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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[…]

Survey plea as Gwent Cross Country League looks to the future

Future stars: Westbury Harriers’ winning under 11 boys’ team will hopefully be racing the Gwent League for many years to come THE Gwent League has been part of the cross country fixtures and fittings for as long as most of us can remember but that doesn’t mean it isn’t casting one to the future and Read more about Survey plea as Gwent Cross Country League looks to the future[…]

Jo Pavey finally gets her World Championships medal – won 13 years ago!

BARELY a week goes by these days without another depressing drugs story that further tarnishes the image of the sport so it is gratifying to report a good news story about Jo Pavey. The popular West Country Olympian, a born and bred Devonian and a life member of Bristol & West AC, this week revealed Read more about Jo Pavey finally gets her World Championships medal – won 13 years ago![…]

Buxton and Gates link up to offer Swiss summer training camp

FORMER British international marathon runner Wayne Buxton is organising a running camp in Nendaz, Switzerland, later this year. Working through his company ‘Classic Running’ Buxton, who is a member of Bristol & West AC, will link up with Westbury Harrier Nigel Gates, still blazing a trail as a veteran over 60 and Bath-based John Kerley Read more about Buxton and Gates link up to offer Swiss summer training camp[…]

Jenny finishes in the top ten at the Greenwich Big Half

THE Vitality Big Half Marathon in Greenwich, London, today attracted a top class field including Bristol & West AC’s Jenny Spink. Flying over from her home in Spain Spink (pictured above after winning the Manchester marathon last year) finished eighth in the women’s race clocking a time of 1hr 14mins 19secs. That time was outside Read more about Jenny finishes in the top ten at the Greenwich Big Half[…]

Gale celebrates great indoor season with his first British senior title

TOM Gale crowned an almost perfect indoor season by winning the British Senior Championships title for the first time in his career. The 21-year-old Team Bath AC international high jumper (pictured above)  cleared 2.27m to win the gold medal in Glasgow to make it four wins from five competitions, an impressive run that also included Read more about Gale celebrates great indoor season with his first British senior title[…]

Final Gwent League match is cancelled due to bad weather

THE shocking weather of late has claimed another victim with the fifth and final fixture in the Gwent Cross Country League having been cancelled. The decision as taken yesterday to call off the meeting at Singleton Park, Swansea, as the course is completely sodden due to the unprecedented amount of rain over the past few Read more about Final Gwent League match is cancelled due to bad weather[…]

Mud, glorious mud marks the 2020 English ‘National’

CROSS country runners all have fond memories of their muddiest, dirtiest and wettest experience at the English National Cross Country Championships. Mind is probably Milton Keynes some decades ago. An absolute quagmire. No doubt many local runners who made the trip to Wollaton Park, Nottingham, for yesterday’s 2020 event will remember that for many, many Read more about Mud, glorious mud marks the 2020 English ‘National’[…]

Bristol & West AC senior men in double team medal joy at ‘National’

On their way: The mass start of the senior men’s race with Bristol & West’s Andrew Watt (6364) in the thick of the action IN A typically competitive event Bristol & West AC’s senior men are today celebrating a fantastic set of team bronze medals in the English National Cross Country Championships. The six-strong squad Read more about Bristol & West AC senior men in double team medal joy at ‘National’[…]

River Avon trial race is cancelled due to flooding

THE aftermath of Storm Dennis continues to be felt with the decision to cancel the River Avon Trail 10k multi terrain race on Sunday (February 23rd). The race, which is one of Westbury Harriers’ championship races, is currently 70 per cent under water forcing the organisers, Aspire Running Events, to call if off. In a Read more about River Avon trial race is cancelled due to flooding[…]