Great News, Westbury Harriers have 3 coaches at the track on Tuesday evenings from 7.00 -8.30! This will ensure everyone who wants coaching for cross country and track work from 800 m up will be catered for at all levels. There is now a dedicated beginners group, so no need to feel it will all be too fast for you!
On Thursdays from 7.00 – 8.30 Neil Miller, from Westbury Harriers, has kindly stepped in to run the distance session until our new coach Jason Micheal starts in April. Jason has vast experience in coach, ranging from academy sessions up to senior athletes like Ellie Leather who is currently in American on a sport scholarship! He Will be a great addition to our coaching team and we look forward to him joining us at Yate.
Sandra Woodman’s sprint group (Tuesdays and Thursdays 7.00 – 8.30) is also looking really healthy with a range of younger athletes joining the group. It is great to see the younger ones training next to the more experience ‘English Schools’ qualifying athletes, what better role models can there be?
Graham Howell’s performance Hurdles group is growing nicely, but don’t forget he also has a development squad that meet on Wednesday nights from 7.00 pm -8.00 pm should you are interested (but not sure what it entails) or do want to follow a hurdles pathway and benefit from his vast experience.
Our AGM has been set for Thursday 29th March at 8.30 pm in the club house, any proposals need to be submitted in writing to our Secretary Tracey John 7 days in advance.
Look forward to seeing you there.
Dear athlete and parent,
Following from our communication on Yate AC website and our newsletter on 31st January, you will be aware that Mark Lodge and Phil Lucker have set up their own Athletics club. Due to this it has been agreed that Phil and Mark will no longer be coaching for us/Yate AC at the 7.00-8.30 Tuesday and Thursday evening club sessions, this is to avoid a potential conflict. We appreciate that this can be disruptive to athletes and do understand the bond between athlete and coach can be special. We apologise for not communicating with you sooner but as you can imagine we had lots of things to get sorted in a short time!
We thank Mark and Phil for all their contributions over the past many years. Mark and his family have spent many hours supporting YOSC and the athletes for this we are greatly appreciative.
Yate have many other coaches who are all ready to talk with you to discuss your training needs at the times when Mark and Phil would have been coaching. Please do come along as usual to your Tuesday and Thursday training sessions where one of the Yate coaches led by Jeremy Dale will be available to help you meet the other coaches and discuss your individual training and competing ambitions.
Do feel free to grab anyone in a Yate AC green jumper if you would like to discuss anything further or have any concerns.
Many thanksYate and District AC
We are holding our first event of the outdoor season on Saturday 24th March at Yate Outdoor Sports Complex.
Entries are now open, go to the fixtures section and scroll down to find the details or use the click here on the front page under our Sprints and Hurdles entry form.
This is a great opportunity to register a height or distance which will go on ‘power of 10’ and will allow our team managers to see your performances when selecting our teams.
If you are new to competition, being at our home track this is the best way to start your competitive season, surrounded by faces you know. Go on give it a go, we will be on hand should you have any concerns on the day!
Entries for our Sprints and Hurdles Open on Sunday 8th April 2018 are now available.
Click on the link below and enter NOW!
Entries filled up so quickly last year many club members missed out on this popular event.
Entries will be limited again this year so when its Full its Full!
Click on the link and enter now if you intend to!