Congratulations to Will Macgee who has broken two M55 club records recently running 11.94 seconds for the 100m at the Newham Open meeting on 3rd September and 24.8 seconds for the 200m at the European Masters Championships in Pescara on 13th September.

Congratulations to the following who have broken club records recently:

  • Tenny James: M65 300m Hurdles (51.1 secs, 9th September, EMAC Final, Cambridge)
  • Tenny James: M65 100m Hurdles (16.04 secs, 28 September, European Masters Championships, Pescara, Italy).
  • Edith Caux: W65 200m (32.17 secs, 27th May, Lee Valley).
  • Chloe Kingman: U15 Girls Pole Vault (2.62 metres, 26th August, England U15 Championships, Birmingham).
  • Mia Flynn: U13 Girls Discus (26.34 metres, 23rd September, Biggleswade Open, Sandy).

Congratulations to Tennyson James, who won the M65 100m Hurdles gold Medal at the European Masters Championships in Pescara on 29th September in 16.23 seconds.  Tenny also won Gold in the M/W65 mixed relay, and Edith Caux won Silver in the W65 relay for France.  Roy Chambers, who competes 2nd Claim for Bedford as a master and for our NAL team came 6th in the M35 Javelin.

The Eastern AA Cross Country Championships are taking place on 18th November at Horseheath Course near Cambridge, and the Eastern AA would love to see you there.

There are races for Under 13s, Under 15s, Under 17s, Under 20s, and Seniors/Masters.  And there are team as well as individual competitions.  The event also incorporates the Eastern AA Inter-County Competition (contact your respective County for selection) and the Eastern Masters (EMAC) championships.

The Eastern AA was created 1933 and now includes the geographical county areas of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Lincolnshire, Norfolk, & Suffolk.  For more information and entry, please follow the link to the Eastern AA website: https://easternaa.com

Congratulation to Tenny James, who won silver in the M65 200m at the European Masters Championships in Pescara, Italy, this week, and a Bronze in the M65 400m.  Congratulations also to Alex Sczhweicki, who won silver in the M75 Cross Country.

Congratulations to Ellie Garraway who broke her own club W50 800m and 1500m records on 6th August at the Masters Inter Area competition with times of 2:28.57 and 5:07.05 respectively.  Congratulations also to Bob Kingman who broke the club's M50 Pole Vault record with a height of 3.85 metres on 10th September at Milton Keynes.

Competition is obviously at the very heart of athletics. We all find our own level at which we can compete, and to a large degree we often compete against ourselves in the quest for a new PB. It is fundamental to the sport.

So, the club committee wants to ensure that the type and format of competition we provide as a club aligns as closely as possible with what the current generation of athletes really want. We are not sure that this is currently the case, based largely on the declining level of support for league fixtures, most notably in the senior leagues, and where the fixture involves a lot of travel.

We need to hear your views – first and foremost, those of the athletes, but also of all other interested parties – parents, coaches, officials, and team managers.

The club is building its social media presence, making more use of the Facebook and Instagram accounts. Social media is a great way for members of the club to keep up with news, club success and information about upcoming fixtures. It would be great to get as many people behind this as possible, athletes and parents alike, so please do give us a follow:

  • Facebook: Bedford & County Athletic Club
  • Instagram: @bedfordandcounty

We will also need help from you, if you have any photos or news from any event that you would like to share, provided you have the athlete in the photo’s permission, please send them via a direct message on Instagram/Facebook or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Darren Kerr claimed the Bronze Medal in the British Masters  Athletics Federation Throws Pentathlon Champs at Horspath, Oxford in the M50-54 age group on 20th August.
 
This event consists of 5 different throwing events- Hammer, shot, discus, javelin and weight.
 
Darren achieved Personal Bests in his first 2 events- Hammer (47.82 M) and shot (9.75 M).
 
 

Upcoming Events

14 Jul 2024
Southern Athletics League (SAL), Division 3
Oxford
16 Jul 2024
Kettering Open Meeting
Kettering Town Harriers, Thurston Drive, NN15 6PB, Kettering
19 Jul 2024
England U20, U23 and Senior Track & Field Championships (incl Combined Events)
TBC
21 Jul 2024
Youth Development League (YDL), Lower Age Group
Thames Valley Athletics Centre
23 Jul 2024
Corby Open Meeting
Rockingham Triangle Stadium: Jimmy Kane Way, Corby, NN17 2FB
24 Jul 2024
Watford Open Graded Meeting
Woodside Stadium, Horseshoe Lane, Garston, Watford, WD25 7HH
27 Jul 2024
England Athletics Age Group Championships
TBC
28 Jul 2024
Eastern Young Athletes League (EYAL)
Bedford International Athletics Stadium
31 Jul 2024
EMAC (Eastern Masters) League - Match 4
03 Aug 2024
National Athletics League (NAL) Cup
Stevenage (TBC)
06 Aug 2024
Kettering Open Meeting
Kettering Town Harriers, Thurston Drive, NN15 6PB, Kettering
07 Aug 2024
Watford Open Graded Meeting
Woodside Stadium, Horseshoe Lane, Garston, Watford, WD25 7HH
10 Aug 2024
British Milers Club (BMC) Grand Prix
TBC
10 Aug 2024
Southern Age Group Championships
TBC
13 Aug 2024
Corby Open Meeting
Rockingham Triangle Stadium: Jimmy Kane Way, Corby, NN17 2FB
17 Aug 2024
Southern Athletics League (SAL), Division 3
Oxford
21 Aug 2024
Watford Open Graded Meeting
Woodside Stadium, Horseshoe Lane, Garston, Watford, WD25 7HH
04 Sep 2024
Watford Open Graded Meeting
Woodside Stadium, Horseshoe Lane, Garston, Watford, WD25 7HH
08 Sep 2024
Eastern Young Athletes League (EYAL) - Final
TBC
15 Sep 2024
Eastern Masters League (EMAC) Final
TBC

 

 

 

 
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