Avon League at Yate (MAY 2015)

A third place finish was the best that could be hoped for against strong teams from Bath and Yate, as the team was split between the Avon League at Yate and the South West League in Plymouth on the same day

(poor planning by League administrators again).

The weather was cold and breezy, with quite a few personal bests witnessed along the way. A terrific effort by all athletes. Highlight of the day for NSAC a new league record by Natasha Statham in the javelin. This also earned her the ‘Athlete of the Match’ Award. Winners were;
Natasha Statham – u13 girls javelin 25.93m
Ellie Shail – u15 girls 100m 13.50 seconds
Hattie Emery – u15 girls 300m 43.90 seconds
Rosie Whitehead – u15 girls 1500m 5;07.90 minutes
Sophie Parker – u15 girls 75m hurdles 11.80 seconds
Caroline Walder – u15 girls pole vault 2.20m
Emma Warinton – u17 girls long jump 4.94m
Rachel Warinton – V35 ladies 100m 14.60 seconds
Full results can be found here. 

BMC Meeting at Millfield (MAY 2015)

The British Milers Club was formed to improve the quality of middle-distance running in the UK. It is renowned for staging the best evening’s races for athletes from across the County. North Somerset attended ‘en-masse’ and enjoyed a great evening in the rain!!

The 800m results as follows;

Joe Gentry in the 800m D race pb and club record of 2.04.89 4th place
Callum Smith 800m G race PB of 2.17.07 in 1st place with Jamie Carroll 8th in 2.25.41

Hattie Emery new PB of 2.18.89 in 1st place and English schools time in woman’s c race with Alice Davies in 8th place 2.25

Rosie Whitehead came 4th in D race PB of 2.24.16

Alys Withers in e race 3rd place PB of 2.24.40

Lucy Maine 10th in F race 2.34

Lizzie Plews 2nd place in H race PB of 2.33.17

Alice Bridger-morales I race 2.50.08

Next up was 1500m

Sam Gentry in D race 2nd place PB of 4.37.43

Lauren Ashurst in f race 6th place 5.01

Cecilie Andersen in G race 6th place 5.06.10

Then was H race mixed with Ollie Lock winning in 5.00.70 close second was Olivia Burton in a new PB of 5.01.11 and 7th place Nellie Bridger – Morales a PB of 5.15.62

NSAC returned home with three winners on the night and lots of PB’s, a fantastic result in an event of this quality.

Brewer Games at Cheltenham (MAY 2015)

Just two athletes from North Somerset travelled to Gloucestershire for this high level competition.

Sophie Parker, having a busy start to the season, yet again won her u15 girls 75m hurdles race, this time in 11.8 seconds, the English School qualifying time (again).
Under 11 Athlete Alysha Forsbrook competed in the quadkids event, finishing 18th overall (100m 17.22 seconds, Long Jump 2.95m, 800m 3;11 minutes, Howler throw 15.44m)

YDL LAG at Cardiff (MAY 2015)

Head Coach Chris Millard made the National Youth Development League the club’s priority this season, wanting to cement the Club’s standing as the top junior club in the Region.

First stop, South Wales.

A thoroughly disgusting day’s weather in Cardiff met Athletes and spectators alike. Wet, windy and coldld. Not exactly summer weather, but an enjoyable day’s Athletics nonetheless. A second place finish to host club South Wales AC the reward for the small band of athletes who travelled across the bridge and braved the weather. A genuine opportunity for NSAC to win the league this year and return to the upper echelons. Event winners as follows;

Jack Priestley – u15 boys 100m (a) 12.39 seconds
Jack Panicucci – u15 boys 100m (b) 12.88 seconds
Charlie Bates – u15 boys 200m (b) 24.88 seconds
Adam Major – u15 boys 800m (a) 2;10.90 minutes
Callum Smith – u15 boys 800m (b) 2;18.80 minutes
Fred North – u15 boys Discus (a) 24.63 metres
Fred North – u15 boys Long Jump (a) 4.91 metres
Ollie Lock – u13 boys 1500m (a) 5;00.67 minutes
Lauren Ashurst – u15 girls 800m (a) 2;26.06 minutes
Olivia Burton – u15 girls 800m (b) 2;23.63 minutes
Lucy Maine – u15 girls 1500m (b) 5;31.81 minutes
Sophie Parker – u15 girls 75m hurdles (a) 11.80 seconds
Caroline Walder – u15 girls 75m hurdles (b) 12.51 seconds
Nattie Statham – u15 girls High Jump (a) 1.26m
The next event sees the team travelling to Braunton in North Devon at the end of the month

AVON OPEN @ FILTON

Nineteen athletes from North Somerset competed at this early-season Open event. A mixed bag of results, but an indication of what is to come for some.

