WAA e-bulletin 1201

First of all, thank you to all who supported the county Track and Field Championships which took place at Tidworth on 13th May. We had one of the largest attendances in recent years with 250 athletes making it onto the start line representing most of Wiltshire’s clubs and schools. Full results of the day can be found at https://www.wiltshire-athletics.org.uk/index.php?page=results-3

New in 2012 is the Wiltshire Race League which is proving a good vehicle for the counties road running clubs to take each other on head-to-head. After four races so far, Chippenham Harriers head both the Men’s and Ladies tables with Avon Valley Runners hot on their heels. The next race is the Bath Hilly 10 being held on Sunday 3rd June from Culverhay Sports Centre in Bath, details can be found at http://www.bathhillyten.co.uk/ I would also like to point out that Race #7 The TBAS 10K at Castle Combe on Sunday 29th July will also be hosting the Wiltshire championships for the distance, so there will be county medals on offer to the leading runners in the county.

Looking further forward, and on Saturday 18th August, Wiltshire Athletic Association will be hosting a Half Marathon Training Day from Christie Miller Sports Centre in Melksham. The day includes run sessions led by Team GB International runner, Holly Rush and coach led sessions by UK:Athletics National Coach Mentor Martin Rush as well as Half Marathon Q&A, Nutritional advice and the chance to win free entry into a number of forthcoming local Half Marathons including Devizes, Malmesbury and Cricklade. The cost will be just £12 per runner, though discounts will be available to clubs with ten or more runners attending. This event is open exclusively to members belonging to Wiltshire Athletic Association affiliated clubs and registration is in advance only. For more details please contact road@wiltshire-athletics.org.uk Attached is a poster for the event which can be printed off and displayed in your club house.

I would also like to remind you that Wiltshire Athletic Association now has a presence on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_171015222961600 and is proving a lively place at times for the discussion of forthcoming events in the county.

A few forthcoming events that may be of interest to your members….

  • Sunday 3rd June – Bath Hilly 10 (Wiltshire Race League #5)
  • Wednesday 6th June – Trowbridge “Diamond Jubilee” 5K
  • Sunday 10th June – Chippenham Harriers 5
  • Tuesday 12th June – Melksham 5K
  • Saturday 16th June – Broadtown 5
  • Thursday 28th June – Great Chalfield 10K @Broughton Gifford
  • Saturday 7th July – The Avon Valley Relay (Melksham to Winsley in 4-stages)
  • Tuesday 10th July – Springfield 5K @Corsham (Wiltshire Race League #6)
  • Wednesday 11th July – River Run 5K @Chippenham
  • Sunday 29th July – TBAS10K @Castle Combe (Wiltshire Race League #7)


If you would like to promote any events in the county or have any news that may be of interest then please e-Mail road@wilshire-athletics.org.uk and it can be included in future e-Bulletins.

The next WAA committee meeting will be held on Monday 25th June at 7.30pm at Devizes Sports Club.

Regards Darren
Darren Wrintmore
Wiltshire Road Secretary