BIG Games in Bedford
Tuesday 10th August
The Bedford International Athletics Stadium
will be hosting the 16th Bedford International Games
(BIG) on Sunday 15th August. BIG is privileged to host
the first BIG Discus Record Challenge with 2008 Olympic Champion
Gert Kanter attempting to break the world record. He will be joined
by many of Britain’s top Discus throwers all challenging themselves
to break their own individual records.
Also look out for Perry Shakes Drayton who has
just returned from the European Championships in Barcelona, where
she won two bronze medals in the 400m race and 4 x 400m relay!
Perry will not be running on the day but will be a guest of the
Bedford International Games.
The Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson
said: “The Bedford International Games has a growing reputation and
attracts high quality international athletes. Hopefully the
enthusiasm generated by the performances at the recent European
Championships in Barcelona, especially by British athletes, will
help ensure that some outstanding contests take place on Sunday
Tickets are available on the day at the
ticket gate. Prices are as follows: Adults £5,
Children (U16) / Concessions £2.50, Family Ticket (2 Adults and 2
Children) £12.50. Please note that the ticket gate will not open
until 09.30 so only those with Accreditation will be allowed into
the Stadium before then. The event begins with the Men's
Javelin and men's Hammer at 11.00 and finishes approximately 18.00
with the Men's Discus (17.00) where Gert Kanter (Estonia) will be
attempting to break the World Record.