Ryston runners at Hunstanton Beach Run

ATHLETICS: Ed Borrmann and Hannah Brown both achieved English Schools qualifying standards at the Norfolk School Championships on Saturday.

The Ryston Runners athletes were joined in also gaining Anglian Schools Championship places by Annie Rooks, who was second in the Inter Girls 800m in 2.34.7.

Senior Boy Borrmann cleared a 4.10m pole vault, while Brown (Inter Girls) ran a 41.4 second 300m.

Rooks also competed in the 1,500m, in which she was third in 5.16.0. In the same category, Rebecca Coleman was seventh in the 100m in 14.3 seconds.

Sunday saw about 20 Ryston Runners supporting clubmate Mick Ennis at the Hunstanton Beach Run in aid of the Stroke Association.

The club’s road running rep Andy Harrod not only celebrated Father’s Day but his 50th birthday, supporting the event with his family, which typified the spirit of the day’s sport.

Engaged in more serious competition, Cath and Peter Duhig were among those testing themselves over the hilly three-lap course that comprised the BMAF 5K road championships at Horwich, Lancashire.

Cath’s persistent hip-problem made its presence felt and prevented her from attacking the race as she would have liked, and she had to settle for silver in the what will have been her last road championships as a W55.

Peter, hoping to make a return to serious Masters’ competition later this year when he, like Cath, enters a new age category, ran the course in 23 minutes in a hotly contested M60 race.