A must listen - Hayley Carruthers being interviewed on Marathon Talk podcast about what exactly did happen and why at this years VLM. (She's only been running just over two years and has gone form a 3:22 to a 2:33) - A real insight into what happens when you get the pacing wrong and why the marathon should be treated with respect! - (interview starts 1hour 3mins in)
Saturday 25 May 2019
Members of Compton Harriers Running Club made the 180-mile round trip to run last Thursday’s Prom Race. A few of us ran the event about 15 times in the mid-1990s. In the 1993/94 series we were regulars: Dick Kearn (then aged 42) and I (then aged 24) both got series prizes in our respective categories. Having not run the race since 2004, we decided to make a nostalgic trip last week, along with a fellow C. Harrier and his daughter, and were pleased to find the race is as good as ever. A few things have changed in the last 15 years (online entry, revamped Tropicana, a Ferris wheel, can’t run as fast as we used to...), but some things haven’t changed – the friendly atmosphere, slick organisation, sea breeze, and the longing for that faraway turning point to come into sight!
About 1.5 miles into Thursday’s race, I was ‘adopted’ by a Weston AC runner who kindly invited me to use him as a wind shield. I’m not sure that worked too well, as the wind seemed to be against us from every direction, but we did get into a nice running rhythm and ran the last 3.5 miles of the race together at a good pace, which made for an enjoyable race for me. He even alerted me each time he spotted one of my Compton team-mates running in the opposite direction, so I could wave to them! I didn’t have the chance to thank him properly at the end, but (from the results) I presume he was Paul Baker – please pass on my thanks. I finished in 34:28 as 1st FV40, Dick was pleased to break 41 minutes, Pete and Hana enjoyed their first Prom Run. Hopefully we won’t leave it 15 years before our next visit!
Thursday 23 May 2019
Congratulations to everyone who ran tonight shame that the wind got up more than forecast. Well done to those people winning tonights and series category prizes and to the WAC mixed team for coming 1st.
Thank you to everyone who came down to help with the 'last night of the proms'. Hopefully you did not get to cold whilst marshalling and you managed to get some chips if you wanted them. It really makes life so much easier for me when so many people turn up to help and I am sure that the runners really appreciate the support all the way along the prom.
Thursday 09 May 2019
Just to be clear, Darren S’P’acey is not of my doing. The Mercury have a new sports reporter who is rewriting my weekly reports. I can also spell Weston-super-Mare. Harrumph.
Monday 06 May 2019
Chew Valley 10k, Sun 9 Jun.
I’m unable to run this event so if anyone would like my place (at no cost) the organisers have approved official transfer. Entries are still available if you need further places.
It’s a brilliant event, extremely well organised, music, ice-cream, cake, it’s a perfect day out.
Drop me a line if interested.
Thursday 02 May 2019
If anyone fancies helping out at Weston-super-Mare parkrun on Sunday please get in touch via its webpage.... they are very short as alot of regulars are running Bristol 10K - Thank you
Tuesday 30 April 2019
Brilliant blog (Running With Wolves) by Hayley Carreuthers training partner re: her efforts in crawling over the finish line on Sunday at VLM and how (in her words) along with over 40,000 others she went to work the next day!
If you want to get an insight into a few elite runners (past and present) and what makes them tick then listen to some of the Marathon Talk archives.
Sunday 28 April 2019
Great run Chris Macmillan
I make time 2nd best Marathon in club Results
Thursday 25 April 2019
Thank you to everybody who came down tonight to help put on another successful prom run - number 8 of the series
Don't know who is doing the VLM on Sunday now I'm not on social media so good luck to whoever is running. Hope you have your mental toolkit ready if you end up in the Hurt Locker!
Looking forward to seeing the top guys once more; GOAT, Callum, Mo, Keitany & Lilly Partridge to name a few.
Monday 22 April 2019
Clevedon 10k training group
Starting this weekend – Saturday 27th April, Jason Wyatt is going to be offering Sat am and Mon pm coaching sessions in the lead up to the Clevedon 10k for anyone who wants to better their time and focus on achieving a PB. As the plan is to offer a mix of led runs and intervals the time requirement is for people that are aiming to get somewhere between 45 and 55 minutes. Obviously, the numbers will be limited as the group can’t be too big, especially with the group runs. If you are interested in achieving a PB of between 45 and 55 minutes at Clevedon in June please send a message to Sheryl Selway who will add you to the message group. It will be on a first come first served basis so hurry.
Tuesday 16 April 2019
Training tonight is on the field at Hutton Moor
Saturday 13 April 2019
Hi Sara, I've sent you an email with details of what to do, it's no problem!
If I promise not to let the other half near it again could you send me club account details so that I can transfer the £15 in. Huge thanks
Sara, once you have renewed you cannot add/renew EA via the system. You will need to send Gerry £15 to the WAC account (put SB EA payment in ref) and then write to Niki who can update your record. Gerry will add you to the list sent to EA at the end of each month.
Thursday 11 April 2019
Any one going down to Shapwick could give a lift
I would be grateful email as above
Hi really sorry the other half paid my renewal but didn’t put EA membership on . How do I add it on? Thanks x
Wednesday 10 April 2019
Does any WACer want my Charmouth Challenge place? July 6th. I have spoken to the race director, and says its fine to transfer etc.
Tuesday 09 April 2019
I have been missed off the Taunton Half Marathon results 1:42:13
Sunday 07 April 2019
Hi Janet, I've sent you an email with details.
Best wishes, Niki
Hi,can I add the payment for affiliation if I didn't do it at the time of renewal?
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