Despite the atrocious weather only 45 of the 212 competitors entered for the above on Sunday failed to collect their number. There were numerous Championships Best Performances and some members testing Indoor competition for the first time. Betty Stacey, who had travelled down from Lincoln, set a new W80 British 3000m mark of 20.30.15sec. Thank you Officials and athletes for an excellent day’s competitions.

Elsewhere M40 David Brown EMAC clocked 2.05.59sec over 800m in Lee Valley last month. Welcome to Masters athletics to M35 Mark Berridge. The Hampshire runner has already put down a 51.86 400m and a 1.55.31sec 800 mark in Lee Valley. Chris Lamb, MMAC, ran 2.03.84sec, M45 Richard Holt 2.29.97sec over the 800m and W50 North Londoner Lisa Webb recorded 2.36.04sec.

Its all change at the top

As Downing Street announced mid Worcestershire MP, Nigel Huddleston as the new Minister for Sport, UK Sport also announced that they are to carry out Phase One of another review into UK Athletics. A new Chief Executive Officer is due to take her seat at UKA, she is Joanna Adams, previously the CEO at England Netball and who is currently Chief Commercial Officer at the London Legacy Development Corporation. Nic Coward, the interim CEO, now becomes Chairman of UKA, and the current interim Chairman Chris Clark becomes an Advisor to UKA Board