Wednesday 28 June 2017 Watford Open Meeting Results

Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 June

National Youth Development League Upper, Southern Premier 2B

Our U20’s and U17’s finished a narrow second 4 points behind Havering. We now lead the division with 17 points to Havering’s 15. We need to beat Havering in the next match to secure promotion to the Southern Premier Division for 2018. Full Results

Mia Champman won U20 100m & 200m 12.6/25.2, Olivia Russell won the U17 100m 12.7, Will Mullins won the U20 3000m 9:28.6, Luren Nichols won the U20 3000m 10:50.1 PB, Tia Wilson won the U17 3000m 10:18.1 PB, Sinead Stovell won the U17 1500SC 6:11.2, Team Beds also won the U17 & U20 Mens 4x100m relays & The mens U17 4x400m relay.  Frankie Johnson won the U17 Pole Vault 4.70m, Holly Nichols the U17 Pole Vault 2.60m, Reon-Ashley Lewis won the U17 Long Jump 6.10m, Jean Mozobo  the U20 Triple Jump 14.18m, Sophia Solomon won the U17 Triple Jump 9.47m PB, Kye Charlton Brown won the U17 Shot 12.98, Tom Litchfield won the U17 Hammer 48.10 PB

Eastern Athletics Championships, Cambridge

Full Results PB’s for Iona Newbegin in the 100m/200m 12.21w/25.80w, a win for Will Forster U20 in the 800m 2:04.73 an one for Frankie Johnson U17 in the pole vault 4.60m & Kara Gibbs SW 2.80m

English Schools Combined Events Anglian Regional Final, Bedford

Several of our members competed in this representing their school counties, with some outstanding results and a host of personal best in both the whole event and in individual events. Stephen Simmons and Jack Tull qualified for the national finals to be held in Boston on 16/17 September.

U15 Boys Pentathlon: 2nd Stephen Simmons 2552 pts PB 80H 11.3; Shot 10.36; LJ 5.73; HJ 1.53; 800m 2:27.9,

5th Jack Tull 2207 pts PB 80H 12.6; Shot 9.10; LJ 4.96; HJ 1.47; 800m 2:22.7

U17M Octathlon: 7th Josh Methven 3560 pts PB LJ 5.67; Disc 20.07; Jav 24.68; 400m 56.1; 100H 16.2; HJ 1.54; Shot 9.42; 1500m 4:59.8, 8th Ashley Evans 3363 pts PB LJ 5.44; Disc 26.24; Jav 41.62; 400m 58.6; 100H 16.3; HJ 1.60; Shot 11.54m; 1500m dns.

9th Kieron Gayle 3331 pts PB LJ 5.29; Disc 27.35; Jav 24.43; 400m 65.0; 100H 15.5; HJ 1.42; Shot 11.90; 1500m 5:18.9

U15 Girls Pentathlon: 8th Romina Johnson 2513 pts PB 75H 12.3; Shot 8.99; HJ 1.46; LJ 4.65; 800m 3:00.0;

10th Darcy Button 2288 pts PB 75H 13.7; Shot 7.01; HJ 1.34; LJ 4.20; 800m 2:33.8,

12th Dominika Domel 2256 pts PB 75H 12.7; Shot 7.40; HJ 1.37; LJ 4.66; 800m 3:02.1;

16th Erin Thompson 2101 pts PB 75H 13.8; Shot 6.17; HJ 1.31; LJ 4.53; 800m 2:49.7

British Masters Championships, Birmingham

Older members were competing

100m M65 Jim Keech 14.34, 200m M55 Tenny James 26.45, 400m M45 Pete Benedickter 55.67, M50 Lance Croft 64.75, M55 Tenny James 58.84, 800m M35 Andy Cohen Wray 2:14.75, 400H M35 Andy Cohen Wray 69.31, Pete Benedickter 2nd 60.63, Pole Vault W35 Jemma Eastwood 2.80, M50 Simon Eastwood 3.30, Triple Jump M65 Dave Folgate 1st  10.09, Shot M60 7.99, WT 10.72, Hammer 32.40,

News Lauren Russell has been selected to run in Mannheim, Germany in the 400m for the Great Britain juniors on July 1st. This is her second GB vest she also ran for the junior team at the Loughborough International in May.

