Tuesday 8th June saw LBAC’s open day for Track & Field take place at Vandyke Upper School. The juniors, who are getting ready for the second East Anglian League meeting this weekend were bolstered on the night by ten potential new members adding to the 20-30 who already go on a regular basis. All participants were given the opportunity to do Long Jump, High Jump, Discus and Shot Putt with the older ones doing some track work too. Everyone semed to enjoy the evening before the dark clouds became to heavy and deposited a downpour as we were tidying up.
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Last Sunday saw the first of this year's East Anglian league fixtures take place at Cambridge. Eighteen young athletes from the club made their way over to the event, which is the first of four throughout the season. They give everyone an opportunity to compete, not only in their usual events, but also there are plenty of points available by simply having a go at anything.
Becky Davies, Kirsty-Anya Shefferd and Jess Amey made up the U15 girls team who managed to cover eight events between them. In a series of close events the best performances were Becky's 3rd in the 100m and 2nd in the long jump, while Jess was also 2nd in the B string long jump and Kirsty 2nd in the B string javelin. In the senior ladies events, Natalie Kimble took part in all three throws and picked up 11 points for the club having finished 4th in both the shot and discus.
Sunday 9th May saw the Bedfordshire Athletics Championships take place at the Bedford stadium and the senior sof LBAC once again used the ladies 3K and men's 5K as the club championships.
First up, was the ladies 3K, in which Gail Duckworth, Jill Richardson and Amy Inchley all competed and set their own personal targets for the race. In chilly conditions with a stiff breeze blowing down the home straight, Gail was first over the finish line in 11.15 before Jill Richardson beat her time of last year, with 12.45 and Amy Inchley was 50 seconds quicker than last year in a time of 13.21.
The dates for this summer's track & field league which most of the junior section of the club will attend have just been sent around and they are as follows;Sunday 16th May – Cambridge Sunday 13th June – Peterborough Sunday 4th July – Colchester Sunday 8th August – Luton
Now, since we lost our track a number of years back the number of senior athletes doing any running, jumping or throwing has gone from a few down to none, so here is a list of reasons why you should put these dates in your diary and give it a go;1. Support the juniors and encourages better links between the yoof and the old gits 2. Chance to try something new. Long jump, javelin, hurdles……….pole vault! 3. It's good fun. The action is thick and fast with lots of events to watch and athletes to cheer on 4. The events are over with quickly…….so you can do a few! 5. The other clubs who compete are often in same position with inexperienced seniors just coming for some fun 6. The more T & F the seniors do the more likely the youngsters will do the cross-country
Also, along the same lines, there has been another request for help at Tuesday training. The primary concern is with female support as both Liz and Marlene have been going for a many years and with do not really want to be involved any more. If there are enough volunteers it could be done on a rota basis and whilst coaching is useful the main role would be information based. Please contact Les Oliver (firstname.lastname@example.org) to offer your services or get more information.
Club records for all male members, including juniors...