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NSAC & NSAA 24-HOUR WSM GRAND PIER RELAY 2018

NORTH SOMERSET ATHLETIC CLUB AND ACADEMY 24-HOUR WSM GRAND PIER RELAY – EVENT REPORT

What a day! Nearly 300 runners contributed to the challenge of keeping a mock Olympic torch moving around the beautiful 700m structure for the full 24 hours (running, skipping, three-legged, piggy back, conga!) The theme of ‘Commonwealth Games’ (or as bright as possible) added to the enjoyment of the event. Apart from a couple of hours of drizzle and high winds, the weather was very kind, allowing this to be fun, rather than an exercise in survival!
The charity challenge will raise at least £10,000 for development of Athletics facility, equipment, and Childrens Hospice South West.

The day started at 12 noon with the wonderful rhythm from North Somerset Samba Band, accompanying the athletes on their way. Visits from England Athletics representatives and Kylie from CHSW helped inspire the athletes. The day saw wave after wave of young Athletes arrive, collect their event t-shirts, and get stuck into their hour shifts. Many returned for a second stint once they realised how much fun it was. The night-time is always the tough time with just 12 hardy older teenage athletes and senior coaches tasked with continuing the movement. Midnight saw Isabella & Izzy help with the load. Poppy arrived shortly afterwards, complete with headtorch (good idea!) and dug deep to support the flagging group (many of whom were asleep, ha ha!) At 2am Paul & Ellie arrived back from a day in London to keep the torch mobile.  4am saw Eloise, Alistair and Harry taking the burden on. Cold, windy, and eerie in the dark, the flame continued on its way until the wonderful sight of daylight, (hot breakfast!) and the next wave of young athletes arrive. Sunshine bathed the Pier during the morning, what a beautiful feeling…The final hour is always special, and a fanfare of cheers and applause from spectators brought this amazing event to a close. Some of the athletes managed an absurd number of laps, 10-year-olds running half-marathons, an 8-year-old managing 17 miles, full marathons (and more) from some of the older teenagers and seniors. Individual fundraising efforts were also extraordinary, many raising several hundred pounds (including a local school organising a non-uniform day!)
A massive ‘thank you’ to all who supported the event, and especially to everyone at WSM Grand Pier who allow us to use this iconic facility. We wouldn’t want to do this anywhere else!

To donate to this event https://www.justgiving.com/campaigns/charity/northsomersetathleticclub/nsac2018relay

 

Some stories to read, and be inspired by…

 

JOSEPH aged 10

Joseph has epilepsy. He was diagnosed aged 4 with a meninangioma brain tumour and has had some tough years following diagnosis. We nearly lost him due to a 7-hour seizure in. He has since had brain surgery (feb 2014) and thankfully has grown stronger and stronger. He still has side effects and struggles in school etc and life isn’t easy for him but my goodness we are immensely proud of him, to see him on Saturday representing NSAC was an emotional and uplifting experience and shows just how far he has come. He ran 12 laps of the pier at 12pm-1pm and he was inspirational. He loved every moment and so did we!

 

Owen aged 11
He’s in Y6 and ran a half marathon on Saturday evening with a beautiful sunset in the background. He had warmed up with 20 miles on his road bike that morning, had a relaxing bath then set his mind on the important job of raising money by running. Owen was spurred on by his running partner Henry who also ran a half marathon and also Chris & Chris who were a huge inspiration to him when the going got tough. Owen returned the next morning, determined to add his support at the end of the relay and enjoy the final lap

 

POPPY aged 14
On saturday morning she completed in the South West Championships Duathlon, then she ran non-stop between 1-2am on the pier (she was a bit scared of the dark and noise of the waves and wore a headlight), was back between 9-10am and again ran non-stop,  finally came back for the last 15minutes of the relay.  In total she did 40 laps, so around 28k and she ran every step of it

MOLLY aged 9

Molly set herself the goal of running 7 laps over her two sessions having not done anything like this before. During her 4pm hour Saturday stint Molly had run/walked 10 laps already – even some with the teddy (NSAA mascot Milly)

Molly was back again early morning at 8am on Sunday to help out the night shift volunteers and then stayed until the final lap as she wanted to support the other runners and her determination kicked in and she decided she wanted to complete 30 laps before the end. By 11am she had run,walked and even three legged race with her mum her 30 laps. With an hour to go Molly decided to go for 40 laps!

With tired legs, and still determined to carry the teddy at times!, she kept going with support from families and other runners. It took a sprint on lap 39 to get back in time to join the other runners for the final lap – which was taken at slightly slower pace

So overall Molly ran, walked, skipped and three legged walked the pier for 40 laps which we worked out to be about 17 miles!  Super proud of her achievement – and determination!

