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Month: October 2015

Sunday 4th October – Mablethorpe Marathon

Sunday 4th October – Mablethorpe Marathon

Report from Garry Cochrane: 26.2miles of the flattest flat road you can find – south of Grimsby! If you have never heard of Mablethorpe – not to be confused with the risqué photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, then it isn’t to say your life is incomplete just that there is a tiny bit of room for geographical enlightenment. Head for Grimsby and turn right and you will eventually find yourself in this little east coast seaside town which is actually rather pleasant…

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Sunday 4th October – Newquay 10k

Sunday 4th October – Newquay 10k

Report from Ian Broadbent: I ran the Newquay 10k on Sunday whilst on holiday down at the lizard. It was an undulating course really well marshalled, great facilities and competitive run mainly road but away from the town. I managed a PB, 45:27 123/562 which was a surprise as it wasn’t the easiest course. Races seem to be a bit thin on the ground down this way so a good turn out of 562 runners on a warm but windy…

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Sunday 4th October – Wee Toughie 10k Trail

Sunday 4th October – Wee Toughie 10k Trail

Report from Colin Best: Yet another visit to Northumberland this time in the company of Pete and Ursula McGougan took us north of the border again.  This was only the second running of this race and had the grand entry of 39. That was 20 more than my last race in this area!  The race started and finished on Coldingham beach and had a total climb of 850ft. After 2mls Ursula was still just behind but managed to pull away on a…

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Sunday 4th October – Yorkshire Veterans 10k champs. (Cusworth 10k)

Sunday 4th October – Yorkshire Veterans 10k champs. (Cusworth 10k)

Report from Mark Hall: I travelled to Doncaster for the Cusworth 10k, incorporating the Yorkshire Veterans 10km Championships. In September/October there are 3 Yorkshire Championships, track, half and 10k and they are on consecutive weekends, so not easy to race well in all of them. The Cusworth 10km is run on an undulating course with a tough hill in the final half mile. I finished 1st V55 and Yorkshire champion in 35.12. I finished in 7th place in the race….

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Sunday 4th October- Bramham 10k

Sunday 4th October- Bramham 10k

Report from Hannah Lupton: Bramham 10k is a favourite of mine as I like the undulating trail course in gorgeous settings however I’d been unsure about entering this year due to issues at home, i.e. Gavs accident. Anyway, Laura and I had been talking about it for weeks and finally decided on over a pint on Fri night that it’d be a nice Sunday morning run. We set off in the cold mist that seems to have been plaguing Yorkshire…

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Sunday 4th October – Hodgson Brothers Mountain Relay

Sunday 4th October – Hodgson Brothers Mountain Relay

Formerly known as the ‘Ian Hodgson‘, this years prize presentation was preceded by a tribute to Ian’s brother Mike who died in August, Mike competed last year in a Hodgson family team that finished 47th.  From this year the relay is now be known as the Hodgson Brothers Relay. After a couple of late changes to the team,  Caron Ralph and Tamara Weatherhead headed out of the Patterdale playing fields on leg 1, (4.5 miles/1440ft), passing Angle tarn on their…

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Sunday 4th October – Iron Runner 10k

Sunday 4th October – Iron Runner 10k

Report from Richard Smith: After being plagued by injury since April, it was mixed emotions today knowing it would be a ‘final hurrah’ in an Otley vest, having moved down to Worcester. I’ve recently started training with Worcester AC over the last 2 weeks and have been recruited into training for the Eynsham 10K, near Oxford at the end of November. As a means of getting back into competitive running, I decided to enter the inaugural ‘Iron Runner 10K’ event, set in the Worcestershire countryside…

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Saturday 3rd October – Saddleworth Edges Fell Race

Saturday 3rd October – Saddleworth Edges Fell Race

Report from Liam Dunne: On Sat I travelled over to Saddleworth, Lancashire for the Saddleworth Edges fell ace. It’s an 8 mile event with 1150ft of climb. With just over 100 runners the race started in a nearby field and the first 100m or so was a steep climb up to a single stile which caused a bit of a bottleneck and a few delays. As my legs took a few mins to get going I was somewhere in the…

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Saturday 3rd October – Park Runs

Saturday 3rd October – Park Runs

Woodhouse Moor 1st Richard Allen, Bracknell AC, 15:57, 1st Lady Carlin Schulz, Unattached, 20:55.  65th  James Kettleborough, 21:16,  277th Alice Webster 27:43,  278 Andy Webster 27:43. and last week 26th Sept. 1st Matthew AKPAN Unattached 16:57,  1st Lady Shamiso Sisimayi, Kirkstall Harriers 19:47, 59th James Kettleborough 21:07,  71st Andy Webster 21:48. Bradford 1st Michael Malyon, Baildon Runners, 17:46,  1st Lady, Samantha Harris Valley Striders AC, 21:05,  83rd Eriks Zvaigzne 23:48. ditto.. 1st Martin Fillingham, Saltaire Striders 18:31,  1st Lady Lorna Hubbard, Keighley & Craven AC 22:37,  49th Stephen Small 23:31,  56th Eriks Zvaigzne…

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