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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
Langsett Loop Marathon
Report by Lucy Smith
On Wednesday last week I ran the Langsett loop marathon held by Its Grim up North. There was a 15mile and a marathon option. The course was a 5 mile loop round Langsett reservoir which consisted of trail, off road and some tarmac. It was a very hot sunny day and I did suffer calf...
Fountains 10km Race
Report by from Karen Lennox
Fountains 10Km is described as an undulating multi terrain course with some elevation!!!. Well it did not fail to meet expectations starting and finishing on an “incline” with some off road, mud and puddles thrown in for good measure. The “hill of pain” is definitely aptly named, but the brass band playing “I would...
Keswick Mountain Festival
Gary Bastos and Paul Walker attended the Keswick Mountain festival at the weekend: Gary completed a 25k trail race to finish 109th overall out of 515 runners and 2nd over 60 (time unknown).
Paul completed a 50k race, which he reported as tough with slippery rocks and technical descents. Paul took a couple of tumbles but finished in...
Ripon Runners Hosted Races
Dates for your diaries!
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
2019 Club Championship
Download the 2019 Race List Races2019.pdf
Wildcard Calculator This is designed to help you to decide if one of your results from a race or Parkrun, in 2019, 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 2 April 2019 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
Mike Pennock's SW Coast Path Venture
Mike announced recently at the club that he was setting off to walk the 630 mile South West Coast Path in memory of his wife Ros, and to finish the project they had jointly begun and were going to complete in stages before Ros sadly developed and died from Motor Neurone Disease.
Montane Spine Race 2019
I have been fascinated with the Spine Race since about 2016 when, like so many other people, I followed the dots on the tracker and watched Eoin Keith and Pavel Paloncy battle it out at the front. The race is 268 miles long with about 13,135 m of ascent. It starts in Edale, in the Peak District in Derbyshire and follows the entire ‘Pennine Way’ long-distance national trail to finish in Scotland in the small border town of Kirk Yetholm
Evening League Presentation
On 11th September 2018 Roy Hollingworth from the Evening League visited the rugby club to present Ripon Runners with the awards from this year’s series.