Ryston Runner Kit wins Quad Kids year group

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Several of the Ryston Runners juniors took part in the first of four county Quad Kids events at Thetford.

“Quad Kids” is designed to give youngsters an opportunity to participate in and enjoy athletics. It covers the core disciplines of running, jumping and throwing.

Kit Howlett, Harry Wakefield and George Evans competed in the Year 4 and 5 Boys category. Kit won the year group overall with an impressive score of 242, running 75m in 11.6, 600m in 1:59, and achieving a standing jump of 1m76 and vortex throw of 35m 32.

Wakefield finished in second position with a score of 220 points: 75m 12.7, jump 1m57. throw 37m81, and 600m 2:05.

Evans, in his first ever Quad Kids event, set a standard for himself to better in the next competition at Norwich next month.

Bea Honeybone and Lily Teasdale competed in the Year 4 and 5 Girls’ category.

Bea came third in her year group winning her first medal at Quad Kids and rewarding her training: 75m 13.00, standing jump 1m55, throw 19m20, and 600m 2:24.

Lily wasn’t far behind in a close competition with a sprint of 13.2, a 1m 37 jump, 13.5m throw and 2:29 600m.

Saffron Teasdale competed in the Years 6, 7 and 8 age group, putting in an excellent all-round effort.

Most of the club’s road runners were supporting the inaugural “Megan’s Challenge” 10K Fun Run on the tracks and minor roads around Gayton, raising funds for Tapping House.

Matt Pyatt ran in the last of the 2015 Great Yarmouth 5-mile series, placing fourth overall in 26:40, a PB by 44 seconds and a new club M35 record for the distance.