Some good photos from Sodbury Slog can be found Here
. Picture 77 Malcolm, 95/96/97/98 Dave Stock swimming! 102 Ralph, 111 Claudine, 130 Simon Walsh & Kevin
Tuesday 11 November 2008
Well done Ruth and Jim on your marathon efforts over the weekend. We have added your times to the club championship marathon section but noticed you also did better times in the Portland marathon in January. Have you done any other marathons with better times since Portland? Please email us to confirm either way. Many thanks.
Jim 'n' Roo, seconded, you must be really pleased, 'specially after Roo's special diet of lager and more lager!!
Monday 10 November 2008
Great result Ruth & Jim. You've gotta be pleased with that result !
Results for Jim & Ruth - Coastal Marathon: 5hrs 21m. & it looks like Jim was First M55 ... congratulations Mr White!!!
A huge well done to Roger, have you come back down to Earth yet??!!
Also great times on you guys slogging your way round the "Slog". Does anyone know how Jimbo and Ruth got on?
Sunday 09 November 2008
Wow Roger!! Your the man. I knew you could do it.Well done.
Saturday 08 November 2008
A huge well done Roger!! Enjoy that extremely well deserved steak and all the trimmings!!
Well Done Roger, Mendip Hills will never seem the same again ?
Provisional results from todays World 70.3 ( Half Ironman ) championships, Florida. Kit Stokes 126th in 4:15:13, Mark Ashurst 490th in 4:48:33 - great effort guys !
I'm sure Val will cook you a supurb steak and provide all the trimmings! Well done Rogher, cant wait to see what you plan to do next!!
Also want to say good luck to Ruth & jim who start the first of their seven marathons today, at least the weather looks like its going to be kind to you both.
Well done Roger... I ran the safeway route on Thursday and fancied a steak after that but im sure you've worked a tad harder than I did..
You probably deserve a beer to go with that steak
100 mile Himalayan Run completed in 22hs and 50 mins. 21000ft of up and down what a challenge. Not sure of finishing position, but will find out later. Waiting for a flight to Delhi should be home Sunday night. Looking forward to a peppered steak with all the trimmings.
Friday 07 November 2008
Haven't you heard of "Multi-tasking" Lesley? I can strip and snap with the best of 'em!!
I'm not sure Weston is quite ready for the Cockney Sparrow stripping!!
Ginnie I didn't think you'd want to strip and take photos at the same time?
WAC Running Gear update; JACKETS 9 mediums, 15 large, 1 small. Ladies T-SHIRTS, only got sizes 12, 14 & 16 left. MENS T-SHIRTS good supply. Also still got some long sleeve T's Ladies & Mens (mainly small)but they are large fitting. Come-on my garage needs to be find some SPACE!!.
Oh woe is me........... ousted as club photographer!!!
A massive thank you to everyone who has volunteered to help with the Cracker on 14th Dec. We now only need about 15 more names to complete the volunteer list. A full list of tasks for the day will be issued soon.
Please could you let me know if you are available.
Would really love to hear from: Matt & Naomi (got a gr8 job in mind for you!); Sarah Nash, are you available with your camera? Shaun C? Yak lover? Long haired Bovine?
Dont be shy the list of strippers is now complete!!
Thursday 06 November 2008
ARGH! keyboard dying. sorry for typos...
Below was meant to say REPRESENT! NOt repressed!
and the number represed per person.
So before Nov 30 it 64 per person
After Nov 30 99
Im Looking for someone to run the bristol Ratrace with me and a friend on june 27/28.
Takes the whole weekend, but if team entered before November 30th, only 64 rather than after this date when prices go up to 99.
Please Email me if anyone interested.
Wise enough to spot drug cheats, heres to a clean pb at Burnham 5k this evening..
Nice to see you haven't lost that caring side Victor! You might be another year older, but you're not any wiser!!
P.B back in training ,no chance shes got that mad cow disease caught it off
PB: I thought a insult would prompt you to get back into training !
Well I would advise him to have a large drink. It will dull the pain from the attack of a herd of Weston yaks. I understand that yaks possess "quite astonishing strength"! :)
Wednesday 05 November 2008
Have you been drinking Rich??
Glad to hear you're enjoying yourself, No problems with the altitude then ? Amazing views of Everest ? Must be comforting to see those Yaks, striking resemblence to the Weston ac women - Do they also move around in herds ?
Excellent Roger, glad the knee is holding out.
Great to hear all's going well Roger, and that the body & soul are still holding together!!
