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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
Behobia - San Sebastian Half Marathon
Heather Glegg and Tony White returned to Spain at the weekend to run in the Behobia – San Sebastian Half Marathon.
With over 30,000 entries it’s Spain’s largest road race. Starting at the French border the hilly route follows the Northern Spanish coast, finishing along the seafront in San Sebastian. The weather was warm and windy, with temperatures reaching...
Leeds Abbey Dash
PBs were the order of the day when members went to Leeds for the 10k distance Abbey Dash race. Linda Cadman finished in 1 hour and 43 seconds, taking an amazing 7 minutes off her PB, while daughter Nicole Sutton also got a 10K PB of 47:14. Helen Cox got a 10K PB for the 2nd week in...
800 runners competed at the tough and undulating Guy Fawkes 10 mile road race, and RR’s Dave Binks recorded an excellent 26th place overall with a time of 1 hour 6 minutes 48 seconds, while Sarah Hood was RR’s first lady in 1:20:25. Other results were:
Stephen Reilly 01:12:27
Paul Layfield 01:13:43
Alan Kyle 01:16:39
George Allison 01:17:39
Andrew Harker 01:19:38
Anneke Imeson 01:22:11
Ripon Runners Hosted Races
Dates for your diaries!
- The Jolly Holly Jog – Sunday 30 December 2018 – Race now full
Tuesday 18 December
A ‘run with a twist’ will be organised by John Grundy and Andy Purl, followed by nibbles and drinks back at the Rugby Club with the usual merriment and quiz lead by John Grundy as in previous years. Christmas dress up is optional although Santa hats will be provided to everyone for the run.
Christmas Social Run
Where: The Craven Arms Appletreewick – the pub has a good selection of food and beers (check out their website)
When: Saturday 29th December
Start time: 9.30 am
2018 Club Championship
Download the 2018 Race List Races2018.pdf
Wildcard Calculator This is designed to help you to decide if one of your results from a race or Parkrun, in 2018, would improve your standing if used as your wildcard.
You will need to do six races this year in order to qualify for the club championships and at least...
Autumn Term starts Tuesday 11th September
Both Juniors and Minis to meet at Ripon Rugby Club 5.15 pm to 6.15 pm
Subs are due
£60 per child annually, cheques payable to Ripon Runners – please put child’s name on the back. Prompt payment is appreciated, thank you.
Rugby Car park
If you drop off and collect your child by car, please be aware...
- Tuesday 27 March after running
It’s your opportunity to ask hard questions and hold the committee to account, so please do attend. Refreshments will be provided!
Chatter and Tales
The Northern Traverse
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to walk from coast to coast, West to East? No? not for you? you are not alone there. But then ask yourself, would you consider running it? 190 miles in just under 88 hours? My answer would definitely still be no.
Ripon REDers came together on Wednesday 31st of January for one final run of the month. R.E.D Jan 2018 has seen some truly fantastic people don their red T-shirt every day of January.
Evening League Presentation
On 11th September Roy Hollingworth from the Evening League visited the rugby club to present Ripon Runners with the awards from this year’s series.
Alex Fawcett and Lenny Lennox both won their age categories and Club Captains, Andy Purll and Kelly Dunkley, received the team runners up prize on behalf of the club.