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Wednesday 7th February – Barnsley winter track series 10k (race 3)

Wednesday 7th February – Barnsley winter track series 10k (race 3)

Report from Mark Hall: Last in this series of track races. It has been enjoyable racing on the track for a change and for anyone interested there is another series in April over shorter distances. I finished 4th fastest in 35.49, won’t be challenging Mo any time soon! It was OK being so close to Dewsbury 10k, after the first 5 laps I ran a solo 20 lap time trial as the race split up. Winner: Scott Hinchcliffe, Penistone, 32 28

Runner of the Month – November & December

Runner of the Month – November & December

Runners of the Month for November were: Vicky Stainburn for her excellent performances at Guy Fawkes 10, Burley Fell race and in the X Country series and Tom Lynch for his various exploits on tarmac and fell. Runners of the Month for December were: Graham Lake for XC, Chevin Chase & Captain Cook fell race and Laura McCabe for XC and Guisborough Woods Fell Race

Sunday 4th February – Dewsbury 10k

Sunday 4th February – Dewsbury 10k

Report from Mark Hall I managed to get a late transfer number for this event. On the day conditions were excellent almost no wind at all and even a mild morning. Lots of PB times recorded. I managed 35. 20, a UK best (M55) and 36th. Howard Jeffrey, 45.30, Phil Robinson 701st 50.54 (3rd M70). 1200 starters. Winner: Mohammed A Rezeq, Altrincham/Jordan. 29.42 Women: Charlene Thomas, Wakefield, 34.50 Results here: http://www.dewsburyroadrunners.co.uk/cgi/fine,%20cold#    

Saturday 3rd February – Park Runs

Saturday 3rd February – Park Runs

York parkrun A total of 438 runners took part. Position ↓ Gender Position ↓ parkrunner ↓ Club   ↓ Run Time ↓ 1 1 Kieron BROWN Unattached 00:17:14 12 1 Danielle BOOTH Derby AC 00:18:34 409 152 Ann HALLIDAY Otley AC 00:38:20 Bradford parkrun A total of 413 runners took part. Position ↓ Gender Position ↓ parkrunner ↓ Club   ↓ Run Time ↓ 1 1 Joseph KIRTON Unattached 00:19:04 16 1 Sarah FLAHERTY Bingley Harriers and AC 00:21:13 21…

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Saturday 3rd February – Rombald’s Stride

Saturday 3rd February – Rombald’s Stride

Report from Stephen Boddy There was a large contingent of Otley AC runners at the start line for this year’s edition of Rombalds Stride. It is an unforgiving route even in perfect conditions so the threat of snow and the inevitable icy bogs on Ilkley Moor promised an even sterner challenge. And so it was thus. The initial wooded downhill to Esholt gave an early indication of the amount of mud that could be expected en route and the snow…

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Friday 26th January – Annual Presentation Evening

Friday 26th January – Annual Presentation Evening

In the absence of Korks for this years annual dinner and presentation evening, Richard Hamer pulled off a splendid event at Otley Golf Club at short notice. This years prizes went to: Runner of the Year 1st Mark Hall (6th time) 2nd Sara Elliot 3rd Tom Lynch Eric Smith Handicap Trophy 1st Rob Fearnley 2nd Laura Hind 3rd Billy Rayner & Antonio Cardinale Fell Runner of the Year 1st Tom Lynch 2nd Graham Lake 3rd Antonio Cardinale President’s Trophy: Matt Podd…

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Sunday 28th January – Meltham (tough) 10k

Sunday 28th January – Meltham (tough) 10k

Report from Mark Hall: I ran this event in what felt like hurricane conditions, there is a 2 mile section of a very hilly straight road that was into a block headwind, possibly the most severe wind I have run in during a race. I was pleased to record a ‘steady’ time of 38.46, 90 seconds down on last year. I finished 7th (1st 55) and 1st veteran overall.   Winner: Scott Hinchcliffe, Penistone, 35.16 Photo by Philip Bland

Northern Cross Country – Harewood House

Northern Cross Country – Harewood House

The Northern cross country gave Otley folk a new perspective to the grounds of Harewood House.  The organisers produced a classic course of just 2 laps for both senior races.  Lots of hills, energy sapping soft going all round the lap, with a few muddier patches thrown in.  As with the Yorkshire’s is was great to see the Black vests 🙂 of Otley represented in the majority of the races throughout the day.  See a full results on Northern Athletics…

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Saturday 27th January – Hoofstones Fell race

Saturday 27th January – Hoofstones Fell race

Report from Matt Podd: Well another year passes and here we are in a car heading for Calderdale with the English V70, women’s V50 and a contender for this years V65 Fell champions. Unsurprisingly the rest of Otley AC were either too hungover, in some cross country race or put off by my last years report. The weather didn’t disappoint and we drove over (and raced) in rain and a stiff wind, slightly warmer than last year, but not a…

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Saturday 27th January – Parkruns

Saturday 27th January – Parkruns

Roundhay parkrun A total of 348 runners took part. Position Gender Position parkrunner Club Run Time 1 1 Jeremy LADYMAN Valley Striders AC 00:17:40 31 1 Carly PETTETT Eynsham Road Runners 00:21:10 201 152 Zachary QUIN Otley AC 00:27:55 203 153 Simon QUIN Otley AC 00:27:57 Fountains Abbey parkrun A total of 355 runners took part. Position Gender Position parkrunner Club Run Time 1 1 Tom CALVERT Knaresborough Striders 00:17:31 15 1 Donna RIDDLER Ripon Runners 00:20:20 46 41 Peter CROWDER Otley AC 00:22:35…

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