A message to all Christmas Cracker volunteers - UPDATE
As you can see we have had a fantastic response from club members and friends to support our Cracker race next Sunday. Lesley Cowell has done a superb job pulling together the list, working around volunteers availability and allocating roles to meet members requests wherever possible. We are expecting up to 2000 runners to run on the day, all of them are looking forward to having an enjoyable and rewarding race. Weston AC has a proven track record of providing well managed, professional races with encouraging happy marshals. We know we can deliver this once again after seeing the extensive list of capable volunteers.
So come along and enjoy the day, help make sure the runners have a great festive race. It will make you feel very good about being a member of Weston Athletic Club. We will be donating £4,500 to Weston Hospicecare on the day from race proceeds with further donations to local charities to follow. Every role is vital to the success of the race so if for any reason you are unable to make it on the day please let us know as soon as possible so we can make alternative arrangements to cover your position.
Don't forget that to recognise your support and efforts we have organised the "Not Cracker Run" fancy dress run on Saturday morning for all those members helping on race day who would like the experience of running the race route, details are on our welcome page.
Thank you for your excellent support.
Malcolm & Jim.
P.S. A link to the latest Cracker Volunteer list is below.
[ Cracker Volunteer List ]
Newcastle Racecourse Marathon
Congratulations to the WAC participants of the Newcastle Racecourse Marathon on Sunday 8th December.
Any results queries should be made using the email link below.
No WAC male participants.
1st - Madeline Cook - 4h 26m 23s - 33rd overall
There were 51 finishers.
[ Results | WAC 2013 Marathon Times | Send results query e-mail to Webmaster ]
Hangover 10k - New Years Day
2014 Club Championship
Message from Jim Wotton:
The races forming the first three months of the 2014 Club Championship have now been established. The Club Championship will be split into two for 2014. There will be a male and female championship for road running and a separate male and female championship for off-road. We intend to award 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in each championship rather than the 5 as at present.
You will see from the list (see link below) that the road running component will consist of 12 counting races, plus the marathon. The off-road championship consists of 4 counting races from the short distance, 4 from the long distance and 1 from the Cross Country category. We will inform you of the other 2 or 3 Cross Country races for the rest of the year in due course.
Below are links to the full draft 2014 Club Championship list of races but only the first 3 months of races are confirmed. Also below is a link to the same document but with additional race information prior to the events being added properly to the club website.
[ 2014 Club Chamionship List | 2014 Club Chamionship List - Race Detail ]
Well done to all the WAC participants of the 5k handicap race on Tuesday 3rd December. Please see below a link to the Handicap race results and the Handicap times for the next race.
A reminder that the next Handicap race takes place on Tuesday 7th January 2014.
[ December 2013 Results and January 2014 Handicap | All Results since Dec 2010 (Excel) ]
London Marathon Draw
Message from Jim Wotton:
This is a reminder to all WAC members to submit all entries for the London Ballot draw by close of play on Sunday 7th Dec. Use the email link below to send Jim a message. Remember that the qualifying conditions are that you have been a member of the club for 12 months or longer and that you have applied, and been rejected, for the 2014 London Marathon.
[ E-mail Jim Wotton ]
Cracker Volunteer List
Message from Lesley Cowell (Cracker Press Gang):
The draft Cracker Volunteer List is now available using the link below. The list is split into: Before/During and After the race and most people have more than one task on the day, so please check carefully.
Please let me know if you are miraculously expected to be in 2 places at the same time, lol! This will of course be possible!!
I am still waiting for some key people to come back to me with answers, these are in red. Please could you red people shout me very soon.
I am also still looking for a few volunteer spaces to be filled. Please contact me if you are able to help or would like more information. I'm particularly looking for sat am van loaders and youngsters to sell tinsel (my 16 year old says people buy from cute kids and she's now declared herself too old!)
Please contact me via phone, text, email, facebook or at training if you have any questions at all 07540 823017.
Less than two weeks to go!!!! Are we ready? Who's dressing up? Who's going to be the best stripper? and who's going to eat the most pies?
[ Cracker Volunteer List at at 02-12-13 | E-mail Lesley Cowell ]
The Weston AC Media Team (Vanessa Andrews, Sarah Vincent and Kira Thorpe) have wasted no time in producing submissions to the local press. Please see below links to the reports submitted so far.
[ Report for 01/12/13 ] - Prom Races
[ Report for 24/11/13 ] - Brent Knoll Race
[ Report for 10/11/13 ] - Stroud Half Marathon/Sodbury Slog
[ Report for 27/10/13 ] - Bleadon 10k/Nightingale 10k/Ashton Court 10k/Snowdonia Marathon/Petherton Plod 5k
[ Report for 24/10/13 ] - Weston Prom Run Race October 2014
[ Report for 20/10/13 ] - Portishead Half Marathon/Dartmoor Vale Marathon/Exmoor Stagger
[ Report for 13/10/13 ] - Chicago Marathon/Muddle/Street 5k/Worcestershire Beacon Fell Race
[ Report for 06/10/13 ] - Burnham/Cardiff/London Parks Half Marathons and Portishead 10k
[ Report for 29/09/13 ] - Weston Half Marathon and Triathlon
[ Report for 26/09/13 ] - September Prom Races
If you have a comment about these reports or wish to contribute to the press releases please Click Here to send an email enquiry to Media Team.
One Mile Prom Race
Congratulations to all the participants of the second 1 Mile Prom Run of the Series 2013-2014 on Thursday 28th November. A link to the provisional results is below. If you have any queries with the results then please use the email link below and we will investigate your issue.
The next Prom Race in the Series 2013-2014 is on Thursday 12th December 2013.
1st - Jaylan Bacon - North Somerset AC - 5m 36s
2nd - Oliver Cunningham - North Somerset AC - 5m 54s
3rd - Ollie Lock - North Somerset AC - 5m 55s
1st - Lucy Maine - North Somerset AC - 6m 00s
2nd - Eleanor Redman - North Somerset AC - 6m 33s
3rd - Connie Ballentine - North Somerset AC - 6m 40s
There were 38 finishers.
[ Final Results | E-mail Rob Skeen with Prom Results Query | Prom Page | Paper Entry Form ]
5 Mile Prom Race
Congratulations to all the participants of the November 5 Mile Prom Run this Thursday 28th November . A link to the provisional results is below. If you have any queries with the results then please use the email link below and we will investigate your issue.
There were a record 296 finishers for this race.
Great racing and great fireworks. Hope everyone enjoyed it. Well done to our local WAC runners men and ladies. Good Results all round.
The next Prom Race in the Series 2013-2014 is on Thursday 12th December 2013. Online and paper entry forms are available using the links below or via the Prom Run page, but please be advised that On-Line entries for Decembers race close on Tuesday 10th December .
1st - ROBINSON, Ben (265) - Bristol & West AC - 26m 35s
2nd - OLD, Chris (3063) - Weston AC - 27m 00s
3rd - FORSBROOK, Russell (3022) - Cheltenham AC - 27m 15s
1st - STONE, Serane (218) - Tiverton Harriers - 29m 46s
2nd - RICHARDS, Phil (3069) - Weston AC - 32m 24s
3rd - POOLE, Julie (163) - Clevedon AC - 32m 26s
[ Provisional Results | E-mail Mark Hill with Prom Results Query | WAC Results | Prom Page ]
[ Online Entry System | Paper Entry Form ]