Matt leads the way for Ripley RC

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Ripley Running Club was well represented in the recent Booth Decorators League fixture at Shipley Park.

In this local league race, they put out a team of 25 runners on the day, in very cold and icy conditions.

Matt Bickerstaff led the way for Ripley, coming back in a very hard-fought fifth position.

Dean Taylor was hot on his heels in 12th.

Fiona Alexander was yet again the pick of the ladies on show, finishing 104th overall, but managing second place in her age group, closely followed by Jo Howett and Cathy Cresswell in third and fourth respectively.

Other Ripley runners were:

Luke Beresford -22nd; Andy Parkin- 29th; Ian Duffin- 36th;

Gary Brown- 37th; Martin Penny- 66th; Ryan Ball- 72nd;

Mark Tomlinson- 88th; Lucy Holmes- 92nd (8th Lady); Phil Layton- 99th; Wayne Yearwood- 114th; Jerry Bateman- 126th; Carl Hopkinson- 127th; Esther Broughton- 139th; Ryan Smith- 141st; Dennis Holmes- 147th; Pete Newby- 170th; Colin Webster- 175th; Vicky Leach- 186th; Eleanor Robinson- 189th (3rd in Age group);

Antoinette Franco- 201st.