Nine Club athletes competed in the England/Inter-Counties Senior Championships at Bedford over the weekend of Saturday/Sunday 2nd/3rd August 2015. Theo CAMPPBELL was one of three athletes to finish fourth in the final. After finishing second in his heat in 21.57 and third in his semi-final in 21.33 Theo placed fourth in the final with 21.61 racing all three rounds on the Sunday. Club Captain Caspar Eliot finished seventh in his 400 metre heat recording 49.62.
Hannah JACKSON finished sixth in heat 2 of the Women's 100 metre hurdles in 15.06, while Alex DALEY finished sixth in the 400 metre hurdles final for men in 54.63 (in a race won by Dai GREEN in 50.26).
Steve MITCHELL placed fourth in the 3,000 metres steeplechase final in 9:16.17. Christina JONES finished fourth in the final of the Women's Hammer with a best throw of 59 metres 30 centimetres after finishing first in qualifying group B with a throw of 61 metres 61 centimetres. Another club athlete in the field events was Rownita MARSTON who finished a very creditable sixth in the Senior Women's shot putt with a best putt of 12 metres 75 centimetres.
Charlotte GREEN added to her experience of competing in championship races: this time over 1,500 metres. After finishing second in her heat in 4:26.08 she finished fifth in the final later on the same afternoon in 4:30.57 after a slow first lap. This has been a real break-through season for Charlotte and it will be interesting to see what the summer of 2016 holds after a good winter. Mike WILLSMORE competed in the Senior Men's mile where he finished eighth in 4:11.35.
The feedback was that having a combined England/Inter-Counties made it more of an event than last year's Inter-Counties Competition - although looking at the results some events were still weak. Congratulations to all those from the club who took part: thanks for giving the club colours a good airing on the National Stage. We look forward to seeing you all compete in the final round of National League Matches (BAL and UKWAL) this coming weekend (BAL at Kingston-on-Thames on Saturday 8th August and UKWAL at Wigan on Sunday 9th August 2015).