Record Breaking Return for Masters

This week across two Track & Field meetings at Jarrow we had a selection of our Masters athletes out in force and in some cases, out in record breaking fashion.

Club President Ian Barnes ran in the 3000m at The NEGP fixture on Wednesday 19th May – backing up his performance in the Mile last year, Ian, once again set a British Masters record finishing the 7.5 laps in a very impressive 16:34.42 – huge well done Ian, an outstanding achievement.

In the same race as Ian on Wednesday we have a rare track appearance from Phil Teece, usually seen out on the roads, trails or cross-country, Phil was on pacing duties for one of the athletes he coaches (DHAC Junior – Libby Hammond). Phil paced to perfection, aiming for 12 minutes – he crossed the line in 11:50.62. Great work Phil.

At the North East Masters fixture on Monday 17th May, new to the club, V80 athlete Lawrence Cummings ran a British Masters record beating time in the 3000m of 14:20.9 – unfortunately, this record couldn’t be ratified by the governing body due to the fixture not using electronic timing / photo finish. Lawrence now has is eye on the next 3000m race at the NEGP fixture in June to officially claim the record. Massive well done to Lawrence and welcome to the club, Ian now has a youngster coming through chasing down his records.

We had three other athletes competing at the North East Masters fixture on Monday 17th, with Lindsey Lester, Sarah Johnson and Andy Harrison all in action at Jarrow

Sarah was the busiest of the team, competing in the 100m, Javelin and Long Jump. A great evening for Sarah finishing first in her age group for all three events, first was a PB in the Javelin of 22.64m, followed by a great run in the 100m finishing in 14.6s with the Long Jump closing out the evening Sarah jumped to 3.83m.

Lindsey took on the short and long sprint double, kicking off with the 100m in 14.8s and backed that up with a great 400m run to finish in 75.6s – this put Lindsey second place in her age group for both events.

Andy, also doubling up events, this time in the Long Jump and 400m. First up was the field event which saw Andy jump to a PB of 5.37m and followed that in the last race of the evening with a 400m PB crossing the line in 56.1s – this put Andy first place in the Long Jump and second place in the 400m in his age group.

Well done to all the athletes, some outstanding performances across both the fixtures and great to see some White & Blue vest on show.

Pictures below of Lindsey, Andy and Sarah from a previous event due to no photographs from Monday Night