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Tuesday
Apr222014

Whitehall Open Meeting – Tuesday 29th April 2014

Just a quick reminder that the club’s first Open Meeting of the summer will be held at Whitehall Athletics Arena on Tuesday 29th April 2014 with the first event on the track the 75 metres for under-11 boys and girls at 6.30 p.m. and the first field event the hammer at 6.30 p.m. Full details of the programme can be found at:

http://www.bristolandwestac.org/downloads/track-and-field-competitions/open-meetings/

We are still short of officials and volunteer helpers of any description – so if you can help please contact Keith Brackstone at keithatrvp@blueyonder.co.uk or at 07999-511366.

Also we are trying to ensure some good races at 800, 1,500 and 3,000 metres – already we are looking at close to 2.10 for the women’s 800 metres and somewhere in the 9.45 to 10.00 bracket for the women’s 3,000 metres so if you would like to take part or could help with pace making (specifically we would like someone to take the women’s 800 metres out in 65 seconds through 400 metres) then please contact Keith Brackstone (details above). The races will provide an ideal warm-up opportunity for those competing in the British Universities and Colleges Championships or the British Milers' Club event at Millfield over the early May Bank Holiday.

Tuesday
Apr222014

South-West Track and Field League – Summer 2014

The club takes part in the South-West Track and Field League as part of a composite team with Mendip Athletic Club. (As well as having teams in the British Athletics League, UK Women’s Athletic League, Midland Track & Field League and Avon League). Competition in this league allows club members who are based in Cornwall, Devon and Somerset the opportunity of local track and field league competition. Each South-West League meeting has an extensive programme of events which can be seen at the programmes at the following link:

http://www.bristolandwestac.org/display/ShowFiles?moduleId=5713328&directoryId=1872095&SSScrollPosition=0

The matches for 2014 are:

Sunday 11th May 2014 at Par (Programme B)

Sunday 6th July 2014 at Millfield (Programme A)

Sunday 20th July 2014 at Plymouth (Programme B)

Sunday 7th September 2014 at Yeovil (Programme A)

In addition a South-West Cup match will be held at Exeter on Sunday 3rd August 2014.

If you would like to compete in any of these matches then please contact Keith Brackstone, Club Development Adviser, at keithatrvp@blueyonder.co.uk , or on 07999-511366 who is the link with Mendip AC for the composite South-West League team. For the first match please let Keith know by 9 p.m. on Thursday 8th May 2014.

Wednesday
Apr162014

Avon League - Sunday 13th April 2014

The results from the under-11 Quadkids competition are now available and can be found at the following link: http://www.bristolandwestac.org/downloads/track-and-field-competitions/avon-league/ . Aiden OSCROFT had a busy afternoon competing in three events: its a shame that an apparent gap in communication meant that the under-11s Team Manager didn't realise that the under-11 competition was being run as a Quadkids competition, which meant that competitors had to compete in all four disciplines to have any chance of being at the top of the rankings at the end of the day. 

Tia JACKSON (under-13 Girls) opened her 2014 Avon League season with wins in the 75 metres (10.3) and 70 metre hurdles (12.0). Ella FALK (under-17 Ladies) recorded a sprint double taking the 100 metres in 12.4 and the 200 metres in 25.2. Lewis OBERHANSI (under-13 Boys) won the long jump in his age group jumping 4 metres exactly. Tomas Goodman (under-17 Men) placed second in the 100 metres in 11.5 and third in the 200 metres in 23.3. Anton MILLS (under-15 Boys) finished third in the 800 metres in 2:09.9 but with a bit more confidence might have finished higher as he was finishing the fastest of anyone in the field.

On the veterans front Derek MORGAN took the 100 metres in 11.6 and in the Veteran Ladies 1,500 metres Sarah EVERITT (5:05.8) and Claire JOLLIFFE (5:13.8) scored a one-two. It was great to see Anna SKINNER debut for the club on the track in the same race and her time of 5:13.2 was a great opener to her track career – I am sure there is a lot more to come.

An extract with all the results of club athletes can be found at: http://www.bristolandwestac.org/downloads/track-and-field-competitions/avon-league/ .

