Bristol & West Athletic Club are delighted to announce that Adam Wall is now offering advice to aspiring high jumpers in the club on Monday nights at Whitehall from 6.30 p.m. onwards. Adam, who is coached by Joy Bray, improved his outdoor PB to 2 metres 5 centimetres in 2013 to rank 24th overall in the UK and seventh under-23. Adam was ultra consistent last summer with all his outdoor heights in the 1 metre 95 to 2 metre 05 range – so will be a great asset in a coaching role which he will take up on completion of his Assistant Coaching Course in November. With Hilary Nash already offering advice to younger high jumpers and Joy coaching our performance group Adam’s addition can only strengthen our coaching team in this event. If you would like to attend any of Adam’s sessions please contact Club Development Adviser, Keith Brackstone, in the first instance.
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British Athletics' recently announced the 2014 fixture list and a copy of it is available at:
So please have a look - put the important dates in your diary and arrange holidays, illness, injury, friend's weddings and any other event you can think of around these dates so we have another successful year in 2014!
The Club held an end of season Young Athlete Development Competition at Whitehall Athletic Arena on Wednesday 25th September 2013 partly to give young athletes a final chance to compete in the 2013 summer season but also to give the coaches a chance to identify talent at throwing and jumping as well as running to sign-post them to training opportunities over the winter ready for the 2014 summer season.
Jacob Grinnell was the fastest on the under-11 boys over 75 metres across the four races clocking 11.6 – and Jacob is still in Year 4. Jacob also took the honours in the howler throw with a longest throw of 26.9 metres. Tenisha Small was the fastest under-11 girl over 75 metres clocking 11.1 and also finished first in the girl’s 600 metres with a time of 2:02.7. Tenisha also took the 100 metres race in a time of 14.8 – just in front of under-13 Jess Frazer. Tenisha is in Year 6. In the Boy’s under-11 600 metres first home was Max Barnett in 2:07.1.
At the under-13 level Ben Dixey was the fastest boy clocking 10.8 while Emily Warr’s 11.8 was fastest among the under-13 girls. Jess Frazer won the under-13 girl’s 800 metres in 2:51.1 while Isabella Parselle won the under-15 race in 2:33.5.
In the field there were large numbers of competitors in the under-11 Long jump with Jamaane Ayton winning the under-11 boys with a jump of 3 metres 75 centimetres, Lewis Oberhansley took the under-13 boys long jump with 3 metres 46 centimetres, while Curt Cameron was the sole under-15 but jumped well to record 4 metres 94 centimetres to add to his 1 metre 46 centimetre clearance in the high jump.
In the under-11 girl’s long jump Jessica Prewett won with 3 metres 67 centimetres, Jess Frazer took the under-13 girl’s long jump with 3 metres 85 centimetres and Sam Barrett won the under-15 girls event with 4 metres 35 centimetres as well as high jumping 1 metre 40 centimetres. Jessica also won the girl’s howler throw with a throw of 18.5 metres.
Full results are available at:
A big thank you to Hilary Nash, Dean Garrett and the team of volunteers who made staging this event possible.
Five athletes from Bristol & West Athletic Club competed in the Inter-Counties Championships at Bedford on the weekend of 24th/25th August 2013 two came away with bronze medals and two others came away with PBs. Tom MERSON finished third in the Men’s 5,000 metres where his PB of 14:39.71 was just 5 seconds behind Mohamud Aadan’s winning time of 14:34.09. Our other bronze medallist was Christine JONES in the women’s hammer. Christine has been really consistent at 58/59 metres this season and her bronze medal throw was 58 metres 58 centimetres. Behind her Cathrine BEATTY pulled out a PB of 57 metres 17 centimetres for fourth place – much to the delight of Coach Ken Holmes. If we can get them both out for all 3 UKWAL matches next year that would be great points in the Women’s hammer. Another great point scorer in the UKWAL this year has been Charlotte GREEN and she is another athlete to have performed at a consistently high level throughout the summer. Bedford on the Saturday was no exception as she finished fifth in the 3,000 metres steeplechase for women in a PB of 11:15.68 in a race won by Kerry Harty in 10:23.33.
Our sole representative in the sprints was Scott BAJERE who finished sixth in the final of the 100 metres for men in 10.73.
A great end to a long season for these athletes and we look forward to watching them compete in 2014 where we hope they will continue to improve the way they have in 2013.
Bristol & West will be the lead club for the final Avon Track & Field League Match at Yate Outdoor Sports Centre on Sunday 8th September 2013 - as such we will be expected to provide the following officials/volunteers.
Chief Track Judge and a track judge
Chief Timekeeper and a timekeeper
Field Equipment Officer
Hurdle Movement Team
If you are prepared to help then please contact Keith Brackstone in the first instance. The Match will use Programme B - so the first events in the field and on the track will commence at 12 noon with the final events due to start at 5.35 p.m. (if the programme runs to schedule).