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Month: April 2016

Saturday 30th April – 3 Peaks Fell Race

Saturday 30th April – 3 Peaks Fell Race

Report from Tom Lynch: The interesting weather in the week leading up to the 62nd Three Peaks Race meant that all 3 Peaks had a dusting of snow at the start of the race on Saturday. Conditions were pretty chilly, but the sun was out for the start, and it seemed like it was going to be perfect running weather, however the forecast indicated it was going to turn grim around midday. Otley’s team consisted of me and Ed Davies,…

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Saturday 30th April – ParkRuns

Saturday 30th April – ParkRuns

Bradford: Position Gender Position parkrunner Club Run Time 1 1 Sam Clegg Idle AC 00:17:42 6 1 Hannah Oldroyd Airedale Dodgers 00:18:49 94 86 Eriks Zvaigzne Otley AC 00:24:50 255 185 Reid Haddow Otley AC 00:31:05 Brueton: Position Gender Position parkrunner Club Run Time 1 1 Daniel Robinson Birmingham Athletics and Tri 00:16:26 8 1 Kate Wright Stratford-upon-Avon AC 00:18:06 44 43 Richard Clarke Otley AC 00:21:00 Fountains Abbey: Position Gender Position parkrunner Club Run Time 1 1 Ben Pease…

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Thursday 28th April – Dick Hudson Fell Race

Thursday 28th April – Dick Hudson Fell Race

Report from Stephen Boddy: I signed up for the Dick Hudson Fell Race with high hopes and a spring in my step, the recent lengthening of the evening light had made me drop my guard and tricked me into thinking this would be a nice pleasant run up the moors with views a plenty. We arrived amid a hail/snow/sleet storm (it was white) and it was bitingly cold. I was just starting to worry that my three layers might not…

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Sunday 24th April – Yorkshire Vets Grand Prix at Honley

Sunday 24th April – Yorkshire Vets Grand Prix at Honley

Report from Graham Lake: Seven intrepid ‘Veterans’ headed through the maze of Huddersfield to Honley for the first YVAA Grand Prix Race. It was 6 mile-ish race up  a loooong climb through some woods and up an old lane before crossing some fields (lots of styles, not much style) and a mad dash down through the woods (avoiding the over friendly Alpacas) to the finish. Sara Elliott was our only female representative and finished 24th in 55.30 Ladies winner Tanya…

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Sunday 24th April – London Marathon

Sunday 24th April – London Marathon

Report from Andrew Webster: I have learnt today the marathon is a race you need to respect. Had completed Manchester two weeks before, and had only run 9 miles since over two runs. I did not know what to expect at all today. Arrived at Blackheath for just before 9 AM completed all my race preparations and felt relaxed. I was really unsure on my race strategy today, did not know whether my legs had recovered and whether the previous…

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Thursday 21st April – Race 4 Eric Smith Handicap Trophy – Fewston

Thursday 21st April – Race 4 Eric Smith Handicap Trophy – Fewston

The fourth race of the year saw Daniel Mundet, running his first handicap, finish well clear of handicap veteran David Cattanach.  Holly Davey crossed the line in a fine third, just beating coach Hugh Pearson in fourth. However I mistakenly sent off Holly and Sara 30 seconds ahead of schedule and Stephen Boddy 90 seconds late together with Rob arriving a little late.  So after all of these adjustments the results show Rob and Stephen in 3rd and 4th.  Some rogue flour…

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Tuesday 19th April: Bunny run relays

Tuesday 19th April: Bunny run relays

Report from Graham: Lovely warmish evening for some relay action on the Haworth moors. We had two teams in action, Bob Baker, Sean O’Halloran and Caron Ralph made up ‘Otley’s Finest’ and myself and Andrew Robertshaw went under Otley Oeufs. The race is basically three of the longer circuits from the Bunny Runs, so only 1.5miles per leg. Easy eh? Dunno about that; I don’t think my lungs have hurt so much after a race, it’s absolutely flat-out pain all…

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Sunday 17th April: Vale of York 10m

Sunday 17th April: Vale of York 10m

Report from Mark Hall: This was my third 10m race this year after Snake Lane (poor weather) Thirsk (poor form) I decided to run in this new event, this despite it being a scandalous £18 to enter! It is advertised as flat but sure I ran up a few long drags this was confirmed by other runners and not me hallucinating! I mentioned this to the organiser and he said he had driven the circuit in a car and it…

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Sunday April 17th: RAB mini mountain marathon

Sunday April 17th: RAB mini mountain marathon

Report from Hannah: As I’m turning 40 this year I’ve decided to do things that push me out of my comfort zone and being friends with Sarah Fuller eventually means that the events she enters start to sound normal(ish). Last year she told me about the mini RABs that cater for newbies as well as elite and I was hooked on the idea of entering one. So that’s what I did and after my initial victim ended up with an…

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Saturday 16th April:European Sprint Duathlon Championships

Saturday 16th April:European Sprint Duathlon Championships

Report from Howard: The latest adventure to finish in front of as many Germans as possible on their home patch in Kalkar started at 5.00am on Thursday at the Wetherby motorway services followed by a 15 hour coach journey! Not quite as gruelling as it sounds as it was one of these long haul ‘luxury’ (a bus?) vehicles which had facilities on board and acres of space. The ferry crossing was also super smooth and the accommodation, when we got…

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