Ryston Runners take scalp of Norwich

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Ryston Runners enjoyed success at Lynnsport on Sunday in the East Anglian League.

The Under 13 Boys team of Robert MacQueen, Alex Williams, Joe McNulty, and Charlie Wakefield won their relay, out-dipping the strong City of Norwich team. Robert won his Long Jump and came second in both the sprints.

Charlie won his 1500m by a distance running a new PB of 5:00. Bailey Took won his 800m by over 10 seconds in a new PB of 2:27, as well as winning his B-String Long Jump. The U13 Boys came third as a team on the day.

In the U11 Boys, Kit Howlett, David MacQueen and Harry Wakefield all performed well, with David making a big improvement in his Long Jump, 3.54m, and Kit once again clearing 4 metres as well as recording the fastest times on the day in the 80m and 600m.

In the U13 Girls, Mia Moore jumped a new PB in the Long Jump of 3.40m. A team of Mia, Anna Wood, Saffron Teasdale and Bea Honeybone performed well in the relay. Anna, Saffron and Izzy Sandover also did well in their individual events, with Izzy running a PB in her 100m. The Willis sisters, Kate and Meg, ran well in the 800m joined by Mia and Izzy, Kate winning with a time of 3:11.9. In the U11’s Bea jumped a new PB to win the Long Jump (3.71m) and came second in the shot (4.92 PB). Lily Teasdale achieved good results in the Shot, 80m and 600m.

Thea Howlett, competing in U15 G, took half a second off her PB, then went on to improve her 200 best by 0.7 seconds to 28.8 to finish 3rd. The women’s team of mainly Bec Tuff, and Laura Allen, with some additional events covered by Marlene Simmonds, Holly Chen, and Naomi Donkins, finished third.

In the Senior Men’s age group Adam Matthews had a go at a few new events, including the 100m sprint, running well to record 13.5 seconds. Callum Stamforth won his 1500m in 4:14. David Lane and Gareth Hunt performed well in a wide variety of events, with David, who had had tickets for the Ashes match at Trent Bridge, bagging a half-metre PB in the javelin of 19m 99, equalling his PB in High Jump and a season’s best with the Hammer, as well as throwing the discus further than in the past three years.

Dan Yellop turned in a 23.9 200m and 54.1 400m.