All posts by Sophie Millard

Day 2 of the Cardiff Indoor Championships

Day two of the Indoor Champs again saw some polished performances from all at NSAC across the full range of events. Eighteen athletes attended, and twelve medals were won, including two golds. A total of 31 medals were amassed across Day 1 and Day 2 of the event, a record for NSAC.

Medals aside, it was felt that both Days 1 & 2 were a perfect showcase of the hard work and listening we are seeing in training. There is a huge amount of pride from your coaches when looking back at the performances of these two days, whether they delivered a medal or not…

Under-13 girls
Hebe H                                      60m hurdles 5th 11.23 seconds                                                                                   Shot Putt BRONZE 4.56m                                                                                                 60m 5th 9.17 seconds

Amberley R                             800m BRONZE 3;04.1 minutes                                                                                     60m 9th 9.85 seconds

Under-15 girls
Lyla B                                          Shot 4th 5.70m                                                                                                                       800m 5th 2;42.41 minutes
Ruby D                                      60m hurdles 4th 11.25 seconds                                                                                   60m 6th 8.77 seconds
Rosa F                                        60m hurdles 5th 11.56 seconds                                                                                   60m 10th 9.18 seconds
Naomi H                                   60m SILVER 8.44 seconds

Nyree P –                                 Pole Vault GOLD 3.25m

Ellie S                                          60m 9th 9.14 seconds

Under-17 women
Steph B                                     60m hurdles 5th 9.77 seconds                                                                                      Long Jump 7th 4.71m                                                                                                          60m 6th 8.27 seconds
Phoebe G                                Long Jump 8th 4.45m                                                                                                        60m 10th 8.75 seconds

Under-13 boys
Tom B                                       Long Jump 4th 3.52m                                                                                                        60m SILVER 9.04 seconds

Adam D                                      Long Jump SILVER 3.93m                                                                                                  60m BRONZE 9.05 seconds

Reuben W                                Long Jump 5th 3.45m                                                                                                          800m GOLD 2;43.44 minutes                                                                                        60m 4th 9.39 seconds

Under-15 boys
Conor H                                    Long Jump 8th                                                                                                                        60m 8th 8.86 seconds
Sam H                                        800m SILVER 2;13.32 minutes

George I                                  60m hurdles SILVER 9.78 seconds                                                                               Long Jump 4th

Under-17 men
Harrison G                              60m BRONZE 7.42 seconds                                                                                             Long Jump SILVER 5.72m

   

Ben H                                           60m 8th 8.61 seconds                                                                                                         Long Jump 4th 4.50m

NSAC Boys Teams Dominate At Gwent League XC

The 3rd Gwent League meeting of the season attracted 85 of the clubs junior athletes for the most local of winter cross country fixtures.

The U11 boys kicked things off and Felix A showed what a fantastic prospect he is to finish a superb 7th in his first cross country race for the club. He was supported by fellow scorers Euan M in 25th, Elijah L-H and Alfie F finishing together in 41st and 42nd respectively from a field of 89. The team were 4th on the day.

Heidi M continues to impress and moved into 7th overall for the season after a great run in finishing 5th in the U11 girls race. Phoebe C looked very good in her first race to finish 20th, with Sophie C and Isobel J in 29th and 33rd ensuring the girls finished 3rd team on the day.

Performance of the day undoubtedly came from the clubs strong U13 boys squad who blitzed all teams around them to take over top spot after the first three fixtures. Elliot J and Ben C set the pace by leading the field from the gun with the two working superbly together throughout. Elliot came within a whisker of his first race victory to finish just 2 seconds behind the winning Cardiff AC athlete with Ben only 4 seconds further back for a tremendous seasons best 5th place. Herbie C finished  strongly to take 8th place and all three athletes now find themselves comfortably within the top ten after the three races.  Seb L with his 19th place secured the team result after being pressed by the fast improving Jacob F who finished just one place behind.

Consistent Millie R continued her good run of form in what was another competitive race at the front. A solid 4th place kept her in the medal places and she remains 3rd overall for the season thus far. Lyla B and Harriet B were next home in 24th and 28th respectively whilst Pippa H had by far her best race of the season in 36th to carry the girls to 4th on the day.

The U15 girls also finished 4th on the day with Kiera D leading the team home in 7th place. Olivia M continues to improve with every race and once again looked comfortable in 17th place, whilst Blythe J and Mary H displayed great team running to finish 31st and 32nd respectively.

Ollie C led the U15 boys home with a solid 14th place finish with Sam H just 10 seconds behind in 20th.  Will M in 21st and the ever-present Ollie A in 25th ensured the boys hold on to 2nd spot overall after the three races.

Not to be outdone by the clubs younger boys, the U17 men also dominated the opposition on the day to take over top spot from Cardiff after the first three fixtures. Alfie H is improving with every race and his superb 4th place takes him into the bronze medal position. Ollie L also ran impressively to finish 8th with Ben H (suffering a heavy cold) digging deep to secure 13th. Bottom age Will S also ran impressively to complete the team scores with all four finishing inside the top 16.

Despite missing the talented Sam G the U20 men ran superbly as a team to finish 2nd on the day behind Cardiff AC and move into 3rd place after the three fixtures. Matt H in his first race for the club this season ran impressively from the off. He went with the leading group and maintained his form throughout to record a fantastic 2nd place. Jack W, Will C and Alex C gave great support in finishing 10th, 12th and 18th respectively.

It was good to see Luke H running again and he was really pleased with the way thing went. ‘The ankle felt good and it was nice to get out there again after such a long lay off’ remarked Luke after the race. Joe G had a solid run wearing his Swansea University vest for a change and should be pleased with his 52nd place from a field of 458.

