Sarah shines in the Spanish heat and it is a bronze for Anne

SARAH Everitt can take immense satisfaction at placing seventh in the World Masters Tracy & Field Championships in Spain this week.

 The Bristol & West AC runner (pictured above), who is the reigning British Masters champion, clocked a season’s best time of 2mins 26.84secs to finish seventh.

 In the men’s over 50s 5000m clubmate Tony Roper, who is also coached by Dave Taylor, ran an age group personal best of 17mins 07.67secs to finish 12th.

 “It was brutal out there and the humidity was intense,” said Roper, who boasts a lifetime best of 14:47.8 dating back to 1996.

 Also from the Taylor stable Clare Jolliffe finished 14th on the over 50s 5000m with a time of 20:36.22 but as Roper commented the conditions were extremely tough for the distance runners.

 In the over 70 women’s 800m new B&W member Anne Dockery (pictured right) won a superb bronze medal.

 Also in Malaga Pete Mountain reached the semi finals of the over 60s 800m, clocking a season’s best of 2:24.36.

Westbury Harriers’ international runner and coach Pat Gallagher (pictured left with athlete Hannah Hobbs) has won more international medals in masters championships than any other west country athlete during a fantastic career.

But Pat. who spends more time coaching these days, couldn’t quite add to that fantastic collection this week as she finished sixth in the over 70s 800m in 3:23.04.


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