Successful championships

PUBLISHED: 14:16 23 May 2012

Pippa Reilly, Phoebe Sherborne and Ada'ora Chigbo.

Pippa Reilly, Phoebe Sherborne and Ada'ora Chigbo.


North Somerset Athletics Club enjoyed a hugely successful Avon/West of England Championships.

THE Avon/West of England Championships proved to be the most successful so far for the ambitious North Somerset Athletics Club with 17 athletes becoming county champions, and claiming 65 top-three finishes.

In the sprints, Ben Lewis led a 1-2-3 finish in the Under-13s 100m, with Matt Cherry and Joe Freake running him close. Matt later went on to claim gold in the 200m.

In the sprint hurdles, Caroline Walder won the Under-13 70m hurdles in a new personal best time, while Ada’ora Chigbo won the Under-15 equivalent.

Ewan Campbell matched their achievements by winning the boy’s 75m hurdles and Sophie Millard continued the success by hurdling her way to victory in the Under-20s one-lap race.

There was further success in the middle distance races, with the girls leading the way. Harriet Emery took gold in the Under-13s 800m and Alice Davies did likewise in the 1500m.

Ellie Wallace won the Under-15s version in a new club-record time of 4.53.9. All three girls dominated their races with winning margins of eight, 12 and 20 seconds respectively.

Not to be outdone, Nick Marsh equalled the club record on his way to winning the Under-20 men’s 800m. Other top three finishes came from Jasmin Emery, Tom Clark, Sara Flower, Rachel Hyde, Luke Wheeler and Ben Cureton.

In the field, Brioney Cox extended her javelin and discus records on her way to winning gold in the javelin and was matched by Francesca Allen in the Under-17 age-group. Fred North also took gold in the Under-13 discus.

There was further success in the jumps, with Anicia Skeates improving her own club record in the long jump with a leap of 5.05m. Ryan Fowler, another to set a personal best, won the Under-15 boy’s event and Alice Hyde did brilliantly to win the Under-15 girls’ long jump.

In the Under-15 boy’s triple jump, Sam Aizlewood won a close contest by a margin of just 1cm from NSACs Tom Clark, with Liam Watson completing a clean-sweep in the event.

There was a second placed finish from Katie Grinyer in the Under-17 800m. After a series of injury setbacks, Katie is finding her form, and has improved the club record for the second time in a week.

Similarly, Dani Fisher competed for the first time in nine months to claim second place in the Under-15 shot putt. Sophie Thomas finished runner-up in both the 100m and 200m and also finished third in the discus, showing her versatility.

Finally, the club wish Joe Freake a speedy recovery from an ankle injury sustained during the high jump. On the positive side, he managed a jump that was good enough for a third-placed finish before the injury.

Anyone wishing to get involved in the thrill of athletics in this Olympic year, please visit the club’s website -

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