Weekend Round Up 01-Mar-20

On Friday night Ryston Runners held their junior awards night, a social event at Strikes followed by presentations of trophies. This is a chance for the hard work the athletes have put in over the previous year to be recognised. The winners were as follows:

Track & Field:

U11G - Charley Wheatley,

U11B - Archie Rowe,

U13G - Freya Knight,          

U13B - Riley Bell,

U15G - Evie Goldring,

U15B - Liam Clare.

Cross Country: Ackara Black and Abigail Bransgrove.

Sportshall: Kieran Bell and Demi Adegoke.

Endeavour Award: Shannon Wheatley and Dylan Whitehouse.

Field Athlete of the Year - Kieran Bell and Miles Hovell.

Track Athlete of the Year - David MacQueen

Overall Athlete of the Year - Liam Clare

Outstanding Performance - Jay Liczbinski,

U15B East Anglian League Finalists - Liam Clare, Kieran Bell, Jay Liczbinski, Miles Hovell, David MacQueen, Harry Wakefield, Ryan Wood.

Ryston Runners had 10 athletes in action at the County Sportshall Championships on Saturday, held at UEA Sportspark in Norwich. Competing for the U11s were Aidan Howard, Charley Wheatley, Sarah Wright, Evie Clayton, Poppy Hollingsworth, Mia Hollingsworth and Leah Beagles.
Howard’s best finish came in the vertical jump, where he just missed the medals, finishing in 4th.  Poppy and Mia Hollingsworth and Beagles were taking part in their first competition for the club and performed very well. Wheatley finished 2nd in foam javelin and 3rd in standing triple jump. Wright finished 3rd in her 4 lap heat and 6th in the final and Clayton finished 6th in her 4 lap heat and 5th in the final. Clarice Cavill and Freya Knight were competing for the U13 girls. Cavill finished 3rd in her 4 lap heat and 4th in the final, Knight finished 6th in her 2 lap heat and 6th in the final. Riley Bell was the sole competitor for the U13 boys finishing 2nd in the standing triple jump, 4th in standing long jump and 4th in 4 lap.
For the U15 boys Liam Clare, Miles Hovell and Kieran Bell were in action. Clare finished 2nd in the 2 lap, 4 lap and shot putt and 4th in standing long jump, Bell 2nd in standing long jump and speedbounce, 3rd in standing triple jump and 2 lap, and Hovell 3rd in Shot Putt and speedbounce, 4th in 4 lap and 5th in standing long jump.
Well done to all those who competed.
Ryston Runners train on Monday nights at Lynnsport, 6.15-7.15pm for juniors and 7.30-8.30pm for seniors. There is also a distance training session at Downham Market Fed club on Thursday nights, 7pm. For juniors please visit the website and contact the membership secretary to arrange a trial at our next induction night.

The above report was sent in by Lindsey Clare, who was actually in action herself at the weekend, accompanying fellow Ryston coach Rebecca Tuff over 5K at Peterborough on Sunday. For Rebecca this was her 2nd 5K event in a few days as she also completed the East Anglian Cross Country League event at Marham on Wednesday. These were races 2 and 3 in her “30 before 30” fundraising initiative, in which she has challenged herself to complete 30 races before her 30th birthday, with sponsorship going to Addenbroke’s Hospital, where she was treated for a traumatic brain episode several years ago. Visit https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/30before30avm for more information.

Ryston Runners were in action in 2 Half marathons at the weekend.

The Ringland Half Marathon, organised by Norwich Road Runners, also featured the County Half Marathon championships, and Pete Johnson came away with Gold in the M65 category, having finished 158th overall in 1:40:21. In the same category, his clubmate, Eamonn McCusker, finished 4th in 1:46:26. Ahead of them Stephan Harris was first Ryston Runner to finish, in 104th place with 1:36:53, with Graeme Leeson, in training to do justice to his club-awarded place in the London Marathon, not far behind,121st in 1:38:23.

The Vitality Big Half in London on Sunday featured Matt Hitchcock running in Ryston colours and finishing in 1:48:17.