Bristol Half Marathon Discounted club entries – reminder

So far only 4 people have sent money through to get a 20% discount on the Bristol Half Marathon. If the figure does not reach at least 20 by the deadline, nobody will be able to take advantage of this discount.

The process is below.


The Bristol Half Marathon takes place on Sunday, September 25th 2016 and the organisers are offering clubs a 20% discount on entries. If we get 20 members or more the entry fee will be £30.40 instead of £38. We must get at least 20 entries for the discount to be applicable; we have exceeded this number massively in the past so this is not expected to be a problem.

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 geraint.torrington@blueyonder.co.uk for £30.40. 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 £30.40 is not on his account he will not process the entry. Send an email to secretary@westburyharriers.co.uk 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 secretary@westburyharriers.co.uk 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 £30.40. 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 Sunday, July 3rd 2016; no late entries will be accepted.
  • When the entries have been received they will be sent to the organisers in one block. An email will be sent to the entrant with details of how to enter. NOTE:  Your entry to the race is NOT complete until you enter online. Sending the payment in does not mean you are entered.

Bristol Half Marathon – discounted club entries

The Bristol Half Marathon takes place on Sunday, September 25th 2016 and the organisers are offering clubs a 20% discount on entries. If we get 20 members or more the entry fee will be £30.40 instead of £38. We must get at least 20 entries for the discount to be applicable; we have exceeded this number massively in the past so this is not expected to be a problem.

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 geraint.torrington@blueyonder.co.uk for £30.40. 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 £30.40 is not on his account he will not process the entry. Send an email to secretary@westburyharriers.co.uk 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 secretary@westburyharriers.co.uk 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 £30.40. 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 Sunday, July 3rd 2016; no late entries will be accepted.
  • When the entries have been received they will be sent to the organisers in one block. An email will be sent to the entrant with details of how to enter. NOTE:  Your entry to the race is NOT complete until you enter online. Sending the payment in does not mean you are entered.

Photos from the Welsh Castles Relays (v4)

'The Welsh Castles' is a 20 stage relay from Caernafon Castle to Cardiff Castle, covering 210 miles and a lot of logistics.

Llangollen is a great place to stop and refuel on fish and chips

Llangollen is a great place to stop and refuel on fish and chips

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Richard demanded and got the very best

Richard demanded and got the very best

The River Dee rises in Snowdonia, where we are heading

The River Dee rises in Snowdonia, where we are heading

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The Llangollen station was built in 1865, and is a popular subject for railway modellers

The Llangollen station was built in 1865, and is a popular subject for railway modellers

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Saturday morning, and our superheroes gather in Caernafon

Saturday morning, and our superheroes gather in Caernafon

Our superheroes gather for 210 miles of fun

Our superheroes gather for 210 miles of fun

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Jullian sets off at the start of leg 1.  210 miles of running lie ahead of us

Jullian sets off at the start of leg 1. 210 miles of running lie ahead of us

A cycle path runs past the Inigo Jones centre (where I learned the Welsh for 'coffee Americano')

A cycle path runs past the Inigo Jones centre (where I learned the Welsh for 'coffee Americano')

On leg 2, Anneke reaches for a pint outside the 'Goat Inn'

On leg 2, Anneke reaches for a pint outside the 'Goat Inn'

A fast, downhill finish in Criccieth

A fast, downhill finish in Criccieth

Another fast downhill finish awaited Colin at the end of leg 3, after some rather nasty hills (and no support)

Another fast downhill finish awaited Colin at the end of leg 3, after some rather nasty hills (and no support)

As an experienced photographer, I know to avoid having trees sticking out  of peoples heads

As an experienced photographer, I know to avoid having trees sticking out of peoples heads

Leg 6 starts along to prom at Barmouth

Leg 6 starts along to prom at Barmouth

Kelly looked cool every inch of the way along the prom

Kelly looked cool every inch of the way along the prom

On leg 7, Scott had a tough run to Dinas Mawddwy (luckily, he didn't have to ask the way)

On leg 7, Scott had a tough run to Dinas Mawddwy (luckily, he didn't have to ask the way)

