The first of three major Masters Athletics events to be held in Spain this year was the European Indoor Championships in Madrid from the 19th – 24th March. Team GB secured 79 Gold, 60 Silver and 49 Bronze medals.
Athletes from Northern Masters AC contributed to this success with a World Record from Wendy Laing in the High Jump and the following medallists:
M35 Rick Beardsell – 400m, 4 x200m
M45 Mike Coogan – 200m
M65 Guy Dirkin – Discus, Weight Throw, Hammer
W55 Wendy Laing – High Jump World Record 1.55m
W65 Caroline Marler – 400m, 4 x 200M
M45 Mike Coogan – 4 x 200m
M50 Mark Johnson – Pole Vault Club Record 4.10m
M50 Ian Richards – 3000m track walk, 5 km road walk
M75 John Watts – Discus
M50 John Nicholls – Shot Put
M50 Gary Clare – 4 x 200m
W40 Louise Rudd – 3000m
W45 Clare Constable – 800m
W55 Wendy Laing – Long Jump
W65 Caroline Marler – 200m
Many thanks to Dave Flitcroft for sifting through all the results to provide this list!!
Many other NMAC athletes were involved including myself in the M45 Pentathlon – no medal I am afraid but a couple of PB’s and an absolutely amazing experience!
Photos and full results are available at http://www.emacimadrid2018.com/
Entry for the World Outdoor Championships in Malaga will be available soon on the BMAF website.