Each year, Biggleswade AC organises a weekend away to another part of the country. In previous years we have been to two locations in Derbyshire, the Cotswolds and, this year, the venue was in the heart of rural England … Sherwood Forest.
Congratulations to Juliet Naylor and Paul Davies who were declared the Biggleswade Athletic Club 10K champions following a hotly contested Standalone 10K at Letchworth on Sunday 4th October. There was also a 3rd place finish, and a new personal best time, for Craig Brown.
The 10 mile club champions were decided at Swineshead on Sunday 13th September with two new names making it to the role of honour for this year. Congratulations to Juliet Grimwood and Marcus Davey who are the 10 Mile Club Champions for 2015.
Huge congratulations must go to Biggleswade AC’s Craig Brown who achieved a new personal best time of 34mins 32secs, and 8th position, at the Self Transcendence 10K at Battersea Park last Saturday, despite suffering leg cramp during the race.
And a bit of friendly rivalry enabled Paul Cooke and Nick Haworth to break the 18 min barrier at the Battersea Park Self Transcendence 5K last Monday evening, with both athletes recording new personal best times of 17mins 58secs.
It’s been a while but Biggleswade AC’s two senior lady trail/fell runners were back in action at the weekend in the Barton 10K trail race. Fi Hunter-Wynde and Julie Balaam (pictured left) finished in 3rd and 4th place respectively, with Fi also receiving a trophy for being the first Lady Vet 35.
There were also some other notable achievements by Biggleswade AC members last weekend:
- Daniel Hemming won the Cambridge Junior parkrun;
- Paul Davies, Lainey Stead and Pete Howell all achieved new personal best times at the Peterborough and Wimpole parkruns; and,
- though not competing for Biggleswade AC on this occasion, Ryan Smith won the St Neots Sprint Triathlon for his ‘other’ club, the Army Triathlon Association.
Veteran athlete, Pete Howell, had a storming run in the Stanwick 10K on Easter Monday, finishing in a superb time of 50m 18s and 4th position in his age category.
Pete was also in action again the following Sunday in the Flitwick 10K, and managed to improve on his previous 10K time by 24 seconds. Marcus Davey was first man home for the Biggleswade AC team, in 40m 17s with Fi Wynde just a few seconds behind him, the first Biggleswade lady to cross the finish line seizing 3rd place in her age category. Making a welcome return to racing, after giving birth to her second child just 7 months ago, Julie Balaam had an excellent run to finish 9th in her age group in a new 10K personal best time of 48m 27s.