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Fox takes bronze in British Students’ Championships

THERE was a strong showing from West County runners at the British Students Cross Country Championships held at Bicton Park, east Devon, on Saturday. Making the podium in third place was former GB junior international Oliver Fox of Wells City Harriers (below right), who is a student at Cambridge University. Hr was chased home, though Read more about Fox takes bronze in British Students’ Championships[…]

Team boss Hurford salutes her Midland Counties champions

IT was a few weeks ago now while this blog was taking a rest but the gold medal success of Bristol & West AC’s under 13 boys’ team at the Midland Cross Country Championships bears repeating. The quartet of Misha Evans (10), Eoin Halloran (12), Jay Hunt (20), Tomek Czerepinski (28) won the trophy in Read more about Team boss Hurford salutes her Midland Counties champions[…]

Le Grice chalks up another PB to go top of West 10k rankings

  PETER Le Grice has started 2019 much as he ended last year – in superb fashion. The Bristol & West AC runner (pictured above in action at the Jersey marathon) soared to the top of the South West Rankings with a personal best of 29mins 39secs in the Chichester 10k yesterday. Le Grice, who Read more about Le Grice chalks up another PB to go top of West 10k rankings[…]

No new date for the 2019 South West Schools’ Championships

AVON Schools’ team manager Jim Strudwick has confirmed that there will be no new date for the 2019 South West Schools’ Cross Country Championships. The event was due to be held at Bath Racecourse yesterday and Avon Schools’ officials, led by Ken Holmes, had worked tirelessly to put everything into place to host the championships Read more about No new date for the 2019 South West Schools’ Championships[…]

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[…]