We are a thriving club catering for athletes of all ages and abilities from beginners to county standard and beyond. The club has active Track & Field, Sports Hall, Cross Country and Road Running Sections. Read more about the club in "About us"
July Events :
Longrun Meadow Duathlon
|3rd||Midsummer Open Meet 1||Cheltenham|
|4th||Somerset School Games (Years 5 + 6 only)||Millfield|
|5th||West of England School Games (Years 7-10)||Bath University|
|5th||Somerset School Games (Years 7 + 8 only)||Millfield|
|5-6th||English Schools' Championships||Birmingham|
|6th||Somerset School Games (Years 9 + 10 only)||Millfield|
|6th||BAL Match 3 (Division 3)||Kingston|
|6th||UKWAL Match 2 (Division 3)||Exeter|
|7th||SWAL Match 2||Exeter|
|7th||Midland League Match 3 (Division 2)||Stoke|
|8th||Somerset Middle Schools' Championships||Yeovil|
2nd June - Patrick Casey did the club proud by taking part in the Comrades Marathon, with temperatures slightly more than we were all experiencing !
From Patrick.......’I'm now back in the UK from South Africa and, as I was privileged to be able to wear a TAC vest for the event, I thought I should let you know how the 2013 Comrades Marathon went for me on Sunday 2nd June. According to the official results (subject to confirmation) at http://results.comrades.com/, I finished the 86.86km course (54 miles) in 2,251st place and in a time of 9hrs 27mins 31secs. This was almost 30 minutes slower than my target time but, in the context of the event, I was quite happy with the outcome. With temperatures of 30C+, it was the hottest, windiest race for years and only 10,188 runners, of the 14,000 or so that started, managed to finish the uphill course within the 12 hours allowed. The event was won in 5hrs 32mins 09secs by Claude Moshiywa of South Africa.’
12 May 2013 Well done all TAC athletes helping us to win the first SWAL Div1 Match 1 of the season. Results available now on Swathletics site for download . All athletes please let your SWAL team managers know whether you are available for selection for Match 2 on July 7th Exeter.
Pre April 2013:
Sat 23 Feb. Somerset Schools Champs : Many congrats to all our TAC runners in the Somerset Schools XC champs yesterday including to Hattie_Rogers, Joe Walton, Oliver Fox, Holly Brown, Dan Wilde on winning their respective age-group County titles; with medals also for Jamie Coles, Rowan Preece, Imogen Keeling, Flora Keeling and Matthew Green; and many more excellent performances by TAC atlhletes.. For full prelim. results listing click here.
Many thanks to all marshalls and our 'bakers & tea makers' who helped to sustain everyone on a v.chilly day.
& Sat 23 Feb ENGLAND ATHLETICS AGE GROUP INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 2013: Having won his heat, Ronnie Wells took an excellent 4th place in the U20 60m indoor final in 6.89 sec (results) Many congrats from all at TAC .Sunday 6th Jan: SouthWest Intercounties Cross Country Champs - Bicton Park. Taunton AC runners put in strong performances with entries in most age categories, taking a haul of 8 individual SW Champs medals, as well as Club Team Championships gold in the U13G event and silver in SW and SM events. Outstanding indivdual performances of the day included Gold medal places for Rowan Preece (U20M) and Amelia Vance (U13G), Silver for Cath Blew (SW) , Rachel Langbein (U20W) and Jamie Coles (U20M), Bronze for Joe Walton (U17M), Holly Brown (U17W) and Sophie Jones (U13G). For these and many more excellent performances on this tough hilly course see [Full results] and [Flickr Photo albums] . The day was topped off by presentations and a chance to meet multiple Olympians Jo Pavey and Cris Maddocks.
Sunday 6th Jan : Cardiff Open and Southwest Indoor Junior & U17 Athletics - Cardiff - Representing TAC in the U17M Elliot Scott won the Open &SW 400m event overall in 53.30sec., while Luke Reynolds was 2nd overall (1st SW entrant) in both the Long Jump (6.01m) and Triple Jump (12.14m), as well as first SW in the 60m. Iain Adams and Andrew Paulin represented TAC in the U13Boys events: Iain won two SW golds in Long Jump and 200m and a Bronze in the 60m Hurdles. Andrew Paulin also gained two SW gold medals in 60m Sprint and 60m Hurdles with a Silver in the Long Jump. Many Congratulations to all. [Full results listing here]
Power of 10 Awards : Many Congratulations on your awards of Power of 10 badge awards for attainiment of the prestigious national Power of 10 standard in your event by age category during 2012: Robin Danaher, Charlie Granville, Will Larkman, Ronnie Wells, Blair Brown, Joe Walton, Archie Walton, Elliot Scott & to their Coaches Simon de
December 2012 :
23 Dec 2012 TAC organised the Wellington Monument RACE More than 160 runners entered this v.hilly 6.27 Mile race in surprisingly dry and bright conditions! Taunton AC brought home the Team Prize (Luke Scott, Alex Rogers, Rachel Langbein and Julian Ridgley), with Rachel also taking the 1st Lady trophy and Luke 2nd place in SenM and overall Full results see Monument Race Website : [Race Report ] & [Results & times] Huge thanks to the numerous marshalls, bakers (!) and other volunteers who all helped to make this a great success for the Club.
