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Runners of the Month – May

Runners of the Month – May

The Runners of the Month for May were: Bob Payne for recent dedication in handicaps and a strong performance in the Danefield handicap, and Laurel Frear for a great run at the Leeds Half Marathon. Don’t forget to collect your bottle of wine from club! Special mentions also go to Gary Johnson for a determined effort at the Old County Tops fell race, and Sharon Kenyon for a brilliant time at Edinburgh Marathon.

Saturday 9th June: Park runs

Saturday 9th June: Park runs

Woodhouse Moor parkrun (576 runners) Position  ↓ Gender Position  ↓ parkrunner  ↓ Club  ↓ Run Time  ↓ 1 1 Michael VARGAS Hyde Park Harriers 00:17:45 24 1 Ailish GRAHAM Unattached 00:19:27 115 100 Andrew WEBSTER Otley AC 00:22:54 417 143 Alice WEBSTER Otley AC 00:30:40 Bradford parkrun (429 runners) Position  ↓ Gender Position  ↓ parkrunner  ↓ Club  ↓ Run Time  ↓ 1 1 Will KERR Saltaire Striders 00:16:57 29 1 Sally MALIR Ilkley Harriers AC 00:21:24 48 2 Sara ELLIOTT Otley AC 00:22:42 101 15 Sharon KENYON Otley AC 00:24:56 107 16 Ann YEADON…

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Wednesday and Thursday 6th /7th June: spencer arms dash and Bronte 5

Wednesday and Thursday 6th /7th June: spencer arms dash and Bronte 5

2 mini race reports from Mark Hall: Race 1 Spencers Arms Dash 3.75miles (multi terrain) 06/06/18 Winner. Brendan Moody, Barnsley ac 19.54 Mark Hall, 20.03,,4th, 1st V55 Race 2 Bronte 5 miles. (incorporating Yorkshire veterans champs) 07/06/18 Winner. Ben Beatie, Hallamshire, 28.10 Mark Hall, 30.32, 15th, 1st V55 (Yorks champs) Two races in 2 days not recommended!

Tuesday 5th June – Skipton Harrogate League Race 1

Tuesday 5th June – Skipton Harrogate League Race 1

Team results from the Skipton race, highlights a 3rd in the Elite competition and 4th in the Super Vets, (Over 55). Otley individual results below, a great turn out of 43 enjoying the undulating course, ok, maybe not all of the 43…   Team Results Main Ladies LVets Vets SVets Harrogate Harriers 1 973.49 1 409.81 1 254.58 1 485.56 1 411.09 Ripon Runners 2 917.09 5 325.43 5 182.26 2 469.84 2 331.89 Ilkley Harriers 3 887.82 2 363.74…

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Thursday 31st May – Apperley Bridge Canter

Thursday 31st May – Apperley Bridge Canter

I have given up racing midweek as a general rule but entered the ABC because it was part of the Leeds race series and I am in pole position in the age group. I had actually forgotten I had entered and was in serious tapering mode for the Chester triathlon on Sunday, this race being a qualifier for next year’s world championships. Hey ho I decided a tough 10k trail race would be just the thing to get me sharpened…

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Sunday 3rd June – Penyghent fell race AM 10.5km 564m

Sunday 3rd June – Penyghent fell race AM 10.5km 564m

Report from Colin Best: With the Whafedale half full fortunately , I decided to enter Penyghent . It is some years since doing this. Back then it was the longest AS fell race now following some rerouting because of erosion off the top it is now a short AM. Thanks to Louise W for driving allowing Chris B Laura Mc and myself to arrive in good time for the start. We quickly met up with the rest of the Otley…

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Gargunnock Hill Race – 7.5KM 300m

Gargunnock Hill Race – 7.5KM 300m

Graham Lake Reports: We were stopping off in Stirling on the way back from a gorgeous week further north, so swung by the local agricultural show where a little hill race was going on. After a quick lap of the show-field, following a marshal on a bike and being serenaded by a pipe band the race went up to the highest point on the local hill, similar to many Yorkshire Dales races, where a flag and a piper signaled the…

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Saturday 2nd June – Long Duddon fell race (AL 29km 1830m)

Saturday 2nd June – Long Duddon fell race (AL 29km 1830m)

Report from Tom Lynch: I’m ticking off the Lakeland Classics this year, or some of them at least, and Duddon is first on the list. This is one of the younger ‘classic’ races (counted as Duddon, Ennerdale, Wasdale, Borrowdale, Three Shires and Langdale Horseshoe) and starts from the Newfield Inn in the Duddon valley. It starts by going up Harter fell, then loops clockwise via Hardknott, Little Stand (a incredibly steep long climb), Three Shires stone, Swirl How, Dow Crag,…

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Saturday June 2nd – Wharfedale off-road Half marathon

Saturday June 2nd – Wharfedale off-road Half marathon

Report from Phil Robinson: Woke up this morning, it was drizzling rain, Picked up my innovs, got ready for pain. Four miles up the Dalesway, down again, Heart jumps at the prospect of Mastiles lane. Jelly babies courtesy of Jack and Kath, A little sugar boost to keep me on the path, Run, walk, run, walk, lactate burn, Checkpoint two at last, left-hand turn. Cruising down to Bordley, out uphill, Then another grassy climb, steeper still, Steady miles across the…

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Monday 28th May – Austwick Amble

Monday 28th May – Austwick Amble

Report from Sara Richard A spectacular fell race suitable for most abilities with a total ascent of 1200ft/370m . The race is held in conjunction with the village gala making it a great day out. The senior race starts and finishes in Austwick village centre in front of The Game Cock pub. The race is a circuit loop, the outward journey over the first 4 miles passes through the beautiful Crummockdale limestone scenery and briefly joins Sulber Nick ( which…

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