Westbury Harriers Veterans Athletics

Welcome to the WH webpage for male masters athletes.

The Masters age categories start at 35 years old for both men and women though you will note that many events still start male vets categories at 40 years.

This page is intended as a quick reference for various bits on information on events local and national. It will be updated as time passes so do have a peek if there is any particular bit of info. required or you have a question in need of an answer.

You can also email the Vets Manager at

manager.vet.men@westburyharriers.co.uk

A great resource for masters athletes is the British Masters Athletics Federation

www.xchangecms.co.uk

Here you will find information on track, road and cross country races.

Regional resources that you might find useful are:

http://www.southwestvets.co.uk

http://welshmastersathletics.co.uk

http://midlandmasters.com

News

Avon 5k Road Relay Championships

Sunday 31 August 2014, 11am start, Cleeve Cricket Club. BS49 4PP

Vets Categories are MV40 and MV50

Teams are being selected at present. Please contact manager.vet.men@westburyharriers.co.uk

Events

Upcoming Local Events

Upcoming National Events

Local Events

Avon 5k Road Relay Championships

Sunday 31 August 2014, 11am start, Cleeve Cricket Club. BS49 4PP

Vets Categories are MV40 and MV50

Midlands Road Relays

Well done to all those who competed with distinction at the Midlands Road Relay Championships on Saturday.  We had 12 teams out in total, covering all age groups.  Pick of the bunch were the U15 girls (see photo), who finished 2nd in a thrilling race, and the U13s who just missed out on medals in 4th place. 

U15 Girls Silver Medals

U15 Girls Silver Medals

Club Championship Fixtures 2014/2015

Club Champs 2014/15 Proposed Fixtures
*best place in Gwent to count
 XC = Cross   Country     MT = Multi terrain    FR = Fun run included    AC = Avon Championship   ARC = ARC Permitted race PR parkrun
SEPTEMBER 2014
20 Saturday Midland Road Relays (Race to be avoided)
21 Sunday BRISTOL HALF MARATHON BRISTOL 13.1M No AC involved
28 Sunday PORTISHEAD MULTI TERRAIN (the 10km) PORTISHEAD N. SOM 10k MT Portishead Running   Club
OCTOBER 2014
4 Saturday National Road Relays (Race to be avoided)
11 Saturday GWENT LEAGUE  BRIDGEND XC
26 Sunday NIGHTINGALE NIGHTMARE BEDMINSTER BRISTOL 10K MT Southville RC
NOVEMBER 2014
8 or 9 Sunday GWENT LEAGUE
22 Saturday LITTLE STOKE PARKRUN LITTLE STOKE 5K PR PARKRUN
30 Sunday BRENT KNOLL BRENT KNOLL 6M MT Burnham Harriers
DECEMBER 2014
6 or 7 Saturday GWENT LEAGUE BATH XC
18 Thursday Evening PROM RUN W.S.M. 5 miles ARC Weston AC
26 Thursday BOXING DAY 4 CLEVEDON 4 Miles ARC Clevedon AC
JANUARY 2015
1 Thursday HANGOVER 10K KEWSTOKE  W.S.M. 10K ARC Weston AC
18 Sunday RIVERBANK ROLLICK THORNBURY  S. GLOS 9 Miles MT/ARC Thornbury RC
24 Saturday Midland XC (Race to be avoided)
27 Tuesday Evening AZTEC WEST FAST 5KM   SERIES AZTEC WEST 5K Bristol & West AC
FEBRUARY 2015
 7/8 Saturday GWENT LEAGUE XC
15 Sunday TWO BAYS TOUGH   TEN WESTON-S-MARE 10 miles MT/FR No AC involved
21/22 Sat / Sun National XC (Race to be avoided)
28 Saturday GWENT LEAGUE XC
MARCH 2015
15 Sunday RODWAY EASY RUNNER Mangotsfield 6 miles MT/ARC Avon Athletic Assoc
22 Sunday SAN DOMINICO 20 MILES CARDIFF 20M San Dominico RC
28 Saturday Midland Relays (Race to be avoided)
APRIL 2015
11 Saturday National Road Relays (Race to be avoided)
19 Sunday PENSFORD 10K PENSFORD  B & NES 10K No AC involved
23 Thursday Evening PROM RUN W.S.M. 5 miles ARC Weston AC
28 Tuesday Evening AZTEC WEST FAST 5KM   SERIES ATEC WEST 5K Bristol & West   AC
MAY 2015
? ? Sunday BRISTOL 10Km BRISTOL CTY CENTRE 10K No AC involved
20 Wednesday Evening TYNTESFIELD 10KM TYNTESFIELD 10K MT Nailsea RC
JUNE 2015
6 Saturday POMPHREY PARKRUN MANGOTSFIELD 5K PR parkrun
16 Tuesday Evening CLEVEDON 10K CLEVEDON N. SOM 10K ARC Clevedon AC
21 Sunday OLDBURY FUN RUN OLDBURY ON SEVERN 4 Miles Thornbury AC
JULY 2015
7 Tuesday Evening SELF TRANSCENDENCE RACE SERIES 2 MILE EASTVILLE BRISTOL 2 Miles Sri Chinmoy AC
11 Saturday ASHTON COURT PARKRUN ASHTON COURT 5K PR Parkrun
17 Friday Evening CLUB INVITATION   TOWPATH 10K ASHTON GATE BRISTOL 10K ARC G.W.R.

