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Sunday 17th December – The Stoop Fell Race

Sunday 17th December – The Stoop Fell Race

Report from Victoria Stainburn: There were a few Otley vests out for the second to last Woodentops race on Sunday. It was very cold, icy and raining. The car park was like a skating rink. We were told at the start that due to weather and conditions the route would be slightly different and shorter. Straight up to the stoop and back again. The ground was horrendously boggy and at times we were thigh deep in mud. Having said this,…

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Notices and Forthcoming Events

Notices and Forthcoming Events

.   Got some news, photos, information or just need an OAC question answering? Email info@otleyac.org.uk Our Absolute Beginners group is for anyone wanting to have a go at running, regardless of ability. Find them on their Facebook page or email start@otleyac.org.uk. Buying something online, check out this easy way of giving the club a bit of extra funds on the Otley AC easyfundraising site here. So far up to 6/11/2017 we’ve managed to raise a fantastic £319.77. The latest Runner of the Year table…

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Sunday 17th December – Ken Dixon Handicap

Sunday 17th December – Ken Dixon Handicap

Congratulations to Don for a clear win in the 29th Ken Dixon Christmas handicap and to Rob Fearnley taking the overall title for 2017.  Laura did here best to catch Rob finishing 4th on the day but will be satisfied with 2nd 9 points behind.  Followed by Billy and Antonio in joint 3rd.  See the final 2017 Eric Smith handicap table here. Argh.. I have just remembered that it was Phil Robinson’s 200th Otley handicap race today.  The first being way…

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Saturday 16th December – Gathering Winter Fools Relay

Saturday 16th December – Gathering Winter Fools Relay

Leg 1 Report from Steve Robinson: Tamara and Steve R set the Relay off from Keighley, at Cliffe Castle Park, through Laycock, taking in parts of the Millennium Way, over to Sutton in Craven and finally the change over at Kildwick. Around 9 miles of very icy and treacherous ground conditions. Unfortunately, around 3 miles into the race we came across a Barlick Fell Runner, on the deck, who had slipped on ice and had a suspected broken ankle. Not…

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Sunday 10th December – Longridge 7 Christmas Pudding Run

Sunday 10th December – Longridge 7 Christmas Pudding Run

Report from Tom Lynch: This race combined two of my passions, getting up early and running on tarmac, and had nothing to do with this years ROTY competition, and the fact that it’s the last few weeks that I could get in a road race over 10km. My plan was nearly thwarted when the snow hit the country this weekend, and many races were cancelled, and it was nearly thwarted again when I heard they were re-routing the course. Worrying…

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Saturday 9th December – WYXC League Race 4 Keighley

Saturday 9th December – WYXC League Race 4 Keighley

Keighley and Craven played host to the final race of the West Yorkshire League.  Vicky Stainburn was first back for Otley in the senior ladies with another fine top twenty finish in 16th 21:25, Laura McCabe had her best finish of the season finishing 30th, 22:48.  The race was won by Helen Berry from Holmfirth with a time of 19:55. First home for Otley in the senior mens race was Colin Best finishing 130th, 40:44 followed by Antonio Cardinale 134th…

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Saturday 9th December – Park Runs

Saturday 9th December – Park Runs

Roundhay parkrun Position   Gender Position   parkrunner   Club   Run Time 1 1 Jack KELLY Unattached 0:18:22 7 1 Lizzie SPENCER Leeds & Bradford Triathlon Club 0:20:28 207 90 Emma THOMSON Otley AC 0:38:26 Fountains Abbey parkrun Position   Gender Position   parkrunner   Club   Run Time 1 1 Tom CALVERT Knaresborough Striders 0:18:04 9 1 Rowena LEARY Norfolk Gazelles AC 0:19:58 20 17 Peter CROWDER Otley AC 0:21:58

2017 Fell League Final Results

2017 Fell League Final Results

Here are the final results for this year’s inaugural club fell competition. Well done to all those who entered (even if unwittingly!). This will return next year with a tweaked format, and hopefully a set of races chosen by the club members this time around. More details to follow. A special mention should go to Antonio for being the only participant to fill up their full quota of races. Antonio held on to 3rd place due to a good performance…

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Saturday 2nd December – Park Runs

Saturday 2nd December – Park Runs

Woodhouse Moor A total of 340 runners took part. Position Gender Position parkrunner Club Run Time 1 1 Peter FRANCIS Leeds Metropolitan University AC 00:16:53 12 1 Treena JOHNSON Dewsbury Road Runners 00:19:24 74 64 George CHAMBERS Otley AC 00:23:14 195 57 Alice WEBSTER Otley AC 00:28:00 196 139 Andrew WEBSTER Otley AC 00:28:00 Bradford A total of 295 runners took part. Position Gender Position parkrunner Club Run Time 1 1 Racheal BAMFORD Otley AC 00:17:56 2 1 Tom LEE…

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Saturday 25th November – Weeton Handicap

Saturday 25th November – Weeton Handicap

On a crisp morning at Weeton, David Fox had an easy win, his first since Christmas 2011.  President Billy and Andy Webster finished in 2nd and 3rd.  Ian recorded the fastest time of the day in 5th.  Rob showed great commitment to the Handicap trophy by driving over from Morecambe on the morning. This has made him the odds on favourite to take the title at the Ken Dixon Christmas handicap as he takes an 16 points lead into the final…

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