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Monday 31 December 2012

Bryan

Posted : 19:32
Cheers Pete. I'm officially fed up with the Clevedon Boxing Day race.

Pete Clark (Ghost Runner) [WAC]

Posted : 18:39
Just to let people know that the Pete Clark who features in the Boxing day results is not me - Guy was first home and I was probably in bed.

Bryan

Posted : 15:55
I have a Wonka Golden Ticket, or as good as! My wonderful wife has agreed to let me out tonight (don't feel sorry for her as she's having a girls night out on Wednesday). Any ideas?

Bryan

Posted : 15:52
I should have a word with the organisers Claudine as they still have you down as 3rd in the online results. Whether it was 3rd or 4th, it is great to have you back running competitively again. Well done!

Vodka

Posted : 13:52
Thanks for the 'special' mention re the Boxing Day results .... although I have to admit I was fourth LV40 (not third) ... but was still flipping shocked & happy to get that. Great race, great atmosphere and the best comment of the day went to Rob Skeen - when I finally caught up with him I was greeted with "oh god now I'll have to race"!!

ADGE [WAC.]

Posted : 11:50
It seems i made the right decision not to run to Crooks Peak.I have only just got my hearing back Alan.what a whimp to suggest that it was muddy.What sort of a man are you.!!!May catch up with you at the HANGOVER 2morrow.Earplugs at the ready.!!

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 10:00
Thank you for all the offers of help tomorrow.
Would all marshals please report at 10:00 in the hall.
Other roles please come at the appropriate time. I will be there from 8:00

Sunday 30 December 2012

Liz wiggins E-mail Liz wiggins

Posted : 21:07
New Year's Eve Run:
A long few days at work = need a run.
Anyone fancy a run at about 5pm tomorrow?

Alan Johnstone [Weston AC] E-mail Alan Johnstone

Posted : 13:24
Hi Barry,and rest of the gang, thanks for the company today, my wife was not amused when I brought half the peak home with me, talk about mud, but great fun

Chairman of the Adge Appreciation Society [Weston AC] E-mail Chairman of the Adge Appreciation Society

Posted : 13:17
Adge where were you for the Peak run today, you were sorely missed. As good fortune had it, that nice Alan Johnstone was there to keep us amused with his amazing interesting stories and hilarious quips.

forrestgump [wac]

Posted : 12:06
Well done alan for keeping me company to the peak this morning

Guy(MMFC)

Posted : 11:07
R.E Webmaster(Boxing day race), along with myself i can rememeber Colin Lintern,Pete Bartlett,Jason Wyatt,Malcolm Gammon,Sarah Styles,Katie David and a few other girls at the race. I was 36TH and Malcolm came in after me.

Saturday 29 December 2012

Rich C [More is Less]

Posted : 11:50
Indoor turbo training session next Friday evening at King Alfred Sports Centre, Burnham. Arrive from 7pm to start at 7:30pm. Bring your bike & indoor trainer. Great session last night with 20 riders having fun ! Just one pound per rider to cover the hire of the hall. Changing / showers available.

Kevs mate

Posted : 10:41
He told me he only wore the nurses outfit for me

Kieron

Posted : 00:13
Hi Pete, Lidls in Worle would be great, see you at 8.05.

Friday 28 December 2012

Alan Johnstone [Weston AC] E-mail Alan Johnstone

Posted : 21:39
Hi Niki, See you Sunday, Can you please confirm that the en route nursing service will not be Kevin in a nurses outfit.

Marc B [WAC] E-mail Marc B

Posted : 18:53
Hi Pete, a Sunday morning jaunt around the Mendips sounds delightful - see you at the Swan

Niki F

Posted : 16:25

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Yes Alan, the Walnut Walkers have re-grouped. The usual en route nursing service will be available, I've placed a stash of pads & clean shorts near the petrol pump in Loxton if anyone needs a mid-run fresh-n-up.

Alan Johnstone [Weston AC ] E-mail Alan Johnstone

Posted : 12:34
Anyone from the Wallnut tree gang running up the peak Sunday ?

Pete Clark [Wac]

Posted : 12:23
Will be running around the Mendips this Sunday 8.30AM Swan Rowberrow. Plan to do the usual 13 miles Charterhouse route.
Kieron if you need a lift just say where from and I'll see you at 08.05 - Sam / anyone else - I can pick you up too if you like?

