17th Sep, 2019

Millicheap flying high after first-ever national honour at 70 years of age

Ben Tyler 15th Aug, 2019

SEVENTY-YEAR-OLD runner Gill Millicheap became a British athletics champion last weekend, after winning a national honour for the first time at the British Masters Championships.

Hosted at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham, the Hockley Heath resident and Sparkhill Harriers member ran the 100m in the women’s 70-74 category in a time of 19.7 seconds, despite having to battle against the adverse weather conditions.

Millicheap, however, was not finished there, and followed up her success the previous day with a silver medal on Sunday in the women’s 70-74 200m event, which she ran in 40.99 seconds.

Gill has been a member of the Harriers for over ten years, and has been rewarded for her perseverance on the track by taking two medals for the first time.

Her achievement was added to by club members Mick Edwards – who won the men’s 70-74 high jump, and Graham Roberts – who won gold medals in the men’s 85-89 hammer throw and shot put events at the Championships.

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