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Gloucester Open

12 athletes, 8 personal bests and an NSAC record! Highlight of the meeting was an M50 club record for Coach Julian Emery. His first track 3000m in 10 years!

Ben C 800m u17 2:09.3 mins pb
Keira D 800m u17 2:16.5 mins
Jacob F 800m u17 2:14.0 mins pb
Joe F 800m u15 2:19.7 mins pb
Felix A 800m u15 2:25.8 mins pb
Leo D 800m u15 2:26.7 mins pb
Nicholas P 800m u17 2:27.1 mins pb
James R 800m u17 2:24.7 mins pb
Pippa H 800m u15 2:43.6 mins pb
Amelia H 800m u13 2:59.5 mins
Ellie Wallace 3000m u23 9:35.7 mins
Julian Emery 3000m m50 10:15.3 mins *NSAC record*

Bill Whistlecroft Spring Open @ Yeovil

A busy early weekend event at Yeovil with 32 North Somerset AC athletes competing. A total of 34 personal bests, and 2 club records the reward for the trip South.

Keira D destroyed her pb by almost 5 seconds, knocking a massive amount off the u17 women’s 800m NSAC record, set in 2010. Her time of 2:12.86 currently ranks her 5th in the UK (pictured)

George L smashed the 14m barrier with a throw of 14.48m in the U17 boys shot to continue pushing his own NSAC record skywards. This ranks him 3rd in the UK (pictured)

Martha H took nearly half a second off her 100m pb with a rapid 13.22 seconds in the u13 girls event. Whilst she is currently ranked 2nd in the UK, this is not an NSAC record! Welsh International and English Schools 5th placer Bethan W ran 13.1 in 2008. Surely this record is about to tumble…

A 4th UK ranking came from Chris Millard, returning to action for the first time in 3 years in the 100m. A time of 12.4 seconds currently ranks him 1st in the UK for the 55-year-old

All results can be found on https://www.thepowerof10.info/results/results.aspx..

Sprints & Hurdles @ Yate

Results from the weekend open events at Yate. Nine personal bests the reward for the efforts on a cold day.

Holly B – 75m hurdles 13.69 secs pb
300m 45.98 secs pb
200m 28.38 secs
High jump 1.35m
Long jump 4.18m
Shot 9.78m pb

Conor H – 100m hurdles 18.41 secs pb
400m 55.23 secs pb
100m 12.65 secs

Izzy T – 300m 46.31 secs pb
100m 14.36 secs

George HP – 100m 14.24 secs pb

Niamh A – 100m 14.90 secs pb
60m 9.19 secs pb

Ellie S – 100m 14.53 secs
60m 8.78 secs =pb

Gwent League success!

A great day was had by the young athletes from North Somerset AC at the final fixture of the prestigious Gwent Cross Country League. Glorious sunshine greeted the squad after their long trek to Swansea, where the athletes enjoyed dry conditions underfoot on an undulating Singleton Park course. There were many series Team and individual prizes hanging in the balance as the races began.

First off were the U11 girls who had a slender lead over Swansea AC in the team standings leading into the final race. The quartet of Amelia H (8th), Heidi N (14th), Florrie J (18th) and Eva W 48th) all ran strongly and came home as team Champions for the season, a great achievement. Amelia also finished 8th in the overall standings 

The U11 Boys have been leading the series all season and didn’t disappoint on the day, Oscar W (2nd), Oliver F (3rd), Edward S (5th), Oliver S (9th) and Arthur A (10th) all finishing inside the top ten on the day. This gave the team the inevitable and well deserved Team Gold. What is even more incredible is that the B Team led home by Sam B (12th), James H (23rd), Jeremy C (36th) and George B (37th) also won Team Bronze for the series. This shows the huge strength in depth and quality that this age group possess. From an individual perspective the club again dominated the U11 age group, 

From an individual perspective the club again dominated the U11 age group, Oliver F won the overall series, Oscar W 2ndand Edward S 4th

In the U13 age group the boys, who have medalled as a team in every event they have competed in this season, did not disappoint. The brilliant squad of Joseph F (2nd), Leo D (7th), Felix A (9th), James B (11th), backed up by the upcoming first year athlete Euan M (27th) won the team Gold for the season with Joseph F winning the individual series gold. Leo D 7th and Felix A 9th

Evie B was the sole u13 girl runner, finishing well and ensuring an 11th place overall team finish for the season

The U15 Boys have had a team battle with their rivals Carmarthen all season and went into the last fixture with all to play for. Buoyed by the sooner than expected return of Ben C (3rd on the day) there were some great performances with Patrick H having the run of his life in 11thplace. But despite the 4 scorers finishing in the top 13 places they had to settle for Team Silver. There were well deserved individual series honours for Ben C ( 3rd) and Herbie C ( 5th).

