Club records for North Somerset athletes on return

North Somerset Athletic Club are back in action after a long pause

North Somerset Athletic Club are back in action after a long pause - Credit: Chris Millard

The first weekend of meaningful competition for over a year saw plenty of club records for North Somerset AC athletes.

In Yeovil, Chrissie B broke her existing under-20 hammer record with a throw of 30.91m.

Steph B, competing in three events, narrowly missed out on the u20 javelin record with a personal best throw of 21.79m and backed this up with another pb of 5.07m in the long jump.

She also managed a 1.46m leap in the high jump, while Rosa F posted a massive new pb in the u15 long jump of 4.89m

In Exeter, Sam H ran away from the field in the 1200m to clock a personal best and u17 club record of 3.29.81, as Keira D also impressed with a personal best and u17 club record of 3.56.11 minutes.


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George I, despite running into a 3.8m headwind in the 100m hurdles, recorded a personal best and narrowly missed the u17 club record with a time of 15.70 seconds.

The record is sure to be his with more favourable conditions and he backed this up with another personal best in the long jump of 5.19m.

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North Somerset AC returned to Yeovil for the Bill Whistlecroft Spring Series but a windy, and at times wet venue, made for difficult conditions.

Seven athletes attended and came away with six personal bests and two club records.

In the u15 boys, George L demonstrated his potential with a massive 13.53m personal best and club record in the shot.

In the u17 boys' 100m hurdles George I improved his personal best to 15.61 seconds, closing in on the long-standing club record of 15.49 seconds from Henry C.

Also in the u17 group, Sam H improved his 800m personal best significantly with 2.02.74, suggesting a sub two-minute run is only months away with the right conditions.

In the u17 girls, Keira D posted an excellent 2.19.83 in her 800m, again confident this time will drop as the season unfolds.

And in the under-20 women's category, Steph B broke the club 400m hurdles record with a personal best of 68.26 and also broke her personal best in the shot with 8.59m.

James V broke two minutes for the first time over 800m, with an impressive 1.58.72 and Pip M, competing for the first time in over 18 months, ran a time of 19.79 in her race.

North Somerset AC can be found on www.nsac.org.uk or by emailing contact@nsac.org.uk.

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