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Month: October 2016

Runner of the Month for September

Runner of the Month for September

Caroline Marler and Andrew Robertshaw were chosen as runners of the month for September, Caroline for her record breaking form at British Masters and Yorkshire Vets track championships.  Andrew for the Thropton Show, Simonside race.  Graham Lake, Ed. Davies and Christian Hosker were also mentioned in despatches.

Sunday 16th October – Green Drive 5 Miles Lytham St Annes

Sunday 16th October – Green Drive 5 Miles Lytham St Annes

Report from Mark Hall: I made the long drive north to do the GD5. I did this event last year, running 10 seconds faster. It is potentially a PB race, however, as with all races near the coast, it can be windy and today it was. There is a near 2 mile straight section on the main road that was directly into a head wind, this slowed everyone. I was chasing a time, my reason for doing this race. I…

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Sunday 16th October – Race 7 Yorks. Vets. Grand Prix Pudsey

Sunday 16th October – Race 7 Yorks. Vets. Grand Prix Pudsey

Report from Colin Best: I’ve not done many races this year but have got back into doing a few recently. As this was local I decided to give it a go. The rain started just as I got into the car and was fairly heavy when I arrived. I met up with Joanna Hobson who was pleased to see an Otley face because despite having just registered was having second thoughts. After donning my gloves for the first this autumn,…

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Sunday 16th October – Bridlington Half Marathon

Sunday 16th October – Bridlington Half Marathon

Report from Howard Jeffrey: Bright sunshine, clear blue skies, mild breeze is what the weather forecast predicted as late as Saturday morning for the Bridlington half marathon today. Great I’m on for seven minute miling and a 1.30 clocking…or so I thought. Fast forward to 10.00 Sunday and witness vast, deep, dark banks of rain cloud being borne off the sea by strong winds. I had already wimped out and gone back for a long sleeved T shirt before the…

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Saturday 15th October – Park Runs

Saturday 15th October – Park Runs

Last week’s results, (8th October): Fountains Abbey,  Peter Crowder 23:56,  Wetherby, Howard Jeffrey 23:27,  Woodhouse Moor, Tom Midgley 18:24 and this week. Fountains Abbey: Position Gender Position parkrunner Club Time 1 1 Reece Dalton Ripon 00:15:40 20 1 Mena Scatchard Unattached 00:20:07 58 53 Peter Crowder Otley AC 00:22:29 Harrogate: Park run pb’s for Stephen and Rob. Position Gender Position parkrunner Club Time 1 1 Daryl Hibberd Valley Striders 00:17:27 35 35 Stephen Boddy Otley AC 00:21:01 46 1 Sharon…

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Sunday 9th October: British Masters veteran half marathon championships

Sunday 9th October: British Masters veteran half marathon championships

Another fantastic performance from Mark Hall: The race took place in Kirkintilloch, north of Glasgow. I decided to make the 200 miles drive up on the day, unfortunately, the race started at 9am. The early start resulted in me rising at 2am almost missing a nights sleep not the best preparation, at least the roads were quiet! Weather conditions were excellent. The circuit was hilly with many long inclines, after a mile or so I was running on my own…

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Sunday 9th October: Yorkshire marathon

Sunday 9th October: Yorkshire marathon

Scott Harrington was third in 2.28.05 (PB) and second claim member Jamil Parapia, running his first marathon, was 5th in 2.30.20. Winner was Paul Martaletti in 2.19.36. Andrew Rayner was 1746th in 4.14.36, 3826 finished. First lady was Sarah Lowery Sheffield AC in 2.45.53 in 38th place. Gemma’s report from a spectators perspective: Scott decided to compete in the Yorkshire marathon earlier this year after being unable to take part last year due to injury and also as was still…

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Sunday 9th October: Withins Skyline fell race

Sunday 9th October: Withins Skyline fell race

Report from Tom P A motley crew of black and whites hopped aboard the good ship Rogan and crossed the moor to Haworth for the Withins Skyline on Sunday, part of the ever popular Woodentops series of fell races. Given the recent dry weather there were high hopes for some fast and springy trods through the heather, but this is Woodentops so it was (unsurprisingly) a knee deep boggy slog uphill after the initial firm track out of the quarry….

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Sunday 9th October: York PlusNet 10 mile

Sunday 9th October: York PlusNet 10 mile

Report from Howard: I had a number for the Richmond Castle 10K but remember the rather wearisome drive up the A1 a couple of years ago. 10 miles around York seemed much more appealing so I entered that as well. Not to do both obviously but to have the choice even though I knew York it would be. The marathon was starting at 9.30 and the 10mile at 10.15 each with thousands of participants. That meant maybe heavy traffic, road…

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Saturday 8th October: Langdale Horseshoe Fell Race (English Champs)

Saturday 8th October: Langdale Horseshoe Fell Race (English Champs)

Report from Tom Lynch Great weather again this year (almost needed sun cream at some points!) for my second Langdale Horseshoe Fell Race, a 21.1 km /1450 m ascent fell race (apparently shorter if you measure it in miles – 12.5 miles /4600 ft), I made it more like just over 19 km. It doesn’t get any easier, but I paced myself better this year and took on food/water properly so didn’t feel on the verge of passing out at…

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