Monday 24 December 2012

John

Posted : 23:08

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Yes the Wellington Monument Race did
take place 1st wac Tobias H 2nd John H 3rd Pete Bartlett times to follow
J H

A Johnstone [Weston AC] E-mail A Johnstone

Posted : 20:51
HiAdge, Thank you for enquiring as to my whereabouts. I would have considered your suggestion of being an Xmas tree fairy but I fear the ladies would have fainted if they looked up my skirt, Happy Xmas to you and the rest of the Walnut Tree Collossal.

Victor [wac] E-mail Victor

Posted : 11:46
An a Merry christmas to you Mr Coalman, look forward to seeing you waddle around in the new year. Be warned of new dress code that certain mmbers or the Massive have taken to wearing. Thats why its called Velvet bottom.

Bryan

Posted : 09:26
Did the Wellington Monument Race take place in the end?

Sunday 23 December 2012

Andy Dev

Posted : 21:46

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Guilty as charged. But we will say nothing of Bradford's impromptu cappacinno kiosk that suddenly sprung up in the car park afterwards.

ADGE [wac] E-mail ADGE

Posted : 21:19
HAVNT HEARD FROM ALAN JOHNSTON FOR A WHILE,HAS SOMEONE PLONKED HIM ON TOP OF A CHRISTMAS TREE???

Rich C [More is less ]

Posted : 21:04
Victor, Andy, Adrian & Co. Apologies for not showing at the Swan this morning, just can't get my fat ass out of bed these days ! A Merry Christmas to one and all and I hope to see you up on the Mendips soon.

Guy(MMFC)

Posted : 20:25
You have to wonder how The Massifs Andy Dev was stood in The Swan car park with his shorts inside out this morning. Red faced he quickly went about correcting the suspicious howler by temporarily standing half-naked in the process(spotty backside!).

Saturday 22 December 2012

Gerry H [WAC]

Posted : 17:06
Hi Mike,

Yes usual suspects off to the Peak tomorrow.

8.15am meet car park opposite Walnut Tree all welcome.

Si

Posted : 15:20
If you're doing the Wellington monument run.

Just spoke to my mate who lives in Hemyock, he said that the river in the village is currently flooding (no surpises there). Best to check the race website before you leave tomorrow just in case.

Andy Dev/ Victor, will join you at the Swan tomorrow for the mudfest.

Adrian [wac] E-mail Adrian

Posted : 13:04
Thanks Grace for the lovely cake. Went down well with the lager.

MikeW

Posted : 12:43

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Is anyone running from the walnut tomorrow?

Friday 21 December 2012

Malcolm

Posted : 15:36

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Congratulations to the 252 runners who completed the 5 mile race last night. Some impressive local results especially from Bryan and Rich B....Superb! well deserved after all the hard training you have both put in.
A huge thankyou to everyone who came along and helped at last night's Prom Race. With 252 finishers it was the largest December field we have ever had. Particular thanks to Phil and Colin who worked hard to restore the timing clocks to working order after they got an unexpected soaking during the 1 mile race and then managed to initiate a contingency plan whilst the race was already underway... well done!

Have a lovely Christmas everyone.

Victor [wac] E-mail Victor

Posted : 14:19
I will return to the fold on Sunday Mr Dev and look forward to humiliating any new recruits from the Walnut W....rs , i am led to believe some have joined the massive.

Andy Dev

Posted : 12:41
Listen up you Crazy Fools !!

TIME = SUNDAY 08:30 HRS
LOCATION = SWAN INN
MISSION = TRIG POINT & BEYOND

Don't you just love it when a plan comes together.

Thursday 20 December 2012

Guy(MMFC)

Posted : 21:26
Rich Bartlett that was a hugely impressive Prom run tonight, 30.09. Performance of the night for me. That's what happens when you don't carry that Poofy joggers water bottle( your comfort blanket)with you! Brilliant run.

Ron Jeremy

Posted : 16:41
Re: Victor (Massive Member).
That not what Geraldine reckons...

Victor (massive member) [wac] E-mail Victor (massive member)

Posted : 16:27
I have to say that last message was mildly amusing better than that drivel about badgers , who by the way should all be culled. Merry Christmas one and all .

