European Masters Champs. 16-25/8/12

There was success for Cheltenham Harriers athletes at the European Veterans’ Athletics Championships held in Zittau, Germany last week. Mike Gardiner won the gold medal in the M40 category 400 metres with his best performance as a masters athlete of 49.82 seconds. Jane Horder came away with 3 gold medals, winning the W55 300m hurdles in time of 49.04 seconds, narrowly outside her own world record, and helping both the British W55 4×100m and W50 4×400m relay teams to victory. Jane supplemented these with a silver medal from the W55 80m hurdles (13.56 seconds). Tony Noel also struck gold, as a member of the winning GB M50 4×400m relay team after having finished 6th in the final of the individual 400m event in a time of 55.89 seconds.