Susan Matthews in action during the Ryston Cross Country Series. Picture: Tim Smith.

Ryston Runners have been in action in a variety of locations.

Jane Ashby won two trophies, without running a step and while wearing a dress. She was at the Assembly House, Norwich, for the presentations for the Leethes Prior Norfolk Road Running Grand Prix Series where she picked up the award for winning the W65 category, and one for the fastest marathon by a Norfolk W65.

Matt Pyatt was second in the men’s marathon competition, but he was unable to collect his award as he was in Dublin, competing for England Masters in the Home Nations cross country match. He was 66th overall and fifth England M35 scorer in a very muddy race.

Lisa Pyatt was fourth in the Care to Run 5k in Dublin, a two-lap race involving several turns, a few inclines, and a strong wind.

Jeff Reed was 15th M70 in the Trinidad Alfonso Valencia Marathon, run in warm, sunny conditions on a flat city course.

On course for a massive personal best, he suffered an injury and lost 40 minutes in the second half, finishing in 4.43.15.

Helen Reed, Cath and Peter Duhig, took part in the accompanying 10K race. Peter ran the sixth fastest time in the M65 category (49.38) and Cath walked the course for 29th W60 in 67.12. Reed was unable to run after the first few kilometres, so walked round in 75.12.

The majority of Ryston Runners competing at the weekend were much closer to home, in the second race of the club’s Cross Country Grand Prix Series.

170 juniors took to the trails in Shouldham Warren before the senior/masters 9K race, which featured 140 runners.

Warm but windy conditions prevailed. See opposite for Ryston results.

λ At the club’s AGM, Gareth Hunt succeeded Andy Smith as chairman. Richard Dickson took over the mantle of secretary from Georgina Allen, and Helen Sewell took over as social secretary from Lesley Robins.

Ryston’s allocated London Marathon places went to Andy Harrod and Lesley Robins.