Downham Market Ryston athletes net golden double at British Masters

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Four Ryston Runners athletes were in action at the weekend at the British Masters Indoor Track and Field Championships at Lee Valley Athletics Centre.

Paul Harrison continued his impressive return to form with a win in the M50 Triple Jump, clearing 10m 82 for a gold medal.

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Gold was also the colour of the medal won in the W60 3000m racewalk by Cath Duhig, who was, nevertheless, somewhat dissatisified with a time of 18:39 for her last UK based competition for the foreseeable future.

Also a bit below par, Peter Duhig had a tough time in the M65 1500m.

However he had a better race in the 800m, dipping well under three minutes, though still out of the medals.

Gaye Clarke also competed in the W55 category.

Rebuilding after winter knee surgery, she bagged two silver medals in W55 60m hurdles and high jump.

l At the Silverstone Half Marathon Darren Easter continued to reap the benefits of his recent consistent training, recording a PB of 1:26:19; and coming 136th out of 6,690 finishers.

Clubmate Richard Dixon fared rather worse after an excellent start in the race, suffering a calf problem just over halfway and having to run or walk the last six miles to achieve a finishing time of 1:37:47; 637th.

l Four Ryston members heard that they had qualified as Run Leaders this week.

Claire Emery, Mick Ennis, Andy Harrod, and Jon Benstead added to the club’s excellent bank of member support excellence.