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Tuesday
Jul282015

More News (and Medals) From British Masters Track & Field Championships

Andrew Thomas took gold in the M40 Discus at the British Masters Champs in Birmingham. He needed to nudge his PB up a few more centimetres to do it, but is still chasing his training best at more than a metre further. Perhaps as a youngster of 43 in his first competitive season for 25 years, he can be excused a few nerves on the big stage! Brilliant throwing , Andrew.

Dave Bedwell also struck gold - twice - in the M60 age group with perfectly executed races in the 800 metres which he won in 2:20.23 (to win by .26 of a second in a season's best) and in the 1,500 metres which he won in 4:53.61 (this time just over a second clear).

Monday
Jul272015

Master's Track & Field - A Coach's Eye View

As a Coach at Bristol and West AC I’m really delighted to report about the successes of all three Athletes that I’ve had the pleasure to work with.

Saturday, Georgie Salmon clocked a time of 4:55.58 when picking up the Bronze medal in the O35 Women’s 1,500 metres. Nothing astonishing with the time, but it was reported that due to windy conditions the first 400m was run is a painful 83-84 seconds meaning that the rest of the race was covered at a fraction under 77 second pace!

Clare Jolliffe has recently taken a liking to the track at the Alexander Stadium. Settling in at the middle of the pack and operating well inside her PB pace she reeled off lap after lap. Although clearly drifting in the latter stages her bravery was rewarded with a new P.B of 18:55.74. This was much to the delight of both her and her travelling fan club.

Georgie Salmon went one better than her Saturday exploits when competing in the 800 metres. Reaching the bell in time of 70 seconds, she fought hard to chase down the leader but had to settle for a season’s best of 2:20.83 – Nice one Georgie.

Pete Mountain really did get his timing right as he peaked at the right time. Granted he didn’t win a medal this year but he did knock more than two seconds off his PB to record 2:18.06, this was achieved off a first lap of 67 seconds. He was so surprised with his new mark that he questioned the officials. Perhaps taking a week off on Holiday should be taken by all Athletes wanting to peak at the right moment!

Dave Talor reports

Monday
Jul272015

Ladies Win Medals in Masters Track & Field Championships

Clare Jolliffe finished second in the W45 5,000 metres in the British Masters at Alexander Stadium held over Saturday and Sunday 25th and 26th July 2015. Clare's time was a new PB of 18:55.74 and daughter Emma has already put photos of her proud Mum on Facebook. Also featuring in pictures on Facebook is Georgie Salmon who finished third in the W35 1,500 metres in 4:55.56. Both Ladies are coached by Dave Taylor - so it's a big well done Team Taylor.

Sunday
Jul262015

Senior and Junior Athletes Needed for Avon League - Sunday 2nd August 2015

The next Avon Track & Field League fixture is at the Yate Outdoor Sports Complex BS37 7PN on Sunday 2nd August 2015.

We hope to be able to fill the team slots of three per event so please get in touch with Dave Hart to stake your claim to a team place, by e-mail adh_1000@btinternet.com  or by phone 0788 7942699 as soon as you can. Alternatively see him at Whitehall on Monday as he will be there from 6.30 to 8.15pm. He will be providing a list of competitors to Hilary Nash on Thursday who will make sure you have a registered competitor number. This has to be done by Friday 31st July 2015 at the very latest.

For the Avon League meeting in September a volunteer to undertake this task is needed. Hilary did match 1, Dave Hart did match 2 and now 3 so how about offering to be the focal point for the13th September 2015 meeting just for the U20s/Seniors?

The events on 2nd August 2015 are:

SENIOR & MASTERS MEN                                     SENIOR & MASTERS WOMEN

110m Hurdles                             12.40                Hammer                                12.00

Pole Vault                                   12.45                100m Hurdles                        12.25

Discus                                           1.00                Pole Vault                             12.45

100m * (includes Masters)         1.35                  1500m * (includes Masters)    12.55

Triple Jump                                         2.30         100m * (includes Masters)        1.35

Shot                                                       3.10      Javelin                                       2.00

High Jump                                           3.10        Long Jump                                 3.10

800m                                                   3.50       400m                                           4.50

200m                                            4.20     4x100m Relay 5.10                                       

100 metres is three seniors and three masters and should be separate races.

Tuesday
Jul212015

Good Medal Haul from South-West Track & Field Championships

Thirteen Club athletes competed in the South-West Athletics Championships at Exeter Arena on Sunday 19th July2015  and came away with 12 medals between them.

Khiaaama KOFI finished fifth in her heat of the under-15 girls 100 metres in 13.00 but went on to take gold in the 200 metres in 26.51.

Tia JACKSON finished fifth in her heat of the under-15 girls 100 metres in 13.09 but went on to take the bronze medal in the long jump with a best jump of 4 metres 85 centimetres (an outdoor PB).

Anna LOUGHLIN finished third to take bronze in the under-15 girls 300 metres in 44.31 and took silver in the Shot Putt with a best putt of 10 metres 30 centimetres, which was a PB with a 3 kg implement.

Niamh BOULTON finished fourth in the under-15 girls Discus with 22 metres 4 centimetres and also placed sixth in the shot with a best putt of 7 metres 38 centimetres.

Isabella PARSELLE finished fourth in the under-17 ladies 300 metres in 44.15.

Sam BARRETT took bronze in the under-17 ladies long jump with her opening jump of 5 metres 5 centimetres but then injured herself during her second round jump - we hope it isn't too serious an injury and that she is back competing soon.

Catherine CLAYTON finished seventh in the under-17 ladies Hammer with a best throw of 31 metres 9 centimetres and then took gold in the Discus with a best throw of 31 metres 37 centimetres.

Hannah JACKSON won the under-20 ladies 100 metre hurdles in 15.02 and Rownita MARSTON took gold in the Shot in the same age group with a best putt of 12 metres 62 centimetres.

Alex DALEY had a successful afternoon taking double gold in the under-20 men's age group winning the 400 metre hurdles in 54.27 and the 400 metres in 49.54 (just .02 shy of his PB).

Sam BOULTON also took two medals in the under-20 men's age group finishing second in the Discus with a best throw of 39 metres 67 centimetres and third in the shot with a best putt of 12 metres 62 centimetres.

Our only Senior Man was Andrew THOMAS who threw 33 metres 55 centimetres for sixth in the Discus. There were no senior women competing and overall numbers in the senior competitions were very sparse.

Full results can be found at:

http://www.bristolandwestac.org/downloads/track-and-field-competitions/south-west-championships/