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Sunday 20th March – Thirsk 10


Report from Sean O’Halloran:Thirsk10

Road races are like busses for me, nothing for ages and then two in quick succession.

This time I travelled to Thirsk to take part in the Thirsk 10 mile road race, billed as being flat and fast and doubling up as a Yorkshire Vets race.

There was a tremendous Team turnout from Otley with 18 of us on the start line and race conditions were near perfect, sunny with a nip in the air.

I was not sure how the race would go for me having done a half marathon the weekend before but a was hopeful for a PB.

I set off nice and steady and all the way round I tried to catch David the gap closed but never quite managed it. I was pleased to cross the finish line in 01:34:06 and obtain a new PB of just over 9 minutes, I am well chuffed and actually ran better than the week before.

A massive well done to all it was pleasing to see a Team on the start line ! and well done to Emma in completing her first 10 mile race and her longest race to date.

Otley got 3rd team prize! Scott and Mark 1st in their age categories while Joanna (with a new PB of over 13mins) & Philip got 2nd vets trophies for their age categories.

The winner was Jonathan Taylor from Morpeth Harriers AC in 00:49:43 and the first lady was Amelia Pettitt from Billingham Marsh House Harriers in 00:58:07.

For Otley:

Position Name Club Chip Time Gun Time
5 Scott Harrington Otley AC 00:53:44 00:53:44
36 Mark Hall Otley AC 00:58:22 00:58:24
58 Liam Dunne Otley AC 00:59:43 00:59:45
71 Thomas Midgley Otley AC 01:00:42 01:00:44
144 Rogan Ashton Otley AC 01:06:49 01:06:56
242 Steven Robinson Otley AC 01:12:28 01:12:40
287 Nicola Lee Otley AC 01:14:07 01:14:21
384 Sara Elliott Otley AC 01:18:00 01:18:39
459 Stephen Small Otley AC 01:21:15 01:22:16
489 Philip Robinson Otley AC 01:23:37 01:23:55
497 Colin Best Otley AC 01:23:44 01:24:25
498 Andrew Rayner Otley AC 01:23:48 01:24:28
568 Charlotte Tomlinson Otley AC 01:27:17 01:27:44
576 Joanna Hobson Otley AC 01:27:20 01:28:01
662 Gemma Harrington Otley AC 01:32:43 01:33:10
681 David Cattanach Otley AC 01:33:16 01:34:00
699 Sean O’Halloran Otley AC 01:34:06 01:34:54
765 Emma Thomson Otley AC 01:38:40 01:39:28
  1. #1 by Tom Pomfrett on March 21, 2016 - 12:53 pm

    Awesome effort, great to see such a big black and white team out!

  2. #2 by Matt on March 21, 2016 - 5:55 pm

    Well done every one. Super turn out and results.

  3. #3 by Caron on March 21, 2016 - 8:34 pm

    Fab set of results and brilliant prizes to Scott Mark Joana and Phil in their categories!

  4. #4 by Sara Elliott on March 21, 2016 - 8:35 pm

    Fantastic club turnout for a great race. Well done everyone, some really super running. (The next Yorkshire Vets race is Ackworth half on Easter Monday if you fancy it…)

  5. #5 by Andrew Robertshaw on March 21, 2016 - 8:57 pm

    Well done everyone, club record MV55 updated, times looks like a good battle between, Phil, Colin & Billy

  6. #6 by Howard on March 22, 2016 - 9:31 am

    Good turn out well done one and all.

  7. #7 by Hannah Lupton on March 22, 2016 - 6:49 pm

    Great to see such a good turn out for a nice local 10 miler. Well done to everyone for your various pb’s, club records and trophy wins. Up the black and whites!

  8. #8 by Antonio Cardinale on March 23, 2016 - 10:06 pm

    Well done to everyone indeed , especially to Emma T. for her first 10 mile , to Nicola L. for a super 1:14 , to Joanna H. for a massive PB., to Mark H. an extraordinary new record , to Phil R. for a superb 1:23 , and Gemma H. for a good 1:32 .

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