Weekly News Update May June 12th

It has been a busy week for Ryston Track and Field athletes, juniors have been competing in their local schools competitions where three club records have been improved, and then the Juniors and Seniors were competing at the EAL in Ipswich on Sunday.

Eastern Prep School Championships

On Wednesday Charlie Wakefield took part in the East Prep Schools Championships were he finished third in the 1500m in a new U15 Boys club record time of 4:43.8, breaking the record in his first year in the age group.

Norfolk County Schools - UEA

On Saturday was the Norfolk County Schools at UEA, Hannah Brown won her 400m, improving her U20 club record to 59.3secs. Thea Howlett finished second in her Javelin improving her U15G Javelin club record of 30.74. Holly Chen won the Intermediate Girls 100m with a time of 13.4secs (pb) and Naomi Darkins won the IG’s Pole Vault with a new best of 2.10m. Annie Rooks finished second in the 1500m. All of these girls have qualified for the Anglian School Championships next weekend.

Kate Willis ran a new personal best in 800m (2.22.9) to finish third, Caitlin Harris-Doy triple jumped a new pb in Triple Jump with a jump of 8.81m (6th), also jumped 1.25m High Jump (7th).  Holly Chen was 4th in Triple with 9.60m. Naomi High Jumped 1.40 for 5th. Bailey Took took part in the 800m and Javelin.  

East Anglian League - Ipswich

On Sunday both Junior and Senior athletes were at Ipswich in the East Anglian League. George Evan’s hard work in training paid off in the Under 11’s as he had personal bests in all 3 of his events, in the 600m he took 9 seconds of his previous best with a new time of 2.18.3 minutes, other pb’s were 2.68m in Long Jump and 14.3 secs in the 80m. David MacQueen also had a successful day in the Under 11’s, winning the Long Jump (3.60m), third in the 80m (12.5secs) and 4th in the 600m (2.09min).

In the Under 13’s, Kit Howlett put himself up a standard in the Long Jump, increasing his PB by 30cm (4.51m), he also ran pb’s in the 100m (14.4secs) and 200m (29.5secs). Liam Clare won his Hurdles (14.9) and second in his 100 (14.7secs) and second in LJ (3.85m). In the U13 Girls, Meg Willis (2.36.3min 2ndA) Mia Moore (2.42.5min 1st B) and Anna Wood (2.54.6) ran excellent in the 800m. Bea Honeybone finished third in Long Jump with a jump of 3.85.  

In the Under 15s Kate Willis won the 800m in 2.28.6, and Charlie Wakefield ran a new personal best by two seconds in 2.21.1. Thea Howlett got a new personal best in the Shot Put today, ading 1 metre to what she threw last year (8.47m 3rd), she also threw 29.13m in Javelin. Gabrielle Clare in the Senior Women edged closer to the elusive 4m mark in long jump, jumping a new best of 3.98m. She also ran well in her first ever hurdles race in 15.8.

In the Senior Mens Gareth Hunt had a solid day with a 2.07.7 800m (4th), 26.07 Discus (3rd), 1.70 High Jump and 28.90 Javelin. Stuart Howlett had a go at a 1500 in preparation of an up and coming pentathlon, and was under his 6 minute target in a time of 5:46.8mins.

Other News

- On Wednesday night Gareth Hunt took part in the first of the Peterborough 5km series, with the first race at Ferry Meadows, he ran a new Personal Best time of 18.01, even though it was a badly judged race.

- Multiple Ryston Runners either helped or competed at the Downham Games, more news to come...


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