A win and third place in a schools competition proved a handy warm-up for Ryston Runners’ 12-year-old athlete Robert MacQueen.
He bagged two personal bests in the Jubilee Cup competition, an event for Cambridgeshire schools, winning the 200m in 27.07 and earning bronze in the long jump with 4m 41.
He went on to won two golds and one silver medal in the Eastern Counties Championships. He ran a 13.4 PB 100m and secured a second win in the 200m in 27.9. A long jump of 4.35 was enough for silver. Also competing was Ed Borrmann, who took the u20 pole vault gold with 4.30, a feat repeated by Stuart Chisholm in the senior men’s event with 3.00.
Thea Howlett finished first for Norfolk on her pentathlon debut at the East Anglian Combined Events Championships in Chelmsford. She was expecting to be reserve but made the most of a teammate’s absence through illness to earn 2,400 points for ninth place overall, including a PB in the long jump of 4.45. Her tally helped Norfolk u15 girls finish fourth overall.
Two Ryston athletes were in the Norfolk YDL squad. Annie Rooks was fourth in the u17 A string 1500m and Hannah Brown took second places in the u17A 300m and u20B 200m.
The Eastern Veterans AC Track and Field Championships at Luton proved a busy day for M50 David Lane with four personal bests – discus (21.35), high jump (1.35), long jump (4.86) and hammer (17.69).
Paul Harrison won the M45 long jump competition on countback and was second in the triple jump. Malcolm Tuff won the M50 800m and 1500m.
Paul Oakes completed two throws in the M60 discus but then injured his Achilles warming up for pole vault. Nonetheless he came third with 32.68. Gaye Clarke’s successes included a new PB in the hammer of 31.73.
First Ryston Runner home at the Humpty Dumpty 10K at Freethorpe was Callum Stanforth in 35.36 (1st SM, 8th overall). Other times were Danny Rock (35.40), Lorena Latisaite (44.09), Pete Johnson (44.52), Keith Morris (52.30), Martin Blackburn (53.19), Jane Ashby (53.42, 1st W65) and Sarah Partridge (56.54).
Pauline Drewery finished ninth woman overall and second in her age group in the Brading 10K on the Isle of Wight.
Pete Duhig was ninth M65 in the Santa Pola Internacional 10K. Cath Duhig walked the course in 65.10.
More than 30 Ryston Runners took part or helped with the Beat the Tide 10k running event at Hunstanton in aid of the Friends of the Stroke Association.