British Masters Championships

Phil Gould, of Leamington Cycling and Athletics Club, competed in the British Masters Athletics Championships at the weekend competing in the 1500m and 800m. Saturday saw a wet and windy 1500m which started out slow due to the weather. Gould finished 4th in a time of 4:26:06. Returning on Sunday for, what he felt was his stronger race, Gould set off in the 800m to settle in second place after the first lap. Fighting for his position with 250m to go he was overtaken on the final bend, however Gould kicked hard reclaiming second place and narrowly missing out on a win in a tight finish. He crossed the line in 2:04:71 a 10th of a second behind first place. 

Summer 6

Saturday saw the 8th race in the Warwickshire Road Race League, a Summer’s evening 6 mile race hosted by Stratford Upon Avon Athletics Club. Leamington C&AC fielded 12 competitors with Kelly Edwards, on fine form, crossing the line as first lady in a time of 36:12. Dominic Priest had a fight on his hands at the finish to cross the line in third place (32:39) just 4 seconds behind Chris Sharp of Knowle and Dorridge. Zara Blower decided to run with her mum, Carol, in what was the last race before her marriage next weekend. Mother and Daughter crossed the line in 50:31. Zara’s husband-to-be, Martin Hadfield, also ran, finishing in 52:35. Other runners: Paul Andrew (34:34); Iain McLaughlin (34:56); Paul Okey (39:17); Christopher Hitchman (42:44); Shamira Naidu-Young (44:52); Alex Montgomery (46:17); Laura Gould (48:33); Graham Roberts (51:53)