Runners under way in the Wissey Half Marathon at Oxborough.Picture: TONY PAYNE.

ATHLETICS: Ryston Runners’ men came first in their EMAC track and Field event, while the women enjoyed their best result of the series, missing top spot by just four points. It meant both teams qualified for the finals at Milton Keynes on Sunday, September 25.

There were individual event wins for Ricky Huskisson (M60 200m), Jamie Bransgrove (M35 mile), Tony Savage (M60 mile), Paul Harrison (M50 triple jump), Robert Simmonds (M35 pole vault) and Ian Todd (M50 400m hurdles).

Jane Ashby continued to make her mark by winning the W60 mile race (at age 73), while Gaye Clarke took a win in the W60 300m hurdles, with Emma Wood repeating that achievement in the W35 400m hurdles. Both also won their triple jump categories.

Sunday’s Wissey Half Marathon saw 277 finishers on the roads around Oxborough, 36 of them finishing in Ryston colours. Dickie Ebbs led the way, sixth overall, winning the M50 category. Kirsty Butters echoed that in the W40s.

Nineteen Ryston Runners took part in the last East Anglian League match of the season at Peterborough, ending the year with a plethora of personal best times and several wins.

Aidan Howard and Thomas Simmonds made their mark in the u11 boys’ section. Howard came away with three first places and three PBs and Simmonds also earn a trio of PBs. 

In the u13s Charley Wheatley notched a long jump PB of 4.18 to win and was also first in the A string 100m. Mia Hollingsworth won the B string 100m and Seb Taylor went home with two PBs, including a win in the javelin. 

Freya Knight won the A string long jump and Shannon Wheatley (u17) was a triple PB’er, including a long jump win. Liam Clare (u17) won the A string 100m and 200m. Kieran Bell (u17) was first in the A string triple jump and young thrower Miles Hovell (u17) won the A string shot with a PB of 10.17m as well as the A string discus. Adam Howard threw 7.27m to win the B string shot.