The u15 girls team continue to demonstrate improvement, and an excellent 6th place finish for the season their reward. Pippa H (18th), Natasha B (29th) finishes on the day

The u17 men finishing in 7th place overall, with Stan H (12th), Kyle B (16th), Ben M (17th) bringing the team home strongly

The U20 men team started the day 2nd in the team standings, but managed to overhaul the deficit to Cardiff on the last day with outstanding performances by Will Cheek 2nd, Callum Day 4thand Alex Collins 6th.   Will Cheek’s brilliant run on the final day moved him up the individual series rankings to give him the silver medal.

In the Senior Men’s race Joe Gentry ran a brilliant race to finish 6th of the 250 competitors on the 9k course. For his efforts, he picked up the bronze medal in the U23 series category, a deserving reward for his consistent running all season.  Nico Saillard also had a great run to finish 23rd and 3rd Vet 45, with coach Russ Forsbrook finishing a very creditable 60th.

All in all, a superb days racing ended what has been the clubs most successful winter season on record. Endurance Coaches Julian Emery and Russ Forsbrook can take great credit for the superb job they have done with the athletes, and will no doubt be very proud of the athletes achievements throughout…

Special mention for Chris Millard, as he continues to unearth and develop talented young athletes, without which we would not have achieved such success.

Full results can be found on https://www.gwent-league.org.uk/res5.html

English Cross-Country Champs @ Parliament Hill, London

40 NSAC athletes from under 13 to senior men travelled to Parliament Hill, London for the National Cross Cross Champs.

The course is undulating and conditions underfoot were challenging with mud covering most of the course. There were fields of over 400 runners in the junior events and 2000 plus in the senior events.

The highlight of the day came in the u13 boys where Joe F continued his high standards with an 8th place finish. He was backed up with outstanding runs by his team mates Leo D 54th, Felix A 66th, James B 67th. With 4 to score in the team this gave the quartet a 3rd place finish and a bronze medal. This is the first team medal NSAC has won at the national cross country. A wonderful achievement to sit alongside their team gold at the South West champs and bronze medals at both Midland and National road relays this season.

The U20 men faced 10k round the gruelling course, this played into the hands of Matt Howard who used his triathlon strength to move through the field and finish a superb 17th place, he was back up by last weeks Gwent League winner Sam Gentry in 37th place. The team were completed by Will Cheek and Ollie Lock for an excellent 8th place team finish.

The senior Men’s race had over 2000 finishers and Joe Gentry made his senior debut at the Nationals with an impressive 273rd place finish.

Alice B ran in the U20 women’s race, finishing 62nd which with a further two years in this age group even more improvements can be made.

Heidi M experienced her first national event as a first year in the two year U13 age group, she ran a great race for 87th place.

The NSAC U15 Boys had the largest contingent with a staggering 14 runners on the start line, the quartet of Reuben W, Herbie C, Seb L and Logan H closed the team inside the top 160.

All the athletes that represented the club gave their all in testing conditions, special mention to both Pippa H and Callum Day who both lost shoes during the race, Callum having to complete 9k with a show missing.

Full results can be found on; https://results.sporthive.com/events/6896802915657383168

Ellie impresses at Battersea Park

ELLIE Wallace’s amazing start to 2022 continued at the Battersea Park 5k road race on Friday night.

The North Somerset AC runner (pictured left) lopped twelve seconds off her lifetime best with a time of 16mins 04secs  to finish sixth in a hotly contested race won by American sub 2hr 30mins marathon runner Allison Kieffer in 15:52 with the Cardiff pair of Charlotte Arter runner-up (15:56) and Cari Hughes third (15:57).

The performance enhances the great start to 2022 by Wallace and her coach Julian Emery.

“It was a fantastic run by Ellie on Friday night (and) she beat some great runners,” said Emery.

She started by winning the South West Cross Country Championships senior title then in the Street 5k last month Wallace clocked 16mins 16secs, equalling her PB from last year.

She then switched surfaces to follow up that up with a PB of 4:24.79 for 1500 indoors at the Cardiff Met GP meeting.

So, what next for the in-form Wallace?

“The 3000m at the indoor British Championships on the 27th,” added Emery.

On her current form and with her confidence clearly high Wallace should have nothing to fear when she lines up for that race.

English Championships @ Sheffield

Another successful day at the English Championships at Sheffield.

A long drive was made worthwhile for Rosa Ford, with a bronze medal in the u17 ladies triple jump. A personal best of 11.45m (an increase of 53cm) ranks Rosa number 1 in the Country for a 1st year u17 athlete, and 4th overall. Also an NSAC club record, which is sure to be extended into the summer.

Missing out on a bronze medal by just 37cms, George Leite broke his own NSAC record with a massive 13.68cm put of the 5kg weight. As Rosa, George is ranked number 1 amongst the 1st year u17 athletes, and 4th in the UK overall. More to come, with 14m put a ‘certainty’ in the summer.

Sam Holloway is NSAC’s fastest-ever 800 metre runner, and he beat his previous indoor personal best to finish 5th overall. Having won his heat in 1:58.37 minutes, hopes were high for a finish on the medal rostrum, but not to be this time 2:02.76 minutes.  

