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Sunday 11th March – Keighley 10K

Sunday 11th March – Keighley 10K

Report from Matt Podd: Rob Fearnley (running to support the charity), Donna Edmondson (her first ever race), Sarah Belt (bullied into it by Matt) and Matt Podd (running to support Improvers into racing) turned up at the Kieghley Leisure Centre to register and run this Sue Ryder organised race in nice weather. Not my normal type of race, but I was up for a laugh and any time in Keighley is…… Musical warm up and a lot of platitudes, and…

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Saturday 10th March – Esholt Handicap

Saturday 10th March – Esholt Handicap

Race 3 of the Eric Smith Handicap trophy was a wet one, if not in the air most certainly underfoot.  Fortunately the heavy mid morning rain abated just in time flour markings to stay long enough for everyone to find there way.   That is apart from a one or two missing the short cut up to the long finishing straight adding 100 or so metres.  Phil chased down Don and Sara Richard right from the start, eventually taking the win…

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Saturday 10th March 2018 – Park Runs

Saturday 10th March 2018 – Park Runs

Position Gender Pos parkrunner Club Run Time Bradford 1 1 Sam CLEGG Idle AC 00:17:34 15 1 Sophie MARTIN Wharfedale Harriers 00:20:48 53 5 Sara ELLIOTT Otley AC 00:23:43 63 57 Michael HASTINGS Otley AC 00:24:09 125 106 Stephen SMALL Otley AC 00:26:09 137 114 Andrew RAYNER Otley AC 00:26:34 297 93 Veronica JEFFRIES Otley AC 00:34:06 301 96 Lucinda BLACKBURN Otley AC 00:34:21 337 119 Vicky GORDON Otley AC 00:36:17 360 134 Josie MITCHELL Otley AC 00:37:45 373 145…

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Runner of the Month – February

Runner of the Month – February

Runners of the month for February are: Gary Johnson for a superb effort at Flower Scar fell race, Gary came in 11th overall in a tough AM race with a navigational section and very poor visibility. He may have done even better if he didn’t take a meandering route across the moor 😉 Rachael Wright for a great run representing the club at the National Cross Country Championships in London and surviving the ordeal that is Ilkley Moor fell race.

Saturday 3rd March 2018 – Park Runs

Saturday 3rd March 2018 – Park Runs

Pos Gender Pos parkrunner Club Run Time Harrogate 1 1 Mark BRYANT Harrogate Harriers & AC 0:19:02 42 1 Louisa WELTON Harrogate Harriers & AC 0:23:57 52 49 George CHAMBERS Otley AC 0:24:32 102 13 Charlotte CHAMBERS Otley AC 0:27:59 Roundhay 1 1 Sam ROBINS Chapel Allerton Runners 0:19:17 31 1 Susan LEWIS Roundhay Runners 0:22:11 126 113 Howard JEFFREY Otley AC 0:25:58 194 168 Zachary QUIN Otley AC 0:28:17 195 169 Simon QUIN Otley AC 0:28:18

Sunday 25th February 2018 – Snake Lane 10

Sunday 25th February 2018 – Snake Lane 10

Report from Billy On a crisp clear morning myself, Sara Elliott, Andy Webster and Rob Fearnley travelled to the far east to take part in the Snake Lane 10 in Pocklington. Keeping warm in the clubhouse we bumped into Sarah Fitzgerald. After a 10 minute walk to the start we lined up for the off. Following my injury woes I started at the back with Sarah F. Conditions were almost perfect with just a slight breeze to hamper us. As…

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Saturday 24th February: National Cross Country Race Parliament Hill, London

Saturday 24th February: National Cross Country Race Parliament Hill, London

Two powerful Otley AC teams made the long trip down to London for the National Cross Country Race (Although I got a number 44 bus from Battersea) The Otley AC Senior Ladies Team (aka Rachael Wright) had a stonking run, coming in 654th place, out of 1113, in a time of 42:54 (The winner was Phoebe Law from Kingston AC in a time of 28:33.) Rachaels great race was even more brilliant because she carried two small kittens round with…

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Saturday 24th February – Eccup Alwoodley Lane Handicap

Saturday 24th February – Eccup Alwoodley Lane Handicap

David Cattanach romped to an easy win at a cold and sunny Eccup reservoir.  Ursula just caught Laura for second.  Lizzie had the honour of recording the fastest time of the day, which I am pretty sure is the first time a woman has the fastest time in 30+ years of Otley AC handicaps! Update:  Lizzie is the 3rd woman the third woman to record the fastest time, after Anne Pickles, Eccup New Inn, Oct. 2012 & Sharron Smith, Thruscross,…

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Sunday 18th February 2018 – Liversedge Half Marathon

Sunday 18th February 2018 – Liversedge Half Marathon

Report from Billy Following injury, no training and having missed Brass Monkey & Dewsbury 10k I decided to run the Liversedge Half which I had also pre-entered. Usually race day at Liversedge consists of wind, rain, sleet or snow (usually all four!) but conditions were perfect which is more than could be said of my fitness. Knowing it was going to be slow I set off steady and at the back and steadily got slower especially in the later stages…

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