Nuneaton Masters Open Competition.
The Pingles Stadium
Sunday 6th September
Report – David Jones.
Another day, another competition at The Pingles. This one saw 6 of our Masters athletes competing and like their junior counterparts at Rugby the previous day, there were PB’s to celebrate along with high UK rankings.
In the 100m M50 sprinter Dave Wilson was very pleasantly surprised with his PB time of 13.09, which moves him up to 11th in the UK rankings. Dave also ran a season’s best time of 27.03 in the 200m an event in which he is ranked 20th.
Simon Curran has been itching to compete in one of these open competitions for some time and he certainly did himself proud in both of his events. By winning his heat in the 100m in a time of 13.71 he enters the UK rankings in 16th place. In the 200m his time of 28.68 sees him in 30th place in the rankings. Welcome to the world of T&F Simon.
Dave Battersby his having a really good year on the track. In the 200m he ran a season’s best time of 26.29. He is currently ranked 27th. In the 400m, where he is currently ranked 14th, he recorded another season’s best time of 57.8.
Newish M65 member John Peacock ran his first 3000m on the track and his time of 15:08.02 sees him enter the UK rankings in 10th place. A great achievement.
Two of our number 1 UK ranked athletes were also performing on the day. Peter Coote, who holds the top slot in the M65 Javelin, threw 28.65. Paula Williams threw a PB in the shot put of 11.91m and in the javelin she threw 33.38. She currently leads the UK W45 rankings in both of these events, in the javelin by 10 metres !