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Mendip AC Open Meeting Results

With Track and Field season well and truly under way, the fantastic results from the Blue & White are coming in thick and fast… Here, the results from the Mendip Athletic Club Open Meeting on Thursday 9th May:

 

Adam D – U13 Boys                80m 11.8sec          Long Jump 3.65m
Lyla B – U13 Girls                    100m 15.7sec         800M 2;51.5mins                                                                        Shot Putt 5.39m
Izzy T – U13 Girls                    100m 15.2sec         200m 31.9sec
Steph B- U17 Women          200m 26.8sec         Javelin 23.38m
Leo E- U13 Boys                       800m 2;53.2mins
Keira D – U15 Girls                  800m 2;21.6mins
Hanna W- U15 Girls               800m 3;05.8mins
Joe J – U11 Boys                      Long Jump 3.04m
Ewan M – U11 Boys               Long Jump 3.02m
Issy J – U11 Girls                    Long Jump 3.02m
Maisie J – U15 Girls                Shot Putt 10.82m      Discus 20.06m

 

Keep the results coming, let us know if you have competed somewhere and how you get on!!

More great results on the track!

Another visit to Exeter for out athletes, a BMC evening, and also an Open event. Some terrific 800m runs resulting in PB’s, and a couple of ‘new’ names who will no doubt feature in our YDL and Avon League teams in the coming weeks!

BMC
Sam Holloway u15 boys 800m 2;15.79 minutes
Ollie Campbell u15 boys 800m 2;16.38 minutes
Will Maine u15 boys 1500m 4;49.62 minutes
Louie Brunsdon u15 boys 1500m 4;54.36 minutes

OPEN
Jacob Forsbrook u13 boys 100m 17.28 seconds, 200m 33.63 seconds
Stephanie Brooks u17 ladies 100m 13.70 seconds, 80m hurdles 14.48 seconds
George Isgrove u15 boys 80m hurdles 13.96 seconds, high jump 1.50m, triple jump 9.50m

 

Great results, keep them coming!

Mendip AC Open Timetable

The first Mendip Open of the season is fast approaching, taking place on Thursday 9th May.

 

Interested in competing but never done it before?

Not sure what to expect?

Want to ‘dip your toe in the water’?

 

We recommend the Mendip Open for all our athletes who answer yes to any of the above questions. A supportive environment, the perfect place to discover what competing feels like after a long hard winter of training!

 

Full timetable can be found here

Athletes Shine in Poor Conditions

A major push to encourage athletes to compete across the region has begun with 3 early season events being attended by over 30 athletes. The weather’s not been great, cold and windy, but great to get some results on the board to build from;

BATH FIELD FEST
Tim L – u20 men Long Jump 5.32m

Esther L – u20 women Pole Vault 3.40m

Emma B – u20 women Triple Jump 11.24m

 

KEN TRICKEY GAMES @ EXETER
Charlie B – u20 men 100m 12.08 secs     200m 24.67 secs


Harrison G – u17 men Long Jump 5.67m     100m 12.87 secs     800m 2;20.19 mins


James G – u17 men 100m 12.93 secs     200m 27.24 secs


George I – u15 boys 100m 14.50 secs     80m hurdles 14.07 secs     high jump 1.40m


