Peters powers home

By Brian Sacks, August 6, 2012

David Peters, 41, won the British Masters 1,500m title at Derby in commanding style.

Leading the race from start to finish, his time of 4:04.50 was the fastest winning time in the Championships for several years.

Hampstead-based Peters, who runs for Herne Hill Harriers, achieved an identical time four days later in an Open Graded Meeting at Watford.

Peters said: β€œA slow pace meant that all 16 athletes were bunched together, and I was getting barged, bumped and spiked from all sides. I got tripped twice but managed to keep my balance, but it was more like a fight than a race.”

To conclude a busy week, Peters raced the distance again in the British Athletics League in Hendon. Finishing third, he cut his time to 4:02.85.

Peters said: β€œIt was pleasing as it was my second fastest time of the year, despite the slow pace set for the first three laps.”

Jessica Hurley, 12, came within a fraction of her 800m PB, recording 2:28.18 to place fourth in the Southern Inter-counties Championships. Four days later Hurley made a promising 1,500m debut after recording 5:16.46.

Last updated: 10:49am, August 6 2012