As I was about to leave and go back to sit down Derek says to me to stay and then pulls out another plaque and goes on to tell the crowd about my World success as a Master and then presented me with the NZ Masters Athlete of the Year - Walk and along with that was a little badge attached to it. I picked up the bag and saw that I had just earned my Masters Colours and was totally "Gob Smacked"
the look of shock!
Plus a beautiful plaque - name needs correcting but hey...I am still so thrilled.
I had to check on the NZ Masters site to read how you gain your colours and here is what is written
"These are an NZMA badge awarded to athletes who achieve a 95% performance in
individual events, obtain a World Title, or World Record. They are a very prestigious award."