23 April 2018
Masters swimmer, Mark Strakosch went to the Aldershot Garrison pool for the 1500m meet in an effort to refind his form from 2 years ago.
In the event, he managed to take his short course East Region Age Group record down to 19:21.21, some 8 seconds faster than he set it at last year and only 4 seconds slower than his lifetime best from 2015. This is evidence that regular training and commitment allows athletes to mitigate the slowing process that comes naturally from ageing. He blew away the opposition in his own Age Group with a winning margin in the minutes rather than seconds. Seeded 11th and in the second fastest heat he also managed to significantly improve on his seeding in the overall field whilst being 10 years older than anyone else in the fastest 4 heats.