Tuff World Masters luck for Ryston Runner Malcolm

Three from the Great Yarmouth Half Marathon yesterday.'Keith Morris, Jane Ashby and Matt Pyatt. VwMNW8E8zPVWSNQhbzLs
Three from the Great Yarmouth Half Marathon yesterday.'Keith Morris, Jane Ashby and Matt Pyatt. VwMNW8E8zPVWSNQhbzLs
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At the World Masters Track & Field Championships in Lyon, France, Ryston Runners member Malcolm Tuff (M50) was unlucky in his debut championships to fall foul of an administrative blip.

Having been listed as qualifying for the semi-final of the 800m in 24th place, he found he had been pushed one place down and lost that place.

His time of 2:13.1 was the result of starting his heat cautiously as he had been nursing a calf injury in the week leading up to the competition.

Peter Duhig (M65) also had his championships preparations blighted by injury but hung on in the 800m heats to be classified 26th out of 36 competitors in his age group.

David Heath, who grew up in Ashwicken and is now living in southern France, tackled the 800m.

David stormed to a definitive and largely unchallenged win in the M50 race, easing down in the home straight to record a time of 2:01.9, proving his form prior to going to Beijing to take part in a special event as part of the World Championships later on the month.

The only other Ryston Runner in action at the Masters Championships so far, Cath Duhig, placed 11th overall after two time trial races in the W60 5000m racewalk.

In the final race of the 2015 Peterborough 5k Series, four Ryston Runners covered the course at Werrington.

Lisa Pyatt, recently transferring her club membership to Ryston, and Sue Naylor had both done all the preceding races and completed their series with 22:03 (143rd) and 27:54 (262nd) respectively. Ian Hogarth ran 21:34 for 132nd place, and the club’s ubiquitous coach, Bec Tuff, 25:07 for 211th out of 299 finishers.

Road runners did like to be beside the seaside in the past week, starting with Darren Smith in the Poppit Sands 5K near Fishguard in Wales, where he recorded 21:22.

In the Great Yarmouth Half Marathon, Matt Pyatt ran to second place in 76:35, back on track with his preparation for the Berlin Marathon later this year. Jane Ashby (W65) ran 2:05 and Keith Morris (M55) 2:09.