MARTIN WINS HIGH JUMP AT BEDFORD INTERNATIONAL GAMES
AON Under 21
Sportsman of the Year, Martin Aram, was in typically consistent form last
Sunday (1st June) at the Bedford International Games.
Manchester Commonwealth Games finalist cleared 2.10 metres for the fourth time
this year and the eleventh time in his career!
Failure at the next height of 2.14 metres led to a tie with Mark
Crowley, who was also equal on count-back.
This resulted in an exhausting jump-off which was only resolved in
Martins favour after both athletes had taken five more jumps!
profile competition was the second round of the UK Athletics Domestic Series,
which Martin now leads with 15 points out of a possible 16, with Mark in second
place on 13. The top points scorers of
this series will take part in the Grand Prix final on 9th August at Cwmbran.
round is the regional championships on June 21st.
That will be
his final warm up for the NatWest Island Games in Guernsey, the following
weekend, where he will be hoping to retain his title and improve on the
championship record he set in the Isle of Man in 2001.
I was very
pleased getting a win at this level of competition, said Martin. There was an entry standard of 2.10 metres
and the opening height was 2.00 metres so I was up against quality opposition,
most of whom had personal bests higher than my own. I think this was the third jump-off of my
career and its nice to know that so far I have never lost one. It also feels good to be leading the series.
for Martin to attend the Bedford International Games was provided by Britannia
International and British Airways CityExpress.