Weekly News

Club Championship Events. All the Club Championship events are now on the Westbury Harrier Website. If you want to take a look then log on, go to Race/Add races, then select Club Championships. The whole season of events are listed. To avoid information overload I’ll be adding events to the diary section below, but one at a time.

Summer Gathering. Louise Pretty, our new Social Secretary, will be organising a summer gathering for lunch and drinks on Sunday 7th July, midday onwards. It will be held in the Coombe Dingle area so please save the date in your diaries.

Westbury Wipeout. Another date for the diaries. The Westbury Wipeout will be held on Monday 1st July. Entries open at the end of the month but if you would like to be added to the mailing list for updates please use this link. Westbury Wipeout

Vacant Posts. 
Volunteer Coordinator. We need one more person to act as a volunteer coordinator.
Website Manager. Somebody who has some IT knowledge and could manage the website. 
Reception Assistant. Somebody to support Emma in her role. reception@westburyharriers.co.uk

Eastville parkrun – Westbury Harriers Volunteer Takeover. On Saturday June 15th Westbury Harriers are going to take over all the volunteering positions as a thank you and to help promote the club and entice new members. 20 volunteers are needed on the day so please come along. If you could where Westbury vests, hoodies, etc on the day that would be great.  Contact Eithne at vet.women@westburyharriers.co.uk

Back to Blaise. Just another reminder that we will soon be starting the Monday evening runs from the Blaise clubhouse on Monday 29th April.

Road Relays. Urgent, all Masters Men, Westbury Harriers needs YOU!

Masters Men, on Saturday 18th May the road relays are taking place at Sutton Park in Sutton Coldfield. Teams of 6 for V35, 4 V45, 3 V55 and 3 V65. If interested please let Mike Mewse know, either via the Facebook post or Manager.vet.men@westburyharriers.co.uk

Also, the British Masters 5k Road Championships will also take place on 16th June at Horwich, near Bolton. Runners compete as individuals in this event. Once again, let Mike know if interested.

For both events the plan is to share transport and the club will subsidise entries and travel.

Congratulations.  While the rest of us were looking forward to a relaxing evening at the awards ceremony Jeni Stevenson was battling it out at the Team GB Biathlete Qualifications for the European Championships. Although the field was especially large this year in the Masters Ladies category, Jeni raced hard and for her efforts was awarded a bronze medal. This now means she has Team GB qualification status and will be heading to the European Championships in Madeira in June.  All the best for the Champs!

Easter Monday – No Formal Training. Don’t forget there will be no training on the Easter Monday. Do dip into Facebook though as something informal may be planned.

Photo: Svetlana enjoying a Feel Good Friday run around Leigh Woods on her birthday.

Diary Dates 

Monday 29th April. Back to Blaise. Monday night runs will commence once again from the clubhouse, 7pm, every Monday. 

Friday 17th May. 18:45 – 22:00 Run Fest: The Series.  The theme is how to strengthen and improve your running. Run Fest Link

Saturday 15th June. Eastville parkrun WH volunteer take over. parkrun link

Monday 1st July. Westbury Wipeout

Sunday 7th July. Westbury Harriers Summer Gathering. Midday onwards.


Championship Events

Sunday 21st April. Hanham Horror. Hanham Horror Link

Sunday 28th April. Horton Bull Run. Horton Bull Run Link

Sunday 5th May. Bristol 10k. 

Tuesday 14th May. Sri Chinmoy.  Sri Chinmoy Link

Monday 27th May. Hogweed Trot. Hogweed Trot Link

Monday 3rd June Blaise Blazer. Blaise Blazer

Sunday 16th June. Chedder Gorge Challenge 10K. 

Thursday 20th June Rowberry Romp. Rowberry Romp Link

Thursday 4th July Tintern Trot. Tintern Trot Link

If you fancy some ‘trotting’ around Tintern then this is the race for you! I did it last year, along with Robin, Linda and Ken and firmly recommend it. A well organised event by the Chepstow Harriers which starts near Tintern Abbey. Approximately 6 miles in length this trail event throws in a bit of everything, from open fields, gnarly rocky climbs, to fire track descents . A good candidate for a race review, I think I’ll add it to the weekly news shortly.

Photo: Last years event as runners cross the Wye. Ken Ham (centre) wearing sunglasses battles through the crowd of starting runners. Also, if you look very carefully (imagine a ‘Where’s Wally?’ puzzle) you might spot me! Photo thanks to Brenda Avery.