Our thanks to Anne Dockery for her help in compiling this update on all things Masters athletics in B&W. Good luck to all our Masters athletes taking part in the European Indoors later in February!
We want to highlight the achievements of our Masters athletes so please do not be shy. Let us know your achievements.
Congratulations to our Speedway 10k Masters runners.
Nick Tuftnell, 33:54 (PB)
Stephen Honight, 34:37
Phil Parry, 34:42
Tariq Kurd, 35:32 (PB)
James Hodge, 35:35 (PB)
Congratulations also to Dave Bedwell, who finished 2nd in the V65 3000m at the British Masters Athletics Federation (BMAF) indoor meet in Sheffield, with a time of 11:41.94.
Forthcoming Masters events
Track and Field
Note: You do not have to qualify for any of these T&F events so do consider giving them a go.
Feb 20-27th: European Masters Athletics Indoor Champs, Braga (entries now closed)
Mar 5-6th: British Masters Athletic Federation Indoor Championships, Lee Valley
May 15th: South West Vets AC T&F Championships Yeovil (Outdoors). If you have never tried track this event is very small and friendly, the perfect place to come and give it a go!
Jun 10-11th: British Masters Athletic Federation T&F Championships.
Jun 26 – Jul 10: World Masters Championships, Tampere, Finland
Feb 6th: SWVAC Cross Country, Sidford. Everyone is welcome, so we hope to get a large B&W turnout
Mar 12th: BMAF Cross Country Championships, Tonbridge
Nov 12th: British and Irish Masters Cross Country International, Ireland. Qualification race TBD, but likely in October.
Road: England Age Group Masters Team Events
Unlike some Masters events, the England Age Group Masters teams are teams you have to qualify for. Further information on how to qualify is available on the England Athletics website. If you have any questions, please let us know and we’ll put you in contact with Anne Dockery.
Forthcoming Qualifying Races:
Qualification race 3: 2022 Manchester Marathon (3 April 2022)
Qualification race 4: 2022 Milton Keynes Marathon (2 May 2022)
Representative race: 2022 Chester Marathon (2 October 2022)
Qualification race 3: 2022 Great Bentley Half Marathon (6 February 2022)
Qualification race 4: 2022 Wokingham Half Marathon (27 February 2022)
Representative race: 2022 Chester Half Marathon (15 May 2022)
Already Qualified: Felicity Russell V60
Qualification race 3: 2022 Valentines 10k (13 February 2022)
Qualification race 4: 2022 Bourton 10k (27 February 2022)
Representative race: 2022 Great Bristol 10k (25 September 2022)
NB: If there is anyone hoping to qualify who has not managed to enter any of the qualifying races, Anne is entered in Bourton 10k, which is closed to entries, and will happily give her place up to someone who is attempting to qualify.
Already qualified: Mike Chipping V70, Anne Dockery V70, Sarah Everett V55
Road: BMAF events
The BMAF run road championships over various distances, with their 2022 dates largely to be confirmed. For some of their races you do need to also have a membership of a vets club to participate in some of them; however, for the Masters Road Relays, we could enter B&W teams. The provisional date is April 23rd.