London Masters Grand Prix
Updated: Jan 11
Susan Dixon, Sally Carr and Wole Odele were the trio donning the light-blue vests as the Masters Grand Prix roadshow came to a blustery Lee Valley in it’s inaugural year. Unlike typical masters events, the Grand Prix was run like an open graded meeting with athletes seeded into races on performance, rather than by age groups. The shorter sprints were “run with the wind” to finish at the end of the back straight.
In her second race of the day, Susan took full advantage of the legal wind to knock off nearly a second from her 200m best as she finished in 30.95s. Sally also set a new PB of 80.70s in her second event, the 400m, where she was seeded in the same heat as Susan (picture).
“Fresh” from setting 3 consecutive season’s bests in competing in 6 events (including both relays) for the club at the Southern Athletics League meeting the previous day, Wole continued his good form by recording his 2 fastest times of the season in 2 rounds of 100m heats, 12.66s and 12.58s, albeit with tailwinds above the legal limit.
Susan finished in 69.45s in the 400m, whilst Sally finished in a time of 3:06.50 in the 800m.