Lewes AC athlete competes on the European stage
Taking part in the 12th edition of European Masters Indoor Championships in Madrid in March Ciaran Harvey won a silver medal as part of the British men’s over 40 4x200m relay team. With a record number of 4,000 athletes from 40 countries taking part in these Championships this was a fantastic achievement.
Running in the British team the team secured their silver medal in a very fast time of 1.35.55. They were just a touch behind the winning Spanish team and in front of the French team.
This was a brilliant effort on the European stage which was made even more impressive as Ciaran mentioned that he pulled my hamstring in the relay and had to push through the last 80 metres in pain.
Now at the top end of the men over 40 age group Ciaran managed 6th place in the 60m and 6th place in the 200m.
Over the winter Ciaran has been training in the relative warmth at Lee Valley and like most veteran athletes look forward to being the youngest in the next age group as he will turn 45 in October. Come the summer and ham string recovery Ciaran looks forward to continuing to compete for the club.