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Saturday 7th December: Park runs

Saturday 7th December: Park runs

Woodhouse Moor parkrun Position Gender Position parkrunner Club Run Time 1 1 Tom HARTWELL Unattached 00:18:02 9 1 Faye BIRKBY Pudsey Pacers RC 00:18:40 34 32 Brent CARR Otley AC 00:20:25 82 74 Robin OUTTERSIDES Otley AC 00:22:42 Bradford parkrun Position Gender Position parkrunner Club Run Time 1 1 Michael MCCARTNEY Bingley Harriers and AC 00:17:27 19 1 Cerys JONES Baildon Runners 00:21:39 47 44 Matt PODD Otley AC 00:23:26 73 7 Mary HAMPSHIRE Otley AC 00:24:54 115 22 Nicola…

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Sunday 8 September: Leeds Liverpool Christmas Cracker Marathon

Sunday 8 September: Leeds Liverpool Christmas Cracker Marathon

Report from Paul Tranter: This is one of ’Its Grim Up North’s’ races organised on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal. The route started at Kirstall Bridge and went three miles into Leeds as far as Granary Wharf before returning along the canal all the way to Saltaire for the final turn-around point at 16 miles. It was a pretty mixed day weather wise with rain, sun, hail and a very strong headwind on the way from Apperley Bridge to Saltaire….

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Saturday 7th December: Cheviot Goat Ultra

Saturday 7th December: Cheviot Goat Ultra

Report from Sarah F: I ran the 55 mile Cheviot Goat race on Saturday, and I use the term ‘ran’ very loosely indeed! There was running involved but also a lot of hiking and at points jumping over and crawling out of bogs – some participants even enjoyed some swimming along the way! The ‘goat’ is a relatively new event and is held in the Cheviot hills in Northumberland, a really remote and wild part of the country. The organisers…

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Sunday 8th December: Bah Humbug 10K

Sunday 8th December: Bah Humbug 10K

Report from Howard: Yet another race in the Leeds race series. Even though I have secured the M60 title I was looking forward to another duel with rival Ken Fox to make doubly certain the right result had been achieved. The weather leading up to the start was pretty dire. A very cool stiff breeze and the rain in squalls lashing down. It was very Wuthering Heights. Trail shoes had been recommended as nearly all the route is on ‘grass’…

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Sunday 8th December – West Yorks XC Race 4 – Cleckheaton

Sunday 8th December – West Yorks XC Race 4 – Cleckheaton

Report from the Hon. Handicapper As per  the previous three races, the juniors starred in these very competitive races, well done all.  Myself & Antonio were out at Mytholmroyd in the morning chasing Fell Runner of the year points, Antonio was also hoping to make it to Cleckheaton but the muddy and breezy conditions made that a little difficult. Full results on the West Yorkshire Athletics site here,  and overall league individual and team standings here. A bit of a…

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Sunday 8th December – Vocation Mytholmroyd Fell Race

Sunday 8th December – Vocation Mytholmroyd Fell Race

Report by the Hon. Handicapper: The final Fell Runner of the Year counting race was Calder Valley’s Vocation Mytholmroyd 6 miles / 1600ft race.   It’s straight into a steep climb up to Crow Hill, over to the Luddenden Dean valley, then a mile or so run up the valley before a left turn up another steep climb.  The final descent reverses the start and is preceded by a ‘fast‘ moorland bit.  There was plenty of slimey mud about so underfoot…

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Saturday 30th November – Parkruns Results & Howards’s report from Wetherby

Saturday 30th November – Parkruns Results & Howards’s report from Wetherby

Wetherby Park Run report from Howard: I don’t normally report when I have done a parkrun because they are not really (supposed to be) races are they? Unless of course they are in the Leeds race series. My rival for the age group category (which I won last year and he, Ken Fox, won the group below but moved up this year) has kept up the challenge throughout the season and although I have had a slender lead for a…

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Runners of the Month – September & October

Runners of the Month – September & October

Bit late but Runners of the Month for September were evergreen Phil Robinson for the Yorkshireman Half & Chris Lee for a PB at Beckbusters 10k. Also Runners of the Month for October were Jensen Brogden for Abbey Dash in 38:57 and Vicky Binks for her run at Yorkshire Marathon. Special mentions too to Tom Dyson & Gilly Wight for there runs at Yorkshire Marathon.

Doncaster 10k Sunday 24th November

Doncaster 10k Sunday 24th November

Report from Howard ‘Shakespeare’ Jeffrey! Another weekend, another race. This time at Doncaster from the racecourse, through the town on closed roads to a finish back on the racecourse. The conditions were pretty good for running being cool, no breeze although a bit grey and overcast. Today my target was to get as close to 45 minutes as possible. Not much point in racing for prizes as the category was 50+ which is probably about a third of the field….

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Really Wild Boar Fell Race Saturday 23rd November 2019

Really Wild Boar Fell Race Saturday 23rd November 2019

A great report from Matt Podd AS 8 km, 427m climbing I’ve always fancied running this race which has a serious reputation and is a two hour drive from Otley up into the far North West of the Yorkshire Dales, but always been put off by the drive and perpetual bad weather. However, Andrew and Caron offered me a lift this year and I weakened. They have often run or marshalled at it as it was organised by friends of…

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