London Marathon & EAL

It was a busy Sunday for Ryston Athletes with 11 Runners completing London Marathon, Two Juniors taking part in the London Mini Marathon and both Junior and Senior Athletes running on the track at the EAL Match at Norwich.

London Mini Marathon

Charlie Wakefield and Annie Rooks were selected by the East Region to take part in the London Mini Marathon. Charlie who had been struggling with injury the past few weeks, managed to recover in time to run. He ran the 3 mile course in a time of 17:42, which is fantastic running by a 13 Year Old, who will find this race great experience for more top level racing in years to come!

Once results are online we will add Annie’s performance as well

London Marathon

All the hard work done by the runners during the past 6 months came to forefront today during the 26 miles of the London Marathon. They were cheered on by the support crew who travelled up from Norfolk at 5am.

First over the line was Robert Simmonds who clocked a time of 2:52:29, 3 minutes short of his pb which was done of a lot more training. Next in was Simon Able in 3.07.56 closely finished by Will Honeybone who set a new PB of 3:09:56. Next home was Martin Ive with a time of 3:18:22.

The first women home was Lesley Robins who’s hard work in training paid off with a time of 3:26:38. Following Lesley was Heater Beattie in 3:33:38. Pauline Drewery had an excelled run with a time of 3:38:35.

There was high age category finishes for both Jane Ashby (17th W65 4:19:17) and Eamonn McCusker (75th M60 3:37:18). Also running was Sarah Partridge (4:33:02) and Andy Harrod (5:31:09).

There was unfortunately 4 non finishers, there day will come in the future.

East Anglian League – Norwich

Ryston had a number of track athletes taking part in the East Anglian League, with multiple wins and personal bests.

In the Under 13 Boys Liam Clare in his first hurdles race, came away with the win. Kit Howlett got new pb’s in both Shot and Javelin.  Joe McNulty and Liam also had high finishes in the 100m and 200m.

In Under 13 Girls we had Lily Teasdale take a pair of PB’s in the 100 & Hurdles. Bea Honeybone threw well in her first Javelin competition as well as long jumping far in difficult conditions. Meg Willis finished 2nd in her 800m. In the Under 15 Girls Kate Willis won the 800m, both Kate and Meg were only a couple of seconds their bests from last season. Thea Howlett threw a new PB in Shot as well as finishing second in the Hurdles.

In the Under 11 Boys, David MacQueen won his 80m race and came 4th in 600m. Thomas Turner and George Evan also competed well in the Under 11's.

In the Senior Womens Holly Chen took new personal bests in the 100 (13.8 secs) and Triple Jump (9.58m). Gabrielle Clare jumped over 8 metres for the first time in Triple Jump. Hannah Brown had multiple top 3 finishes in the sprints. Naomi Darkins, Rebecca Tuff and Laura Allen all performed well in their events.

In the Senior Mens, Gareth Hunt ran a new personal best in 800m to finish 3rd in a time of 2:08:2, also won the high jump (1.70m) and threw over 30m in Javelin. Callum Stamforth lead from the front and comfortably won the 1500m. 

Future Events

On the Weeked of 14th/15th of May it is the Norfolk Track and Field Championships, which is open to Junior, Senior and Master Athletes. More information on this event can be accessed here . You have 8 more days to enter!