Senior Midland Road Relay Results

Great results from our senior ladies today at the Midland Road Relays.  A team 8th Vicky Tester 16.27, Katie Elliott 17.01, Kelly Winstone 17.12, Catherine Lee 15.44).  The B team were 43rd( Tamsin Elson Chick 18.12, Alison Rogers 19.34, Alex Ling 20.40,  Maria Eriksson Hobbs 19.45)

Stunning time from Catherine Lee not far off the top 10 fastest times of the day,  A PB for Kelly on the course, smashing her past PB of 17.40.  Thank-you to Maria for standing in, and for Alex wh...o literally stepped in at 11pm last night to ensure we had a complete B team, owe you more than a cup of tea!  Well run all.

Senior Men's - 39th out of 81 finishers for the men today. Scott Campbell   (34) 19:44, Felix McGrath    (27) 19:58, Nick Smart       (19) 19:55, Dave Hobbs       (21) 21:38, Justin Grimwood  (34) 23:52, Chris Treble     (39) 24:20. Good effort by everyone at the Midlands today.

I need to do the entries for the National Road Relays on Saturday 4th October ASAP so please email me at manager.women@westburyharriers.co.uk if you are available to run.  Same venue, same course!

Also must say a huge well done to all our junior teams, who were outstanding today,  With a thrilling finish in the U15 girls to see them take the silver medal.  Well done girls.

Last Chance to book in for Club Supper

Sandra Bailey-Gard needs orders and money by Monday 22nd September for the club Supper on Monday 29 September at 8pm after training in the bar upstairs.

Cost £5.  Choices lasagne, side salad and garlic bread, or vegetarian chili con carne and rice.

See Sandra on Monday at club or facebook her or email sandrabg @yahoo.co.uk

Winter Race Dates for your Diary

Winter Fixture Dates

Saturday 20th September - Midland Road Relays (teams already entered)
Monday 29th September - Club supper and club championship presentation
Saturday 4th October - National Road Relays (suitable for groups 1-3)
Sunday 12th Ocotber - 1st Gwent League Bridgend (suitable for all)
8th or 9th Nov - 2nd Gwent League (suitable for all)
6th or 7th Dec - 3rd Gwent League (suitable for all)
Sunday 14th Dec - Tri Counties XC Champs (suitable for all)
Sunday 4th Jan - South West XC Champs (suitable for groups 1-3)
Saturday 24th Jan - Midland XC Champs (suitable for groups 1-3)
7th or 8th Feb - 4th Gwent League Fixture (suitable for all)
Saturday 21 st Feb - National XC Champs - Parliament Hill (suitable for all)
28th Feb or 1st March - 5th Gwent League Fixture (suitable for all)
Saturday 28th March - Midland 6 Stage Road Relays (suitable for groups 1-3)
Saturday 11th April - National 6 stage Road Relays (suitable for groups 1-3)

The exact dates for the Gwents have not been finalised - will let you know as soon as they are http://www.gwent-league.org.uk/

Weston prom series is a good one for all, especially those fairly new to racing. very inclusive, lots of Westbury members there. 9 races from Sep-May on a Thursday night
http://www.westonac.co.uk/PromRun/

Any questions about racing - do get in touch or see me at training.

Regards
Tamsin

Club Suppers

Club suppers are finally back! First club supper Monday 29th September after training in the bar upstairs. Will include the club championship 2013/2014 presentation. Meal costs £5. Choice of lasgane, with garlic bread and side salad or vegetarian chili race, Please get your orders and money to Sandra Bailey-gard