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Month: November 2015

Saturday 7th November: Burley Moor Run

Saturday 7th November: Burley Moor Run

Report from Matt P: Quite a few members ran this good local race on a very wet Saturday morning. Conditions were either sub optimal or to be revelled in depending on your outlook to mud – the hill off the moor was a little tricky. There was a good sized field for this with Tom Adams leading us home, Jemima Elgood 1st lady. I think we finished in approximately this order, Liam, Sam, Steve B, Laura C, Steve R, President,…

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Saturday 7th November: Park runs

Saturday 7th November: Park runs

Woodhouse Moor parkrun Position   Gender Position   parkrunner   Club   Run Time   1 1 Richard ALLEN Bracknell AC 00:16:04 12 12 Graham LAKE Otley AC 00:18:36 21 1 Treena JOHNSON Dewsbury Road Runners 00:19:20 73 68 James KETTLEBOROUGH Otley AC 00:22:07 162 34 Gilly WIGHT Otley AC 00:26:13 205 54 Alice WEBSTER Otley AC 00:27:56 207 152 Andrew WEBSTER Otley AC 00:27:57   Braunstone parkrun Position   Gender Position   parkrunner   Club   Run Time   1 1 Mark POWELL Leicester Coritanian AC 00:16:25 18 1…

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Swinsty Hall – A ghost story for Halloween

Swinsty Hall – A ghost story for Halloween

A ghost story about Swinsty Hall – beware those of you running past on the Ken Dixon in December! Interesting that the ghost in question is called Robinson – any relation to Phil?! Phile writes: I believe the Hall was owned by a series of Robinsons from the 16th century, sadly no relation, but the place was occupied by an acquaintance of mine some years ago. In the 1960s an advert appeared in the Yorks Post offering Swinsty Hall for…

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Sunday 1st November – Derwentwater 10

Sunday 1st November – Derwentwater 10

Sunday morning mist cleared as I drove north and by 11am Keswick visitors were strolling around in shirtsleeves soaking up the autumn sun. Fluffy bonnets of cloud sitting on Skiddaw, Blencathra and Helvellyn burnt off during the race leaving a perfectly clear and colourful landscape with temperatures around 18-19C.  Hanging out by the Moot Hall before the start reminded me how attractive the centre of Keswick is, with its old pubs and cafes, especially in sunshine. The race has been…

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Sunday 1st November – Guy Fawkes 10

Sunday 1st November – Guy Fawkes 10

In the week before this popular local race Otley AC members who had entered were dropping like flies with seasonal colds and the odd injury. Seven of us still managed to make it including Scott who decided to take advantage of the offer of a spare place. Setting off from Otley in the thick fog I’d decided to layer up with a long sleeve top under my club vest and long tights over my knee length socks, something I really…

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