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    Ripon Runners - training and fitness

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    Ripon Runners - 5K to marathon+

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Annual Dinner

The Spa Hotel provided a wonderful setting for Ripon Runners annual dinner and awards ceremony. Held on 27th January 2018 to avoid the Christmas rush of competing activities, it was a tremendous way to round off a miserable month. 125 guests attempted to push the Spa to its limits but the hotel rose to the occasion magnificently with a well judged menu, praised by all the diners, and plenty of space for those who preferred chilling out to dancing. The disco was on good form with the DJ quietly working the tables during dinner, amazing diners with his conjuring tricks. Simon McCudden, our Chair gave a short speech of welcome followed by the annual awards, which were anticipated with fervour, as to many recipients it was a complete surprise. Most improved male and female runner, club person, ultra awards are all awarded without the recipients having prior knowledge of the honour to be bestowed upon them. This was particularly true of the life membership award, which came completely out of the blue to the surprised and delighted past Chair. Anneke Imeson, as Vice-Chair, presented the prizes. Testimony to how much guests enjoyed the event is to be seen in the photographic collection.

Women’s Under 35: Emma Sorby
Women’s 35-44: Kari Munro
Women’s 45-54: Jill Holt
Women’s 55+: Fiona Alder
Women’s Open: Sally Houghton

Men’s Under 40: Lee Stanley
Men’s 40-49: Simon Cave
Men’s 50-59: Michael Hall
Men’s 60+: Tony White
Men’s Open: Dougie Scott

Most Improved Female: Angie Benson
Most Improved Male: Joe Lofthouse

Dave Jelley Awards
Female Ultra Runner: Lena Conlin
Male Ultra Runner: Alex Fawcett

Club Person Award: Andy Purll

Dave Dowson Trophy: Ben Pease
(most points in evening league)

Honorary Member: Chris Bennett