Welsh Masters Championships

Sunday 3rd June Nuneaton

Several of Newport Harriers Masters made the trip on Sunday to Nuneaton for the Welsh Masters Championships. These included Ian Williams, John Watkins, Jim Morgan, Louise Kirby and Juliet Sidney (Pocket). It was a warm one!

Ian Williams had a great day in the field taking gold in the shot - 8.52, discus - 29.74m and Javelin - 30.69m in the M40 category

Louise Kirby was competing in her first Welsh Masters Championships and was in impressive form. Picking up gold and 2 silvers. The gold was in the 400m W50 where she beat some younger masters in her race in hot and difficult conditions. The silvers were in W50 100 - 15.02 and a new pb and 200 - 31.39. Nice debut Louise.

Next up was pocket who had competed the day before in the Midlands. Improving and hope for faster times as the season progresses she won gold in the 100 and 200 W50 races. She was relatively pleased with her performances.

Next up was Jim Morgan who had 2 great runs in the M45 100 - 12.81 and 200 - 26.30 Taking 2 golds. Jim looked strong in both races.

Finally John Watkins had made the long trip up for the 200m. John exploded out of the blocks but unfortunately his hamstring went and he bravely continued crossing the line to still pick up a medal. We wish John a speedy recovery, he has been looking great in training...

Master athletics is open to any person age 35 and above if you are interested in getting started then please get in touch with the club :)

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