Tom B – u13 boys 100m 14.72 secs     75m hurdles 15.60 secs     long jump 4.00m


Jacob F – u13 boys 100m 16.94 secs     800m 3;01.13 mins     high jump 1.15m


Alysha F – u17 women 100m 15.69 secs

Femke L – u13 girls 100m 17.51 secs     200m 38.12 secs

Euan M – u13 boys 600m 2;27.54 mins     long jump 2.72m

Lyla B – u13 girls 800m 2;54.97 mins     shot 5.20m


Ollie C – u15 boys 800m 2;22.83 mins


Sam H – u15 boys 800m 2;27.16 mins

Will M – u15 boys 800m 2;24.00 mins

Emily F – u15 girls 1500m 6;26.96 mins

Louie B – u15 boys 3000m 10;35.36 mins


Steph B – u17 women 300m hurdles 50.10 secs

Freya H – u15 girls shot 8.45m     discus 23.05m

BATH OPEN
Martha H – u11 girls 75m 11.7 secs     600m 2;10.6 mins

Isobel J – u11 girls 75m 12.7 secs     600m 2;25.0 mins

Jacob F – u13 boys 100m 16.2 secs     2;53.3 mins

Reuben W – u13 boys 100m 14.3 secs     200m 30.0 secs

Oliver S – u13 boys 100m 15.8 secs     long jump 2.83m

Chloe LC – u13 girls 100m 14.9 secs     200m 33.4 secs

Rosa F – u13 girls 100m 14.4 secs     long jump 4.10m

Niamh S – u13 girls 100m 18.0 secs

Ellie S – u13 girls 100m 15.0 secs     long jump 3.78m

Issy W – u11 girls 150m 25.9 secs     600m 2;18.2 mins

Ben K – u13 boys 200m 33.4 secs     600m 3;00.9 mins

Elliot J – u13 boys 200m 29.9 secs     800m 2;32.4 mins

Patrick H – u13 boys 200m 32.4 secs     800m 2;45.5 mins

Joe S – u13 boys 200m 34.3 secs     800m 2;44.2 mins

Conor H – u13 boys 800m 2;50.0 mins     long jump 4.39m

Harry S – 2;45.5 mins     long jump 3.25m

Lyla B – 2;52.9 mins     shot 4.63m

Well done all, great to see the blue and white across the area… hopefully more athletes will join you at future events!

Pip Begins Her Outdoor Campaign

Pip Mannings has started her season in cold and windy conditions, competing in two events. Following on from her England vest, Pip is hoping to put together another stellar season following a good winter of hard work…

The season started at St Albans, competing in the Cerebral Palsy Sport Series. A 2nd place finish in the 100m with 19.94 seconds was followed by another second in the 200m with 46.04 seconds

A week later Pip headed to Yeovil competing in the Bill Whistlecroft Spring Open event. A 3rd place finish in 20.21 in the 100m was followed by a 6th in the 200m with 44.28 seconds.

 

Look forward to seeing Pip challenging at National level again this year, and hopefully pushing her personal bests downwards still further!

Track & Field Season – Get Involved!!

We are planning for the 2019 T&F season, which commences for us
in less than 7 weeks’ time!

In the last few days you will have received an email from your Team
manager asking you the following question, with three options;

Are you interested in competing this summer?
a) Yes I want to compete for NSAC in the Leagues if selected
b) I am happy to consider Open events, but not ready for Club
competitions yet
c) No thanks, I don’t want to compete this summer

If you can answer the Team managers as soon as possible it makes
life easier for them to collate teams and therefore build on the
success of last year, and also the terrific XC season we have
just witnessed!

National Indoor Age Group Championships Round-Up

Three NSAC athletes made the trek to Sheffield to compete in the English Champs, and all three came away with personal best performances!

In the u17 womens 60m Steph B improved her pb time to 8.29 seconds, finishing 6th in her heat.

In the u20 womens pole vault Caroline W continued steadily towards the 4m mark with a new best of 3.55m, finishing an excellent 5th. Cally cleared the same height as the bronze medallist, narrowly missing out on countback

In the u15 boys 300m, novice Chris R delivered two excellent performances, knocking 2.2 seconds off his pb. In the heat, he timed his attack perfectly to outdip his rivals on the line for a 39.88 second clocking and victory, then improved still further with a 39.10 pb in the final for a highly respectable 5th place. More to come in the summer we suspect…

South West Indoors at Cardiff!

