Just to let you know we have a team in the 24 hr relay for life at YOSC starting @ 12.00 noon this Saturday 1st July any one who wants to join in the fun, cheer the team on and/or relax in the bar is most welcome. I should be a great weekend finishing at noon on Sunday so plenty of time to pop down and join in!
The highlight of the Schools athletics season, The English Schools Championships, take place on Friday 7th and Saturday 8th July. These Championships are said to be the fourth largest athletic event in the world and are now in their 87th year, having first been contested in 1925, only stopping for the Second World War. This […]
Just to let you all know, Clifton College are holding their sports day at Yate this Saturday, 26th june, so the will not be any Track training on this day, (LSCL will be using the AWP for their session).
Sunday 25th is however available, so discuss with you coach if you would like to train then.
The following weekend (1st and 2nd July) is the Cancer UK 24 hour relay for life so again no training either day (LSCL on the AWP) There are other times during the week we can open up the track, so again talk to your coach to see if they can fit in another session.
The following weekend (8th and 9th July) there will only be the normal 10.00 -11.00 sessions, but its also the English Schools weekend and Avon track and field on the Sunday (at Yate)
Saturday 15th and 22nd of July back to normal.
This is the Fb message that team manager Sam Smith put out yesterday. So before you read it I would like to thank Sam for all her hard work!
Well what a fathers day!!! My car read 36 degrees when we started our journey home at 5pm!
GUESS WHAT?! WE MADE THE REGIONAL FINALS!!!!!
So I want to say a massive thank you again to all the athletes that competed and tried their best. It was ridiculously hot and still pb’s were achieved!! Some came and competed whilst feeling ill, some tried events never done before and yet again some stood in last minute! You were all fantastic and behaviour was professional and sporting (don’t forget to thank your officials for their time though! 😉)
Thank you to the dads that gave up fathers day, thank you to the officials that braved the sun for hours and thank you to the coaches for their continued supportive training all this together helps the day to run smoothly.
We finished in 3rd place this time which is fantastic as we didnt have a full team and were missing some key team athletes. When we go to the Regional finals in Cardiff on Saturday 15th July, the top 2 teams that finish there will go to National Final at Birmingham Alexander Stadium – so all hands on deck! Celebrations all round if we make that!! 🍾🎂🍾🎂🍾🎂🍾🎂🍾🎂🍾🎂🍾🎂🍾🎂🍾🎂🍾
Athletes: Well done for all your efforts but can I remind you all that it doesn’t matter whether you wear 6, 66 or have a different number… all you can EVER do is achieve a personal best… you are all individual and it’s super important to me that you aim to better yourselves rather than feel you have to win points… Not every round will go as you want it too but that’s all part of the learning curve of athletics and competing – never give up!
Parents: Thank you for your continued support and flexibility in bringing your amazing athletes to the competitions! The next round is SATURDAY 15th JULY 2017 at Cardiff. Please can I have availability confirmed ASAP as the team will be revised depending on if they’ve competed in one or more of the previous rounds (ydl rules), performance and availability.
There will be a coach costing £5 per athlete or £10 per family, basically covering bridge cost. There will be 2 pick up points at Yate and Filton and I would urge ALL athletes to try and go on the coach as it really makes the day special and builds the team spirit. More details to follow as I sit down this week and select our final team. As ever I am limited with how many athletes I can pick and now I can only select athletes that have competed in 1 or more of the previous 3 rounds so I have less room for asking athletes to fill in spaces should injury or choosing to opt out of an event occur.
I appreciate there may be some disappointment for those not picked that may have competed previously but I have seeded the athletes from the beginning and continue to do so. For those that aren’t picked you will be put forward for Avon Track & Field which starts next month. As far as I know this is the first time the younger athletes have gotten this far and athletes that aren’t selected are more than welcome to come with us and support us. ( I will check but I think if you’ve competed in a previous round and a space pops up I can put you in on the day!)
