IN-FORM Darren Scott ensured his European ambitions were not blown off course in helping himself to a British Masters sprint double.
The 39-year-old won 100m and 200m titles at Birmingham’s Alexander Stadium where he will reappear tomorrow as his build-up to the outdoor European Masters Championships continues.
Trafford AC’s Scott, of Frodsham, overcame stiff headwinds to triumph comfortably in 11.30 seconds and 22.40.
He said: “The conditions were poor once again but I don’t worry about times too much in championships – the main thing is to win.”
But as if to emphasise just how difficult the weather made the weekend event, Scott had run a midweek 21.80 to finish third in an invitational 200m at the Scottish Cup.
He also helped Scotland to victory in a medley relay – running the second 200m leg of the rarely-contested four-man event in which the lead-off athlete runs 400m and the anchor runner 800m.
Scott’s mission in Slovenia later this month will be to complete a Masters grand slam, having already won the European Championship on the boards and World titles indoors and out.
But firstly it’s back to Birmingham for the AAAs.
He said: “I have qualified for it and they have asked me to run, which is an honour.
“It is good to go against the best of Britain at open age and see how you fare.”