 

SAM aged 8
Sam loved taking part and I thought that his achievement of running for the full hour without stopping and completing a distance of 6.3 miles, is worth a mention. He has never run that far before

BEN aged 10
Reached his goal of running 10k at the relay on Saturday

HARRIET aged 12
Harriet really enjoyed the Pier relay and ran 22 laps which I’ve worked out as 9.56 miles

 

OLIVER aged 10

He still ran despite having had tonsillitis and a perforated ear drum

TOM aged 10
Tom really enjoyed it, despite not feeling that confident about distance running beforehand.  He enjoys sprinting, so didn’t expect to run a distance well, but once he did one lap he started to really enjoy it.  He had set himself a target of 5 laps, then after a few laps said he wanted to do 10, then kept going and managed 12.  Thanks for introducing him to the idea that he can do it and enjoy it!

ELLIOT aged 11, Joe aged 8 (plus Florrie aged 5!)
Our children loved the event. Elliot was thrilled with his non stop 60 minute stint and managed over 12km. Elliot’s younger brother Joe has definitely now got the running bug. Even their little sister Florrie, who didn’t officially take part, was sprinting around the pier chasing her brothers… one for the future for sure!
ZEKI aged 11
I was amazed that Zeki ran 15kmish in the first hour of his first ever Pier Relay. He can’t wait to do it again & have a go at half marathon distance, at least, next time in two years time

 

LYLA aged 10
Lyla  ran 6 miles, the furthest she has ever ran

 

JOE aged 9

This is the first event Joe has taken part in for the club as he only joined in the new year and he was really excited about it, he set himself a target of running 7 laps (5k) as he’s never run this far before.

As the big day approached and the sponsorship kept rolling in (£250) Joe started to feel the weight of responsibility to all those who sponsored him and began worrying about letting them down if he couldn’t make his target.

On the day though he needn’t have worried, he smashed through his target of 7 laps and went on to do 11 (around 8k), we’re very proud of him and he’s gained a ton of confidence and proved to himself that he can achieve what he puts his mind to.

ELIZA aged 9
“Ran the legs off all of us at 9pm… phew!”

 

HENRY aged 10
Ran a ½ marathon, and had his shirt signed by Chris to confirm!

 

GABRIELLA  aged 10
Gabriella ran almost 5 miles, with her 8 year old brother supporting her

TESCO BAGS OF HELP FOR NSAC

From Thursday 1 March to Monday 30 April anyone shopping at Tesco Clevedon (store 2288) and Congresbury Express (store 6340) will be given a token that they can use to vote for North Somerset Athletic Club. If you are not given a token when making a purchase please ask for one – every vote that is made will count!
If you are an online shopper please take your Customer Delivery
Notice into one of the stores above and ask for you token. The
voting for North Somerset Athletic Club is only available at
these two stores.
At the end of May Tesco will get in touch and let us know what
amount we will receive – the more votes the more money we could receive. The top voted project will received up to £4,000, the second up to £2000 and the third up to £1000. If we were luck enough to receive the top grant we would be well on our way to getting a new high jump bed. Hop to it and vote your tokens for North Somerset Athletic Club

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

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

CROSS-COUNTRY RELAY 2017

A beautiful crisp winter morning met the runners for this year’s event. As always, plenty of fancy dress, smiles and enjoyment throughout. More than 70 competitors, 3 races, medals, trophies, and great support from all spectators allowed the event to remain what it was set up for in 2005, an enjoyable introduction to cross-country.

A massive thank you to volunteers, without whom the event can not go ahead. More help always needed for future events!

Also, our thanks to Brackenwood Garden Centre, The Club @ Cadbury House, Peak Promotions, and Childrens Hospice South West for providing goodie bags to hand to Fastest Leg runners, Fancy Dress team (Unstoppable Unicorns) and Wackiest Team name (One Man Down)

We await photographs from the event, and will add once received.

Full results can be found on: file:///C:/Users/Chris%20Millard/Dropbox/XC%20RELAY/XC%20RELAY%20RESULTS%202017.pdf

 

NSAC TRAINING 4TH NOVEMBER 2017

As we will be running our Cross-Country Relay at Clevedon School (see http://www.nsac.org.uk/cross-country-relay-challenge-2017/  for full details) most training sessions will be cancelled (EXCEPT ENDURANCE YEAR 9+). See below;

SATURDAY 8.30AM -10.30AM @ CLEVEDON SCHOOL CANCELLED

SATURDAY 9.30AM – 11.00AM @ CLEVEDON SCHOOL * ENDURANCE FOR YEAR 9+ ONLY * IS STILL ON

SATURDAY 10.30AM – 12.00PM @ CLEVEDON SCHOOL CANCELLED

SATURDAY 10.30AM – 12.00PM @ PRIORY SCHOOL, WSM CANCELLED

We have plenty of space for anyone still wanting to be involved, especially anyone from school years 7-8, or school years 2-4 (Happy to accept slightly younger than year 2 if parents feel children are up to it!) At present 66 athletes pencilled in, would love to get close to the 100 mark. A FUN event, nothing serious!!!

