For her commitment to training nights and a strong run at the Fewston Handicap where she finished second across the finish line in an excellent time of 29.08, this month’s Runner of the Month is Nicky Scott.
Well done Nicky!
Report from OAC’s Reid Haddow:
Lots of runners were involved in this popular race in the east part of Yorkshire – a beautiful setting in the market town of Beverley.
The run started outside the Beverley Cathedral – a narrow start – must get near to the front – the hooter blew, we were off. I nearly got killed in the rush behind me, as dozens barged past in the charge up the street, through the town and we headed up towards the race course, a slightly uphill section that went on and on – oh no – the legs are not working, keep going, the top of the hill is in sight, down we go again, could do with another pair of lungs, back up again, another gentle slope, that goes on and on, 3 mile marker, out in the country now, turn left, sign, “Beverley three miles”, plenty of support on Eastwood, big grassy area, running back down past the race course towards the town centre, great support but where’s the finish?
Through the town centre, crowds going wild with enthusiasm and they shout, “Nearly there!”.
My heart is coming through my chest, turn right, there it is, the finish banner, I am now sure I am going to die but we across the line in 52.00 dead, 51.56 chip time, 572nd place out of 1,241 finishers, eighth out of nineteen in the mv65-69 category, great to be back!
For OAC, Julian Mawson finished 48th (84.57), Matt Broughton (90.20) Tom Potter (94.05), Howard Jeffrey 274th (94.41), Karen Potter 501st (99.18), Andy Webster 836th (104.58), Dominic Egan 1,086th (108.01), Billy Rayner 1,185th (110.16), Jane Butler 2,072nd (115.30), Ged Peacock 2,617th (124.38), Hannah Mallinson 2,787th (123.38) and Toni Midgley 3,735th (139.46).
Feature in the Yorkshire Post.
Results from RaceTiming Systems
Report from OAC’s coach, Hugh Pearson:
Eleven OAC juniors braved cold and wet conditions to compete at the Doncaster Spring Open Track and Field meet.
Notable was the performance of Will O’Neil who finished just out of the medals in the 600m in fourth place while OAC were able to field three 4x100m relay teams (with the help of Lucy Gash from Grimsby Harriers).
Detailed results awaited from the Doncaster A.C.
For OAC, Matt Podd finished fourth (22.59).
News from OAC’s Jon Greenwell:
“I came 239th (overall time 4:46:41) in the Mallorca Half Ironman Triathlon from a field of more than 3,000 triathletes. My half marathon run split was 1:27:01 after a 1.9km swim (31:49) and 90km bike (2:40:36)!”.
Full results from here.
Report from Liz Fawcett:
! NEWS FLASH !
Three members of OAC on the podium!!
Laura Martin overall first with 2hrs 04mins
I think we ran well but it was a small field! Most of the runners at the “mass start” were running the Ingleton Marathon (including Nick Hodgkinson but sorry, not sure how he got on, although he was very excited about the possibility of finishing in the top 20).
The first third of the race was a mainly steady ascent from Clapham on farm tracks up onto the limestone pavement east of Ingleborough. There were some rocky clints and grykes to negotiate across the plateau then ran a lovely grassy descent into the beautiful countryside around Austwick.
It was mainly good tracks underfoot so you could appreciate the impressive lime stone escarpments.
Sadly the weather wasn’t great with a cloudy start which turned into drizzle then persistent light rain but it was a grand day out in the Dales. Not too far to travel, plenty of helpful friendly marshalls and signs at strategic points although navigation skills are required particularly to map out the route in the first place, let alone on the hills.
I would encourage club members to have a go next year and support a worthy cause, you are certainly in safe hands. There are no time pressures as it is a walking event also. I’ll certainly be putting 10th May 2014 in my diary!
More details see cro.org.
