*World masters indoor championships*
* Daegu south Korea Thursday 23 march*
World championship week continues in Daegu, South Korea and on Thursday the
men’s 3000m was staged.
Ilford AC’s Rob Sargent ran in the M60 category. He ran a steady 15 laps on
the 200m track to come home in 12th in 14mins 16.21 secs.
*World Masters Indoor Championship
**Daegu south Korea
**Saturday 25 March*
The last day of the world masters indoor championship dawned overcast and
drizzled but dried out by the start at 8am of one of the outdoor events
staged at the games – The Half Marathon.
Ilford AC”s Rob Sargent was among the Brits entered in a field made up of
The course was over 2 laps around the Daegu stadium where the 2011 IAAF
world athletics championships were staged.
Rob was running in the M60 age category where Poland were the favourites
for the team title from South Korea with Spain and GB battling it out for
the minor medal.
Rob started steadily aiming at 5 minute kilometres. He reached 8km in 39
minutes and halfway in 53. The second lap was tougher but he stuck to the
task finishing in 1hr 49 mins. 51 seconds for 28tn in the age grouping.
South Korea surprisingly beat Poland for the team title and the Brits took
the bronze medal lead by Paul Thompson of Cambuslang AC in Glasgow who won
the M60 individual title with Dulwich Runners Andy Murray next home and
Ilford.s Rob Sargent closing the team.
Rob was pleased with his run and to have helped GB to the place on the
*Lee Valley Half Marathon Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Saturday 25th March
Closer to home Carlie Qirem competed in the ‘Lee Valley Half Marathon’ set
in Lee Valley’s Velo park, a normal home for cycling.
On this Moto GP styled one mile race circuit, nearly 200 athletes completed
just over 13 laps of short sharp hills.
Carlie was very pleased with her time of 1:49:36 which put her in 66th place
and placed her as the 6th fastest female on the day