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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
Bob Graham Club
Alex Fawcett and Paul Walker attended the Bob Graham Round Club dinner on Saturday night in Cumbria, and were among other runners to receive their certificates for completing the 66 mile / 42 peak challenge in under 24 hours. Alex completed his attempt in June this year in 20 hours 39 minutes, with Paul joining him in the...
Stan Appleton returned to the city of his birth for the Birmingham Marathon and achieved his target of a getting a ‘good for age qualifying time’ for London 2019 by finishing in 4hours 18minutes 1second. A great run from Stan, especially in warm muggy conditions on a course with some surprising short sharp hills.
Yorkshire Wildlife 5k
James Parkes attended the Run for Wildlife 5k at the Yorkshire Wildlife Park on Sunday morning along with 1000 other runners. He ran it in 29.23 and was RR’s only competitor but enjoyed passing the lions, polar bears and monkeys on the way to the finish line, reassured that they were all behind bars.
Ripon Runners Hosted Races
Dates for your diaries!
Look out for more news on our three races in the coming weeks. This year is the 30th running of the Jolly Holly Jog!
Unfortunately now cancelled.
Autumn / Winter Talks
Subjects and dates TBA
2017 Club Championships
Wildcard Calculator This is designed to help you to decide if one of your results from a race or Parkrun, in 2017, 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 one of these must be a summer...
Autumn Term starts Tuesday 12th September
Both Juniors and Minis to meet at Ripon Rugby Club 5.15pm to 6.15pm
Subs are due
£20 per child 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...
Chatter and Tales
Paul's Bob Graham Round
At 22:00 on Saturday evening I set off from Moot Hall in Keswick on the first leg of the BGR aiming for a 22 Hour round, my running support for this leg freshly back from Holiday the night before was Alex Fawcett.
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.
Ripon Runners in the Local Community
At our recent AGM in March, and as we have done for the last few years, club members nominated local charities and then voted on which three charities the club should make a donation of £750.00 to (£250 each).