Midland Athletic League Division 1 – 2019 Match 4 Report for Combined Bristol & West/Yate & District team – Yate, 4th of August

11 Aug

A storming home win secures a repeat League Championship

Our combined team for this last match was always looking strong, and so it turned out on the day when we won by a massive 89 points to record our 3rd win of the season and take the League title in the top Division for the second time in three years.

Hurdle superstars Jess and Hen in Yate and Bristol colours

Tamworth continued their late season push to take second on the day ahead of Birchfield, Notts and the relegated Abingdon and Cannock & Stafford.  The league order and points ended up as:

Bristol & West/Yate & District

22

Birchfield Harriers

18

Notts AC

16

Tamworth AC

15

Abingdon AC

9

Cannock & Stafford AC

4

For 2020, we will be re-joined by Gloucester AC who we last competed against in 2015 in Division 2 and Rugby & Northampton AC who were in the top Division with us in 2016 and 2017. So enough of the statistics, its people that matter win or losealthough I’m not knocking winning.

We welcomed new track & field athletes to our group and look forward to their continued involvement next year – Sarah Long, Eva Purse, Daisy Harvey, Owen Merrett, Jed Bartlett, Josh Maggs, Josh Moody, Jack Randell and Stewart Wareing.

Josh Moody and Kurt Taylor

We had so many fantastic team developments and contributions throughout the season, it’s not possible to list them all but here goes for a summary:

the growth of our athlete pool means we can get a near full team out match after match.  They are not alone in this, but the male and female throwers are a great example of a group of competitors who cover each other’s absences and form a rock solid core of the team.
Pete Bains running a 800m for the first time in a long while at the Alexander Stadium and then getting a hamstring tear in the 3000m but still finishing on one leg to get the points.  Thanks Pete but please don’t you or anyone else do thisagain.  Better timing was David Thomas in the LJ on Sunday and the securing the HJ B string win before damaging his hamstring.  Get well soon both of you.
all of the have a go heroes who make that extra difference on the day and contribute to what looks like, but isn’t, an easy season’s win – Lucy Durham filling the gaps year on year; Hen Anstey trying and now loving the 400mH; Jack Randell’s last minute go at the full height 110mH with James Casling and Matt Lewis doubling up as an official and steeplechaser on many occasions.
the ever reliable officials and especially Bev Barrett and Pat Jeffries who organise them, accompanying parents , supporters and much larger pool of volunteers we call on to make a home match work.
Ana Duran-Mingo and Claire Jolliffe

Another fine year of good company, a few laughs and a nice dose of personal and team success to go with it.

Results are now on power of 10 at:https://www.thepowerof10.info/results/results.aspx?meetingid=284634

PB’s and SB’s are listed below and what a long list it is, well done all.  Apologies if I missed anyone:

Women’s PB’s: Katie Robbins (400m), Danni Sinclair (800m), Ana Maria Duran-Mingo (3000m), Alexia Bennett-Cordy (100mH), Daisy Harvey (400mH), Henrietta Anstey (400mH), Lucy Durham (LJ), Eva Purse (TJ), Libby Parker (SP, DT & JT)

Women’s SB’s: Yvette Westwood (200m), Georgia Taylor (400m), Karen Jones (HT), Maria Townsend (JT)

Men’s PB’s: Dan Brooks (100m), Isaac Cory (200m), Aaron Belchamber (400m), Kurt Taylor (800m), Greg Hayward (1500m), Stewart Wareing (1500m), Jed Bartlett (3000m), David Eagon (3000m), Jack Randell (110mH), James Casling (110mH), Kane Lee (400mH), Matt Lewis (3000m S/C), Adam Brooks (TJ), Owen Merrett (DT& JT)

Men’s SB’s: Kane Lee (400m), Josh Moody (800m), Adam Wilson (800m), Matt Muggeridge (JT)

Steve Grant, Pete Mountain and Matt Muggeridge

 

 

Senior women clinch promotion back to Division 1 in UKWAL

09 Aug

Team manager Chris Elson looks back at the UKWAL season…

A selection of stars from the happy team!

It must be true, it’s in Athletics Weekly. At the beginning of the season I’d had my slide rule out and was optimistic that the team was in with a shout for promotion back to division 1. This expectation was born out by events, but who could have predicted the nail biting nature of the fixtures? The first fixture in Chelmsford turned out to be typical. 4 event points separated the first 3 teams with B&W AC sharing the pole position with Victoria Park Glasgow. The next fixture in Sheffield was equally hair raising (difficult for some), with the home team pipping B&W AC by all of one event point, although Glasgow lost a little ground 9 event points shy. That left the last match, which Glasgow must have fancied winning on home turf.

