Two young Ryston Runners under 13 talents featured in the prestigious English Schools Cross Country Championships.
Kate Willis scored in the Norfolk team which took silver, placing 115th overall and sixth Norfolk scorer.
Charlie Wakefield, competing for Suffolk, ran all but the first 100m of his race with only one shoe, but still managed to be second Suffolk scorer to finish, placing 81st out of over 300 young athletes. Both Kate and Charlie are among the younger athletes in their age groups so their achievements are the more commendable.
On the road, at the Milton Keynes Festival of Running on Sunday Malcolm Tuff placed 24th overall, second M50 (by a frustrating mere six seconds) and 1st EVAC M50 in 1:21:34.
This run, Tuff’s first really competitive distance race since the 2014 London Marathon, saw him achieve an 80% age grading and bodes well for his 2016 London preparations. Jo Isbill was in the 20-mile race and ran 2:41:51 for 234th place overall and second place in the W50 category.
Distantly located member Darren Smith ran in the recent Rhayader Round Lakes 20 on the Welsh borders, timing 2:36 over a course which featured a 1,000 foot climb in the first four miles.