Sunday 14th May – Ripon 10

Report From Sara

After deciding I wasn’t feeling the love for Leeds Half I took the plunge and entered Ripon 10 on Friday afternoon.
I was the only OAC member there, though I did have a good chat with former member Sharon Smith, who was proudly wearing her B&W vest!! My friends from Nidd Valley adopted me too, so I wasn’t a total Billy no mates…
I’d been warned that it was a hilly course, and bearing in mind my hill aversion, I found it pretty tough, especially in the heat of the sun!! It’s a lovely route though around Studley Royal and surrounding area and a mix of road and trail. I’d like to be more descriptive about the scenery, hills etc but I just bloody well ran, wheezing my way round and was beyond happy to see the finish line!!
I finished in a pretty average 1:24:14
1st Male Andrew Grant 58:30 (Harrogate Harriers)
1st Female Jo Waites 1:10:25 (UA)

  1. #1 by Caron on May 15, 2017 - 11:28 am

    Good on you for attempting that race not being 100%! Not an easy one either. Nice to hear of Sharron and that she’s still supporting us!

  2. #2 by Peter G on May 15, 2017 - 2:47 pm

    Doesn’t sound too average to me! Well done!

  3. #3 by Antonio Cardinale on May 17, 2017 - 9:04 pm

    I agree with the good comments of Caron R. and Peter G. that you ran well , although you are not in great form , 1.24 for a ten miler and for such a challenging course is a good result . well done Sara .

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