A little over one hundred years ago, a runner called Gilbert Walker thought it would be a good idea if the Westbury village men formed their own running club. He booked a room on Friday, February 8th 1924 at the White Lion Hotel in Westbury village and the club known as Westbury Harriers was formed. More information can be found in our Club History section.

The women’s section followed in April 1928, and went on to win The National Cross – Country Championships just two years later. Since then, the Club has produced numerous international athletes, won many National and Regional titles and has grown into a club with in excess of five hundred members of all ages.

Westbury Harriers in the News!

Recently, ITV West Country filmed a segment on Westbury Harriers’ Centenary. This is scheduled to be shown on Friday 22nd March.
The Bristol Post has supported the Centenary with a full page article as well.
Anyone who has an opportunity should read the Club’s 75th Anniversary book. It is a good read, and full of great photos and performances from Westbury Harriers athletes. The book was produced by the former chairman and international athlete, Peter Griffin.

The following events have been woven into our centenary year and it would be good to see anyone connected to the club (both past and present) along to any of them. Details will follow when available.

Thursday 8th February 2024:

Club Supper at the White Lion Hotel. See our Facebook page for images.

Saturday 23rd March 2024:

Club Awards Evening, St Peter’s Church, Henleaze, BS9 4LD.

Thursday 25th April 2024:
Centenary AGM after training at Coombe Dingle.

Saturday 18th May 2024:

Westbury Harriers’ Centenary Dinner at The Bristol Hotel, Prince Street, Bristol, BS1 4QF.
For details, please see the Club Centenary Dinner webpage

Sunday 23rd June 2024:

Centenary Club Day, with fun events for Seniors, Juniors in the morning followed by a grand picnic at Coombe Dingle in the afternoon.

Monday 19th August 2024 (tbc):

Centenary Club Hash and Cake Sale, from the Clubhouse, Blaise Estate