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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
Windy Hill Fell Race
Sally Houghton took part in the Windy Hill Fell Race over at Rochdale and it certainly lived up to its name with blizzard conditions throughout.
The course was 9 miles long and included 1,200 ft of ascent over snow, mud and rocky paths including a very high traverse over the M62 on a “swing style” bridge.
Muddy Boots 10k
As usual, Ripon Runners supported the local Muddy Boots 10k race on Sunday in many ways, from race director, setting up the course and marshalling, as well as many members entering the actual race.
Cold and muddy conditions made it tough going for all 416 competitors, and the race was won by Andy Grant of Harrogate Harriers in...
Sally Houghton competed in the Wadsworth Trog on Saturday. This is a 19.5 mile race with 3,500 ft ascent around the moors above Hebden Bridge and Haworth with the highest point being Top Withins.
Over 200 runners (including Nicky Spinks of double Bob Graham Round fame) set off in perfect weather conditions but the muddy bog soon took its...
Ripon Runners Hosted Races
Dates for your diaries!
We’re really pleased to be putting on the Burn Valley Half Marathon after a break of four years!
- The Ripon 10 mile – Sunday 14 May 2017 – entries now open
- The Burn Valley Half Marathon – Sunday 9 July 2017 – entries now open
Annual Weekend Run and Social
April 8th – 9th 2017
Lake District, based at Langdale YH
Saturday: Park at Bowness, ferry across Windermere then running in the beautiful countryside of Langdale and Elterwater.
Sunday: Run, followed by lake steamer trip back to the start.
Harrogate Summer League
Andy Purll will be handing out numbers shortly. You’ll need to keep these and use at each race you go to.
The first race is on Tuesday 23 May, hosted by Harrogate Harriers
2017 Club Championships
Race list in PDF format
You will need to do six races this year in order to qualify for the club championships and at least one of these must be a summer league race (HDSRL). There are 4 HDSRL races to choose from. The handicap race will not count.
- One of your six races can...
Final race of West Yorkshire League
Congratulations to all Juniors who ran wether it be one or all four races.
Final positions were taken from best 3 race positions.
U11 BOYS CALLUM HUMPHRIES 29TH OUT OF 63
U11 BOYS GEORGE CURTIS 39TH OUT OF 63
U11 GIRLS SHANNON ROBINSON...
- Tuesday 28 March after running
It’s your opportunity to ask hard questions and hold the committee to account, so please do attend.
Chatter and Tales
Coast to Coast Run
This October 2016, Claire Baker and Matt Holt ran the Coast to Coast over 5 days which is about 40 off-road miles daily.
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…
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...