In the first fixture, the B&W AC was off to a good start with Christina Jones & Lauren Aldridge in the hammer, while Andrea Jesudason and Tia Jackson took maximum points in the long jump. The standard in the 400mH is disconcertingly high, but Grace Cottrell & Sam Barrett fought hard to pick up points. We’ve usually done well in the middle distances and this match proved no exception with Kate Maltby winning both the 3000m & 1500m, ably supported by Issy Talbot-Price & Catie O’Donoghue both 2nd B, Hannah Pollak & Elaina Gard both 2nd in the 800m A & B races respectively, and Emma Clarke 3rd in the chase. The shortsprints were more difficult with our fastest sprinters unavailable for valid reasons, so Melissa Cooke, Ella Falk & Jess Frazer shared the burden of collecting points. Again the standard in the 400m is high, but Natalie Jones & Elisa Kelsey Richards did well to finish 4th (A) & 2nd(B) respectively. That left the100mH where ever reliable Hannah Jackson was 4th (A) & Hattie Dent 4th (B). Back to the field, Esther Leong was 2nd in the pole vault, Andrea Jesudason, hampered by a hamstring injury that put her out for the rest of the season, 3rd in the Triple Jump while Sam Barrett took first B spot. The club currently has no specialist high jump, so it’s been a matter of appealing to the better nature of multi-eventers. Grace Cottrell sailed into 2nd place in the A string event & Hannah Jackson 5th in the B. Anyha Kerr has held the javelin together for us all season, and Christina the shot & discus aided by Sasha Spottiswoode & Grace Cottrell at Chelmsford.

Hannah Pollak and Elaina Gard: the 800m team for the sunny first fixture!

Next up was another early start to Sheffield & again it was a good start with Cathrine Beatty & Christina collecting 16 points between them & Sam Barrett & veterinary student Sam Raettig who was parachuted in at the last minute coming 2nd (A) & 3rd (B) respectively in the long jump. We had out top pole vaulters, namely Esther Leong & Sylvia Amabilino, out in force, who duly took maximum points. Hannah Jackson was doing overtime this fixture scrounging points in the high jump straight after third place in the 400mH (B), where Hattie was 4th (A). The discus squad was reinforced by Alice Grosjean (2nd) with Christina 4th in the B event and ditto the shot with Christina 4th A and Alice 6th B, while Anyha Kerr 6th (A) & Maria Townsend 5th (B) took the honours in the javelin. In the triple jump Sam Barrett was 2nd (A) and Emma Clarke took time out from jumping over sticks to come 7th (B).  On the track, we launched our H/C superstar Jenna Blundell in the 100mH with a 13.74 clocking. Jenna took the English title a fortnight later! Hannah Jackson too had a good one clocking 15.62. In the short sprints Melissa Cooke was doing overtime (again?) with the 100m (A), 200m (B) with both the sprint & 4 X 400m relay to come. Many thanks Melissa! Jenna meanwhile took 3rd (A) in the 200m. The middle distances saw Kate Maltby again doing a winning double in the 1500m & 3000m with, Lucy Wallace & Becky Pierce 2nd in the 1500m (B) and 1st in the 3K (B) respectively. Becky, making her first appearance for B&W AC, was also 6th in the 800m (A) and Lucy second in the B race. Becky completed her afternoon with 2nd in the 2000msteeplechase, while Emma Clarke was first in the B race. That leaves the 400m with Elisa 5th in the A race and Natalie 3rd in the B race.

So it was off to Glasgow! Would the plane flights get cancelled? Would the coach get there in time and with everyone fit to compete? How were we going to get people there for the first event of the revised timetable put out with 1 week to go with a 9.45am start? Roger to the rescue (again). He & Darren Boulten drove a 9 seater people carrier to Glasgow. I’d like to put in a plug here for Roger. Many people don’t realise how much he does. I do and it’s an awful lot!

