U17 Boys 2018

High Standards at SW XC Champs

30 North Somerset AC athletes attended a very competitive South West Cross Country Championships at Alden Hill in Yeovil last weekend.

Although conditions were ideal for championship racing, athletes had to contend with bitter cold winds and a killer hill before the home straight.

Millie Redman was the pick of the clubs U11’s on show with another terrific run to finish 6th place. Mia Darlington, Willow Preen, Rowan Preen and Jacob Forsbrook all ran well in their non-championship races.

Ollie Campbell was amongst the leaders at the halfway stage of the U13 boys race, before acute cramp saw him drop out. Charles Broadhurst, Louie Brunsdon Sam Holloway, William Sandiford, Sam Hemings and Oliver Haley completed the team.

Keira Devereux was the top club performer of the day finishing 4th place and just 1 second behind the third placed bronze individual medalist and only 5 seconds behind silver. Quite a feat for a bottom age athlete and a deserving bronze medal was her reward for leading the U13 Avon County girls team to 3rd place in the team competition.

Blythe Jones was next to finish of the North Somerset AC girls with Daisy Manners-Lolley, Grace Metcalfe, Poppy Adams, Mary Hemmings and Simone Manners-Lolley completing the team.

In the U15girls race Steph Brooke’s in 44th place led home her team mates Ella Johnston and Poppy Burton- Dickie from a high class field. The U15 boys race was no less competitive with Ollie Lock finishing 32nd in front of debutant Theo Edwards, Ben Hamblin and Alfie Hocking.

U17 Megan McCrum and U20 Alys Withers both ran well in their respective races with Meg finishing 15th and Alys 10th.

Callum Smith continued his recent fine run of form in the U17 men’s race. He finished a superb 6th place and at the same time secured an silver medal for his efforts leading Avon to 2nd place in the team competition.

SW2018Results

 

AROUND THE WORLD COMPETITION!

During 2012 we ran a fun competition which was very popular, but for some unknown reason never repeated! We have resurrected it for 2018, and want EVERYONE to get involved!

SIMPLY…
Have your photograph taken wearing NSAC kit, somewhere special, or with a ‘star’. Skiing during February, on a beach in August, or even in your local Coffee shop (!) We created a wonderful photo album, including historical buildings, beautiful views, and even one with Liam Gallagher at an airport, plus some daft ones locally!

We will build a gallery on the website, and at the Awards evening (24th November!) we will show them all as part of our presentation

The best photo (s), as judged by our ‘panel’ (!) will win a bag of goodies (NSAC kit, vouchers etc)

So who will be first to send over their photo?
Pack a piece of NSAC kit in your suitcase when you go on holiday, and get the best photo you can.

Looking forward to seeing your efforts!!!

SOUTH WEST INDOOR TRACK & FIELD RESULTS

A team of 17 athletes travelled to the fantastic Cardiff Met University facility to compete in this year’s 2018 competition. A total of four medals were won, with golds being collected by Stephanie Brooks (800m) and Timothy Leong (Long Jump).

This adds to the 200m gold (27.06 seconds) and long jump bronze (4.87m) won by Tilly Smale, and high jump bronze (1.65m) by Lewis Hembrow-McKinley before Christmas. James Gentile ran a pb of 25.64 seconds in the 200m for 4th, Carlos Tailer finished 7th (26.62 seconds), Lewis also finished 5th in shot (9.22m), with Phoebe Gooch an excellent 4th in high jump (1.35m)

ADAM
ROUTLEY
U17 MEN 60M SILVER 7.54 SECS
ADAM
ROUTLEY
U17 MEN LONG JUMP 5TH 4.96M
JAMES
GENTILE
U17 MEN 60M 7TH 7.78 SECS
HARRISON GARLAND U15 BOYS 60M 7TH 8.18 SECS
HARRISON GARLAND U15 BOYS 800M 4TH 2;26.35 MINS
HANNAH
BOLT
U17 LADIES 60M 12TH 8.63 SECS
HANNAH
BOLT
U17 LADIES 60M HURDLES 8TH 10.54 SECS
STEPHANIE BROOKS U15 GIRLS 60M 5TH 8.52 SECS
STEPHANIE BROOKS U15 GIRLS 800M GOLD 2;28.98 MINS
OLIVIA
YOUNG
U15 GIRLS 60M 11TH 8.72 SECS
OLIVIA
YOUNG
U15 GIRLS 60M HURDLES 11TH 10.98 SECS
NAOMI
HOLT
U13 GIRLS 60M 4TH 9.01 SECS
NAOMI
HOLT
U13 GIRLS 800M 5TH 3;04.60 MINS
SAM HOLLOWAY U13 BOYS 800M 4TH 2;49.13 MINS
SIENNA TUTTIETT U13 GIRLS 800M 6TH 3;40.78 MINS
POPPY
ADAMS
U13 GIRLS 800M 4TH 3;04.30 MINS
KEIRA DEVEREUX U13 GIRLS 1500M SILVER 5;31.02 MINS
TIMOTHY LEONG U17 MEN LONG JUMP GOLD 5.25M

