East Region Masters Championship Newmarket

At Newmarket for the Regional Masters Champs on Sunday, Mark Strakosch, after working poolside for 10 hours at Borehamwood the previous day, was slightly off his normal form but still had enough to take 2nd in the 400 Free in 5:03.52, some 5 seconds outside his best & 200 Breast 3:19.87 and silver in the 100 free in 1:09.05 and possibly his best performance, pro rata, in the 50m back was 4th in 37.10.

Tracy VanDeventer, fresh from her 200 fly exploits at Hemel, claimed lots of ‘bling’, as she put it. Gold in 100 Fly (1:19.97); 200 Fly (2:59.12 – just quicker than the previous week) & 100 Free (1:10.33 – a 1 second pb) and silver in the 400 Free (5:13.08 – pb); 50 Fly and 200 Free (pb) to round off a tremendous meet for her and weekend for the club.