A second national medal for Jeggo.

Rebecca Jeggo turned a difficult and trying summer into a massive positive outcome, by winning a bronze medal at the British Athletics Championships in Manchester this weekend.

The Colchester Harriers athlete confounded the odds after only being able to access an athletics track for a very short time during the current situation. With tracks across the country being shut through the Covid 19 virus and the Garrison track in Colchester only reopening fot three weeks before being closed for refurbishment meant that Rebecca has been training on grass and do what strength training she could from the safety of her home. Despite this she managed to maintain all her strength and speed she developed through the winter and produced another national medal winning performance to add to the National indoor medal.

On a chilly Friday evening Rebecca ran in the 100m, progressing comfortably through her heat in a time of 11.85secs alongside the eventual winner Imani Lasiquot. Rebecca finished seventh in the final clocking 11.87secs, the race being run at 8.40pm on a cold windy evening.

The following day Rebecca was back on the track at midday, competing in the heats of the 200. After two disruptive disqualifications Rebecca kept her focus to calmly claim her place in the 200m final, running 24.69s.

The very competitive final at 3.40pm was true reward for a summer of hard work, where the proof of using what you have available to you to your best advantage is the best way to achieve your goals.

Running in lane six and getting out and round the bend in a great position, Rebecca maintained her form and came home with a well earned bronze medal in a time of 24.51s to not only her own joy and excitement, but also all her support team helping her along the way.