Paula peaking for Madrid - The Stratford Observer

Paula peaking for Madrid

Stratford Editorial 13th Mar, 2018   0

WITH the European Masters Indoor Athletics Championships about to begin in Madrid, Stratford Athletic Club’s Paula Williams seems to have timed her peak to perfection.

Competing in the British Masters Indoor Championships at Lee Valley in London, she won two gold medals and a bronze.

In the 60m hurdles, her favorite event, she won easily in a new personal best of 9.51 seconds, more than three-tenths better than her PB at the start of this season.

She then switched straight to the shot put, which she won with 10.31m, just two centimetres below her PB. After a short break, she then had a very close race in the 60m, crossing the line in 8.25 seconds, another new PB and nearly three-tenths better than her PB at the start of season.

Her Stratford team-mates Phil Brennan and Peter Coote were also in action. Brennan, also getting ready for the trip to Madrid, had a tough race in the 1,500m, taking the silver medal in a new club record time for his age group.

Coote was pleased with a new PB in the 60m, but less pleased by his performances in the discus and javelin in which he finished just outside the medals in fourth place in both.


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