There were some good early season performances from those club athletes who competed on Sunday but - as usual - the overall team result was in no way indicative of the quality and quantity of club members and all the Team Managers hope to see greater support at the second of the four match series which will be held at Yate Outdoor Sports Centre on Sunday 25th May 2014. So six weeks to get race fit if that is why you missed last Sunday!

 

Saturday
Apr122014

Mendip Open Meeting - Thursday 24th April 2014

Mendip Athletic Club are holding an Open Meeting on Thursday 24th April 2014. Full details of the venue, timing and events to be held can be found on their event flyer at the following link: 

http://www.bristolandwestac.org/downloads/track-and-field-competitions/open-meetings/

Friday
Apr112014

Enthusiasm Evident in Young Athlete Development Meeting

The weather was warmer for the second Young Athlete Development Meeting held at Whitehall on Wednesday 9th April 2014 but the temperature quickly dropped as the sun went down. The aim of both meetings was to identify new talent to compete for the club in 2014 and to re-connect with athletes who we might not have seen much over the winter. We also hoped that many would give a jump or a throw a try in case they had hidden talents waiting to be discovered but in this respect both meetings were pretty disappointing, although the club was pleased to see that some young athletes did have a try at both the Ball Throw and the Javelin in this meeting.

To start with high jump for a change the winning jumpers were:

Under-11 Boys Edward Lovell with a clearance at 1 metre 5 centimetres,

Under-13 Boys Lewis Oberhansi with a clearance at 1 metre 32 centimetres,

In the Long Jump the winners were:

Under-11 Girls Tilly Brice 2 metres 98 centimetres,

Under-13 Girls Libby Hayett 4 metres 16 centimetres,

Under-15 Girls Jade Stallard 3 metres 23 centimetres.

Under-11 Boys Freddie Frazer 2 metres 99 centimetres

Under-13 Boys Lewis Oberhansi 3 metres 98 centimetres.

In the Javelin the winners were:

Under-13 Girls Abi White 18 metres exactly,

Under-15 Girls Abigail Monk 15 metres 65 centimetres,

Under-13 Boys Tyler Lane 14 metres 96 centimetres.

In the Ball Throw Alice Brown threw 14 metres 59 centimetres to win the under-11 girls competition and Ben Brown the under-11 Boys competition with a throw of 21 metres 68 centimetres.

On the track there were some young competitors in the under-11s races (some of them hadn’t yet mastered the art of staying in their lane or running in a straight line but without a doubt they were all very enthusiastic.

Max Johnson’s 11.6 was the fastest time across the three heats of the under-11 boys 75 metres. Lexie Hill recorded the fastest time by an under-11 Girl with 12.3 seconds, under-12 Thema Hendricks was the fastest in 11.5.

As usual the numbers trying the sprint hurdles were disappointing so I had better mention all four athletes brave enough to give it a try. Tenisha Small just pipped Abi White (14.5 to 14.7 in the under-13 girls 70 metre hurdles). In the under-13 boy’s event Harry Wood recorded 16.3 as he defeated Tyler Lane (17.2).

There were seven competitors in the Boy’s 1,500 metres which was won convincingly by Stan Harding-Hill in 5:13.6. Eloise Brown recorded a comfortable win in the under-15 girl’s 1,500 metres in 5:07.9, with under-13 Katie Jones finishing third in 5:28.2.

In the 100 metres Lexie Hill recorded 16.7 to take the girl’s under-11 race. First home in the under-13 race was Tenisha Small in 14.2. Laura Measor was the fastest under-15 recording 15.2 and Isobel Marshall recorded 14.8 as the sole under-17 Lady. Under-13 Oliver Pitt recorded the fastest 100 metres for his age in 14.1 and then recorded 30.4 in the under-13 200 metres, while Jade Stallard won the under-15 girl’s 200 metres in 30.8. In a mixed age and gender 200 metres Mark Smith was the first finisher in 24.5, while in fourth place under-17 Lady Ella Falk recorded 26.1.

Aidan Oscroft was a clear winner of the under-11 600 metres in 1:59.5 to add to his earlier win in his heat of the 75 metres.

Full results can be found at: http://www.bristolandwestac.org/downloads/track-and-field-competitions/club-young-athlete-development-events/

As always our thanks go the coaches, officials and volunteers without whose help the club could not stage these events.