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Month: August 2017

Monday 28th August – Reeth Show (BOFRA champs)

Monday 28th August – Reeth Show (BOFRA champs)

Report from Tom Lynch: Another week another BOFRA race. This time tucked away in Swaledale at Reeth Show, with a sharp climb up Fremington Edge from the show field. In what is becoming a dependable occurrence, I was joined by the Rawstron’s, as we’re both targeting the BOFRA championship and trying to fit in our remaining few counting races. No Ted Mason this time, instead replaced by a meteoric Ben Mounsey (Calder Valley) who took the win in 15:48, with…

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Doonhamer 10k (Dumfries, Scotland) 27/08/17

Doonhamer 10k (Dumfries, Scotland) 27/08/17

Report from the winning machine that is Mark Hall… A trip back to Scotland and a chance to meet old friends. The Doonhamer 10km starts and finishes in Dock Park alongside the river Nith which runs through the centre of Dumfries.  The race takes runners along riverside paths, across 4 bridges (8 dead turns!) crossing the river 4 times and taking in 2 steep hills!  I won the  event in 36.19.  First woman was Scottish International runner Nicola Hood, Dumfries RC, 37.17.

Saturday 26th August – Park Runs

Saturday 26th August – Park Runs

Woodhouse 417 runners Position Gender Position parkrunner Club Run Time 1 1 Nick GASKELL Trawden AC 00:16:53 50 1 Mairi BLANKENSTEIN Edinburgh AC 00:20:53 213 38 Elly WARDLE STEAD Otley AC 00:27:07 Bradford 422 runners Position Gender Position parkrunner Club Run Time 1 1 Will KERR Saltaire Striders 00:17:03 17 1 Sarah FLAHERTY Bingley Harriers and AC 00:21:00 57 50 Chris TAYLOR Otley AC 00:23:15 361 111 Victoria TAYLOR Otley AC 00:36:25 Harrogate 420 runners Position Gender Position parkrunner Club…

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Thursday 24th August – Eric Smith Handicap Trophy Race 8 – Thruscross Handicap

Thursday 24th August – Eric Smith Handicap Trophy Race 8 – Thruscross Handicap

Another fantastic turnout on a perfect late summer’s evening for running and midges!  Otley AC mascot Flash the Bassett thought that barking would frighten them off, but no luck on that… A fine run from Jenson  saw him take the win, over taking Bob within sight of the finish.  Bob held on for second, closely followed by Tom Midgley having a great run, breaking the course record.  However this would last for less than 2 minutes as Liam, in 10th…

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Wednesday 23rd August – Even Splits Series (Race 3) 5K

Wednesday 23rd August – Even Splits Series (Race 3) 5K

Report from Mark Hall Mark Hall,  Scott Harrington and Ged Peacock did the 3rd race in this 6 race series at the Brownlee Centre. Scott finished 2nd, 15.47. Mark, 14th, 17.14 (1st V55) and Ged 98th 24.30. Winner: Adrian Holiday, 15.30 1st Female Alice Leake Leeds City AC in 18.19 Full results here

Saturday/Sunday 19th & 20th August – Hell on the Humber

Saturday/Sunday 19th & 20th August – Hell on the Humber

Report from Chris Carver   It’s been a long time. Frustrating illnesses mainly along with one or two injuries. September 2012 was the last one but now, at last, I’ve managed to get back the fitness needed to run 24 hour races. I first heard about this one about five or six years ago and always thought it was an interesting idea – cross the Humber Bridge on foot as many times as possible in 24 hours. Looking at the…

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Saturday 19th August – Burnsall Feast, 10 mile and Classic Fell

Saturday 19th August – Burnsall Feast, 10 mile and Classic Fell

Report from Matt Podd Not the best weather – cold and showery with a stiff breeze, but not deterred 5 Otley AC Heroes toed the line for the 10 mile road race. Off we set with the first two miles uphill to Hebden into a biting shower. Helped that I felt I was going to die, but things level out on the way to Grassington and after that it’s undulations and hills to the downhill run in to the finish….

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Saturday 19th August – Park Runs

Saturday 19th August – Park Runs

Woodhouse Moor parkrun A total of 399 runners took part. Position ↓ Gender Position ↓ parkrunner ↓ Club   ↓ Run Time ↓ 1 1 Ciaran FORDE Horsforth Harriers 00:17:30 20 1 Hayley LLOYD-HENRY Prestwich AC 00:20:05 116 17 Gilly WIGHT Otley AC 00:24:06 262 77 Elly WARDLE STEAD Otley AC 00:30:02 Bradford parkrun A total of 415 runners took part. Position ↓ Gender Position ↓ parkrunner ↓ Club   ↓ Run Time ↓ 1 1 Alexander FLAHERTY Bingley Harriers…

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Sunday 13th August – Askern 10 miles

Sunday 13th August – Askern 10 miles

Report from Mark: This was another event that was popular with OAC runners many years ago, sure Ian Fisher won it on many occasions . The race this year was won in a very quick time by Iratz Arrospede, City Sheffield, 51.59. Weather conditions were good.  I really struggled again but managed to beat the hour and finish, an improvement on my last outing! This is not a PB circuit, probably best described as very undulating. The race is very…

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Saturday 12th August – Arncliffe Gala Fell Race (BOFRA Champs)/Littondale Fete 4 Road Race

Saturday 12th August – Arncliffe Gala Fell Race (BOFRA Champs)/Littondale Fete 4 Road Race

Report from Tom Lynch: Goats, sheep, llamas, prosecco, pizza, pints, cake, pies, silent auction, strongman contest, egg and spoon race, village green, classic cars, road race, fell race, Tommy Sedgwick, sunshine, rain, steep hills, few miles. Winner Ted Mason (Wharfedale) 1st 10:46, Tom Lynch – 15th 13:00 (5th BOFRA champs), Antonio Cardinale 89th 30:16 (fell) & 53rd 44:44 (road), special mention to juniors Charlotte and Jessica Rawstron 1st and 11th BOFRA U9s.