Golden day for relay team

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The Marshall Milton Keynes Athletic Club under 17 ladies won the England Athletics 4x 100m relay title at Bedford.

The team of Casey Hodges, Ebony Carr, Naomi Greener and Annie Jankowiak won in a time of 49.37 which also broke the club record(49.5) which had stood since 2002. Reading AC were second in a time of 49.72 and Team Avon third.

Great credit to their coach Mike Leonard who has spent many hours supervising their drills and on the day the girls made 3 excellent changeovers and all 4 ran brilliantly to take the title.

A special mention to Lizzie Adam, who couldn’t make it because of holidays, and Lucy Johnston who have also been part of the team this year and run really well during the league competitions from which the invited teams were chosen.

Five MMKAC athletes represented Buckinghamshire in the the annual Inter-Counties championships which were also held at Bedford.

Lara Bromilow took bronze in the 5000m with a personal best of 17.26.98. In this tough arena of athletics, Chuko Cribb placed 6th in the Triple Jump whilst Devon Byrne finished 11th in the High Jump(1m55) and Emma Beardmore 14th in the Hammer(42m06).

Chris Clarke was defending his 200m title and won his heat in a very fast 20.62 but unfortunately was unable to start his semi-final.

Three MMKAC runners competed in the annual “Race the train” event in North Wales.

This is a 14-mile cross-country race where competitors start at the same time as the Talyllyn narrow guage railway. Some 800 runners started alongside the train at 2.00pm following footpaths and tracks adjacent to the railway line. 190 runners beat the train, not too far back from here was Kelvin Smith who was the first MK finisher, 256th with a time of 1hour53.81 and also first over 65 man.

He was chased by Maria Calleia, 331st in 1:58.41 and then Eddie Hill, who has run this race many times in its 31years history, 613th(2:24.17).