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Ryston's Charley has a weekend to remember at Norfolk County Championships

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Charley Wheatley had a weekend to remember at the Norfolk County Athletics Championships.

Held at the UEA Sportspark, in Norwich, Wheatley came away with five new personal bests.

In the long jump she took silver with a new best of 4m56. In the hurdles she set herself a new best time of 16.2 whilst in the 100m she also ran a new best of 14.7.

Liam Clare (56721779)
Liam Clare (56721779)

In the high jump she surprised herself to take bronze with a fantastic leap of 1m40, was fifth in the 200m in a time of 30.4 and was also placed fourth overall in the shot with a best throw of 5m82.

Both senior and junior Ryston Runners athletes took part in the competition, which ran over two days.

There were some excellent performances and many PBs set and medals won.

Rhys Howard, U11 boy, ran the 600m in a time of 3.00.7 while his brother Aidan Howard, U13 boy, finished fifth in the long jump, 3m77.

Aidan Beagles, U15 boys, ran 13.5 in the 100m to qualify for the final, where he finished eighth and also set himself a new long jump PB of 4m21.

Charlioe Wheatley (56721776)
Charlioe Wheatley (56721776)

Riley Bell, U17M, ran into fifth place in the 100m with a time of 13.0 and jumped 4m62 in the long jump. Miles Hovell, U17M, threw a new discus PB PF 31m76 and earned himself a second place and silver medal.

He also finished second in the shot with a new PB of 10m23 and rounded his championship off with a bronze in javelin and another PB of 36m65.

Kieran Bell, U20M, jumped 5m36 in the long jump, for third and a bronze and was also fourth in the 100m, 12.1.

Liam Clare, U20M, ran 12.0 in the 100m for third, and a bronze. In his first attempt at the 110m hurdles he finished in a time of 17.1, earning a gold.

He also ran the 400m hurdles for the first time in a time of 64.6, finishing second to gain silver and repeated the feat in the long jump with a jump of 5m84.

Gareth Hunt, senior, finished with a silver in the long jump, 5m57, and repeated the dose in both the high jump with a jump of 1m70 (best since 2018) and shot.

Adam Howard took gold in the discus with a best of 16m86 and silver in javelin with a throw of 31m66.

Poppy Hollingsworth, U13 girls, finished seventh in the 100m final with a new PB of 15.8.

She also set herself a new PB in the long jump, 3m13. Four U15 girls took part.

Mia Hollingsworth set herself a new 100m PB of 14.9 and Leah Beagles ran the 75m hurdles in 16.5, the 100m final in 15.9 for sixth and jumped 2m84 in long jump.

Ella Goldring ran a solid 100m, finishing seventh in a time of 13.7.

Freya Knight, U17W, had mixed success.

She had a difficult long jump, posting a jump of 3m95, not her usual distance, and in the 100m she finished fifth with a time of 13.9.

Gaye Clark, W60, took gold in the hammer, long jump, hurdles and high jump, with a season’s beast of 1m21.

On Sunday, the next round in the Quad Kids series was held as part of the county championships.

Ethan Ward, U13 boy, came away with a silver medal overall and a first place in the vortex howler with a throw of 37m80.

Aidan Howard finished eighth in the same age group.

For the under 11 girls, Laila Ringer, managed to earn herself three PBs from the four events: 2.20 for the 600m, 1m 67 in the standing long jump, 18 in the vortex howler and she also finished in third in the 75m with a time of 12.7 to finish fifth overall on the day.

Dione Britton also came away with a new PB in the standing long jump with a best of 1m46.

Casey Ward finished sixth overall with some solid performances and a best time of 2.17 in the 600m while Jessica Lawrence was the only U13 girl for Ryston and she finished in 11th place overall.

Officiating for Ryston were Gaye Clarke, Paul Firmage and Lindsey Clare.

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