Archive for September, 2009

Honour is restored in Peters household!

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

RICHARD Peters can hold his head high in the family home again after gaining swift revenge over younger brother Matt.
Humbled by Matt’s quicker run in the Midland Counties Road Relays the week before Richard attacked last weekend’s Severn AC Cross Country Relays with real determination to clock a time of 9mins 13secs for the 1.9 miles circuit with Matt 11 seconds slower.
The pair will renew their rivalry in the National Road Relays next month.

Wylie is confident about the future

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

BRISTOL & West AC international Phil Wylie believes he is edging closer towards challenging for a medal after a career-best performance at the World Duathlon Championships, in America.
While Wylie’s 13th place was outside his goal of a top ten finish only a matter of seconds denied him that achievement and the manner of his performance left him immensely satisfied.
“That was my best and most complete performance as a duathlete,” said Wylie. “It has given me a lot of confidence for the future and I know there is a lot more to come. I am sure that within the next year or so that if I can continue to improve and avoid injury I will be a potential medallist.
“I have come home to Bath feeling very positive about the future.”
Wylie finished joint second on the opening 10k run in a time of 30mins 26secs and then had a solid bike ride, although he was only the 25th quickest.
“I attacked the race and the only disappointment was that I didn’t have enough left in my legs for the final 5k but that is something I can work on,” added Wylie, who finished less than a minute off the bronze medal spot.

New Bridge Inn series off and running

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

THE Bridge Inn Winter 5k series gets underway tonight (Tuesday September 29th) from the pub of the same name in Shortwood, east Bristol (7.30pm) with entries taken on the night. To enter the five race series costs £19 for club runners or races can be entered individually at £5 a time. For further information see the race website at:

Go-it-alone Tom is star of the show

Monday, September 28th, 2009

BRISTOL & West AC runner Tom Russell staged a one-man show to ‘win’ the Severn AC cross country relays on Saturday.
The GB Under 23 international opted to run all four 1.9miles stages around the fast Plock Court circuit on his own and in succession – no rest between stages – as he was looking for a fast temp work-out.
He got that alright completed the eight miles or so in 37mins 15secs, two seconds quicker than the official race winners, the Bristol & West AC Under 20s squad of Rich Peters, Nathan Young, Matt Peters and Sean Hazel.
“Tom just got clear in the final mile and won the race in a very impressive time of 37mins 15secs! It was a tremendous effort by him,” said B&W team manager Mike Down.
The club’s women had no such problems with the quartet of Imogen Ainsworth, Sian Davies, Heidi Moulder-North and Emily Merrick finishing well clear.

Severn AC cross country relays, Plock Court, Gloucester – senior men’s 4×1.9miles: 1 Bristol & West AC 37:17 (Rich Peters 9:13, Nathan Young 9:14,Matt Peters 9:24 Sean Hazel 9:24); 2 Stroud AC Under 20s 37:30 (Rob Galt 9:23, Tom Purnell 9:24, Ben Coldray 9:36, Tom Curr 9:07); 3 B&W/Westbury Mixed 38:55 (Tom Russell 9:14, Joe Dalgleish 9:43; Carl Frapwell 9:58, Aaron Phelps 10:02); 4 B & West B 40:07 (Dan Layton 10:00, Phil Lucker 10;21, Dan Studley 10:06, Phil Parry 9:40)
Fastest: Tom Curr 9:07; Rich Peters 9:13, Nathan Young 9:14, Tom Russell 9:15. M40: Parry 9:40.
Women; 1 B&W 43:53 (Imogen Ainsworth 10:28, Sian Davies 11;26, Heidi Moulder-North 11:18, Emily Merrick 10:41); 2 Stroud & District AC (Amber Watson 10:39, Imogen Briscoe 11:15; Thea Marshall 12:45, Beth Wells 12:49); 3 Stroud 47:17 (Louise Durman, Vanessa Brann, Sally Frapwell,
Fastest: Ainsworth 10:28, Merrick 10:41.

Wylie misses top ten target at Worlds

Monday, September 28th, 2009

CHASING a top ten finish Bristol & West AC runner Phil Wylie had to settle for a career-best 13th place in the World Duathlon Championships, held in America.
Wylie completed his opening 10k run in 30mins 26secs followed by 1hr 3mins 36secs for the 40k bike challenge. His final 5k was run in a very swift 14mins 58secs, though there must be a question mark against the accuracy of the course especially asa the American winner dipped under 14 minutes!

World Duathlon Championships, Concord, North Carolina, USA – senior men (10k run, 40k ride, 5k run): 1 Jarrord Shoemaker (USA) 1:49:01; 2 Damien Derobert (Fra) 1:49:03; 3 Jurgen Dereer (Bel) 1:49.09.
GB: 7 Richard Hobby 1:49.44; 13 Phil Wylie (B&W) 1:50:02 (10k 30:26, 40K bike 1:03.36, 5k 14:58).

Debbie leads Westbury charge in Scenic 7

Monday, September 28th, 2009

THREE Westbury Harriers finished in the top ten at the Mells Scenic 7 miles event with pride of place going to Debbie Marsden.
Marsden finished seventh overall from the 139 finishers to easily win the women’s prize, almost three minutes clear of her nearest rival.

Mells Scenic 7 miles multi terrain race, near Frome – men: 1 Tom Fisher (unatt) 38:52; 2 Gerry Hogg (Trull, M40) 40:13; 3 Brian Penny (TBAC, M40) 40:42; 4 John Shapland (NDRR, M50) 41:07; 5 Paul Rose (YTRR, M40) 42:00; 6 John Terry (WH) 42:16; 7 Gregg Ward (WH) 43:47; 8 Martin Chorley (Warminster, M40) 43:49; 9 Debbie Marsden (WH) 44;37; 10 Mike Harvey (YTRR, M40) 45:01.
M50: 2 Ian Maperson (AVR) 46:08; 3 Adrian Wood (Somer) 46:53.M60: Colin Williams (UKNet) 51:35;
Women: 1 Marsden; 2 Angel Felix (unatt, W45) 47:09; 3 Diane Hier (Warminster, W45) 48:44. 139 finishers.

Peters boys head Bristol & West relay bid

Friday, September 25th, 2009

THE Peters brothers Richard and Matt will be joined by Sean Hazell and Nathan Young in a Bristol & West AC Under 20s team for the Severn AC cross country relays at Plock Court, in Gloucester, tomorrow.
“It is a young team and I think they should do very well,” said team manager Mike Down.
Junior international Tom Russell is also running but may run all four two mile legs himself for an intense work-out. It wil be interesting to see whether he can beat the composite teams!
The women’s team sees the return of Heidi North (ne Moulder) in her first race since becoming a mum earlier this year. She will be joined by Sian Davies, Nicola Brookland and Rebekah Randell.

Fancy a scenic run this weekend?

Friday, September 25th, 2009

THE Mells Scenic 7 miles multi terrain race will be held on Sunday from Mells Cricket Club (11am). For entry details see the race website at:

New Bridge Inn series set for take-off

Friday, September 25th, 2009

THE Bridge Inn Winter 5k series gets underway next Tuesday (September 29th) from the pub of the same name in Shortwood, east Bristol (7.30pm) with entries taken on the night. To enter the five race series costs £19 for club runners or races can be entered individually at £5 a time.
A runner’s best four performances will count towards the overall prizes. For further information see the race website at:

Burnham 5k series is also launched

Friday, September 25th, 2009

ALSO starting next week on Thursday October 1st is the Burnham Winter 5k series from Burnham-on-Sea Swimming Pool, in Somerset. For full details see the race website at:

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