Bedford students celebrate town, county and country sporting success

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Bedford Modern School boys cross country team.
Bedford Modern School boys cross country team.

A number of Bedford students are celebrating individual and group sporting success after excelling in a range of disciplines from horse riding to cross country running.

Students from three local schools are proudly representing not only their school but town, county and even country.

The boys and girls cross country teams of Bedford Modern raced to achieve first and third position respectively at the Bedfordia Cross Country Race on 17 January.

There was individual success too for Josh Jeganathan of Bedford School who smashed his way through to take the U16 County Champion title at the Bedfordshire County Table Tennis Competition held on 12 January.

Josh Jeganathan
Josh Jeganathan

Josh now goes to the National Finals in April representing Bedfordshire.

Bedford Girls’ School student and cyclist, Sophie Lewis bagged three gold medals at The Next Generation international competition in Apeldoorn, Netherlands.

Sophie Lewis
Sophie Lewis

Racing against some of the best riders in the world Sophie said “…competing for Great Britain was an honour”

2018 was a great year for horse rider and Bedford Modern School student Suzie Todd who finished the year as Endurance GB’s Reserve Junior Champion, riding a total distance of 417KM over ten races.

Suzie Todd

Aside from achieving sporting excellence, Suzie was recognised for her contribution to voluntary services as part of Endurance GB.

Bedford’s youngsters are clearly leading the way with these recent achievements with more to surely follow.