Junior Award Evening 2016 & Keith Ward

On Monday 30th of January Ryston Runners celebrated the Achievements of the Junior Athletes during 2016 on the Track, Cross Country and Sportshall.

In 2016 we had multiple athletes represent Norfolk, including English Schools, multiple new club records set, and some major improvements on individual personal bests.

We also had a very good start to Track in Field in 2017 at the Keith Ward Norfolk Indoor Championships.

Club Records Set In 2016

Charlie Wakefield 1500m U15 Boys 4.43.8 minutes

Thea Howlett Javelin U15 Girls 31.18m

Thea Howlett Shot U15 Girls 33.66m

Thea Howlett Long Jump 4.99 m

England Athletics AAA Certificates

We started the evening first of all by giving out the England Athletics AAA Grading Certificates, which is a 4 Grade System, Grade 4 is a high standard for a club athlete, Grade 1 is national standard.

The following athletes received a certificate for their performances

-        Liam Clare – Under 13 Boys

75m Hurdles Grade 4 (14.5 secs) &

100m Grade 4 (14.0 secs)

-        Joe McNulty – Under 13 Boys

200m Grade 4 (28.6 secs)

-        Harry Wakefield – Under 13 Boys

Javelin Grade 4 (21.74m)

-        Kit Howlett – Under 13 Boys

Long Jump Grade 2 (4.66m)

800m Grade 3 (2.27.9 mins)

75m Hurdles Grade 4 (14.6 secs)

Javelin Grade 4 (25.21m)

-        Mia Moore – Under 13 Girls

100m Grade 4 (14.4 secs)

800m Grade 4 (2.39 mins)

-        Bea Honeybone – Under 13 Girls

Javelin Grade 3 (20.55m)

-        Meg Willis – Under 13 Girls

800m Grade 1 (2.26 mins)

High Jump Grade 3 (1.35m)

Long Jump Grade 4 (4.15m)

-        Kate Willis – Under 15 Girls

800m Grade 1 (2.21 mins)

High Jump Grade 4 (1.40m)

1500m Grade 4 (5.08 mins)

-        Thea Howlett – Under 15 Girls

Javelin Grade 1 (33.66m)

Long Jump Grade 2 (4.99m)

Shot Put Grade 3 (9.32m)

200m Grade 4 (27.6 secs)

300m Grade 4 (44.7 secs)

800m Grade 4 (2.36 mins)

75m Hurldes Grade 4 (13.1 secs)


The Awards

Individual Age Group Track and Field Athletics of the Year

U11 Boys

Winner – David MacQueen – For his strong performances throughout the year, including his 3.87m Long Jump to win Norfolk County Championships by a large distance.

Special Mentions went to Thomas Turner and George Evans

U11 Girls

Winner – Ella Matthews – For her performances in the Quad Kids Event

U13 Boys

Winner – Liam Clare – For how well he has adapted to his first year in U13 Athletics, including taking 3 medals at the Eastern Track and Field Championships.

Special Mentions went to Kit Howlett and Joe McNulty

U13 Girls

Winner – Mia Moore – For her consistency throughout the year, making improvements throughout the year.  2.39 minute 800m run a highlight of 2016 for Mia.

Special Mentions to Lily Teasdale, Meg Willis and Bea Honeybone

U15 Boys

Winner – Robert MacQueen – For his improvements at the Sprints. Highlight Representing Cambridgeshire in 200m at Anglian Schools Championships

Special Mentions to Charlie Wakefield and Bailey Took

U15 Girls

Winner – Thea Howlett – For her outstanding performances in the Field Events all year, setting Three new Club Records

Special Mention to Saffron Teasdale, Katie Moyle and Kate Willis


Male Sportshall Athlete of the Year

Winner – David MacQueen – Rarely out of the Top Three in all of the events he took part in, winning most Standing Long Jump and Vertical Jump by a distance. Was also selected for the Norfolk team to compete at East Anglia Sportshall Champs

Special Mentions to Liam Clare and Max Pike

Female Sportshall Athlete of the Year

Winner – Lily-May Collison – Performed brilliantly in her first taste of competitive athletics. Had a go at a wide range of events

Special Mentions – Lily Teasdale and Bea Honeybone

Cross Country

Male Cross Country Athlete of the Year

Winner – Bailey Took – For his consistent high level performances throughout the Shouldham Series

Special Mentions – Charlie Wakefield and Kit Howlett

Female Cross Country

Winner – Rosie Booth – A lot of strong performances at Shouldham and at Norfolk Champs.

