Thankfully the forecasted heavy rain failed to materialise. Thanks to Ken Kaiser for late course re-measurement after the usual cricket pitch finish had to be moved to the old finish at the rugby club gates.
Congratulations to all who took part and everyone who helped make a successful evening. Jack Wood romped home to win by 40 secconds ahead of Joshua Woodcock-Shaw. Aisling Wall from Horsforth took the spoils in the women’s category 30 seconds clear of Amy Young of Hyde Park.
After delving into his attic and searching through the mound of old Secretaries gubbins John Dade found the missing results from 1985 to 1988. Providing evidence that this year was the 35th Otley 10. Interested in checking our the results from the first race? well have a look here.
Notable people still going strong from 85, Ben Grant, Harrogate 6th 52.47, Complete Runner owner Terry Lonergan 9th 53:27, 13th John Convery 54:27, Peter Shields 1:02:18. and current Otley members.. Mick Jeffrey, running for Leeds City 1:04:55, John Armistead 1:17:27.
It should be noted that the course was remeasured in 1989 and pre-1989 was approx. 180m short, even so a 49:55 winning time from Andy Symonds, Birchfield H. is probably a little superior to Colin Moore’s course record…
First in the other Age Group Categories were:
|F35||Nikki Symons||Harrogate Harriers||01:13:12|
|F40||Rachel Carter||Ilkley H||01:09:55|
|F45||Donna Edmondson Booker||Idle AC||01:09:42|
|F50||Amanda Spencer||Valley Striders AC||01:17:01|
|F55||Sue Sunderland||Valley Striders AC||01:19:06|
|F60||Shirley Steele||Tadcaster H||01:43:00|
|F65||Madeleine Stansfield||Dewsbury RR||01:27:38|
|F70||Maureen Coffey||Roundhay Runners||01:58:03|
|M35||Matthew John||North Leeds Fell Runners||00:56:24|
|M40||Scott Harrington||Otley AC||00:55:39|
|M45||Christopher Loftus||Keighley & Craven AC||01:01:18|
|M50||Robin Tuddenham||Todmorden H||01:05:34|
|M55||Steve Rhodes||Hyde Park Harriers||01:06:46|
|M60||Ian Waller||Knaresborough Striders||01:11:38|
|M65||David Leslie||Abbey Runners||01:25:13|
|M70||Dave Seaman||Nidd Valley RR||01:25:56|