Walpole St Andrew’s Matt Pyatt was the first West Norfolk runner home in the London Marathon.

Running his fourth marathon in 18 months, but his first in the capital, Pyatt finished 166th overall, ahead of 35,600 other finishers, in a personal best time of 2hrs, 39 mins, 1sec.

Almost 20 of the other finishers were from Ryston Runners.

Leading them home with a club age group record time of 2:44:29 was Malcolm Tuff, 31st in his category and 342nd overall. Robert Simmonds clocked 2:48:00 for 479th, while Nic Bensley ran in 3:09:04 on his marathon debut. Marie French suffered with back problems to finish in 3:19:17. Other times were Matt Wortley 3:13:23, Will Honeybone 3:15:22, Stewart Robins 3:19:15, Eammon McCusker 3:42:28, Jeremy Navrady 3:46:12, Tom Barnes-Hooker 3:53:46, Pauline Drewery 3:56:38, Mark Doughty 3:58:46, Kevin Smith 4:31:43, Georgina Allen 4:39:31, Sam Yare 5:03:36, Sue Smith 5:29:02 and Tara Inns 5:37:33. Lorena Latisaite was taken unwell but Andy Wicklen stayed with her and they eventually finished the race together in 4:51:29.

* There was also track and field action. On Saturday Ed Borrmann returned to competition at the Lee Valley Open but vaulted better in the warm-up than in the actual competition, in which he cleared 3.84m.

The first Eastern Young Athletes League match of the season saw seven Ryston juniors (u13, u15,u17) compete in a joint team with athletes from West Norfolk AC, Diss and Dereham .

Thea Howlett ran a blistering 800m in 2:33 and a 30-second 200m.

Brandon Tuttle turned on the pace with a quick early season time of 5:10 for 1,500m

Mackenzie Pilkington long jumped a first place distance of 4.42m and ran 1,500m in 5:24.

Charlie Wakefield debuted in the 800m, 200m and javelin.

Alfie Bobbins covered the 1,500m in 5:17 and Annie Rooks continued the middle distance theme with 5:18 for the 1,500m and then threw a PB javelin over 20m.

Hannah Brown ran down the leader in the last few metres of the 300m for first in 42.4, after winning the high jump with 1.55m.

At Loughborough University, Paul Harrison recorded 12.66 in the 100m, 5.18 in the long jump and 10.50 in the triple jump.

Laura Allen finished the Ronnie Bowker Foundation 10K in Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham in 57:41.

* Ryston London marathon runners picture by Tim Smith.