Saturday 29 & Sunday 30 April 2017

National Youth Development Lge Upper, Luton

With BIAS booked up for the BUCS our U20’s and U17’s decamped to Stockwood Park for our first match in the Southern Premier Division 2.  The results are now up on the NYDL site and confirm the Team Bedford won the first match by 13 points ahead of Havering (564-551) Results on Po10. Our A string winners Lewis Smith U17 200m 23.3 PB, Jamie Webster U17 800m 2:05.0 PB, Lauren Nichols U20 800m 2:25.0, Richard Laursen U17 3000m 10:02.2, Frankie Johnson U17 Pole Vault 4.70, Holly Brown U20 Pole Vault 3:15, Kye Charlton Brown U17 Shot 12.74, Octavia Cavill U20 Shot 10.19, Tom Litchfield U17 Hammer 45.16, Josh Roger U20 Javelin 36.67.

The team is made up of Bedford & C, Luton, Biggleswade and Leighton Buzzard. We & Luton provided the bulk of the athletes.

BUCS Championships, Bedford

Representing their universities:

Joel Parkes 100m 11.25, 200m 23.33 Julie Rogers T42/T43 17.83, Lauren Russell 400m 56.36 H, 55.68 SF, 55.04 F, Alanah Harris 1500m 4:58.52 H, 4:46.38 SF, Jack Douglas 3000m SC 9:36.91 H 9:44.16 F, Stephen Headley 10:26.62 H. Daniella Hankins High Jump 1.55m Emily Cartledge High Jump 1.60m Javelin 27.51, Belinda Sergent Triple Jump 10.84 H, 10.91 F Jack Wuidart Hammer 50.23, Andrew Headley 5000m 15:52.81, Rebecca Murray 5000m 16:09.35

Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 April 2017

National Youth Development Lge Lower, Reading

Saturday saw a coach load of our U13’s & U15’s start the T&F campaign in Southern Premier Division 2.  There was fierce competion with Tonbridge, Chelmsford, Herne Hill, Croydon & host’s Reading and some great performances. Individual Results on Po10. Unfortunately we finished fifth 1 point behind Herne Hill.  The match was won by hosts Reading 587, with Croydon 512, Tonbridge 480, Herne Hill 447, Bedford 446 & Chelmsford 413.  We were missing U15 boys in the 300, 800m,Hammer, Javelin & High Jump B strings. Apart from Pole Vault the other groups covered practically all events.

There were A string wins Etienne Maughan U13  150m 19.4 club Record 70mH 11.5, LJ 4.50m Natalie Simmons U13 1200m 3:57.3, Kenyeh Soyei U15 10.07 shot, Chloe Ward U15 Javelin 27.33.  

Virgin London Marathon

Charlie Palmer was our first home in 2:37:21 (205th), closely followed by Steve Horton 2:38:12 (252nd). However first to the half marathon mark was Richard Henderson, just in front of Charlie (HM 74:28) but Richard slipped back to 3:27:08 (5684th).  Andrew Inskip ran 4:16:46. Ollie Saville did not start.

Virgin Mini Marathon

Zena Saez was 22nd U13 16:54, Sofia Perusko was 30th U13 Girl 18:24, Aiden Killeen was 31st U15 boy 15:47, Tia Wilson was 13th U15 girl 17:14, Cameron Gilles was 69th U17 man 16:45, Anna Vinnicombe was 57th U17 woman 18:39.

Friday 21 April 2017 Stanford Cardinal Classic 5000m Ben Alcock 14:15.90, Alex Short 14:29.98.

