ESTHER BREAKS 3 METRE BARRIER!

After pole vaulting for less than a year, talented Combined events athlete Esther Leong hit a milestone when she vaulted 3m in competition recently at Birmingham’s HIPAC centre. A fantastic effort from an athlete who has previously excelled in long jump, high jump and hurdles. She joins Caroline Walder in the upper echelons of this very difficult event, and is currently ranked 18th in the UK!

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NSAC TRAINING – APRIL HOLIDAYS 2016

Saturday April 2nd 2016 – Clevedon Training – ON
Saturday April 2nd 2016 – Priory Training – ON

Monday April 4th 2016 – Nailsea Training – OFF
Monday April 4th 2016 – Nailsea Training – OFF
Tuesday April 5th 2016 – Clevedon Training – ON
Wednesday April 6th 2016 – Clevedon Training – ON
Wednesday April 6th 2016 – Priory Training – OFF
Thursday April 7th 2016 – Churchill Training – OFF
Thursday April 7th 2016 – Filton Training – ON
Saturday April 9th 2016 – Clevedon Training – ON
Saturday April 9th 2016 – Priory Training – OFF

Monday April 11th 2016 – Nailsea Training – OFF
Monday April 11th 2016 – Nailsea Training – OFF
Tuesday April 12th 2016 – Clevedon Training – ON
Wednesday April 13th 2016 – Clevedon Training – ON
Wednesday April 13th 2016 – Priory Training – OFF
Thursday April 14th 2016 – Churchill Training – OFF
Thursday April 14th 2016 – Filton Training – ON
Saturday April 16th 2016 – Clevedon Training – ON
Saturday April 16th 2016 – Priory Training – OFF

All training returns to normal from Monday 18th April 2016

2016 TRACK & FIELD FIXTURES

2016 TRACK & FIELD COMPETITIONS      
DATE EVENT VENUE AGE GROUP TO FIND OUT MORE
SUN 10TH APRIL YATE SPRINTS & HURDLES YATE U13 TO SENIOR SEE YATE WEBSITE
SAT 16TH/SUN 17TH APRIL SPORTSHALL FINALS MANCHESTER U13 & U15 AVON TEAM SELECTED
SUN 17TH APRIL KEN TRICKEY OPEN EXETER U11 TO SENIOR SEE EXETER WEBSITE
SUN 17TH APRIL FIELD FEST BATH UNIVERSITY U11 TO SENIOR SEE B&W WEBSITE
TUE 19TH APRIL BRISTOL OPEN FILTON U11 TO SENIOR SEE B&W WEBSITE
SAT 23RD APRIL YDL LAG NEWPORT U13 & U15 TEAM TO BE SELECTED
SAT 23RD/SUN 24TH APRIL SOMERSET COMBINED EVENTS CHAMPS MILLFIELD U13 TO SENIOR SEE SOMERSET SCHOOLS WEBSITE
TUE 26TH APRIL EXETER OPEN EXETER U11 TO SENIOR SEE EXETER WEBSITE
SAT 30TH APRIL YEOVIL SPRING OPEN YEOVIL U11 TO SENIOR SEE YEOVIL WEBSITE
SUN 1ST MAY YLD UAG PLYMOUTH U17 & U20 TEAM TO BE SELECTED
MON 2ND MAY BREWER GAMES CHELTENHAM U11 TO SENIOR SEE CHELTENHAM WEBSITE
THUR 5TH MAY MENDIP OPEN MILLFIELD U11 TO SENIOR SEE MENDIP WEBSITE
SUN 15TH MAY COUNTY CHAMPS YATE U13 TO SENIOR SEE AVON AA WEBSITE
SAT 21ST MAY YDL LAG SWANSEA U13 & U15 TEAM TO BE SELECTED
SAT 21ST MAY BILL WHISTLECROFT HURDLES YEOVIL U11 TO SENIOR SEE YEOVIL WEBSITE
TUE 24TH MAY AVON AA OPEN FILTON U11 TO SENIOR SEE B&W WEBSITE
THUR 26TH MAY MENDIP OPEN MILLFIELD U11 TO SENIOR SEE MENDIP WEBSITE
SUN 29TH MAY YDL UAG NEWPORT U17 & U20 TEAM TO BE SELECTED
TUE 31ST MAY EXETER OPEN EXETER U11 TO SENIOR SEE EXETER WEBSITE
SAT 11TH JUNE AVON SCHOOLS T & F CHAMPS YATE U13, U15, U17 & U19 SPEAK TO SCHOOL
SAT 18TH JUNE SOUTH WEST T&F CHAMPS EXETER U13 TO SENIOR TEAM TO BE SELECTED
SUN 19TH JUNE YDL LAG SWANSEA U13 & U15 TEAM TO BE SELECTED
TUE 21ST JUNE BRISTOL OPEN FILTON U11 TO SENIOR SEE B&W WEBSITE
THU 23RD JUNE MENDIP OPEN MILLFIELD U11 TO SENIOR SEE MENDIP WEBSITE
SAT 25TH/SUN 26TH JUNE SOUTH WEST COMBINED EVENTS CHAMPS TEAM TO BE SELECTED
SUN 26TH JUNE YDL UAG CARMARTHEN U17 & U20 TEAM TO BE SELECTED
TUE 28TH JUNE EXETER OPEN EXETER U11 TO SENIOR SEE EXETER WEBSITE
WED 6TH JULY CHELTENHAM OPEN CHELTENHAM U11 TO SENIOR SEE CHELTENHAM WEBSITE
FRI 8TH/SAT 9TH JULY ENGLISH SCHOOLS CHAMPS GATESHEAD U15 TO U20 TEAM TO BE SELECTED
SUN 10TH JULY AVON LEAGUE YATE U11 TO SENIOR TEAM TO BE SELECTED
WED 13TH JULY CHELTENHAM OPEN CHELTENHAM U11 TO SENIOR SEE CHELTENHAM WEBSITE
SAT 16TH JULY YDL LAG CHELTENHAM U13 & U15 TEAM TO BE SELECTED
WED 20TH JULY CHELTENHAM OPEN CHELTENHAM U11 TO SENIOR SEE CHELTENHAM WEBSITE
SUN 24TH JULY YDL UAG YEOVIL U17 & U20 TEAM TO BE SELECTED
TUE 26TH JULY EXETER OPEN EXETER U11 TO SENIOR SEE EXETER WEBSITE
WED 27TH JULY CHELTENHAM OPEN CHELTENHAM U11 TO SENIOR SEE CHELTENHAM WEBSITE
SUN 31ST JULY AVON LEAGUE GLOUCESTER U11 TO SENIOR TEAM TO BE SELECTED
SUN 7TH AUGUST S W INTER COUNTIES T & F CHAMPS EXETER TEAM TO BE SELECTED
SUN 21ST AUGUST AVON LEAGUE YATE U11 TO SENIOR TEAM TO BE SELECTED
TUE 30TH AUGUST EXETER OPEN EXETER U11 TO SENIOR SEE EXETER WEBSITE
SUN 11TH SEPT YEOVIL GAMES YEOVIL U11 TO SENIOR SEE YEOVIL WEBSITE
SUN 11TH SEPT AVON LEAGUE YATE U11 TO SENIOR TEAM TO BE SELECTED
SAT 17TH/SUN 18TH SEPTEMBER ENGLISH SCHOOLS COMBINED EVENTS CHAMPS BOSTON U15 TO U20 TEAM TO BE SELECTED
TUE 27TH SEPTEMBER EXETER OPEN EXETER U11 TO SENIOR SEE EXETER WEBSITE

