British Masters Indoor Championships
Updated: Jan 13, 2021
8 Cambridge Harriers donned the light-blue vests to compete at the British Masters indoor and winter throws championships over 2 days at Lee Valley. Warwick Dixon had a spectacular weekend winning 4 Gold and a silver medal from 5 M80 throwing events entered. He must have a preference for the outdoors as his one blemish was in the only indoor throw – shot put. Warwick’s recovery from the 1st day’s exertions and preparation for the 2nd day included a relaxing time at the club’s presentation evening.
Tim Carter was another busy athlete, competing in 4 events and picking up a brace of silver medals in the M65 400m and Long Jump.
Sisters Sally Carr and Sue Dixon were also rewarded for their maiden foray into indoor athletics with silver and bronze medals from the 400m, with Sue knocking off over 4 seconds from her outdoor best for a new PB of 72.33 seconds in the W50 event!
Other medallists were Wole Odele, who won silver in the M50 Triple Jump, and Ray Daniel, with bronze in the M60 800m.
There were also gutsy perfomances from Mark Ashby and Matthew Preston in the middle distance events with Mark doubling up and having to race three times in two days as he had to negotiate a tough heat to qualify for the 800m finals on day 2.
Pictures courtesy of Mark Ashby