Ryston Runners juniors on track for success

MLNF RyR Dereham 10 May 2015
MLNF RyR Dereham 10 May 2015
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Ryston Runners AC juniors continued their impressive start to the track season in the Eastern Young Athletes League at Peterborough on Sunday.

Mackenzie Pilkington improved his Long Jump PB and under 13 club record to 5.08m, which is just 10cm shy of the county record. He also won the 200 (27.8, PB) and came second in the 100m. Robert MacQueen was over 4m for first time in the Long Jump, and won both his 100m and 200m races.

Thea Howlett ran 2.27 minutes for 800m again, as well as performing well in her 300m debut and throwing a new javelin PB. Annie Rooks, Anwar Bouilouta and Georgia Sandover performed well in the U17.

Kate Willis won the high jump and came second in the 1500m, her first track race as an U13 athlete. Anna Wood jumped to a new PB in the Long Jump in this age group.

Anna, Kate, Georgia, Mia Moore, Meg Willis and Izzy all performed well in their first competitive outing of the season.

l Two dozen Ryston Runners were involved in the Dereham 10-mile road race on Sunday. The event incorporated the County Championships.

In warm, windy conditions, Matt Pyatt ran just outside the time he recorded in the British 10-Mile Championships in March, but was still a good minute and a half clear of the field as he claimed his second county 10-mile title in succession in 55:16.

Other county title winners were Maureen Wolfe W55 (80:44) and Jane Ashby W65 (87:36, seven seconds off her own club age category record), with Pete Johnson (65:23) claiming silver in the M60 age group, Simon Able (65:14) bronze M40, and Wendy Fisher (85:44) bronze in the W50s (PB of 6 minutes).

Also recording a PB time, this one by 2 minutes and a new club age category record by almost 15mins, was Jeff Reed M70 (85:33, making three PBs in three weeks), while his wife, Helen, was making her debut over this distance and pleased to record sub 1:45:00 (1:44:58), Mel Reed (77:30), Lorena Latisaite (74:39) and Heather Beattie (72:57) combined to take the Senior Women’s team title.

l Eamonn McCusker (M60) ran Halstead on Sunday.

He said: “It was my 75th marathon, and my 74th fastest! It was hot, it was hilly, and I went to pieces in the second half. A first half time of 1:47:24 became 4:16:09 at the finish.”