Despite running a lifetime best performance of 31m55.57s,
Morpeth Harrier Ady Whitwam was just outpaced
for a podium place in the Men Over 35 10,000metres
at the 2015 World Masters Athletics Championships,
held in Lyon in France.
He ran in the Stadium in Venissieux on Monday 10th August 2015
on the sixth day of the 12 days of competition,
and was a close fourth, in a race won by
Belgium’s Rodriguez Diaz in a time of 31m08.72s.
Second and third places went to Spain’s Javier Martinez,
and Sweden’s Andreas Lundqvist.
Whitwam was one of two Britons in the 26 strong line-up,
the other being Hayward Heath’s Jack Chivers,
who was 21st overall in a time of 38m49.64s,
and was eighth B race finisher.