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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

English Schools

An amazing set of performances at the English Schools Championships at Manchester saw athletes reach unprecedented heights. A small number of Athletes are selected to represent Avon, based on performances earlier in the season. Selection for this prestigious event is impressive enough, finishing top 10 in the Country shows serious ability and control. Over the previous 17 years NSAC have had many top 8 finishes, but only 1 medal. 

Multi-talented Rosa F finished 7th in the long jump, having added over 80cms to her personal best, with a 5.17m leap. Highly ranked Nationally in Combined events, pole vault and triple jump, National success will not be long in arriving.

A 12-centimetre personal best for Ruby D in the high jump deservedly won a bronze medal. Breaking GB International Ada’ora’s NSAC Club record with 1.62m an impressive return for some high quality training with Coach Joy.

Nyree P improved her pole vault pb to 3.50m to take the silver medal in the u17 event. Nyree will now compete for England in the Schools event in September

It was the shot put that saw NSAC’s top medallist, a gold for Shot putter George L. Amazing commitment from George & Coach Bruce in the weeks building up to the event, saw a 78cm winning margin with 14.92m, and the top 5 putts of the day! A National vest not far away…

Massive thank you to all the support team who look after the athletes on the day, and ensure they get to build on their Club training due to them being well looked after

NSAC always looking for talented individuals to join our impressive squad of athletes. If you think you are quick/strong/powerful, then get in touch with Head Coach Chris Millard on contact@nsac.org.uk and/or visit www.nsac.org.uk and let us help you develop into the athlete you believe you can be… 

Recent Competition Results

South West Schools Combined Events @ Yeovil
Four NSAC Athletes won two bronze medals and shared 17 personal bests between them at the presitgous Combined Events competition.

In the Junior Girls pentathlon competition, Rosa F produced 4 personal bests, the pick being a first 5m+ long jump (5.08m), to win a bronze medal in the event. Rosa will be representing Avon at the English Schools event in July (Long Jump)

Ruby D produced possibly the performance of the day, adding 9cm to her high jump personal best, and narrowly missing the NSAC High Jump record set by GB International Ada’ora C. Ruby now ranks 8th in the UK, and finished an amazing 6th on the day with 4 personal bests of her own on the day. She will also represent Avon at the English Schools Championships

In the Junior Boys pentathlon competition, Conor H also won a bronze medal. His 800m run dragging him from 5th to 3rd, and one of 4 personal bests on the day

In the senior girls heptathlon, Phoebe G finished an impressive 7th, with 5 personal bests, and a long jump of 4.87m. 5m just around the corner for Phoebe

YDL UAG @ Yate
Another great day with NSAC taking on Team Avon, and East Wales Conglomerate teams at a cold and windy Yate Outdoor Sports Complex. A third place finish on the day, meaning NSAC remain second in the League was reward for the team’s efforts. Fourteen personal bests, and two NSAC Club records, both involving Jamie VDV. He beat his own 3000m record with 8;57.71 minutes, then linked with Will C, Ben H and Callum D to break the 4x400m record 3;53.07 minutes

Matt Howard Qualifies for Junior European Triathlon Championship

Matt Howard, endurance runner for the club, has qualified to represent GB at the Junior European Triathlon Championships in Kitzbuhel, Austria on the 18-20th of June.  After finishing third at the European qualification race on the 16th of May at Llanelli, in South Wales, Matt secured automatic selection for the event, and has his eyes set on a strong performance.

Talk us through your race

“Had a good swim for me, got clear water from the start and managed to find some good feet. Just missed the front group on the bike, with there being 5 people up ahead. My bike group worked well together and we managed to reduce the gap to around 10 seconds after the 20KM bike. Out of transition, I quickly caught up with the front group and managed to catch the third place runner with around a km to go. I then made my attack with around 600 metres to go to secure third place. I had the second fastest run of the day with a time of 15:42.”

