Marie Jackson strikes double Gold for GB!

Manx Harrier’s race walker Marie Jackson struck double gold at the European Masters Athletics Championships  (Non Stadia) on Saturday 21st May in the Portuguese coastal town of Monte Gordo on the Algarve. Four weeks after her bronze medal success in the UK/RWA National 20Km championships, the emacns 2former World 20Km Masters Silver medalist finished 8th overall in a field of over 50 walkers finishing first in the Women’s 55 age group in a time of 2hrs 04min 32 sec, over 2 mins ahead of her main rival Daniela Ricciutelli of Italy with the German Brigitte Patrzalek in third.

Marie’s victory secured the Gold medal for the Great Britain M55 team with Anne Wheeler and Fiona Bishop.

Full results

Thanks to Paul Jackson for the report.