Hi just to keep everyone up to date, this certainly is a tough race! Day 1 24 miles 17th 5.58hr, day 2. 20 miles 18th 3.55hrs, day 3. marathon day 26 miles 13th 6.30hrs. Very tired but fit and well.
Tuesday 04 November 2008
Simon Jones who runs with Mendip Hash has an entry for Cheddar half that he won't be able to use due to a broken ankle. Do you know anyone who wants it?
Mobile 07909 906556
Responded to your email on Sunday night. Sister in law has requested the number sorry!!
Graham Brooks, are you still trying to get rid of a Cheddar half number? If so give me a buzz 01934 844416. I did try e-mail last week but not heard back.
Leslie, I'll be at the Club tonight with key, so if you wish could you please bring along the Trophy. DAVE
Gwent Cross Country Races at BATH,this coming Sunday. Anyone fancy a run around Bath Uni grounds in a 10.3 K race.(just over 6 miles) 2.30pm start for the senior men, Ladies start earlier & do a much shorter course, but you need to pre enter on the day or contact me.--- Or for more details!! go to www.gwent-league.org.uk In any event I'll be at the finish line all day ! DAVE
Mr Chairman .... like butter wouldn't melt ....
Monday 03 November 2008
Got the Cheddar number in todays post , and have sent you a cheque, many thanks,
Thank you Cupcake ,are you taking the mick on the ray of sunshine bit ?
Happy Birthday Victor...thanks for being such a ray of sunshine in the club... enjoy your day.
Sunday 02 November 2008
Thanks you Liz have number and
have been on line for change over
I will forward payment to you J H
Radcliffe blows the field away and wins in NY!!
Can Hamilton do the same??
Did you get the number etc.?
Next year's OMM will be a 5k stroll around Keswick town centre, but only if it isnt raining!!!
Did you have fun Liz?
Good luck to:
Kit & Mark next weekend in Florida
Paula in NY today
Hamilton in Brazil today
Obama on Tuesday in the USA!!!!!
NY Marathon. Looks like this will be on Eurosport 2 (channel 411) at 2:00 - 5:00
Calm down Liz....I'll be there next year!
Was I the only WAC member who did the OMM?
Where were you all, you soft southerners?
Saturday 01 November 2008
Just from Devon to find message reporting Victor as being 'prizeless'..i myself feel equally cheated but fear becoming a +50 lady may prove aukward...
Hmmm.....830....ill try to be there! roughly how far?
Victor... what a great way to celebrate your birthday...sadly I wont be able to join you but let me know if you fancy a pint sometime to mark the occasion!
Friday 31 October 2008
To celebrate my birthday myself and other hardy fellows intend to do long run from Swan ,Rowberrow this sunday.
Followed by the slap up full english
at Shipham cafe. All welcome , so come along and cheer up the miserable one..
8.30 Sunday morning Swan Inn car park Rowberrow.
Thursday 30 October 2008
Neales niece is possibly intereseted in trying out the WRN, what is the best contact number for her to phone to have a chat prior to going along.
Yes Good luck to Roger in the Himalayas, and good luck also to Kit
and Mark. I Realise Mr Colman is trying to get me to make a comment about Disney characters looking like a certain Triathlete but i will rise above it..
Wednesday 29 October 2008
Good Luck Roger, you brave, mad, fool. I'll be with you on the down hill's!
All entries for Sodbury & Cheddar gone. Thanks
Calling all LADY members of WAC, I now have the Ladies T-Shirts, plus a few of the Small sized jackets and hopfully I'll be at Hutton Moor on Thursday Evening. I'll also bring along the mens if anyone is still without.
Good luck Roger, nothing like a good flat run !
Also good luck to Mark Ashurst and Kit Stokes, both flying out to Florida to compete in World Triathlon 70.3 Championships on Saturday 8th Nov.
Live race coverage on www.ironmanlive dot com. Race starts at 6.55am which I reckon is around 1pm here. I'm sure Victor will be glued for a glimpse of his buddy ?
Good lucky Roger.... would love to come along but the property market is just so busy I cant afford the time off!!
Hope all goes well and everyone else keeps up with you.
Sodbury Slog place going. If someone is prepared to pay for it - even better.
Best of luck Roger you mad fool!!
Good luck Roger!!! (Rather you than me!)
Leave for the mountains Thursday evening after 6 months of distance training. Anyone interested in this 100 mile race go to www.himalayan.com, clic on site map and you will get an idea of whats in store.(not the best web site in the world).
