Weekly News- Sunday 16th July

Sunday 16th July

Westbury Harriers – Weekly News

Editors Piece

Today we had the Running Show at BAWA, Filton. Once again Westbury Harriers had a stand and with luck we may have attracted a few members to join. There were also plenty of trade stands showcasing running gear from the likes of Up and Running*  as well as people offering massage treatment and pilates. There were some interesting talks and discussions throughout the day. We had club members Dan Summers talking about navigation for beginners, and Anne Dockery describing being a masters champion runner.

*Members of the club are entitled to a 10% discount.

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 will involve 1min – 2min – 3min – 4min – 3min – 2min  – 1min (1min recoveries).  6 x 20secs (20sec recovery). *Option to drop 4mins to 3mins 

Aim for quicker than 5k pace 1min & 2mins, 5k pace or slightly slower 3mins & 4mins 

Leadership in Running Fitness

Congratulations to Hannah Large for completing her Leadership in Running Fitness (LiRF) course. We welcome her to the senior leading/coaching team. We are really grateful to Hannah for completing the course and volunteering her time.

If you are interested in becoming a group leader, please speak to Mark Andrews (Senior Coaching Co-ordinator) or Emma Woodworth (Junior/Academy Coaching Co-ordinator). We are always looking for people to assist with our groups. At the moment we need particularly need support with the academy, junior boys and group 6. The LiRF is a remote course funded by the club.

Clevedon SwimRun

A huge congratulation to both Steph Cummins and Matt Munday who competed in the Clevedon SwimRun last week.

Steph stormed to win fastest female and the fastest overall individual victory with a time of 0:49:14. (Race organisers only announced her as fastest female which was rather frustrating).

Matt finished a bit lower down the order at 0:52:31.

It’s a great small event organised by Clevedon Open Water. Really bizarre but fun course using the marine lake, promenade and area near St Andrew’s Church which followed the order of 550m run, 250m swim, 2k run, 250m swim, 750m run, 250m swim, 2k run, 250m swim, 550m run.

Saucony and Monday Evening Training – Monday 17th July from 5:30pm

This Monday we have the Saucony Team with the ‘Take Courage’ van visiting us so training will relocate to Coombe Dingle, for one night only.  There will be an opportunity to try our a range of shoes on an actual run and shoes that may be available include Endorphin Speed 3, Endorphin Pro 3, Guide 16, Shift 3 and Peregrine 13, and perhaps others from their range. Try and aim to arrive 30 minutes earlier than usual if you would like to try some shoes on for size before the run.

PROPS Charity Ride – Bristol 2 Bordeaux

Well done to Jayne Pemble who recently took part in the PROPS Charity Bike Ride Bristol 2 Bordeaux. Jayne goes on to say, ‘along with 70 riders and 35 support volunteers, I have just completed a 500 mile charity cycle ride from Bristol to Bordeaux (B2B) for the Bristol based charity PROPS, based in Fishponds. 

B2B is a 4 day, 500 mile cycle from 5th – 8th July 2023. PROPS do life-changing work empowering young adults with learning disabilities with paid employment, skills, training and more. This will help so many young individuals achieve independence, and to realise their full potential in our community. The B2B cycle is PROPS’s main annual fundraising initiative and so far have raised nearly £80,000.

100% of your donations go directly to PROPS – this year funds will ensure a high street Cafe in Bristol in Bedminster can open in the autumn, to train and employ PROPS Trainees.

PROPS is a unique charity – there is nothing like this in the entire UK.  Four of the trainees came on the B2B trip and took part in supported cycling. Having spoken to them, it is humbling how appreciative they are to benefit from PROPS services and to stand a chance of having some independence.

Here is the link to my PROPS fundraising page – I know purse pockets are tight at the moment but it would be great if you could sponsor me.’  https://www.propsbristol.org/Fundraisers/jayne-cycles-bristol-to-bordeaux-2023

Club Championship- Age Grader

Next Sunday we have the Age Grader, part of the Club Championship series. It will take place neat Oldbury and is a 5 mile race with the results decided by age graded position, not your position across the line. More details in the link below and entry via the Fabian4 website. https://sites.google.com/site/roguerunsevents/home/our-events/age-grader

Strava Segment of the Week

Well done to Harro Veldman heading out to enjoy some Bumpsy artwork on his run today. On route he achieved a PR on Strava segment Golf course grind in a time of 57 seconds.

Diary Dates

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