Jenkins throws her weight about to land a super silver
A five-star performance from Nene Valley Harrier Andrea Jenkins earned her an Over 40 throwing pentathlon silver medal at the World Masters Track and Field Championship in Malaga.
Jenkins is no stranger to the podium in this event with Over 40 world gold to her name in 2016 and the European gold in 2017.
After launching the hammer a distance of 45.05m, and the shot 9.88m, the talented thrower was comfortably in second place.
After a brief hiccup with a discus distance of 35.30m and a throw of 21.25m in the javelin, Jenkins had dropped to third position.
However, her Czech rival was unable to come close to Jenkins weighted throw of 14.42m, and the silver medal was hers with a points haul of 3,536.
The gold went to Australian Byrony Glass who totalled 3,690 points.
Reigning European Over 35 Indoor Masters 400m champion Dave Brown just missed out on repeating his 2015 world bronze when finishing fourth in the final.
Brown couldn’t have done a lot more after running season’s bests of 50.60 in his semi-final and 50.53 in the final, saying: “Given the injuries and niggles this summer I’m delighted. Fourth fastest in the world, that’s not too shabby.”
Rapidly improving Nene Valley Harrier Jordan Foster knocked 12 minutes off her marathon best in Berlin, getting round in 3:01.00.
Going through the halfway mark in 1:29.52, Foster was on schedule for a sub three-hour marathon, but fighting fatigue in the last three miles the 27 year-old slowed slightly, but not enough to stop her celebrating a hugely successful run.
“The Berlin Marathon was always my goal race,” said Foster, “but after suffering a hamstring tear during the peak weeks of the training block I decided to take the pressure off going for my original goal and just enjoy it!
“On the morning of the race I just decided to go out at a comfortable pace and see how long I could hold on for, and somehow I managed to hold on for almost the whole race!
“I got a brand new PB, finished 121st woman and 14th British woman. The support around the course was amazing and seeing the gate at the finish was definitely a highlight, although I didn’t realise how far away the finish line still was. That was the longest 0.2 miles of the race!
“I could kick myself for giving up a little when it started to hurt, but but I’m still over the moon with 3:01.
“I’ve got Switzerland at the end of October and would like to go sub three hours there. I’m doing London next year and my goal is 2:50.”