Archive for March, 2016

Sad end to Jenny’s GB debut at World Champs

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

JENNY Spink’s debut for Great Britain at the World Half Marathon Championships in Cardiff ended in bitter disappointment at the weekend.
The Bristol & West AC runner was forced to drop out after 15k due to a calf pull so was unable to compete the race.
Fellow west runner Rachel Felton of Stroud AC also had a tough day on her senior GB debut as she finished 63rd in 1:16.36.
Leading British runner on the day was Aly Dixon in 27th recording a time of 1:12.57. The Sunderland Stroller was 19th at the last edition of the event in Copenhagen and had mixed emotions with her performance in a wet and windy Cardiff.
“Training has been going really well, so I’m not going to get worked up,” said Dixon.
“I’ve just got to forget about it and focus on London and turn it up there. It’s always good to have a championship on home turf - there was plenty of support out there.”
Charlotte Purdue was the second counter for the British team in 33rd with a season’s best time of 1:13.20, which completed a strong second half to the race.
Purdue commented: “It was great to put on a British vest again, my first time since 2013 and under a new coach. I am racing in London in four weeks’ time so today the plan was just to have a strong run and feel good at the end. I feel as though I am ready to take on the full marathon now.”
Tina Muir was the third counter on her international debut, finishing 49th in 1:15.12 helping the team finish 11th overall.

Sad end to Jenny’s GB debut at World Champs

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

JENNY Spink’s debut for Great Britain at the World Half Marathon Championships in Cardiff ended in bitter disappointment at the weekend.
The Bristol & West AC runner was forced to drop out after 15k due to a calf pull so was unable to compete the race.
Fellow west runner Rachel Felton of Stroud AC also had a tough day on her senior GB debut as she finished 63rd in 1:16.36.
Leading British runner on the day was Aly Dixon in 27th recording a time of 1:12.57. The Sunderland Stroller was 19th at the last edition of the event in Copenhagen and had mixed emotions with her performance in a wet and windy Cardiff.
“Training has been going really well, so I’m not going to get worked up,” said Dixon.
“I’ve just got to forget about it and focus on London and turn it up there. It’s always good to have a championship on home turf - there was plenty of support out there.”
Charlotte Purdue was the second counter for the British team in 33rd with a season’s best time of 1:13.20, which completed a strong second half to the race.
Purdue commented: “It was great to put on a British vest again, my first time since 2013 and under a new coach. I am racing in London in four weeks’ time so today the plan was just to have a strong run and feel good at the end. I feel as though I am ready to take on the full marathon now.”
Tina Muir was the third counter on her international debut, finishing 49th in 1:15.12 helping the team finish 11th overall.

New family race at the Bristol 10k

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

THE Great Bristol 10k has announced the addition of a new family mile to the popular city centre running event on Sunday 15 May.
The event - for runners aged three and up - is designed to help families enjoy getting active together. The course will be based around the main event village at the Harbourside, so lots of supporters and spectators are guaranteed.
The Grand Appeal, the Bristol Children’s Hospital Charity, has been nominated as the official local charity of the event and participants will be encouraged to fundraise for this important local cause.
Tom Westman, event manager of the Great Bristol 10K said: “The event will start and finish at the main event finish line, hopefully we’ll inspire some young runners of the future to take on the 10k in years to come.”
For more information see the website at: greatrun.org/bristol10k.

Get set kick off for the Exeter City FC 10k

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

ENTRIES are being taken for the Exeter City 10K on Sunday April 3rd (11am) over a two-lap course at Duckes Meadow Park & Riverside Valley Park. Entries will also be taken on the day between 10 and 10.45am. For further details see the website at: www.mccpromotions.com.

Sad end to Jenny’s GB debut at World Half

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

JENNY Spink’s debut for Great Britain at the World Half Marathon Championships in Cardiff ended in bitter disappointment at the weekend.
The Bristol & West AC runner was forced to drop out after 15k due to a calf pull so was unable to compete the race.
Fellow west runner Rachel Felton of Stroud AC also had a tough day on her senior GB debut as she finished 63rd in 1:16.36.
Leading British runner on the day was Aly Dixon in 27th recording a time of 1:12.57. The Sunderland Stroller was 19th at the last edition of the event in Copenhagen and had mixed emotions with her performance in a wet and windy Cardiff.
“Training has been going really well, so I’m not going to get worked up,” said Dixon.
“I’ve just got to forget about it and focus on London and turn it up there. It’s always good to have a championship on home turf - there was plenty of support out there.”
Charlotte Purdue was the second counter for the British team in 33rd with a season’s best time of 1:13.20, which completed a strong second half to the race.
Purdue commented: “It was great to put on a British vest again, my first time since 2013 and under a new coach. I am racing in London in four weeks’ time so today the plan was just to have a strong run and feel good at the end. I feel as though I am ready to take on the full marathon now.”
Tina Muir was the third counter on her international debut, finishing 49th in 1:15.12 helping the team finish 11th overall.

Sad end to Jenny’s GB debut in World Half Championships

Sunday, March 27th, 2016

JENNY Spink’s debut for Great Britain at the World Half Marathon Championships in Cardiff ended in bitter disappointment yesterday.
The Bristol & West AC runner was forced to drop out after 15k due to a calf pull so was unable to compete the race.
Fellow west runner Rachel Felton of Stroud AC also had a tough day on her senior GB debut as she finished 63rd in 1:16.36.
Leading British runner on the day was Aly Dixon in 27th recording a time of 1:12.57. The Sunderland Stroller was 19th at the last edition of the event in Copenhagen and had mixed emotions with her performance in a wet and windy Cardiff.
“Training has been going really well, so I’m not going to get worked up,” said Dixon.
“I’ve just got to forget about it and focus on London and turn it up there. It’s always good to have a championship on home turf - there was plenty of support out there.”
Charlotte Purdue was the second counter for the British team in 33rd with a season’s best time of 1:13.20, which completed a strong second half to the race.
Purdue commented: “It was great to put on a British vest again, my first time since 2013 and under a new coach. I am racing in London in four weeks’ time so today the plan was just to have a strong run and feel good at the end. I feel as though I am ready to take on the full marathon now.”
Tina Muir was the third counter on her international debut, finishing 49th in 1:15.12 helping the team finish 11th overall.

Hannah is Avon’s star as she wins England vest

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

AVON runner Hannah Hobbs produced a superb performance to finish sixth in the inter girls’ race at the English Schools’ Cross Country Championships in Nottingham on Saturday .
The 16-year-old Castle School Thornbury student committed herself from the star and stuck with the leaders until the closing stages of the race to improve massively on her 25th place just twelve months ago.
ut more importantly earned her one of the coveted eight places in the England team for the British Schools’ Cross Country Championships in Scotland a week on Saturday (MARCH 19TH).
“I was shocked and really pleased to finish sixth,” said Hobbs.
Her first England vest will provide a fitting finale to an outstanding season for Hobbs, who is coached by Pat Gallagher at Westbury Harriers.
In the boys’ race the best result came from 16-year-old Bristol Grammar School student Hugh Sadler, who battled hard to finish a fine 12th in a high quality inter boys’ race.
North Somerset’s Sam Gentry showed a massive improvement from 124th in Blackburn last year to finish 16th in the junior boys’ race.
Ellie Hobbs, younger sister of Hannah, didn’t feel at her best on the day but still worked hard to finish 21st and top Avon scorer in the junior girls’ race with Enya Maylor 31st.
In the senior girls’ race Redland High’s Ellie Wallace led the way in 45th with Redland Green’s Ellie Leather 70th while another top 50 finisher was Imogen Marony in the inter girls’ with 41st.


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