Full results are available with the following link.

http://www.gwent-league.org.uk/2019/res193.htm

SOUTH WEST INDOOR T&F CHAMPS – DAY 1

A record-breaking day’s Athletics at Cardiff Mets’ amazing indoor arena for North Somerset AC’s young athletes on Day 1 of the South West Indoor T&F Championships.

Twenty two athletes attended, many for their first taste of serious competition, and returned with nineteen medals. Highlight may well have been the full podium for the under-13 boys 200m, and shortly afterwards the High Jump!

There were gold medals for:

Steph B           U17 Women 300m
Alfie L              U13 Boys High Jump
Reuben W     U13 Boys 200m

Full results;

Under-13 Boys
Alfie L               High Jump Gold 1.30m          200m Bronze 31.31 secs
Reuben W      200m Gold 29.36 secs           High Jump Silver 1.25m                                         Shot Silver 6.60m
Adam D           200m Silver 29.54 secs          High Jump Bronze 1.25m                                   Shot Bronze 5.39m

Under-13 Girls
Amelie T         200m Silver 31.04 secs          Long Jump Silver 3.84m                                      High Jump Silver 1.30m
Eva G               200m 4th 31.51 secs                Long Jump 9th 3.19m
Jasmine W    200m 5th 32.03 secs               Long Jump 10th 3.07m
Chloe LC        200m 6th 32.66 secs                Long Jump 7th 3.31m
Pippa H           Long Jump 8th 3.19m

Under-15 Boys
George I       High Jump Silver 1.50m          Shot 4th 7.15m                                                        200m 6th 27.87 secs
Tom C            Shot Silver 8.15m                   High Jump Bronze 1.45m
Conor H       Shot Bronze 5.66m                 300m 4th 46.73 secs                                              High Jump 6th 1.35m

Under-15 Girls
Rosa F           Long Jump 7th 4.16m             300m 11th 54.61 secs
Ruby D         High Jump 4th 1.40m              Long Jump 8th 4.08m
Ellie S            Long Jump 10th 3.84m          200m 12th 30.68 secs
Chelsea H    High Jump 7th 1.25m            200m 9th 29.94 secs                                              Long Jump 11th 3.80m
Issy T            High jump 8th 1.20m             300m 8th 49.33 secs                                                200m 13th 20.75 secs

Under-17 Men
Harrison G     200m Silver 24.00 secs          High jump Bronze 1.60m
Adam R             200m 5th 24.98 secs
Sam P                 200m 6th 25.14 secs

Under-17 Women
Steph B             300m Gold 43.16 secs          Triple Jump Bronze 10.50m                                200m 4th 27.20 secs
Millie R              High Jump 5th 1.40m
Phoebe G          High Jump 4th 1.50m          Triple Jump 5th 9.90m

Day 2 of the event will be just after Christmas, details to follow.

Success at the Tri-Counties!

Avon, Somerset and Wiltshire came together for this annual event at the hilly and awkward course at Bath University. NSAC were represented by 11 athletes, winning 6 individual medals. There was a team victory in the under-13 boys with Elliot J, Seb L and Herbie C beating some strong local opposition

Under-11 Boys
Felix A 10th overall (5th Avon)
Euan M 18th overall (11th Avon)

Under-13 girls
Millie R 3rd overall (3rd Avon)

Under-13 boys * TEAM WINNERS *
Elliot J 8th overall (2nd Avon)
Seb L 17th overall (6th Avon)
Herbie C 18th overall (7th Avon)

Under-15 girls
Keira D 4th overall (3rd Avon)
Jo H 23rd overall (11th Avon)

Under-15 boys
Ollie C 8th overall (2nd Avon)

Under-17 men
Ollie L 6th overall (3rd Avon)

Under-20 men
Jack W 6th overall (2nd Avon)

     

Christmas Training

FESTIVE PERIOD TRAINING DETAILS

 

PRIORY SCHOOL

DATE TIME DESCRIPTION ON/OFF
SATURDAY 14TH DECEMBER 2019 10.30AM – 12.00PM JUNIOR ON
SATURDAY 14TH DECEMBER 2019 10.30AM – 12.00PM SENIOR ON
WEDNESDAY 18TH DECEMBER 2019 6.00PM – 7.00PM JUNIOR ON
WEDNESDAY 18TH DECEMBER 2019 7.00PM – 8.00PM SENIOR ON
SATURDAY 21ST DECEMBER 2019 10.30AM – 12.00PM JUNIOR ON
SATURDAY 21ST DECEMBER 2019 10.30AM – 12.00PM SENIOR ON
WEDNESDAY 25TH DECEMBER 2019 6.00PM – 7.00PM JUNIOR OFF
WEDNESDAY 25TH DECEMBER 2019 7.00PM – 8.00PM SENIOR OFF
SATURDAY 28TH DECEMBER 2019 10.30AM – 12.00PM JUNIOR OFF
SATURDAY 28TH DECEMBER 2019 10.30AM – 12.00PM SENIOR OFF
WEDNESDAY 1ST JANUARY 2019 6.00PM – 7.00PM JUNIOR OFF
WEDNESDAY 1ST JANUARY 2019 7.00PM – 8.00PM SENIOR OFF
SATURDAY 4TH JANUARY 2019 10.30AM – 12.00PM JUNIOR OFF
SATURDAY 4TH JANUARY 2019 10.30AM – 12.00PM SENIOR OFF
PRIORY SESSIONS START BACK ON WEDNESDAY 8TH JANUARY 2020

 

NAILSEA SCHOOL

DATE TIME DESCRIPTION ON/OFF
MONDAY 16TH DECEMBER 2019 6.00PM – 7.30PM JUNIOR ON
MONDAY 23RD DECEMBER 2019 6.00PM – 7.30PM JUNIOR OFF
MONDAY 30TH DECEMBER 2019 6.00PM – 7.30PM JUNIOR OFF
NAILSEA SESSIONS START BACK ON MONDAY 6TH JANUARY 2020

