Club Championship 2017-2018

The club championships start next weekend with the Great Bristol 10k.

More information about the Club Championship can be found by logging into the website and looking under 'Races/Add races'

To enter the Club Championship you will need to enter your results in the new system on the website.

Great Bristol 10k Sun 07 May

Self Trancendance 2 mile Tue 16 May

Blaise Blaiser 4 miles Mon 5 June

Beacon Batch 5 miles Tue 20 June

Nailsea Festival 10k Fri 23 June

Aztec West Fast 5k 27 June

Tintern Trott 6 miles Thu 06 July

Bitton Wed 5k 12 July

more to follow...

Record your races on the website

There is a new system on the website that you can use to record the races you have entered and your time.

  1. First of all you need to log in to the website https://www.westburyharriers.com/wp-login.php
  2. Then click on 'Manage your own results' under 'Races/Add races'
  3. Fill in your details and make sure to tick 'Hide D.O.B.'
  4. This is the page where you can see all of your results
  5. To add your upcoming races click on 'Races/Add races'
  6. Before submitting a new event please check to see if the race already exist by scrolling down the list or using the search.
  7. If the race has already been added by someone else click 'I'm going'
  8. If it doesn't, click 'Submit Event' and complete the form
  9. Please do not enter any of the races designated for the Club Championship
  10. Club Championship races can be found in the system by typing 'Club Champs' in the various search boxes
  11. After the date of the race, enter your time by clicking 'Add My Result'
  12. This system will also be used for the Club Championships

 

Photos from the Westbury Harriers Club Awards

Here are some photos from the Westbury Harriers 2017 Awards Night, held on Monday 24th April at Coombe Dingle.  The compere was outgoing club secretary Geraint Torrington, and prizes were presented by Westbury Harriers' legendary coach and Irish international, George Blackburn.

 

Weekly Reminders

 

  • No training Monday 1st May. Training moves to Blaise Castle Monday 8th May
  • We are collecting Sainsbury's active kids token please hand in to those collecting the gate money.
  • Westbury Harriers is on easyfundraising - please sign up and raise money through shopping online - it is really simple and we only have 4 supporters so far 🙁 we can do better than this Westbury!
  • Blaise Blazer entries are open at www.runbritain.com and Carol Fee is signing up volunteers to help marshall.

London Marathon and mini marathon results

Well done to all the Westbury Harriers who took part in the marathon and mini marathon - apologies if anyone has been missed off.

Oli Beale 2.42.34

Edd Gould 3.00.45

Robin Phillips 3.05.52

Colin Johnson 3.05.59

Alex Miller 3.33.39

Jeni Stevenson 3.28.33

Helen Sawyer 3.35.11

Trish Robson 3.36.14

Steve Puetz 3.44.01

Richard Hughes 3.44.47

Nick Marshall 3.45.13

Sandy Master 3.58.52

Tim Carr 4.19.18

Mike Hurst 4.25.42

Cathryn Wardrop 4.56.40

 

Well done to juniors from Westbury Harriers who were representing South West England in the 3 mile races. It's a really top class competition with the top young runners from all over GB.

Abdi Hasan - 3rd in U15 Boys.
Hannah Hobbs - 4th in U17 Girls
Ellie Hobbs - 66th in U15 Girls

Dalis Jones 6th U13 Girls

Veteran Men’s Cross Country Review

 

With the Awards coming up on Monday 24th here is a review of the cross country races  - a focus for many Westbury runners during the winter season.

Veterans / Masters    Men 

Review of winter 2016/17 season

Gwent League

Well done to all the Veteran / Masters men who competed in the Gwent League – especially those who ran all five and made a real difference in the team competitions.

The Over 45 team were 2nd team overall with a particularly impressive winning team performance in the last race at Pembrey. Nick Smart led the team home with Richard Noble producing his best run of the year closely followed by Ken Ham and Ewan Paton.

Much praise must go to Jullian Bailey-Gard (Snr)– another ever-present in the 5 race series. Jullian, as a (youthful !) 65 year old, opted to run in the longer senior men’s races, missing out on individual glory in the Over 65s  to enable the Westbury O55s to achieve another excellent 2nd out of the 44 teams who competed.