South West Cross-Country Championships @ Taunton

A difficult course, combined with rain and wind met the athletes at the RNAS Merryfield site. A high standard of competition from across the Region was met positively by NSAC athletes. A team win (u13 boys), an individual win (Ellie W Senior women), and 3 further medals (Edward S & Oscar W u11, plus Joseph F u13 boys), the reward for their endeavours

Under-11 boys 1.85k
2nd Edward S
3rd Oscar W
12th Joel W
13th Henry M
25th Arthur S
26th Jeremy C
27th George B
28th Rob A

Under-11 girls 1.85k
16th Amelia H
23rd April H

Under-13 boys 2.7k – TEAM WINNERS
2nd Joseph F
8th Leo D
16th Felix A
27th James B
52nd Euan M
64th Somerset H
67th Ollie H
70th Luke C

Under-13 girls 2.7k
23rd Heidi M
46th Sophie C
62nd Evie B

Under-15 boys 3.4k
18th Ben C
24th Seb L
30th Reuben W
31st Jude W
39th Logan H
41st Elliot J
46th Archie R
48th Joseph S
52nd Jacob F
58th Patrick H
59th Stan B

Under-15 girls 3.4k
22nd Mia D
48th Kiera P
55th Pippa H
65th Natasha B

Under-17 men 4.75k
35th Will S
36th Alex B
46th Kyle B

Under-20 men 6.95k
5th Sam G
17th Will C
22nd Ben H
32nd Harry S
35th Callum D

Under-20 women 6.95k
6th Alice BM

Senior men 6.95k
9th V40 Luke H

Senior women 6.95k
1st Ellie W

South West Indoor Championships @ Cardiff Met University (U-13, u-15 & u-17) Day 1

Nine gold medals, fourteen medallists, two NSAC records and eight personal bests were recorded at Cardiff’s Met University.

George L smashed the NSAC u17 shot record at the first time of asking, a massive 13.35m pb put with the 5kg weight
Rosa F added nearly half a metre on the existing u17 triple jump record, with a 10.92m pb.

A highlight was having all 3 of our u17 women on the podium for the 200m…

Results (medallists)

U13 girls
Martha H Long Jump gold 4.08m =pb
Martha H 200m gold 29.20 secs pb

U17 women
Rosa F 200m gold 26.64 secs pb
Izzy T 200m silver 29.93 secs
Ellie S 200m bronze 30.14 secs
Rosa F triple jump gold 10.92m NSAC record & pb
Ruby D high jump silver 1.45m
Keira D 300m gold 44.13 secs

U17 men
George L shot gold 13.35m NSAC record & pb
George I triple jump gold 12.98m
George I High Jump gold 1.70m
Conor H High Jump bronze 1.60m
Sam H 400m gold 53.17 secs pb
Conor H 400m silver 54.92 secs pb

Gwent Cross-Country @ Llanelli

Despite the distance travelled to compete in South West Wales, NSAC once again produced some excellent individual and team performances, giving us the chance to win/medals in several categories.

Under-11 Boys
What a team! So much potential coming up through the ranks, augers well for the future.

Individual results on the day
Oliver F 1st
Oscar W 3rd
Edward S 9th
Arthur A 12th
James H 22nd
Jeremy C 25th
Sam B 33rd
George B 34th
Tom K 37th

Individual standings after 3 events – top 10
Oliver F 1st
Oscar W 3rd
Edward S 4th
Sam B 9th

Team positions after 3 events
‘A’ team 1st
‘B’ team 3rd
‘C’ team 17th

Under-11 Girls
So much talent within the Club, definitely an area to watch over the next few years

Individual result on the day
Amelia H 7th
Eva W 13th
Florrie J 23rd
Heidi N 32nd

Individual standings after 3 events – top 10
Amelia H 8th

Team positions after 3 events
‘A’ team 2nd
‘B’ team 23rd

Under-13 Boys
Absolutely smashing it this year. Exciting times await for this group of athletes

Individual result on the day
Joseph F 1st
Leo D 10th
Felix A 12th
James B 14th
Ewan M 29th

Individual standings after 3 events
Joseph F 1st
Leo D 9th
Felix A 10th

Team positions after 3 events
‘A’ team 1st
‘B’ team 17th
‘C’ team 36th

Under-13 girls
Looking forward to seeing what can be achieved when we are able to field a full team. Plenty of quality athletes at NSAC, just need to get them competing alongside this promising team!

Individual results on the day
Heidi M 6th
Evie W 34th
Olive L 38th

Individual standings after 3 events
Heidi M 7th

Team positions after 3 events
‘A’ team 10th
‘B’ team 39th

Under-15 boys
Our most densely populated squad, with more than a dozen training regularly. Looking good for a category win this year

Individual results on the day
Herbie C 2nd
Ben C 5th
Elliot J 13th
Logan H 15th
Jacob F 18th
Joe S 23rd
Will L 24th
Stan B 40th
Jude W 44th

Individual standings after 3 events
Herbie C 3rd
Ben C 5th

Team positions after 3 events

‘A’ team 1st
‘B’ team 5th
‘C’ team 9th
‘D’ team 20th

Under-15 girls
Ticking along nicely, and heading for a top 5 finish for the season.