How long have you been involved with NSAC, and how did you get started?

“I got involved with NSAC when I met Julian at the gym in around year 8 of secondary school. Since then I have consistently trained with the club and seen it grow from just a core group of around 8 to what it is today. There is no doubt that running with all the club dramatically improved my running and played a major reason in improving my running.”

What made you get involved in triathlon? Were you involved in athletics first?

“I got involved in triathlon through my dad, and quickly fell in love with the sport. This was around the same time that I had started running at school with my sister suggesting that I should go to a running club on a Friday lunch. Since then, I quickly fell in love with running and triathlon, winning multiple county championships in cross country and track and going to nationals most years.”

What are your goals for this season?

“Since going to Loughborough I have definitely improved in all disciplines of triathlon. With racing still limited because of the covid situation my goal is to do as much racing as possible! I have Europeans in a few weeks where I want to come top 20, then I also have a few European cups in Hungary and Lithuania and some British SuperSeries races.  Lastly, I want to also get a new 5K PB of sub 15 minutes.” 

The club wishes Matt the best of luck in his race, and we look forward to hearing of his successes in future events.

Overview of Recent Competition Results

In spite of torrential rain at Exeter, a total of five personal bests a great return.

In the under-15 event Rosa F impressed with a long jump of 4.68m, closing in on the big 5m milestone that decent conditions will surely bring. This was backed up with a pb of 13.81 seconds over 100m
Ruby D improved her long jump pb to 4.28m and also her 100m pb to 14.14 seconds. Capping a busy day, the high jump saw a jump of 1.35m

In the under-17 event, Keira D came close to her pb and club record with 2;20.82 minutes over 800m. Hannah W also improved her pb with 2;50.03 minutes. George I improved his 100m pb with 12.44 seconds, and a solid 16.06 seconds in the 100m hurdles

Running in the senior event, Charlie B clocked 11.81 seconds in the 100m and 24.67 seconds in the 200m in his first outing of the year.

On the same day, Stephanie B competed at the Gloucester County Championships. She continues to nip away at the 100m Hurdles Club record, lowering it to 17.6 seconds. Backed up with a shot put of 7.87m

Previously at Swindon.

In the u-17 men event, George I continued to threaten the NSAC club record with a rapid 15.88 seconds over the 100m hurdles.
In the u-20 women Steph B, running the same event, ran a 17.78 second time

League events commence in 2 weeks’ time. Will be an unusual season, but hopefully a positive one for NSAC.

For more info, visit www.nsac.org/uk and/or contact@nsac.org.uk

Yeovil Open 8th May 2021 – Round Up

16 North Somerset AC athletes took on the strong wind down at Yeovil for the track day of middle distance races.


The 1500m saw every runner recording a PB whilst others making stunning debuts. The highlight was a fabulous run by Heidi M, who as a first year under 13 ran 5.17. In addition their were great debuts by Ben C and Logan H who showed great maturity against quality opposition.


Heidi M – 5.17.92
Jimmy B – 5.26.98
Joe S – 5.14.39
Kyle B – 5.13.31
Jacob F  5.04.11
Will L – 5.16.17
Jude W –  5.10.03
Paddy H -5.01.78
Will S — 4.53.38
Elliot J – 4.46.84
Logan H  – 4.43.53
Ben C – 4.42.80


The 800m races saw Keira D go close to a PB with 2.20.68 and multi eventer Steph B recording 2.38.15 this after a 3rd place in the long jump of 4.80.
Two under 20s competed in the 3k. Again both ran well in difficult conditions smashing their PBs.

Ollie L 9.10

Jamie VDV 9.04.


There were a few field events taking place and in the triple jump North Somerset AC were represented by George I who recorded 11.43 just short of his PB.

Bill Whistlecroft Spring Series Event at Yeovil – Round Up

Competitions start to arrive thick and fast, returning again to Yeovil for the Bill Whistlecroft Spring Series. A windy, and at times wet venue, made for difficult conditions

Seven NSAC Athletes attended, and came away with six personal bests and two Club records.

