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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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Sunday 23rd February – Harewood 10k

Sunday 23rd February – Harewood 10k

Report from Martin Gaskin: A muddy (though not as bad as expected) and hilly (more hilly than I remember – and ALL uphill weirdly) 10k in the fantastic setting of Harewood and, during the course of the race at least, rain free. Vaseline essential though in the wind which remained strong and strangely always in the face despite the circular route. Often on very soggy grass, a little bit of downhill tarmac, and mostly trail with big puddles, 399 runners…

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Sunday 23rd February – Midgley Moor Fell Race

Sunday 23rd February – Midgley Moor Fell Race

Report from Matt Podd: AS, 5 Miles, 1250ft Ascent. On a damp Sunday morning 3 old men (2 of whom had warmed up with a parkrun the day before) met up and set off in Colin’s car to a Fell Race. The in-car satnav took us on a devious route to surprisingly arrive at race HQ, Booth Cricket Club high above the Calder Valley. There we met up with Italian Fell legend, Antonio. Paid our £5 and got kit checked…

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Sunday 23rd February – Snake Lane 10 – Pocklington

Sunday 23rd February – Snake Lane 10 – Pocklington

Report from Phil Robinson: It was cool and a bit breezy, but the threatened rain didn’t materialize. Four Otley runners enjoyed a spirited race with over a thousand runners. Results: 1 Lewis Gamble-Thornton New Marske 52.03 53 Georgina Weston (1st lady) Rotherham 62.21 343 Sara Elliott Otley 77.16 452 Andy Webster Otley 81.39 528 Phil Robinson Otley 83.40 808 Billy Rayner Otley 95.32 1136 finished In eight previous attempts at this one between 1992 and 2006 I recorded the following…

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Saturday 22nd February – Parkruns

Saturday 22nd February – Parkruns

Pos Gender Pos Parkrunner Club Run Time Bowling Park 1 1 Martin Peck Spenborough & District AC 18:35 9 1 Lindsey Clegg Horsforth Harriers 20:37 63 45 Jarod Merridew Otley AC 26:53 Potternewton 1 1 Jonathan Lancaster Chorlton Runners 19:04 23 21 Matt Podd Otley AC 24:37 24 1 Rebecca Carr Chapel Allerton Runners 24:55 58 36 Andrew Rayner Otley AC 30:07 Roundhay 1 1 Benjamin Douglas Leeds City AC 17:03 6 6 Rob Grant Otley AC 19:18 16 1…

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ParkRuns Saturday 15th Feb 2020

ParkRuns Saturday 15th Feb 2020

Sorry for late post – its all my fault! Woodhouse Moor parkrun A total of 562 runners took part. Position Gender Pos parkrunner Club Run Time 1 1 Nathan EDMONDSON Ilkley Harriers AC 00:16:29 7 6 Rob GRANT Otley AC 00:18:22 13 1 Faye BIRKBY Pudsey Pacers RC 00:18:59 48 37 Robin OUTTERSIDES Otley AC 00:21:07 57 45 Brent CARR Otley AC 00:21:19 65 52 David MULLEN Otley AC 00:21:35 98 17 Rachael BROOKE Otley AC 00:22:55 171 125 Simon…

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Runners of the Month – January

Runners of the Month – January

Runners of the Month for January are: Gilly Wight for an impressive run at Gargrave Half Marathon in 1:42:38, according to Power of 10 an unofficial HM PB (unofficial due to it being an off road/approximate distance race). Lee Gumbrell for excellent runs at Benfleet 15, Brighouse 10k (21st), and several parkruns in January including doubling up a parkrun with the Benfleet 15. Also a special mention for Scott Harrington who is on supreme form at the moment with a V40 HM…

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Saturday 8th February – Parkrun

Saturday 8th February – Parkrun

Woodhouse Moor parkrun A total of 711 runners took part. View full results for Woodhouse Moor parkrun event #655 Position   Gender Position   parkrunner   Club   Run Time   1 1 George RAVENHALL Leeds & Bradford Triathlon Club  00:17:15 4 4 Rob GRANT Otley AC  00:18:39 26 1 Florence KINDER Unattached  00:20:28 35 30 Robin OUTTERSIDES Otley AC  00:21:20 Halifax parkrun A total of 140 runners took part. View full results for Halifax parkrun event #242 Position   Gender Position   parkrunner   Club   Run Time  …

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Sunday 9th February – Hardmoors 26.2 miles Saltburn

Sunday 9th February – Hardmoors 26.2 miles Saltburn

Report from Tamara Weatherhead The Hardmoors didn’t cancel, so neither would I! The organisers, Jon and Shirley and their helpers, spent a lot of their Friday and Saturday re-planning, re-routing, re-taping and re-organising loads of extra marshals, a far tougher job than mine, i think! So, up at 5, left the house at 6, stopped off at the Saltburn Co-op at 7.30 to ask to use the facilities – and they made me a cup of tea for free – off to an excellent start!…

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Saturday 8th February – Wellington Handicap

Saturday 8th February – Wellington Handicap

The Wellington Inn at Darley hosted race 2 of the 2020 Eric Smith Handicap Trophy.  Ryk Downes repeated his 2017 victory, passing Josie towards the end of the final lap.   Antonio held on for third.  Ian recorded the fastest time of the day, 12 seconds under the half hour.   The honour of the most consistent lap times went to David Fox with just 3 seconds between his slowest & fastest laps Louise Penny goes to the top of the table…

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