RR10 Home Fixture

RR10 League

The RR10 season starts this Wednesday 18th April, and we are co-hosting the first race at Royal Victoria Country Park Netley, along with Itchen Spitfires. We still need a few volunteers to help with car parking and drinks. If you can get to RVCP by 6pm or earlier, please contact Jon Ward jaw@soton.ac.uk.

Reminder, you are not allowed to run in your own race, so our first race will be May 2nd at Stoney Cross with a 7:15pm start time.

Our Drop-Out race this year will again be June 6th at Fleming Park.

The full list of RR10 races can be found on the website http://rr10.org.uk/

IMPORTANT USE OF TRACK SATURDAY 7th April

The track has been booked on Saturday by British Shooting for an event which involves some target shooting and use of the track. We have safety concerns and although the long jump pit furthest from the stand and the shot circle looks like it will be available,the throwing cage,high jump, and the long jump pit nearest the stand must not be used after 11am. The same goes for the track so could I ask all coaches to bring forward their sessions if necessary. I realise this is not ideal but Active Nation booked this event many months ago.Would coaches liaise with the event organisers if there are any safety concerns .

Agreement regarding use of the track

Our agreement for use of the track has now been signed. SAC members have use of the track facility on the following days and times;

Monday – All day
Tuesday – All day (exclusive use for SAC and SAC coached groups between 6.30 p.m. and 8 p.m.)
Wednesday – Summer only (exclusive use for the Academy)
Thursday – all day
Saturday and Sunday – mornings

Track use outside of these times is chargeable and should be paid directly to Active Nation. Other clubs will continue to use the track and now have separate agreements with Active Nation. Random checks will be made at the track to ensure members have paid the correct membership fees. Please try and carry your membership card with you should you be asked for proof of membership. We do not wish to turn people away.

Track closed Saturday 7th April from 11am

The track has been booked by British shooting on Saturday 7th April.

Their event starts starts 11am and we can have use of the track and field while they are setting up, there may be some restrictions on the number of lanes available and a shooting range will be set up on the grass area inside the track near the finish line.

You can see more information ref this particular competition on www.targetsprint.co.uk which is the British Shooting site for targetsprint. This particular event will be a GB Team Pre-Qualifying event 1 of 3 being held in the country.

SAC track access

Our agreement for use of the track has now been signed.  SAC members have use of the track facility on the following days and times;

Monday – All day
Tuesday – All day (exclusive use for SAC and SAC coached groups between 6.30 p.m. and 8 p.m.)
Wednesday – Evening Summer only (exclusive use for the Academy)
Thursday – all day
Saturday and Sunday – mornings

Track use outside of these times is chargeable and should be paid directly to Active Nation.   Other clubs will continue to use the track and now have separate agreements with Active Nation.  Random checks will be made at the track to ensure members have paid the correct membership fees.  Please try and carry your membership card with you should you be asked for proof of membership.  We do not wish to turn people away.

SAC Awards 2017/8 – List of Winners

Congratulation to all the winners of Southampton AC Awards for 2017/8. A full list of winners is shown below.

President’s Award Fiona Webb
Doreen Old Award Peter Wareing
Club Person of the Year Mark Wharton
Coach of the Year Rod Lock
Official of the Year John Stansfield
Team Manager of the Year Andy Morgan-Lee
Athletes’ Athlete Male Jon Tilt
Athletes’ Athlete Female Sarah Kingston
Track and Field Athlete of the Year Senior Men Mahamed Mahamed and Oliver Bromby
Senior Women Sophie Merritt
Vet Men Mark Collins
Vet Women Katy Odell
Young Male Jack Higgins
Young Female Amaya Scott
XC/Road Athlete of the Year Senior Men Alex Teuten
Senior Women Bryher Bowness
Young Male Zakariya Mahamed
Young Female Isabel Richardson
Team Contribution U11B Jack Potter
U11B Liam Cross
U11G Millie Hulbert
U11G Gracie Saint
U13B Travis Scottow
U13B Aidie Purse
U13G Ellie Thatcher
U13G Eve Emm
U15B Harry Thompson
U15B Zak Withey
U15G Lucy O’Dell
U15G Chloe Errington
U17M Ben Williams
U17M Joseph Hannan
U17W Hannah Childs
U17W Emma Hunter
U20M Josh Nash
U20M Sam Costley
U20W Emma Froome
U20W Sophie-Anne Haigh
Senior Men Tom Rady
Senior Men Patrick Swan
Senior Women Sarah Kingston
Senior Women Mandy Gault
Vet Men Simon Ciaravella
Vet Men Andy Turner
Vet Women Hannah Willson
Vet Women Astrid Mangel
Performance Award Dave Henson
James Foreman
Chris Scott
Vic Novell
Jon Tilt
Graham Lay
David Blackman
Lynden Olowe
James Jackson
Adam Jones
Joshua Douglas
Callum Gregson
Jack McDonald
Wilfred McKenzie
Oliver Thatcher
Bradley Jenvey
Riley Woodman
Finley Ryves
Ben Brown
Billy Goodridge
Mary Axtell
Samantha Callaway
Lucy-Jane Matthews
Anna Merritt
Elizabeth Adamson
Maisie Jeger
Megan Hulbert
Grace Colmer
Olivia Austin
Gracie Jenvey
Jasmine Larsen

 

SAC Awards Night 2018

Last Friday, we celebrated the achievements of the club at its annual awards night. Held at Victoria House in Netley, it was another great opportunity to embrace the many and varied achievements of our wonderful club.

