Category Archives: Results

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)

Kiera Strikes Gold at Tri-Champs

Kiera D maintained her fine run of form with a race win and Avon County gold medal in the Tri-County XC Champs at Bath University last weekend.

Running conservatively throughout she sat in behind her main rivals from Westbury Harriers and Bristol &West before striking out on the final hill to cross the line with plenty to spare in the U13 race.

Harry S continues to show promise in the novice boys race and sensible running in the early stages left him with plenty in reserve to work his way through the field for a fine silver medal in the Avon competition and 4th overall.

Sam H is maturing with every race and another good performance saw him run his way into the U13 boys Avon bronze medal position finishing                                                                                   7th overall.

After a difficult summer Alice B-M was back looking her old self in a high class U15 girls field. It was evident she meant business from the off as she and 4 others pulled clear early doors. Only top UK athletes Beatrice W and Dalis J finished in front of her, with Alice showing grit and determination to break clear of her main rivals in the final stages to record a fine 3rd place overall and an Avon County silver medal.

Callum S ran well in the U20’s race for an 8th place overall with Avon Bronze medal his reward.

 

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 *

Cross Country Teams Raise Bar At Gwent League 3

The clubs strong Cross Country squad had their best collective results of the season on a testing track in atrocious conditions at Park Bryn Bach, Tredegar last weekend.

The U11 girls faced a howling wind and driving rain on the start line, but this didn’t deter bottom age Sophie C who showed grit and determination to finish a superb 6th place in leading her team mates home. Debutant  Eva G finished 31st, with ever-present Bonnie M in 54th and Mia H 87th.

An amazing turnout of sixteen U11 boys braved the conditions with Joel M leading the boys home with a fantastic 4th place. Harry S 23rd, Ben C 24th and young Alex L in 32nd displayed great team running to ensure a probable top 3 finish on the day. Euan M in 41st led the rest of the boys home with Zachary Y 55th, Ben K 61st, Luke C 62nd, Ranolph Y 63rd, Zach C 70th, Harry M 71st, Morgan C 75th, Somerset H 76th, Joe J 81st, William T-J 83rd and Isaac L in 92nd completing the team scores.

The U13 girls secured a great team result with Keira D finishing 2nd, incredibly after losing a shoe in bog like conditions at the very start of her race. Millie R claimed a fantastic 5th place, with Blythe J having a tremendous run for her best finish of the season in 8th place after out-sprinting two girls in the final 50 metres. Debutant Ottilie H had a terrific first race for the club as the A Teams fourth scorer in 43rd place. Harriet B 45th, Lyla B 57th, Hanna W 61st, Emily F 65th with Ellie S in 67th completed the team scores.

Sam H again led the U13 boys with an excellent 13th place and lower age Herbie C having a tremendous run just two places behind in 15th. Another lower age athlete Patrick H again showed his potential with a solid 23rd, followed by Elliot J to complete the A team scores in 28th. Zeki H took a heavy fall in the mud but rallied to finish 36th with debutant Liam M 41st, Kyle B 47th, Joseph S 48th and moving slickly through the field Jacob F took a tenner off his father to secure  a top 50 finish in fine style.

Alice B-M ‘in a top-class field of runners’ scored a fine 12th place finish, with sisters ‘Josephine and Isabel’ having terrific first races for the club in 14th n 15th respectively. Lower age athlete Abigail T is starting to show her potential, and her best finish to date saw her record a superb 23rd place to give the A team their best team score of the season so far.

Mary H in 25th and Holly A in 26th worked superbly together with debutant Isobel G in 32nd.  Poppy B-D returned for her first race after a long injury lay off and should be well satisfied with 35th place. Connie R finished 40th, with Alysha F ploughing her way through the field to record a seasons best 42nd.

Ever improving Will S continues to impress with a superb 5th place in the worsening conditions. A delighted Louie B had his highest placed finish to date to finish 12th, with Ollie C close behind in 19th. Ollie A had a cracking run for his highest Gwent League finish in 23rd as the 4th scorer.

Charles B was another of the boys to run well in the conditions for a solid 28th, whilst newcomer Darwin M will be delighted with 32nd in his first country event. Ben M completed the team scores in 44th.

Arguably the best was left until last with the U17 boys squad showing their great strength in depth. It was a joy to watch Sam G return to form, as he relished the difficult conditions to run his best race for a long while in the combined U17/20 race. Sam loves the combination of mud, hills, wind and rain, and cranking up the pace in the last quarter he eased himself away from the leaders to win the race in fine style. This will no doubt give him a big boost in confidence with Championship races fast approaching.

