September 17th/18th: British masters championships

Report from Caroline Marler:

*new European record*

I had been trying to break the W65 outdoor British 400m record this season , but with no success except at a meeting where it didn’t count as there was no electronic timing.
At the above Championships I had better fortune and whilst winning the gold medal in the 400m W65 broke the existing record of 73.48 by over a second.
The result was as follows: 1st Caroline Marler 72.37; 2nd Brenda Fee 80.49
It also sliced nearly a tenth off the European record which was 72.45, set in 2010 by Riet Jonkers of the Netherlands.
On the second day of the Championships I added 2 silver medals, in the 200m and the 800m.
All my training and the last couple of races this seasonare geared towards competing in the World Masters Track & Field Championships in Perth, Australia in late October/early November.


  1. #1 by Matt P on September 21, 2016 - 12:17 pm

    Fantastic result Caroline, and good luck in Australia. British and European champion!

  2. #2 by Howard on September 21, 2016 - 2:13 pm

    Well done Caroline. You will do well no doubt because the photo shows you making it look easy!

  3. #3 by Andrew Robertshaw on September 21, 2016 - 7:11 pm

    I think that might just be a new club record too then 🙂 top running Caroline

  4. #4 by phil robinson on September 21, 2016 - 11:50 pm

    cracking effort caroline!
    terrific stuff!

  5. #5 by Caron on September 22, 2016 - 8:59 pm

    You are an inspiration! Good luck in Oz

  6. #6 by Antonio Cardinale on September 22, 2016 - 10:36 pm

    Fabulous results , Congratulations to Caroline M. for the new European record in 72.37 , and as well for the silver medals in the 200m and 800m , very top running , just awesome racing , well done Caroline.

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