Last year North Shields Poly athlete, Guy Bracken returned from the Masters Athletics World Championships in Daegu, Korea with two gold medals.  And this year Guy—who competes in the over 55 category—now has added a world record to his CV.  Guy competed in the indoor championships at Lee Valley on 7th February, and posted a time of 4:39:84 when he competed in the Ayo Falola Dream Mile event, part of the British Milers club meeting.

Guy says of his record, ‘I was delighted to break the mile world record which belonged to masters’ legend Nolan Shaheed. My next target is the European Masters’ championships in Madrid in March.’

Not everyone who competes for ‘The Poly’ is a world record holder but Guy’s success should certainly inspire Poly athletes, particularly older ones.  Indeed at the Royal Signals Relays on February 17th at Hetton Lyons, Guy was part of the bronze medal winning relay team for the Poly.

Photos by Gary Mitchell Photography

Noreen Rees