Report from Club Captain, Colin Davenport:
The 20th anniversary run of 'Ricky's race' took place on the evening of 10th August, with 151 runners taking to the start line to be sent on their way by Ricky Wood himself.
Local knowledge and navigational skill certainly played their part, with Matlock's own Ben Cartwright taking 1st place after a strong showing on the 7km course that takes in Clough woods and Will Shore's tree on the hillside above Darley Bridge. Thomas Grimes of East London runners took 2nd place, with Paul Sorrell of Ripley taking 3rd place and the male Vet 40 prize. For the ladies, Beth Pascall led the way, with Lucy Taylor (Ripley) and Ruth Keeley (Belper Harriers) shortly behind.
Further prizes on the night went to Tim Clayton (Ripley, Male Vet 50), Gordon Cresswell (Matlock, Male Vet 60), Clive Russell (Matlock, MV70), Caroline Scott (Sinfin, Female Vet 40) and Fliss Milner (Dark Peak, Female Vet 50).