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Month: November 2016

Thursday 3rd November – News from the Committee meeting

Thursday 3rd November – News from the Committee meeting

Runner of the Month: This month’s awards go to Scott Harrington and Hannah Lupton. Scott for his pb and sub 2 hrs 30 minutes 3rd place at the PlusNet Yorkshire Marathon, (see finish Scott’s finish and interview at 39 mins, “…one happy man”).  Hannah for a brilliant effort in her first Ultra and at the Round Ripon Ultra. Well done both. Lifetime membership:  The committee are pleased to announce that Kath and Jack Robertshaw have been recognised their many years…

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England Selection

England Selection

From Mark Hall Not a race report but happy to blow my own trumpet for this one! I have been selected to represent England at next weekends International Masters cross country in Glasgow. I was selected to run in an international masters 10k in September, however, it was  a week after returning from holiday and I would not have been on form so I reluctantly declined selection. I thought this may be taken into account when selecting for this event…

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Sunday 6th November – Leeds Abbey Dash

Sunday 6th November – Leeds Abbey Dash

Report from Stephen Boddy: Picking up former member Richard Smith up on the way to the Dash we discussed pre-race preparations and nerves. Smithy had been subjected to a three course meal for his father’s birthday the night before. He suffered in silence as the sober, designated driver until a round of superfluous Irish coffees was ordered, “I’ve been training for this race for ages, can we not go home yet!?” was his panicky cry. I, myself, got unreasonably irritated…

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Sunday 6 November – Guy Fawkes 10

Sunday 6 November – Guy Fawkes 10

Report from Howard: We were spoiled for choice this weekend with the Abbey Dash and the Guy Fawkes 10 for some obscure reason on the same weekend this year. I am an almost ever present at both these events so how to decide which one to do? Simple: do the one that keeps to the calendar date that it always has and the one that keeps changing, ‘boycott’. This week I had put the swimming and cycling on a back…

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Saturday 5th November – Shepherds Skyline

Saturday 5th November – Shepherds Skyline

Report from Tom Lynch: A fairly large contingent from Otley travelled over to The Shepherds Rest Inn above Todmorden for the Shepherds Skyline fell race organised by Todmorden Harriers, with myself and Liam both taking a last minute opportunity to take a lift with Colin, and Steve and Andy over to the race, with Bob Baker and Don Buffham also on the start line. The race is 10km with 350m ascent, and follows a mostly out and back route via Langfield…

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Saturday 5th November – Park Runs

Saturday 5th November – Park Runs

Position Gender Position parkrunner Club Run Time Bradford 1 1 Josh TIGHE Salford Harriers and AC 00:17:30 6 1 Rachel BOYD Unattached 00:19:25 9 8 Tom PAGET Otley AC 00:20:12 72 65 John DAVIS Otley AC 00:24:38 89 82 Michael JEFFREY Otley AC 00:25:05 Roundhay 1 1 Huw LIPPIATT Unattached 00:18:48 17 1 Niamh JACKSON Kirkstall H 00:21:16 229 75 Sarah JONES Otley AC 00:36:30 Fountains 1 1 Mark BRYANT Harrogate H 00:17:48 6 1 Charlotte VAN ZELST Harrogate H…

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