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Runners of the Month – April

Runners of the Month – April

The Runners of the Month for April were: John Armitstead for another superb time at the Three Peaks race around Penyghent, Whernside and Ingleborough; and Rebecca Keinhorst (sorry I couldn’t find a picture on the website) for a great PB run at Vale of York 10 mile race. A special mention also this month to Tash Whitaker for all her hard fundraising work and efforts in the sweltering London Marathon.

Saturday 5th May – Up the Odda 10k

Saturday 5th May – Up the Odda 10k

Report from Joanna Hobson Following a change of route for 2018,  Over the Odda became Up the Odda (twice!). A fabulous, well organised, very local trail race starting from Hawksworth and going over towards Menston and back. Two laps of undulating farm land, trail paths, woods and up the Odda made for quite a challenging race in the heat of the sun. A good contingent from Otley AC made the short trip to Hawksworth, with Graham Lake and Jackie Ackroyd…

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Saturday 5th May – Park Runs

Saturday 5th May – Park Runs

Pos Gender Pos parkrunner Club Run Time Woodhouse Moor 1 1 David Bagot Clayton-le-Moors H. 17:23 18 1 Sophie Lee City of Hull AC 19:11 19 18 Benjamin Cousen Otley AC 19:15 353 242 Lee Gumbrell Otley AC 29:12 354 112 Geraldine Nichols Otley AC 29:13 Bradford 1 1 Martin Fillingham Saltaire Striders 17:24 11 1 Victoria Stainburn Otley AC 20:10 48 2 Rachael Brooke Otley AC 22:50 50 3 Sara Elliott Otley AC 22:56 108 96 Andrew Rayner Otley…

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Sunday 29th April – Bradford 10k

Sunday 29th April – Bradford 10k

Report from Victoria Stainburn After the original race date was cancelled due to snow in March I was debating whether I could compete following a night shift but the evening before I decided to get on with it. The route is pretty much an out and back from the centre of Bradford to Shipley. It’s fairly flat and known to be a fast course so I think many people at the start were hoping for a PB. I met Rachael…

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Sunday 29th April – Blakey Blitz Fell Race 17K

Sunday 29th April – Blakey Blitz Fell Race 17K

Report from Colin Best This was the race rearranged from the training weekend in March. I wonder why it was postponed! I was keen to give it ago then so thought I would make the effort this time. I was joined by Chris Brunold and Chris Taylor so an early start was required. We arrived in good time and were greeted by a squally sleet shower and a temperature of 4. Fortunately it was only a shower or 2 but…

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Saturday 28th April – Park Runs

Saturday 28th April – Park Runs

Woodhouse Moor parkrun A total of 605 runners took part. Position Gender Position parkrunner Club Run Time 1 1 Rian MCCAWLEY Aldershot, Farnham & District AC 00:16:46 10 10 Graham LAKE Otley AC 00:18:57 24 1 Victoria STAINBURN Otley AC 00:19:49 63 57 George CHAMBERS Otley AC 00:21:26 84 11 Rachael BROOKE Otley AC 00:22:11 87 12 Sara ELLIOTT Otley AC 00:22:18 149 26 Charlotte CHAMBERS Otley AC 00:24:06 Bradford parkrun A total of 436 runners took part. Position Gender…

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Saturday 27th April – Three Peaks Fell Race

Saturday 27th April – Three Peaks Fell Race

Report from Stephen Boddy Myself, Tom Lynch, Gary Johnson and John Armitstead lined up for this year’s edition (the 64th) of the Three Peaks Fell Race which covers 23.4 miles and features climbs up Penyghent, Whernside and Ingleborough in that order. We unknowingly finished as 29th team as well. Gary and I left Otley in plenty of time but still ended up in a bit of a rush. Tom had arrived earlier and erected the flag in a suitably prominent…

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Thursday 26th April – Dick Hudson’s Fell Race 7 miles

Thursday 26th April – Dick Hudson’s Fell Race 7 miles

Report from John Dade An excellent turnout of 14 black and whites braved a cool evening for this, the first evening BOFRA race in 2018. The route starts from “The Barrier” at the bottom of track to White Wells in Ilkley. The aim is to touch the gate by Dick Hudson’s Pub on the opposite side of the Moor and then return using whatever route takes your fancy. Hopefully this is all completed before it gets too dark. From the…

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Wednesday 25th April – Leeds 5k series evensplits

Wednesday 25th April – Leeds 5k series evensplits

Report from Scott Harrington Combined results: 1st Scott Harrington 16.07 40th Chris Chambers 19.26 80th George Chambers 21.07 87th Isaac Wytchard 21.23 108th James Rawstron 22.12 116th Sara Elliott 22.28 138 Rhys Wytchard 23.56 148th Gavin Burton 24.28 201st Paul Dodsworth 32.50

Tuesday 24th April – Eric Smith Trophy Race 4 – Fewston Handicap

Tuesday 24th April – Eric Smith Trophy Race 4 – Fewston Handicap

After the heat of the London marathon, the Fewston handicap was a wet and cool one, much better for racing, if not before and after.  Paul set off first and retained the lead to the finish, about 45 seconds ahead of Dominic and Peter in third.  Graham had the fastest time of the night with 24:54 for the 4 mile undulating course. Sara Richard has come up on the rails to take the top spot in the handicap table with…

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