Local Athletes Perform Well at National Cross Country Champs

There were some impressive performances from the young athletes of North Somerset whilst representing their county teams at the prestigious English Schools Cross Country Championships in Nottingham last weekend.

This is the premier Cross Country event in the calendar for any aspiring young athlete, with the nation’s top junior athletes competing for honours. So to make the top 50 of any category in this competition is evidence of exceptional talent.

Matt Howard and Sam Gentry deserve special mention after recording fantastic finishing positions of 15th and 16th respectively in the Junior Boys race. Imogen Maroney finished an impressive 41st in the Intermediate girls race whilst Ellie Wallace recorded an equally impressive 45th in the Senior girls race.

Other selected athletes Jack Wilkinson, Callum Smith, Mike Proffit, Joe Gentry, Olivia Burton, Alice Davies, Alys Withers, Angharad Flower and Harriet Moore all competed well in large fields of 300 plus of the country’s top athletes.

  

Gwent League Promotion for North Somerset AC’s Senior Men

North Somerset AC had 23 athletes compete at Brecon for the final Gwent League fixture of the season and the senior men took centre stage to lift the division four title.

With Josh Davis and James Rodgers once again taking top 10 positions in 7th and 9th respectively the foundation were laid for the team to take top spot. Julian Emery ran his first completive race for 6 years and although he found the going tough he used all his resolve to finish a very impressive 42nd place. The ever reliable Jonathan Flower also raised the bar to record his highest Gwent League position in 80th place.

Rodgers 9th place was also enough for him to take the senior men’s silver medal for the 5 race series. Davis himself would undoubtedly have medalled had he not missed the previous fixture at Monmouth.

Mel Calls Callas was the sole senior lady but she made the trip well worthwhile as she worked her way through the large field of runners to break into the top 100 for the first time.

Keira Devereux ran superbly for a 15th place finish in the U11 girls race. It was her best race of the series and will give her great confidence going into next season when she’ll be at the top of her age group in the same category. Matilda Ballantine also ran really well in the same race and is another under age athlete that will have another season in this age group.

Will Maine couldn’t have timed it much better to have his best race of the season. His superb 3rd place was enough to take him to 3rd overall for the series and with it the U11 boys’ category bronze medal. Team mates Louie Brunsdon finished 32nd and bottom age Jacob Forsbrook in his first ever cross country race ran really well to finish 71st in a field of over 80 runners.

Cameron Baker-Perry was the U13 boys sole runner and worked his way superbly through the field to record his highest position for the season in 34th… Maisie Squire was the sole U15 girl and she too ran another very disciplined race, looking strong from start to finish to finish 31st.

Connie Ballantine once again led the U13 girls and can be well satisfied with her 19th place, especially as she’ll have another year in this category. Ruth Day was the teams 2nd girl home in 34th with the ever improving Stephanie Brooks next to cross the line in 38th. Alysha Forsbrook came through close behind in 42nd with Natasha Statham completing the team in 46th place.

The U15 boys were well represented on the day and were led in the early stages by Jaylan Bacon who went with the front runners from the off. Luca Murray settled in just behind the leading pack and made his move to close the gap with 1k to go. After moving through the field strongly he eventually past his team mate and two others to finish a fantastic 7th place, with Bacon himself responding to finish just one place behind in 8th. Alex Collins had his first race for some time and it was good to see him run well to finish 34th, just three places in front of the ever improving Will Cheek in 37th. Bottom age Ryan Burton completed the teams scores finishing strongly for in 39th place. 

 

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