Elgie and Barlow take the honours in Leeds
Sunday 8 November saw huge success for Ripon at the Leeds Christmas 10k, a varied, multi terrain off-road course. Starting on the flat track at John Charles Stadium, runners had to dash up hill on woodland paths, before a long descent through Middleton Park and being greeted by the new addition of ‘scrooge hill’ just before the finish line.
The race was won by new member Michael Elgie in a stunning 35 minutes 48 seconds while Sharon Barlow Hamilton was the winning lady finishing in 39:28 and 10th position overall. In the last couple of years Ripon has introduced a junior section, and, in his first senior race, 15 year old Reece Dalton proved what a great future he has by finishing 14th in 40:27. Tori Green’s 21st position in 41:55 combined with Donna Riddler’s 45:32 gave Ripon the ladies team prize