After many many years of languishing in the athletics hinterland, Bristol is finally getting some decent athletics facilities with the upgrade of the track and facilities at Filton WISE (and also upgrading at the City Academy).
The name of the new facility at WISE? Kip Keino Athletics Stadium - to be opened by none other than the man himself on Tuesday 2nd Novemeber - next week!. Kip is a record-breaking middle distance Olympic and Commonwealth gold medallist from the 60s and 70s, and is now Chairman of the Kenyan Olympic Committee.
The most exciting thing about all of this is that the Kenyan athletic team will be using the facilities when they come over for the Olympics in 2012.
Read more about the stadium opening on the Bristol & West AC site here.