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Month: April 2017

Monday 17th April: Ackworth half marathon

Monday 17th April: Ackworth half marathon

Report from Mark Hall: Ackworth Half Marathon, (incorporating the Yorkshire veterans championship). I ran the Ackworth half today on a very undulating course. I finished 7th in 80.54, 1st V55 and Yorkshire champion. This included being sent the wrong way late in the race and losing 2 places, time and momentum! Winner: S Lambert, U/A. 77.38 1st woman: N Tarraga, York Knavesmire, 90.11

Sunday 16th April: Guiseley Gallop

Sunday 16th April: Guiseley Gallop

Report from Howard: Another club target race and another report from yours truly. I have been doing this one which is on Easter Sunday for many years. I don’t know why because it is tough, across terrain and profile that I normally steer clear of. I guess back in the day it was a Valley Striders grand prix race so I have just stuck with it and have had a wide range of performances depending on my level of fitness….

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Tuesday 11th April – Bunny Run #2 Haworth

Tuesday 11th April – Bunny Run #2 Haworth

Report from Tom Lynch: I headed over to the 2nd Bunny Run of the year at Haworth replacing the fartlek session called for in my marathon plan. I took some friends from work, Holly Davey from the juniors was the only other Otley runner, returning after her first bunny run last week. Much the same conditions as Caron’s report last week, very dry under foot but with a chilly wind. Another busy start with a few more runners than last…

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Sunday 9th April – Skipton Triathlon

Sunday 9th April – Skipton Triathlon

Report from Graham Lake: Inspired by my dolphin-like daughter I’ve been doing a bit more swimming lately, so thought another triathlon might be in order. Don’t be fooled, triathlons are a faff. Compared to just remembering your vest, shorts, running shoes and safety pins, these events are a logistical nightmare, so I gave myself a whole morning to get my kit together and be able to get to Skipton in plenty of time, with swim-off at 1.30 this shouldn’t be…

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Sunday 2nd April – Manchester Marathon

Sunday 2nd April – Manchester Marathon

Report from Andy Webster: For the third year in a row I stepped onto the line at the Manchester Marathon. Due to injuries only had a 10 week training schedule, so I was not expecting to run as quickly as previous years. I decided to start running 8:15-8:30 pace. Within a few miles Chris Hosker had overtaken me (he had started a little further back). I felt pretty good until 17 miles, when the missing training started to hit my…

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Sunday 9th April – Vale of York 10

Sunday 9th April – Vale of York 10

Report from the spectator point of view by Jack Robertshaw, an incident packed morning! The sunny weather saw us travelling over to give our encouragement to members in this race. Having consulted the OS map. we decided to park just short of the “lollipop shaped course in a little village about a quarter of a mile off the course. Turning right off the road to York just before Rufforth, a sign declared “” road closed beyond that village ” We parked and…

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Saturday 8th April – Park Runs

Saturday 8th April – Park Runs

Position Gender Position Parkrunner Club Run Time Fell Foot 1 1 Phil Waite Barrow & Furness Striders AC 16:22 14 1 Bianca Dyer Helm Hill Runners 21:09 22 20 James Rawstron Otley AC 21:53 34 4 Charlotte Rawstron Otley AC 23:01 Fountains Abbey 1 1 Reece Dalton Ripon Runners 16:11 9 1 Mena Scatchard Ripon Runners 19:22 86 70 Peter Crowder Otley AC 23:44 Skipton 1 1 Jack White City of Norwich AC 16:29 3 1 Pauline Powell Blackburn H….

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Tuesday 4th April – Bunny Run #1 Haworth

Tuesday 4th April – Bunny Run #1 Haworth

Report from Caron Ralph April brings the annual pilgrimage to Dimples Lane quarry for the Bunny Runs.  I normally try to do at least 2 each year as they’re a great (or not so) reminder of how furiously fast some of the junior runners are!  This year definitely didn’t disappoint as the course was drier than usual so there was some fast running.  Also travelling with us were Holly Davey from our juniors and mum Becky- Holly trying her first…

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Sunday 2nd April, Blubberhouses 25

Sunday 2nd April, Blubberhouses 25

Nicky Gifford, Sara Richard and myself have been entered for this adventure for a while and on the day we were joined by Laura Hind who decided she was up for a laugh too. We arrived at Norwood village hall and immediately bumped into Laura Martin’s husband, James Sneath, Rob Fearnley, Serena Blackburn, Laura Clark and Steve Robinson, so it was a good turn out as usual from the club for this local almost 25 mile run. According to my…

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