2021 RESULTS & REPORTS (Click a fixture to expand)

Please note that for 2021 I will cut & paste all results/reports that are emailed to me.

I no longer have time to research the Power of 10 and copy-type every result.

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2021

100m

  • 1st – Louis Tutcher (U15) – 12.7s
  • 4th – Scott Collier (U20) – 11.6s
  • 6th – Alex Burgess (U20) – 12.1s
  • 1st – Kirsty Treglown (U20) – 12.4s

200m

  • 2nd – Scott Collier (U20) – 23.45s
  • 1st – Kirsty Treglown (U20) – 25.91s

300m

  • 2nd – Arisa Burgess (U15) – 47.27s

1500m

  • 3rd – Layla Gardiner (U13) – 5:58.63

PV

  • 1st – Arisa Burgess (U15) – 2.60m

LJ

  • 7th – Layla Gardiner (U13) – 3.54m

SP

  • 4th – James Viner (U20) – 10.14m
  • 1st – Matt Page (U17) – 9.64m
  • 1st – Louis Tutcher (U15) – 10.73m
  • 1st – Ciaran Merrett (U13) – 7.09m
  • 1st – Arisa Burgess (U15) – 8.08m

DT

  • 3rd – James Viner (U20) – 27.92m
  • 1st – Adam Merrett (U15) – 22.64m
  • 1st – Ciaran Merrett (U13) – 18.92m

HT

  • 1st – Owen Merrett (U20) – 64.05m (CBP)
  • 2nd – James Viner (U20) – 50.28m
  • 1st – Matt Page (U17) – 48.87m
  • 1st – Adam Merrett (U15) – 38.78m
  • 1st – Ciaran Merrett (U13) – 17.58m
  • 1st – Felicity Whiteway (U17) – 33.58m

JT

  • 1st – Theo Spurrell (U17) – 54.84m
  • 1st – Adam Merrett (U15) – 31.41m
Report on the YDL Upper Age Group Match on 30th May, by Stuart Nunn.
The first competitive match for over a year took place on Sunday, when Team Avon took on North Somerset, Cheltenham, East Wales and Hereford. The result was not quite a whitewash; however, Team Avon scored 389 points, with North Somerset the runners up with 149. Yate athletes registered thirteen personal or season’s bests.
Athletes who caught the eye were Seamus Robinson in the U17 men’s 800m, who came home well ahead of the opposition in 1:58.1. His running seems to improve with every outing and here he overcame a challenge from the North Somerset runner in the last 300m and never looked like being caught.
Felicity Whiteway is a hammer thrower but, in the absence of a hammer competition for U17 women, she won the triple jump in 9.62m, and impressive achievement in her second event.
Jodie Dale had a very good day, winning the U20 women’s javelin with a fine throw of 37.71m. Rosie Hamilton-James was against a very good athlete in the U20 women’s 3000m. Rosie could only manage second place, but her time of 10:19.1 looked very promising. Fiona Barkley won the high jump with a leap of 1.63m.
Under 20 men who stood out were Isaac Cory and Max Elliott in the 100m. These two have an ongoing friendly rivalry going. Isaac won the race in 11.1 seconds with Max just 0.1 of a second behind him. Also looking good was Greg Hayward in the 800m, finishing in 1:58.1.
Adam Nolan is an athlete who has developed a lot during lockdown. 400m hurdles is not his favourite event, but he still managed a solid win in 61.72 seconds.
With the club’s top hammer throwers away at elite training, it was left to Dylan Menhennet to compete in the U17 men’s throw. His winning throw of 51.30m was too good for the opposition.
In a normal season, Team Avon would be competing against some of the best teams in the Midlands and South. This year there is little to challenge them, though North Somerset and Cheltenham had some good quality athletes. It looks as though the rest of the season will follow a similar pattern and we must look forward to better times next year.
RESULTS