Anyone Year 9+ we are still wanting help. A free hot drink and bar of chocolate for all helpers!!!

 

VOLUNTARY ROLES AVAILABLE AT NSAC

NSAC are looking to improve its provision throughout the Club, To enable us to do this we are seeking individuals who are willing to support the Club in a number of ways. If you have an hour or two a week, the relevant skills, and a desire to help us ‘evolve’, then please contact chrisbtg@blueyonder.co.uk

SOCIAL SECRETARY
 
1.   CREATE AND MANAGE A RANGE OF SOCIAL ACTIVITIES FOR NSAC, POSSIBLY FOR TEENAGERS, TO ENCOURAGE AN ‘NSAC FAMILY’ TO BE CREATED

2.   AT THIS STAGE, LOOKING AT 2-4 EVENTS PER YEAR

3.   LIAISE WITH TEENAGE MEMBERS OF CLUB, TO SEE WHAT THEY WANT, THEN ORGANISE

 

 

WEBSITE MANAGER
 
1.   UPDATES AREAS OF WEBSITE REGULARLY

2.   RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY CHANGES TO STRUCTURE

3.   LIAISES WITH VARIOUS PEOPLE FOR RESULTS, PHOTOS, FIXTURES

 

 

 

 

MEDIA OFFICER
 
1.   REPORTS TO LOCAL PRESS

2.   OVERSEES TWITTER, AND AIMS TO INCREASE FOLLOWING AND USAGE

3.   LIAISES WITH VARIOUS PEOPLE FOR RESULTS, PHOTOS, FIXTURES

 

 

VOLUNTEER CO-ORDINATOR – OFFICIAL EVENTS
 
1.   ENSURES NSAC HAVE ENOUGH SUPPORT AT EVENTS (EG TEAM MANAGERS, OFFICIALS ETC)

2.   LIAISES WITH TEAM MANAGERS, PARENTS ETC

 

 

VOLUNTEER CO-ORDINATOR – IN-HOUSE EVENTS (XC RELAY PLUS T&F SPORTS DAY)
 
1.   ENSURES NSAC HAVE ENOUGH HELP AT IN-HOUSE EVENTS (MERCHANDISE SELLING, TIMEKEEPING, REGISTRATION, FIELD EVENTS, REFRESHMENTS ETC)

 

FUNDRAISING MANAGER
 
1.   SOURCING GRANTS/FUNDING, AND ARRANGING COMPLETION OF FORMS

2.   DRIVING/SUPPORTING SPONSORSHIP EVENTS

3.   SEEKING CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP, INCLUDING CREATION OF PORTFOLIO

 

 

KIT/MERCHANDISE PURCHASER
 
1.   PURCHASING KIT FROM PRO PEAKS

2.   LIAISING WITH VARIOUS PEOPLE REGARDING WHAT IS NEEDED

3.   ENSURING STOCK LEVELS ARE MAINTAINED

 

 

 

 

TRACK & FIELD CO-ORDINATOR/EVENT MANAGER
 
1.   LOCATING DETAILS & CREATING SPREADSHEET OF NSAC OFFICIAL EVENTS (AVON LEAGUE, YDL, CHAMPIONSHIPS ETC

2.   LOCATING DETAILS & CREATING SPREADSHEET OF OPEN EVENTS ACROSS THE REGION, TO GIVE ALL ATHLETES THE OPPORTUNITY OF COMPETITION

3.   LIAISING WITH TEAM MANAGERS TO ENSURE TEAMS ARE FULL AND ORGANISED

4.   LIAISING WITH LEAGUES (EG YDL) TO ENSURE TEAMS ARE REGISTERED

5.   RESPONSIBLE FOR ENSURING NUMBERS, VESTS, PINS, FLAG, TENT ETC ARE AT VENUE

6.   ASSISTS WITH CHANGES ON THE DAY, PLUS ANY PROBLEMS THAT MAY ARISE (EG ATHLETES NOT TURNING UP, REPLACING ATHLETES AT SHORT NOTICE DUE TO INJURY ETC)

7.   ARRANGING PHOTOGRAPHS TO BE TAKEN, FOR USE ON WEBSITE/MEDIA/AWARDS EVENING

 

 

 

 

