ATHLETICS: Bowers bags British Masters Championships gold - and fellow Hunts AC stars are among the medals

Bob Ellingham won silver at the British Masters Championships.

Bob Ellingham won silver at the British Masters Championships. - Credit: Archant

Phil Bowers enjoyed a dramatic success at the British Masters Championships last weekend.

Jo Abel of Hunts AC earned a silver medal at the British Masters Championships.

Jo Abel of Hunts AC earned a silver medal at the British Masters Championships. - Credit: Archant

The Hunts AC man leaped to 5.26m in the final jump of the competition to claim M50 long jump gold.

Bowers also added two further medals to his collection. He took silver with a 10.53m effort in the M50 triple jump and cleared 1.50m for bronze in the M50 high jump.

Plenty of his clubmates also starred at the event in Birmingham.

Richard Phelan was runner-up in the long jump (4.76m) and pole vault (3.10m) in the M55 category while Bob Ellingham bagged silver by sending the hammer out to 40.82m at M50 level.


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Sandra Pedley was another silver medallist as she cleared 1.90m in the W50 pole vault while Jo Abel was pipped to victory in the final round of the W45 long jump after flying out to 4.63m.

Geoff Brewster got in on the medal-winning act with bronze in the M60 2,000m steeplechase in a time of 8.33.50.

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