The team that started Whitehall Recreational Runners back in January 2011 are at it again – this time at WISE Campus, South Gloucestershire & Stroud College (otherwise known as Kip Keino Athletic Stadium). Chris Elson and Keith Brackstone with support from Phil Parry started Whitehall Runners on a wintery night in January 2011 with just two athletes – they are hoping for better things this time. Whitehall has become such a hotbed of running activity that it long since lost the ‘recreational’ tag. There are now over 220 runners on the Whitehall Mailing list and Monday nights have regular attendances of over 50 with a record of 66 on one night.
The group has fed over 100 runners into Bristol & West but just as many are happy to run in a very social environment and gradually improve under the watchful eye of experienced caoches and fellow runners. The group now also meets on a Thursday, visits Parkrun at Ashton Court every Saturday morning and has sub-groups who meet up for Sunday runs.
From Wednesday 5th December 2012 Chris, Phil and Keith are hoping that WISE Runners at South Gloucestershire and Stroud College, New Road, Stoke Gifford, Bristol, BS34 8LP will generate a similar level of interest and become as popular as the Whitehall Group. If you are interested in getting further information then please contact Club Development Adviser Keith Brackstone by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org . The group will meet initially at the College Reception at 7 p.m. every Wednesday night for a session that will involve a warm-up, physical conditioning exercises, runs of various paces, a warm-down and stretches to finish.
Remember WISE Runners choose Bristol & West AC!