Race days are Monday to Friday and will do my best to keep you all updated as it progresses
I shall return! see you all then.
Tuesday 28 October 2008
I also have a cheddar half number if anyone is interested let me know.
Cheddar number gone.
Cheddar half number up for grabs, also 2 x Sodbury Slog numbers. e-mail or phone 01934 852783 07979790075
CHEDDAR NUMBER GONE! Congratulations to Alan Johnson who wins the Fastest Finger Prize! Hope the legs are as fast round Cheddar ;o)
Monday 27 October 2008
Just to point out prizes ladies won at
Exmoor. Pippa Stephens was second lady just behind G.B runner So respect is due. Pam Withers got a prize for being most overdressed Vet 50 , 2 in category. Liz Wiggins award was for safest descending by senior lady. Ger Hope got her award for cake eating. Rachel Vincents award was for furthering the cause of medical science
, just hope the R.S.P.C.A do not find out. Rover and out....
CHEDDAR NUMBER AVAILABLE
Regretably I won't be able to run on Saturday, so if anyone wants my entry please call me on 01934 833514 (or leave a message on the board).
Dear Hill-dodger, I feel you should be safe to venture down to the club on Thursday as it surely can't be hills two weeks running (no pun intended)!
Does anyone know which circuit is planned for this Thursday night?
Just to point out. I thought Victor was in a particularly good & jolly mood yesterday. And was amiable company throughout. Mind you he did seem relieved on the non appearance of any randy bull mastiffs out on Exmoor!
Victor, prizeless & miserable, maybe you should run as Victoria?
Sunday 26 October 2008
I would like to be the first to congratulate the lovely ladies of our club who all picked up category prizes
in todays Stagger/Stumble. Also big well done to Zero Fat Cowell on her
sub 2 day half marathon P.B at Stroud!!!
Don't you mean crawling!
Saturday 25 October 2008
Good luck to all those climbing up to the beacon tomorow
Thursday 23 October 2008
I have a large amount of unclaimed kit filling my camper, (but not ladies T's as yet). Navy Blue Jackets' and Club coloured T's. are 'in' this winter, so please claim yours before I run out of supply (as if). Tel; 414361 DAVE
So far, nobody has claimed the blue Helly Hansen top left behind at the Muddle race on Sunday Oct 12th. If you think this could be yours please drop me a note. Many thanks.
Wednesday 22 October 2008
Does anyone want a number for the Sodbury Slog on 9th November, I am injured so won't be running.
Please e-mail me at tracey.heal4679.fsnet.co.uk or phone 07979790075
Also might know of another if wanted.
The club is still in need of someone to come forward as race director for the Beacon Batch race. If anyone is interersted and wants to discuss it please drop me an e-mail.
Tuesday 21 October 2008
Mes Amis ,i have alarming news to report. Following further undercover work i have found out side effects
one can experience from this immersion treatment. A nasty viral infection called Red eye ( train tunnel syndrome ). Early warning signals are a bloodshot eye , if untreated this infection can lead to Premature Baldness, impotentcy and Dementia.
Apparently athletic types are not so susceptible but unathletic types are prone. Please if anyone knows anybody
who could be at risk stop them now .
Don't Die of Ignorance...
Sean - you want to get some cream for that rash. You ought to have words with Malcolm - he has a tendancy to pop into Boots and ask the ladies behind the counter to have a look at his rash (nettle stings indeed!?!?)
Things are looking good - aiming for first WAC women home on the Stagger!!!
Monday 20 October 2008
Clearly I am the invisible man, must be the efforts on Tuesday night. I did run the Dartmoor Vale this weekend, finished with Mike and Yosser in 4.29.56. Tough course, good team work.......or maybe it was a dream and I just picked up a rather nasty rash from somewhere I cannot remember. Hopefully I do not need to run up those hills again!!!!!!
OMG, Matt, tell me you didn't really see THAT photo on my phone...... did you??
So...what time is the party on Wednesday??
Warning!! For those unable to view Facebook.
Do you know this man? He was last seen behaving suspiciously on the Weston sea front area last Thursday night. If you do know or see this man, do NOT approach him. Children will be left mentally disfigured if allowed to view this picture. You have been warned!
[ Sinister Photo
One result you all missed,Madeline Cook 229 position 2hr 09min 04sec Dartmoor Vale Half Marathon
I would also like to point out that I am unable to check the suitability of facebook images from work, however if it is anything like that image (which I spent many a day in counselling), which included Ginny, a beach... (I will stop here).
Then, I must advise anyone that is not blind, please.... don't look...
