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Month: July 2016

28th of June Hyde Park Summer Half mile

28th of June Hyde Park Summer Half mile

Jenson Brogden and Holly Davey took part in this Half mile race in Leeds. The race takes place in the park where the Woodhouse Moor Parkrun takes place. The start line was narrow giving the Juniors very little space and resulted in a brutal start where Jenson was elbowed in the face by a fellow runner! Jenson battled on despite being pushed back and finished 4th with Holly just behind him in 5th. Results to follow.

Sunday 10th July: Leeds 10K

Sunday 10th July: Leeds 10K

Report from Howard: Today, together with 6,733 other participants, I ran the Asda 10K in Leeds. A nicely organised event in terms of start logistics, estimated finish time segregation/starts, toilets where they were needed and finish set up. The roads were closed within the route but I was able to park for free within a four minute walk from the start. It was deceptively warm and muggy as I oriented myself for the finish and I was glad I had…

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Sunday 10th July: Kilburn Feast 7m road race

Sunday 10th July: Kilburn Feast 7m road race

Report from Mark Hall: I did this event in 2012, running a minute slower than today! The race is run on a very hilly circuit and the unusual distance means there is no pressure to run a time. In a lot of events this year I have either been chasing times or running championship races, which means races are not always enjoyable. I entered the Kilburn event treating it as a ‘fun’ race, I did not prepare at all for…

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Saturday 9th July: Addingham gala fell race

Saturday 9th July: Addingham gala fell race

Report from Liam: Just a quick note on the Addingham Gala Fell Race. I’m doing the Snowdon Mountain race next weekend so decided late on to give the legs a little warm up, as my hill training in preparation for Snowdon has been pretty poor. The weather was warm and muggy and just 56 runners lined up at the start and this was probably down to a fell race taking place in nearby Baildon and I think most of the…

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Thursday 7th July: Todmorden 5k

Thursday 7th July: Todmorden 5k

Report from Mark Hall: This event is run in a Todmorden park taking in 5 laps of 1 KM. The circuit has a 180 turn, almost a complete stop, also 200m each lap of trail (x5) add to this dog walkers and lapping runners, not ideal. Winner: Jason Parker, Preston Harriers, 16.41 I finished 4th 17.24 setting a V55 course record and also won the V55 Yorks vets champs.

Runner of the Month for June

Runner of the Month for June

Zack Whitehead and Laura Hind were voted as last month’s runner of the month for competing in all of the counting Harrogate League races.  Well done both well deserved. On the same note, honorable mentions for Mr & Mrs Pomfrett & the hon. handicapper for Windy Gyle fell race.

Tuesday 5th July – Danefield Relay

Tuesday 5th July – Danefield Relay

Report from the Hon. Handicapper: A good turn out from Otley AC, at this local event.  The tree felling over the winter lead to a few alterations to the traditional route, leaving a very similar distance, but a bit more of a climb up from Leeds Rd towards the end.  On the last leg Liam Dunne easily recorded the quickest time of the day for Otley for a 6th place finish. Performances of the day I think went to Tom…

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2nd – 3rd July – Saunders Lakeland Mountain Marathon

2nd – 3rd July – Saunders Lakeland Mountain Marathon

Report from Kirsty Pomfrett On Friday Tom and I drove over to Pooley Bridge to take part in the Harter Fell class of this year’s Saunders Mountain Marathon. Saturday morning, bags packed, we headed out into the rain, through the campsite to the start where we were set off third in our class.  We dibbed and headed straight up a hill over rough, tussocky ground.  The first two controls were quite far apart and a few poor nav decisions meant…

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Sunday 3rd July – Chatsworth Sprint Triathlon

Sunday 3rd July – Chatsworth Sprint Triathlon

Report from Howard Jeffrey: Having narrowly missed qualification for next year’s European sprint tri championships in Dusseldorf by failing to breathe properly in Lisbon I had the last chance to qualify at Chatsworth yesterday. I had entered in anticipation of needing to do it and I knew it was not going to be a walk in the park. More and more people are tri-ing (sic) to qualify so there were 18 hopefuls contesting the four places on offer yesterday. That…

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Sunday 3rd July- Isle of Arran half marathon

Sunday 3rd July- Isle of Arran half marathon

Report from Tom Hannah: In 2008, Otley A.C. sent a raiding party to the Isle of Arran to compete in the local half marathon. There wasn’t much raping and pillaging but quite a few prizes were looted by our members (see photograph attached). I remember that the only one who didn’t win a prize was myself. Anyway, my wife and I recently went back there on holiday and, purely by chance, the 2016 race was taking place while we were…

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