Bristol & West AC masters lining up England glory in 2022

BRISTOL & West AC veteran runners Sarah Everitt, Anne Dockery and Mike Chipping look like they will earn an England vest for the Celtics Masters International next year.

The event will be incorporated into the 2022 Bristol 10k and Dockery explained that the Telford 10k last weekend was one of the races being used for selection.

“We had to finish in the top three and run inside a specific qualifying time,” said Dockery, who is pictured right.

“After Telford the next selection race is the Bourton 10k but the entries for that are already closed.”

Dockery returned from injury on Sunday so was quite happy with finishing first veteran over 70 in a time of 51mins 09secs, well shy of her best of 49:40 which she ran when on England duty at the Kew Gardens 10k in September.

“I have not run for a coupe of months due to injury so I was pleased with that time all things being considered,” added Dockery.

“I had to rest from running but I have done a lot of swimming in order to keep fit.”

Everitt finished third in the over 55s category clocking 39:45 while Chipping was third in the over 70 men’s age group in 43:53, not far off his lifetime best of 43:25 set in the Newport 10k at the end of October.