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Málaga haul of 4,333 points after several injuries


By Pete Woodhouse


In the World Masters Athletics track and field championships in Málaga, Ryston Runners’ Gaye Clarke finished fifth in the W55 Heptathlon with 4,333 points.

This was a bit down on her usual standard but she was pleased to have been able to compete after several injuries had curtailed her training over the past few months.

Tim Smith.. (4108769)
Tim Smith.. (4108769)

She had a few individual events lined up for the second week of competiton and was hoping to feature in them all: Sprint hurdles, Long Jump, and High Jump. Cath Duhig placed seventh in the W60 5000m racewalk, in an astonishingly high quality field, clocking 30:59.49, thus achieving her sub-31 minute target by a whisker. Cath had road walking races over 10 and 20k to look forward to in the second week of the championships.

On the roads at the weekend Ryston’s Kevin and Wendy Farquhar took part in the second Leicester 10K, on a fast, flat course from Abbey Park. Despite both having been a bit under the weather they completed the course in one piece, Kevin in 47:51 and Wendy in 74:32.

Ryston Jane, Keith, Sarah at Iceni Marathon. (4121164)
Ryston Jane, Keith, Sarah at Iceni Marathon. (4121164)

Jane Ashby, Sarah Partridge, and Keith Morris had hoped for a bit more road when tackling the Iceni Marathon at Thetford but found the route largely took them along rough country tracks, and was not especially well signed so many competitors went “off piste”. Jane luckily had a few fellow runners to follow but the other two covered some extra miles to the finish.

Matt Pyatt (4123759)
Matt Pyatt (4123759)

n Ryston had two athletes selected for the Norfolk team to take part in the Regional Hibbard Championship at Bury St Edmunds on Saturday, competing against athletes from Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Essex.

In the Senior Womens Lauren Moyse high-jumped 1.40m. The other athlete was Gareth Hunt who finished mid-field in the High, Long and Triple Jump in the Senior Mens Category.



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