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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
Alva Highland Games
Report by Gary Bastow
On Saturday I travelled up to one of my favourite races at the 163rd Alva Highland Games near Stirling in Scotland. It’s the biggest of the meets and draws clans from around the world back to home ground. From the Scottish dancing to track running and cycling, also the caber tossing etc is awesome to...
Snowdonia Trail Ultra
Report by Claire Baker
On Sunday I completed the Snowdonia Trail Ultra. For the last couple of years I have read Stan Appleton’s great race reports from the marathon and last year the ultra so when the entries opened for 2019 I signed up. The organisers describe the events offered as a stunning Trail Marathon, Ultra Marathon, Half Marathon...
Lyke Wake Challenge
Report by Colm O’Cofaigh
I did the ‘Lyke Wake Challenge’ race on the weekend. It is a 40’ish mile race, superbly organised by the Quakers Running Club, that starts near Osmotherley and heads eastwards across the North York Moors to finish at Ravenscar by the coast. It largely follows the route of the famous Lyke Wake long distance walk...
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's SW Coast Path Venture - Progress Report 1
I spoke with Mike this morning (Monday 27 May) and he was in great spirits, planning to arrive at Mevagissey in Cornwall this evening having walked in excess of 240 miles since early May (get your maps out and look at the distance covered and places passed on route)!
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.
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.