Esk Valley roundup!
Two recent races have seen Ripon Runners taking to fell racing on the North Yorks Moors in races organised by the Esk Valley Fell club. On New Years day the annual Captain Cook’s Race started in the village of Great Ayton. Ian Chapman was first of Ripon’s finishers in 25th place in a time of 38.15, he was followed by Ben Imeson in 39.21, Martin Gabriel 43.35, Paul Walker 44.47, Mike Pennock 48.08, John Bull 68.32.
A strong performance by Ben Imeson saw him land a 11th place finish at the Clay Bank East race on 6th January. Ben completed the course in a time of 42.09, he was followed byIan Chapman in 42.30, Mike Pennock 54.18 and John Bull 72.12.