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President's profile                3

I continued to run in open      years ago, I now just go         Chasing down Sebastian Coe at
and Masters’ competitions       jogging twice a week and go      a British League meeting.
after turning 40, clocking      swimming in Loughborough’s
3:59 for 1500m, 14:40           50m pool.                        part of my life for the last 35
for 5000m and 30:14 for                                          years and it is an honour to be
10,000m. I thought these        Since turning 40 my main         asked to be Club President.
were reasonable times but       priority has been coaching,      I hope club members will
then Dave Taylor came           rather than competing, and       accept a Yorkshire man as
along and relieved me of all    in 2001 I was appointed the      President! I’m really keen to
my club records! I believe I    Club coach for the girls’        do all I can in the coming
still hold the club record for  middle/long distance squad       year to help in the continued
M50 3000m at 9:11 but Dave      at Loughborough University.      success of our fantastic club!
Heath has been running          Coaching is very rewarding,
rather well recently so that    helping athletes develop and              Dave Cordell/Bill Foster
will not last long either!      progress towards their goals.
                                It’s a big commitment and I
I managed to win a few          have a group of 30-35 girls
medals at various World         doing the main Tuesday and
Masters’ championships, over    Saturday sessions, but I really
a range of distances from       enjoy it. Lauren Deadman
1500m to 10,000m, including     was my most successful
gold medals at 3000m indoors    athlete in 2015, running 9.04
as an M45 and M50. ln 2008      for 3000m, 15.45 for 5000m
I ran 73:26 to finish first     and 33.16 for 10k road.
M50 in the Great North Run
half marathon. However,         Blackheath and Bromley
following a knee injury four    Harriers AC has been a big
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