Ryston Runners AC members set new club records, put in personal best performances and bagged plenty of medals at the weekend’s Norfolk County Track and Field Championships.
Hannah Brown took the 200 and 400m U20 Women’s double with new PB times of 26.1 and 59.6.
Not only are these new Ryston under 20 Women club records, standing for almost 15 years, but they are also the fastest 200m and 400m times set by a Ryston female ever. Also in the U20 was Annie Rooks who took double gold in the 1500 (5:13.6) and 1500 Steeplechase (5:47.9), and also set Ryston U20W records.
On the Saturday the Howlett family exercised their throwing skills with all taking medals in Javelin. Thea won the U15 Girls , Stuart the M50 (36m 90) and Kit took silver in the U13 Boys with a new PB by 4m of 23m 32. This fulfilled an ambition of Stuart’s: for all three of them to compete on the same day in the County Championships; while his throw had broken a 22 year old club M50 record, set by Bob Hancock.
Stuart also took gold in the M50 100m with a PB of 13.2, while Kit won his 800m with a 6.5 second PB of 2:27.9, taking the lead with 300m to go. Also over 800m Meg Willis took a massive 11 seconds off her PB to finish second in the U13 Girls in a time of 2:35.5.
Kate Willis finished third in the U15 Girls in 2:23.5, a five-second PB. In the Senior Men’s race Gareth Hunt took over a second off his best to run 2.07.1 for second place.
Other top three finishes of the weekend went to David MacQueen in the U11 Boys with gold in Long Jump (3m 87 PB) and 150m (23.3), and Kit Howlett, silver in U13 Boys 75m Hurdles (14.6 PB) & 3rd in Long Jump (4m 17), thus finishing the weekend with a gold, two silvers and a bronze.
Liam Clare was third in the U13B 75m Hurdles (14.8 PB), Joe McNulty 2nd in the U13 Boys 200m (28.6 PB). Holly Chen 3rd in both the U17 Women’s 100m (13.3 PB) and Triple Jump (9.74 PB). and Naomi Darkins 3rd in U17 Women’s High Jump (1.40m). James O’Neill won the M35 1500m in 4:15.2. Dan Yellop (M35) finished first in the SM 200m in 24.3. Ian Hogarth was first in both the M35 High Jump (1.52m) & 400mH (70.7)
Personal bests also went to: George Evans U11 Boys Vortex. Mia Moore 100m (15.0 sec, making the final), Lily Teasdale (70m H 15.9, 200 35.0, Shot 4m 17), Bea Honeybone (LJ 3m 86, [6th out of 17, improving PB on four jumps], Javelin 12m 25), Liam Clare (4m 91 Long Jump & 100m 14.0, 5th in both), Saffron Teasdale Triple Jump (6m14) and Discus (11m60). Robert MacQueen 13.2 in the 100m. Gabrielle Clare Long Jump 3m 88.
On the roads last weekend Philip Twite ran a 3:16:44 marathon on the spectacular Vancouver course in Canada.