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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
James Herriot Trail Race
Club runners competed on Sunday 26 July at the James Herriot Trail race, a tough and undulating 14K run over moorland tracks and paths near Castle Bolton in Wensleydale in aid of Rotary charities.
The start is particularly hard with a steep uphill section, but Ray Johnstone managed to complete the course first for the club in 71 minutes...
Cock Howe and Beyond
Kim Holden competed at another tough fell race on Wednesday 22 July Great Broughton in the North York Moors. The 6 mile course combined 1,500 foot of ascent, and strong finish from Kim saw her complete the course in 65 minutes, while team mate Sally Houghton was 3rd lady in 55 minutes.
Ironman UK at Bolton
Five intrepid club members competed in Sundays Ironman UK event in Bolton (19 July), each attempting the 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride and 26.2 mile run, all in a maximum cut off time of 17 hours.
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 3rd September, 6.30 pm at the Rugby Club. Those of you who have not experienced formal training before are as welcome as our more experienced runners.
I quote from Ian’s text:
“We are looking...
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
Watch out for further details.
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...
Last couple weeks – locations
Tuesday 7th July – meet at Rugby Club – family fun sports eve
Bring family & friends for a fun evening of races and games for all abilities.
Usual time 5.15 to 6.15pm
Tuesday 14th July – Junior/Mini Presentation Eve – Rugby Club
See letter below for details:
Junior evening 14.7.15.doc
Please return your...
The annual club event was our Settle to Ingleton weekend. Saturday April 11th was cold and very windy but clear with wonderful views of the Western Dales. The start was almost too comfortable with coffee and tea served with toast and marmalade by the Falcon Arms Hotel in Settle. The 30 Ripon Runners split into two...