Weekly News – Sunday 30th June 2024



Monday 1st July – No formal for academy/juniors/seniors due to the Westbury Wipeout. Volunteers – Alastair has sent a detailed email. Please check your inbox and have a good read through.
RunTogether – a reminder to please cancel your run session if you can’t attend, so leaders know not to expect you. This is easily done via the app. Ask if you don’t know how. RunTogether does not issues automatic refunds. Vicky is now processing and Monday session refunds and Tamsin Tues-Thurs session refunds. If you think you owed a refund please just message us and we don’t mean to but we can miss some. 



no training


Track session at Yate 7pm – seniors book on via RunTogether. Check the FB page for session details.

Wednesday Hill Session

Adults, all abilities. Meet every Wednesday at 12pm at the traffic lights by Saville Road on the Downs. Book on via RunTogether. Coffee in the Downs Café at 1pm for anyone that wants to come along.

Thursday intervals

Juniors 6pm, Adults 7pm at Coombe Dingle

Speed work run on well maintained grass playing fields at Coombe dingle sports complex. Intervals are ran on time rather than distance and we have groups to suit every level of runner. Adults book on via RunTogether.
Senior session this week – 4 sets of: 3mins (1min recovery) 90secs (1min recovery), 6 x 20secs (20sec recovery)
*Option to do 3 sets or drop 3mins to 2.30mins
3mins @5km pace/effort 90secs @3k pace/effort, 20 secs as fast as you can pace!
* Options are suitable for those coming back from injury/time out, but remember as well it would be more beneficial to sometimes take the reduced option and run quicker, than to complete the full session and run at the same speed as previous training blocks.


Nailsea Beer and Banger 10k
by Mark AndrewsA really enjoyable Friday evening out at one of my favourite races! A lovely sunny evening but a nice breeze meant it wasn’t too warm! A really good turnout of Westbury Harriers for this Club Championship event, including lots we didn’t manage to catch in the photos!
First Westbury runners to finish with maximum Club Championship points were Jack Derrick and Rachel Liston. Congratulations to Sarah Andrews and Sandy Masters for their V50 and V60 age category wins! Well done to everyone who raced and thanks to our supporters out on the course encouraging us on!
The format of this race is so good, the hot dog and beer included in the race entry encourages everyone to stay afterwards for a post race catch up. I didn’t get a prize for my running but did manage to have two hot dogs and two beers😉
Club championships results have been updated and are displayed on the Facebook page

Thornbury 10km

Well done to our runners at the Thornbury 10km on Thursday. Well done to Colin and Robyn 1st in their age groups.
Well done to Jonathan Riley who completed the Bob Graham round in the Lake District in under 24 hours, thus joining the bob Graham club.


Monday 1st July – No training due to Westbury Wipeout
Monday 8th July – Just a reminder that Gold and Silver groups will return to Blaise for 8th July. On these dates the children will have the chance to run in the river – and so will return wet – you may want to think about a change of clothes/towel. If you do not want your child to get wet – please let them and me know – they do not have to do this. Thanks
Monday 15th July will be our last session and will be at Stoke Lodge from 6.30-8pm for all groups. (If you can’t get there for 6.30 – come when you can)


A reminder that we have an events calendar on our website where you can keep track of dates for training, events and races. (Thanks, Vicky, for keeping this updated). https://westburyharriers.co.uk/events/events-calendar/
Club Championship info and rules on this link: https://westburyharriers.co.uk/events/club-championship/Wednesday 3rd July – Bitton 5k Series (On the night registration, Bitton Railway Station BS30 6HD at 6:30pm
Thursday 4th July – Tintern Trot Club Championship #7
Saturday 6th July – Cotswold way relay (Eithne Noonan)
Tuesday 9th July – 3 x 1 mile ‘ice cream relays’ Eastville Park, Sri Chimnoy events
Friday 12th July – next committee meeting
Saturday 13th July – Maverick/Adidas Cotswolds 7/15/23km
Thursday 18th July – Purdown Pursuit Club Championship #8
Friday 26th July – Towpath Series 10k Race 3 Club Championship #9
Sunday 4th August 2024 The Westonbirt House Summer 10kWestonbirt House Summer 10k, 4th August 2024 — icompete
Club Championship #10
Wednesday 7th August – Bitton 5k Series
Wednesday 14th AugustCrook Peak Cake Race, club championship #11
Monday 19th August – Annual charity hash run and cake sale @Blaise Castle
Sunday 25th AugustAvon 5km Road Relay Championships: Cleeve Cricket Club – team managers will send out details in due course. All abilities welcome. Club pays entry fee. Target team race.
Saturday 14th September – the rearranged English National Cross Country Championships. Weston Park, Staffordshire. Team managers will send out details in due course. Club pays entry fee. Target team race.
Saturday 21st SeptemberMidland 6/4 stage Road Relays – Sutton Park. Target team race.
A great website I have recently discovered, for races within an hour of Bristol is https://www.runfinder.co.uk/find-your-next-run
7th July 2024
National Athletics League (Regional West Division) Yeovil – they need female endurance runners – spaces for 1500m or 5km Yate National League Facebook page & National League website
14th July
Midland League at Yate – endurance runners needed.
Check out Yate Midland League FB group https://www.facebook.com/groups/735921887780553
21st July 2024Avon/Yate AC Masters Open 2024 inc. the Avon County & Welsh Masters
27th August 2024
Avon open meeting at WISE
Avon open https://www.entrycentral.com/festival/3466Track fixture listhttps://yateac.co.uk/track-field-fixtures-list/
July 7th National Athletics League (Regional West Division) Yeovil
July 14th Midland Athletics League (Division 1) Yate
July 21st Avon/Yate AC Masters Open 2024 inc. Avon County & Welsh Masters Champs Yate Roster Athletics
July 26th- 27th British Masters Track & Field Championships Derby https://bmaf.org.uk/fixtures/
As a Westbury member you get free membership to Yate AC – so join up to find out what goes on https://yateac.co.uk/yate-district-ac-membership/
If we have missed any race events that you think should be listed or would like to send a race update that you partcipated in, please contact – communication@westburyharriers.co.ukGuest Editor this week
Tamsin Chick 
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