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Tuesday
Jan272015

Hercules Wimbledon Young Athletes Meeting - 12th April 2015

Following last year’s highly successful re-location of this major meeting from Crystal Palace to Wimbledon Park, the event will be staged there again on 12th April 2015.

Now in its thirty-fourth year, the meeting includes events from Under-11 to Under-20. Under-20 men and women also have the rare opportunity to test themselves over the mile distance, in the Dave Clarke Mile (separate races for both men and women), for which there are cash prizes for the first three places. One of Britain's finest cross country runners (representing GB eleven times), and the current Club Chairman, Dave is also one of Hercules Wimbledon AC's best known track athletes, who set his best time of 3:56.95 for the mile at Crystal Palace in 1982. The closing date for entries is Friday, 20th March 2015.

Athletes can enter and pay online via www.herculeswimbledonac.org.uk (or download a printable form) and view the timetable there too. A copy of the entry form and timetable and a poster are available under YAM at http://www.bristolandwestac.org/downloads/race-details-and-entry-forms/

Parking at the Stadium is limited, but it is easily accessible by public transport. The nearest tube station is Southfields on the District Line, and the number 39 and 493 buses stop just by the entrance to the Park on Wimbledon Park Road. See www.herculeswimbledonac.org.uk for a map.

Friday
Nov142014

South West Steeplechase Workshop in Bristol - 12 November 2014

National lead for Steeplechase, Spencer Duval, delivered a Flying Coach session to coaches from five clubs: Bristol & West AC, Team Bath AC, Taunton AC, Gloucester AC and Mendip AC on Wednesday 12th November 2014. Coaches were invited to bring athletes and 17 athletes with a 9:8 split of female:male athletes were there in force ready to bravely tackle the demands of steeplechasing. The session took place at the Kip Keino track in Filton with thanks to Bristol and West AC who enabled the session to be run alongside one of their club night sessions.

This second session in a series of two focussed on the water jump and Spencer soon had the athletes confidently jostling for position as they approached the obstacle. Inevitably one or two athletes ended up getting a little wetter than they intended, but a lot of fun as well as some valuable learning took place. Coaches and athletes alike had a much better understanding of foot placement, body position on the barrier and in flight, approaching and exiting the water jump by the end of the session. Spencer also imparted lots of ideas on how to quickly build confidence in tackling the water jump.

CCSO Charlotte Fisher said ‘With a new enthusiasm for the event amongst coaches and athletes in the South West and a greater knowledge and confidence in coaching the event we expect to see many more athletes giving this event a go next summer. Spencer’s practical based, no-fuss approach to coaching has really resonated with those who have attended the workshops.’

Bristol & West Development Adviser, Keith Brackstone, is now exploring with England Athletics the possibility of running a monthly steeplechase session alongside the usual weekly endurance session run by the club at the venue.

Wednesday
Sep032014

Mike Strange Updates Men's Club records

Sterling work by Mike Strange has seen him update the men’s track and field records for the club for the recent summer and the fruits of his labours can be found at:

http://www.bristolandwestac.org/downloads/club-track-field-records/ .

Keith Brackstone is undertaking the same task for the ladies and hopes to upload their revised records shortly.

If you think you spot something that you thinks requires updating please let Mike (for men) and Keith (for women) know and they will investigate and take action as necessary.

Sunday
Aug312014

Kurt and Ella take Medals at National Age Group Championships

Four Club Athletes were in action on Day One of the English Under-17 and Under-15 age group championships at Bedford International Arena on Saturday 30th August 2014. Ella FALK finished second in her heat of the under-17 300 metres clocking 41.51. Tomas GOODMAN finished fourth in Heat 2 of the under-17 400 metres in 52.91 and Anton MILLS finished sixth in Heat 1 of the under-15 Boy’s 800 metres in 2:08.26. However, pride of place must go to Kurt CAMERON who cleared 3 metres 60 centimetres in the under-15 pole vault to finish second and take the silver medal losing out on count back only.

Early information from today is that Ella finished third in her final in 40.72 to take a bronze medal.

Further details will be added once today’s results have been posted on Power-of-10. Well done to Kurt and Ella and their respective coaches Martin Davies and Al Abrams. It’s great to see young athletes performing so well on the National stage.

Thursday
Aug282014

South-West League - Yeovil - Sunday 7th September 2014

The last South West Athletics League match takes place at Yeovil on Sunday 7th September 2014 . As this is on their doorstep Mendip Athletic Club want as many of their athletes as possible to attend! As Bristol & West AC are partnered with Mendip our athletes are also welcome to attend. If anyone is interested in taking part, please contact Keith Brackstone – keithatrvp@blueyonder.co.uk - know ASAP stating their age group with DOB and the event(s) they would like to do. Keith will then let Peter Grosjean the Mendip Team Manager know. It is timetable A for this event which can be found at:

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