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Super Steph smashes personal best as she breaks 34 minutes barrier

Celebrating: Steph Barnes (left) with friend after her latest personal best in France THERE was a great performance by Steph Barnes in France over the weekend. The Bristol & West AC runner from north Somerset, who has been living in Belgium for several years now, dipped under 34 minutes for the first time in her Read more about Super Steph smashes personal best as she breaks 34 minutes barrier[…]

Griffiths smashes PB to make top 10 in the Cardiff Bay 10k

OWAIN Jones was the leading local runner in the hotly-contested Cardiff Bay 10k yesterday. The Bristol & West AC runner (pictured below right) finished 16th overall and first veteran over 35 in a time of 31mins 50secs with clubmates Alberto Beltran also making the top 25 in 22nd place clocking 32:19 and Andrew Drake 57th Read more about Griffiths smashes PB to make top 10 in the Cardiff Bay 10k[…]

Now that was a nice day out at the seaside for Charlotte!

Striding out: Charlotte Taylor-Green (1940) with Rachel Felton on her left shoulder CHARLOTTE Taylor-Green is toying with the idea of running a marathon so her performance in the Weston Super Half will give her great encouragement. The Bristol & West AC runner showed good endurance and pace judgement to finish fourth overall of the 1,578 Read more about Now that was a nice day out at the seaside for Charlotte![…]

Down salutes ‘great team spirit’ as Bristol & West retain Midlands title

  BRISTOL & West AC senior men’s team manager Mike Down has revealed one of the key reasons behind the club’s continued run of success this year. The team’s latest triumph came at the Midland Counties 12-Stage Road Relay title in Birmingham last weekend as they extended their stranglehold on the event with their fourth Read more about Down salutes ‘great team spirit’ as Bristol & West retain Midlands title[…]

Is Thompson the best British winner ever of the Bath half marathon?

KATE Reed’s victory in the Bath half marathon on Sunday was the fastest winning time by a British runner since Michelle Ross-Cope in 2010. Bristol & West runner Reed (pictured right) clocked a big personal best of 72mins 44secs on her debut in the event which was much quicker than Ruth Barnes’ winning time of Read more about Is Thompson the best British winner ever of the Bath half marathon?[…]

Pritchard’s lesson into how to run a personal best

  AARON Pritchard smashed his personal best to spearhead an impressive show of force from Team Bath AC’s senior men in the Bath half marathon. The 23-year-old Longwell Green primary school teacher (pictured above) slashed over two minutes from his previous best as he clocked 71mins 29secs to finish 20th overall in a field of Read more about Pritchard’s lesson into how to run a personal best[…]

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[…]