Some of Ryston Runners’ inaugural Run Norwich10K competitors.

Jane Ashby was Ryston Runners’ main winner in the inaugural Run Norwich 10K.

She polished off the rest of the W65 field by more than two minutes to win the category in 53.27.

Sunday’s race attracted more than 3,000 participants, including more than 20 from Ryston. The only other Hare to figure in the prize list was Maureen Wolfe, who was third  W55 in 49.39.

Over a hilly course, the only two Ryston Runners to finish in under 40 minutes were training partners Callum Stanforth and Danny Rock, within 10 seconds of each other, in 14th and 17th places (35.31 and 35.41) respectively.

Gareth Hunt, still learning his road craft, was next, in 40.40, just ahead of Martin Sheldrick, 40.49. Stewart Robins, finishing under a minute later in 41.42.

Lesley Robins was fourth W40 in 45.28, while in the W45 category, Pauline Drewery’s 48.52 was good enough for fifth place, while Karen Wood was eighth W50 with 51.41.

Other Ryston times: Darren Easter 41.58, Tony Savage 43.18, Mark Doughty 44.08, Barry Smith 45.55, Adam Howard 47.09, Graeme Leeson 48.00, Martin Hammond 49.50, Julia Norman 52.40, Keith Morris 53.58, Juliette Meek 54.42, Jo Brooks 56.53, Damon Finney 66.37 and Miranda Keedy 72.03.

Pete Johnson was first M60, by almost seven minutes, in the Mel Batty 10K at Grays in Essex, running 38.52, an impressive 86.66 per cent age graded result.