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Coach Michael pays tribute to Westbury girls after west success

WESTBURY  Harriers girls’ team manager and coach Jason Michael has praised his athletes after their  impressive performance at the South West Cross Country Championships in Yeovil. The U13 girls were clear winners, with three girls in the top 10, led home by Clemmie Lee in 4th, closely followed in 6th by new signing Charlotte Warren on her Read more about Coach Michael pays tribute to Westbury girls after west success[…]

Sorrell’s promising championship debut

  SORRELL Walsh should feel pretty happy with her debut in the 2019 South West Inter Counties Cross Country Championships. Walsh and team-mate Katrina Entwistle were making their championship debuts for Bristol & West AC and the Aldon Hill course was a pretty daunting challenge so they were thrown into the deep end. But team Read more about Sorrell’s promising championship debut[…]

Abdi happy with bronze as Westbury girls strike team gold

FOR a track runner like Abdi Hasan the hilly nature of the course at Aldon Hill, Yeovil, for the South West Inter Counties Cross Country Championships must have been torture. But the Westbury Harrier (pictured left), who is coming back from injury, can take great encouragement from his third place in the under 17 men’s Read more about Abdi happy with bronze as Westbury girls strike team gold[…]

Tactical masterplan delivers team gold for Bristol & West women

  Golden girls L to R):  Sorrell Walsh, Katrina Entwistle, Ellen Harrison, team manager Keith Brackstone, Catie O’Donoghue, Natalie Griffiths and Sarah Everitt. BRISTOL & West AC team manager Keith Brackstone has praised his runners for following the tactical plan to pull off a narrow victory in the senior women’s team competition at the South West Read more about Tactical masterplan delivers team gold for Bristol & West women[…]

Champions! Bristol & West AC men crowned kings of the South West again

Champions: (L to R): Mike Down, Josh Moody, Andy Watt, Jack Millar, Owain Jones, Harry Allen and Chris Elson BRISTOL & West AC’s senior teams are today celebrating a double success at the 2019 South West Inter Counties Cross Country Championships. The senior men continued their dominance of the event since it was re-launched a decade Read more about Champions! Bristol & West AC men crowned kings of the South West again[…]

Natalie leads the Bristol & West title challenge at South West

  NATALIE Griffiths leads a strong Bristol & West AC senior women’s squad in the 2019 South West Inter Counties Cross Country Championships at Aldon Hill, near Yeovil. Twelve months ago Griffiths (pictured above)  finished third behind Avon Valley Runners’ Ruth Barnes and Charlie Parnell of Torbay AC but the latter pair are not entered Read more about Natalie leads the Bristol & West title challenge at South West[…]

Pat Gallagher: A tale of a local Westbury Harriers legend

THERE is an excellent Facebook group called ‘I Was, Or Am A Runner’, which not only tackles contemporary issues but loves to delve into the past and relive old glories. Pat, right, with one of her athletes, Hannah Hobbs So it was with great interest that I noted John Mather posting the front cover of Read more about Pat Gallagher: A tale of a local Westbury Harriers legend[…]

Last chance to enter 2019 South West Championships

TOMORROW (Thursday January 3rd) is the final chance to enter the 2019 South West Inter Counties Cross Country Championships at Aldon Hill, near Yeovil. Used last year for the first time for the event having previously been staged in and around Exeter the switch to Somerset proved very popular and the testing course certainly found Read more about Last chance to enter 2019 South West Championships[…]

Taylor takes a positive stride into the New Year with Nos Galan effort

TAKING on a very strong Welsh field Bristol & West AC’s Kurt Taylor can feel pretty satisfied to finish seventh in the famous Nos Galan Midnight’s Run in south Wales clocking a time of 15mins 06secs. Owain Jones and Jack Millar also made the top ten in ninth (15:11) and tenth (15:15) respectively. Further down Read more about Taylor takes a positive stride into the New Year with Nos Galan effort[…]