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Brighouse Festival of Running 22nd July 2018

Brighouse Festival of Running 22nd July 2018

Report from Tony Walker The antithesis of the general reports on lovely hills/hours of endurance/great personal risk…This was possibly the dullest course ever!! 3 laps of which one lap was a straight road and then back again. 3 times. And it was flat aside from a marginal and I mean marginal rise towards the halfway point of the lap. It started in Sainsbury Car park! I love it! No distractions head down focus on your pace. Great organisation with split…

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Saturday 21st July – Lochcarron Highland Games Hill Race

Saturday 21st July – Lochcarron Highland Games Hill Race

Richard Hamer ventures north: Despite having been a regular visitor to Scotland over the past 20 years or so, I’ve never been to a highland games, and back in January I decided that 2018 would be the year. My research brought me to the Lochcarron Games which ticked a lot of boxes in terms of date and location, and as an added bonus a fell race (hill race, north of the border). The games are held at Attadale, which is…

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Saturday 21st July – Ingleborough Mountain Race

Saturday 21st July – Ingleborough Mountain Race

Report from Tom Lynch: This race was sold to me as a low key gala race, that usually attracts a smallish field ~120 runners, so there’s a good chance of a high placing. However, this year seemed to attract a bumper crowd – just my luck – possibly due to the weather and conditions underfoot and 209 runners turned out. The race is part of Ingleton Gala, which is a well organised/attended gala with all the usual attractions including raffles,…

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Saturday 21st July – Parkruns

Saturday 21st July – Parkruns

Woodhouse Moor parkrun A total of 376 runners took part. Position Gender Position parkrunner Club Run Time 1 1 Adam COLLINS Unattached 00:16:45 32 1 Shamiso SISIMAYI Harrogate Harriers & AC 00:20:45 338 125 Elly WARDLE STEAD Otley AC 00:35:43 Bradford parkrun A total of 387 runners took part. Position Gender Position parkrunner Club Run Time 1 1 Marcin SOSZKA Saltaire Striders 00:17:01 47 47 James RAWSTRON Otley AC 00:22:33 52 1 Sara ELLIOTT Otley AC 00:22:44 Roundhay parkrun A total of 320 runners…

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Wednesday 18th July: Wallington 10K

Wednesday 18th July: Wallington 10K

Report from Colin Best: When I am in Northumberland I usually look out for any suitable races. I found this 10k road race from Wallington Hall, a national trust property, near Morpeth. The course was described as hilly so thought this would suit me. The start was a fifteen minute walk uphill from the finish, to the village of Cambo. That insured a downhill start and finish. Fortunately there was only one hill. Unfortunately it started just after the 3km…

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Sunday 15th July – Burton Leonard 10k

Sunday 15th July – Burton Leonard 10k

Report from Howard Jeffrey: Yesterday I turned up at Cross Flatts to do the parkrun as part of the Leeds race series (they are not supposed to be races are they?) only to find the Beeston show being set up. Some mistake somewhere. I had arrived in good time and was able to go to Woodhouse moor to do that one as I was all psyched up to run hard. Not the best prep for today’s race but then I…

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Wasdale Fell Race

Wasdale Fell Race

Report from Tom Lynch: Everytime I mentioned that I was planning to do the Wasdale race to someone I started to get a little more worried about what I’d got myself into due to their reaction. It has a formidable reputation, especially for first timers underestimating the race, and I possibly took it a bit too lightly, I didn’t really get a proper recce apart from knowing bits of the race from Bob Graham recces and other races around Scafell….

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Saturday 14th July – Parkruns

Saturday 14th July – Parkruns

Pos Gender Pos parkrunner Club Run Time Armley 1 1 Chris Smith Leeds City AC 16:21 14 1 Heather Langham Leeds City AC 19:43 31 29 Paul Tranter Otley AC 21:58 172 48 Pamela Tranter Otley AC 30:17 Bradford 1 1 Matthew Merrick Bingley H. and AC 16:32 12 1 Victoria Merrick Bingley H. and AC 20:33 57 3 Sara Elliott Otley AC 23:00 97 88 Stephen Small Otley AC 24:37 116 15 Ann Yeadon Otley AC 25:04 153 127…

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Friday 13th July – Washburn Relay

Friday 13th July – Washburn Relay

Results here, Congratulations to Harrogate Harriers and York Knavesmire Harriers winning the Mens, Ladies and Mixed team races, with the Harrogate teams also breaking the Mens and Ladies records by just 10 and 2 seconds respectively. At the end of the first leg Andy Grant had a 14 second lead for Harrogate One, taking nearly a minute off the record.  Stuart Grange was also faster than the record with a time of 16:26.  Chris Miller extended Harrogate’s lead to just…

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