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Month: June 2017

Sunday 25th June – Morecambe Half Marathon

Sunday 25th June – Morecambe Half Marathon

Report from Rob Fearnley: We all enter the New Year flush with enthusiasm and a determination to ‘do’ something with the year and so it was with me in January of this year when I entered a number of races throughout the year to supplement the club focussed events. I was excited about undertaking another half marathon when I entered……but by Saturday June 24th I was not and spent most of the day in Grassington ‘carb-loading’ in the Devonshire Arms…

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Sunday 25th June – Bradford Millennium Way Relay

Sunday 25th June – Bradford Millennium Way Relay

Report from Tom Lynch: We managed to field 2 open teams for the Bradford Millennium Way Relay this year, a paired team relay around much of the countryside of the District of Bradford, taking in Bingley, Haworth Moors, Laycock, Silsden, Ilkley and back to Bingley. The legs vary between 8-11 miles following mostly fell and trail routes. I started off on leg 1 running with Gary (team Black & Whites), with Tamara and Neil running for the second team (White…

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Eldwick Gala Fell Race – Sat 24th June

Eldwick Gala Fell Race – Sat 24th June

Report from Graham I was running late, so put the VW in hyperdrive and legged it over to Eldwick for the gala Fell Race on Saturday. Abandoning my campervan in a cul-de-sac I ran to the start to be told it had been put back 15mins due to the sheepdog show running late (phew). This is a very short race (2.8m 550ft) from the main street, up to the Baildon Moor trig point and back the same way (but with…

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ParkRun Round Up Sat 24th June

ParkRun Round Up Sat 24th June

Woodhouse Moor parkrun A total of 395 runners took part. Position Gender Position parkrunner Club Run Time 1 1 Thomas MIDGLEY Otley AC 00:18:04 28 1 Shamiso SISIMAYI Harrogate Harriers & AC 00:20:38 186 46 Gemma HARRINGTON Otley AC 00:26:53 240 70 Joanna MIDGLEY Otley AC 00:29:12 Harrogate parkrun A total of 359 runners took part. Position Gender Position parkrunner Club Run Time 1 1 Unknown ATHLETE Unattached 00:17:49 27 1 Louise MCLEMAN Newcastle University Tri club 00:20:35 58 6…

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Beamsley Beacon Fell Race, Thursday 22nd June

Beamsley Beacon Fell Race, Thursday 22nd June

Report from Mr Podd A large team of elite Otley AC  fell runners descended on Addingham and joined the loitering crowd outside the pub on a nice evening. Off we went through the village, over the bridge and charged up the mighty Beamsley Beacon. Lovely and dry underfoot – I wore trail shoes. There was probably a lovely view off the top, but no time to linger as we raced carefully down the tricky descent. The ‘trench’ was dry, but…

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Wednesday 21st June – Solstice Saunter Bolton Abbey

Wednesday 21st June – Solstice Saunter Bolton Abbey

Report from Joanna Hobson Last night on a hot and balmy (or was that barmy) mid-summer evening, Hannah Lupton, Laura Hind, Nicky Gifford, Ann Yeadon, Pam (a friend of Nicky’s) and I all did the Solstice Saunter, a beautiful, sociable summer’s evening 5 mile race,  following the trails of Bolton Abbey. The race starts at Cavendish Pavilions and follows a clockwise loop up through the Strid Wood to Barden Bridge, then over the bridge and back through the grounds to…

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20th June 2017 – Knaresborough Harrogate League

20th June 2017 – Knaresborough Harrogate League

Report from the Hon. Handicapper: A big thanks to Knaresborough Striders for hosting thier 1st Harrogate League race & excellent bufffet at the Working Men’s Club, particularly the fabulous cakes!.  Ripon’s Ben Pease, 31:34,  7 seconds ahead of his team mate Reece Dalton & I think taking the Harrogate League title for this year.  I had a battle with Harrogate’s Crystal Goecker, 37:20 for much of the race who finished as first woman.  An excellent season for the Black and Whites maybe…

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Sunday 18th June – Buckden Pike Fell Race

Sunday 18th June – Buckden Pike Fell Race

Report from Graham Lake The scorching hot weather that had been forecast appeared in time for this dales fell race. Upper Wharfedale is gorgeous at this time of year, and it didn’t disappoint. The race is part of Buckden Gala, so registration was in amongst the ‘Best Swaledale’ and ‘dog most like it’s owner’ competitions. Liam and Antonio and ex-OAC Sam Stell were there too. As there was an FRA champs race on over at Tebay there was a smaller…

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Sunday 18th June – Pudsey 10K

Sunday 18th June – Pudsey 10K

Report from Howard Jeffrey I last did the Pudsey 10K maybe 20 years ago and I remember it being quite hilly. I entered it again this year for two reasons, one: it was a ‘targeted’ club race and two: it is part of the Leeds race series which I am contesting. The Otley AC ranks were swelled by the presence of, Sarah, Robin, Billy and Ged. The start was at 10.45, time enough for the blazing sun to be high…

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Sunday 18th June – Windy Gyle Fell Race

Sunday 18th June – Windy Gyle Fell Race

Report from the Hon. Handicapper: This is a proper traditional fell race, no pre-entry, turn up at a field in the middle of nowhere, entry out of the back of a car, checkpoint marshals but no other route markers.  A fantastic horseshoe route on the Cheviot Hills, based around the source of the river Coquet, taking in the summit of Windy Gyle which is one of the final summits heading north on the Pennine Way and giving panoramic fantastic views…

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