Masters Athletics 2018

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2017 was an unusual year for me. Shoulder injury dictated that I couldn't race all year, while I concentrated on rehabilitating the damage. It paid off, and I'm back racing in 2018, I hope.


SCVAC Indoor Championships, Lee Valley,
Sunday 18 February 2018

My return to racing! I was very happy to win my 200 metres, but less happy to irritate my right calf in doing so. It meant I had to pull out of the 60 metres. I guess it gave me a chance to get a few photos I'd not otherwise have taken.

here for a gallery of 192 shots of track events from the day.

UK Masters Inter Area Match, Lee Valley,
Sunday 4 March 2018

Some very bad weather in the days before this event had meant a number of the events were not well supported, but there were still enough there for the match to over-run by more than an hour!

There are 229 photos in my gallery. They are mainly from the events in the morning. I spent most of the afternoon warming up, racing and doing all of the hanging about that taking part entails.

here for the photos.

British Masters Indoor Championships 2018, Lee Valley
10 and 11 March 2018

Resting an injury before the European Masters a week later meant that I didn't compete in this year's British Masters Indoors. The up-side of that was that I got to shoot a lot of events I'd otherwise have missed.

here for a page which has the links to those photos.

European Masters Indoor Championships 2018, Madrid
19 to 24 March 2018

here for a separate page covering my experiences at the 2018 European Masters Indoors, and to see my photos from the week.


SCVAC Championships 2018, Ashford
Saturday 26 May 2018

To be frank, this was a poorly supported event. I nearly missed it, having got it into my head that it was on the following day! I had raced twice the evening before, and photographed my local parkrun before setting out for Ashford, so I wasn't feeling that great. It was also a very hot day. Nevertheless, I won gold in both of my sprints, and even took top spot in the national rankings for 2018 to date in one of them. I was, of course pretty worn out by the time I got home.

The gallery
here is of the photos I managed to take while not racing, warming up, warming down, etc.


The first Masters Grand Prix, City Athletics Stadium, Sheffield,
Saturday 23 June 2018

Brainchild of sprinter and decathlete Darren Scott, who hopes this will become part of a series of such events around the country, the Grand Prix was a Masters and Open meeting, with track events seeded on entry times. This made for some very close racing, particularly in the 100 and 200 metres series. Great also to have UK international and Olympic athlete Jenny Meadows as announcer and commentator.

I raced three times during the day. I withdrew from the 200 metres as well. I don't know what got into me when I was making my entries! I was so busy warming up, racing, etc that I only really had time to shoot a basic set of photos of as many of the track events as possible. There were a few jumps and throws on the programme, but I'd not have been able to get even a representative set of shots of these. I mention this as fact, not apology. There is only one of me, and my own racing needs take priority.

You will find 213 photos from the day


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