Gwent League Vets Results

O35   Team results  ( Top 100 individual places)

Westbury 2nd (44 Teams)

Name                  Pts      Races                          

Ken Ham               846      5

Oli Beale              758       3

Scott Campbell    688      3

Ewan Paton         687       5

Richard Noble    651        4

Nick Smart          556       3

Robin Phillips      542      3

Mike Mewse        529     4

O45   Team Results   (Top 50 places)

Westbury  2nd

Name                 Pts      Races

Ken Ham           555       5

Ewan Paton      471       5

Richard Noble  423       4

Mike Mewse     363      4

O55 Team Results   (Top 20 places)

Westbury 2nd

Name                           Pts      Races

Ken Ham                      236        5

Mike Mewse                  164       4

Jullian Bailey-Gard       103      5

O65s

Tony Jeffries (70)       39 pts     4        (4th individual place)

Gwent League Top Ten Finishes

Bridgend    V35  Oli Beale 9th   V55  Ken Ham 2nd      Mike Mewse 8th

V65   Tony Jeffries 6th

Brecon   V35   Scott Campbell  8th          V45  Nick Smart  5th

V55    Ken Ham 3rd  Mike Mewse 10th   V65  Tony Jeffries 3rd

Blaise      V35   Scott Campbell 8th    V45 Nick Smart 7th Dave Hobbs 10th

V55   Ken Ham 2nd    Mike Mewse 9th     V65 Tony Jeffries 5th

Newport  V55  Ken Ham 2nd  Mike Mewse 8th   V65  Tony Jeffries 6th

Pembrey   V45 Nick Smart 5th  Richard Noble 10th   V55  Ken Ham 4th

 

Championship Cross Country Races

Tri Counties Cross Country Championships   Bath University    December 2016

Anthony Glover     1st MV40  (Avon and Tri counties champion)

Ken Ham                 1st MV50 (Avon champion)

Mike Mewse          1st MV60 (Avon and Tri Counties champion )

South West Cross Country Championships , Exeter , January 2017.

Richard Noble 25th MV40     Ken Ham  8th MV50     Mike Mewse   1st MV60

 

 

 

Weekly Reminders

  • Training back to usual from Thursday 20th April at Coombe Dingle. Reception group restarts Monday 24th April.
  • No training Monday 1st May. Training moves to Blaise Castle Monday 8th May
  • Awards night - Monday 24th April after training in bar upstairs - bar will be open! Come and celebrate the clubs and individuals achievements
  • We are collecting Sainsbury's active kids token please hand in to those collecting the gate money.
  • Don't forget we have new club kit. Follow the 'kit shop' tab on the website
  • We have a 'get involved' section on the website. It shows ways to help out with the club from being a committee member (we still need a club secretary!) to group leaders and one off projects.

Support the club through easyfundraising

Westbury Harriers are now on easyfundrasing.

Did you know that whenever you buy anything online - from your weekly shop to your annual holiday - you could be collecting free donations for Westbury Harriers

There are over 3,000 shops and sites on board ready to make a donation, including Amazon, John Lewis, Aviva, thetrainline and Sainsbury's – it doesn't cost you a penny extra!

It's as easy as 1, 2, 3...

1. Head to https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/westbury-harriers/ and join for free.

2. Every time you shop online, go to easyfundraising first to find the site you want and start shopping.

3. After you’ve checked out, that retailer will make a donation to your good cause for no extra cost whatsoever!

There are no catches or hidden charges and Westbury Harriers will be really grateful for your donations.

This is a really great way for the club to raise funds as we have so many members who shop online everyday. We have just had the new lease on the club house signed so a great start would be to raise some money for the refurbishment.

Please take 60 seconds to watch the video below as it really does show how easy it is to get started.

https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/raise-more/videos/

Blaise Blazer & Westbury Wipeout

We have 2 upcoming events that we need lots of help with. Can you all put Monday 5th June and Monday 10th July in your diaries for the Blaise Blazer and the Westbury Wipeout.

The Blaise Blazer this year will just one race rather than a series of 3. We are trying to make this race bigger and better with more people taking part. Thanks to all those who have picked up flyers to distribute at their places of work, gyms and local races. Tamsin Chick will have these at training so do come and collect some. Online entries are now open at www.runbritain.com so please spread the word and share the event on facebook.

At the Blazer and the Wipeout there will not be any usual training for both adults and juniors. We would like to encourage everyone to support these events and help out. Carol Fee (volunteers@westburyharriers.co.uk) is collecting names of helpers. We will need volunteers for marshalls, help with registration and at the finish area. At the Blaise Blazer we are also offering free refrehsments so need people to bake cakes. Please email Carol, reply to the post on FB or sign up on the sheet that will be at training nights.