Appleton runs to fourth place finish in Leonard 10k

Ripon Runners in action.
Ripon Runners in action.

There were plenty of prizes for Ripon Runners at the recent Burton Leonard 10k.

There were cool conditions on the course but rain during the previous days had made the multi-terrain course muddy and slippery in places.

Ripon’s Mike Appleton claimed the prize for fourth place, and together with ninth-placed Simon Cave and 11th-placed Derek McCreadie Ripon earned the male team prize.

Simon Cave also received the prize for first local man with Gary Wilks second in the same category.

Becky Turner retained her titile as first local lady and Chris Brown was second O60 male.

The times of those Ripon runners running were; Mike Appleton 36.36,Simon Cave 39.39, Derek McCreadie 40.22, Joe Lofthouse 42.25, Steve Smith 44.18, Gary Wilks 44.50, Keith Hawkins 45.20,Michael Wray 47.09, Chris Brown 48.01, Dave Cooper 48.51, Pete Wright 49.35, Becky Turner 49.38, Mike Hartas 50.13, Matt Holt 50.31, Jill Holt 52.37, Nigel Bower 52.44, Robin Kehoe 52.46, Anneke Imeson 55.59, Vicky Clayton 57.41, Andy Bishop 58.26, Jane Bush 60.44, Lena Conlin 60.52, Mo Neesam 74.57.

Andy Bishop had hot-footed it to Burton Leonard for the afternoon’s race having already completed the Great North 10k at Gateshead in the morning.

He had completed the course in 51.52 along with Annette Stainthorp who finished in 1.25.13.

Harrogate Harriers hosted their annual Harrogate Town 10k on Sunday.

Hot conditions greeted the runners for the undulating road race. First home for Ripon was Joe Lofthouse in a time of 41.04.

Other Ripon finishers were: Keith Hawkins 43.37, Dave Cooper 46.06, Emma Farquhar 48.42, Matt Holt 48.55, Jill Holt 50.50, Andy Bishop 52.54, Vicky Clayton 53.30, Tracey Stainthorp 1.02.34.