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18th November 2018 – Wadsworth Half Trog

18th November 2018 – Wadsworth Half Trog

BM fell race – 9.3 miles/15km Laura Mcabe found this race and persuaded me to join her after reassuring me it was mostly on footpaths so I wouldn’t get lost. This wasn’t entirely true! The course is basically a figure of 8 with a steep up and down and lots of boggy open moorland running. Laura has elected this race as her wild card for the fell runner of the year competition. The theory being it was a low key…

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Sunday 18th November 2018 – Wensleydale Wedge

Sunday 18th November 2018 – Wensleydale Wedge

Report from Lizzy Fawcett Sara Richard, Hannah Lupton and myself set off from West Witton where we stayed over night with Hannah’s cousin because of the early start.As we approached the village of Askrigg we were faced with the road blocked by runners grasping their garmins facing towards us about to set off…..Ooops an 8am start not 8.30 then! Quick thinking Hannah did a speedy U turn parked on the road side and we ran into the race HQ for…

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Sunday 18th November – West Yorkshire XC League – Thornes Park, Wakefield

Sunday 18th November – West Yorkshire XC League – Thornes Park, Wakefield

Report from Billy Races, injuries, illness and work commitments decimated the Ladies team with Becky Harpur the only runner for Otley. She ran fantastically to finish 16th in a time of 22:43. The ladies race was won by Ruby Sykes of Holmfirth in 20:34. We had a few more men out again qualifying for points. Joe Torr was first to finish for Otley in 36:07 (45th) followed by Liam Dunne 37:18 (61st), Lee Gumbrell 45:25 (151st), Andrew Rayner 53:40 (169th),…

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Saturday 17th November – Harriers vs Cyclists

Saturday 17th November – Harriers vs Cyclists

Fell Runner of the Year race counter… Pos Name Cyclist=C Runner=R Club Category Time 1 Rob Jebb C Hope Factory Racing M40 0:33:53 2 Harry Holmes R P&B M40 0:34:40 36 Sharon Taylor R Helm Hill WSen 0:40:53 121 Nichola Jackson C Ribble Valley H WSen 0:49:13 23 Joseph Torr R Otley AC MSen 0:40:19 75 Harvey Leak-Smith R Otley AC MU23 0:44:55 131 Lizzie Irvine R Otley AC WSen 0:49:59 136 Sharron Smith R Otley AC W40 0:50:48 198…

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Saturday 17th November – Tour of Pendle

Saturday 17th November – Tour of Pendle

Report from Chris Brunold: Kit packed I pointed the car to Pendle and arrived seeing it shrouded in mist from a distance. Driving over the shoulder to Barley it seemed impressively steep and impenetrable. Kit check on arrival reinforced my great gift for forgetting one important item – this time my watch left on charge – but better than the time it was my left running shoe! Having parked and spotted the familiar Pete Bland van I found my way…

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Saturday 17th November – Parkruns

Saturday 17th November – Parkruns

Pos. Gender Pos. parkrunner Club Run Time Fountains Abbey 1 1 Craig Connor Tattenhall R. 17:42 9 1 Helen Thurston Ilkley H. AC 19:04 33 31 Peter Crowder Otley AC 20:49 50 7 Sara Elliott Otley AC 22:38 109 88 Andrew Rayner Otley AC 25:27 302 126 Lesley Patchett Otley AC 35:00 Myrtle 1 1 Graham Askew Bingley H. & AC 18:45 7 1 April Caufield Halifax H. & AC 20:30 21 19 Martin Stringer Otley AC 22:06 39 33…

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Runner of the Month – October

Runner of the Month – October

Runners of the month for October: Scott Harrington, Rebecca Keinhorst and Hayley Galvin, all for their efforts in this years’ Yorkshire Marathon. Scott achieved another 3rd place matching his place from last year, but knocking a couple of minutes from his time, and also taking the 1st V40 title. Reebs and Hayley both ran brilliantly to complete their first marathon. Well done all, collect your prize down at club.

Saturday 10th November – Burley Moor Run

Saturday 10th November – Burley Moor Run

Report from Tom Lynch: The Burley Moor run has grown in popularity with Otley in the past couple of years, with 16 Otley runners last year, and 18 this year with 186 runners overall. It’s a nice low key race which offers a good mix of terrain, and obviously not far from Otley which might explain it’s popularity…the weather was also pretty nice this year too! As with last year it’s a counter in the fell runner of the year…

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Friday 9th November – Really Wild Boar Night Race

Friday 9th November – Really Wild Boar Night Race

As Pudsey & Bramley hosted the FRA dinner in Ilkley on the Saturday evening this year saw a weekend double of Wild Boar races, a night race up and down Wild Boar near Ravenstonedale followed by a ‘Wild Boar on Tour’ on Saturday afternoon on Ilkley moor.  With wild weather forecast registration was in the Fat Lamb, but on arrival all was relatively dry and calm.  However that was soon to change as the heavens opened as I went back…

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Sunday 4th November Guy Fawkes 10

Sunday 4th November Guy Fawkes 10

Report from Laura Hind Despite a rainy forecast, conditions on Sunday morning’s Guy Fawkes 10 turned out to be extremely favourable. We set off, a bottleneck for the first mile which meant that no one could get too carried away with their pace. As always, this route provides challenge in its 3/4 amusingly named hills. The Birstwith Brute lived up to its name, but no Jack and Kath at the top unfortunately with their usual support.  We all missed you….

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