August 25th-31st – European Vets Championships, Izmir, Turkey

Otley AC’s athlete Caroline Marler reports:

These championships were held in very hot conditions but the timetable was split into two sessions to avoid the midday sun. I ran my individual events, the 400m and 800m before it got too hot luckily (8.30 a.m. & 9.20 a.m.)
I was pleased to win both comfortably, retaining the 400m title I won 2 years ago in Zittau, Germany.
The results with first 3 positions were as follows:
400m Women 60-65
1st Caroline Marler (G.B)70.23 – this was my fastest for 2 years
2nd Anna Micheletti (Italy) 73.03
3rd Ulla Karneback 75.04

800m. Women 60-65
1st Caroline Marler 2.48.05 (my best since winning the World Champs. in Brazil last year)
2nd Ingerlise Jensen (Denmark) 2.51.68
3rd Anne Debray (France) 2.54.92

I was also part of the 4x100m & 4 x400m relay squads which won gold medals.

  1. #1 by Antonio Cardinale on September 8, 2014 - 9:55 pm

    It is fantastic Caroline to run 4 winning races at such level . Congratulation for your 4 gold european medals , you deserve a gold medal also from our running club and from the Otley Town as well , well done indeed.

  2. #2 by Howard on September 9, 2014 - 8:36 am

    Well done Caroline, in the heat too! The terrific photo sums it up nicely. I think the Turkish for Midas must be Marler!

  3. #3 by Hannah on September 9, 2014 - 12:17 pm

    Bloody hell Caroline, that’s really impressive. Well done!

  4. #4 by Matt P on September 10, 2014 - 11:20 am

    You’ve had an impressive year Caroline – well done. Was Izmir a nice place to spend time?

  5. #5 by Dave Brocklehurst on September 10, 2014 - 3:57 pm

    Well done Caroline

  6. #6 by Peter McGouran on September 10, 2014 - 4:48 pm

    It’s good to see you still have a spring in your step! Fantastic results.

  7. #7 by Simon Anderson on September 12, 2014 - 10:38 am


  8. #8 by Caron Ralph on September 14, 2014 - 5:25 pm

    Brilliant as ever Caroline!

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