Results for Bramhall Park parkrun
462 participants completed the run today. The first male to finish was Rob Harry DOWNS (M) (Wilmslow RC) in a time of 00:17:24. The first lady completing the course was Ellen DOWNS (F) (Stockport Harriers & AC) in a time of 00:19:49. You can find the full parkrun results for this event here:
The following club members participated:
113 Mark BLAGG 00:23:50
Results for Roundhay parkrun
202 participants completed the run today. The first male to finish was Elliot COLE (M) (Leeds City AC) in a time of 00:17:08. The first lady completing the course was Julia DAVIES (F) in a time of 00:22:51. You can find the full parkrun results for this event here:
The following club members participated:
10 Joe WEBSTER 00:20:43
158 Debra BROWN 00:31:22
Results for Sewerby parkrun
43 participants completed the run today. The first male to finish was Martin SMITH (M) (Bridlington Road Runners) in a time of 00:19:34. The first lady completing the course was Louise BROWN (F) (Scarborough AC) in a time of 00:19:48. You can find the full parkrun results for this event here:
The following club members participated:
19 Reid Anthony James HADDOW 00:25:21
Full results and photos from HDSRL.
A very big thank you to all the members and friends who helped with the organising, marshalling and catering. Your contribution to the success of the evening is undoubted.
Report from Mick Jeffrey:
Howard and I set off up the A1 at 8.00am allowing a two hour drive, 30 minutes for a coffee en-route and arriving at 10.30 to warm up for the 11.30 start of the Keswick Half Marathon. Unfortunately we were chatting and laughing so much we missed the A66 turnoff and ended up at Newton Aycliife 20 miles too far. We backtracked down to Scotch Corner and took the A66 to Penrith.
The coffee break had to be abandoned but a stop in the Londis on the outskirts of Keswick enabled last minute ‘preparations’ away from the potentially busy Rugby Club facilities. We arrived at 10.45, the temperature gauge reading 12 degrees and the sky wonderfully overcast. We hadn’t reckoned on the strong wind immediately apparent when we opened the car doors. We picked up our numbers and began our warm up. Erica Johnson appeared and we all had a short chat. There is a very long walk to the start of a much revised course, almost in Portinscale.
At 11.30 the race hooter sounded and we were off. Straight up the first of many hills. I slowly edged away from Howard and Erica. At around 2 miles I felt a strong twinge in my right hamstring (which forced me to walk back on Thursday nights training session). Fortunately it did not seem to hamper me much. It began to drizzle, which with the overcast sky and the cool air temperature were almost perfect conditions for me. At 4.5 miles I looked behind at a sharp left hand bend and gadzooks there were H and E barely 50 yards behind.
After another long uphill stretch and another sharp left hander up a very steep section, I had to walk. They both passed me but I soon reached the summit and began to chase them down. Within half a mile I had not only caught them but passed them too. The course was downhill for a few miles and I really manged to stretch out and felt pretty good. But at around the 9 mile mark I began to flag and they both passed me again. Try as I might I couldn’t quite hang on and they slowly edged away.
I reached the finish line in 104th position and second MV60 in 101.20. I was utterly spent. Howard had let Erica finish by just one second in front of him (the opposite of last week’s Fountains 10k) and conceded she had done most of the hard work. Howard finished 96th in 100.29.
Howard and I didn’t hang around and drove in our wet clothes to Ambleside in search of a coffee. We both got changed and he realised his calf had seized and I realised my hamstring had seized. We hobbled almost comically stiff legged to the Costa and obtained the sweetness we both craved.
I am now on the lookout for a flatter half marathon course where the weather can be guarenteed to be Lake District poor. It did look beautiful though and I now have my sights set on Great Langdale in September and Coniston in October. Ok I know they’re both hellish hilly but one has got to do it.
Howard beat me, and the hills were tough but then I never do enough hill traing. Hugh where are you? Howard told me later it was only a traing run for Leeds next week
I was quicker than in Vienna and I got more ROY points than H.
Results from here.