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Thursday 13th July – Leathley Handicap

Thursday 13th July – Leathley Handicap

Race 7 of the Eric Smith Handicap Trophy is the Liz Fawcett Leathley Handicap, 10k,  first off at 7pm. There is parking at the start but not that much, so please car share or cycle over as much as possible. If you can’t make it on the night, a virtual run is always an option, just run the route any time in the 7 days before the handicap. Email me on androbertshaw@gmail.com at least a day before you plan to run…

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Sunday 19th March – Esholt Handicap

Sunday 19th March – Esholt Handicap

Race 3 of the 2023 Eric Smith Trophy is the Esholt Handicap, a 5 mile route starting next to the disused water treatment works at Esholt, a mixture of road & track, including 1.5 miles on the canal. The track just after the start can have some large puddles. which you can usually get round. The route will be marked with flour arrows, note there is a little short cut footpath we take in the village about half a mile…

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Friday 16th February 2024 – Presentation Evening!

Friday 16th February 2024 – Presentation Evening!

The Otley AC Awards Evening will take place on Friday 16th Feb at Otley Rugby Club from 7:30pm. There will be an Italian themed hot buffet with lasagne, bread, salads and other sides on offer. Vegetarian options will also be available but if you have any other requests such as needing a Vegan option or have allergies can you please advise so we can make sure you are catered for. All members and plus ones are invited at a cost of £10 per head…

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Sunday 16th October – Colin’s Calverley Handicap

Sunday 16th October – Colin’s Calverley Handicap

Race 10 of the Eric Smith Trophy is the approx. 5 mile route from the canal bridge near the Railway Inn at Calverley. The route starts up through the fields to Rodley Lane, then on to just past the church, turning down the lane through West wood and on to the main road at Apperley Bridge, a small loop takes you on to the canal, which you follow back to the canal bridge. See route map highlighted with a yellow…

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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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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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Training

Training

UPDATE 11 JUNE Training will recommence on Tuesday 16th June in groups of no more than 6 people. Places MUST be booked and the link can be found on the Social Distance Training page (link at top of page). Please also read the email sent out today from Hannah Lupton. Hopefully see some of you on Tuesday.

Harrogate League – Entries

Harrogate League – Entries

Yes, it’s that time of year again – Harrogate League time! You can sign on here https://racebest.com/races/x6k89. If you’re new to the club the league is a series of evening events all approx 10k. There are four evening races plus a handicap (which we are hosting), and each with a buffet afterwards. The series costs £15 to enter, but for this year the club is subsidising to the tune of £10 – that’s £5 for five races! When you go to…

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Leeds Race Series

Leeds Race Series

With no real ‘targetted’ road races for club members, we thought it would be good to encourage folk to enter the Leeds Race Series. http://www.leedsathletics.net/Leeds_Race_Series.htm This is a FREE competition consisting of existing races in the Leeds area. Points are totted up over the year and your best 8 count; winners probably win something. Ask our own Howard who finished 1st in his age cat last year. The races are a mix of parkruns, road, trail and the odd fell…

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