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Saturday 21st May 2022 – LOWER BORROWDALE SKYLINE FELL RACE

Saturday 21st May 2022 – LOWER BORROWDALE SKYLINE FELL RACE

20k FRA English Championships, AM standard with over 1000m of climbing Race Report from Oliver Richards On the morning of the race While eating my full english at faulty towers hotel in shap, I was rudely interrupted by Matt Clegg, lost as usual! We finally got in convoy from Tebay services, Matt double dropping a few more gels for his breakfast. The organiser were correct in saying you needed an off road vehicle for this one! It was miles up a…

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Tuesday 24th May – Thruscross Handicap

Tuesday 24th May – Thruscross Handicap

A sunny but windy & cool evening for the 5th Eric Smith Trophy race of the year. Debra set off first and that’s how it stayed until the finish line, a couple of minutes later Colin finished second. Setting off last, Simon recorded the fastest time of the night in third. Beth O’Neil recorded the fastest ladies time. A welcome to prospective new member Alex Eve who finished just behind Bob Payne. Rachel retains her lead at the top the…

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Sunday 22nd May – Cookridge Community 10k

Sunday 22nd May – Cookridge Community 10k

Report from Joanna Hobson This is a local multi-terrain 10k race in aid of Cancer Research UK. Having been born and bred in Cookridge I thought I’d give this local charity race a go. It started at the Cookridge Village Scout Hall on Pinfold Lane, going down the lane to Paul’s Pond and then passing under the A660 to Golden Acre Park. Here the route took you around Golden Acre, up and down the grassy paths and in and out…

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Saturday 21st May – Parkruns

Saturday 21st May – Parkruns

A quieter week for parkruns this week with the club helping out with the organisation on the Chevin. Another first place for Edweard Hobbs and pb at the Chevin Forest and 2nd for Beth Massey at Roberts Park. Parkrun pbs for Simon Quin, Mary Hampshire at the Chevin and Stephen Morris at Leazes. Chevin Forest 1 1 Edward Hobbs Otley AC 17:18 3 3 Cadan Hoare Otley AC 19:59 6 5 Simon Quin Otley AC 20:39 16 14 Andrew Mcdonnell…

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Tuesday 10th May – Jack Bloor Fell Race

Tuesday 10th May – Jack Bloor Fell Race

Report from Stephen Morris (photographs from Woodentops.org.uk) Tuesday May the 10th was time for the 35th Jack Bloor senior fell race. I was quite amazed to be lining up at the start for my first attempt at an event that has been running for so long! This seemed like an intriguing challenge. The route map comprising of 6 check points and no marked route to follow. It was a beautiful evening; warm and sunny. After an ‘old fashion’ registration using…

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Tuesday 17th May – Harrogate League Race 1 – Nidd Valley

Tuesday 17th May – Harrogate League Race 1 – Nidd Valley

A big thanks for Nidd Valley for organising the first Harrogate League race of the year, a great turnout of Otley members and lots of supurb performances. According to our calculations we finished first team in the 10 to count team, as the current team calculations don’t seem to be limited to the first 10 in each club, to be confirmed at a later date. Scott was first for Otley in second place & first V40, followed by Edward Hobbs…

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Sunday 15th May – Fountains Abbey 10k

Sunday 15th May – Fountains Abbey 10k

Reports from Chris Lee and Mark Hall Chris reports…. Fountains 10k is a predominantly road race that takes place on minor roads and tracks around Grantley, Ripon. I have done this one a couple of times before in 2016 & 2017. I was tempted back by the decent pork pie you get at the finish.After the warmth of Saturday I was buoyed by the cooler weather and looking resplendent in the new club vest I managed a to knock a…

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Saturday 14th May – Parkruns

Saturday 14th May – Parkruns

A first place finish for Edward Hobbs at Roundhay. Parkrun pbs for Darren Hopkinson, Fiona Mercantonio-Jones at Chevin Forest, Paul and Pamela Tranter at Rothwell and Steve Davey at Roberts Park. Pos Gender Pos Parkrunner Club Time     Conyngham Hall     1 1 Tom Adams Ilkley H 16:39 3 3 Stephen Morris Otley AC 20:37 22 1 Ziva Aylesbury Unattached 22:55               Chevin Forest     1 1 Steven Bysouth Ilkley H…

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Saturday 30th April – Three Peaks Fell Race

Saturday 30th April – Three Peaks Fell Race

Report from Ross McCall The race consists of 23ish miles and 5000ft of elevation over the Yorkshire 3 peaks Pen y Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough. The winners on the day were Brennan Townshend from Keswick AC 02:55:34 and Sarah McCormack from Ambleside AC 03:23:21. The course record still held by Andy Peace at 02:46:03 in 1996.  Olly Richards, Matt Clegg, Laura McCabe, Tom Lynch and Ross McCall were the fortunate/unfortunate Otley AC 3 peakers this year. We Travelled as a…

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Sunday 8th May – Leeds Half Marathon

Sunday 8th May – Leeds Half Marathon

Report from Simon Quin It’s always tricky getting into Leeds from Otley on the day of the Half Marathon, so I was very grateful to be offered a lift by Andrew Webster. Thanks to the Websters, the journey was easy and we arrived in plenty of time to get bags dropped and legs warmed up in the cool spring sunshine. The forecast was for good running conditions: not too much of a breeze, not too warm, a little cloudy with…

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