World Record for Heyn on day one of ASA Masters
28th October 2011
World, European and British Records fell on day one of the British Gas ASA National Masters and Senior Age Group Championships, at Sheffield’s Ponds Forge.
Georgina Heyn (Ealing) put in an outstanding performance to set a new world record of 1:09.38 in the Women’s 100m Breaststroke for the 25-29 years age group.
Heyn said, “I’m so pleased to have broken the world record. My personal best was just inside and my season’s best just outside, so I thought I may be able to do it.
“I’ve got another race each session, so hopefully I will have the chance to break another one or maybe two records.”
British records also fell in the 35-39 years and 60-64 years age categories, with Karen Key (Northampton) setting a new time of 1:14.22 and Jennifer Merritt (Spondon) setting a 1:29.22 for their respective age groups.
Three British records were broken in the Men’s 100m Backstroke. While in the Women’s event, Helen Trippe (Winchester) broke the British Record for the 65-69 years age group touching in a time of 1:29.50.
Simon Veale (Totnes) broke the British Record in the Men’s 100m Backstroke 55-59 years age group, touching in a time of 1:07.91.
Veale said, “I’m pleased with my time tonight. I’ve got another five races still to come and it would be nice to break a few more records, we’ll just have to wait and see.”
Andrew Addison (Blackburn) improved upon the record for the 18-24 age group, setting a new British Record of 56.36.
Meanwhile, Craig Norrey (Camphill Masters) also claimed the top step of the podium and the British Record for the 50-54 age group 100m Backstroke, touching in 1:01.90.
Further British Records were set in the Men’s and Women’s 200m IM. Katie Ambridge (Hatfield) shaved more than five seconds off the British Record for the 18-24 years age group, finishing in 2:17.91.
While David Warren (Otter) also took over 5 seconds off the British Record, touching in 2:09.77 in the Men’s 200m IM, 40-44 years age group.
Both Craig Norrey (Camphill Masters) and David Warren (Otter) claimed their second British Records of the meet in the 50-54 years and 40-44 years age categories respectively.
Further British Records were broken in the Men’s 70-74, 35-39 and 25-29 years age groups by Neil MacKinnon (Trafford), Stephen Mavin (Chatteris) and James Wardle (Kenilworth).
Sarah Westwood (Woolton) continued the record breaking streak in the Women’s 18-24 years 50m Butterfly, taking the top step of the podium and the record for her age category in 28.09.
In the Men’s 100m Breaststroke, Nicholas Polkinghorne (GB Police) also set a new British Record of 1:06.31 for the 40-45 years age group, while David Bryant touched in 1:10.96 to set a British Record in the 50-54 category.
Rebecca Fox (Long Eaton) also claimed a British Record in the Women’s 30-34 years 100m Freestyle, posting a time of 58.64.
The evening session was concluded with the Men’s and Women’s 4x100m Freestyle Relays. In the Women’s event, City of Oxford set a new European and British Record for the 160-199 years age group, in a time of 4:21.59.
City of Sheffield and Northampton broke British Records for their respective age groups, 72+ and 120-159.
In the Men’s event, Trafford Metro broke the European aRecord for the 200-239 age category, while Birmingham Masters set a new European and British Record for the 280-319 age group of 4:56.70.
Earlier in the day, Linda Ashmore (Weyport Masters) shaved valuable seconds off both the European and British Records, to take the top step of the podium in the Women’s 1500m Freestyle for the 65-69 years age group.