to Ripon Runners
Ripon Runners was founded in 1984 as road running began its extraordinary ascendancy from the sport of eccentrics to probably Britain’s most participated in athletic activity. Our president, Monty Munson, now in his 80’s and still running, was one of our founder members as was Rodney Mills who in his seventies has found new fame as Britain’s over 70 indoor champion at 400 metres.
News & Reports
Yorkshire Middle Distance O Champs
Stan Appleton managed to improve on last week’s third place, landing second place ultravet (of 17) in the Yorkshire Middle Distance Orienteering Championships, held over a very hilly 6.5 km course with 21 controls in Knapton Woods near Malton.
Runners competed on Sunday 29 March in the LDWA organised Blubberhouses 25 mile race. This circular route takes in Beamsley Beacon at one its summits and offers varied terrain as well quite boggy sections.
Claire Baker was the first female finisher – a brilliant return from injury – in a fantastic time of 3 hrs 57 mins.
Juniors in form at Catterick
The clubs junior ‘minis’ section had another great performance, this time at the North Yorkshire Schools Cross Country held at Catterick Racecourse on Sunday 22 March.
Ripon 10 Mile - open for entries!
Date: Sunday 17 May 2015
Start: 10:00 am, Race numbers: Handed out on the day
Paper entries: Download a form
3rd Minster to Minster Marathon
By ever popular demand the Minster to Minster Marathon is once again on the calendar – so make a note: Saturday 4 July 2015!
2015 Club Championships
The club will be running its championship again this year, intended to include as many members as possible, and structured in such a way that all have a chance of picking up a prize (if they choose to enter). Alongside friendly...
Easter Holidays – Tuesday 31st March & Tuesday 7th April
Restart: Tuesday 14th April, Ripon Rugby Club, 5.15pm to 6.15pm
A newsletter & Club Championship info will be sent out during the holidays.
Jack Curley - in memoriam. 1957 - 2015
I cannot say, and I will not say
That he is dead—. He is just away!
With a cheery smile, and a wave of the hand
He has wandered into an unknown land,
And left us dreaming how very fair
It needs must be, since he lingers there.
This poem by J. W. Riley was read to us by the...