The fourth event in the Ryston Runners AC Cross Country Grand Prix Series took place on Sunday at Shouldham Warren.
Half the total competitors came from the home club and amassed 14 place prizes from the 22 categories on offer.
Charlie Wakefield and Meg Willis have made the under 13s their own, winning again in both the boys’ and girls’ races. Callum Stanforth won the Senior Men’s category, while Nic Bensley (M45), Malcolm Tuff (M50) and Pete Johnson (M60) dominated their categories with wins in excess of a minute, and, in Johnson’s case, almost three and a club M60 record.
Pauline Drewery (W45) was the sole women’s category winner. Second places went to Annie Rooks (U17G), Stewart Robins (M45), Heather Beattie (SW), Jo Isbill (W50) and Maureen Wolfe (W55), and third places to Robert Simmonds (SM), Karen Smith (W45) and Liz Blakie (W55).
In the U9 boys’ race two names of note appeared in the finishing list: Charlie Isbill (just 6) placed 14th and Thomas Simmonds (just 5) was 24th, making it likely some significant Ryston names are already guaranteed a successful sporting future.
Other Ryston results
U11 B: 6 Liam Clare; 17 Malakai Took. U11G: 15 Bea Honeybone; 19 Lily Teasdale. U13B: 6 Bailey Took; 7 Joe McNulty; 9 Jannis Koulman. U13G: 4 Meg Willis; 5 Rosie Booth; 10 Mia Moore; 11 Nina Koulman; 12 Saffron Teasdale. U15B: 5 Ben Chapman; 6 Brandon Tarsey. U15G: 5 Gabrielle Clare. SM: 4 Daniel Guppy; 5 Andrew Simmonds; 10 Michael Howlett; 11 Gareth Hunt; 12 Simon Levy; 14 Ian Milburn; 16 Steven Twell; 17 Jamie Brunsgrove; 22 James Thompson; 24 Kevin Smith. M40: 6 Will Honeybone; 7 Mark Doughty. M45: 5 Martin Ive; 6 David Marston; 8 Jeremy Navrady; 12 Paul Tarsey; 15 Andy Smith. M50: 4 Tony Savage; 8 David Lane; 9 Stuart Howlett; 10 Martin Hammond; 11 Kevin Taylor; 13 Andy Harrod; 14 Simon Tarling. M55: 9 Martin Blackburn; 10 Chris Milnes; 11 Keith Morris. M60: 6 Paul Firmage; 11 Jeff Reed (2nd M70). SW: 4 Lorena Latisaite; 5 Mel Reed; 6 Penny Seeger. W35: 5 Emma Thompson; 7 Julie Barrow. W40: 7 Helen Melville; 10 Lesley Robins; 14 Sophie Tarsey. W50: 4 Wendy Fisher; 5 Julie Ive; 7 Sue Smith. W55: 5 Gill Hart (1st W60); 6 Helen Sewell (1st W70).
l Saturday saw Ryston racewalker Cath Duhig take to the roads at Queen Elizabeth Park, Enfield, for the opening race of the Enfield Race Walking League 2016, and her first competitive outing for five months.
Duhig, the second oldest woman in the race, found herself involved in a few scraps for places with other competitors, and finished up 13th overall/third woman/first Centurion in a time of 52:39 for the five-mile contest.