AGM 2020 draft minutes and recording

26 Jul

For those who missed the 2020 AGM, draft minutes and the Zoom recording are now available here, please note that you will need to be logged in to the club website to see this content, if you do not have a login you will be prompted to create one.

Thank you to all those who participated in the 2020 AGM it was fantastic to see so many club members getting involved and offering to help with the running of the club!

Virtual Challenge Event 3 Results

Virtual Challenge Event 3 Results
25 Jul

Results for Event 3 are now available here, sorry for the delay. Congratulations to all those who took part, including Strava Segment winners Elaina Gard and Adam Stokes and fastest lady Hannah Steeds.

Don’t forget, event 4 closes tomorrow night and there will be a recce tomorrow morning, sign up for the recce on the club’s Facebook page.

AGM 2020 Election Results

18 Jul

On Wednesday the Club held its first ever virtual AGM, which saw possibly the largest turnout in the club’s history both for the meeting itself and in voting for the election of club officers.  It was not possible to give a final result in the elections on the night due to the need to ratify the results, this has now been done and after the removal of a few duplicate and ineligible votes we are pleased to announce the Club’s new management committee and club officers are as follows.

Management Committee

  • Chair – Maria Townsend
  • Vice Chair – Mike Down
  • Honorary General Secretary – Vacant
  • Honorary Treasurer – Vacant
  • Membership Secretary – Betti Farkas
  • Publicity and Marketing Officer – Callum Jones
  • Officials Secretary – Betti Farkas
  • Development Adviser – Paul Filer
  • Young Athlete Development Adviser – Dean Garrett
  • Minuting Secretary – Ben Westhenry
  • Facilities Manager – Roger Brocklesby
  • Committee Members without Portfolio – Nick Harris, Joshua Moody, Kurt Taylor

Club Officers

  • Safeguarding & Welfare – Emma Withers & Paul Jefferson
  • Coaching Coordinator – Paul Filer
  • Records and Statistics – Mike Strange
  • Social Secretary – Vacant
  • Promotions Officer – Vacant

The vote for the ammended club constitution was carried almost unanimously.

In many cases the voting was very close, the club wishes to thank everyone who has volunteered to help and also everyone who participated in the AGM, it was great to see such a large turnout.  The club is always in need of more volunteers and we look forward to working with those who volunteered their time but were unsuccessful in the recent elections and all other volunteers to make a difference and improve our club for all.

Virtual Challenge Event 2: Whitchurch

Virtual Challenge Event 2: Whitchurch
05 Jul

Results available here and on OpenTrack, 16 people participated including a couple of socially distanced group efforts and handicap style events.  Congratulations to Elaina Gard and Owain Jones our fastest finishers who also took the Strava segment challenge.  Details of all the prizewinners are available on the results link and prizewinners will be contacted shortly about their prizes.

Some results have already come in for Event 3 which is currently underway, it isn’t too late to enter!


Pomphrey Virtual 5k June results, inc Mob Match

05 Jul
The 2019-20 Pomphrey 5k Series Concludes in the Virtual World.
Race director Steve Grant reports:
The last three Pomphrey 5k races were all run in the virtual world and concluded last Tuesday including a Mob Match. Hannah Steeds recorded her second consecutive win in the women’s race and Tariq Kurd did the vets proud by finishing first man.  Bristol & West athletes won all bar two age categories with members of Staple Hill Runners claiming the others.
The mob match was a straight shoot out between Staple Hill Runners and Bristol & West.  At the weekend it looked like Staple Hill Runners were going to take the win with a far greater number of athletes.  However, virtual races allow times to be entered up to the closing minute and a late surge of Bristol & West entries brought the competition much closer with 17 runners from Staple Hill and 15 from Bristol & West.
In the end Bristol & West took first place in the Overall competition but continuing with the theme introduced last year, Staple Hill Runners took the Non-EA club title.
Thanks to everyone who helped with the actual and the virtual Pomphrey 5k series from last September.  We hope to be back for some version of the 2020-21 series once we are allowed and confident we can provide a safe environment for all runners and volunteers.
Full results are available here and on the Pomphrey 5k page.

National Road Relays + T&F rankings update

National Road Relays + T&F rankings update
27 Jun

Club Statistician Mike Strange continues to work his way through all the club rankings bringing them up to date, the latest batch (here) includes:

  • Women’s Discus
  • Women’s Steeplechase
  • Women’s Half Marathon

Additionally historical records of club participation and some photos of past successes in a number of Regional and National events are now available for all age groups here, including:

  • National Road Relays (Spring and Autumn)
  • Midland Road Relays (Spring and Autumn)
  • National Cross Country Championships
  • Midland Cross Country Championships

Virtual Challenge: Event 1 results & Event 3 details

Virtual Challenge: Event 1 results & Event 3 details
22 Jun

Results of event 1 at Aztec West are now available here and on the event web page, congratulations to our winners, Kurt Taylor, Kate Hoffen and Antonia Gooder (joint ladies winners).  Kurt and Jack Millar also claimed the Strava segment prize.

Event 2 is well underway in Whitchurch, a number of recces have happened with people enjoying the amazing views and now waiting excitedly for the ground to harden up after the recent rain, expect to see many attempts later this week!  Entries are still open.

Event 3 details announced!  Approximately a half marathon in length, check out the full details here on the event website.