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)