RESULTS: Bristol 10K – Sunday 31 May 2015

Well done to the 70 Westbury Harriers who raced the Bristol 10K this morning - fantastic to see so many white and blue vests among the 17,000-strong field, especially those racing the distance for the very first time.

Huge thanks too to everyone who turned out in drizzly conditions to cheer us all on - every shout really does makes a difference!

And if you've been inspired to enter the Bristol Half-Marathon on Sunday 13 September, don't forget to make the most of a discounted club entry before Saturday 20 June.

78 Oliver Beale 00:34:31
113 Chris Palmer 00:35:52
135 Alex Hamblin 00:36:28
136 Catherine Lee 00:36:28
138 Nick Faye 00:36:31
149 Joe Connors 00:36:58
188 Ben Whitaker 00:37:42
209 Chris Beck 00:38:04
251 Katie Hughes 00:38:39
255 Colin Johnson 00:38:41 (2nd MV50)
292 Sean Lee 00:39:09
388 Lizzy Smith 00:40:14
403 Anthony Ballance 00:40:20
405 Ewan Kilgour 00:40:21
419 Peter Barnes 00:40:23
426 Lucy Richens 00:40:25
443 Vicky Tester 00:40:34
510 Nathanael Ahearn 00:41:13
527 Graham Clark 00:41:23
639 Mike Mewse 00:42:17
788 Steven Puetz 00:43:10
857 Alison Rogers 00:43:37
899 Chris Treble 00:43:38
917 Sandra Dickens 00:43:52
955 Kelly Winstone 00:44:03
990 Ian Louden 00:44:15
1023 Alex Miller 00:44:25
1062 Richard Hughes 00:44:38
1082 Clive Attwood 00:44:45
1254 Judy Knights 00:45:32
1314 Rebecca Huckett 00:45:47
1356 Nick Marshall 00:46:02
1467 Goksel Dursun 00:46:31
1479 Mike Hurst 00:46:34
1534 Sandra Williams 00:46:48
1684 Tim Synge 00:47:22
1714 Emma Bradbrook 00:47:28
1728 Mike Hopkins 00:47:31
1738 Darien Jay 00:47:33
1765 Jane Goodwin 00:47:40
1788 Helen Sawyer 00:47:45
1815 Sandy Masters 00:47:51
1870 Rebekah Gatling 00:48:02
1955 Damien Mcmanus 00:48:22
2081 Suneeta Sellers 00:48:45
2122 Olivia Eskell 00:48:54
2192 Andreas Lomvardos 00:49:07
2473 Tim Carr 00:50:01
2714 Emma Tomes 00:50:49
2847 Gary Dickens 00:51:11
2902 Jennifer Cummins 00:51:21
2972 Carol Fee 00:51:30
2991 Guillemette Maunder 00:51:33
3157 Svetlana Jones 00:52:00
3177 Carolyn Dent 00:52:03
3233 Ian Smith 00:52:14
3390 Michele Hurst 00:52:41
3606 Eithne Noonan 00:53:19
4157 James Fox 00:54:45
4540 Robert Hawkins 00:55:45
4911 David Guest 00:56:43
5446 Dianne Heys 00:58:05
5754 Sarah Maclarty 00:58:52
6095 Ann Lovell 00:59:45
6701 Rosalind White 01:01:45
7314 Sharon Grainger 01:04:17
7969 Victoria Morrisroe 01:07:14
8427 Stephanie Francis 01:10:22
9323 Nicki Ledgard 01:30:22

Change to club championship races

The club championship had two parkruns remaining this year, Pomphrey Hill on June 6th and Ashton Court on July 11th.

The ethos of the parkrun is for it to be a fun, social timed run and not a full on race. For this reason we have decided to remove the parkrun fixtures from the club championship.

