Four GB 60m titles for Carty, Powell, Spurway and Long, plus field wins for Moreland and Williams and road golds for Copson and Forse

Britain had a great day in the 60m finals but also picked up golds in the road 10km, discus and javelin at the World Masters Indoor Championships in Torun.

Evaun Williams won her second gold in two days as she easily won the W80 javelin with a world record 27.51m throw. The worst of her six throws was 24.99m and no one else managed better than 18.74m.

Jason Carty dominated the M45 60m as he won in a fast 7.01 to go close to Mario Longo’s 6.97 world record, easily breaking his own British record.

He won by two metres from Jeff Laynes’ 7.22 with, Ciaran Harvey picking up British bronze in 7.30.

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The most famous 60m sprinter in action (and the fastest) was Portugal’s 2004 Olympic 100m silver medallist and multiple European champion Francis Obikwelu.

He won M40 gold but had to come from behind to win in 6.90 from Sweden’s Lion Martinez’s 6.94.

Tamunonengiye-Ofori Ossai (also known as TJ!) won bronze in 7.02 ahead of GB team-mate Dominic Bradley.

Caroline Powell, who had an epic 400m the night before, bettering her own world record but finishing second, had an easy win in the W65 60m. Her time of 9.01 was easily her fastest this year and her best for four years, when she ran a 9.00 in Torun.

She won by three metres from GB team-mate Joylyn Saunders-Mullins, who ran 9.37 for silver.

W40 winner Claire Spurway was the model of consistency. She equalled the British record in her heat with 6.96 and then matched that in the final. It took all her effort though and she appeared to injure herself as she dipped. Monique Perry of Australia was second in 7.99.

Britain expected success in the M75 60m with five finalists though Charles Isetts fell and Barry Ferguson injured himself. Allan Long was mightily impressive as he won in 8.91, two metres up on team-mate Ian Foster, who ran 9.14.

Kirstin King finished a close second in the W55 race in 8.41 to world record-holder Nicole Alexis, who set her record in Torun four years ago at the European event. Alexis won in 8.37.

Jane Horder won W60 bronze in 9.14 in a race won by Spain’s Loles Vives in 8.99.

The fastest runner on view was W35 winner Esther Dankwah of the Netherlands who won in 7.69. The former Ghana 4x100m African champion won by two metres.

Germany’s Heike Martin won the W45 60m in 7.93 as Britain’s Michelle Thomas just missed out silver by 0.02 and bronze by 0.01 of a second in fourth with a 8.05 clocking.

Donald Brown won the M55 bronze in 7.60 behind France’s Andre Bancod’s 7.42.

And another bronze was won by Mark Phills in the M50 race in 7.49 though he only did so by three thousandths of a second. The gold went to USA’s Kamell Vickers with 7.29.

The oldest women’s race was won by Irena Obera in a W85 world record 12.28.

Man Kaur of India won the W100 unchallenged in the race in 35.80 and she also won the javelin with a 4.01m throw.

The oldest men’s race (M90+) was won by Greece’s Konstantinos Chatziemmanouil in 13.06 but the standout run came from Pekka Pentilla of Finland, who set a M95 world record of 14.09.

Third overall and taking M90 silver was Britain’s Dalbir Singh Deol, who ran 14.11.

It’s not unusual for Tom Jones to win titles and the American won M65 gold in 7.91.

The most impressive men’s race was probably from USA’s Charles Allie.

He had won the 400m in style the night before and with a running style and cadence that could be of someone 50 years younger, he won the M70 title by four metres in 8.18.

On day four of the championships, Angela Copson won her fourth W70 gold in the road 10km in 45:17. It followed her wins in the 3000m, cross-country and 400m.

The latter was won less than 18 hours earlier and ironically, while the Briton was winning what is admittedly not the most competitive age group by over three minutes, the runner who pushed her all the way in the 400m, New Zealand’s Sheryl Gower, was winning 60m gold in the stadium in 9.86.

While the opposition in the distance races may not be exceptional, Copson certainly is and just as in the 3000m, she beat all the W65s too.

Gold in the W65 event close behind went to 1976 Olympic 1500m runner Penny Forse, who took the title by 31 seconds in 45:57.

In the W50 event behind 3000m champion Nicole Weijing-Dissel, Sue McDonald won her second silver medal of the championships and her time of 37:55 was a PB, aided by a fast course and good running conditions.

Pam Jones won a W80 bronze in 77:32.

The British men failed to match the women with Ken Bowman’s bronze in the M70 event in 43:09 the only medal.

Unusually there was no team element to this event which attracted 339 finishers.

The first Briton to finish in 45th was M55 Tony Tuohy in 35:34.

The overall races were won by M40 Manuel Angel Penas Blanco of Spain in 31:11 and W35 Ewa Jagelska of Poland in 34:21.

The latter finished just ahead of USA W40 Dawn Grunnagle’s 34:24.

In the field, apart from Williams’ gold there was success for M60 John Moreland in the discus.

He led throughout after an initial 49.36m throw which he improved to 50.58m in the fifth and then a big 54.24m in the final round.

He won by almost five metres from Saulius Svilainis of Lithuania.

In the M75 pentathlon Germany’s Willi Klaus (4540) and Rolf Geese (4443) both broke the previous world record.

Ian Crawley finished third in the M50 [entathlon with 3717 points. Damon Blakemore of USA won gold with 4225 points.

Brian Slaughter finished fourth in the M60 pentathlon with 3865 points highlighted by a fast 1000m win in 3:22.89.

Wieslaw Musial of Poland won gold with 4204 points.

World Masters 1500m champion Mark Symes qualified fastest in the M50 800m heats in 2:08.38.

In the W55 800m semis Britain had the four fastest qualifiers with 3000m and cross-country champion Clare Elms was easily fastest with 2:30.89 as world and European champion Virginia Mitchell won a slow tactical second heat, the day after winning 400m gold.

In the M60 800m, former 1:45.66 800m runner Paul Forbes qualified for tomorrow’s final by four thousandths of a second with 2:20.24.

In the medal table, Germany – boosted by their huge power in the field – have 47 golds, 41 silver and 51 bronze to easily top the medal table but it is close behind.

Poland (28, 36, 36), GB (28, 24, 27), USA (26, 25, 25) and Spain (21, 18, 18) complete the top five.

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