Ripley Running Club at the Black Rocks Fell Race

The Black Rocks Fell Race saw another great turn out for Ripley Running Club, especially the ladies with the welcome return of Caroline Moss.

Esther Broughton also fared well, continuing her great form and improving race by race. She was following a very strong performance at the Crich Monument Run .

Dean Taylor was once again the first Ripley runner home in fourth place in a time of 40:13, Lucy Holmes led from the front as she usually does, and came home first lady in 44:27, 23rd overall. Other Ripley runners were:

30th Wayne Smithurst 45:03, 31st Matt Jones 45:22, 49th Richard ‘Bunda’ Phillis 47:49, 50th Gary Brown 47:50, 57th Mark Tomlinson 48.:37, 86th Ryan Ball 55:22, 87th Esther Jane Broughton 55:25, 88th Matt Beresford 55:36, 91st Caroline Moss 56:27, 94th Lee Palfreyman 57:11, 107th Paula Brudenell 60:04.

Following on from the Black Rocks Fell race the previous night, several Ripley runners braved the usually very difficult Sheldon Fell race through the Peak District village.

Dean Taylor led the Ripley Runners home in an excellent seventh position, followed once again by the future Mrs Taylor- Lucy Holmes, who took second place in the ladies category.

The full list of Ripley runners were. 7th Dean Taylor 28:19, 35th (2nd Lady) Lucy Holmes 31:31, 58th Cathy Cresswell 36:05, 59th Mark Tommo Tomlinson 36:07 and 72nd Karl Tietz 38:13.