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Notices and Forthcoming Events

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Our Absolute Beginners group is for anyone wanting to have a go at running, regardless of ability. Find them on their Facebook page or email

Buying something online, check out this easy way of giving the club a bit of extra funds on the Otley AC easyfundraising site here. So far up to 08/01/2017 we’ve managed to raise a fantastic £155.43.

2017 Otley 10 results (xls spreadsheet, or Word doc), Photos.

Congratulations to a new category record for Aileen Baldwin from Stainland Lions, see an updated Otley 10 Records and All Time Lists spreadsheet here, check out the very impressive set of category best times.

The latest Runner of the Year table for 2017 here and Road Rankings for 2017 here, as at 4th June.

A reminder of other forthcoming events in the near future:

Structured training – Hills and Speed sessions return each Thursday from the 6th October, and occasionally on a Tuesday a hills session.

Tuesday 27th June – Away run in the Washburn Valley, from the Yorkshire Water Swinsty car park 7:15pm

Wednesday 28th JuneCragg Vale FR.

Saturday 1st JulyBlackfell FR, Kettlewell.

Sunday 2nd JulyEccup 10,  Oakworth Haul FR.

Tuesday 4th JulyDanefield relay, 7:15pm start, meet start area 6:30 – 6:45pm to arrange our teams, or either at club nights the week preceding, or the club members facebook group.

Wednesday 5th JulyRob Shepherd’s Stirton FR, EvenSplits 5K series Brownlee Centre.

Wednesday 12th JulyGolden Acre Relay, 7pm start, teams as per Danefield above, meet start area 6:15 – 6:30pm.

Friday 14th July – Our own Washburn Relay, 7pm start. A bit of marshaling help needed on the night, teams arranged as per Danefield relay above.

Saturday 15th JulyYorkshire Wolds Half

Tuesday 18th JulyEric Smith Handicap Trophy Race 7 – The Liz Fawcett Leathley Handicap, 10K, 7:15pm start

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HDSRL – Handicap Otley Thursday 6th July

Volunteers Needed

On Thursday 6th July, Otley will be hosting the handicap race, the final event in the HDSRL series.

We need as many volunteers as possible for marshalling this event.

There will be a fair few club members wanting to race, so if you’ve not done any of the Harrogate League, or too few to qualify for the handicap race, please can you help out?

Anybody that is able to help, please let Sara Elliott know either at club or by emailing her on

Thank you all.

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‘Moonlighting’ is back; the alternative to pounding the Tarmac during the dark nights.

For the uninitiated, this involves off-road running. Everyone is welcome, but appropriate running gear is necessary ie, trail/fell shoes, windproof, head torch.

Ideas for routes are always welcome and if anyone wants more info on particular runs ask Head Moonlighter, Liz Fawcett, at training and she’ll bring a map with her next time.

Of course, this is not without danger (the run, not Liz) and – Disclaimer – by joining this activity, you agree to do so at your own risk!

We usually have two groups to ensure everybody’s pace can be accommodated and is open to everyone in the club however fast or slow. Anyone new to the club is particularly welcome, so why not give it a go?!

See Notices and Forthcoming Events for dates.