Nick E-mail Nick

Posted : 16:25

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Hi jim wotton ,running late so wont be able to help out tonight .nick cook

The (Senior) A Team [WAC]

Posted : 15:52
In 1972 a crap training unit was sent to prison by a military court for a crimes against running they didn't commit. These men promptly escaped from a maximum security stockade to the North Somerset underground. Today, still wanted by the government, they survive as soldiers of fortune. If you have a drink problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire the Mendip Massive.

Billy Badger(Mendips Hells Badgers) [Hells badgers(Mendip Chapter)]

Posted : 15:18
Can I request that you lot at WAC refrain from running all over our 'Manor' in 2013. Almost every thursday in the summer a magnificent turn out of WAC runners traipzed all over the Mendips on social runs disturbing me and the boys as we are patrolling our yard. We try and keep out of your way, but on the one occasion I came to say hello, that big jessie Jim White screamed like a big girls blouse! That was hysterical!! On behalf of the Mendip Hells badgers. Seasons greetings to you all. And come and have a go in 2013 if you think youre fit enough. We'll be waiting! XX
ps dont even get me started on those poseurs who come up here on a sunday morning!

Marc B [WAC] E-mail Marc B

Posted : 08:10
Go on the Dom, I'll have your Gloucester place if it's still available.

Let me know how much I owe you, cheers, Marc

Mark Hill E-mail Mark Hill

Posted : 00:06

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Liz,
You have entered the series and have race number 200. Please keep this number for the whole series, and bring this along with you each race.

Wednesday 19 December 2012

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 21:46
Hi Dom and everybody else.
Yes the prom mile is on tomorrow so I would appreciate the usual help.
We have also agreed that we will continue into next year and will confirm tomorrow

Bryan

Posted : 21:28
Liz, if you have entered the 2012-13 entire series then you keep the number you have been allocated. If you have just entered selected races then you will need a new number of each race entered.

Dominic

Posted : 20:47

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Good evening, is the one mile prom on before tomorrows prom race? Also I have a place available for the Gloucester marathon on January 20th if anyone is interested.

Liz Wiggins [WAC] E-mail Liz Wiggins

Posted : 20:28
Prom Race:
Do I use my race number from last time or do I get a new one?

Claudine

Posted : 19:57
** London Marathon Club Places **

Congratulations to Gareth Weaver, Ian Purnell & Si Walsh who were the lucky club members who were drawn out of the hat to secure 2013 London Marathon places.

** Action required by Gareth, Ian & Si **

I need to add your names and email addresses on the VLM console and then send each of you an email from the console to allow you to complete and pay for your club entry. This must be done no later than 5pm on the 18th of January 2013; VLM will not accept late entries under any circumstances.

I will progress once I get all 3 email addresses. Please use the link on our club Contacts page to send me an email with your respective details.

Any queries give me a yell (I'll also be at the prom tomorrow night).

Guy(MMFC)

Posted : 17:31
No probs Pete, see you by the slipway at 7.

Josh

Posted : 13:40

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Just a heads up that the Exeter HM (& reserve list)on 10/02/2013 is full already so there is no excuse not to do the Dursley Dozen on same day which says 'new improved tougher course' & the two miles of road have been ditched for trail. Sounds good!

Pete Clark [Wac]

Posted : 13:30
Guy, Tobias, David...
Myself, Kieron and Sam will be meeting at 7pm sharp tomo by the slipway next to Knightsone island to warm-up for the prom. It would be nice if you could join us to warm-up as a team, but if you have a routine that you want to stick to instead then that's fine and we'll see you on the start line. Cheers,
Pete

Tuesday 18 December 2012

Dave

Posted : 23:33

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Hi Santa's little helpers.
Thanks to everyone who came along to the run tonight - a success....we didn't lose anyone, even in the pub!

Photo's now on the Gallery - good job it wasn't video and You-Tube!!

Cheers

Dave

Monday 17 December 2012

Tuesdays E-mail Tuesdays

Posted : 08:13

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Hey everyone, hopefully you are all ready for tomorrow night's session. We will be off from HM just after 7, as a big sociable group for a bit of festive fun and cheer.

Any festive garb will add to the occassion as we go for a 6 mile run around Weston, with a couple of stops en-route, when the Marathon Draw will take place.

