DAVID PROCTOR, Masters Champion

200 PROCTOR DAVID World Masters 1500m Champion Finland 22

Last weekend Wythenshawe track based athlete, DAVID PROCTOR, became the World Masters 1500m Champion in Tampere, Finland. Coached by NORMAN POOLE at the Wythenshawe Park track, Dave already had an impressive pedigree developed through his years based at that track.

With a PB of 3:41.5 he currently ranks 2nd V35 in the UK and last year in Boston (USA) he achieved a UK V35 UK 1 mile Indoor record of 4:08.63 to top of the British ranking. He said on becoming the World Masters 1500m champion,

“I thought a gold medal was above my expectations. I hadn’t had the best preparation as I'd been suffering with a hamstring issue and was also unwell with a cold a few weeks earlier, so I delayed the start of my season a couple of times. I used the last NAL match to practice racing tactically and it paid off. I'd hoped that if I had a really good day and the stars aligned, I might get on the podium, but I had never expected to win gold and become World champion. Very happy indeed”

201 PROCTOR DAVID World Masters 1500m Champion Finland 22