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Month: February 2017

Sunday 26th February – Unofficial World indoor Masters 400m W65 Record

Sunday 26th February – Unofficial World indoor Masters 400m W65 Record

Report from Caroline Marler: I had a race at the indoor Inter Area on Feb. 26th at Lee Valley. I couldn’t raise a NMAC team so ran in the Welsh team, who put me in a younger age group W50-60 instead of W60-70. This gave me a hard race but I came 4th in 70.98 and broke my own W65 European Indoor Record easily ( it was 73.57) and also the World indoor record of 71.89 (set in 2001). Unfortunately…

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Sunday 26th February – Snake Lane 10

Sunday 26th February – Snake Lane 10

Report from Howard Jeffrey: Another targeted race saw 6 representatives from Otley turn up. I expect more tried to enter but this is one of those races that fills up faster than you can run it. The limit is 1200 I believe but there were only 795 finishers which is 400 no shows which is quite high even for a winter race. I have been doing this race for at least 25 years off and on and sometimes the weather…

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Sunday 26th February – Ilkley Moor Fell Race

Sunday 26th February – Ilkley Moor Fell Race

Report from Matt Podd: Off we went on Sunday morning to Ilkley; myself kindly chauffeured by Caron with Andrew as well, to laugh at us and have a gossip. Benign conditions for this race made a pleasant change. There is a big set of Junior races first and our youth was represented and did well. After the normal pre-race chat, spy of the opposition and warm up we lined up and were off. The first half mile is very congested…

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Saturday 25th February – Midgley Moor Fell Race

Saturday 25th February – Midgley Moor Fell Race

Report from Shane Ewen: After a 9 month self imposed hiatus on health grounds, I returned to the fells this weekend. Steve Robinson and I travelled over to the beautiful Calder Valley for the Midgley Moor fell race. 5 miles with two good climbs, approximately 1,250 feet, the going was good, boggy, windy, and wet, with a pint of milk from the farmer at the finish. The perfect return really! I took things easy, being a fan of completing races…

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Saturday 25th February – Beginners Park Run Lister Park

Saturday 25th February – Beginners Park Run Lister Park

Report from Billy Following the success of the Couch to 5k plan started in January, a number of the beginners travelled to Lister Park to take part in the Park Run. Despite a bad forecast conditions were perfect at the start. A number of main members turned out and thanks to Matt Podd, Sara Elliott and Ann Yeadon for running with the beginners. Results for main members who recorded times will appear later in the usual Park Run consolidated report….

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Saturday 25th February – Park Runs

Saturday 25th February – Park Runs

Position Gender Position parkrunner Club Run Time Bradford 1 1 Marcin Soszka Saltaire Striders 16:59 13 1 Lynne Robinson Queensbury RC 20:30 97 90 Andrew Rayner Otley AC 25:20 141 123 Rob Fearnley Otley AC 26:45 148 129 Ryk Downes Otley AC 26:55 158 137 Andrew Webster Otley AC 27:15 278 201 Matt Podd Otley AC 32:21 323 107 Bev Downes Otley AC 35:08 375 138 Alice Webster Otley AC 41:37 Fountains Abbey 1 1 George Mills Harrogate H 16:10…

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Sunday 19th Feb – Peco Cross country race 4 Barnbow

Sunday 19th Feb – Peco Cross country race 4 Barnbow

Having dipped out of a couple of recent races because of a slightly injured calf I wanted to test the recovery over the weekend. No problem round the Fountains parkrun on Saturday at a steady 25m trot so I decided to do the cross country on the Sunday. This was because it was local and I could cycle up with Jacque in support and a wet, muddy grass and trail in February would be a serious test of the legs….

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Sunday 19th February – Eccup Alwoodley Lane Handicap

Sunday 19th February – Eccup Alwoodley Lane Handicap

This was a day for the fighting spirit of the old guard.  Tom Hannah running his 200th Otley handicap and after months of injury problems, Phil’s welcome return to the handicap/racing scene.  Success going to Phil  with a 2 minute win ahead of Tom.  With John and Carol in the first 6, these four have run a grand total of 600+ handicaps in 25+ years. Here’s a bit of a stats. breakdown of the of Tom’s fantastic achievement.  His first race was…

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Saturday 18th Feb – Park Runs

Saturday 18th Feb – Park Runs

Better late than never… Woodhouse Moor parkrun A total of 469 runners took part. View full results for Woodhouse Moor parkrun event #497 Position Gender Position parkrunner Club Run Time 1 1 Matthew BEACOCK Sale Harriers Manchester 00:16:40 6 6 Robin OUTTERSIDES Otley AC 00:17:52 37 1 Anna HAY Unattached 00:20:27 52 50 Chris CARVER Otley AC 00:21:19 302 84 Alice WEBSTER Otley AC 00:29:05 303 219 Andrew WEBSTER Otley AC 00:29:06 Bradford parkrun A total of 502 runners took…

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Sunday 5th of February Blackburn Winter Warmer 10 k Race.

Sunday 5th of February Blackburn Winter Warmer 10 k Race.

On Saturday the 4th of February, we travelled to Blackburn for an overnight stay before Jenson Brogden and Aston Brogden took on the Blackburn Winter Warmer 2 k Race the next day. The race was being held at Witton Park so on Saturday afternoon we ventured there to check out the race route. Happy that the boys knew the route, we headed out for a pub tea before an early night. On the Sunday the boys were keen to get…

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