ATHLETICS: Almost three dozen Ryston Runners and invited athletes mustered at Beachamwell Village Hall for the Mad Hare 15.

Fastest on the day was Malcolm Tuff, belying his almost 50 years by completing the course more than 10 minutes faster than anyone else and, subject to course measurement ratification, setting a new club M45 best for the distance of 1:29:29, taking the record held by Rod Wood since 1994.

Also hoping for distance ratification are Jo Isbill, whose 1:49:56 will have bettered the extant W45 record by two and a half minutes. Kevin Howlett, knocked more than a minute off the current M55 best and Jane Ashby established a new best mark for W65.

Meanwhile, Ryston Runners took part in the Keith Ward Memorial Indoor Meeting at Lynnsport Barn.

Paul Harrison won the Vet Men’s 60m sprint in a personal best time of 8.1secs.

Juniors Bea Honeybone, Thea Howlett, Anna Wood, and Robert McQueen acquitted themselves well and pleased coaches, Stuart Howlett and Karen Wood.

Wood was second in the sprint and long jump. Honeybone, in her first competition for the club, was third in the long jump with 4m 60, while Thea Howlett recorded a personal best 9.1secs for fourth place in the sprint and was third in the long jump competition. McQueen bagged a personal best in the 60m sprint.

λ King’s Lynn’s Nelly Porter won the u13 County Cross-Country title at Thetford. She will now compete at the Inter-County Championships in Birmingham in March.