Weekly News

Gwent League Pembrey Country Park on Saturday 9th November. For more information and details of lift shares contact Contact Tamsin via facebook or manager.women@westburyharriers.co.uk and Mike Mewse manager.vets.men@westburyharriers.co.uk 

Junior Member of the Month. Laura Chance won both the 800m and 1500m in the Avon Championships in the summer. She has continued her excellent form and was 3rd in the Cardiff Cross Challenge. Laura trains and races with great intensity – an inspiration to those around her. Well done on winning.

Laura, pictured right on the podium.

Senior Member of the Month. Ewan Cameron. For helping out with the Couch to 5K course and  posting some really encouraging messages on our Facebook page. He also trains regularly and enjoys competing for the club, such as in parkruns and other races.

Ewan pictured on the far right, next to the witch (photo thanks to Southville Running Club) 

Southville Running Club Nightingale Nightmare 10k 2019

Club Championship Races. I only noticed yesterday that entries for the Riverbank Rollick were open and almost up to 500 entrants already.  This is a multi terrain event of approximately 10 miles and part of our club championship series. It will be held on Sunday 12th January. Update. This is now full, but do check to see if there is a waiting list.

Club Supper. Will be at the Black Swan (Mucky Duck) on Monday 18th November. Meat or veggie lasagne with garlic bread. £6 to be payable before the night this time.

Thursday Efforts. Vicky tells me the planned session involves 5 sets of 30/40/50/60 with half the effort time for recovery. Obviously be prepared for the road if the field is too soggy for running. We don’t want to upset the groundskeeper!

Well done to Jeni Stevenson who was competing in the World Biathle Championships in Florida. Jeni achieved silver in her age group, impressive stuff.

Jeni, pictured on the left.

As we’re talking all things over the pond, today we have Nick Clay, Chris McCabe and Tom Grange running the New York City Marathon. Good luck, I hope it all goes well.

And a  little closer to home, last week we had some impressive running in the Pomphrey 5K series. Well done to Bridget Belfourd (3rd lady), Oli Beale (1st M40) and Lucy Richens (1st W35). I hear it was tins of luxury biscuits for all.

Interesting Fact of the Week
The fastest runner in the world is the Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt. He holds the world record in the 100-meter dash (9.58 seconds) and the 200-meter dash (19.19 seconds). His maximum recorded speed is 44.72 km/h (27.8 mph).

Diary Dates 
Thursday 14th November. 2019 Bristol Post and Bristollive Sports Awards. 6:30pm Ashton Gate Stadium.

Monday 18th November. Pub supper in the Black Swan (aka Mucky Duck). On the menu we have lasagne (veggie and meat options) plus garlic bread. All for the bargain price of £6. Louise will be asking for confirmation in due course.

Sunday 24th November Gloucester 10K Gloucester 10K link

Sunday 8th December Weston Christmas Cracker. Cracker Link

Sunday 1st December The Tri-Counties Cross-Country Championships at Bath University. avon/CCChamps

Sunday 5th January 2020 South West Cross Country Championships, Aldon Hill Yeovil (juniors/seniors)

Saturday 25th January 2020 Midland Cross Country Championships (the club has in the last few years focused on the South West XC, rather than the Midlands)

Saturday 22nd February English National Cross Country Championships, Nottingham (juniors/seniors)

Saturday 21st March 2020 Midland 6/12 Stage Road Relays– Sutton Park

Saturday 4th April 20202 National 6/12 Stage, Sutton Park

Saturday 16th May 2020- Masters Road Relays, Sutton Park (Over 35’s)


Club Championship Events
Saturday 9th November. Gwent Cross Country, Pembrey Country Park. Team managers will provide details.

Sunday 17th November Keynsham Dandy (TACH). More details on the TACH website  Dandy Link RACE FULL

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. A post race Christmas meal is organised as well, check above for details.

Thursday 26th December Clevedon Boxing Day Race. I can tell you it’s a 4 mile race and a good excuse to burn off those excess calories from Christmas day lunch. Last year the first three Westbury finishers where Joe Conners, Ben Rawlins and Robin Phillips.http://www.clevedonac.co.uk/races

NEW EVENT (replaces Hangover 10k)

Sunday 29th December The Wye Wander, starting from Chepstow Leisure Centre.  Wye Wander Link

Sunday 12th January 2020. The Riverbank Rollick, by Thornbury Running Club. The course offers different terrains, different places, different views… and is probably different to anything you’ve tried before. Challenging too, but very rewarding. Just under 10 miles in length. Riverbank Rollick Link RACE FULL – check for waiting list

Saturday 8th February 2020. Gwent League Event: Chepstow Race Course

Sunday 23rd February. River Avon Trail 10k A stunning off road, multi terrain course which will incorporate thrilling trails, open countryside and woodlands. River Avon 10k Link

Sunday 1st March 2020 Gwent League Event: Singleton Park, Swansea

Sunday 15th March San Domenico 20 miler. https://my1.raceresult.com/139085/registration?lang=en