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Month: February 2016

Sunday 14th February: PECO XC

Sunday 14th February: PECO XC

Report from Sean: On Sunday I travelled just up the road to Roundhay Park to run in the fifth and final race of this winters PECO XC series which also meant I had managed to run all 5 races. The race was approx. 5 miles and run within the grounds of Roundhay Park, including the notorious hill 60. For once this was a single lap race, with clear blue skies and sunshine and with limited mud (very un-cross country like)….

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Sunday 14th February: Liversedge Half

Sunday 14th February: Liversedge Half

Report from Howard: I think I have previously recorded that in my early running career I raced so hard my teeth would hurt at the finish. Although last week at Dewsbury I had not raced that hard but my teeth (or to be more precise a wisdom tooth), did hurt. So much so I had an ‘emergency’ extraction on Wednesday. That coupled with a thick head cold…moan, moan, (the moan factor increases logarithmically after the age of 40) meant I…

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Saturday 13th February – Carnethy 5 Hill Race

Saturday 13th February – Carnethy 5 Hill Race

Report from Caron Ralph: It was cold and snowy! Having entered this race last year and unable to do it due to injury, Andrew and I decided to try again this year (what better way to spend Valentines weekend) although the weather this year was decidedly different to the sunny day this time last year!  By the time the race started-13 minutes late-my feet were like blocks of ice and i was starting to wonder if it had been a…

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Saturday 13th February – ParkRuns

Saturday 13th February – ParkRuns

Bradford: Position Gender Position Parkrunner Club Run Time 1 1 Sam Clegg Unattached 00:17:07 44 1 Laura Knowles Keighley & Craven AC 00:22:53 125 114 Eriks Zvaigzne Otley AC 00:26:42 Fountains Abbey: Position Gender Position Parkrunner Club Run Time 1 1 Ben Pease Unattached 00:16:40 23 1 Laura Bosomworth Thirsk & Sowerby H 00:19:46 145 113 Peter Crowder Otley AC 00:26:03 Roundhay: Position Gender Position Parkrunner Club Run Time 1 1 Huw Lippiatt Unattached 00:18:35 9 1 Sarah Graham Morpeth…

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Runner of the Month for January

Runner of the Month for January

Tom Pomfrett and Gemma Harrington were chosen as last month’s runner of the month. Tom for his excellent runs at the Stanbury Splash and the John Cowan Handicap. Gemma for her pb at the Brass Monkey Half Marathon.

Sunday 7th February – Dewsbury 10k

Sunday 7th February – Dewsbury 10k

Report from Howard Jeffrey: I must have been on the computer when the entries opened for this race (in its 30th year) because I was issued with Number 1. I quite liked being Numero Uno for a while but it was a very, very tall order to live up to, even for a category win today. Another, was to match last years’ time of 40.34 but I was thinking 42.30 at best to 45.00 at worst. The day did start…

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Saturday 6th February – Rombalds Stride

Saturday 6th February – Rombalds Stride

Report from President Matt Podd: Well done to all who completed this today – it was challenging. Not sure if everyone got home safe as I was hypothermic and needed to lie in the bath for a long time. Well we all met up at St Oswald, with a large Black and White contingent and as we were led out to the start it commenced with the rain – which was a feature of the day – some may say…

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Saturday 6th February – Park Runs

Saturday 6th February – Park Runs

Lots of Park run results this week with a few pb’s too. Alice Holt Position Gender Position Parkrunner Club Run Time 1 1 Sarah Hill Farnham Runners 19:57 2 1 Luke Bone Unattached 20:08 95 75 Sean O’Halloran Otley AC 28:58 Bradford,  pb for Ann Position Gender Position Parkrunner Club Run Time 1 1 Will Kerr Saltaire Striders 17:51 19 1 Lesley Watson Bingley H&AC 20:55 76 70 Stephen Small Otley AC 23:45 114 13 Ann Yeadon Otley AC 25:15 128…

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Friday 29th January – Presidential Presentation Awards Address

Friday 29th January – Presidential Presentation Awards Address

For those of you unable to attend – or remember – the Strictly Come Drink and Dine with Otley AC, brought to you by Toblerone, held at Korks last friday, this is what President Podd said in honour of the very great and good Black and Whites! “This [award giving] was a great idea and saved me writing a speech. Thanks for all the responses – some of the more libellous or vindictive have had to be removed on the advice of my attorney….

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Saturday 30th January – Park Runs

Saturday 30th January – Park Runs

Bradford parkrun A total of 437 runners took part. View full results for Bradford parkrun event #295   Position   Gender Position   parkrunner   Club   Run Time   1 1 Marcin SOSZKA Saltaire Striders 00:18:24 22 1 Jen WILLINGHAM Saltaire Striders 00:21:38 80 71 Stephen SMALL Otley AC 00:24:31   Roundhay parkrun A total of 318 runners took part. View full results for Roundhay parkrun event #251   Position   Gender Position   parkrunner   Club   Run Time   1 1 Jonathan SMYTH Valley Striders AC 00:17:48 27 1 Kathryn FISK…

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