SUPPORT COACHES – TRACK & FIELD SESSIONS
 
1.   SUPPORTING LEAD COACH

2.   ACTIVELY LOOKING TO IMPROVE THEIR COACHING SKILLS, EITHER BY READING, ATTENDING WORKSHOPS, COURSES OR COMBINATION OF THE ABOVE

3.   HAVE UP-TO-DATE DBS (& IDEALLY FIRST AID)

 

SUPPORT COACHES – ROAD RUNNING SESSIONS
 
1.   SUPPORTING LEAD COACHES BY RUNNING WITH THE GROUP, ADVISING AND ENCOURAGING ATHLETES AS NECESSARY

2.   HAVE UP-TO-DATE DBS (& IDEALLY FIRST AID – BUT NOT COMPULSORY!)

 

OFFICIALS CO-ORDINATOR
 
1.   APPROACHING POTENTIAL OFFICIAL HELPERS

2.   RUNNING BASIC OFFICIATING COURSES FOR POTENTIAL HELPERS

3.   LOCATING AND ENTERING POTENTIAL OFFICIALS ON RELEVANT COURSES

4.   SUPPORT FOR THE OFFICIALS THROUGHOUT THEIR EDUCATION

5.   ENSURING NSAC HAVE RELEVANT OFFICIALS FOR ALL T&F EVENTS

 

 

 

 

OFFICIALS
VARIOUS
1.   ATTENDING IN-HOUSE OFFICIALS COURSE

2.   ATTENDING RELEVANT EA COURSE, IF RELEVANT

NSAC AWARDS EVENING 2017

PRINCES HALL CLEVEDON WAS THE VENUE FOR THE 14TH ANNUAL AWARDS EVENING. THE FIRST WAS HELD BACK IN 2004 AT CLEVEDON SAILING CLUB, HOSTING LESS THAN 30 PEOPLE, WITH JUST 3 TROPHIES, WHILST 2017 SAW OVER 150 ATTEND AND 27 AWARDS PRESENTED.

NSAC’S PRIMARY SPONSORS, JOHN & JENNY MAYCOCK FROM BRACKENWOOD WERE PRESENT, AND PRESENTED YET ANOTHER CHEQUE TO SUPPORT OUR EFFORTS. A MASSIVE ‘THANK YOU’ AGAIN FROM ALL AT NSAC. THIS ALLOWS US TO CONTINUE MOVING THINGS FORWARDS.

GB UNDER-23 INTERNATIONAL CHRIS STONE WAS OUR VIP GUEST, AND HE CLEARLY ENJOYED THE EVENING, HELPING WITH PRESENTATIONS AND RAFFLE, AND BEING ‘MOBBED’ AT TIMES FOR PHOTOS ETC.

A VISUAL REVIEW OF THE YEAR OPENED THE EVENING. THIS CAN BE FOUND ON  https://youtu.be/LTU4dnxw65k
FOLLOWED BY A BRIEF REVIEW OF THE YEAR, TROPHY PRESENTATIONS, AND PHOTOGRAPHS. THE NEW NSAC KIT WAS LAUNCHED, AND THE DATE FOR OUR 5TH 24 HOUR WSM GRAND PIER RELAY CONFIRMED… STEVE HOLLIER BECAME THE SECOND INDUCTEE TO BE ADDED TO THE NSAC HALL OF FAME, A TRIBUTE TO THE HUGE IMPACT HE HAS MADE ON THE ENDURANCE SECTION IN HIS 10 YEARS AT THE CLUB

A BUSY NIGHT!

IT WAS GREAT TO SEE SUCH A FANTASTIC ATMOSPHERE, WITH ATHLETES DANCING LATE INTO THE NIGHT, CELEBRATING OUR FRIENDLY AND UNIQUE CLUB

PHOTOS TO FOLLOW SHORTLY

A MASSIVE THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HELPED MAKE THE EVENING AWARDS WINNERS AS FOLLOWS;

