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Month: May 2017

Wednesday 31st May – Chevin Fell Race and Fell League Results

Wednesday 31st May – Chevin Fell Race and Fell League Results

Report from Billy In a busy week several Black & Whites turned out for the annual Chevin Fell Race hosted by Skyrac. The race was won by Jack Wood of Ilkley. First home for Otley was Gary Johnson. Tom Lynch, Graham Lake, Colin Best, John Dade, myself and Antonio plus a few more also ran. Results to follow. Report from Tom Lynch: The Chevin race results are now out, and so the first results of the fell league are ready!…

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Tuesday 30th May – YVAA Grand Prix Kirkstall

Tuesday 30th May – YVAA Grand Prix Kirkstall

Report from Billy Myself and Sara Elliott were accompanied by Liam Dunne and Robin Outtersides at the second race of the series. Starting and finishing at Kirkstall Abbey the route went up New Road Side past Kirkstall Forge before turning down towards the River Aire. A short run along the riverbank before crossing the river, canal and railway uphill and turning into Bramley Falls Park. After a loop of the woods in the park we followed the same route back to…

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Monday 29th May – Austwick Amble

Monday 29th May – Austwick Amble

Report from the Hon. Handicapper The Austwick show hosts an 8 mile race in the shadow of Ingleborough, which is basically across to Sulber Nick, an infamous rocky section near the end of the 3 Peaks run/walk. My race preparation was a classic case of what not to do to race well. A 3rd race in 6 days and a hilly run up & down the Chevin the day before, but all good training, probably!  Four Otley folk plus a couple…

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Monday 29 May – London 10,000m

Monday 29 May – London 10,000m

Report from Tash Whittaker On a humid Bank Holiday Monday, I lined up for my 4th London 10,000.  It’s a great race as it’s a mass participation one (this year with 12,400 runners) and it gives you a chance to follow the last bit of the Marathon course, starting and finishing in front of Buckingham Palace.  This year I started with even more anticipation than previous years as it was my first 10K race since joining the club. The first kilometre…

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Monday 29th May: Ilkley Trail race

Monday 29th May: Ilkley Trail race

Report from Pete Gosling Off up the valley on Sunday morning for the Ilkley Trail Race. At just over seven miles it was apparently a longer and less hilly route than in previous years (I was none the wiser as it was my first go at this). After a minute’s silence at the start line, we were sent off up the hill onto Middleton Moor and no stunning views whatsoever as we were running through cloud for a lot of…

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Sunday 28th May: Fraserburgh 10k

Sunday 28th May: Fraserburgh 10k

Report from Ian B I ran The Fraserburgh 10k on Sunday 28th whilst en route to the Shetland islands and Evie did the kids fun run beforehand. The run itself was flat and run over road and tracks down an old railway line. Pretty flat all round but the killer was the wind. After struggling with injuries all winter I’ve been keen to get going and after the Hdsl race Tuesday was feeling much fitter. Ran the first 5k in…

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Sunday 28th May: Melmerby 10k

Sunday 28th May: Melmerby 10k

Report from Mark Hall Winner: Franco Pardini, Roundhay Runners, 33.33. Mark Hall, 7th 1st V55, 36.11 The race was warm, windy, undulating with a disappointing time. Did not see any other OAC runners.

Saturday 27th May – European aquathlon championships Bratislava

Saturday 27th May – European aquathlon championships Bratislava

Report from Howard Jeffrey Bratislava, capital of Slovakia, seemed an interesting place for a weeks’ holiday for Jacque and I as we have never been to eastern Europe before. As luck would have it I had pre-qualified for the ETU aquathlon championships by making the podium in France last year. Race  and prep out of the way in the first couple of days then free to enjoy the sights and experiences and the weather predicted to be hot and sunny….

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Saturday 27th May – ParkRuns

Saturday 27th May – ParkRuns

Position Gender Position parkrunner Club Run Time Fountains Abbey 1 1 Adam Howlett Unattached 18:29 3 3 Andrew Robertshaw Otley AC 18:56 14 1 Kath Aspin New Marske H. AC 19:56 26 25 Peter Crowder Otley AC 20:44 33 32 Tony Walker Otley AC 21:05 39 38 James Rawstron Otley AC 21:21 61 7 Sara Elliott Otley AC 22:53 74 11 Caron Ralph Otley AC 23:41 99 85 Andrew Rayner Otley AC 24:59 Harrogate 1 1 Richard Smith Worcester AC…

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Tuesday 23rd May – Harrogate League Race 1

Tuesday 23rd May – Harrogate League Race 1

Congratulations to Harrogate Harriers for hosting the first league race of the summer, held on a perfect early summer’s evening.  A superb turnout of 53 Black & Whites, or should that be White & Blacks?  Ben Pease of Ripon was first home 20 seconds ahead of his team mate Reece Dalton.   Sharon Barlow from the host club was a clear winner finishing  in 19th position.  Gary Johnson was the first Otley counter in 8th and there was a close battle…

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