Helen Stanley wins Silver in 2019 Australian Masters Athletics 800m (Women 60-64) National Championships
Congratulations to Human Performance Development athlete Helen Stanley on taking Silver in the Australian Masters Athletics 800m (Women 60-64) at the 2019 AMA Track and Field Championships!
Helen (63) held off fellow competitor Heather Farley in the final two-hundred metres to cross the line in 3:08.07, 2.9s ahead of her second-lap rival.
Helen Stanley and Heather Farley at 2019 Australian Masters Championships Day 1
In Helen’s own words: “I usually focus on the long events and haven’t run many 800s in the last year or so, so it was a bit intimidating running this at Nationals. I’m very happy with the result and really enjoyed running with such a great bunch of women.”
Read how Helen fared in the Australian Masters Athletics 5,000m (Women 60-64) race on Sunday…
Helen is passionate about family, teachers rights, and running. With husband Ed, she spends as much time as possible with granddaughter Juni and loves escaping to their second home in Aireys Inset. Much of Helen’s remaining time is spent chasing running goals, which she finds a great way to stay healthy, experience the outdoors, and continually challenge herself.
NOTABLE PERFORMANCES IN 60-64 AGE GROUP
2018 – Oceania Masters Athletics Championships (Dunedin, NZ)
1st in 1500 – 5:57:31
1st in Half Marathon – 1:48:46
2nd in 8K Cross Country – 39:26 00
3rd in 5000m – 22:15:72
2018 – Australian Masters Athletics National Championships (Perth, AU)
1st in 1500 – 6:06:24
1st in 5000m – 22:32:55
1st in 8K Cross Country – 35:08
2nd in 800 – 3:00:33
2019 – Australian Masters Athletics National Championships
2nd in 800 – 3:08:07
2nd in 5000m – 23:00:12
3rd in 8K Cross Country – 39:35