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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.

The Club Forum is to the top right of this page. Use it! And if you’re not an Otley AC member don’t try joining in; you’ll only be banned!

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

And here’s the very latest latest club rankings and runner of the year tables.

Summer sprint training with Jamil Parapia. Sprint/speed training sessions every Tuesday , meeting at 7pm prompt at the Cricket Club for runs on the footpath tracks in the grounds of High Royds. All abilities welcome and catered for.

A reminder of other forthcoming events in the near future:

Thursday 28th August - 8pm running biomechanics session at the club house after training. Delivered by Tri-Mechanics.

Wednesday 3rd September - Ilkley Incline, 7pm – 1 mile uphill with 560ft of ascent.

Saturday 6 September – Family activity day in Wharfemeadows Park to raise for Sport Chevin, formerly Back the Track; Noon until 4pm including informal 2.5k family fun run (1pm) and 5k race (2pm).

Tuesday 9th September – Track sessions at Greenhead Athletics Track, Keighley. Try your hand at the Dream Mile from 7.30pm. Meet at the running club 6:30pm for car sharing.

Saturday 11th SeptemberRombald’s Romp Fell’ v ‘Trail’ Race on Ilkley Moor.

Thursday 25th September - Rack up some handicap points in the 3,000m race at at Greenhead Athletics Track, Keighley, from 7.30pm. Meet at the running club 6:30pm for car sharing.

Saturday 11th October - Anyone interested in a two day, one night trip to the Lakes in October to run in the fells? There’ll be two groups; the mountain goats (you know who you are) and the wheezers (you know who you are). Contact Richard H.

West Yorkshire Cross Country League dates: Sunday 19th October; 1st or 2nd November; 22nd or 23rd November; Sunday 7th December. Details to be confirmed.

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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.