Winchester and District Athletics Club was represented at the British Masters Championships, held over three days from Friday August 20, to Sunday, August 22, at the Moorways Stadium in Derby.

In the women’s 70-75 age group, Moira West took gold in the 100m in a Championship best performance time of 16.12 and followed up with gold in the 200m in 34.34.

In the women’s 1500m Jane Gandee in the 50-55 age group ran from the front all the way, only to be caught on the line but taking the silver medal in a very satisfying PB of 5.08.18.

In the men’s 50-55 age group triple jump, Dave Roberts, in strong wind and rain, won a bronze medal and his first national medal, with his son looking on.

Hampshire Chronicle: Dave Roberts

Kathryn Miles having earlier finished fifth in the 100m A race, stormed the bend in a strong headwind to win her 200m B race and finish in 29.83, seventh overall in a hotly contested over 45 - 50 age group race.

Andy Gannaway in the men’s 55 - 60 age group ran well in the last lap, finishing in 4.54.19 to take 6th place in a very competitive 1500m.

Masters Athletics is for all athletes over 35 years of age and the events are contested in five-year age bands.

This provides an opportunity to continue competing in the sport beyond age 35 or for returning athletes or those new to the sport to take up a new challenge.

There are opportunities for athletes of all standards to compete at local, regional and national level, as well as at European and World Championships.

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