Well there were a few hiccups on the way up, with the coach not getting to Carlisle Travel Lodge until 11.45, but we did make it and it was a great relief to arrive at Scotstoun to find everyone there. This included all those who missed the Sheffield match due to the proximity of their number 1 priority of the season, the English Schools. On board were Tia Jackson, Emma Bakare, Jess Frazer & Naimh Boulton plus Jenna all providing grounds for hope of a good outcome. The team couldn’t have got off to a better start. Our officials scored the maximum 20 points and I was just in time to see Tia jump out of the pit with a winning 5.73 metres not far short of her PB. After a first no jump, Bethan (after a technical review with Simon Hannam) jumped 5.24m giving the team maximum points. I scuttled round to the hammer to see both Christina & Cathrine start their competition and trying to watch 3 events at once just saw their winning throws, Christina first (A), Catherine first (B). The track events started with the 400mH, Hattie 4th (A), Hannah first (B), but Glasgow got a first & second. The 800m saw Natalie Griffiths make her first appearance of the season with 3rd (A) and Becky back in action with first (B). The high jump was next and here again it was multi-eventers to the rescue. Jenna was 3rd (A) with 1.55m and Emma 3rd (B) with 1.50. Next up was the 100m, Tia 3rd (A), Melissa 5th (B)  but things were getting tighter, Glasgow had a first & second. The discus saw Christina throw a seasons best of 31.4m for 6th (A) and young Niamh Boulten make her Senior debut with 25.85m  and 4th (B). The triple jump saw Emma Bakare again in action & looking very powerful with 11.15m, 4th (A) in a high calibre competition and Anyha Kerr posting 8.97m with one jump for 3rd (B) before the javelin started. Anyha came 5th (A) in the javelin, while Tia nobly threw 24.89m for 3rd (B). Both Sheffield & Glasgow had strong middle distance squads so could we hold on. Natalie doing the double was 2nd (A) and Catie O’Donoghue 2nd (B) so that looked OK. I had high hopes that Jenna would nail it in the 100mH but it was run, like the other sprints, into a stiff breeze funnelled by the stand. Jenna did nail it, first (A) and Hannah added to the glee with first B. Meanwhile the pole vault was underway & here Esther Leong came out first with 3.70m. Back on the track it was the 400m where Glasgow handy a very handy pair taking a first & second. Elisa Kelsey Richards was 5th (A) & Natalie Jones 2nd (B). We were holding on to the lead, just! Next the 1500m and here to we had a new star making her first appearance for the club. Zoe Wassell ran an excellent tactical race to take 2nd (A) with a nippy 2.29.43m while Lucy Wallace took a break from her sailing holiday in Inverness to take 2nd B in a time just shy of her PB. The 200m saw Jenna back in action with 3rd (A) & Jess Fraser 5th (B). The sprint relay saw Hannah, Melissa, Bethan & Tia post the teams fastest time of the season in 3rd place with Glasgow 1st. Then came the announcement, B&W AC are 9 points in front with 2 to events to go. Becky took 3rd in the 2K chase with a PB by 8 secs, with Glasgow in 2nd.  Emma was 6th. That left the 400m relay. The squad was Natalie Jones, Melissa, Jess & Amalia Westerlund. Was Amalia fit after being concussed playing rugby 4 weeks earlier?  The squad posted a time 10secs faster than in the previous matches finishing 3rd behind Glasgow & Sheffield. B&W AC had won and were promoted back to Division 1.

Emma, Zoe, Chris, Catie and Becky in Glasgow

Thank you everyone for your help. Firstly our officials, Mike & Carol Strange, Peter Jackson & Alan Dent who scored maximum points at all three events. Next all our coaches, DebunAdemuyewo, Keith Brackstone, Murray Grant, Paul Filer, Nick Harris, Eugene Hechavarria, Ken Holmes,  Jon Jackson, Tristan Jamieson, Matt Muggridge, Mike Strange and Paul Weston. Finally to the group of wonderful supremely athletic, competitive women who make up the team, bringing credit to themselves and the club. It’s been a joy to be team manager.

So on to next year. Well the travelling should be easier with 3 London Clubs, Nottingham, Southampton, Swansea & Victoria Park Glasgow. We’ll be putting in for a long overdue home match so all being well, no trip to Glasgow. I hope you will all be up for it. Perhaps sign up for it now?

