06-03-16 - English Schools XC + More

The highlight of this weekend was having two Ryston Juniors taking part in English Schools Cross Country Championships. We also had athletes competing at the Norwich & District Sportshall Championships and some seniors taking part in the Milton Keynes Festival of Running.

English Schools Cross Country Championships

The two athletes we had taking part in English Schools was Kate Wilis (Norfolk Junior Girls) & Charlie Wakefield (Suffolk Junior Boys). Both were selected due to their performances at their county schools championships. Both races they were running in had 300 plus athletes.

Kate was part of the Norfolk Team who came second. Kate finished 115th  in a time 13.57 minutes over 3.5km.

Charlie was unlucky when running, as he lost one of his shoes in the first 100 metres, this did not seem to slow him down as he still managed to finish 81st with a time of 16.40 minutes over 4.2km. It must also be pointed out that both athletes were a year younger than must of their competition. So they can go into next years race full of confidence.

Norwich & District Sportshall Championships

Gabrielle and Liam Clare competed in the Norwich and District Sportshall Championships today. Liam placed first in u11 boys, out of a field of about 24, scoring 299 out of a possible 300 points to bring home the trophy as pictured below. He was first in chest push, with a PB of 6.5m, first in standing long jump and second in 2 lap final having won his heat.

Gabby scored 290 points and was third, gaining a bronze medal. Second in vertical

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Milton Keynes Festival of Running

At the Milton Keynes Festival of Running Ryston had 2 athletes taking part in their races. Malcolm Tuff took part in the Half Marathon finishing 24th in a time 1:21:34. Jo Isbill was taking part in the 20 Mile Race, running a time of 2:41:51. 

Rhayader Round Lakes 20 Miler

Distantly located member Darren Smith ran in the recent Rhayader Round Lakes 20 on the Welsh borders, timing  2:36 over a course which featured a 1000 foot climb in the first 4 miles.