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Month: September 2015

Sunday 27th September – Kirkstall Abbey 7 Junior Races

Sunday 27th September – Kirkstall Abbey 7 Junior Races

It was a foggy start to Sunday with Otley AC Juniors this weekend as Holly Davey, Jenson Brogden and Aston Brogden competed in the Kirkstall Abbey Junior Race as part of the Leeds Junior Race Series 2015-2016. Aston was first up at 9am with the “Mad Monk Meander” a two lap fun run around the Abbey trying to catch the Monk and the Nun.  Aston absolutely smashed the race leading from the start and came in First Place, even beating…

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12th September-Junior and Mini Great North Runs

12th September-Junior and Mini Great North Runs

Well what an amazing weekend we had in Newcastle! On Friday night Jenson Brogden, Aston Brogden and Holly Davey travelled to Newcastle to prepare for running in the Great North Mini and Junior races the next day. On the morning of the races the weather was awful! Aston was first to run at 10am in the first wave of the Mini Run for ages 3-8. He was cold and wet as he lined up on the start line but then…

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Sunday September 27th: Sutton 10K

Sunday September 27th: Sutton 10K

Report from Howard: I did OK in this one last year so chose to enter again this time even though it clashed with the Kirkstall 7 which I like to do and the Braford 10K which I don’t. No Frank to win it this year but I met Phil who remarkably has now done 50 races since his bike crash that could have ended his running career. A tough category for Phil today as it was 60+ only. The start…

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Sunday 27th September: Bradford 10k

Sunday 27th September: Bradford 10k

Report from Stephen Boddy: It was a murky, misty morning on Sunday and I spent most of the drive to the Bradford thinking on some of life’s imponderables; why had I paid £18 to run up and down Canal Road; why didn’t England just kick the effing penalty? Why did I feel the need to have one more beer last night? Anyway, the buzz at the start line jolted me from my reverie and I saw a few of the…

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6th September – Wetherby Mini Marathon

6th September – Wetherby Mini Marathon

Holly Davey, Jenson Brogden and Aston Brogden took part in the Wetherby Mini Marathon on Sunday 6th September.  The race is 2.5km around the grounds of Wetherby Racecourse, they all ran amazingly well after the long Summer Holidays in the warm conditions. Holly and Jenson both came 2nd in the U15 category and Aston came 3rd U11 boy. Wetherby Mini Marathon Results

Wednesday 12th of Aug York Millennium Bridge

Wednesday 12th of Aug York Millennium Bridge

Jenson Brogden and Aston Brogden travelled to York to take part in the Millennium Bridge junior races. It was a lovely summer evening and the setting at the side of the river was lovely! Aston ran well in the Fun Run and came in the top 10 and Jenson held his own in the fast 2.5k and came 12th in a time of 10.24.

Saturday 26th September: Causway Coast Half Marathon

Saturday 26th September: Causway Coast Half Marathon

Report from Liam Dunne: I went across the pond at the weekend to take part in the Causeway Coast Half Marathon. The half marathon was just one of four events that was taking place as there was also a 10k, marathon and ultra marathon (39 miles) all organised by the event managment company 26extreme. Alll events followed the picturesque Antrim coastal route which passed several well known tourist spots such as the Giants Causeway and the Carrick-a-rede rope bridge. I was…

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Saturday 26th September: Yorkshire veterans track championships (Cleckheaton)

Saturday 26th September: Yorkshire veterans track championships (Cleckheaton)

Report from Mark Hall: After 18 years of running I decided to do my first full track meeting, better late than never! I have to admit my motivation was to have a pop at trying to improve the 400/800/3k club records. Having run in 2 half marathons in 3 weeks my preparation was not the best for running short distances fast. Unfortunately, the 3 events all took place within 30 minutes! The times I recorded were fairly modest and feel…

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