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Throwers’ Performances from Bath Fieldfest - Sunday 17th April 2016

Alice Grosjean (Higher Competition Athlete) .  Discus: 38 metres 44 centimetres. This was a great return after effectively losing all of 2015 through work commitments, and confirmation of her winter training distances. Alice took 3 rounds to adjust to using her HiSpin discus before then adding 3 ½ metres .

Shot:  10 metres 55 centimetres. This is her second best throw ever, in her second event

Catherine Clayton. Discus: 33 metres 35 centimetres. This is only 3 centimetres below her PB set last season and promises well for the year. The series was a bit inconsistent but she is getting familiar with a very recent change in technique.

Andrew Thomas. Discus: 35 metres 50 centimetres. This beat Andrew’s PB, set when he took the UK V40 Championship last year, by 1 ½ metres. It confirms his very consistent performance during winter training and currently leads the UK rankings at V40.

Alex Leeming-Froudakis . Discus: 40 metres 48 centimetres. Although this currently tops the SW rankings, it is 6 metres below his best of last summer. Alex is paying the price of his training this winter taking second place to his studies. Now he is back in UK we hope the British summer will bring the same benefits as the last 2 years.


Young Athletes Teams and Events Need Urgent Support

Bristol & West Athletic Club kicks off the Track & Field season for Young Athletes with two Development Competitions at Whitehall on Wednesday 23rd March and Wednesday 6th April 2016. The aim of these two meetings is to give athletes with competition experience a low key entry into the new season and for new-comers to the sport an opportunity to compete at entry level competition. The two competitions will be used to identify athletes who can represent the club in the Avon League and Youth Development League in 2016. The dates of these Leagues are as follows:

Avon League

Sunday  10th July 2016                    -           Yate

Sunday 31st July 2016                     -           Gloucester

Sunday 21st August 2016                -           Yate

Sunday 11th September 2016        -           Yate

Youth Development League (Lower Age Group)

Saturday    23rd  April 2016             -           Yate 

Saturday    21st  May 2016              -           University of Bath     

Sunday      19th June 2016              -           Kip Keino Athletic Stadium, Stoke Gifford

Saturday    16th July  2016               -           Newport

The Club is always looking for volunteers to help in a variety of roles including officials, helpers and Team Managers. So please help us have a strong start to the season by coming along to these two events and getting involved. If you want to know more please contact Richard Gwyn on 07850-219074 or by e-mail to richardgwyn@hotmail.com. The Club is fortunate in that the farthest Young Athletes will have to travel is Gloucester and Newport.


England 10,000 Metres Track Championships - Saturday 21st May 2016 

Those of you who want to race a 10,000 metres on the track are advised that the England 10,000 metres Track Championships and the Highgate Harriers Night of 10,000 metres PBs will take place on Saturday 21st May 2016 and further details and on-line entry can be found at the following link:



Fieldfest Bath University - Sunday 17th April 2016

Team Bath and Stroud & District Athletic Club will be joint hosts of a  meeting of jumps and throws at Bath University on Sunday 17th April 2016. For more information and an entry form please see the following link:



Young Athlete Development Competitions - 2016

The club has already decided the dates for its Young Athlete Development Competitions in 2016 and these will take place on Wednesday 23rd March and Wednesday 6th April: both events will commence at 6.15 p.m. at Whitehall Athletics Arena with registration required at least 30 minutes prior to an athlete's first event. A full timetable for both meetings can be found at:


As well as giving young athletes an experience of competition these events will be used to select athletes for club teams to compete in the National Youth Development League for the Lower Age Group (under-13 and under-15) and Upper Age Group (under-17 and under-20).