Somer Athletics Club’s younger athletes celebrated their 2023 achievements with a special training night and presentation evening at their Chilcompton training base before enjoying a short summer break.

Fresh from their stunning performances at the Westonbirt 10k and 2k races, awards reflected further successes at events including Longleat, Yeovil and Cheddar.

The Youth and Juniors are an integral part of Somer AC, contributing to the club’s presence at numerous events. The awards ceremony recognised many of their younger athletes. Gertie and Dylan scooped the Youth Athletes of the Year, whilst the Junior equivalents were Roxy and Freddie. Tyler secured a Legend Award as he moves onward to university, whilst awards were given for best newcomers and coaches’ awards.

Under the leadership of Keith Cradock and Matt Exley, the female and male coaches that support and develop their athletes. Somer Youth (13-17 years) and Junior (8-12 years) return to training in September on term-time Thursdays.

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