The following paragraph has appeared on the Facebook Group for Northern Masters

Northern Masters would like to say how sad we are to hear the news that Tony Bowman has suffered a stroke and is currently severely disabled. A legend in Athletics and a nicer guy you couldn’t hope to meet. We sincerely hope you make a good and swift recovery.
Tony has requested we pass on this news.
It is always a joy to compete in the same events as Tony, who is invariably cheerful and almost certain to break a record. In a BBC article about him quoted  on this site we read:
The veteran sportsman’s ambition is to run the 100 metres aged 100 and to live to 120.
We hope very much that the stroke is no more than a temporary setback.