If you aren't able to run, email or txt me and I will let you know how you can still join in the fun.

Dave

07793715396

Saturday 15 December 2012

Guy (Maximum muscular failure Cadre)

Posted : 10:07

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Good job Ian for the head torch experience on Thursday.The sound effects from the girls as they went knee deep in frozen mud was priceless.....Get in!

Friday 14 December 2012

ian

Posted : 21:15
it was a pleasure

Bryan

Posted : 15:29
Breaking news! I can feel my toes again. Echoing Mr Weaver's comments, I enjoyed running through semi-frozen fields of mud/cowpats and through Wrington Woods. Well done Mr Purnell and "The Dwarf" as Ian affectionately knows her for preparing the post-race nutrional supplements. Also a shout out for The Olde Inn in Congresbury which resembles a London Underground train to a certain extent with the leather grip handles hanging from the ceiling by the bar. Mrs Weaver had good fun swinging from them!

Southern Softie

Posted : 12:33
Ay. Wi'at basket on't front packed t'brim wi Hovis scufflers.

Rich C [Less is more]

Posted : 12:01
Eeh by gum, the 2014 TDF starting in Yorkshire. Simon, will you be waving the starting flag ?

Malcolm

Posted : 09:12

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If you were helping last Sunday at the Cracker and have not yet collected your long sleeved T Shirt they will be available at our Festive training night next Tuesday so be sure to come along and collect it.

Gareth W

Posted : 08:29
Thank you Ian for a brilliant night run last night.

All was good - food, fun and frozen mud!

Thursday 13 December 2012

Marc B

Posted : 17:20
Peaked at 2? So I could add another fifty percent to the total then!

Andy, that sounds good and I'm always more than happy to laugh at those in a hungover state! Don't forget the jagerbombs...

Andy Dev

Posted : 16:42
Marc.
Jason Wyatt and myself are planning a 12-13 mile(ish) run on Sunday 8:30am from the Swan. I'm going to be nursing a huge hangover so could be providing some added entertainment en-route.

Victor [wac] E-mail Victor

Posted : 15:40
Mark , i can assure you we are Massive.The other week numbers peaked at 2 . Hope to be back soon to swell numbers even further.

Marc B [WAC] E-mail Marc B

Posted : 12:13
Having been a fairly infrequent member of the Mendip Massive (Ive been twice in 4 years) Could someone please remind me of the meeting time and place (still the Swan on Sunday?)

Now Ive moved to Churchill I really should make the effort to get up there more

How big and how fast is the group usually?

See you all for tonights head torch run

Cheers

Marc

Wednesday 12 December 2012

Tobias

Posted : 21:45

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Thanks Mrs King! I picked up a nice bottle of white for your efforts tonight; 1st Female V35.

If it survives the festive season, I'll bring it to the January 5k. Well done.

Next Tuesday ..... Festive Training and Marathon Draw [WAC] E-mail Next Tuesday ..... Festive Training and Marathon Draw

Posted : 16:47
The final Tuesday night session of the year turns festive and social. This year we will be going for a run.....so come prepared with Christmassy garb and ready for a 5'ish mile run.

If you're in the Club London Marathon Draw then you can't miss it ;-) See you there.

Dave


Monday 10 December 2012

Bryan

Posted : 09:32
A message about the night run:
A reminder to WAC members that the Wrington Waddle (not Wobble as previously advertised) Night Run is due to take place this Thursday. Meet at 6.45pm for 7.00pm at Urchinwood Manor. Details can be found by clicking the link below. Usual rules apply, full body covering and bring a bright torch (something a bit more powerful than the torch your grandma gave you for an Xmas present when you were six).
[ Wrington Waddle ]

Sunday 09 December 2012

Cheryl E-mail Cheryl

Posted : 21:50

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We had great fun this morning giving out chips and t-shirts.. Great team work, lots of festive spirit and we even cable tied peoples chips for them, with icy cold fingers.... now that's service for you!!! Sophia has also found herself a vocation and a bucket load of self confidence, as a voice over with the megaphone, after wishing the runners a merry christmas and directing them to their t-shirt pick up point!!! and Maisie perfected marking peoples numbers (finely missing their clothes in some cases!!!) just gotta stop her doing it at home now ;)... fab day, great team work and we're looking forward to next year!!!

