The job of running an athletics club is never an easy one. With both Yate & District Athletic Club and Westbury Harriers struggling, they decided to discus their situations and in April 1997 agreed to form a partnership.
On Sunday 5th of January 2020 there were two South West Championships being held at the same time.
TRI-COUNTIES CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS
The Cross Country (XC) season is now upon us.
Yate athletes who have competed on the track during the summer months, now don the vest of our partner club, Westbury Harriers.
The entries system for the Tri-Counties Cross-Country Championships (incorporating Avon, Somerset, Wiltshire County Championships) is now open
Any Yate athletes that would like to take part in cross country over the winter are able to do so with/for our partner club Westbury Harriers.
As we start to get used to how we can better display our news items on this website, here is a small roundup of some of the things that have happened over the last couple of months…
News from our partner club Westbury Harriers
Online entries are now open for the Westbury Wipeout, our adventure run for 8 – 15 year-olds. This will be held on the evening of Monday, 2nd July at Blaise Castle. Full details are on the Events Wipeout page of the Westbury Harriers website, including a link for online entries.
Please enter early to avoid disappointment! There is a strict limit of 300 places, which all went very quickly last year. There will not be entries on the day.
Great news, Hannah Hobbs won Gold in Spain at the international XC at Seville. Hannah won the U20 classification and was second overall! Congratulations to her and her Coach Pat Gallagher what an amazing achievement!
Also listed below are those Yate/Westbury athletes who competed on 20/01/18 in the Avon schools XC @ Blaise, again great results all round well done!
Have we missed anyone?
Seamus Robinson – 2nd
Ceredig Jones – 23rd
Abdi Hasan – 2nd
Bryn Davies – 3rd
James Harrod – 5th
Greg Haywood – 9th
Fred Stewart – 16th
Ben Rawlins – 6th
Aiden Noble – 8th
Ben Whitaker – 9th
Hugh Tarren – 11th
Laura Chance – 4th
Clemmie Lee – 8th
Abbie Woodworth – 10th
Taniya Gosh – 11th
Dalice Jones – 1st
Kate Howard – 2nd
Rosie Hamilton-James – 1st
Rhiannon Paton – 5th
Emily Whitaker – 6th
Charlotte (Lottie) Livesey – 7th
Rosie Allen – 3rd
Phoebe Gould – 6th
In addition to Hannah Hobbs on International duty, there were several of our athletes not running due to injury and illness. Hopefully they will have been put forward for SW XC selection.
The SW XC teams will be published on the Avon Schools web site within the next couple of days.
Just to remind everyone the closing date for the Avon County Championships, to be held at Yate on 13/05/17, is tomorrow 06/05/17 on line, so if you have not entered yet please do so before close of play tomorrow!!!
Another event on the horizon is the Westbury Wipe out, all the entry details etc. are on the Wesbury Harriers web site web site.
The South Glos Schools trials are being held at Yate on Wednesdays 24th May from 16.00-18.00 hrs make sure your school has sorted entries out for you, don’t get over looked!
For those who have not managed to get a time/distance/height on to Power of 10 yet, don’t forget the Bristol and West open on Tuesday evening 23rd May, this is your opportunity to get a PB and some much needed competition!
Westbury Harriers proudly present
Wipeout ! 2015
Monday 6th July 2015. Blaise Castle Estate, Henbury, Bristol
Entries from 6.00pm until 7:15pm
The Westbury Wipeout is a challenging multi terrain adventure run for juniors age 8 to 15, taking them on a tour of the woods, streams and hills of the Blaise Castle Estate. The event is 3k long (2k for 8 and 9 year-olds), and includes a long downhill section, some scrambling up banks and slopes, and plenty of splashing through water and across mud, rocks, roots and steps. The course is only lightly marked. Survivors will have to overcome the ‘Decent of Doom’, ‘Shark Lagoon’, ‘Ditch of Destruction’, ‘Crocs Leap’, ‘Hills of Torment’, ‘Trolls Bridge’ and ‘Scramble of Hope’….. See Survivors ‘Route Map’ inside for location of challenges.
As a fun run, the event will not be timed. The emphasis is on adventure, challenge and fun. Participants are advised that, once they start, the only way out is on their own two feet ! All participants will receive a T shirt printed especially for the event. Please read the ‘Instructions for Participants’ and ‘Be Water Aware’ health advice card before entering the event.
Run registration / assembly point – Westbury Harriers’ club house (adjacent to the main car park and playground) at Blaise Castle. Warm up starts at 7:15pm. The run starts at 7:30pm. Please arrive in plenty of time to be able to register and warm up.
Entries in advance via the runbritain website (see link below) – £6:00. Entries will also be taken on the day £8:00 from 6.00pm, subject to a strict race limit of 300 entrants.
Under UK Athletics Rules, Licence No. Subject to Permit. Minimum age 8. Maximum age 15. Due to the nature of the terrain, the event is unsuitable for wheelchair users.
For further information phone Philip Court 07775 663 210 (please leave a message) or see www.westburyharriers.co.uk
runbritain website – www.runbritain.com
TrustFord Westbury Wipeout 2015 – Instructions for Participants
Welcome to Blaise Castle for the Westbury Wipeout.
What Happens, When
- All ages: Please meet at 7:15pm in front of the club house for a general ‘warm-up’.
- At the end of the warm-up, we will take you straight to the correct start for your age.
- The run for ages 10 upwards starts first (‘Start A’), at about 7:30.
- The route takes the runners past the assembled 8 and 9 year-olds (‘Start B’). As soon as the older runners have gone by, the younger ages start.
- As well as starting at a different place, the younger ages (8 – 9) take a short cut, so they do 2k (instead of 3k which the main run does): at the bottom of the long downhill (‘Descent of Doom’) you come out into a meadow. At the end of this the younger runners turn left, and take a ‘short cut’ (points 6 to 11 on the map). The main run goes straight on.
- Please pin (using four safety pins …. one in each corner) your race number to the FRONT of your tee shirt / vest and ensure it remains in place throughout the entire race. If it falls off keep your race number with you. No number at the end of the race means no race finish position and no medal.
For Your Safety
- Please read the ‘Be Water Aware’ health advice card, as you will be running along a stream for some sections of the course.
- If you have any cuts, please make sure that they are covered by a waterproof plaster / dressing.
- Our marshals will be wearing bright yellow jackets. They will show you the way, and help you if you have a problem. Please don’t talk to anyone not wearing a yellow jacket.
- If you are hurt or tired out and can’t go any further, go to a marshal in a yellow jacket and wait with them. Please don’t try to find your way back on your own.
- Some of our runners will be running with you to help as well. They will be wearing running bibs.
- Please remember that this is a Fun Run, not a race. When you start running, don’t go too fast! We want everyone to finish.
- Go slowly on the long downhill (‘Descent of Doom’) – it may be slippery!
- Watch out for tree roots all the way along the run. There will be some rocks too under the water. And look out for slippery bits (including dog poo)!
- There are some steep scrambles on the run. Please take care that you don’t slip and fall down on other runners. If you think it is too difficult, ask one of our helpers to help.
- There may be people along the paths who are not involved in the run. Please look out and don’t run into them!
- If there is a hold-up (e.g. at a bridge), please be patient. Don’t forget, this is a fun run, not a race.
We hope you have a great run.