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
Muddy Boots 10k
The local Muddy Boots 10k on Sunday 7 February gave runners the usual mix of road and slippery off road conditions, with many Ripon members either competing or organising the race.
New member and teenager Ben Pease led a large Ripon contingent home, finishing 6th out of 423 runners in 37 minutes 34 seconds closely followed by Alex Fawcett...
In West Yorkshire on Sunday 7 February, three members competed amongst 1,100 runners at the Dewsbury 10k, with husband and wife duo of Ian and Sarah Swinscoe being accompanied by Donna Riddler. Donna was first for the club in 41 minutes 25 seconds, while Ian managed a respectable 45:52 time and Sarah secured a PB of 57:29.
Grizedale Half & Full Marathon Challenge
On Sunday 7 February Jonathan Baker and Mathew Holt travelled to the South Lakes for the Grizedale Half & Full Marathon challenge. Both runners completed the first loop of 13.1 miles, with views over Coniston and 1,700 feet of ascent. The marathon runners then set off on another circular route towards Windermere for a further 13.5 miles and...
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 – entries now open
- The Jolly Holly Jog 10k – December 2016
Watch out for updates.
- Annual Dinner and awards at the Old Swan – 30 January 2016. Everyone should have received an email with booking form and menu choices from Jackie. If not please contact Jackie.
- The Spine – Could you run the length of The Pennine Way? 268miles non-stop in 7 days! Matt Neale, fell runner and 7th overall in The Spine last...
Weekend Run - April 2016
9th – 10th April 2016
This year’s weekend away is to Boggle Hole YHA, near Robins Hood Bay. Places are going fast so book up now if you are interested.
The plan is to park up at suitable site on Saturday 9th, run approximately 20 miles in two groups across the NY Moors to Boggle Hole YH. Then on...
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...
New Year – New Term
Juniors – as usual at Ripon Rugby Club 5.15 to 6.15pm
Minis – Outwood Academy Ripon same time 5.15 to 6.15pm – use bus park for drop off/collection.
Subs now due for term to Easter
Please make cheques payable to Ripon Runners, £20 please.
Yorkshire Cross Country – Jan 9th
Spine Success Helps Sponsor Swaledale Mountain Rescue
On 9th February, following our normal Tuesday run, we were both amazed and transfixed by a talk and film show by Matt Neal. Matt is an exceptional ultra runner with a roll call of some of the most famous ultra routes in Britain and Europe of which The Spine must be the most extreme. The competitors...