In the under-15 boys, George L demonstrated his potential with a massive 13.53 personal best and club record in the shot. Coach Bruce adamant that 14m is achievable this year

In the under-17 mens George I improved his 100m Hurdles personal best to 15.61 seconds, closing in on the long-standing Club record of 15.49 seconds from Henry C.

Also in the under-17 mens, Sam H improved his personal best significantly with a 2;02.74. A sub-2 minute run surely only months away with the right conditions

In the under-17 ladies 800m, Keira D posted an excellent 2;19.83 minutes, again confident this time will drop as the season unfolds.

In the under-20 ladies, Steph B broke the Club 400m hurdles record with a personal best of 68.26 seconds. She also broke her personal best in the shot with a 8.59m put

Jame V broke 2 minutes for the first time over 800m, with an impressive 1;58.72 minutes

Finally, Pip M, competing for the first time in over 18 months, ran a time of 19.79 seconds

Fantastic results from those wanting to return to competition after what has been a tough year for all!

RETURN TO TRAINING

 

Can all parents and athletes be aware of their individual and collective responsibility around NSAC training. Please take this seriously for the foreseeable future, and we can all come out of this ‘unscathed’. This may be different from other clubs and schools, so please stick to this when training with NSAC.

GENERAL

No hanging around before or after training. Aim to arrive on time, drop athletes, then leave site and return in time for pick-up (unless helping at session)
Athletes to sanitise their hands as they arrive, and registers will be taken
No parents hanging around at training. If you aren’t helping out, then unfortunately we cannot have you in the area at the moment
Athletes to stay 2m apart. No wrestling, fighting, leaning etc. Maintain your distance!
You MUST listen to Coaches at all time. This should happen anyway, but even more important at the moment!
England Athletics info on covid-security can be found on https://www.englandathletics.org/athletics-and-running/news/guidance-update-2021/ and https://england-athletics-prod-assets-bucket.s3.amazonaws.com/2021/02/EA-Covid-Operations-Guide-for-Training.pdf

Please do not train if you have/may have/have been close to anyone who has COVID. Advise us if you are being asked to isolate etc so we can decide on how to proceed

NSAC Cross Country Awards

Development Award

Without doubt Ben C was the clubs most improved runner. After placing in the top 30 as an U11 Ben then burst onto the scene in the U13 age group with 3 Top 10 finishes in the Gwent League ( 9,7,5 ). Ben ran a superb race at the high standard South West Champs placing 14th,  and ensuring the club secured a team Bronze and team Gold in the Gwent league. This was all achieved as a first year in the age group. In addition Ben also qualified through the schools races finishing 2nd at the County Schools and representing Avon at the South West School’s Champs where a knee injury frustratingly ended his season early. Ben has always been a regular at training eager to learn to become a better athlete.

Coaches Cross Country Award

Elliot J is the winner of the Coaches Award. An outstanding season starting with a strong leg at the National Road Relays where the team finished top 20. Elliot was an ever present at the Gwent Leagues ( 12,9,6,2, ) a Team Managers dream, the highlight was his second place finish at Blaise Castle just a few seconds from the victory he craved. A fine team player, Elliot led the team home in 12th place at the South West Champs to for the eventual team Bronze. Another top performance came at the National Cross Country at Nottingham, this is a race where a placing in the top 100 requires quality running, Elliot delivered yet again for his 79th place finish. Elliot showed great consistency throughout the long season and deserved his selection for Avon to compete at the prestigious inter counties cross country in Loughborough.