Individual results on the day
Mia D 15th
Pippa H 26th
Kiera P 31st
Natasha B 33rd

Team positions after 3 events
‘A’ team 7th
‘B’ team 26th

Under-17 men
Missing a few key members, but consistent, and heading for top 10 finish

Individual results on the day
Alex B 25th
Stan H 33rd

Team positions after 3 events
‘A’ team 8th
‘B’ team 27th

Under-20 men
With an incredible group of athletes, cannot wait until they are all available. Sure to top the league if able to field all 8-10 quality athletes

Individual results on the day
Sam G 4th
Will C 7th
Theo E 12th
Callum D 14th

Individual positions after 3 events
Will C 4th
Jamie VDV 7th
Callum D 9th

Team positions after 3 events
‘A’ team 2nd
‘B’ team 15th

Under-20 women
If only we had support for the brilliant Alice BM…

Individual results on the day

Alice BM 3rd

Individual positions after 3 events
Alice BM 3rd

Team positions after 3 events
‘A’ team 7th

North Somerset Athletes Shine bright at South West Cross Country Champs

After her disappointment in just falling short of sealing a place in the GB team for the European Cross Country Champs in Dublin last month, Ellie Wallace continued her fine run of recent form to win the South West Cross Country Championships Senior Ladies title near Taunton last weekend.

Wallace pulled away from the field in emphatic fashion midway through the first lap of the tough 7k RAF Merryfield course. Making light of the heavy conditions underfoot, she extended her lead throughout to finish a full one minute clear of the 2nd placed athlete. She also led the County of Avon senior ladies team to Gold in the Counties competition.

The clubs under 13 boys ‘A’ team of Joe Finch, Leo Darlington, Felix Ashby and James Bennett cruised to Team Gold in the Club championship competition. Finch also secured the individual Silver medal with a fine 2nd place finish after a gargantuan battle down the home straight with rivals from Team Bath and City of Plymouth AC. Only 4 seconds separated the three athletes in the tightest finish of the day.

For their efforts, Finch and Darlington also won additional Gold medals in helping the County of Avon U13 Boys team to the Counties competition Title.

Finch, Darlington 8th, Ashby 16th and Bennett 27th, who ran half the race in one shoe! led an under 13 boys squad to be envied on the cross country circuit. Following their Bronze medal success at the National Road Relay Championships in Birmingham back in October, they currently lead the highly regarded Gwent Cross Country League after the first three fixtures. So still more to come from these boys for sure!

Other highlights for the club included Sam Gentry’s fine run in the senior men’s race. After his excellent 6th place finish just the weekend before in the Clevedon Boxing Day run, he dug deep into his reserves for this one to secure a superb 13th place finish, and with it a deserved gold medal in the winning 6-man county of Avon team.

In the Mens U20 competition Will Cheek and Ben Hamblin also won team Bronze medals in helping the Avon team to third place, whilst in the womens U20 race Alice Bridger-Morales ran very well to finish a fine 6th place.

Under 15’s Ben Collins and Mia Darlington also secured county team medals on the day. Despite a recent illness, Collins did enough in 18th place to secure a slot in the U15 Boys silver medal winning County of Avon Team, whilst Darlington has made huge strides since her first cross country race in October. Her hard work over this short period paid off handsomely and a fine 22nd place secured her a slot in the U15 Girls silver medal winning County of Avon Team.

The U11 races don’t form part of the championships, otherwise the club would have secured more medals. However, they are a great introduction to championship racing for these young athletes and Edward Stoate with Oscar Warren certainly enjoyed themselves. Both ran superbly to finish 2nd and 3rd respectively with only 6 seconds separating them in a 28 strong field.

GWENT CROSS-COUNTRY @ BRECON

An astonishing day at a beautiful Brecon, described by Coaches Julian Emery and Russ Forsbrook as ‘the best ever cross-country day for NSAC” saw amazing results across all age ranges and categories at the prestigious Gwent Cross-Country League. Three winners on the day (Joseph F u13 boys, Sam H u17 men and Ellie W senior women) and 3 team wins (u11 boys, u13 boys and u15 boys) as well as 16 top-10 individual finishes and 3 further top 3 team finishes has certainly opened eyes to the intent of this strong North Somerset squad for the winter. With over 100 runners from across South Wales and the West in most races, the events were extremely competitive.

First up was the u11 boys. A hard fought battle at the front saw Ollie F just miss out on the win as he was outsprinted by his rival from Neath. He was, however followed home by Oscar W (3rd), Edward S (4th) and Joel W (10th) to secure a comfortable team win. The ‘B’ team also finishing 3rd team, and the ‘C’ team 15th.

