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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
Report by Anne Cheeseman
The British Heart Foundation Harewood House 10k and Half Marathon took place on Sunday with a number of Ripon Runners participating.
Described as a tough, hilly route with steep inclines, muddy forest paths and tricky grass trails by the organisers, it was indeed a hard and challenging run, which provided a great sense of achievement in...
eXeter Half Marathon
Report by Rod Cooper
Chris and I ran the eXeter Half Marathon 2019 on Sunday 10th February. Why? Because this counts as an X in our Half Marathon Alphabet (our challenge, our rules!). The course was 2 laps around the picturesque quay and River Exe water-meadows, mostly on paths and cycleways, mainly flat but with a couple...
PECO final race
Report by Andy Purll
Sunday 10 Feb saw the last race in PECO cross country league. A number of members have embraced the competition, by entering as guests, but with the muddy boots and Hardmoors only two members made it to the start line this week.
Angie Benson completed a fantastic season that has seen her get quicker at...
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
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
The Northern Traverse
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to walk from coast to coast, West to East? No? not for you? you are not alone there. But then ask yourself, would you consider running it? 190 miles in just under 88 hours? My answer would definitely still be no.
Evening League Presentation
On 11th September Roy Hollingworth from the Evening League visited the rugby club to present Ripon Runners with the awards from this year’s series.
Alex Fawcett and Lenny Lennox both won their age categories and Club Captains, Andy Purll and Kelly Dunkley, received the team runners up prize on behalf of the club.