TROPHY NAME WINNER
THROWS ATHLETE OF THE YEAR CHRISTIAN ALBON
HORIZONTAL JUMPS ATHLETE OF THE YEAR TILLY SMALE
VERTICAL JUMPS ATHLETE OF THE YEAR STELLA RHODES
SPEED ATHLETE OF THE YEAR PIPPA MANNINGS
SPEED ATHLETE DEVELOPMENT AWARD MARY LOUGHLIN
HURDLES ATHLETE OF THE YEAR HANNAH BOLT
ENDURANCE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR OLLIE LOCK
COACH’S ENDURANCE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR MATT HOWARD
ENDURANCE DEVELOPMENT AWARD STEPHANIE BROOKS
MULTI-EVENT ATHLETE OF THE YEAR LEWIS HEMBROW-MCKINLEY
AMBASSADOR OF THE YEAR CHRISSIE BECKER
NAILSEA TRAINING GROUP ATHLETE OF THE YEAR AYLA SHARROCK
WESTON-SUPER-MARE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR OLIVIA YOUNG
WSM ACHIEVEMENT AWARD WILLOW PREEN
CLEVEDON ATHLETE OF THE YEAR BEN HARTIGAN
CLEVEDON ACHIEVEMENT AWARD ROSA FORD
UNDER-11 FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR OLIVIA SHERLOCK
UNDER-11 MALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR JACOB FORSBROOK
UNDER-13 FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR POPPY ADAMS
UNDER-13 MALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR OLIVER HALEY
UNDER-15 FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR HOLLY AVERY
UNDER-15 MALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR JAMES GENTILE
UNDER-17 FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR CAROLINE WALDER
UNDER-17 MALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR SAM GENTRY
SENIOR FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR ESTHER LEONG
SENIOR ATHLETE OF THE YEAR – MALE JAMES RODGERS
NORTH SOMERSET AC HALL OF FAME STEVE HOLLIER

NSAC KIT LAUNCH

NSAC LAUNCHED THE NEW RANGE OF KIT AT THIS YEAR’S AWARDS CEREMONY.

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL ATHLETES WHO ARE CURRENTLY MEMBERS CAN ORDER THE ‘PERFORMANCE T-SHIRT’ FOR £10 (NORMALLY £20/£23) UNTIL END DECEMBER 2017.

TO ORDER KIT, DOWNLOAD FORMS AS SHOWN BELOW,  AND HAND WITH PAYMENT TO COACH/ARRANGE BANK TRANSFER,

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/4uhfz1cn2y5r3rq/AAA2PS15huPC3pPEFj55O6kPa?dl=0

PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE KIT WILL BE AVAILABLE SHORTLY

 

CLEVEDON SESSION CANCELLED

We have just been notified (last minute) that Clevedon School is closed tomorrow evening (Thursday 5th October) and will not be allowing any training sessions etc to take part on its grounds…

Apologies for this, it affects the following;

5.30pm – 7.00pm Year 6-9 session
6.45pm – 8.30pm Year 10+ invite session

All back to normal the following week…

CROSS-COUNTRY RELAY CHALLENGE 2017

 

WHAT IS THE CROSS-COUNTRY RELAY CHALLENGE?

Teams of four are required to complete a lap each of the course in a relay style. Ideally Athletes to be same-sex, same-age, but happy to accommodate mixed ages/teams to ensure everyone gets a run! This will be the 15th running of the event, and has proved extremely popular. Fancy dress, whilst not compulsory, is definitely welcomed!

GENERAL DETAILS

Clevedon Secondary School – Saturday November 4th 2017 – 10.00am – 12.00pm

Cost £3.50 per athlete (£12.00 per full team of 4) PAYABLE TO NSAC

PROVISIONAL TIMETABLE (EXACT ONE WILL BE CONFIRMED 48 HOURS BEFORE)

  • Registration – 9.00am – 9.45am – Registration closes at 9.45am (No more entries)
  • School Years 7-8 – 10.00am – 1200m each – 2 large laps of field (boys and girls race together)
  • School Years 5-6 – 10.30am – 800m each – 1 large lap and 1 small lap of field (Separate boys and girls race if more than 10 teams enter)
  • School Years 2-4 – 11.30am – 600m each – 1 large lap of field (Separate boys and girls race if more than 10 teams enter)
  • Presentations – 12.00am

PRIZES

Trophy for winning team in each category

Medals for first three teams in each category

Prize for fastest leg Athlete in each race

Prize for best fancy dress team

Prize for best team names

WHAT NEXT? (TEAMS)

Organise your team. Agree a team name, discuss fancy dress possibilities. Email your full team to chrisbtg@blueyonder.co.uk no later than Thursday November 2nd 2017. If you cannot do so, then just turn up on the day and we can sort then!

WHAT NEXT? (INDIVIDUALS)

At least half the athletes competing will not have full teams, and we will need to organise this for them. Many of these win medals, and have a great time, so definitely worth emailing for us to sort out a team for you (even if it’s on the day!) chrisbtg@blueyonder.co.uk

WHO CAN COMPETE?

Anyone from school year 2 -8 is welcome. Why not speak to friends in school, or from other sporting teams you are part of? THIS IS DESIGNED FOR EVERYONE, NOT JUST ENDURANCE ATHLETES. IT IS MEANT TO BE A ‘FUN RUN’ SO PLEASE GET STUCK IN AND INVITE FRIENDS FROM SCHOOL/OTHER CLUBS ETC

COMMENT

Whilst there will be some fantastic Athletes on show, this is designed as a fun event, and an introduction to Cross-Country for many. It is not meant to be a serious Championship event, so we request that all Athletes are supported ‘equally’. Walking, for some, will be inevitable. This is not an event to be worried about. Come along, smile and enjoy!

