Over the past few weeks there have also been some superb performances from the club’s veteran athletes.
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 was a busy weekend for Biggleswade AC’s road runners, especially for Giles Hawthorne who competed in the Marston Forest 5K on the Friday as well as running the stage 3 of the Greensand Ridge Relay on Saturday.
A small group of Biggleswade AC ladies were completely outside of their comfort zone as they participated in the Race for Life Pretty Muddy at Bedford – a 5K, obstacle-scattered, off road course with, you guessed it, lots of mud!
The BAGs (Biggleswade Athletic Girls), wearing dressing gowns and shower caps, clambered enthusiastically over the inflatable hurdles, charged through muddy puddles, crawled through large tubes and under cargo nets, finishing with a carefully choreographed, team descent down a slide and into a bath of thick mud.
The team embraced the mud and thoroughly enjoyed the challenge, and have vowed to do this again next year. A huge thank you to all those who sponsored us … over £300 was raised for Cancer Research.
The BAGs are (left to right) Rachel Kenyon, Julia Mackay, Deb Bryant, Millie Bryant, Joanne Ellary and Georgia Barker.