But it is his local Rivington Pike fell race that Ravald is most proud of winning. In 1964 and 1967 Ravald had finished 3rd. In 1977 Ravald finished second between first placed Alan Blinston and Jeff Norman. Finally in 1979 he won the race. 
During his election campagne Ravald posted on the "Horwich first" community facebook page:
"Most Horwich residents may recognise me from my running career with Horwich RMI Harriers. I went on to represent Great Britain on road and track and managed to break Ron Hill’s world record for the half marathon in 1966. However this didn’t compare to the pride of winning the Pike Race in 1979 and becoming the first Horwich runner to ever win the race."
|Representing Horwich AC|
|1966||Freckleton Half Marathon||Freckleton, Lancashire||1st||Half Marathon||1:05:42|
|1964||Rivington Pike Fell Race||Rivington Pike, Lancashire||3rd||Fell race||18:46|
|1967||Rivington Pike Fell Race||Rivington Pike, Lancashire||3rd||Fell race||17:18|
|1977||Rivington Pike Fell Race||Rivington Pike, Lancashire||2nd||Fell race||16:42|
|1979||Rivington Pike Fell Race||Rivington Pike, Lancashire||1st||Fell race||17:03|
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