Bedford and County athletes beat the competition as cross-country league concludes

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Bedford and County Athletics Club competed in the Chiltern Cross Country League, which reached its gruelling conclusion at Campbell Park, Milton Keynes on Saturday, finishing second overall among the many athletics clubs who take part in the popular regional competition.

One of the highlights of this season was the form of Bedford and County’s youngsters.  Teenager, Harry Brodie, won four of the five under 20 men’s races, and finished with a well-deserved individual league gold.

Lucy-Mae Shepherd had similar success in the under 20 women’s league, finishing 55 points ahead of her nearest rival to win the title. And the combined under 17 and under 20 women’s team earned a well-deserved team silver.

Noah Campion (14:50) came third in the Under 15 boys race on Saturday, and his consistency over the season was rewarded with victory in the Under 15 Boys league.  Campion finished in the top 3 in all of the five matches, and won two of them.

The Under 15 boys collectively won the silver medal, and promising youngster, Alex Alston came third in the Under 17 Men’s league.

The Under 13 Girls team won silver, with Lily Farr, who is still a first year under 13, bagging an amazing individual bronze, thus finishing ahead of many girls who are a year older than her. Lyla Danobrega and Millie Dunger finished fourth and fifth in the under 13 girls league respectively.

Ben Alcock had a fine run to win the 8.4 kilometre Senior Men’s race in 27:17, whilst Under 20 James Minter came home in fourth place, clocking 27:57.

In the Senior Women’s race Natasha Cooper did excellently to finish 5th, and was ably supported by Sue Bosher, who came 12th, Ellie Still, who came 15th and Maddie Brodie, who finished 143rd.

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