FENCING: Peterborough man wins a British Championship silver

Silver medallist Chris Howser.
Silver medallist Chris Howser.
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Local fencer Chris Howser, a 43 year-old from Yarwell, won a silver medal in the 68-strong men’s epee event at the British Veterans Championships in Gloucester recently.

The championships are open to all fencers aged 40 and over and after winning it last year, Howser started as the number one seed.

He had a tough last 16 fight against seven-times winner Neal Mallett before edging through 8-7, then he proceeded comfortably to the final.

There he met former world pentathlon champion Richard Phelps and after an epic battle had to concede victory at 10-9 and settle for silver this time round.