Bottom age Alfie H continues to impress with successive 7th place Gwent League finishes, whilst Matt H in his first country race of the season finished close behind in 9th after recovering from a fall near the end. Callum S finished 10th overall, which should see him as a top five U20 finisher on the day, whilst Ollie L’s hard fought 19th place should see the U17’s finish top team on the day, at the same time closing the gap on Westbury Harriers and Cardiff AC above them.

Ben H had another good run in 22nd with Will C 31st, Jamie C ‘in his first outing in a long while’ an excellent 35th, Max D 43rd, Theo E 48th, Callum D 49th, Jamie P 55th, Alex C 56th and Flynn P 61st to complete the scores.

Clevedon’s Jo G ran strongly through the boggy conditions for her highest finish to date in 29th before the U17 girls finished the days proceedings in the with Ellie R leading the girls home in 23rd, Ellie M 26th, Maisie S 28th and Vicky P completing the team scores in 33rd.

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.

 

 

 

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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

CROSS COUNTRY KICKS OFF IN STYLE

Cardiff’s Llandaff Fields was the setting for the opening Gwent Cross Country League fixture of the season, also being held in conjunction with the first race of the five race British Cross Challenge series. 

 On a balmy but very windy day North Somerset AC took just under 70 young athletes, with many enjoying the opportunity to pitcc themselves against some of the leading athletes in the UK. 

 The U11’s kicked things off and Harry Shallcross had a terrific race to finish 12th in a field of 96, with Alex Liddell, Ben Kelly and William Taylor-Jones supporting well to complete the A team scores in 38th, 39th and 51st respectively and finish 6th team overall on the day. 

 Zachary Yeung, Rowan Preen, Luke Carratt, Ranolph Yeung, Reuben Ballentine and Joe Blackmore-Squires all ran well to complete the team scores. 

 Lower age athlete ‘Sophie Carratt’ is certainly one to watch for future races. She made her superb 5th place look effortless and finished just 11 seconds behind the girls race winner. Esther Wring, Lottie Riordan and Bonnie Mills in 30th, 43rd and 68th respectively supported Sophie for the A team to 8th place, with Femke Lucking 72nd and Mia Haslett 85th completing the team from a 105 strong field. 

 Sam Holloway led the U13 boys with a fine 12th place ahead of team mates Herbie Cooksley 32nd, Elliot Jeston 36th and Kyle Burford 52nd to finish 6th team. Jacob Forsbrook, Joseph Sandiford, Zeki Harston and Conor Hewitt all packed well together to finish 53rd, 55th, 56th and 58th respectively in a field of 82. 

 The clubs top individual performance of the day came in the U13 girls race where Keira Devereux showed her pedigree. Running with the race leaders throughout, she narrowly missed a Cross Challenge podium finish being pipped on the line to finish 4th overall. Her consolation however was 1st place of the Gwent League entrants.

 Bottom age Millie Redman continues to impress and 8th place was deserved reward for the talented youngster. Good team running from Blythe Jones and Olivia Maidment in 29th and 30th took the A team to 2nd on the day. Harriet Brown, Lyla Briffitt, Hannah Wilson, Celia Becerril-Galan, Emily Freeman, Mitu Panicucci and Willow Preen in that order from 48th to 70th completed the team scores. 

 Will Scott led the U15 boys home with a very good 13th place, with Adam Ray, Louie Brunsdon and Charles Broadhurst finishing 38th, 40th and 41st respectively for 7th place team. Oliver Andrews 47th, Cameron Perry 61st and Marcos Becceril-Galan 68th completed the team. 

 It was great to see the Bridger-Morales girls back wearing North Somerset vests, and as expected U15 Alice led the girls home with a fine top 10 finish. Steph Brooks, Abigail Taylor, Ella Johnston, Constance Rawlings and Alysha Forsbrook in 33rd, 42nd, 48th, 49th and 57th respectively completed the team. 

 With Sam Gentry and Matt Howard missing the U17 men did well to take the team to 4th on the day and are well placed to challenge for honors after this one. Bottom age athletes Ollie Lock and Alfie Hocking displayed superb team running, with the pair locked together throughout and finishing 17th and 18th. 

Ben Hamblin continues his return to fitness and should be well pleased with his 23rd place, whilst Jack Wilkinson suffered a stitch throughout to finish well below his capability in 37th to complete the A team score. 

 Max Davies and Will Cheek worked well together with Max just taking the honours in 40th and Will just one place behind. Jamie Van-de-Velde, Calum Day, Jamie Pass, Alex Collins, Louis Carr and debutant Flynn Pankow completed the team. 

 Megan McCrum led the U17 ladies home in 32nd with Nelly Bridger-Morales 34th, Ellie Redman 36th, Ellie Maule 38th, Maisie Squire 41st and Victòria Pearson 43rd completing the team scores. 

