Congratulations to Jack Goodwin, who, after later another another fine season, has been selected to run for England in the Adidas Home Nations 5K in Cardiff on 12 August.  Jack has a 13:54.33 5000m to his name this year and set a 8:00.44 3000m PB at Watford last month.  Good luck for the race Jack!

Congratulations to Raph Boujou and Thaila-Jade Mason, who have both broken club records recently.  Raph improved his own Senior Men's 100m record to 10.01 seconds at the European Under 23 Championships in Finland on 13th July, whilst Thaila-Jade improved the Under 17 Women's Long Jump record to 6.00 metres at the Schools International in Grangemouth on 15th July.

Congratulations to John Eves, who has broken two M40 club records recently.  John's new marks are 8:43.61 for the 3000m, set at Watford on 28th June, and 15:07.21 for the 5000m, set at Finsbury Park on 21st July.

Congratulations to two athletes who have recently broken club records:

  • Etienne Maughan broke her own Senior Women's and Under 20 Women's 100m hurdles record with a time of 13.78 seconds at the British Championships last weekend.
  • Tennyson James broke the club's M65 100m record with a time of 13.5 seconds in the EMAC league match on 10th May.

Both athletes have now broken club records five times this year.

Congratulations to Etienne Maughan and Lyla Danobrega, who both set new club records at the English Schools Championships at the weekend.  Etienne's 13.98 seconds is a new club Senior Women's and Under 20 Women's record for 100m Hurdles.  Lyla's 5:06.16 is a new club Senior Women's and Under 20 Women's record for 1500m Steeplechase.  

The funeral of Jenny O’Shea will take place at Bedford Chapel, Norse Road on Thursday 13th July at 13.45, followed by a wake at the Knife and Cleaver, Houghton Conquest. Those wishing to attend the service or service and wake should indicate which by contacting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. who will pass details on to Paddy. There will also be a live streaming and later viewing. Again, contact Dennis for details.
Those wishing to make donations to the Alzheimer’s Society in the name of Jenny should do so using http://www.abbott-funerals.co.uk/ 

Congratulations to Bob Kingman and to Lois Fordham who have both broken club records recently.  At the recent NAL match, Bob Kingman improved his own Pole Vault record to 3.80m; whilst Lois Fordham set new figures for the U13 Pole Vault by clearing 2.12m at the Biggleswade Jumps Fest on 21st June. The previous holder was Gracie Wall who did 2.01m in 2018.

Jenny O’Shea, who has passed away after a long illness, will have been known by many members of Bedford and County AC. She was an outstanding sprints coach, a regular timekeeper at many of our meetings and was for many years Championships Secretary and organiser of the Bedfordshire AAA Championships. Those wishing to attend her funeral should contact Dennis Johnson (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

High Jump Gold Chelmsford 2023

Congratulations to Gracie Wall, who won the Women's Under 20 High Jump gold medal at the England Athletics Championships in Chelmsford on Sunday.  Gracie's winning jump of 1.78 metres is a personal best, and puts her into third place in this year's UK Under 20 rankings.  As a result Gracie has achieved the qualification standard for the British Championships and will receive an automatic invite to compete on the 9th July in Manchester.

Our fellow athlete Graham Ayre has recently passed away. His funeral is at Bedford Crematorium on Friday 23rd June at 12.15.

He is remembered by Howard Darbon.

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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