Stacks of PBs at sunny Fast 5000s

04 Aug
Bristol and West ACs Fast 5000s was held for the third year at Yate AC’s bouncy new track at the Yate Outdoor Sports Complex on Saturday 27th July. The event was once again a success with athletes and spectators attending from around the South West and further afield.
Athletes on the track in race C, won in 15.57 by Jack Williams of Southampton
In total 130 athletes competed, with 86 (66%) beating their previous personal bests.
The A race was won by Bristol and West’s Kurt Taylor, with a new PB in a time of 14:42. The fastest women was Lucy Marland of Cardiff AC, with a time of 17:33. In total 8 graded races were held, paced to suit a wide range of runners.
Special thanks go to the officials, volunteers and pacemakers who made the event possible. We also thank Rude Health and Beet-It for providing prizes.
A race winner Kurt Taylor
The date for next year’s event will be set this winter, please keep an eye on the club’s website and social media for information. If you are interested in sponsoring next year’s event please get in touch.
Results are available on Power of 10 here.
Marcus England of Cheltenham Harriers, and Michael Tower of Avon Valley Runners, 1st and 2nd in race B in 15.28.06 and 15.29.33.

Junior boys at the Sri Chinmoy relays

23 Jul

“Run and become. Become and run. Run to succeed in the outer world. Become to proceed in the inner world.” Sri Chinmoy

Emma Withers reports:

Last Tuesday night saw 18 Bristol and West Junior Boys (u15/u17/u20) arrive at Eastville Park to take part in the Sri Chinmoy 3 mile relay.  What is always a fun night didn’t disappoint and after much deliberation about their team names, the boys lined up, raring to go.

On first leg, Beck Harding Hill (A Team), Tomek Czerepinski (Sweaty Armpits), Cole Edmunds (Team Zoom), Nathan Marchant (Team Last Place), Nick Pestel (Team I don’t know) and Otto Kingston (Injured Soldiers). Beck (4.51) determined to beat last years 2nd overall place, was first back, followed closely by Cole (5.17), Nathan (5.33), Otto (5.35), Tomek (5.42) and Nick (5.42).  The first runners handed over to second leg, Eoin O’Halloran, Misha Evans, Ishmael Bradley, Amos Kingston, Jay Hunt and Fred Cummins.  With much cheering on the side-lines from parents and team mates, Eoin held the front position (5.25), Misha (5.39), Ishmael (5.41), Amos (5.51), Jay (5.48), Fred (6.21).  With the excitement building, the 3rd leg runners waited for their team mates to turn the last corner, feeling the pressure to hold the lead, Jay Akbar set off, followed by Jacob Roe, Jacob Franklin, Will Chapman, Zac Roe and Joe McNamara.  It was great to see such spirit in all the runners, working their way around Eastville Park, in amongst a sea of adult runners. First home, Jay (5.15) Jacob R (5.43), Jacob (6.10), Will (6.12), Zac (6.30), Joe (7.06) all the boys were rewarded with ice-cream whilst the results were processed.

1st Junor Boys and 1st Overall Team – A Team (Beck, Eoin, Jay) 15:31

2nd Junior Boys 6th Overall -Team Sweaty Armpits (Tomek, Misha, Jacob R) 17:04

3rd Junior Boys 7th Overall Team – Team Zoom (Cole, Ishamael, Jacob F)  17:08

4th  Junior Boys 16th Overall Team – Team I Don’t Know (Nick, Jay H, Zac)  18:00

5th Mens Team 11th Overall Team -Team Last Place (Nathan, Amos, Will) 17:36

7th Mens Team 20th Overall Team -Injured Soldiers (Otto, Fred, Joe) 19:02

(54 Teams)

Also running, Steve Kerfoot, Lewis Adamson and Ollie Robertson Kurd in Family Teams, 1st,2nd and 3rd Family teams respectively, Steve (4.59), Lewis (5.42) and Ollie (5.51)

Medals for the relays and series medals were awarded.  We were also delighted to receive the Special Award, in its first year, from the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team, given to all the Bristol and West Junior Boys and Girls who have supported and participated in this summer series 2019.  Well done to all of you!

Midland Athletic League Division 1 – 2019 Match 3 Report for Combined Bristol & West/Yate & District team – Tamworth, 7th July

17 Jul

Second win in three matches gives us a good lead at the top of league with a home match left.

One week before match 2 we had a team and set of reserves that could take on the world, but events happen and in the end we had a fantastic make do and mend effort to get a near full team.  One week before match 3 we had a team that could fit in a mini, but again we pulled it out the bag to go to Tamworth well manned up and take a close win from the home team who were making a big push to avoid relegation.

