It may not be one of the biggest on the Northern racing calendar but the Ripon 10 mile is certainly a firm favourite with runners from North Yorkshire and beyond with a stunning, picturesque course around the area. Entries for the race, scheduled for Sunday 13 May, remain open but the 900 entry mark is expected to be reached soon.
Next month’s event starts and finishes on Hell Wath Nature Reserve and offers a hilly, course that leads runners from Hell Wath around the Studley Roy Estate with beautiful views of Ripon and the surrounding countryside.
The race is part of Ripon Runners recently launched Hornblower Series, which also includes the popular Jolly Holly Jog and revived Burn Valley Half Marathon – the series has been a big hit and concludes with the half on Sunday 8 July.
Last year saw Harrogate Harriers’ Andrew Grant secure first at the Ripon 10 in 58:30, more than two minutes ahead of Phillip Elliott (1:00:31) with Grant’s clubmate, Andrew Dobby, third in 1:01:30. Jo Waites was the leading female in 1:10:25, followed by Katie Kaars Sijpesteihn 1:11:31 and Olivia Mulligan (1:12:18).
Registration for the Ripon 10 is priced at just £16 (£14 affiliated).