World Masters and Fenland 10 Miler

In Perth over the next few weeks Ryston has 3 athletes (Gaye Clarke, Cath Duhig and Pete Duhig) taking part in the World Master Athletics Track and Field Championships.
 
Also despite the clocks changing over the weekend a team of Ryston Runners didn’t need the extra hour in bed to ensure that they enjoyed 13 individual personal bests (PB’s) along with a haul of medals at the Fenland 10 mile road running race at the weekend.
World Masters Track and Field Championships, Perth, Australia
 
First up was Gaye Clarke taking part in the W55 Heptathlon. She finished one place off the medals in 4th. Her Jump of 1.36m in the High Jump was the best of all the competitors she was also third in both the Long Jump (4.00m) and 80m Hurdles (14.60secs).  
 
Good Luck to Gaye in her individual events and to both Cath and Pete for theirs.
 
Fenland 10
 
Enjoying the very best in weather conditions on a mild, windless and flat course, 29 Ryston Runners joined a large field of 341 finishers in the must-do autumn race through the Fenland villages surrounding West Walton. With many Ryston athletes arriving having recently completed marathons or just warming up for forthcoming ultra-marathon events, the conditions were spot-on for some fast times and the team rose to the occasion.
 
Of particular note were the resurgent Lorena Latisaite, Jan Manning and Pauline Sparrow who collected the first Senior Lady, Ladies Veteran (LV) 35 and 65 awards respectively. Pete Johnson took the 1st Male Veteran (MV) 60 prize too.
 
In addition there were Eastern Master’s Athletic Club (EMAC) Gold awards for Nic Bensley, Jan Manning, Malcolm Tuff and Linda Marshall with Carl Manning taking a well deserved Bronze. 
 
 
Picture Shows - back left to right: Chris Milnes 206th place in 85 minutes and 44 seconds, Warren Armstrong 12th 59.29 (4th MV40), Pete Johnson 55th 67.10, Simon Able 32nd 63.06 (PB), Darren Easter 38th 64.41 (PB), Keith Morris 209th 85.44, Neil Stapleton 47th 65.57 (PB), Stephan Harris 72nd 68.55 (PB), Stewart Robins 52nd 66.43, Malcolm Tuff 17th 59.37 (2nd MV50), Martin Sheldrick 40th 64.49 (PB), Juliette Meek 172nd 80.57 (4th FV35 & PB), Nic Bensley 18th 59.54, Lorena Latisaite 81st 69.37 (PB), Barry Smith 114th 73.52, Lesley Robins 86th 70.39 (PB and 3rd FV40), Claire Emery 261st 93.30 (PB), Michael Howlett 45th 65.48, David Lane 199th 85.19, Kevin Howlett 97th 72.25, Jeremy Navrady 106th 73.17 and Cheryl Brown 244th 79.45 (PB).
 
Front left to right: Mick Ennis 325th 102.55 (PB), Linda Marshall 154th (2nd FV50), Sarah Partridge 210th 85.49 (PB and 2nd FV60) and Pauline Sparrow 227th 87.35 (1st FV65).
 
Not pictured: Jan Manning 95th 72.04 (PB & 1st FV65), Carl Manning 82nd 70.04, Pete Reed 144th 77.42.