Wednesday 25 September 2019
Message from our friends at the hospice
It’s the hospice’s 30th anniversary year in 2019, and one of the events we have planned is a birthday celebration night on October 19. This is a little different from most of our events in that it’s not designed as a fundraiser; rather, it is a celebration of the hospice’s 30 years to which we’re inviting staff, volunteers, and supporters.
We’re acutely aware of the magnificent support which WAC gives to the hospice each year, through the Christmas Cracker and support and participation in our own events. If anyone from the club is keen to attend, we’d love to see them there.
For background info, although this is a ticketed event at Cadbury House, the tickets are priced to cover costs, rather than to make a profit; we want the event to be as accessible as possible for those who would like to come, and so it’s first and foremost a celebration rather than a fundraiser.
The cost per ticket is just £30, which includes a glass of fizz on arrival, a three-course dinner and coffee, live music from the Lipinski Band, and then a DJ to ensure the party continues until late. It promises to be a really special occasion and a lot of fun. I’m sure your members would enjoy the evening, whether they came along in small numbers or opted to organise a bigger group.
Prior to now, tickets have been offered to staff and volunteers, but we do plan to share info about the event with the public shortly. However, we were keen to give WAC an advance heads-up, as tickets will be allocated on a first come, first served basis – so do please let me know if you or any of your members are keen, as we’d love to see you there.
Saturday 21 September 2019
World Athletics Championships timetable:
(STARTS THIS COMING FRIDAY WITH THE MARATHON AT 10PM)
Friday 20 September 2019
Congratulations to everyone who ran the first of the 19/20 series prom runs last night. Thank you to everybody who came down to help and put on a successful first race of the series esp. with the added complications of the filming going on from the Trop, Handing out 300ish series numbers (our 3 degrees) and the expensive looking convoy of fast cars leaving the pier during the race.
Wednesday 18 September 2019
Due to ongoing ill health, I am not able to take up my places at a number of events over the coming months. If anybody is interested in taking my place at the following events let me know and I will get a transfer arranged.
29th Sept- Forest of Dean Half Marathon
13th Oct - Mendip Muddle
20th Oct - Exmoor Stagger
26th Oct - Bristol Epic 10k Tough Runner
24th Nov - Brent Knoll Race
Sunday 15 September 2019
I've been missed off the Bristol half results, I was definitely there and am definitely still a Weston ac member, promise. For some reason I've not been put down as Weston on the results. Please can I have some points!
Friday 13 September 2019
Mendip Muddle - marshals and helpers still needed.
We are still on the look out for marshals and helpers for this year's Muddle (13 October). Please contact me if you are able to help on the day. There will also be two groups helping with course set up on the afternoon of the 12th - all are welcome, so drop me a line if you'd like to help out with this too.
The race is also open to WAC members if you are considering running it.
Monday 09 September 2019
Tuesday Training - 10th Sept 2019
Please note from this Tuesday (10/9) all groups will now meet on the seafront at the shelter between the Trop and Sealife at 6:50 for 7:00. There will be at least 2 groups one led by me and one this week by Carol. We are planning to introduce a rota this winter involving other coaches and leaders more to follow shortly.
Saturday 31 August 2019
Men's Weston AC club vest, size XL, brand new, never worn, free to good home!
Hope some of you are following the build up to Eluid Kipchoge's 2nd attempt to break 2 hours. INEOS 1:59 Vienna between 12- 20 October 2019. Good coverage on Twitter - All about getting to know Eluid as a person and not just a Kenyan winning yet another marathon
Sunday 25 August 2019
Does anyone have an Oldbury place they no longer want please?
Monday 19 August 2019
Following on from Roger’s message, the Somerset County Council roadworks website says the road closure is only in place until Tues 20 Aug so should be gone before the Cake Race. Best to check Weds am though and allow extra time to get to Cross if you have to go round the long way.
CROOK PEAK CAKE RACE
Wednesday 21st August
A few of us older members will be helping out at the Crook Peak race, anybody wishing to race it please remember that the bridge over the motorway at Loxton, Webbington is CLOSED best to go via Rooksbridge and back up the A38 to Cross also Banwell can be very busy that time of day.
Sunday 18 August 2019
To all triathletes, we have set up a new email address so you can contact me about any events you have participated in.
Please include the following details in your email:
Link to the results, your gender position and your date of birth (for the age grading)
Sunday 11 August 2019
To Rob Osment.
I'm interested in your Oldbury 10 race place if it is still available? Could you let me know.
Saturday 10 August 2019
I thought I’d better mention that I’ve been missed out from purdown pursuit results.. I’m not bothered myself but i wouldn’t want it to have any bearing on any results.
