Grand Master... update!
Monday 20th August 2018
The Masters Grand Prix at Lee Valley on Sun 19 Aug saw an attempt at the V50 4x800m world record. Nigel Herron gives us an eye witness account:
“The team featured our very own Steve Atkinson.
I watched the race unfold from the 200m bend where I was calling out splits.
The record was a tough ask (average 2.06/runner) but the V50s were always in the hunt, chasing the V45 squad
Steve ran a strong 3rd leg, handing over to Adrian Haines who ran fantastically, chasing down the V45 team
Their time of 8:25.87 is a new British record by 14 seconds but the World record (held by a Swedish squad)was missed by a tantalising 8/100ths of a second.
It was quite windy down the home straight but well done to: Gary Burnett (2:05), David Cowlishaw (2:06), Steve Atkinson (2:08),Adrian Haines (2:06).
Earlier in the meeting Phil Grabsky (20:13.32) & Andrew Haig (21:49.34) ran the 5000m.
Nigel Herron ran his usual (?foolish) double:
800m in 2:37.0 and 1500m in 5:21.10
Full results should be available presently”