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Saturday 26th-Sunday 27th January: Marmot dark mountains

Saturday 26th-Sunday 27th January: Marmot dark mountains

Report from Sarah F… This was my third running of this winter pairs event and as the name suggests it involves mountains and er darkness ! It’s perhaps the most challenging, unusual and strangely appealing event in the mountain marathon calendar, taking the usual 2 day / overnight wild camp format and squeezing it into one dusk till dawn extravaganza. I hadn’t run the event since 2014  (due to being involved in Spine race shenanigans in January for a few…

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Saturday 26th January – Northern Cross Country – Pontefract Racecourse

Saturday 26th January – Northern Cross Country – Pontefract Racecourse

Pontefract racecourse is designed as a place for thoroughbred horses, but for one day the human versions took centre stage, with high quality races throughout the day.  The sharp end of the senior women’s race was stacked with internationals, eventually woman by the Scottish Cross country champion, so Becky and Vicky had great runs finishing 122nd & 68th.  As did all of the juniors, Howard and Antonio.  See Otley’s results below and a full set of results here. Report from…

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Saturday 26th January – Parkruns

Saturday 26th January – Parkruns

Greenwich parkrun A total of 306 runners took part. View full results for Greenwich parkrun event #476 Position   Gender Position   parkrunner   Club   Run Time   1 1 Liam MCLAUGHLIN Cambridge Harriers 00:18:16 8 1 Holly DIXON Greenwich Tritons Triathlon Club 00:19:45 11 9 Liam DUNNE Otley AC 00:20:04 Harrogate parkrun A total of 511 runners took part. View full results for Harrogate parkrun event #370 Position   Gender Position   parkrunner   Club   Run Time   1 1 Chris MILLER Harrogate Harriers & AC 00:17:26 37 1 Rebecca WOOD…

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Saturday 19th January – Parkruns

Saturday 19th January – Parkruns

Woodhouse Moor parkrun A total of 541 runners took part. Position Gender Pos. parkrunner Club Run Time 1 1 James CUMMINS Leeds University Cross Country Club 00:17:58 26 1 Rachel DAVIDSON Unattached 00:19:56 116 101 Paul TRANTER Otley AC 00:24:05 121 16 Charlotte CHAMBERS Otley AC 00:24:16 348 103 Pamela TRANTER Otley AC 00:30:00 Bradford parkrun A total of 371 runners took part. Position Gender Pos. parkrunner Club Run Time 1 1 Martin FILLINGHAM Saltaire Striders 00:17:48 18 1 Sarah FLAHERTY Bingley Harriers and…

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Sunday 13th January – Stanbury Splash

Sunday 13th January – Stanbury Splash

Additional Comments from Colin Best… This was the first fell runner counter so where better to start. I have done this race several times and rarely are the conditions pleasant. This year it was severe gales and rain in the face the whole way up. However the recent dryer spell meant that the streams were quite low and the bank up from the beck not as muddy as usual. The biggest help was that the wind blew me up the…

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Sunday 13th January – Brass Monkey Half

Sunday 13th January – Brass Monkey Half

Report from Billy Rayner Myself, Gavin Burton, Andy Webster and Rebecca Rayner travelled over to York for the Brass Monkey Half. In York we met up with John Davies and Rob Fearnley. After sheltering in the Knavesmire Stand we made our way to the start. Conditions were very windy which made running hard work.  The whole race was a struggle with no shelter from the wind. The harder I tried the slower I seemed to get. After 2 hours I…

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Saturday 12th January – Eric Smith Trophy Race 1 – John Cowan Harewood Handicap

Saturday 12th January – Eric Smith Trophy Race 1 – John Cowan Harewood Handicap

The excellent route devised back in 2003 by Nick Hodgkinson provided the start to the 25th year of the monthly handicap races that form the Eric Smith Trophy.  The now traditional January handicap was named in memory of John Cowan in 2015. Running in his first handicap Chris had a great run to finish 3 minutes clear of Chris Taylor and Ursula.  New second claimer Matt recorded the fastest time of the day,  20 or so seconds quicker than Liam….

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Saturday 12th January – Park Runs

Saturday 12th January – Park Runs

Position Gender Pos parkrunner Club Run Time Woodhouse Moor 1 1 Peter FRANCIS Leeds Met Uni AC 00:16:58 7 1 Sophie BOOTH Black Pear Joggers 00:18:23 155 133 Paul TRANTER Otley AC 00:24:02 457 141 Pamela TRANTER Otley AC 00:29:52 Harrogate 1 1 Chris ODDY Serpentine RC 00:17:12 96 1 Clare AYLESBURY Unattached 00:23:18 300 47 Sarah JONES Otley AC 00:28:55 Roundhay 1 1 Matthew John MERRICK Aldershot, Farnham & District AC 00:17:21 12 1 Myra JONES Valley Striders AC 00:20:23 44 42 Howard JEFFREY Otley…

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Saturday 5th January – Yorkshire Cross Country

Saturday 5th January – Yorkshire Cross Country

The cross country elite of Yorkshire flew round the farm fields next to the Ultimate roller coaster, thanks in part to the very dry underfoot conditions.  The Black & Whites were represented in 5 of the days races.  An excellent ladies team result, 11th being the highlight of the day, together with great efforts from the juniors. Report from Howard: I do cross country about as often as I ski in Holland but I was tempted by the email Andy…

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Tuesday 1st January 2019 – Parkruns

Tuesday 1st January 2019 – Parkruns

No parkrun club listing for New Years day, here’s what could be found searching the local events,  parkrun doubles for Andy Webster and Lee Gumbrell, Woodhouse Moor and Bramley,  Nicola Swann, Woodhouse Moor and Temple Newsam Pos parkrunner Time Cat Club Bramley 1 Phil Boynton 18:14 SM30-34 Horsforth Harriers 12 Rachel Brown 21:45 SW18-19 Halifax College Running Club 28 Lee Gumbrell 23:58 SM30-34 Otley AC 32 Andrew Webster 24:29 VM45-49 Otley AC Temple Newsam 2 Richard Thomas Herrington 12:00 VM35-39…

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