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How Davis surged to a shock silver in English Schools’ 3000m

COACH Steve Williams has just given me some stats which underline the quality of Max Davis’ performance at the English Schools’ Track & Field Championships last weekend. Davis’ silver in the senior boys’ 3000m was arguably the biggest surprise of the weekend for the Avon squad as the Ralph Allen School, Bath, student well and Read more about How Davis surged to a shock silver in English Schools’ 3000m[…]

High jump ace Gale leaps back to old form with European U23 medal

PROOF that Tom Gale has his mojo back was further enhanced by an excellent silver medal in the high jump at the European Under 23 Championships in Sweden. The Team Bath international, who briefly had a spell with Bristol & West AC as a higher claim athlete for British League matches, recently admitted that 2018 Read more about High jump ace Gale leaps back to old form with European U23 medal[…]

Avon’s youngsters shine at English Schools’ Championships

Top partnership: Luke Ball with his coach Jeremy Dale AVON’s athletes completed a fantastic haul of six medals at the English Schools’ Track & Field Championships. The county’s best youngsters won two golds and four silvers and in addition also had four athletes finishing in the top six and a further seven manging to get Read more about Avon’s youngsters shine at English Schools’ Championships[…]

Champion! Luke Ball soars to victory at English Schools

  LUKE Ball delivered a superb performance to win the junior boys’ high jump at the English Schools’ Track & Field Championships today. The 14-year-old Castle School, Thornbury, student (pictured above winning the South West Schols’ title) had travelled to the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham as a red-hot favourite having been so dominant in the Read more about Champion! Luke Ball soars to victory at English Schools[…]

Ball has his sights set high on English Schools’ glory

Top team: Coach Jeremy Dale with Luke Ball at last year’s English Schools’ Championships. Below Jess Lewis and Abdi Hasan THE Avon team arrived in Birmingham today to prepare for the English Schools Track & Field Championships. The action gets underway in the morning and one of the first local athletes in action will be Read more about Ball has his sights set high on English Schools’ glory[…]

Mighty Max scorches to brilliant runaway victory

Max Davis receives his prize from co-organiser Denise Nott BATH runner Max Davis warmed up for his assault at the English Schools’ Championships by racing to an emphatic victory in the Compton Bassett 5 miles road race. The 18-year-old Ralph Allen School student and member of Avon Valley Runners was in a class of his Read more about Mighty Max scorches to brilliant runaway victory[…]

Now Ellie smashes personal best over 1500m

  ELLIE Wallace has moved up to fourth in the South West Rankings after smashing her personal best last week. The Westbury Harrier, who is coached by Julian Emery, carved three-and-a-half seconds off her previous best with a time of 4mins 25.17secs as she finished seventh in the British Milers’ Club Gold Standard 1500m at Read more about Now Ellie smashes personal best over 1500m[…]