BASC has announced the 2019 winners for their various youth awards. Max Burgin, Amy Hunt, Oliver Dustin and Isabelle Boffey will receive their awards at the Club's Annual Dinner in November.
Max Burgin and Amy Hunt win the male and female versions of the BASC Young Athlete of the Year awards. Max ran the fastest 800m in the world by an U18 athlete, breaking a 23 year old British U20 record. Amy also ran a British U20 record and world U18 leading time in a 200m. Whereas Max was prevented to compete in the European U20 Championship, Amy took gold in the 200m and the 4x100m relay.
Max's loss was Oliver Dustin's gain as he took gold in the European U20 Championship 800m. Oliver is awarded the Ron Jewkes Trophy by BASC. Isabelle Boffey also won gold in the European U20 Championship. Finishing 4th in the British Championships, Isabelle has been awared the Katharine Merry Award by BASC.
Sophie McKinna has been chosen as the BASC Breakthrough Athlete at the IAAF World Championships. Sophie threw a personal best of 18.61m in the third and final round of the shot put qualification to book herself a place in the final having surpassed the qualifying distance. At the same time, Sophie has also achieved the qualifying distance required for selection for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.
To put Sophie's achievement into perspective, she was the first British athlete to reach the World final in 36 years.
She finished 11th in the final just shy of 18m.
The shortlist for the Club's Athlete of the Year Award has been announced. Medalists from the World Championships and European Indoors are among those nominated for the award, including Dina Asher-Smith and Katarina Johnson-Thompson. For a full list of nominees go to our 2019 Shortlist page.
Club members will receive voting instructions by email. Closing date for voting is Saturday 26 October. The winner will be announced at the Club's Annual Dinner in November.
Now it's even easier to apply for BASC membership, and you can now pay online! The new streamlined process is now operational.
In addition, existing members can renew their membership online, and can also update their details. The new membership portal replaces the old Member's Area on this website - which is no longer accessible. Instead members can use their email address to set up a new login for the membership portal.
Once again, BASC was delighted to support Vault Cardiff held on Sunday 10 March at the NIAC facility on the Cardiff Met campus - the largest ever Vault Cardiff event. Having had over 160 entries, on the day 142 athletes competed across 12 pools on 4 landing mats – making it a true spectacle of UK and international pole vaulting – including athletes from Sweden, Luxembourg, Spain and Ireland! There is little doubt that pole vaulting in the UK is in a good place currently and moving from strength to strength!
A total of 51 athletes set lifetime best performances (indoors or out) – many of them doing so on multiple occasions. A further 20 set season’s best performances, meaning that 50% of the athletes jumped their highest they have so far in 2019… truly remarkable.