A knee injury didn’t stop Ripley Running Club’s Angie Forte from being the first LV50 and first Brit back at the Benidorm 10k.
This is the second time Angie has won 1st LV50 in the last two years.
Going from strength to strength, she finished in 183rd place in a time of 48.40.
Also running for Ripley was Richard Sims, who finished in 40th place in a time of 40.29.
Described as an undulating course which was tricky in some aspects, the weather was dry and warm with no wind.
Ripley Running club sent along 19 runners to the Booths Decorators League Cross Country Cross event in picturesque Bakewell.
The new course, taking in the area around the showground, was challenging in its layout. It took runners through boggy fields, small flooded areas and included the inevitable climbs and descents.
First back for Ripley was Tom Powis in 13th place, closely followed by Luke Beresford in 19th. Richard Kimber (43rd), Matt Jones (62nd), Ryan Ball (72nd), Richard Phillis (76th) and Dennis Holmes (85th) made up the men’s scoring team on the day.
Esther Broughton (110th), Jo Howett (119th) and Cathy Cresswell (122nd) made up the ladies team.
Other Ripley runners were Carl Hopkinson (109th), Peter Collinge (111th), Jerry Bateman (138th), Bill Powis (146th), Karen Kenyon (167th), Mike Corrigan (184th), Tom Briggs (201st), Alison Butlin (203rd).
Suited and booted as Santa, 100+ runners took on a muddy course around Nottinghams Holme Pierrepoint Country Park.
Duncan Harrower was the first Santa back, in 25th place overall, but winning the fancy dress race. Alison Butlin was the 3rd LV40 in 39th place, although not in Santa’s finest outfit. Elaine Ozenbrook and Ian Wharton-Woods also finished in 61st and 50th place respectively.
Ripley Running Club meet every Tuesday at 6.45pm at Ripley Leisure Centre and encourages runners of all abilities.