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Very thorough coverage of the Torun European Masters Indoors 2024

Steve Smythe, a journalist with Athletics Weekly, and a Marathon Runner with what is said to be the most extensive Power of 10 history, has written up the Torun Championships for publication on Athletics Weekly

Very hearty congratulations to all who took part. And well done, Steve, this report demonstrates your staying power.

Quoting directly from the AW article:

Britain win 50 Euro masters golds in Torun including five for Clare Elms

Posted by Steve Smythe | Mar 26, 2024 |

Briton is top distance runner while Irie Hill, Helen Godsell, Caroline Powell and Darren Scott are in record-breaking form at European Masters Indoor Champs in Poland

Britain won a half century of gold and 165 medals at the championships which featured a full range of indoor events starting at the M35s and all the way up to the M95s plus winter throws and a cross- country and marathon.

The most successful UK athlete in terms of golds was W60 record-setter Clare Elms who was the only athlete in Torun to win the 800m, 1500m, 3000m and cross-country quadruple and had the Euro Masters had a 10km and half-marathon like the World Masters and not a marathon, then she probably would have attempted even more. The day after her 1500m win, she was competing for her club Kent AC in the area road relays in Milton Keynes.

Mother of four girls, Nia Rutter, who has appeared in Gladiators in the past, won two golds and seven medals to be the most bemedalled Brit overall.

In terms of records this time, the most successful Briton was Helen Godsell, who set a W70 world mark at 200m and an European record at 60m.

Irie Hill improved her own world mark in the W55 pole vault while M55 Darren Scott at 200m and W70 Caroline Powell at 400m, set European records.

The biggest name there was Dwain Chambers who won the M45 at a canter in his first masters championships and the former world indoor champion says he will be back for more.

Athletics Weekly March 26th 2024 Britain win 50 Euro masters golds in Torun including five for Clare Elms – AW (