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Month: December 2015

Thursday December 31st: Auld Lang syne fell race

Thursday December 31st: Auld Lang syne fell race

Report from Graham Lake: The third fell race of the Christmas break for me was back up on the moors above Howarth. No Brownlees this year due to something called the ‘Olympics’ later in the year and not wanting to do anything daft. Speaking of daft, there were lots of folk in fancy dress, plenty of pics here… http://www.woodentops.org.uk/index.php?topic=als The race was won by Chris Farrell, Horwich RMI in 41.19, narrowly beating Ilkley’s Tom Adams. First lady was Katie Walshaw,…

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The Stoop December 20th 2015

The Stoop December 20th 2015

Jenson Brogden, Aston Brogden, Kieran Green, Imogen Webster and Alice Webster took part in The Stoop race organised by Dave and Eileen Woodhead. This race is a favourite one for us and amazing value for money at just £1.00! Everyone runs in a Santa hat and is rewarded with a goody bag at the finish. The course today was really muddy and even the most experienced Juniors were sliding down the hill! Our Godsons William and Thomas Pearson who are…

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West Park PECO December 13th 2015

West Park PECO December 13th 2015

A group of Juniors braved the cold and mud to take part in race 2 of the PECO Cross Country League. The course was like a mud bath so some of the runners even taped their trainers on! All the juniors ran well and the race showed them why off road trainers are a must for some races! Aston Brogden ran in the 1 mile race and Jenson brogden , Holly Davey, Kieran Green and Imogen Webster ran in the…

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Sunday 27th December – Guisborough Woods Fell Race

Sunday 27th December – Guisborough Woods Fell Race

Report from Graham Lake: As I couldn’t do the Chevin Chase due to Christmassing in my native Saltburn this year I thought I’d have a go at this less heralded Christmas cracker. The weather was sunny with only a light breeze, so perfect for running, and despite the previous day’s torrential rain the forest tracks had held up well. It’s a 3 lap race which means there’s quite a lot of up and down compared to the race’s length (1329ft…

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Saturday 26th December – Glynneath 5

Saturday 26th December – Glynneath 5

Report from Sara Elliott: Whilst the rest of you were battling the elements at the Chevin Chase, I thought I’d do a little 5 mile road race in the valley down the road from our Christmas retreat. Largely uneventful weather-somewhat breezy but dry-for a largely uneventful out and back race…I was first back for OAC (101/265) in 37:57 (2nd FV40) 1st male – Kris Jones (Swansea Harriers) 25:40,  1st female – Alaw Beynon Thomas (Swansea Harriers) 29:00.  Full results here.

Saturday 26th December – Chevin Chase

Saturday 26th December – Chevin Chase

Results see below, (Wot no Brownlee!), full results here, report of a very wet race anyone?  Well done everyone,  particularly Laura 1st in her category. Here’s a rather good video from the day and lots of photos here. Pos Name Cat. Pos. Chip Time 1 John Franklin 1/128 Serpentine RC 00:40:39 5 Frank Beresford 3/128 00:42:39 8 Liam Dunne 2/83 00:43:38 13 Tom Midgley 7/128 00:44:18 18 Georgia Malir 1/70 Leeds City AC 00:45:45 26 Robin Outtersides 6/87 00:46:48 56 Rogan…

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Sunday 20th December: Denby Dale travellers 6

Sunday 20th December: Denby Dale travellers 6

Report from Howard: Despite a nice clear and relatively warm day there were not so many as usual at this race which I have done many times, 158 finishers. It is another race not for the faint hearted as it has three long fairly steep hills, with the same number of down dales (see what I did there?). There was quite a stiff breeze blowing us up the first two hills but on the return there was a moment when…

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Sunday 20th December: The Stoop

Sunday 20th December: The Stoop

Report from Sean The Stoop Fell Race is a great alternative to the final club handicap race, usually held on the same Sunday before Christmas. The race is a category B, short length fell race (8km and 250m of climb) from Penistone Hill Country Park, near Haworth, W Yorks. For your £4 entry you get a Cadbury’s Curly Wurly and a Santa hat which must be worn for the race. The race has hills, mud, streams, bogs and more mud,…

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Sunday 20th December – The 27th Ken Dixon Christmas Handicap

Sunday 20th December – The 27th Ken Dixon Christmas Handicap

The first good weather day in weeks lead to a packed car park and paths round Swinsty.  New members Claire and Mike Hastings ran well on this hard 5 miler to come first and second.  Gemma followed shortly after to take third,  just missing out on third in the handicap title by just 2 points. With a strong finish in 9th Tom Lynch secured the 2015 handicap title, consistently improving all year.  Well done Tom.  Dominic Egan just pipped Chris Tomlinson…

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