Next race saw the u11 girls. Despite missing several very good runners, a 2nd place team finish on the day suggests the team could also go onto win this category also as the season unfolds. Led by Amelia H in 12th, the team consisted of Eva W (27th), April H (36th) and Heidi N (38th)

The under-13 boys were arguably the pick of the bunch with their victory. Joseph F goes from strength to strength, winning the race comfortably. He was followed home by Leo D (6th), Felix A (9th) and James B (10th). The ‘B’ team were 17th

Heidi M ran a strong race to finish 7th overall. The team ending up in 11th position, but will climb toward the medals as the season progresses

The under-15 boys may contest with the younger boys as to who was the most impressive on the day. Ben C ran a storming race, missing out on first place to the Westbury Harriers athlete by the thickness of a vest. Both 1st and 2nd were given the same time, emphasising what a battle it had been. Ben was supported by Herbie (3rd), Seb (8th) and Elliott (12th). The ‘b’ team finished 4th on the day. The ‘C’ team finished 9th and the ‘D’ team 20th!

Another positive result for the u-15 girls. 7th overall gives them the opportunity of moving towards the medals. Mia D the pick of the bunch in 22nd place, ably supported by Pippa H (36th), Tasha B (38th) and Izzy T (39th)

The under-17 mens’ race saw Sam H victorious. Another good run from the 800m specialist shows how well he has developed under Coach Julian Emery. The team finishing 7th on the day.

The under-17 womens’ race saw the team finish 17th

The under-20 men amazingly finished 2nd overall on the day with Jamie VDV in 3rd, Will C in 6th, Callum D in 11th and Max D in 14th.

In the senior womens’ race, Ellie W showed her class by running away from the field for another impressive win. Ellie has been with NSAC for around 12 years, winning many Cross-country events. Some big races await…

Full results on https://www.gwent-league.org.uk/res2.html

Gwent Cross-Country @ Cardiff

An amazing first event of the Cross-Country season saw North Somerset the top performing team across the junior sections of the prestigious Gwent Cross-Country League event (incorporating the National Cross-Challenge series that entices athletes from all over the UK). Success for the talented squad looks inevitable, based on this event.

Beautiful blue skies met the Athletes at Cardiff’s Llandaff Field. More than 70 North Somerset AC athletes competed across the age groups, and were prominent throughout. Most races had in excess of 80 runners, and NSAC compete against heavyweights such as Swansea, Wells, Cardiff, Westbury Harriers, Carmarthen and Bristol

Individual top 10 finishes;

u11 boys – Oliver F – 1st

u11 boys – Edward S – 4th

u11 boys – Sam B – 8th

u11 girls – Blythe M – 7th

u13 boys – Joseph F – 3rd

u13 boys – Felix A – 8th

u13 girls – Heidi M – 6th

u15 boys – Herbie C – 4th

u15 boys – Ben C – 8th

u20 men – Will C – 9th

u20 women – Alice BM – 5th

u23 women – Ellie W – 2nd

Team finishes;

u11 boys ‘A’ team 1st

u11 boys ‘B’ team 4th

u11 boys ‘C’ team 18th

u11 girls ‘A’ team 2nd

u11 girls ‘B’ team 22nd

u13 boys ‘A’ team 2nd

u13 boys ‘B’ team 26th

u13 girls ‘A’ team 12th

u13 girls ‘B’ team 32nd

u15 boys ‘A’ team 3rd

u15 boys ‘B’ team 4th

u15 boys ‘C’ team 9th

u15 boys ‘D’ team 19th

u15 girls ‘A’ team 9th

u15 girls ‘B’ team 26th

u17 men ‘A’ team 10th

u17 women ‘A’ team 17th

u20 men ‘A’ team 2nd

u20 men ‘B’ team 13th

u20 women ‘A’ team 7th

All results can be found on  https://www.gwent-league.org.uk/res1.html

NSAC Head Coach Chris Millard said; “It’s always a pleasure being able to attend the Cross-Country events. No matter what the weather, NSAC bring a vibrancy and bounce that is infectious. The next event is a hilly challenge in Brecon, mid November. We already have 70+ athletes signed up, and look certain to build on this early success as the anticipation mounts for the best-ever Cross-Country season. Coaches Julian Emery and Russ Forsbrook, and their team, have prepared the athletes well. Exciting times!”

Awards Evening 2021

To view the visual presentation on the evening, please visit; https://youtu.be/wquUAsrTvqk

After 2020’s Awards Evening was cancelled due to Covid, the 2021 event was bigger and better than ever, having to cover 2 years, and saw more than 200 attend at Clevedon’s Prince’s Hall.

The evening started with a musical and visual review of the record-breaking Year (s) including the efforts by the club to keep all athletes busy during covid – see https://www.nsac.org.uk/corona-fitness/

Highlights included;

56 NSAC Club records – The most ever in the 17-year history of the club
3 English Schools Medallists – the most ever for NSAC
3 Athlete of the match Awards – the most ever for NSAC
3 Athletes were called up for their Internationals debuts
7 Avon County Championship Records – the most ever for NSAC
7 Avon League Records – the most ever for NSAC
National Medallists at the National Road relays – the first time NSAC has medalled
Plus plenty of medallists at County and Regional Championships

Awards were handed out to some exceptional performers.

