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Ryston Runners members in action at the UEA Sportspark in Norwich




Just in the nick of time, before things look like shutting down again, a few Ryston Runners managed to get in some proper race action.

A handful of members participated in the last of the series of track and field events put on at Sportspark, Norwich, by Athletics Norfolk, others in the muddy, slippery conditions of a beautiful country park near Bury St Edmunds.

Ryston father-and-son John and Owen Hopgood delighted by the opportunity to take part in a real race again, their first since March, both lined up for the 3000m at Sportspark.

Pictured are the Ryston Runners father-and-son partnership of John and Owen Hopgood at the Sportspark in Norwich.
Pictured are the Ryston Runners father-and-son partnership of John and Owen Hopgood at the Sportspark in Norwich.

The wet and windy conditions could not deter their enthusiasm, and they would have been pleased with any result.

However, John, (M40) despite cramping up over the last 100m crossed the line in 10.32 and Owen (U15) ran 10.58.

The challenging conditions did not daunt the Ryston youngsters taking part in the sprints and throws either.

Oscar Allen (under-13 boy) took to the track in his first competition, running in the 200m and taking the win in a time of 31.3 seconds.

Ella Goldring (under-13 girl) finished fourth in her 200m race with a solid performance of 31.5.

Liam Clare (under-17 boy) put in a personal best performance of 24.9 in his 200m race to bag another Ryston win.

Dafydd Roney-Morgan (U20M) made it a Ryston 1-2 in that race, finishing in second place with a time of 25.9.

Miles Hovell (U15) was the club’s sole field competitor.

He embraced the conditions to throw two personal bests, 10m18 in the shot and 26m80 in discus.

Continuing to participate in virtual race challenges, Gill Hart completed the Virtual Vitality 10k.

Meanwhile, seasoned campaigner Cath Duhig posted a time of 63.45 in the first 10k of the Rotterdamse Wandelsport Vereniging online winter walking challenge series.



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