http://www.ukydl.org.uk/Match%201_UAG_MIDLAND_South%20West%20B.pdf

REPORT BY TEAM MANAGER, GRAHAM HOWELL
There was a slight air of nervous anticipation on Sunday for the first National Athletic League fixture ever since the mens BAL and womens UKWAL leagues merged. Nervousness from athletes which is natural and also from those working hard to make it a successful meeting. The standards of organisation expected at this national level are a step up from what we have been used to in the past. We as a club took the opportunity while the NAL merger process was in progress at the end of 2019 to request a place in the new league. Understanding that as a club it would be hard to compete and stay at this level we took the ‘nothing ventured nothing gained’ stance knowing that for our top performers to stay with us we needed to offer them top standard competition and give our up and coming something to aspire to.
So, how did the day go? From an organisational point of view it went well, it wasn’t perfect and there are some things that will be improved next time and as we are due to host the next three fixtures all at Yate we hope more of our general membership will step up and do a little to support the club effort.
The club structure has been modified for this season to accommodate the COVID precautions and we are placed in a division with three premiership clubs and Yeovil Olympiads who with us would normally be two divisions below the premiership so we expected tough competition. I’m pleased to say that all of our athletes that took on the challenge of this first NAL fixture performed admirably with many performances at or close to their best and a number setting themselves new standards with Personal Bests.
Looking down through the results I find (if Power of 10 is correct) I’ve counted 17 Pb’s and 18 seasons bests from our athletes which bodes well for the rest of the season. The P10 results are here https://www.thepowerof10.info/results/results.aspx… and you will see there are still opportunities to get into the Yate team for the remaining fixtures. I’m going to mention all those PB’s but I thank all the team for their efforts.
Graham
PB’s
Ben Wells (200m 21.38s), Amy Pye (400m 57.64, 400mH 60.36), Thomas Reed (800m 2m06.98s), Alexander Wilson (800 2m15.58s), Rhiannon Paton (1500m 4m56.48s), Rosie Hamilton-James (3000m 10m08.35s), James Edwards (400mH 63.1s), Aaron Sloan (Shot Put 9m04, Discus 26m00, Javelin 30m79), Rob Phillips (Shot Put 7m27), Leah Hale (Shot Put 7m88, Hammer 40m14), Jess Mead (Shot Put 5m88), Toby Conibear (Hammer 49m25), Jodie Dale (Javelin 39m26).
Worthy of a special note is Ben Wells 200m performance… A new Club record, beating the previous best set by former Commonwealth gold medalist, Ryan Scott
RESULTS

100m

  • 4th – Yvette Westwood – 12.69s

200m

  • 1st – Ben Wells – 21.44s
  • 4th – Yvette Westwood – 25.91s

HJ

  • 5th – Fiona Barkley (U20) – 1.60m

LJ

  • 6th – Robyn Ellison 5.26m

HAMMER THROW

  • Owen Merrett (U20) – 65.55m (PB)
  • James Viner (U20) – 51.94m
  • Matt Page (U17) – 51.10m (PB)
  • Adam Merrett (U15) – 40.30m (PB)
  • Sophie Page (U15) – 30.00m (PB)

A particularly pleasing set of results for me, their coach, as several landmark distances (anything that ends in a zero is treated by the throwers with excitement) were broken.

Sophie hit 30m for the first time.   Adam went 40m+ for the first time and moved him up to 5th in the UK rankings.  Matt broke the much coveted 50m in style and moved up to third in the UK rankings, just 20cm behind the second placed team mate, Dylan.  Owen slightly  improved on his previous best and remains the UK’s number two U20.

QuadKids Boys results:  http://s250914043.websitehome.co.uk/avonleague/Quadkids2021/R1BoysOverall.pdf

Quadkids Girls results:  http://s250914043.websitehome.co.uk/avonleague/Quadkids2021/R1GirlsOverall.pdf

Full results: http://s250914043.websitehome.co.uk/avonleague/Results2021/Results2021R1.pdf

REPORT, by Stuart Nunn

The Avon Track and Field League has always been the place for aspiring athletes to try out new events or to strive for better performances. Yate & District have always done well here, but not often as well as they did this last weekend.

