- Awards night - Monday 24th April after training in bar upstairs - bar will be open!
- We still need a club secretary and a social secretary to join the committee.
- No training Monday 17th April or Monday 1st May (or Monday 10th April for reception group)
- Mondays move to Blaise Monday 8th May
- Master road relays Saturday 20th May - for age 35+
- We are collecting Sainsbury's active kids token please hand in to those collecting the gate money.
Well done to our Midland Road Relays ladies 6 stage team (2 long stages, 4 stages). Sutton Park never fails disappoint on the weather front and it didn't disppoint on the running front. Our ladies team of Catherine Treble 32.12, Emma Woodworth 21.19, Sophie Voller 35.46, Floren Scafton 19.02, Kelly Winstone 21.52, Tamsin Chick 24.41 finished a fantastic 11th place out of 57 complete teams. Well done all.
The club has been allocated 12 free places (six male/six female) in the Vitality London 10,000 on Sunday 29th May 2017. These will be given on a first come, first served basis. This is open to all club members the only condition is that you must be a paid up member. If you want to take advantage of this please email your relevant team manager. Scott Campbell email@example.com or Tamsin Chick firstname.lastname@example.org
Many thanks to Bryan Clinton for the final club run sessions which was held with the juniors on Thursday. All the kids really enjoyed it and the coaches got some new ideas for sessions too. This has been a great initative for the club by England Athletics. Thanks to all those that have come along and particpated.
Now that the cross-country season has finished, the clocks are about to go forwards, and there's a whiff of spring in the air, it's time to plan your summer campaigns. Track and Field leagues are organised through our partner club, Yate and District AC, but there are plenty of events which you can enter off your own back. One of the first of the season is the Avon Track & Field Championships, for which entries are now open. This is a great opportunity for young and old to try your hand at something new, or dust your spikes off for a bit of a burn-up.
There are also a number of 'Open' meetings through the summer, with a subset of track and field events. The U13 and U15 Avon 'Championship' 800m races will be held as part of the B&W Open Meeting on 23rd May, but you need to enter via the Avon T&F Championship forms as well.
There are two large groups of Westbury Harriers training at Yate track on a Tuesday night, one of youngsters 12 - 17 headed by Pat Gallagher, and the other of Seniors 18 - 80 headed by Richard Hughes. We would always love to see new faces.
Busy weekend of racing the week before last with loads of Westbury Harriers doing half marathons in Forest Of Dean and Reading, and a handful doing an extra 7 miles at the Gloucester 20.
Also the ladies team finished 4th in Forest Of Dean half, just missing out on 3rd by 42 seconds!!! The mens team finished in 11th place.
Forest Of Dean Half
1:25:11 Alan Uren
1:31:18 Nathanael Ahearn
1:31:49 Sophie Voller 4th V35
1:36:02 Ewan Kilgour
1:38:51 Kelly Winstone 5th F
1:41:39 Robert Hopkins
1:43:44 Helen Sawyer 5th v50
1:46:50 Jane Goodwin
1:54:32 David Weddle
1:58:06 James Winstone
1:58:44 Ken Lovell
2:23:54 David Baber
2:33:30 Ann Lovell
1:26:03 Colin Johnson 16th overall. 2nd v50.
Well done all!
- Last club run session this Thursday 23rd March - this session is for juniors only.
- No training in Easter holidays for reception group Monday 10th and 17th April
- No training for all Easter Monday 17th April
- Westbury Harriers awards night - Monday 24th April 8pm in the pavillion bar at Coombe Dingle.
Many thanks to all those that attended to the AGM.
We do still have some key positions on the committee that remain unfilled and if the club is going to continue to run smoothly and improve on what we are already doing it is really important that we find replacements. The committee has developed the positions over the years to ensure that the workload is spread and so it is a manageable amount as it is appreciated that everyone has busy lives.
We are looking for a club secretary to replace Geraint. We know has has done an amazing job, but that means it is well set up and established and Geraint is around to support and guide the person in the role. Geraint also did lots of other bits and bobs that were not necessarily part of this role, these will be shared through the rest of the committee.
A second social secretary - someone to work with Colin Johnson in organising social events for the club. Socialising is a key part of the club and what members enjoy next to the running!
Treasurer - Shirley is doing a wonderful job but wishes to step down at the end of this year so would like somone else to come into post so she can work alongside them before she steps down. A key point of this is at the AGM we did agree that the coporate tax side of things would be outsourced.
To find out more please speak to any of the above people or a committee member alternatively Email email@example.com Job descriptions are available.
Many thanks to all those that replied volunteering to be a running buddy, great to see the idea was well received. Still need a few more people, don't have anyone yet for groups 1,2 and 6. Doesn't require any committement - -just if you at training you may be asked to buddy up with someone new. See orginal post below.
Do you train at the club regularly? Would you be willing to be asked on the night to buddy up with somone new to the club? I am looking for volunteers to act as a buddy for someone who is new to the club and may be anxious about giving it a go, have a mental health condition or need a bit of extra support. Monday nights can be pretty busy with group leaders having lots to organise and with many people about. If you are new, it is nice to have someone to explain how things work, what goes on and to check that you have enjoyed the run. Westbury Harriers is a very friendly place but to make it even more inclusive to all, it would be great if we could have a couple of people in each of the training groups who were happy to ensure that someones first experiences of the club are really positive. If you would be happy to be a running buddy please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org
In case you haven't come across it yet, there is an account on Facebook called Westbury Harriers. This account posts news from the website directly to your Facebook news feed as it is added. This account will also be used to promote events that we run so please friend request the account or accept a friend request if you receive one.