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Month: October 2017

Sunday 29th October – West Yorkshire Cross Country League, Nunroyd Park, Guiseley

Sunday 29th October – West Yorkshire Cross Country League, Nunroyd Park, Guiseley

Round two of the West Yorkshire Cross Country League saw the usual suspects turn out for OAC at Nunroyd Park, Guiseley. A crisp sunny day greeted the runners, as did claggy ground and a slightly amended course than in previous years thanks to the section near rear of the park being removed. In the ladies’ race, Victoria Stainburn was 24th in 23:36 and Laura McCabe was 40th in 24:32. The winner was Georgia Malir (Leeds City) in 20:25. In the men’s…

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Saturday 28th October 2017 – Really Wild Boar

Saturday 28th October 2017 – Really Wild Boar

Report from Steve Robinson I was in conversation with Tom Lynch on Friday night discussing this Fell Race and we didn’t really convince one another to do it.  I did the parkrun at Woodhouse Moor Sat morning with my eldest and then saw Tom had messaged me again saying he was now up for racing.  I was still in Otley at 11.30 messing about getting ready, bearing in mind it’s a 2pm start well passed Sedbergh in the Howgills. According to Wainwright, the fell gets its…

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Saturday 28th October – Park Runs

Saturday 28th October – Park Runs

Pos Gender Pos parkrunner Club Run Time Bradford 1 1 Will Kerr Saltaire Striders 17:59 10 1 Claire Cooper Keighley & Craven AC 20:23 21 19 Michael Hastings Otley AC 21:36 38 35 James Rawstron Otley AC 22:42 68 63 Gavin Burton Otley AC 24:07 96 88 Andrew Rayner Otley AC 25:33 97 9 Ann Yeadon Otley AC 25:35 246 75 Claire Hastings Otley AC 32:09 Fountains Abbey 1 1 Allen Bush Unattached 17:23 21 21 Peter Crowder Otley AC…

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Friday 27th October – Fell league update

Friday 27th October – Fell league update

Sorry it’s been a while updating the results for this – can anyone overtake Antonio in the fell league standings? Fell – Short Fell – Long Total 1 Antonio Cardinale 59.8 57.1 55.8 48.0 49.2 269.9 2 Don Buffham 68.4 67.1 66.9 66.8 269.2 3 Graham Lake 87.8 87.5 175.3 4 Tom Lynch 88.5 77.3 165.8 5 John Dade 81.0 80.0 161.0 6 Matt Podd 80.8 60.2 141.0 7 Liam Dunne 97.2 97.2 8 Gary Johnson 88.2 88.2 9 Andrew…

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Wednesday 25th Oct 2017 – Even Splits 5k

Wednesday 25th Oct 2017 – Even Splits 5k

Report from Tony Walker Had another blast of the 3 laps of the Brownlee centre. Calm and warmish (for the time of year) meant that good times were possible. Haven’t raced for a few weeks so was unsure of form but was hopeful of getting a few seconds under 20 mins. Got stuck in and had a bit of a sprint finish – it’s all relative! Was very pleasantly surprised at seeing the clock tick towards 19 mins 20 secs…

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Sunday 22nd October: Holmfirth 15

Sunday 22nd October: Holmfirth 15

Report from Matt Podd: Felt a bit of a Howard moment as I prepared for this by running Bradford Parkrun at a steady pace. Lovely to see the look of pain on Sara’s face as she achieved a pb. Where are you Howard? We miss you comprehensive reports – injured? I was supposed to be going camping in the Brecon Beacons this weekend, but Brian put pay to that plan. So at a loose end I found this race which…

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Saturday 21st October: Park Runs

Saturday 21st October: Park Runs

Woodhouse Moor parkrun Position Gender Position parkrunner Club Run Time 1 1 Richard ALLEN Aldershot, Farnham & District AC 00:16:09 14 1 Sophie LEE City of Hull AC 00:18:48 127 109 Chris TAYLOR Otley AC 00:24:03 292 91 Elly WARDLE STEAD Otley AC 00:29:19 Bradford parkrun Position Gender Position parkrunner Club Run Time 1 1 Martin FILLINGHAM Saltaire Striders 00:18:05 14 1 Emily BIRCHALL Leeds City AC 00:19:54 20 2 Victoria STAINBURN Otley AC 00:20:42 58 5 Sara ELLIOTT Otley AC 00:22:54 90 8…

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Saturday 21st October: Tough 10 Leeds 10K

Saturday 21st October: Tough 10 Leeds 10K

Report from Andy Webster: Very windy day myself and Rachael Brooke were the only Otley runners to enter this Cancer Research 10 K. Rachael was in top form getting a lead early on before taking the scenic route and added on some extra mileage. She soon overtook me again and ran up the first hill never to be seen again. I really felt the hills in my legs, probably not marathon recovered. Really enjoyable course despite the hills. 221 runners…

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Sunday 15th October – UKA British Fell and Hill Relay Championships, Llanberis

Sunday 15th October – UKA British Fell and Hill Relay Championships, Llanberis

Report from Tom Lynch: In a busy month for the fell runners, we managed to put together a team for the British Fell relays, after successfully fielding another team 2 weeks earlier for the Hodgson Relays. This years British fell relay championships were held on the flanks of Snowdon, starting out of Llanberis in a well set up base in the old slate tips. The race attracted something like 180 starting teams, with many familiar faces out and about in…

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Sunday 15th Oct – Palma Marathon Mallorca

Sunday 15th Oct – Palma Marathon Mallorca

Report from Richard Hamer: Another year and another trip to Mallorca with six other OACers plus 10 from Wetherby Runners for the Palma 10 (and half-marathon for John Armitstead and the Wetherby group). The 10 starts at 9:40am next to the cathedral and is an out and back along the bay with a slight climb at the turn point. It’s not the fastest course because there’s about 2,500 others taking part so it’s a bit chaotic, especially during the first…

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