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Month: April 2017

Sunday 30th April – European Duathlon Championships Soria, Spain

Sunday 30th April – European Duathlon Championships Soria, Spain

Report from Howard Jeffrey: Apparently every year about this time in mid Spain there is an atrocious weekend of weather. You guessed it….the weekend of the race. Arrived in good time on Thursday for all the necessary prep for the race on Sunday, briefings, registration, setting up etc. On Friday, after a minus 4 degree frost in the morning we were able to sit out in the sun. Saturday was variable, breezy and cool with some rain. Come Sunday for…

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Saturday 29th April – Coniston Fell Race

Saturday 29th April – Coniston Fell Race

Report from Graham Lake: Rather than struggle round the 3 Peaks this year I decided to make a weekend of it over in the Lakes and do the Coniston Fell Race, a real classic by all accounts. The past 2 years’ races had been cold, snowy and icy, but this year we were greeted by a bit of cloud, not a breath of wind and even a hint of sun. I ditched the helly-hanson and myself and 200+ runners set…

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Saturday 29th April – Yorkshire 3 Peaks Fell Race

Saturday 29th April – Yorkshire 3 Peaks Fell Race

Report from Stephen Boddy: In a shameless and undignified attempt to challenge the more deserving Tom Lynch for Runner of the month, I decided to do both the London Marathon and the 3 Peaks Fell Race within the same week. The marathon ended in a complete shambles for myself and I am always impressed with people who judge them so well. The marathon is a beast I’m yet to properly tame and disappointingly, on my fifth attempt, I felt as…

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Saturday 29th April – Parkruns

Saturday 29th April – Parkruns

Woodhouse Moor parkrun A total of 528 runners took part. Position Gender Position parkrunner Club Run Time 1 1 Michael KALLENBERG Carmarthen & District Harriers AC 00:15:53 22 1 Aisling WALL Horsforth Harriers 00:19:16 70 67 James RAWSTRON Otley AC 00:20:53 325 88 Alice WEBSTER Otley AC 00:28:06 326 238 Andrew WEBSTER Otley AC 00:28:06 Harrogate parkrun A total of 443 runners took part. Position Gender Position parkrunner Club Run Time 1 1 Mark BRYANT Harrogate Harriers & AC 00:17:51 28 1 Kim SIMPSON…

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Thursday 27th April – Fewston Handicap

Thursday 27th April – Fewston Handicap

On a cool and wet evening it was great to see so many first time handicappers running the Fewston handicap,  with junior Maggie crossing the finish in first place just ahead of Carl and mum Julie.   Gary Johnson recorded the fastest time of the night and is now the 3rd fastest person ever for the Fewston Handicap behind Ian Fisher & Scott Harrington.  Gary also moved to the top of the table on 60 points, one point ahead of…

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Thursday 27th April – Dick Hudsons (7 Miles, 1100 ft BM)

Thursday 27th April – Dick Hudsons (7 Miles, 1100 ft BM)

Report from Matt Podd: Some of us who fancied something muddier than the Handicap, went to Ilkley in the Bestmobile to take on an out and back crossing of the mighty (dry) Ilkley Moor. Cool with a few spots of rain, but overall very favourable conditions for the biggest ever field for this race. Steep  start up onto the moor with a choice of routes available, but all arrived at the slabs for the fast crossing to touch the gate…

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Saturday 22nd April – Park Runs

Saturday 22nd April – Park Runs

Bradford Pos. Gender Pos. parkrunner Club Run Time 1 Graham Askew Bingley H. and AC 18:34 41 1 Lorna Hubbard Keighley & Craven AC 21:53 123 106 Eriks Zvaigzne Otley AC 25:03 268 60 Rebecca Keinhorst Otley AC 29:26 Harrogate 1 1 Jack Wood Ilkley Harriers AC 16:11 12 1 Ruth Jones Unattached 18:34 86 6 Elizabeth Yates Otley AC 23:06 145 24 Ann Yeadon Otley AC 25:17 305 206 Charlie Tomlinson Otley AC 29:33 306 100 Charlotte Tomlinson Otley…

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Sunday 23rd April: London Marathon

Sunday 23rd April: London Marathon

Report from Tom Lynch: Stephen Boddy and I were lucky enough to be the recipients of the club places for the London Marathon, and coincidentally found ourselves on the same train heading to London on Saturday afternoon in the company of a large number of other local and not so local northern runners. After a quick catch-up on the train we had agreed to try to meet up on the morning for an ‘Otley AC at the marathon’ photo as we were…

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Sunday 23rd April: Stockton Standard Duathalon

Sunday 23rd April: Stockton Standard Duathalon

Report from Howard: No pressure today as I had already qualified for the events for which this would have been a qualifier. The dilemma was either to take it easy and risk free or go for a rapid sharpener. There were many permutations of races during the day and mine started at 1.00pm. The air was cool but the sky was almost cloudless and even at midday it was not exactly hot, in fact, quite cool for racing at about…

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Sunday 23rd April: Yorkshire Vets Grand Prix Race – Honley

Sunday 23rd April: Yorkshire Vets Grand Prix Race – Honley

Report from Billy: I’m sure that me and Sara Elliott are not the only over 35s in the club but we were the only two representatives at Honley. The weather was fine and following a short warm up we took our places on the start line. The race consisted of two laps of the sports field before entering a wooded area and the ascent began! This seemed to go on for an eternity across a variety of terrain (woods, fields,…

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