Fabulous Floren races to ‘home’ win in Gwent League finale

First class: Floren Scrafton in action for Oxford University  FLOREN Scrafton raced to a superb victory in the final event of the 2018/19 Gwent Cross Country League on Saturday. Cheered on by her ‘home’ fans the Westbury Harrier claimed an emphatic win finishing 20 seconds clear of Lauren Cooper of Parc Bryn Back Runners with Read more about Fabulous Floren races to ‘home’ win in Gwent League finale[…]

Classy Keira seals Gwent League under 13s title with another victory

WITH her fourth win of the season Keira Devereux wrapped up the Gwent Cross Country League title in some style at Blaise Castle yesterday. The North Somerset AC rookie added maximum points to her previous three wins and one second place to convincingly lift the under 13 girls’ crown. Team work: Keira Devereux, coach Julian Read more about Classy Keira seals Gwent League under 13s title with another victory[…]

Westbury girls chasing a grand finale to Gwent League season

Title contender: Rosie Hamilton-James currently leads the under 17s age group. Photo courtesy of Neil Miller THE Gwent Cross Country League reaches its climax on Saturday with Blaise Castle hosting the fifth and final fixture. Westbury Harriers’ coach Jason Michael tells me that the club’s young female runners go into the event with high hopes Read more about Westbury girls chasing a grand finale to Gwent League season[…]

Down’s delight as Bristol & West men win team bronze at ‘National’

Glory boys (L to R): team manager Chris Elson, Harry Allen, Will Christofi, Jack Millar, Josh Moody, Mike Down, team manager, Jarlath McKenna, Andy Watt and Joe Ballard. BRISTOL & West AC’s senior men made the podium for a second successive year as they finished third in the Saucony English National Cross Country Championships held Read more about Down’s delight as Bristol & West men win team bronze at ‘National’[…]

In-form Kate seeking top finish in English Championships

  KATE Maltby is in shape to produce her best ever performance in the English Cross Country Championships in Leeds today. It is the first time in five years that Maltby (pictured above) has lined up for the event having finished 27th in Nottingham in 2014. That was her best result of her career, eclipsing Read more about In-form Kate seeking top finish in English Championships[…]

Peters could be vital in Bristol & West team medal bid in ‘National’

FORMER international 1500m runner Rich Peters has been included in the Bristol & West Ac senior men’s squad for the English ‘National’ Cross Country Championships in Leeds tomorrow. Team manager Mike Down admits that Peters (pictured left) is a ‘dark horse’ not just as far as racing cross country goes but also because he hasn’t Read more about Peters could be vital in Bristol & West team medal bid in ‘National’[…]

Why Hall is relishing his ‘under-dog- status in Canary Islands trail ultra

DAMIAN Hall opens his 2019 racing programme tonight – and is happy to be starting the Transgrancanaria Ultra beneath the radar. While the Bath international trail star (pictured above) enjoyed the best year of his career in 2019, rising to seventh in the World Trail Rankings, he is not listed among the favourites for the Read more about Why Hall is relishing his ‘under-dog- status in Canary Islands trail ultra[…]

Fast times in Spain for Team Bath marathon runners

Smiling in Seville (L to R): Stuart Henderson, Vicky Cooper and Alberto Lapedriza TEAM Bath’s Alberto Lapedriza opted for a trip to southern Spain to run the Seville marathon and was rewarded with a super personal best of 2hrs 58mins 17secs. Lapedriza’s time, which saw him finish 636th, took him under the landmark barrier of Read more about Fast times in Spain for Team Bath marathon runners[…]