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Ryston Runners members in medal spree

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Sunday saw day one of the Norfolk County Championships with 12 Ryston Runners juniors and two seniors taking part, coming away with seven gold and and four silver medals, as well as a host of PBs.

The heaviest medal haul was carried home by U17B Miles Hovell who took gold with the discus and shot, and silver in the javelin.

The javelin also delivered silver to Charley Wheatley in U13G and gold in the M40 category, courtesy of Adam Howard (30m 57).

Ryston 2 (49849519)
Ryston 2 (49849519)

Gavin Buffham equalled his own club M35 record of 9m 96 to grab gold in the shot.

Another Master athlete to go home with a gold medal round her neck was Gill Hart, whose renewed enthusiasm for the sport has seen her focus her efforts on shorter distances, in this case the 100m, in which she won the W65 category.

Gareth Hunt came away with silver in the senior men’s long jump, with a best mark of 5m46.

In the juniors, the 100m saw Seb Taylor take silver in the U13B event.

Aiden Howard, going one better than his dad, took two golds in the U11B age group, running PBs on both occasions, in the 80m (12.6) and 600m (1.59.2).

Ryston 1 (49849517)
Ryston 1 (49849517)

In the U11G Jessica Lawrence finished fourth in the 600m with 2.08 and sixth in the 80m with 13.1.

Poppy Hollingsworth completed the 80m in 13.9, placing her eighth while Alexis Anderson finished the 600m in 2:25.1, for eighth and the 80m in 14.9s for 11th.

In U13B Seb Taylor finished fourth in the long jump with a best of 4m02, while in U13G Charley Wheatley also finished seventh in the 100m final with a PB of 15.1s.

Mia Hollingsworth also ran in that final, finishing eighth with a PB time of 15.2s.

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Ryston 3 (49849524)

In the U15s Thomas Anderson made a good competition debut, taking fourth place in the long jump with a best of 4m37, sixth in the 100m with 12.8s and 10th in the 800m, 2.42.2.

Freya Knight ran a PB in the 100m final to take eighth place in 13.6s. She also achieved sixth place in the long jump with a best of 4m04.

Ella Goldring ran 14.3s in her 100m heat, equalling her PB while Evie Goldring was in action. In the 800m, in which she finished seventh in 2.56.2.

For those following it: Pete Johnson’s Route 66 Virtual Challenge has hit a bit of a hurdle as, after 650 miles he has had to take to his bike for a while to try to alleviate a hamstring “niggle”.

He has, however, made it to Tulsa.

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