European Masters Indoor Championships

Update from our roving reporter in Italy:

Four athletes were competing in the European Masters Championship in Ancona, Italy, over the last week.

Jo Locker was in 3rd place for most of the 3000m but faded near the end and finished 4th. She recovered in time to run a strong race for a silver medal in the 1500m in 4:52. She was then the first finisher in the British W35 team who took the bronze medal in the cross country race.

Chris Taplin entered the 400m. He ran 55.82 in the heats to qualify comfortably for the semi finals and then ran a lifetime best of 54.55 in the semis, missing out on a place in the final by 0.2s.

Susie McLoughlin was part of the silver medal winning team in the 4 x 200m and finished fourth in the W35 400m in 59.87.

Sarah Burke qualified for the finals of the W40 60m hurdles and was part of the 4 x 200m team that finished fifth.