A number of athletes from West Norfolk AC and Ryston Runners represented the combined Norfolk rural team, including Thetford and Diss AC, at the final Eastern Young Athlete League match in Peterborough.
The under-15 girls have been a powerful unit all season and this match was no exception. New recruit Abi Pittam was the star of the show in her first match with a winning javelin throw of 26.99m in the final round for first place overall.
Pittam also produced a decent shot putt and should be very proud of her first outing at this level.
Annie Rooks continued her massive improvement at 1500 with a deserved A string victory in 5.13 minutes.
Hannah Brown jumped well in the high jump (1.50m), ran a solid 200m but stunned the crowd with a blistering 300m in 41.8 seconds for first place.
Michaela Raine also ran a fine 300m pb in 44.6 and continued her 100m improvement with a good run in 14.2 seconds.
Ever-present Emma Dewdney ran a solid 75m hurdles in 13.9 and also ran a 100m pb in 14.3. She also improved her discus with a fine 21.62m - another personal best.
Amy Thorpe continued her great run of form in the hurdles with good run in 13.8 and also performed well in 100m (14.8) and shot (6.77).
Athletes had to compete in difficult rainy conditions unusually this summer and personal bests were difficult to come by.
Hannah Greenhalgh managed to chip a tenth-of-a-second of her 75m hurdles pb and will be well pleased with her time of 14.0.
Under-17 athlete Evan Minns continued to improve his throwing technique and bravely took part in shot (8.93m), discus (22m) and javelin (24.60m).
Minns has a fine throwing arm and very strong shoulders and should develop into an excellent athlete.
Three under-15 boys competed and also performed well.
Leigh Robertson continued his great season-long form with a well-paced 800m in 2.20.7 just outside his best.
New athlete Sam Thorpe proved his all-rounder skills with two good throws (javelin in 20.49 and shot 8.16m) and a decent long jump in 4.43m.
Ryan Johnson, fresh from his club record of 11.9 (100m) a couple of weeks previous, continued his form with a brilliant second place in the 100m (12.1) and 3rd in the 200m (25.8).
Johnson struggled slightly with his long jump, but did enough to indicate that he is capable of well over five metres when he has had time to practice further.
Ryston Runners and West Norfolk AC thank all the officials, coaches and parents who have supported the team throughout the summer.
The coaches have provided their services completely free as volunteers.
Local coaches are not interested in personal gain or glory and welcome all newcomers to contact either club if they are interested in taking part.