Any questions as always please grab me at the track or email me. Well done to EVERYONE that has competed in any round once again. Stay safe in the sun and look after those wonderfully talented athletic bodies!!
AKA a very proud team manager
Great result for Yvette in the Midland Counties U20 Championships at the weekend.
She took both 100m and 200m titles and has earned herself selection for England (Midlands) in the Welsh International in Cardiff on 12th July.
Her win at the weekend means Yvette has made a clean sweep of county sprints this year being U20 Midland Counties indoor Champion for 60m and 200m, U20 Avon County Champion for 100m and 200m and U20 Midland Counties Champion 100m and 200m.
Congratulation to Yvette for her great results, we wish her all the best for her U20 England debut in July, a testament to all the hard work she puts into her athletics.
SECOND MIDLAND LEAGUE
SUNDAY 4th JUNE at BIRMINGHAM
Sunday 4th June saw the combined senior team of Yate and Bristol & West travel to Birmingham for the second of four Midland League fixtures.
The conditions were variable – overcast to start, torrential rain in the middle, and sunny at the end ! We had our usual last minute team reorganisation, but in the end, the team that made it to the track managed to secure a fantastic second place, only a handful of points behind Birchfield Harriers, who had put out a very strong team for their home fixture.
Yate AC members who made up the team (male): Daniel Brooks (U17), Adam Brooks (U20), Matt Muggeridge (V40), Kane Lee (U23), Steve Beardwell (U23), Joe Connors (U20), Adam Wilson (U23), Jack Moore (U20), Matt Spicer (V45), Tyler Molton (U20), Ben Wells (U23), Rob Philips (U23), Ben Latham (U17), Josh Snook (U20), Abdi Hasan (U17) & Eugene Lawlor (V60)
Yate AC members who made up the team (female): Georgia Taylor (U20), Katie Robbins (U17), Lucy Durham (U17), Georgia Crew (U17), Emily John (U17), Jo Smerdon (U23), Maria Townsend (V35) & Hannah Hobbs (U20)
There were once again some fantastic performances across the board from both Bristol and West and Yate athletes, with some of the Yate performances highlighted below:
Daniel Brooks once again held his own in the short sprints against some quality competition.
Rob Philips returned to league competition after several years out and ran a solid B 100m.
Josh Snook took second place in the A 400m, dipping under 50sec once again, before helping the 4*400 team to another second place in the last race of the day.
Kane Lee also finished second in the B 400m, and finished off the day with a great last leg in the 4 * 400 relay, just missing out to Birchfield on the line.
Georgia Taylor ran close to her pb again in a very competitive A string 400m.
Katie Robbins came into the league for the first time and also ran close to her pb for 3rd in the B string 400m.
Abdi Hasan, also competing in the league for the first time, smashed his pb and won the A string 1500m in a fantastic 4:06.50s, before helping out the 4*400 team with a solid 53sec leg.
Hannah Hobbs was second in the A string 1500m with a time of 4:45.55s.
Jack Moore equalled his recent PB of 1.95m in the High Jump.
Adam Brooks matched this, also clearing 1.95m for a SB and to win the B string
Emily John won the B string High Jump with 1.50m.
Ben Latham stepped up to the Midland League for the first time and cleared 2.30m for valuable points in the PV.
Jo Smerdon finished second in the A-String Javelin (29.59m).
Maria Townsend won the B string Javelin with a 24.99m SB.
Tyler Molton was 3rd in the B-String Hammer Throw with another new Senior Implement PB, recording a distance of 35.77m
These are a selection of the performances, but this is a team event, so all points, great all small, add up to our final total for the day – actually bigger than our total from the first match. A big well done to all the team members whose points all added up to help us secure the second place and maintain our lead overall.
Looking forward to the next match, which is at Yate on the 16th July – hoping for a big turnout to help us secure a home win !
Don’t forget, if you haven’t done so yet, let Matt know if you are available for the next Match on 16th July at Yate! and check pout our league position on our Midland League Page