The impact of UKWAL and BAL matches on the same weekend hit Birchfield Harriers and Notts AC A team harder than us and they slipped to 3rd and 4th place on the day with Abingdon AC becoming isolated in 5th on the day and in the league, and Cannock & Stafford recording their 3rd last place and confirming relegation before the last match.  We are now 2 league points ahead of Birchfield and three ahead of Notts entering the last match at Yate on the 4th of August.

We were grateful to the many team members who turned up despite having the prestigious English School Championships last weekend and we wish them all well.

Special mention to Henrietta Anstey for stepping up to run the 400mH and Matt Lewis for taking on his second ever steeplechase in the heat as well as officiating all day long.  Hannah Jackson, Mel Cooke, Lucy Wallace, Maria Townsend, Sam Boulton and Adam Brooks doubled up with the UKWAL or BAL match the day before with most also multi-eventing on both days.

Lucy Durham and Bethan Wakefield were the jump queens with both completing the Long, Triple and High Jump with PB’s and SB’s.  Hannah Lewis, Liam Hillier and Jonny Shine deserve a medal for competing on a Pole Vault bed that could do with a good scrub.

Bethan Wakefield in the high jump

The results on the day were fantastic with a total of 23 PB’s recorded by 18 people and 17 SB’s by 13 people.  Particularly notable is Debo’s 200m that places him 2ndM35 in the UK on his first competitive outing for some time.

Everyone loves a good relay and the men’s 4x400m was that and more.  Liam Hillier stared us off doing his 4th event of the day, passing on to Debo and then 1500m winner Greg Hayward handing over to our regular and wonderfully reliable anchor man of Kane Lee.  Kane had a slight lead on Notts AC with Birchfield a little way back and never in contention for the win.  Kane and the Notts runner traded the lead around the lap with Kane just behind at the end of the last curve to bring on a gutsy home straight battle from both runners with Notts holding on by only 0.4s.  A brilliant team effort by us and Notts and if we get the same at the last match the home crowd could make the difference.

We look forward to the match at Yate when we have a good chance of reclaiming our League title that Birchfield borrowed this year.

Results are now on power of 10 at:

https://www.thepowerof10.info/results/results.aspx?meetingid=284633&pagenum=1

PB’s and SB’s are listed below and apologies if I missed anyone:

Women’s PB’s: Melissa Cooke (200m), Lucy Wallace (1500m), Emma Jolliffe (1500m), Rosie Hattersley (3000m), Henrietta Anstey (400mH), Bethan Wakefield (LJ & TJ), Lucy Durham (LJ), Anna Loughlin (SP & HT), Thema Osborne Hendricks (SP & HT), Jo Smerdon (JT)

Women’s SB’s: Amena Kofi (200m), Georgia Taylor (400m), Bethan Wakefield (HJ), Lucy Durham (HJ), Jo Smerdon (DT)

Men’s PB’s: Tim White (400m), Abdi Hasan (800m), Greg Hayward (1500m), Andrew Drake (5000m), Darren Tremble (5000m & HJ), Liam Hillier (400mH & PV), Matt Lewis (2000m S/C), Jonny Shine (LJ)

Men’s SB’s: Debo Ademuyewo and 2nd in UK M35 rankings (200m), Kane Lee (400m), Darren Tremble (400mH), Jonny Shine (PV & TJ), Matt Muggeridge (TJ & JT), Sam Boulton (SP, DT & JT), Matt Spicer (SP), Reece Straker (HT)

 

Steve Grant, Pete Mountain and Matt Muggeridge

Monthly committee update #5

11 Jul

Each month we’ll usually profile a different committee member, give an update on what the committee’s been working on, and look forward to future projects. This month, the committee member profile takes a month off, but you can see an update on what we’ve been up to below.

What have we been working on?

Recent committee projects include:

  • Designed a membership survey – you can fill it in here!
  • Working on a new communications strategy – we’re hoping to revamp the website and make sure all club members receive relevant regular communications. It’s likely that your next club newsletter will look a little bit different.
  • Planning club events – planning for the 5000m events in July continues, and the Pomphrey 5k mini-series culminated in an excellent Avon 5k mob match, with a full series in the making for the autumn. We also want to flag the club summer fun day – Steve G and a crack squad are planning all sorts of fun for Monday 26th August.
  • Sorting finance for important Whitehall maintenance – considerable negotiations were required to sort out funding for some much needed maintenance, but we’re happy to report that we are now in a good place!
  • Considering our inclusivity as a club – a recent presentation to the committee from Jim Kyle around access to athletics has got us thinking on how we can ensure BWAC is providing opportunities for all.

