Membership Renewal. I know, I keep harping on about membership fees, but we have a lot of members still to renewal.  For details on how to pay, see link:

Run and Cake. A big thank you from Caroline and Anneka Bull to everybody who turned out to support the ‘Run and Cake’ event to raise money for SportAid (an impressive £288), their chosen charity for this years London Marathon.  Runners split into two groups, taking on either a 5k or 10k challenge through the woods of the Blaise estate. At the end there was plenty of cake for all and a raffle, with prizes kindly donated by Sandra Bailey-gard.  Caroline also thanks all the tea, cake and tidying away helpers. If you were unable to make the charity run you can still donate via Just Giving

Volunteers for Blaise Gwent League. It’s not that long to the Blaise Gwent on Saturday 2nd March and volunteers will be needed in various roles including marshalling, scoring and course set up. Please contact Caroline Bull if available to help via

Bristol 10k- discounted club entries. The Simplyhealth Great Bristol 10k takes place on Sunday, May 5th 2019 and club discounts are available. Please see last week’s ‘Weekly News’ for details.

Westbury Harrier Kit Sale. On Monday 25th February we have the kit sale of the century. Club running vests in various sizes at the bargain price of £12 for kids and £15 for adults. Hoodies priced at £16 for kids and £20 for adults. There are also Buffs available at £8 each. Sales will take place upstairs at the Pavilion, Coombe Dingle between 6:30 pm and to 8:30pm.  Cash or cheques made payable to Westbury Harriers. 

Rodway Easy Runner , Sun 10th March  Entries are filling fast for this penultimate club championship event of the year, so don’t hesitate, enter now!


Brecon to Cardiff Ultra: Well done to Helen Sawyer who took part in the Brecon to Cardiff 70k Ultra earlier this month. The event strap line is ‘Run-walk-crawl’ but I can’t imagine Helen did any walking or crawling to come in at 8hrs 9mins!

Hendy Half: Also, hot off the press we have Chris McCabe with an impressive half marathon result of 1:32:46. Chris describes the Hendy Tunbridge Wells Half Marathon course in Kent as ‘challenging’ but he must be getting used to it as he smashed last years finish time by 5 minutes!

Photo: Tim Carr, looking very strong as he crosses the line to finish last week’s Ironwood Challenge. Image thanks to Jo Shepherd from Backwell Camera Club.

Diary Dates 

Saturday 23rd February. National Cross Country (Leeds)

Saturday 2nd March. Women’s Eating Well and Strengthening Workshop. 9am-1pm. The MayWellness Centre, BS6 7EE

Monday 25th March. Club AGM, 8pm after training

Saturday 6th April. Awards Evening

Championship Events

Saturday 2nd March Gwent League Blaise Castle

Sunday 10th March. Rodway Easy Runner 10k. Rodway Easy Runner 10K

Sunday 17th March. Gloucester 20 Gloucester 20 Link