Stephanie Brooks – u13 girls 1200m – 4th – 5;01.34 minutes
Stephanie Brooks – u13 girls 100m – 6th – 16.13 seconds
Rosie Whitehead – u15 girls 1500m – 3rd – 5;11.38 minutes
Joe Gentry – u17 mens 1500m – 2nd – 4;22.68 minutes
Eleanor Breakspear-Hughes – u15 girls 100m – 5th – 14.80 seconds
Bella Wade – u15 girls 100m – 4th – 15.38 seconds
Jack Priestley – u15 boys 100m – 2nd 12.83 seconds
Sarah Smith – u17 ladies 100m – 1st 13.23 seconds
Pippa Reilly – u17 ladies 100m – 1st 14.18 seconds
Sam Gentry – u15 boys 800m – 1st 2;15.67 minutes
Jamie Carroll – u15 boys 800m – 2nd 2;24.57 minutes
Callum Smith – u15 boys 800m – 1st 2;24.46 minutes
Jack Wilkinson – u15 boys 800m – 2nd 2;24.78 minutes
Alys Withers – u17 ladies 800m – 1st 2;29.22 minutes
Ollie Lock – u13 boys 800m – 2nd 2;30,68 minutes
Olivia Burton – u15 girls 800m – 1st 2;31.72 minutes
Lucy Maine – u15 girls 800m – 2nd 2;35.12 minutes
Nelly Bridger Morales – u15 girls 800m – 3rd 2;35.68 minutes
Alice Bridger Morales – u13 girls 800m – 2nd 2;51.30 minutes
Ellie Shail – u15 girls Long Jump – 3rd 4.57 metres

April results; Ken Tricky, YDL, Yeovil Open..and Ada’ora Athlete of the month.

ADA'ORA AW APRIL 2015ADA’ORA RECEIVING THE PLAUDITS (APRIL 2015)

A fantastic indoor season was rounded off with the Easy Runner Athlete of the Month Award for the Portishead athlete. A full-page spread in Athletics Weekly confirms that she is on everyone’s radar and will be a big name in the sport in the next few years. Ada’ora has qualified for the World Youth Games in Columbia during July in the shot and high jump, and hopes to add the Combined Events to this also.

KEN TRICKEY OPEN MEET, EXETER (APRIL 2015)

A single NSAC athlete travelled to Exeter, and was met with strong headwinds. Sophie Parker competed in the 75m hurdles, winning the race but in a time of 12.49 seconds that was disappointing for her thanks to the -2.5 headwind. The long jump was also hampered by this and a jump of 3.96m enough for 7th place overall.

YDL UAG @ YATE (APRIL 2015)

Seven athletes from NSAC were included within Team Avon for the first event of the season. A second pace finish to the combined Devon/Cornwall team the reward for their efforts. Results as follows;
David Warnes – u17 mens 3000m – 3rd – 9;42.75 minutes
Caitlin Harrold – u20 ladies long jump – 3rd – 4.37 m
Caitlin Harrold – u20 ladies triple jump – 1st – 10.46 m
Laura Statham – u20 ladies triple jump – 2nd 8.89 m
Ada’ora Chigbo – u20 ladies high jump – 1st 1.80 m
Ada’ora Chigbo – u17 ladies shot – 1st 14.77 m
Abi Roach – u17 ladies 300m – 4th – 45.10 secs
Mollie Chapman – u17 ladies long jump – 6th – 4.15 m
Mollie Chapman – u17 ladies high jump – 4th – 1.40 m
Abi also ran in the winning u17 ladies’ relay team

YEOVIL OPEN (APRIL 2015)

Just four athletes from NSAC travelled South for this pre-season open event. An opportunity to record some early performances, something to build on.
Lottie Milnes – 100m 15.8 seconds – 200m 33.7 seconds – Long Jump 3.58m
Tilly Smale – 100m 14.5 seconds – 200m 32.4 seconds – Long Jump 3.57m
Nattie Statham – Discus Throw 17.09m – Javelin Throw 23.86m – Long Jump 3.57m
Pippa Mannings (T35) – 100m 20.8 seconds – 200m 48.7 seconds

Mendip Open at Milfield (April 2015)

Nineteen athletes from North Somerset travelled down to Millfield for this friendly event. Some great results and plenty of pbs!

