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Wednesday 27th December – Guisborough Woods Fell Race

Wednesday 27th December – Guisborough Woods Fell Race

Report from Laura McCabe: I was staying with my parents in Guisborough over Christmas and decided to enter the Guisborough Woods race. The race was 5.5 miles long (3 laps) with 1200ft of climbing. The course consisted of a steep hill climb up through an old quarry, a fast underfoot flat section for 1/2 mile along a forest track on the top of the hill before a very muddy steep decent through the trees back to the start. I finished…

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Tuesday 26th December – Chevin Chase

Tuesday 26th December – Chevin Chase

Report from Rob Fearnley The Chevin Chase. The one everyone wants to be in when entries open in October. The one no one wants to be in as they pop a final chocolate orange segment in their gob at 11.30pm on Christmas Day to top off the Turkey dinner, yule log and copious amounts of booze they’ve already forced down their neck. A solid turnout of 20 or so Black & Whites were present on the start line this year…

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Saturday 23rd December – Park Runs

Saturday 23rd December – Park Runs

Woodhouse Moor parkrun A total of 375 runners took part. Position Gender Position parkrunner Club Run Time 1 1 Matthew AKPAN Unattached 00:17:59 7 1 Hannah BROWN Skyrac AC 00:18:36 61 57 George CHAMBERS Otley AC 00:22:57 173 40 Charlotte CHAMBERS Otley AC 00:27:08 Torbay Velopark parkrun A total of 168 runners took part. Position Gender Position parkrunner Club Run Time 1 1 Alex MOYSE Unattached 00:17:54 7 7 Tony WALKER Otley AC 00:19:34 25 1 Naomi Rebecca FLANAGAN Torbay…

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Sunday 17th December – The Stoop Fell Race

Sunday 17th December – The Stoop Fell Race

Report from Victoria Stainburn: There were a few Otley vests out for the second to last Woodentops race on Sunday. It was very cold, icy and raining. The car park was like a skating rink. We were told at the start that due to weather and conditions the route would be slightly different and shorter. Straight up to the stoop and back again. The ground was horrendously boggy and at times we were thigh deep in mud. Having said this,…

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Notices and Forthcoming Events

Notices and Forthcoming Events

.   Got some news, photos, information or just need an OAC question answering? Email info@otleyac.org.uk Our Absolute Beginners group is for anyone wanting to have a go at running, regardless of ability. Find them on their Facebook page or email start@otleyac.org.uk. Buying something online, check out this easy way of giving the club a bit of extra funds on the Otley AC easyfundraising site here. So far up to 6/11/2017 we’ve managed to raise a fantastic £319.77. The latest Runner of the Year table…

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Sunday 17th December – Ken Dixon Handicap

Sunday 17th December – Ken Dixon Handicap

Congratulations to Don for a clear win in the 29th Ken Dixon Christmas handicap and to Rob Fearnley taking the overall title for 2017.  Laura did here best to catch Rob finishing 4th on the day but will be satisfied with 2nd 9 points behind.  Followed by Billy and Antonio in joint 3rd.  See the final 2017 Eric Smith handicap table here. Argh.. I have just remembered that it was Phil Robinson’s 200th Otley handicap race today.  The first being way…

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Saturday 16th December – Gathering Winter Fools Relay

Saturday 16th December – Gathering Winter Fools Relay

Leg 1 Report from Steve Robinson: Tamara and Steve R set the Relay off from Keighley, at Cliffe Castle Park, through Laycock, taking in parts of the Millennium Way, over to Sutton in Craven and finally the change over at Kildwick. Around 9 miles of very icy and treacherous ground conditions. Unfortunately, around 3 miles into the race we came across a Barlick Fell Runner, on the deck, who had slipped on ice and had a suspected broken ankle. Not…

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Sunday 10th December – Longridge 7 Christmas Pudding Run

Sunday 10th December – Longridge 7 Christmas Pudding Run

Report from Tom Lynch: This race combined two of my passions, getting up early and running on tarmac, and had nothing to do with this years ROTY competition, and the fact that it’s the last few weeks that I could get in a road race over 10km. My plan was nearly thwarted when the snow hit the country this weekend, and many races were cancelled, and it was nearly thwarted again when I heard they were re-routing the course. Worrying…

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Saturday 9th December – WYXC League Race 4 Keighley

Saturday 9th December – WYXC League Race 4 Keighley

Keighley and Craven played host to the final race of the West Yorkshire League.  Vicky Stainburn was first back for Otley in the senior ladies with another fine top twenty finish in 16th 21:25, Laura McCabe had her best finish of the season finishing 30th, 22:48.  The race was won by Helen Berry from Holmfirth with a time of 19:55. First home for Otley in the senior mens race was Colin Best finishing 130th, 40:44 followed by Antonio Cardinale 134th…

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Saturday 9th December – Park Runs

Saturday 9th December – Park Runs

Roundhay parkrun Position   Gender Position   parkrunner   Club   Run Time 1 1 Jack KELLY Unattached 0:18:22 7 1 Lizzie SPENCER Leeds & Bradford Triathlon Club 0:20:28 207 90 Emma THOMSON Otley AC 0:38:26 Fountains Abbey parkrun Position   Gender Position   parkrunner   Club   Run Time 1 1 Tom CALVERT Knaresborough Striders 0:18:04 9 1 Rowena LEARY Norfolk Gazelles AC 0:19:58 20 17 Peter CROWDER Otley AC 0:21:58