Belated congrats to Darren Scott and mates on M35 WR for 4×200
Lesley Richardson sent along some great photos from the Eurovets indoor meet in Ghent, Belgium вЂ” M40 sprint champ Darren Scott and W55 distance queen Gail Duckworth. Darren’s picture reminded me that I never got around to sharing news (from early February) that he and some friends broke 1:30 in the indoor 4×200 for a world record at a Midlands AA meeting. Darren wrote me: “I put together a relay team to have a crack at breaking the world indoor M35 4x200m record at the Birmingham Games (on Feb. 6, 2011). The team was Mark Dunwell M40, Jim Tipper M35, Bernard Ward M35 and Darren Scott M40. The record was held by the italians in 2008 with 1.30.38. We ran 1:29.95 to set a new world indoor 4x200m record. The day before, I ran my quickest indoor 200m so far winning it in 22.16 at Sheffield. My main aim is to peak for the Eurovets in March, where I will be running a 200m and 400m.” So how did Darren do in Belgium? Not bad: 22.31 (a mammoth 0.7 ahead of second place) and 51.02 (a second ahead of No. 2). Meanwhile, check out the rest of Lesley’s masterful images.