ATHLETICS: Reynolds reigns supreme

Kay Reynolds

Kay Reynolds

First published in Sport Oxford Mail: Photograph of the Author by , Sports reporter specialising in Rugby, Cricket and Athletics. Call me on 01865 425456


KAY Reynolds won double gold in the British Masters Athletic Federation (BMAF) Indoor Championships at Lee Valley, London.

The Radley ace won the vet 45 ladies’s 60m title in 8.49secs and added the 60m hurdles in 9.32.

Abingdon’s Noel Blatchford also bagged gold, with her victory coming in the vet 65 ladies 3,000m walk in a time of 18mins 14.9secs.

Radley’s Jan Ellacott won vet 50 ladies’ 400m silver in 1mins 09.02secs and 60m bronze in 9.05 – with both being personal bests.

The club’s haul continued with Lyn Ahmet (vet 60 ladies) winning triple jump silver with 7.29m and long jump bronze in 3.41.

Dave Kuester won three vet 65 field event men’s bronze medals.

The Bicester athlete’s third places came with distances of 30.71m in the hammer, 8.53m in the shot put and 11.35m in the weight (heavy hammer).



60m – vet 50: R Nelson (Rad) 8.07, A Walley (Abn) 8.30, P Stepney (Abn) 8.61 pb.

400m – vet 50: 5 R Nelson (Rad) 56.63.

Long jump – vet 50: P Stepney (Abn) 4.62.

Discus – vet 65: 4 D Kuester (Bic) 28.89.

Javelin – vet 65: 4 D Kuester (Bic) 30.79.


60m – vet 60: L Ahmet (Rad) 10.23.

200m – vet 60: L Ahmet (Rad) 36.74.

OXFORD City’s Jade O’Dowda was pipped for a pentathlon medal at the England Indoor Championships.

O’Dowda finished fourth in the under 15 girls’ category, just 21 points off bronze.

Her 3,139 points included personal bests in the long jump, high jump (fourth in UK under 15 rankings) shot and 800m.


60mh: 9.41. Long jump: 5.06. Shot: 7.20. High jump: 1.59. 800m: 2.32.25.

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