Mark Wilkins – Running and Fitness

We are delighted to welcome Mark Wilkins, ever-present at the show since we began at Ashton Court in 2022. This year Mark will be leading a warm up session before the Filton 5 Funrun and will also be kicking off Coach’s Corner. Mark enjoy’s bringing an informed approach to supporting groups and individuals in developing their running, general fitness and […]

Play, A Fitness Club For Women

Claire is the founder of new business Play, a fitness club for women. Claire is 47 years old and Mum to two boys aged 10 and 7. She lives in Bristol (born and bred), and really loves running. Having forged a successful career as an arts marketing manager over many years, Claire secretly dreamt of a career in fitness, so […]

Leap Valley Massage

Hi! I’m Sarah-Jane. I love running – especially trail running. I ran, skipped & hobbled my 1st ever 40 mile trail run in 2021, and I’m currently working towards gaining membership into the elusive 100 Marathon Club (36 down, 64 to go)! I am passionate about Sports Massage & Massage in general. My aim is to help each individual to […]

Karina Patel – Ask The Expert

Karina Patel writes “I grew up with Rheumatoid Arthritis diagnosed at 12 years old with other autoimmune diseases such as Raynaulds and Chilblains. A few years ago I got carpal tunnel syndrome which I still have, and caught shingles two years ago. The journey of learning to cope mentally has been a rollercoaster. I found running from a very young […]

Edward Chapman 2024

Edward Chapman is an ordinary guy, well as ordinary as a recovering accountant can be, but has achieved extraordinary things through running. He does not have a sporting background; at school he used to get out of P.E. as much as possible. His last school report said, “His spasmodic appearances leave no opportunity to comment”. At the age of 40 […]

Lisa Clarke: Art of Running coach

Lisa Clarke: Art of Running coach The Art of Running is a practical tool to teach people how to run more fluidly and how to avoid many aches and injuries. Lisa qualified as an Alexander Technique teacher in 2000 & as an Art of Running coach in 2017. By teaching clients to develop awareness of their posture when running, Lisa […]


We welcome LitterPloggerBristol to this year’s show. Plogging? What’s plogging? Plogging’ is the term used for jogging while picking up litter. Originating in Sweden, this sustainable initiative began in 2016 as a way to clean local areas of litter while out running. Led by Clair Sammons, plogging gives people the opportunity to give back to the spaces they frequently run, […]

Guernsey Running Retreats

Experience the best of island life with Guernsey Running Retreats where we merge running, travel, food, history and culture, all while making memories for life. We are as passionate about our island as we are about running and have picked some beautiful routes that offer breathtaking views and a taste of our history. On our retreats, not only will you […]

Children’s Hospice South West

Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) was founded in 1991 by Eddie and Jill Farwell and since then has been caring for children and young people by providing children’s hospice and professional family support services. CHSW offers hospice breaks, emergency care, palliative care and end of life care at 3 wonderful children’s hospices; Little Bridge House in Devon, Charlton Farm in […]

Bristol Vegan Runners 2023

Vegan Runners is a UK-wide athletics club for runners of all levels of ability.  We promote a healthy, performance-enhancing, cruelty-free lifestyle to runners and encourage vegans to take up running. Vegan Runners UK is affiliated to England Athletics.  The club is a non-profit-making company – the income we receive is reinvested in the club to benefit our members and support […]