Kent Athletic club captain Joe Appiah wins Gold in European Master Athletics championships

Joe Appiah, club captain at JP2F4S club Kent Athletic, won the M45 110m Hurdles Final on Sunday August 6, 2017 by almost 1 sec with a time of 15.22 seconds, despite a very strong headwind. Competing at Aarhus, Denmark in the European Masters Athletics championships, Joe also won the Sprint Hurdles heat the day before and competed in M45 Long Jump final 50 minutes later, and won a Silver medal.

Silver medal in the Long Jump final for Joe Appiah (left)

Joe told JP2F4S: “I led in the Long Jump final with 6.47m until the fourth round where Mattias Sunneborn jumped 6.48m and I lost Gold by 1cm. I am gutted but happy with my distance and my best since 2013. This is the closest I have been to Mattias, an ex Swedish international who has a best from 1996 of 8.21m.

Joe Appiah and the team

Kent Athletic Club became the second club to join JP2F4S in 2015. Based in Lewisham, Kent AC is one of Britain’s top athletics and running clubs. Founded over 120 years ago, it has seen great success in the past 25 years, rising 10 divisions in the space of 19 seasons.

The last decade has also seen members emerge onto the international scene, with no less than nine current international athletes