ASSISTANCE

We are always looking for help, either registration, marshalling, or time keeping. If you can help, then please make us aware so that we can plan!

TEAS/COFFEES ETC

There will be a full range of teas, coffees, cakes and Club merchandise for sale.

WHAT NEXT?
Please email chrisbtg@blueyonder.co.uk for an entry  form/to confirm your interest

WEDNESDAY SESSION @ CLEVEDON NOW FULL

This session, once again, is FULL.

No more athletes will be accepted into this group (unless specifically invited by a Coach). We will operate a waiting list for this session (6.30pm – 7.30pm Clevedon Seafront) and assess regularly. Please do not invite any new athletes to join this session, as we will have to turn them away on the evening

Based on the above we are looking for support from parents,
specifically for the running/ endurance group. If your child
attends this session, and you enjoy running, then why not don
your trainers and join this fun group? This will enable us to
keep ratios sensible and will give additional support to the
athletes. You do not have to attend every week, just whenever
convenient!

PLEASE SUPPORT THIS POPULAR SESSION!

Email chrisbtg@blueyonder.co.uk if you are able to help

NSAC BIG NIGHT OUT

NSAC’s Big Night Out (Awards Evening) is fast approaching. Do you have your tickets yet?

Don’t miss out on this entertaining evening. We have a GB u23 International Sprinter confirmed as our VIP guest

Entertaining review of the Year, Awards, Music, Dancing, New NSAC kit launch, Buffet, raffle etc

SATURDAY OCTOBER 7TH 2017

PRINCES HALL, PRINCES ROAD, CLEVEDON, BS21 7SZ

7PM – 11PM

TICKETS £2.50 PER PERSON (AVAILABLE FROM LEAD COACH AT TRAINING SESSIONS, OR ON THE DOOR)

Don’t miss out, a great excuse to get dressed up and celebrate our superb Club!!!

ENGLISH SCHOOLS

ENGLISH SCHOOLS CHAMPIONSHIPS @ BIRMINGHAM
The goal of most ‘elite’ young athletes is to be selected for this prestigious event. Only about 30 are privileged from school years 8-13 per County, so great to have 8 athletes selected (and 7 competing). Congratulations at all who attended, very proud of your fine performances on such a high profile stage.

Ada’ora Chigbo continues to impress, winning a silver medal in the Senior Girls high Jump with a 1.72m clearance. This was the same height as the winner, with countback pushed her down into silver. Ada’ora travels to the USA in a few weeks’ time to start a sporrts scholarship, a great achievement, and an opportuntiy for this hugely talented young lady to fulfil the massive potential she undoubtedly has…

Esther Leong cleared a new outdoor pb in the senior girls pole vault (3.60m) to finish 6th (but same clearance as 4th, countback)

Ellie Wallace equipped herslef well, qualifying from her heats, and then finishing 9th in the senior girls final with 4;36.04 minutes. Ellie, too is off to the USA in September to start a sporting scholarship!

In the Inter girls pole vault, Caroline Walder maintained her consistency with a 7th place finish at 3.20m

Combined eventer Emma Bakare continued her march forwards with an 8th place finish in the Inter Girls Shot with 12.06m

Sam Gentry was the only male competitor from NSAC. He took on the Inter Boys 1500m, and narrowly failed to reach the final.
His time of 4;08.41 minutes a reward for hanging onto a fast paced race

The only Junior in attendance was Tilly Smale in the Long Jump. In her first year in the age group, she narrowly failed to make the final with a jump of 4.88m, but plenty more to come from her

ENGLISH AGE GROUP CHAMPIONSHIPS @ BEDFORD
Just two North Somerset Athletes travelled to Bedord for the age group Championships, and produced close-to-pb performances in this high quality event.

