Five 800m Golds At Beds Championships

Both Nicole Cashin and Talia Staines completed the “Distance Double” winning their respective 14 years and 17 years & over age group’s  800m freestyle on Day 2 of the 2024 County Championships, having won their 1500m races the previous weekend.

Swimming the event long course for the first time, Lucia Day finished 4th in the 13 years age group for Girls whilst Jack Canham was awarded the bronze medal in the Boys event.

George Saunders knocked almost 25 seconds off his long course best time to win the 14 year Boys race. Oliver Fenwick reduced his personal best by a similar margin to win the 15 year age group, with Emmanuel Kolobius and Owain Roberts finishing sixth and seventh respectively.

Matt Wright won the 17 years & over 800m, also collecting the Senior Boys championship title whilst Talia’s and Oliver’s times gave them the Senior Girls and Junior Boys silver medals respectively.