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Month: July 2017

Friday 14th July – Washburn Relay

Friday 14th July – Washburn Relay

Results are available spreadsheet here or text file here.   An Otley / Leeds City team of Zack Whitehead (18:06), Nathan Dunn (20:51) and Scott Harrington (17:27) broke the race record by five seconds finishing in 56:24. Harrogate’s Barry McGuire came back first on Leg 1 in 17:07, another record broken on the night.  Andy Grant extended the lead to just over a minute, at the end of Leg 2 with a the fast leg 2 time of 20:41.  Scott chased…

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Thursday 13th July – Sunderland 5k

Thursday 13th July – Sunderland 5k

Report from Tony Walker A little story of encouragement for those getting on a bit and with aching joints. 4 years ago leading up to and post knee op, several esteemed people qualified in the medical profession told me I should never run again due to having little cartilage in my right knee. I then saw another specialist who was a bit more balanced and suggested ‘moderation’ and listen to your body. In fact he came out with a classic…

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Wednesday 12 July – Golden Acre Relays

Wednesday 12 July – Golden Acre Relays

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…

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Sunday 9th July: Burn Valley Half

Sunday 9th July: Burn Valley Half

Report from Hannah: On a hot and sunny Sunday morning on 9th July whilst everyone else headed to Leeds 10k Sara Richard, Chris Brunold and myself set off for the Burn Valley Half in Masham. This race has had a break of four years and is now being organised by Ripon Runners and I must confess to have never heard of it till I saw a flyer for it somewhere.  For some reason I thought that doing this race the…

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Sunday 9th July: Kilburn7

Sunday 9th July: Kilburn7

  Report from Mark Hall: This was my 3rd race in 8 days, don’t think I have ever raced so much! This was another very hilly race with a steep long climb within the first mile and a mile long drag from Byland Abbey to the 5 miles point, there after up and down. I finished 2nd in the race in  42.27 and first veteran runner, so 1st V55. A hot, hilly day. Winner: N Watson, Scarborough AC, 41.08 First…

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Saturday 8th July – Croagh Patrick Mountain Race (Irish and Connacht Champs race)

Saturday 8th July – Croagh Patrick Mountain Race (Irish and Connacht Champs race)

Report from Tom Lynch: I headed over to Ireland with Liam and his brother-in-law (and new Otley member) Dean Clark for the IMRA Croagh Patrick race, this year it was an Irish and Connacht championship counting race. For those unfamiliar, it’s a holy mountain in the west of Ireland near Westport in Co. Mayo. and it’s a bit steep. St Patrick is supposed to have fasted on it for 40 days (the name means St. Patrick’s Stack) and people do…

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Saturday 8th July: Canal Canter

Saturday 8th July: Canal Canter

Report from Ian B I did the canal canter 10k from Kirkstall along the canal in to leeds city centre and back again on Saturday 8 July. I finished 6th in 46:34 and first V45 but then again there were only 29 runners! Runner numbers are limited due to the nature of the towpath, its obviously a pretty flat run the only negative being the amount of people to dodge and the narrow/low bridges to pass under that slowed you…

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Thursday 6th July – Otley Harrogate League Handicap

Thursday 6th July – Otley Harrogate League Handicap

Another sultry summer evening for the Harrogate League, a big thanks to all who made for a successful handicap.  Gilly had the honour of first black & white across the finish line, just ahead of Paul Clifford, who had the fastest time in his category as did Carl in finishing 28th.  Full results on the Harrogate League website here. Lots of photos, Graham Lake’s, Gary Waite’s and Philip Bland’s.   Pos Name Club Cat. Cat pos Start time Gross time Net…

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Wednesday 5th July – Helen Windsor 10k – Inc. York. Vets 10k Champs.

Wednesday 5th July – Helen Windsor 10k – Inc. York. Vets 10k Champs.

Report from Mark Hall: After the tough Eccup 10m on Sunday this race came around too quickly.  The race venue was at Greetland, near Halifax, it was never going to be flat! A 3k circuit followed by a larger circuit. This is a hilly race! I finished 4th in the race and first vet overall, so 1st V55 and Yorkshire veterans Champion. No other OAC runners.  Full results here. Winner: Joe Sagar, Spenborough, 34.12 Women: Johanna Winks, Halifax, 40.04