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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

Biggleswade Sportshall Trophy

By Fiona Towell

I’m afraid we won’t be bringing it home this year, But ONLY because we didn’t have enough to defend it. NOT because the 9 athletes who turned up didn’t give it their all …

And they did! They sprinted, jumped, threw and ran paarlaufs until they collapsed in a heap at the end when the Grand Prix finished everyone off. And they made almost as much noise as last year.

Katie proved that being the only Under 11 Girl doesn’t stop you from racing relays and gave the boys a run for their Freddos. Our other Under 11 Boys were joined by Ampthill’s sole contestant, Jakob, who was a keen paarlauf participant. Sid had some time to make up however and showed tremendous strength of character as he fought hard from behind to gain some ground. Huge well done boys for making Jakob feel part of the team; and on that note I’d like to mention that two of the officials commented on the ‘lovely bunch of polite kids I’d brought along from Leighton Buzzard’. I was very proud of you all. Dan threw a good shot I was told and Fin PB I believe jumped extremely well. Both put 110% into the short distance races and Aaron made up about 10 metres in one particular Under 11 all out against Biggleswade in the finale. Ash made his Sportshall debut and jumped and ran in everything we threw at him (most Sportshalls won’t leave you quite as exhausted Ash but it was a good introduction). read more