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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 21st January – Race 1 of the 2017 Eric Smith Trophy, the John Cowan Harewood Handicap, meet Harewood Village Hall, for an 11:00am start, followed by post race refreshment and results analysis at the Harewood Arms.

Friday 27th January - The Otley AC Presentation evening will once again be at Korks. The cost is £22, payment by cheque, cash or bank transfer BEFORE THE NIGHT. There is a limit of 76 places. Details of menu here.

Sunday 29th JanuaryMeltham 10k

Saturday 11th February – Monthly club park run Bradford park run

Sunday 19th February –  Race 2 of the 2017 Eric Smith Trophy, Eccup (Alwoodley Lane) Handicap

Thursday 9th March – Fish and Chips night and quiz after training at the cricket club. More details to follow

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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.