Dickson-Earle given the honour of leading his country in Wales

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It was another first for Biggleswade Athletic Club as Euan Dickson-Earle was named captain of the England Athletics junior team at the Welsh Athletics Indoor International in Cardiff.

Not only did he lead the England team to victory over Wales, but he also comfortably won the gold medal in the 60m hurdles too.

It is also the captain’s privilege to run a leg of the men’s 4x200m relay, which Euan duly did, aiding the team to yet another win.

Meanwhile, junior Biggleswade AC members, Georgia Smith, Sophie Forbes-Laird and Emily Day competed in the Lee Valley Minithon recently.

Georgia broke the club records in the 60m and 200m (U13 girls) and Sophie did the same in the U11s 60m and long jump.

Spurred on by her clubmates, Emily recorded a new personal best time in the under 13 girls 200m.

The club was also very privileged to have three of its junior members representing Bedfordshire in the British Athletics Inter Counties Cross Country Championships at Cofton Park in Birmingham on Saturday.

Hannah Ridley ran a storming race to finish 78th in the extremely tough U20 women’s event, with Jessica Cooke and Ferdinand Kricks both competing in their individual age group races.

Last weekend, Paul Davies and Giles Hawthorne headed to Kent for the first staging of the Lydd 20.

Paul finished in 11th place in a time of 2.7.04hrs, narrowly missing the club record by 21 seconds. Giles, having struggled at 16 miles, managed to keep going finishing in just under 2.30hrs.

There were also Biggleswade AC members competing in the Milton Keynes Festival of Running 20-mile and half marathon races at the weekend.

Elaine Stead tackled the 20-mile race, finishing in 3.32.13hrs, with Juliet Grimwood (2.11.06hrs) and Marc Deans (1.41.51hrs) giving the half marathon course a go.