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Runners of the Month – March

Runners of the Month – March

Runners of the Month for March are: Matt Podd for his dedication in supporting his improvers group especially into races, including the Keighley 10k, also for his quick time in the Disforth Dash, being first back for Otley. Donna Edmondson for completing her first ever race at the Keighley 10k.   Well done both, pick up your reward down at the club!

Sunday 1st April – Guiseley Gallop

Sunday 1st April – Guiseley Gallop

Report from Howard Jeffrey: And with one bound Howard was back! I know how you have all greatly missed my seat of the pants ramblings so I’ll start back with the Guiseley Gallop 1st April. With 467 other April fools I slithered and trudged through miles of thick unctuous mud for ages and that was just to get to the start line! My task for today was to get maximum points in my age category as part of the Leeds…

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Saturday 31st March – Park Runs

Saturday 31st March – Park Runs

  Pos. Gender Pos. parkrunner Club Run Time Bradford 1 1 Matthew Merrick Bingley H. 17:26 10 1 Jackie Kirton Unattached 20:06 33 27 Liam Dunne Otley AC 23:00 Bramley 1 1 Tim Patterson Unattached 19:00 9 1 Michaela Clark Abbey R. Leeds 22:20 23 21 Matt Podd Otley AC 24:15 Fountains Abbey 1 1 Reece Dalton Ripon R. 16:25 10 10 Peter Crowder Otley AC 18:58 26 1 Emma Sorby Ripon R. 20:03 Harrogate 1 1 Mark Bryant Harrogate…

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Doctors Gate Fell Race – 25 March 2018

Doctors Gate Fell Race – 25 March 2018

Race report by Gary Johnson 103 people attended the first running of Doctors Gate fell race which starts and finishes at the Queens (a pub/curry house/B&B!) In Glossop. After a few last minute changes to the route, due to land erosion, the course took in 12 miles of the peak district with around 2800ft of elevation. The weather was kind and made for great racing with three long ascents, steep descents, knee deep snow drifts, beck crossings, a few low…

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Brough Law Fell Race – Sun 25th Mar

Brough Law Fell Race – Sun 25th Mar

Report From Colin Best Brough Law Fell Race AS 5mls 1312ft. After last weekends abandonment of Blakeys Blitz I decided I had to make an effort to get back into the hills. Because of the beast a few weeks ago I had to return to Northumberland to get jobs done not possible in 6 foot drifts. So after a quick search in the fell runners almanac I found this fell race in the Cheviots just 30 minutes away. It turned out…

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Dishforth Dash – Sun 25th Mar

Dishforth Dash – Sun 25th Mar

Report From Laura Hind With the early morning sun shining brightly and the windsock hanging limply alongside the A1, an elite corps of OAC runners arrived at the recently decommissioned airfield at Dishforth to take part in the inaugural Dishforth Dash. Headed by Field Marshall Rayner, we reported for duty and bumped into Drill Sergeant Podd whilst doing so. Despite the odd deserter due to injuries and other commitments, further recruits in the form of Phil and Mary signed up,…

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Park Runs Sat 24th Mar

Park Runs Sat 24th Mar

Bradford parkrun A total of 511 runners took part. Position Gender Pos Name Club Run Time 1 1 Jack WOOD Ilkley Harriers AC 00:17:00 17 1 Kirsty ALLEN Baildon Runners 00:21:14 300 89 Emma THOMSON Otley AC 00:30:58 St Andrews parkrun A total of 161 runners took part. Position Gender Pos Name Club Run Time 1 1 Morgan MITCHELL Fife AC 00:15:38 17 1 Hailey MARSHALL Falkland Trail Runners 00:20:29 39 35 Howard JEFFREY Otley AC 00:23:39 Fountains Abbey parkrun…

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2018 Training Weekend at Robin Hood’s Bay

2018 Training Weekend at Robin Hood’s Bay

Richard Hamer reports from Robin Hood’s Bay. The 2018 training weekend is destined to become the ‘mythical one’ – members who weren’t there will talk about it through misty eyes as though they were; and all because of the Beast from the East 2.0 which toyed with us on the Friday and then dug its claws in overnight before ripping into us over the next two days. Last year’s weekend was also in Robin Hood’s Bay, and everyone was running…

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Saturday 17th March – Park Runs

Saturday 17th March – Park Runs

Harrogate parkrun A total of 176 runners took part. Position ↓ Gender Position ↓ parkrunner ↓ Club   ↓ Run Time ↓ 1 1 Matthew WILKINSON Nidd Valley Road Runners 00:18:04 27 1 Sharon Elizabeth HARDCASTLE Unattached 00:22:11 68 57 Stephen SMALL Otley AC 00:25:22 Roundhay parkrun A total of 192 runners took part. Position ↓ Gender Position ↓ parkrunner ↓ Club   ↓ Run Time ↓ 1 1 Phil BOYNTON Horsforth Harriers 00:19:20 20 1 Myra JONES Valley Striders…

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