On a day when the world record for the 200m for over 95 (yes you read that right!) male athletes was broken by retired dentist Dr Charles Eugster (55.48) much younger North Shields Poly athletes also had their own successes last weekend. In total 581 masters athletes overall took part in the event so there was strong competition. The evergreen Kath Stewart (who could surely publish her own fitness book!) won the 200m, 400m and 800m in her age group. She also broke the British 800m record. Rachel Savidas also ran well in the 60m sprint and picked up a bronze medal.
The men too did well with Guy Bracken winning both the 1500 (where he set a new British record) and 3000m. Andy Webb won the 60m hurdles and Trevor Straker won the shot put.
As coach Ron Stewart says, ‘These made for a great weekend.’ And Ron also had a good weekend, picking up a gold medal in the 3K race walk for his age group.