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The 40th annual running of Bedford and County's Christmas Handicap race took place between 18th and 22nd December. Due to Covid restrictions, this year's edition of the race was virtual in nature. Current Bedford and County members, young and old, and alumni from as far away as Canada and Australia ran in household bubbles, or alone with only a GPS watch for company, and emailed in their results to race organizer, Tony Forrest. The race is held in memory of Pete Dancer, a long-time Bedford and County athlete and coach who passed away in 2016, after a long battle against pancreatic cancer. 86 competitors including members of Pete's family took part - the youngest was only 6 years old, and the oldest were in their seventies. Over £1700 was raised for Pancreatic Cancer UK, and this year's results were announced via Zoom. It isn't too late to make a donation to Pancreatic Cancer if you'd like to - the Just Giving page is still open: http://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/bedfordhandicap. The virtual race had joint winners: Tenny James and Rachel Humphreys.
"In response to Bedfordshire being placed in Tier 4, and the rapid rise in cases locally, we have decided to suspend all training activity both at the stadium and in public spaces. Please adhere to Government guidance when training on your own in public spaces. We will keep this decision under review as the situation develops."