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Muddy Boots Lives Up to Name!

Over 40 Ripon Runners kicked off the first of many 10k distance races in 2014 with a local run on a route that most members know well, and won six of the prizes on offer.

The Muddy Boots 10k, which was sold out, offers a great mixture of road and off road running as the course leaves Ripon and crosses open countryside. Extremely muddy fields combined with strong head winds and a steady uphill climb made the middle 4k particularly difficult this year.

Of the 433 finishers, Ripon claimed five finishers in the top 15, with Michael Elgie first home finishing in 39 minutes 27 seconds and 7th overall.

Ripon Runners Junior section is proving not only popular with young runners but has produced some great talent, as proved by the lightening fast Reece Dalton in 8th overall in 40:16 to claim the U21 category.

In 9th was Anthony Jefford (41:07), 12th was Alex Fawcett (42:01) who won his 45-54 age category and 15th was Sharon Barlow Hamilton (43:05), who once again proved too good as she claimed the ladies title.

Sharon’s win helped the ladies claim team prize along with Tori Green and Donna Riddler.

Ultra Marathon runner Paul Walker proved he likes the short distances too with a 45:02 time and 28th position, followed by Tori Green in 46:26 who also claimed first in her 21-34 age category.

Earlier in the fun run Chloe Dalton, another junior member, was the first girl across the line.

Other finishers were:

Gary Wilks, 48:15
Donna Riddler, 48:40
Martin Gabriel, 48:48
Harry Ryne, 50:45
Alan Hansen, 51:20
Simon McCudden, 52:03
Tim Joynson, 53:48
Nigel Bower, 54:22
Graham Haycock, 54:38
Peter Brodie, 55:31
Matthew Holt, 55:40
Anna Veitch, 56:00
Jo Hope, 56:29
Ian Swinscoe 56:31
Ray Johnstone 56:35
Chris I’anson 56:49
Sarah Hood 58:03
Kim Holden 58:36
John Grundy 59:12
Chris Bennett 59:14
Heather Glegg 59:27
Hayley Whipp, 59:56
Lesley Willoughby, 1:01:45
Lisa Sorby, 1:01:54
Laura Sharpe, 1:04:31
Helen Pickard, 1:04:33
Andrew Matheson, 1:06:02
Michelle Needham, 1:06:19
Lester Pickard, 1:07:04
Caroline Bentham, 1:08:32
Dawn Trevethick, 1:10:34
Robert Mundy, 1:13:13
Matt Newsome, 1:13:21
Julie Merrin, 1:19:04
Paula Johnstone, 1:19:41
Lorraine Matheson, 1:21:08