Several Acorns had a sparkling day running round the hills and canals of West Yorkshire. It was glorious running down through the Esholt woods, with spring in the air (or was it the sewage works!). We then came to the canal, 3 miles of running torture – very boring and tedious but it put miles under our feet. Just past Shipley we took to the country, up Shipley Glen, which sounds quite beautiful, until you have to run it! We eventually appeared at the top and then cantered across Baildon moor to the gallops. For those with time on their hands there was a great view across the snow drifts towards the Chevin and Leeds airport. Soon it was downhill, then across the road with a sharp up hill in the finish field.
The results are:
Ikley Moor Fell Race was a stunning day out for Jerry Barnes, the skies were blue, the running great and the result fantastic (120th out of over 200 runners). Earlier in February Ian Smallwood participated in the Rombalds Stride which covered similar ground, again good weather meant a good time of 3 hours 30 mins for about 20 miles up hill and down dale.
The Baildon Boundary relay at the end of February was an enjoyable and sociable outing. A few navigation hiccups allowed a very scenic tour of Shipley for several members!
The first club race of the year, Muddy Boots, lived up up to its billing for a great tour of the Ripon countryside. The club league is shown below
Acorn 2013 League
The forthcoming club league races are
Mar – Helmsley 10k
Apr – Baildon Boundary Way half marathon
May – Bluebell Trail 10 miles
Jun – Castle Howard 10k
Jul – Castle Bolton 14k
Aug – Escrick 10k
Sep – Sutton Park 10k
Oct – Worksop half marathon
Nov – Dalby Dash 10k
Dec – Park Run 5k
The park runs continue to attract members who wish to have an early start on Saturday mornings. Emma was spotted last week running with her baby in the push chair!
25 February in York
13 Heather TUFFS 00:19:01
25 Richard GOVER 00:20:43
126 Emma TAYLOR 00:29:40
143 Sam WIGGLE 00:32:45
Results from earlier in the month are in the Park Run Web site. Paul Goble recorded 18:03 in Huddersfield, and Mike Raynes visited the new run at Temple Newsam and crossed the Pennines to run at Burnage. It is great to see people participating in these events, remember that these events rely on volunteers and if you cannot run then please lend a hand.
On 8 September several members completed the 5km park runs
Results for Dewsbury parkrun, event number 12, 08/09/2012.
16 Jerry BARNES 00:21:04
Results for York parkrun, event number 29, 08/09/2012.
6 Michael RAYNES 00:17:47
22 Mark ESTIENNE 00:20:17
40 Mark SAW 00:21:50
65 John Harold TATTERSALL 00:24:23
70 Mike ROYCE 00:24:36
107 Andy HEPPELL 00:28:28
134 participants completed the run
Last week the Club Handicap was won by Andy Heppell. He set off first and stormed round the course and was not overtaken by the speed merchants. Further back there were several battles as the quicker runners tried to claw their way through the field. Whilst the excellent curry (special thanks to Janet for organising this) was being consumed there were plenty ”if only I had a better handicap” or “if only I ran quicker” stories – next time perhaps?
Some of the more adventurous members, who appreciate the challenge of a hill or two, took the bus to the Lincolnshire Wolds Tough 10km. The club won several age group prizes (Andy, Liz and others). Whilst in the North York Moors Series, we participated in a new race “Inclined to Madness” (perhaps that is the definition of a fell runner!). The mens team came second to the local club Esk Valley and Steve Mummery looks set to be his veteran catagory winner in the series.
York Park run did not run this week due to the horse racing, so most people took the opportunity to rest. However Mike Raynes went on tour to Barnsley to inspect their course and finished in 18:48.
Many runners went to the Castle Howard 10km which is part of the club championships, I am waiting for the results to appear on the net.
Well done to all Acorns who ran the Snake Lane 10 mile race yesterday, especially those who got a PB.
In order of appearance:
Last week we headed over to the University for a steady run as it was so cold. It became a little longer than anticipated as we on the way back we turned right at the Mount to visit Acomb high street. This week, with warmer weather we should be hopefully down near the river for a “whistle” type run. There will be a steady group leaving the club at the normal time.
Pete's last Munro
Pete Atkinson completed all 270 odd of the Scottish Munros on Saturday. Click here to read all about it and see a pic:
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Click here to read Mike Raynes report on the BUPA Manchester 10k:
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