HALF-TERM ATHLETICS FUNDAYS

NORTH SOMERSET ATHLETIC CLUB/ACADEMY
FEBRUARY HALF-TERM COACHING/FUNDAYS

“The best Athletics fundays in the area”

MONDAY
FEBRUARY 12TH 2018

CLEVEDON SCHOOL
SPORTS CENTRE
10AM – 4PM
TUESDAY
FEBRUARY 13TH 2018
CLEVEDON SCHOOL
SPORTS CENTRE

10AM – 4PM

WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 14TH 2018

CLEVEDON SCHOOL
SPORTS CENTRE
10AM – 4PM
THURSDAY
FEBRUARY 15TH 2018
CLEVEDON SCHOOL
SPORTS CENTRE

10AM – 4PM

SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN AGED 7-12
£16.00 PER DAY
ALL ABILITIES WELCOME

DELIVERED BY AWARD-WINNING NGB LEVEL 3 COACH, WITH SUPPORT FROM NSAC COACHES AND AMBASSADORS
(MAXIMUM RATIO 1;8, MORE LIKELY TO BE 1;6)

MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS ARE CERTIFICATE DAYS
TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS TEAM CHALLENGE MEDAL DAYS

THE DAYS INCLUDE THE PERFECT BLEND
OF FUN AND COACHING IN…
Sprints, Hurdles, Long Jump, High Jump, Relays, Fun Games, Balance, Target Throws, Speed Bounce, Throwing activities, Obstacle Races, and our UNIQUE Eliminator & Crocodile Games!

TO BOOK, OR FOR MORE INFORMATION,
PLEASE EMAIL chrisbtg@blueyonder.co.uk

BOXING DAY ROAD RACE

Nearly 50 NSAC athletes and parents competed at this year’s event in Clevedon (Junior and Senior races)

In the junior event, top NSAC girl was Steph Brooks, who was the first girl home overall.
Top NSAC boy was Sam Holloway, who was roughly 10th boy home, and 12th overall. His result does not show on the Clevedon AC website, but we are confident this is about right!

In the senior event, first home was Sam Gentry in about 30th (23;00 ish) but no results appear on the website (again). A mention for both James Thie, ‘friend’ of NSAC, finishing 10th overall, and Coach Luke Murray, who crossed the line in 12th, and 2nd in category
Top NSAC female was Alys Withers, finishing 115th overall, and 8th in category

Full results on http://www.clevedonac.co.uk/races/2-boxing-day-race

CHRISTMAS ENDURANCE TRAINING

*Please note that  the Dec 26th and Wednesday 27th endurance sessions are cancelled, as is the Sun morning 24th Dec recovery run*

SESSION CHANGES IN GREEN

  • Saturday 23rd DecMOVED TO ASHTON COURT – MEET MANSION HOUSE CAR PARK for 9.30am to 11am (Xmas Hats & Hot Chocy in Cafe afterwards!)
  • Tuesday 26th DecNO TRAININGClevedon AC’s Boxing Day Road Race and junior races before main event for those interested – enter on the day
  • Wed 27th Dec – NO TRAINING
  • Thursday 28th DecFilton Track Closed – BUT MOVED TO CLEVEDON SCHOOL for 6.45pm to 8.15pm
  • Saturday 30th Dec – Clevedon School for 9.30am to 10.45am – ON AS USUAL
  • Tuesday 2nd Jan – Clevedon School for 6.45pm to 8.15pm – ON AS USUAL
  • Wed 3rd Jan – Seafront for 6.30pm – ON AS USUAL
  • Thursday 4th Jan – Filton Track ON AS USUAL – for 6.45pm to 8.15pm
  • Saturday 6th Jan – Clevedon School for 9.30am to 10.45am – ON AS USUAL

Sunday morning recovery run on 24th December is CANCELLED, but ON AS USUAL New Years Eve!

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BONE CHILLING AT TRI-COUNTY XC CHAMPS

20 North Somerset AC youngsters braved the icy cold conditions at Bath University where heavy snow fell during the races.

U11 Millie Redman had an outstanding race and fell just 3 seconds short of overall victory, but well clear of the chasing group her 2nd place was enough to take Avon Gold. Lyla Briffitt was the only other NS athlete on show in this race finishing 9th overall.

The snow was falling heavily by the time bottom age athletes Harry Shallcross and Max Weatherley took their places on the starting line up. Harry ran superbly for 9th overall and 2nd placed Avon athlete for a well deserved silver medal, whilst Max battled bravely for his more than respectable 17th place.

Ollie Campbell had his 2nd race in successive weekends, and once again ran with the leaders holding fantastic form throughout. Another fantastic 3rd place overall saw him take the Avon Silver. Charles Broadhurst is another newcomer going from strength to strength and his 14th from a field of 44 is an excellent result from a youngster that looks at ease whilst racing.

Bottom age Sam Holloway gets stronger with every race that passes and he should be very pleased with his 21st. Louie Brunsden was another the suffered from the icy conditions and he too battled bravely for his 23rd, whilst young Kyle Burford finished strongly for 36th in only his 2nd race in the country.

