Success at Chiltern League for U13 boys

U13 boys XC team at the Chiltern League Cross Country match at Milton Keynes on Saturday

It was a busy weekend for Biggleswade Athletic club’s older and younger members. On Saturday the under 13 boys cross-country team, consisting of Daniel Hemming, Ferdinand Kricks and Elliot Swinburn, finished in a very respectable 3rd place in Division 2 of the CHILTERN CROSS COUNTRY LEAGUE. In addition to this great result the under 17 ladies finished 4th and Hannah Ridley won the under 20 ladies title. There was further success for Biggleswade AC at the EASTERN COUNTIES INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS at Lee Valley on Saturday 7th. Georgia Smith managed a superb 2nd place in her heat of the under 13 girl’s 60m – finishing in 6th place in the semi-final in a new club record time of 9.04secs. Callum Dickson Earle won silver in the under 17 men’s 60m hurdles final and older brother, Euan, after a disappointing run in the 60m hurdles, managed a pleasantly surprising win in the 60m sprint. Laura Satahoo, returning from injury and illness, managed a first-rate result in the under 20 ladies 60m sprint. It was then the turn of veteran athlete and coach, John Haines, as he travelled to north Essex for the GREAT BENTLEY HALF MARATHON on Sunday 8th February. Indulging in just one relaxing beer the night before, he had high hopes of another sub 1.30 half-marathon performance, as a 60 year old. He began well but was hampered by strong winds which put paid to any race goal times. However, he battled on to complete the 13.1miles in a very respectable 1 hour 32 mins 38 secs, and had the satisfaction of being the first vet60 to cross the finish line.

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