FRANKIE COMPETES IN NATIONAL CHAMPS (JANUARY 2016)


Frankie Allen has been with us for ten years. An accomplished combined eventer, she has always represented us brilliantly. Frankie studies at Cardiff Met, and had the opportunity to compete in the Welsh Senior Championships, with the likes of Adam Gemili, James Dasaoulo and Asha Phillip. Her 60m time of 8.19 seconds for sixth place in her heat, a fraction shortof her pb. The goal of sub-8.00 seconds remains, but is defintely do-able! A 12th placed finish in the Long Jump with 4.64m again slightly down on her pb, with that 5.00m barrier ready to be broken soon!

BRITISH CROSS-CHALLENGE @ CARDIFF (JANUARY 2016)

After the recent exodus of endurance Athletes, there were just 8 current NSAC/NSAA Athletes competing in this high level event. Results;

Tilly Ballentine – u11 girls – 21st
Oliver Lock – u13 boys – 20th
Lauren Tyrrell – u13 girls – 84th
Jack Wilkinson – u15 boys – 16th
Callum Smith – u15 boys  – 23rd
Sam Gentry – u15 boys – 49th
Joe Gentry – u17 men – 15th
Mike Proffitt – u20 men – 8th

WESTON PROM RUN @ WESTON SEAFRONT (JANUARY 2016)

The first three athletes in both boys and girls races came from NSAA/NSAC, another good evening for all. Bitterly cold, but well worth doing.

BOYS
1st – Will Fuller 5.59 minutes
2nd – Joe Withers 6.22 minutes
3rd – Will Maine 6.29 minutes

GIRLS
1st – Maisie Squire 6.45 minutes
2nd – Ellie Redman 6.47 minutes
3rd – Connie Ballentine 7.02 minutes

A full set of results can be found on Weston AC’s website; http://www.westonac.co.uk/results/2016/prom_results_1_mile_jan_2016.pdf

WEST OF ENGLAND PRIMARY CHAMPIONSHIPS @ KEYNSHAM (JANUARY 2016)

Another victory for Team Avon not really a surprise. This is roughly 9 years in a row, but they were made to sweat for it against a very good Somerset team. Millie Rosenior’s 63 Speed Bounce is an Avon record.

Field results;
Oliver Chilman – Standing Long Jump 2nd 1.98m
Ben Hartigan – Balance Beam 19 seconds 16th
Ryan Baldwin – Balance Beam 23 seconds 23rd
Christian Jennett-Butcher – Vertical Jump 44 3rd
Frank Langford – Speed Bounce 45 11th – Target Throw 11 3rd
Will Armitage – Chest Push 6.75m 3rd
Noah Langford – Speed Bounce 50 5th – Vertical Jump 30 18th
Toby Smith – Chest Push 5.50m 10th – Vertical Jump 11th
Matthew Jackson – Javelin 13m 6th – Vertical Jump 36 11th
Janu Kondru – Speed Bounce 52 2nd – Standing Long Jump 1.76m 8th

Millie Rosenior – Speed Bounce 63 1st – Vertical Jump 40 10th
Mary Loughlin – Balance Beam 40 10th – Standing Long Jump 1.90m 2nd
Alice Keyte – Speed Bounce 55 3rd – Vertical Jump 41 8th
Daisy Manners-Lolley – Chest Push 7.50m – Standing Triple Jump 5.10m 8th
Ellen Armstrong – Chest Push 6.50m 8th
Lily Whaley – Target Throw 6 8th
Katie Quick – Speed Bounce 54 4th – Target Throw 4 10th
Caitlin Keates – Javelin 11m 10th – Standing Long Jump 1.63 13th
Maisie Johns – Balance Beam 50 3rd – Chest Push 6.50m 6th
Naomi Holt – Vertical Jump – 41 9th
Willow Pratt – Balance Beam 21 17th – Target Throw 4 10th
Keira Devereux – Standing Triple Jump 4.35m 16th
Simone Manners-Lolley – Speed Bounce 35 – Standing Triple Jump 4.66m 11th

