Athlete of the year award for James

PUBLISHED: 17:05 02 October 2018

James Gentile.

James Gentile.


North Somerset Athletic Academy member James Gentile has picked up the athlete of the year award.

North Somerset Athletic Academy Inspire Group completed their 11th year of training and another successful year.

There were medals at national, regional and county level, a national representation and personal bests aplenty.

The athlete of the year award, sponsored by The Club at Cadbury House was awarded to sprinter James Gentile. Personal best times across his three preferred disciplines in his first year in the age group suggests some major success coming his way soon.

In the 60m James sliced off nearly 3/10ths of a second of his 2017 season time for a new PB of 7.78 seconds, the 100m similar with a 12.10 second PB, and even more impressively a full second off his 200m best, clocking 24.66 into a strong headwind.

Head coach Chris Millard stated: “All James’ times are the result of an excellent winter’s training. He is our hardest working athlete, all the young athletes look up to him as a first class example of how to train and what happens when you do this consistently, and he deserves full credit for these massive steps forwards.”

The 2018 South West Athletic Club of the Year, North Somerset is running its popular athletics fun days during the October half-term.

Run by South West Athletics Coach of the Year, Chris Millard, these days were fully booked during the summer holidays, so book early if you want to see what all the fuss is about.

The days are for ages seven to 12 and cost £16 per day and will be held at Clevedon School between 10am-4pm.

For more information, please visit or to book,

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