Medals at World Masters Events + Other Weekend Action

It has been a busy week for Ryston athletes young and old both in the UK Holland and in Australia
 
World Masters Track and Field Championships
 
More success came to members of Ryston Runners AC on the second week of the World Masters Track and Field Championships in Perth, WA, meaning the three of them will be bringing home a total of 5 medals to what is a relatively small, rural athletics club,a remarkable achievement.
 
Cath Duhig repeated her finishing position of last week's 10k race walk in the W60 20k event. A gritty effort saw her battle through a foot problem in the first half of the race tonight back and overhaul all bar 2 of her age group competitors to bag herself a bronze in a time of 2:10:10, her best time for several years.
 
Gaye Clarke shared the bronze podium in the W55 High Jump with 1m 36, and then took another unexpected bronze as a member of the GB W35 4 x 100m relay squad on the final day.
 
Peter Duhig, after being rather disappointed to finish just other in the M65 2000m steeplechase on the final morning, received a late opportunity to bag a medal when he was upgraded from reserve to runner in the GB M65 4 x 400m relay. Running second he stormed round the track at the HBF Stadium to consolidate the team's 3rd place position and enable the leg 3 and 4 runners to improve and hold on for silver medals.
 
Bure Valley 10 Miler
 
The Ryston Road Race of the Month for November attracted only 3 members but they certainly made their attendance count. The Bure Valley 10 miler saw Callum Stanforth finish 2nd overall in 56:33, with Matt Allen 3rd in 58:51 claiming 1st M40 spot. Carl Manning was second M55, achieving his second club gold standard time in the space of 10 days.
 
Bonfire Burn 10k, Cambridge
 
Ryston had 4 athletes turn out today at the Bonfire Burn 10k. The race was able to be completed before the bad weather hit. We are still awaiting full set of results but Adam Howard ran a PB time of 36.15 minutes. Neil Stapleton was under 40 minutes again with a time of 39.48 minutes.
 
Etten Leur Half and Full Marathon
 
Last Weekend 3 Ryston athletes took part in either the Half or Full Marathon at Etten Leur in Holland. 
 
Dan Pratt was in the Half Marathon and ran a time of 1 hour 31 minutes. 
 
Kevin Piggott and Paddy Thomspon running together in the full marathon had a time of 4 hours 31 minutes
 
Norfolk Sportshall League – Match 2
 
On Saturday the 5th of November we had 8 athletes taking part in the largest ever Norfolk Sportshall League with 220 plus juniors taking part from all over the county.
 
In the Under 11’s David MacQueen maintained his dominance in the Jumps winning the Standing Long Jump (1.88m) and Vertical Jump (49cm - which was 10cm higher than the other competitors). David also finished 2nd in the 2 Lap Sprint. Combining with George Evans, David and George finished 2nd in the Paarlauf Relay. Also in the team was Malakai Took, both Malakai and George’s highest finish came in the speedbounce where they finished 5th and 7th.
 
In the Under 13 Boys it was Max Pike’s first ever outing for Ryston, and his first individual event he won his race and was 5th fastest out of 15 in the 2 lap. Liam Clare combined with Max to take third in the Paarlauf relay. Liam’s highest finish was in the Standing Long Jump with a leap of 1.93m. Also in the Under 13 Boys was William Evans who threw well in the shot to finish 7th (5.25m).
 
The solo female Ryston athlete was Lily-May Collison. The Under 13 Girls was one of age groups with the highest turnout, Lily performed really well in the Standing Long Jump to finish 12th with a jump of 1.70m.
 
In the Under 15 Boys Bailey Took finished 13th overall as an individual, with his highest finish coming in the Speed Bounce, completing 68 bounces in 30 seconds.