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Sunday 12th August – Boulsworth Fell Race

Sunday 12th August – Boulsworth Fell Race

Report from Nick Hodgkinson Apparently, because I haven’t been around much lately, it’s my job to write something for the Otley AC website. So here goes… Boulsworth Hill Fell Race 6.2mls 1000ft Excellent local fell race – part of the Trawden Show. Generally dry misty and muggy. Almost straight up with little loop at the top before returning the same way. 1st Joe Dale    Victoria Park Harriers  42:31.4 1st lady Fionnuala Swan Trawden 53:34.1 …and for Otley AC 116th…

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Sunday 12th August – Askern 10 Mile

Sunday 12th August – Askern 10 Mile

Report from Phil Robinson I was the only Otley AC representative at the miners’ club this year – surprised not to see Mark Hall who’s usually in the top 10 here. Expected a soaking, but it was warm and breezy – the rain held off until about 12.30. The route is undulating and a bit tedious – several long straight sections, usually with a hill round the eventual corner. Beer on sale at the race HQ but no food. I…

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Saturday 11th August – Balmullo Trail Race/European triathlon championships Glasgow

Saturday 11th August – Balmullo Trail Race/European triathlon championships Glasgow

Report from Howard Jeffrey I stayed with a Scottish friend when I went up to do the European sprint triathlon championships in Glasgow last Saturday and he suggested a good warm up would be a 4.6 mile trail race on Thursday. He claimed not to know the route but I have my doubts. Any way I thought I can take it steady so I agreed. It turned out to be up to a radio mast high on top of a…

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Saturday 11th August – Parkruns

Saturday 11th August – Parkruns

Bradford parkrun A total of 419 runners took part. View full results for Bradford parkrun event #421 Position Gender Position parkrunner Club Run Time 1 1 Jack KELLY Unattached 00:17:32 19 1 Nina PEARCE Ilkley Harriers AC 00:20:31 57 5 Sara ELLIOTT Otley AC 00:23:13 85 10 Deb BASSETT Otley AC 00:24:36 104 92 Michael JEFFREY Otley AC 00:25:26 172 32 Josie A SMITH Otley AC 00:27:43 Harrogate parkrun A total of 410 runners took part. View full results for Harrogate parkrun…

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Thursday 9th August – Kings Challenge

Thursday 9th August – Kings Challenge

Report from Phil Robinson: Although this evening event was three weeks ago the results have only just been published. The route is from the King’s Arms in Silsden, 6 miles and 1175 feet, out and back in a southeasterly direction. Those older runners who remember the old Rivock Edge course from the 1990s would be familiar with the steady climb form the park in Silsden up via Swartha to the steep escarpment overlooking the Aire valley. After the climb we…

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Saturday 4th August – Borrowdale Fell Race

Saturday 4th August – Borrowdale Fell Race

Report from Joe Torr: Borrowdale Fell Race AL – 16 miles 6500 ft After doing no specific training for Borrowdale I’d forgotten how hard the race was since four years previous. After having a good climb up Bessyboot and run around Glaramara and up on to Scafell I was feeling pretty good and chatting to a bloke from Nottingham about finishing in 3.45. After coming off the corridor route and starting up Great Gable I ran out of water and…

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Sunday 5th August – Round Hill Fell Race

Sunday 5th August – Round Hill Fell Race

See the full set of results here, a few more photos here. Would the record go this year?…. Certainly helpful bone dry underfoot conditions but this was negated to some extent with the sticky 24, 25 degree heat, and yes it was.  Richard Pattinson’s course record was  broken in style by City of York’s Tim Stratton, 53:07.  He was chased hard by Will Simmons from Ilkley who also dipped under the record with 53:36.  The Vets category prizes went to…

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Sunday 5th August – Asda York 10k

Sunday 5th August – Asda York 10k

Report from Howard Jeffrey: I like to do this race for two reasons: it goes through the beautiful city of York where the crowds are out in force to cheer us on and secondly there is nothing much else on in August! Apparently I also became a ‘hero’ for finishing this one. I set off early for the venue because it can get very busy and after a bit of a queue parked in my usual spot ready for a…

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Saturday 4th August – ParkRuns

Saturday 4th August – ParkRuns

Bradford parkrun A total of 397 runners took part. Position Gender Position parkrunner Club Run Time 1 1 Marcin SOSZKA Saltaire Striders 00:18:19 19 1 Bethany BRUNSKILL Unattached 00:21:15 52 46 James RAWSTRON Otley AC 00:23:13 108 95 Michael JEFFREY Otley AC 00:25:50 217 164 Paul TRANTER Otley AC 00:30:23 Temple Newsam parkrun A total of 150 runners took part. Position Gender Position parkrunner Club Run Time 1 1 Paul ADAMSON Crossgates Harriers AC 00:19:32 7 7 Lee GUMBRELL Otley AC 00:21:24 10…

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