The Bill Whistlecroft Athletics Arena, Yeovil

The Bill Whistlecroft Athletics Arena, Yeovil

This is the new name of the athletics arena at Yeovil after an official renaming ceremony took place during the Yeovil Games on 14th September 2014 attended by Bills wife Ann, their son Mark and a large number of Bills friends, colleagues and athletes as well as representatives from South Somerset District Council. Yeovil Olympiads are proud to be based at this great facility, renamed in Bills honour.

May 2014 Newsletter - The Olympian

This is a new addition to the YOAC website and will also be available in print. We hope you enjoy its content. It is intended that there will be regular newsletters so please look out for them. If you wish to contribute to future editions then please get in touch with Donald Sommerville, to whom we are indebted for the production. To see the newsletter please click the link above.

March 2014 - cross country athletes perform well at the National Schools Championships

Here are the results from the English schools xc champs on Saturday. The junior girls team for Somerset came 2nd overall against all the counties and won the category C (small counties category) and the senior girls’ team won category C too. The senior boys were 2nd, inter boys 3rd, junior boys 5th and inter girls 7th in that category.
Congratulations to all our athletes . 

October 2013

18/10/13 -Huge Congratulations to Jill Harrison who is now W55 5000m WORLD CHAMPION in a time of 19.29 in 30 degree heat in Brazil. Yeovil Olympiads are very proud of you.
21/10/13 -Jill has followed this up by winning the W55 10,000m and is now DOUBLE WORLD CHAMPION.
26/10/13 -It's now a hat-trick of World Titles to the amazing Jill Harrison as she wins the 1500m. Well done Jill - a superb achievement.

YOAC Junior Athletes selected to represent their County at English Schools National Championships

Wednesday, 03 July 2013

We had several athletes make the entry standard for the English Schools National Championships at Alexander Stadium Birmingham July the 5th and 6th. 47 athletes made the entry and national standard but unfortunately they can only take 25 athletes from our county.
The competition is so strong in Somerset that National or close to National standard seems to be the mark to aim for to get selection.