Weʼre raising £2,500 to help to cover the costs to be able to compete at the World Masters Games in Auckland, New Zealand in April 2017
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I have been competing in athletics since 1999 for Ashford Athletics Club & when reaching the age of 35 in 2009 I qualified to compete as a Masters athlete.
Masters athletics at National & International level is divided into age groups of 5 years, from the M35 (men 35 – 39yrs), through to the M95 & M100. I have competed in every British championships since turning 35 both indoor & outdoor, I am currently in the M40 category (aged 42).
The competition entry at all levels for Masters has to be funded by the athlete as there is no support from the national athletics body.
I won my first British title at the indoor British Championships aged 35 years & 5 days in the high jump after winning a silver the previous day in the 60m hurdles. During that summer I won my second British title at the outdoor championships for the 110m hurdles.
This year I won the indoor British championships for 60m hurdles in the M40 age group which became my 13th British title.
My first international competition came in 2011 when I traveled the short distance from Kent to Gent in Belgium for the European Masters indoor championships.
2013 was my next international competition where I traveled to Turin in Italy in August for the World Masters Games. This competition is a Masters equivalent of the Olympics as there were up to 30 different sports with over 20,000 participants from 107 different countries competing.
In Turin I won my first international medals, winning 2 silvers for the 110m hurdles & 400m hurdles, then won a gold & bronze as part of the 4x400m & 4x100m relay teams.
October 2015 was the European Masters Games in Nice, France, which had 27 different sports & over 7,200 competitors. I won gold for 110m hurdles, silver for 400m hurdles & bronze for 400m, along with making the final for both the 100m (8th) & 200m (6th).
I am now planning the next international competition, the World Masters Games in Auckland New Zealand in April 2017 & trying to win more medals.
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Dec 3, 2016
Good luck Pete. Hope you can raise enough to make the trip. You have a silver medal to improve on ...
Oct 19, 2016
Best of luck mate!
Oct 15, 2016
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