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Breckon victorious at Open Water Masters

21st July 2012

The annual 2012 British Gas ASA 3km Masters Open Water championships took place at Rother Valley Country Park in Sheffield.

Swimmers took to the water in the afternoon to compete for national honours.

21-year old Matthew Breckon (Loughborough University) swam to victory for the second consecutive year in what was the quickest time of the day - 35:18.11.

There was a big entry from the 45-49 year age group which eventually saw Stroud Masters' Richard Seale and Camden Swiss swimmer Nuala Muir Cochrane win the men's and women's titles respectively.

Results of the top finishing positions in the Male age groups are:

20-24 years  – Matthew Breckon (Loughborough University) 00:35:18.11
25-29 years – Craig Prime (Chester Academy) 00:42:09.25
30-34 years– Pip Bennett (St Pauls School) 00:40:30.95
35-39 years  - James Leitch (Ren 96) 00:38:42.93
40-44 years – Les Church (Chester Academy) 00:43:57.37
45-49 years – Richard Seale (Stroud Masters) 00:42:14.59
50-54 years – Peter Jaggs (Camden Swiss) 00:47:37.21
55-59 years –  Ian Murray (Flitwick)00:44:17
60-64 years – Stuart McLellan (Sudbury) 00:49:55.20
65-69 years – Peter Ingham (Rotherham Metro) 01:07:28.38
70+ years – Tony Cherrington (Gloucester Masters) 00:50:43.58

Ladies top finishing positions:

19-24 years – Alice McCall (Wigan B.E.S.T) 00:39:10.95
25-29 years – Laura Henry (City of Guildford) 00:44:46.76
30-34 years – Alison Peakman (Birmingham M) 00:43:44.13
35-39 years- Jessica Wooddisse (Stroud Masters)    00:41:32.59
40-44 years – Janette Cardy (City of Oxford) 00:47:46.02
45-49 years – Nuala Muir-Cochrane (Camden Swiss) 00:42:22:43
50-54 years – Ninette Hibbs (St Austell) 00:48:31.88
55-59 years –Valerie Thorp (City of Derby) 00:50:09.35

Click here for full results from the British Gas ASA 3k Open Water Masters Championships.

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