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Bristol Secondary Schools Championships - Wednesday 20th May 2015

The club found out last week that the Bristol Secondary Schools Track & Field Championships will be held at Whitehall Athletics Arena on Wednesday 20th May 2015 commencing at 9.30 a.m. If you want to run in the Avon Schools Championships which will be held at Yate Oudoor Sports Centre on Saturday 13th June 2015 then you will need to compete in the Bristol Schools to qualify. If you have any queries about the Schools Championships please ask at your school rather than at the club. For a full list of this summer's fixtures please see the list at the folowing link:


Keith Brackstone would be pleased to hear from anyone who is available to help at the Bristol Schools - contact him as usual at 07999-511366 or by e-mail at coachkeith53@gmail.com.


Avon T & F League Gets Under Way - Sunday 10th May 2015

The Avon Track & Field League gets under way on Sunday 10th May 2015 at Yate Outdoor Sports Centre. Details of how to go about competing for Bristol & West in the league can be found at B&W WEB Info re Avon League 2015 in the directory at the following link:


If you wish to compete please contact the appropriate Team Manager and let him or her know that you would like to compete.

Club members are reminded that this is a very busy weekend with the Men competing in the British Athletics League (Division 2) match at Crawley on Saturday 9th May 2015 and the Ladies competing in the UK Womens' League (Division 1) match at Derby on the Sunday.



Young Athlete Development Competition - Wednesday 15th April 2015

The second Young Athlete Development Competition that the club puts on annually to introduce young athletes to competition and help Team Managers to choose athletes to represent the club in up-coming League Meetings was held at Whitehall last night (Wednesday 15th April 2015).

The sun brought a better turn-out than for the first meeting and two notable performances were a PB in the 300 metres by Anna Loughlin (43.6) and a runaway victory in the second 1,500 metre race by Anton Mills who clocked 4:29.1.

A full set of results is at the following link:


A big thank you to all the officials and volunteers - without their support the club would not be able to stage events like this.

The club would like to apologise to those of you who experienced difficulty parking last night - City Academy knew the event was on months ago. We will liaise with them next year more closely to avoid a clash with football - we are there every Wednesday and we will be asking them not to book postponed matches on Wednesday nights.


Weekend Track & Field Results Round-Up - 11/12 April 2015 

News has just filtered through that overseas Scott BAJERE ran a windy (+2.3) 21.79 200 metres in the Tailwind Classic at Albuquerque on 4th April 2015.

Much closer to home the top result at the Yate Sprints and Hurdles Meeting held on Sunday 12th April 2015 was Nikki FORTUNE’s brilliant improvement at 300 hurdles to 50.7.  She also ran her first ever 80 metre hurdles finishing third in 13.17 .

Tia JACKSON recorded 8.3 seconds for 60 metres when finishing eighth in heat 5 of that event but then ran 13.0 when finishing second in heat 8 of the 100 metres. Tia also competed in the 75 metre hurdles finishing sixth in 12.41.

Jacob MARSH (under-17) clocked 7.5 seconds for 60 metres as he finished first equal in Heat 6 and in Heat 15 of the 100 metres Jacob recorded 11.8 for seventh place.

Henrietta ANSTEY (W40) continued to make her transition from endurance runner to sprinter with a 14.9 clocking in Heat 2 of the 100 metres as she finished in second place. Henrietta also ran the 200 metres finishing fifth in Heat 2 recording 31.20. Madeleine FOWLER (Under-20) recorded 13.7 as she finished fifth in Heat 7 of the 100 metres.

Jess FRAZER finished first in Heat 5 of the 200 metres recording 27.56 with Madeleine FOWLER finishing fifth in the same heat in 29.26. Jess also competed in the 300 metres finishing second in Heat 1 clocking 45.13.

Isabelle PARSELLE (under-17) ran the 400 metres for the first time and finished third clocking 63.36 - a great debut at the event.

Abdulkadir KUSCU scored a victory in Heat 3 of the 400 metres clocking 56.63  with

Ella FALK sampling a full 400 metres for the first time in the same heat clocking an outstanding 59.85 for fourth place.

Declan WALTERS (in results as North Somerset) ran his first race in Bristol & West  colours with PBs at 100 metres (11.3) and 200 metres (23.66).  This Under-17 will be a great acquisition to the Club - and is now training with Al ABRAMS.

Rebecca COURTENAY ran 100 metre hurdles but resorted to a disappointing four strides right from the outset to finish third in 17.18.  Rebecca also finished third in the 300 metres where she clocked 45.63. 

Elsewhere Anna Loughlin raced at Lee Valley Open on Saturday 11th April 2015 in the 300 metres, her first race, and finished third and third over all in an open age range event with a time of 44.61. She then went and raced 300 metres in Yeovil the next day and improved with a time of 44.20 coming second to an under-17 as an under-15

Mike Strange - 14 April 2015



Bristol & West Open Meeting - Tuesday 21st April 2015

The first of two Open Meetings promoted by Bristol & West Athletic Club will be staged at Kip Keino Athletic Stadium at South Gloucestershire & Stroud College WISE Campus on Tuesday 21st April 2015. Electronic timing and photo-finish will be available for track events and EDM will be used to measure the throws.

The timetable of events can be down-loaded from:


As usual there is a desperate shortage of volunteers and officials. If you are able to help please contact Keith Brackstone at coachkeith53@gmail.com or on 07999-511366.