Bedford athlete sets new record racing for Great Britain in Estonia

New PB and club U20s best for Alex Alston in 3000m steeplechase

Thursday, 22nd July 2021, 3:41 pm
Updated Thursday, 22nd July 2021, 3:42 pm
Alex Alston

Bedford & County Athletics Club’s Alex Alston improved his own Under 20 club record to 9:06.03 whilst representing Great Britain in the final of the 3000m Steeplechase at the European Under 20 Championships in Tallinn, Estonia on Sunday.

Alex had run 9:09.74 to successfully qualify from his heat two days previously.

On a hot Estonian afternoon he battled gamely to stay in touch with a high-quality field, and was rewarded with a ninth place finish and a new PB.

Just qualifying for the championships was an achievement in itself, but Alex and his coaches will be encouraged by the fact that he managed to run two fast races in three days, and to PB in the final, particularly as he still has another two full track seasons left in the Under 20 age group.