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Avon’s inter girls shine to place fifth in English Schools’ Championships

Top girls: Avon’s intermediate girls’ squad of (L to R): Ella Treby, Alice Bridger Morales, Kate Howard, Enya Maylor, Rosie Hamilton-James, Claudia Spice and Freya Spruit. AVON’S inter girls’ squad can take pride of place for their performance at the English Schools’ Cross Country Championships, in Leeds, on Saturday. Led by two finishers in the top Read more about Avon’s inter girls shine to place fifth in English Schools’ Championships[…]

Kate’s delight as she smashes personal best to win Bath half marathon

IN her first race of the year former Olympian Kate Reed raced to an impressive victory in the Bath half marathon today. The Bristol & West AC runner dominated her rivals as she completed the two-lap course in a time of 1hr 12mins 44secs, three minutes nine seconds clear of Stroud’s Rachel Felton (75:53) with Read more about Kate’s delight as she smashes personal best to win Bath half marathon[…]

Catie purrs to victory in Cub race by the seaside

WITH the cross country season all but over Catie O’Donoghue switched her attention to multi terrain and headed to east Devon for the famous Grizzly event. The Bristol & West AC runner (pictured centre) steered clear of the headline 20 miles challenge and opted instead for the shorter 9 miles Cub race, which nonetheless included Read more about Catie purrs to victory in Cub race by the seaside[…]

Late entry Thompson is new favourite to win Bath half marathon

GREAT Britain international Chris Thompson will start as favourite for the Bath half marathon on Sunday after a late decision to enter the race. Thompson (pictured above) called race director Andrew Taylor for a place on the start line barely 48 hours after finishing fifth in the Vitality Big Half marathon on Greenwich on Sunday Read more about Late entry Thompson is new favourite to win Bath half marathon[…]

Hamblin smashes course record to win Easy Runner Rodway 10k

Alex Hamblin (69) shoots straight into the lead shortly after the start on Sunday ALEX Hamblin smashed the course record to win the Easy Runner Rodway 10k multi terrain race on Sunday. Hamblin, who is a member of Westbury Harriers, dominated the race to win in a time of 36mins 48secs, to carve 52 seconds Read more about Hamblin smashes course record to win Easy Runner Rodway 10k[…]

Top 20 finish shows Christofi is getting back to top form

WILL Christophi showed something more like his true form with a top twenty finish at the Inter Counties Cross Country Championships at Prestwold Park, Loughborough, on the weekend. The Bristol & West AC runner (pictured left in the white & red vest) bounced back from his slightly below-par 37th at the English National two weeks Read more about Top 20 finish shows Christofi is getting back to top form[…]

Westbury’s novice girls lead the way in Gwent League glory

WESTBURY Harriers have enjoyed some golden times in the Gwent Cross Country League over the years and the performances of the young athletes girls’ section certainly deserve huge recognition. The youngsters turned out in force for the fifth and final match at Blaise Castle, which was very much a home match as it was organised Read more about Westbury’s novice girls lead the way in Gwent League glory[…]

Seventh Heaven! Team boss Elson salutes Bristol & West women

  Action women: Bristol & West AC with Westbury Harriers senior women at Blaise Castle. Photos courtesy of Jack Longstaff IN the long, illustrious history of the Gwent Cross Country League has any senior team dominated the to the extent of Bristol & West AC’s women in recent years? Heading into the fifth and final Read more about Seventh Heaven! Team boss Elson salutes Bristol & West women[…]