Brass Monkey Half Marathon
Many members members proved that an early morning rise and dedication paid off at the recent Brass Monkey, not to run the race, but just to get an entry late last year. Such is the popularity of Yorks Half Marathon race that all entries sell out within hours of the online entry system opening. First back for Ripon in a great time of 1 hour 23 minutes was Douglas Scott, while Dave Binks was only 3 minutes behind in 1 hour 26 minutes. Joe Lofthouse also enjoyed a great time of 1 hour 30 minutes, with Paul Layfield next in 1:35. The first of our ladies was Nicole Sutton (1:43), followed by John Ward and Neil Dring (both 1:44), Elise Nicholson (1:47), Kevin Jackson (1:48), Anne Cheeseman (1:52), Jo Thwaites (1:59), Sarah Bromiley (2:05) and Tori Easey (2:12).