Julia and Di on the pace at British champs

The British Masters 5K champs were recently held in Horwich just outside Bolton, as part of their annual Festival of Cycling and Running.

Eastbourne runners were delighted to come away with two medals in the Women’s over 50 age group.

Julia Armstrong, a Eastbourne resident but a member of Brighton and Hove AC, took silver in a time of 20.10 whilst Eastbourne Rovers member Di Farmer was hot on her heels to finish in 20.45 and grab the Bronze.

Horwich is a tough, lap circuit with the runners negotiating an uphill section four times into a strong headwind - so Diane was particularly pleased to have run over a minute faster than expected.