BMC Grand Prix, Watford

Some fast times and PB’s from Saturday -

1500m Matt Leach 3:46.25 PB, Stan Willis U20 3:57.10 PB, Sam Knee Robinson 3:58.05, Matt Bray 4:00.11

3000m Ben Alcock 8:12.45 PB, Jack Douglas 8:23.02 PB, John Eves 8:47.49

5000m Matt Bergin 14:03.87 800m Ben Davies U20 1:55.54


Tuesday 20 & Wednesday 21 June 2017

Cambridgeshire Open Meeting.  Several members competed. Results here. Corby Open Results here

BMC Eltham 800m Lucy James 2:08.47, BMC Tipton 1500m Sam Knee Robinson 4:04.1


Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 June 2017

National Youth Development League Lower, Tonbridge

On a very hot Sunday afternoon our youngsters were sixth in the match and will need an extremely strong performance in the last home fixture to stay in the division. Full Results

A string wins were few. Etienne Maughan U13 won the 75m in a PB of 10.0 the 75mH in 11.7 and the 150m in 19.6. Natailie Simmons U13 won the 1200m 3:54.5 PB, Zena Saez U13 ran a blistering final lap to overhaul a distant front runner and win the 1500m  4:46.2 PB. Steven Simmons U15 won the 80m H 11.5 PB & Long Jump 5.86m PB. Udoka Fintelmann U13 won the Javelin 31.71

Anglian Schools, Cambridge

Representing Cambridgeshire Schools

Junior Girls Girls Iona Newbegin 100m 1st 12.3 PB, 200m 2nd 25.8 PB. Kenyeh Soyei Shot 1st 11.27m, Charlie Churms Shot 9.49m, Erin Thompson Long jump 4.51m, Darcy Button 800m 2.31.1 PB Inter Girls Cliona Blackwell Hammer 32.49 PB, Elysia Costanzo Pole Vault 2nd 2.20m. Inter Boys Men Lewis Smith 400m 54.2

Southern Athletics League, Division 1, Welwyn

In a very tight match, we finished equal second with Herts Phoenix on 181 points with Dartford on 187 in first. We just missed out on overall victory by having too many gaps in some field events in with last minute illnesses and some injuries on the day.  Our 6 A string wins on the track is a was the best by far this season. Full Results

Joel Parkes was the star with a double sprint victory in the 100 11.3 and 200 22.6. Chris Thornley ran an impressive PB to win the 400 51.8. Josh Lunn won the 1500 4:11.6 after having run a swift non scoring 800. Jake Barraclough won the 2000 SC 6:31.7. Jack Benedickter won 110H 18.9. In the field, Richard Martin won the hammer 57.20.

Mia Chapman won the 100m 12.4, Jodie Leslie won the 200m 25.2, Rebecca Murray won the 1500m 4:40.0, Diana Chalmers won the 2000SC 8:02.1, Leanne Buxton won the Shot 10.97 & the wome won the 4x100m relay 49.0

England U23 & U20 Athletics Champs, Bedford

Lauren Russell U20 400m 55.73 (H), Final second 53.92 PB. Jack Douglas U23 1500m 3:57.05 (H), Ben Davies U20 4:03.70 (H), 4:03.27 (F), Will Forster U20 400H 59.25, Frankie Johnson U20 Pole Vault 4.04, Jean Mozobo U20 Long Jump 6.51

Southern Athletics League, Division 3, St Albans  Results

Greensand Ridge Relay A group of older members ran the relay along the ridge from Leighton Buzzard to Northill and finished tenth on handicap approx 1 hour 20 behind the fastest team. Paul Wilkerson & Andy Blair well ahead of the age based handicaps.