Friday 02 August 2019
I have a place for Oldbury 10 Miler going spare as I am now doing the Conquest of Avalon Ultra the day before. Message me if you would like my place.
Thursday 18 July 2019
Anyone fancy taking my Seaview 17 place?incl. coach transfer to the start
Let me know & I'll speak to the Race Director to organise transfer
Friday 12 July 2019
Intervals tomorrow at Drove Road will be 9x3 minutes with reducing recovery - all welcome
Thursday 04 July 2019
I have a place for Thornbury 10k next Thursday (11th July) available for transfer as I can't make it now.
Let me know if you would like the place as I will get it transferred over - transfers have to be completed by Sunday 7th July so let me know soon. Thanks.
Thursday 27 June 2019
Just a reminder that there are no groups meeting at Hutton Moor tonight.
All groups will be led from Uphill boatyard.
See my mail or fb for more detail.
Hi Robert as last year there is not a separate section for cross country. The cc races will count in the short off road section. I will try to get the race shown as a short off road.
Wednesday 26 June 2019
Do we know what the other cross country races will be for the Off Road Club Championship? I can only see Crooks Peak Cake Race at the moment
Tuesday 25 June 2019
I would like to thank the club for letting us hold a raffle at the recent Beacon Batch race and to all those people that purchased tickets. We managed to raise £252.60 pence which will be donated to the Great Western Air Ambulance Charity,6 weeks ago this great self funding service saved the life of my life long friend Steve Hale following an accident he had at his work. Many thanks as well to Adrian Noble who helped organise the raffle.
Wednesday 19 June 2019
A very big thank you to all the marshalls and other helpers on the Beacon Batch last night. All you did is very much appreciated.
Well done to all team yellow runners. It was great to see you take away a bunch of the prizes. Good stuff.
Calling all male runners. I will be teaching mens yoga at weston cricket club on Tuesday evenings 8-9pm. A great chance to stretch properly and build some strength to compliment running. £8 per class or £30 for the 5 week course. All levels welcome begins 25th June.
Thursday 13 June 2019
I have a place for Seaview 17 if any one would like it get in touch
Email as above
Wednesday 12 June 2019
Oct to Dec Championship races
For info here is the list of races that will complete this years championship. Exmoor Stagger has just been confirmed but 2 races still to decide date. Full Monty is now open and will fill quickly as limited to 250 so enter soon if you wish to do it.
OCT 3rd Burnham 5k
6th Burnham half marathon
20th Exmoor Stagger long offrdGrand Prix
24th Weston Prom
27th Dartmoor Vale half TBC 28/10 in 19
Nov 3rd Bideford 10 mile - road
7th Burnham 5k
21st Weston Prom
24th Brent Knoll short off rd Grand Prix
Dec 1st Full Monty long off rd
5th Burnham 5k Grand Prix
15th Wellington 10k TBC 16/12 in 2019
19th Weston Prom Grand Prix
26th Clevedon Misc Grand Prix
Friday 07 June 2019
Weston AC ----Stock Clearance.
Marathon Tees; Long Sleeves , M (2), L (1).
Short Sleeves, S (1), M (2), L (2).
All at £2.00 each.
All BLUE Training Tees; L/Sleeve Mens – S (2), M (1), L (7).
S/sleeve, S (3), M (1), L (3).
L/Sleeve Ladies X-S (1), S (1), M 93), L (3).
All at £3.00 each.
Hoodie; 1 Large & 1 X-Large £15.00 each.
Club Jackets; 1 Med, Ladies Black & 1 Mens Black.
1 Med, Black/Red & 2 Small, Navy/Blue. £28.50.
Email DAVE firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday 06 June 2019
Kie - I believe Guy Bradford is doing Giants Head, he might share petrol costs if you can lend him a booster seat.
Wednesday 05 June 2019
Lift or Car Share
I’m taking part in the Giant Head Marathon at the end of the month and wondered who else from the club might be doing it, I’m wondering if I could grab a lift/car share with someone.
Saturday 01 June 2019
I would like to congratulate everyone who achieved personal bests in the recent rounds of Spring Marathons.The improvement over the last few years have been very noticeable and encouraging.
However I do feel we may be forgetting the exploits of previous generations.
When the current web site was introduced it was not technically possible to add or change historical times and it is now left up to those of us that were around at the time to convey what went on. These are a few of them..........Perry Somers, Tony Pettit, Mike Jacob, sub 2.30 or 2.31. Jim Dixon at over 55 won his category in London in a time of 2.31, plus Brian Pople achieved remarkable time of 2.23 and there are others with noteworthy performances. Hopefully when the new web site is up and running maybe it can include these achievements.
Friday 31 May 2019
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
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