MILESTONES FALL AGAIN FOR COAST GRANDMA
THE records continue to tumble for the Gold Coast’s ultimate grandma, though the athletics freak credits those around her for the remarkable track and field prowess.
Carol Davis, who has swept her way to a long list of national titles and records in the past year, took down another hurdle at the weekend.
The 66-year-old, competing in the Gold Coast Masters Athletics carnival at Griffith University, shattered the 4000-point pentathlon barrier to better her own Australian record set in February of 3942.
Davis notched new personal bests in shot put and long-jump, and after solid javelin and 100m sprint returns, blitzed 2min57sec for the 800m to register 4063 points.
The modest Mudgeeraba grandmother of four, however, deflected the praise.
“Breaking the 4000 points was a great thrill,” she said.
“I have to thank the other girls in the comp for their support and encouragement.
“I really recommend that people should come to the track and have a go.
“It’s a social club where you can have a lot of fun and achieve your goals.”
Davis only took up athletics three years ago after heeding the advice of friends to have a crack at a 5km fun run.
Gold Coast masters runner Carol Davis has cracked more milestone despite being a late bloomer in athletics.