British Masters Indoor Championships

Lee Valley
8 Cambridge Harriers donned the light-blue vests to compete at the British Masters indoor and winter throws championships over 2 days at Lee Valley. Warwick Dixon had a spectacular weekend winning 4 Gold and a silver medal from 5 M80 throwing events entered. He must have a preference for the outdoors as his one blemish was in the only indoor throw - shot put. Warwick's recovery from the 1st day's exertions and preparation for the 2nd day included a relaxing time at the club's presentation evening.

Tim Carter was another busy athlete, competing in 4 events and picking up a brace of silver medals in the M65 400m and Long Jump.

Sisters Sally Carr and Sue Dixon were also rewarded for their maiden foray into indoor athletics with silver and bronze medals from the 400m, with Sue knocking off over 4 seconds from her outdoor best for a new PB of 72.33 seconds in the W50 event!

Other medallists were Wole Odele, who won silver in the M50 Triple Jump, and Ray Daniel, with bronze in the M60 800m.

There were also gutsy perfomances from Mark Ashby and Matthew Preston in the middle distance events with Mark doubling up and having to race three times in two days as he had to negotiate a tough heat to qualify for the 800m finals on day 2.

Day 1 Results

Event Athlete Age cat Performance Classification
60m Susan Dixon W50 9.60 6th
400m Wole Odele M50 59.60 4th
400m Tim Carter M65 65.97 Silver
400m Sally Carr W45 81.11 Silver
400m Susan Dixon W50 72.33 Bronze
1500m Matthew Preston M45 4:46.85 5th
1500m Mark Ashby M55 5:08.12 9th
Long Jump Tim Carter M65 3.83m Silver
Shot Put (3kg) Warwick Dixon M80 8.68m Silver
Weight Throw (5.45kg) Warwick Dixon M80 12.89m Gold
Hammer (3kg) Warwick Dixon M80 33.55m Gold

Day 2 Results

Event Athlete Age cat Performance Classification
200m Tim Carter M65 29.30 5th
800m heat Mark Ashby M55 2:25.09 3rd
800m Final Mark Ashby M55 2:26.99 7th
800m Ray Daniel M60 2:35.74 Bronze
800m Tim Carter M65 2:39.06 4th
Discus (1kg) Warwick Dixon M80 27.14m Gold
Javelin (400g) Warwick Dixon M80 18.83m Gold
Triple Jump Wole Odele M50 10.62m Silver

Pictures courtesy of Mark Ashby