Fifteen athletes attended the South West Indoor Track & Field Championships at Cardiff Met University. Some excellent performances to start the year. Personal bests and medals aplenty!

u13 BOYS
Conor H – 800m GOLD & Long Jump SILVER
Reuben W – 800m SILVER & 7th 60m

U13 GIRLS
Rosa F – Hurdles GOLD & 60m 4th

U15 BOYS
George I – Hurdles SILVER, 60m 4th, Long jump 5th
Sam H – 800m SILVER

U15 GIRLS
Olivia Y – Hurdles 16th, 60m 10th
Naomi H – 60m 8th
Maisie J – Shot GOLD
Nyree P – Pole Vault GOLD

  

U17 MEN
Ollie L – 1500m SILVER
Harrison G – Long Jump 4th, 60m 7th, 800m 6th
James G – 60m 7th

U17 WOMEN
Hannah B – Hurdles 9th, 60m 5th
Steph B – 800M SILVER, 60m 4th, Hurdles 10th
Tilly S – Long Jump 6th

Photos to follow

Avon Primary School Sportshall Trials!

The timetable has been released for the Avon County Primary School Sportshall Trials. We have previously had huge success in this competition, and fielded many athletes into the Avon Team as a result of this event.

Taking place at Downend Sports Centre on 13th January, the trials are a fantastic experience for our Year 5&6 Athletes, we would thoroughly recommend getting involved!

Timetable Avon Primary Sportshall Trials 2019 (1)

Six Medals At Regional Indoor Champs for NSAC

Six medals at Regional Champs for NSAC
A healthy return of six medals for NSAC Athletes at this year’s South West Indoor Track & Field Championships in Cardiff.
Ten athletes attended, plenty of top six finishes and PB’s, and an opportunity to check how the winter training is progressing!

In the Under 17 ladies event, Steph B continued to impress following her Awards evening trophy. Two medals her return for the day including a Gold Medal in the 200m. An impressive time of 26.96 seconds saw her sprint clear of her rivals. Her second medal was a silver, this time in the triple jump with a distance of 10.22m. A near-miss in the 300m, finishing 4th with a time of 43.61 seconds rounded off an impressive day for the talented all-rounder.

Three young men attended the event, and all three contended the 200m. Pick of the bunch was James G who finished 4th in 25.32 seconds, Carlos T just behind in 5th with 25.34, and Adam R 6th in 25.53. James also finished 4th in the 400m with 57.57 seconds

The under-15 boys had two NSAC competitors. Chris R’s first race saw a deserved gold medal in the 300m with 41.27 seconds. A sub-40 a certainty in the summer based on training this winter. George I had a couple of narrow medal misses, a 4th with a solid 1.40m high jump, and a 5th in the 200m in 29.15 seconds

Our sole under-15 girl was rising pole vault star Nyree P. Am excellent leap of 4.52m saw a 6th place finish in what looked to be one of the highest quality events of the day

Two under-13 boys competed in six events between them. Conor H bagged a silver medal in the shot (7.15m), and 6th in the 200m (30.43 seconds, and 6th in the high jump. Teammate Reuben W’s first competition also saw a couple of near-misses. 4th place finishes in the 200m (30.20 seconds) and High Jump (1.11m) and 6th in the Shot (3.80m) a great first effort

The sole under-13 girl was Rosa F. The talented Combined-eventer won the high jump with 1.20m and finished 2nd in the long jump with 3.80m

Day two of this event is after Christmas, and  we STRONGLY recommend a big turnout as there are plenty of potential champions and medallists

CHRISTMAS TRAINING DETAILS

Please scroll below to find the sessions you normally attend, and check whether they are on or off during this festive season! 

