Tom Powis leads Ripley Running Club home in Booths Summer League

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Ripley sent a team of 34 runners to take part in the latest round of the Booths Summer League in Ilkeston.

Tom Powis was first back for Ripley in 12th place, which was a very good result in a fast field.

Matt Jones followed closely in 20th place and Ripley’s future prospect Christian Howett managed a fantastic 40th place, which was secnd in his Junior male age group category.

Age group category placings also came for Lucy Taylor (second Senior Lady), Esther Broughton (first LV40), Jo Howett (second LV40), Peter Collinge (second VM65), Jane Murden (third LV50), Eleanor Robinson (second LV65).

Other Ripley Runners were Richard Kimber (53rd), Martin Penney (66th), Matt Nicholls (85th), Phil Layton (93rd), Simon English (102nd), Joe Henstock (104th), Tim Jaques (106th), Dennis Holmes (110th), Jack Tymon (138th), Karl Tietz (143rd), Luke Beresford (147th), Carl Hopkinson (185th), Wayne Yearwood (186th), Matt Baker (195th), Rebecca Lineker (197th), Cathy Cresswell (201st), Adele Adams (204th), Paula Brudenell (232nd), Mike Corrigan (245th), Emmy Pratt (260th), Alison Butlin (269th), Thea Highfield (280th), Bill Powis (283rd), Louise Whysall (285th), Joe Ball (315th).

Runners also took part in the Lea Bunny 10k, which starts and finishes in the Lea Green hall grounds.

Runners follow an undulating 10km route throughout the villages of Dethick, Lea & Holloway before returning to the grounds of the hall for a grandstand finish.

Lucy Taylor was first lady, in an unconfirmed time of 43.21, continuing her excellent running form.

Jo Howett was close behind, taking the second lady prize in an unconfirmed time of 47.28.

Following the success of the park run series of free 5k races held throughout the country, junior parkrun is a series of 2k runs for children aged between 4 and 14 years-old.

They are held in areas of open space around the UK. They are open to all, free, and are safe and easy to take part in.

Representing Ripley Running Club were Isabelle and Lucas Kimber.

Isabelle was first female in the race, in a time of 10.39. Lucas managed to improve his previous best, in a time of 11.42, finishing 18th overall.