ENDURANCE DEVELOPMENT AWARDJOSEPH FINCH
COACHES’ ENDURANCE AWARDSAM HOLLOWAY
ENDURANCE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR AWARDELLIE WALLACE
  
U11 MALE ATHLETE OF THE YEARJAMES HATHERALL
U11 FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE YEARELLA THURSTON
  
U13 MALE ATHLETE OF THE YEARBILLY SHARP
U13 FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE YEARHOLLY BAGNOWIEC
  
U15 MALE ATHLETE OF THE YEARPHILL CLARKE
U15 FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE YEARLYLA BRIFFITT
  
U17 MALE ATHLETE OF THE YEARRYAN BALDWIN
U17 FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE YEARKEIRA DEVEREUX
  
U20 & SENIOR MALE ATHLETE OF THE YEARCARLOS TAILOR
U20 & SENIOR FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE YEARPHOEBE GOOCH
  
WSM ACHIEVEMENT AWARDLOIS POLE
WSM ATHLETE OF THE YEARXAVIER KEIRLE
  
NAILSEA ATHLETE OF THE YEARJONNY ASTON
  
CLEVEDON ACHIEVEMENT AWARDIZZY TURNER
CLEVEDON ATHLETE OF THE YEARELLIE SIEGLE
  
THROWS ATHLETE OF THE YEARGEORGE LEITE
HORIZONTAL JUMPS AWARDROSA FORD
VERTICAL JUMPS AWARDRUBY DONALDSON
HURDLES AWARDGEORGE ISGROVE
  
SPEED DEVELOPMENT AWARDMARTHA HERRINGSHAW
SPEED ATHLETE OF THE YEAR AWARDCHARLIE BATES
  
COMBINED EVENTSCONOR HEWITT
  
AMBASSADOR OF THE YEAR AWARDALEX DAVIES

A look at the continuing development of the Athletics facility at Clevedon School, and a look forward to the next 12 months. A massive year is anticipated with the Cross-country team already making a statement in their quest for Gwent Cross-Country team and individual success 

A massive thank you to all coaches, team managers, officials, and helpers, who help make the club tick along.

Head Coach Chris Millard said “I am so proud of the efforts that everyone connected with NSAC have made to bring athletes back after covid. We have emerged stronger than ever, and have been able to support all the needs of the athletes in this uncertain time. Also, the athletes need a huge mention. Their attitudes have been superb, and they continue to inspire us to support their devlopment in the best possible way”     

NSAC Results – August 2021

AVON LEAGUE – AUGUST 1ST@ GLOUCESTER
A third place finish on the day sees NSAC with an outside chance of finishing top 3 for the season. Another great day with a Championship best performance (George L u15 shot 14.57m) and 29 personal bests!

Results on; https://www.thepowerof10.info/results/results.aspx?meetingid=415481&pagenum=2

AVON TRACK & FIELD CHAMPS @ YEOVIL

Club records for;

Rosa F u15 triple jump 10.88m
George I u17 triple jump 13.09m & 100m hurdles 14.59 seconds
Chrissie B u20 hammer 33.68m
Alice BM u20 1500m 4;51.55 minutes
Serena C u11 60m 9.53 seconds

Championship records for;

Rosa F u15 triple jump 10.88m
Holly B u13 Shot 9.10m
George L u15 shot 14.26m
Alice BM u20 1500m 4;51.55 minutes

All results on https://www.thepowerof10.info/results/results.aspx?meetingid=414859   

BMC @ EXETER
Fantastic results from the final BMC in Exeter.
In the men’s 1500m race Sam H won his race by a massive 7 seconds in a personal best time of 4;07.26 minutes.
Coach Russ running a 4;41 minutes Season’s best.
Alice BM smashed her personal best to record a time of 4;45.62 minutes 

EXETER OPEN
NSAC’s only representative, Rosa F improved her high jump personal best with a 1.50m leap, and followed it up with her second-best triple jump ever, a 10.69m effort. Rosa ranks 4th in the Country for the latter event

ELLIE W’S AMAZING MONTH – NOTTINGHAM, CARDIFF, ROAD RELAY

An amazing race at Nottingham saw Ellie W smash her 5000m personal best by 20 seconds, finishing 2nd in the race, and ranking her 10th u23 in the Country!

Ellie represented the Midlands team in an Inter-area relay in Leeds. The team finishing in third place, and Ellie running the fastest leg for the team.

She finished the month with an amazing 3rd place in the Cardiff Race for Victory 5k, behind 2 International athletes. Another club record, and potentially another step towards National representation.

NSAC RESULTS JULY 2021

AVON LEAGUE
NSAC 4th overall at their second Avon League event of the season.