 

CLEVEDON SCHOOL/SEAFRONT

DATE TIME DESCRIPTION ON/OFF
SATURDAY 14TH DECEMBER 2019 8.30AM – 10.30AM YEAR 7+ SPRINTS, HURDLES, THROWS ON
SATURDAY 14TH DECEMBER 2019 10.30AM – 12.00PM YEAR 4-7 ALL EVENTS ON
MONDAY 16TH DECEMBER 2019 5.30PM – 7.30PM YEAR 6-8 ALL EVENTS ON
MONDAY 16TH DECEMBER 2019 7.15PM – 9.00PM YEAR 7+ SPEED DEVELOPMENT ON
WEDNESDAY 18TH DECEMBER 2019 6.30PM – 8.30PM YEAR 7+ SPRINTS/ENDURANCE ON
THURSDAY 19TH DECEMBER 2019 5.30PM – 7.00PM YEAR 4-7 ALL EVENTS ON
THURSDAY 19TH DECEMBER 2019 6.45PM – 8.30PM YEAR 7+ SPEED DEVELOPMENT ON
SATURDAY 21ST DECEMBER 2019 8.30AM – 10.30AM YEAR 7+ SPRINTS, HURDLES, THROWS OFF
SATURDAY 21ST DECEMBER 2019 10.30AM – 12.00PM YEAR 4-7 ALL EVENTS OFF
MONDAY 23RD DECEMBER 2019 5.30PM – 7.30PM YEAR 6-8 ALL EVENTS OFF
MONDAY 23RD DECEMBER 2019 7.15PM – 9.00PM YEAR 7+ SPEED DEVELOPMENT OFF
WEDNESDAY 25TH DECEMBER 2019 6.30PM – 8.30PM YEAR 7+ SPRINTS/ENDURANCE OFF
THURSDAY 26TH DECEMBER 2019 5.30PM – 7.00PM YEAR 4-7 ALL EVENTS OFF
THURSDAY 26TH DECEMBER 2019 6.45PM – 8.30PM YEAR 7+ SPEED DEVELOPMENT OFF
SATURDAY 28TH DECEMBER 2019 8.30AM – 10.30AM YEAR 7+ SPRINTS, HURDLES, THROWS OFF
SATURDAY 28TH DECEMBER 2019 10.30AM – 12.00PM YEAR 4-7 ALL EVENTS OFF
MONDAY 30TH DECEMBER 2019 5.30PM – 7.30PM YEAR 6-8 ALL EVENTS OFF
MONDAY 30TH DECEMBER 2019 7.15PM – 9.00PM YEAR 7+ SPEED DEVELOPMENT OFF
WEDNESDAY 1ST JANUARY 2020 6.30PM – 8.30PM YEAR 7+ SPRINTS/ENDURANCE OFF
THURSDAY 2ND JANUARY 2020 5.30PM – 7.00PM YEAR 4-7 ALL EVENTS OFF
THURSDAY 2ND JANUARY 2020 6.45PM – 8.30PM YEAR 7+ SPEED DEVELOPMENT OFF
SATURDAY 4TH JANUARY 2020 8.30AM – 10.30AM YEAR 7+ SPRINTS, HURDLES, THROWS ON
SATURDAY 4TH JANUARY 2020 10.30AM – 12.00PM YEAR 4-7 ALL EVENTS ON
CLEVEDON SESSIONS START BACK ON SATURDAY 4TH JANUARY 2020

 

JULIAN’S ENDURANCE GROUP

DATE TIME DESCRIPTION ON/OFF
SATURDAY 21st DECEMBER 2019 9.30AM – 10.45AM CLEVEDON SCHOOL WOODLAND RUN ON
TUESDAY 24TH DECEMBER 2019 9.30AM – 11.00PM ASHTON COURT

MANSION HOUSE CAR PARK

ON
THURSDAY 26TH DECEMBER 2019 7.00PM – 8.00PM FILTON COLLEGE OFF
SATURDAY 28TH DECEMBER 2019 9.30AM – 10.45AM CLEVEDON SCHOOL WOODLAND RUN ON
TUESDAY 31ST DECEMBER 2019 9.30AM – 11.00AM ASHTON COURT

MANSION HOUSE CAR PARK

ON
THURSDAY 2ND JANUARY 2020 9.30AM – 11.00AM ASHTON COURT

MANSION HOUSE CAR PARK

ON
SATURDAY 4TH JANUARY 2020 9.30AM – 11.00AM CLEVEDON SCHOOL OFF
BACK TO NORMAL ON TUESDAY 7TH JANUARY 2020

 

National Road Relays

North Somerset AC were represented by 3 age group teams at the recent National Road Relays at Sutton Park

Each age group race involves teams of 3 completing the 3.8k undulating course around Sutton park.

The U13 Girls were led off by Millie R who produced the outstanding performance of the day. Staying in close contention with the lead pack, Millie finished her leg in 9th place (15.06) which was the 15th best time of the day. Lyla B (17.03) and Harriet B (17.37) both fought hard to give an impressive final team position of 23rd out of 70 starting teams.

The U13 Boys fielded two teams. The A team were led out by Elliot J who had a fine run to record 14.55 for 30th place. Herbie C (15.12) relished the challenge of the hilly course and moved the team up to 22nd place. Jacob F (15.43)  ran well against good opposition to bring the team home in an excellent 23rd place.

The strength in depth of this age group was shown as the B team also competed admirably to finish in 46th place. Jude W making his endurance debut for the club held his own on the tough first leg running a time on 15.58. Harry S (17.00) had a strong run on leg 2 and Joseph S (17.46) gave his all on the last leg to complete team.