Endurance Athlete Ollie Lock showed his strength with a 4;25.05 minute 1500m for 13th place. Personal bests in both the 800m and 3000m in recent weeks show an excellent range for the Year 9 athlete

Year 11 Pole Vaulter Caroline Walder from Backwell continued her consistent rise up the ladder with a 9th finish with 3.11m. Cally has been with NSAC since Year 4, and is a firm favourite with athletes young and old, with pedigree in hurdles, long jump and combined events prior to excellence in pole vault

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SOUTH WEST CHAMPIONSHIPS @ EXETER

A return of nine medals from this year’s event was another great haul for North Somerset. Star of the day was Lewis Hembrow-McKinley with three personal bests, and three gold medals. Results as follows;

ROSIE HALL U15 GIRLS 100M – SILVER 12.78 SECONDS
200M – BRONZE 27.56 SECONDS

STEPHANIE BROOKS U15 GIRLS 300M – BRONZE 44.81 SECONDS
800M – 9TH 2;34.41 MINUTES

TILLY SMALE U15 GIRLS LONG JUMP – SILVER 5.16M

MAISIE JOHNS U13 GIRLS SHOT – SILVER 7.67M

NATTIE STATHAM U15 GIRLS JAVELIN – 7TH 24.25M
SHOT – 6TH 8.74M

EMMA BAKARE U17 GIRLS SHOT – 4TH 10.94M

JAMES GENTILE U15 BOYS 100M – 7TH 12.38 SECONDS
200M – 11TH 26.15 SECONDS

OLIVER LOCK U15 BOYS 3000M – SILVER 9;49.01 MINUTES

LEWIS HEMBROW-MCLINLEY U15 BOYS HIGH JUMP GOLD 1.69M
LONG JUMP GOLD 5.46M
SHOT GOLD 12.47M

NSAC SUMMER TRAINING

PRIORY TRAINING SESSIONS
(ALL TIMINGS AS USUAL, UNLESS STATED)

SAT 15-Jul Junior Training ON @ Priory
SAT 15-Jul Senior Training NO TRAINING
WED 19-Jul Junior Training ON @ Priory
WED 19-Jul Senior Training ON @ Priory
SAT 22-Jul Junior Training ON @ Priory
SAT 22-Jul Senior Training ON @ Priory
WED 26-Jul Junior Training NO TRAINING
WED 26-Jul Senior Training ON – Ashcombe Park
SAT 29-Jul Junior Training NO TRAINING
SAT 29-Jul Senior Training ON @ Priory
WED 02-Aug Junior Training NO TRAINING
WED 02-Aug Senior Training ON – Tropicana
SAT 05-Aug Junior Training NO TRAINING
SAT 05-Aug Senior Training ON @ Priory
WED 09-Aug Junior Training NO TRAINING
WED 09-Aug Senior Training ON – Sand Bay
SAT 12-Aug Junior Training NO TRAINING
SAT 12-Aug Senior Training ON @ Priory
WED 16-Aug Junior Training NO TRAINING
WED 16-Aug Senior Training ON – The Batch
SAT 19-Aug Junior Training NO TRAINING
SAT 19-Aug Senior Training ON @ Priory
WED 23-Aug Junior Training NO TRAINING
WED 23-Aug Senior Training ON – Ashcombe Park
SAT 26-Aug Junior Training NO TRAINING
SAT 26-Aug Senior Training NO TRAINING
WED 30-Aug Junior Training NO TRAINING
WED 30-Aug Senior Training ON – Royal Sands
SAT 02-Sep Junior Training NO TRAINING
SAT 02-Sep Senior Training ON @ Priory
WED 06-Sep Junior Training ON @ Priory
WED 06-Sep Senior Training ON @ Priory
SAT 09-Sep Junior Training ON @ Priory
SAT 09-Sep Senior Training ON @ Priory

 

 

NAILSEA TRAINING SESSIONS
(ALL TIMINGS AS USUAL, UNLESS STATED)

MON 17-Jul Junior Training ON @ NAILSEA
MON 17-Jul High Jump ON @ NAILSEA
MON 24-Jul Junior Training NO TRAINING
MON 24-Jul High Jump NO TRAINING
MON 31-Jul Junior Training NO TRAINING
MON 31-Jul High Jump NO TRAINING
MON 7-Aug Junior Training NO TRAINING
MON 7-Aug High Jump NO TRAINING
MON 14-Aug Junior Training NO TRAINING
MON 14-Aug High Jump NO TRAINING
MON 21-Aug Junior Training NO TRAINING
MON 21-Aug High Jump NO TRAINING
MON 28-Aug Junior Training NO TRAINING
MON 28-Aug High Jump NO TRAINING
MON 4-Sep Junior Training ON @ NAILSEA
MON 4-Sep High Jump ON @ NAILSEA

 

CLEVEDON TRAINING SESSIONS
(ALL TIMINGS AS USUAL, UNLESS STATED)
* SEE SPREADSHEET AT BOTTOM OF PAGE FOR JULIAN’S ENDURANCE SESSIONS *

MON 10-Jul Both sessions ON @ CLEVEDON
WEDS 12-Jul Sprints/Endurance ON @ CLEVEDON
THURS 13-Jul Both sessions ON @ CLEVEDON
SAT 15-Jul Sprints & Throws ON @ CLEVEDON
SAT 15-Jul Junior session ON @ CLEVEDON
MON 17-Jul Both sessions ON @ CLEVEDON
WEDS 19-Jul Endurance

