A contingent of Bedford and County athletes were highly successful at the European Masters Indoor Championships in Torun, Poland held between 17th and 23rd March, with many exceptional medal winning performances being recorded:

Gold Medals

  • Jemma Eastwood W45 Pole Vault 3.32 m
  • Tennyson James 4 x 200 X65 Mixed Relay

Silver Medals

  • Tennyson James M65 60mH 9.79 s
  • Tennyson James M65 400m 61.06 s

Bronze Medals

  • Bob Kingman M50 Pole Vault 3.75 m
  • Simon Coombes M50 8K X-C Team
  • Edith Caux (rep. France) W65  4 x 200 X65 Mixed Relay

Other Notable Performances

  • Tennyson also reached the final of the 200m, but recorded a DNF, Pete Benedickter finished 5th in the final of the M55 400 m in 58.77s and reached the Semi Final of the M55 200m in 27.20s 
  • Other Bedford and County AC athletes were in action as follows, with their performances:
  • Pete Benedickter also competed in the M55 60mH (10.03 s) and 800m .
  • Darren Kerr - M50 Hammer, 4th, 46.66m, and M50 Weight, 6th, 16.34m
  • Damian Larrington - M40 Hammer, 7th 37.51m,  M40 Discus, 7th, 36.31m, M40 Shot, 10th, 12.19m
  • Simon Coombes - M50 3000m, 5th   9m06.47s, and 8k Cross Country 5th
  • Steve Bass - M50 60 H, 10.02s
  • Edith Caux (rep. France) - W65 200m, 4th in 32.11s, and W65 400m, 4th in 74.12s
  • Richard Phelan (rep. Ireland) - M60 Pole Vault, 12th, 2.65m
 
Well done to all.

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