Masters Athletics 2011

SCVAC Indoor Championships, Pickett’s Lock,
Sunday 20 February 2011

I have my worries about this Championship. Fields are dwindling. I ran badly for my first outing of the year, while recovering from injury and a cold. However, there were some good performances. Less keen on the midday to 9pm timetable!

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BMAF British Masters Indoor Championships,
Lee Valley Saturday 26 February and Sunday 27 February 2011

A great event, with national and international records aplenty. For me, a disaster. No speed in the 60m, and a calf injury five minutes before the 200m meant this was a weekend I would rather forget. Being the only photographer to cover the weekend made it an extra challenge this year!

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European Veterans Athletics Championships Indoors (EVACI) 2011,
Ghent, Belgium
Tuesday 16 to Sunday 20 March 2011

I was injured a few weeks before I went, but got on well in Round 1 of the 200m, only for my left calf to go again in the semi-final. This meant I had lots of time to take all these pictures of the great people taking part in this very enjoyable event. I’d still rather have raced more often, though.

Opening Ceremony 15 March 2011
Day 1 - Wednesday 16 March 2011
Day 2 – Thursday 17 March 2011
Day 3 — Friday 18 March 2011
Day 4 — Saturday19 March 2011
Day 5 — Sunday 20 March 2011

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Southern Counties Veterans Athletics Club 2011 Championships
Julie Rose Stadium, Ashford, 5 June 2011

What an awful day. Rain and strong winds from start to finish. Very small turn-out meant I almost got to photograph everyone in every event. I am really glad I did not take part. I hope these Championships bounce back next year.

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BMAF British Masters Athletics Championships 2011
Alexander Park, Birmingham 25/26 June 2011

Alexander Park was a building site, but the weather held very good most of the time, and there were some memorable performances, though unexpectedly small fields in some events. I got 4th in the M55 100m and was quite pleased, though I fell crossing the line, and will carry the marks for a long time!

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WMA World Masters Athletics Championships
Sacramento, California, USA
5 to 17 July 2011

My galleries, covering every day of WMA 2011 competition, are here . There are thousands of photos, so enjoy!

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British Masters Inter-Area Competition, Solihull
Sunday 7 August 2011

If the national championships are the king of the domestic season. This event is the queen.

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The 2nd European Masters Games
Lignano, Italy, September 2011


I raced in these Games (4th in 200m and a gold in the 4x100m relay) but I was on a long journey around Europe at the time, and did not take any photographs for the five days I was in Lignano. Sorry.

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