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National Athletics Championships Come to Bedford

NATIONAL ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS COME TO BEDFORD

Bedford will once again be hosting a national athletics championship at Bedford International Athletics Stadium on the 16th and 17th July.

 

The England Athletics 2011 National Senior Track and Field Championships will be show casing the best sporting talent in England such as Olympic High Jump finalist, Tom Parsons and the 200m Commonwealth Games Gold Medallist, Leone Baptiste. Athletics fans all around the region will be flocking to the stadium for a chance to witness the sporting greats of tomorrow and some potential 2012 Olympic stars in action.

 

Bedford International Athletics Stadium has built up a very good national reputation over the years. It hosts a diverse range of national competitions due to its widely recognised outstanding facilities offered to athletes and spectators. In late 2010, the stadium underwent refurbishment to install a new state of the art, eight lane floodlit race track. It is the same type of running surface that the London stadium has for the 2012 Olympics!

 

Councillor Doug McMurdo, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture said: “Bedford is proud to host the National Track and Field Championships. The Bedford International Athletics Stadium is truly a great asset to our town in attracting the best sports men and women Britain has to offer with its top of the range facilities that cater for all manner of sports.”

 

The event is open to spectators and tickets are £5 for adults and £3 concessions. Please call 01234 35115 or visit http://www.athleticstadium.bedford.gov.uk/ for more information.   

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