BMAF Virtual Road Relays 5k

3 months 1 week ago - 3 months 1 week ago #4188 by Jan Forrester
 Another Virtual Challenge alsotook place from 14th-20th June – this time a National;The British Masters Athletic Federation (BMAF) Virtual 5k Relays, celebrating
the Masters’ Road Relay Championships at Sutton Park, Sutton Coldfield, which
were cancelled due to the Coronavirus. 
The event was for UK Athletics affiliated clubs with an optional
donation to MacMillan Nurses charity, with a total of over £12,000 raised from
4,141 entries. The event replicated the 10 year age bands for masters – 35-44,
45-54, 55-64, 65-74, 75+ for Men and Women. 
The course totalling 5k, most running from home.Colin Davenport was 1stMAC in the M35-44 category in 17.54 in a field of 814.  John Thorpe 18.44, Ian Watson 18.54, Dennis
Belbin 20.49, Dan Ashcroft 21.15. John Hopkinson 23.02.  In the M45-54 category Chris Gillott 20.00, Andy
Mellor 20.18 and Jonathan Tyson 21.15 in a field of 682.  In the M55-64 Simon Croft 20.33 and Dennis
Holmes 24.22 in a field of 349.  In the
M65-74 Tony Barrable 19.55 and Les Thurston 25.49 in a field of 131.    The
winner overall was Paul Martelletti in 14.41.For the Ladies – In the W45-54Catherine Else 24.44 in a field of 431 runners. 
In the W55-64 Ellie Salomoni 26.37 in a field of 205.  W65-74 category Jan Forrester 25.32, Judith
Holt 27.55, Tessa Jackson 29.15 and Ann Armistead 30.21 in a field of 46
runners.  The Lady winner overall was
Elizabeth Davies in 16.54.  

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