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Ripon Runners was founded in 1985 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 Kim Holden
A number of members braved the very warm weather at the Hardmoors Farndale races today. The marathon course from my watch was 29.2 miles with 4300 ft of elevation gain. I was happy to scrape in just under the hour mark at 6:59. Donna Mitchell also did the marathon, Nicole Sutton, Neil Dring and...
Borrowdale Fell race
Report by Alex Fawcett
Today I took part in the Borrowdale fell race. 16.61 miles and just over 6970ft of ascent.
My aim was to finish within 5 hours but when I saw the quality of the start line up that included Nicky Spinks and Ricky Lightfoot my aim was not to be last!
404 runners set off...
James Herriot Country Trail Run
Report by Kim Brown
Eleven Ripon Runners made the trip north-west for the James Herriot Country Trail Run on Sunday July 28th. The race starts from the pretty village of Castle Bolton near Leyburn.
The race is in its fifteenth year and is organised by the Rotary Club of Wensleydale. Weather this year was dry, but very hot when the...
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 10th 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.