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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 …

8th October 2017 in: Athletics

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 …

8th October 2017 in: Athletics

Former Bath City favourite Jerry Gill has taken over as manager of the Vanarama National (South) club. He brings a wealth of playing and coach- ing experience to Twerton Park. He once gained promotion to the Premier League with Birmingham City and also coached the under-18s and under-23s at Norwich City and the under-18s at …

8th October 2017 in: Bath City

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 …

1st October 2017 in: Athletics

Former Bristol City under-18 captain and first-year professional Harvey Smith has joined Weston-super-Mare on a two-month loan deal. Weston boss Marc McGregor moved swiftly to snap up the 18-year-old centre-half after Aden Baldwin returned to Ashton Gate when his loan spell came to an end, and Ben Seymour was recalled by Exeter City. “Harvey has …

1st October 2017 in: Weston-super-Mare

New Dorchester Town manager Steve Thompson has promised to deliver a “high energy and high tempo game” as he seeks to steer the club away from the Evo-Stik League South Premier relegation zone. The 54-year-old, who was appointed to replace Craig Laird, boasts previous managerial experience with West clubs Yeovil Town and Truro City and, …

26th September 2017 in: Dorchester Town

It is worth recording that a nice bit of history has been created at Tiverton Town after their impressive start to life back in the Evo-Stik Premier Division. The 3-2 win against Basingstoke last weekend, the Yellows’ fifth straight home victory of the season, meant that Martyn Rogers’ side had enjoyed their longest ever spell …

25th September 2017 in: Tiverton Town

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 …

25th September 2017 in: Athletics

Taunton Town boss Leigh Robinson admitted fate played a kind hand in defender Mark Preece joining the high-flying Evo-Stik League South West club this week. Preece recently left Hereford FC due to work and travelling commitments following a house move further away from the Bulls and Robinson moved quickly to snap up the hugely experienced …

24th September 2017 in: Local Football

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 …

24th September 2017 in: Athletics