Weekly News

Avon 5k Road Relays
Avon 5K road relays take place Sunday 25th August at Cleeve cricket club. This is a great event right on our doorstep. Teams of 3 required in Ladies senior, FV35, FV45 & FV55. Let Eithne or Tamsin know if you are interested in taking part. Mike Mewse will also be taking names for the gents. 

See website for more information: http://s250914043.websitehome.co.uk/avon/RoadForms/Relays2019.pdf.

Bristol Inter Club 10K Championship The Towpath Mob Match 10K Friday 19th July 2019
Report thanks to Mike Mewse

Thank You to Great Western Runners (particularly their marshals out on the rain-soaked course) for hosting the race. It was a particularly wet evening with mud, flooded sections of the course and constant rain but it was still a great event and really good atmosphere. With over 300 runners from running clubs in the Bristol and surrounding area this was a high quality event with top class running throughout the field.

For Westbury Harriers it was a disappointing turnout – with only 14 runners – but well done to everyone who battled the conditions and produced some strong performances.  Oli Beale brightened up the evening with another demonstration of top class running – our first runner home in 5th place. Hard to believe Oli is a V40 such is his great form at the moment. Vicky Tester was our first lady home in 77th place. It was great to see Club President Dave Perkins who braved the conditions to support the runners and help with the admin – much appreciated Dave.

Many congratulations to Southville Running Club who managed a magnificent turnout of 60 runners and to Bristol & West for their smaller, but very high quality team, who won the event comfortably.

Westbury Harriers : Oli Beale 5th, Aidan Noble 39th, Chris Palmer 41st, Rich Noble 42nd, Alastair Blackwood 74th, Vicky Tester 77th, Alex Miller 108th, Mike Mewse 135th, Ewan Kilgour 150th, Tamsin Chick 170th, Ellen Horner 185th, Geraint Torrington 207th, Helen Sawyer 231st, Kay Ridgwell 277th .

Sri Chinmoy Relays Eastville park 
Kay Ridgwell, Mary Fullerton & Eithne Noonan were the V50 ladies team winners in the Sri Chinmoy relays at Eastville Park on Tuesday 16th July. Well done.

Diary Dates 
Monday 22nd July. Emergency General Meeting. Proposed Change of Fee Structure for Reception Group. See link for details.EGM 

Saturday 24th August. Summer Green Man Ultra 45, or 30 mile.Green Man Ultra

Sunday 25th August. Avon Road Relays. Cleeve Cricket Club

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

Sunday 6th October Keynsham 10k https://keynsham10k.fullonsport.com/event/keynsham-10k-2019/profile

5th – 11th October Running Week in Nice

Championship Events
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.

Saturday 28th September Portishead Coast Path 10K. https://fullonsport.com/event/portishead-coast-path-10km–2019/profile

Saturday 12th October Gwent League, Cardiff. Team managers will provide details nearer the time.

Sunday 27th October. Nightingale Nightmare

Saturday 9th November (or possibly Sunday 10th November). Gwent Cross Country, Pembrey Country Park. Team managers will provide details nearer the time.

Sunday 17th November Keynsham Dandy (TACH). More details on the TACH website  https://tach.fullonsport.com/event/keynsham-dandy/profile