Competing in his first ever decathlon in the National Combined Event Championships at Bedford on May 28/29th, Alexander Clegg finished a brilliant 4th and 3rd in the incorporated Midland championships in a club record score of 5905 points in the U20 event  and recorded or equalled 6 personal bests en route.

 

He started day 1 with a pb in the 100m with 11.98s and followed this up with another pb of 6.01m in the Long Jump. In the next event the shot he was just short of his recent pb with 11.23m and then equalled his pb in the high jump with a leap of 1.75m. Alex rounded off day 1 with 53.13s in the 400m to rank 7th overall.

 

Alex opened day 2 with a pb in the 110m H in a time of 16.86s and then threw a pb in the Discus of 32.42m. In the Pole vault he recorded his second highest height ever with 3.23m before unleashing a pb in the Javelin with a might throw of 46.04m, the second longest in the competition. However he saved the best until last and found the energy to win the final event the 1500m by 11 seconds in a magnificent 4m 29.75s.  

 

His score beat the previous club record by over 400 points.

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On the 28th April, the Mid Cheshire 5km road racing series hosted the English 5k Championships. Two BRATs entered, and both hoped to score well in the nationals.

As the 1000 strong field descended on the rural closed-road circuit, the dry calm evening was seemingly a message from the gods, inviting all who twitched behind the start line to believe:

“Perhaps it’s my night”.

In the women’s race Becky Hair clocked a superb 18:33, shattering her PB by a colossal 23 seconds. When crossing the line, a wide eyed, smiley if a little weary Becky proclaimed “I did it”. It was only three hours and a few glasses of prosecco later, she realised by how much she ‘did it’ by, when she discovered she’d finished a marvellous 18th overall in the Nationals.

In the men’s race Jack Gray hoped to build on a surprisingly decorated end to his cross country season. Jack ran a good race working with the lead pack throughout. In the last 1k he lost touch with 2nd and 3rd, but held on to a credible joint 4th (with a handy dip) five seconds behind a national medal, and with a time of 14:19.

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Monday, 08 July 2013 13:29

National Sprinting Success!

Tamara Miller is the English Schools 100m champion after winning the U20 100m in a time of 12.01 sec on 6th July. She also won her heat in a time of 12.23 sec.

Giziel Lima was 3rd in the 200m in the Portuguese U23 championships on 30th June in a time of 22.11 sec. He set a new PB in the heats with a time of 22.02 sec.

Well done guys!

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