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Athletics: Bebe defies conditions to win in English Champs

Athletics / Mon 9th Aug 2021 at 09:24am

English Age Group Championships, Sports City Manchester

BEBE Jackson performed well at a sparsely attended English Age Group Championship in Manchester over the weekend. She was the only T44 athlete registered and had her races combined with heats for other events to provide some semblance of a race. 

In the 200m, Jackson ran 30.07s in stereotypical Manchester rain. Far from being a dampener, her time of 30.03s was a new fastest time by nearly three tenths of a second. It will not be officially registered as a PB as it was just outside the legal limit for wind.

Conditions brightened later in the day for the 100m, where she ran a legal PB in a time of 14.3s.

Despite the low attendance, the experience of such an event and the venue that she will be returning to on the 18 August for a Team GB para team will stand her in good stead.

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