CHAMPION race walker Mick Barker returned from his latest European competition with two medals - and at 85 he’s showing no sign of slowing down.

Mick jetted off to Torun in Poland earlier this month to take on his fellow veterans in the European Masters Athletics Championships.

He beat competitors from Italy, Poland and France to bag gold in the 5km road walk and silver in the 3,000m indoor event, adding to his bulging cabinet of trophies and medals.

“It’s in my blood and I have no desire to ever stop,” Mick, of Lavender Court, Kendray, told the Chronicle.

“I walk every single day and I absolutely love it.”