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Month: September 2017

Saturday 16th September – Beinn Resipol Hill Race

Saturday 16th September – Beinn Resipol Hill Race

In Scotland fell races are called hill races; and in a moment of madness two years ago I entered the Beinn Resipol Hill Race knowing that I’d be on holiday nearby on the day of the race (I was actually about 100-miles away). However, the day before I was in Plockton and I’d never been there before and I was such a beautiful place – it’s not the Jewel in the Highlands for nothing – that I decided it was…

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Sunday 10th September: One foot in the Gargrave

Sunday 10th September: One foot in the Gargrave

Report from Laura H: With terrible weather forecast for the day, Hannah Lupton, Sara Richard, Liz Fawcett and I set off early for the 8.30am start to the brilliantly named ‘One Foot in the Gargrave’, a 23 mile LDWA organised event. We’d entered this months ago following a couple of other enjoyable trots around at similar ‘races’. What’s not to like about a day out with some friends where you can eat and chat your way around the course? And…

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Sunday 10th September – Vale of York Half

Sunday 10th September – Vale of York Half

Report from Billy: After what was hopefully going to be a good turn out for the Black & Whites only four of us travelled to Sherburn in Elmet for the Vale of York Half Marathon. Conditions were perfect  with a slight breeze but after a a busy week marathon training I was not expecting a good time. As the race progressed my legs started to feel better but although not as quick as I could be, I finished strongly to…

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Saturday 9th September: Park runs

Saturday 9th September: Park runs

Woodhouse Moor parkrun A total of 376 runners took part. Position  ? Gender Position  ? parkrunner  ? Club  ? Run Time  ? 1 1 Ciaran FORDE Horsforth Harriers 00:17:17 21 1 Hayley LLOYD-HENRY Prestwich AC 00:20:25 33 32 James RAWSTRON Otley AC 00:21:30 51 50 Matt PODD Otley AC 00:22:20 54 3 Sara ELLIOTT Otley AC 00:22:22 71 64 Gavin BURTON Otley AC 00:23:07 140 114 Andrew RAYNER Otley AC 00:25:44   Roundhay parkrun A total of 303 runners took…

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Saturday 9th September – Punk Panther Urban Legend Ultra

Saturday 9th September – Punk Panther Urban Legend Ultra

Report from Tamara: As Neil and I got out of the car on Station Top at 8.29am, I was very grateful to Sarah Fuller for lending me a waterproof that actually works – this weather would be nowt compared to the Spine, but still it was wet. Having never raced more than a half marathon before, I was a little apprehensive as to how this would pan out. The plan was to go slow, walk up anything even remotely resembling…

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Thursday 7th September – Eric Smith Trophy Race 9 3000m Handicap

Thursday 7th September – Eric Smith Trophy Race 9 3000m Handicap

A bit of a damp evening for the first of two club runner of the year track races, the first doubling up as race 9 in the Eric Smith handicap trophy.  Off on scratch with Antonio young Ben Brunold held onto the lead until the final lap, where Charlotte passed him and took the handicap win.  New member Gavin came home in a fine third place 9 seconds ahead of Jenson.  Thanks to Russ Brogden on the stop watch and…

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Wednesday 6th September – Ilkley Incline

Wednesday 6th September – Ilkley Incline

Report from Matt Podd: Mr Cardinale and myself represented the club in this race – probably the last evening race of the year. James Hall and Jemima Elgood won in 7.12 & 9.27. I was 54th in 13.05 and Antonio (no shorts today) was 62nd in 17.45. Smaller than usual field of 63. The Juniors had 3 teams in the relay which preceded the hill. Not sure of the results.

August Runner of the Month

August Runner of the Month

Sara Elliott and Chris Carver were chosen as runners of the month for August. Sara for a busy month of Park Runs, Thruscross handicap and an excellent run at the Burnsall 10.  Chris for his fantastic return to ultra racing across the Humber Bridge.