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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.

Here’s the latest, (including races up to 2nd September), runner of the year & road rankings table for 2016, where are you?

A reminder of other forthcoming events in the near future:

Structured training - Suspended for the summer so we can get our off road shoes on and go running across the fields! We will reintroduce the sessions once the nights get darker and there is more interest in them.

Tuesday 27th September – Runner of the Year Track race 2, The Otley AC Dream Mile, at the Keighley Academy, 7:30pm for a start when the track is clear, approx. 19:45 – 20:00

Sunday 2nd October - Race 1 West Yorks. Cross Country League, Wakefield,  Hodgson Brothers Mountain Relay, Lake District, Patterdale 4 paired legs.  Grewelthorpe Multi Terrain 13k

Sunday 9th OctoberPlusNet Yorkshire Marathon & 10 Mile, York, Richmond Castle 10k

Sunday 16th October – Shaun Lee Johnstone MT 10, Ripon, Bridlington Half

Saturday 22nd October – Race 10 of the 2016 Eric Smith Handicap Trophy, Eccup New Inn, 11:00 am start.

West Yorks. Cross Country League,  Race 2 – 30th October Nunroyd Park, Yeadon,  Race 3 – 20th November, Spenborough,  Race 4 – 4th December Keighley.

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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.