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Month: December 2016

Auld Lang Syne 31/12/2016

Auld Lang Syne 31/12/2016

Report from Tom Pomfrett As per usual it was a fancy dress extravaganza at the Auld Lang Syne fell race including Otley’s own Christine Brunold who’s outfit made it into the Sunday Times! It’s not often you get to run alongside several hairy men in dresses, Prince, a giant banana and half the characters from Alice in Wonderland but several people looked to be regretting their choice of skimpy race-wear as we headed out into the teeth of a bitter…

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Saturday 31/12/16 Park runs

Saturday 31/12/16 Park runs

Woodhouse Moor parkrun A total of 253 runners took part. View full results for Woodhouse Moor parkrun event #489 Position Gender Position parkrunner Club Run Time 1 1 Unknown ATHLETE Unattached 00:16:24 2 2 Scott HARRINGTON Otley AC 00:16:36 34 1 Rebecca STEVENSON Unattached 00:21:45 63 8 Holly DAVEY Otley AC 00:23:57 Bradford parkrun A total of 403 runners took part. View full results for Bradford parkrun event #344 Position Gender Position parkrunner Club Run Time 1 1 Jack SMITH…

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Monday 26th to Tuesday 27th December – Chevin Chase & Jolly Holly Jog

Monday 26th to Tuesday 27th December – Chevin Chase & Jolly Holly Jog

A Christmas bonanza from Howard: These two races are normally separated by a day or two and I like to do them both as they are bang in the middle of the holiday period and are a great antidote to all that Yuletide cheer and festive fun. This year they have been one long run, interrupted by a nights rest. I promised myself I would take the CC steady and use it as a training run and then race the…

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Saturday 24th December – Parkruns

Saturday 24th December – Parkruns

Woodhouse Moor parkrun A total of 247 runners took part. View full results for Woodhouse Moor parkrun event #487 Position Gender Position parkrunner Club Run Time 1 1 William COLLUMB Rothwell & District Harriers 00:17:13 3 1 Emma CLAYTON Leeds City AC 00:17:41 95 83 Eriks ZVAIGZNE Otley AC 00:26:05 Colwick parkrun A total of 287 runners took part. View full results for Colwick parkrun event #288 Position Gender Position  ? parkrunner Club Run Time 1 1 Malcolm MUIR Ilford…

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Sunday 18th December – Denby Dale Travellers 6

Sunday 18th December – Denby Dale Travellers 6

Hold the back page, Howard’s weekly race report is here, the suspense is over. The weather today for the Denby Dale Travellers 6 was as favourable as it has ever been in the innumerable years I have been competing in this challengingly hilly course in ‘pork pie’ country. Bright , cool, dry and very little breeze made for a perfect set of conditions, so quite a surprise that the field looked relatively small at the ‘pre-start briefing’. Max number was…

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Sunday 18th December – The Ken Dixon Christmas Handicap

Sunday 18th December – The Ken Dixon Christmas Handicap

A cool but pretty much perfect winter’s day for running saw Colin take the win in the 28th Ken Dixon Handicap  just ahead of 3 women, Kirsty, Jackie and Carol.  Graham recorded the fastest time of the day just making up the 30 seconds on Tom Lynch. Despite struggling on the day Congratulation to David Cattanach who just hung on to take the Eric Smith Handicap title by 5 points ahead of Tom Lynch and 6 on Tom Pomfrett in 2nd and 3rd respectively….

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Saturday 17th December – Park Runs

Saturday 17th December – Park Runs

Pos. Gender Pos. parkrunner Club Run Time Bradford 1 1 Alexander Flaherty Bingley H & AC 17:46 4 4 Mark Hall Otley AC 19:26 14 1 Emma Wilkins Baildon Runners 20:53 57 52 John Davis Otley AC 24:29 116 99 Rob Fearnley Otley AC 27:16 Harrogate 1 1 Stephen Ellison Unattached 18:21 22 1 Sharon Hardcastle Unattached 21:50 151 124 David Fox Otley AC 27:42 Marple 1 1 Paul Brooks Stockport H & AC 18:11 7 7 Gary Johnson Otley…

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Saturday 17 December – Hurst Green Turkey Trot

Saturday 17 December – Hurst Green Turkey Trot

Report from Matt Podd: My wife’s aunt lives in the village – near Clitheroe, and has been tempting me with their local race for years, and this was the year. So after an unplanned visit to the Vets with Bobby the poorly cat off I went to Lancashire to have a coffee and get changed for the race at Miss Great Britain’s house (Sally’s aunt was this in 1963). So up to the local pub to collect my number for…

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Sunday 11th December: Roseberry Topping Marathon

Sunday 11th December: Roseberry Topping Marathon

Report from Laura Clark: I ran the Hardmoors Roseberry Topping Marathon on Sunday, which was 28.5 miles long with a total ascent of 5000ft. I have never ran this far before and unfortunately made the common mistake of setting off too fast. After two ascents of Roseberry Topping and the climb out of Kildale I realised my error (around the 16 mile mark) and had to slow down. At the next check point I had a small cup of flat…

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