Saturday 13th-14th July – Sainsbury’s British Championships

A very big well done to OAC’s Racheal Bamford finishing fifth in the first heat of two in the women’s 1,500m at the Sainsbury’s British Championships, Alexander Stadium, Birmingham.

Racheal’s time of 4:18.39 behind the heat winner Charlene Thomas (Wakefield) in 4:15.37, put Racheal through to the final on Sunday afternoon at 15:38.

In the final, an incident-packed race again in very hot and sunny conditions, was won by Hannah England (Oxford City) in 4:10.99.

Racheal was delighted with the experience in such an elite field to finish ninth (4:21.65).

Available to see on the BBC iPlayer.

  1. #1 by Julian on July 14, 2013 - 9:05 pm

    Superb results over the two days, Racheal, great to see you representing Otley on television at National level.

  2. #2 by Shane Ewen on July 14, 2013 - 9:32 pm

    Great effort Rachael. Enjoyed watching the race & seeing you doing what looked like star jumps on the start line 🙂 Action packed race as well – proves how much all the runners wanted to win. Congratulations.

  3. #3 by Antonio Cardinale on July 14, 2013 - 10:29 pm

    Well done indeed Rachael, although you have not been so well lately and not really in great form in this moment, your performance at the championship have been impressive on national field , i just seen the BBC iPlayer and your running is fantastic , and made me realize what good athlete you are .

  4. #4 by Hannah Mallinson on July 15, 2013 - 2:53 pm

    Brilliant result Rachael, look forward to watching the video when I get a mo.

  5. #5 by reid haddow on July 16, 2013 - 10:50 am

    great “Black and White” running Rachael, you are a credit to yourself and the club, well done !

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