Ripon Runners hosted the season finale of the HDSRL at Hell Wath playing field with a handicapped race.
The weather was warm but ideal for the 5.2 mile undulating mixed terrain league.
Of the 155 runners taking part Ripon’s Jill Holt was first lady to finish and took third place overall in 40.13.Mike Appleton was the fastest finisher in 96th place in 29.32, 1.48 ahead of the next quickest.
The other Ripon finishers were 24th Andy Bishop 42.29, 43rd Caroline Bentham 45.30, 54th Annete Stainthorpe 51.02, 58th Lorraine Matheson 49.12, 74th Derek McCreadie 32.00, 77th Paul Walker 39.09, 87th Simon Cave 32.25, 96th Mike Appleton 29.32, 102nd Richard Schofield 33.42, 117th Dennis Connor 35.07, 122nd Dave Jelley 32.53, 132nd Andy Matheson 43.19.
The race was followed by a prize presentation for this year’s league.
Out of 498 competitions Mike Appleton took third place and Dave Jelley 25th overall, also first in the over 55 age group.
Ripon had a great representation this year with Derek McCreadie 23rd, Andrew Turner 44th, Simon Cave 56th, Gary Wilks 64th, Richard Schofield, 68th, Paul Walker 108th, Suzanne Rickard 157th, Dennis Connor 161st, Matthew Holt 166th, Becky Turner 179th, Nigel Bower 186th, Paul Morgan 192nd, Andy Matheson 196th, Claire Mumford 205th, Robin Kehoe 215th, Bruce Symonds 218th, Jill Holt 226th, Richard Watson 241st, Andy Bishop 245th, Ian Chapman 293rd, Karen Jones 299th, Christopher Bennett 318th, Stella Morgan 320th, Ray Raper 327th, Mandi Ross 333rd, Jackie Turner 335th, Steve Parkinson 344th, Anneke Imeson 348th, Vicky Clayton 350th, Mel Dutka 360th, John Grundy 368th, Michelle Needham 369th, Ray Johnstone 375th, Caroline Bentham 386th, Lena Conlin 390th, Leah Horner 395th, Lisa Sorby 420th, Tim Joynson 430th, Lorraine Matheson 431st, Annette Stainthorp 448th, Liz Green 496th, Doug Tooth 497th.
Nineteen THIRSK AND SOWERBY members were among the 308 finishers of the Kilburn 7 Road Race, part of the annual Kilburn Feast celebrations.
Julian Norton was first Harrier home, in 12th place, in 44.19 with Paul Atkinson 33rd in 47.18.
Rob Burn was pleased with his run, 35th in 47.47 not far ahead of Brett Edgeworth, 37th in 47.59.
Lorraine Hiles was once again among the prizes, sixth lady finisher and 73rd overall in 52.38, Geoff Bullock, 106th in 55.39, Matt Jones 124th in 57.03, Paul Goacher 138th in 58.31, Fran Jeffery 194th in 62.31, and Steve Billings, getting going again after a long lay-off, 195th in 62.31.
Other results: David Goddard 206th in 64.05, Helen Hindmarsh 235th in 68.43, Ian Codling 248th in 70.57, Sue Reynard 266th in 74.09, Janet Balmain 269th in 74.49, Lisa Brown 270th in 74.51, Phillip Craig 290th in 78.21, Cath Lumb 291st in 78.29 and Marian Codling 297th in 80.26.
Alan Harman chose to do the Eccup 10 that day, and finished a creditable 263rd out of 574 entrants in 1.21.22. The previous weekend, 213 brave souls tackled the tough Burn Valley Half Marathon, the latest race in the Yorkshire Dales Series.
Paul Atkinson finished an impressive 22nd, and second M40, in 1.36.11, Hester Cox 58th, and 1st F40, in 1.46.31, Les Sutton-Haigh 71st in 1.49.40, Alan Somers 98th in 1.56.30, Nik Sutton-Haigh 130th in 2.03.20, Sarah Somers 174th in 2.14.44, vonne Wood 181st in 2.17.40, Jo Fambely 182nd in 2.17.41, Ian Codling 200th in 2.28.48, Eileen Howell 202nd in 2.29.27 and Marian Codling 213th in 3.04.23.
Jack Spence competed in the Burn Valley Fun Run a couple of weeks ago, in very hot sunshine, and once again came away victorious in 9.48 minutes, just a second ahead of the second runner.
Steve Middleton was at the Humberside Half Marathon and did splendidly to come 22nd out of 2000 runners in 1.25.
On July 6 he competed in the Pit Stop 10k at Croft and came an excellent fourth out of 167 in 36.31.
Around runners took part in the Burton Leonard 10k at the weekend, the latest Yorkshire Dales race, and Lorraine Hiles was once again in excellent form, taking the prize for fourth lady, and only 10 seconds behind the third-placed runner.
She was 38th overall in 46.14 with Ian Codling 143rd, and 1st M70, in 63.44, Cath Lumb 152nd in 67.11 and Marian Codling 165th in 72.13.
This race was held in the afternoon, tavoiding the morning rain, but Alan Harman was not so lucky the previous day when he took part in the Yorkshire Wolds Half Marathon, part of Bishop Wilton Show, in torrential rain for much of the time!
Roads were flooded and the course is quite undulating, but Alan finished in a very creditable time of one hour 54 minutes. He was pleased to get home for a shower after the race.