It's for your own safety. and also, the therapy is expensive.
I would like to reassure anyone with small children that the creature in Ginnie's photo has been captured and cured of the horrible affliction on it's head!
FYI: Cockney Sparrow - Just to let you know that when you post web links/addresses on the message board it will now need to be approved before it is displayed so that you don't get any wonderful porn being displayed. This is why the message does not get displayed as soon as you click on the "submit" button.
But, thanks for the 50(ish) posts ;)
Ahhhh, tis true, the Sparrow will be splashing aroung in the tub on Wednesday, prior to taking up running again on Thursday.... bring it on!!PS if you'd like to see my work of art, follow this link: Facebook
Congratulations Ralph to you and your excellent pacer Rob. Also congratulations to Phil Tomlinson 3.58.27 and Ian Hughes (yosser) 4.29.36
at Dartmoor Vale. Also worthy of mention Former member Simon Lund finished 8th in 3.09.12 . I am off for total immersion treatment with Whitey and a big bag of chips...
Yes, Miss Claudine likes to be totally immersed, indeed, there are times when she needs a snorkel to aid breathing. When not totally immersed, she tends to need a booster seat for comfort
To Hercule - I have tried the total immersion technique in Kewstoke and it doesn't seeim to work for me, but maybe that's because I'm eating chips at the same time?!
Gerry H. Thanks for checking out Abingdon results.Also all the good luck that club members passed onto me & Rob Skeen.
Sunday 19 October 2008
Well done to Rowena Ham 970th in 1:39:58 at Cardiff half today.
Also big well done to Colin Lee 27th in 3:29:23, Tim Pollard 50th in 3:50:53 and Mike Potter at the Dartmoor Vale Marathon today
Just found results, well done to Ralph on finishing his first marathon in 3.30.40 and also big well done to Rob who finished in 3.44.12.
Anyone know how Rob & Ralph got on today?
P.S. Thanks for all the times I've been emailed.
Results won't be available for a day or so. Have spent many hours of my weekend trying to sort them out and I need a break from it now.
Back to it tomorrow.
think i was about 33.55 liz-if that helps.
Saturday 18 October 2008
Can Sean McHenry and Gareth Weaver please conatct Malcolm Gammon about running the christmas crcker please ASAP
Notice for all Weston Runners who ran the October Prom:
Please can any of you who noted your time please let me have it ASAP.
Who would like this?? I haven't room for it in the house. If I put it in the garage I'm afraid it'll get damp.
I don't need it for the proms.
Friday 17 October 2008
***Cracker Volunteers update*** Thank you very much for your response. We have 52 names on the volunteer list so far and it's official, the White's want to be drinkers! and more men want to be strippers than women! Don't be shy, we've got many more tasks to allocate.
Aha ze big secret is out !
Claudine has been spotted visitng an address in Kewstoke, after much undercover work i have found out
that she has total immersion treatment
in a tub with someone known only as slackbladder . We know this slackbladder as the Cockney sparrow.
Her trainig regime has been copied by local triathlete Go slow Colman and the results are plain to see.
So anybody who is struggling with times
and would like to boost performance get down to Kewstoke this Wednesday coming...
Has anyone had Trochanteric Bursitis in the hip. If this is/was you I would love to know how you got over it. Any info would be much appreciated: firstname.lastname@example.org
Does anyone have an entry for the Sodbury Slog that they are not planning to use please?
Thursday 16 October 2008
Just wanted to thank everyone who had any part at all in helping with the Prom tonight.
It ran much more smoothly this time (at least I think it did!!) and it wouldn't have done without the help we received.
Very much appreciated.
WAC Prom Teams announced. Please see the Welcome Page for details.
Pete, not running? Thought you might be running it twice?
See you then.
Rachel and Liz,
I'll be around tonight at the Prom if you still need a hand, I'll pop into registration at 6.45ish for instructions. Cheers
We have an exciting opportunity for someone to become a race director. Roger would like to hand over the Beacon Batch race to a fresh pair of hands and we are therefore looking for a replacement. We would like, if possible, to have someone pretty soon so that we can inform the fell runners association by the end of October. The club needs fresh faces and new ideas and these handovers are a natural evolution for the club.
In volunteering you would get the help and support of Roger and I believe may well have a keen assistant, if required!
Please drop me an e-mail if your interested in directing a race and supporting your club.
Tuesday 14 October 2008
up for grabs is my entry for this weekends Dartmoor vale half,found out it clash's with my shift at burger king,first come first serve.