Bedfordshire Masters & Seniors Decathlon 2016

As we embark on the 2017 competitive season comes the news that eight of our male swimmers finished in Bedforshire’s Masters & Seniors Decathlon top twenty for 2016, two more than in the previous year. More significantly perhaps is that we had six ladies who swam competitively in 2016.

For the third successive year Graham Powell was the club’s top male finishing third in the County with 5,121 points. Karen Mackenzie was our top female.  Full data showing the year on year progression is in the table below but worthy of mention are:

**Malcolm Barton climbing six places into the County top ten.

**John O’Rourke and Mark Wareham both moving up four places.

**Our “Senior” Jonathan Pennell making his debut inside the top 20 from just six (out of a potential maximum ten) races.

**Karen and Lorraine Sadler both entering the Ladies County’s Top 30 in their first year of competition, each from only six qualifying events, with Sharon Collins coming in 31st. More incentive perhaps for them to enter additional events in 2017?

Beds County Ranking Name Age Decathlon Points (No. of races) GB Decathlon Ranking
2016 2015 2016 2015 2016 2015
3 3 Graham Powell 60 5,279 (10) 5,121 (10) 29 33
4 6 Dave Wright 55 4,215 (10) 3,810   (9) 98 124
5 4 Alastair Gibb 56 4,117 (10) 4,110 (10) 106 94
9 15 Malcolm Barton 61 2,884 (10) 2,252 (7) 317 542
10 9 Colin Mayes 61 2,882 (7) 3,280 (8) 318 214
12 16 John O’Rourke 47 2,691 (10) 2,212 (9) 375 563
15 19 Mark Wareham 45 2,512 (7) 1,977 (5) 453 725
20 Jonathan Pennell 24 2,250 (6) 589
33 Darren Hale 45 1,328 (4) 1,321
35 Ian Norman 47 409   (2) 2,075
Beds County Ranking  Name    Age Decathlon Points (races) GB Decathlon Ranking
2016 2015 2016 2015 2016 2015
16 Karen MacKenzie 43 2,154 (6) 458
22 Lorraine Sadler 45 1,477 (6) 864
26 25 Glenda Mayes 60 1,151 (4) 872 (3) 1,106 1,181
28 24 Eloise Turner 44 1,004 (4) 964 (4) 1,223 1,100
31 Sharon Collins 49    863 (4) 1,347
42 Gwen Skingley 34 165 (1) 1,978