Harriers Masters Golden Haul

British Masters Track & Field Championships

Derby August 20th - 22nd 2021


Three Kettering Town Harriers veteran athletes competed at the British Masters Championships this year and put in a stunning display to come home with five gold and five silvers between them.


The British Masters is an opportunity to some of the older generation of athletes to show that athletics is a sport which can be actively participated in well past retirement age, and is a source of great inspiration for the younger athletes that athletics is for life.


The evergreen Dave Folgate secured two magnificent gold medals in the V70 triple jump and long jump with 4.10m. He additionally equalled the British all time record for the triple jump for the V70 age group with his leap of  9.40 metres.  


Margaret Barker (71) only took up masters athletics about a year ago showed that she has taken to athletics like a duck to water with three medals, two Gold for Discus with 12.03m; and the Shot with 5.22m, capped off with a Silver for the Javelin with a throw of 8.78m.


Mike Herring in the V80 category managed to secure a Gold and four Silver medals which is a stunning achievement. The Gold was for the pole vault where he set a new championship best performance with a vault of 1.40m. He followed this up with a Silver in the Javelin (12.18m), Discus (14.22m) High Jump (0.99m) and the Shot with a throw of 6.69m


Some truly remarkable performances from the trio, the club is rightly honoured to have athletes of this quality performing in the famous Red & White hooped vest.


Dave Folgate centre, Margaret Barker left, Mike Herring right.