Wilf Morgan

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Club:Birchfield H
Gender:Male
Age Group:V85
County:Warwickshire
Region:West Midlands
Nation:England
Lead Coach:Unknown

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January 1978 sees the first report of Wilf Morgan in the annals of the Midland Veterans Athletic Club, where he is noted as having competed in a ten mile road race, recording a whisker under the hour for 115th. The article carries the prophetic note "watch out for the 400 metres merchant Wilf Morgan"!

A competitor for both Lozells and, later, Birchfield Harriers, he was to actively promote and participate in veteran athletics for upwards of three decades. Whilst it was not unusual to see him competing on road and country, Wilf was primarily a middle distance runner over 400 and 800m and went on to win both national and European titles, setting records along the way. If individual medals in the World Masters were to narrowly elude him, he did earn a share in two gold medals in the 4 x 400 relay. He was a stylish and balanced competitor.

Putting as much into the sport as he took out of it, Wilf officiated at meetings and was at one time Secretary to the BVAF. He showed great enthusiasm for the history of all areas of athletics, developed as a member of NUTS and archivist at Birchfield Harriers, and his encyclopaedic knowledge of the sport fitted him well to field countless queries at his club as well as to hold the microphone at a variety of track events.

1996 saw the National Vets Indoor Track & Field Championships staged at the NIA in Birmingham where Wilf set a world record of 59.82s in the 400m for 60+. He went on to compete well into his 70s - the Club's newsletter records his part in a Birchfield cross country victory for athletes of 70+ and he was still able to run 17.6 for 100m when over seventy five.

Latterly suffering the kind of injuries which trouble much younger men, Wilf' survived a stroke in 2013, and it was only this which would put an end to a long and illustrious career.


Best known performances
EventPB20242023202220212020201920182017201620152014201320122011Event201020092008200720062005200420001996199319841983198219811980Event19771975
10013.317.610013.3100
20025.445.720025.4200
40052.49/51.588.340073.5172.1765.6363.859.1055.7652.4940051.551.7
8002:01.208002:03.662:11.602:01.20800
15004:49.2815004:49.281500
SP5K5.835.83SP5KSP5K

Performances Submit
1975 1977 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1993 1996 2000 2004 2005 2008 2009 2011 2012 2013

2013 V75 Birchfield H
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40088.35StourportMidland Veterans' League South Division2 May 13
SP5K5.837StourportMidland Veterans' League South Division2 May 13
2012 V75 Birchfield H
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20045.7WorcesterMidland Veterans' League South Division26 Jul 12
2011 V75 Birchfield H
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10017.62StourportMMAC "Old Guard" Spring Open3 Apr 11
2009 V70 Birchfield H
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40073.513s3Lahti, FINWMA - World Masters Championships4 Aug 09
ZXC34:23172Birmingham Perry ParkMidland Masters Cross Country Championships18 Jan 09
2008 V70 Birchfield H
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ZRDL23:3122Sutton ParkBritish Masters' Relays17 May 08
2005 V65 Birchfield H
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40072.171BirminghamBMAF - British Masters Championships16 Jul 05
2004 V65 Birchfield H
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40065.631BirminghamBMAF - British Masters Championships26 Jun 04
2000 V60 Birchfield H
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40063.8Sutton ColdfieldMidland Veterans' League West Division28 Jun 00
1996 V60 Birchfield H
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40059.10Malmo, SWE-23 Jul 96
40059.821BirminghamBMAF - British Veterans Championships2 Mar 96
1993 V55 Birchfield H
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10013.33SolihullMVAC Championships6 Jun 93
40055.76Jarrow-17 Jul 93
1984 V45 Birchfield H
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15004:49.289EdinburghBMAF - British Veterans Championships29 Jul 84
1983 V45 Birchfield H
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20025.42MelkshamBMAF - British Veterans Championships21 Aug 83
20025.5i1CosfordBMAF - British Veterans Championships13 Mar 83
1982 V45 Birchfield H
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8002:03.661hStrasbourg, FRAEMA - European Veterans Championships17 Aug 82
1981 V45 Birchfield H
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8002:11.602hChristchurch, NZLWMA - World Masters Championships9 Jan 81
1980 V40 Birchfield H
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40052.491Helsinki, FINEMA - European Veterans Championships9 Aug 80
40053.21HendonBMAF - British Veterans Championships13 Jul 80
8002:01.201Helsinki, FINEMA - European Veterans Championships10 Aug 80
8002:02.51HendonBMAF - British Veterans Championships13 Jul 80
1977 V40 Birchfield H
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40051.55Gothenburg, SWEWMA - World Masters Championships11 Aug 77
1975 V35 Birchfield H
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40051.72LeicesterBMAF - British Veterans Championships20 Jul 75
40053.14Toronto, CANWMA - World Masters Championships13 Aug 75
Total Performances: 26
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UK Rankings
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100V75201110
200V75201218
400V7020055
400V7520137
400V60AT21
400V65AT30
400V55AT17