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Notices and Forthcoming Events


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Please check the club notice board in the Cricket Club for forthcoming races and car sharing options.

The Club Forum is to the top right of this page. Use it! And if you’re not an Otley AC member don’t try joining in; you’ll only be banned!

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

Here are the club rankings and runner of the year tables up to the end of August. Where are you?

West Yorkshire Cross Country League (see below) - Andrew Robertshaw is coordinating entries, but you must register by the end of September (by the AGM would be even better) and it’s £12 for four races. Give him the cash at training or email him for his bank details.

Please note – new time: Summer sprint training with Jamil Parapia. Sprint/speed training sessions every Tuesday, meeting at 6:45m prompt at the Cricket Club for runs on the footpath tracks in the grounds of High Royds. All abilities welcome and catered for.

A message form Dominic Egan: Hi all! Can you help me, to help others, to help us all? In November I have set myself a challenge to cycle from the base of Mt Kilimanjaro to the start of the East Rift Valley, in Tanzania, for Yorkshire Cancer Research. A 350km ride across the Serengeti and climbing more than 13,000ft. The challenge route is over five days and is mainly off-road trails and – it won’t be easy chased by lions, elephants and the occasional rhino. My challenge is dedicated to all affected by cancer, especially Sheila Egan (late mother) and Julie Swinburne (late wife) who was a Leeds Endocrine Specialist Nurse. If you can help by donating, please go to me Just Giving page..

A reminder of other forthcoming events in the near future:

Tuesday 23rd September – Club AGM, at the Cricket Club after training. This is your opportunity to raise and discuss any issues you have about the club and its future direction, and you should have received an email with the agenda. If not then please John Dade.

Thursday 25th September - Rack up some handicap points in the 3,000m race at at Greenhead Athletics Track, Keighley, from 7.30pm. Meet at the running club 6:30pm for car sharing.

Sunday 19th October – West Yorkshire Cross Country League: Thornes Park, Wakefield.

Sunday 2nd November - West Yorkshire Cross Country League: Leeds, venue TBC.

Saturday 22nd November - West Yorkshire Cross Country League: Keighley,  venue TBC.

Sunday 7th December - West Yorkshire Cross Country League: Nunroyd Park, Guiseley.

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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.