BIST athletes had an excellent competition in Baku, at the SRAA Wild Wind Track Meet. Baku was hot, but our team showed a great deal of resilience and performed superbly on the track and in the field. The team came back with medals, but there were also a number of finalists who did not get medals and gutsy performances by all our athletes. The final medal tally saw BIST take 4 golds and 6 silvers.
As well as participating in the athletics, the team also got to experience some of the culture of Azerbaijan by eating traditional Azeri food, visiting the Old City and its Palace and Maiden’s Tower, Shopping and generally enjoying the parks and gardens on the seafront. After the event, we were also informed that the Silk Road Athletics Association committee had voted unanimously that BIST should become full members of the association. One of the reasons quoted for such unanimous support was the positive sporting behaviour of our students at this and other SRAA events.