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SPRINTING MASTER ALASDAIR ROSS (AUGUST 2013)

61 year old, Alasdair Ross, is a charming Scotsman, who was born back on the 17th of March, 1952 and is Self coached.
Before contracting an Achilles injury, which came on after winning the Veterans Athletic Club 'Over 60' 100m, in 13.26, on the 25th of  August 2013, at the Millennium Stadium. He then declared he would have a rest and come back, in March next year (2014), for the World Indoor Masters Championships in Budapest.
Till that injury, Ross, had been busy in the last year or two. In 2013 he became Scottish 'Over 60' Champion over 60m and, was 2nd in the European Indoor Championships in San Sebastian. The latter over 60 metres in 7.98, as well as being British Masters Champion for both the 100/200 events at Lee Valley in April 2013.
In 2012 he was 2nd in the World Masters indoors in Finland 60/200 -7.96/25.88.
   Alasdair Ross:- "This year at Solihull on the 21st of July in the Masters Inter Area Challenge I was going very well running 12.42 for the 100m. That ranked me as No.1 In Europe and the UK so, I was hoping to go to Brazil (in October) for the World Championships but now my Achilles has gone I can't do myself justice. I was almost a second slower today' (13.26- in the Vets AC Champ's). In the Inter-Regional he also won the 200 in  25.44.
   He competed well at a good level as a young man
   'My best event was the 400 metres. I used to run the Southern Counties because I was living in the South of England. I got selected for Scotland a couple of times, for small International meets. I ran the 400 against Dave Jenkins and the 200 against Allan Wells in Edinburgh but, needless to say, they won!. My best times were 10.66/21.4/46.88 for the 100/200/400'
   'I got married when I was 24 and stopped when I was 26 then, picked it up again just before becoming a veteran Master at 40, then did relatively better because I was able to train and, managed to win a few World and European Masters Championship's so, comparatively I got better when I got older."


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