Four more club records were broken, making 25 so far this year!

Billy S u13 club records in 75m 10.1 seconds, and beating Ryan F 10 year old 150m record 20.1 seconds. ALSO both Avon league records!

George I improved his u17 triple jump record to 12.36m

Chris M M50 hammer record 15.71m

Our quadkids team finished 2nd in the boys event  (top performer George H 205 points)) and girls finished 1st (top performer Amelia H & Jessica LR with 164 points)

Full results on http://s250914043.websitehome.co.uk/avonleague/

YDL UAG @ YATE
Hosting this event added another level of complexity to the day, especially with the covid rules still being applied! Thanks to Andy and his team, this was well taken care of, and NSAC once again competed well, despite only 16 athletes forming the team (compared to the ‘ideal’ team of around 40!) thanks once again to covid isolations…

A 4th place finish overall a fair reflection of the day.

Another NSAC record for George I in the triple jump, closing in on a 13m jump with 12.93m.

A near miss for Millie R in the 80m hurdles. A 12.49 second run, just 1/100th off of Anicia S record set in 2012, and into a 3m/s headwind.

Full results available on http://www.ukydl.org.uk/page4.html

YDL LAG @ YATE
One of the hottest days of the year greeted the teams for this tight event. NSAC losing 18 of their 37 strong team in the few days before the event (covid isolations, injuries and illnesses) meant any chance of winning the event disappeared. Competing athletes continued to impress, with a stack of personal bests.
Full results available on http://www.ukydl.org.uk/page10.html

SOUTH WEST CHAMPIONSHIPS @ EXETER
Medallists from the South West Championships;

George I – u17 gold triple jump 12.61m
George I – u17 silver 100m hurdles 12.61 secs
Martha H – u13 bronze 100m 13.82 secs
Ben C – u15 silver 1500m 4;30.92 mins
Charlie B – senior men silver 100m 11.67 secs
Charlie B – senior mens bronze 200m 23.67 secs

LOUGHBOROUGH EVENTS

A new personal best and NSAC Club record, the reward for top-level u-23 endurance athlete Ellie W, in a time of 16;38.42 mins at the BMC Grand Prix in Loughborough.  This now ranks Ellie 12th in the 5000m and 7th in the 3000m across the UK.

A few days after this, Sam H travelled to Leicestershire, and knocked 4 seconds off his 800M personal best in 1;56.81 minutes at the Charnwood Open. This time breaks the NSAC u17 Club record, and ranks Sam 2nd in the UK for first-year Under-17 athletes.

BMC CHAMPIONSHIPS @ EXETER
A fantastic run run from Alice B M in the prestigious bmc/south west championship 3000m last night in a big PB and an NSAC u20 club record of 10min 32s and the gold medal.

Baker Debuts for England

Alan Baker made his long awaited England debut last weekend at Kew Gardens, London. He said it was great to be racing again after a long term injury and finally take his place after being selected for England V40’s category in the spring.  He’s now looking forward to the coming XC season with the club looking to have a strong senior men’s team this winter.

OLLIE LOCK TRAINING FOR MARATHON

Congratulations to Ollie Lock for being the North Somerset AC representative at this year’s London Marathon. Ollie has been with us for 10 years, achieving plenty in T&F and XC. Plenty of mileage over next few months, but an amazing experience.

Comment from Ollie…

“I am extremely excited to have been selected to represent NSAC in the London Marathon this year. I have watched the race on TV for many years and am always in awe of the event – both of the elite and ‘fun-runners’ competing in the masses. I have already started to increase the distance of my ‘long runs’ nearer towards the 26.2 miles that I will have to run in October, and am looking forward to improving my fitness over these longer distances. I am not yet sure of a target time, but hope to run in the region of 3 hours – maybe just under!”

Photos show one of Ollie’s first competitions, and a recent. You’ve grown a bit Ollie!

Results Round Up – June

YDL LAG @ YATE 5TH JUNE 2021

North Somerset AC competed in the first League meeting of the season at Yate, the National Youth Development League for School Year 6-9. An amazing victory against Yate & District, Bristol & West and Team Bath the reward for some amazing performances.

Club record for Billy S u13 75m (10.23 secs) in his first run for the Club, and is currently ranked 10th in UK.

Joseph F controlled his race from beginning to end in the u13 1200m (3;48.49 mins), now currently ranked 3rd in UK!

Near misses for both u13 relay teams on their first outings, close to 10-year-old records!

Martha H continues to impress, running away with the u-13 75m (10.51 secs), and making it look effortless
Holly B winning the u13 Long Jump (4.31m), and ranked inside UK top 10

Heidi M showing a clean pair of heels to her rivals, winning by 50m in the 1200m (4;13.45 mins).  

George L also just 2cm behind his own shot put record (13.51m)

Rosa F won the u15 75m hurdles (12.81 secs) and then debuting in the pole vault (2.50m)
Hannah B won the u15 discus (20.88m)
Conor H won the u15 boys high jump (1.45m) 

See  http://www.ukydl.org.uk South West D division for full results

Photos show the u13 girls relay team, posing, running and analysing their performance!

