ATHLETICS: Ten Ryston Runners were among 500 competitors at the Bakers and Larners Holt 10K on Sunday in north Norfolk.

Nic Bensley was the first Ryston runner home, finishing 10th overall and first in the M45 category in 37.04. 

Malcolm Tuff was 37th overall, taking third place in the M50 race. 

The M60 age group saw two Ryston vests on the podium – Pete Johnson finishing second (84th) in 43.41 and Kevin Howlett third (107th) in 44.56. 

Separating them, was Lorena Latisaite, on her way to taking third place in the senior women’s category (87th overall) in 43.50. 

Linda Marshall also took a third place but in the W50 age group, completing the course 175th overall in 48.17. 

Pauline Sparrow and Jane Ashby continued to prove that age is no barrier by being the most successful Ryston female duo on the day.

Sparrow bagged the main honour in the W65 category (293rd overall, 53.58) with Ashby a minute behind to win the W70 age group (321st, 54.59). 

The Ryston contingent was completed by two members of the Smith family, Darren (senior man) who was 97th in 44.12 and Sue (W50), 491st in 1.22.33.

Lapsed Ryston member Justin Kinsey was 154th in 47.27.

Two Ryston Runners also took part in the Positive Steps King’s Forest 50K at West Stow, near Bury St Edmunds, finishing just two places and a few minutes apart.

Neil Stapleton came home 15th place out of almost 80 runners in 4.44.39, and Graeme Leeson was 17th in 4.58.12.