A reminder that the 38th Bathy Hilly 10 miles road race, one of the oldest events in the west country , takes place on Sunday (10.30am).
The course may not be a PB one but it is a terrific event expertly organised on a voluntary basis by Team Bath AC and deserves the support of the running community.
Entries will be taken on the day at Culverhay Sports Centre an there are good prizes for all age groups from seniors to over 55s. For further details contact Malcolm Treby by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
For interest the amazing all-time course records stand to Ian Ray (50:14 in 1980) and Kath Binns (57:42 in 1979) while post 2000 the fastest times have been set by Martin Cox in that same year (55:21) and Annabel Granger in 2003 (63:52).
ANOTHER week – and another PB for Freddie Owsley. On Saturday the 18-year-old shaved 0.11 seconds off his best to win the 400m at the British Men’s League match in Waford with a time of 47.88secs.
The time will put Owsley top of the UK Rankings for U20 men but he will need to lop off another big chunk to reach the tough qualifying tome of 47.00secs to be eligible for the European Junior Championships in Sweden later this summer.
ELLIE Wallace of Yate & District AC ran a season’s best of 4mins 45.15secs to finish runner-up in the 1500m B race at the BMC PB Classic in Milton Keynes on Saturday evening.
The time puts the Steve Hollier coached athlete fourth on the South West U17 Women Rankings behind Cornwall AC’s Yoyo Barney (4:38.1) Yate clubmate Hanah Hobbs (4:38.71) and Team Bath’s Caitlin Wosika (4:43.99).
NEW 3000m steeplechaser Steve Mitchell is cramming in the experience of running over the barriers.
A week after clocking 9:21.36 on his debut at the BMC Grand Prix in Manchester the Bristol & West runner lowered that mark to 9:14.86 in a solo run at the British league match in Watford.
Mitchell cantered to victory by over 40 seconds to edge his way closer to the top 20 of the UK Rankings.
The club again finished fifth overall – matching their result last month – and now lie fifth at the halfway stage of the campaign.
League Points Match Points
Harrow AC 16 654
Thames Valley Harriers 14 630
Crawley AC 12 604
Kingston AC & Polytechnic Harriers 10 593
Bristol & West AC 8 572
Notts AC 6 551
Nene Valley Harriers 4 458.5
Gateshead Harriers 2 254.5