The U15 Boys were hoping for a top 20 finish and came close to achieving this. Ollie C put the team in a good position after leg 1 with a time of 13.39 for 33rd place. Will M (13.20) stormed through the field to put the team 21st with just the final leg to come. Louie B (14.17) despite suffering from illness ran his hardest for the team but they fell just short of the top 20.

The Under 15s also had an incomplete team. Ollie A (15.12) and Alex B (15.56) both gaining valuable experience by competing at this national event. Ollie improving on his Midland relay time whilst Alex ran well over the hilly course in his first year in the age group.

A fine set of results by the athletes to set the teams up well for the upcoming cross country season.

Keira’s Experience at the Mini Marathon

As part of her outstanding season this year, Keira took part in the London Mini-Marathon, and was kind enough to take the time to share her experience with us. Congratulations and thank you Keira!

Being a part of the London Mini Marathon team for the South West was an amazing, unforgettable experience. I travelled on the team bus on the Saturday afternoon to Royal Holloway College in Surrey, where every athlete from all regions in the country stayed overnight.

Upon arrival we were handed our team kit, race numbers and timing chips, at this point we attached it all to our clothing ready for the race the following day.

The next morning we were up very early to travel into London to get ready for the race. We started at Billingsgate and ran from mile 23 to 26, passing landmarks like The Shard, London Eye and the final 1km run was around St James Park and the best part was The Mall past Buckingham Palace to the finish line.

Overall it was an amazing experience and great to get to know the girls I have competed against all season.

2nd Gwent Cross Country League at Llanelli

NSAC once again travelled in numbers for the 2nd Gwent Cross Country League  at Pembrey Park, near Llanelli.

The U11 girls kicked things off with Heidi M having a great run in 10th place and Gabrielle S finishing 61st from a field of well over 100. 

U11 boys fielded a bigger squad with Elijah LH leading the team in 17th place. Euan M 36th, Alfie F 57th, William TJ 67th, Somerset H 63rd and Louis C 92nd completed the team scores. 

Millie R ran with the front two throughout with a fantastic 3rd place finish in the U13 girls race with good support from Lyla B, Harriet B and Emily F

The U13 boys put on a show of superb team running with the talented Herbie C leading the way for his best ever finish taking 3rd place. Elliot J and Benjamin C had an outstanding battle between them to carry themselves through to 6th and 7th respectively. Bottom year Joel M was another to shine as the teams 4th scorer finishing 16th from a field of over 100. Other U13 boys were Patrick H 20th, Jacob F 28th, Jude W 29th, Joseph S 52nd, Zeki H 61st

Keira D in her first year at U15 once again ran intelligently for a fantastic 7th place, with Olivia M, Mary H, Hannah S and Hanna W completing the team scores.

Will M was a late withdrawal from the U15 boys squad, but the boys raised their game with a solid display of team running. Louie B ran a great race to record his highest 8th place finish to date with Samuel H and Ollie C also recording their highest placements so far in 9th and 12th respectively. Oliver A completes the A team scores with a decent run of his own in 26th. Other U15 boys were Ben M 39th, Stan H 41st, Alex B 45th, Joseph P 62nd, Kyle B 64th.

Holly A led the U17 girls home in 28th with an incredible sprint finish to just hold off her advancing teammate Stephanie B. Victoria P completed the team scores.

The club had 12 runners in the combined U17/20 race with Alfie H looking back to his best after a cruel run of injuries. The U17 athlete looked comfortable throughout and ran a strong last section of a superb cross county course to take 6th overall. U20 Sam G ran well despite recent illness and will be very happy with 9th overall, whilst  U17 Benjamin H also ran superbly to finish just one place behind Sam. U20 Will C was feeling under the weather pre-race but ran strongly to finish 29th with U17 Will S close behind in 31st and Max D completing the U17 A team scores for his highest place finish to. Other U17/20 Men’s were Will S 31st, Jamie VDV 45th, Harry S 48th, Callum D 54th, Flynn P 57th, Alistair S 59th, Alex C 62nd

A great day out and the club now look forward to their next Gwent League challenge on 7 December at Blaise Castle in Bristol where big numbers are expected. 

NSAC Awards Evening Round Up

Another great night for NSAC with over 150 athletes and families attending the ‘Celebration of athletics in North Somerset in 2019’ event at Princes Hall, Clevedon. It was a joy to welcome our chief sponsors, John & Jenny Maycock from Brackenwood.

The event started with a musical and visual look back over the 15 years of NSAC, from humble beginnings, the trials and tribulations, and celebrating friendship, enjoyment, achievement and facility development.

Click here to see the full video review of the year

A factual trip through the previous year, including such highlights as:

England Athletics South West Young Volunteer of the Year – Sophie M
England Athletics South West Official of the Year – Martin F
Avon Track & Field League winners (all age groups, U13 – senior)
YDL Lower Age Group winners (U13/U15)
YDL Upper Age group Runners-up (U17/U20) First year in this League!
Under-17 Cross-Country team – 6th in the UK
Chris R – 5th in the UK for 300m (U15 Boys)
Ruby D – Avon League record for High jump (U13 Girls)
Steph B – Avon County Champs record for 300m Hurdles (U17 Ladies)
AAA Grade 1 Awards for:

Ruby D (u13 High Jump, plus League record and Athlete of                                          the Match Awards)
Nyree P (U15 Pole Vault)
Ellie W (U23 1500m)
Maisie J (U15 Shot Putt)

 

This was followed by the central focus of the night, the 2019 Award presentations. Winners shown below;

Around the World Competition, sponsored by Peaks:

Gabbie S

 