PRIORY

DATE VENUE TIME DESCRIPTION ON/OFF
SATURDAY DECEMBER 15TH PRIORY 10.30AM – 12.00PM Age 8 – School Year 5 ON
SATURDAY DECEMBER 15TH PRIORY 10.30AM – 12.00PM School Years 6+ ON
WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 19TH PRIORY 6.00PM – 7.00PM Age 8 – School Year 5 ON
WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 19TH PRIORY 7.00PM – 8.00PM School Years 6+ ON
SATURDAY DECEMBER 22nd PRIORY 10.30AM – 12.00PM Age 8 – School Year 5 OFF
SATURDAY DECEMBER 22nd PRIORY 10.30AM – 12.00PM School Years 6+ ON
WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 26TH PRIORY 6.00PM – 7.00PM Age 8 – School Year 5 OFF
WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 26TH PRIORY 7.00PM – 8.00PM School Years 6+ OFF
SATURDAY DECEMBER 29TH PRIORY 10.30AM – 12.00PM Age 8 – School Year 5 OFF
SATURDAY DECEMBER 29TH ASHCOMBE PARK (TOP) 10.30AM – 12.00PM School Years 6+ ON
WEDNESDAY JANUARY 2nd PRIORY 6.00PM – 7.00PM Age 8 – School Year 5 OFF
WEDNESDAY JANUARY 2nd TROPICANA 7.00PM – 8.00PM School Years 6+ ON
SATURDAY JANUARY 5TH PRIORY 10.30AM – 12.00PM Age 8 – School Year 5 ON
SATURDAY JANUARY 5TH PRIORY 10.30AM – 12.00PM School Years 6+ ON

 

CLEVEDON

DATE VENUE TIME DESCRIPTION ON/OFF
SATURDAY DECEMBER 15TH CLEVEDON SCHOOL 8.30AM -10.30AM School Year 7+ ON
SATURDAY DECEMBER 15TH CLEVEDON SCHOOL 10.30AM – 12.00PM School Year 4-7 ON
MONDAY DECEMBER 17TH CLEVEDON SCHOOL 5.30PM – 7.30PM School Year 6-8 ON
MONDAY DECEMBER 17TH CLEVEDON SCHOOL 7.30PM – 9.00PM School Year 8+ ON
WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 19TH CLEVEDON SEAFRONT 6.30PM – 8.30PM School Year 7+ ON
THURSDAY DECEMBER 20TH CLEVEDON SCHOOL 5.30PM – 7.00PM School Year 4-7 ON
THURSDAY DECEMBER 20TH CLEVEDON SCHOOL 7.00PM – 8.30PM School Year 4-7 ON
SATURDAY DECEMBER 22ND CLEVEDON SCHOOL 8.30AM  10.30AM School Year 7+ ON
SATURDAY DECEMBER 22ND CLEVEDON SCHOOL 10.30AM – 12.00PM School Year 4-7 ON
MONDAY DECEMBER 24TH CLEVEDON SCHOOL 5.30PM – 7.30PM School Year 6-8 OFF
MONDAY DECEMBER 24TH CLEVEDON SCHOOL 7.30PM – 9.00PM School Year 8+ OFF
WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 26TH CLEVEDON SEAFRONT 6.30PM – 8.30PM School Year 7+ OFF
THURSDAY DECEMBER 27TH CLEVEDON SCHOOL 5.30PM – 7.00PM School Year 4-7 OFF
THURSDAY DECEMBER 27TH CLEVEDON SCHOOL 7.00PM –  8.30PM School Year 7+ OFF
SATURDAY DECEMBER 29TH CLEVEDON SCHOOL 8.30AM – 10.30AM School Year 7+ OFF
SATURDAY DECEMBER 29TH CLEVEDON SCHOOL 10.30AM – 12.00PM School Year 4-7 OFF
MONDAY DECEMBER 31ST CLEVEDON SCHOOL 5.30PM – 7.30PM School Year 6-8 OFF
MONDAY DECEMBER 31ST CLEVEDON SCHOOL 7.30PM – 9.00PM School Year 8+ OFF
WEDNESDAY JANUARY 2ND CLEVEDON SEAFRONT 6.30PM – 8.30PM School Year 7+ ON
THURSDAY JANUARY 3RD CLEVEDON SCHOOL 5.30PM – 7.00PM School Year 4-7 OFF
THURSDAY JANUARY 3RD CLEVEDON SCHOOL 7.00PM – 8.30PM School Year 7+ OFF
SATURDAY JANUARY 5TH CLEVEDON SCHOOL 8.30AM – 10.30AM School Year 7+ ON
SATURDAY JANUARY 5TH CLEVEDON SCHOOL 10.30AM – 12.00PM School Year 4-7 ON

