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South-West Track & Field League - Millfield Sunday 31st May 2015

The next South West Athletics League competition takes place on Sunday 31 May 2015 at Millfield - this is a home match for our partner club Mendip AC so the club has an expectation that it will be very well supported as it's on the doorstep! There are events for Under-13s and above. It's also important that those of you who sprint are prepared to stay until the end to do the relays! It is a Programme A fixture details of which can be found at:


If you wish to compete please let Keith Brackstone (coachkeith53@gmail.com or 07999-511366) know so he can inform Mendip AC beforehand.


Good Performances at Loughborough and the Varsity Match

It was a mixed weekend for Bristol and West athletes at Loughborough but there were some great performances. Theo Campbell set a 100 metres PB of 10.56, while Freddie Owsley dipped under 48 seconds over 400 metres for the first time for a Club Junior Record of 47.99 and got his first GB vest anchoring the GB Juniors 4x400 with a mature 47.8 split from No Man's Land. Alex Daley struggled with the wind in the 400 metre hurdles but still ran what would have been a PB two weeks ago with a 55.41 clocking, and Chris Stone pulled up in the 100 metres to avoid a risk of injury - bigger races in Europe over the next few weeks made that the right call. Finally, Steve Mitchell dominated the 1,500 metre Match Race to take an excellent victory for England in 3:45.24.

The men might have all been on the track but the two female athletes from the club were performing in the field. For the secon consecutive weekend Christina Jones found herself in a competition which wouldn't have been out of place at the UK Championships. Her best throw of 61 metres 68 centimetres sufficient only for fifth place. The winner was Sophie Hitchon with 71 metres 2 centimetres, which now tops the UK rankings for 2015. Emily Wright jumped 5 metres 96 centimetres for fifth in the long jump and also ran the anchor leg for Wales in the 4 x 100 metres relay bring the principality home in third place.

Also, away from Loughborough, William Christofi ran an excellent front-running PB of 3:53.04 for second in the Oxford versus. Cambridge Varsity Match, Adam Speake proved he is getting back to fitness winning the B string handily in 4:01.24 and Miles Chandler comfortably broke 10 minutes in the Steeplechase for the first time, also winning the B string in 9:49.7.


Avon County 800 Metre Championships - Tuesday 12th May 2015

Well done to all ten Bristol & West lads who turned out to support the county 800 metre championships.

Despite a chilly evening there were some encouraging performances and several PBs.

A silver medal was just rewards to Jack Banister who ran a big PB in the first race.

Aidan Oscroft also gave it a go, finishing very fast to be rewarded with another consistent run under 2.40.

The biggest surprise of the night came from Beck Harding-Hill who ran under 3 minutes for the first time.

The other performance which stood out was Fenn Willoughby running his first competitive 800 metres and going sub-2.40.

We have a large turnout for the 1,500 metres on Sunday. The weather looks half decent. Let's see if we can add to our medal tally.

Ali Hurford


Results. Times but not actual finishing positions.


Race 1

Jack Banister     2.35 24  PB silver 

Aidan Oscroft    2.37 65  PB

Fenn Willoughby  2.39 77 PB

Joe Mead            2.40 51

Fred Hawker       2.42 75

Lewis Adamson 2.44 26

Otto Kingston    2.45 60 


Race 2

Caleb Owen         2.41.41

Cole Edmunds       2.47 44 PB

Beck Harding- Hill  2.55 19 PB


South-West Inter-Counties Track & Field Championships - Sunday 19th July 2015

The South-West Inter-Counties Track & Field Championships will take place at Exeter Arena on Sunday 19th July 2015. There will be a wide programme for athletes from under-13s upwards details of which are available on the flyer at:



Avon County Championship Entries Close - Sunday 10th May 2015

The Avon County Athletics Championships will be held at Yate Outdoor Sports Centre on Sunday 17th May 2015 but entries close this Sunday (10th May 2015).

Are you under-17 and seeking a medal? The entries submitted so far suggest that any entry will be in with a chance of a medal. Medals are awarded to the first three.

IF you have already submitted your entry, WELL DONE.  If you have not yet done so there is a closing date of Sunday. Forms and cash to Hilary Nash at the Avon League at Yate on Sunday is your last possible chance to enter.

Event details and an entry form can be found of the Avon Athletic Association web site or on the Bristol & West club web-site at


Under- 20 have medals only for the winner. You cannot be a 2015 County Champion if you do not enter?

It would be great to see the event well supported and especially by a significant club turnout.

Do not be put off by it being a championship as it is mainly athletes from local clubs who you may see at YDL, Avon League etc.

Check it out and get your form off without any further delay or you will be too late.