Bedfordshire and Luton Athletes punch above their weight


Once again Bedfordshire and Luton Schools’ athletes punched above their weight at the English Schools Athletics Championships held in Birmingham last weekend, with 2 gold, a silver and 2 bronze medals and 3 internationals from their small team of 21 athletes.


Star of the show as Kempston Challenger Academy’s Frankie Johnson who set a Championship Best Performance in winning the Inter Boys Pole Vault for the third consecutive year. Having won the competition with his opening vault of 4.20M, he went on to clear 4.86M, before attempting a new lifetime best of 4.93M. Not far behind him was Chalk Hills Hannah Foster, who established a commanding lead in the Inter Girls 300M and held on to take the gold in a superb time of 39.10 seconds. Jazz Sears from Lea Manor High School was involved in a close tussle for the Inter Girls Triple Jump medals throughout the six rounds of the competition. Only after the final jump was she sure that her 1st round 11.92M was enough to take the silver.


Frankie, Hannah and Jazz were further delighted to secure selection to represent England Schools in the Home Countries International against Scotland, Ireland and Wales to be held in Dublin next weekend.


Raph Bouju (Mark Rutherford) almost joined them on the plane when he made a stunning improvement to his personal best time to finish 3rd in the Inter Boys 100m, having stopped the clock at 10.73 seconds. Twice a previous winner, team captain Ben Davies (Redborne) couldn’t quite make it three in a row. In a slow run race, he was beaten to the line by just over half a second and added a bronze medal to his collection.


Leonie Brunning (St Thomas More) and Kierra Grant (Stopsley High School) both excelled with performances close to the personal bests. Leonie taking 5th in the Junior Girls High Jump with 1.63Mand Kierra 6th in the Inter Girls Triple Jump with 11.30M.


Although only 4 athletes set personal best performances on the day, 6 equalled or bettered the ESAA entry standard, and 9 achieved the much higher ESAA National Standard.


Teamwise, Bedfordshire and Luton were 5th amongst Group C counties with the Inter Girls losing out on winning their trophy by a margin of only 2 points.




For further information please contact Dennis Johnson ( contact details on contact page)


 Combined Events Team for Regional Final 2017


BedfordSat. & Sun. 24/25 June 2017


Junior GirlsPentathlonSunday 1st event 10.00am

Leonie BrunningSt Thomas More

Dominika DomelKempston Challenger Academy

Romina JohnsonBedford Girls School



Inter GirlsHeptathlonSat. 1st event 10.30am; Sun 1stevent 11.15 am

Ite AderojuBedford Modern School

Natasha HaymanAll Saints Academy, Dunstable



Senior GirlsHeptathlonSat. 1st event 11.00am;Sun 1st event 10.15am

Octavia CavillBedford College



Junior BoysPentathlonSat. 1st event 10.00am

Jaden KirbySharnbrook Upper School

Stephen SimmonsBedford School

Jack TullSharnbrook Upper School



Inter BoysOctathlonSat 1st event 10.00am Sun. 1st event 10.15 am

Ashley EvansGreys Education Centre

Kieron GayleSharnbrook Upper School 

James MethvenHarlington Upper School



Senior BoysDecathlonSat 1st event 11.30am;Sun 1stevent 10.45am

Reni OmotomilolaBedford School



English Schools Track & Field Championships  2017

Birmingham Thursday 6th – Saturday 8th July 2017


Please find attached at the bottom of this page the following documents:

- For the attention of  schools, colleges & club coaches & team  managers
- ESAA National & Entry Standards 2017
- Athlete Information Return Form

Any questions regarding this procedure or anything else regarding selection should be addressed to Dennis Johnson, details on attached document.

English Schools Combined Event Championships 2017

Dear Colleague and/or athlete

Bedfordshire and Luton Schools have had a proud record of success in English Schools Combined Event Championships, winning many medals, achieving high places, and several internationals
We would like to take both teams and individuals again this year (max 4 athletes per age group plus guests), and ask for nominations of athletes who you think would be appropriate.  They do not have to have previously participated in a Combined Event meeting before, but obviously need to be competent at a number of the events they will undertake, and have the potential to reach a good standard.   Please feel free to discuss any athlete with me prior to nominating them.  

I must have nominations with the details requested overleaf, by 31 May at the latest, as my entries have to be received by ESAA, by 6th June, but please email any improved performances up to 9pm Sunday 4th June.

Dates: Regional Round Sat & Sun 24/25 June           Bedford

Finals Sat & Sun 16/17 Sept. Boston, Lincs.
Note: Qualification for the final is only via the Regional Round.


JG (Y8/9) 75 M Hurdles/ Shot/ HJ / LJ / 800M (all on Sunday)

IG&SG (Y10/11 & 12/13) 80M Hur (100M Hur for SG)/ HJ/ Shot/ 200M (Saturday)
LJ/ Javelin / 800M (Sunday)

JB (Y8/9) 80M Hur / Shot / LJ / HJ / 800M (all on Saturday)

IB (Y10/11) LJ / Discus / Javelin / 400M (Saturday)
100M Hur / HJ / Shot / 1500M   (Sunday)

SB (Y12/13) 100M / LJ / Shot / HJ / 400M (Saturday)
110M Hur / Discus / PV / Javelin / 1500M (Sunday)

Please tell me if you do not wish to be considered. If you do not return the form I will assume you are not interested. Selections will be made on the basis that you are fully fit and committed to attending and completing the event.

I look forward to hearing from you
Best Wishes
Dennis Johnson



Norwich Saturday 18th March 2017


Name SchoolPosition
Junior Boys 42nd of 45 Teams
Joe LawsonSam Whitbread228
Harry West Harrold Priory243
Oliver Brady Redborne250
James VinnicombeHarrold Priory284
Jack Sharp Rushmore276
Johnnie Winter Lincroft297
Kai Courtney Sam Whitbread322
Nathan HydeWootton341
345 finished
Inter Boys 38th of 45 Teams
Cameron Gillies Sharnbrook86
Aideen KilleenHarlington156
Joe RyanSam Whitbread179
Jed NoblettManshead266
Richard LaursenSt Thomas More273
Jake HarrisonSharnbrook297
Oliver DaviesBedford Free School317
Reuben WilliamsSt Thomas more327
338 finished
Senior Boys 38th of 45 Teams
Ryan Ward Sam Whitbread120
Sam BartonStratton200
William Forster Sandy248
Dominic MenziesBedford College268
Eryk SokolowskiBedford Modern270
Matthew BirchallBedford College296
Jamie Stancombe Harlington318
Tom AngelSam Whitbread323
324 finished
Name SchoolPosition
Junior Girls 42nd of 45 Teams
Sophia PeruskoBedford Modern24
Amy KillickVan Dyke240
Niqole CarterBroadlands322
Yasmin Palmer Harlington324
Caitlin AllenStratton325
Marisa MistryBedford Girls328
Emma MooreSam Whitbread331
Lucy TapsterMargret Beaufort341
344 finished
Inter Girls 21 of 45 Teams
Tia WilsonMark Rutherford8
Rose AbbottSharnbrook101
Libby JayChalk Hills118
Hannah SheltonSharnbrook179
Katie LansburyWootton217
Sophie Maddock Cardinal Newman224
Lucy-Mae ShepherdWootton236
Maisie ReltonMrk Rutherford279
345 finished
Senior Girls 29th of 45 Teams
Bonnie MurphyWootton102
Anna VinnicombeSharnbrook104
Lauren NicholsBedford Sixth Form125
Josie SmithBedford College181
Ellie Lawton Bedford Girls School275
Anna Garbutt Bedford Girls School285


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