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SOUTH WEST SENIOR & U20 CHAMPIONSHIPS @ CARDIFF MET (JANUARY 2016)

The final event in a ridiculous saga of events. For some unknown reason it was decided to split all Championships into two separate weekends. The under-13, 15 and 17 either side of Christmas, the under-20 and senior in January.  Another good day’s results saw three more medals to add to the growing list.
Frankie Allen the star of the day with two gold medals, one in the senior women’s long jump with a leap of 4.63m, and the second in the 200m with an indoor pb of 27.52 seconds.
Sarah Smith, whilst disappointed, posted a solid time of 28.02 seconds for a bronze medal to add to her Regional haul of medals. This is her forst year of under-20, so another couple of years to ‘grow into’ the category
Final medal count;

  • 6 Gold medals
  • 11 Silver medals
  • 7 Bronze medals

WELSH MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIPS @ CARDIFF MET (JANUARY 2016)

A comfortable victory by Head Coach Chris Millard, gives him another National title. A 7.60 second clocking, with the second athlete running a full half-a-second slower, a pleasing result. Chris now boasts 37 national titles (10 GB, 27 Welsh) as he moves towards his stated goal of 50! A pleasing exchange between Chris and Darren Scott on the evening underlines the respect Millard has from other Athletes. Chris remains the only athlete to beat Scott in the last 11 years at any level of Competition over 200m. The Scouser holds World and European Titles and records. Chris moves up into the M50 age group in July and is expected to be ‘extremely’ competitive at World level...

MIDLAND INDOOR T&F CHAMPIONSHIPS @ HIPAC, ALEXANDER STADIUM, BIRMINGHAM (JANUARY 2016)

North Somerset’s sole representatives at this event was the immense Ada’ora Chigbo. As anticipated, a victory in the under-20 high jump with an impressive 1.80m will boost her hopes of more representative honours this summer. A 4th place in the 60m hurdles in a time of 9.72 seconds in her first outing over the u20 height shows promise for a low 9. time in the near future

AVON SCHOOLS CROSS-COUNTRY (JANUARY 2016)

More excellent results from North Somerset Athletes. A 1-2-3 for the senior boys (David Warnes, Joe Gentry and Mike Profitt) impressive!

MINOR GIRLS – 33 RUNNERS – TEAM GOLD
Alice Bridger Morales  – 2nd
Connie Ballentine – 6th
Annabel Cunningham – 8th
Ella Johnston – 10th
Stephanie Brooks – 15th
Phoebe Dowse – 20th
Issy Gray – 29th
Kiera Howse – 31st

JUNIOR GIRLS – 33 RUNNERS – TEAM BRONZE
Nelly Bridger Morales – 11th
Freya King – 16th
Meg McCrum – 17th
Lucy Maine – 18th
Indeigh Winterson – 20th

INTER GIRLS – NO NSAA/NSAC RUNNERS

SENIOR LADIES – 17 RUNNERS – NO TEAM
Ellie Wallace – 1st
Alys Withers – 3rd
Angharad Flower – 7th

MINOR BOYS – 32 RUNNERS – NO TEAM
Harrison Garland – 2nd
Will Scott – 17th
Emile Swanson – 18th

JUNIOR BOYS – 32 RUNNERS – NO TEAM
Sam Gentry – 1st
Jack Wilkinson – 4th
Matt Fisher – 13th
Kez Pitchers – 16th
Jamie Carroll – 25th

INTER BOYS – 30 RUNNERS – NO TEAM
Callum Smith – 7th
Ben Cureton – 8th
Will Fuller – 17th

SENIOR BOYS – 16 RUNNERS – NO TEAM
David Warnes – 1st
Joe Gentry – 2nd
Mike Proffitt – 3rd

SOUTH WEST INDOOR CHAMPS @ CARDIFF – U20 & SENIOR (JANUARY 2016)

