Pete’s the master for Doncaster

Athletics: Results and reports.
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DONCASTER Athletic Club’s Pete Rowlands showed rivals a clean pair of heels in the National Masters Open Road Relay Championships at Telford at the weekend.

The 67 year-old clocked the fastest leg of the day (19 minutes and five seconds) in the Over-65s 3 x 5k race, which attracted 11 teams from all over the country.

Rowlands built up a huge lead on the opening leg before handing over to Robin Aconley.

Aconley, also 67, clocked a time of 21 minutes 15 seconds for the second leg to retain the lead for the Keepmoat Stadium team before handing over to club captain Dave Grayson.

The 66 year-old, who clocked 24.05, tired in the latter stages of his leg and couldn’t hold on to top spot, leaving Doncaster to settle for the bronze medal.

“It’s a tough undulating course,” said Grayson. “But they’ve held it there for the last 20 years so we knew what to expect.

“We’ve entered teams before but this was the first time that we’ve finished amongst the medals.”