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Box Hill Fell Race – 20 January 2018

Box Hill Fell Race – 20 January 2018

Report from Nick Hodgkinson I decided to fly the flag for Otley AC and entered what the Southerners call a ‘fell race’. Most of the ingredients were there, with lung sapping climbs, quad crushing descents, plenty of mud and driving rain. I even managed to get (slightly) lost. However, this never felt like a proper fell race. Maybe it was the lack of remoteness, or the absence of any really big climbs, or was it just the large queues for…

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Sunday 5th November – Guy Fawkes 10

Sunday 5th November – Guy Fawkes 10

Report from Billy Rayner Blue skies and sunshine greeted the Otley contingent that travelled to Ripley for the Guy Fawkes 10 although it was rather chilly. After a mile running through the woods we were able to run on roads where the congestion eased and we could get into our stride. The course followed the usual inclines (Birstwith Brute, Swincliffe Swine and For Fawkes Sake) going through the villages of Birstwith, Tang and Hampsthwaite before heading back through the woods…

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