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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
Beers All Round at the Charlesworth Chase
The Charlesworth Chase is organised by Wharfedale Harriers and involves a 5.2 mile long course with all runners offered a pint of beer at the finish line as a reward for completing the challenge. Dave Binks was obviously thirsty as he was first RR member back and 21st overall in 45 minutes 20 seconds. Ben Imeson was next...
Neil & James Tackle Windermere
Neil Dring and James Stuart-Mills headed to the Lake District for the Windermere Marathon on Sunday. The 26.2 mile anti-clockwise lap around Lake Windermere takes in the sites of Hawkshead, Newby Bridge, Bowness-on-Windermere and Ambleside, with over half the course run on partially traffic-free roads or roads with a dedicated running lane. James was first back out of...
Jo Wins More Silverware for RR
Jo Wallace continued Ripon’s winning streak by claiming the first V50 female at the Hardmoors Osmotherley Marathon. The tough 28 long mile course has 5,000 feet of ascent but Jo finished strongly to claim her age group title and 5th lady overall in 6 hours 8 minutes. Running with Jo was husband Iain, with Lena Conlin also having...
Ripon Runners Hosted Races
Dates for your diaries!
All races are run in and around the fabulous Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Deer Park.
- The Ripon 10 mile – Sunday 15 May 2016 – the race results are now posted
- The Jolly Holly Jog 10k – December 2016
Watch out for updates.
Away Runs - Summer 2016
- Tues 14th June: Bivouac cafe, Swinton Estate
- Tues 19th July: Masham Golf Club
We meet at the venue at about 6:45 to run at 7 pm. There are 3 groups of differing pace and distance. We then enjoy refreshments and a buffet afterwards.
There are facilities for getting cleaned up.
Members can arrange to meet at the rugby club at...
Danefield Relay 2016
By popular demand I’m organising teams for the Danefield Relay again this year. Details are as listed.
Date: Tuesday 5 July
Venue: East Chevin Road, LS21 3DD
Start time: 7:15 pm
For those who didn’t make it last time the event is a relay race for teams of 3 runners, who each run a hilly course of just...
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...
Half Term Tuesday 31st May – No session
Back on 7th June – at Hell Wath for next Championship Race
Dates for diary
Junior Sports Day – Tuesday 12th July – friends and family welcome
Junior Presentation Evening – Tuesday 19th July
Summer holidays – start Tuesday 26th July
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...