Going the extra mile for Sport Relief

Runner set off on the Sainsbury's Sport Relief Mile, held at a misty Hell Wath (S)
Runner set off on the Sainsbury's Sport Relief Mile, held at a misty Hell Wath (S)
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Hundreds of runners ran a mile for charity around Ripon last weekend.

Around 100 were at Hell Wath for the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile, others took part in school events including Outwood Academy and North Stainley School.

Keep on running - pupils getting into their stride during the Sport Relief Mile at Outwood Academy Ripon.  (120322M3d)

Keep on running - pupils getting into their stride during the Sport Relief Mile at Outwood Academy Ripon. (120322M3d)

The weather at Hell Wath was misty but did not deter those taking part.

The race was officially started by Mayor of Ripon Coun Mick Stanley and the Mayoress of Ripon, Gill Stanley.

First over the line was nine-year-old Ollie Rolph and special mention to 13-year-old Owen Carter-Daggett who ran the full six mile course in under 36 minutes.

Five hundred students and staff took part in Outwood Academy Ripon’s event which was held after school on the Friday. Organised by staff member Emily Falcus the event raised £1,400.00. Prizes were awarded to students who raised the most sponsorship, wore the most imaginative sports themed outfit and designed the best poster.

Lucy Barrett, Jenny Rowe, Chloe Nixon and Naomi Hodgson at the finish of the Sport Relief Mile at Hell Wath (S)

Lucy Barrett, Jenny Rowe, Chloe Nixon and Naomi Hodgson at the finish of the Sport Relief Mile at Hell Wath (S)

At North Stainley School children, parents, staff and governors took part cheered on as they ran around Dunkirk Field.

• More pictures in the Ripon Gazette, Friday, March 30.