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Month: June 2016

Sunday 12th June – World Triathlon Series Leeds

Sunday 12th June – World Triathlon Series Leeds

Report from Stephen Boddy: Anyone who has done a triathlon will understand the issues surrounding having two separate transition areas and with over 5000 people competing on the Sunday I figured this would have to be a slick operation to keep people moving smoothly. We had to register at the university on the Saturday and then drop our running kit off at T2 by the old swimming pool. I bumped into Gwen Jorgensen whilst doing this and felt inferior for…

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Saturday 11th June – English aquathlon championships

Saturday 11th June – English aquathlon championships

Report from Howard Jeffrey: Today I competed in the English national age group aquathlon championships. What the heck’s that I hear you ask. Last year I did not know myself but discovered when I entered the Leeds sprint triathlon scheduled for Sunday 12th that it was on for today. 750 metre open water swim in Roundhay park lake which I have done a couple of times in other events and then 5K run, along effectively the Roundhay parkrun course but…

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Saturday 11th June – Weets Fell Race

Saturday 11th June – Weets Fell Race

Report from Steve Robinson: On Friday night I was debating whether to do a parkrun the following morning but came across a fairly local fell race on the FRA website. I managed to pursuade Tom Lynch to join me at late notice, so the two of us set off to Barnoldswick on Saturday morning for the Weets fell race. It’s a fairly low key event as we gathered at registration, Antonio was also in the crowd warming up and he…

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Saturday 11th June – Park Runs

Saturday 11th June – Park Runs

Bradford: Position Gender Position parkrunner Club Run Time 1 1 Will Kerr Saltaire Striders 00:17:05 5 1 Hannah Oldroyd Airedale Dodgers 00:18:48 27 26 James Rawstron Otley AC 00:21:13 30 29 Michael Hastings Otley AC 00:22:03 99 84 Eriks Zvaigzne Otley AC 00:24:50 262 73 Claire Hastings Otley AC 00:31:14 Fountains Abbey: Position Gender Position parkrunner Club Run Time 1 1 Gary Dunn Thirsk & Sowerby H. 00:17:14 4 4 Peter Crowder Otley AC 00:19:10 15 1 Rebecca York Unattached 00:20:24…

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Sat 5th of June Leeds City Open Meeting

Sat 5th of June Leeds City Open Meeting

Report from Charlotte’s Dad James. Leeds City Open Athletics Meeting – Saturday 5th June 2016   After Charlotte had a half decent cross country season for school, I finally decided to get her into some structured training earlier this year and signed her up with Otley AC in February to go to Hugh’s Wednesday night sprint and efficiency classes. She’s entered a few trail and fell races and also junior parkruns over the last few weeks to put the training…

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Thursday 9th June – Kettlewell Anniversary Fell Race

Thursday 9th June – Kettlewell Anniversary Fell Race

Report by the Hon. Handicapper: This one is becoming a favourite shortish fell race, (~5 miles & 1500ft), if 40 minutes to an hour or so of running can be described as short, of course this is all relative depending on your natural talents.  It’s a race over the hill almost reaching the village of Arncliffe before a return climb further up the valley finishing with a steepish descent and short sprint along a flatish stony track. Local farmer Ted Mason,…

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29th of May Melmerby Fun Run

29th of May Melmerby Fun Run

The Melmerby Fun run is a 2 1/4 mile race that is  part of the Melmerby 10k and is a great race in a beautiful location. On arrival at the race we were made to feel really welcome by the organisers and everything was really well organised, they even had a lead and tail car to keep everyone safe and on the right course. As Jenson and Aston lined up on the start line they were surrounded by other young…

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21st of May Great Manchester Mini and Junior runs.

21st of May Great Manchester Mini and Junior runs.

On Saturday the 21st of May Jenson Brogden, Aston Brogden and Holly Davey took part in the Great Manchester Runs. The race had changed venues this year and instead of Heaton Park it took place at the home of Man City Football club, a tricky venue to be at for Jenson as a Manchester United fan! The three amigos all ran well in their races and all finished in the top 10 of their age groups- Holly Davey  ran in…

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Sunday 5th June – Sport Chevin Fun Runs

Sunday 5th June – Sport Chevin Fun Runs

2.5k 5k Pos Name Age Club Time Pos Name Age Club Time 1 Aston Brogden 9 Otley AC 10:26 1 Jim Clay 19:51 2 Charlotte Rawstron 10 Otley AC 10:30 2 Theo Clay 11 20:24 3 Sadie Bentham 10 Otley AC 10:41 3 Jenson Brogden 11 Otley AC 20:30 4 Elle Louise Sharp 12 12:00 4 James Rawstron Otley AC 20:55 5 Kieran Green 12 Otley AC 12:09 5 Holly Davey 13 Otley AC 21:35 6 Alfie Milner 8 Otley…

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