After a long hiatus, we seem to be getting going again. I’ve just posted next week’s races in the weekly race feed.
In case you’re not familiar with things here, our monthy listings are the most reliable source of information on races within about 30 miles of Bristol - that’s more than enough. I also post to another feed that gives a summary of what is coming up in the next week or so, which updates to Twitter and Facebook.
Our list of clubs has been recently updated with a few new groups, and out list of therapists is also growing, although I only list thoe that give a reciprocal link unless they are “non-profit”, such as the University clinic.
Pretty good, eh?
Something different seems to have evolved in the past 2 or three years.
A few years ago, Bristol & West Athletic Club decided they needed to engage with recreational and new runners, partly to create a supply of more competitive runners for their teams, perhaps to access sources of funding, but also because it is simply the right thing to do if you are passionate about running.
Keith Brackstone and Chris Elson, both very experienced runners and coaches - the real deal - were the principle engineers of this change, and they now have open, friendly groups meeting and running weekly at locations all across Bristol. (Check out the "clubs" listing on this site.)
Another pair of passionate people have also set up a number of groups for women. Starting with Frenchay Runners, then Brislington runners, and now under the name Just Jog, they have received funding to set up new groups specifically to engage more people with running in the inner city. They are so passionate, they have even joined me to help keep this website going!
And of course there are just regular groups and clubs too - way more than in past years. What's going on?
Yes, actual April 2013 runing races around Bristol are up to date and good to go.
Bristol Runing Resource has some new helpers so we’re going to see if we can reinvigorate things. Next up, May races, and the weekly reminder list for April coming soon…
I think it is time for me to give up my care of Bristol Running Resource. My priorities have changed, and I need less of them!
I couldn’t bear to keep looking at a dead site, so either I delete it, or perhaps, dear reader, you would like to take it on?
If you are interested, let me know. I’ll collect expressions of interest until the end of the month, and then pass ownership to the person who I think will love and nurter the site best. Then I’ll do everything I can to help.