James Colclough has been competing in the World Masters Championships in Tampere, Finland this week, in the M40 400m.
He started off with an easy win in the heat in 52.47s; third fastest of the heats. In the semifinal in pouring rain he came 2nd in an M40 club best time of 51.49s, again for 3rd overall in the semis. In the final, he came a magnificent 4th; again improving his M40 club best time to 50.99s, his personal fastest since his senior days in 2011 and only 0.7s off his absolute best in 2003!
He also ran the first leg of the 4×100 where they finished 2nd, but were subsequently disqualified because the 3rd leg runner still had his hand on the baton as the 4th leg runner exited the box. Unfortunately the 4th leg runner started off far too early and had to stop to take the baton.
The 4 x 400m the following day they finished 4th in a time of 3m 32.30s
An amazing achievement all round for James, Congratulations.