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Saturday 15th Sept – Meanwood Valley Trail race

Saturday 15th Sept – Meanwood Valley Trail race

Report from Howard: After a break of 3 years the Meanwood Valley Trail race was re-instated by Valley Striders (my 2nd claim club) although a bit later in the year and also part of the Leeds race series. I have been resting a sore foot which I was worried was a stress fracture but turns out to be just a sore foot so I got away with that one! Chatted with Deb and Josie at the start and a hello…

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Saturday 15th September – Park Runs

Saturday 15th September – Park Runs

Position Gender Pos Parkrunner Club Run Time Woodhouse Moor 1 1 Nathan EDMONDSON Unattached 00:16:16 9 1 Ailish GRAHAM Unattached 00:18:48 80 69 Andrew WEBSTER Otley AC 00:23:18 Bradford 1 1 Marcin SOSZKA Saltaire Striders 00:17:53 10 10 Zack WHITEHEAD Otley AC 00:20:17 12 1 Victoria Kate MERRICK Bingley Harriers and AC 00:20:25 37 5 Sara ELLIOTT Otley AC 00:22:32 73 65 Michael JEFFREY Otley AC 00:24:35 262 80 Ruth AUCHTERLOUNIE Otley AC 00:32:42 284 95 Sarah WAIGHTS Otley AC 00:33:59 Roundahy 1 1…

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Tuesday 11th September – 3000m Handicap ROY Track race 1 & Race 9 Eric Smith Trophy

Tuesday 11th September – 3000m Handicap ROY Track race 1 & Race 9 Eric Smith Trophy

There was a dramatic finish to the 3ooom.  Bob with a clear lead with less than 100m to go crashed to the track after tripping on the metal track border.  Despite this he quickly got back to his feet to hold off the strong finish from Jenson.  Mark just took the honour of the fastest time of the night with 10.22, just a second quicker than Graham. The stirling efforts of Bob saw him extend his lead at the top…

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Sunday 9th September – Bradley Fell Race

Sunday 9th September – Bradley Fell Race

Report from Colin Best 3.5 miles 900′ of climb I last did this BOFRA fell race a couple of years ago. This year I was accompanied by Don Buffham and the ever present Antonio. Antonio needs to check the weather forecast as this was a rare shorts outing on a cool wet and windy afternoon, it was a gloves day for me. This short fell race is associated with a local show and is basically a steady climb across fields…

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Sunday 9th September – Great North Run

Sunday 9th September – Great North Run

Report from Rob Fearnley A few observations, reflections and a bit of nonsense on yesterdays GNR for the website. There is nothing you can do in training that can get anywhere close to preparing you for the Great North Run. Training for the run itself is arguably the easy bit but the event itself is overwhelming to the extent that miles 2-12 disappear in a riot of colour, cheering, and jelly babies. The whole thing is enormous and I loved…

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Sunday 9th September – Roundhay 10k

Sunday 9th September – Roundhay 10k

Report from Peter Gosling Perfect weather, sunny but not hot, for this Sunday morning race with a Parkrun vibe (well, it is a run round a park). In total it was two laps of the lake with some hilly bits tacked on at the start and finish on for a laugh. First man home was Terry Midgley of Valley Striders AC in 39’22; first woman home was Tammy Short from York Triathlon Club in 46’02. I managed 45’34 and… this…

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Sunday 9th September – Yorkshireman Half Marathon

Sunday 9th September – Yorkshireman Half Marathon

Richard Hamer reports from Bronte Country: Four OAC people turned out for the Yorkshireman Half Marathon held on a very wobbly figure of eight course starting from Haworth and circulating Oxenhope and Ovenden moors; and one of us was a winner! With a road half marathon coming up in about a month in Palma I was going to do the Vale of York but Phil Robinson fancied this so the 14.8 miles Yorkshireman it was. Organised by Keighley & Craven…

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Saturday 8th September – Hodder Valley Show Fell Race

Saturday 8th September – Hodder Valley Show Fell Race

Report from Matt Looking on the FRA Calender I saw this race – a BM 6.2 mile with 320m of climbing up Easington Fell, in the Forest of Bowland starting from the show ground in Slaidburn and was tempted. At the Ilkley Incline I spoke to Graham Breeze ( Ex FRA boss and an authority on all things) who told me about the Hodder show rotating through three different show grounds – so three different versions of the race. In…

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Saturday 8th September – Lothersdale Show

Saturday 8th September – Lothersdale Show

Report from Graham Lake: Tom Lynch told me about this little race, although he wasn’t able to run it. Perfect for my Fell RoY wildcard race looking at last year’s results (well, you’ve got to play the game, yeah?!) The day was pretty damp, and the Lothersdale Young Farmers show was looking rather quiet as I paid my £1 alongside mainly juniors and their Dads by the looks of things (Senior and Junior all run together). Perfect for some extra…

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Saturday 8th September – Yorkshire Downhill Time Trial

Saturday 8th September – Yorkshire Downhill Time Trial

Report from Tom Lynch: I generally only ever run up hills so that at some point I get to run down them again, so I’d had my eye on the Yorkshire Downhill Time Trail from the start of the year when it was announced. The race is a (net) downhill fell race that runs through Havok mountain bike park near Todmorden, which is a set of trails that runs through some woodland, with jumps, banked turns, technical sections and wooden…

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