Competition Report

LAG YDL Bedford (5th June 2021)

On Saturday we attended the Lower Age Group YDL meeting in Bedford. The last YDL we attended as a club was back in July 2019 nearly two years ago and in that time the only competitions available to the younger athletes have been Open Meetings. It was touch and go whether the meeting would go ahead or whether we would send a team, but the Bedford organisers were determined to make it happen and in the end they put on a great event. And I think I’d be right in saying that all our athletes and the parents who attended had a great day out. The event had all the elements of a ‘classic’ YDL, great weather, a group of athletes willing to step up to a challenge, a noisy group of parents cheering from the side lines, some big PBs and of course a nail biting relay to finish off with.

It would be wrong to pick out individuals for special mention for this first event, because we are just grateful to those who made the journey and played their part, but below is the team and the events they took part in. The YDLs are team events and it’s the only time when the different squads come together with a common goal, so please make every effort to attend the future YDLs and roll on the upper age group YDL on the 30th June.

Gabrielle Pope (Long Jump, 75m)
Charlotte Brown (Long Jump, 75m)

Archie Burton (Javelin, 1200m, Long Jump)
Albie Collins (Javelin, 1200m)
Ed Faulkner (Long Jump)

Mae Burton (75mH, High Jump, Discus, 4 * 300m)
Ivy Uhart (75mH, 800m, Discus, 4 * 100m relay)
Evie Burton (800m, 300m, Shot, 4 * 300m relay)
Libby Sutton (800m, 4 * 300m relay)
Ellie Faulkner (800m, Shot, 4 * 300m relay)
Lailah Pope (100m, 4 * 100m relay)
Olivia Edwards (100m, 300m, 4 * 100m relay)
Nu’bia Samuel-John (100m, 4 * 100m relay)

Casper Chillingworth (800m)
Daniel Cogan (800m)
Finally Harris (100m)
by Mike Taylor


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