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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
Michael Finishes SLJ 10 Mile Challenge
Michael Bray was among a number of Ripon Runners competing at the Shaun Lee Johnstone 10 mile memorial run on Sunday, once again raising money for brain tumour research charities. Anne Cheeseman accompanied Michael on his latest challenge, and the pair managed to walk / run the very muddy and wet Boroughbridge course in 2 hours 57 minutes.
Sally & Gary Compete At Wasdale
The Wasdale show hosted the final race in the BOFRA series on a gloriously sunny on Sunday.
Sally Houghton and Gary Bastow set off with 64 other runners to take on Kirk Fell at the head of Wasdale
Douglas Goes Sub 3 at Yorkshire Marathon
On Sunday, over 7,000 runners competed at the Yorkshire Marathon, on a course that starts and finishes in the centre of York, and then takes in the surrounding villages of Sand Hutton, Stamford Bridge and Dunnington. Dougie produced his best marathon performance for a superb sub-three hour finish and 76th position overall in 2 hours 58 minutes 17...
Ripon Runners Hosted Races
Dates for your diaries!
Both races are run in and around the fabulous Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Deer Park.
- The Ripon 10 mile – May 2017
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Training to restart
You will all be pleased to know that Ian Rowbotham is super fit and looking forward to putting you all thorough your paces!
Training starts on Thursday 22nd September, 6.30 pm at the Rugby Club, £2.50 payable on the night. Those of you who have not experienced formal training before are as welcome as our more experienced runners.
Shaun Lee Johnstone 10 mile
The Shaun Lee Johnstone Memorial 10 mile multi-terrain race takes place this year on:
Sunday 16 October at 11:00 am
If you wish to enter, download SLJM 10 mile 2016 – entry form.pdf
2016 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...
West Yorkshire Cross Country 2016
The first race of the cross-country season was at Thornes Park Wakefield on a sunny October morning.
A team of eleven runners both new and experienced took to the hilly route.
All enjoyed the day with some very good performances.
U11 GIRLS Shannon Robinson 11th ...
Chatter and Tales
Minster to Minster 2016, 30 mile run
The moon was up and it was still dark as we set off for Ripon at 5.00am. I was setting off for the annual Ripon Runners’ 30 mile run from Ripon Cathedral along the course of the River Ure and Ouse to York Minster…
The UTMR - Bold, Beautiful, Brutal
It’s 8 am in Cervinia in Northern Italy, the sky is clear, the peak of the Matterhorn is brushed with gold. ….cinque, quarto, tres, due, uno… we are running down hill for 100 m before the climbing starts. The first climb of the 3 day Ultra Tour of Monte Rosa UTMR is 1,000 m to the Col...
Stood Up by the Goblins of Boggle Hole
In spite of its name, Boggle being the local name for hobgoblins, we saw none. Even Ripon Runners on their annual weekend away could not entice them out of their caves. The Boggle Hole Youth Hostel, built within the shell of an old mill in the eponymous bay just South of Robin Hoods Bay, was our...