ATHLETICS: Ryston Runners younger members were in the spotlight at their end of year awards.
Riley Bell and Freya Knight won the u11 boys and girls track and field athlete of the year title, while Liam Clare and Lily-May Collison won the u13 titles with Robert MacQueen and Mia Moore taking the u15 honours.
Ryan Wood and Lucy Oakley both had great success in their first year with the club and came away with the best male and female newcomer awards.
For the work put into trainings and competitions, male and female endeavour awards were presented to Oakley Took and Nina Koulman.
Most improved athletes honours went to David MacQueen, for his progression over the sprints and jumps, and Izzy Sandover for her improvements in cross country events.
Kieran Bell and Demi Adegoke both excelled in the Sportshall League and were awarded with the male and female sportshall athletes of the year titles.
Bailey Took’s consistent
top-three finishes at Shouldham cross country events and Ella Matthews’ impressive performances won the cross country athletes of the year awards.
Track athlete of the year was Liam Clare, for his medals in sprints and hurdles at the Norfolk County Indoors, Outdoors and Eastern Counties Championships.
Field athlete of the year was Kit Howlett who, even though having to battle with bad injuries, finished the year in the top 50 UK rankings for u13 boys discus, as well as putting in some impressive javelin and long jump efforts.
The outstanding performance of the year award went to Bea Honeybone. Her javelin throw 26.73m at Bedford improved her personal best and club record by 1.5m and was good enough for her to finish the year ranked 28th u13 girl in the UK as well as a Level 1 England Athletics AA Grade.
The junior athlete of the year honour went to Robert MacQueen.
During the year he took a second off his 100m time to finish with a PB of 12.1 seconds, as well as beating a 15-year-old club record.
He also broke the club 300m record, won gold at the county championship 100m, represented Norfolk at Inter-Counties in the 100m and 200m and won a Cambridgeshire schools 100m medal.