Athletes finish in fine style

PUBLISHED: 14:22 13 March 2013 | UPDATED: 14:22 13 March 2013

Athletic winners.

Athletic winners.


North Somerset Athletics Club finished off the Gwent League season in style with a hatful of individual and team wins.

NORTH Somerset Athletics Club finished off the Gwent League season in style with a hatful of individual and team wins.

The races were kicked off by the Under-11 boy’s and Sam Gentry came home in first place to confirm his position as the Under-11 individual champion. He was well supported by regulars Jacob Devine and Douglas Black.

The Under-11 girls’ gave a strong team performance with the fast-improving Megan McCrum leading the way with a tremendous third place. She was followed in by Lucy Maine (19th) and Amelia Flower (24th), with good grouping from Isabel Gall, Natalie Major, Grace Ashurst and Natasha Statham.

Finish of the day was from Ben Cureton, who needed to win to claim the individual league title and was 10 metres down with 200m to go. Ben turned on the style and won the race in a sprint finish, also ensuring the Under-13 boy’s won the team title.

On the day, another strong team performance saw Oscar Rogers come in fifth, Matt Hogg ninth, Euan Campbell 16th, Jaylan Bacon 18th and then a group running well together including Luca Murray, Adam Major, Henry Cox, Sam Cocker and Angus Black.

The Under-13 girls’ also saw another wonderful league title win for Alice Davies, who has been out front all season.

The girls have been battlling all season for the league title with Westbury Harriers and despite some consistent running all year and a win on the day, they had to settle for a team silver.

Alice was supported well by Sara Flower (6th), Harriet Emery (7th), Olivia Burton (14th), Lauren Ashurst (17th) and Aimee Chaffe.

The Under-15 boy’s were also on fine form with David Warnes coming in sixth to claim a silver in the individual and the team claiming a team bronze overall.

The team was made up of Tom Clark (13th), Will Binnington (14th), Sam Dangerfield (15th) and Joe Gentry (19th).

Unfortunately, the Under-15 girls’ were missing due to illness and preparation for the up-and-coming national schools and county cross-country championships.

Club chairman Steve Coghlan said: “The club is making a huge impact on athletics in the area and this has been shown recently by the large number of club athletes gaining representation in both cross-country and sportshall event.”

Finally, Flo Dannah was again in good form coming in sixth in a strong senior women’s field. The senior section continues to grow and will no doubt be competitive this summer and next winter.

NSAC has a comprehensive training schedule for all ages and abilities. Please check out the club’s website to get involved

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