Weekend News Update 17/07/16

There was some good performances on the track on Sunday from both young and old at the East Anglian League in Ipswich. As well as some 10km Road performances.

East Anglian League - Ipswich

Two athletes came away with personal bests in all their events. Mia Moore in the Under 13 Girls ran 2.39.2 in the 800m, 14.4 secs in the 100m and 3.72m in the Long Jump. George Evans in the U11 Boys ran 13.8 in the 80m, 2.85 in the Long Jump and 3.17 in the Shot Put.

It was a really good day in the sandpit for Kit Howlett and David MacQueen both setting new personal bests. Kit jumped 4.66m in the U13 Boys to come second, David jumped 3.92m to win the U11 Boys. David also pb in the 600m (2.02.7mins) and Kit also got a pb in Shot (5.36m). Also performing well in the Long Jump today was Gareth Hunt (5.72m 2nd Senior Man), Gabrielle Clare (3.72m), Bea Honeybone (3.71m).

Thea Howlett had a couple of personal bests today in the 200m (27.6secs) and Shot (8.62m). Liam Clare ran a personal best in the 75 Hurdles to take second (14.5secs). Bea Honeybone through 5.96m in Shot Put to set a new PB. Gareth Hunt ran a pb in the 1500m to finish second in the senior mens (4.38.9mins) and Rebecca Tuff threw a new pb in the Hammer (18.52). William Evans (U13B) in his first ever competition for Ryston performed well in the Long Jump and Javelin.

Thanks to all the other athletes who competed and also to the helpers who officiated.

Other News

- A handful of Ryston Runners had the awesome experience of running in the 2012 Olympic Stadium this week, taking part in events that finished within its bounds. On Thursday Andrew Simmonds celebrated is birthday by taking part in the Great Team Relay, corporate event, in which he was joined in the Blue Frontier Engineering team by his brother Robert, and fellow Ryston member Chris Balmer. Together with a fourth team member from Cambridge & Coleridge AC they made their mark on the event and ensured a memorable birthday for Andrew by winning the 4 x 5K event outright

- Also in Olympic Park on Sunday was Pauline Drewery, who ran the Great Newham 10K in 49:15, a disappointing time by her standards but compensated for by what she described as "a fab finish" in the Olympic Stadium. Pauline commented, too, that conditions were on the warm side for running for her,

- A view shared by Eamonn McCusker who ran in the St Ives 10K (47:16).

Silver Hares

- From Thursdays Ryston 5 Mile Handicap we currently have the following down who are due to receive a Silver Hare

   - Callum Stanforth

   - Adam Matthews

   - Warren Armstrong

   - Andy Smith

   - Nic Bensley

   - Darren Easter

-  If you want to check if you stand a chance of getting a hare check this link to see if you have met the required standard. If you let Gareth know and he will hand this out. First handout of Silver Hares will be tomorrow evening.