However, Pomphrey Hill parkrun “In celebration of our common love of running and the diversity of running clubs in the Bristol/Bath/South Gloucestershire area, we have designated Saturday 13th June 2015 as a “Club Day” parkrun; all runners will be encouraged to wear their club kit for the run and Club leaders and members are welcome to bring club flags, banners, race flyers and anything else they wish to display/promote/flaunt.”

It will be good to see our club represented at this event. We have flags that can be taken along and I’m sure cakes would be appreciated.

Drills and Exercises for Runners

Thank you all who attended the drills and exercises for runners session last night.  I hope you enjoyed it, and would be grateful for any feedback.

Notes from the session can be found here:

Bristol Half Marathon – discounted club entries

The Bristol Half Marathon takes place on Sunday, 13th September 2015 and the organisers are once again offering clubs a big discount on entries. Up to 35% is available off the normal price meaning that if we get 20 members or more the entry fee will be £22.10 instead of £34 (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 £22.10. 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 £22.10 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 Geraint Torrington for £22.10. 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, June 20th 2015, no late entries will be accepted.
  • Geraint will send a confirmation email to the supplied email address to confirm that payment has been received. Please send an acknowledgement email back. If you do not receive a payment confirmation email within a week of sending your payment please get in touch with Geraint
  • When the entries have been received and processed by Geraint 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.

If you can run sub 67.30 as a man or 77.00 as a woman you may be able to get an elite athlete place. From the runbristol website:


Places are reserved for elite athletes. Guide times: Men sub 67.30mins, Women sub 77mins (but we may also consider requests from up-and-coming young athletes). Please send a brief CV with your recent achievements and PB’s setting out your case for being given a reserved place to our race administration service who will pass your request on to Bud Baldaro for consideration.
Click here to email your request to

Green light for Kings Weston junior parkrun

After months of anticipation Westbury's Reception Co-ordinator, Warren Pickles, has been given the go-ahead to bring a junior parkrun to Kings Weston this summer.

The weekly 2K run, for children aged between 4 and 14, will not only be a great opportunity for Westbury's juniors to run against the clock locally on a regular basis, but will also encourage other youngsters among the Shirehampton, Avonmouth and Lawrence Weston communities to get involved with the club.

Can you help as a volunteer?

Now, to make the event happen, Warren needs volunteers to help, in particular:

  • Core event team - to direct and deliver the event once every six weeks or so (or more regularly, if desired). You will need three to four hours the week of your 'turn'  - one to two hours during the week to deal with volunteer emails and the roster, and then one to two hours on Sunday morning delivering the run and processing the results. You will need to undergo a DBS check, but otherwise, all training and equipment is provided. No previous experience required, just enthusiasm for running - it is all fairly simple to do!
  • Regular volunteers - to help on a more informal basis when available. You just need to be registered with parkrun as a runner.

Please get in touch with Warren at if you think you can help in either capacity, or would like more information about the event.

Drills and Exercises to Improve Your Running

We've rearranged this event for Thursday 28th May (again subject to favourable weather forecast) 7pm at Coombe Dingle

In this practical session we’ll try out a range of drills and exercises, structured along on the principles established in the Gait Analysis Presentation.  Some of these exercises are already used regularly on a Thursday night, but we’ll take the time to work through a much more complete set, suitable for addressing your running weaknesses from a remedial level.

There is no need to book (although an indication against the Facebook event would help).

Triathlon success for Hobbs trio

After notching up a fantastic cross-country season, siblings Johan, Ellie and Hannah Hobbs put in yet more outstanding performances on Sunday 10 May - this time at their first triathlon of the year in Crystal Palace, London.

The trio, swapping their usual Westbury vests for the colours of Yate Tri-Stars, all placed within the top five of their respective age groups, with Ellie winning the U15 girls category and Hannah taking silver in the U17 girls competition.

Johan Hobbs (U13 boys) 4th (200m swim, 6K bike, 1.6K run)
Ellie Hobbs (U15 girls) 1st (300m swim, 8K bike, 2.4K run)
Hannah Hobbs (U17 girls) 2nd (350 swim, 11K bike, 2.7K run)