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Month: May 2017

Wednesday 10th May – John Carr Race 2

Wednesday 10th May – John Carr Race 2

Report from Robin Outtersides Ok so here we go again. Race two and once again I set off down Bradford Road with my legendary warm up. I was wearing headphones which gave me a “zoned in” look, which I was really quite impressed with. When I got there I got caught up in the hurly burly of pre race chatter and the atmos ( short for atmosphere ) was electric. I chatted to Tom Lynch, fresh from last week’s PB…

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Tuesday 9th May – Jack Bloor Fell Race

Tuesday 9th May – Jack Bloor Fell Race

Report from Caron Ralph: Tuesday brought the inevitable midge biting start of the Jack Bloor Fell Race on Ilkley Moor.  Having picked up 2nd claim member Sean O’Halloran on my way and Andrew in the back (in a supporting not racing role tonight) we headed off on a beautiful spring evening.  We watched some of our Juniors competing- Skye Fuller and Charlotte Rawstron doing especially well, among other Otley Juniors ( whom I’m not sure of names) Lining up to…

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Runner of the Month

Runner of the Month

As it couldn’t be decided who should be male runner of the month for April it was decided to award it to both Tom Lynch & Stephen Boddy. Tom for getting sub 3hrs at London and Stephen, who although not quite as quick in London at 3:39, managed an impressive 4:48 at the Three Peaks just a week later. The ladies runner of the month went to new member Charlotte Boardman who has moved up from the beginners. Charlotte recorded an impressive…

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Sunday 7th May – Bluebell Trail Halifax

Sunday 7th May – Bluebell Trail Halifax

Report from Richard Hamer At the end of January 2016 I was a broken man; knees, ankles and feet, so I stopped this running lark. Twelve months on and the niggles had mostly gone and the love was returning, so I dug out my plimsolls and started having another go with my only ambition being to run for an hour on Saturdays; and to never race again (although I don’t think not doing something can be classed as an ambition)….

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Sunday 7th May – North Lincs Half Marathon

Sunday 7th May – North Lincs Half Marathon

Report from Howard Jeffrey Despite pulling up after two minutes of speed-work last Wednesday morning with a weird sharp twinge on the lower inner thigh I managed another busy weekend of racing (I like to race). I applied Volterol for three days and applied the ubiquitous KT tape which has unfathomable magical qualities and felt confident to do the parkrun at Cross Flatts on Saturday. I did this because I have entered the Leeds race series and consistency is one…

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Sunday 7th May – Sedbergh Fell Race (BOFRA)

Sunday 7th May – Sedbergh Fell Race (BOFRA)

Report from Tom Lynch: I decided to have a go at the BOFRA championship this year, and so headed to the first champs race at Sedbergh. Taking advantage of a lift to such a distant short race, Steve Robinson and Colin Best joined me. Sedbergh feels really tucked away in a corner of the Dales – unless you come from the M6 – which we didn’t. It feels like a slightly unusual place, dominated by the buildings and tweed jacketed hordes…

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Sunday 7th May – Nidd 20

Sunday 7th May – Nidd 20

Report from Laura Hind On the back of the euphoria of completing a long distance event that didn’t involve a sense of humour failure like Rombald’s Stride 2016, I decided to enter the Nidd 20, traditionally a long distance walking event which was to admit runners for the first time. Liz Fawcett had already signed up, so whether she liked it or not, I volunteered to run with her. Slightly nervous about my substandard navigating skills and amused by Liz,…

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Saturday 6th May – Over The Odda 10K

Saturday 6th May – Over The Odda 10K

Report from Joanna Hobson I found myself sitting in Hawksworth this morning waiting for the start of the Over The Odda race which I last did 2 years ago and swore never to do again! Described as “A challenging trail race with stunning views over both the Aire and Wharfe Valleys”, it doesn’t fail to live up to its name. Strava showed 899ft elevation gain which for a 10k is not bad! Having arrived I knew I had to run…

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Saturday 6th May – Buckden Out Moor and Back Again Fell Race

Saturday 6th May – Buckden Out Moor and Back Again Fell Race

Report from Matt Podd A new race from Buckden up the pike and down by the mines with a descending loop towards Starbotton turning to finish in Buckden. 5.1 miles. Unfortunately Brave heart had to go to a baby fair, so it was only me and Dave Tait who ventured up wharfedale for this race. I’d failed to get in Over the Odda so decided to do this. A small field, with a lot from Skipton AC set off up…

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Saturday 6th May – Park Runs

Saturday 6th May – Park Runs

Bradford parkrun A total of 459 runners took part. View full results for Bradford parkrun event #361 Position Gender Position parkrunner Club Run Time 1 1 Mark HALL Otley AC 00:17:55 16 1 Beth MASSEY Barnsley AC 00:20:51 95 83 John DAVIS Otley AC 00:24:56 Marple parkrun A total of 216 runners took part. View full results for Marple parkrun event #260 Position Gender Position parkrunner Club Run Time 1 1 Stuart CAMERON Stockport Harriers & AC 00:17:01 2 2…

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