KINGS FURLONG speed skater Peter Carr finished second in the M$% category at the Masters International All Round Games in Baselga di Pine in the Trentino region of north Italy.

The competition was raced over three days, with four races (500m, 1,500m, 3km and 5km) counting towards the final positions.

The 46-year-old beat opposition from Italy, Great Britain, Norway and speed skating heavyweight the Netherlands.

Long track speed skating (an individual timed sport raced on a 400m long oval rink) was only restarted by the Great Britain skating governing body in 2014.

Without a rink anywhere in the UK, participants have to travel to Europe to train or compete.

The Kings Furlong skater combines this with the more common UK sport of Short Track speed skating (where multiple skaters race against each other on a standard sized hockey rink).

Carr skates for the Aldwych club, who train in Guildford and came second in the equivalent competition for M45 short track ice speed skating, the MIST Games in Sheffield in April 2017.

This means he holds a silver medal in both speed skating disciplines. Both sports will feature in the Winter Olympics which start on February 9.

Four skaters from Great Britain have qualified in the short track including medal hopeful Elise Christie.

As yet, despite impressive improvement from a standing start just four years ago, no GB long track skater have yet qualified for the Olympics. Great Britain long track speed skaters are looking for funding partners to help them continue their improvement on the world stage for next season and Olympics in Beijing in 2022.