Duo impress in mini-marathon trials

MEMBERS of Steve Hollier's fast improving North Somerset Athletics Academy endurance squad competed in the London Mini-Marathon trials at Bitton.

MEMBERS of Steve Hollier's fast improving North Somerset Athletics Academy endurance squad competed in the London Mini-Marathon trials at Bitton. Pride of place goes to Katie Grinyer and Cameron Coetzee, who qualified for the 5k event prior to the main event this month. Katie and Cam will be travelling up to London the night before, staying in an hotel, then transported to the start of the event, where they get to run the final 5km of the course being run in the marathon later in the day. Mention should also be made of Kody Mortimer, who finished just outside the top six, and is first reserve for the event. Age 11-12 boys, 4km Kody Mortimer (Backwell), 7th, 14.53mins; 4km Ben Greenslade(High Down), 13th, 16.31mins. Age 11-12 girls, 4km Katie Grinyer (Clevedon), 4th,16.16mins; 4km Abi Sudol (Nailsea), 13th, 17.52mins. Age 13-14 boys, 5km Cameron Coetzee (Gordano), 3rd, 16.54mins; 5km Calum Hannay (Backwell), 9th, 18.44mins. Age 13-14 girls, 5km Rosie Parsons (Backwell), 9th, 23.09min.Athletics and multi-skill fundays with GB international and NSAA head coachChris Millard (and guest coaches) will be held at Gordano Sports Centre, Portishead, Tuesday April 7; Churchill Sports Centre, Wednesday April 8; Swiss Valley Sports Centre, Clevedon, Thursday April 9; Gordano Sports Centre, Portishead, Tuesday April 14; Churchill Sports Centre, Wednesday April 15; Swiss Valley Sports Centre, Clevedon, Thursday April 16, 10am to 3.30pm.Sprints, hurdles, jumps, throws, relays and agility. Fun games such as dodgeball, ultimate frisbee, bulldog, etc. Unique team challenge in the afternoon, ages 8-12.Cost �15 for one day, �25 for any two days, �33 for any three days, �42 for any four days, �50 for any five days, �55 for all six days. Cost includes free goodie bag, T-shirt, bag, sweatbands, drinks bottle, etc.Please bring swim kit to Churchill venue, as a 30-minute swim is included!Anyone who impresses will be invited to join the prestigious North Somerset Athletics Academy for the year.Guaranteed coach to athlete ratio of no less than 1:10. Maximum 30 athletes, so book early.For more information, contact: Chris Millard, mobile 07952 736032, e-mail chrisbtg@blueyonder.co.uk, ww.nsaa.me.uk for more details on NSAA, www.fitnessontrack.co.uk for more details on North Somerset AC


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