Wednesday 14 June 2017

Bedfordshire Schools T&F Champs Full results

Wins in the sprints for Raphael Bojou U17M 11.2/23.2, Olivia Russell U17W 12.9, Leah Anin U15G 13.3, Shanae Wright U15G 26.1. In the 800m Jamie Webster U17 2:06.2, Niamh Huxford U15 2:31.2, 1500m Aiden Killeen U17 4:28.6, Tia Wilson U17 4:45.3, 3000m Jack Goodyear U17 9:44.8, Hurdles Romina Johnson U15G75H 12.4, Stephen Simmons U15B 80H 11.7, Ite Aderoju U17W 13.1, 1500mSC Sinead Stovell 6:12.5. High Jump Frankie Johnson U17M 1.78, Pole Vault Frankie Johnson U17M 4.20, Holly Nichols U17W 2.70, Long Jump Stephen Simmons U15 5.58, Alexandra Arnold U17G, 4.38, Nicole Sutherland U15G 4.86, Discus Tom Litchfield U17M 32.82, Hammer 45.49, Javelin Liam Holland U17M 44.82, Holly Smith U15W 29.49.

BMC GP Watford 5000m Josh Lunn 14:52.83

Watford Open Scott Parsons 200m 22.81, 800m Isacc Lunn  U17 2:15.15, Chris Thornley 1:56.66, Matt Bray 1:56.40

Tuesday 13 June 2017 Kettering Open Jack Benedickter 100m 12.31, 400m 53.99, Pete Benedickter 100m 12.86, 400m 56.06, Alistair Macdonald 12.40, Scott Parson 100 11.52, 400 50.24


Saturday 10 & Sunday 11 June 2017

South of England Champs, Crystal Palace

1500m U20 Lauren Nichols 4:57.71 400mH U20 Will Forster 58.78H 59.18F 800m SM Tom Powell 1:56.81H, 2:02.63F 1500m SM Matt Bray 4:10.89  3000SC SM 2nd Josh Lunn 9:31.35 Long Jump SM Jean Mozobo 6.78

European Cup 10000m, Minsk Matt Leach was 12th 30:02.36.

Friday 9 June 2017 Cambridge Distance Evening 3000m Ben Alcock 8:18.7, Ben Davies 8:27.6, John Eves 8:33.6, Jack Douglas 8:44.3, Andrew Headley 9:07.5, 800m Callum Nicholson 2:13.9, Ryan Mingay 2:51.0,

Wednesday 7 June 2017

Eastern Masters Lge, Cambridge

A good turn out with lots of good performances. The men won their match by fifteen points from Cambridge, Milton Keynes were third. We lead the division by a a few points. There were wins for Pete Benedickter, Tenny James & Chris Keech 200m, Simon Coombes & Andy Leach 1500m, Tenny James 100mH, Mark Burgman Javelin, Dave Folgate Triple Jump & High Jump, Steve Bass High Jump & a win in the M35 4x200m relay. Results


Saturday 3 & Sunday 4 June 2017

Eastern Young Athletes League, Hemel Hempstead

Bedford won with 793 points from Stevenage 721. We now lie 3rd on equal points with league leaders Havering and Ipswich. Full Results

British Athletics League, Division 3, Chelmsford Full Results

Bedford were 6th after spending most of the afternoon in 7th, 7th= or 8th place. A late flurry of good results in pole vault, Triple Jump, 5000m and the javelin pulled us up to give a 4.7 point margin over Yeovil (7th). However we are still in overall 7th spot, 2 points behind Yeovil, after two matches. We have to beat both Yeovil and Derby/Mansfield soundly in the next two matches to avoid relegation. It was a tough match we had no A string wins only a couple of second places. Our best event was javelin with Marcio Fernandes 2nd A 48.31 and Robson Angell 1st B 47.98.  In the pole vault Javier was 2nd A 3.88 and Richard Phelan 2nd B 3.28. Jack Benedickter won the B 400H 59.46. Joel Ametemu in his first outing at senior level came 2nd in the Triple Jump B string 12.01. Jean Mozobo got some good jumps in long jump 6.50 and triple jump 12.91 to score despite an injury. Andrew Headley ran a PB of 15:50.40 in the 5000m (4S) as did Will Mullins 15:51.63 (2B) Graeme Packman  

UK Womens League National Division 1, Bedford

Results on Po10. The Bedford team were seventh one half of a point behind Harrow (we had an advantage of 10 officials points over Harrow).  Mia Chapman was close to her PB in the 100m and ran a PB in the B 200m (25.1). Lauren Russell & Jodie Leslie were 2nd in the 400m. Kathryn Woodcock won the Discus with a throw of 50.50.