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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 25/07/2017 we’ve managed to raise a fantastic £281.39.

The latest Runner of the Year table for 2017 here and Road Rankings for 2017 here, as at 23rd July.

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.

Round Hill Fell Race – 2017 Results 

Saturday 12th AugustArncliffe Gala (BOFRA) & 4 Mile Road Race

Sunday 13th AugustAskern 10 mile, Firefighters 5, Birkenshaw. 

Saturday 19th August Burnsall Sports – Classic Fell Race & 10 Mile Road race 

Sunday 20th AugustEscrik 10k (Multi-terrain), Scorton 10k.

Wednesday 23rd AugustEven Splits 5k,  Sessay Swift 6k

Thursday 24th AugustEric Smith Handicap Trophy Race 8 – Thruscross, 5 miles 7 pm start.

Thursday 7th September – Club first track event, and Race 9 of the Eric Smith handicap trophy the 3000m handicap, Keighley Academy, from 7:30pm, when the track is clear enough

Thursday 28th September – Club second track event, the Otley AC Dream Mile, Keighley Academy, from 7:30pm, when the track is clear enough

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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.