Colin Welsh has secured a second World Masters finals spot with a gutsy run in todays 1500m first round.
Racing in a tight heat, Colin got his tactic’s spot on and with his teeth clenched he crossed the line fifth and secured one of the eight fastest loser spots.
Stopping the clock at 4:11.40, finishing just behind M35 800m gold medallist and fellow GB & NI runner, Aaron Brown, qualifying Colin eighth fastest of the 12 finalists.
“My plan was to just follow Aaron and that worked out great,” explained Colin.
There’s not much time for recovery as tomorrow mornings final is scheduled for a 09:46 start.
So what would an athlete do the night before a World final?: “Going out for tea at 8pm and then just back for a wee chill before an early start,” said Colin.