 

NAILSEA

DATE VENUE TIME DESCRIPTION ON/OFF
MONDAY DECEMBER 17TH NAILSEA SCHOOL 6.00PM – 7.30PM School Year 4-7 ON
MONDAY DECEMBER 24TH NAILSEA SCHOOL 6.00PM – 7.30PM School Year 4-7 OFF
MONDAY DECEMBER 31ST NAILSEA SCHOOL 6.00PM – 7.30PM School Year 4-7 OFF
MONDAY JANUARY 7TH NAILSEA SCHOOL 6.00PM – 7.30PM School Year 4-7 ON

 

JULIAN’S ENDURANCE SQUAD

DATE VENUE TIME DESCRIPTION ON/OFF
SATURDAY DECEMBER 15TH CLEVEDON SCHOOL 9.30AM – 11.00AM School Years 7+ ON
TUESDAY DECEMBER 18TH CLEVEDON SCHOOL 6.45PM – 8.15PM School Years 7+ ON
THURSDAY DECEMBER 20TH VENUE TBA 6.45PM – 8.15PM School Years 8+ ON
SATURDAY DECEMBER 22ND CLEVEDON SCHOOL 9.30AM – 11.00AM School Years 7+ ON
TUESDAY DECEMBER 25TH CLEVEDON SCHOOL 6.45PM – 8.15PM School Years 7+ OFF
THURSDAY DECEMBER 27TH VENUE TBA 6.45PM – 8.15PM School Years 8+ ON
SATURDAY DECEMBER 29TH CLEVEDON SCHOOL 9.30AM – 11.00AM School Years 7+ ON
TUESDAY JANUARY 1ST CLEVEDON SCHOOL 6.45PM – 8.15PM School Years 7+ OFF
THURSDAY JANUARY 3RD VENUE TBA 6.45PM – 8.15PM School Years 8+ ON
SATURDAY JANUARY 5TH CLEVEDON SCHOOL 9.30AM – 11.00AM School Years 7+ ON

 

* ALL TRAINING RETURNS TO NORMAL TIME/VENUE FROM MONDAY JANUARY 7TH *

Another Successful Day at Gwent!

Keira D (pictured left) made it two wins out of two in the 2nd Gwent Cross Country League fixture earlier this month to strengthen her grip on the under 13 girls’ competition.

The North Somerset AC youngster again showed what a talented runner she is by finishing ahead of the strong Welsh challenge from Ceri G (Newport) and Frances M (Carmarthen). Fourth place went to rising star and bottom age Millie R. Their efforts see the U13 girls now sat in 3rd place ahead of arch rivals Westbury Harriers, with Keira topping the leader board and Millie moving up to 4th place after the first two fixtures.

On a good day for the club Sam H had his best result so far in ninth place in the under 13 boys’ race while Alice B-M marked her return to the club after a spell with Bristol & West AC with 17th in the under 15 girls’ age group. All-rounder Steph B was our 2nd girl home in 30th.

In the under 15 boys’ race William S was delighted with his best finish to date in ninth place. With the talented young athlete now committed to regular training, there’s more to come for sure from Will!

In the under 17 men’s race Alfie H (pictured right) led the way in seventh with great support from Ollie L (12th) and Ben H (20th) – all three of them bottom age athletes! With almost a full complement of U17 men running this coming weekend at Parc Bryn Bach, the team are sat nicely in third place overall and well positioned to challenge Westbury Harriers in 2nd just above them

Awards Evening Round Up

Saturday night saw us deliver our 14th annual Awards Evening, and what a night it was!!

