RICHMOND'S athletes were out in force this week from Middlesbrough, Stockton, York, Kirby Stephen and also Jarrow.

The annual NYMAC relays were held at Stewarts Park in Middlesbrough in which Richmond traditionally are always at the sharp end and are run over a one mile course with mens and womens teams of 4 runners. Difficulty in registering on the web-site only allowed Richmond to enter one team in each category, however that didn’t stop the ladies team of Jo Adams, Donna Riddler, Chloe Dalton and Rosie Adams taking home the 1st place trophy with Jo running the quickest leg overall (5:16). The mens team of Reece Dalton, Scott Wardman, Ian Christon and Carl Jones had another great run to take 3rd overall and only just a few seconds behind the 2nd team. Dan Francis was the top runner and the 1st youth at the Stockton daisy trail 5k trail series, with Joe Reeve the 5th male and the 2nd youth and Emily Francis as the 4th female and the 2nd female youth. At the York summer league on the track Kyle Rabjohn romped home to take 1st in the U15 1500m in another big pb (4:20:86, pb) and Tom O’Mahoney also in the same age group broke his pb also (4:59:0). Tony and Matthew Lambert ran the Kirkby Stephen half and short yomp with Tony first in the half (01:29:22) and Matthew 1st in the short yomp (45:21). Richmonds track athletes took the road to Jarrow for Middlesbrough’s home match and the 2nd meet after promotion to Div 2 of the North East league. Richmond were hampered in their preparation by injuries, exams and unavailabilities but still took a strong side in both the mens and ladies teams. First up was the hammer with team captain Ryan Inglis leading from the front with 2nd and a huge throw (38:24), Alex Canizo took 2nd in the mens B hammer (21:09), Jo Adams was 4th (17:38) in the ladies A and Fiona Wilson in 6th in the B string (11:49). In the discus Ryan was 4th (33:38), Alex triumphed in the B competition (22:34), Jo Adams was 5th in the ladies A (17:37) and Rosie Adams was also 5th in the B (13:66). Andrew West was 5th in the A javelin in a big pb (28:79, pb), Alex Canizo was 5th in the B (14:26), Pauline Whittaker was 6th in the ladies A throw (13:76) and Fiona Wilson was 5th in the B (12:03). In the shot put Ryan was 3rd (10:99), Andrew was 2nd in the B in another pb (8:23), Jo Adams was 5th in the ladies competition (6:20) and Rosie Adams was 4th in the B (5:55). In the mens long jump Alex Greer was a good 5th (4:31) and Pauline Whittaker was 6th in the ladies (2:90). The triple jump had Ryan Canizo jump a new life time best with a massive jump (12:31, pb). Ryan Canizo was 5th in the A high jump with Alex Greer in 4th in the B competition (both 1:40). Ben Ross Russell was a fantastic 2nd in the mens 100m (11:7), with Andrew West smashing his pb in the B race (12:7, pb), Joey Hewson was 3rd (13:4) and Karen Greer 5th in the B race (20:3, pb). In the 200m, Ben Ross Russell smashed his pb (23:5, pb), Alex Greer was 5th in the B (26:5), Joey Hewson was 3rd (28:1) in the ladies and Emily Kirby was 4th (32:1) in her heat. The mens 400m you had to run 50 seconds or quicker to make the top 4, with Adam Walker in 5th (52:2). Emily Kirby was 5th in the ladies race (73:4) and Pauline Whittaker 3rd in the B string (75:6). In the mens 800m, Ryan Canizo was a brave 6th (2:54:1), Jo Adams was a good second in the ladies race (2:20:1) and Rosie Adams won a tight 2nd heat (2:31:0). Ken Harker ran a seasons best in the 1500m (6th, 4:46:8, sb), with Rosie Adams 3rd in the ladies race (5:18:2) and Karen Greer 4th in her heat in a new pb (7:36:3, pb). Captain Inglis took on the 5km and finished 5th (28:02:3). Jo Adams (10:40:2) and Rachel Ross Russell (11:13:3) won both the A and B 3000m races. 400m hurdles had Ryan Inglis in 6th (1:41:2), Ryan Canizo in 2nd in the B race (85:0) and then in the 110m hurdles was 5th (28:1). The mens relay teams in the 100 and 400m finished 6th and the ladies relay teams were 4th in both races. Richmond were out in force at the Harrogate summer league with Reece Dalton taking 2nd overall (27:41), Donna Riddler in 63rd and the 3rd lady (33:43), Lewis Moore in 66th (33:51), Lucy Verrill in 182nd (39:40), Garry Malton in 212th (40:59), Pauline Whittaker in 291st (44:27) and Nicki Buckett in 379th (49:12). Leon Reeve too the trip to Dalton Park in Durham for the 5 miler and set a new pb in 12th position (30:49). Rachel Ross Russell was the 3rd lady in the arduous Swaledale marathon (3:48:07). At the North Yorkshire schools championships Abby Robson (U15) won the javelin for the 2nd year in a row (27:47), Sam Kettlewell (U17) also had a great run in the 3000m in 2nd and Kyle Rabjohn won the 800m (U15) to qualify for the English schools championships (2:04:5). Leon and Kimberley Reeve took on the Cragside 10 mile trail run with Leon in 3rd overall (1:14:50) and Kimberley in 18th and the 5th lady (1:27:54). Ronnie Corbett was 47th in the Everyone Active 10km (41:54) and Lucy Goundry was the 2nd V40 lady (45:06).

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