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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

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.