Endurance Cross Country Award

Our Endurance Cross Country athlete of the year goes to Herbie C. Helping the team to a decent finish at the National Road Relays, Herbie’s fitness and confidence improved as the season went on with a breakthrough 3rd place Gwent League finish at Pembrey Park. Qualifying for Avon selection following his performance at the County Champs the seasoned continued to go from strength to strength. A crucial run in the final Gwent league at Chepstow where a 5th place including a dip on the line to take the Carmarthen athlete gave NSAC the critical point to beat Carmarthen in the overall team award for Gold. The final race of the season saw Herbie relish the mud and hills of the National Cross Country finishing an outstanding 57th in a quality field, leading the team home to a top 10 finish.

Lights Go Up At Clevedon Track!

We have light!

Thanks to a massive behind the scenes effort from Matt, and the amazing support of Prolectric, we have now installed lights down the length of the track at Clevedon School.

The difference this makes to the light levels on the track at night is tangible, and marks the start of a new era at the Club; the possibilities on this track are so much better now we will have light throughout the year.

We are very much looking forward to returning to training and making the most of these!

Lockdown 3.0

Further to the Prime Minister’s address last night, 4th January 2021, ALL Club activity is suspended until further notice.

Please continue to follow Government Guidance regarding exercising safely during this time. As of 5th January, the Government recommend one form of exercise daily , which can be taken outside in a public space with one other individual outside of your household, at a 2m social distance.

Please see our Corona Fitness page for training support, including plans you can follow, tips and tricks for effective training, and ‘How To’ videos for common exercises to ensure you carry them out effectively. Alternatively, we are happy to help you with your training, contact us at contact@nsac org.uk for further support.

We will update our guidance regarding a safe return to training at the appropriate time.

Christmas Break


Its been a tough year for all, and its time to spend some quality Christmas time with family. For the first time ever we are unable to hand out sweets (nervous about ‘touch points’) or have our traditional ‘Christmas games day’ (dressing up, Christmas music, dodgeball, grabball, crab football etc). Once we start to return to normal, we will make up for this with ‘Christmas fun sessions’ with extra sweets etc! 

Our Christmas training as follows (Updated 5th January 2021)

CLEVEDON
Final session of 2020 will be Saturday December 19th 2020
Return to Training 2021 -further to government guidance, all training is suspended. Please see our Coronavirus update for further information.

NAILSEA
No training at Nailsea for the remainder of 2020, but welcome at Clevedon on Monday December 14th if able
Return to Training 2021 -further to government guidance, all training is suspended. Please see our Coronavirus update for further information.

PRIORY
Final session of 2020 was Wednesday December 9th 
Return to Training 2021 – Further to government guidance, all training is suspended, please see our Coronavirus update for further information

JULIAN ENDURANCE
Final session of 2020 will be Tuesday December 22nd
Return to Training 2021 – further to government guidance, all training is suspended, please see our Coronavirus update for further information

Emails will be sent out reminding you of the above, with any changes to 2020 scheduling that may happen. Please contact us at contact@nsac.org.uk if you have not received an email communication from us regarding the return to training.

We apologise for the ongoing confusion, and we hope everyone realises we are operating in unprecedented times, having to juggle (very often contrasting and constantly changing) guidelines from schools, National Governing Bodies and Government. We will continue to provide updates as and when they are available.

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Debbie Wins South West Volunteer of the Year Award

NSAC, along with its volunteers and helpers, is no stranger to the England Athletics National Volunteer Awards, having scooped up a large number of awards in the last couple of years, including South West Club & Coach (Chris Millard) of the Year 2018 , & Official (Martin Fisher) & Young Volunteer (Sophie Millard) of the Year 2019, as well as coming in Runners Up in the Inclusion Award Category 2019.

And that winning streak has been continued in the 2020 Volunteer Awards, as Debbie Brooks has won the title of South West Volunteer of the Year 2020! In a slightly different Awards Ceremony to previous years, Debbie was announced as the winner by means of a video presentation (full video of the awards ceremony can be found here)

As in previous year’s, South West Award Winners are put forward for the opportunity to win the National Award, which of course we wish Debbie all the luck in the world for!

