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Jones races clear to win South West 3000m title

CALLUM Jones was crowned South West champion over 3000m in Exeter last night. The Bristol & West AC runner clocked a personal best of 8mins 24.02secs to beat team-mates Kurt Taylor (8:27.42) and Jack Millar (8:27.94) into second and third respectively. The championship race was incorporated into the latest British Milers’ Club meeting at the Read more about Jones races clear to win South West 3000m title[…]

Team Avon U20/17s celebrate reaching play-off final

Absolutely awesome: Team Avon celebrate their success TEAM Avon has qualified for the National Finals of the UK Youth Development League U20/17 in Manchester on September 8th. The composite squad, comprising athletes from Bristol & West AC, North Somerset AC, Team Bath AC and Yate & District AC, won the final match at Yate on Read more about Team Avon U20/17s celebrate reaching play-off final[…]

In-form Millar soars to sixth in South West Rankings after 5000m PB

JACK Millar broke his personal best by over four seconds at the Milton Keynes PB Special 5000m event on Saturday night. The Bristol & West AC runner (pictured right at the front of a cross coutry race for Oxford University)  followed up his recent course record of 14mins 45secs at the Westbury 5k road race Read more about In-form Millar soars to sixth in South West Rankings after 5000m PB[…]

What a great week for Yate thrower Conibear

WHAT a terrific eight days of action it has been for Yate & District AC thrower Toby Conibear. A week after winning silver at the English Schools’ Championships Conibear celebrated another silver on his international debut representing England at the British & Irish Schools’ Champion ships in Swansea. Conibear threw 59.36m to ensure an England Read more about What a great week for Yate thrower Conibear[…]

Why North Somerset AC ace Keira is celebrating this week

KEIRA Devereux had a double reason to celebrate her performance at the South West Inter Counties Championships in Exeter last weekend. Firstly, the North Somerset AC teenager, who is coached by Julian Emery, made the podium as she won the bronze medal in the under 15 girls’ 800m. Secondly, she won that medal in some Read more about Why North Somerset AC ace Keira is celebrating this week[…]

Millar misses out on cash bonus as he breaks 5k course record

JACK Millar just missed a £150 bonus after winning the latest Westbury 5k road race in a new course record. The Bristol & West AC runner (pictured above)  won a hotly contested race from junior Max Davis, who is a member of the organising club Avon Valley Runners, in a time of 14mins 45secs. Davis Read more about Millar misses out on cash bonus as he breaks 5k course record[…]

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[…]