Ripley Running Club supports Sport Relief

READY FOR THE OFF -- Ripley Running Club members warm up for the Coniston 14 race in the Lake District.
READY FOR THE OFF -- Ripley Running Club members warm up for the Coniston 14 race in the Lake District.

The Sport Relief Games and the Vitality North London Half-Marathon were two big events supported by members of Ripley Running Club.

Dean Taylor came home a very impressive 33rd in the London event, finishing second in the male veteran over-40s’ category in a time of one hour, 18.41 minutes. In the same race, Mick Simpson clocked a half-marathon personal-best (PB) of 1.49.58.

Sport Relief was backed by Wayne Yearwood, who took part in the nationwide six-mile run on Sunday, completing in 42 minutes. Junior starlets Isabelle Kimber and Lucas Kimber also raised money for the charity in the three-mile run.

Meanwhile several Ripley runners took part in the scenic Coniston 14 Race in the Lake District and the popular Ashby 20-Mile Race over the weekend.

Leading the way in the former was Rob Coates, who finished 22nd in 1.27.22, just ahead of Matt Jones (1.37.37), Dennis Holmes (1.41.27) and Carl Hopkinson (1.46.31). Second in the female veteran over-40s’ class was Esther Broughton in 1.44.57.

At Ashby, Andy Riley beat his previous best time by nine minutes to clock 2.37.53, while Amy Bradley (2.47.03) shaved fully 19 minutes off her previous best and another PB was recorded by Tom Briggs (2.55.58).