Throws Athlete of the Year                                                             Freya H (Discus)
Horizontal Jumps Athlete of the Year                       Harrison G (Long Jump)
Vertical Jumps Athlete of the Year                                      Ruby D (High Jump)
Speed Athlete of the Year                                                      Sam P (100m/200m)
Speed Development Athlete of the Year                        Eloise E (75m/150m)
Hurdles Athlete of the Year                                                          Steph B (300mH)
Coaches Endurance Athlete of the Year                       Callum D (X-Country)
Endurance Development Athlete of the Year             Will S (800m/1500m)
Endurance Athlete of the Year                                      Keira D (800m/1500m)
Multi-Event Athlete of the Year                                     George I (All-Rounder)
Nailsea Training Group Athlete of the Year                                        George HP
Weston-Super-Mare Training Group Achievement Award                  Flynn P
Weston-Super-Mare Training Group Athlete of the Year                      Ollie C
Clevedon Training Group Achievement Award                                          Elliot J
Clevedon Training Group Athlete of the Year                                       Phoebe G
Under-11 Female Athlete of the Year                                                      Martha H
Under-11 Male Athlete of the Year                                                                  Josh P
Under-13 Female Athlete of the Year                                                        Millie Re
Under-13 Male Athlete of the Year                                                                Jacob F
Under-15 Female Athlete of the Year                                                        Millie Ro
Under-15 Male Athlete of the Year                                                                Chris R
Under-17 Female Athlete of the Year                                                      Victoria P
Under-17 Male Athlete of the Year                                                                  Ben H
Senior Female Athlete of the Year                                                                 Maisie S
Senior Male Athlete of the Year                                                                  Graham B

During the presentation, it was also noted NSAC have 3 athletes riding high in the pole vault (UK rankings – Nyree P 3rd, Esther L 4th, Caroline W 7th)

This year saw us re-name the Ambassador of the Year trophy. The Ambassador course was set up in-house for 14-16 year-olds, to give them leadership skills that support NSAC, but will also be relevant in other areas of life. This has been an immensely popular course, and we have been fortunate to see some amazing leaders and future coaches coming through this. We have re-branded this ‘The Maycock Ambassador of the Year Award’, a nod to our amazing sponsors. This year the Award was won by Isabella LT for her weekly enthusiasm and commitment. Watching her charging round with the children, thoroughly embracing the spirit of sessions, but also staying in control of her section of training, is a joy to watch!

A look forward to 2020 has shown that NSAC are looking to give more opportunities for training (14 coaches on coaching courses in January), improvements in standards, the commencement of phase 3 planning at Clevedon School, and our 6th 24-hour WSM Grand Pier Relay. Exciting times!

A raffle followed, with prizes from Brackenwood, Walnut Grove and Waitrose, thank you!

Awards Evening – Ticket Launch!

Tickets are now available for this year’s Awards Evening, and can
be purchased from your Lead Coach/Team manager

NOT JUST for athletes who think they may win something, a great
night out, and a chance to celebrate another successful year for
the club!
If you are new to NSAC, why not come along and see what all the
fuss is about!
200 tickets only for sale, so book early, and bring the whole
family!

We also need more photos, so if you can email over any (xc,
training, t&f, indoor etc) to contact@nsac.org.uk so we can make
a decent presentation and cover as much as possible

Details generally…

NORTH SOMERSET ATHLETIC CLUB’S ‘CELEBRATION OF 2019’
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 16TH 2019
PRINCES HALL, PRINCES ROAD, CLEVEDON, BS21 7SZ
7PM – 10PM
REVIEW OF THE YEAR, PRESENTATIONS, PARTY NIBBLES, RAFFLE, MUSIC
AND DANCING
TICKETS £2.50 PER PERSON

Not sure what to expect? Why not take a look at last year’s Awards Evening Round Up… and last year’s Awards Evening Photo Gallery.

Half Term Training

October Half-Term is upon us, and with it come training changes just for the week. Please see below for a full list of training times.

 

PRIORY SESSIONS
SATURDAY 26/10/19 10.30AM – 12.00PM JUNIOR GROUP ON – MIXED SESSION IN SPORTSHALL
SATURDAY 26/10/19 10.30AM – 12.00PM SENIOR GROUP ON – MIXED SESSION IN SPORTSHALL
WEDNESDAY 30/10/19 6.00PM – 7.00PM JUNIOR GROUP OFF
WEDNESDAY 30/10/19 7.00PM – 8.00PM SENIOR GROUP ON – ENDURANCE
SATURDAY 02/11/19 10.30AM – 12.00PM JUNIOR GROUP OFF
SATURDAY 02/11/19 10.30AM – 12.00PM SENIOR GROUP OFF

 

CLEVEDON SESSIONS
SATURDAY 26/10/19 8.30AM – 10.30AM SPRINTS ETC ON
SATURDAY 26/10/19 10.30AM – 12.00PM JUNIOR GROUP ON
MONDAY 28/10/19 5.30PM – 7.30PM CE GROUP OFF
MONDAY 28/10/19 7.15PM – 9.00PM SPEED DEVELOPMENT GROUP OFF
WEDNESDAY 30/10/19 6.30PM – 8.30PM SPRINTS AND ENDURANCE GROUPS ON
THURSDAY 31/10/19 5.30PM – 7.00PM JUNIOR GROUP OFF
THURSDAY 31/10/19 6.45PM – 8.30PM SPEED DEVELOPMENT GROUP OFF
SATURDAY 02/11/19 8.30AM – 10.30AM SPRINTS ETC OFF
SATURDAY 02/11/19 10.30AM – 12.00PM JUNIOR GROUP OFF
  RETURNING TO NORMAL FROM MONDAY 4TH NOVEMBER 2019

 

NAILSEA SESSIONS
MONDAY 28/10/19 6.00PM – 7.30PM JUNIOR GROUP OFF
  RETURNING TO NORMAL FROM MONDAY 4TH NOVEMBER 2019

 

JULIAN’S ENDURANCE TRAINING
ALL SESSIONS REMAIN UNCHANGED DURING THE HALF-TERM – SAME TIME AND VENUE AS ALWAYS!

