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Friday 17th June – Burton Constable Trail 10k

Friday 17th June – Burton Constable Trail 10k

Report from Joanna Hobson Another great race organised by LKR Events, took me to Burton Constable Hall in East Yorkshire, on the hottest day of the year to date. Fortunately the race went through a lot of trees so we were sheltered from the sun. The route went around the grounds of Burton Constable, starting and finishing in front of the magnificent Hall. We went through the stables building, looping the old airfield (which you didn’t realise was an airfield…

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16th June – Beamsley Beacon Fell Race

16th June – Beamsley Beacon Fell Race

5.5miles 1099ft Report from Oliver Richards Message at 4.45 to running group on WhatsApp, anyone doing Beamsley tonight? Amongst the no’s, working, ignore and read it later, Mr Clegg rang to say he had forgotten! It’s ok matt I’m en route and will sign you up like a true pal. Lucky for Otley the old guard was there in force and the new secret weapon (Ed) fresh from a cycle, run and swim. So to the race, it starts at…

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Tuesday 14th June – Harrogate League Race 3 – Ilkley

Tuesday 14th June – Harrogate League Race 3 – Ilkley

Thanks to Ilkley Harriers for hosting a successful third race of the series, on a perfect warm and sunny summer evening. Another fantastic turnout from the Black and Whites, Scott leading the way for the hilly 5 & a bit mile route, his third win and therefore securing the individual Harrogate League title for 2022. Other category winners on the night for Otley were Edward Hobbs in 4th, first senior and Mark Hall first V60. Richard Smith, Sara Elliott, Joanna…

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Burton Leonard 10k (Multi terrain) 12/06/22

Burton Leonard 10k (Multi terrain) 12/06/22

Report From Mark Hall who told me last night he’s slowing down…well not that much!! Winner: R Heringdom St Theresas ac 37,471st Lady: A Whatmuff Harrogate H 43.178th Mark Hall 42.14 (1st V60)26th Beth Massey 46,24 (3rd Lady)117th David Fox 59.34146th Don Buffham 66.27.Beth, David and Don all ran well. There were no prizes apart from a small trophy for the first 3 ladies and men. No vets prizes at all. The race was £16 to enter so not cheap. Nobody does races for the prizes its…

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Sunday 12th June – Lakeland Coniston Marathon

Sunday 12th June – Lakeland Coniston Marathon

Report from Hannah I hope you are sat down with a cuppa for this report. Fancy doing a Lakeland Marathon next year, there’s a good one round Coniston says Nicola.  Yeah why not says I, not looking at it or having any idea what the route might be like but hey it’s something to do. Fast forward several months and we arrived at a campsite in Coniston with Ann Yeadon as support crew. I don’t do camping, I’ve had plenty…

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Saturday 11th June – Up the Odda Trail 10k

Saturday 11th June – Up the Odda Trail 10k

Report from Joanna Hobson The Odda may only be very short, but in my eyes it’s brutal! This is a lovely local trail race organised by the friends of Hawksworth Primary School, in association with Baildon Runners. The route is an inspiring off road 10K with amazing views and challenging terrain, taking in 2 loops around Hawksworth and Highroyds woods and 2 climbs up the Odda. My 2 main objectives were to enjoy the run and to stay upright throughout…

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Saturday 11th June – Parkruns

Saturday 11th June – Parkruns

A first place for Richard on the Chevin, parkrun pb for Pamela Tranter at Nostell Chevin Forest 1 1 Richard Smith Otley AC 18:48 4 1 Antonia Fan Sheffield Uni. CCC & AC 19:22 43 11 Fiona Marcantonio-Jones Otley AC 27:12 66 23 Helen Hey Otley AC 30:28 87 36 Sue Green Otley AC 34:41 Fell Foot, Newby Bridge 1 1 Hussain Al-Zubaidi Clarendon Lodge Medical Practice Fitness Club 17:47 10 1 Alice Rea West Cumberland Orienteering Club 21:09 113…

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Saturday 4th June – Pen y Ghent Fell Race

Saturday 4th June – Pen y Ghent Fell Race

Report from Colin Best Saturday 4th June 6.5ml 1850ft climb.I planned doing this race for some time. Strangely, I enjoy the long and ever steeping climb to the top of Pen y Ghent. It’s on the descent when I suffer . The knees no longer work the way they did. Obviously suffering from mobility difficulties.After leaving a cold cloudy Horsforth, clear blue skies greeted me at Horton with the mass of Pen y Ghent bathed in sunshine. At least I…

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Saturday 4th June – Wharfedale Half Marathon

Saturday 4th June – Wharfedale Half Marathon

Report from Matt Podd On Platinum Jubilee Saturday 10 of Otley AC’s finest women runners and me gathered at the Rugby Club in Threshfield. I had never done this race before, 12 years ago I ran the Marathon version, but this is not now run. It was chilly hanging around in the fresh breeze, but conditions were good for running. Off we went through Grassington and onto the Dales Way, the field stretching out across the moor. Down to Kilnsey…

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Saturday 4th June – Parkruns

Saturday 4th June – Parkruns

First place finishes for Scott at Kirkcaldy and Ed at Bradford, lots of other good runs, one parkrun pb this week for Agnes at the Chevin.     Bradford     1 1 Edward Hobbs Otley AC 16:57 9 1 Carla Barennes Unattached 19:39               Chevin Forest     1 1 Freddie Roden Abbey Runners 17:58 10 10 Simon Quin Otley AC 21:02 12 1 Carys Jones Unattached 21:13 54 12 Agnes Gallagher-Thompson Otley…

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