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Tuesday 21st September – 3000m Handicap & Track Runner of the Year Race 2

Tuesday 21st September – 3000m Handicap & Track Runner of the Year Race 2

Antonio’s fitness from a couple of tough championship fell races then the 2 runs in a day at Bradley Show last weekend,  added to the handicap adrenaline lead to an easy handicap win for Mr Cardinale.  With new member James Yates finishing in second.  Fastest time of the day went to the Dream mile winner from the juniors Ned Gallagher-Thompson with a quick 10.22.  Also it was great to see another junior James Greenlay showing the seniors how it done with…

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Sunday 19th September – Kirkstall Abbey 7m Trail

Sunday 19th September – Kirkstall Abbey 7m Trail

Report from Mark Hall Winner – G Ravenhall unattached 39.37 1st Female – H Smith Ribble Valley 43.42 For Otley AC 16th Mark Hall 45.37 (1st V60) 19th Graham Lake 46.46 (2nd V40) 25th Jon Smith 47.55 150th Megan McCall 67.31 Otley AC men won the male team prize and there were 217 finishers in total Full results here

Beckbusters 10k – Sunday 19th Sept

Beckbusters 10k – Sunday 19th Sept

Report from Howard My expectations of anything like a rapid return to form after 18 months in the doldrums were dealt another bit of a blow today. Having done 51.51 last week for a road 10k and had a reasonably consistent week of speed and hill work (slowly building back up to what used to be the norm) and slow parkrun yesterday I had hopes of getting nearer to the 50 minute mark today. This was an OAC (or should…

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Saturday 18th September – Parkruns

Saturday 18th September – Parkruns

Great turnout from Otley AC for the 4th Chevin Forest Parkrun, with other club members travelling as far as St Andrews! Woodhouse Moor parkrun A total of 390 runners took part. View full results for Woodhouse Moor parkrun event #669 Position   Gender Position   parkrunner   Club   Run Time   1 1 Matthew JOHN Unattached 00:17:02 29 1 Roxanne MASHADI Unattached 00:20:41 174 123 Robin OUTTERSIDES Otley AC  00:27:15 St Andrews parkrun A total of 246 runners took part. View full results for…

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Sunday 12th September – Yorkshireman Marathon

Sunday 12th September – Yorkshireman Marathon

Report from Matt Clegg:,  photos courtesy Dave Woodhead, WoodentopsThis was my second attempt at the Yorkshireman and the first race in which I had a time to try and beat. I really struggled last year, coming in at 5hrs 30. It was boiling hot and Lee basically dragged me round the latter stages so knew I could do better. A sub 5hr was my target but I was a little underprepared. Lee had done his ankle in so I was…

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Sunday 12th September – Yorkshireman Half Marathon

Sunday 12th September – Yorkshireman Half Marathon

Report from Graham Lake Yorkshireman Half Marathon – 14.6 Miles, 1800ft I did this last year when it was socially-distanced, so was great to be back at a proper mass start (and mass catchup afterwards) The route is a figure-of-eight heading up into the moors above Haworth, on to Ovenden Moor, round the massive windfarm, followed by a bit of road then (nearly) all down hill for 5 miles to the finish. I know the course well by now, as…

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Sunday 12th September – Bradley Fell Race

Sunday 12th September – Bradley Fell Race

Report from Colin Best: Bradley BORFA fell race 3.5mls 900ft Sunday marked my return to fell racing after many months of injury and other restrictions. I knew this  short fell race at Bradley was a good choice having done it before in 2018. Others on the day, and there was plenty of choice, were much tougher. The route is a straight up and down most of it even for me runnable even if it was at a very steady and…

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Sunday 12th September – Vale of York Half Marathon

Sunday 12th September – Vale of York Half Marathon

Report from Richard Smith: On a busy race weekend,  4 Otley runners participated in the Vale of York Half Marathon. The course loops around country lanes on the outskirts of Selby. A slight breeze but near perfect conditions on what is a notoriously flat course. Once again the star of the show was Scott Harrington, who tucked in behind the race leader for the first 4 miles before progressing and eventually winning comfortably by almost 90 seconds to record his…

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Sunday 12th September – Kenilworth Half Marathon

Sunday 12th September – Kenilworth Half Marathon

Report from Paul Tranter: Another return to my childhood stomping ground and after the obligatory parkrun (this time Babbs Mill parkrun near Birmingham – two laps, flat, well made paths, well worth a visit!) it was great to toe the line in an actual road race and my first half marathon since the inaugural Ilkley Half in 2019. Sunday’s run was very much about London Marathon preparation. Since my hip operation all of my marathons have been on trail, with…

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Sunday 12th September – Great North Run

Sunday 12th September – Great North Run

Report from Mick Jeffrey: This race has been on my bucket list for a while. I entered in 2019 but couldn’t run through injury.I managed to get a last minute place through the Blood Cancer UK charity. Training had been going pretty well with at least two long runs under my belt for the previous two weekends. The weather was especially kind; cool, overcast and with a very gentle breeze. Sadly they had changed the route from a downhill course finishing on…

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