Falcons, owls, eagles, swifts and tits; an ornithologist’s delight, but more importantly the names of the Otley AC teams at the Golden Acre Relays.
For the uninitiated, the relays are put on by Abbey Runners and involve a twisting three-mile lap of Golden Acre Park, between Bramhope and Adel.
Because there was a limit of 150 teams, Otley Tits were unable to register but were allowed to run unofficially; although the results showed that 154 teams had taken part.
In 36th place Otley Falcons: Rogan Ashton 17:06, Stephen Boddy 17:40, Christian Hosker 19:16 – total 54:02.
84th Otley Owls: Rachel 20:23, Caron Ralph 21:23, Liz Fawcett 22:10 – total 63:56.
126th: Otley Eagles: Richard Hamer 22:56, Joanna Hobson 24:15,Laura Hind 23:50 – total 71:01.
142nd: Otley Swifts: Madeleine Delucchi 26:24, Anna Murtough 25:23, Debra Brown 26:52 – total 78:39.
Unplaced (see above) Otley Tits: Dominic Egan 23:04, Rob Fearnley 23:39, Andy Webster 20:31 – total 67:14.
The winners were Chapel Mews AC of Danny Lauter 13:59, Mike Hayle 14:35, Matt Grieve 14:01 – total 42:35.