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Friday 13 to Monday 16 March – Pooley Bridge training weekend

Friday 13 to Monday 16 March – Pooley Bridge training weekend

Report from Richard Hamer. “Was everything okay?” “No, it was horrible.” Wearing my journalist’s trilby, you never start a report with a quote; but we’re living in exceptional times and a certain unnamed someone was evidently not happy with their evening meal on the opening night of this year’s training weekend to Pooley Bridge, in the northern Lake District. For those in the dining room of the village’s Sun Inn, it provided a little light relief from the coronavirus that…

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Sunday 15th March – Thirsk 10 mile

Sunday 15th March – Thirsk 10 mile

Report from Richard Smith After cancellation of the Bradford 10K I made a last minute call to run Thirsk 10. Fortunately, I was able to enter on the day. Despite the global pandemic, Thirsk decided to go ahead with the race following consultation with the Yorkshire Vet and England Athletics.  Given other race cancellations, it was a large and speedy field. Make no mistake, this is a fast, flat and scenic course. However, not the best conditions today in terms…

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Saturday 14th March – ParkRuns

Saturday 14th March – ParkRuns

Pos Gender Pos Parkrunner Club Run Time Armley 1 1 Dale Marshall Unattached 17:37 3 3 Rob Grant Otley AC 18:02 7 1 Aisling Wall Horsforth H 19:51 Bradford 1 1 Michael Malyon Baildon R. 17:03 4 4 Ross Mccall Otley AC 18:15 17 1 Rachel Mccusker Dewsbury Road R. 20:40 Conyngham Hall 1 1 Phil Rogers Harrogate H & AC 20:02 14 14 Lee Gumbrell Otley AC 23:21 38 1 Georgina Dickinson Unattached 26:38 57 47 Jarod Merridew Otley…

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Sunday 8th March – Knighton 20

Sunday 8th March – Knighton 20

Report from Phil Robinson No, I’ve never heard of it either. But since Spen and Trimple coincide with our training weekend and I’ll be overseas on the East Hull 20 date this was the nearest 20 miler I could find. It’s a three-lapper in the Cheshire countryside with a few hills. No other Otley runners but a decent field of about 350 including relay teams doing one lap each. The fastest time for 20 miles this year in my age…

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Saturday 7th March – Stan Bradshaw Pendle Round

Saturday 7th March – Stan Bradshaw Pendle Round

Report from Matt Podd BM, 10.4 Miles, 1936ft Ascent. Whilst others were running the club handicap, or the Panther’s ultra I was tempted to do this jaunt around Pendle Hill. Driven there by Mr Tate with his daughter accompanied us. At Race HQ we met the legendary Italian fell runner Mr Cardinale. I’ve not done this race before, and there had been some changes to the route due to erosion. We had a lovely day, dry (though not underfoot) and…

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Saturday 7th March 2020 – Park Runs

Saturday 7th March 2020 – Park Runs

Woodhouse Moor parkrun Position Gender Pos parkrunner                       Club                                Run Time 1                                  1 Paul PRUZINA                Pudsey & Bramley AC 00:16:32 2                      …

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Sunday March 1st: Barry 40 Mile track race

Sunday March 1st: Barry 40 Mile track race

Report from Chris Carver I first entered this race in 2006 and, it being my first ultra, I had no idea what to expect. On that particular day the weather was abysmal and after just over 30 miles the paramedic on duty pulled me out with a very badly blistered foot. Since then I knew it was only a matter of time before I ran this one again and when that chance presented itself in October last year I just…

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Saturday 7th March – Eccup New Inn Handicap

Saturday 7th March – Eccup New Inn Handicap

Race 3 of the 2020 Eric Smith Handcap Trophy took place at the New Inn, Eccup, a 4 mile mixture of road,  muddy farm fields and forest tracks.  Tom Hannah and Bob Payne set off first and Tom held on for the win by about 30 seconds or so, his 2nd win of the year already!.  Paul Clifford was second, Matt Chadwick chased down most of the field to finish 3rd.  Ian recorded the fastest time of the day in…

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Sunday 1st March: Norton 9

Sunday 1st March: Norton 9

A lovely looking, sunny day in South Yorkshire saw 428 runners take on the Norton 9 Miles. Largely because of the recent weather and the relocation of parking, there was a bit of to-ing and fro-ing between registration and cars and back to the start and, to those who hadn’t run it before, it wasn’t entirely clear where the start and finish were (which COULD be a problem!) but other than that, it was well managed and very friendly. I…

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Saturday 29th February: Park runs

Saturday 29th February: Park runs

Woodhouse Moor parkrun Position Gender Position parkrunner Club Run Time 1 1 Marcos Angel VALERO PALACIOS Roundhay Runners 00:15:40 7 1 Hannah BROWN Skyrac AC 00:18:35 53 45 Robin OUTTERSIDES Otley AC 00:21:45 57 48 Brent CARR Otley AC 00:22:03 Bradford parkrun Position Gender Position parkrunner Club Run Time 1 1 Andrew HUMPHRIES Airecentre Pacers RC 00:17:03 17 1 Rachel MCCUSKER Dewsbury Road Runners 00:20:46 93 84 James DOBSON Otley AC 00:23:56 162 18 Catherine DOBSON Otley AC 00:26:49 Roundhay…

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