Please can you help

Hi all

We have had to change our registration form to make the process of registering you with England Athletics easier.  We would really appreciate it if you could update your profile to make this easier for us.

To do this:

1. Log in to the website -

2. Click 'My News'

3. Click 'Profile'

4. Click 'Edit'

5. Check through your profile and make sure all fields have been completed

6. Click 'Save Changes' to update your profile

7. You could also add an avatar whilst you are there to help us put a face to the name

If you have a family membership remember each member of your family should be registered on the website otherwise they will not be registered with England Athletics.  Please contact me if you haven't done this yet and I will send you links to register each member.

Thank you in advance.





Bristol Half Marathon – discounted club entries

The deadline for you to get a discounted entry to the Bristol Half Marathon is this Saturday, May 31st. Details of how you can make the payment can be found in the previous post.

There are currently 19 people who have sent their payments, we need 20 to get the maximum discount and last year we had 49 club entries.

The Ford Westbury Wipeout 2014

Monday 14th July 2014.  BlaiseCastle Estate, Henbury, Bristol

Entries from 6.15pm until 7:15pm

The Ford Westbury Wipeout is a challenging multi terrain adventure run for juniors age 8 to 15, taking them on a tour of the woods, streams and hills of the Blaise Castle Estate. The event is 3k long (2k for 8 and 9 year-olds), and includes a long downhill section, some scrambling up banks and slopes, and plenty of splashing through water and across mud, rocks, roots and steps. The course is only lightly marked. Survivors will have to overcome the ‘Decent of Doom’, ‘Shark Lagoon’, ‘Ditch of Destruction’, ‘Crocs Leap’, ‘Hills of Torment’, ‘Trolls Bridge’ and ‘Scramble of Hope’….. See Survivors ‘Route Map’ for location of challenges.

As a fun run, the event will not be timed. The emphasis is on adventure, challenge and fun. Participants are advised that, once they start, the only way out is on their own two feet ! All participants will receive a T shirt printed especially for the event.  Please collect this, together with ‘Instructions for Participants’ and ‘Water Safety Leaflet’, at least 15 minutes before the start of the run.

Run registration / assembly point - Westbury Harriers’ club house (adjacent to the main car park and playground) at BlaiseCastle. Warm up starts at 7:15pm. The run starts at 7:30pm. Please arrive in plenty of time to be able to register and warm up.

Entry in advance - £5:00 (cheques payable to ‘Westbury Harriers’) by post to ‘Westbury Wipeout’, 9B Etloe Road, BristolBS6 7PG by 1st July.  Entries will also be taken on the day (£7:00) from 6.15pm, subject to a strict race limit of 249 entrants.

Westbury Wipeout 2014 - Survivors 'Route Map'

Westbury Wipeout 2014 - Joint Advert and Entry Form

Westbury Wipeout 2014 - Course Map

Blaise Blazers 2014 Series

A 4* mile ‘hill’ race mini series featuring the biggest hills and the best views in the grounds of Blaise Castle. The course is only lightly marked.

Pre-race briefing 7:15pm from the Westbury Harriers’ club house (adjacent to the main car park and playground) at Blaise Castle:

Monday            2nd          June
Monday            7th           July
Monday            4th           August

Entries (£5:00 club / £7:00 unaffiliated) on the night only from 6:15pm. Please complete the race entry form (download from below) in advance to assist with registration. Please note – Due to medical cover requirements of the race licence there will be a strict race limit of 149 entrants.

Prizes at each race will be awarded to Male and Female 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 1st V40, 1st V50, 1st V60, etc… Only one prize per runner. Therefore should a vet athlete(s) come in the top three positions the next vet athlete in that age category will be awarded the respective vet prize.  Prize giving will be held following the race in the Club House. Prizes must be collected by winners personally at ‘Race Presentations’. The August event will also have a Team Prize – First 8 club runners to count (6 Male / 2 Female).

Under UK Athletics Rules. Licence No. Pending. Minimum age 15.

Blaise Blazer 2014 - Location Map

Blaise Blazer 2014 - Joint Advert and Entry Form

Blaise Blazer 2014 - Course Map

*Race length is approximate and includes 600 feet ascent. Due to the nature of the terrain, the event is unsuitable for inexperienced runners and wheelchair users.

