Records fall at RaceRunning World Championships

Gavin and Kerry with medals

Gavin Drysdale (Red Star) and Kerry Mathers (Grampian) attended the 2017 International RaceRunning Camp and Competition, which was also the CPISRA RaceRunning World Championships, held in Copenhagen from the 9th to the 16th of July. This year 98 athletes from 13 different countries took part in three days of training sessions followed by three days of competition.

Kerry from Inverurie, in her first international event, competed in the 100m, 200m, 400m and 800m events. Kerry ran a terrific race to win the bronze medal in a very close finish to the 100m final. She also achieved three personal best times (100m, 400m and 800m) and qualified for the 200m final.

This year was Gavin’s 6th time competing in Denmark and he ran superbly to win four gold medals in the 100m, 400m, 800m and 1500m events setting world record times in the 400m and 1500m races. Gavin’s most impressive race was the 1500m when he executed his tactics perfectly to win a very competitive and exciting race with Brazilian Adriano Ferreira De Souza on the line.

Our warmest congratulations to both Kerry and Gavin on their achievements.


100m –25.68s
200m – 55.57s
400m –2m00.95s
800m – 4m27.10s

100m –18.01s (Too windy to set a new WR)
400m –1m17.54s
800m –2m55.87s
1500m – 5m34.30s