Weekly News

Lift Sharing. I’ve noticed as a club we are very poor at lift sharing. Firstly, it is better for the environment, secondly car parking can be restricted at events and finally, not all club members own cars. Therefore, for any future events, please offer to lift share. This can be easily done via a very quick facebook posting.

Volunteers. Unfortunately our 3rd volunteer coordinator post has recently become vacant. If you fancy taking up the reins in this role, please let a committee person know during a club night.

Bristol Live Sports Award. Now is the time to submit entires for the Bristol Live Sports Awards. In the club we’ve had had plenty of young athletes that have done very well this year, so perhaps deserving of a nomination? Only a few weeks before nominations close, so get to it! Bristol Post Sports Awards

Monday Evening Bank Holiday. The bank holiday weekend means that normal training is cancelled this Monday. 

Social Run. As there is no formal run tonight how about an informal run instead? The plan is to meet at the Ashton Pub car park at the bottom of Ashton Court (BS41 9LX) at 6:30pm. Then run around Ashton Court for about an hour and stop for a drink afterwards. This run will cater for a range of the Monday groups.

Charity Hash. Many thanks to everybody that donated and made cakes for the charity Hash last week. An impressive £276.53 was donated in total.

Pomphrey 5k Series. Fast and flat 5k series on tarmac paths, hosted by Bristol and West. Nine races in total starting at 7:30, with race briefing at 7:20. On line entries are available for the events on the 24th Sept, 29th Oct and 26th Nov. More details by following link. Pomphrey 5k Series

Well done to everybody that ran in the Severn Bridge Half Marathon and 10k yesterday. Very impressive results by both Sophie Voller (4th lady) and Robyn Ellis (5th lady) running the half, on a particularly hot day.

We also had a a strong contingent of Westbury Harriers at the 5k Avon Road Relays in Cleeve. Mark Andrews tells us that the ‘conditions were tough on a hot sunny day, great team spirit and lots of encouragement’. Photo credit: Catherine Andrews.

Tip of the Week, contributed by Jeni Stevenson:  Don’t Neglect Protein In Your Diet. Commonly thought of as the bodybuilders’ food of choice, protein is extremely important for runners. Every foot-strike damages blood cells and the repair necessary after training can be as high as that of a bodybuilder. Additionally, for long distance specialists such as marathoners, long training runs can strip protein out of the body for use as fuel, so it is vital to replace it on a daily basis. Try and consume low fat varieties such as lean meat and fish over mince and untrimmed fatty cuts.

Diary Dates 
Monday 16th September. Kit Sale Coombe Dingle, before and after training.

Tuesday 24th September. Pomphrey 5k series starts.  Pomphrey 5k Series

Friday 4th October 18:45-22:00 Run Fest The Series. Theme is Awesome Challenges: Overcoming Adversity. Shirehampton Public Hall, Station Road. Eventbrite Link

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

5th – 11th October Running Week in Nice

Championship Events
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

Saturday 7th December. Gwent League Event: Blaise Castle, Bristol.  As a club we host this event and it’s on familiar territory, so you have no excuse for not attending.  

Thursday 19th December. Western Prom. A 5 mile race, up and down the promenade front. Affiliated only £6. Usually, a post race Christmas meal is organised as well, check for details nearer the time.