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
Trimpell 20 mile
Dave Jelley ran the Trimpell 20 mile race at the weekend, with majority of the course following cycle tracks. He battled away in very windy conditions to record a superb finish time of 2 hours 22 minutes.
British Masters Indoor Championships
At the recent British Masters Indoor Championships in London, Rodney set a new record in the 800 m race. He broke the old record, which had stood for 6 years, by 8 seconds to record a time of 3 minutes 27.89 seconds. Rodney commented that he runs slower indoors, as there are more bends, and his time for...
Fleet Half Marathon
Sean Scullion completed the Fleet Half Marathon in Hamsphire at the weekend. The flat road course is in its 36th year and is billed as the perfect training run for next month’s London Marathon. Sean ran the chip timed course in 2 hours 3 minutes.
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...
Lightwater Valley 3K
Superb running by Junior Ella Foster gave her the overall girls title in the 3k.
- 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...