Weekly News

Member of the Month.
Senior– And our winner this month is……Katie Hughes. Katie just gets quicker and quicker with every race, what is your secret?  Some very impressive results, including a massive PB at the recent Bristol 10k.

Katie has also worked tirelessly to improve the quality and selection of club kit. We now have a range of clothing, in different sizes, from club vests, hoodies and caps, to name just a few thanks to Katie’s efforts. Behind the scenes Katie has had to chase suppliers and then make kit available to club members.

Katie also provides a lot of support to the club. Either by competing in many events, cheering on fellow runners or leading the Monday training runs,  making sure we’re all looked after.

Photo: Katie, at the Midland Master Relays in Sutton Coalfield, awarded 2nd fastest V45

Junior: This month our junior nomination goes to Miranda. Miranda may only be young, but is showing an awful lot of potential. Throughout the winter season she competed in numerous x-country events, in all weathers. A popular and cheerful club member, who just thoroughly enjoys her running. Well done on winning member of the month and do enjoy spending your vouchers.

To everyone who competed in Saturday’s Horse v Man. Over 20 miles of running on some very challenging terrain, including river crossings, mud, forest, moorland and a few mountains. Plus the odd horse or two to avoid colliding with.

Photo (thanks to Richard Hughes): Lisa and Andy Marshall  support each other during the Blaise Blazer.

Fact of the Week. During a race, the average marathon runner loses 1.25cm due to spine compression. Don’t panic though, over 24 hours later discs in the spine regain fluid and you’ll be back to normal hight! Source: BBC website

Diary Dates 

Friday 14th June. Towpath series, race 2. Followed by post race drinks at the Cottage Inn, Baltic Wharf. Note you can normally also enter on the night.

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

Friday 28th June 12:45pm Graham’s Funeral. Canford crematorium, then White Horse, WoT

Sunday 7th July from 12pm onwards. Social– The Summer Gathering.

Saturday 27th July Fast 5000’s. https://www.entrycentral.com/Fast5000s

Sunday 25th August Severn Bridge Half Marathon (& 10k) 

Championship Events

Sunday 16th June. Cheddar Gorge Challenge 10K.  There’s a whole weekend festival of running taking place but the championship event is the 10k on the Sunday.

Thursday 20th June. Rowberry Romp. Rowberry Romp Link

Thursday 4th July Tintern Trot. Tintern Trot Link

Wednesday 10th July. Bitton 5K. Bitton 5k Link  

Friday 19th July. 10k Towpath Inter-Club Mob Match.  GWR Towpath Link

Friday 9th August. 5k Towpath Series. GWR Towpath Link

Sunday 11th August Standish Woodland Chase. https://www.stroudac.co.uk/StandishWoodlandChase

Wednesday 21st August Crook Peak Cake Race. This race is held every year on the  Crook Peak Link. Entry is on the day.

Sunday 1st September Ross on Wye 5K. http://www.ross10k.co.uk/register.asp

Sunday 15th September The Simplyhealth Great Bristol Half Marathon. Discounted club entries with 20% off the normal price. Carol Fee will provide details of how to enter via the club scheme shortly. Instructions will be published soon.

Saturday 28th September Portishead Coast Path 10K. This is on the Saturday NOT the Sunday , as reported in last weeks Weekly News. https://fullonsport.com/event/portishead-coast-path-10km–2019/profile

New Club Champ Event!!!!!
12th October Gwent League, Cardiff. Team managers will provide details nearer the time.