Decathlon Dan strikes again!

There is no stopping Biggleswade AC’s Dan Steel when it comes to combined track and field events. Dan notched up yet another new personal best score, and a new club record, of 4,208pts in the decathlon at the England Athletics U20/ Senior Combined Events Championships at Bedford last weekend. An excellent result and recognition of the huge effort Dan has been putting into his training this year.

At the Bedfordshire County Championships on Saturday 17th May, yet more personal records were smashed with nearly all of team Biggleswade AC notching up at least one new personal, or season’s, best result.

One of the newest members of the team, Valerie Snowball, stormed to a podium finish in the under 13 girls 100m final in a new personal best time of 13.98 secs and one of the club’s longest serving members, Sarah Ridley, had two wins, one in the shot put and the other in the discus.

Keeping it in the family, Sandra and Alex Kingham both managed superb results in the javelin, with Alex winning the under 20 men’s competition and mum, Sandra, coming second in the Senior Women’s.

Callum Dickson-Earle, also won his 100m hurdles race by a whisker and was only a second outside of his best recorded time.

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A good “day at the office” for Dan and the Biggleswade AC young-stars

Dan Steel was in action again, last week, this time competing for Bedford & County in the British Athletics League match at Swansea on Saturday 9th May. Dan had a very good “day at the office”, finishing 2nd in the long jump and then two 3rd place finishes in the pole vault and the triple jump. Continue reading

Biggleswade AC SAL squad score well, despite low turnout

Adam Murphy SAL 25-04-2015
Adam leaps to a 3rd place in the long jump

It was a slightly depleted Biggleswade AC team that competed at King’s Lynn on Saturday 25th April in the first match of 2015 of the Southern Athletics League.

Despite their reduced numbers the team still put in some excellent performances with Laura Satahoo, Francesca Riley, Tom Boggon, Dan Steel and sisters Sarah and Hannah Ridley, winning their events. There were also many notable new personal best and season’s best times demonstrating the amount of effort given by the team members.

The next match will be on Sunday 31st May at the athletics track in Sandy.

SAL April 2015