The programme had been adjusted to take account of Covid restrictions and a couple of smaller clubs were missing. By the end of the afternoon it was clear that Yate had racked up over a thousand points, nearly two hundred more than Bristol & West, their nearest rivals. In field events there were few athletes to challenge their dominance, with virtual clean sweeps in pole vault, hammer and javelin.

Sam Hillier-Smith’s pole vault group can feel very proud of themselves. Potentially pick of the female bunch was Arisa Burgess, whose 2.70 metres (U15 Club Record) was only matched by Hannah Lewis, vaulting here as a senior woman, with Sophie Hornung and Amy Nolan also showing well. On the men’s side, Adam Nolan (U17) and Liam Hillier (SM) both vaulted 3.55m, while Harry Williams and Lewis Wall both acquitted themselves well.

We are used now to seeing good things from the hammer cage. With no men’s hammer events, it was left to the six Yate women to show the rest how it was done. Felicity Whiteway (U17) threw 42.26m for a fine win, but four more threw over thirty metres: Karen Jones (SW) 32.29m, Hannah Holman (U17) 31.64, Maddison Hillier-Smith (U15) 30.98m and Sophie Page (U15) 30.98. A fine display to gladden the hearts of their coaches, Matt Spicer and Paul Thorn.

Javelin throwers were led here by Jodie Dale, who has been threatening to throw over forty metres for a while. 40.11m was good enough for a Senior club record and qualification for the national age group championships. Also throwing well were Cara Wilson and Annabel Gordon, both throwing over twenty metres for valuable points.

On the track, outright winners were harder to come by. Kirsty Treglown was impressive in the senior women’s 100m, taking it in 12.4 seconds. Katie Robbins did equally well in the senior 400m with a time of 58.3. Under-15 boy Kaelen McLeary won the 100m in 12.3 secs. In the under-17 men’s category Fredrick Cooper looked good in the 1500m with 4:19.0, and Adam Nolan continued his progress in the 400m, winning comfortably in 52.4 secs.

All in all, a good Yate performance that promised a good deal for the rest of the season.

UNDER 20

HAMMER THROW

  • 3rd – Owen Merrett – 64.77m
  • 4th – Toby Conibear – 59.42m (PB)
  • 8th – James Viner – 51.78m

JAVELIN THROW

  • 7th – Jodie Dale – 38.12m

HIGH JUMP

  • =7th – Luke Ball – 1.94m

100m

  • 6th in Heat 1 – Kirsty Treglown – 12.78s

UNDER 23

High Jump 

  • 1st – Adam Brooks – 2.14m

400m Hurdles

  • 1st in Heat 1 – Amy Pye – 60.40s (DQ in final)
  1. YATE 341
  2. GLOUCESTER 285
  3. BRISTOL 264
  4. CHELTENHAM 240
  5. FOREST OF DEAN 62

midland league match 1 RESULTS (EXCEL SPREADSHEET)

REPORT BY STUART NUNN

Until this season, Yate senior men and women competed in a joint team with Bristol & West in the Midland League. With both clubs now entering teams in the National League it was decided that it was unreasonable for them to continue cooperating in that way.

Consequently, Sunday 20 June was the first time they came up against each other at this level. There were gaps in the Yate team – but so there were in those of Bristol, Cheltenham and Gloucester and it was a pleasant surprise to see the final result:

1. Yate & District AC – 341

2. Gloucester AC – 285

3. Bristol & West – 264

4. Cheltenham – 240

5. Forest of Dean – 62

This was particularly encouraging because several of Yate’s top athletes were absent at national championships – more of which presently.