Pam

Posted : 17:49
A very big thank you to everyone who generously donated to 'Wallace and Grommit's Grand Appeal' and supported 'Team Lydia' around, what was for me not only my slowest but longest 10km!! Thank you.

Ken Tuckwood, Cracker Race Director

Posted : 17:13
Our most successful Cracker ever, with over 1,600 runners braving the icy wind. Unusually, it was nearly won by a competitor dressed in fancy dress, ie Father Christmas! Also braving that icy wind were a significant number of club members - & in a lot of cases family members, who once again demonstrated their commitment to the club. As in previous years, I am extremely grateful to everyone for their support, especially the members of the Cracker Sub Committee.

Take a bow - you deserve it!!

Graham Brooks (former WAC)

Posted : 17:04
Just to pass on thanks for the organisers of today's cracker. Great race, well organised but next time a little less wind please

Saturday 08 December 2012

Vodka

Posted : 14:23
Big thanks to Dave 'Social' Cowell for arranging today's Not Cracker - a great turn out by club members, some excellent fancy dress costumes & all finished off by a lovely breakfast!

Friday 07 December 2012

Ian

Posted : 15:05

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Victor, You said you wanted some info re Wrington Wobble (if it's still the plan to do it from work) What do you require?
give me a call if it's eaiser 07951 085570

Ian

Rich C [Less is More]

Posted : 13:32
If anyone is after a decent turbo trainer for the winter months Wiggle have the Elite Mag Speed Trainer for 104.99. If you enter the code 10extra you get it for 94.49 inc free delivery.

Thursday 06 December 2012

Kevin Minty [Weston AC] E-mail Kevin Minty

Posted : 09:43
Thanks for all the advice for the head torch. Got a Petzl Tikka XP2 from GO Outdoors - 35.99 with a discount card! Even comes with a red flashing light!

Hopefully my night time excursions to the woods might be a bit safer!

Merry Christmas to all Weston ACer's, here's to plenty of 2013 New Year PB's!

Monday 03 December 2012

Guy (Maximum muscular failure Cadre)

Posted : 18:30

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Don't be fooled Tobias, that was a test fall just to see if the Torch stayed on my head....Test successful.

NOT CRACKER !!!!! [WAC Social] E-mail NOT CRACKER !!!!!

Posted : 17:39
6 more sleeps to the big day ....... but only 5 to a run and a big breakfast.

Our festive social run on Saturday starts at the Pier at 09:30 - be there prompt for a group photo and costume judging. Then we're off for an Adj amble around the beach and Uphill.

Don't forget to bring a change of clothes and wet-wipes ( maybe a towel if the current wet forecast is anything to judge by ).

If you've not got your name on the social webpage, or told me over the last coupe of weeks please get in touch ASAP - otherwise you might be starving :o/

I'm hearing good things about costumes/fancy dress - bring it on !! Don't forget a prizes for best male and female costume.

Dave

KIRA

Posted : 16:36
Congratulations Marc & Sam
at last he came out!
You'll be fine continuing with the running remember it was not you gave birth to him although it may have seemed like it at the time!

Bryan

Posted : 16:33
Neale/Tobias
Just to confirm, vets can run in Senior Teams in the Prom but not the other way around. The paper/online entry forms stipulate this.

Tobias

Posted : 15:13

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Indeed, and looking at our A team, I guess this also applies to a couple of our (speedier) oldies.

Kevin M: Please note that the Petzl Tikka XP2 will NOT prevent you from going A over T!

poet laureate E-mail poet laureate

Posted : 14:47

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Congratulations Marc, I'm happy for all 3 of you. Now the Big Adventure begins....

Victor [wac ] E-mail Victor

Posted : 13:12
Tobias , i think i am correct in saying there are no age regulations re vets running in senior team. Rightly in my opinion if they are good enough to make the team then so be it. I can assure Mr Fews is good enough.

Tobias

Posted : 09:58

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Congratulations Marc!

Just wondering how whippersnapper Fews got into Clevedon's Senior A Prom Team? Must've had a hard life; he looks like a Vet 50...

Sunday 02 December 2012

Marc M [Weston AC ]

Posted : 21:57
To all of those who have been kindly asking about the baby over the last few weeks, he was born this morning at 2.15am

He will be lining up at the start of the mile prom run this month in an effort to smash his Dads PB!