Volunteers needed

Hi everyone

It's that time of year again, the first blazer is in 2 weeks time on 2nd June, as usual there will be no adult training so you can either run the race or volunteer! If you are available to help out then please contact me here on facebook or leave me a message on 07813675681.  The other dates are 7th July and 4th August, get them in your diary.

Last year I missed running in Blaise and if anyone who is volunteering wants to join me for a less energetic run on the Tuesday evening to make up for missed training that would be brilliant!

The Westbury Wipeout is on 14th July. We need alot of volunteers for this one. Get in early if you want to run with the kids! This year we will be organising a few run throughs of the route, so that everyone knows where they are meant to be! We can do that on Mondays instead of training, another evening or weekend.



Bristol Half Marathon – discounted club entries

The Bristol half Marathon takes place on Sunday, September 21st 2014 and the organisers are once again offering clubs a big discount on entries. Up to 35% is available of the normal price meaning that if we get 20 members or more the entry fee will be £21.45 instead of £33 (plus a £3 online booking fee). In the unlikely event that we do not get 20 entrants, you will be asked to pay an additional fee, but this is not expected to be the case.

So what’s the process you have to follow?

  • You must be a fully paid up member of the club.
  • You can pay using 3 different methods:
    • By PayPal – send a payment to for £21.45. Use the “I'm sending money to family or friends” and not “I'm paying for goods or services”– Geraint is not a merchant and will not accept any additional charges; if £21.45 is not on his account he will not process the entry. Send an email to from the email address that you’d like the organisers to send your access code to indicating that you’ve paid via PayPal.
    • By bank transfer – Geraint’s bank details are GH & SE TORRINGTON, 30-93-53 00722429. Please make sure that you know the reference and send it in an email to from the email address that you’d like the organisers to send your access code to.
    • Write a cheque made payable to Bristol City Council (Bristol Half Marathon) for £21.45. Write your name, email address and contact number CLEARLY on the back. If these details are not on the back of the cheque or not clear your cheque will be returned.  Cash will not be accepted by Geraint.
      Give your cheque to club secretary Geraint Torrington on a Monday night (Geraint can’t generally make Thursdays) or post it to him at 41A Sherbourne Avenue, Bradley Stoke, Bristol, BS32 8DX
  • Entries need to be with Geraint by end of Saturday, May 31st 2014, no late entries will be accepted.
  • When the entries have been received they will be sent to the organisers in one block who will then send an email to the entrant with a code to use to bypass the payment screen on line. NOTE:  Your entry to the race is NOT complete until you enter online. Sending the payment in does not mean you are entered.

Awards winners

Thank you to everybody who turned up to the awards evening. It was a celebration of what we have achieved in the past year in Westbury Harriers.

There were many great performances, and we had some tough decisions to make when finalising the winners; the team of the year award was particularly difficult. If you were unable to attend, we'll get the award to you. The full list of winners is:

Richard Bloss Personality of the Year Colin Johnson
Committee Award for Services To The Club James Cant
Club Person – awarded in Mike Parks memory Lucy Richens, Justin Grimwood, Gregg Hayward
Coach/Group leader awards Mike Hopkins, Carol Fee, Richard Hughes, Pete Lavis, Warren   Pickles, Paul Harrodd, Sandra Wickens, Jane Broadhurst, Simon Johnston
Peter Griffin Memorial Trophy Tamsin Chick
Club captain Sophie Voller, Scott Campbell
Best Newcomer Kate Howard, Catherine Lee,  Johan Hobbs, Chris Treble
Most Improved Steph Cummings, Lizz Pick, Leon Graham, Edd Gould
Novice Charlotte Livesey, Alex Grocott
Under 13 Ellie Hobbs, Aidan Noble
Under 15 Rosie Allen, George Marshall
Under 17 Emma Jones, Joe Connors
Under 23 Female Under 20 Male Katie Elliot, Felix McGrath
Senior Katie Hughes, Scott Campbell
Veterans Shirley Hume, Chris Beck
Team of the year Senior Ladies Midlands XC - Emma D’Alton, Catherine Lee,   Sophie Voller, Katie Hughes
Athletes of the Year Emma Journeaux, Alex Grocott