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Why Bitton 5k played a key role in Bell’s London PB success

EILIDH Bell was the leading West Country runner in the women’s race at the Vitality 10,000m road race in London. The Team Bath AC smashed her personal best by almost a minute as she clocked a time of 35mins 48secs to finish 33rd, one place ahead of Bristol & West’s Natalie Griffiths. Afterwards Bell revealed Read more about Why Bitton 5k played a key role in Bell’s London PB success[…]

Le Grice shines in London while Bristol & West women enjoy PBs

BUOYED from his selection to represent England in the Frankfurt marathon in the autumn Pete Le Grice notched up another personal best over the Bank Holiday weekend. Racing in the Vitality 10k in London the Bristol & West AC runner finished 14th in a strong domestic field in a time of 29mins 32secs – just Read more about Le Grice shines in London while Bristol & West women enjoy PBs[…]

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[…]