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27 Problems Only People Who've Done The Otley Run Will Understand

See you in the Dry Dock...

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1. The biggest problem when taking part in an Otley Run is deciding which pubs are on the route.

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In my day, it was 18 pubs. Which included all of the above except Trio and Citrus BUT EACH TO THEIR OWN, DON'T SHOUT AT ME.

2. But no matter how many pubs you get to, there'll always be someone who claims you missed some out.

@julesmattsson @kahoakes @LeedsNews As one bloke said to me once, you should start the Otley run in Otley and then see how hard you are.

Patrick Smith@psmithFollow

@julesmattsson @kahoakes @LeedsNews As one bloke said to me once, you should start the Otley run in Otley and then see how hard you are.

12:12 PM - 03 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

3. Once you know where you're going, you next issue is deciding what to wear.

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5. And a fair bit of preparation if you want to do it properly.

Some amazing #otleyrun's out today! Come ride the roller coaster in the Hyde Park Today!

The Hyde Park-Leeds@HydeParkLeedsFollow

Some amazing #otleyrun's out today! Come ride the roller coaster in the Hyde Park Today!

6:16 PM - 16 Mar 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

6. Particularly if you're trying to coordinate with a whole group.

@Fitzyfella cheers Neil. Was certainly an experience doing the Leeds Otley Run as #PhoenixNights

Ralph Brown@TheGingaWarriorFollow

@Fitzyfella cheers Neil. Was certainly an experience doing the Leeds Otley Run as #PhoenixNights

7:20 PM - 15 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

7. Having said that, dressing up doesn't have to be stressful.

Today I get to get drunk in... SLIPPERS! #dreamcometrue #otleyrun

Lauren Faye Tate@LaurenFayeTFollow

Today I get to get drunk in... SLIPPERS! #dreamcometrue #otleyrun

2:53 PM - 12 Mar 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

8. It's also important that you remember (and keep hold of) the essentials.

Yesterday's check list for Otley Run - we didn't remember everything... @LottieLarkin

Nel@EleanorWalleyFollow

Yesterday's check list for Otley Run - we didn't remember everything... @LottieLarkin

1:51 PM - 25 May 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

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9. When you tell people who aren't familiar with Leeds that you're doing the Otley Run, you'll often get a response similar to this:

"Doing the Otley run tomorrow" -"that's good of you. How far is it and for which charity?" #southerners

Charlotte@charlottefirthFollow

"Doing the Otley run tomorrow" -"that's good of you. How far is it and for which charity?" #southerners

8:44 AM - 05 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

10. Of course, it's vital that fuel is taken on board before you set off.

Pre otley run food, need something to soak up the alcohol

Rhys Leighton@rleighton1Follow

Pre otley run food, need something to soak up the alcohol

12:59 PM - 27 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

11. Or else it won't be long before this:

Surprise addition to the Otley Run @AndyJordan01 @StevieJ_23

Kate Williams@kateawilliamsxFollow

Surprise addition to the Otley Run @AndyJordan01 @StevieJ_23

11:46 PM - 13 Mar 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

12. Ends up looking more like this:

ready to admit that the otley run kicked our asses @ElliotQuirk #destroyed

Sofie ☮ Tooke@sofiejtookeFollow

ready to admit that the otley run kicked our asses @ElliotQuirk #destroyed

11:13 AM - 14 Apr 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

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13. If you chose a costume that involved body paint, by the time you've hit the Oak you'll be one giant, sweaty smudge.

Ready for the otley run. Could get messy. #beer #zebra

Sam Shute@shutey11Follow

Ready for the otley run. Could get messy. #beer #zebra

4:20 PM - 25 May 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

14. And remember: If you have plans BEFORE the Otley Run begins, maybe try thinking about a more subtle outfit.

Haha, @mnmarshall92 is going to his exam dressed like his so he can start an Otley Run straight after. #whynot

Rebecca Wilson@Bec_WilsonFollow

Haha, @mnmarshall92 is going to his exam dressed like his so he can start an Otley Run straight after. #whynot

12:06 PM - 29 May 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

15. And if it's one that requires a physical commitment, you'll be regretting it before you've left Woodies!

16. Around this time things will start to go downhill fast.

Just witnessed the most disgusting dirty pint I have ever seen 😷 #otleyrun #greateffort

Ed Whalley@Ed_WhalleyFollow

Just witnessed the most disgusting dirty pint I have ever seen #otleyrun #greateffort

4:23 PM - 16 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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17. Your emotions can start to get the better of you.

Can't believe I cried last night because I wasn't allowed to keep the dog hahah #otleyrun #leeds

Eleanor Bradburn@EleanorBradburnFollow

Can't believe I cried last night because I wasn't allowed to keep the dog hahah #otleyrun #leeds

11:46 AM - 02 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

18. And you'll start to make some seemingly baffling decisions.

Can't believe I won these on a raffle and carried them all the way around Otley run

Shelbi Smith@shelbismithhhFollow

Can't believe I won these on a raffle and carried them all the way around Otley run

9:41 AM - 21 Jun 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

19. Of course you decide you need to pose for a group photo between EVERY. SINGLE. PUB.

20. Once you make it past Headingley the group starts to fall about and it pretty much becomes a case of every man for himself.

66% of the time, the #OtleyRun does not make it past the Original Oak.

Headingley Facts@HeadingleyFactsFollow

66% of the time, the #OtleyRun does not make it past the Original Oak.

11:03 AM - 19 Sep 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

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21. What once looked like this:

Otley run repeat for our 23rds?! Happy birthday @BeccaElizabethT, see you on the flip side 🎉😘💕

Emily Jane Phillips @EmilyJane_2308Follow

Otley run repeat for our 23rds?! Happy birthday @BeccaElizabethT, see you on the flip side

2:21 PM - 22 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

22. Now looks like this:

23. And following Luigi's lead starts to feel like a very good idea.

Caught napping on the job in the second to last pub #otleyrun #Luigi

Georgio Villa@georgiovillaFollow

Caught napping on the job in the second to last pub #otleyrun #Luigi

1:06 PM - 18 Apr 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

24. Possessions will go the same way as your self respect.

60£ worse off lost my phone and my dignity #otleyrunproblems

Rhodri owen@93_OwenFollow

60£ worse off lost my phone and my dignity #otleyrunproblems

9:40 AM - 02 Jun 12ReplyRetweetFavorite

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25. From here your life starts to feel like it's falling apart.

What happened to my shoe halfway through the otley run 😂🙈

sabrina brock@sabrina_brockFollow

What happened to my shoe halfway through the otley run

8:13 AM - 03 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

26. Until the morning, when they only thing you can do is piece together the events of the previous day by analysing the endless stream of photos.

Otley run has defeated him, must have been a good effort

Guy Weisselberg @Guy_W1Follow

Otley run has defeated him, must have been a good effort

10:27 PM - 05 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

27. Or possibly by reading your forearm...

3 Showers later, the pen is still visible #otleyrunproblems

Lizzy Emmerson@lizzylemmensonFollow

3 Showers later, the pen is still visible #otleyrunproblems

2:12 PM - 24 Feb 13ReplyRetweetFavorite