Avon League – Defending The Title

After the frustration of fixture 3, a win against Yate of over 150 points was required to leapfrog them into first place. Even the most optimistic would have frowned at the prospect. BUT thanks to (yet) another massive team effort, the event saw NSAC win by 296 (Team Bath 2nd, and Yate a further 40 points further back). So this means that NSAC retain their League Title, and also swept up a number of age group titles. A massive thank you and well done to everyone involved – the athletes, team managers, officials, parents etc. The NSAC ethos of teamwork continues to reap rewards.

Winners on the day;
Millie R                U15 Girls              100m                          13.20 seconds
Millie R                U15 Girls               200m                          27.23 seconds
Ellie S                   U13 Girls               Long Jump               4.15m
Hannah B          U13 Girls               Discus                        17.44m
Freya H               U15 Girls               Discus                        24.26m
Steph B               U17 Women       300m Hurdles       46.38 seconds
Alison I               Senior Women  400m Hurdles        1;58.18 minutes
Chris R               U15 Boys              200m                           24.73 seconds
Chris R               U15 Boys              300m                          40.33 seconds
George I            U15 Boys              High Jump                1.45m
Ollie D                Senior Men         Pole Vault                  3.40m
Graham B        Senior Men          Javelin                         20.82m
U13 girls               4x100m Relay         58.28 secs
U17 Girls              4x100m Relay         57.56 secs

Personal Bests on the day;
Ellie S                 U13 Girls             75m                              11.0 seconds
Sam P                 U17 Men             100m                           11.8 seconds
Conor H           U13 Boys            100m                            14.09 seconds
Reuben W       U13 Boys           100m                            14.25 seconds
Leanne B         V35 Women      100m                           15.22 seconds
Ruby D              U13 Girls            150m                           22.90 seconds
Sam H               U15 Boys             200m                           27.32 seconds
Leo E                 U13 Boys             200m                           23.12 seconds
Maisie S          Senior Women  200m                           29.8 seconds
Leanne B        Senior Women  200m                           32.5 seconds
Millie R            U15 Girls              200m                           27.23 seconds
Sam H               U15 Boys             300m                           45.14 seconds
James B           Senior Men        400m                            77.92 seconds
Ben H                U17 Men             400m                           53.09 seconds
Ollie C               U17 Men             400m                           60.88 seconds
Maisie S           Senior Women 800m                           3;06.80 minutes
Alison I             Senior Women 400m                           3;43.47 minutes
Will S                 U17 Men             1500m                        4;35.73 minutes
Stan H               U17 Men             1500m                        5;23.63 minutes
Sam H –             U15 Boys            1500m                        4;45.93 minutes
Andy B              V35 Men             1500m                        5;34.10 minutes
Connie B         U17 Women      300m Hurdles        55.22 seconds
Andy B             Senior Men         400m Hurdles        79.01 seconds
Alison I            Senior Women  400m hurdles         1;58.00 minutes
Conor H          U13 Boys              High Jump                1.30m
Elliot J              U13 Boys              High Jump                1.25m
Oliver D         Senior Men           Pole Vault                 3.40m
Alison I           Senior Women    Long Jump                2.82m
Phoebe G      U17 Women         Long Jump                4.49m
Mary H           U15 Girls                Long Jump                3.79m
Ellie S              U13 Girls                 Long Jump               4.15m
Andy B           Senior Men            Triple Jump              8.26m
Russ F            Senior Men             Triple Jump             7.38m
George I        U15 Boys                 Triple Jump             10.43m
Stan H            U15 Boys                 Triple Jump              7.59m
Ben H             U15 Boys                  Triple Jump             9.10m
Mary L            U15 Girls                   Shot                           7.12m
Olivia Y           U15 Girls                  Shot                            6.28m
Lyla B              U13 Girls                   Shot                            5.90m
Freya H          U15 Girls                  Discus                        24.26m
Mark H           Senior Men              Hammer                  11.73m
Ollie C            U15 Boys                   Hammer                  11.24m
Louie B          U15 Boys                    Hammer                 10.44m
James B        Senior Men               Javelin                      19.82m
Stan H           U15 Boys                   Javelin                      11.54m
Alex D           U15 Boys                   Javelin                      12.35m
Oliver A       U15 Boys                    Javelin                     25.61m
Reuben W   U13 Boys                   Javelin                     11.97m

Our under-11 team, fielding mostly Year 4 athletes, had an excellent season also, finishing 3rd overall (Boys 3rd, Girls 4th).

Results on the day;
Luke C                      159
Alfie F                      189
George HP           214
Joe J                        214
Euan M                  188
Josh P                     230
Millie A                  124
Martha H             203
Olivia H                 181
Issy J                       181
Heidi M                 154
Izzy W                    155

Avon League Round Four Preview

North Somerset AC thought they were sitting pretty at the top of the Avon League with one fixture remaining, but thanks to confusion due to torrential rain, they now sit second behind Yate & District. The final fixture at Yate this weekend. Looks unlikely NSAC will overturn a 150+ point deficit, but you never know!

The first three fixtures have seen one 1st place finish, and two 2nd place finishes.
The under-11 Quadkids team currently lie in 3rd place, with a great chance of finishing 2nd.

