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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.

Here’s the final, runner of the year & road rankings table for 2016, Congratulations to Mark Hall, the Runner of the Year for 2016, 2nd Howard Jeffrey, 3rd Robin Outtersides and to Scott Harrington topping the road rankings for all the distances.

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.

Saturday 25th FebruaryBradford Lister Park parkrun – final target run for OAC Absolute Beginners group – come and support the beginners on their full 5k, Bolton Abbey Trail Races

Sunday 26th FebruarySnake Lane 10 (Full), Ilkley Moor FR – Pre-entry only

Tuesday 28th February - Club track speed session – Keighley University Academy track – meet at track 7pm, car share from club 6:00pm – all abilities welcome

Tuesday 7th March – Fish and Chips night and quiz after training at the cricket club.  Please bring £5 to the club either Tues. or Thurs. 21st, 23rd or 28th. (No cash = no Fish & Chips!).

Saturday 11th March – Race 3 of the Eric Smith Handicap Trophy, Wellington Handicap, 11:00am start

Saturday 18th March – Monthly Club Park Run – Woodhouse Moor.

Sunday 19 March - Thirsk 10

Sunday 9 April – Vale of York 10

Sunday 16 AprilGuiseley Gallop

Sunday 18th June - Pudsey 10k

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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.