Welsh Masters Athletics Championships

Updated: Jan 23, 2020

19th January 2020 - Cardiff Met

Several of Newport Harriers masters competed at this years Championships.

Keith Powell was up in the 60m and 200m he put in 2 great performances with a sb 8.59 and silver in the 60m and another sb and a silver in the 200m. More to come from this seasoned athlete who has been looking great in training.

It was great to see Lee Richards back who at the same event last year tore his hamstring which ruined his 2019 season. He stormed to victory in the 200m to take gold with an sb time of 25.5. 2020 will no doubt be his year.

Stuart Pearce had a great start to the season with an impressive 60m run. He kept us on our toes with a false start, well I didn't see that coming! He took silver in a sb time of 8.12.

Brett Davis was up in the 800m and 400m another athlete that has been looking good in training and has been putting in a lot of effort to improve his speed. Well great news its paying off. He ran 217.69 narrowly edged out for the silver but more to come. In the 400m he put in an awesome run, he took control in the first lap and in a brave and confident run he blasted the field to take gold a great season opener.

Glyn Sutton the clubs top world class masters athletes put in a great 200m run to take gold in a sb of 28.74

Elei Jones was back following injury issues that meant she was sidelined for the entire 2019 outdoor season. She had entered the 60m and 200m. She has only run a handful of races and yet still powered to victory with a pb of 8.48 to take gold. She also put in a strong performance in the 200m with a sb time of 29.39 and silver.

Louise Kirby was the busiest at this event taking on the 60m, silver, 200m silver and 400m gold. She was excellent all day but perhaps the best performance I have seen from Louise was her 400m. She was tactically sound, technically good and confident and bold to take track position and use her power and strength to take gold.

Juliet Sidney aka pocket started the season with 2 sb performances and 2 golds in the 60 and 200m. She was particularly pleased with her 60m as it the quickest she has run first time out and feels there is more to come.

Newport Harriers really does have an excellent masters athletics team. Masters athletics is for 35s and over and whilst some are lifelong athletes many take up athletics later in life. If you are 35 and over and interested in getting back into athletics or starting then why not get in touch with us.

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