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Tuesday 21st August – Race 8 Eric Smith Trophy Wharfemeadows Handicap

Tuesday 21st August – Race 8 Eric Smith Trophy Wharfemeadows Handicap

The new Wharfemeadows handicap, approx. 5k, saw an excellent turn out of members with Harriet from the juniors winning ahead of the slightly older Tom and David…. Richard Smith, with a welcome return to fitness recorded an initial course record of 19:09.   Thanks to Chris at the cricket club for the post race BBQ. In the Eric Smith trophy Bob Payne retains his position at the top of the table, 12 and a half points ahead of Tom Hannah, with…

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Sunday 19th August – Bolton Abbey Trail Festival Race Report

Sunday 19th August – Bolton Abbey Trail Festival Race Report

Race report from Rob Fearnley You know those days where the weather can’t make its mind up (otherwise known as August)? Well this was one of them. Thankfully the forecast had improved from apocalyptic deluge to constant drizzle as I pulled into the field in front of the Bolton Abbey priory for the inaugural Bolton Abbey Trail Festival. Offering distances of 2 miles, 10km, half marathon and 20 miles the event attracted the best part of 300 runners from all…

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Sunday 19th August – Lancaster Half

Sunday 19th August – Lancaster Half

Report From Hon Treasurer Ian Broadbent I did the Lancaster riverside half on Sunday 19th, for anyone who has done the Trimpell 20 it’s pretty much the same route without the loop towards Morecambe. The race starts from the George and Dragon pub on the quayside and follows the old railway track up to Caton on a slight gradient before returning the same way gently down back towards Lancaster. Small turn out but with runners from as far away as…

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Rusland Fell Race – 18th August 2018

Rusland Fell Race – 18th August 2018

Report from Nick Hodgkinson Another typical low-key country fair fell race, this time in the stunningly beautiful (and little know) Rusland Valley in the South Lakes. A retiring National Park Warden was recently asked if he knew of any really quiet places in the Lake District. His reply was ‘Yes, I know of two places – the first is 100m to the left and the second is 100m to right’ But to the left and right of where??? ‘OK’ said the…

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Park Runs – 18th August 2018

Park Runs – 18th August 2018

Bradford parkrun A total of 340 runners took part. Position Gender Pos parkrunner Club Run Time 1 1 Will KERR Saltaire 00:16:53 20 1 Bethany BRUNSKILL Unattached 00:20:47 24 3 Rebecca HARPUR Otley AC 00:21:07 102 83 Michael JEFFREY Otley AC 00:25:29 Harrogate parkrun A total of 432 runners took part. Position Gender Pos parkrunner Club Run Time 1 1 Unknown ATHLETE Unattached 00:17:17 26 1 Nathalie CAMP Bracknell AC 00:20:02 125 111 Stephen SMALL Otley AC 00:24:27 Roundhay parkrun…

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Sunday 12th August – Boulsworth Fell Race

Sunday 12th August – Boulsworth Fell Race

Report from Nick Hodgkinson Apparently, because I haven’t been around much lately, it’s my job to write something for the Otley AC website. So here goes… Boulsworth Hill Fell Race 6.2mls 1000ft Excellent local fell race – part of the Trawden Show. Generally dry misty and muggy. Almost straight up with little loop at the top before returning the same way. 1st Joe Dale    Victoria Park Harriers  42:31.4 1st lady Fionnuala Swan Trawden 53:34.1 …and for Otley AC 116th…

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Sunday 12th August – Askern 10 Mile

Sunday 12th August – Askern 10 Mile

Report from Phil Robinson I was the only Otley AC representative at the miners’ club this year – surprised not to see Mark Hall who’s usually in the top 10 here. Expected a soaking, but it was warm and breezy – the rain held off until about 12.30. The route is undulating and a bit tedious – several long straight sections, usually with a hill round the eventual corner. Beer on sale at the race HQ but no food. I…

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Saturday 11th August – Balmullo Trail Race/European triathlon championships Glasgow

Saturday 11th August – Balmullo Trail Race/European triathlon championships Glasgow

Report from Howard Jeffrey I stayed with a Scottish friend when I went up to do the European sprint triathlon championships in Glasgow last Saturday and he suggested a good warm up would be a 4.6 mile trail race on Thursday. He claimed not to know the route but I have my doubts. Any way I thought I can take it steady so I agreed. It turned out to be up to a radio mast high on top of a…

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Saturday 11th August – Turner Landscape Fell Race (English Championship) 10.6M 3000ft

Saturday 11th August – Turner Landscape Fell Race (English Championship) 10.6M 3000ft

Report from Graham Lake: Not having the guts to do one of the really long Lakeland Classics fell races like Borrowdale or Wasdale, I fancied giving something slightly less brutal a go. The Turner Landscape fell race is held in the quiet and remote Duddon valley hidden between the Coniston fells and Eskdale. It’s such a beautiful and un-spoilt corner of the Lakes, I really wouldn’t recommend anyone goes there, just stay in Ambleside and buy cake please. We were…

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Saturday 11th August – Parkruns

Saturday 11th August – Parkruns

Bradford parkrun A total of 419 runners took part. View full results for Bradford parkrun event #421 Position Gender Position parkrunner Club Run Time 1 1 Jack KELLY Unattached 00:17:32 19 1 Nina PEARCE Ilkley Harriers AC 00:20:31 57 5 Sara ELLIOTT Otley AC 00:23:13 85 10 Deb BASSETT Otley AC 00:24:36 104 92 Michael JEFFREY Otley AC 00:25:26 172 32 Josie A SMITH Otley AC 00:27:43 Harrogate parkrun A total of 410 runners took part. View full results for Harrogate parkrun…

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