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Saturday 7th March 2020 – Park Runs

Saturday 7th March 2020 – Park Runs

Woodhouse Moor parkrun Position Gender Pos parkrunner                       Club                                Run Time 1                                  1 Paul PRUZINA                Pudsey & Bramley AC 00:16:32 2                      …

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Sunday March 1st: Barry 40 Mile track race

Sunday March 1st: Barry 40 Mile track race

Report from Chris Carver I first entered this race in 2006 and, it being my first ultra, I had no idea what to expect. On that particular day the weather was abysmal and after just over 30 miles the paramedic on duty pulled me out with a very badly blistered foot. Since then I knew it was only a matter of time before I ran this one again and when that chance presented itself in October last year I just…

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Saturday 7th March – Eccup New Inn Handicap

Saturday 7th March – Eccup New Inn Handicap

Race 3 of the 2020 Eric Smith Handcap Trophy took place at the New Inn, Eccup, a 4 mile mixture of road,  muddy farm fields and forest tracks.  Tom Hannah and Bob Payne set off first and Tom held on for the win by about 30 seconds or so, his 2nd win of the year already!.  Paul Clifford was second, Matt Chadwick chased down most of the field to finish 3rd.  Ian recorded the fastest time of the day in…

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Sunday 1st March: Norton 9

Sunday 1st March: Norton 9

A lovely looking, sunny day in South Yorkshire saw 428 runners take on the Norton 9 Miles. Largely because of the recent weather and the relocation of parking, there was a bit of to-ing and fro-ing between registration and cars and back to the start and, to those who hadn’t run it before, it wasn’t entirely clear where the start and finish were (which COULD be a problem!) but other than that, it was well managed and very friendly. I…

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Saturday 29th February: Park runs

Saturday 29th February: Park runs

Woodhouse Moor parkrun Position Gender Position parkrunner Club Run Time 1 1 Marcos Angel VALERO PALACIOS Roundhay Runners 00:15:40 7 1 Hannah BROWN Skyrac AC 00:18:35 53 45 Robin OUTTERSIDES Otley AC 00:21:45 57 48 Brent CARR Otley AC 00:22:03 Bradford parkrun Position Gender Position parkrunner Club Run Time 1 1 Andrew HUMPHRIES Airecentre Pacers RC 00:17:03 17 1 Rachel MCCUSKER Dewsbury Road Runners 00:20:46 93 84 James DOBSON Otley AC 00:23:56 162 18 Catherine DOBSON Otley AC 00:26:49 Roundhay…

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Saturday 29th February: Sir Titus Trot leap year marathon

Saturday 29th February: Sir Titus Trot leap year marathon

Report from Rob Grant: There were lots of good reasons to enter this one: I fancied doing a low-key marathon as a pace-setting training run for the Ibiza marathon in April; the ‘Its Grim Up North’ events have a reputation for being fun and friendly affairs (with good cake!); it was local and reasonably priced; last but not least, there was half a chance of a podium place, depending on who turned up on the day. Spoiler alert: I won…

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Sunday 1st March – Ilkley Moor Fell Race

Sunday 1st March – Ilkley Moor Fell Race

Report from Andrew Robertshaw: The 1st of March, Spring or not?  meteologically maybe, but there’s only a few signs at the moment, no mad march hares to be seen, (there you go Sharron!). The gnarled old fell runner version of the conditions on Sunday, would probably be along the lines of, “Aye there was a bit of a breeze“,  “a bit soft up there today“. A member of the general public would probably have had a different idea and stayed…

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Wed 26th Feb – Even Splits 5k

Wed 26th Feb – Even Splits 5k

Another flying visit to the Brownlee circuit for a swift (its all relative!!) 3 laps of the cycle track. A few Otley ACers – young and old. Position Name Category Net Time Gun Time 52 Tony Walker MV55 00:19:48 00:19:53 65 James Greenlay MJUN 00:20:23 00:20:23 67 Ned Gallagher-Thompson MJUN 00:20:44 00:20:46 70 Graeme Cowling MV35 00:20:56 00:20:59 72 Lee Gumbrell MSEN 00:21:00 00:21:03 130 Simon Quin MV45 00:24:17 00:24:24 177 Carmel Gallagher FV40 00:30:53 00:31:00 Full results here

Sunday 23rd February – North East Marathon Club The Leas 6 x 6

Sunday 23rd February – North East Marathon Club The Leas 6 x 6

Report from Paul Tranter: The North East Marathon Club was set up to provide no frills, no fuss, low cost scenic marathons for local runners. Having previously run their Hamsterley Forest Marathon they certainly live up to that ethos. The runs are well organised, friendly and definitely affordable even the South Shields coast path is scenic, looking very different to when it hosts the finish to the Great North Run. The Leas 6 x 6 is essentially a 6 hour race run…

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Sunday 23rd February – Settle Half Marathon

Sunday 23rd February – Settle Half Marathon

Report from Richard Smith Having decided to stay over in Settle for my birthday, I took part in the Settle Half Marathon organised by ‘Its Grim Up North Running’. The event organiser lived by their title as Storm Margaret, Keith or whatever the most recent one is called continued to vent it’s fury up in the Dales. An out and back course all run on road, I opted for the Half Marathon distance with a 10K and 10 miler starting…

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