We began with a video round up of the year:

https://youtu.be/3FIyn8XEH1U

Before beginning our presentations with a message from Richard Whitehead MBE, NSAC Club President:

 

And welcoming our special guest for the evening, GB International Sprinter Chris Stone.

 

Winners:

NSAC Around the World (Sponsored by Peaks): Ewan D

Endurance Development Award: Ben H

Coaches Endurance Award: Alfie H

Endurance Athlete of the Year: Keira D

U11 Male Athlete of the Year: Gabriel G

U11 Female Athlete of the Year: Olivia S

U13 Male Athlete of the Year: Sam H

U13 Female Athlete of the Year: Rosa F

U15 Male Athlete of the Year: Louie B

U15 Female Athlete of the Year: Steph B

U17 Male Athlete of the Year: Ollie L

U17 Female Athlete of the Year: Chrissie B

U20/Senior Male Athlete of the Year: Rich B

U20/Senior Female Athlete of the Year: Pip M

WSM Achievement Award: Mary H

WSM Athlete of the Year: Bonita W

Nailsea Athlete of the Year: Alex L

Clevedon Achievement Award: Ellie M

Clevedon Athlete of the Year: Ella Y

Throws Athlete of the Year: Issy H

Horizontal Jumps Athlete of the Year: Emma B

Vertical Jumps Athlete of the Year: Nyree P

Hurdles Athlete of the Year: Hannah B

Speed Development Athlete Award: Conor H

Speed Athlete of the Year: Charlie B

Ambassador of the Year: Ollie D

A special trophy was awarded to Pip, to celebrate her first international call-up, representing England in the World Cerebral Palsy Games, where she placed 4th and 5th in the 100m & 200m. Full details of how she got on can be found here.

 

 

 

Raise Money for the Club While You Shop, No Sweat!!

Want to support the club, but don’t have time or energy to spare? No sweat! Easy Fundraiser will donate money to the club while you shop on your favourite sites for Christmas, and it couldn’t be easier to get started.

What’s more, Easy Fundraisers new function will remind you, if you enter a compatible shopping site, that you can donate. One click, your donation is activated and you can financially support the club while going about your normal business.

Download our guide to activating your donation today!

Easy fundraising

Follow this link to get started, and Easyfundraiser will match your first £5 of donations!

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Children’s Hospice South West Christmas Time Events

As we hope you are aware, we work with our chosen charity, Children’s Hospice south West on multiple fronts. We donated some of the money raised by our Grand Pier relay to the hospice,and we also promote their events. Please see below for the Christmas-time events for the Hospice, please get involved if you can, this is an amazing cause.

Words and Music Concert 2018 – Saturday 24th November

A night of festive cheer in Weston-Super-Mare, raising money for CHSW.

https://www.chsw.org.uk/event/words-and-music-concert-2018

Santa’s On Bikes – Saturday 1st December

Join us as we support the Santa’s on Bikes, hundreds of motorbike riders, dressed up, travelling to Charlton Farm with presents for the children.

BRISTOL RIDE TO CHARLTON FARM

Santa’s On The Run – Sunday 9th December

A fun run in Bristol, entry fees include a Santa Suit to run in. We will have marshalls around the course, come and see us!

https://www.chsw.org.uk/event/group/santas-run

Festive Fashion Friday – Friday 14th December

Wear something festive and raise some money!!

https://www.chsw.org.uk/event/festive-fashion-friday-2018

Charlton Farm Open Day – Monday 17th December

Have a tour round the Hospice, hearing about the wonderful work being done here. Guaranteed to inspire!

https://www.chsw.org.uk/event/open-day-charlton-farm-december-2018

General Training Safety Notice

A note from the Club Welfare Officer:

I am the North Somerset Athletic Club Welfare Officer and have
been looking at our Safeguarding practices. One area that needs
addressing is arrival and departure from training sessions. All
athletes are required to register their attendance and report to
the Coach in charge. It is expected that all under 16s should be
delivered to training by a parent, or responsible adult, who will
hand over to the Coach.
At the end of the session a responsible adult should collect
athletes from the Coach or helper. I am sure you will understand
that the safety of our young members is paramount and this is one
way in which we can all contribute to this.
There may be situations where a young athlete makes their own way
to training. We would appreciate confirmation that this is with
permission of the parent or responsible adult: please send an
email or letter to explain.
If you have any concerns or queries I would be keen to hear from
you.

