THERE will be a startling omission on the start line of the women’s 4-stage event at the Midland Counties 6-Stage Road Relay Championships tomorrow – there won’t be a team from Bristol & West AC.
But this year team manager Keith Brackstone (pictured right) was left pulling his hair out as one by one his runners dropped out.
“We can still enter a team for the National and hopefully we can get a strong team out for that.”
Key runners like Jessie Sanzo, Jasmine Finney (pictured left) and Helen Sharpe are all currently injured while Jenny Spink is concentrating on the Great Bristol half marathon.
“I have never had so many runners unavailable through injury or illness, it has been diabolical really,” added Brackstone.