Bottom age U13 Keira Devereux ran well considering the conditions to take 6th place overall and bronze medal in the Avon competition. Team mate Poppy Adams was the only other finisher in this age group in 25th place.

Steph Brooks and Ella Johnston were the only U15 club athletes that fancied this one and both gave good accounts of themselves in 20th and 22nd respectively.

Ollie Lock was just outside the medal positions in his race amongst a strong field of athletes. He finished 9th overall with bottom age newcomer William Scott having a fine run to finish 17th from a field of 41.

U20 Alys Withers has not missed a cross country season since she started running for the club 10 years ago and her strength of character and positivity sets a fine example that all young athlete would do well to follow. As she gets older she seems to grow stronger and nobody looked more comfortable in the conditions than Alys, as she held her position throughout against some top quality athletes to finish superbly in 4th place overall and adding an Avon Silver to add to the many she has collected over the years.

The U20/17 mens race was the last up with Callum Smith and Sam Gentry waving the club after 4 withdrawals before the race. Callum appeared to cope better during worsening conditions to finish strongly for his 11th place, whilst Sam was clearly uncomfortable in the snow and will put this one firmly behind him and move on to the important races that lie ahead for him.

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Fast XC track at Pembrey Park for 3rd Gwent League

A fantastic turn out of 48 North Somerset AC athletes enjoyed a superb coastal course (golfers equivalent of a Linx!) at the Pembrey Country Park near Swansea for the 3rd Gwent Cross Country fixture of the season.

Elliot Jeston once again led the U11 boys with an excellent 8th place and the fast improving Zeki Harston supporting him superbly just 6 seconds behind in 13th. Jacob Forsbrook also had a cracking run for his highest place so far in 20th with excellent running from bottom age athletes and newcomers Joseph Sandiford, Rowan Preen, Ben Kelly and Jacob Veale in 32nd, 34th, 39th and 75th respectively.

After being boxed in at the start, Millie Redman worked her way steadily through the field to finish a superb 6th in the U11 girls race. Willow Preen continued her improvement in the country with her best place of the season in 35th, whilst Celia Becerril-Galan finished close behind in 42nd in her first race. Bottom age Bonnie Mills and Lavanna Madge both ran well in their race to finish 58th and 63rd respectively.

U13 Ollie Campbell is learning very quickly and ran this one to perfection. He sat behind two very good athletes throughout and although too far off the race winner, he was only 5 seconds behind the 2nd placed runner for a superb 3rd.  Another newcomer this season, Charles Broadhurst continued his progress with an excellent14th place finish, whilst Louie Brunsdon and the fast improving Sam Holloway finished 24th and 28th. William Sandiford also impressed in 30th closely followed by Will Maine and Ollie Andrews in 33rd and 34th.  Stan Hemmings and Alex Davies completed the team scores in 58th and 61st.

Bottom age U13 Keira Devereux had a terrific race to finish 4th in a very good quality field, whilst team mates Grace Metcalf in 29th, Abigail Taylor 33rd, Mary Hemmings 34th and Poppy Adams 36th packed together well in a show of good team running.

U15 Steph Brooks recorded her best Gwent League finish this season in 18th after running with the leading girls in the early stages. Poppy Burton-Dickie looked very comfortable following Steph throughout in her first ever cross country race for a terrific 19th place. Holly Avery had another good run in 24th leading  her team mates Ellie Redman, Ruth Day, Ella Johnston, Alysha Forsbrook and Victoria Pearson in 30th,34th,41st,42nd and 50th respectively.

Ben Hamblin continues to improve in his first season in the country and a 20th place was an excellent result against some very good opposition. Without Alfie Hocking, Will Scott and Ollie Lock, Callum Day had his best run to date in 40th with debtant Marco Becerril-Galan and Louis Carr in 45th and 49th respectively completing the U15 boys scores.

Matt Howard and Jaylan Bacon had their first run outs of the season in the combined U17/20 race and both can be pleased with their category 7th and 14th places respectively.

Club coach Julian Emery had his first XC race in a good while and ran brightly throughout for 56th overall and 4th in his age category, whilst Russ Forsbrook looked really comfortable in 79th place, clearly enjoying the superb track. Steve Parker 188th, Andrew Sandiford 257th, Kevin Davis 290th and Andy Devereux 314th  completed the team scores. Lucy Avery was our sole lady competing and clearly enjoyed the course with her 153rd place finish from a field of 263.

Results Link: http://www.gwent-league.org.uk/2017/res173.htm

Tough Competition at MK Cross Challenge

Three of the clubs leading athletes ‘Sam Gentry, Callum Smith and Ollie Lock’ made the long trip to Milton Keynes for the 2nd event of the 5 race British Cross Challenge series. These races attract the top dozen or so athletes in the UK at every age category and Ollie continued his good run of run form to finish 20th in the U15 race, whilst Callum also ran well for 27th place in the U17 race. Sam was not at his best in 57th place in the same race, but his focus for the season will be the English Schools and if he can peak at the right time and run to his potential, there is every chance of an England vest for the talented young athlete.