It Was A Busy Weekend For The Masters

Author: Bridget Cushen

Versatile and evergreen M60 Andy Wetherill, MMAC, was 14th overall in the British & Irish Masters International Cross-Country in Liverpool, but on Sunday he turned to the warmth of Indoor competition when he ran in the Nottinghamshire AAA Open Indoor Meet in Sheffield; recording 10.12.45sec in an early season 3000m.  Another MMAC runner was M35 Kristian Watson who finished in 9.15.03sec.

At the same Meet, MMAC members were out in force. W45 Kathryn Mellor doubled up with a 60m sprint and hurdles 12.67sec. W50 Melanie Garland got her Indoor racing off with a 9.14sec clocking and WMAA W55 Angela Bryant 9.60sec. Making his trip up from Abbots Bromley, Staff, well worthwhile, M55 Paul Edwards sped to a 60mH 10.53sec and 8.84sec on the flat.

Prolific W40 racer Charlene Jacobs-Conradie (EMAC) who boosted her Club, Luton AC’s, Southern Track League points by running in events from the 100m upwards during the summer, is now as versatile and prolific on the roads and over the country in the South.   On Sunday she sped to a 1.22.37sec victory in the Herts. Half Marathon; run from historic Knebworth House, finishing 12th overall and first Over 40 male or female.  She had a good 10 minutes to spare over the 2nd female over the line. She had already won four Half Marathons and placing 2nd and 4th, since early September.  She competed in the England Masters Inter-Area 5km Cross-Country Match at Bury St Edmunds; turned out in the Chiltern League in their 5km Match that includes the British Athletics Cross Challenge and Oxford University v RAF. She is of course her County Cross-Country champion. 

During the summer she also captured the BMAF 1 Mile Road title in 5.10sec held with the Vitality Races in London in May, she never missed a Track & Field League for her club. Clocked 36.22.81sec at the Highgate Night of the 10,000m PBs and, oh, also on 20 October she won the ASDA Foundation Yorkshire BMAF Marathon in 2.46.48sec. (!)