Day 2 at Bedford AAA Champs

Report by Craig Fotheringham with photos from some earlier triumphs.

” The main factor in the second day of the AAA’s or English Championships was the weather. The warmth and occasional sunshine of yesterday had gone. The temperature had dropped considerably and just as events started , so did the rain and it never relented.

First up today was Reuben Nairne in the Pole Vault. PB’s were going to be rare today and in the inclement conditions everyone was well below par. Reuben managed clearances at 3:71 and 3:86 before failing at 4:01 but achieving a very creditable equal 4th place.

Murray Fotheringham had the unenviable task of competing against the class athlete of the meet – Dominic Ogbechie for the second time. Murray was very briefly in 2nd place with 6:59 Metres but in the cold and wet could not improve and slipped to his second 4th place of the weekend.

Both these boys are first year Under 17’s and will be back next year stronger and more experienced.

Meanwhile Alyson Bell was attempting to win her second medal of the weekend in the Under 15 Girls 200 Metres cruising through her heat in 26.34 seconds and going straight through to the final as many girls did not start due to the weather.

The final was run when the rain was at its worst.
Alyson looked a little jaded from her exertions yesterday but with her usual strong finish clawed her way back into contention. She was making ground and gaining places but the line came too soon and she had to settle for another Giffnock 4th place !!

Thanks Craig for keeping us up to date from a soggy Bedford.”

Great efforts from all 3 of our talented athletes just missing the Podium today at this prestigious competition.And well done Alyson returning home with yesterday’s 100m