Another medal to add to Janette's collection!
It has been a busy few days for the Vics at the World Masters T&F champs. Janette Stevenson added to her medal collection with another brilliant performance in the 5,000m. In hot windy conditions Stevenson was up against two Americans one of whom, Kathleen Martin has recently set the world best road performance. With no love lost between the Americans they ran shoulder to shoulder for the opening two miles and occasionally exchanged elbows during surges as they battled for the lead. Stevenson running a controlled fast pace was comfortable in third positioned and closed in a little on the silver medalist over the final lap as the Cross Country champion Martin accelerated on the final lap to take the world record along with the title.
Ken Moncrieff completed a gruelling 12 hour Day 2 of the Decathlon which included 100m hurdles, discus, javelin, 1500m and a 3 hour pole vault competition where the officials and his fellow competitors where impressed by the level of support shown by the vocal Vics contingent. Assisted by impromptu video analysis (Brendan Lynch) and coaching (David Lothian) Ken produced his best pole vault performance in a couple of years. His heroic efforts, despite his troublesome hip, saw him finish in 11th place with a points total of 4,353.
Brendan Lynch made his debut in a World Championships running well to qualify for the final of the M65100m.
Seasoned campaigner, Alex Bryce rolled back the years to post a big improvement on performances this season to reach the final of the m55 800m. The ladies were not to be out done with Janette Stevenson continuing her gruelling schedule running well in an unfamiliar 800m to also qualify for the final. Caroline Lawless battled hard in a tough heat but unfortunately did not progress.
Over at the Erin Clark Stadium John Denholm finished 25th in the M65 5000m with a time of 22mins 33.67sec