Ryston Runner Reed posts PB of one second

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Only a few Ryston Runners were in competitive action over the weekend.

On Saturday soon-to-be-ex club chairman, Andy Smith, took part in the Positive Steps Norfolk Coastal Marathon, a testing off-road event which took in some of the county’s best scenery.

He finished in 4 hours 9 minutes, no mean feat considering the conditions and terrain.

Jeff Reed was the sole Ryston Runner in the Lode Half Marathon on Sunday.

The 70-year-old was delighted to record a PB by one second, finishing in 1:52:46 (3rd M60) in probably his last competitive outing before he tackles the Valencia Marathon on November 15, by which time he will be 71.

He was pleased with his PB until he realised he was just 16 seconds shy of achieving the club Gold Standard time for his age group over this distance.

A PB time was also recorded by Callum Stanforth at the Bonfire Burn 10K at Impington on Sunday. On a mainly flat course, with just a mile of off-road, he knocked 40 seconds off his previous best to place fourth with 33:35.

Clubmate Nic Bensley was 13th in 36:47, a good time for the 45-year-old, but age group positions have not been published.