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Month: June 2016

Wednesday 29th June – Hyde Park Summer Mile and Junior Half Mile

Wednesday 29th June – Hyde Park Summer Mile and Junior Half Mile

Report from Tom Lynch: The Hyde Park Summer Mile is a mile race run on a 2 lap triangular course in Hyde Park (Woodhouse Moor). The race is run in heats (based on a prediction of your own time) over the course of the evening, including a race walk heat, with the faster heats coming at the end – predicted at around 8:40-09:00 pm. I persuaded Tom Pomfrett to sign up, before we realised it was on the same night…

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Tuesday 28th June – Harrogate League Handicap and Presentation night

Tuesday 28th June – Harrogate League Handicap and Presentation night

Another enjoyable race series, as always.  Well done to Rob Fearnley 1st back for Otley in the handicap.  Congratulations to Jamil, the Harrogate League champion for 2016 and also Phil Robinson taking the V70 title, good enough to take it doing just 2 races! Club photo, thanks to Gary Waite Otley results: H’Cap Pos Name Gross Time H’Cap Net time Net Time Pos 8 Rob Fearnley 01:03:06 20:00 43:05 134 30 Sara Elliott 01:04:14 23:30 40:42 103 42 Sara Richard 01:04:25…

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Saturday 25th June – Park Runs

Saturday 25th June – Park Runs

Woodhouse Moor parkrun A total of 346 runners took part. View full results for Woodhouse Moor parkrun event #461   Position   Gender Position   parkrunner   Club   Run Time   1 1 John HOBBS Valley Striders AC 00:16:30 7 7 Robin OUTTERSIDES Otley AC 00:18:03 16 1 Treena JOHNSON Dewsbury Road Runners 00:19:10 91 80 Peter GOSLING Otley AC 00:24:14 225 164 Andrew WEBSTER Otley AC 00:29:05 224 61 Alice WEBSTER Otley AC 00:29:05   Poole parkrun A total of 593 runners took part. View…

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Sunday June 26th – Staveley Stampede

Sunday June 26th – Staveley Stampede

Whilst the fell merchants were running the BMW, I took a softer option.  Staveley is a few miles north of Knaresborough, one of those little villages like Burton Leonard, Melmerby and Rainton which have put on 10k races over the years. This time I think I was the only Otley runner. The course was more off-road than on, gently undulating but no major hills, bogs, stiles or other obstacles. My legs were a bit weary after four days in the…

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Sunday June 26th – Bradford Millennium Way Relay

Sunday June 26th – Bradford Millennium Way Relay

Report by Andrew Robertshaw: The Otley Dream Team enjoyed the day running on the paths of the Millennium Way around the edge of Bradford finishing in 23rd exactly half way up the field of 46 teams, well done to everyone. Leg 1: 10.4 miles/1789ft – Bingley to Penistone Hill Country Park, Haworth.  A tough leg to opening leg with pretty much 7 miles up hill from the start and a couple of shorter steep climbs towards the end.  Laura Martin and…

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Saturday June 25th – European aquathlon championships

Saturday June 25th – European aquathlon championships

Heeeere’s Howard: I took Friday off to fly/drive down to the pleasant town of Chateauroux in mid France (Indre) for the European aquathlon championships on Saturday. The travelling took 12 hours which is not the best prep the day before a race. Anyway on the day I was up with the lark as usual and then had to pace myself through the day as the race did not start till 17.50. The weather was warm and sunny at a very…

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Saturday 25th June – Eldwick Gala Fell Race

Saturday 25th June – Eldwick Gala Fell Race

Report from Tom Pomfrett: Only one word is needed to describe the race at Eldwick Gala on Saturday – wet! I arrived 10 minutes before the start, just as the heavens opened, and fought against the stampede of people dressed for summer attempting to leave the Gala grounds in search of shelter. After a quick chinwag with Antonio we lined up and started the mad dash downhill along what was quickly becoming half road, half stream. The first casualties began…

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Thursday 23rd June – Beamsley Beacon Fell Race

Thursday 23rd June – Beamsley Beacon Fell Race

Report from Graham Lake: Gorgeous evening for the Beamsley Beacon BOFRA Fell Race. The race starts in the small north-east European village of Addingham outside the pub, and after the usual casual yet manic fell-race start along the road, you’re soon crossing the Wharfe and heading up towards the beacon, the climb getting gradually steeper and steeper the higher you get up. I started off steadily, so passed a few on the way up, getting to the beacon itself with…

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Thursday 23rd June – Thruscross Handicap

Thursday 23rd June – Thruscross Handicap

Tom’s to the fore at the Thruscross Handicap, with 3 in the first 4, Tom Hannah taking the win overtaking David Cattanach in the final 100m.  Despite approaching 200 club handicaps Tom has now won just 8 of these the last being back in October 2011 at Esholt.  Tom Lynch recorded the fastest time of the night, just 5 seconds shy of Ben Cousen’s course record.  John was suffering with a sore achilles and wisely called it a day early…

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19th of June Pudsey 2.75k Fun Run

19th of June Pudsey 2.75k Fun Run

On Sunday as Jenson Brogden was enjoying the Barcelona sun on a school trip, Aston Brogden and Holly Davey took part in the Pudsey 10k Fun Run. Both Juniors had strong races and fast finishes. The race was won by Sophie Turner from Valley Striders in a time of 9.36. Holley Davey                                10.13 Aston Brogden                    …

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