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Month: September 2015

Saturday 26th to Sunday 27th September: RAB Mountain Marathon

Saturday 26th to Sunday 27th September: RAB Mountain Marathon

Report from Sarah Fuller Sometimes in running long events you get a period of perfect clarity, where the running seems to flow, the tiredness leaves your legs and you are left with a feeling of utter contentment. I had one such moment a couple of hours in to day 2 of this years’ RAB mountain marathon: high above the Ogwen valley we found the perfect traversing line, just wide enough to run on with ease, just narrow enough to give…

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Thursday 24th September – The Otley AC Dream Mile

Thursday 24th September – The Otley AC Dream Mile

Youth, Seniors, Veterans & a Senior Citizen combined for an interesting race at the Keighley track.  Mark Hall sped round crossing the finish line in a clear first place, taking home lots of points in the Runner of the Year competition and a new MV55 club record.  Can you spot Antonio on YouTube here… 1 Mark Hall 05:18 2 Tom Lynch 05:43 3 Tom Paget 05:45 4 Steve Robinson 05:48 5 Howard Jeffrey 06:09 6 Jenson Brogden 06:10 7 Andy Webster 06:18…

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Saturday 19th September – Good Shepherd Fell Race

Saturday 19th September – Good Shepherd Fell Race

Report from Liam Dunne: Whilst eating breakfast last Sat morning I decided to have a look at what was happening on the fell running calendar. I spotted that the Good Sheppard race was on at 10.30am that morning.  I’m not familiar with this event but instead of doing the planned 15 mile hilly training run I opted to drive to Mytholmroyd near Halifax for this hilly figure of 8 event around Stoodley Pike(15 miles (24.14km) / 2000ft (609.6m)).  I didn’t realise…

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Sunday 20th September – Stainland Lions Trail Race

Sunday 20th September – Stainland Lions Trail Race

Report from Phil Robinson: Anyone who remembers running in the Stainland 7 (I recall Ian Fisher winning it once, some years ago) will know that flat surfaces around those parts are only found indoors. At just over 6 miles with nearly 800 feet of climbing the trail race – according to the locals I talked to – is thought to be harder than the old ‘7’. The route was mainly on woodland paths, mostly narrow, sometimes rocky, and usually steep….

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Sunday 20th September – Vale of York Half Marathon

Sunday 20th September – Vale of York Half Marathon

Report from Mark Hall: The Vale of York half marathon incorporated the Yorksire veterans half marathon championships. Jamil won the V35 title, Mark Hall V55 title not sure about other OAC runners as the Yorkshire vet results have still to be worked out. Good to see so many OAC runners, a big turnout with some good times and PBs. Well done to Jamil and especially Zack for their fine runs. Report from Jamil Parapia: The Vale of York Half Marathon…

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September 15-19th – ITU Triathlon World Championships, Chicago

September 15-19th – ITU Triathlon World Championships, Chicago

Report from Howard Jeffrey: I was privileged to spend a week in Chicago spectating a whole range of aqualthon and triathlon events including male and female elite world championship finals. I also make the cut for the age group sprint and standard distances and decided to do both (not usually permissible but for some reason OK here) as it is a long way to go and there was a day to recover in between. The weather was unseasonably hot with…

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Saturday 19th September – Park Runs

Saturday 19th September – Park Runs

Woodhouse Moor parkrun A total of 360 runners took part. View full results for Woodhouse Moor parkrun event #419   Position   Gender Position   parkrunner   Club   Run Time   1 1 Unknown ATHLETE Unattached 00:15:53 16 1 Treena JOHNSON Dewsbury Road Runners 00:19:12 49 44 James KETTLEBOROUGH Otley AC 00:21:48 331 137 Toni MIDGLEY Otley AC 00:35:15   Bradford parkrun A total of 395 runners took part. View full results for Bradford parkrun event #275   Position   Gender Position   parkrunner   Club   Run Time   1…

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Sunday 13th September: Lake district Mountain Trial

Sunday 13th September: Lake district Mountain Trial

Report from Sarah Fuller: The mountain trial is a major event in the fell running calendar steeped in 61 years of history. The race is billed as a ‘severe test of fellrunners’ mountaineering ability and stamina’ and it does it exactly what it says on the tin! The race often has a lot of difficult and often dangerous terrain and a large amount of route choice options and tough navigation, and attracts a somewhat high class field particularly in the…

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Sunday 13th September – Rombalds Romp

Sunday 13th September – Rombalds Romp

Report from Graham Lake: A gorgeous morning for romping, as the dull day forecast was replaced by warm blue Yorkshire skies. For those who don’t know, this race has two routes, a ‘fell’ and a ‘trail’ option, both meant to take about the same amount of time. As last year I did the fell route, which is shorter but more up and down. It’s a great route, with a steep start, followed by forest bog-hopping and then two fast descents,…

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