Athletics


Clevedon-born former international runner James Thie has won a leading award for his work as a coach. While Thie, who was formerly a member of Westbury Harriers, still competes, it is for his work as a middle distance coach, now based in Cardiff, that he has received considerable acclaim in recent years and it has …

Sports student Katie Robbins is looking to build a career as a professional athlete after winning the Target Sprint National Final. Robbins, who won the junior women’s category, is new to Target Sprint, an international sport which combines running with shooting – running 400 metres three times and shooting five targets twice. In her first …

Devon schoolgirl Chloe Olford took part in the Biathle Championship World Finals in Spain. The GB team came away with silver, and Chloe, who goes to Stover School, came fifth in the Under 17s Individual Biathle. and was the first British athlete in her race to cross the finish line. Biathle is a sub-sport of …

Team Bath runner Mark Mackintosh made the trip to Germany and was rewarded with a personal best to celebrate a notable achievement. The 53-year-old from Bath not only completed the set of the six major global marathons – after London, New York, Chicago, Boston and Tokyo – but also celebrated the occasion with a personal …

As the first Devon man to win the Bristol half-marathon Bideford’s Ronnie Richmond can rightfully take great pride in his first-class performance. The Barnstaple postman equalled his personal best of 68 minutes and seven seconds, to go second on the South West Rankings, as he powered clear of the field in the second half of …

Emma Stepto turned the clock back with a superb victory in the Simplyhealth Great Run Bristol half-marathon. Four years ago the Cornwall AC international claimed one of the best wins of her career in the event, that was then one of the premier half-marathons in the country. Now under new management the race doesn’t quite …

South West sprinter Cameron Chalmers has become the first athlete to be given his ticket for next year’s Commonwealth Games in Australia. The Bath University sports performance student, who is supported by a Thompson Education Trust Scholarship, will represent his native Guernsey in the 400 metres at the Games, taking place from April 4-15 on …

NEWQUAY runner Elowen Penfold will head into the autumn and winter season with an extra spring in her stride after winning her first England title at the weekend. The 16-year-old Newquay and Par Athletics Club athlete, who is coached by her mum, Paula, produced a golden family moment at the England Athletics under-17s Championships in …