Weekly News – Saturday 1st July

Saturday 1st July

Westbury Harriers – Weekly News

Editors Piece

Good luck to everyone taking part in the Cotswold Relay today. We have 30 runners singed up to conquer 10 stages and over 100 miles of off-road terrain from Chipping Campden all the way to Bath.

Tuesday Running Session at Yate Track and Thursday Intervals

The Tuesday track session at Yate will be published on facebook nearer the time.

The Thursday interval session at Coombe Dingle has a mixture of short and long. Aim to run at 5k pace.  10 x 90 secs (1min recovery) , 6 x 20secs (20sec recovery) 

*Option to do 8 or 9 

Tamsin’s Monday 3rd July Lunchtime Group

On Monday 3rd July the Monday lunchtime group will be offering an interval style session suitable for all abilities due to the Westbury wipeout in the evening – as no adult training that evening. Meeting point will be White Tree Roundabout at 12 pm

Westbury Wipeout – Monday 3rd July

Please remember we won’t be having any senior training on the evening of the Westbury Wipeout (although there’s a lunchtime group, see above for details).

If you, family or friends are able to volunteer on the night that would be appreciated. If I could ask you to please complete Alastair’s volunteering form that will help us to plan ahead of the event. The link is below. https://tinyurl.com/epn3p2bz

Pictured below, a few of our ‘bigger kids’ from Monday night training tackle the course.

Saucony and Monday Evening Training – Monday 17th July

A date for you diary. On Monday the seniors will be training from Coombe Dingle (one night only) as we have Saucony joining us in the carpark for a promotional event. There will be the opportunity to try a range of their shoes (trail and road) on a run.

Member of the Month Nominations

The committee meet on Friday so please send you MotM nomination for both senior and junior athletes to member.of.the.month@westburyharriers.co.uk

Nailsea Running Club ‘Beer and Banger 10k’ Friday 30th June

The ‘Beer and Banger 10k’, hosted by Nailsea Running Club, is a popular race consisting of a two lap route along quiet lanes on the outskirts of Nailsea.  It does have a sting in the tail with a sly, but fortunately short climb before the first water stop. As a two lap race it certainly feels a lot steeper the second time around! As an added bonus all runners are rewarded at the finish with a delicious sausage in a bun and refreshing pint, all included in the entry fee.

In pervious years the event has been blessed with blue skies and sunshine but perhaps a little too hot for running, although perfect conditions for a post-race BBQ.  This year conditions were a little different with overcast skies, a fine drizzle and cooler temperatures, better for running, but not ideal for the BBQ.

With so many events taking place this month and lot’s of tired legs within the club there were fewer Westbury Harriers running as in previous years. But it was all about quality and not quantity with some stunning performances and a few podium places too.

On the night first place went to Will Fuller from Weston Athletic Club in an impressive time of 33:37. First lady to cross the finishing line was Katy Sutcliffe in in a similarly stunning time of 41:24.

Alec Sampson was the first Westbury Harrier to finish and took home both an age group category win and third place overall in a time of 36:14. The age group and 3rd place result was also mirrored by Becky Lee for the women, finishing in a time of 42:33.

Other Westbury results are as follows, Ian Gawinowski 8th 39:27 (achieving a 10k PB), Benoit Lepron 21st 44:28, Elaine Hughes 42nd 46:38, Heidi Andrews 54th 48:02, Sandra Williams 64th 49:07, Mark Canwell 77th 52:44

Action shots courtesy of Jon Bird from Nailsea Running Club, all other images from Westbury club members.

Sri Chinmoy 2 miler (Club Championship) 27th June 23

On Tuesday evening we had a massive turnout for the  Sri Chinmoy 2 mile Race at Eastville Park, no doubt helped by the fact it was a club championship race.  Although short, it was fast and furious, with some very strong performances. Perhaps it was the added incentive of club championship points adding to the competitiveness.  

In first place was David Mackintosh from Bellahousten Harriers in an astonishingly fast time of 10:07, very impressive considering it’s not a flat course. First place woman was Gabriela Ritter Sharrat (Bristol and West) in 12:20.

First place Westbury Harrier (and claiming 30 club champ points) was Alec Sampson in 11:14 and Tamsin Chick (12:59) achieving max club champ points for the ladies completion. Full results are in the link below. https://tinyurl.com/4stdpyvy

Club Championship Results Update

Club Championship points were up for grabs at the Sri Chinmoy 2 mile race on Tuesday leading to some friendly rivalry. The latest standings are shown below. Remember that vouchers are awarded for the top 10 places at the end of the Championship year so get involved. The best of 10 races to count.

The next Club Championship race is the Bitton 5k on Wednesday 5 July.

Upcoming Races

The Tintern Trot, by Chepstow Harriers, is on Thursday. According to their facebook page 132 entires have already gone with only 68 left. Entries close at midnight this Tuesday.

The  Bitton 5km is this Wednesday and part of the club championships, you can sign up on night. 

Strava Segment of the Week

Well done to Paul Stuart on the first leg of the Cotswold Relay for Westbury Harriers pictured with Team Blueberries. Paul achieved a 3rd best Strava estimated 10 mile effort in 1:28:36.

Diary Dates

Wednesday 5th July Bitton 5k Race 3 and Club Championship Race

Thursday 6th July Tintern Trot Trail Race, Chepstow Harriers 

Friday 7th July GWR Towpath Race 3

Saturday 8th to Sunday 9th July Brecon Fans Race Weekend. Horseshoe 10 miler and Pen y Fan

Tuesday 11th July Race 3 Rose Inn Series, Chepstow Harriers

Sunday 16th July Bristol Running Show BAWA

Sunday 23rd July 5 mile Age Grader road race (Club Championship) Rogueruns

Saturday 29th July Magor 10k Road Race  massive PB potential on a mega flat route

Wednesday 2nd August Bitton 5k Race 4

Tuesday 8th August Race 4 Rose Inn Series, Chepstow Harriers and Club Championship Race

Saturday 12th August WH River Cruise

Saturday 12th August Masters Track and Field Event at Yate Track

Wednesday 16th August Crook Peak Fell Race – Club Championship Race

Friday 18th August GWR towpath race 4

Saturday 19th August Race the Train, trail event and you chase the choo choo

Monday 21st August Club Charity Hash and Cake Sale

Sunday 27th August Severn Bridge Half Marathon and 10k

Saturday 16th September Relish Running Cheddar Road Race

Saturday 23rd September Midland Road Relays 

Friday 29th September – Sunday 1st October. Trail running weekend, Peak District.

Saturday 30 September – Sunday 1st October World Athletics Road Running Champs Riga 1 mile, 5km and half marathon

Sunday 17th September Copenhagen Half Marathon (part of the Super Half Series)

Sunday 17th September Oldbury 10 miler Thornbury Running Club

Sunday 24th September Forest of Dean Autumn Half Marathon

Sunday 1st October Cardiff Half Marathon (part of the Super Half Series)

Saturday 14th October Pembrey Park Gwent Cross Country

Saturday 11th November Cardiff Cross and Gwent Cross Country

Saturday 2nd December Blaise Castle Gwent Cross Country.

Editor this Week

Ian Gawinowski is Westbury Harriers Communications Officer and can be contacted via communication@westburyharriers.co.uk