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British Masters Championships

Posted: 16th Aug 2019 by Lewis Smith

Ashford AC athletes dominated the British Masters Championships, in Birmingham, on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th August. The Club were represented by three athletes at this year’s Championships, with the trio coming home with five medals.

The British Masters Championships is an annual event which sees the countries best veteran athletes, aged thirty-five years and above, compete across all event disciplines. Ashford AC were represented by Peter Davey (veteran-45 age group), Steve Langford (veteran-60 age group) and Lesley Hall (veteran-60 age group).

Peter Davey took on the 110m Hurdles and 400m Hurdles, taking home two medals. Peter took Bronze in the 110m Hurdles in a time of 17.04s and Silver in the 400m Hurdles in a time of 69.76s. Just a week before, Peter was competing in the European Masters Games in Italy. Peter dominated both hurdles events, taking Silver in the 110m Hurdles in a time of 16.68s and a well-deserved Gold in the 400m Hurdles in a very respectable time of 64.05s.

Steve Langford and Lesley Hall both competed in the veteran-60 age group. Steve jumped very well in the Long Jump, despite having to jump into a headwind, taking Bronze with a distance of 4.76m. The following day, Steve jumped a huge 10.22m in the Triple Jump to win a well-deserved Gold medal. This was Steve’s furthest jump since 2013, cementing his number one spot in the UK this year and making him the eleventh best triple jumper in British history for his respective age group. Race walker, Lesley, also had a great day in the tough women’s 5000m Walk. Lesley won her race in a time of 33m02.06s, taking home the Gold medal.


(Peter Davey, Centre)


 (Lesley Hall Left, Steve Langford Right)

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