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Alex ready for the off, on leg 8

Alex ready for the off, on leg 8

As well as the caravan of participants, the event got plenty of support from local residents

As well as the caravan of participants, the event got plenty of support from local residents

Striding out to the finish

Striding out to the finish

Ed had Saturday's last leg, an unenviable half marathon on switch-back hills, but he did get the opportunity to pick some pretty flowers

Ed had Saturday's last leg, an unenviable half marathon on switch-back hills, but he did get the opportunity to pick some pretty flowers

Sunday morning breakfast.  Pat and Tony were the real superheroes of the weekend, catering for 20 hungry runners in all conditions

Sunday morning breakfast. Pat and Tony were the real superheroes of the weekend, catering for 20 hungry runners in all conditions

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This is where the boys slept...

This is where the boys slept...

... and this is where the girls were still sleeping

... and this is where the girls were still sleeping

The flowers that Ed picked for Sarah

The flowers that Ed picked for Sarah

Colin planning ahead

Colin planning ahead

There were some familiar faces acting as marshals at the end of stage 12

There were some familiar faces acting as marshals at the end of stage 12

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Dave coming in to the finish of stage 12

Dave coming in to the finish of stage 12

Stage 13 setting off, with Clive tucked in.  This was the scene at 9am on what would be another hot day.

Stage 13 setting off, with Clive tucked in. This was the scene at 9am on what would be another hot day.

Fred Flintstone filling up the minibus

Fred Flintstone filling up the minibus

The start of stage 18

The start of stage 18

Richard tucked in with a good group

Richard tucked in with a good group

'You're wanted on the bat-phone'

'You're wanted on the bat-phone'

Oli coming in to finish on the 20th and final stage.  210 miles and no mishaps (well, nothing serious)

Oli coming in to finish on the 20th and final stage. 210 miles and no mishaps (well, nothing serious)

Our superheroes celebrate another successful weekend

Our superheroes celebrate another successful weekend

Blaise Blazer Race 1 results

Many thanks to the athletes and helpers who graced the grounds of the Blaise Castle estate for the first race in the 2016 Blaise Blazer series of races.

It was a new course so the winners were guaranteed a course record. On the night the winners were:

Males
Position Time Name Category Gender Club
1 22.11 Stan Gruncell SM Male U/A
2 22.25 Oli Beale SM Male Westbury Harriers
3 23.45 Aidan Noble SM Male Westbury Harriers
12 26.09 Robin Phillips M40 Male Westbury Harriers
7 24.57 Ken Ham M50 Male Westbury Harriers
32 28.13 George David M60 Male Westbury Harriers
74 33.26 John Cooper M70 Male Southville Running Club
Females
Position Time Name Category Gender Club
5 23.49 Nicola Brookland F40 Female Bristol & West AC
13 26.39 Fiona Marks SF Female Bristol & West AC
16 26.52 Hannah Walsh SF Female Bristol & West AC
46 29.32 Jayne Pemble F40 Female Westbury Harriers
53 30.33 Alison Engledew F50 Female Bristol & West AC

Full results can be found here.

Also many thanks to everybody who took advantage of the massage and donated to this year's charity which is BAKPA - the Bristol Area Kidney Patients Association charity. They provide support for kidney patients, their carers and families, and also provide funds towards specialist equipment for Southmead Hospital Renal Unit. The donations from tonight's session was £34.

The next race in the series is on Monday, July 4th.

Monday Night at Blaise Castle

Next Monday (6th) night at Blaise Castle we are proudly hosting the first Blaise Blazer of the summer.  We are hoping that as many of our seniors (and indeed youngsters aged 15+) as possible will want to run this event, which features a sizzling new finish.  For more details please see the Blaise Blazer events page.

Seniors who don't feel up to running this event will be needed as helpers.  If possible, please contact Carol to let her know you can help - she'll be ever so grateful.  There will be no senior training on Monday night.

Juniors training will be on as normal, altough we are always particularly short of helpers on these nights (parents - could you run with a group?)

Monday night is also, of course, the registration night for the Reception Group.  Please come along to the clubhouse at Blaise with your £5 for the 6 week season.