November member of the month

Congratulations to our November Member of the Months
Senior - Felix McGrath - Felix ran an incredible leg at the National Road Relays of 17:35 to place Westbury in 8th place after leg 1. That time came in the top 20 of all legs on the day. A great way for him to bow out as a Westbury Harriers (as Felix is moving club as has moved away but has been with Westbury since being a junior)

Junior - Seamus Robinson - For having a fantastic run in the first Gwent League fixture finishing 1st U13 boy.
If you have someone you would like to nominate please email member.of.the.month@westburyharriers.co.uk
This can be for an individual running performance, contributing to a team, volunteering for the club or anything else that goes towards making Westbury Harriers a great club!

Weekly Reminders

Dates

  • Sunday 3rd Dec Gwent League Pembrey Park. After all the success for juniors and seniors on Saturday let's keep it going, Please  let your relevant team manager know if you can run. all ages and abilities welcomed. Saturday 11th November.
  • Sunday 10th Dec Avon XC Championships in Bath - please let your team manger know if you want to run.
  • Monday 11th Dec Christmas lights run
  • 14th Dec - Christmas dinner social after Weston Prom - please see separate post and FB for menu. Please give your menu choices and money to Sandra Bailey-Gard
  • Ladies 90th anniversary dinner - to be held at Kingsweston House on 7th April 2017
  • Friday 2nd February RunFest event. Michelle Hurst, group leader, is organising a event raising money for a Scout adventure. It looks to be a fabulous evening with lots of guest speakers and interesting things related to running. Tickets are £5 in advance https://m.facebook.com/RunFestBristol/

 

  • We still need a club secretary - if you are interested please get in touch.
  • We are looking for someone to organise a Christmas or New Year social - if you would be able to do this please get in touch
  • Due to kit now being ordered online and people having difficulty with sizing. The club has bought some sample sizes so people can try for size before they order. Chris O'Donovan will have sample kit at club on Monday nights for people to try on

Weekly Reminders

Dates

  • Brecon Gwent League - Saturday 11th November - please let your team manager know if you can run. Need juniors, seniors and vets - as many people as we can get please! Please refer to the Gwent League website as there is a road closure going into Brecon so leave time accordingly.
  • Thursday 14th Dec - Christmas dinner social after Weston Prom - please see separate post and FB for menu. Please give your menu choices and money to Sandra Bailey-Gard
  • Ladies 90th anniversary dinner - to be held at Kingsweston House on 7th April 2018
  • Friday 2nd February RunFest event. Michelle Hurst, group leader, is organising a event raising money for a Scout adventure. It looks to be a fabulous evening with lots of guest speakers and interesting things related to running. Tickets are £5 in advance https://m.facebook.com/RunFestBristol/

Other

  • We still need a club secretary - if you are interested please get in touch.
  • We are looking for someone to organise a Christmas or New Year social - if you would be able to do this please get in touch/
  • Due to kit now being ordered online and people having difficulty with sizing. The club has bought some sample sizes so people can try for size before they order. Chris O'Donovan will have sample kit at club on Monday nights for people to try on.

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Weston Prom Christmas Meal Thursday Dec 14th

Sandra Bailey-Gard is organising the annual Christmas meal after the Weston Prom race on Thursday 14th Dec at the Brewers Faye Pub, BS23, 1TT. All welcome. Weston prom is a 5 mile flat race along Weston's promenade. Always has a good turnout with runners of all abilities. Follow the link for more details http://www.westonac.co.uk/promrun/

If you want to go to the Christmas meal please let Sandra know you meal order and give her the payment in cash at training.

Two courses £11, 3 courses £14

Starters - chicken liver pate, tomato and red peppers soup, melting Brie bites, prawn cocktail, mushroom  and chestnut on toast

Mains - Turkey Dinner, Festive Beef burger, festive beer battered fish and chips, brocoli and mushroom Wellington or gammon, golden ale and cheese

Puddings - millionaires chocolate brownie, Christmas pudding, ice cream sundae with Terry's chocolate orange or Black Forest trifle

 

Become a Guide Runner

To make people aware that if anyone fancied becoming a guide for a VI/Blind runner there will be a guide course on the 22nd Nov in Hereford. 2 hour course.
If you want to register please follow the following England Athletics link or contact Colin Johnson for further information.

https://www.ulearnathletics.com/qualification/qualificationCourse?qualificationId=299&qualificationCourseId=86317

October Members of the Month

Congratulations to our October member of the months.
senior - Ann Lovell who is collecting a large stack of age group prizes for fantastic runs in recent events (Bristol 10km, Oldbury, Blaise Blazer to name a few)
Stephanie Cummins - for her super impressive performances at the recent European and World biathlon championships, the support she has given the juniors in helping out over the summer and the great team atmosphere she created with the Westbury 'war paint' at the Avon road relays.
If you have someone you would like to nominate please email member.of.the.month@westburyharriers.co.uk

 

  

 

Monday Night Training – WEATHER WATCH

With Hurricane Ophelia passing over Ireland and the West of Scotland tomorrow, the Met Office is forecasting strong winds with gusts to 42 mph in the Bristol area.  At the moment, we've decided that club training will go ahead, but will keep an eye on the forecast and if it worsens further we may have to cancel.  Please WATCH THIS SPACE, and if we decide to cancel will post a notice around 5pm tomorrow afternoon.

#runandtalk event

Thanks to everyone for supporting our clubs first #runandtalk event on Monday night. Coffee and cake was enjoyed afterwards, along with the kit sale. We raised £40 in donations which will be given to Mind the charity that is linked to this England Athletic programme supporting people's mental health through running.

Weekly Reminders

  • Only new £1 coins please from now onwards on club nights.
  • Monday 9th October - #run and talk event - social run with coffee and cake in the bar upstairs (volunatary £1 donation) afterwards including a kit sale.  #runandtalk is an England Athletics campaign to improve mental wellbeing through running by
  • Saturday 14th October 1st Gwent league fixture Cardiff - let your team manager know if you are running. Suitable for all.