Another fairly quiet week with some great performances at the Midsummer Open, although owing to the football perhaps, lower attendance this week than the week before. Thursday athletics included some less well practised events; discus and triple jump to mention a couple.
Mini Athletics is well subscribed and we have plans for delivery of that. We think we will need some more adult help though, so if you are available to help at any of these sessions please let me know.
Advanced Athletics looks like it may move, as a few have stated a preference for Sundays. Dave is liaising directly on this programme though so please speak to Dave if you have thoughts on this.
Meanwhile I have been busy planning ahead; 21st July for summer championship. 8th Sep Try Out Tri. Autumn (Kickstart) Athletics programme to start in Sep. Indoor Athletics hopefully in January, and more Yate sessions (on their new track) for the summer of 2019!
Just a reminder if you need dates, location or registration details for any of our events or programmes I keep our website calendar updated and links to our various forms are here too.
Have a great week!
Wednesday saw the first of the Midsummer Open events. See post by Dave for results. Thursday was another warm evening of athletics training on the track. I was busy taking lots of photos.
So many podium paces! We have had a great week in the competitions. Check out the photos.
Of the results I can find:
- Liam – Cheltenham U14 Championship: 1st shot put, 3rd vortex
Holly – Cheltenham U14 Championship: 3rd speed bounce, 3rd long jump, 3rd 600m, 1st hurdles, 2nd vortex
- Tom – Cheltenham U14 Championship: 2nd high jump, 3rd long jump
- Jack B – Cheltenham U14 Championship: 1st high jump, 2nd 800m, 1st vortex, 1st 1500m
- Jack – Cheltenham U14 Championship: 3rd high jump
Harry – Cheltenham U14 Championship: 3rd long jump, 2nd vortex
- Jake – Berkeley Castle Dash – 10k winner male under 13
So all that training has paid off on the day.
This week included the usual Wednesday and Thursday training sessions too. They were hot sessions, but we had some really good skills development on display (and some incredibly high standing hurdle jumps).
The Midsummer series starts on Wednesday this week, so for the U13 group upwards more opportunities to test out that training. For more information and to register follow this link.
- Summer Championship Event 21st July at Dursley Rugby Club.
- Mini Athletics (for 4-7 year olds) at Dursley Rugby Club; 10.00-10.30 on 28/07, 04/08, 11/08, 18/08, 25/08. Register here >>.
- Advanced Athletics (for 14-18 year olds) at Dursley Rugby Club; 9.45-10.30 on 28/07, 04/08, 11/08, 18/08, 25/08. Register here >>.
Have a great week,
DRC Junior Chair & Coach
Another smashing week of athletics! Wednesday started with some high jump and some 200m and 400 running. Thursday included a wide range from javelin, to long jump to hurdles.
The final Yate Saturday session was a scorcher but nevertheless included more high jump practice and some sprints. Congratulations to Sophie for being awarded the athlete of the week.
1st July Cheltenham U14 Championship Event
21st July DRC Juniors Summer Championship Event
28th July start of Mini Athletics programme (5 week programme)
28th July start of Advanced Athletics programme (5 week programme)
8th September ‘Try out Tri’ Event
Have a great week!
Wednesday Yr7+ athletics went ahead, as did Thursday athletics. Continued good training developing those core skills. Check out the photos.
Saturday was our break from the Yate sessions but Sunday was the Cheltenham U14 Championships and the Slimbridge Village Sports event. Bill Smith pulled off an amazing long jump gaining a 1st, well done. He also ran well in the 800m. Tom Smith also ran a good 100m; placing 3rd in his heat and showed great technique in the high jump.
If I’ve missed other please let me know – it’s great to celebrate the achievements of our athletes.
Looking forward; Wednesday athletics will hopefully include some high jump practice. Thursday will include a range of training to include; discus, long jump, hurdles and high jump.
Saturday will be back to Yate for Long Jump and Javelin.
The next competition event is the next U14 event at Cheltenham on 1st July. FYI I put all the links and details for each competition event on the google calendar entry (available on the Juniors page of the website) and Facebook event.
We will soon put out some more info about the ‘Mini Athletics’ sessions. These are for 4-7 year olds and will be on Saturdays at the Rugby Club from Sat 28th July. And also the ‘Try out Tri’ event in September. So keep watching this space.
A few guest appearances this week for the DRC Juniors. Wednesday saw Tim Britton join the yr7+ juniors with some speedy track work. Thursday evening included Dave Wood coaching athletics and Saturday included a high jump session provided by High Jump specialist Jeremy Dale at the Yate Outdoor Sports Centre (including some coaching for us coaches).
Looking ahead – No training on Wednesday, Thursday athletics on the track and field as normal and Saturday at Yate again for Sprints and Shot Put session.
Wednesday evening included the DRC versus BOK orienteering event. A few DRC Juniors joined in, including Olive who put her training from the Saturday session into practice and was first DRC Junior on the Orange route.
Thursday Summer Athletics was another lovely sunny evening (with fresh white lines – thanks to Carly and Andrew), and some more great training on display from hurdles to shot put.
The first of our Yate Athletics sessions kicked off on Saturday with some great long jump and pull through (javelin) training. It was a hot day, but the there was a good turn out and some great technique development.
Sunday included the U14 Track and Field League event at the Prince of Wales stadium, and the DRC Juniors brought a sizeable collection of medals; well done Tom, Harry, Jack, Freddie and Harry.
Dylan represented DRC Juniors in Essex on Sunday by completing his first junior park run; he completed the course in 9:39, 8th overall and 3rd in his category, great run.
The DRC Juniors were busy this week!
Wednesday evening included a high jump session, with even the coaches having a sneaky go. Thursday evening was another great session with some endurance running, shot put, javelin and long jump training keeping everyone participating on track and field.
Saturday saw a great turn out of both club members and non-club members ready to try out orienteering. A massive thank you to the knowledgeable coaches and organisers from the Bristol Orienteering Klub (BOK). Participants had a brief warm up, followed by some instruction in how to read the maps and how to plan a route and then they were off! Our budding orienteers enjoyed the ‘dibbers’ and the challenge of finding the flags, and then to finish off some delicious cake (thank you to the cake makers too). If you are interested in getting involved in more Orienteering events, then either join us on Wednesday evening this week for another adult and junior appropriate orienteering event and/or please visit the BOK website here >>.
Back on the tracks, Freddie represented the DRC Juniors at the Gloucestershire AAA Track and Field Championship, silver in the 200m, fantastic!
Looking forward; continuing Wednesday and Thursday evening athletics sessions and on the horizon is our Yate athletics sessions. Just five weeks of athletics training, these sessions start at 2.30pm on Saturdays (19/05, 26/05, 02/06, 16/06 and 23/06) and will include some coaching from Jeremy, a high jump specialist coach. We are not asking for a registration form for these events so please do join us if you can, sessions will be suitable for any of our DRC Juniors, this is a great opportunity to train using some great facilities.
Have a great week.