Ripon Runner Barlow-Hamilton claims district double glory

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Sharon Barlow Hamilton stormed to her second title in just eight days as she claimed first female at the Catterick 10k last Sunday.

The race is run to help raise funds as part of the Help the Heroes.

Showing little fatigue from her Muddy Boots 10k win in Ripon the week before, Barlow-Hamilton glided around the tough course in 39 minutes and six seconds.

A hat-trick of North Yorkshire wins was on the cards.

But family commitments mean Sharon will miss the forthcoming Lightwater Valley 10k.

However she is looking forward to her next challenge, a five mile road race in her native Northern Ireland.

Two of Ripon’s quickest men were also in attendance.

Anthony Jefford wasted little time completing the race in 38 minutes 22 seconds for eighth overall.

And Simon Merrin, who has recently increased his participation in longer off road events, was impressive with a 40 minute 27 seconds time and 18th overall.

Entry has now opened for the Ripon 10 mile race.

The run will take place on Sunday, May 18 from 10.30am.

Up to 750 runners can take part in the hilly event.

Joine at www.runbriatin.cm and search for Ripon 10.