Ripley Running Club out in force across the country


Athletes from Ripley Running Club were in action in at a number of different events over the weekend.

Duo Wayne Yearwood and Anne Cook took park in the Wilmot Wander, a 32 mile race which starts and finished in Chaddesden and passes through the villages of Spondon, Stanley, Coxbench, Duffield, Quarndon, Mackworth, Burnaston, Findern and Swarkestone before heading back to Chaddesden via Pride Park.

The going is very tough in places, with some serious climbing along the way.

Wayne completed the course in 6hrs and 4 minutes, with Anne not far behind him in 6hrs and 20minutes.

Ripley were also well represented at the Tigger Tor fell race in the Peak District.

Luke Beresford was first back for Ripley in 16th place, a great achievement in a very competitive field of runners.

Esther Broughton, Cathy Cresswell and Jo Howett all finished very close together in 283rd, 285th and 286th respectively.

Ripley’s leading lady and man ventured north to take part in the popular Dewsbury 10k.

Dean Taylor managed a very quick 35.25, securing 35th place in a very competitive field.

Ladies captain Lucy Taylor came home in a respectable 40.18, in 212th place, showing good form after recently returning to running.

And finally a trio of Ripley runners headed south to compete in the Watford Half Marathon in their latest training race for the Rotterdam marathon later in the year.

Unfortunately Richard Sims took ill the night before the race so had to leave it to the ladies to represent the green and gold.

Adele Adams was first back in 1.46.44, just beating Angela Marie Forte, who managed 1.47.36.

Ripley RC meets at Ripley Leisure centre at 6.45 on Tuesday nights and welcomes runners of all abilities. Please see the Ripley RC page on Facebook for information.