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17th December – 31st December – The 32nd Ken Dixon Christmas Handicap

17th December – 31st December – The 32nd Ken Dixon Christmas Handicap

First devised in 1989 by Ken Dixon as a 2 loop route round Timble and Swinsty reservoir.  This year as Swinsty dam is out of action an extra loop has been added round Fewston village. This is also the final race in the 2020 Eric Smith Handicap trophy, with Nick Hodgkinson, Antonio Cardinale and Catharine and James Dobson all vying for the top spot. The start is by the grass section at the junction Timble village road and the main…

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November 14th – November 30th – Weeton Handicap

November 14th – November 30th – Weeton Handicap

November’s Eric Smith Handicap trophy race was the 5 mile route based round the quiet country lanes of Weeton village.  Nick Hodgkinson scored top points finishing first ahead of David Fox and Debra Mullen in 2nd and 3rd.  Scott recorded the fastest time,  which is a new course record. There were also several age best times from Catharine Dobson, Chris Brunold, Richard Smith, Rogan Ashton and Phil Robinson. With just the Christmas Ken Dixon handicap to go the handicap table…

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Sunday 1st November – Baildon Boundary Way

Sunday 1st November – Baildon Boundary Way

Report from Sara Richard This popular and challenging, multi terrain half marathon was postponed due to Covid from April to 1 November. The event was chip timed, socially distanced and had staggered starts. As I hadn’t raced since February, I had expected the event to be cancelled like so may other races have sadly had to. Great to know it was going ahead, although I was apprehensive as I hadn’t really trained. It felt great to put on my club…

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November 14th – November 30th – Eric Smith Trophy – Weeton Handicap

November 14th – November 30th – Eric Smith Trophy – Weeton Handicap

Run the handicap route, see route map below any time you like between Saturday 14th November – Monday 30th November,  Because of the November Covid restrictions please run this solo or as a pair. Email me on androbertshaw@gmail.com at least a day before you plan to run the route, so that I can give you a handicap time, before I might see it on Strava!! If you’re on Strava just send me a link to your Strava run,  such as:  https://www.strava.com/activities/3742412886.   If I don’t…

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October 17th – 31st Eric Smith Handicap Trophy – Weston 2 Lap Handicap

October 17th – 31st Eric Smith Handicap Trophy – Weston 2 Lap Handicap

The ultra experienced pair of Bob and Antonio came out as the top two of the October’s Eric Smith Handicap Trophy race, with Bob taking the win by just over a minute, Scott was by far the fastest with 27:26. Antonio moved to the top of the handicap table on 83 points ahead of Catherine Dobson, 80 & Antonio 79.5,  Nick Hodgkinson & James Dobson are not far behind on 75 and 73.5 respectively.  See the full table here. November’s…

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Saturday 24th October – Clumber Park Duathlon

Saturday 24th October – Clumber Park Duathlon

Report from Howard Jeffreys Remember ‘I’ll be back’! Well that’s me that is. For one race only this year. I did no training all year until they announced Park runs would start at the end of October ( yeh right). So at the beginning of September I climbed off the couch and shuffled through a few weeks of training. Out of the blue came an email to say Clumber Park duathlon was ON…Albeit in the adjacent Thoresby Park. I had…

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Sunday 25th October – Dave MacDonald Haltemprice 10k

Sunday 25th October – Dave MacDonald Haltemprice 10k

Report from Joanna Hobson On Sunday I was very fortunate to take part in the 34th running of this event named in honour of its founder Dave MacDonald of Haltemprice RRC. Due to Covid19 this was my first (and probably last) race of the year so it felt really special to be racing again. The organisation of this race was absolutely superb. Race entries all had to be complete one week prior to the event and you had to give…

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Saturday 24th October – Langdale Marathon and Half Marathon

Saturday 24th October – Langdale Marathon and Half Marathon

Report from Phil Robinson The Langdale half used to be billed as “the toughest road half marathon in the country”. With over 1700 feet of climbing it would be graded BL if it were a fell race. My first visit was in 2003 when a certain Ian Fisher came second to 5-times winner Paul Muller. I came 70th out of 301 finishers, and 1st MV60. The other Otley runners were Mick Jeffrey (1st MV50), Dave Hainsworth and Nick Hodgkinson. The…

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Big Flat Runway Races 4th Oct

Big Flat Runway Races 4th Oct

Tales from an Airfield – Tony Walker So a few of us finally got chance to put a number on and race against people we didn’t know for the first time this year. A big thumbs up to the Even Splits team for getting it on…but it was a bit strange. In the current circumstances superbly organised. Specific arrival times, clear holding pen, plenty of toilets hilariously positioned well away from each other. Plenty of hand sanitiser. They even supplied…

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October 17th – 31st Eric Smith Handicap Trophy – Weston 2 Lap Handicap

October 17th – 31st Eric Smith Handicap Trophy – Weston 2 Lap Handicap

This month’s handicap is a revival of sorts of an old handicap round the Weston Estate, the old route was a 2 lap course that ran down Weston Lane, to Weston Drive, Meagill Rise, Weston Ridge, the Oval and Newall Avenue and was about 3.5ish miles.  To extend this to 5 miles & add  a couple of hills I’ve added a loop up Rumplecroft, St Davids & St Richards. The start is at the end of the hedge on the…

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