Five athletes from Bristol & West Athletic Club competed in the Inter-Counties Championships at Bedford on the weekend of 24th/25th August 2013 two came away with bronze medals and two others came away with PBs. Tom MERSON finished third in the Men’s 5,000 metres where his PB of 14:39.71 was just 5 seconds behind Mohamud Aadan’s winning time of 14:34.09. Our other bronze medallist was Christine JONES in the women’s hammer. Christine has been really consistent at 58/59 metres this season and her bronze medal throw was 58 metres 58 centimetres. Behind her Cathrine BEATTY pulled out a PB of 57 metres 17 centimetres for fourth place – much to the delight of Coach Ken Holmes. If we can get them both out for all 3 UKWAL matches next year that would be great points in the Women’s hammer. Another great point scorer in the UKWAL this year has been Charlotte GREEN and she is another athlete to have performed at a consistently high level throughout the summer. Bedford on the Saturday was no exception as she finished fifth in the 3,000 metres steeplechase for women in a PB of 11:15.68 in a race won by Kerry Harty in 10:23.33.
Our sole representative in the sprints was Scott BAJERE who finished sixth in the final of the 100 metres for men in 10.73.
A great end to a long season for these athletes and we look forward to watching them compete in 2014 where we hope they will continue to improve the way they have in 2013.