Questions raised over the future of the Tri-Counties Championships

The start of the senior women’s race on Sunday CAN the Tri-Counties Cross Country Championships survive in its current format? On the evidence from the senior races in Sunday’s event then it should come as no surprise that there is disquiet from the Wiltshire camp as to whether they should still throw their lot in Read more about Questions raised over the future of the Tri-Counties Championships[…]

Beale’s delight as he lands double gold in Avon Championships

  WESTBURY Harriers’ veteran Oli Beale pulled off a superb victory in the Avon Cross Country Championships. The 40-year-old (pictured above) admitted afterwards it was his first county medal as he ran a strong, aggressive race to finish fourth overall in the annual Tri-Counties event comprising Avon, Somerset and Wiltshire at Bath University. “That is Read more about Beale’s delight as he lands double gold in Avon Championships[…]

Allen leads glut of super personal bests in Telford 10k

Fab Five: Andy Watt, Josh Moody, Kurt Taylor, Harry Allen and Adam Wilson FIVE Bristol & West AC runners had plenty of reason to celebrate their performances in the Telford 10k road race yesterday. The race once again lived up to its billing as one of the quickest in the country with the top 17 finishing Read more about Allen leads glut of super personal bests in Telford 10k[…]

Now ultra ace Hall tackles daunting Scotland challenge

WEST ultra running star Damian Hall is attempting an audacious record-breaking attempt in Scotland this weekend. Starting tomorrow morning Hall, who lives near Bath and running partner Beth Pascall, one of Britain’s leading female long distance runners, will line up to run the Cape Wrath Trail from Fort William to the north western outreaches of Read more about Now ultra ace Hall tackles daunting Scotland challenge[…]

Bristol women are taking charge of the Gwent League

On the charge: The Bristol & West trio of (l to R); Lisa Newing, Hayley Bennett and Jenny Anderson. Photo courtesy of Robert Gale OUR local female runners clubs are dominating the Gwent Cross Country League this winter. With the official results from the third fixture at Parc Bryn Bach finally confirmed it appears that Read more about Bristol women are taking charge of the Gwent League[…]

Westbury teenager Rosie tightens her grip on Gwent League title

THE photo of Rosie Hamilton-James splashing through the mud illustrates what everyone has been commenting on from the latest Gwent League race. The Westbury Harrier showed her strength and good form to finish runner-up in the combined under 20/17 women’s race but first in the latter to strengthen her grip on the overall standings. Also Read more about Westbury teenager Rosie tightens her grip on Gwent League title[…]

Keira loses her shoe but keeps her head to retain overall Gwent lead

KEIRA Devereux won’t forget the third Gwent Cross Country League race in a hurry. The North Somerset AC youngster (pictured left)  not only had to contend with a tough, tradition course in atrocious conditions at Bryn Bach Park, Tredegar, but also was forced to run much of the under 13 girls’ race with one shoe. Read more about Keira loses her shoe but keeps her head to retain overall Gwent lead[…]

Team boss Tamsin praises her Harriers heroes after tough race

THERE was also a big turn-out for Westbury Harriers’ senior women with a squad of 20 lining up for the first true cross country race and conditions of the winter. “Wow! What a day,” said team manager Tamsin Elson Chick.   Early pacetters: Robyn Esther Ellis is pictured far right of the leading Westbury women Read more about Team boss Tamsin praises her Harriers heroes after tough race[…]

Catie leads strong Bristol & West showing in Gwent League

OFFICIAL results from the third Gwent Cross Country League fixture have yet to be confirmed but the initial feedback from team manager Chris Elson appears to suggest that Bristol & West AC’s senior women will have strengthened their grip on the overall standings.  In testing conditions B&W’s first three scorers finished in the top ten Read more about Catie leads strong Bristol & West showing in Gwent League[…]

Down ‘chuffed’ to receive lifetime coaching award from BMC

MIKE Down’s long and successful career as a coach has been recognised with a leading national award. The Bristol & West AC coach (pictured left) and former club chairman, who lives in Clifton, received the Lifetime Services to Coaching Award for 2018 by the British Milers’ Club. Down received the award at a ceremony in Read more about Down ‘chuffed’ to receive lifetime coaching award from BMC[…]