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Month: July 2017

Thursday 27th July – Ambleside Sports Guide Race (BOFRA champs)

Thursday 27th July – Ambleside Sports Guide Race (BOFRA champs)

Report from Tom Lynch: Another shorty, this time with a mid-week afternoon start time, I thought I’d take the chance to race a classic Lakeland guide race while I have the chance. It also counts in the BOFRA championship, and I’ve only got a few chances left to make up my 8 races. This one is 2.7 km with 270 m ascent ( under 2 miles/800 feet) straight up from the showground at Rydal Park towards (but short of) Sweden…

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Wednesday 26th July 2017 – EvenSplits 5K

Wednesday 26th July 2017 – EvenSplits 5K

Report from Tony Walker More Sobriety Ramblings… So the no beer saga carries on in my quest to recapture former glories. This time the excellent 5k at the newly created brownlee centre at the far end of Adel. As a side track, pints/wine and running have always been part of the same routine so it seems almost unfair on my fellow competitors not to drink! I was musing the other day about drug testing at local races…’sorry mr walker you…

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Saturday 22nd July – Parkruns

Saturday 22nd July – Parkruns

Pos Gender Pos parkrunner Club Run Time Bradford 1 1 Tom Lee Saltaire Striders 18:16 20 1 Donna Kaznowski Baildon Runners 21:34 172 125 Oliver Harrington Otley AC 31:56 173 48 Gemma Harrington Otley AC 31:57 Temple Newsam 1 1 Paul Adamson Crossgates H. AC 19:36 8 1 Rosemary Byde Edinburgh AC 21:28 12 10 Jenson Brogden Otley AC 22:07 Fountains Abbey 1 1 Toby Osman Ripon Runners 15:45 25 1 Robyn Wynn Claremont RR 21:05 76 61 Howard Jeffrey…

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Wednesday 19th July – Widdop Fell Race

Wednesday 19th July – Widdop Fell Race

Report from Shane Ewen: Steve Robinson and I made the journey across to Calder Valley for this midweek jaunt on the moors between Heptonstall and Burnley. The predicted downpour and thunder/lightning didn’t come until after we’d finished (the drive home was quite a journey), so the weather was warm and muggy. The race is 7 miles over peat moors, with great views, 5 decent climbs (totalling 1,200 feet), and 3 reservoirs. All for a fiver. As I’m still getting into…

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Wednesday 19th July 2017 – Priory 10k, (Multi terrain)

Wednesday 19th July 2017 – Priory 10k, (Multi terrain)

Report from Mark Hall This is the second time I have done this event.  The race is in and around the grounds of the beautiful Nostell Priory estate near Wakefield.  It is worth doing this event to visit this lovely place.  The race is 2 laps of trails and fields, there are no steep climbs but lots of drags making it a tough event, looking forward to doing a flat race!  Shortly before the start of the race I had…

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Wednesday 19th July – Roundhay Rampage – Urban Trail Runner

Wednesday 19th July – Roundhay Rampage – Urban Trail Runner

Report from Graham Lake After a busy summer of racing I was feeling a bit jaded and tired, but I had to give this race a go. Now in it’s 3rd year, the Urban Trail Runner series of races was set up by a mate of mine who runs for Wetherby. The races have steadily grown from ~100 starters to 217 last night. I’d had a look at the course map and it looked similar to the Peco race at…

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Tuesday 18th July – Liz Fawcett Leathley Handicap

Tuesday 18th July – Liz Fawcett Leathley Handicap

Another perfect summer’s evening for Lizzie’s handicap.  Setting off first Debra held off the chasing pack to win by just over a minute, ahead of president Billy and Laura Hind.  Scott sped round to the fastest time of the night finishing 7th.  The top of the handicap has closed up quite a bit.  Antonio kept his lead 2 points ahead of Rob and 3 ahead of Laura Hind,  see the full table here. Pos Name Time H’Cap Net Time Pts…

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Washburn Valley Junior Relays 14th of July 2017

Washburn Valley Junior Relays 14th of July 2017

What a great night! Well done to all the Otley AC Juniors who took part in the Junior relays on Friday night, you were all amazing! Team 80 made up of Holly Davey, Alfie Milner, Aston Brogden and Jenson Brogden came first, bringing the trophy back home to Otley.           See Full Results below- WVR-Junior-Results-2017 provisional (1)

Sunday 16th July – Cracoe BOFRA (Champs) Fell Race

Sunday 16th July – Cracoe BOFRA (Champs) Fell Race

Report from Tom Lynch: Having decided against the big drive, and more importantly big effort of Snowdon on Saturday I decided to take on this much tougher local BOFRA race, which was also a counter in the BOFRA championship. A whole 4 km, but don’t let that deceive you, as ever with a BOFRA race it included a steep climb, with only a small bit of gentle introduction, with 310 m of climbing (2.5 miles/1020 feet) packed into the distance….

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Burton Leonard 10K – Sunday 16th July

Burton Leonard 10K – Sunday 16th July

Report from Howard ‘the bard’ Jeffrey I now count writer’s block as a running injury and have been resting and recuperating from my regular race report contributions for a while and am pleased to see there have been plenty of interesting reports to keep you all amused. As a prelude to the BL 10K which many club members will remember as one of the core Black Sheep race series (still lamented) I did the hard and hilly Temple Newsam park…

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