Sportshall – Sunday 12th February
There was a fantastic effort on Sunday by 28 enthusiastic young Under 11 athletes from the Bedfordshire clubs who took part in the East Regional Sportshall Final at Hertfordshire Sports Village.
Ten Under 11 Athletes from Leighton Buzzard Athletics Club and one sporting young lady from Leighton Buzzard Tri Club made the Bedfordshire team and a rather noisy but fun time was had by all:
Isabelle Thackray joined forces with a Biggleswade and Bedford athlete to compete in Speed Bounce and ran her heart out with teammate Sophia Watt in the hurdles. Sophia then went on to take 2nd place in the Target throw and fellow clubmate Katie Killick took 1st place in the Region in the Balance Test event. Bethany Woodhams teamed up with Bedford athletes to scale heights in the vertical jump while Eleanor Green was one of our sprinters in the 2 x 2 lap relay. We are most grateful to Charlotte Williams who stepped in from Leighton Buzzard Tri Club to help us out in the long distance event and did Bedfordshire proud in this and the Triple Jump.
Ash Carter joined the four-strong team of boys that kicked us off in the Obstacle relay and went on to perform well in the hi-stepper event. Daniel Mann raced well in the 4 x 4 relay and took on the speed bounce challenge in field. The Bedfordshire ‘moment’ however had to be when Toby Evans partnered with Thomas Pountney from Bedford to win the 6 lap parlauf race in a nail-bitingly exciting performance very loudly supported by the Bedfordshire contingent. Arron O’Dwyer proved that we don’t need a track to win field events coming 1st in Javelin for the Region (although a track would help us considerably please Mr Leighton- Linslade Council 😃)
Sid Mead also sprinted superbly in the 2 x 2 relay but wowed us all with some deft footwork in the Grand Prix 🏁, an exciting race on a round track involving some speedy change of direction and leaping and diving that our young athletes love.
All in this was a great event to be a part of and the children performed extremely well for their County and did their club proud.