West ultra ace Hall one of the best in the world, says new survey

DAMIAN Hall’s racing plans for 2020 might be on hold but at least the Bath international ultra runner has had some good news this week. In a survey sponsored by Red Bull, the international energy drink manufacturer, 44-year-old Hall (pictured above in the 2018 UTMB) has been included in an elite list comprising the top Read more about West ultra ace Hall one of the best in the world, says new survey[…]

Jo pledges to go for a sixth Olympic Games in 2021 – despite turning 47!

JO PAVEY has not ruled out of attempting to qualify for her sixth Olympics Games in 2021 – despite turning 47 next year. The decision to postpone the Olympic Games in Tokyo for at least a year has not helped the Bristol & West AC life member, who since 2000 has already competed at Sydney, Read more about Jo pledges to go for a sixth Olympic Games in 2021 – despite turning 47![…]

Paton & Ridgwell crowned Westbury Harriers club champions

THE recent cancellation of the Forest of Dean half marathon means that the Westbury Harriers’ Club Championships was brought to a premature end. The club’s website has now posted the results of the championships – subject to final ratification – and it seems only fitting to salute new champions Ewan Paton (pictured left)  and Kay Read more about Paton & Ridgwell crowned Westbury Harriers club champions[…]

Bancroft beats PB to lead Bristol & West men to Bath half team prize

IGNORING all the controversy of whether they race should be held or not the decision of the Bristol & West AC contingent to run the Bath half marathon appears to have paid off handsomely. Official results have yet to be confirmed but provisionally it seems as if the club clinched both the men’s and women’s Read more about Bancroft beats PB to lead Bristol & West men to Bath half team prize[…]

Chance leads Avon junior girls to sixth place in English Schools’ finale

Pacesetter: Laura Chance (No 21) pictured above in the Avon Schools’ Cross Country Championships The English Schools’ Cross County Championships at the weekend may yet prove to be the last big hurrah of the winter season as the lockdown from the coronavirus pandemic takes hold so full credit to the Avon athletes and management who Read more about Chance leads Avon junior girls to sixth place in English Schools’ finale[…]

Midland 12 & 6-Stage Road Relay Championships cancelled

JOINT STATEMENT BY THE MIDLAND, NORTHERN AND SOUTHERN ATHLETIC ASSOCIATIONS Following discussions over the weekend that were followed by further discussions between the Area Athletic Associations this morning it has been agreed that in advance of a Government Directive to ban all sporting fixtures or sporting fixtures above a certain size, the decision has been Read more about Midland 12 & 6-Stage Road Relay Championships cancelled[…]

Why Barlow is the woman to beat in Bath half marathon

FORMER Great Britain international junior runner Annabel Gummow is an intriguing presence on the elite start line for the Bath Half Marathon on Sunday. The 26-year-old former Bristol & West AC runner (pictured above) has been making a concerted comeback over the past year or so after finding it difficult to bridge the transition from Read more about Why Barlow is the woman to beat in Bath half marathon[…]

Gates & Gallagher crowned British Masters Indoor champions

THE Westbury Harriers pair of Nigel Gates and Pat Gallagher were both in gold-medal winning form at the British Masters Indoor Championships at Lee Valley, London, last weekend. Gates (pictured above from the 2019 championships) retained the over 65s title he won a year ago on the same track with the impressive time of 10mins Read more about Gates & Gallagher crowned British Masters Indoor champions[…]

Easy does it for the Westbury Harriers trio

Prize guys: Westbury Harriers’ podium placers at the Easy Runner Rodway Common 10k WESTBURY Harriers’ runners finished among the prizes at the Easy Runner Rodway Common 10k race promoted by Emersons Green Running Club. Fourth last year Richard Noble improved to second place as an emphatic victory went to Chepstow Harriers’ Martyn Winser while another Read more about Easy does it for the Westbury Harriers trio[…]

O’Donoghue retains Cub title and Granger runner-up in the Grizzly

BRISTOL & West AC women made their mark at the Grizzly multi terrain race held in east Devon today. In the traditional, full-length 20 miles race which starts and finishes in the seaside town of Seaton the remarkable Annabel Granger (pictured right at the South West Cross Country Championships) finished runner-up completing the distance in Read more about O’Donoghue retains Cub title and Granger runner-up in the Grizzly[…]