Three WAC athletes competed at the World Masters Athletics Championships, which were held in Perth, Australia from 26th October to 6th November, and they brought back four medals. There were two silver medals for Iris Holder in W75 Triple Jump and Long Jump while Richard White, competing in the M55 age group, gained a silver in 400m Hurdles and Bronze in 400m. Marion Loveridge also travelled to Perth. Well done to the three of them!
At the City of Worcester Sport Awards held at The Worcester Arena on Thursday night Worcester A.C. had two winners, with the awards being presented by Steve Cram: Joel Khan won Junior Male Sports Person of the Year and Dave Walker won the Howard Peters Award for Outstanding Contribution. Whilst Joel was an obvious candidate for his high-jumping performances during the past year, Dave was taken completely by surprise at being awarded the most prestigious award of the evening and now goes forward to the BBC regional Unsung Hero awards and the winner of that goes to the televised Sports Personality of the Year awards in London. Congratulations to both of them!
See "Gallery" page for photos.
The winter Conditioning & Core Strength Training sessions will start again in the Nunnery Wood High School gym on Monday 3rd October. Click HERE for details of times and contacts.
On 2nd September, Joel won gold in the high jump at the UK School Games at Loughborough representing the England Midlands team. A great end an excellent season for the young man.
At the Midland Vets League Cup Finals held at Nuneaton yesterday the Men's team won the 'A' Cup Final for the second year running and the Ladies' also won. This meant that the club won the combined trophy for the third year running and also completed the "double double" having also won both men's and women's South Division titles. Well done to Dave Hope and Roger Garland and their teams.
Worcester AC's Women and Men have won the South Division of the Midland Vet's League again. Well done to all of them!
Joel Khan cleared 2.07m to finish in eighth equal position at the European Youth Championships. Well done Joel!
Joel Khan made it through the qualifying round in Tblisi with a jump of 2.08m. He will compete in the final on Saturday evening. Watch this space!
Joel Khan has been selected as part of the GB team to compete in the inaugural Eauropean Youth Championships to be held in Tblisi, Georgia on 14-17 July. See a full report on the Reports page
A small group of Worcester AC athletes competed in the national U20 & U23 Championships at Bedford on 18/19 June and two of them came away with medals. Josh Carr won the silver medal in the U23 men 1500m with a time of 3:48.69 and Joel Khan won the bronze medal in the U20 High Jump, although stil an U17. See a full report on the Reports page
Jenny Nesbitt and Alice Wright are continuing where they left off last season.
Jenny finished 3rd in the European 10000m Cup held in Mersin, Turkey on 5th June in a time of 33m 45.46s to lead the British team into first place.
Alice produced a new Club 10000m record time of 32m 36.11s in the Payton Jordan Invitational in Stanford USA on 1st June.
Well done both of you!
Well done to Ben Clarke for finishing 4th in the National Under-20 Men's Decathlon at Bedford on 14th/15th May. In doing so he clocked 15.49 seconds for 110m Hurdles breaking his own club record by more than a tenth of a second.
Also well done to Joel Khan who became county champion at Worcester on 14th May and in doing so beat his previous club record and also cleared the qualifying height of 2.07m for the European Junior Championships in Tblisi in July.
Congratulations to Jenny Nesbitt for winning the Reading Half-marathon on Sunday in a time of 1h 12m 54s.
Congratulations to Jenny Nesbitt for her team Gold Medal in the European U23 Women's Cross Country Championships in France today. Jenny finished third GB athlete and 13th overall.
WAC will provide two members of the GB U23 Women's team for the European Cross Country Championships to be held in Hyeres, France on Sunday 13th December following the selection of Jenny Nesbitt and Alice Wright. Our good wishes go to both of them.
Congratulations to Mel Garland for her silver and bronze medals at the European Masters Championships in Nice earlier in October. The silver was in the Triple Jump and the Bronze in the Long Jump. She was also 4th in the High Jump, 100m and 200m.
Ben secured his first national medal at the ESAA combined championships, in Bedford last weekend. His event performances included 6.22 (long jump), 33.77 (discus), 36.01 (javelin), 52.03 (400m), 14.27 (100H), 1.79 (high jump), 10.19 (shot) and a resounding 1500m victory in 4.29 to clinch his place on the podium. Ben now goes on to represent England at the indoor pentathlon in Glasgow in December.
At the Midland Vets League Cup Finals held at Nunnery Wood on Sunday the Men's team won the 'A' Cup Final for the second year running and the ladies came second. This meant that the club won the combined trophy for the second tear running. Well done you olduns.
Congratulations to Joel Khan who, at the England Athletics U15/U17 Championships at Bedford on 29th/30th August, became the U17 Men's High Jump champion with a jump of 2.02m. In doing so he set new club U17 and Overall records.
Dan Banks, Ben Clarke, Danielle Hopkins, Jack Hocking and Hannah Tapley also competed at the championships. Well done to all of them.
At the Midland Counties U13/U15/U17 Championships at Alexander Stadium on 16th August Sophie Tothill became the U17 Women's 3000m champion in a time of 10'18.35 a beating her previous PB by 15 seconds. Well done Sophie.
Richard White became the Club's first ever World Champion when he struck gold in the M55 400m hurdles at the World Master's Championships in Lyon recently. Laurence Oldfield also won gold and silver medals as a member of the GB M70 4x100 and 4x400 relay teams respectively. Two other members picked up silver medals - Barry Swindells in the M75 1500m and Iris Holder in the W70 Triple Jump. Iris also won a bronze medal as a member of the GB W65 4x100 relay team. Five other club members also took part. Well done to all of them. (See also "Reports" page).
Congratulations to the club's Ladies' and Men's Vets teams who won both Vets Leagues for the second year running at Redditch last Thursday (29/7/15).
See also "Reports" and "Gallery" pages.
Congratulations to Barry Swindells who was shown as the UK's top 1500m runner in the V75 category in this week's AW.
Congratulations to Ben Clarke on becoming ESAA Midlands Combined Events intermediate boys champion for the second year running. In a strong throws dominated field, Ben was able to use his strengths in 400m, 100H, high jump and 1500m to secure victory with a new pb and club record of 4619 points. This places him 8th in the national rankings for octathlon, and qualifies him for the ESAA national finals in September. Well done Ben.
Congratulations to Alice Wright who ran a PB of 32'46.57 to take the bronze medal in the European U23 Championships in Tallinn, Estonia yesterday. For full reports click HERE (courtesy British Athletics) and HERE (courtesy of Worcester News).