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Month: July 2016

Wednesday 13th July – Golden Acre Relay

Wednesday 13th July – Golden Acre Relay

Report from Tom Lynch: 4 teams were in action for Otley at the Golden Acre Relays, with good running weather, sunny but not too warm. The race was won by the team ‘Bramhope Deers’ with two of the legs run by Adam Peers, with the fastest leg in 14:21 (the other in 14:46), the middle leg was run by Nick Hooker in 15:03.   Full results found at http://www.abbeyrunners.co.uk/golden-acre-relay and Otley’s results with some extra info:   Team Pos. end of Leg…

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Sunday July 17th – Cheshire Half Marathon

Sunday July 17th – Cheshire Half Marathon

Report from Andy Webster: It was an early start to the day. Left Pool at 6.45, and arrived at Arley Hall nice and early for the 9.30 start. This was a pretty flat race only 197 feet of climbing in the whole race. I had not done many long runs, but felt reasonably good for the first 4 miles, I then slowed to an 8 min/mile pace until the last three miles, where my legs started to tire. Ended up…

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Sunday 17th July – Burton Leonard 10k

Sunday 17th July – Burton Leonard 10k

Report from Howard Jeffrey: A lovely day was forecast for Sunday and I was geared up for the Burton Leonard 10K which is a pleasant village in the Yorkshire Dales, near Ripon. I have done this race many times although last time in 2012 and it did use to be popular with Otleyensians in the days of the Black Sheep race series (remember that?). It turned out I was the only black and white on the day but it seemed…

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Saturday 16th July – 41st Snowdon International Mountain Race

Saturday 16th July – 41st Snowdon International Mountain Race

Report from Liam Dunne: I travelled down to Wales with Charlotte for the annual 41st Snowdon International Mountain Race. This is the second time I have done this event, the first time being five years ago in 2011 and I’ve being threatening to go back ever since. The race starts in Padarn Park in the centre of Llanberis. There is a real carnival feel to the event with all the locals coming out in their droves to watch and support all runners taking part including the elite teams from England, Ireland, N.Ireland, Italy, Scotland…

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Saturday 16th July – Park Runs

Saturday 16th July – Park Runs

Old Deer Park parkrun A total of 87 runners took part. View full results for Old Deer Park parkrun event #290 Position   Gender Position   parkrunner   Club   Run Time   1 1 Eirin MC DAID Ranelagh Harriers 00:17:12 10 1 Sarah HUTTON Unattached 00:21:34 51 40 Nick HODGKINSON Otley AC 00:28:21 Bradford parkrun A total of 455 runners took part. View full results for Bradford parkrun event #319 Position   Gender Position   parkrunner   Club   Run Time   1 1 Craig SHEARER Keighley & Craven AC 00:16:56 23…

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Saturday July 16th – It’s a piece of cake trail marathon

Saturday July 16th – It’s a piece of cake trail marathon

Report by Sara Richard: The Shroshire ‘It’s a piece of cake trail marathon’ organised by How Hard Can It Be Events! starts in Church Stretton famous for beautiful country side and Long Mynd ( a mountain bike and off road runner mecca). The race starts and finishes in the stunning Carding Mill Valley, a National Trust haven. There is a half marathon or full marathon option. 13.2 mile laps, fully flagged. Kit requirements stated. Friendly marshals and well stocked check…

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Friday 15th July – Washburn Valley Relay

Friday 15th July – Washburn Valley Relay

The Otley Plastic Brit team powered home on the last leg thanks to Adam Stacey overtaking North Leeds on the lap of Swinsty & fastest on the last leg and also a new record for the 3 stage event,  a big well done to the team. Father & son Crowders plus Ben Kettleborough were second Otley team finishing 17th, followed by the Ferrets in 39th, Outlaws 37th and the Trailers 46th,  with Tom having the satisfaction of passing 29 racing…

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9th of July Jane Tomlinson Run for All Junior races ( 9 to 15 yrs)

9th of July Jane Tomlinson Run for All Junior races ( 9 to 15 yrs)

Happy Birthday Jenson! On Saturday Jenson turned 12 so what does this running mad boy do? Race! Jenson was joined by Aston, Holly and Charlotte. The Juniors hit the start line of this 2.5km race to take part in a group warm up, The Otley Crew were desperate to get going despite the awful wet weather! The Juniors all did us proud with Jenson coming home first for Otley in 3rd place overall and then Holly followed shortly after him…

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5th of July Jane Tomlinson Canal Race Methley

5th of July Jane Tomlinson Canal Race Methley

On a lovely evening in July, Jenson Brogden, Aston Brogden and Holly Davey took part in the 1.5 mile Canal race in Methley. All three Juniors ran this race last year so were keen to be back to look for a PB. This race is organised by Rothwell Harriers so there was a sea of bright yellow surrounding The Otley 3! The Rothwell crew made a few comments on the start line to try intimidate our gang but as expected…

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3rd July Eccup Junior Races.

3rd July Eccup Junior Races.

Another day, another race. Jenson Brogden, Aston Brogden and Holly Davey took part in the Junior races at the Eccup 10. Aston was first up in the mile race, he finished well in joint 13th, great result as he was running with much older children. Jenson and Holly both ran in the 2 mile race and had amazing races. Jenson was first overall in a time of 11.24 and Holly was 5th but 1st girl in a time of 12.24….

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