New M45 400m World Record

Busy time for Brian Owen, the new BMAF Records Coordinator

Track & Field – Written by Bridget Cushen on 15/05/2017

Tony Whiteman runs himself into the Record Book again.

Tony White has held the World M40 record since his epic run in Indianapolis in June 2012. Running for his UKA club, Shaftsbury Barnet Harriers in Round 1 of the British League in Sheffield on 6 May,  the MMAC man smashed the M45 World mark (1.54.18sec) set back in July 2005 by Saladin Allan, USA, finishing 5th in 1.53.40sec  and shaving four seconds off the British M45 record held by Les Duffy since 1991.On Sunday he lined up with the U20/U23-ies and one other Senior at the British Milers series in Solihull. Chasing the pack that included Finlay Bigg, offspring of a certain Sally Gunnell, Tony erased his own short lived mark with a new WR 1.51.3 sec. Congratulations!  We also applaud the BMC for their races for all age groups based on times and not discriminating on age.

The new record is still subject to ratification as a European and World record by EMA and WMA respectively. The necessary paper work was prepared by Tony with Brian’s help.

Please remember to get your British Masters Record Application form signed and sent to Brian Owen if the level of competition is not entitled to automatic ratification and similarly for all European or World Masters record applications.