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Month: October 2015

Saturday 31st October – WYXC Huddersfield

Saturday 31st October – WYXC Huddersfield

Report from Tamara Weatherhead: I ventured a whole hour south for my first ever XC race today, set in the grounds of North Huddersfield Trust School. It was an experience. I’m not entirely sure that the race itself was an enjoyable one but always good to hang out with some Black and Whites and their tag-alongs – I brought 4 supporters with me! Sean, with family support of Elaine and Niamh, had turned up bright and early to set up…

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Park Runs – Saturday 31st October

Park Runs – Saturday 31st October

Woodhouse Moor parkrun Position   Gender Position   parkrunner   Club   Run Time   1 1 Jonny MCKENNA Clayton-le-Moors Harriers 00:16:38 26 1 Treena JOHNSON Dewsbury Road Runners 00:19:05 262 69 Gilly WIGHT Otley AC 00:27:55 272 73 Gemma HARRINGTON Otley AC 00:28:18   Bradford parkrun Position   Gender Position   parkrunner   Club   Run Time   1 1 Will KERR Saltaire Striders 00:17:24 30 1 Julie Ann THORNTON Bingley Harriers and AC 00:22:04 34 33 Simon ANDERSON Otley AC 00:22:16 131 120 Andrew RAYNER Otley AC 00:26:25…

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Sunday 25th October – Wistow 10k

Sunday 25th October – Wistow 10k

Report from Tom Lynch: In effort to fill up the other side of my ROY table and start work on my 5/10k times this winter I entered the Wistow 10k, a local flat and fast (and cheap!) road race in farm land in the Humberhead Levels near Selby, this was also my first road 10k for something like 3 years. The weather was good, although a slight breeze picked up at some points. Being far from my usual race terrain,…

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Sunday 25th October – Holmfirth 15

Sunday 25th October – Holmfirth 15

Report from Mark Hall: 1st Nathanial Williams, Unattached, 1:22:35, 1st Lady Emma Wilkins, Holmfirth H. 1:51:15. Scott Harrington 3rd 1:27.04 (1st V35),  Mark Hall 6th 1:36:43 (1st V55),  Christian Hosker 30th (1:54:22).  Full results Starters 77! In the past this race was very popular and always attracted a good entry from OAC. However, the race has not run for 3 years and has certainly suffered for it with a very small field today. The entry fee of £17 maybe put…

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Saturday 24 October – Great Whernside Fell Race

Saturday 24 October – Great Whernside Fell Race

Report from the Hon. Handicapper: A classic fell race to the summit and back, (4miles/1500ft), almost 2 races in one where the strong climbers have the advantage in the race to the top, but the demon descenders often make up lots of ground on the return.  Friday’s weather forecast of lots of rain & wind fortunately proved to be inaccurate as we were blessed with pretty good conditions.  After the initial steep climb I was feeling a little lethargic, but did…

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Saturday 24th October – Park Runs

Saturday 24th October – Park Runs

Bradford:  1st Will Kerr, Saltaire Striders, 17:24,  1st Lady Eleanor Robinson, Keighley & Craven 19:38, 40th Simon Anderson 21:51,  201st Reid HADDOW 28:24. Brueton:  1st Dan Clarke, Coventry Godiva H.. 16:35,  1st Lady Sarah Wheeler, Stratford-upon-Avon AC 18:26,  50th Richard Clarke 21:04. Fountains Abbey: 1st Andrew Stenson, RAF Cosford RC 17:21,  1st Lady Rachel Bourne, Hyde Park H. 20:45,  29th Howard Jeffrey 21:11,  55th Michael Jeffrey 23:09,  92nd Jackie Ackroyd 24:44.

Sunday 18th October – Palma de Mallorca Marathon

Sunday 18th October – Palma de Mallorca Marathon

Tom Hannah, Malcolm Court and Richard Hamer headed abroad to take part in the Palma de Mallorca Marathon, which is actually a running festival with a marathon, half-marathon and 10k. Tom ran the half in 2:04:58 (chip time, gun 2:08:15), Malcolm the 10 in 54:49 (57:45) and Richard needn’t have bothered. Oh go on then, he crawled across the finish line in 59:06 (1:02:03). Richard said: “I was hoping for a sub-50 and was doing okay until about halfway, although the sub-50 was…

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Sunday 18th October: Green Drive 5 miles. Lytham St Annes

Sunday 18th October: Green Drive 5 miles. Lytham St Annes

Report from Mark Hall: I headed west to do the above event, it was a long drive for a 5mile race but it turned out to be worth the journey. There are not too many fast 5 mile events around. Terry Lonegan suggested the above event and it really is a PB circuit, flat with a railway bridge the only obstacle. I ran the first 2 miles with someone then struggled alone, I was happy to have set a UK…

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Sunday 18th October – West Yorkshire XC League – Wakefield

Sunday 18th October – West Yorkshire XC League – Wakefield

Report from the Hon. Handicapper: A very dry Thornes Park in Wakefield hosted the first race of the season.  Jenson Brogden & Holly Davey were first off for Otley in the under 13’s races running well to finish 46th, 12:24 and 25th, 12:52 respectively for their 2 short laps and 2900m courses. The ladies course was 1 short and 2 long laps each with a couple of climbs, one steepish descent and a distance of approx. 5750m.  It was a fast race…

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