David finds life in the fast lane at Luton

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Ryston Runners were represented at the Eastern Veterans AC Track and Field Championships, at Luton, on Sunday.

In the discus competition, David Lane threw over 20 metres for the first time, with his longest throw of 21m 35m seeing him finish eighth M50.

He then moved on to high jump and, with no time for a practice jump, equalled his PB of 1m 35m to place second in M50.

In the long jump, Paul Harrison won the M45 competition on countback.

The top three jumpers in the M50 class all ended within 10 centimetres of each other and Lane was leading with new 9cm PB of 4m 86 but was just pipped into second by a rival’s last round jump.

After the event, Lane described it as the best long jump competition he had ever competed in.

In the triple jump, Paul Harrison came second in M45 and Lane also finished second again to the same athlete as in the long jump with 9m 54.

Lane finished the day in style in the hammer with a new PB of 17m 69, more than a metre further than he had ever thrown before.

Malcolm Tuff won both of his events – the M50 800m (2.14.2) and 1500m (4.36 ).

Paul Oakes was throwing in the M60 discus and completed two throws to finish third, despite injury, with 32m 68.

Gaye Clarke, as always, was very busy and her successes included a new PB in the hammer of 31m 73.