Avon Track & Field round 2 Gloucester 12/07/15
Well what a busy 8 days! On 12/07/15 we went to Gloucester for round 2 of the AT&F league meet, and witnessed another terrific performance by the team. Despite my muck up over times, (sorry Jamie and Jamie) we won! I cannot remember the last time we were first, as usually Team Bath take that honour, so well done to you all. Again there was a great team spirit, athletes from U11 to vets performing well, doing events outside their usual comfort zone, (and secretly enjoying it?) officials, team managers and parents/helpers all doing their essential bit. Results should be on line today but for now I have attached the team points. Next round is at home on 2nd August so please make sure you compete if selected and not on holiday!
YDL Lower age Group Yeovil 18/07/15
On Saturday 18th our U13 and U15 team went to Yeovil for the final round of the LAG YDL, the results are on line now but we believe as a team we came second! Another great team effort, with special mention to Tracy John for stepping in as team manager whilst Lesley was away supporting her daughter in the European age group Triathlon championships! Again a great team effort on the track and great fun off it and on the coach back!
South West Championships Exeter 19/07/15
Well done to all those who made the trip down to Exeter, this was ‘normal’ for some, but their biggest event yet for others and a great experience! Attached is the list of our athletes who competed and their positions (sorry if I missed anyone) the results were on line Monday morning which is pretty impressive! Well done to all our athletes and congratulations to all for their performances and those who medalled and stood on the podium/can claim to be SW Champions!
ESAA Finals @ Gateshead
Catching up on the finals at the ESAA National Championships @ Gateshead yesterday the results are as follows.
Inter Girls 1500m, all our girls got into the finals!
Ellie Wallace was 3rd in her heat in 4.45.17 then finished 4th in the final in 4.37.62 missing a medal by a mere 0.65 sec!
Hannah Hobbs was 5th in her heat in 4.46.14 and followed that up with 6th in the final in 4.38.95!
Ellie leather was 4th in her heat in 4.42.10 and 7th in the final in 4.39.41! An excellent result for all of them well done!
Daniel Brooks was 6th in the JB 100m final in 11.52, whilst Adam Brooks was 13th in the IB high jump final with 1.87m well done to them both. It is great to see so many of our athletes competing at National Finals to my reckoning thats 10!!! but please correct me if I have missed any one out.
AT&F @ Gloucester 12/07/15, on a bright but windy and showery day we had a really great time! With many away at the ESAA National Final, it was great to see a mix of regular and new athletes in the team. What was also evident to see, as well as Pb’s and good performances was such a great team spirit, from the U11’s right through to the seniors, team managers and officials. Many athletes were also throwing or running distances not their first choice (or second or third)! as well as their preferred event & it was really fantastic to see the end result with our ladies winning the U15, U17 and senior 4*100m relay! for example. We won’t mention any one by name as you all did so well for the team, but all we can say is thank you very much to all the athletes, team managers, parents,helpers and officials, we hope you enjoyed the day.
Results are not out yet but as soon as they are we will let you know. Next round is back at home @ Yate on 02/08/15 please respond asap to team selections and make it even better!
The provisional results are now on the AT&FL web site (these can be accessed through our website). We have started the season well, just being pipped into second place by Team Bath but it was close, with a bit of luck we could have come first! There was a real buzz about YOSC on Sunday and despite the chilly weather and head wind down the back straight there were some good performances. This was a really good ‘TEAM’ effort though, from our officials, (we loose points if we do not have enough), team managers, parents and athletes. What was outstanding on Sunday was the extra efforts being made, from Athletes who are starting their exams today, being so focused they did an event then went back to revising in a quiet spot somewhere, those senior athletes turning up in force to form the largest senior team for some time, to those who competed up an age or in an event they would definitely not claim is their favourite, not forgetting to mention those who competed for the first time!
The quad kids team also played their part with new athletes representing the club for the first time, despite two disappointed athletes, ill on the day, there were still some great performances, with Adam winning every event he was in, but again a ‘TEAM’ effort story similar to the older teams, great performances, (even in non preferred events) parental support, team manages and officials all doing their bit.
Thank you to every one who played their part, good luck with your exams over the coming weeks, and hope you are not to sore today for those that did something out of their usual comfort zone!!!
Next AT&F is @ Gloucester on 12/07/15 so make a note in your diary, we will need a full team to move up a place!
The Avon League track and field dates are now out and are:
10/05/15 @ Yate
12/07/15 @ Gloucester
02/08/15 @ Yate
13/09/15 @ Yate