Cath Duhig set a club and league record in the W60 2,000m walk.

ATHLETICS: Ryston Runners AC’s master athletes finished third in the men’s and women’s EMAC Track and Field League event in Bedford but that earned them the the Carl Baldwin Trophy for the best combined performances. 

A superb all-round performance was orchestrated by team manager Helen Reed.

Two club age group records broken, by Stuart Howlett, throwing 40.04m to win the M50 javelin, and Cath Duhig, whose W60 2.000m walk win in 11.41.4 was also a league record.

First places were also gained by Liz Blakie 2,000m walk; Paul Oakes javelin, hammer and pole vault; Marie French, 3,000m; and Marlene Simmonds discus and javelin.

In the Great North Run on Sunday, Sophie Tarsey knocked eight minutes off her half marathon personal best time to record 2.16.09.

Ryston mebers were in action in the Vilnius 10K with Katie Moyle recording 59.07, Andy Moyle 59.08 and Audrius Jasiulaitis 1.05.08.

Ryston Runners have received Clubmark status for another three years, largely thanks to the work done by welfare officer Mick Ennis who compiled all of the documents needed, together with some assistance from Bec Tuff.

Clubmark confirms that the policies and procedures required for administering the club, and particularly for catering for junior athletes, are all in place.

Cameron Ross competed in the Special Olympics GB Eastern Regional Athletics Competition at Northgate Athletics Track, Ipswich.

The Special Olympics is an event for athletes who are learning disabled and on a wet and windy day, Ross was competing against T20 athletes.

He narrowly missed out on a medal in the 100m, coming fourth with a time of 13.6, but in the 200m ran a persinal best time of 27.4 to take the bronze medal.