Updated: Sep 21, 2018
Saturday 25th August and Sunday 26th August - Birmingham
Well it was a busy weekend at the British Masters Championships at Birmingham Alexander Stadium. Newport Harriers athletes were out in force some for the first time. Congratulations to all that took part. The competition was of the highest standard and Newport Masters athletes did not disappoint.
First a big Shout Out goes to Lee Richards this was Lee's first outing at a Masters event. Suffering injury in Dramatic fashion for the club in the Midlands (I am not sure I have seen a more courageous baton exchange ever!), he fought his way back to fitness, not that he had stepped foot on a track mind you and only went and got a bronze in the 400m (M35)What a hero.
Next up Louise Kirby again in her first masters season in fact her first season ever. Yes she only just took up athletics this year and again was rewarded with a bronze in the (W50)100m final.
Pocket Rocket was pleased with the 100m gold and the 200m silver (W50) and some performances that mean I am in good shape for Malaga. I was proud to wear my Harriers vest on the weekend - it defo now needs a wash! A big thank you must go to the club as it does provide excellent support for masters athletes in terms of coaching, encouragement and smiles.
Hopefully we inspire, support and act as role models for the younger athletes. This is my aim, I am learning this game along with the rest of you and happy to share and support others. This is how we grow as a club. Newport Harriers is an awesome place where dreams come true. Lets all pull together, celebrate our differences and work hard together to put this club back where it belongs number 1 (It is number 1 to me)
Welsh Athletics - weekend round-up