Thanks to all for the advice/support/kind words...see you at training if I can keep up

Victor [wac] E-mail Victor

Posted : 21:08
always there in spirit , hope to return refreshed and enthused following latest enforced layoff. Especially if ladies are turning up on the mendips

Andy Dev

Posted : 19:29
Bit too sunny for me today Josh. Didn't want to get my head burnt. I only go up there when it's miserable (which Victor's witty repartee normally assures).

Officer Crabtree

Posted : 19:01
Allo allo I will zay zis only wonce!

To on-her Monsieur Noble making zee wonderful arge of 50 there will be drinkie poo's and curry this Friday (Vendredi 7 Dec) starting at 19h00 in the Captains Cabin.

All those pissing by are most welcome, but you must come dressed as a Frenchman - this is not optional!

Josh(Worle Massive)

Posted : 14:46

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Good to see some WAC ladies out on the Mendips this morning. Talking of which where were Messrs. Clarke, Dev & Jarrett...

Rich C [Less is more]

Posted : 10:52
Victor, when you're my age the headtorch is useful for getting up in the middle the night - the old bladders not what it used to be !

Saturday 01 December 2012

MikeW

Posted : 21:08

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You organise the the night runs victor, what would you suggest? I am open to all opinions :)

Victor [wac] E-mail Victor

Posted : 20:06
Why oh why does go slow Coalman need a head torch, surely he can drive to chip shop like i do.

MikeW

Posted : 18:27

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Thanks for the info Rich.
Cash is a big factor but will def check them out

Rich C [Less is more]

Posted : 18:05
I've got a Gamma but don't actually use it for running. Great quality piece of kit for under fifteen quid. Think it's around 50 lumens, should be OK for road and country lane running though especially as it has a neat rear red lamp built into the battery pack.

The Fenix head lamps offer good value for money as do the SSC-P7 LED lamps that are adverised on ebay with some slightly exaggerated lumen claims.

A few of us have invested in Ay Up Leds for night mountain biking. These tiny lights are very, very bright, versatile and waterproof and can be mounted on handlebars, helmets and headbands. They now offer a running specific range. Ay Up are continually updating their LED's as more powerful lamps become available and offer a upgrade service so you can send your existing lamps off for replacement with the latest models. It's like riding in daylight when you have both sets on the bike, running off road with just one pair is a breeze. You can purchase them straight from the manufacturer, search for ayup.

MikeW E-mail MikeW

Posted : 13:37

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Looking to get a head torch as my poor night vision is curtailing my running.
Question is, what would be the lowest lumen you would advise? Has anyone used an Alpkit Gamma?
Cheers

Friday 30 November 2012

Jamie T

Posted : 21:57

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The cockney bi-sexual gnome is a bit obvious too.

Victor [wac] E-mail Victor

Posted : 20:19
but where to after 3 minute hero, stranglers to obvious i suppose.

Jamie T

Posted : 18:04

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Three minute hero?

Jamie T

Posted : 18:01

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Victor, it sounds as though Peter(as rediculously low slung bass as I can make it, now I have serious back problems) Hook's latest scribblings may be just what you need in your pillow case on Christmas morn.

Clash City Rocker [Weston AC] E-mail Clash City Rocker

Posted : 15:47
Not the Brothers Gibb this time Neale, but 180 seconds of 2 Tone ska? Enough clues for you to work it out without having to resort to listen again? Great choice of T shirt today by the way, more impresiive than the Tache by a mile!

Victor [wac] E-mail Victor

Posted : 15:19
Barts , its so cold in my Joy division t shirt that i have buried myself under a load of cardboard and can hardly hear ratmac today . Not more Bee gees i hope.

kira

Posted : 15:05
Nick only runs in the woods nowadays and his torch is a Fenix TK12 very blinding

Clash City Rocker [Weston AC] E-mail Clash City Rocker

Posted : 13:23
Sorry Victor. More spilt coffee?

Roger

Posted : 08:54

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Hi Kevin,
Have a look at the HOPE range of head torches.I had one given me for christmas last year.Rechargeable battery and can pick out anything up to 50 meters.Three settings of brightness
with flahing facility. Shop around on line. A bit expensive but worth every penny.

regards
Roger.

