Written by Bridget Cushen on 01/04/2016
Medal winning performances and other highlights from Day 3 in Ancona Italy
The discus and javelin are some Outdoor events included with these biennial Championships and in 20°C and blazing sunshine, Mike Hazlewood won the javelin (37.65m) and John Moreland sent the M55 discus spinning out to 44.75m for 2nd behind the Dane Tom Jensen. Sue Lawrence won a bronze in the W45 throw. Former W35 World Champion, Andrea Jenkins captured the W40 Weight Throw there, 14.72 and after being low by a virus Barbara Macanas recovered well to manage 9th in the W60 Age Category. Steve Whyte took the M50 crown.
Wendy Bennett and Angela Martin finished 4th and 11th in the W50 walk in a crowded 39-strong field. Francisco Reis had a clear M55 victory in a combined M50/55 30-strong field led home by the M50 Spaniard, M. Carvajal Ortega in 13.40.44. Steve Allen finished 20th overall. Ian Richards soon shot to the front of the 38-strong field to take the European M65 title in 15.09.34 followed in by M60 Fliegl of the Cz Republic, Malcolom Martin out of the medals in 4th and despite losing a shoe in the first 10m, Peter Boszko worked through to 8th.
After her excellent 3rd place in the Invitation W55 Masters 800m held during the IAAF World Championships in Portland, Karen Brooks had an untroubled win here in 2.42.44. M55 Ludwig Ramsey finished 3rd and it was a bronze also for M45 Steven Baldock. Ros Tabor made it double gold adding the W65 800m to her 3000m earlier. She was followed home by Nancy Hitchmough 2nd and the consistent Paddock Wood athlete Sue James finished 7th. It was a Silver and bronze for Pat Gallagher and Iris Hornsey in the W70 800m.
In the Jumps, Anthony Treacher broke his own M75 British record by 7 29cm reaching out to 4.41m. Iris Holder got on the podium again, this time in the long jump. It was another gold for W40 high jumper Akim Ayamba (1.64m) and W60 Carole Filer in the long jump (4.52).