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Saturday 8th June – Parkruns

Saturday 8th June – Parkruns

Lots of club members parkrunning this week with several pb’s. At the Chevin Forest there was personal best course runs for Tom Paget, Chloe Brooks, Debbie Brown, Laura Ellis and Emma Lucas. Emma Hart at Harrogate and Dan Wilkinson at Roberts Park. Well done everyone. Pos Gender Pos Parkrunner Club Time     Black Park     1 1 Harry Brown Hillingdon AC 17:58 16 1 Liz Lee Unattached 20:31 18 17 Paul Ashwell Otley AC 20:45      …

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Saturday 18th May – Old County Tops

Saturday 18th May – Old County Tops

Race report Tom Lynch Old County Tops is a paired fell race in the Lake District, that hits all the highest points in the old counties of the Lake District – Helvellyn (Westmorland), Scafell Pike (Cumberland) and Old Man of Coniston (Lancashire). It’s about 37 miles/56km in total with 10000 feet/3100m of climbing, and runs over some rough and remote parts of the Lakes, with no marked course and navigation required. I’ve raced it 4 times now, with different partners,…

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Tuesday 4th June – Harrogate League Race 2 – Ripley

Tuesday 4th June – Harrogate League Race 2 – Ripley

Another first place finish for Rebecca Pritchard at the second race of the Harrogate League finishing 18th overall. First home for Otley was Aston Brogden in 15th. There were category wins for Charley Clark Taylor, Carol Armitstead and Philip Robinson, and top three in their categories for Aston, Mia, Bob, Isabel, Ursula and Mick. Well done everyone, an amazing total of 52 members taking part. Team results to follow when available on the Harrogate League site here. Steve Davey’s photos…

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Pete Shields Ilkley Trail Race 27th May 2024

Pete Shields Ilkley Trail Race 27th May 2024

Race report Simon Quinn The Pete Shields Ilkley Trail Race, pays homage to the legacy of Pete Shields, former GB and Ilkley coach, who was a passionate advocate for running. Established in the early 2000s, the race attracts runners to the picturesque trails north of Ilkley. Four Otley AC runners braved the poor (and inaccurate) weather forecast and lined up at the start. It’s a nearly 7 mile out and back course up from Curly Hill through Middleton Woods and…

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Apperley Bridge Canter Thursday 30th May

Apperley Bridge Canter Thursday 30th May

Race report Matt Podd A good turnout of OAC for the Apperley Bridge Canter on Thursday night. Its a bit over 10K and on a mix of surfaces, always seems hilly and quite hard work. Good weather for running and a bit damp in places underfoot. As ever it was very dark towards the end of the race, but we all survived. We got a lovely blue wooly hat as a memento. Thanks to Steve D for taking pictures and…

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Wharfedale Trail Half Marathon. Saturday 1st June

Wharfedale Trail Half Marathon. Saturday 1st June

Race report Matt Podd Always a popular race with club members – this year 8 of us turned up at the Rugby club for the running of this. A few running it for the first time, but most of us had done it before. Good to see Sue Tupling even though she defected to some club down the road! Matt was there with the dog to support us. Very good conditions to run in, with sun and a nice breeze…

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Saturday 1st June – Parkruns

Saturday 1st June – Parkruns

An interesting week of parkruns, Scott Leach ran his 250th at the Chevin Forest where Chloe Brooks had a second place finish. A parkrun pb for Jamie Walsh at Morecambe Prom with a sub 19 minute time. Fresh from last week’s Edinburgh marathon Paul Tranter did the Skipton parkrun a couple of hours before the Wharfedale Half. Meanwhile up in the Lake District Lee Gumbrell ran the Whinlatter sandwiched in between supporting Matt Clegg’s Bob Graham leg one on Friday…

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Edinburgh Marathon Sunday 26 May 2024

Edinburgh Marathon Sunday 26 May 2024

Race report Paul Tranter It was very, very wet! Sunday was my fifth Edinburgh Marathon but ten years since my last one. This was Pamela’s first Edinburgh and her fifth and final 26.2 mile race. She had decided before the race that five was the right number to stop at, making a BIG FIVE of Lochaber, Nottingham, Stirling, London and Edinburgh. The day started wet and ended wet. Very wet. We got wet waiting in the queue at the park…

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Saturday 25th May – Parkruns

Saturday 25th May – Parkruns

This months club parkrun trip was to Thorp Perrow Arboretum, Bedale, Matt Podd leading the Otley contingent. Lots of variety of courses again with the bank holiday weekend, with a new pb for Emma Lucas at Roberts Park. Well done everyone. Pos Gender Pos Parkrunner Club Time     Armley     1 1 Oliver Gregory Farsley Flyers 18:39 16 1 Samantha Harris Valley Striders 21:25 90 23 Sarah Belt-Mcmullin Otley AC 30:08              …

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Thursday 23rd May – Harrogate League Race 1 Skipton

Thursday 23rd May – Harrogate League Race 1 Skipton

A fantastic turnout for the first race of the summer. A first place finish for Rebecca Pritchard in the ladies category, 3rd overall for Scott and 1st in his category. Aston 2nd in his category, and Charley Clark Taylor 2nd in her category. At older end of the age categories Bob lead the over 80’s. In the team results, Otley finished second behind Harrogate Harriers in the Main category. 3rd in the Ladies, 3rd in the men’s vets, 8th in…

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