Category Archives: Juniors

Club Records, PBs and Debuts Galore

EAL Fixture 3 – Cambridge

by David Killick

Before the detail some simple stats:

4 club records broken, 8 debuts in a club top and roughly 25 PBs broken.

Keeping this brief will be difficult so anyone not mentioned many apologies now but I have been asked to limit my ramblings. (Not by me! Ed.)

At U11s we started the day with 6 athletes, ended up with 8 (6 girls and 2 boys) as 2 juniors there decided it looked fun and wanted to do it. Unfortunately this got me into trouble with the league for having too many athletes in events… I did my grovelling and have taken the penalty we have from the league committee (more on that later) and no, I am not sorry for encouraging children to participate in sport when athletics is in decline at a younger level (it was my admin error on not checking the rules as I got carried away with the excitement!)  What a great job they did and had a wonderful time and the 3 girls who did the 4x100m relay for the U13 girls did so with a massive smile, which is what it is all about! read more

Flying High! – EAL

EAL – April 2017 – Peterborough

 

So while some people were pounding the streets of London 35 plus Junior and senior members headed across to Peterborough for the First East Anglian League Meet of the year in slightly chilly but stunning sunshine (last year at the same fixture it snowed).  To be honest we are probably one of the smallest clubs in the league batting against some well-funded and equipped teams so we always have the motto go enjoy yourself.

With Nick in London the reigns for managing the Track & Field this year have transitioned to me and for anyone who thinks we just turn up and do our stuff, assembling a squad across age group and genders has given us an idea of how much work Nick does.  A month of planning finally came together and wow what a day.  Signs were good with positive results at the Beds Open a couple of weeks before but with some juniors girls moving up to u17 and being classified senior women, last minute decisions to come by Chris Dimmock, Ben Corfield coming down from Sheffield and Will Ponissi, myself and Alex Killick we had the resemblance of a senior squad. read more

Record Breaking Girls in the MK Festival 5k

MK Festival of Running – 5k

by Amy Killick

When I first arrived at the event it was chucking down with rain and was very chilly. I was frozen but still ran in shorts and my club vest. Whilst waiting in the car the rain began to stop and we then began to journey over to the starting area. As I was one of the first racers there I found a spot at the front of the line and began to warm up.

As we set off I was quite near the front and in sight was the lead cyclist. The first kilometre of the race was all downhill and was very fast as I ran it in 3:51. It stayed downhill for the second kilometre as well but began to incline at the fourth kilometre making it a lot slower. I eventually warmed up about a kilometre and a half into the race which made me a lot happier. At the end I did a sprint finish as everyone was cheering me on to beat the man in front of me. As I crossed the line my time was 21:25 which was a new PB that has beaten my mother’s and father’s official times (not parkrun times). Also I was the second lady through the line. I was shortly followed by Zara and Daisy who both ran under 25 minutes. read more

Sportshall – Sunday 12th February

Sportshall

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. read more

Ramblings of a Lonely LBAC Thrower

Track & Field – Southend – Sunday 17th July 2016

by David Killick

Some of you may not know but we are an athletics club and actually do things that don’t involve running. This could to some, mean going to the Black Lion, but I am actually pointing to the track and field that we engage in over the summer.  Below is some light reading in the life of the only official senior male who takes throwing events seriously.

3rd round of the EAL took us to Sarrrrrrffffffeend.  Road trips have now become legendary in the club, not due to drinking antics that may be seen in rugby clubs but mainly how long before adults ear drums are burst by screaming kids on the coach, who can bag the back seat (I lost again) and the times when Nick Clay has you locked on the coach to see how many events he can persuade you to do before your body breaks. read more

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