WORLD record breaking hurdler Darren Towart has continued his remarkable form.

The Tynedale Harrier broke his own indoor world record in the over-40 (M40) 400m hurdles, at the English Institute of Sport Northern Championship in Sheffield.

Now he has followed that up with more impressive performances at the NIA Live event in Dublin.

The 42-year-old from Heddon-on-the-Wall ran two season best times. He ran the 60m flat race in 7.91s and the 200m flat in 24.75s.

Towart topped off his time in Ireland with a solid run of 55.80s in the 400m flat. The competition was a productive one for Towart, who is heading to the European Masters Championship in Portugal next month.

“I had a great time in Ireland,” he said. “It was a fantastic experience and I performed to a very good level.”

Towart’s time of 24.75s in the 200m flat was significant, as it keeps him in contention for a place in the Great Britain relay squad in Portugal.

He explained: “I’ll be competing at the European Masters as an individual, but it will be a great honour if I can also represent the GB relay team while I am there.

“To be in contention for selection, I needed a time of under 25s, and I have done that.”

Towart was a reserve member of last year’s GB relay squad at the World Indoor Championships in Poland. He was called into the team, and memorably won a bronze medal.

“We’ll just have to see what happens, he said. “I’ll keep training hard and will be giving it my best shot.”