Alan's Gold and Silver at World Indoor Masters Championships
Leicester Coritanian AC had reason to celebrate recently when club member Alan Mellett returned from the World Indoor Masters Championships in Budapest, Hungary with a gold and a silver medal. The eighty-year-old ran 9.74 in the 60m final to take silver, beating competitors from Germany, Russia and Italy. In the 200m he was the fastest qualifier and went on to win the gold with a time of 34.16. He was also part of the British 4x200m relay team.
LCAC Team Manager Cherie D'Silva commented, "Alan Mellett is a member of Leicester Coritanian AC and still actively competes in the Track & Field League for us. Not bad at age 80 and a credit to our club and Masters Team - he is our oldest competing member I think. I am sure we all wish to congratulate him!"
Alan will also be competing in National Champs for British Masters. A member of Midland Masters Athletic Club and the British Masters Athletic Federation. Alan headed the British ranking lists for 2010 men 75 to 79 for the 100 and 200m and ranked third All Time for age group 200m. He won bronze in both events in the European Vets Champs in Hungary in 2010 and set a new indoor 400m record for the age group at Enfield in March 2010 in the BMAF Champs.
Why not watch or join athletes like Alan at the Masters T&F League?
30th April 7.00pm - Leicester
28th May 7.00pm - Leamington
25th June 7.00pm - Rugby
30th July 7.00pm - Nuneaton
31st August 11am - Stoke (Cup Final)
This article is courtesy of the England Athletics website