Rolt bolts to steeplechase title while super Sophie is victorious at Iceknham

Andy Rolt in action
Andy Rolt in action
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Vale’s Andrew Rolt and Julia Austin travelled to The Alexander Stadium in Birmingham last weekend to take part in the British Masters Athletic Federation Track and Field Championships.

Unfortunately the weather was cold and windy which did affect most performances throughout the weekend.

Julia took part in Saturday’s W45 1500m race in a very competitive field where the leaders went out very fast indeed. Julia ran extremely well finishing in 4th position in a time of 5:18:62.

Andrew was running in the M45 3000m steeplechase and retained his title in style finishing in 11:13:17, more than 25 seconds ahead the 2nd placed athlete.

Andrew reports that in the race two people fell at the first barrier and a further two went head first into the first water jump!

Meanwhile, Sophie Delderfield continued her great year with a win at the Ickenham 5 mile road race on Sunday.

She finished 16th overall, but 1st lady in a new PB of 30:22.

This will give Sophie tremendous confidence for another strong cross country season.

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