What’s coming up?

Much as last month, we’re still ironing out the new committee roles for this year – and we’ll profile our new committee members next month. We’ve started a few projects that will contribute to a new and improved ‘club development plan’, and we’ll be able to share that soon. Once we’ve conducted the member survey, we’ll get thinking on how best to respond to your feedback.

We’re excited to have nailed the Fast 5000s as a successful event, and to have supported team success in the summer track leagues too!

ps don’t forget about our club welfare officers, who play a role in the committee. If you have any concerns then you can contact Emma and Paul on safeguarding@bristolandwestac.org.

u15, u17 and u20 boys take a whirlwind few days in their stride

07 Jul

Emma Withers reports…

It’s been a busy week for the u15/u17/u20 boys.  

Monday took us out to Blaise Castle Estate for the annual Westbury Wipeout and a chance for the boys to have some fun, it’s a run not a race, taking them off road through the river and scrambling up banks.

 Tuesday, the third race in the Sri Chinmoy Summer Series, Eastville Park. Jay continuing his winning streak to bring the Bristol and West boys home, followed by Eion, Jacob, Amos and Will.  Nathan taking on the Seniors 2 mile race and finishing in 10th position.  

After a tough training session Wednesday on the track, 4 x 400, 3 x 400, 2 x 400 and 1 x 400, we were grateful for a day of rest on Thursday.  Welcome to Joe, Jacob and Nick who joined us as u15’s for the first time.

 

Saturday saw three Bristol and West boys take on the Urban Tough Mudder on The Downs, 5k and 13 obstacles, which proved no obstacle for Jacob, Amos and Will.  Thanks Fliss for sorting out the tickets! With no training session at Ashton Court this week, several of the boys took the opportunity to complete a parkrun, well done to Jay, Lewis, Ishmael, Joseph and Tomek.

Under 13 lads in fine fettle on the track, road & trails.

04 Jul

Ali Hurford reports…

This competitive group of lads are certainly enjoying a mixture of summer races. Recently Zac Cox & Alex Auton Green competed over 800m in their first youth development league and clearly there is more in the tank. A few days later many of the lads were back in action again at the county 1500m champs at Bath. Considering this is their first year in the age group I was delighted with the results considering they are still learning the ropes.

Next up on July 1st was the infamous Westbury Wipe Out, a firm favorite of the group. This race entails approx. 3k of trails around Blaise taking in hills, streams and plenty of mud. It is superbly organized by Neil Miller from Westbury Harriers. Long may it continue.

 

Aware that medals and free biscuits were up for grabs the following evening so a small contingent of boys found the energy to take part in the Sri Chimnoy 1 mile race in Eastville park. This was a useful rehearsal for the ice cream relays to be held later in the month.

 

Certainly this group is keeping me on my toes. Wonderful to be part of such youthful enthusiasm.

Pomphrey 5k #3: Avon Mob Match

29 Jun

The third of the new Pomphrey 5k races saw a slight modification of the course and the re-introduction of the traditional mob match.  Proceeds from this race were to be shared with the Avon Athletic Association and Access Sport, a charity helping enable organisations to integrate disabled people into sport.

This race had the highest turnout to date of 161 with a good representation from local and not so local clubs.  The individual prize winners are attached and the race results available on the Run Britain website at https://www.runbritainrankings.com/results/resultslookup.aspx

The mob match had an Open category for all comers and a category for non-EA clubs that are such a big part of the local running community.  

The Open category was won by Bristol & West and it was a close thing between the ‘home clubs of Emersons Green Running Club and Bitton Road Runners for second and third with Emersons Green taking the honours.

The non-EA mob match was even closer with only 90 points in 3000 separating the top three.  Staple Hill Runners took the win followed by Stapleton Runners and then North Bristol Running Club.

Big thanks are due to Steve Grant for organising a successful series of races.

When’s the next one?

The Pomphrey 5k now takes a rest until the 24th of September, but the Fast 5000s on Saturday the 27th of July offer the opportunity to run a track 5000m in paced races: https://www.entrycentral.com/Fast5000s 

 

Race 3 Individual results, 25th June 2019

 

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