Following the EGM , I’m pleased to announce our captains team for the next year, Lynette and Chris continue as captains with Lucy Wallace and Rich Kershaw joining as vice captains. The proposal to change the format of the race of 8 was agreed, the next job is picking the races to be included. I’m sure the captains will welcome any suggestions

Posted: 13 September 2018

Weekend Round Up - Ladies Win Again

Another great weekend for the blue and yellow of Bitton, from off road Marathons in deepest Dorest, Half Marathons in North Wales to the more traditional fare of the Chippenham Half and Oldbury 10.

Our Ladies were in fine form yet again, winning the Ladies team prize at Chippenham and also the team prize at the Oldbury 10 Mile Avon Championships, to go with age category winners, Fiona and Lynette.

If that wasn't enough, we had Dave Waters finish 3rd at Cattle Country 10K, Ollie Johnson as 1st Under 20 and Brad Cox starting to seriously threaten a sub 60 10 Miler!

Well done to everyone who was out representing the club this weekend.

Posted: 09 September 2018

Thursday Coach Led Groups - New Format

In order to remove this rigidness From Thursday 30th August the paced led coached groups will change their names and format. We are introducing a more flexible and, therefore, hopefully more rewarding format.
Now all groups will work to a predicted 10K finish time.
In order to figure out which group is best for you, you should ask yourself "what time would I hope to get if I run a 10K this weekend"? Then that is the group you should run with.
So, below are the new groups and who is coaching them, the coach’s groups operate as they did before but with more groups so the jump between groups isn’t so big.
New group                  Group leaders
Starter 10K                    Taz and Brian
60+ minute 10K            Sue and Pat
60 minute 10K               Dave and Mandy
55 minute 10K               Steve & Dave
50 minute 10K               Andy & Neil
45 minute 10K               Chris Palmer
40 minute 10K               Mike Blackmore
You will not be expected to run at that 10K pace throughout the training run, but the coach may introduce efforts that are appropriate to each session.
This will allow for more flexibility throughout each individual’s training cycle.
Please also note, that on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s at club you do not have to run with a coach unless you wish to. You still have the option to run the three routes on the board, as we always have.
Also, starting from Thursday 6th September and continuing throughout the Autumn and Winter season will be hill training, this year led by Tez and Alyson.
Any questions please ask Tez!
Posted: 02 September 2018

**Club Record**

Congratulations to Vanessa Hawkins on breaking her own FV60 10K Club Record at Hullavington in a time of 46:52.

Posted: 19 August 2018

Club vests

The club rules state that you should wear your club vest in all competitive races. Exceptions can be made for example if running for charity but only if you inform the committee at least 14 days in advance. Now the important bit - If you run without a vest then you effect the results of your club mates and this is unfair. Even if you dont intend to compete in the club championship or race of 8 you still effect the scores of those who do.   If you don't wear your vest for whatever reason then it's your responsibility to ensure that the website admins know this. You can tell any committee member or Rich Kershaw ( website admin) it's also important to enter your club name when entering races, it makes it much easier for website admins to find your results 

Posted: 13 May 2018

Keynsham 10k

Entries are open for the Keynsham 10k on October 7th - please speak to liz Sanigar or Chris Palmer if you want to enter - there is a discount for Bitton road runners 

Posted: 02 April 2018

New Speed Endurance Schedule - Summer 18

The new Speed Endurance Schedule for the summer is available under the coaching tab!

Posted: 26 March 2018

Race of 8 change

Due to cancellation of this years Melksham 10k the captains have announced that the Bristol half marathon will replace it in next seasons race of 8

Posted: 23 February 2018

Ladies win again

Bitton ladies team of Lucy Wallace, Liz Sanigar and Lynette Porter were first team at the Wiltshire 10 on Sunday. Well done again ladies 

Posted: 13 February 2018

Race Of 8 Events For 2018/19

15/04/18 Frenchay 10k - 

06/05/18 Run the River 15K-

28/05/18 Hogweed Trot 10k - 

05/07/18 Tintern Trot-  approx 6 miles

26/08/18 Severn Bridge Half Marathon- 

02/09/18 Wentwood Wood Lark approx 8 miles

16/09/18 Melksham 10k 

21/10/18 White Horse Gallop 

18/11/18 Sutton Benger Flyer 5 miles


2019 Dates TBA

Doynton Hard Hilly Half

Slaughterford 9

Wiltshire 10 miles

Walcott Whopper 10k

Plus your best result from any of the Bitton 5k series.

Posted: 08 January 2018