It has been a great start to the year for Biggleswade AC’s track athletes.
At the Essex and Eastern Indoor Athletics Championships at Lee Valley on the weekend of 6th and 7th February sprinter, Laura Satahoo picked up a bronze medal in the U20 women’s 60m sprint as well as improving on her club record with a time of 8.88 secs.
Yet another club record fell at the hands of Georgia Smith in the U15 girls 300m and fellow team member, Jessica Cooke, notched up another new personal best time in this, her first year competing in this age category. Georgia also, despite gaining a new personal best time, narrowly, missed out on a place in the final of the 200m by just half a second.
Franki Riley achieved a new season’s best time in her heat of the U20 women’s 200m which qualified her for the final. And Morgan Webster, now competing in the men’s U20 category, finished in 2nd place in his heat of the 400m securing him a place in the final.
Tom Boggon (pictured left) competed for Biggleswade AC last weekend, in the England Athletics U20 indoor championships in Sheffield. This was Tom’s first national competition as a 400m runner after suffering a stress fracture of his lower spine which halted his triple jump career and left him side-lined for over a year.
In an incredibly strong field Tom narrowly missed out on a place in the semi-finals but he did post a new indoor personal best time of 51.64 seconds, more than a second quicker than his previous indoor best.
Also competing last weekend, were senior athletes, John McGrath and Lindsay Lister (pictured right).
They were both entered into the 800m at the South of England Masters and EVAC Indoor Championships at the Lee Valley indoor stadium.
John ran a tactically perfect race hitting the front with 100m to go and holding on to win the MV50 800m gold medal and Lindsay managed to take the bronze in her race, with a massive indoor personal best time of 2:41:48 … more than 3 seconds quicker than her previous indoor best.