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European Indoor Championships

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

Entry for the World Outdoor Championships in Malaga will be available soon on the BMAF website.

Jason Newell.

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