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Club Selections for Loughborough International - Sunday 22nd May 2016

Our congratulations go to Christina JONES on her selection for the England Senior Women's Team in the hammer at the Loughborough International this coming Sunday. Congratulations also to Joy BRAY who has been invited to attend as a Women's High Jump Team Coach.


Open Steeplechases in Devon Championships - Sunday 15th May 2016

The Devon County Championships on Sunday 15th May 2016 at Exeter has steeplechase races with distances including 3K which are opened to all, including non-Devon County athletes, to run as guests, providing you are EA affiliated. Phil Norman and Jack Hutchens are in the 3K race which is scheduled for 5.20 p.m. Do go along and spice up the event. There is also a 1,500 metre steeplechase available with North Devon AC athletes intending to go. Please send your entry to the link on this web page: http://www.city-runs.co.uk/devoncountyaa/track.html or email janetm.phillips@btinternet.com with your definite intention to attend.


Updated Fixture List - 2016

The club's fixture list for 2016 has been updated to show the summer season of Aztec West Fast 5k races plus the British Milers' Club Grand Prix nationally and Regional Meetings at Exeter and can be found at the following location:



Throwers’ Performances from Bath Fieldfest - Sunday 17th April 2016

Alice Grosjean (Higher Competition Athlete) .  Discus: 38 metres 44 centimetres. This was a great return after effectively losing all of 2015 through work commitments, and confirmation of her winter training distances. Alice took 3 rounds to adjust to using her HiSpin discus before then adding 3 ½ metres .

Shot:  10 metres 55 centimetres. This is her second best throw ever, in her second event

Catherine Clayton. Discus: 33 metres 35 centimetres. This is only 3 centimetres below her PB set last season and promises well for the year. The series was a bit inconsistent but she is getting familiar with a very recent change in technique.

Andrew Thomas. Discus: 35 metres 50 centimetres. This beat Andrew’s PB, set when he took the UK V40 Championship last year, by 1 ½ metres. It confirms his very consistent performance during winter training and currently leads the UK rankings at V40.

Alex Leeming-Froudakis . Discus: 40 metres 48 centimetres. Although this currently tops the SW rankings, it is 6 metres below his best of last summer. Alex is paying the price of his training this winter taking second place to his studies. Now he is back in UK we hope the British summer will bring the same benefits as the last 2 years.


Young Athletes Teams and Events Need Urgent Support

Bristol & West Athletic Club kicks off the Track & Field season for Young Athletes with two Development Competitions at Whitehall on Wednesday 23rd March and Wednesday 6th April 2016. The aim of these two meetings is to give athletes with competition experience a low key entry into the new season and for new-comers to the sport an opportunity to compete at entry level competition. The two competitions will be used to identify athletes who can represent the club in the Avon League and Youth Development League in 2016. The dates of these Leagues are as follows:

Avon League

Sunday  10th July 2016                    -           Yate

Sunday 31st July 2016                     -           Gloucester

Sunday 21st August 2016                -           Yate

Sunday 11th September 2016        -           Yate

Youth Development League (Lower Age Group)

Saturday    23rd  April 2016             -           Yate 

Saturday    21st  May 2016              -           University of Bath     

Sunday      19th June 2016              -           Kip Keino Athletic Stadium, Stoke Gifford

Saturday    16th July  2016               -           Newport

The Club is always looking for volunteers to help in a variety of roles including officials, helpers and Team Managers. So please help us have a strong start to the season by coming along to these two events and getting involved. If you want to know more please contact Richard Gwyn on 07850-219074 or by e-mail to richardgwyn@hotmail.com. The Club is fortunate in that the farthest Young Athletes will have to travel is Gloucester and Newport.