Special Mentions – Izzy Sandover



Best Male Newcomer of the Year

Winner - Thomas Turner – Attended and performed well at a lot of the Summer Track Matches

Special Mentions – Riley Bell, Kieran Bell, William Evans, Max Pike

Best Female Newcomer of the Year

Winners - Mai and Matilda Loram – Both have competed well since joining at Shouldham and in Sportshall

Special Mentions – Lily-May Collison



Male Endeavour

Winner – William Evans – For his efforts in training and events his has taking part in since joining the club 6 months ago

Female Endeavour

Winner – Lily Teasdale – For her efforts on the track, making improvements all summer at her sprints and hurdle times


Most improved

Male Most Improved Athlete

Winner – George Evans – Taking over a second of his 80m sprint as well as overall improvements in training and other events.

Female Most Improved Athlete of the Year

Winner – Bea Honeybone – For the hard work she put into training where in space of two additional coaching sessions, she took her Personal Best in Javelin from 13.40m to 20.55m, a 7 metre improvement.


Outstanding Performance of the Year

Winner – Kit Howlett – His 800m Run at Norfolk County Championships where he took Gold. He went into the race with a Race plan set by Coaches and Executed it to perfection, which is brilliant to see from a First Year Under 13 Athlete.

Track Athlete of the Year

Winner – Liam Clare – 2 Medals (75m Hurdles and 100m) at Eastern AA Champs as well as multiple wins throughout the season in his first year as a hurdler.

Field Athlete of the Year

Winner – Kit Howlett – For his perfomances in both Long Jump and Javelin during the summer, especially his Grade 2 England AAA performance in Long Jump.

Overall Athlete of the Year

Winner - Thea Howlett – For Breaking 3 Club Records, Multiple Selections for County Team, Including Inter-Counties where she came 5th in the Javelin.


Big Thankyou to all that competed throughout the year. Thanks to all the coaches who have put in a lot of hardwork throughout the year to get the athletes competition ready. And thank you to Robert Simmonds who was our guest of honour handing out the awards.

Keith Ward & Norfolk County Championships Indoors - Lynnsport 29th Jan 2017

Both the Junior and Senior Track and Field athletes started 2017 with a bang. Ryston had 24 athletes taking part in the Keith Ward Norfolk County Track and Field Indoor Championships on Sunday 29/01/17 at Lynnsport.

Thea Howlett had a very successful day with a jump of 1.50m to win the High Jump Win & gain a new PB, she also won the 60m with a new PB of 8.4 secs. Also in the Under 17s Gabby Clare was crowned county champ in the 60m hurdles, and county champ & Keith Ward champ LJ in U17W


Holly Chen was third in U20W Shot Put and 4th in the 60m.3rd in LJ 3.89m. Naomi Darkins had the highest Pole Vault of all females 2.00m. Ian H was 2nd Senior Man in Pole Vault with a vault of 2.40m. U20W Hurdles Naomi was third. Hannah Brown 2nd in the 60m for U20W

Liam Clare was county champ and Keith Ward champ for the Under 13 Boys track double taking gold in the 60m sprint (8.9s) and 60m hurdles (11.7s) and was also runner up in LJ. Malakai Took was second in the 60m Hurdles. David MacQueen took 60m Silver 9.1secs and Long Jump 4th. 5 out of 6 in Final 60m were from Ryston Runners in the Under 13 Boys. 4th 5th and 6th were Kieran Bell, Ryan Wood and Thomas Mann, 7th was George Evans. 

Bea Honeybone won the Shot Put in U13 Girls 5.34m, Lily Teasdale was third  4.47m. Ryan Wood was third in U13B Shot 3.94m. 

Bea was 4th out of 14 in Long Jump with a leap of 3.52m, Lily May Collison was 13th with 2.90m. Bailey Took was 5th in LJ with Kyle Berry 7th. Lily Teasdale was 4th in the U13 Girls 60m Hurdles in a time of 13.2secs.

In High Jump Nina Koulman and Kyle Berry both at the first competition jumped very well, with heights of 1.25m and 1.35m much higher than they have been jumping in training. Nina jumped 3.30 and Saffron Teasdale 3.10m in Long Jump for 7th and 8th.

Gareth Hunt took two golds in Senior Mens Long and Triple Jump and finished Third in a High Quality High Jump with a jump of 1.75m. Ian Hogarth was 4th with 1.50m and 4th in Vet 60m as well as performing well in the Long Jump.

Oakley Took was 5th in U11 LJ with a jump of 3.16m, Riley Bell 8th with 2.92m. Riley was 4th in the 60m sprint.