Steve Peters sweeps M60 sprints at British masters nationals
Athletics Weekly (aka the British T&FN but actually covering all of track) reports on old-reliable Steve Peters taking the 1, 2 and 4 at British masters nationals over the weeken. Steve is tbe UK version of Bill Collins вЂ” class act, fast act. AW says: “He had won world titles last year but his commitments elsewhere had limited his own athletic outings. His 12.38 and 57.03 100m and 400m on the opening day were followed by a 200m win at lunchtime on the Sunday in 24.64, faster than the M55 winner. He said he was most pleased by his work with Commonwealth 100m silver medalist Adam Gemili.” Steve is a world-class sports psychologist (whom I tried to psych out at the Lahti wait room to no avail). Results of the Aug. 9-10 meet attracting 650 to Birmingham are posted here. In other British vets news, Jo Pavey won the Euro open 10K Tuesday in 32:22.39 “to become, at 40 years of age, the oldest ever female European champion and claim her first major title.” The listed W40 WR is 31:40.97.