ATHLETICS - Bromsgrove and Redditch AC members win several medals at British Masters Indoors and Winter Throws Championships - The Bromsgrove Standard

ATHLETICS - Bromsgrove and Redditch AC members win several medals at British Masters Indoors and Winter Throws Championships

BROMSGROVE and Redditch AC (BRAC) members came away with several medals and British titles at the recent British Masters Indoors and Winter Throws Championships.

The club’s athletes headed to Lee Valley Stadium in London where Sam Cater retained his British Masters javelin title with a throw of 37.61 metres.

And Julie Wakelam claimed gold in the women’s javelin with a throw of 17.64 metres to become British champion, one of four medals she won in total.

There was also a bronze medal for Faye Stanyard in the 1500 metres who crossed the line in five minutes and two seconds (5:02.00) to be selected for Midland Masters the following weekend where she improved her time to set a new BRAC record for her age group (5:00.74).




Cater began the weekend with a third place finish in the hammer (32.79 metres) before placing second in the discus (28.99 metres) the following day prior to his javelin win.

He also finished fifth in the shot put (10.34 metres) and fourth in the weight throw (9.42 metres)


Wakelam’s first medal came with a silver in the triple jump (7.07 metres) before she took the javelin title and finished the weekend with third place finishes in the hammer (29.66 metres) and weight throw (10.04 metres) events.

She also placed sixth in the long jump with a leap of 3.21 metres.

Deborah Ricci also took part in the championships as she came fourth in her 200 metres in 33.38 seconds heat before finishing in a time of 9.79 seconds in her 60 metres heat.

Bromsgrove and Redditch AC accommodate for all ages with with teams competing in Junior (under-11 to under-20), Senior (under-17 and above) and Masters (35 years and above) leagues across track and field, cross country and road relays.

For more information about the club visit: www.bromsgroveandredditchac.org.uk

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