Start of Track Season & Lincoln 10km

It was a busy weekend of athletics for Ryston Runners. There was the start of the track and field season for both Junior and Senior Athletes. As well as multiple good performances at Lincoln 10km.

Track and Field

Southern Athletics League – Hemel Hempstead

Saturday was the first match of the SAL Season. Ryston came away with multiple wins during the day including James O'Neill (5km 16.20mins), Thomas Barnes-Hooker (400 Hurdles PB -65.1secs), Double Win in Hammer by Andrew (33.21m) & Robert Simmonds (28.74m), Hannah Brown (400m, PB 59.9), Rebecca Tuff Pole Vault & Hammer (16.75m).   

Personal Bests set on the day were Naomi Darkins (100 Hurdles 20.0secs), Anwar Bouilouta (Triple Jump 12.18m), Charlotte Barret (3km 12.38mins), Gabby Clare (Long Jump 3.74, Triple Jump 7.38m), Holly Chen (Triple Jump 9.38m), Caitlin Harris-Day (Both Hurdles), Mel Reed (2km Steeple Chase).

Thanks to everyone who came and competed or officaiated, especially David Lane who also drove the mini bus. Unfortunately the team came 4th, but it was a close run, therefore with the addition of a few more athletes at future matches we should be able to push for safety from relegation.

The next match is at Ipswich on Saturday 21st of May, speak to Gareth or Rebecca if interested in competing at this match.

Eastern Young Athletics League - Stevenage

Ryston had 7 junior athletes taking part in the EYAL at Stevenage. Highlight of the day was Thea Howlett setting a new club record in the U15 Girls Javelin, adding 5m to her previous best with a throw of 28.11m. Thea also won her 200m with a new best of 28.3secs.

All four Under 13 Girls had their first outdoor track and field outing as an official junior athlete. Bea Honeybone ran a really controlled race in her first ever 800m race (3.06mins), Lily completed the sprint triple (100 (16.5secs), 200, Hurdles), Gabriele Kersyte and Gendreta Stasiunate fared well in the sprints. Saffron Teasdale was taking part in the Under 15 Girls, she starting of the season well jumping just 5cm short of her Long Jump pb (2.85m) as well as good throws with new weights in the Discus and Shot Put.

Ryston had two males competing. It was also Kit Howletts first outing as an Under 13. He recorded a new pb in Long Jump to finish 2nd with a jump of 4.13m as well as throwing 16.70 in Javelin to finish 3rd. Robert in his first races as an Under 15, finished mid group in both the 100 (13.7) and 200 (27.9).

The next track event for both Junior and Senior athletes (U11's to Seniors) is the East Anglian League on Sunday the 24th of April at UEA Sportspark, Norwich. If you are interested in competing at this contact Gareth.


Lincoln 10Km

Ryston were out in full force at the Lincoln 10km today, with 24 athletes running.

At least four athletes came away PBs with Darren Easter running 38.37, Richard Watson dipping under 40 for the first time with a time of 39.19, Karen Wood running 47.56 and Wendy Fisher running 51.28.

There was Age Category wins for Malcolm Tuff & Jo Isbill, as well as a 2nd Place for Karen Wood and 3rd for Matt Pyatt in their Age groups.

Full set of results, Matt Pyatt 34.14 (18th 3rd Cat), Warren Armstrong 35.29, Malcolm Tuff 36.10 (1st Cat), Neil Stapleton 39.29, Dan Pratt 40.31, Barry Smith 43.52, James Plowright 44.25, Lisa Pyatt 45.15, Luke Gibson 47.52, Jo Isbill 47.56 (1st Cat), Karen Wood 47.56 (2nd Cat), John Bowen 49.47, Andrew Green 53.56, Andy Harrod 55.19, Simon Tarling 56.25, Peter Drew 56.42, Ivan Nunn 56.23, Martin Blackburn 57.08, Julie Barrow 57.59, Mick Ennis 61.22, Sue Tuff 63.42. Link for results 

Bungay Marathon

Karen Smith and Andy Smith took part in the Bungay Marathon today. Karen finished with a time of 4.06 hours. 

Bungay Half Marathon

Chris Balmer dipped under 76 mintues again for the Half Marathon Distance.

Bungay 10km

Sarah Kimberley ran 47.25 at Bungay 10km.

Great Welsh Marathon

Darren Smith ran 3 hours 30 minutes and 30 seconds in the Great Welsh Marathon.

Brighton Marathon

We had two runners taking part in the Brighton Marathon, with Kate Penn running 4.15.38 and Miranda Keedy running 6.07.21 

Note - For this week or even prior to the report being writen if you have or know of someone who has run a PB or an Outstanding performance, if you contact Gareth Hunt he will add the performance to the report.