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ACE – Putting Somerset’s Combined Eventers on the podium


The Academy of Combined Events (ACE) has grown out of two local areas of athletics: 1) an established history of winning county and regional combined events championships, and 2) Sportshall Athletics, where every year for the past 12 years County teams have been taken to the Regional Championships.


Its aim is to ensure that members who are new to combined events learn properly the various athletic events in careful stages, to both develop athletic skills and the necessary levels of fitness. It will also provide a consistent and structured approach to annual training programmes for those existing combined eventers who are genuinely committed to winning national combined events titles.


Put very simply, ACE coaches see no reason why the next Jess Ennis-Hill or Dean Macey shouldn’t come from Somerset!


We have a very clear, athlete centred approach and take the long term view on the developmental needs of young and emerging athletes. You will find full details of our philosophy on our website.


Having established an enthusiastic cohort of U13’s, the first session for existing combined eventers took place on Wednesday 9th Oct 2013 from 6.00pm – 8.00pm.  


In order to keep the quality high, we are limiting the numbers who can attend to a 1-12 coach to athlete ratio. Each 6 week block of sessions in based on a cost  of £50.00 per 6 sessions.


If you are interested in taking up the offer of structured coaching, please download, complete and return the forms below - details of how to return the forms can be found at the bottom of the Athlete Profile form:




Athlete Profile Training Consent Form