Penny Mannings

We need YOU!

North Somerset Athletic Club are going from strength to strength, England Athletics South West Athletics or Running Club of the Year, winners of the Avon League 2018, high performances year-on-year in cross country and road running… This doesn’t help without the support of our wonderful volunteers.

To support a successful Athletic club requires a large variety of skills (you don’t have to be coaching to be helpful!) and it also does not require hours and hours of your week every week.

We want to give you a flavour of what it takes to be a successful athletic club, and help you see if you have a skill you could potentially help the club with.

Come along to our session on  OCTOBER 13TH to find out more about being a part of our success story, and see if you can offer anything, no matter how small, to our wonderful club!

 

Details can be found here

Celebration Evening 2018

It’s that time of year again! We are holding our annual Awards/Celebration evening this year on Saturday 17th November, from 7pm-11pm. This will be at Princes Hall, Princes Road, Clevedon, BS21 7SZ.

Tickets are £2.50 per person, plus a plate of food for our buffet.

 

We begin the evening by giving an overview of the year, lovely to revisit if you were a part of it, or great to hear about all the different opportunities you/your child can get involved with, if they so wish. This year has been a particularly successful one so memory lane will be very pleasant!

Then we go onto Awards presentations, from training venue awards to specialist event group awards, we recognise the success and/or contribution of individual athletes, of all ages.

We will also look at our NSAC Around The World gallery, and select our winning photograph (there’s still time to submit your photos if you haven’t already!)

 

There will be a cash bar open all evening, a raffle, and we finish the night off with a disco. It is a wonderful opportunity to get your glad rags on, and celebrate the successful club that you are a part of… South West Athletics or Running Club of the Year, there is much to celebrate!

 

You can purchase tickets from the Lead Coach at your session (Martin, Sam, Chris) so don’t delay, we do have maximum attendance numbers!

North Somersets Golden Night!

After a stunning year for North Somerset Athletic Club, a night at England Athletics Regional Volunteer Awards saw it return with two prestigious Awards. Held at Exeter Golf and Country Club, and hosted by five-time Olympian Jo Pavey, the occasion saw Awards for Athletes and Volunteers from across the South West alike. The winner for each trophy has the opportunity of winning the National Award at the Annual ‘Hall of Fame’ evening in Coventry. The first award was the ‘Athletics or Running Club of the Year’ award, and NSAC beat some highly-considered clubs to take the trophy. With some wonderful words from the South West Regional Council, who decide the winners, NSAC is a well-respected club with plenty of admirers in the Region. This year has seen NSAC return to the top of the pile, winning the local track & field league, sustaining the 400+ young athletes at the club, constructing the latest phase of its training venue, and continuing its unique ethos.

Coach of the Year was awarded to Head Coach Chris Millard. Founder of NSAC in 2004, Chris has been the driving force behind every development of the Club, steering it to its current high.

“These are exciting times, with much more to come. Our endurance squad will do some damage this winter in the cross-country and on the roads, we hope to retain our Track & Field title, we are entering into a new league for our older athletes, developing young (and old) leaders/coaches, and commencing a huge fundraising push to enable us to finish our training facility. We continue to push on. A heart-felt ‘thank you’ to everyone who has supported the Club over the years. Success comes through support of the Club, which is recognized and appreciated”

NSAC would love to hear from anyone who feels they may have skills that could be helpful. Support at sessions, fundraising experience, help with officiating, and many other roles. Email contact@nsac.org.uk 

 

Head Coach Chris, and Nailsea Lead Coach Sam collect the award for Athletics or Running Club of the Year

Head Coach Chris collects his hard-earned accolade!