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Veteran Henderson also praises new marathon

TEAM Bath runner Stuart Henderson has also praised the new Bristol to Bath marathon. The 41-year-old Wiltshire half marathon champion placed eighth overall and second veteran over 40 of the 4128 runners in a time of 2hrs 49mins 18secs. Remarkably that was only five minutes outside Henderson’s personal best which he set two years ago Read more about Veteran Henderson also praises new marathon[…]

Wells ace Clare smashes PB to win first Bristol to Bath marathon

EXPERIENCED Wells City Harrier Clare Prosser (pictured right) gave the inaugural Bristol to Bath marathon a west gloss as she finished the clear winner of the women’s race. Remarkably Prosser, 43, smashed her personal best over a course that was thought to be not to be particularly helpful for fast times with some big climbs Read more about Wells ace Clare smashes PB to win first Bristol to Bath marathon[…]

Annabel completes west half marathon hat-trick

ANNABEL Granger made it three west half marathon wins in a row in Stroud yesterday. The Bristol & West AC athlete (pictured) had already won in Cheltenham (September 27th, 81:10) and Exeter (October 18th, 81:16) and she completed her local hat-trick with a swift time of 79:43. Indeed, Granger’s time was her second fastest of Read more about Annabel completes west half marathon hat-trick[…]

Jenny goes ninth on West Country All-Time marathon list

JENNY Spink’s personal best of 2hrs 35mins 57secs has lifted her to ninth in the All-Time South West Rankings. The 34-year-old (pictured top left) also goes second in the Bristol & West AC rankings behind Claire Hallissey (top right), who ran a lifetime best of 2:27.44 at London in 2012 to win her place in Read more about Jenny goes ninth on West Country All-Time marathon list[…]

Bristol & West aces Emily and Caroline make AW awards short-list

BRISTOL & West athletes Emily Wright and Caroline Powell have both been short-listed for the Athletics Weekly (AW) Readers’ Choice Awards. Wright (pictured) has been included on the list for the British Junior Female Category following her metre 21centimetre long jump PB to finish fourth in the World Youth Championships. Wright also broke the Welsh Read more about Bristol & West aces Emily and Caroline make AW awards short-list[…]

Wylie makes top ten in World Duathlon Down Under

FORMER Bristol & West runner Phil Wylie finished seventh at the World Duathlon Championships in Adelaide, Australia, over the weekend – but admits it was an opportunity lost to win another international medal. Wylie’s gamble in making the trip Down Under following a recent Achilles tendon injury was a gamble and while he performed solidly Read more about Wylie makes top ten in World Duathlon Down Under[…]

Coach backing Jenny to improve PB in Toronto Marathon

JENNY Spink goes into the Toronto Marathon tomorrow (SUNDAY) with her confidence sky-high after just being awarded her first Great Britain vest for the 2016 World Half Marathon Championships. The 34-year-old Bristol & West AC runner flew to Canada earlier this week the sole representative for the England women’s team, knowing that her form is better Read more about Coach backing Jenny to improve PB in Toronto Marathon[…]