9 Dec 2012 Tri-County Cross Country Champs , Bath Uni.
40 Taunton AC runners competed bringing home a haul of 15 County medals and Somerset County Champions in four separate age groups; as well good performances by many others including some running their first county XC event.
To Read more and full results click here.
And here for Flickr Album of Photos from the events.
Click here for selection of other recent "Road Race Results & Times by TAC runners" courtesy of "www.clubhousehub.co.uk")
National XC Relays 3 Nov 2012
Well done TAC - on many brilliant performances at the National XC relays; full results are now available at link below - and we'll hopefully post a coaches' report on the TAC main web-site later in the week. Results link
30 Sept. Taunton 10K
TAC athletes dominated top spots on home turf in the Taunton 10K this Sunday. Luke Scott led home a field of 580 runners, and made it 5 wins by him in 5 years (!) Three U20men (Rowan Preece , Jamie Coles and Issac Taschimowitz) also from Charlotte's endurance coaching group - were hot on Luke's heels in 2nd, 4th and 6th in the Senior men's race - all of them completing the race in below the 35 minute mark, and followed quickly by Alex Rogers (14th).
Among the Ladies Hannah Taunton finished first SL for TAC (12th female runner overall), followed by Liz Taschimowitz (19th ; 5th L45 ) and Sharron Kington just a few seconds later to take 3rd place in the L50 division (25th overall); while Amy Caburn (running her first 10K - as part of Paula's team) won the Junior lady title. Photos to come. Read more here ....
22/23 Sep 2012: SEAA Road relay results now available here. as well as in Atheltics Weekly. Some brilliant runs by our TAC runners, not least Amelia Vance, Sophie Jones and Jess Brown on being 2nd fastest U13G team overall (among 63 club teams competing !), and U15 Boys team 12th of 43 teams. There were many outstanding individual performances also from our U17, U20 and older athletes, though with unfortunately incomplete teams on the day. More photos here
The same 22/23 weekend Keith and Sharron took on the Poole Park run for first time whilst on hols posting times of 18:36 and 24:07 respectively ....nice 'sunny' flat course around a lake by all accounts.; whilst well done to Mark Jones and Jochen Langbein on completing the Langport triathlon (no sun here - in fact the driest part was the swim by all acounts - but Mark managed a PB all the same !)
2 Sep 2012 : Final SWAL Match 4 - With only quite a small number of our athletes attending, the club struggled for points finishing 5th at this meeting (our lowest position during the season). However, having come 3rd in all the other matches, TAC have also clung onto 3rd place overall in the DIV 1 League. Many thanks and congrats to all those who competed in their main as well as several other events to earn us crucial points [Full Match 4 Results here ] . A greater regular turnout of athletes across all age groups will be needed to ensure we stay up ..and challenge to win ...Div 1 next year. For a selection of PHOTOS from latest match click here.
Huge Congrats to RONNIE WELLS from TAC on winning the England U17 100m title in August 2012 in a new PB of 10:58secs. Watch the video via this link at : Athleticos.org.
Further recent events:
- Tues 14 Aug. Avon County Open - Stoke Gifford. Results: link
- July 15th SW Intercounties - Results on Power-of-10
- July 6/7 Results at English Schools T&F Champs Gateshead
- July 8th - SWAL click SWAL 3 Results
For brilliant action images from the above events check out:
Chris' Flickr page )
Further Road / Trail news see also Seniors blog on Road Running page
17 June 2012 : England U23 & U20 Championships . Congratulations to Evie Grogan who took the U20 England High Jump Title in Bedord with a first time clearance at 1.72m. In the U23 championship Cath Blew from TAC placed 7th in a highly competitive 1500m final ...in a lead-up to Cath lining up for the Olympic Trials heats on 23 June.
16th June Somerset Schools Champs - 'Huge medal haul' by TAC members - for full results please see SomersetSchoolsAthletics site.
10 June 2012: South-West Athletics League Match 2 :
Provisional results are now available to download here and selection of photos by Chris Holmes - click here . TAC were places 3rd of teh 7 clubs completeing at this Div1 match . Outstanding performances included new SWAL records by Rowan Preece (U20M 5000m 15:44:40) and Will Larkman (U15B Javelin 43.64).
