Bristol & West Athletic Club Involved in Major off-Road Races

Bristol & West Athletic Club will be heavily involved in the organisation of the following off road races in the next few weeks:

Saturday 27th October 2012 – the Ashton Court 10 k

Sunday 28th October 2012 – McCain Bristol Challenge

Sunday 9th December 2012 – Tri-County Cross-Country at Bath University

The Ashton Court 10k – Saturday 27th October 2012

This is a multi-terrain 10k Fun Run with almost 1,000 runners and marshals and other volunteer helpers are needed. The race starts at 11.00 a.m. and marshals will be needed from 9.00 a.m. (or after the Parkrun if you normally take part in that event) until 1.30 p.m. The race is held in Ashton Court.

McCain Bristol Challenge – Sunday 28th October 2012

This is the first in the UK’s most prestigious series of 5 cross-country races which includes the UK trials for the European Championships in the second race in the series and the UK trials for the World Championships in the final race in the series. There are 11 races on the day with the first race starting at 11.00 a.m. and the last race starting at 2.40 p.m. The races are held in Ashton Court in the bowl near the Mansion House. Volunteers are asked to arrive by 9.00 a.m. for a volunteers briefing.

Tri-County Cross-Country – Sunday 9th December 2012

This event incorporates the Avon, Somerset and Wiltshire cross-country championships and is held at Bath University (adjacent to the Sports Village). There will be ten races on the day and the first race commences at 11.00 a.m. with the last race at 2.15 p.m. A volunteers briefing will be held at 10.00 a.m. and volunteers should be free to go by 3.15 p.m. Most of the volunteer roles will be as marshals on the course so volunteers are advised to wrap up warm.

If you are prepared to help as a volunteer at any of the above events then please contact Keith Brackstone by email at keithatrvp@blueyonder.co.uk . The success of these events depends upon having sufficient numbers of volunteers to ensure they run smoothly so your help would be greatly appreciated.