FIXTURE 1 – GLOUCESTER
Yate showed their intent by winning the first fixture of the season by over 150 points. The gap between NSAC (2nd) and 3rd place Bath was a comfortable 80+ points. Winners on the day;

Eloise E                       U13 Girls               75m                      10.60 seconds
Millie Ro                    U15 Girls               100m                    13.0 seconds
Ruby D                       U13 Girls                High Jump         1.49m
Millie Ro                   U15 Girls                High Jump          1.50m
Phoebe G                 U17 Women        Triple Jump        9.34m
Elliot J                        U13 Boys                800m                   2;28.5 minutes
Graham B                Senior Men            Shot                      9.17m
Graham B               Senior Men             Discus                 23.88m
U13 Boys              4x100m Relay   57.50 seconds

Quadkids results
Boys
Sam B                  153 points
Charlie C           203 points
Ewan H              164 points
Joe J                    201 points
Euan M             190 points
Josh P                227 points        * 1st boy overall *

Girls
Millie A              87 points
Martha H         196 points *1st girl overall *
Olivia H            176 points
Isobel J            161 points
Eleanor R       120 points
Bella S              125 points

FIXTURE 2 – GLOUCESTER
NSAC roared back from their first day disappointment by beating Yate into 2nd by just 36 points. Winners on the day;

Eloise E                 U13 Girls                 75m                             11.0 seconds
Keira D                  U15 Girls                800m                          2;21.5 minutes
Rosa F                   U13 Girls                 Long Jump               4.42m
Hannah Be         U13 Girls                  Discus                        17.48m
Steph B                U17 Women           200m                          27.30 seconds
Steph B                U17 Women          300m Hurdles       47.50 seconds
Chris R                 U15 Boys                200m                         25.30 seconds
Chris R                 U15 Boys                300m                         39.40 seconds
Charlie B            Senior Mens          100m                         11.80 seconds
Ollie L                  U17 Men                 1500m                       4;24.9 minutes
Russ F                  Veteran Mens      1500m                       5;03.2 minutes
Harrison G          U17 Men              High Jump                1.55m
U13 Girls              4x100m Relay         58.50 seconds

Quadkids results
Boys
George HP            227 points
Ewan H                   197 points
Josh P                      245 points *1st boy overall *
Ran Y                      172 points
Zach                        168 points

Girls
Mia D                  193 points
Martha H         193 points
Heidi M            173 points
Eleanor R        127 points
Isobel W         161 points

FIXTURE 3
What a day! Torrential rain bad enough to stop the pole vault, numbers so wet they were illegible (or just plain fell off!) Added to that the confusion of the final result. At the end of play, NSAC appeared to be 80 points ahead of Yate & District. However, when the provisional results were sent out Yate had won by just 1 point! After scrutinising the results it appeared that around 8 NSAC athletes had not been added (due to weather/number problem) and this once again meant a win for NSAC, before Yate also located areas for correction! So with one match to go Yate are back on top, but expecting an NSAC backlash! The final fixture promises to be epic!

Winners on the day;

Millie Re              U13 Girls                      1200m                      4;16.10 minutes
Ellie S                    U13 Girls                      70m Hurdles         13.60 seconds
Millie Ro             U15 Girls                      High Jump               1.45m
Shelley W           Veteran Women      100m                          16.10 seconds
Nattie S               U17 Women               Javelin                        21.62m
Chris M              Veteran Men                100m                         12.30 seconds
Harrison G        U17 Men                       Long Jump               5.56m

Quadkids

Boys are currently 3rd overall
Alfie F                               188 points
Euan M                            173 points
Josh P                               228 points * 1st boy overall *
Reggie S                         175 points
Ran Y                              152 points
Zach Y                           145 points

Girls are currently 4th overall
Millie A                         115 points
Mia D                            157 points
Olivia H                       172 points
Eleanor R                    33 points
Bella S                          121 points
Isobel W                     155 points

Midland Road Relays at Sutton Park

A beautiful day in Sutton Park was the backdrop for a great day at the Midland Road Relays.

First order of the day was the Under-15 Boys, beginning with Ollie C who ran a strong leg (13:28mins) to put the team in 10th place. He was followed up by Will M who overtook four people to place the team in 4th (14:13mins), handing over to Louie B. Louie ran a heroic final leg, bringing the team home in a very respectable 5th place.

Our other (incomplete!) Under-15 Boys team was led off by Sam H, who ran a fantastic leg (14:19mins) to bring the team in 21st, handing over to Ollie A who ran 15:15mins to overtake two people and bring the team in after the second leg in 19th place. 

Next up the Under-17 Boys Ollie L had a fantastic run on first leg, bringing the team in in 6th place with a fantastic time of 12:28mins.  He was followed by Ben H, who set off in pursuit of top three and brought the team in 4th place with a time of 13:01mins.  Alfie set off trying to bring that medal home but, following a week of illness, didn’t have enough in him on the day. He ran a time of 12:56mins , and they finished a great 4th place overall.

Our second Under-17 Team started with Jamie VDV, who finished the first leg in 24th place. His time of 13:51mins is a fantastic improvement from last year by nearly 2 minutes! Max D raised the team three places, finishing in 21st with a time of 14:02mins. This again represents a massive improvement from last year. Callum D brought the team home in 21st place running a time of 15:04mins.

Then came Endurance Coach Julian and the Under-20s who have to run in the seniors. They finished in 42nd place out of 100+ teams. Julian ran leg 1, Sam G on two then Will C on three, Jack W on fourth, Kes P in fifth then Matt H bought  the team home in a fantastic 42nd place and the fastest time in the team of 19:47mins.

A fantastic day had by all, some wonderful performances and what a great start to the Cross Country and Road Running Season!

Thursday Cancelled!!

I yesterday received a ‘reminder’ from Clevedon Sports Centre that Clevedon School have an Open evening this Thursday 3rd October (The first I had heard of it!)

We are not allowed on the School site, and looking at the weather, a change of venue to seafront is not an option due to the weather (no shelter, wet grass etc)

Reluctantly I am having to cancel this week’s session and re-commence next Thursday 10th October, as usual.

NSAC AGM Notice – Your Invitation to Hear About Your Child’s Opportunities in the Next Twelve Months!

