British Masters pentathlon M65 medal winners l-r: 3rd Patrick Moran, 1st Alan Reedman
2nd Carlotan Leon
In the British Masters Outdoor Pentathlon Championships hosted by Oxford City AC at Horspath on Sunday (May 8), Mayo AC were represented by Patrick Moran. Patrick has competed successfully in various combined events championships over the years as well as National Masters indoors and outdoors.
He is also a member of our club sprint relay squad who welcome new members to develop and compete over the summer.*
Now competing in the M65 category, he travelled to Oxford to compete in the five track and field events which make up the outdoor pentathlon – long jump, javelin, 200 metres, discus and 1500 metres.
Points are accumulated according to performance in each of these disciplines during the course of an afternoon.
In 2017 Patrick competed in these championships as M60 and won bronze with 2278 points.
His 2022 details: long jump 3.23, javelin 21.65, 200 metres 33.99, discus 22.08, 1500 metres 6.51. These include M65 pbs for long jump, javelin, and 200 metres.
He says “it was a long day, check in at 9am and our last event at 5pm. Mercury hit 22°C after 12pm – very hot in Oxford. I did my best to keep hydrated. It was a very well run event. Guests are treated same as British athletes and receive deserved medals”.
Hearty congratulations to Patrick on winning bronze M65 having accumulated 2033 points. Bring home some of that blue sky Oxford sun!
We can be rightly proud that we have members like Patrick Moran (pentathlon) and David Dinsmore (Lisbon half-marathon yesterday) – both in M65 category, whose dedication, resilience, and success are an inspiration to us all.
*A reminder that the Mayo Outdoor track championships take place at Claremorris on May 22. So get your entries in by tomorrow night. It’s a great opportunity to see how well you can do in track and field events on the training track in our back garden.
See details here for Claremorris entry etc: