Bristol and West Fast 5000s

13 Mar

Bristol and West AC Fast 5,000s


Bristol and West AC are proud to be able to add a new premier event to the South-West endurance and middle distance calendar. On Saturday 22nd July 2017 an open meeting of chip timed and pace supported track 5,000 metre races will be held at Yate Athletics track.


We are excited to be supported in this event by The Triathlon Shop Bristol’s first and only dedicated triathlon shop consisting of a huge full bike store alongside the best run and swim stores in the city and  Adidas who will be providing a stand at the event with athletics specific footwear for supporters and athletes to try.


The event will be live streamed on the club Facebook page.


Encouraging recreational runners to the track:


Bristol and West have for many years been the premier athletics club in the South West of England and a force to be reckoned with nationally.  


Though we have athletes and teams in the top levels of competition we have always been passionate about helping recreational athletes to make the jump to higher levels of competition.  The plan for the fast 5,000s is to help athletes who have previously run on the road to make the transition to track running and lead into local track competition.




Pacing assistance will include a pace-maker for each race running splits towards a pre-identified time.  The event will be chip timed with a lap split displaying 400 metre splits.  Supporters will be allowed on some of the track and the bar will be open for the whole event.  Races will be split down into 5,000 metre target times starting at sub-15 minutes.  


Pace groups and timing


The first race will be at 6.00 p.m. with the A race starting at 8.30 p.m.


Races will be paced and split into timing groups so athletes will run with people of a similar pace. Pacing will be:


22min 17:45 start


20min30s 18:15 start


19min30s- 18:40 start


18min30s- 19:10 start


17min30s- 19:35 start


16min30s- 20:00 start


15min30s – 20:20 start


14min30s  –   20:40 start


Each race will be limited to 25 athletes so we expect the race to sell out as with eight races we will only have places for 200 athletes.


Scheduling: We have tried to avoid any calendar conflicts with major events though in a busy season these are bound to happen.




Entries will be online only, we will announce openings on the Bristol and West Facebook page.  We expect this to be a popular event and for it to sell out so please book in early.


Further information


The Triathlon Shop:

Bristol and West AC:

Bristol and West AC Facebook: