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Month: October 2016

Saturday 8th October – Wasdale Show Fell Race

Saturday 8th October – Wasdale Show Fell Race

Report by the Hon. Handicapper: My perfect racing scenario is probably an uphill only, vertical kilometre, (3300ft) climb in about 5 ish miles, however in the UK this is never going to happen, only in the Alps! The nearest in the UK are the up & down races of Snowden, Scafell Pike, Ben Nevis and the much lower key BOFRA, Wasdale Head Show fell race.  The show is a mixture of Herdwick Sheep, Hound trail races, vintage cars, motor bikes and…

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Wednesday 5th October – News from the AGM

Wednesday 5th October – News from the AGM

Important News from Tuesday’s AGM: After 3 years as President, Matt Podd steps aside to be replaced by Andrew (Billy) Rayner, supported by Sara Elliott.  Treasurer Ian Broadbent expressed the view of all the club members by offering many thanks for Matt’s successful tenure as President. Ian, Hannah and John Dade continue as Treasurer, Membership Secretary and Secretary respectively, although John will be standing down as Secretary next September, after 8 years of service.  So the search for his replacement starts…

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Sunday 2nd October – Hodgson Brothers Relay

Sunday 2nd October – Hodgson Brothers Relay

Report from the Hon. Handicapper: A perfect day for the best fell relay of the year.  This is a paired, four stage race in the Lake District based from the village of Patterdale on the shores of Ullswater. Caron Ralph and Tamara Weatherhead took up the challenge on the first leg, (6.7k & 440m of ascent).  Starting on the playing fields at Patterdale finishing in the hamlet of Hartsop, passing Angle tarn at the top of the long climb.  They…

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Sunday 2nd October – Chester Marathon

Sunday 2nd October – Chester Marathon

Report from Tom Paget: It’s been nearly 7 years since I last ran a marathon. In the intervening years I’ve made plenty of promises to myself to run another one, but have never managed to muster up the enthusiasm for the training that I knew I’d have to put in if I wanted to run a time that I would be happy with. For whatever reason the motivation seemed a bit stronger this year (perhaps it’s because I’m not getting…

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Sunday 2nd October – Cusworth 10k inc. YVAA 10k Championship

Sunday 2nd October – Cusworth 10k inc. YVAA 10k Championship

Report from Mark Hall: Winner: Joe Wilkinson, Lincoln Wellington, 32.26 Mark Hall, 9th, 35.18, 1st V55, Yorkshire Champion. 417 finishers The race uses Cusworth Hall, South Yorkshire as the race venue. This is the 4th time I have won a Yorkshire vets 10k championship here and it gets no easier. The race is held on an undulating circuit with a long hill in the last half mile, add to this a strong wind, the day was never going to yield fast…

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Sunday 2nd October – Rombalds Romp

Sunday 2nd October – Rombalds Romp

Report from Rob Fearnley: I’ll be honest, I only entered this cos an old school pal of mine was entering and said it’d be a laugh. He got a poorly foot though (or so he says) but I turned up anyway expecting to see some friendly faces. In reality I saw plenty of friendly faces……. it’s just that none of them were wearing black and white and it soon became apparent that it was just me representing Otley. For those…

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Saturday 1st October – Round Ripon Ultra

Saturday 1st October – Round Ripon Ultra

Report from Hannah Lupton: I can’t exactly remember whose idea it was to join Sara Richard and Gilly Wight for my first ever ultra, the Round Ripon Ultra organised by Go Beyond Ultra (awesome organisers and support). What I do remember is starting the year with my impending 40th birthday looming and having a mid life crisis as I’d not done enough challenges in my life and deciding entering an ultra was a great idea. So with advice from our…

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Saturday 1st October – Park Runs

Saturday 1st October – Park Runs

Woodhouse Moor parkrun A total of 539 runners took part. View full results for Woodhouse Moor parkrun event #475 Position   Gender Position   parkrunner   Club   Run Time   1 1 Unknown ATHLETE Unattached 00:16:07 32 1 Treena JOHNSON Dewsbury Road Runners 00:19:03 261 212 Kieran GREEN Otley AC 00:26:04 289 60 Angela SRIVASTAVA Otley AC 00:26:48 Bradford parkrun A total of 400 runners took part. View full results for Bradford parkrun event #330 Position   Gender Position   parkrunner   Club   Run Time   1 1…

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