Outstanding on the track was the performance of Artie Savage-Swaine in the 3000m. Still an under-17, he dominated the race from the gun and came home well over 100m from his nearest rival, a senior man from Gloucester. His time of 9:05.33 secs was the equivalent of running miles in 4.5 minutes. Equally pleasing was to see Ellie Leather home from the USA, taking charge of the 1500m and finishing well clear in 4:54.38 secs. Ellie also set off in the 3000m, giving a helping hand to Rosie Hamilton James, and dropping out to give Rosie a clear run to the finish. Completing a fine Yate showing in the middle-distance events was Seamus Robinson, who stormed to victory in the 800m in just 1:57.79 secs. All of which shows the benefit to both clubs of Yate’s partnership with Westbury Harriers.

There was a fine double first for Yate in the 400m with Ben Wells winning the A race and Adam Nolan the B, their times of 48.54 secs and 52.27 secs respectively. Just as impressive was James Edwards’ win in the 400m hurdles in 63.75 secs.

There were wins also for Hannah Lewis in the pole vault (2.70m); Kirsty Treglown in the 100m B (12.57 secs); Katie Robbins in the 400m (58.15secs); Clementine Lees in 1500m B race (5:16.26); Thomas Reed in the 3000m B race (9:35.11).

Matt Muggeridge placed second in the javelin (42.24m), backed up with a win in the B event for Adam Nolan who threw 39.83m.

Yate rounded off the afternoon with a win in the 4x100m relay in 43.44 secs.

Team manager Matt Muggeridge is to be congratulated on putting together such a successful team, that promises a great deal for the rest of the season and future competition in this league

HEPTATHLON
  • 5th – Steph Brooks (U20) – 3861pts
DECATHLON
  • 3rd – Liam Hillier (U20) – 4507pts NEW CLUB RECORD
NAL 3rd July Match report by Graham Howell;
The team suffered a little with a number of athletes having to pull out for isolation reasons and for athletes preparing for next weekends English Schools Championships.
Despite that, we had some athletes returning to the team and some new club athletes taking up some of the vacant places.
Generally all teams seemed to be struggling to fill the events but there were plenty of competitive battles of good standard taking place.
A good day for the short sprints with a slightly too favourable wind in some events, that didn’t detract from some very fine sprinting from Ben Wells, Dan Brooks, Isaac Cory and Max Elliott who combined in the 4x100m relay to set a new Senior club record of 42.29s. Kirsty Treglown, Hannah Jackson with newcomers to Yate AC Stephanie Brooks and Sophie Greenslade also combed well in the womens 4x100m relay for a good 2nd place.
For the middle distance contingent Greg Hayward set a Pb of 1m57.64 in the 800m claiming a brilliant victory in a competitive race. Anthony Glover set a new Masters 45 club record in the 1500m with a 4m15.84s and Rhiannon Paton in the womens 1500m lowered her personal best by more than 5 seconds to go under 5 minutes for the first time with 4m59.55s.
Another Pb for Reece Straker who took 1st place in the mens Hammer with 45.33 metres and coach Matt Spicer set a new Master 50 club record of 33.99m. Leah Hale also pushed her Pb in the hammer up to 40.80m and not to be outdone in the Pb achievements Maisy Harvey also improved with a 36.85m. Continuing with throws Pb’s James Viner established new marks in Discus (28.57m ) and Shot (8.87m).
The raising of standards didn’t just happen for the athletes there were also notable standards being applied with the levels of officiating taking place. These matches area a great place for new officials to gain valuable experience and learn from the expertise present. It will be vital next year to have more of our own club volunteers getting qualified and now is the time to start. It goes without saying the athletes really appreciate our officiating personnel who give them their opportunities to perform.
With the next match again at Yate on 7th August I’m hoping we can again rise to the occasion on all fronts.

