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Tuesday 28th December – Jolly Holly Jog 10K

Tuesday 28th December – Jolly Holly Jog 10K

Report from Howard Jeffrey When is Howard going to write one of his encouraging and entertaining reports I hear you ask. I don’t know either but in the meantime, here is the report from only my second ‘race’ of this year but what must be about my thirtieth Jolly Holly Jog. I wanted to complete this race to try and stimulate some motivation for next year which has been missing for the last couple of years, a bit like most…

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Monday 27th December – Ribble Valley 10K

Monday 27th December – Ribble Valley 10K

Report from Richard Smith I took part in the extremely popular Ribble Valley 10K over in Clitheroe, organised by Blackburn Harriers. Very inclusive race from the serious elites to a man dressed as a giant snowman (or snow-woman?).  The course is mildly undulating with a few ups but with that come nice downhill stretches. Over the bridge and a cruel uphill kick to the finish. Lovely surroundings and a route that keeps you interested throughout.  I hadn’t tapered for the…

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Saturday 25th December – Parkruns

Saturday 25th December – Parkruns

Pos Gender Pos Parkrunner Club Run Time Cheltenham 1 1 Jacob Cann Horsham Blue Star Harriers 16:19 12 1 Georgia Palmer Cheltenham & County Harriers 19:42 153 113 Matt Podd Otley AC 25:52 Chevin Forest 1 1 Tom Battarbee Unattached 19:19 4 4 Ross Mccall Otley AC 20:29 9 7 Simon Quin Otley AC 21:36 22 1 Rachel Bentley Valley Striders 24:18 32 24 Lee Gumbrell Otley AC 26:10 44 5 Catherine Dobson Otley AC 27:45 50 37 Ryk Downes…

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November Runners of the Month

November Runners of the Month

The committee really struggled to choose just 2 runners this month, so decided on a festive doubling. First up is Catherine Dobson for her two 10 milers in the month at Guy Fawkes and Tadcaster (a PB) Mick Jeffrey for his excellent Guy Fawkes run, and his commitment to the regular speed sessions (they must work) Next is Simon Quin who has really upped his racing, including improving parkrun times and committing to the Cross Country races, which have resulted…

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Sunday 19th December – The 33rd Ken Dixon Christmas Handicap

Sunday 19th December – The 33rd Ken Dixon Christmas Handicap

The Ken Dixon Christmas handicap provided the traditional end to the Eric Smith Handicap Trophy.  With the dam at Swinsty out of action until next summer we used the 3 loop route from last year’s virtual event. Bob Payne lead off the 17 runners fighting for the honour of winning the prestigious Christmas handicap.  Ann Powell and Mick Jeffrey also battling it out to take the Eric Smith Handicap trophy for 2021. New trainers and a return to better form…

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Saturday 18th December – Parkruns

Saturday 18th December – Parkruns

A first place for Scott at the Monsal Trail park run Pos Gender Pos Parkrunner Club Run Time Armley 1 1 Karl Field Unattached 18:40 5 4 Paul Tranter Otley AC 21:16 13 1 Nicola Sunderland Royston Runners 22:51 52 13 Pamela Tranter Otley AC 28:46 Bradford 1 1 Marcin Soszka Saltaire Striders 16:20 10 9 Simon Quin Otley AC 20:52 38 1 Nicola Norbury Unattached 25:07 40 37 Zachary Quin Otley AC 25:17 Chevin Forest 1 1 Patrick Wardle…

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Sunday 12th December – West Yorks. Cross Country Race 4 – Oulton

Sunday 12th December – West Yorks. Cross Country Race 4 – Oulton

Report to follow: Otley Results, full set of results on the West Yorkshire League website here. Pos Time Name Club Category Under 15 Boys 1 00:18:25 Jack Sanderson Settle Harriers 12 00:20:53 James Greenlay Otley A.C. Senior Men 1 00:33:13 Joshua Dickinson Leeds City SM 81 00:44:45 Simon Quin Otley A.C. M45 123 01:36:51 Antonio Cardinale Otley A.C. M70+

Saturday 11th December – Brathay Christmas Pudding 10K

Saturday 11th December – Brathay Christmas Pudding 10K

Report from Mick Jeffrey I have done this race on a very challenging course a number of times over the last 20 years. In fact the last time I broke 40 minutes for a 10k was here in 2009 aged 57 I entered months ago and booked 2 nights at the Skelwith Bridge hotel. We like this hotel, some 5 miles from the race start and dog friendly. It has seen better days but is warm and friendly. A bit…

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Saturday 11th December – Parkruns

Saturday 11th December – Parkruns

Pos Gender Pos Parkrunner Club Run Time Chevin Forest 1 1 Michael Malyon Baildon Runners 18:19 2 2 Edward Hobbs Otley AC 18:26 6 6 Ross McCall Otley AC 20:28 28 1 Alison Smith Abbey Runners 24:45 29 24 Graeme Cowling Otley AC 24:58 30 24 Lee Gumbrell Otley AC 25:06 40 33 Andrew Webster Otley AC 26:41 49 40 Chris Taylor Otley AC 28:21 58 8 Gilly Wight Otley AC 29:31 61 46 Colin Best Otley AC 29:53 70…

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Sunday 5th December – IGUN Christmas Cracker Half Marathon

Sunday 5th December – IGUN Christmas Cracker Half Marathon

Report from Paul Tranter Back to Kirkstall on Sunday for Day Two of Its Grim Up North Running’s Christmas Cracker event. Pamela had entered the 10 mile race so with the half marathon starting just 10 minutes beforehand, it seemed like the ideal family day out! Race admin etc was the usual Grim efficient yet friendly with the added bonus that they now have toilets at the start line as well as a van for your bag drop. The trail…

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