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Month: September 2016

Thursday 27th September – The Otley AC Dream Mile

Thursday 27th September – The Otley AC Dream Mile

The second track runner of the year produced a superb race.  At the end of first lap a group of Mark, Graham, Tom Midgley and Tom Lynch forged a lead.  Over the next couple, Mark Hall gradually moved out to a 10 or so metre lead, which he kept until the final 150m.  However with a desperate sprint down the home straight Graham and Tom Midgley were closing fast.  The finish line came just in time for Mark, holding on for…

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Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th September: Rab Mountain Marathon

Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th September: Rab Mountain Marathon

Report from Sarah Fuller: I’m climbing slowly and laboriously, the terrain is tough, wet underfoot, tussocky and largely unrunnable. I’m breathing hard and my legs are already complaining. I am about an hour into this years event and with 12+ hours of similar ahead I’m already wondering if this was a good idea! It was always going to be hard but I guess I didn’t expect it to feel this bad so early on. I have barely run since July…

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Sunday 25th September – Yorkshire Vets Championships Cleckheaton

Sunday 25th September – Yorkshire Vets Championships Cleckheaton

Report from Caroline Marler: Last weekend, 25th September I went to Yorkshire Vets. Champs. at Cleckheaton . Where were the Otley Veterans/Masters?! I was the only one and won the W65 100m, 200m and 400m.All the age groups were in one race so in the 100m and 400m I didn’t win  – but only beaten by a 40 year old in the 400m. The 200m was pleasing – best time for 2 years , 32.6 and I won the race,…

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Sunday 25th September – Sutton Park 10k

Sunday 25th September – Sutton Park 10k

Report from Howard Jeffrey: The Sutton Park 10K (formerly the Sutton 7) is a pleasantly low key, mainly trail race, to the north west of York. I have done it a couple of times and been fortunate enough to be the first in my age group each time and felt it was deserved as although it is not hilly the going can be quite tricky and it feels like hard work all the way round. Target time today is under…

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Saturday 24th September – North Wales Frog Trailffest

Saturday 24th September – North Wales Frog Trailffest

Report from Ian Broadbent: With the farm a little quieter in September I booked to run 3 half marathons, unfortunately due to an argument with a dry stone wall I had to withdraw from the other two with a rib injury. So with some trepidation travelled down to North Wales frog trailffest 2016 which is a 13.5 mile run from Blauneau Ffestiniog to Porthmadog following the steam railway. Although you are dropping to the coast it also includes 1500 feet…

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Saturday 24th September – Park Runs

Saturday 24th September – Park Runs

Otley results from last week, 17 September,  Bradford,  Michael Hastings 22:48,  Mick Jeffrey 24:54, Claire Hastings 38:18.  Camperdown, Dundee,  Andy Webster 24:22.  Fountains Abbey,  Peter Crowder 24:11,  Harrogate,  Paul Kaiser 19:09.  Wetherby,  Howard Jeffrey 25:13.  Woodhouse Moor,  Toni Midgley 34:45. And for this week: Bradford: Position Gender Position parkrunner Club Time 1 1 Nathan Martin Wharfedale H 17:40 13 1 Eleanor Robinson Keighley & Craven AC 20:16 118 108 Eriks Zvaigzne Otley AC 25:02 Fountains Abbey: Position Gender Position parkrunner…

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Kirkstall 7 Junior 2 mile race-18th of September

Kirkstall 7 Junior 2 mile race-18th of September

Another day, another race! Jenson Brogden, Aston Brogden and Holly Davey were back racing this weekend in the 2 mile junior race at the Kirkstall 7. It was a lovely sunny day and the race had attracted lots of runners from as far away as Scarborough. The 2 mile course is just over 2 laps in the grounds of Kirkstall Abbey. The Juniors ran well finishing as follows- Jenson Brogden- 2nd in a time of 12.36 Holly Davey- 7th in…

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Great North Junior Races- Saturday 10th of September

Great North Junior Races- Saturday 10th of September

After such an amazing weekend last year, Jenson Brogden, Aston Brogden and Holly Davey headed back up to Newcastle to take part in the Junior Great North Run. After a podium finish last year as a Mini runner, Aston had now moved up to the Junior section meaning all 3 Juniors were running over the same 4K distance. They all ran really well and finished in the top end of their races. Times for the 4K course- Jenson Brogden- 16.04…

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September 17th/18th: British masters championships

September 17th/18th: British masters championships

Report from Caroline Marler: *new European record* I had been trying to break the W65 outdoor British 400m record this season , but with no success except at a meeting where it didn’t count as there was no electronic timing. At the above Championships I had better fortune and whilst winning the gold medal in the 400m W65 broke the existing record of 73.48 by over a second. The result was as follows: 1st Caroline Marler 72.37; 2nd Brenda Fee…

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Sunday 18th September: Tadcaster 10

Sunday 18th September: Tadcaster 10

Report from Howard: Back in the day I got my 10 mile pb at the Tadcaster 10 and had always liked the race for that reason and because it was close to home. Then they stopped it, I know not why but now it’s back. It was not very well advertised I don’t think because I had also entered the inaugural Harrogate 10 mile trail race before I saw this was on. Up until yesterday I was planning to do…

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