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A strong turnout for Otley AC at todays Guiseley Gallop 10K. Scott ‘the bridesmaid’ Harrington finished 2nd in 35:53, Robin Outersides 11th in 38:44, Graham Lake 26th in 40:38, Richard Smith 34th in 41:45, Rogan Ashton 52nd in 43:18, Howard Jeffrey 132nd in 48:55, Stephen Boddy 236th in 55:27, Mick Jeffrey 251st in 56:08, Andrew ‘Billy’ Rayner 278th in 57:29 and finally the only Otley AC female Sarah Jones was 370th in 1:03:22.
461 runners completed todays race. Results
Leeds Parkrun - Was won by Christopher Mann (Hyde Park Harriers) in 16:35, First Female was Hilde Pape (unattached) in 34th position with a time of 20:29. For OAC, Chris Hosker came 26th in 19:53 & Toni Midgley came 214th in 27:13.
Harrogate Parkrun – Otley AC member Jamil Parapia won the race in 16:32.First female was Millie Gray (Harrogate Harriers) in 26th with a time of 20:19. Results. Worth noting Jamil was touting that he had beaten an England international today, the gentleman in 32nd position, Danny Mills the former Leeds United, Man City and England Defender.
Cross Flatts Parkrun, Leeds – A total of 87 runners took part, the race was won by Connor Craig-Jackson (Skyrac) in a time of 17:26, first female was Alice Travers (unattached) in 15th position with 21:46. For Otley AC, Tom Potter finished in 7th with 19:16
Provisional results indicate that David Cattanach was the only OAC member to run at todays Hot Cross Run, Harrogate. This is the first running of this 10K trail race organised by Country Trail Races. Sadly it seems no time has been recorded for David – Although he estimates a finish time close to 75mins.
The first male to finish was Pete Willkie of Roundhay Runners in 47:02, and the first female was Rachel Mackie of Abbey Runners in 49:46.
Full results here.
Second claim member Zack Whitehead recorded a personal best time for 2014 over 10K with a speedy 33:54 finishing in 38th Position.
The race was won by Michael Aspinall of Tipon Harriers in 30:03. First female finishing in 44th Position was Jessica Coulson of Stockport Harriers with a time of 34:10.
Otley AC club treasurer, Ian Broadbent Reports:
I made my annual pilgrimage to Calder Vale near Garstang to run the 10 mile road race which is set over an extremely undulating but scenic road course. It’s not PB territory but I managed a respectable 79:10 and 61st of 159 finishers in very warm conditions. Pleased to report the pie and peas were as good as ever too. It’s run every Good Friday and well worth the trip, generally a small field although competitors seem to travel a fair way to take part!
The race winner, and the only person to run sub 60 mins on the day, in 59:56 was Paul Brannigan (Todmorden Harriers).The first female home in 4th position was Angela Leck (Wellington Scottish) in 62:35.
Full results here.
In the 3rd race of this years Bunny Run fell race series (3miles/300ft) Otley had a host of runners taking part. The race winner in a time of 14:50 was Jack Simpson (Leeds City) the first female finisher in 19th position overall was Katie Walshaw (Holmfirth).
First back for OAC on the night was Matt John in 7th (15:57) followed by Simon Anderson in 36th (17:58), Robin Outersides 44th (18:20), Bob Baker 211th (23:46), Richard Hamer 232nd (24:33), Sara Richard 23rd (27:12) & finally Julie Dorling 315th(29:28).
Full results here.
Race report from Howard Jeffrey:
I competed in the EU Sprint Duathlon Championships on Sunday morning in Horst Holland. So many Brits it was like a domestic competition. I was pleased with my performance considering the lack of training before and after Christmas. The weather was almost perfect in that it was sunny but cool with a bit of wind in the exposed bike course. First 5K I dipped under 20 minutes at 19.54 for the first time in a couple of years I think. The 20K bike ride saw me unleash my secret weapon (Scott Plasma Team: Google it if you’re interested) and I reckon it was worth about 3 to 4 minutes judging by where my known rivals were. I ran at the same pace in the last 2.8 K and finished 9/14 in my new age category (it is getting harder) and 225/332 overall. OK bearing in mind they were all qualified age groupers. Next champs are the World Sprint Duathlon in Pontevedra Spain end of May and the EU Sprint Triathlon in Kitzbuhel mid June.
Report from Lisa Maughan:
My second marathon and first time at London . I was both excited and nervous in the lead up to it. I woke up early and made my way to the start. Fortunately I bumped into a dubious looking pair at Charing Cross (Tom and Jackie), and Tom’s laid back attitude helped to calm my nerves!
We were in the pens about 30 minutes before the start, which actually passed quite quickly, and then we were off. I had decided to run near the 4 hr pace group, along with around 15,000 other people, or so it seemed. I was scratched, shoved and tripped up twice before half way, it was horrible!
Thankfully it thinned out a bit around mile 18 but then I had to contend with people stopping to walk in front of me, which was annoying especially when you are tired. I caught up with Tom at about 19 I think. He was in a lot of pain, after checking he was OK and throwing a couple of iboprofen at him I ploughed on.
I knew at this point that I wasn’t going to make sub four but was determined to get as near to four hours as possible so pushed on. The crowds along the last stretch were amazing and pushed me on. All in all I was very pleased with my time – a 12 minute PB. It was an amazing experience but not one I will be repeating in a hurry!
Report from Sean O’Halloran:
The weekend started with a trip to the London Excel to collect the race numbers, race pack and final instructions. There was also a chance to pick up some bargains from the trade stands. I was lucky enough me meet Wilson Kipsang and Geoffrey Mutai at the Excel and have a photo taken with each, but I’m not holding out much hope for a christmas card.
The race was won by Wilson Kipsang in 2.04.29 and first lady was Edna Kiplagat in 2.20.21. First in for the Black and Whites was Liam Dunne 388th overall in 2.45.40; followed by Richard Clarke, 3920th, in 3.23.10; Karen Potter, 6274th, in 3.37.21; Jackie Ackroyd, 9676th, in 3.52.43; Lisa Maughan, 12654th, in 4.04.03; Stephen Boddy, 15711th, in 4.16.57; Tom Hannah, 23014th, in 4.28.51; and Sean O’Halloran, 32997th, in 5.57.46.
At Leeds Hyde Park, the race was won by Dean JEROME, Leeds City in 16.38 and first lady, 22nd overall, was Rachael LUNDGREN, Gosforth Harriers & AC in 19.18. For Otley AC, Christian Hosker came 34th in 20.20
At Sewerby parkrun, the winner was Phil Taylor, Bridlington Road Runners in 16.40 and first lady was Deborah Church of Driffield Striders in 18th, 22.07. For Otley AC, Reid Anthony James HADDOW was 43rd overall in a time of 26.43
March has been a busy month for both of them; Tom came 50th in the Spen 20 with 2:26:13, and recorded 63.18 in the Thirsk 10; he has also been busy with Park Runs and RunSunday.
Meanwhile Toni also took part in the Thirsk 10 as well as the Epilepsy Action Bradford 10k finishing with a PB in 57:10, and has also run the Esholt Handicap plus two Park Runs.