ATHLETICS: Ryston’s 19 Junior and six Senior members went to Peterborough for the East Anglian League fixture at the weekend. 

ATHLETICS: Ryston’s 19 Junior and six Senior members went to Peterborough for the East Anglian League fixture at the weekend. 

Finishing positions were: U13 girls – 1st, U13 boys – 3rd, U15 girls – 3rd, U17 men – 2nd, Sen Men – 3rd and Sen Women – 4th.

Liam Clare chiselled off another 0.1 sec from the U17 100m hurdles record, reducing it to 14.6. He also won 100m and 200m with PBs of 11.7 and 23.6 respectively. Of the other U17s, Jay Liczbinski won the high jump with a best of 1m65 and added third place in the 100m hurdles (PB), 15.7s. Miles Hovell threw bests of, in the shot, 10m10, in discus 27m64 and in javelin a huge 33m68. 

Sole U15 Freya Knight had fantastic PB wins in long jump 4m60, high jump 1m35 and 100m 13.8s.

In U13 girls, Alisha Greenwood set PBs in high jump 1m10 and 1500m 6:06.4. In the long jump, 3m17, she won the B string. Charley Wheatley tried 75m hurdles, coming second in 14.7s; did the 100m, and in long jump (PB, 3m58), was second. Abi Bransgrove debuted in three events: 15.6s in the 100m, 3:06.2 in the 800m and 9m89 in javelin. Evie Clayton ran a 6:08.9 PB 1500m, tried the 100m and long jump (PB), 2m84. Mia Hollingsworth tackled 800m and 100m. 

Two U13 boys were on EAL debut: Seb Taylor a great 100m PB of 14.1s; 2nd in long jump, and 3rd in javelin. Ethan Ward did 1500m, long jump and javelin. 

For the U11B team, Rory (PB) and Leo Wood both ran in the 600m. Thomas Simmonds also ran in the 600m, and was second in the 80m. Simmonds won long jump with a best of 3m22. Aidan Howard ran a super 600m in 2:00.0 for a PB; won the 60m with 12.7s; and tried shot in 4m69.

In U11 girls, Leah Beagles ran a confident 600m, 2:10.4, clocked 13.3s in the 80m, and cleared 2m45 in the long jump. In 600m was Jessica Lawrence, 2:12.4. She also did 80m and long jump. In the 600m was Poppy Hollingsworth, 2:23.9. She also did 13.8s in 80m and 2m57 in long jump. Ellie Bransgrove finished 600m in 2:35.6 and had a long jump best of 2m10. 

Of the seniors, in 800m Emma Wood ran 2:39.0 and Jamie Bransgrove 2:30.0. busy Rob Simmonds landed a new club Masters record in discus of 32m50. Andy Simmonds’ events included the 800m and hammer. Wins came from Adam Howard in the B string javelin and Gareth Hunt in high jump, with 1m65.

At the end of the match the teams finished in the following positions: U13 girls – 1st, U13 boys – 3rd, U15 girls – 3, U17 men – 2nd, Sen Men – 3rd and Sen Women – 4th. 

A busy 5 days for the club was rounded off on Monday evening when, in place of the usual club training sessions, a fun, but no less seriously contested “Olympics” was held. Athletes of all ages took part ,representing 6 teams based on the previous 6 host Olympic nations (Brazil, GB, Greece, China, Japan and Australia) , each taking part in a sprint, middle distance run, long jump and vortex throw.

The GB Team came away with the win.

An impressive number of Ryston’s Junior athletes went to Peterborough for the East Anglian League fixture there at the weekend. With 19 Junior and 6 Senior members, it was the biggest turnout at a League match in a long time, and although the U11s do not count towards League scores, the quantity and enthusiasm represented by this age group bodes well for the club’s future.

One who has come up through the Junior ranks with his eye on the record books further fulfilled his promise at the match: Liam Clare chiselled off another 0.1 sec from the U17 100m hurdles record, reducing it to 14.6. He also won both the 100m and 200m with PBs of 11.7 and 23.6 respectively. The other 2 U17s also performed excellently, with Jay Liczbinski taking first place in the high jump with a best of 1m65 and 3rd place in the 100m hurdles with a new PB of 15.7s, and Miles Hovell doing what he does best: throwing. In the shot, he threw a new PB of 10m10, in Discus he managed a best throw of 27m64 and in javelin set himself another PB with a huge throw of 33m68. 

Freya Knight was Ryston’s sole U15 competitor but had a fantastic match, finishing 1st in the long jump with a best of 4m60, 1st in high jump with PB 1m35, and a PB in the 100m, 13.8s.

Five girls formed the U13 team. Alisha Greenwood set herself a new high jump PB of 1m10 and a new 1500m PB of 6:06.4. In the long jump she produced a leap of 3m17, to take the B string win. Charley Wheatley tried out 75m hurdles for the first time, coming second in 14.7s. She also competed strongly in the 100m, running 15.6s, and in long jump putting in a best of 3m58, for second place. Abi Bransgrove showed she is a versatile athlete, competing in three events for the first time. She ran 15.6s in the 100m race, 3:06.2 in the 800m and threw 9m89 in the javelin, great benchmarks for the next competition. Evie Clayton, who favours distance running, ran a very strong 1500m and finished in 6:08.9, a new PB. She also tried the 100m (16.6) and long jump, with a best of 2m84. Completing the U13G team was Mia Hollingsworth who ran a steady 800m to finish in 3:17.7 and also clocked 15.9 in the 100m. Two U13 boys competed, the first time for both of them at an EAL match. Seb Taylor ran a great 100m race to earn himself a new PB of 14.1s. He also finished in 2nd place in the long jump with 4m03, and 3rd in the javelin with a throw of 16m59. Ethan Ward took to the track in the 1500m race and ran an excellent :20.8. He also tried out long jump and javelin for the first time, setting himself distances of 3m65 and 11m08 respectively. 

For the U11s, Rory and Leo Wood both ran in the 600m, finishing in very good times of 2:05.2 (PB) and 2:09.2 respectively. Thomas Simmonds also ran in the 600m, finishing strongly in 2:01.4 and he finished 2nd in the 80m in a time of 12.9s. Simmonds took the win in the long jump with a best of 3m22. Aidan Howard completed the U11B team. He ran a super 600m race finishing in 2:00.0 for a PB. He won the 60m with 12.7s and also tried Shot for the first time, throwing 4m69.

There were also four U11 girls in action. Leah Beagles ran a confident 600m race to finish in 2:10.4, clocked 13.3s in the 80m, and cleared 2m45 in the long jump. Just behind her in the 600m was Jessica Lawrence who finished in 2:12.4. She also ran in the 80m (13.5s) and jumped 1m98 in the long jump. Also competing in the 600m race was Poppy Hollingsworth who came in in 2:23.9. She also ran 13.8s in the 80m and jumped 2m57 in long jump. Rounding up the U11G team was Ellie Bransgrove who finished her 600m race in a time of 2:35.6 and also tried her hand at long jump, putting in a best of 2m10.

Ryston’s senior athletes notched up some great performances with Emma Wood running a 800m times of 2:39.0 and Jamie Bransgrove also running strongly to achieve 2:30.0. Rob Simmonds found himself busy with a range of events but was particularly pleased to land a new Club Masters Record in the Discus of 32m50. Andy Simmonds also found himself competing in a range of events, including the 800m and the Hammer. Adam Howard took a win in the B string javelin and Gareth Hunt also took a 1st place in the high jump, with 1m65.