 58 James KETTLEBOROUGH Otley AC 00:21:56
170 44 Alice WEBSTER Otley AC 00:27:05
171 127 Andrew Webster Otley AC 00:27:06


Bradford parkrun

Position Gender Position parkrunner Club Run Time
1 1 Matthew John MERRICK Bingley Harriers and AC 00:16:49
13 1 Victoria Kate MERRICK Bingley Harriers and AC 00:20:08
65 61 Eriks Zvaigzne Otley AC 00:24:03


Harrogate parkrun

Position Gender Position parkrunner Club Run Time
1 1 Jamil Parapia Otley AC 00:15:54
25 1 Sharon Elizabeth HARDCASTLE Unattached 00:20:55
38 36 Stephen SMALL Otley AC 00:21:58


Skipton parkrun

Position Gender Position parkrunner Club Run Time
1 1 James RAVEN Cardiff AAC 00:18:18
2 2 Jon GREENWELL Otley AC 00:18:36
15 1 Mel IVES Skipton AC 00:21:07


Wetherby parkrun

Position Gender Position parkrunner Club Run Time
1 1 Samuel DICKINSON Unattached 00:16:47
7 7 Howard Jeffrey Otley AC 00:21:12
20 1 Debbie DENNISON Wetherby Runners 00:23:48


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Saturday 4th July: Bob Graham Round

Report from Derek Fuller:


Standing at Moot Hall with Sarah counting down the seconds for a 3am start the heavens opened causing a panic search for coats from the bags, after putting arms into over trousers and wondering where the rest of the coat was, I regained composure and set off at 3:01am. The plan was a 22hr round but I wanted get a few minutes spare in the bank in case I made a navigation error or was in pain later. Summit number 1 (Skiddaw) arrived 72 minutes later, with 60mph winds running was difficult but it was only affecting the tops and I would soon be in the valley again, and I now already had 8 minutes up on schedule.

On leg 1 I was joined by Shane (Pudsey & Bramley) and James (Lakes runner). Head torches were off soon after Skiddaw and the assent of Great Calva and Blencathra went to plan. I had decided to take Halls fell off Blencathra, the clag had set in and in poor viz we set off down the knife edge ridge which was a bit slippery in the conditions. I wasn’t long before I’d lost my pacers, but was soon called back by a high pitched whistle and a shouts of where do I go, I retraced my steps and although I could not see my pacers due to the clag directed them onto the faint trod before legging it to the van at the end of leg 1 in 3 hrs 17mins, 19 minutes ahead of schedule.
Sarah told me I was going too fast, but in the excitement of finally doing the BG it was hard to hold back the energy. 2 cups of tea and a cake later I set off with Andrew Robertshaw on leg 2, just as the thunder and lightning started. I heard later that some other BG attempts further ahead on the Helvelin ridge dropped out due to the storm, myself and Andrew were relieved the lightning had passed as we reached the summit of Clough Head. The summits passed by easily on the ridge and we were soon trudging up the Seat Sandal the final peak of the leg. I had intentionally taken it easier on this leg to save energy for later but amazingly found myself 44 minutes up on schedule after a 3hr 51 minute leg.

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Thursday 2nd July: Badger 10k

Report from Ian Broadbent
I mad my annual trip get to do the badger 10k which is a multi terrain extremely undulating race all off road in a country park, Cuerden valley. It was the 15th time I’ve run it and my 2nd best time in 48:41. It’s interesting to run against other club runners with Preston Harriers and Horwich being strongly represented. If you are ever over that way it’s run as a 3 race series on the first Thursday in June, July and August. Although the might appear along way in to enemy territory in Lancs it’s actually just where the m65 meets the m6 so about an hour away. It’s also only £6 which seems a bargain these days. Well worth a trip out