Weekly News

Club Championship Events. They’re all on the website, log in, go to Race/Add races, then select Club Championships. I’m drip feeding them to you in the diary section below, new race added.

Eastville parkrun – Westbury Harriers Volunteer Takeover. On Saturday June 15th Westbury Harriers are taking over the volunteering positions. Contact Eithne. There was an error in her e-mail address in last weeks Weekly News. If you’ve already sent her details could you please resend but use the corrected e-mail address. manager.vet.women@westburyharriers.co.uk

Well done to everybody who ran in the first club championship event of the season, the horrifically horrendous ‘Hanham Horror’. It was extremely warm, which made it particularly hard going and those hills, just hideous! You really did need the rope of the final climb as it was almost vertical.

As soon as the results are available, I’ll stick something on Facebook.

Photo : Kay and Eithne about to enjoy some well deserved post race cake (photo thanks to Bitton Road Runners, Hanham Horror facebook page)

And good luck to everybody in the club running the London Marathon next Sunday. I’ve just checked the forecast and it’s looking to be a lot cooler for next weekend, so better conditions for running. Also remember, take it easy this week and finish off those Easter eggs. After all, you’re building up energy reserves for the big day.

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

Saturday 29th June. Cotswold Relay. Some additional women’s places have opened up. If interested contact Eithne. manager.vet.women@westburyharriers.co.uk

Championship Events

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

Wednesday 10th July Bitton 5K. Bitton 5k Link  The Bitton Road Runners organise a series of 5k races through the summer from May to August. The club champ event is on the 10th July, registration is from 6:30pm and the race starts at 7:30pm. The race begins from Bitton Railway Station, although it is important to note that registration is at Oldland Abbotonians Football Club. You register on the night and it only costs £4 per race.

We start from the station and it’s a crazy dash along the flat and very fast Bristol to Bath cycle track for 2.5K. You then do a 180 degree turn and head back the way you’ve come. Just be aware of walkers and cyclists on the route.