Chris captures four more national titles and one national record

PUBLISHED: 17:39 03 April 2018

Chris Millard.

Chris Millard.

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Chris Millard, the North Somerset Athletic Club and academy head coach picked up four national titles at Cardiff after a two-year gap.

North Somerset Athletic Club and academy head coach Chris Millard returned to competition following a two-year gap caused by injury with a bang.

Four races, four national titles and another national record later confirmed what a good decision it was to return, rather than retirement after a 24-year career of high-level sprinting.

The first event took part at the amazing Cardiff Met Indoor facility. Running in the difficult outside lane in the 200m, Chris led from gun to tape, comfortably winning his 38th national title.

Number 39 came in the 60m. Chris’s time of 7.61 seconds was a national M50 record, and again the victory was never in doubt after a blistering start.

The wins earned Chris selection for Wales at the GB inter-area event at Lee Valley in North London. The lanes, results and performances almost identical to the earlier events in Cardiff a very pleasing return

“It has been a great start to the year. I was anticipating easing my way back in, but these results have catapulted me back into the spotlight. It is always great to pull the red vest of Wales on, I never tire of it, its an honour. As always, thank you to The Club at Cadbury House for their continued support.”

As for Millard’s plans going forward in his 25th year of competition. “Obviously I would love to get to 50 national titles, I now believe that is doable, hopefully in the next couple of years.

“I have three other goals, but for now I will keep those to myself, as these will take some seriously perfect training to become realistic.”

As the club approach the track and field season, it is opening up spaces at many of its sessions for children aged between eight and 16.

The club run introductory sessions for school years 4-6, with focus on enjoyment, variety and athlete development. For school years 7+, they offer sessions with specialised coaches across the full athletics spectrum of disciplines focusing on performance.

The team includes more than 30 highly qualified and experienced coaches who are keen to assist the development of any athlete with the desire to improve, regardless of their ability

There are spaces available for sessions at Clevedon, Nailsea and Priory schools.

For more information on North Somerset AC please visit www.nsac.org.uk or email contact@nsac.org.uk

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