Sprints

ON @ CLEVEDON

NO TRAINING

THURS 20-Jul Both sessions NO TRAINING
SAT 22-Jul Sprints & Throws NO TRAINING
SAT 22-Jul Junior session NO TRAINING
MON 24-Jul Both sessions NO TRAINING
WEDS 26-Jul Sprints/Endurance ON @ CLEVEDON
THURS 27-Jul Both sessions NO TRAINING
SAT 29-Jul Sprints &  Throws 8.30am session ON @ CLEVEDON
SAT 29-Jul Junior session 10.30am session ON @ CLEVEDON
MON 31-Jul Both sessions NO TRAINING
WEDS 2-Aug Sprints/Endurance ON @ CLEVEDON
THURS 3-Aug Both sessions NO TRAINING
SAT 5-Aug Sprints & Throws 8.30am session ON @ CLEVEDON
SAT 5-Aug Junior session 10.30am session ON @ CLEVEDON
MON 7-Aug Both sessions NO TRAINING
WEDS 9-Aug Sprints/Endurance ON @ CLEVEDON
THURS 10-Aug Both sessions NO TRAINING
SAT 12-Aug Sprints & Throws 8.30am session NO TRAINING
SAT 12-Aug Junior session 10.30am session NO TRAINING
MON 14-Aug Both sessions NO TRAINING
WEDS 16-Aug Sprints/Endurance ON @ CLEVEDON
THURS 17-Aug Both sessions NO TRAINING
SAT 19-Aug Sprints & Throws 8.30am session ON @ CLEVEDON
SAT 19-Aug Junior session 10.30am session ON @ CLEVEDON
MON 21-Aug Both sessions NO TRAINING
WEDS 23-Aug Sprints/Endurance ON @ CLEVEDON
THURS 24-Aug Both sessions NO TRAINING
SAT 26-Aug Sprints & Throws 8.30am session ON @ CLEVEDON
SAT 26-Aug Junior session 10.30am session ON @ CLEVEDON
MON 28-Aug Both sessions NO TRAINING
WEDS 30-Aug Sprints/Endurance ON @ CLEVEDON
THURS 31-Aug Both sessions NO TRAINING
SAT 2-Sep Sprints & Throws 8.30am session ON @ CLEVEDON
SAT 2-Sep Junior session 10.30am session ON @ CLEVEDON
MON 4-Sep Both Sessions ON @ CLEVEDON
WEDS 6-Sep Sprints/Endurance ON @ CLEVEDON
THURS 7-Sep Both sessions ON @ CLEVEDON
SAT 9-Sep Sprints &Throws 8.30am session ON @ CLEVEDON
SAT 9-Sep Junior session 10.30am session ON @ CLEVEDON

 

ELITE ENDURANCE SQUAD TUESDAY, THURSDAY & SATURDAY TRAINING SESSIONS (ALL TIMINGS AS USUAL, UNLESS STATED)

TUE 11-Jul Endurance ON @ CLEVEDON
THURS 13-Jul Endurance ON @ FILTON
SAT 15-Jul Endurance ON @ CLEVEDON
TUE 18-Jul Endurance ON @ CLEVEDON
THURS 20-Jul Endurance ON @ FILTON
SAT 22-Jul Endurance ON @ CLEVEDON
TUE 25-Jul Endurance ON @ CLEVEDON
THURS 27-Jul Endurance ON @ FILTON
SAT 29-Jul Endurance ON @ CLEVEDON
TUE 1-Aug Endurance ON @ CLEVEDON
THURS 3-Aug Endurance ON @ FILTON
SAT 5-Aug Endurance ON @ CLEVEDON
TUE 8-Aug Endurance ON @ CLEVEDON
THURS 10-Aug Endurance ON @ FILTON
SAT 12-Aug Endurance ON @ CLEVEDON
TUE 15-Aug Endurance ON @ CLEVEDON
THURS 17-Aug Endurance ON @ FILTON
SAT 19-Aug Endurance ON @ CLEVEDON
TUE 22-Aug Endurance ON @ CLEVEDON
THURS 24-Aug Endurance ON @ FILTON
SAT 26 Aug Endurance ON @ CLEVEDON
TUE 29-Aug Endurance ON @ CLEVEDON
THURS 31-Aug Endurance ON @ FILTON
SAT 2-Sep Endurance ON @ CLEVEDON
TUE 5-Sep Endurance ON @ CLEVEDON
THURS 7-Sep Endurance ON @ FILTON