Four Sunderland Harriers were among 704 British athletes, and more than 8,000 from around the world, that took part in the World Masters Championships in Malaga, Spain.

The record numbers were accommodated in four stadiums, with events starting from 8am with the mammoth programme taking over 12 days to complete.

Athletes ages ranged from Over-35 to Over-100, where India’s Man Kaur, at the age of 101, took over three minutes to complete her Women’s 100m and 200m sprint double.

Sunderland Harriers Put On A Masterful Display.

Three of the Sunderland athletes came away from the championships with North East Masters records to their name.

The oldest Sunderland Harrier on show was Over-55 Christine Elliott, who set two North East Masters records in the javelin B event (17.24) and the B hammer with a throw of 24.4.

Her daughter, Jacqueline Etherington, finished eighth in the 2,000m steeplechase final to also break her own North East Masters record with her run of 7.43.12.

She also improved her standing at the top of the UK Over-35 steeplechase rankings.

Vicky Haswell was seventh in her heat of the 800m (2.31.39) and she was also in record breaking form in her other event, the javelin, where she smashed the North East Masters record with her throw of 25.08....

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