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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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Sunday 18th February 2018 – Ilkley Moor Fell Race

Sunday 18th February 2018 – Ilkley Moor Fell Race

The weather was benign, but the mud was be-loody awful! This race had been picked as the Yorkshire Championship race, so a strong field eventually lined up near the tarn,  for this AS category fell race of just over 5 miles. There was a decent turn-out from the Black and Whites, including a welcome return to the vest for Sharron Smith. The race and championship was won by Tom Adams (Ilkley 37.24), returning from a spell off racing, and the…

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Saturday 17th February – Flower Scar Fell Race

Saturday 17th February – Flower Scar Fell Race

Todmorden has a newly refurbished cricket club, so holding Flower Scar fell race (AM 8.3 miles 2,165ft ascent) as their first event made for plenty of warning signs and tiptoeing around race hq. After a swift kit check and sign in, I’d paid my fiver and was on the start line with two other black and whites.   The start of the race is a dash through the park until you reach the woods where the single file ascent starts on…

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Saturday 17th February – Park Runs

Saturday 17th February – Park Runs

Pos Gender Pos parkrunner Club Run Time Bradford 1 1 Matthew Merrick Bingley H AC 16:37 25 1 Rebecca Flaherty Bingley H AC 20:19 165 146 Andrew Rayner Otley AC 26:44 202 172 John Davis Otley AC 27:46 483 186 Ann Halliday Otley AC 39:57 Bramley 1 1 Sam Clegg Idle AC 18:29 21 1 Laura Spargo Unattached 24:42 98 29 Louise Williams Otley AC 32:00 Cairns 1 1 Jack Heffernan The JCU Nicci P Run Club 17:45 7 1…

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Saturday 10th Feb – Park Runs

Saturday 10th Feb – Park Runs

Finsbury parkrun A total of 411 runners took part. View full results for Finsbury parkrun event #410 Position Gender Position parkrunner Club Run Time 1 1 Unknown ATHLETE Unattached 00:17:49 27 1 Hannah WYLIE Unattached 00:20:06 187 157 Colin BEST Otley AC 00:25:19 Bradford parkrun A total of 423 runners took part. View full results for Bradford parkrun event #398 Position Gender Position parkrunner Club Run Time 1 1 Matthew John MERRICK Bingley Harriers and AC 00:16:19 4 1 Racheal…

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Runner of the Month – January

Runner of the Month – January

The runners of the month for January were: Louise Williams for her efforts in the Northern Cross Country Championships and Gavin Burton for a PB at the Brass Monkey Half Marathon. Don’t forget to collect your wine from club!