Matt Pyatt from Walpole St Andrew travelled to the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham to take part in the British Masters Athletics championships.
Pyatt (37) ran in the M35 category in the 1500m and in a very fast and competitive race he paced his race to perfection to finish third in 4 minutes and 16 seconds, a personal best of three seconds and a bronze medal.
This was quite an achievement as Pyatt doesn’t actually train on the track or have a coach. All his training was done by himself and on the road and treadmill, but is something he may look to change in the future if he decides to focus fully on this distance and athletics in general.
At the final Veterans League meet of the season, held at Hunts AC, Pyatt was one of the standout stars. He took it out hard in the M35 800m, holding his form and storming through to a 12-second win in 2:07.6. In the medley relay, Pyatt took the baton 10 metres down on the Milton Keynes athlete. But Pyatt passed his opponent after 100 metres and held on comfortably for the win.