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
Reece Top 400 Place at Leeds Abbey Dash
Reece Dalton was first back for Ripon at the Leeds Abbey Dash 10k on Sunday on a flat PB course through the city centre and on to Kirkstall Abbey and back. The brilliant teenager was 392 nd out of a field of just over 9,000 runners in a time of 36 minutes 19 seconds.
James Boddy easily broke 40...
Sally Tackles Pendle Hill – FOUR TIMES!!
Sally Houghton also had to contend with tough conditions on the fells as she competed at the Tour of Pendle fell race. Bad weather meant the course had to be shortened, so instead of six ascents of Pendle Hill, competitors only had to do 4. The course still measured 14 miles with 2700ft of very muddy climbing involved,...
Foreman and Imeson Rule at Wensleydale Wedge
Ripon Runners faced two great challenges at Sunday’s LDWA Wensleydale Wedge event. First they had to negotiate flooded roads between Leyburn and Bainbridge, with all forced to take a detour on higher roads to reach the start at the village of Askrigg or abandon their journey completely. With just over half the 300 entrants making it to...
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 Jolly Holly Jog 10k – Sunday 27 December 2015 – now sold out
- The Ripon 10 mile – Sunday 15 May 2016 – entries now open
Watch out for updates.
- Nibbles Night – 15 December
- Annual Dinner and awards at the Old Swan – 30 January 2016
Al Andalus Ultimate Trail 2016
The Al Andalus Ultimate Trail is a 5-day, 230km ultra-marathon in the Poniente Granadino, Andalusia, Spain from 9 – 16 July 2016.
Ray Raper has negotiated a €100 discount for club members. Please contact if you are interested.
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...
Second half of Autumn term
Juniors – as usual at Ripon Rugby Club 5.15 to 6.15pm – Dark nights – Hi Viz time!
Minis – new venue Outwood Academy Ripon same time 5.15 to 6.15pm – use bus park for drop off/collection.
Cross country in full swing
Many Junior and Mini members are running in RR or School...
Wet, Windy Weather defeats many Wensleydale Wedgers!
The Wedge entry of 300 closed several weeks ago but in the event only about half that number turned up! Whether it was the horizontal rain, high winds gusting to 50mph or the thought of wading normally tranquil streams that kept people away, those who stayed in for a Sunday lie-in missed an epic LDWA event!...