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Month: January 2017

Sunday 29 January 2017 – Meltham 10k

Sunday 29 January 2017 – Meltham 10k

Report from Howard Despite many years of racing, including this one a few times, it never occurred to me that during January in the Pennines there might be some ice under foot (Doh!) so had my slick road shoes on. Thankfully the black ice on the road was only for the first three hundred metres or so and then apart from a few isolated patches in the sheltered dips the going was good. No wind, clear sky and sunshine up…

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The Montane Spine Race – 15th to 22nd January

The Montane Spine Race – 15th to 22nd January

Race report from dot 41 (aka Sarah Fuller): WHY? Perhaps the most commonly asked question to any spiner is ‘why’? It’s a question that’s not easy to answer, but it is essential to have a clear rationale or the chances of making it the 268 miles to Kirk Yetholm are small. I was struggling to find my ‘why’ in the lead up to the race, I had entered last year when it looked like most of the crew timed out…

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Saturday 28 January 2017 – Hoofstones Fell Race

Saturday 28 January 2017 – Hoofstones Fell Race

Report from Matt P This BM 8 mile and 1400ft of ascent is in the words of a past leader of the FRA “a reminder why people go fell running in the first place” and then it started snowing. I got a lift over with Dave Tate and Jean from Wharfedale Starting from a warm and friendly pub in Todmorden, this race climbs out of the valley to run round the moors north of Tod and then back down the…

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Saturday 28 January 2017 – Park Runs

Saturday 28 January 2017 – Park Runs

Newcastle parkrun A total of 524 runners took part. View full results for Newcastle parkrun event #355   Position   Gender Position   parkrunner   Club   Run Time   1 1 Unknown ATHLETE Unattached 00:16:01 14 1 Lorna MACDONALD Morpeth Harriers & AC 00:19:00 60 59 Tony WALKER Otley AC 00:20:55   Bradford parkrun A total of 405 runners took part. View full results for Bradford parkrun event #347   Position   Gender Position   parkrunner   Club   Run Time   1 1 Unknown ATHLETE Unattached 00:17:27 8…

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Saturday 21 January – Park Runs

Saturday 21 January – Park Runs

Woodhouse Moor parkrun A total of 523 runners took part. View full results for Woodhouse Moor parkrun event #493   Position   Gender Position   parkrunner   Club   Run Time   1 1 Gareth JOOSTE Unattached 00:17:09 17 1 Camilla WEST Serpentine RC 00:19:27 52 50 James RAWSTRON Otley AC 00:21:15   Bradford parkrun A total of 472 runners took part. View full results for Bradford parkrun event #346   Position   Gender Position   parkrunner   Club   Run Time   1 1 Josh TIGHE Salford Harriers and…

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Sunday 22nd January: Inskip half marathon

Sunday 22nd January: Inskip half marathon

Report from Mark Hall Having missed the Brass Monkey half marathon both me and Scott Harrington entered the Inskip half. The day was very cold with a chilling wind. The circuit is described on the entry form as fast and undulating, not sure if these words go together! The race attracted a 500 runner field. Scott is well into his marathon training and packed in 80 miles last week so was running the race on tired legs he still managed…

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Saturday 21 January 2017 – Angkor 40Km Ultra

Saturday 21 January 2017 – Angkor 40Km Ultra

Report from Ryk Downes : So one year to the day I died whilst out running in Pool (thankfully I was revived through CPR and a defibrillator). I headed out in the pitch black at 5am from The Terrace of Elephants, Angkor Thom Temple in Cambodia on the start of a 40 mile ultra marathon. As we headed out of the temple grounds and towards the jungle I was at the back of a lead pack of about a dozen…

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Saturday 21st January – John Cowan Handicap

Saturday 21st January – John Cowan Handicap

Gary Johnson broke the finishing tape in first place but wasn’t to know the handicapper had mistakenly set him and Tom Pomfrett off a minute early.  However he was still had a really good run, easily recording the fastest time of the day.  That left Chris Tomlinson as the ‘real’ winner and top points scorer, over taking Laura in the last few metres. The second race of the Eric Smith Handicap trophy is the Eccup, Alwoodley Lane Handicap on Sunday 19th February….

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Sunday 15th January – Brass Monkey Half

Sunday 15th January – Brass Monkey Half

Report from Sara Elliott: As the four of us (Billy, Andy, Nicky and I) headed off to York this morning, with Andy kindly providing taxi service, we were all saying how little training we’d done. A mixture of Achilles problems, shin splints, chest infections and colds had meant we were ‘just going to get to the end’. As we arrived it was wet, foggy and miserable. Our ray of sunshine arrived in the form of our very own Howard J,…

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Saturday 14th January – Park Runs

Saturday 14th January – Park Runs

Position Gender Position parkrunner Club Run Time Fountains Abbey 1 1 Spike Ambery Smith Unattached 17:58 20 1 Julia Bloomer Unattached 21:05 23 22 Howard Jeffrey Otley AC 21:27 84 72 Peter Crowder Otley AC 24:56 Harrogate 1 1 Unknown Athlete, (AKA Scott Harrington) Unattached 16:42 34 34 James Rawstron Otley AC 20:59 37 1 Sharon Hardcastle Unattached 21:04 42 41 Jenson Brogden Otley AC 21:18 148 125 Andrew Rayner Otley AC 25:43 160 133 Rob Fearnley Otley AC 26:10…

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