I did the sessay swift 6k on Wednesday night, a lovely evening on a flat all road course around the village of Sessay near Thirsk, well organised by Thirsk and Sowerby. I managed a steady 26:54 and 64/155.
Now I’ve never run a 6k race before so does that count as a PB? Well marshalled and good facilities, parking etc at Sessay cricket club. I think if they could add about a mile on to this route it would be a far better route for the Harrogate league than the current one. I didn’t see anyone else from Otley but Liz Wordsworth who used to run for us and now runs for Thirsk was there.]]>
10 Mile Road Race: 1st Ian Holmes, Bingley H. 56:01, 13th Hannah Oldroyd, UKNetrunner 1:04:18, 5th Julian Mawson 59:30, 63rd Andy Webster 1:20:54, 64th Matt Podd 1:21:02, 66th Sara Elliott 1:21:17, 75th Eriks Zvaigzne 1:23:54, 91st Billy Rayner 1:33:04, 99th Ged Peacock 1:35:44, 116th Antonio Cardinale 1:56:00.
Fell Race: 1st Sam Tosh, U/A, 14:49, 15th Mel Price, Mercia 19:00, 27th Graham Lake 19:15, 46th Shane Ewen 20:31, 122nd Caron Ralph 27:17, 130th Richard Hamer 29:00.
More photos on the club Flickr site here and woodentops here.]]>
Brueton: 1st Peter Brookes Holmfirth H. 15:41, Kate Wright Stratford-upon-Avon 18:25 (VW50-54), 38th Richard Clarke 21:38.
Edinburgh: 1st Mark Nixon U/A 16:13, 17th Kirstin Maxwell, Gala H. 18:06, 123rd Simon Anderson 21:56
Fountains Abbey: 1st Darell Hibberd Valley Striders 17:26, 12th Jessica Jones U/A 20:02 (JW11-14), 69th Peter Crowder 24:15
Harrogate: 1st Stephen Ellison U/A 17:40, 29th Sharon Hardcastle U/A 21:08, 277th Gloria Jackson 31:45.]]>
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Club Training note: A regular 800m/1 mile rep session is currently taking place at 6.00pm on a Tuesday evening at High Royds, Menston, all abilities welcome, meeting at St Mary’s football pitches Menston at 5.50pm for a 6.00pm start.
A reminder of other forthcoming events in the near future
Saturday 29th August – Pendleton Fell Race.
Sunday 30th August – Tour of Norland Moor Fell Race.
Wednesday 2nd September – Ilkley Incline.
Sunday 6th September – Tholthorpe 10k, Wetherby 10k, Paras 10.
Thursday 10th September – Race 9 of the 2015 Eric Smith Handicap & Runner of the Year track race, 3000m Handicap, University Academy Keighley, 7:30pm for an approx. 8pm start.
Thursday 24th September – Runner of the year Dream mile track race, University Academy Keighley, 7:30pm for an approx. 8pm start.
If you are interested in taking part in either of the following fell relays and haven’t put your name forward already please email Andrew Robertshaw as soon as possible.
Sunday 4th October – Ian Hodgson Mountain Relay, Patterdale, 4 paired stages, 3 including summit checkpoints, 1 ‘easier‘ stage.
Saturday 17th October – British Fell Relays, Barley (Pendle Hill), 2 paired (1 navigational), 2 solo stages.
West Yorkshire Cross Country League Dates: 18th October Wakefield, 31st October Huddersfield, 14th or 15th November Keighley, 6th December Yeadon. If you would like to be entered please email Andrew Robertshaw.]]>
I like to do the Escrick 10k each year as it is fairly local to me and there are not too many races mid August. The race is well supported by clubs from East Yorkshire, I guess they like it flat! It is quite a popular race and is flat but a bit convoluted through woods and on trails. Thankfully they were dry in the main. There was talk of it being slightly long and the winning time was 34.15 by Kristoff Boynton of York Acorn. 1st lady Charlotte Ward of Hull City AC in 17th place in 38.14. I made heavy weather in 89 th place in 44.24, it got quite warm. Ian Broadbent not far behind in 45.58 111th. 502 finishers. Full results.
Report from Ian Broadbent: I ran the Escrick 10k on Sunday 16 August, it starts at St. Margaret’s girls’ school and goes out on a pretty flat traffic free trail/track route. There were about 500 runners and I managed 111 with a new PB of 45:58. The race was won by Christoff Boynton in 34:15 from York Acorn running club. It’s a well organised race with plenty of facilities, barbecue and well marshalled. Anyone fancying it next year its about 5 miles south of the York designer outlet.]]>
|Pos||Gender Position||parkrunner||Club||Run Time|
|1||1||Andrew Siddle||Doncaster AC||00:17:54|
|20||1||Emma Annique Stoney||Baildon Runners||00:21:01|
|87||75||Eriks Zvaigzne||Otley AC||00:24:42|
|1||1||Mike Burrett||Leeds City AC||00:17:09|
|24||1||Charlotte Van Zelst||Unattached||00:20:40|
|301||91||Gloria Jackson||Otley AC||00:31:18|
|7||7||Graham Lake||Otley AC||00:18:53|
|9||1||Laura Emily Dransfield||Roundhay Runners||00:19:01|
|199||71||Sarah Jones||Otley AC||00:32:04|
|1||1||John Hobbs||Valley Striders AC||00:16:43|
|14||1||Josie Cram||Morpeth Harriers & AC||00:18:52|
|45||41||Christian Hosker||Otley AC||00:20:53|
|249||67||Imogen Webster||Otley AC||00:29:06|
|254||70||Alice Webster||Otley AC||00:29:16|
|256||185||Andrew Webster||Otley AC||00:29:19|
Well done both.]]>
The top of the table now reads: Tom Lynch 125.5, Dominic Egan 113, Chris Tomlinson 111, ps don’t forget it’s the best 10 scores to count so there’s sure to be the usual nail biting from now to the last Sunday before Christmas. See the full Handicap table here.
Zack and I decided to enter this annual 5k in York. The course is very flat albeit with a few sharp turns and a duck or two to avoid so the race represents a good opportunity to run a fast time. I led the race for much of it but was out sprinted by a younger gazelle losing out by 4 seconds. However I was pleased to record a new pb (quick look at the Garmin to check the distance!) finishing 2nd in 15.18. Zack followed in 12th place in a time of 16.29. I am returning to Kenya this week to check on the progress of Jackson Biwott who is taking part in the Yorkshire Marathon in October (subject to visa). More information on that when I have it.
It was also nice to see future Otley star Jenson Brogden taking part in the 2.5k race in York last night finishing 12th in 10.24.
1. Jack Robertson Scarborough 15.14pb, 2. Jamil Parapia Otley 15.18pb, 12. Zack Whitehead 16.29, 1st lady Sharon Barlow Ripon 17.06, see full set of results here.]]>