Sunderland Harrier veteran Jacqueline Etherington’s busy period of championship indoor racing leads her to the British Championships on March 9/10 for her next engagement.
Following this, she then travels to Torun, in Poland, for the World Indoor Championships, where she will be competing between March 24-30 in the Over-40 800m, 1,500m and 3,000m.
The middle distance runner is heading to the championships in good form after a successful sortie in the Scottish Championships in Glasgow.
Jacqueline said: “I competed at the turn of the year in the Scottish Masters Over-40s 3km championships and returned with a silver medal and a 12 second PB. It was totally unexpected.
“I then went back up to Glasgow again for the championships last weekend and I came home with gold from the 800m. I also broke the championship record which had stood since 2000 (2.27.50). I clocked 2.25.46.
“Less than 90 minutes later, I did the 1,500m, coming second in 5.06.
“That was pretty tough, the lactic burn and the sore throat from the dry air! Both were pleasing and surprising performances.”
Etherington will miss this Saturday’s final North Eastern Harrier League at Alnwick, where the Sunderland women’s team are in a relegation battle in the First Division...