NSAC has had a very successful year both in track and field as
well as cross-country. To celebrate this and to look forward to
the opportunities ahead in the coming year, you are invited to
our Annual General Meeting to be held as follows:

Venue: Clevedon Sailing Club
Date: Tuesday 8th October
Time: 7.30pm (the bar will be open!).

We would like to share with you the vision we have for the next
12 months, including some exciting club developments and a chance
for you to share your thoughts on some of the ideas we have for
the near future. We would like to see as many people there as
possible; the work we do impacts the experience your child has in
our sport, and we want to ensure the experience is a good one.
Help us get it right by coming along, meeting the committee,
listening to our ideas and telling us how you feel.

For administration purposes if you are intending to come along
please let me know by emailing <martin.a.bates@btinternet.com>

Warmest regards

Martin Bates
NSAC Club Secretary

Winter Training Opportunities 2019

After a great Track & Field season, as usual we look at how we can improve for next year. The following are the list of activities available at the Clevedon Site/Seafront during the winter months, with descriptions. Anyone School Year 7+ is welcome. For the technical events (throws, jumps, hurdles) you can attend these sessions PROVIDING you either have competed for NSAC, or intend doing so. It is important our Coaches have time to focus on athletes who wish to represent NSAC.

We are especially keen for athletes to spend time working on throws during the winter so we can maximise our potential in this area.

All sessions at Clevedon School, unless indicated otherwise.

Click here to see the full training options at Clevedon this winter

Youth Development League Round-Up

Its been an exceptional year for the Club’s Track & field teams. Both the Lower Age group (under 13 and under 15) and the Upper Age group progressed to the Regional play-offs. Whilst both narrowly missed out on promotion, an amazing effort.

YDL LAG @ SWINDON
What a high level event this was. Seven teams going hammer and tongs, the positions changing almost every event! In the end the team from NSAC missed out on promotion by just 41 points (with a total of 484). A great day’s athletics, and as usual superb support for the young athletes from NSAC Officials, Team managers and parents. Winners on the day (SOOO many 2nd and 3rd places!);

Ollie C             U15 Boys 1500m A                  4;31.28 mins
Louie B           U15 Boys 1500m B                   4;49.71 mins
Millie R           U15 Girls High Jump A           1.50m
Conor H         U13 Boys High Jump B           1.20m
Lyla B               U13 Girls 800m B                      2;41.27 mins
Georgia W    U13 Girls High Jump B           1.15m

Full results on http://www.ukydl.org.uk/Final%204_Midland_South%20West%20Promotion_LAG.pdf

YDL UAG @ SWANSEA
A brilliant fourth place finish to Cardiff, Cheltenham and a West Wales combined team was the very best NSAC could have hoped for, The long trip to the beautiful South Wales facility allowed us to witness some top-level athletics from some of the best juniors in the Country, with NSAC equipping themselves admirably. Winners on the day;

Jack W                  U20 Men 2000m Steeplechase A          6;54.80 mins
Ollie L                    U20 Men 2000m Steeplechase B          7;05.57 mins
Ollie D                   U20 Men Pole Vault A                                  3.20m
U20                         4x100m Relay                                                   47.97 secs
Hannah B            U20 Ladies 100m B                                        13.59 secs
Ben H                    U17 Men 800m A                                             2;01.42 mins
Ollie L                    U17 Men 3000m A                                         9;30.73 mins
Harrison G         U17 Men Long Jump A                                  5.72m
Carlos T                U17 Men Long Jump B                                  5.16m
Steph B                U17 Ladies 80m Hurdles B                          13.20 secs
Connie B             U17 Ladies 1500m Steeplechase A        7;41.77 mins
Alysha F              U17 Ladies 1500m Steeplechase B        7;54.99 mins
U17                        4 x 100m Relay                                                   52.49 secs

Full results on http://www.ukydl.org.uk/Fixture%204_MIDLAND_Regional%20Final_UAG.pdf

The management team very excited to note that next year sees around 20 Year 9 athletes added to the squad, which should make NSAC even more competitive for the 2020 season!

 

Youth Development League Upper Age Group at Cheltenham

An amazing season for NSAC continues. NSAC have formed part of Team Avon for many years, but a decision was made to develop a stand-alone team for the 2019 season, as the next step in the development of the Club. Aiming to give athletes more opportunities to compete, and to continue the ethos and camaraderie that has been the trademark of the club. Its fair to say that the first season was anticipated as being a gentle introduction, it has proved to be anything but!

With the brilliant efforts of athletes, team managers, officials and parents, NSAC have delivered strong teams for all 3 fixtures (Aberdare, Hereford, and for the final event, at Cheltenham. The result, a quite outstanding 2nd place finish in the League, beating Team South Wales and Team East Wales, to name but two, and losing out only to the extremely strong Cheltenham Club.

Winners at the final event in Cheltenham;

Sam G               U20 400m A                                          52.3 seconds
Sam G               U20 800m A                                          2;02.1 minutes
Ollie D             U20 Pole Vault A                                   3.10 metres
Charlie B        U20 Javelin B                                          23.38 metres
Ben H               U17 1500m A                                       4;22.3 minutes
Ben H              U17 1500m Steeplechase A         6;07.5 minutes
Jamie VdV     U17 1500m Steeplechase B       6;11.6 minutes
Alice BM        U17 1500m A                                      5;05.6 minutes
Steph B          U17 300m Hurdles A                        49.1 seconds
Alysha F        U17 300m Hurdles B                         60.7 seconds
Connie B       U17 Triple Jump B                                7.46 metres
Nattie S          U17 Hammer B                                     20.06 metres
Steph B           U17 Javelin B                                         17.53 metres
Girls                 U17 4x300m Relay                              3;34.2 minutes

Full results on  http://www.ukydl.org.uk/Fixture%203_MIDLAND_South%20West%201_UAG.pdf