The future looks bright for West Norfolk-based club
The cream of Ryston Runners’ younger generation were honoured when the club’s junior awards evening for 2018 was held.
Following another successful season for all those involved, the first awards handed out were the track and field athletes of the year accolades for each of the respective age groups.
Tasting success were: Ackara Black (under-11 boys), Clarice Clavill (under-11 girls), David MacQueen (under-13 boys), Lucy Oakley (under-13 girls), Jay Liczbinski (under-15 boys) and Mia Moore (under-15 girls).
The best newcomers were awarded to Marcus Wood and Ella Goldring, whilst club endeavour awards were scooped by both Riley Bell and Charley Wheatley.
The most Improved athlete went to Kieran Bell for his huge improvements over both sprints and jumps.
The male Sportshall athlete of the year went to Liam Clare for his all round performances throughout this season while the female equivilant went to Demi Adegoke for her jumps and sprints performances, including breaking the triple county record.
For their performances in the Shouldham Cross Country and for the club at the South of England Championships, the cross country athletes of the year went to Jannis Koulman and Evie Goldring.
The outstanding performance of the year went to Lucy Oakley for her throw of 9.90m in the shot putt during the season – the furthest throw ever by a female Ryston shot putter to give her a UK ranking of 11th.
Track athlete of the year went to Jay Liczbinski for his progress in the hurdles throughout the season.
The field athlete of the year went to Ryan Wood for his jumping and throwing consistency.
The final award of the night was athlete of the year which went to David MacQueen.
This was down to his multiple county and eastern medals throughout the year.
The consistent MacQueen is now top 100 UK ranked in three events. Just for good measure, the teenager set a new county championships record in the 200m sprint.