Annable gallops to more success

Ripley Running Club once again featured on the podium in the Goose Fair Gallop 10K in Kimberley.

Dale Annable managed a fantastic second place in a time of 33.45.

Luke Beresford, and his brother Matt Beresford, completed the team, finishing in tenth (38.44) and 25th (43.40) respectively.

The three combined to finish second in the team event.

On the same day, Ripley Runners were also trying their hand at other local races. The Shelton Striders 10k, formerly known as the Merril 10k was a fast, flat course around Derby.

Ryan Ball was the first Ripley runner back, in a personal best time of 39.29, coming home in 38th overall.

Wayne Smith, 128th in 47.40, also set a personal best, as did Stevie Thomas (152nd in 49.10).

Tim Moll managed a respectable 56.48, running alongside Antoinette Franco, who recorded the same time.

Two Ripley runners represented the club in a marathon run around the historic town of Chester.

Starting and finishing at the famous Chester racecourse, close to the city centre, the marathon course even ventured into Wales for seven of the 26.2 miles.

Vicky managed a superb personal best time of 4 hours 15.14, coming 1350th out of 2070 runners.

Mark Tomlinson kept Vicky going all the way round, and came back in the same time.

Finally, the Red Bull Steeplechase is a unique fell race that saw 250 carefully selected runners set out on a 21-mile course around the High Peak area of Castleton, Hope and Bamford.

Only the 40 fastest runners would go on to complete the course, with the others being eliminated along the way.

Dean Taylor was the sole Ripley member on the day, and managed a fantastic 15th place in what could be considered an elite field. Dean managed the 21 miles in 3hours 15 minutes.