Tuesday, March 9, 2010

King of the World!

(Sorry, Don, I couldn't help myself with the title).
We have a WORLD CHAMPION!! As some of you may know, the World Masters Champs was held in Kamloops this past week and our very own Don King was in the half marathon road race. Anyone over 35 (nearly all of us) qualifies as a Master and, putting it kindly, Don is one category above that. However, he showed all the younger competitors a clean pair of heels and won the whole race outright! Making him World Masters Champion for the half marathon!
Don's time (73 minutes) was very close to his PR and caps off a great season for him which started with the Sacramento marathon. Rumours that he had to take a drugs AND age test after the race have yet to be confirmed although we understand that officials took some convincing that he was anywhere over 30.
Wednesday night is the last night at the Oval before it shuts for the season so let's have a good turn out. We will be having outdoor Wednesday night sessions after that. And keep the evening of Wednesday March 24 free for our Club 5k champs. More details to come soon...

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