 Calum Smith was the clubs sole U20 race entry in a top class field of runners, where he ran strongly to finish 15th from the 24 Gwent League runners. U20 qualifying athlete Joe Gentry entered the men’s race for the first time and finished a superb 65th from a field of 437 with an impressive time of 35.38 over the 9.6k course.

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!

English Schools Championships 2018

The highlight of most young athletes’ fledgling careers is to qualify, and then be selected to represent your County at the prestigious English Schools Championships. This year’s event was held at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham and featured five NSAC athletes.

The Junior event (Year 8-9) we were represented by two athletes;
Stephanie B ran a pb of 42.74 secs in the 300m to finish 7th in her heat
Tilly S jumped 4.72m in the long jump to finish 14th in her qualifying pool

Sam G was our sole Year 10-11 representative. He fractionally missed out on the final of the 1500m with a personal best of 4;06.39 minutes, closing in on the sub-4 club!

The Senior event saw two NSAC qualify, and one compete.
Emma B has changed her focus from Combined Events to Triple Jump. Her first major competition saw a 10th place finish in the final with 11.10m

Sadly although Esther L qualified on the pole vault, an injury stopped her from taking her place on the ‘start line’

NSAC very proud of these five, a fantastic achievement

Another Golden Day for Pip!

Following her massive success at the World Cerebral Palsy Games in Barcelona this summer (read more here), Pip finished off her Para-Athletics season at the Cerebral Palsy National Championships in Doncaster.

She fought off the challenge from a World Games Medallist to claim the Gold Medal in the 100m, and then competed in the category above in the 200m, where she was awarded the Gold medal for being the best in her category.

A wonderfully successful season, Pip, showing what hard work can do for you.

NSAC top the table!

A fantastic summer culminated with North Somerset Athletic Club deservedly being crowned Champions of the Avon Track & Field League. After a 4-year gap where the title was swapped between Team Bath and Yate, NSAC officials, team managers and athletes came together to create a strong team and win a thrilling final fixture. Events at Yate, Filton and two at Gloucester across the full range of events, and age categories (Athletes age 9-57 competed for NSAC this year!)

Winners on the day;
Nyree                    U13 Girls Long Jump 4.40m & Discus 17.04m
Issy                         U17 Girls Discus 26.66m
Hannah                U17 girls 100m 13.20 seconds
Mel                        Vet Women 100m 18.30 seconds
Alys                       Senior Women 800m 2;28.30 minutes
Steph                    U17 Women 300m hurdles 50.80 seconds
Tim                        U17 Men 400m 56.50 seconds
Ollie                     U17 Men 1500m 4;24.80 minutes
Russ                     Vet Men 1500m 4;41.30 minutes
Lewis                  U17 Men High Jump 1.70m

In an extremely competitive under-11 Quadkids event (School year 4 and 5), NSAC finished a brilliant 2nd to a strong Bristol & West team. Again, a great effort by all athletes;

Leo                      206 points
Gabriel             216 points
Joel                    213 points
Harry                182 points

Holly                 189 points
Nancy              142 points
Chloe               163 points
Eloise              167 points
Livi                    227 points

Head Chris Millard commented “A terrific effort by all to secure the win. We are known for our great team ethos, and this year it has really shown. Athletes performing well at their chosen events, and then pitching in to score points in less familiar ones. Also, many athletes stepping up age groups just to ensure we have well balanced teams. We are looking forward to a strong Cross-Country showing in the winter, and then building on this year’s success”

As always, new members always welcome and we are ESPECIALLY keen to hear from anyone who would like to join our amazing team of volunteers (Coaching, Officiating, help of any sort!) www.nsac.org.uk

Successful Start to Prom Run Series

It was a good night to start the Prom run season, a bit windy but the rain held off for all the runners to complete the 1 mile course.
 
Ollie C led the race well and finished first with a time of 5.29 with Charles B and Louie B coming in quickly behind.  Stephanie B finished first for the girls with a time of 5.54 and Keira D nipping at her heels with 5.56, Poppy B finished the top three girls with a time of 6.19.
 
Overall NSAC had 10 runners in the top 11 finishers.  Lovely to see our athletes out competing having fun, look forward to seeing even more of you at the next one on Thursday 25 October.  Sign up in the Tropicana from 6pm onwards and don’t forget to say you are a member of NSAC.

Nyree soars to new heights!

Sunday 23rd September saw a highly successful day at the Jim Day Memorial Pole Vault Event 2018, including a new personal best for Under-13 Athlete Nyree.

 

Nyree cleared 2.91m easily to score a new personal best, before clearing 3.01m (which would make her only the 4th British Girl aged 12 to clear 3.00m in the Pole Vault) until her pole came back and knocked the bar off! Incredibly unlucky, but that 3m is inevitable. Incredible.

 

A very big thank you to event organiser Allan Williams, and all the people, parents, officials and otherwise who gave up their time on the day to make it a successful event!