NMAC athletes at European Masters Championships September 2023 Pescara Italy

We had many NMAC members competing in Pescara , Italy.

Below are some of the performances we have spotted. If you aren’t mentioned, please contact us.

There will be a report on our website in a while when it can be put on.

In the meantime please contact me with amendments, additions then they can be added to the webpage edition of this.

Of the many great performances we will start with Nia Rutter, W35 multi eventer, whose plane was late so she missed her first event the javelin where she could have medalled. She made up for it though!

1st Heptathlon  4466 points ( 2nd position got 3057points) which included P.B. in javelin, season’s best in long jump and NMAC equalling record in the HIgh Jump

1st Shot 11.99m

2nd High Jump again 1.60m equalling Wendy Laing’s NMAC record set in 2001

2nd Triple Jump 11.24m, breaking the NMAC record.

4th 100m hurdles 15.33 breaking Wendy Laing’s 2000 record

6th Long Jump 4.84m

Next let’s mention Steve Peters M70 sprinter, who time after time wins World and European medals. He went into this Championship with a damaged Achilles but still gained two gold medals such is his supremacy.

1st 100m. 12.96 a NMAC, British and European record.

1st 200m. 26.65 in the heats, 26.94 in the final where he severely damaged his Achilles further. Broke Tony Bowman’s NMAC 2007 record.

Another fantastic sprint result came from Hayley Mills a W35 newcomer to Masters Athletics.

1st 100m 12.03,missing the NMAC record by .01!

1st 200m 24.34, easily beating the NMAC record

1st 4x100m relay

Another super fast sprinter was Mike Coogan M50

1st 200m. 23.28 , beating his own NMAC record.

Another winning newcomer was M35 David Proctor, who had earlier in the season, broken NMAC records for 800m,1500m and 1mile

1st 800m 1:56.04

1st 1500m 3:58.73

What an amazing athlete is Victor Shirley, M80 middle distance runner

Vic had a very busy and successful Championships.

1st 800m 3:05.00,  beating Rod Mills’ NMAC and British 2016 record by about 3 secs.

2nd 1500m 6:21.67

2nd 5000m 23:31.95 Beat the NMAC record by 4 minutes!

1st M75 (dropped down an age group) mixed relay

3rd M75( dropped down an age group) 4×400 relay

Alan Appleby, coach and athlete M75

1st 6k Cross Country Team

2nd 10k Road race

James Taylor M40 did a fantastic Weights Pentathlon. Won it  and broke the NMAC record by nearly 1000 points with 3705 points

Guy Dirkin M70 thrower

2nd Hammer 46.32m NMAC record

4th out of 23  Weights Pentathlon 3654 points

Lisa Gawthorne, W40 coached by another NMAC top runner, TonyO’Brien

3rd 5000m 18:42.64

3rd 10k Road race 38.06

Craig Pounder M45

3rd Decathlon, 6144 points, setting many season’s bests

Ian Cooley M5 thrower

4th Hammer 39.78m

Hilary West W65, returning successfully after a break

4th 400m 1:23.65

1st 4x400m

Steve Linsell, M55 holder of 3 age group British high jump records, getting back to jumping after a long injury

5th High Jump 1.60m

8th Weight Throw 12.7m

Many people who didn’t get individual medals, had the chance in relays.

Carol Holt, W45 our Membership Secretary, Treasurer and Inter Area Captain ran well in her 200m races, reaching the semi finals and running 27.98, coming 11th out of 35 runners. Then,

2nd 4×100

2nd (dropped down an age group),mixed relay

3rd 4×400

Leeroy Goulding, M55 400m runner and discus thrower

2nd 4×100

Gary Clare, M55 after injuries making 200 semis and 400 final and doing fantastically in the relays

2nd 4×100

2nd 4xx400

2nd 4 mixed relay

Rob MacDonald  M55

2nd 4×100

Wendy Andrews W 50, reached semis of the 200m, running a W50 pb of 30.24

3rd in 4×100

Steve Taylor M65 reached two high standard finals

6th 1500m 5:03.22

9th 800m 2:30.15

Good performances from regulars Jed Turner ( 3rd in M60 800m heat 2:22.51), Chris Ireland (19:43.56 in M60 5000m), Steve Doxey ( 20:55.77 in M60 5000m), Tom Grantham (24.73 in M40 200m semi final).

Sharon Hutchings was really busy competing in Shot Put, Weight Throw, Javelin , Discus, Hammer and the Weights Pentathlon!

Geoff Beattie , relishing his track running nowadays did a p.b. in the M70 800m (3:20.58).

Hazel Barker did a season’s best in the discus (22.26m) and  recorded 2389 points in the Weights Pentathlon.



Steve Peters M70 100m. 12.96

Steve Peters M70 200m 26.65

Mike Coogan M50 200m 23.28

Victor Shirley M80 800m. 3:05.0

Nia Rutter W35 = High Jump 1.60m

Nia Rutter W35  Triple Jump 11.24m

Nia Rutter W35 100m hurdles 15.33

Guy Dirkin M70 Hammer 46.32

James Taylor M40 Weights Pentathlon 3705 points

Hayley Mills W35 200 24.34


Steve Peters M70 100m 12.96

Victor Shirley M80 3:05.00


Steve Peters M70 100m 12.9

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