4x200m M75. Photo A.H 2022
At the end of the European Masters Athletics Indoor Championships, the 4x200m relays are like the salt in the soup. Sending a baton on the 800m journey and having it carried over the finish line by the fourth runner after four laps is what welds a team together. On the one hand, you have to give your best in terms of speed, and on the other hand, you have to hand over the baton without delay after each lap. There is a lot of interest in this event. The spectators loudly cheer on their teams from the well-filled stands.
Except for the high age groups, usually more than four teams take on the 4X200m event. The relay in M80 was a bit lonely as only one team participated. The younger, the better the participation. This is not surprising, as it may be possible for older athletes to participate in a younger age group.
European Record by Petra Bajeat in Pentathlon
On the last day of the competition, the women’s pentathlon was held. The disciplines are 60m hurdles, high jump, shot put, long jump and 800m. Petra Bajeat from France achieved a European record in the W55 with 4582 points.
European champions in their age groups were:
- W75 3528 Claire Joannes BEL
- W70 4294 Eliane Piret Declerck FRA
- W65 3782 Ulla Karnebäck SWE
- W60 4246 Penny Butcher GBR
- W55 4582 Petra Bajeat FRA European record
(Previously: 4435 Maria Rosa Escribano Checa,ESP)
- W50 4682 Mojca Breganski SVN
- W45 4099 Jennifer Gartmann GER
- W40 3789 Leanne Buxton GBR
- W35 3073 Sandra Borges POR