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Sunday 30th June – Eccup 10

Sunday 30th June – Eccup 10

Report from Rob Grant: The Eccup 10 is a great road race – long enough to be challenging (but not too long), flat (but not so flat as to be boring), local (for me at least), scenic, competitive and well organised. Conditions were all but perfect, with the stifling heat of Saturday despatched by a stiff-ish breeze. It was still on the warm side – I left the hat and gloves at home, so you can tell it was in…

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Sat 29th – Sunday 30th June – North of England Masters Track

Sat 29th – Sunday 30th June – North of England Masters Track

Report from Caroline Marler: Last weekend was The North of England Masters Champs on Hull in beautiful weather. In this event races are seeded by times so they end up being mixed sex and age. In the 100m I was on the middle race with quite a few old men and one W70. I finished in the middle of the field and recorded a season’s best,16.15 which was very pleasing. A few hours later I was in the middle race…

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Friday 21st-22nd June – Bob Graham Round

Friday 21st-22nd June – Bob Graham Round

Report from Tom Lynch and support crew: After starting to help on other people’s Bob Graham’s sometime last year and really enjoying the experience and route, I decided to have a go myself this year. I picked the longest day to give myself most light – even though I knew this was likely to be a busy time, and set my planned schedule for a 22 hour completion, with the idea of giving myself a couple of hours to play…

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Saturday 29th June – Parkruns

Saturday 29th June – Parkruns

Pos Gender Pos parkrunner Club Run Time Bradford 1 1 Joe Woodley Skyrac AC 17:41 28 1 Alison Boyle Baildon Runners 22:15 106 10 Laura Oliver Otley AC 26:20 328 115 Victoria Taylor Otley AC 38:10 329 214 Chris Taylor Otley AC 38:10 Conyngham Hall 1 1 Reece Dalton Ripon Runners 17:18 18 1 Jo Stephenson Harrogate Tri Club 22:27 44 38 Jarod Merridew Otley AC 25:26 Preston 1 1 Andy Benson Preston Harriers 15:32 12 12 Julian Mawson Otley…

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Runners of the Month – May

Runners of the Month – May

Runners of the Month for May: Scott Harrington for an impressive 2nd place at the Newport Marathon only a week after London, with a time of 2:33:33, and Finn Gallagher-Thompson for 1st place in the Disability Standing Long Jump at the 2nd York Summer Series (6th May) with a jump of 1.16 metres. Well done both, collect your prizes from the club!  

Saturday 22nd June: Park runs

Saturday 22nd June: Park runs

Bradford parkrun Position Gender Position parkrunner Club Run Time 1 1 Unknown ATHLETE Unattached 00:15:54 16 1 Sarah FLAHERTY Bingley Harriers and AC 00:20:42 97 85 Michael JEFFREY Otley AC 00:24:58 Harrogate parkrun Position Gender Position parkrunner Club Run Time 1 1 Glenn MITCHELL Crawley Saints and Sinners Running Club 00:17:32 24 24 Paul TRANTER Otley AC 00:21:07 29 1 Sharon Elizabeth HARDCASTLE Unattached 00:21:34 241 46 Pamela TRANTER Otley AC 00:28:58 Fountains Abbey parkrun Position Gender Position parkrunner Club Run Time 1 1…

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Sunday 23rd June: Northern Masters Champs

Sunday 23rd June: Northern Masters Champs

From Caroline Marler Only W65 in the 100,200& 400 so 3 Gold Medals. Sprint times faster than first outing this season, 16.3 for 100m, 33.7 for 200m and a slow 79.9 for 400m (first one since last September, a ‘work in progress’).More Masters Athletes should go to these Champs, they are good fun.  

Sunday 23rd June: Staveley Stampede 10K

Sunday 23rd June: Staveley Stampede 10K

Report from Howard: In and amongst the duathlons and triathlons there is still time to do some old favourite 10k races and the Staveley Stampede is one of them. The route is a reasonably undulating multi-terrain course in a circular lap to the west of Staveley near Knaresborough. I had been hoping to ‘race myself fit’ because the training has been hampered by a sore knee (more later). I set off towards the back, with a view to making steady…

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Thursday 20th June – Dragons Harrogate League

Thursday 20th June – Dragons Harrogate League

Sunny with a bit of mud in the woods,  Jack Wood won again with a time of 30:53, Harrogate’s Crystal Goecker was first lady, 37:25.  Richard Smith continued his great form finishing 12th.  Category placings for Vicky Stainburn and Vicki Binks 1st & 3rd, Sara Elliott 3rd and Roberto 2nd. Pos Name Cat Cat Pos Gun Time 12 Richard Smith MSEN 9 0:34:34 27 Rob Grant MV45 5 0:36:17 31 Tom Midgley MSEN 20 0:36:42 34 Ross Mccall MSEN 22…

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Sunday 16th June – Pudsey 10k – multi-terrain

Sunday 16th June – Pudsey 10k – multi-terrain

Report from Rob Grant: My first individual race as a club runner and therefore my first for Otley AC. This is also my first race report – I’ll keep it short and sweet.  The Pudsey 10k is a fun, tough, well organised race which I have run a few times in the past. It was even tougher than usual this year due to heavy downpours in the preceding days making some bits of the course very wet and muddy. Of…

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