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Saturday 18th January: Park runs

Saturday 18th January: Park runs

Woodhouse Moor parkrun Position Gender Position parkrunner Club Run Time 1 1 George RAVENHALL Leeds & Bradford Triathlon Club 00:17:38 30 30 Robin OUTTERSIDES Otley AC 00:20:39 35 35 Brent CARR Otley AC 00:20:56 39 1 Jessica BAXTER Valley Striders AC 00:21:01 Pontefract parkrun Position Gender Position parkrunner Club Run Time 1 1 Daniel DIAMOND Unattached 00:17:32 15 1 Rebecca HARPUR Otley AC 00:20:46 Roundhay parkrun Position Gender Position parkrunner Club Run Time 1 1 Mike GALLAGHER Hyde Park Harriers…

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Sunday 19th January: Benfleet 15

Sunday 19th January: Benfleet 15

Report from Lee Gumbrell: Early January and I had decide to take on the 200 mile drive down the A1 to run the infamous Benfleet 15. Although not a local race this one is a beauty and I’d recommend it to anyone up for a challenge. The course is made up 5 miles of Hadleigh downs conquering the hills and slogging through the mud followed by 8 miles of trail along the Thames estuary over the bridge with an out…

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Saturday January 18: Wild night run

Saturday January 18: Wild night run

Report from Ben Cousen: I took part in one of my favourite races, the (approx 10 mile) Wild Night Run in southern Dartmoor. This was the third or fourth time I have raced this. Unfortunately this year a last minute spat with some landowner (property is theft and all that) meant that the 10 mile race was altered to two laps of the concurrent “Mild Night Run”. This made the race faster but not necessarily easier because although the trackless…

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Sunday 12th January…: The Montane Spine Race

Sunday 12th January…: The Montane Spine Race

Report from Sarah F This isn’t a normal race report this is a story of failure- I wouldn’t usually write up a race that I didn’t complete (and there’s been a few over the years!) but I hope this is an interesting insight into motivation and the power of the mind and I thought it was worth sharing. Most of you probably know I have a long term relationship with the spine race (aka an unhealthy obsession!!), which involves ‘running’…

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Sunday 19 January – Gargrave Half Marathon

Sunday 19 January – Gargrave Half Marathon

Richard Hamer reports: Caveat alert. As I’m only a friend of the club I’m not allowed to race under the OAC name, but I’m pretty certain I can submit a race report; so here goes. The Gargrave Half Marathon is one of the road series of events courtesy of It’s Grim Up North Running. I got roped in because Phil Robinson wasn’t able to run it, and I do have a couple of halves coming up this year so if…

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Saturday 18th January – John Cowan Harewood Handicap

Saturday 18th January – John Cowan Harewood Handicap

The first Eric Smith Handicap Trophy race of the year at Harewood was the usual muddy and chilly affair.  Luckily we were blessed with glorious sunshine to make the conditions a little more favourable.  Tom came back about 20 seconds ahead of Rachael with David Fox in a clear third.  Moving through from last off to sixth gave Richard the fastest time of the day. The hon. handicapper takes full responsibility for Tom Dyson’s little adventure to Eccup, as a…

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Sunday 12th January – Stanbury Splash

Sunday 12th January – Stanbury Splash

Report from Sharron Smith: The first of the Otley A.C. Fell race’s The Stanbury Splash, definitely lived up to its name! After the mass start down in the quarry of Penistone Hill, just above Haworth, the magnificent rainbow warned of a mixed weather front! Needless to say so did the terrain of saturated slopes, into fast flowing streams of which the race crosses three times… So a real test of mixed terrain, no great climbing  but no time to look…

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Sunday 12th January – Garstang 10k

Sunday 12th January – Garstang 10k

Report from Mark Hall: Winner: J Monk. Preston Harriers 31.04 2nd 34.21! 1st Female: C Davies. Red Rose 36.50 Mark Hall 37.18 My last race as a V55 (already). A resume of my 5 years. I have raced 95 times as a V55 (on the road) finished 1st 93 times (2 UK half marathon championships) only 2 defeats in 5 years. 2nd/3rd in UK 5k championship, (not my distance). Sorry bit of self promotion (not intended) but someone may be…

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Sunday 12th January – Temple Newsam Ten

Sunday 12th January – Temple Newsam Ten

Report from Nicola Swann: This was the third year in a row that I have run this race. It is a lovely start to the new year.  A challenging route at points with some climbs up through the Temple Newsam estate and plenty of mud to go with it. I was surprised that I was the only Otley AC runner but it does sell out fast. It is a well organised event starting and finishing on the fields by the…

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