Thursday, 29 May 2014


This weekend sees the 20th Bedford International games take place, and with the Mondo track and an international class entry, the four Trackspeed1 UK guys entered will get little better opportunity to show what they are capable of.

Kieran Daly heads the cast with outings over both the 100m and 200m on Saturday, and he will be hoping for a favourable wind to help him on his way to further improving the lifetime best marks he has already impressively set this season.

Joining him on the entry list for both sprints will be Nathan Gilbert.  Last year's senior boys English Schools 100m finalist will be looking to open his season with a bang after at last overcoming a sciatic nerve problem that has hampered training for the last few weeks.
Nathan Gilbert hopes to open up with a positive
performance at Bedford on Saturday.
"Nathan has been showing up very well in training," said coach John Powell, " and he is certainly capable of a good performance this year.  He has had his fair share of injury issues, so we are all hoping that he can deliver something positive this summer."

Also contesting the sprints in the 100m will be Matthew Threadgold, along with Jason Hussain.  Jason is set to contest both sprints, and hopes to build on solid early season form as he prepares for the meatier part of the season in June.

The track and field programme is packed into June this year, with a league weekend in a week's time, followed by South of England Championships, the English National under-20 and under-23 Championships, and finally the Sainsbury's British Championships and European Championship Trials.

"Last year was pretty poor for us," said John Powell, "but we knew that was only a hoc-cup.  This year we are back kin to some good stuff, and we have some very talented athletes.  Longer term there are plans to really develop Trackspeed1 UK, so as far as I'm concerned things are really looking up!"

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