Race Planning Winter 2017 / 2018

Vet Mens Winter Races

To : All Veteran Men  From : Mike Mewse.  Vet Men Team Manager

The winter season is well underway and its remarkable how many different running disciplines Westbury Harriers runners are involved in  –  cross country, road races, relays, multi terrain and fell races, ultra distance  – and even a range of multi discipline events  – duathlons, aquathlons, triathlons.

I’ve put together a list of races (below). It’s not fully inclusive but a good starting point to plan your winter training and races. If you want to race any Gwent League or championship races please let me or Scott Campbell know. We can help with entries and we can work together on sharing transport. Please look at the Tri Counties, S.W. and British Masters Athletics Federation races. They are good events and would be great to have teams in the Vet categories.  Have a great season.   Mike

Cross Country

Westbury Harriers are always well represented and successful in the Gwent League Cross Country races. The league is already underway with some really good runs from our vet men in the last event at Cardiff on 14th October  – see previous race reports.

Gwent League Races

Saturday 11th November – Penlan Leisure Centre in Brecon (full details now available).
Sunday 3rd   December 2017 – Pembrey Park  10/11 (?) February 2018 – Pontypool Park
Saturday 3rd  March 2018 – Blaise Castle, Bristol

As well as the Gwent League there are South West area races – the Westward Cross Country League and the Gloucestershire Cross Country League. Although there are team and individual championships in these leagues it is OK to turn up and run individual races.

Gloucestershire AAA Cross Country League races

Saturday 4th November 2017     Charlton Park, Malmesbury

Sunday 10th December 2017     Katharine Lady Berkeley’s School Sports Centre, Wotton Under Edge

Saturday 17th February 2018     Cheltenham


Entries and details are available on the athletics4u website.


Westward League

Sunday 12th November – Newquay              Sunday 3rd December – Exeter

Sunday 14th January – Westward Ho            Sunday 11th February – Plymouth

Sunday 4th March – Redruth
Details on the website :   http://www.city-runs.co.uk/westward/


CHAMPIONSHIP RACES  –  for individuals and teams

Avon (and Tri Counties Championship)              Sunday 10th December 2017 Bath University.

South West Inter Counties                                         Sunday   7th January 2018 Yeovil

British Masters 10 mile Championships             Saturday 24th February 2018. Rhyl, Wales.

BMAF Cross Country Championships                 Saturday 17th March 2018  Forres, Scotland

European Masters (non-stadia) Championships   Fri 18 – Sun 20 May 2018  Alicante, Spain