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And #SHINE Dean does!

Dean Richardson, one of our parents and supporters is now (again, or still I think) crowned champion of Britain & Europe in the Male 45 category over 800M & 1500M!

This weekend, he was in Madrid representing Great Britain, competing in the European Masters Indoor Championships and unsurprisingly dominated from the off to take the gold in both races.

This comes just 2 weeks after he did the same at the British Masters Champs, which was just a week after marshaling at one of our runs to help us out!

You can see footage of the races here, where in the 800M, after a relatively relaxed 600, he asserts his quality & experience to lead the race into a finish time of 2:02.87

Here we see Dean lead from the off to dominate the Spaniards on home turf and finish with with a mind boggling 4:06.51 to break the long standing Championship record!

We’re proud and lucky to have Dean as one of our regulars! It’s by surrounding our kids with people like Dean that they will flourish and thrive so well done and thank you Dean, the fastest old man in Europe!!!  Well done Dean, Kev, and all of the team at City of Stoke AC