Equinox 24 Hour Race
Two of Ripon Runners’ star females joined other runners to enter a five strong team for the Equinox 24 hour race. The race comprises runners taking turns to complete a 10km course set within the grounds of the Belvoir Castle Estate, with Belvoir Castle standing high on a hill overlooking 1,600 acres of woodland, the backdrop for the event. The course has varied terrain past lakes, through wooded areas, up steep hills and round open fields, with the night runners using head torches until sunrise.
Donna Riddler and Sharon Barlow Hamilton helped the team complete 34 laps of the course within the allotted 24 hours meaning an average time of just over 42 minutes per lap, with all runners covering at least 60km (38 miles). The ladies came second overall, and won the small team category.