Debbie’s Winning Nomination

“The Volunteer of the Year award for the South West winner for 2020 is Debbie Brooks of North Somerset Athletics Club. She is very passionate about athletics and cross country and shows it on a regular basis. As one of the ‘front of house’ contacts for the club, Debbie is the smiling face at training and competitions: new recruits are told to ‘look for Debbie’ at meetings! She will have pins, numbers, information, vests, timetables and enthusiasm to ensure nervous athletes are relaxed. The club as a whole feels fortunate to have such a dedicated, enthusiastic volunteer giving her time freely at all times of the year to help everyone succeed. Debbie has been volunteering with the club for four years and from being asked to assist a team manager, she has stepped into many roles: track and field team manager, cross country camp coordinator, athlete recruitment for cross country, committee member and assisting the membership secretary. This year she has used her expertise to support the track and field team managers offering help and guidance following her successful recruitment of new team managers. She takes on her volunteering roles with an overwhelmingly positive attitude, infecting those around her with her enthusiasm.”

Please click here for a full round up of the South West Volunteer Awards 2020

Coronavirus Update

Further to the Prime Minister’s address on Saturday 31st October, and subsequent guidance provided to us by our National Governing Body, England Athletics (which can be found here), there will be no club training during second National Lockdown, taking place from 5th November 2020 until 2nd December 2020.

How we return to club training after this date is dependent upon further guidance from England Athletics. We will keep you updated via this webpage/twitter/email regarding the return to training.

We are absolutely gutted that the Club must stop again, after what has been a fantastic few months with our Athletes. You have listened well, and followed the guidance to keep yourselves and your coaches safe following the return, and we know you will do the same again when we are able to open our doors once again.

In the meantime, please keep safe and well, and try to stay busy. We have a large number of resources to keep you busy during this lockdown, which can be found here , or alternatively, you can email us if you would like any more help regarding training programmes.

We hope to see you again in a few weeks!

Upcoming AGM

Our Annual General Meeting (AGM) is due to be held on 10th November 2020 (either at Clevedon Sailing Club or, more likely, online, depending on the restrictions in place).

Now, more than ever, it is important that you get involved with some of the decisions that are going to impact your child’s experiences in our club.  With all of the events of the past 12 months, we need you to come along, listen and share your thoughts.

The AGM is an opportunity for the committee to share their reflections on the last 12 months, for nominations for individuals to fill any vacant committee positions, and for general discussion between parents, helpers and committee members on key issues and observations.

Even if you are unable to commit to attending, we welcome your thoughts on any key topics. Please email contact@nsac.org.uk if you wish to invite a discussion topic.

Further clarity on ‘where’ this meeting will take place will follow in due course.

The minutes from last year’s AGM can be found here. 

 

 

 

September Competition Results

A strange year has seen very few athletics events. September saw the soft return to competitions with some of our athletes getting stuck in, and many being rewarded with personal bests (PB).

Swindon

Steph B         400m                               60.86 PB

High Jump                     1.48m

Tom C            800m                              2;20 mins PB

High Jump                     1.60m PB

Long Jump                   5.06m PB

George I     Triple Jump                 11.60m

 

Yate

George I         High Jump               1.58m PB

Long Jump                 4.93m PB

 

Yeovil

Steph B          200m                          26.68 secs

300m Hurdles      47.76 secs

Sam H             800m                          2;05.29 mins PB

Keira D           800m                        2;19.15mins PB

 

Yate

George I       100m                          12.60secs PB

80m Hurdles             12.7secs PB

Triple Jump                11.71m PB

Steph B        100m                           13.16 secs

80m Hurdles           13.1 secs

 

Whitehall

Nyree P        100m                        14.1 secs PB

 

Yate – Throws

George L       Shot                           12.19m PB

Maisie J         Shot                            10.99m

Chrissie B     Hammer                   30.15m PB

 

Don’t forget to let us know if you are competing, we are only too happy to add your results to our listings!