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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.

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

The final club rankings and runner of the year tables for 2015 – well done to Mark Hall runner of the year for 2015, where are you?

A reminder of other forthcoming events in the near future:

We’re now taking paper entries for the 2016 Otley AC 10-Mile Road Race, you can enter here. Online entries go live at the beginning of March.

Structured training - Structured training is available every Tuesday and Thursday, meeting at the club as normal. Here is the sessions rota.

Liam’s Hill Reps – 6:15pm every Tuesday, meet at the junction of St Richard’s Road and Kell Beck (up behind the hospital).

Sunday 21st Feb – Our resident kit expert Gilly Wright, boss of Up & Running in Leeds, starts her charity run from Otley to Cambridge. She’ll be there the following Saturday, and after a good night’s sleep she’ll be poised and ready for the Cambridge Half-Marathon. She’s doing it all in aid of the Candlighters charity and you can sponsor her here.

The Harrogate League - 3rd May Ilkley (provisional); 24th May Nidd Valley; 31st May Swaledale; 14th June Ripon; 28th June Otley handicap race (provisional).

Saturday 13th FebruaryWindy Hill FR

Sunday 14th FebruaryLiversedge Half

Sunday 21st FebruaryWombwell 5,  Snake Lane 10,  Ilkley Moor Fell Race, (400 limit,  prob. no entry on the day).

Thursday 25th February – Away night Moonlighter, John O’Gaunt’s Castle & Beever Dyke Reservoir from Little Almscliffe, 7:15pm or 6:45pm at the club for car share.

Saturday 27th February – Race 2 2016 Eric Smith Handicap Trophy, Eccup Alwoodley Lane Handicap, 6 miles,  meet 10:30 – 10:45 New Inn Eccup to car share / jog down to the start, limited parking at the start @ 11:00am.

Saturday 27th FebruaryBanff Mountain Film Festival, Harrogate.

Thursday 3rd March – The OAC Bake Off & Quiz!

Saturday 5th March – Not long to wait if disappointed with your handicap at race 2.., Race 3 of the 2016 Eric Smith Handicap Trophy is the revival of the Wellington handicap, a 3 lap, 5 mile course from the Wellington Inn, Darley, 10:45 for 11.00am start.

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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.