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Month: September 2016

Sunday 18th September: Haverah Trail Race

Sunday 18th September: Haverah Trail Race

Report from Graham Lake: I got a last minute entry for this shiny new trail race being run by Harrogate Harriers as I needed some racing after a quiet (and boozy) summer. The weather was glorious for early autumn, and 224 runners set off down the road before turning onto some lovely quiet fields and woods. I’ve not raced much, or run over 6-7 miles for some time, so took it easy for the first 5 miles, sitting in about…

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Saturday 17th September – Thropton Show Simonside Fell Race

Saturday 17th September – Thropton Show Simonside Fell Race

Report from the Hon. Handicapper Thanks to the wall to wall sunshine weekend hospitality of Colin Best at his Northumberland retreat, 5 Otley Ac’s took the start line at the 101st Thropton Show for the Simonside Fell Race. This is what you could call a ‘proper‘ multi-terrain race, covering an almost waist deep river crossing, farm fields, road, dense woodland and traditional fell.  I find the traditional afternoon show fell race start time motivationally challenging, but as always once the…

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Wetherby Mini Marathon 4th of September 2016

Wetherby Mini Marathon 4th of September 2016

After an enjoyable holiday the Juniors were back in  action at the Wetherby Mini Marathon. Holly Davey, Jenson Brogden and Aston Brogden all took part in this fun 1.6 mile race at Wetherby Race Course. All three Juniors ran well and Jenson and Holly were both back on the podium! Jenson was 2nd overall and 2nd boy in a time of 10.29, Holly was 6th overall and 2nd girl in a time of 11.21 and just missing out on a…

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York Millenium Bridge Race 10th of August 2016

York Millenium Bridge Race 10th of August 2016

Jenson Brogden and Aston Brogden took part in the Junior races at the Millenium Bridge Race in York. Aston was in the Primary school race for anyone 11 and under and Jenson was in the 2.5k Junior Race. Both boys ran well and Jenson finished 2nd overall and 1st boy earning himself £10.00 in prize money. The race is well organised and in a fab location! See full results here-http://www.yorkacornrunningclub.org.uk/Millennium_Bridge_Race.php

Sunday 11th September: Yorkshireman half

Sunday 11th September: Yorkshireman half

Report from Christian Hosker: I tackled this 15 mile “half marathon” with a view to ticking off a qualifier for the 3 peaks next year. It was hot, hard, hilly work. Dehydration induced leg cramp got the better of me after about 12 miles. Luckily a spectator took pity on me and topped me up with some full fat coke before sending me on my way. I believe Neil Reed, Sarah Richards and myself were the only Black and whites…

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Sunday 11th September – Spen Greenway 10k

Sunday 11th September – Spen Greenway 10k

Report from Tom Pomfrett: After spending Saturday moping about with a cold annoying Kirsty, Steve Robinson convinced me to stop being lazy and join him for a nice flat 10K organised by Spenborough AC. The race is an out and back following a Sustrans cycle path along a disused railway. There’s a slight uphill for the first 5k which means you get the benefit of a gentle down on the way back to the finish. I’ve not run an official…

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Sunday 11th September – Vale of York Half Marathon

Sunday 11th September – Vale of York Half Marathon

Report from Laura Hind: Super conditions beckoned for the Vale of York half marathon this Sunday, with eight OAC’ers turning out for the third running of this race. A slightly later start due to traffic congestion, but all very stress free on the run up to the start. The race itself is a bit of a lollipop affair, 6 miles out, a loop and then covering more or less the same route back. Although it was sunny, the heat thankfully…

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Sunday 11th September – Leeds Triathlon

Sunday 11th September – Leeds Triathlon

From Howard Jeffrey: First, thanks for the accolade for August. Into September and another triathlon in Roundhay park which is in and around my former training ground so I do it because I am ‘local’. I collected my number on Saturday and horror of horrors barriers were being erected all around the centre of the park for some festival shindig next weekend. It was a close call not to abandon the race as the communication routes from swim to bike…

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Saturday 10th September – Park Runs

Saturday 10th September – Park Runs

Woodhouse Moor parkrun A total of 398 runners took part. View full results for Woodhouse Moor parkrun event #472   Position   Gender Position   parkrunner   Club   Run Time   1 1 Elliot SMALES Rotherham Harriers & AC 00:16:26 16 16 Robin OUTTERSIDES Otley AC 00:19:08 30 1 Rachel EALES Hyde Park Harriers 00:20:01 233 52 Alice WEBSTER Otley AC 00:28:06 234 182 Andrew WEBSTER Otley AC 00:28:07   Brighton & Hove parkrun A total of 381 runners took part. View full results for Brighton…

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