DECATHLON: Bush whacks out a new club record

Dave Bush is an unsung hero for Nene Valley Harriers, rarely missing a track meeting and always showing a willingness to compete in any discipline that is asked of him.

Tuesday, 13th September 2016, 4:18 pm
Updated Tuesday, 4th October 2016, 1:44 pm
David Bush.

The 23 year-old got his reward at the weekend when he travelled to Kent to compete in a decathlon, and returned home with a new club record.

Bush accumulated 5,249 points, breaking the previous best set by Adam Fidgett 10 years ago by just two points.

The record seemed a long way off after the opening event, 100m run against a strong head wind, but he rallied well and enjoyed a PB of 1:69m in the high jump.

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Bush felt he was below par in the 100m, long jump and discus and believes that he can take the club record further.

Sean Reidy has vowed to mount a challenge next summer, while Fidgett will be keen to reclaim his former title as top all-rounder at Nene Valley.