Dr. Peters treating his M50 rivals to speed
Dr. Stephen Peters — the M45 world champion in the sprints at 2003 worlds in Puerto Rico (even though he turned 50 during the meet) — looks to be in fine form for San Sebastian in five weeks. He topped the M50 finals in the 100, 200 and 400 at the British Masters Athletic Championships, whose results also are online here (in an Excel database file).
The meet was held over this past weekend in Birmingham.
Peters, 52, won the 100 in 11.82 (into a 1.5 mps wind), 200 in 23.76 (into a 2.5 mps wind) and 400 in 53.12. Not bad for a two-day meet.
On the other end of the age spectrum, Allan Meddings, 77, won the M75 100 in the fine time of 14.57.
The M40 long hurdles was pretty deep:
1 Neil Tunstall 43 SWVAC 57.45
2 Jonathan Tilt 42 SCVAC 57.57
3 Anthony Archdeacon 43 OPEN 58.83
4 Danny Hodge 42 SCVAC 59.92
5 Iain Moody 44 MVAC 60.89
6 Andrew Waddington 43 SWVAC 62.98
But the rest of the results were relatively pedestrian, and included the worst two-letter designation you can get.
In the M85 3K walk, 89-year-old Ernie Warwick — the oldest athlete at the meet — was DQ’d.
What a heartless sport.