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Helmsley 10k

Report by Jill Holt

Cloudless sunny skies greeted the Ripon Runners who had decided to earn their Easter eggs by competing at the Helmsley 10k run. The fifth running of this event took place on Easter Sunday (21 April) and it was a huge success with over 350 entrants. The route has an interesting 2 mile uphill start before allowing runners to capture their breath and return back to the town to collect a chocolate egg as part of the finishers’ prize.

Simon Cave was first back for Ripon in a fantastic sub-40 time of 39.24, and earning second place in his age category, and 11th overall. Next back was Dougie Scott, also earning second place in his age category in an impressive 40.08, with Trevor Bosomworth finishing hot on his heels in 40.32, and earning 3rd place in his age category.

Beth Constantine demonstrated her continued improvement by earning a fabulous first in her age category, alongside Michael Hernandez and Jill Holt who also bagged first place in their age categories.

After a very tough start the rest of the course was easy going, with a lovely downhill sweep across rolling fields to the finish. Although not a PB course, Fiona Hernandez managed to take 7 minutes off her previous time, also demonstrating her huge improvement. All in all an ‘egg’-cellent day out, with very successful results for Ripon (by the way, if there had have been a team prize, Ripon would have won it!).

Finishers’ times were as follows:
Simon Cave 2nd V40 39.24
Douglas Scott 2nd V45 40.08
Trevor Bosomworth 3rd V45 40.32
Michael Hernandez 1st V50 43.01
David Binks 43.25
Jill Holt 1st L50 52.11
Angie Benson 2nd L55 52.32
Helen Cos 54.03
Beth Constantine 1st L20 54.30
Fiona Alder 2nd L60 57.03
Anita Oldham 57.32
Jack Hernandez 1.03.04
Lolly Hernandez 1.03.05
Katherine Richardson 1.04.42
Karen Lennox 1.09.55
Fiona Hernandez 1.09.55