Wednesday 19 April 2017 Watford open meeting

We had people running in what has been reported as a long meeting. Results can be found here. Lots of good performances. Jamie Webster U17 ran 53.77 400m, Scott Parsons ran a 50.52 400m, Joe Strange ran 1:57.74 in the 800m and Isaac Lunn U17 ran 2:17.38 There were four members in the 3000m the fastest was John Eves 8:27.03

Saturday 15 & Sunday 16 April 2017

Southern Athletics League Division 1, Woking

In an extremely close match we finished third behind joint winners hosts Woking and Crawley, 200 points to our 195.5. A strong Bracknell team were only 20 points behind us.  We lost some unnecessary points, DQ’d in the mens 4x100m, no B string runners in the 5000m and 2K SC (men). Otherwise both men and women covered the events. We also scored 15 of 20 possible officials points, we had no one on the Track Judges stand although we did provide half of the timekeepers.  The timekeeping would have been a lot poorer without Andy Kerr & Rob Lands especially as Woking’s starter was trialling an electric gun with a difficult (to see) signal. Thanks also to the Field judging team who worked hard.

There were some excellent performances on Saturday Scott Parsons equalled his 200m PB (22.3 Hand, 22.29 PB) as did Kwame Morris, Mia Chapman ran a 200m PB 25.2 . Alice Burgin front ran a 3000m winning easily in 10:15.7, Joe Strange had a comfortable win in the 800m 1:58.7. Tomas Marino covered many events winning the B 400m 58.2, clocking 50.9 400m as well as Javelin and Pole Vault.    Anna Bright also ran a strong 400m and 400mH and triple Jump. In the field Lee Johnson was equal first in the high jump 1.90, Frankie Johnson won the Pole Vault before attempting new heights. Jemma Eastwood covered many events including a 3.10m Pole Vault. Jean Mazobo won the long jump and triple jump.  Belinda Sergent performed well in the 100H and long and triple jump. Richard Martin threw well with a PB in the shot 10.87, a big win in the hammer 58.54 and also threw the discus. Katie Winwood had a PB in the Shot, threw the discus and also had a strong hammer win. Results

100m A2 Scott Parsons 11.4, B1  Kwame Morris 11.5, 200m A2 Scott Parsons 22.3, B3 Kwame Morris 23.4, 400m A2  Tomas Marino 50.9, B3  Lewis Smith 54.1, 800m A1  Joe Strange, 1:58.7, B2  Tom Powell 2:01.8, 1500m A4  Dom Menzies 4:27.6, B3 Tom Angell 4:29.0, 5000m A2 Craig Emmerson 17:27.8, 110mH A4 Jack Benedickter 19.0, B2 Robson Angell 19.9, 400mH A2 Jack Benedickter 60.0, B1 Tomas Marino 58.2, 2000mSC A2 Andy Cohen Wray 7:13.9,

High Jump A1= Lee Johnson 1.90, B2 Thoe Dryden 1.65, Pole Vault A1 Frankie Johnson 4.00, B2 Tomas Marino 2.60, Long Jump A1 Jean Mozobo 6.56, B4 Albert Mikajo 5.04, Triple Jump 1 Jean Mozobo 13.73, B3 Albert Mikajo 10.35, Shot Putt A3 Richard Martin 10.87, B3 Pete Carpenter 8.46, Discus A4 Pete Carpenter 29.58, B1 Richard Martin 29.39, Hammer A1 Richard Martin 58.84, B3 Pete Carpenter 22.74, Javelin A2 Robson Angell 48.61, B2 Tomas Marino 43.23, 4x100m disq, 4x400m 2 3:30.8.

100m A1 Mia Chapman U20 12.4, B2 Olivia Russell U17 12.9, 200m A1 Mia Chapman U20 25.2, B4 Charlotte Bowling SW 28.3, 400m A4 Charlotte Bowling SW 65.2, B1 Anna Bright U23 59.1, 800m A4 Megan Middleton U20 2:29.8, B4 Rosie Abbott U17 2:29.7, 1500m A4 Lauren Nichols U20 5:00.0, B4 Kirsty Thompson SW 5:37.1, 3000m A1 Alice  Burgin U20 10:15.7,  B2 Sarah Kerr U2 11:19.2, 100mH A2 Belinda Sergent SW 15.8, B2 Diana Chalmers U23 22.0

