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Month: May 2016

Tuesday 31st May – Swaledale Harrogate League

Tuesday 31st May – Swaledale Harrogate League

Well done to Jamil in finishing second to former Harrogate League champion & 13 minute, 5000m runner Marc Scott from Richmond and Zack for a 7th place finish.  Sharon Barlow Hamilton was first lady in 17th 37:07.  See the full set of results on the Harrogate league site.  Unfortunately with quite a few people away on half term holidays and other commitments there was a smaller turn out than the first couple of races. On the Otley AC sealed handicap…

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Tuesday 31st May – Kirkstall Vets Race

Tuesday 31st May – Kirkstall Vets Race

Report from Robin Outtersides: This race was the next as part of the vets race series, a series I started a few years back taking care of a climb or two over in Pudsey with Liam Dunne. That day I fell over and ran with Shane Ewen. This race was set in the idyllic backdrop of the Abbey, and consisted of a 6 mile run through the abbey grounds to start with, followed by a trail section, a saunter through Horsforth…

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Saturday 28th May: Kirkcudbright Half Marathon

Saturday 28th May: Kirkcudbright Half Marathon

Report from Mark Hall: I lived in this area in the early 2000’s and competed in the KHM on a few occasions. It is a popular event that attracts a local field with a few people from England making the trip to SW Scotland. The last few years I have been promising myself a trip back to run this event again. This year I finally did, I left it very late so I ended up camping which is not the…

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Saturday 28th May – Ilkley Trail Race

Saturday 28th May – Ilkley Trail Race

Report from Graham Lake: On Saturday 28th May I decided to do the Ilkley Trail Race as I was going to miss a number of my favourite races due to being away at half term. It was perfect running weather, and a good turn out for the juniors before the main event. I didn’t really know the course, and only found out how far it was just before the start (about a mile too long for me!), but manfully lined…

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Friday 27th May- European Sprint Triathlon Championships

Friday 27th May- European Sprint Triathlon Championships

Report from Howard Jeffrey: On Friday 27th May I competed in the European age group sprint triathlon championships in Lisbon. I actually tapered for this one rather than training through and was confident of a reasonable showing. The swim was in a closed sea harbour and the water a calm and balmy 19 degrees. I set off well and was having a good solid swim when I got banged and bashed a few times in close order. The open water races…

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Tuesday 24th May – Nidd Valley Harrogate League

Tuesday 24th May – Nidd Valley Harrogate League

Provisional results from last night,  another fantastic turnout from Otley, if missing a few of the fast boys.  Less than a week to wait for the next race organised by Swaledale, which incorporates the Otley AC handicap race for May.  Unfortunately the handicapper will away for this so the tense wait for handicap results will have to wait for a couple of days. Pos Bib Name Category Cat. Pos Club Time 1 229 Jack Wood MSEN 1 Ilkley Harriers 00:29:03 16 431 Sharon…

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Sunday 22nd – Driffield Sprint Triathlon

Sunday 22nd – Driffield Sprint Triathlon

Report from Howard Jeffrey: I had intended to do the British sprint triathlon championships last week as a ‘primer’ for the European event next Friday. That was before Jacque got some of her toes crushed by a three quarter ton Friesian horse (Ouch!!). Big one broken in three places and the next one crushed beyond repair and partially lost. Anyway she’s on the mend now and we are packed ready to head off to Lisbon tomorrow. I had ‘trained through’…

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Sunday 22nd May – Windermere Marathon

Sunday 22nd May – Windermere Marathon

Report from Gemma! Seen as I am unable to run let alone race I have decided to write a spectators report instead of runners report! Scott had decided to enter Windermere marathon after a few people had recommended it to him! Having only ran Manchester marathon 6 weeks ago there wasn’t much time for additional long training runs (thank god as that means less household duties done!!) so he just kept ticking over! It was an early start as Scott,…

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Saturday 21st May – Old County Tops Fell Race

Saturday 21st May – Old County Tops Fell Race

Report from Tom Lynch: Tom Pomfrett and I ran the Old County Tops Fell Race on Saturday. For those not familiar with the race, it’s a paired event of roughly 56 km and over 3000 metres of climbing, taking in the highest points of the old counties of the Lake District – Helvellyn (Cumberland), Scafell Pike (Westmorland) and Coniston Old Man (Lancashire). As the event starts early on the Saturday in Langdale we camped the night before in Chapel Stile,…

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Saturday 21st May – Park Runs

Saturday 21st May – Park Runs

Bradford: Position Gender Position parkrunner Club Run Time 1 1 Sam Clegg Idle AC 00:17:07 22 22 James Rawstron Otley AC 00:21:30 27 1 Julie Thornton Bingley H. & AC 00:21:44 99 85 Eriks Zvaigzne Otley AC 00:25:30 137 114 John Davis Otley AC 00:26:40 187 150 Reid Haddow Otley AC 00:28:50 Fountains Abbey: Position Gender Position parkrunner Club Run Time 1 1 Ben Pease Ripon Runners 00:16:58 29 1 Emma Sorby Ripon Runners 00:21:12 34 33 Peter Crowder Otley…

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