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Runner of the Year 2020

Runner of the Year 2020

In between the 2020 Covid lockdowns there was enough races to hand out some Runner of the Year of trophys. Congratulations to Scott Harrington, Richard Smith and Rob Grant taking Gold, Silver and Bronze  respectively. See the full Runner of the year tables:  2020 Runner of the Year, & ROY Race Details. Runner of the Year: 6 race categories, Park Run, Road 10k or less, Road >10k, Off Road 10k or less, Off Road >10k and Track (2 club events).   Whenever you…

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Eric Smith Handicap Trophy Race 5 – West Busk Lane, Golf Course

Eric Smith Handicap Trophy Race 5 – West Busk Lane, Golf Course

May’s handicap is the 4 mile West Busk Lane, Golf course route,  start and finish at the end the town end of West Busk Lane, see map below.  (I had thought to start & finish outside no. 36 but the starting from the end of the lane makes it pretty much spot on 4 miles). 😜  If I’m about when you plan to run I’ll be happy to time you.. Run the handicap  see route map below any time you…

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Top Tips: Training for a Marathon

Top Tips: Training for a Marathon

Top tips for training for a marathon – Rob Grant I have to date completed 16 marathons (if I include the Yorkshire Three Peaks), starting with the London Marathon in 1997 when I was a 24-year old slip of a lad. It took me four hours and hurt like hell, despite my doing what I thought was a lot of decent training. I vowed ‘never again’ as a lot of first-timers seem to do. I was semi-forced into my second…

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2021 Eric Smith Handicap Trophy Race 4 – Menston Burley Handicap

2021 Eric Smith Handicap Trophy Race 4 – Menston Burley Handicap

April’s handicap is the approximately 5.5 mile Menston Burley route,  start and finish at the end of Guiseley Drive, (the High Royds entrance nearest White Cross), see map below. Run the handicap  see route map below any time you like between Thursday 15th April – Friday 3oth April. Email me on androbertshaw@gmail.com at least a day before you plan to run the route, so that I can give you a handicap time, before I might see it on Strava!! If you’re on Strava…

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Otley AC 5k challenge – Monday 8th March until Sunday 14th March

Otley AC 5k challenge – Monday 8th March until Sunday 14th March

This month Otley AC challenge started  Monday 8th March until Sunday 14th. Choose your own start date and time.   It is a 5k route from the gates of Otley rugby club around Knotford Nook and back to start.   There are now 4 teams Otley Shakers, Otley Breakers, Otley Makers and Otley Lakers.   Otley Shakers Otley Breakers Bolton Andrew  Armitstead Carol Delucchi Maddie Daly Joanne Fearnley Rob Dobson James Garnett Mark Green Sue Glover Verity Hind Laura Grant Rob…

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2021 Eric Smith Handicap Trophy Race 3 – Danefield

2021 Eric Smith Handicap Trophy Race 3 – Danefield

March’s handicap is the approximately 3 mile Danefield route,  see map below. Run the handicap  see route map below any time you like between Monday 15th March – Wednesday 31st March. Email me on androbertshaw@gmail.com at least a day before you plan to run the route, so that I can give you a handicap time, before I might see it on Strava!! If you’re on Strava just send me a link to your Strava run,  such as:  https://www.strava.com/activities/3742412886.   If I don’t currently ‘follow‘…

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Provisional date for Otley 10 2021 – 23/06/2021 – Entries now sold out

Provisional date for Otley 10 2021 – 23/06/2021 – Entries now sold out

We are currently planning on holding the Otley 10 (mile) on 23rd June, licences are in place and just working on the various permissions Will be amazing to welcome you all back and we know you’ve missed those hills. Details should be on the website Otleyac.org.uk from 1 March with bookings open a week later. The format and arrangements and number of runners might change but it will otherwise be as you know it. Hope to see you in June…

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2021 Eric Smith Handicap Trophy – Race 2 – 2 Lap Burley-in-Wharfedale

2021 Eric Smith Handicap Trophy – Race 2 – 2 Lap Burley-in-Wharfedale

February’s route is a new 5 mile, 2 lap circuit of Burley-in-Wharfedale starting from the bottom of Sandholme Drive.  Probably the best parking is down the old Ilkley Road, see map below. I think this is a fairly straight forward route, but you could always drive round a lap before you start. 😊 Run the handicap  see route map below any time you like between Monday 15th February – Sunday 28th February. Email me on androbertshaw@gmail.com at least a day before you plan…

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Blog – Winter Kit

Blog – Winter Kit

With the recent weather I’ve been thinking a lot about what kit to wear to stay warm and safe in the snow, ice and rain. If you are ever wondering whether to take that jacket with you, just imagine what it would be like if you sprained an ankle, or were otherwise incapacitated. Just stand still on surprise view for 2 minutes and your heat will soon start to leave you. Hyperthermia can come within minutes, not hours, so best…

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2021 Eric Smith Handicap Trophy Race 1 – 2 Lap Weston Lane

2021 Eric Smith Handicap Trophy Race 1 – 2 Lap Weston Lane

A stay local, lockdown handicap route  for our  mandatory 😊 daily exercise,  a resurection of an old favourite, the fast & flat 2 lap Weston Lane handicap starting at the end of Weston Lane and finishing just before the end, (say about 10m), of Newall Avenue, run clockwise, see map below, or the mapometer route here. Run the handicap  see route map below any time you like between Monday 18th January – Sunday 31st January. Email me on androbertshaw@gmail.com at least a…

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