Avon names strong team for English Schools Championships

AVON Schools’ have announced a strong team for the English Schools Athletics Championships in Birmingham next month. “Selection was, as always, difficult, since we are limited to taking 40 athletes in total,” said a spokesman. The squad includes some strong contenders for a medal from junior boys’ high jumper Luke Ball (pictured above) to senior Read more about Avon names strong team for English Schools Championships[…]

They are British champions! Nigel Gates and Vicky Tester

  WESTBURY Harriers clubmates Nigel Gates and Vicky Tester were the big winners at the British Masters 5k Road Championships in Horwich, near Bolton, at the weekend. The decision to make the long trip north was amply rewarded as Gates won the over 65s age category and Tester was crowned champion in the women’s over Read more about They are British champions! Nigel Gates and Vicky Tester[…]

Avon sprint ace Broooks scorches to South West Schools’ double

Top of the podium: Record-breaker Toby Conibear celebrate gold in the inter boys’ hammer AVON’S top young track and field athletes scooped a total of 44 medals at the South West Schools’ Track & Field Championships, held at the Exeter Arena. That impressive haul included a superb 21 golds from just 18 athletes with remarkably Read more about Avon sprint ace Broooks scorches to South West Schools’ double[…]

Abdi shows his class with runaway victory in Avon Schools Championships

GOOD to see Abdi Hasan notch up a season’s best to win the senior boys’ 800m title at the Avon Schools Track & Field Championships. The Cotham School student, who competes for Westbury Harriers, was in a class of his own as he finished well cleasr of the field in a time of 1mins 57.3secs. Read more about Abdi shows his class with runaway victory in Avon Schools Championships[…]

Rosie enjoys a bright debut in Chew Valley 10k

THERE was a closely fought women’s race in the 7th Chew Valley 10k yesterday. In a battle across the ages Somer AC W40 veteran Victoria Ratcliffe just had the edge in strength and stamina to hold off Westbury Harriers’ teenager Rosie Hamilton-James (pictured above), making her debut at the distance, with the pair clocking 40mins Read more about Rosie enjoys a bright debut in Chew Valley 10k[…]

Double delight as Sam and Helen clinch Bradley Stoke 10k victories

SAM Cotterell and Helen Newberry served up a Bristol & West AC double in the Bradley Stoke 10k yesterday. Cotterell was a class above his rivals in the 548 finishers as he completed the course in a time of 34mins 48secs to leave him 1min 25secs ahead of Gloucester M50 runner Gary Hope. Cotterell’s time Read more about Double delight as Sam and Helen clinch Bradley Stoke 10k victories[…]

Entries open for TACH’s Purdown Pursuit 10k

TOWN & Country Harriers will be staging their Purdown Pursuit 10k multi terrain race around Stoke Park/Purdown on Thursday July 18th at 7pm. The course incorporates parkland and woodland terrain with several tough, small climbs and two – in the words of the organisers – ‘crazy descents’! Last year Westbury Harriers’ Alex Hamblin (pictured left) Read more about Entries open for TACH’s Purdown Pursuit 10k[…]