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Pavey is back with a crushing victory in Gloucester 10k

Podium places: (L to R): Kate Maltby, Jo Pavey and Emily Chandler at the Gloucester 10k IN her first race of 2019 Jo Pavey celebrated her return to action with a victory in the Gloucester 10k today. The five-times Olympian was certainly a surprise presence on the start line, especially for Bristol & West AC’s Read more about Pavey is back with a crushing victory in Gloucester 10k[…]

Beale’s bonus as he scoops the prizes and a personal best over 10k

Double delight: Mike Mewse and Oli Beale both ran personal bests in the Berkeley 10k OLI Beale had plenty to celebrate at the Berkeley 10k road race in Gloucestershire earlier this week. The Westbury Harrier not only finished third overall and first veteran over 40 but also shaved four seconds off his personal best. Beale Read more about Beale’s bonus as he scoops the prizes and a personal best over 10k[…]

Top ten places for Bristol & West teams in London Marathon

CONFIRMATION in Athletics Weekly magazine this week that Bristol & West AC’s senior men finished seventh overall and top Midlands team in the Virgin London Marathon. The squad of Harry Allen (2:23.30), Maciej Bialogonski (2:23.40 and pictured left) and Graham Breen (2:35.19) clocked a cumulative time of 7hs 22mins 29secs. Because the event incorporated the Read more about Top ten places for Bristol & West teams in London Marathon[…]

Bitton Road Runners women enjoy a great day in London marathon

Happy members of Bitton Road Runners after the London Marathon THE ladies from Bitton Road Runners had plenty to celebrate at this year’s Virgin Money London Marathon. Their top four runners all recorded personal bests led by Lauren Price, who clocked 3hrs 11mins 01secs to place her 27th in the South West Rankings. Liz Sanigar Read more about Bitton Road Runners women enjoy a great day in London marathon[…]

McKenna extends proud record in Belfast marathon

BRISTOL & West’s Jarlath Mckenna finished sixth but first British runner in the Deep River Rock Belfast City marathon yesterday. McKenna (pictured above outside the Easy Runner shop) clocked a time of 2hrs 26mins 16secs as the top places were packed with overseas runners with victory going to Joel Kositany in 2:17.08 from Eric Koech Read more about McKenna extends proud record in Belfast marathon[…]

Champions again! Reed and Thompson dominate Bristol 10k

Top three (L to R): Runner-up Annabel Gummow, winner Kate Reed and Laura Gent. GREAT Britain international Chris Thompson completed a West Country double with victory in the Simplyheath Great Bristol 10k. It was only seven weeks ago that Thompson cruised to victory in the Bath half marathon and returning west from his London base Read more about Champions again! Reed and Thompson dominate Bristol 10k[…]