Report from Billy
Following the heavy rain of the last few days Sunday morning brought a bit of sunshine although it was rather chilly.
OAC were out in numbers for the annual flat fast Abbey Dash 10k which takes you along Kirkstall Road to Kirkstall Abbey & back. Not an exciting course but is renowned for PB potential and the crowds are usually large & loud. Whilst waiting in our pens we were greeted with an unforecasted rain shower which is not what you want on a chilly October morning. I knew I wasn’t going to get a PB as it was only a week since doing the Yorkshire Marathon and set off at a steady pace. My first km was my fastest (Mainly because it is downhill most of the way) and then settled in to a comfortable pace that would see me do about 55 mins. My only worry was that I would run out of steam but managed to keep a steady pace and finish in 55:02.
The race was won by Omar Ahmed in 28:38.
Other finishers for Otley were (all chip times) Rob Grant 36:19, Graham Lake 38:36, Jenson Brogden 38:57 (Pb), Sara Elliott 44:17 (Pb), Rachael Wright 45:31, Paul Tranter 43:39, James Dobson 46:13, Sharon Kenyon 48:46, Mary Hampshire 48:34, Verity Glover 50:22 (Pb), Catherine Dobson 54:31 (Pb), Martin Gaskin 54:07, Pam Tranter 56:09, Sarah Belt 58:10 (Pb), Sue Green 1:02:36, Lorna Langdon 1:03:55, Natasha Whittaker 1:07:27 and Sarah Waights 1:07:49.