British Masters medals and a new world record

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A world record and two British records were the highlights for the Rugby and Northampton Club Athletes at the British Masters indoor championships at Lea Valley in London.

The three records went to the over 60s ladies proving age is no reason to stop trying.

Northampton based Angela Copson, who has only been running for four years, claimed the world record for the W60 3000m in a winning time of 11mins 29.03s.

Just to make sure the trip to London was worthwhile she also picked up silvers in the 1500m, 5:26.81s and the 800m in 2:48.11s.

Jean Fail, who bases her training in Rugby and only transferred to R&N last year, set new British best performances in the W60 60m Hurdles 10.69s and the long jump 4.02m.

Lesley Willis despite being hampered by a back injury managed a gold in the W45 age group 60m Hurdles with 11.86s and 6th in the shot with 6.68m, but was unable to complete the high jump.

The men were also represented with John Evans successfully contesting the M75 age group. Gold in the triple jump 7.69m, silvers in the 200m 34.93s and long jump 3.65m and a 5th in the 60m 10.19s. Not quite the sedentary weekend behaviour some associate with those over 75.

Youngster Clive Morrison who recently returned to the sport, now in the M45 age group, set a personal best in the indoor 60m heat of 7.64s.

In the final his time of 7.68 achieved 5th place.