Fiona de Mauny became the European Masters Athletics Championships Indoor W35 800m champion.
It is her first year in that age category, have turned 35 in February, and she produced a perfectly-executed run in Madrid which saw her lead from gun to tape and produce a huge indoor PB of 2:12.28.
De Mauny followed up her 800m win the following day with an understandably tired sixth place in the 1,500m final, still running 4:48.15 for a season’s best to cap a marvellous three days of racing after the 800m heat and final.
Allan Long claimed a European silver medal in the M75 60m final, clocking 8.96 after winning his heat in a season’s best 8.90. Giuseppe Minetti brought home a silver medal as part of the second-placed Great Britain M45 4x200m relay team.
Sunday’s Frank Harmer Memorial 10k race in Brockwell Park saw Nick Bester place second in 34:10, just seven seconds behind the race winner.
It was a comfortable home team win with Jeff Cunningham third in 34:27, Gary Ironmonger fifth in 35:40, Sam Knight sixth in 37.40, Jonathan Ratcliffe seventh in 38:07, Gavern Newsum ninth in 38:55 and James Ward 12th in 39:54 all in the top dozen.
Harriers’ women emulated this feat as they occupied the first three female places courtesy of Karen Ellison (first in 41:40), Monika Gajek (second in 42:52) and Helen Hadjam (third in 42:54), with Abby Pennington sixth in 46.06.
On Saturday in Valencia four Herne Hill runners raced in the Mass Race at the World Half Marathon Championship. Jack Brotchie was 200th in a PB of 75:26, Simon Messenger came 828th in 83:11. Eriç Dol was 2,285th in 92:44 with a good PB for Pippa Messenger (1:45:31).
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