The steeplechase is one of the toughest track events requiring a combination of agility and stamina.  Bicester AC’s Jenny Critchley made her steeplechase debut at last Friday’s Cheltenham Restart Open meeting a winning one.  And for second event running Critchley lowered an existing club record breaking the under 17 lady’s 1500 metre steeplechase record.  Her winning time of 5mins 33.9secs was a national grade 4 time based on the 2019/20 standards and was only just short of the grade 3 standard.  Since the start of 2020 Critchley has produced a track personal best every time she has raced spanning four different events.

Written by N Dolden