Came 12th in the M45 100m with 12.59 (0.04 between 9th and 12th!) - didn't qualify for the finals but 0.09 away from my Masters PB.
M45 200m better - In heats ran 25.75 and qualified- just.
Final 2 hrs later - came 6th out of 8 in 25.69 (new club record - sorry JWD).
Is now 12.5.
At a chilly Portsmouth Southern Counties Vets meet.
Well as the sun starts shining and everything starts to look like spring our thoughts should turn to real running (and throwing and jumping).
If anyone fancies partaking in some masters athletics then there's the opportunity to compete for Aldershot as second claim given that we don't field a team. There are 4 matches in the Hants and Surrey League and I'll be going to them all if anyone would like to get a lift.
They are all Monday Evenings and the first event is at about 7pm - I go in time to warm up. It's basically a short program with some of the traditional events each day.
25th April Portsmouth.
16th May Winchester.
20th June Basingstoke.
4th July. Aldershot.
They have all the jogger friendly events- 1500, 3000, 5000 plus the 800 and 400 if you're feeling a bit tasty and if you really want to try your luck then come and have a go at me at 100 and 200. There's relays and a medley relay.
Age grouping is 35-49 (so very wide) and 50+ for men's and women's and they run an A and a B string and if somehow inundated you can run as a non score guest. I will be 47 this year and still kick the whipper snappers although getting through to 50 will be a relief!
The spread in abilities is wide and theres something for everyone so don't feel intimidated at all.
Theres field events too if that's your thing.. You'll need an AFD vest from Alton Sports (or share from someone - I can try and sort that).
In addition there's a few open meets to go for plus the Surrey, Southern Counties and finally British championships in September. The worlds are in Australia if it all goes well!
there's also the possibility of a small touring group of masters going to photobomb/ guest compete in some other national championships as guests. Belgium is popular.
A browse on power of 10 will give you the standards you can expect to see or just ask me.
Get in touch with me at dan. dpt@ gmail. com or via the club if you want to rise out of the masses and shine like the true athlete that you are.
heres the schedule of events:
Silver in the 60m and "Rose Gold" in the 200m at the South of England Indoors then two weeks later British Masters .. New PB in the 200m of 25.97 and 8.09 in the 60m (PB 8.07).
Was hoping for faster in the 60 .. Under 8 seconds is the target and my start needs some work.
European Championships in 2 weeks in Ancona in Italy - I'm in the 60 and the 200m and the family is coming to watch so I had better pull it out of the bag.
By the way rose gold = bronze if you're being pedantic.
New PB for 60m of 8.07 seconds (as a vet) and ranking in UK as #8 for V45 this year.
Under 8 seconds is next target...watch this space.