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Month: November 2017

Saturday 25th November – Weeton Handicap

Saturday 25th November – Weeton Handicap

On a crisp morning at Weeton, David Fox had an easy win, his first since Christmas 2011.  President Billy and Andy Webster finished in 2nd and 3rd.  Ian recorded the fastest time of the day in 5th.  Rob showed great commitment to the Handicap trophy by driving over from Morecambe on the morning. This has made him the odds on favourite to take the title at the Ken Dixon Christmas handicap as he takes an 16 points lead into the final…

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Wednesday 22nd November – Even Splits 5k – Race 6

Wednesday 22nd November – Even Splits 5k – Race 6

Report from Graham Lake : After taking a look at the Runner of the Year sheet I realised I’d not done a single road race this year, so a quick google came up with this race. However due to the calibre of the top-end I’m not sure it’ll get me many points! This race series is held at the Brownlee cycle track and is well organised as you’d expect from Mark Hetherington’s team. Online entry, quick results, fast course, changing/toilets,…

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Sunday 19th November – Wensleydale Wedge

Sunday 19th November – Wensleydale Wedge

Report from Hannah Lupton Once again I had the bright idea of doing a Long Distance Walking Association event, what’s not to like about them? Cheap, low key, checkpoints with food and drink and a meal at the end; you’ve just got to complete a hilly 23 mile route, easy! Having completed the Wensleydale Wedge last year with Sarah Fuller in horrible conditions underfoot and in agony with my wrecked ankles I had unfinished business and when I entered earlier…

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Sunday 19th November – WYXC League Race 3 Cleckheaton

Sunday 19th November – WYXC League Race 3 Cleckheaton

Spenborough AC hosted the third race of the season based on the fields next to their track at Cleckheaton.  Vicky Stainburn and Laura McCabe took to the start line in the senior women’s race.  Vicky having a great top 20 finish, 18th 21:56, followed by Laura in 36th, 22.51.  Under 20 junior, Georgia Rothwell from the City of York club won in a time of 19:50. Another junior from the City of York club won the senior men’s race, Angus…

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Saturday 18th November – Harriers vs Cyclists fell race

Saturday 18th November – Harriers vs Cyclists fell race

I’m on a good streak with the Full Tour of Pendle fell race; this must be the 8th year in a row I’ve found an excuse not to do it. This year’s excuse was the Harriers vs Cyclists race at Bingley, as I could meet up with my bro and do this hybrid cyclo-cross/fell race of about 5 ½ miles and still be able to walk afterwards. It’s pretty unique with all cyclists and runners lining up together and battling…

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Saturday 18th November – Park Runs

Saturday 18th November – Park Runs

Woodhouse Moor parkrun A total of 478 runners took part. Position Gender Position parkrunner Club Run Time 1 1 Unknown ATHLETE Unattached 00:16:46 24 24 Tony WALKER Otley AC 00:19:47 30 1 Hayley LLOYD-HENRY Prestwich AC 00:20:01 122 105 Andrew WEBSTER Otley AC 00:23:35 466 200 Elly WARDLE STEAD Otley AC 00:40:57 Bradford parkrun A total of 394 runners took part. Position Gender Position parkrunner Club Run Time 1 1 Greg HULL Leeds City AC 00:18:01 2 2 Mark HALL…

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Runner of the Month – October

Runner of the Month – October

Another close call in the Runner of the Month decision this month means that the ladies award goes to both Rachael Wright and Lizzie Irvine for their performances and participation in the Hodgson Brothers and British Fell Relay Championships. In the Hodgson Relay it was Rachael’s first Lakeland fell race, and she took it on in terrible weather conditions which led to re-routing of the race, and a bit of organisational stress. Similarly Lizzie took on the daunting challenge of…

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Sunday 12th Nov – Run Bolton Abbey

Sunday 12th Nov – Run Bolton Abbey

Race Report from Rob Fearnley A glorious autumn day greeted the 1600 entrants for the inaugural Run Bolton Abbey event on Sunday which was organised by the brilliant folks at Sue Ryder Manorlands hospice. Such was the level of interest that the races were postponed by 15 minutes to allow everyone to get parked up outside the Cavendish Pavilion and collect their numbers. Following an impeccably observed minutes silence for Remembrance Sunday the 10k evcent finally got under way at…

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