Dozen take part at Ashby

RIPLEY Running Club attended the Ashby 20 road race last Sunday.

The Ashby 20 course is a so-called “frying pan” route consisting of a straight road start which linked to a large loop before returning back along the straight “handle” again to the finish.

The start for the twelve Ripley runners was a downhill amble before turning right through the picturesque village of Packington and began the first circuit of this two-lap course the loop which passed through the lovely villages of Swepstone and Normanton Le Heath was a undulating course but our Ripley runners were not to be deterred!


First back for Ripley was Dean Taylor in an amazing time of two hours two minutes that put him in 11th place and a personal best to boot but not only was Dean’s a personal best but there was another ten personal bests too!

Richard Phillis smashed his previous best by ten minutes coming back in 106th place in a super time of two hours 19 mins, next back and first lady for Ripley was Lucy Holmes in 133rd place she was seventh lady back overall in a personal best time of 2 hours 23mins,


The rest of Ripley times are as follows :

197th V Harlin (2hrs 31 mins pb), 226th S English(2 hrs 35 mins pb), 279th J Bateman (2 hr 38mins), 307th C Hopkinson (2 hrs 40 mins pb),371st C Cresswell (2 hrs 46 mins pb),421st M Corrigan (2 hrs 49 mins pb), 731st C Duffin (3 hrs 21 mins pb), 735th V Leach (3 hrs 22 mins pb), 772nd R Swift (3 hrs 28 mins pb), 841 ran.

Ripley Running Club meet every Tuesday evening at the leisure centre at 6.45pm, runners of all abilities are very welcome for more info please go to our website at