Ryston Runners’ Robert Simmonds and David Lane went from the Round Norfolk Relay to Bury St Edmunds.
They joined team-mates Paul Harrison, Dan Yellop, Aaron Raine, Gareth Hunt and Stu Howlett to compete in the senior men’s final of the East Anglian League in rather grim conditions.
Rob and Gareth covered six events apiece, including an impressive one-two in the 110m hurdles.
The team was placed fifth out of eight - a great achievement accomplished by so few on such a busy weekend which stretched a relatively small club’s numbers significantly.
At the British Masters Athletics Federation Track and Field Championships, at the Alexander Stadium, Birmingham, Gaye Clarke (W50) was second in the high jump (1m33) and 80m hurdles (13.74), fourth in the long jump (4m18) and 10th in the shot putt (7m90). Cath Duhig (W55) was second in the 3000m Walk (17.53.34 – and first in the 5000m Walk 1st (30:49).
It was a busy weekend for Ryston members as a whole.
After six hours 10 minutes of running Peter Witley (aged 68, and with a stapled-together broken neck) finished the Graffham Water Marathon.
Julia Norman took part in the Great North Run on Sunday, and finished in 1 hour 57 minutes, while Peter Brown overcame the setbacks of months of injuries and illness to complete the Bristol Half Marathon in 2.14.13.