Both Frankie Allen and Sarah Smith came away with silver medals in the 60m at Cardiff. Sarah beat her pb, with a rapid 8.05. The magic sub-8.00 seconds will be broken shortly, we are sure. This is Sarah’s first year in the u20 category, so plenty of opportunities in the future to add to this.
Frankie, who has been with the club for more than 10 years, is competing in the senior category for the first time. A time of 8.30 seconds a solid start to the year.
The medal count from the Indoor Championships for 2016 stands at;

  • 4 Gold medals
  • 11 Silver medals
  • 6 Bronze medals

Jan Results

SOUTH WEST INDOOR CHAMPS @ CARDIFF – U20 & SENIOR (JANUARY 2016)
Both Frankie Allen and Sarah Smith came away with silver medals in the 60m at Cardiff. Sarah beat her pb, with a rapid 8.05. The magic sub-8.00 seconds will be broken shortly, we are sure. This is Sarah’s first year in the u20 category, so plenty of opportunities in the future to add to this.
Frankie, who has been with the club for more than 10 years, is competing in the senior category for the first time. A time of 8.30 seconds a solid start to the year.
The medal count from the Indoor Championships for 2016 stands at;

  • 4 Gold medals
  • 11 Silver medals
  • 6 Bronze medals


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UK COMBINED EVENTS CHAMPIONSHIPS @ SHEFFIELD  (JANUARY 2016) – ADA’ORA STARTS HER 2016 CAMPAIGN
Top athlete Ada’ora Chigbo started her u20 with a solid 6th place in the National Combined Events Championships. She has a great team behind her and improvements are anticipated across all events as she settles into her new regime.
A 60m hurdles time of 9.77 seconds (756 points) saw her in 16th place after the first event. The next two events are her favourites, and after event three Ada’ora was in silver position behind World Junior Champion Morgan Lake (High Jump 1.75m – 916 points and shot 11.82m – 649 points). A long jump of 5.11m (589 points) and 2;43.48 800m (534 points) completed the scoring.

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SOUTH WEST INDOORS @ CARDIFF MET (JANUARY 2016)
Another solid turn out from North Somerset. A haul of 16 medals to add to the 8 before Christmas sees a great start to the New Year!

UNDER 13 BOYS
Micky Power               60m               Silver    8.88 secs
Long Jump     5th        3.93m
Harrison Garland          60m               Bronze  8.94 secs
800m             Silver    2;32.48 mins
Long Jump     Silver    4.31m
Cameron Baker-Perry   60m               11th      9.45 secs
1500m           Bronze       5;47.36 mins

UNDER 13 GIRLS
Tilly Smale                    60m              Bronze  8.74 secs
Stephanie Brooks           60m              5th        9.27 secs
800m            6th        2;51.99 mins
Shot              5th        4.34m
Grace Ashurst               800m             Bronze  2;45.18 mins
Alice Bridger Morales    1500m           Gold     5;31.82 mins
Connie Ballentine          1500m           Silver    5;48.29 mins

UNDER 15 BOYS
Ollie Lock                    1500m            Silver   5;12.05 mins
Lucy Edwards              60m                17th     9.35 secs
800m              7th       3;01.91 mins
Rosie Whitehead           1500m            Silver   5;01.69 mins
Nelly Bridger Morales   1500m            5th       5;24.69 mins
Nattie Statham             60m hurdles   10th     16.09 secs
Shot              Bronze  6.87m

UNDER 17 LADIES
Alice Davies                 1500m          Silver     5;03.82 mins
Lauren Ashurst             1500m          Bronze   5;07.81 mins

UNDER 17 MEN
Charlie Bates                60m              Silver     7.70 secs
Jack Priestley                60m              Silver     7.70 secs

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AVON SPORTSHALL TRIALS @ DOWNEND (JANUARY 2016)

23 Athletes from North Somerset attended the Team Avon trials at Downend. Excellent performances all round, but special mention for the following track event winners;

Girls 3 lap run – Alice Keyte
Boys 3 lap run – Frank Langford
Boys 1 lap hurdles – Ben Hartigan
Boys 1 lap sprint – Oliver Chillman

Selections will be carried out by Dean and his team, and email notifications of the successful team members will be made toward the end of the week