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Sunday 9th September – Roundhay 10k

Sunday 9th September – Roundhay 10k

Report from Peter Gosling Perfect weather, sunny but not hot, for this Sunday morning race with a Parkrun vibe (well, it is a run round a park). In total it was two laps of the lake with some hilly bits tacked on at the start and finish on for a laugh. First man home was Terry Midgley of Valley Striders AC in 39’22; first woman home was Tammy Short from York Triathlon Club in 46’02. I managed 45’34 and… this…

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Sunday 9th September – Yorkshireman Half Marathon

Sunday 9th September – Yorkshireman Half Marathon

Richard Hamer reports from Bronte Country: Four OAC people turned out for the Yorkshireman Half Marathon held on a very wobbly figure of eight course starting from Haworth and circulating Oxenhope and Ovenden moors; and one of us was a winner! With a road half marathon coming up in about a month in Palma I was going to do the Vale of York but Phil Robinson fancied this so the 14.8 miles Yorkshireman it was. Organised by Keighley & Craven…

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Saturday 8th September – Hodder Valley Show Fell Race

Saturday 8th September – Hodder Valley Show Fell Race

Report from Matt Looking on the FRA Calender I saw this race – a BM 6.2 mile with 320m of climbing up Easington Fell, in the Forest of Bowland starting from the show ground in Slaidburn and was tempted. At the Ilkley Incline I spoke to Graham Breeze ( Ex FRA boss and an authority on all things) who told me about the Hodder show rotating through three different show grounds – so three different versions of the race. In…

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Saturday 8th September – Lothersdale Show

Saturday 8th September – Lothersdale Show

Report from Graham Lake: Tom Lynch told me about this little race, although he wasn’t able to run it. Perfect for my Fell RoY wildcard race looking at last year’s results (well, you’ve got to play the game, yeah?!) The day was pretty damp, and the Lothersdale Young Farmers show was looking rather quiet as I paid my £1 alongside mainly juniors and their Dads by the looks of things (Senior and Junior all run together). Perfect for some extra…

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Saturday 8th September – Yorkshire Downhill Time Trial

Saturday 8th September – Yorkshire Downhill Time Trial

Report from Tom Lynch: I generally only ever run up hills so that at some point I get to run down them again, so I’d had my eye on the Yorkshire Downhill Time Trail from the start of the year when it was announced. The race is a (net) downhill fell race that runs through Havok mountain bike park near Todmorden, which is a set of trails that runs through some woodland, with jumps, banked turns, technical sections and wooden…

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Saturday 8th September – Park Runs

Saturday 8th September – Park Runs

Position Gender Pos parkrunner Club Run Time Woodhouse Moor 1 1 Matthew AKPAN Unattached 00:17:49 10 1 Aisling WALL Horsforth Harriers 00:19:03 29 25 Tony WALKER Otley AC 00:20:00 Bradford 1 1 Jack KELLY Unattached 00:17:28 5 5 Thomas MIDGLEY Otley AC 00:18:22 8 1 Sarah Louise CUMBER Halifax Harriers & AC 00:19:35 35 33 Liam DUNNE Otley AC 00:22:32 87 79 Michael JEFFREY Otley AC 00:24:53 104 94 Michael HASTINGS Otley AC 00:25:54 118 107 Dominic EGAN Otley AC 00:26:27 177 34 Pamela…

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Wednesday 5th September – Ilkley Incline

Wednesday 5th September – Ilkley Incline

Report from Tom Pom Last Wednesday saw the most recent leg of my fat dad, post-baby comeback tour at Ilkley Incline. There are few better ways to make yourself feel unfit than running straight up a hill for a mile, but with fell league points up for grabs there was a decent turn out of black and whites, albeit an unusually man-heavy contingent. Now, this is the bit of the write-up where you normally describe the lovely course and beautiful…

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Sunday 2nd September – Wetherby 10k

Sunday 2nd September – Wetherby 10k

Report from El Pres Myself, Sara Elliott and Ann Yeadon drove over to Wetherby Racecourse to take part in the Wetherby 10k. As we set from Otley we saw the temperature gauge gradually rise from 21 degrees to 28 degrees on reaching Wetherby! At the racecourse we met up with Reebs Keinhorst, Amie Jordan, Hannah Place and Tash Whittaker. Whilst waiting on the start line with Reebs & Amie I saw Lee Gumbrell rushing to the back of queue of…

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Saturday 1st – Tuesday 4th September: 3 races in Lanzarote

Saturday 1st – Tuesday 4th September: 3 races in Lanzarote

Report from Phil Robinson – It feels odd to be baking in the sun at Club Lasanta without my usual running pals from Otley A.C., so in lieu of swapping stories over lunch in the pool bar here’s an account of the week’s competitive events so far. Saturday 1st: 5 or 10k race This is a two-lapper for 10k with the option to drop out after 5k. Since no-one is obliged to declare in advance whether they’re doing 5 or…

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Saturday 1st September: Firth fell race

Saturday 1st September: Firth fell race

Report from Colin Best: Firth fell race 9.8km 1627ft AS Five of us from Otley AC entered this race on a perfect day for fell running. However this race turned out to be quite bizarre. Although this was the second time this race had been run the course was not the same as last year being around 3km shorter. It proved to be shorter still for half the field. All was well as we started off down the road, and then…

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