AVON LEAGUE @ YATE 13TH JUNE 2021

A 4th place finish for NSAC in the first Avon League event of the season a good result, but does not begin to tell the story of the day!

Three League records (Billy S u13 boys 75m, Joseph F u13 boys 1200m. Joseph now ranks no. 9 in the UK. and Rosa F u15 girls triple jump). Rosa now ranks no.1 in the UK at her first attempt!

Three Club records (George L u15 boys shot, Rosa F u15 girls triple jump and Chrissie B u20 womens hammer)

Mentions also for u13 girl Holly B, first time high jump of 1.47m and three very close attempts at Ruby D’s 1.49m League record.
Holly now ranks no.1 in the UK

Stunning sprint times for u20 Sam P, u17 Ryan Baldwin, and u13 Martha H. Martha now joint 1st in the UK for Year 6!

An incredibly mature and controlled 1200m from Heidi M one of the day’s highlights

George L hit a milestone in the shot putt with a massive 14.00m, ranking him 3rd in UK

Watching four NSAC girls high jumping in the same competition, with 3 reaching 1.50m was also a great event

In addition to all the above, there were a grand total of 37 personal bests!



Full results are available on
http://s250914043.websitehome.co.uk/avonleague/Results2021/Results2021R1.pdf

YDL UAG @ YATE 28TH MAY

An amazing second place overall finish behind Team Avon at the first YDL UAG of the season at Yate. Well done everyone.

Plenty of personal bests and first places.

Keira D broke 5;00 minutes, to win the 1500m

A massive pb for Harrison G, with 6.25m in the Long Jump

Phoebe G recorded a 10.62m Triple Jump

NSAC Club record u20men 4 x 100m (Harrison G, Sam P, Christian A & Ben H) of 45.62 seconds

See https://www.thepowerof10.info/results/results.aspx…

for full info

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VARIOUS OTHER EVENTS

ENGLAND U20 COMBINED EVENTS CHAMPIONSHIPS AT BEDFORD

Yet another NSAC record!

Stephanie B, competing in u20 combined events championships in Bedford recorded a pb and new club record of 3805 points in the heptathlon, finishing 17th overall 👏👏

200m 26.60 seconds

800m 2;27.95 minutes

100m hurdles 17.69 seconds

High jump 1.44m

Long jump 4.92m

Shot put 8.20m

Javelin 21.49m

GLOUCESTER JUNE OPEN
All aboard the North Somerset train to sub 9.30 3k!

Fantastic running from the group last night Jamie vdv and Will C 9.27.7 Sam H 9.27.7 first ever 3k will 9.27.9 and a massive Pb of 9.27.9 for Ellie W. Ellie ranked top 10 in UK for u23. Well done guys awesome running

MIDLAND CHAMPIONSHIPS
Well done to Ellie W who won the midland 3k today in a slow tactical race finishing with a 46-47s last 300 great running

SOUTHAMPTON OPEN

Another NSAC club record to report!

Ollie D vaulted 3.60m to break his own u20 record, in Southampton. Rumour has it he may push this to over 4m by the end of the summer

BRAUNTON OPEN
Another NSAC athlete competing this weekend, this time u23 athlete Charlie Bates at Braunton.

100m 11.95 seconds into headwind

200m 24.11 seconds

BMC EVENT @ MILLFIELD

21 athletes competed at BMC at Millfield, with 16 personal bests.

800m

Sam H u17 men 2:00.19 mins pb

Jacob F u15 boys 2:20.85 mins pb

Jude W u15 boys 2:25.95 mins pb

Lyla B u15 girls 2:37.29 mins pb

Mia D u15 girls 2:41.78 mins pb

Leo D u13 boys 2:41.78 mins pb

Sophia B u15 girls 2:47.17 mins pb

Mary H u17 women 2:49.02 mins pb

1500m

Ben C u15 boys 4:34.79 mins

Logan H u15 boys 4:41.11 mins

Will S u17 men 4:46.43 mins pb

Alex B u17 men 4:56.11 mins pb

Patrick H u15 boys 4:58.01 mins

Seb L u15 boys 4:45.93 mins pb

Joe F u13 boys 4:48.29 mins pb

Joe S u15 boys 5:01.75 mins pb

Heidi M u13 girls 5:18.08 mins

Felix A u13 boys 5:11.74 pb

Archie R u15 boys 5:14.00 pb

3000m

Will C u20 men 9:05.63 mins pb

Ellie W u23 women 9:46.62 mins

CHELTENHAM OPEN

George I – u17 men

Triple jump 12.08m pb and club record!

100m hurdles 15.8 seconds

Rosa F – u15 girls

Long jump 4.91m pb

EXETER OPEN

George I – u17men

100m hurdles 15.69 secs

Long jump 4.93m

Rosa F – u15 girls

100m 14.27 secs

Long jump 4.79m