A group of Ripon Runners completed the Wensleydale Wander on Saturday. The event is organised by the Rotary club and raises money for charities. There is a choice of two circular walks, one a 23 mile challenge and a shorter one of 12 miles, both starting and finishing in Leyburn. There are liquid refreshments at various checkpoints in both walks, while warm food is provided at the halfway point on the longer walk and a hot two course meal at the finish in Wensleydale school. The Rotary claim that the routes are well sign-posted and marshalled, so no one is likely to get lost!
The weather on Saturday was sunny but cold and there was a headwind on the tops.
Lisa Quinn, David Nicklas and Jo Hope completed the 12 mile route in 1:53. First back for Ripon on the 23 mile route was Alan Kyle in 3:43 followed by Paul Morgan 3:46, Claire Baker 3:47 and Ray Raper 3:57.