29 May 2012: South-West Athletics League Match 1 :
Provisional results are now available to download here
And click here for photos taken at the event.
Taunton AC came 3rd overall among the 7 Div1 clubs competing. Next match coming up very soon - 10th June - please contact team managers to let them know your availability.
12/13th May 2012 - Somerset AA Champs - Full Results and Record Brakers now on Somerset County AA site.
22 Apr 2012 : SWAL Cup @ Yeovil - Full results on Swathletics web-site
15 Apr 2012 - A field of over 300 competed at the inaugral Bridgwater 10K including 3 TAC members all placed high up the finsihing order. Keith Paul was our first runner home in 38.04 placed 7th overall (3rd M40-49), followed by Nick Chapman 45.45 (77th' 22nd M30-39); First TAC lady home was Sharron Kington in 49.21 (123 overall) and taking 2nd place in the L50-59 division.
On the same day Annie Lillicrop took on the tough Horner Water 11M off-road challenge for the first time and by all accounts survived and even enjoyed it finishing in 1:47; overall winner among 31 finishers completing this challenging run was Tom Mellor in 1hr 09.28 , a clear 2 minutes ahead of the next runner.
1st April Taunton Half Marathon & Marathon, Results now available: Many congrats to all who completed the course and others who helped at this event. Among 1121 finishers in the Half marathon, highest placed male and female TAC runners were Luke Scott 4th overall (3rd SM) in 1:15:44; and Hannah Taunton 5th Senior Lady (149 overall) in 1:34:08. Other TAC runners putting in excellent performances included among the men Richard Caburn 1:23:10 39th (10th M45); Keith Paul 56th (13th M45) 1:26:38 and Leighton Omerod 71st (37th SM) 1:28:26 ; among the ladies Sarah Laver placed 20th in the SL (1:44:17), Sharron Kingston put in an excellent 1:50:26 for 5th position in the FV50 category and Annie Lillicrop was not far behind in 1:57:45 (33rd FV40).
30 Mar-1April - British Colleges National Champs - Several TAC endurance squad members travelled to Bath University to represent their respective colleges and Southwest Region in the XC section of this multisport championships against 10 other Regions of Britain. Rachel Langbein took individual bronze in the Cross-country, and together with fellow TAC members Ellen Cheetham and Emma Wilson helped the SW to Gold in womens XC team event; the SW mens XC team also won team Gold assisted by strong performances from Jamie Coles and Rowan Preece. After an exciting weekend of many different sports the South West also successfully claimed the Wilkinson Sword trophy for highest scoring region for the first time since 2006.
31 Mar 2012- Yeovil Open : - Several Taunton AC althletes made an early start to the outdoor Track & Field season at this Open meeting, with PBs recorded by Ben Thompson (110mH SM 17.28, 2nd); Dan Wilde 1st in 800m U15M in 2:21.98; and Archie Walton U15M 80mHu 15.45 3rd; and SB times in 100m U17 for Abilgail Barton (13.18) and Leah Oates (14.41). Further (partial) results available here.
17 Mar 2012: Many many thanks to all TAC members and others who helped Somerset Schools Athletics to host the ESAA National Schools Cross Country at Ilton near Taunton, attended by over 2000 competitors and 5000 supporters. The championships was the culmination after district , county and regional selection races earlier in the season throughout England, with around 350 athletes competing in each of the U15 , U17 and Senior classes for Boys and Girls of school age. Among numerous outstanding performances from TAC members representing their respective schools, highest national placing was attained by Blair Brown (6th) in the Senior Boys. For full details and 1000s of photos please visit the Somersetschools Athletics site or click here for results summary
25 /26 Feb: TAUNTON AC's travelled to the Saucony English Cross Country Championships at Parliament Hill with a select but determined group of runners, achieving many excellent placings in this top level event. Not surprisingly our British international and European Championships medallist Naomi Taschimowitz flew the flag highest with an excellent seventh place in the senior women's race. Also in the women's races Catherine Blew finished an excellent 10th in the under 20s age group with Taunton AC clubmate Rachel Langbein 51st.
In a highly competive field of over near 350 finishers in the under 17 men's competition Rowan Preece made the top twenty in a fine 14th while younger clubmate Joe Walton was an exclelent 20th, and with Isaac Taschimowitz 170, and Ben Hawkins 262, helped TAC to 11th place (of 28) in the team event. (full result & videos here )
On the Sunday TAC's Evie Grogan competed at the Junior National Indoor Championships in Birmingham, gaining an excellent 5th place in the U20 High jump (full results here) , following up on her 1.72 PB and 1st Place gained at the Welsh Athletics U20 Championships three weeks earlier.