Triple of bests for Ripon Runners at Snake Lane 10

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Husband and wife team Ben and Anneke Imeson proved why they were crowned Ripon Runners’ most improved athletes by putting in personal best times at Sunday’s Snake Lane 10 race in Pocklington.

Ben (33rd) was only seven minutes behind the winner, finishing in one hour one minute and 54 seconds.

Anneke followed home in 1:20:54. Not to be outdone, Ian Swinscoe made it a hat trick of bests for the club finishing in 1:18:59.

Pete Richardson was the sole Bedale and Aiskew representative finishing 440th in 1:12:48.

Thirsk and Sowerby Harriers Alan Harman (1.26.24), Ian Codling (1.52.40) and Marian Codling ( 2.07.28) also took part.

Thirsk Harriers have also headed to the Commondale Clart. Cameron Choules (45.30) topped the club’s standings, racing home 24th.

Lorraine Hiles (51.35), David Read (51.46), Hywel Smith (53.20), Hilary Coventry (55.27), Faith Coy (70.39), Alan Wikeley (70.47) and Claire Gillan (71.16) also ran.

Thirsk athletes Peter Hunt, Carol Morrison, Pat Kirby and Fran Jeffery were also involved in the Hardmoors Osmotherley Trail Races last week.

Ripon’s Martin Gabriel completed the High Cup Nick fell race on Saturday.

High winds saw a waterfall being blown back up the hill as runners battled the 1600 foot of ascent, but Martin persevered and finished in one hour 27 minutes to finish 98th.