Jenkins back from GB duty

Archie Jenkins
Archie Jenkins

Retired PE teacher, Archie Jenkins, has returned from Brazil and the World Masters Athletics Championships, as part of the Great Britain management team, specifically in charge of middle and long-distance running.

His trip took in visits to Rio de Janeiro, including a game at the Maracana Stadium, the venue for next year’s World Cup final.

Although still competing, Archie, a former Duchess’s Community High School teacher, has been involved in GB team management for World and European Outdoor, Indoor and Non-stadia Championships since 2005.

It was the first time that the World Masters Championships had been held in South America, with Porto Alegre the chosen venue.

Archie said that despite a warm welcome, various organisational problems created challenges for World Masters Athletics and visiting team managers.