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Leeds 10K

Helen Cox ran the Leeds 10k on Sunday, and did extremely well to finish in extremely hot conditions and managed a great time of 53.08.

Zermatt Marathon

Iain and Jo Wallace completed the Zermatt Marathon, which has over 6,800 ft of climbing in the 26.2 mile course. You basically just climb from the valley up the mountain against the glorious back drop of the Matterhorn. Jo finished in 5hrs 22mins while Iain’s time was 5hrs 25mins. Jo was 6th out of 23 in her age cat and in the top quarter of the women’s field. Iain was 27th out of 69 in his age cat and well in the top half of the men’s field. A very tough one but the scenery is to die for according to Jo.

Rat Race Man vs Coast

Julian Davis and Sheen Jackson completed the Rat Race Man vs Coast on Saturday and had an absolutely brilliant day out. It’s definitely not one to do for a time as there were queues of up to 45 minutes for some of the obstacles but nevertheless they completed the course in under 7.5 hours.

The distance was supposed to be 22 miles, but Sheena’s Garmin read 26.2 by the time they had finished. The race starts near St Michael’s Mount and finishes at Lands End, and takes in a lot of coastal paths and stunning scenery, almost all off road. Sheena commented that it was an amazing day, with numerous sea swims, coasteering, rock climbing/scrambling and even a bit of body boarding thrown in with the running.

Borrowdale Half Marathon

Lucy and Ed Smith both ran the Borrowdale Half Marathon on Saturday. The weather was hot and sunny with very little breeze even up on the hills.

With 1900ft of ascent within the first 7 miles of the race it was tough going. However, the views were amazing as Lucy and Ed stayed together until the last couple of miles. Lucy completed the race in 2hrs 59 and Ed in 3hrs 11.

This was Ed’s first race back since having surgery on his ankle, and he was pleased to get round such a tough course.

Burn Valley

Ripon Runners hosted their longest race of the 2018 Hornblower Series with the tough Burn Valley Half Marathon, starting and finishing in Masham market square. First back for RR was Derek McCreadie in 16th place overall in a time of 1 hours 33 minutes 14 seconds. Other RR finishing the course were:

David Binks 1:35:51.8
Mark Ryder 1:36:45.0
David Jelley 1:38:31.3
Trevor Schofield1:40:10.5
Paul Layfield 1:43:50.5
Gary Wilks 1:53:27.5
Ray Johnstone 1:54:41.7
David Allen 1:56:03.2
Andrew Webster 1:58:13.9
John Smith 2:01:05.1
Stan Appleton 2:08:41.3
Helena Conlin 2:12:49.6
Stephen Grange 2:12:56.3
Donna Mitchell 2:14:22.3
Alexandra Nicol 2:24:17.3
Fiona Blaylock 2:38:27.2
Bob Mundy 2:41:13.6