Ed Hardman u9 boys – 60m 1st 10.1 seconds
                                     600m 3rd 2;21.4 minutes
                                     LJ 7th 2.89m
Ruby Donaldson – u8 girls – 60m 3rd 10.3 seconds
Frank Langford – u10 boys – 80m 2nd 13.4 seconds
                                               600m 2nd 2;10.6 minutes
                                               Long Jump 8th 2.82m
Noah Langford – u10 boys – 80m 3rd 13.6 seconds
                                              600m 3rd 2;11.2 minutes
                                              Long Jump 4th 2.99m
Nuala Lixton – u10 girls – 80m 3rd 13.6 seconds
                                          600m 6th 2;30.8 minutes
                                          Long Jump 3rd 2.68m
Jacob Badman – u11 boys – 80m 2nd 11.8 seconds
                                             200m 3rd 30.6 seconds
                                             Long Jump 2nd 3.74m
Charlotte Ross – u11 girls – 80m 6th 12.6 seconds
                                            Long Jump 5th 3.53m
Lydia Weston – u11 girls – 80m 6th 12.6 seconds
                                           600m 6th 2;08.4 minutes
                                           Long Jump 7th 3.49m
Tilly Smale – u11 girls – 100m 2nd 14.5 seconds
                                        200m 5th 30.8 seconds
                                        Long Jump 3.65m
Holly Davies – u11 girls – 100m 4th 15.6 seconds
Bettine Harris – u13 girls – 100m 1st 14.9 seconds
                                           200m 1st 31.5 seconds
                                           Long Jump 6th 3.52m
Lottie Milnes – u13 girls – 100m 5th 15.2 seconds
                                           Long Jump 3rd 3.58m
Charlie Bates – u15 boys – 100m 1st 12.4 seconds
                                           200m 1st 25.4 seconds
Jess Willmott – u15 girls – 100m 2nd 14.5 seconds
                                           Long Jump 3rd 3.99m
Eleanor Breakspear-Hughes – u15 girls – 100m 3rd 14.6 seconds
Grace Ashurst – u11 girls – 200m 3rd 32.5 seconds
                                            600m 5th 2;04.2 minutes
Alysha Forsbrook – u11 girls – 70m hurdles 3rd 17.5 seconds
Jacob Forsbrook – u8 boys – 600m 5th 2;40.8 minutes
                                              Long Jump 11th 2.05m
Nattie Statham – u13 girls – Long Jump 4th 3.54m
                                            Javelin 2nd 23.16 minutes
                                            Shot 1st 7.06m

English Schools Cross-Country Championships (MARCH 2015)

Sixteen North Somerset Athletes made the trek up to Blackburn to take part in this high quality Competition, more than in any previous year. All the best athletes from across the Country are involved in this, and the conditions were gruelling.

Results as follows;

JUNIOR BOYS – 341 ENTRIES – WINNING TIME 11;39 MINUTES
124th Sam Gentry 13;09 minutes – 2nd Avon athlete
245th Jack Wilkinson 13;37 minutes – 5th Avon athlete
263rd Callum Smith 13;43 minutes – 6th Avon athlete
299th Jaylan Bacon 14;00 minutes – 7th Avon athlete
AVON TEAM FINISHED 29TH OUT OF 45

INTER BOYS – 335 ENTRIES – WINNING TIME 17;43 MINUTES
91st Joe Gentry 19;40 minutes – 1st Avon athlete
212nd David Warnes 20;31 minutes – 3rd Avon athlete
AVON TEAM FINISHED 32ND OUT OF 45

SENIOR BOYS – 300 ENTRIES – WINNING TIME 24;15 MINUTES
169th Mike Profitt 28;14 minutes – 1st Avon athlete
300th Zack Holdaway 36;27 minutes – 5th Avon athlete
AVON TEAM FINISHED 45TH OUT OF 45

JUNIOR GIRLS – 345 ENTRIES – WINNING TIME 11;03 MINUTES
115th Harriet Emery 12;41 minutes – 3rd Avon athlete
118th Olivia Burton 12;42 minutes – 4th Avon athlete
237th Rosie Whitehead 13;19 minutes – 5th Avon athlete
286th Lizzie Plews 13;36 minutes – 7th Avon athlete
AVON TEAM FINISHED 20TH OUT OF 45

INTER GIRLS – 339 ENTRIES – WINNING TIME 12;39 MINUTES
196th Sara Flower 14;50 minutes – 5th Avon athlete
224th Alys Withers 15;03 minutes – 6th Avon athlete
AVON TEAM FINISHED 17TH OUT OF 45

SENIOR GIRLS – 300 ENTRIES – WINING TIME 15;49 MINUTES
94th Cecilie Andersen 18;10 minutes – 1st Avon athlete
100th Katie Grinyer 18;17 minutes – 2nd Avon athlete
AVON TEAM FINISHED 33RD OUT OF 45