More PBs for athletes in track and field events

As the athletics season reaches its peak, Biggleswade AC athletes have been setting yet more new PBs at a number of track and field events.

At the South of England AA U20/Senior Championships at Lee Valley, on the weekend of the 13th and 14th June, Sarah Ridley and Frankie Riley registered new PBs in the 100m and 200m, with Katie Miles and Josh Watson gaining new season best results in the 400m and high jump.

Sarah had a target of finishing in under 13secs in the 100m and duly did, whilst Frankie completed the 200m in under 28secs for the first time.

It was also good to welcome back Tom Boggon and Katie Miles from injury: Tom has moved across from the triple jump to the 400m, a move which is obviously suiting him very well.

It was also the third match of the Eastern Young Athletes League at Peterborough on Sunday 14th June.  Team Biggleswade AC turned out in force and there were, yet more, new personal best results from a significant number of athletes. It was also good to see team members competing in as many events as they can.  Great team spirit.

The team are currently placed second from the bottom in the league, so it will need to be all hands to the pump as they host the next match on the 12th July.

Josh Watson, Dan Steel and Toby Foster were competing at Biggleswade AC’s Jumps Fest on the evening of Thursday 18th June.  Josh was join 1st in the high jump with Dan finishing in joint 2nd place in the long jump.  As well as finishing in 6th place in the long jump, Toby also recorded a new personal best.

Alex Ingham and Euan Dickson-Earle were competing at the England Athletics U20/U23 Championships at Bedford last weekend.  Alex threw 50.86, in the javelin, which placed him 5th overall, and Euan, returning from a hamstring injury, had an easy race in his heat of the 110m hurdles, finishing first, but landed awkwardly, over one of the hurdles, in the final and, unfortunately, failed to finish.  Thankfully the injury he sustained was not serious and he hopes to be back competing fairly soon.

Once again, Biggleswade AC had a good turn out for the third match of the season, in the Southern Athletics League at Battersea, last Saturday 20th June.  Frankie Riley recorded new personal best times in the 100m and the 200m, as well as a new PB in the long jump.  Tom Boggon won the 400m in a new personal best time of 51.8s, and Josh Watson (competing in 8 events) succeeded in recording six new personal best and two season’s best results, including a win in the high jump.  The team finished the day in 4th position placing them 13th overall in the league.  The next match is Saturday 4th July at Parliament Hill in London.

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