Archive for July, 2013

Peters and Sadler on England duty in Cardiff

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

RICHARD Peters and Bristol & West AC clubmate Miranda Sadler have both been selected to represent England in the welsh Athletics International match in Cardiff tomorrow night.
Peters will run the mile and if conditions are good will be hoping to go close to his indoor best of 3:56.04 while Sadler goes in the 1500m.

Julia wins half marathon new Bath event

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

BRISTOL & West AC’s Julia Belyavin was top woman in the half marathon in the inaugural Bath Running Festival on Sunday.
Off-road races over the marathon, half, 10k and 5k were on offer and Belyavin opted for the one-lap route that was a very generous half – closer to 14 plus miles apparently with plenty of tough climbs – which she completed in 2hrs 20mins 52secs to leave her almost five minutes clear of her nearest rival.
In the marathon Jaroslaw Motyka of Hogweed Trotters finished third with Bitton Road Runners’ Kevin Mowat 17th (4:33.20) and second veteran over 50.

Marathon – men: 1 Jose Manuel Pabon (Ealing Eagles) 3;48.08; 2 David Ross (100 Marathon Club, M40) 3:52.09; 3 Jaroslaw Motyka (Hogweed Trotters) 3:56.59.
Women: 1 Isobel Wykes (Mud Crew Trail Runners) 4:09.04; 2 Renee McGregor (TBAC) 4:32.14; 3 Sharon Daw (Mud Crew, W40) 4:37.51. 96 finishers.
Half marathon – men: 1 Mike Clark (South Molton Strugglers, M40) 2:05.48; 2 James Brooking 2:13.34; 3 Steve Duddell (GWR, M50) 2:15.06.
Women: 1 Julia Belyavin (B&W) 2:20.52; 2 Lydia Gerrard 2:25.24; 3 Belinda Tull (Reading RR, W40) 2:36.10. 121 finishers.10k – men: 1 James Coleman 44:24; 2 Juan Moreno 46:20; 3 Andy Vaudin (TBAC, M50 1st) 48:36.
Women: 1 Sophie Darling 52:39; 2 Anna Zijewska 53:03; 3 Sue Thorndyke (W40) 54:54. 123 finishers.
5k – men: 1 Jonathan Willis 24:06; 2 James Seiiek 24;07; 3 Bob Depledge (SWVets, M50) 24:17.
Women: 1 Lisa Crookes 32:48; 2 Samantha Cheung 35:51; 3 Sharon Reading (W40) 38:00. 23 finishers.

Team Avon chief praises athletes after league success

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

TEAM Avon face an anxious wait to see whether they have done enough to qualify for the final of the UK Youth Development League after a tremendous finish to their Midland Premier I campaign.
Third in their opening three matches the composite under 20/17 team, drawn from clubs in Avon, finished second in the final match at Cardiff on Sunday and only just missed victory by four points.
“It was frustrating that the under 20 women’s pole vault was called off due to heavy rain and the points were shared among all the clubs,” said Rachael Fisher, one of the Team Avon team managers.
“But that was one of our best events and we have won the A & B competition every time this season and had we done so again those points would have made the difference.
“But it was still an excellent team performance from everyone who turned up.”

Last call for Pomphrey 5k summer series

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

TOMORROW night is the final race in the Pomphrey Sports 5K Summer series in Bristol ( while on Wednesday the Prince of Wales Stadium hosts anther Midsummer Open meeting ( and on Friday is the next Towpath 10k race in Bristol (

Kennet & Avon Canal race entries open

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

JUST a little over a month away now on Saturday September 14th will be the second Kennet & Avon Canal off-road races. Starting in Bath there are two options with a shorter 21 miles run to Devizes or the Ultra 56 miles option all the way to Newbury. For further details see the website at:

* Due to work commitments the North Somerset Road relays have been called off this year but Clevedon AC say that they will return in 2014.

Peters smashes 1500m PB with 3:37 in Belgium!

Sunday, July 28th, 2013

BRISTOL & West AC’s Richard Peters smashed his personal best and broke 3mins 40secs for the first time with a sizzling 3mins 37.67secs in Belgium last night.
The 23-year-old, who is a student at Boston University, finished third in the Flanders Cup meeting in Ninove to move to fourth on the 2013 UK Rankings behind Mo Farah (British record 3:28.81), Chris O’Hare (3:35.37) and Lee Emmanuel (3.36.55).
Peters’ previous best was 3:40.05 which he clocked in California at the end of April. It was his third impressive run in succession after a PB of 1:49.8 in the Avon AA Open meeting and victory in 3:58.70 in the British Milers’ Club 50th anniversary mile in Oxford last weekend.

Race alert! BMC Exeter entries set to close at 5pm

Friday, July 26th, 2013

ENTRIES for the next British Milers’ Club regional meeting at the Exeter Arena on Tuesday, which features races over 1500m, close at 5pm today (Friday) – and strictly no entries will be taken after the deadline.
For further details see the website at:

Pomphreys Sports 5k series coming to a close

Friday, July 26th, 2013

THE final race in the Pomphrey Sports 5K Summer series in east Bristol will be held on Tuesday (July 30th) with registration from 6.30pm and the race starting at 7.30pm.

* On Wednesday the Prince of Wales Stadium hosts anther Midsummer Open meeting ( and on Friday is the next Towpath 10k race in Bristol (

Victory Kiss is more than deserved in Thunder Run

Friday, July 26th, 2013

MIKE Kiss of Southville Running Club took the honours in the Dundry Thunder Run 10k multi terrain race last night.
Kiss completed the distance in 41mins 54secs to finish 12 seconds clear of Weston AC’s Pete Clark with Bristol & West’s Andrew Malloy third in 42:13.
Top woman was Sally Johnson of Nailsea Running Club, who finished 13th overall (45:05) in the field of 101 runners.
Six seconds drift was Wells veteran Clare Prosser with Bitton Road Runners’ Lynette Porter third (47:16).

Ellie goes top of South West Rankings

Friday, July 26th, 2013

NORTH Somerset AC’s Ellie Wallace made a startling debut over 3000m at Watford on Wednesday with the 14-year-old clocking 10mins 13.5secs which is the quickest in the south west and puts her fourth in the UK Rankings for Under 15 girls.
Wallace’s time eclipses the club record set by Alice Davies ran 10mins 38secs in a South West League meeting at the start of the month.

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