Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers’ Greg Dunson set a new V50 UK, European and world pentathlon record

Shaftesbury's Dunson sets new world record

Shaftesbury's Dunson sets new world record

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Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers’ Greg Dunson set a new V50 UK, European and world pentathlon record as he clinched victory at the British Masters Championships at Lee Valley.

Dunson’s final total of 4,231 points was more than 1,000 points ahead of the second placed athlete.

The previous UK record was 4,230 points set by Mike Small in 2004 while the European and world record was 4,207 points which was achieved by Jean Luc Duez of France in 2013.

Elsewhere, Ojie Edoburun claimed a silver medal in the 60m at the England Under-15/Under-17/Under-20 Championships.

Edoburun, who is ranked first in the UK in the Under-20 age group, crossed the line in 6.73 which was two hundredths of a second behind the winner.

Dylan Carlsson-Smith (Under-17) ended with a bronze medal in the pole vault after clearing 4.00m while Yasmin Lakin finished fifth in the Under-20 age group event with a personal best jump of 11.67m.

Rachel Hunter (Under-23) opened her season by throwing 55.56m in the hammer in Loughborough.

The distance ranks her second in the UK this year at Under-23 level.

The Barnet mini-marathon trials were held at Allianz Park on Sunday and there was victory for Shaftesbury athletes in the boys’ and girls’ races.

An impressive display from 12-year-old Lia Radus saw her clinch top spot in 17.21 despite running against athletes who were several years older.

Jeremy Sothcott sealed victory in the boys’ race with a time of 14.37.

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