Hosted by Andy Fisher and Jon Tilt, the evening culminated in a new President’s Award won by Fiona Webb, Senior Membership Secretary for her long and continued service to the club. Not only has Fiona been a committee member for over 10 years, she has been a trustee, official (track judge, field judge and scorer and has officiated for the County), amongst a host of other things. There could not have been a more deserving winner. We also embraced the services of our other volunteers and committee members and we thank them for their continued support.

Performances on the road, cross country, track and field were in abundance and a full list of award winners can be found here. The awards were presented and celebrated by two of our three GB International athletes. Mahamed Mahamed and Alex Teuten were not only awarded with life membership of the club but a framed photograph of their first GB vest. Dave Henson, our Paralympian could not be present but receives the same accolade. 2017 was undoubtedly one of the Club’s best years ever, both in team events and through individual performances including the achievement of GB honours at senior, junior and youth level in the same year.

The evening was enhanced with a raffle which raised over £600 for the club. Prizes were donated by local companies and included a tour and lunch on a P&O cruise ship and breakfast at Upton’s of Bassett. A full list of our donated prizes can be seen below and we thank the companies for their generosity.

Food, music and dancing ended a great evening with DJ Tony (Fern) in the house, playing tunes till the early hours (well until 11.30). A great night was had by all and we hope to see more of you there next year. For those of you who won awards and were unable to attend, the awards will be available for collection at the track from Thursday 29 March.

Thank you to the following people who made the awards evening possible; Tim Hall, Richie Pearson, Jon Tilt, Mark West, Mary Axtell, Andy Fisher, Dawn Thatcher, Fiona Webb, Tony Fern, Rene Fern, Peter Merritt, Mahamed Mahamed, Alex Teuten, Andy Palmer, Nicci Blandford, Mark Gallant.

Many thanks to the following companies for their generous prize donations: P&O cruises, Toni & Guy, Ageas Bowl, Alton Sports, Uptons of Bassett, Southampton Football club, Parchment Street Dental, Number 1 beauty salon, Marwell Zoo, Molton Brown and Bestival.

Frances Payne

Frances Payne’s funeral will be held at 1pm on Friday 6th April at Wessex Vale Crematorium. All are welcome. Family flowers only please with donations on the day to Countess Mountbatten Hospice.

Friends are invited afterwards to the Fair Oak Suite at the Botley Park Hotel.

Could Southampton Athletic Club members please confirm attendance to Catherine and Keith Spiers on 07843 121775 who are coordinating numbers.

Committee Meeting March 2018 a brief overview

We formally welcomed Mary Axtell back to the committee after her recent illness.
We agreed to review a new expense policy with Team Managers before presenting to the committee for approval.
We had the usual reports from the Chairman, Treasurer and Membership secretary. Club membership is consistent in line with previous years although it was acknowledged that it is early days in view of the membership fee increase.
Richie Pearson updated us on entries for the club Netley 10k on Sunday 28 May 2018 and reminded us that this is the most profitable event for the club and that we need commitment from volunteers in order for it to take place. A review of the race will be conducted this year.
Plans for the Awards Evening on 23 March are progressing well; guest speakers have accepted their invitation and some very good raffle prizes have been secured and donated by local companies.
The new agreement with Active Nation has now been signed and includes use of the track on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday (summer only – academy only) and Thursday all day and weekend mornings. All SAC members and SAC coached groups can use the track for free providing their membership fees have been paid. The club will be doing random checks at the track to ensure this is the case.
We discussed some additional training venues that SAC currently finance and whether they can be better utilised in view of the new track arrangements.
Diane Reavey gave us an update on the new pavilion having just received the comparative revised building costs which require further examination. Richie reported that Tina Dyer-Smith of Southampton City Council is to submit a presentation to the Council on the Sports Centre Redevelopment proposals, which she would then present to SAC at a meeting to be arranged.
Committee members present were Richie Pearson, Mark West, Diane Reavey, Mary Axtell, David Blackman, Mike Coker, Becky Mulley, Ashley Cooper, Fiona Webb, Jon Tilt, Dawn Thatcher, Tracey Jones, Chris Thompson, Dr Elizabeth Pugh, Andy Palmer.
Our next committee meeting is on Monday 16 April 2018.

Help Needed for April Open

With the first open less than four weeks away we are looking to recruit helpers for the evening. We need people to help with refreshments in the cabin and extra help with the field events.

The first event starts at 5:30 and the last event starts at 7:30 if you can give some time please can you contact:

Diane Reavey – jdreavey@talktalk.net to help with refreshments, we would like to have hep from 4:30 to 8:00

Tracey Jones – tracey.h.jones@btinternet.com to help with field events or help set-up track and field facilties,