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  • Noel Carmody

Weekly Update - 5th Apr. 2023

Updated: Apr 12, 2023

World Masters Athletics Indoor Championships, Torun (POL)

Three of the clubs masters athletes travelled to Torun, Poland, for the World Masters’ Indoor Championships last week.

In the W70s Ros Tabor had a busy week with outings on the road, cross country and track. It was on the track that she had the most success, clocking 7:08.72s to take silver in the 1500 meters on the final day of the championships. Earlier in the week she had finished 9th in the 6k cross country in 35:52 and two days later 6th in the 10k road race with a time of 53:53.

In his first international competition M55 Wole Odele just missed out of a place in the 400 meter final. In his first round heat he finished second in 58.92s equalling his seasons best. In his semi-final he recorded a seasons best of 58.35s missing out on the final, as his time was only the seventh quickest. On the Thursday he ran in the 200m heats, clocking 26.49s, but was unable to progress further. On the final day of the championships Wole teamed up with Leeroy Golding (Pendle AC), Ian Allen (Yeovil Olympiads) and Russell Whiting (Worthing AC) for the 4 x 200m relay where they finished just outside the medals in fourth place.

Videos of Wole' two 400m races - M55 400m R1 Ht4 : M55 400m R2 SF1

Barry Ferguson who has for many years travelled around the world to compete in international masters championships was forced to withdraw from the M80 60 meter hurdles due to a knee injury, but was able to take the start line in the 60 meter flat where he finished 6th in 12.01s in his round-one heat.

RunThrough Battersea Park 10k

Thomas Brooke knocked just over twenty seconds from his previous best for 10k with a time of 31:58 to record a win at the Runthrough event at Battersea Park.

Brighton Marathon and 10k

Following a couple of controversies the management of the Brighton Marathon Weekend was taken over last December by London Marathon Events (LME) to ensure the events could go ahead. Five Cambridge Harriers entered with two starting and finishing. David Worden was the first home in 80th with 2:52.59 with Tom Castle crossing the line in 2037th with a time of 3:47:50.

The BM10K was the first event of the day, held on a new course, starting and finishing on Hove Lawns, with 2,744 finishers including three Cambridge Harriers ladies. Joanna Parke crossed the line in 587th place with 49:49 lowering her PB by 1 minute 20 seconds. Stephanie Dungate recorded a time of 1:09:31 and Monica Grehan a time of 1:13:16.


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