400mH A2 Anna Bright U23 69.5 B3 Diana Chalmers U23 73.6 2000m SC A3 Diana Chalmers U23 7:53. B2 Sarah Kerr U23 8:23.04, High Jump A3 Eden Frith SW 1.50 B4 Diana Chalmers 1.25, Pole Vault A2 Jemma Eastwood W35 3.10, B2 Holly Nichols U17 2.50, Long Jump A2 Belinda Sergent SW 4.63, B4 Emma Coombes W35 3.41, Triple Jump A2 Belinda Sergent SW 10.68, B1 Anna Bright 10.21, Shot Putt A3 Katie Windwood SW 9.03, B2 Jemma Eastwood W35 8.32, Discus A3 Jemma Eastwood W35 28.41, B2 Katie Winwood SW 20.42, Hammer A1 Katie Windwood SW 39.25, B3 Jemma Eastwood W35 18.86, Javelin A4 Jemma Eastwood SW 20.74, B3 Sarah Kerr U23 18.54, 4x100m 1 50.2, 4x400m 4 4:20.9

Southern Athletics League Division 3N, Watford

A small number of our men competed as a B team Results

USA Ben Alcock 1500m 3:56.51

Saturday 7 & Sunday 8 April 2017

National 12 stage road relays, Sutton Park

Team 11th

Long Legs ( 5.4 mls):

Matt Bergin 26:06, Jack Douglas 27:25, Alex Bellew 27:53, Josh Lunn 28:04, James Hoad 27:39, Richard Henderson 29:38

Short Legs (3.2 mls):  

Ben Davies 16:07, Stanley Willis 15:58, Matt Bray 16:50, Will Mullins 16:28, Stephen Headley 16:58, Andrew Headley 16:33

Bedford & County AC's men’s endurance squad were in action at the weekend in the final race of the winter season, the National 12 Stage Road Relay Championship. Competing over a  hard course of 12 legs alternating between 5.4 and 3.2 miles,in a race that included the top British clubs the club, performed excellently finishing in 11th place (60 teams). Despite the hot conditions Bedford completed the 51.6 mile course in 4:25:39, averaging of 5: 09 per mile.   

Our lead off man was Matt Bergin who showed his top class credentials by finishing in 2nd place with an excellent 26:06, 6th fastest overall.

2nd leg runner Ben Davies U20 had a solid run, coming home in 4th place,  recording 16:07 for the short leg.  Jack Douglas then pushed the team back up into 2nd with a strong 27:25.  Stanley Willis U20 on the 4th leg had a superb run recording 15:58 but dropped back to 5th. Leg 5 saw Bedford drop to 8th with Alex Bellew running 27:53, Matt Bray then  pushed back up on leg 6 with 16:50. Leg 7 saw us slip to 10th with Josh Lunn’s 28:04, but Will Mullins U20 regained 2 places with a fine 16:28 short leg 8. James Hoad had an excellent run, moving the team back to 6th with a 27:39 on leg. Stephen Headley had a solid run,holding 6th place on leg 10 with 16:58. Unfortunately Richard Henderson on leg 11 was affected severely by the heat and ran over a minute slower than expected 29:38 and dropped back to 11th place. It was left to Andrew Headley to anchor the team on the leg 12, he had an excellent run closing fast on the 10th placed Cardiff AC, but the finish line came too soon as he crossed the line in 11th place but recording  a 16:33 for his efforts.

Beds AAA Open Meeting, Bedford

Large numbers of club members took the opportunity to compete in the county open meeting. Too many to list directly on this page but you can find all the performances here.

Flitwick 10 & Beds AAA Champs

Andrew Inskip took silver in the county championships and with Steve Horton and Jim Black won the team. Paul Wilkerson was third M60, Claire Perusko was second F45.

2nd 34:23 Andrew Inskip, 4th 34:50 Steven Horton M35, 30th  40:30 Jim Black M40, 62nd  42:35 Paul Wilkerson M60, 103 45:21 Rob Payne M45, 105 45:27 Claire Perusko F45, 121 45:55 Sean Lang M45

Sunday 2 April 2017

Greater Manchester Marathon Will MacKay was fourth in a time of 2:26:00

Spenborough AC Spring Open Richard Martin Hammer 58.10

USA: Matt Leach 5000m 14:42.53