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Month: April 2016

Saturday 16th April: The Fellsman

Saturday 16th April: The Fellsman

Report from Matt: The presidential limousine picked up Mr Snaith at 4.00 and we made tracks for Threshfield school. Cold clear morning with snow on the hills. Remarkably good and smooth organisation saw us breakfasted and on the bus for the start at Ingleton at 6.00. We both got through the stringent kit checks, which was a relief and then we nervously waited for the 8.30 start with about 300 other people. Our bags felt very heavy as you have…

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10th of April 2016 Great Ireland Mini and Junior Runs in Dublin

10th of April 2016 Great Ireland Mini and Junior Runs in Dublin

After seeing an advert for this race in Athletics Weekly we decided to book a mini break to Dublin and let the boys enter the race. The race was due to take place in Phoenix Park so on Saturday when we arrived we checked out the course and the park. The park was beautiful and the boys were happy with the course. When race day arrived the weather was dry but freezing! We arrived at the park early to warm…

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March Runner of the Month

March Runner of the Month

Congratulations go to Joanna Hobson and Graham Lake along with this month’s bottles of wine. Joanna had strong performances in the Thirsk 10 and Norton 9 and Graham in Post Hill Challenge and Guiseley Gallop. Special mentions to Nicola Lee and Chris Hosker for his 20 milers

Tuesday 12th April – Bunny Run 3

Tuesday 12th April – Bunny Run 3

Report from Andrew Robertshaw: After a relatively dry run on the moor on Monday I foolishly thought Bunny run 3 might be a little drier underfoot this week, however that was before I saw Tuesday’s weather forecast.  The rain finally abated an hour or so before the start, so at least we didn’t get wet, apart from our feet or course! Four Otley folk graced the start line this week & no excuses this time.  I was pleased with a better…

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Sunday 10th April – Manchester Marathon

Sunday 10th April – Manchester Marathon

Results: Pos Chip Time Category Cat Pos Club 1 Steven Bayton 02:22:34 OVR 1 Hallamshire H 81 Kelly Crickmore 02:48:04 OVR 1 Stockport H 16 Scott Harrington 02:32:33 V35 1 Otley AC 1650 Christian Hosker 03:28:00 V35 319 Otley AC 2556 Andrew Webster 03:40:52 V40 458 Otley AC 6745 Gemma Harrington 04:35:51 V35 1702 Otley AC 6747 Charlotte Tomlinson 04:35:51 SEN 1704 Otley AC Report from Gemma Harrington: It all started last year when I decided to celebrate my 3…

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sunday 10th April: Great Ireland run

sunday 10th April: Great Ireland run

On Sunday 10th April two of our junior runners took part in the Great Ireland Run in Dublin. In the 2.5km Junior race Jenson Brogden finished 4th in his age category in 9 minutes 35 seconds, narrowly missing out on a podium position. In the 1.8km Mini race younger brother Aston fini8shed in first place with an impressive trophy to take home with him.

Sunday 10th April – Yorkshire Plusnet Half Marathon Sheffield

Sunday 10th April – Yorkshire Plusnet Half Marathon Sheffield

Report from Howard Jeffrey: 5948 people finished the Sheffield half marathon today. The conditions were just about perfect with cool air, around 8 degrees and rising, no wind, warm sunshine and clear blue skies. The roads were closed and the organisation and marshalling were first class and the people of Sheffield turned out in their thousands to cheer us all on. The start was a little bit congested where I was stationed which was just behind the 1 hr 40…

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Saturday 9th April – Calderdale Hike

Saturday 9th April – Calderdale Hike

Report from Edward Davies: The Calderdale Hike is really four events in one. There is a long route of 37 miles and a short route of a mere 26, starting and finishing in Sowerby. Both runners and walkers can do either route, with the walkers setting off earlier, followed by the runners at nine o’clock. Thanks to the smooth organisation and volunteers, it works out very well. For a number of years now, the long route has been popular with runners…

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Saturday 9th April – Park Runs

Saturday 9th April – Park Runs

Fountains Abbey Position Gender Position parkrunner Club Run Time 1 1 Nathan Smith City of York AC 00:16:52 18 1 Chloe Dalton Ripon Runners 00:20:46 30 28 Peter Crowder Otley AC 00:21:41 Harrogate Position Gender Position parkrunner Club Run Time 1 1 Tom Mitchell Unattached 00:18:30 24 1 Sharon Hardcastle Unattached 00:21:03 120 106 Stephen Small Otley AC 00:25:59

Sunday 3rd April – European Indoor Masters Atheltics Championships, Ancona Italy

Sunday 3rd April – European Indoor Masters Atheltics Championships, Ancona Italy

Report from Caroline Marler: I had my first race at an International Masters Championships since winning the W60 400m and 800m in the Outdoor Championships in Izmir, Turkey in 2014. Over a year of injuries and illnesses had reduced training but as I had entered a new age group – W65 it seemed worth having a go at competition again. I was delighted to win the 400m in 73.57, setting a new British and European record! 2nd was Ros Tabor (GB) in 76.15…

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