Selections

21 club athletes were selected to represent 5 different counties (Avon, Gloucestershire, Dorset, Hereford & Worcs and Wiltshire)
  • 7 seniors (U20s)
  • 8 inters (U17s)
  • 6 juniors (U15s)

Medals

  • Two gold (Theo Spurell (JT) and Luke Ball (HJ)
  • Three silver (Owen Merrett (HT), Dylan Menhennet (HT) Evie Moir (HJ)
  • Two bronze (Toby Conibear (HT) and Arisa Burgess (PV)

Results

DAY 1 – SENIORS (U20)
  • HT – 2nd – Owen Merrett – 60.93m
  • HT – 3rd – Toby Conibear – 60.40m
  • HT – 5th – James Viner – 55.33m
  • 200m – 5th Heat 1 – Max Elliott – 22.57s
  • HJ – Fiona Barkley (HJ) – 7th – 1.58m
  • 100m – Kirsty Treglown – 7th Heat 2 – 12.50s
  • 3000m – DNS – Rosie Hamilton-Jones

DAY 2 – INTERS (U17)

  • 3000m – 9th – Seamus Robinson – 8:46.65
  • HT – 2nd – Dylan Menhennet – 50.97m
  • HT – 6th – Matt Page – 47.12m
  • HJ – 1st – Luke Ball – 2.03m
  • PV – DNS – Adam Nolan
  • JT – 1st – Theo Spurell – 64.45m
  • 300mH – 7th Heat 1 – Grace Horswell – 49.95s
  • HT – 13th – Felicity Whiteway – 39.46m

DAY 3 – JUNIORS (U15)

  • HT – 6th – Adam Merrett – 36.12m
  • 100m – 6th Heat 2 – Phoebe Havard – 12.74s
  • 1500m – 13th – Laura Chance – 4:55.21
  • HT – 12th – Sophie Page – 28.75m
  • HJ – 2nd – Evie Moir – 1.65m
  • PV – 3rd – Arisa Burgess – 2.75m

Juniors on video

Take a look at this video on our YouTube channel of our junior athletes on Day 3.

Other achievements

  • Four club records (plus an equal club record)
  • Three England international selections for the Schools Home Nations Championships (SIAB) in September

High Jump

  • 1st – Adam Brooks – 2.14m

100m

  • 6th Heat 3 – Daniel Brooks – 11.07s

200m

  • 7th Heat 3 – Ben Wells – 21.84s

As English Champion, Adam Brooks will now be invited to represent England at the forthcoming “Manchester International”

I have tried to decipher the results on Power of 10 to create this summary of Yate athletes.

37 performances, 26 medals and 12 champions, recorded as follows:

100m

  • 1st – Isaac Cory (U20)
  • 7th – Scott Collier (U20)
  • 7th – Louis Tutcher (U15)
  • 2nd – Kirsty Treglown (U20)
  • 1st – Phoebe Havard (U15)
  • 6th – Jasmine Richards (U15)
  • 7th – Isabelle Walkey (U15)

200m

  • 1st – Isaac Cory (U20)
  • 3rd – Max Elliott (U20)
  • 3rd – Steph Brooks (U20)
  • 4th – Kirsty Treglown (U20)
  • 5th – Jasmine Richards (U15)

400m

  • 2nd – Katie Robbins (SEN)

800m

  • 1st – Laura Chance (U15)

1500m

  • 2nd – Estelle Lowe (U13)

3000m

  • 2nd – Akira Bees (U15)

300mH

  • 4th – Grace Horswell (U17)

400mH

  • 5th – Steph Brooks (U20)

PV

  • 1st – Arisa Burgess (U15)
  • 1st – Liam Hillier (U20)

LJ

  • 1st – Owen Boon (U13)

SP

  • 1st – Louis Tutcher (U15)
  • 1st – Ciaran Merrett (U13)

DT

  • 3rd – Louis Tutcher (U15)
  • 4th – Adam Merrett (U15)
  • 1st – Ciaran Merrett (U13)

HT

  • 1st – Toby Conibear (U20)
  • 2nd – Owen Merrett (U20)
  • 3rd – James Viner (U20)
  • 1st – Matthew Page (U17)
  • 2nd – Adam Merrett (U15)
  • 2nd – Felicity Whiteway (U17)
  • 4th – Maddison Hillier-Smith (U15)
  • 5th – Sophie Page (U15)

JT

  • 3rd – Jodie Dale (U20)
  • 2nd – Owen Boon (U13)
  • 2nd – Annabel Gordon (U13)

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