Masters gold for road runner John

Joseph Bulmer

North Devon Road Runner John Shapland travelled to Northumberland to compete in the Tynedale 10 mile road race, which incorporated the British Masters Athletics Federation 10 mile championships.

The route was from Hexham to Ovingham - an undulating first five miles, followed by a fairly flat four miles, before a steep climb to the finish.

John completed the course in 59 mins 02 secs to finish 20th overall out of the 700 entrants and win the British Masters V55 gold medal, finishing in front of the first V50 runner.