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Saturday 20th October – British Fell Relay Championships, Grasmere

Saturday 20th October – British Fell Relay Championships, Grasmere

Report from Tom Lynch: The British Fell Relays are a yearly event that are hosted by a different club in the UK each year. This year the race was hosted by Ambleside AC and held in the fields just outside Grasmere, with routes for the legs heading up and around Fairfield and the surrounding summits. This year was a bumper year for Otley, with 3 teams entered into the race, a mixed team, an open team (that was essentially our…

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Saturday 20th October 2018 – Park Runs

Saturday 20th October 2018 – Park Runs

Position Gender Pos parkrunner Club Run Time     Bradford     1 1 Quentin LEWIS Baildon Runners 00:17:20 2 2 Richard SMITH Otley AC 00:17:35 13 1 Kirsty ALLEN Baildon Runners 00:20:21 84 81 Michael JEFFREY Otley AC 00:24:15 139 17 Laura OLIVER Otley AC 00:26:34 148 127 John DAVIS Otley AC 00:26:46 Harrogate 1 1 Rob SCOTT Richmond & Zetland Harriers 00:16:22 34 1 Issy ROWE Harrogate Harriers & AC 00:20:50 169 152 Paul TRANTER Otley AC 00:25:35 345 80 Pamela TRANTER…

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Runner of the Month – September

Runner of the Month – September

A little late in notifying but Runners of the Month foe September are: Geraldine Nichols for completing the Berlin Marathon after doing little or no running for 5 weeks prior to the race due to injury. Mick Jeffrey for his attendance at training and a return to racing following a long injury lay off.

Sunday 14th October: Rombalds Romp fell race

Sunday 14th October: Rombalds Romp fell race

Report from Matt Podd: John Dade and I travelled to this local BM fell race with Dave Tait. 13km and 370m of climbing on Ilkley Moor. Waiting in the rain we met Liam, Steve and Antonio also up for some muddy fun. Off up Keighley Gate road to where it levels off and then down to the main edge path and along to above Addingham Moorside, up to the woods and through them to the other side of Keighley Gate…

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Saturday 13th October: Beacon race

Saturday 13th October: Beacon race

Report from Richard Smith: What could make more sense than a 350 mile round trip to take part in an off-road race in South Worcestershire? Primarily it was the infamous  prospect of pie & mash at my former watering hole and local cider come evening time with old friends. Saturday afternoon races have their perks! The Beacon Race is organised by my former running club, Worcester AC and takes place on the picturesque Malvern Hills which overlook the counties of…

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Sunday 14 October 2018 – Yorkshire Marathon

Sunday 14 October 2018 – Yorkshire Marathon

Report from Billy Myself, Sara Elliott, Lee Gumbrell and Chris Chambers set off early on a wet Sunday morning towards Elvington Airfield to catch the bus the the start area for the marathon. Trying to keep dry and warm in the cafe we managed to speak with Ann Yeadon and Liz Yates who were taking part in the relay. On the way to the baggage drop off we bumped into a nervous Hayley Galvin. At the start line we first…

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Sunday 14th October: Palma half marathon

Sunday 14th October: Palma half marathon

Report from Phil Robinson: A few of us exchanged last weekend’s Yorkshire wind and rain for a sunny few days in Majorca. About 8000 runners took part in the three races – marathon, half, and 10k – centred around the seafront and old town of Palma. Pleasantly warm at the start, the temperature climbed steadily. The 10k was entirely along the seashore in the sun but the narrow streets of the old town offered some shade in the later part…

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Saturday 13th October: Park runs

Saturday 13th October: Park runs

Woodhouse Moor parkrun A total of 480 runners took part. Position Gender Position parkrunner Club Run Time 1 1 Matthew AKPAN Unattached 00:17:43 9 1 Faye BIRKBY Pudsey Pacers RC 00:19:18 42 39 Andy PULLAN Otley AC 00:21:11 Bradford parkrun A total of 313 runners took part. Position Gender Position parkrunner Club Run Time 1 1 Quentin LEWIS Baildon Runners 00:17:52 9 9 Liam DUNNE Otley AC 00:20:38 30 1 Amelie AYLESBURY Unattached 00:22:35 93 81 Michael HASTINGS Otley AC 00:26:10 Roundhay parkrun A…

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Sunday 7th October – Withins Skyline

Sunday 7th October – Withins Skyline

Report from Tom Pomfrett: While our running elite were getting cold in the Lake District at Hodgson Brothers Relay, the sensible among us were enjoying an unseasonably balmy day on the outskirts of Haworth at Withins Skyline. It’s a classic Woodentops race (albeit now run by Wharfedale Harriers) and the going was surprisingly firm given the long hot summer. The winner was Callum Davidson from Ribble Valley Harriers in 41:51. First lady was Nichola Jackson, also from Ribble Valley, in…

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Sunday 7th October – The Hedgehog Half Marathon

Sunday 7th October – The Hedgehog Half Marathon

Report from Joanna Hobson I’ve got to admit that I was originally attracted to this race for no other reason than I love hedgehogs! However, having looked in to the details further and seen that it was located at Normanby Hall Country Park in North Lincolnshire (close to my Mother in Law), a flattish course and in aid of St Andrews Hedgehog Hospital I decided to make the trip over to Normanby. This race was organised by Curly’s Athletes and…

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