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Classy Keira shines with her second win in Gwent League

KEIRA Devereux made it two wins out of two in the Gwent Cross Country League to strengthen her grip on the under 13 girls’ competition. The North Somerset AC youngster, who is coached by Julian Emery, again showed what a talented runner she is by finishing ahead of the strong Wales challenge from Ceri Griffiths Read more about Classy Keira shines with her second win in Gwent League[…]

Now ultra ace Hall is star of trail and screen

BATH trail running star Damian Hall will get the ‘red carpet’ treatment this weekend with the world premier of a film in which he plays the starring role. The ‘Underdog’ chronicles his preparation and performance in this year’s Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc (UTMB) when he realised his lifelong ambition of making the top ten for Read more about Now ultra ace Hall is star of trail and screen[…]

Hannah opens new season brightly in Gwent League

HANNAH Hobbs opened her cross country season with a confidence-boosting third place in the latest Gwent League fixture at Pembury Country Park, Llanelli. The Westbury Harrier, who has just moved out of the junior ranks, faced strong opposition from the Swansea Harriers’ pair of Sian Edwards and Alice Benyon-Thomas and while the race broke up Read more about Hannah opens new season brightly in Gwent League[…]

Zoe shines to finish third in Spanish cross country international

REPRESENTING England at the Cross International de Atapuerca in Burgos, Spain, Zoe Wassell had a terrific run to finish on the podium in the under 20 women’s race. Wassell, who has recently joined Bristol & West AC from Stroud & District AC, impressed with third place as she led home the England team that also Read more about Zoe shines to finish third in Spanish cross country international[…]

Javelin ace Jessica makes short-list for annual AW awards

BRISTOL young athlete Jessica Lewis has been included on the short-list by a national athletics magazine for a top award thanks to her superb season. The English Schools’ junior girls’ javelin champion from Whitchurch was the surprise inclusion in the 10-strong list of nominations by Athletics Weekly magazine for the best British female athlete under Read more about Javelin ace Jessica makes short-list for annual AW awards[…]

New Bristol & West signing Zoe on England duty in Spain

NEW Bristol & West AC signing Zoe Wassell has been called up into the England team. The 19-year-old (pictured left) has been selected for the England Under 20s squad for the international cross country fixture in Burgos, Spain, tomorrow (NOV 11TH). “I am over the moon to be selected for England again,” said Wassell. “I Read more about New Bristol & West signing Zoe on England duty in Spain[…]

England call up Dockery for British & Irish Masters Championships

BRISTOL & West AC’s Anne Dockery  has been selected to represent England at the British & Irish Masters Cross Country International in Swansea a week tomorrow (NOV 17th). Dockery (pictured), who is coached by Chris Elson, has been in outstanding form recently and at the World Masters Track & Field Championships in Malaga in September Read more about England call up Dockery for British & Irish Masters Championships[…]

Down sees hope as Bristol & West men chase medal glory

BRISTOL & West AC’s fifth place in the senior men’s event at the Saucony English Cross Country Relays once again underlined their consistency – but also the difficult of breaking into the top three. Team manager Mike Down had nothing but praise for the quartet who performed so admirably on Saturday but is realistic enough Read more about Down sees hope as Bristol & West men chase medal glory[…]