Sunderland Harrier Jacqueline Etherington’s epic six days of competition in the World Masters’ Indoor and Outdoor Championships in Poland, resulted in many fine performances.

After winning an individual and team bronze in the 8k cross country and setting a personal best of 10.50.31 for fifth in the 3000m earlier in the week, she added to her medal collection.

She completed her stay in Torun by competing in the 800m heat on Wednesday and the 1500m on Saturday.

Sunderland Harrier Etherington Has Medal Success At World Championships.

She said: “I finished fifth in the 800m after avoiding a tumble with a season’s best of 2.25.25.

“Next up was the 1500m on Saturday and I set a PB of 4.52.38 for another fifth place.

“I finished the championships with team silver in the 4x200m relay and altogether I won one individual bronze, one team bronze and a team silver as well as setting two PBs. I was delighted with my performances.”

The Temple Park 5k yesterday saw Sunderland Harrier Paul MacLachlan continue his improvement by taking a massive chunk off his previous best.

Just two weeks after chopping 10 minutes off his half marathon PB, he sliced nearly half a minute off his fastest 5k.

He clocked 17.46 in finishing 12th to beat his 18.14 timing from 2018. Other Sunderland times were: 16th Alan Hodgson (18.21), 22nd Rowan James (19.03) and 30th Paul O’Brian (19.36). Sunderland Stroller Wendy Chapman finished 26th (19.19).

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