This years England Athletics U20 & U23 Track and Field Championships took place at the Bedford International Athletics Stadium over the weekend of Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 June. Although the English Championships they are commonly seen as the British Age Group Championships and as such anyone taking home a medal can be extremely proud of their achievement.There were 3 athletes from Ayr Seaforth competing at this years event with first year U20 athlete Kirsten McClymont making her debut on the big stage in the 200m.
Conditions over the weekend were favourable for all but those competing in the distance events as the temperature on each day hit a blistering 31 degrees.
First up from the Ayr Seaforth contingent was Kirsten McClymont who ran in the first heat of the U20 Womens 200m with a time of 26.79s which was just outside her pb. The experience will no doubt bode her well for the future.
Next to compete was U23 athlete Carolyn Harvey who was competing in the Triple Jump. Carolyn jumped a distance of 11.79m which was enough to secure the bronze medal in the event.
The final Ayr athlete to enter competition was U20 distance runner Kirstin Oakley who was competing for the first time on UK soil in the 3000m steeplechase which she has been getting a taste for while competing in America. Although not a pb performance owing to the high temperatures her time of 11:11.76 safely saw her take the bronze medal.