NETLEY 10K

I would like to thank everyone who helped out at the race this year which ensured that it was another successful event and raised much needed funds for the club. There was a significant increase in support from the club and with the additional voluntary support from our friends at Itchen Spitfires we managed to ensure the race was fully marshalled.After 30 years organising this event the time has come for me to step down and for someone else to take over. Thank you to everyone who has supported me over the years Richie

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SAC 10K

Thank you for everyone who helped out at the Southampton Athletic Club 10 K at The Royal Victoria Country Park last Sunday. We had a lot of very willing helpers which ensured the event went very smoothly and the funds raised will benefit all members. Thanks Again Richie

Success as Hampshire Champs for Officials too

Not only did the club’s athletes, coaches, parents and supporters see success at this weekends Hampshire Championships but the officials did well too. With positive feedback on the clubs officials and those being reported on Sunday received positive recommendations to advance in their officiating, Malcolm Wise to Level 2, Zoe Bond to Level 3 and John Stansfield taking the first step (1 of 6) towards possible Level 4.

Netley 10k help required

Dear Southampton runner, jumper, and thrower,
The Netley 10k means different things to each of us. It might mean more to you than you think!…..
For some, it is an important race in the Hampshire Road Race league. For some, it’s a fantastic 6 mile run through one of Hampshire’s prettiest parks.
For most of us in our great club, however, it is an important fund-raiser, that delivers over 35% of financial backing to our track and field teams, including BAL, UKWAL, YDL, SAL, and Sportshall. Being a hugely successful club does not come cheap! And as we work our way up the leagues, the travel costs rise too.
We’d love you to come and help out at the race. We need you to come and help out at the race! Having Southampton AC Athletes, parents, guardians, or relatives, marshalling at the race firstly means that we don’t have to pay other clubs and organisations to do it for us, and secondly makes for a fantastic team atmosphere. The sight of a group of shot putters cheering 10k runners is a sight to behold!
So please put Sunday 20th May in your diary, and contact Richie Pearson  richiepearson2372@gmail.com, and offer your support. It’s only for 2 hours in the morning (9-11am), and the sun always shines on the day!
Thanks

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.

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.