Lesley (Cracker Team) E-mail Lesley (Cracker Team)

Posted : 07:24

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Just to let everyone know, I've just sent the full list of volunteers with tasks to Bryan to put onto the welcome page. This will probably appear after work tonight.
If anybody has any questions at all please feel free to give me a ring/text/email. Alternatively I will be at every training session next week if anybody wants a chat.
If there is anybody who hasn't yet volunteered, then please dont be shy, you can see how many people have volunteered already and you can also see some vacant slots that still need filling....plese just give me a shout.

Can I say a massive thank you to everyone who has volunteered. There has been a massive response and I haven't had to nag at all, it has been an absolute pleasure, especially chatting through Cracker day with some of our newer members.

Looking forward to the big day!!
Lesley x

Thursday 29 November 2012

Guy (Maximum muscular failure Cadre)

Posted : 21:39
Hello Kevin, i recently bought a Petzl Tikka XP2, they had great reviews and i'm really pleased with it. Great beam and really steady on the head. I bought mine from the outdoor shop at Cheddar Gorge for 40, but tou can get them on Amazon for less.

Julia E-mail Julia

Posted : 19:42

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If anyone becomes aware of a Xmas Cracker place going spare, could you let me know as I have a friend who would like one. Thankyou.

Kevin Minty [Weston AC] E-mail Kevin Minty

Posted : 19:40
Can anyone recommend a good head torch for running? Nearly went A over T tonight coming down through the woods onto Sandbay. Thanks

Niki F E-mail Niki F

Posted : 19:26

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Readers of Jog Mag Runners's World will be familiar with Paul Tonkinson's column, 'Tonky Talk'. I have going spare x1 ticket for his show on Friday night at the Tobacco Factory. Cost = 12. No obligation to sit next to me & you buy your own pint (make mine a Milk Stout).

Monday 26 November 2012

Alan Johnstone [Weston AC] E-mail Alan Johnstone

Posted : 19:19
Adge, thank you for those kind words, one doesn't want to blow ones own trumpet, it is however reassuring to know you hold me in such high regard. Cant make it this weekend, as I am doing missionary work in Wales.

Mid Life Crisis Team Manager

Posted : 18:10

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The amount of time that Mr Johnstone spent horizontal by falling over and such, in the last few years I would suggest that the job he is the man for amounts to draught excluder

ADGE [WAC]

Posted : 17:22
Mr Alan Johnstone,perhaps you could advise Mr Paul Gleeson on an in depth training schedule.This may involve him joining your dream team.As you said im only an outsider but i feel your the man for the job.!!!

Bryan

Posted : 13:10
Just four club championship races remaining with just 2 races separating the top three in the race for the coveted Barry Hotlegs Trophy. Who will win? Will Mr Gough fall at the last hurdle or will Team Hinchliffe buckle under the weight of expectation? Find out in a month's time!

Tobias

Posted : 08:26

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Paul,

It hadn't gone unnoticed that you'd been slacking a bit recently. I'm sure the club will overlook this however, as we welcome all abilities @ WAC, and I'm sure you'll only improve with time.

I'd say either Jamie T or Pete C might be able to point you in the right direction training wise. They'll have seen you @ training sessions anyway and know that you really need to work on your speed.

My advice would be to stay away from Victor and anyone else who regularly graces the Mendips with their presence; only trouble.

Good luck & welcome!

Sunday 25 November 2012

Paul Gleeson

Posted : 21:13

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PS I haven't been at training due to a combination of a twinge in my knee and travelling with work. Be back tomorrow!

Paul Gleeson

Posted : 21:11

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Hi guys. Couple of things for my first post. First of all I'd like to say thanks to the positive words that have come my way. Its really nice to be apart of such a positive team and I look forward to 2013!

I was wondering could anyone sit down with me to work out a training plan that will help me achieve my goals? My email address is paulgleeson1@hotmail.com if anyone could help.

Will the 'tough ten' be any contribution to my half marathon goals or should I go for a straightforward 10 miler instead?

One more thing- I've heard alot of good words about the Mendip runs. Does anyone go for between 12-16 miles on a Saturday up there that I could tag along with (and possibly scab a lift off because I don't drive yet).

Thanks again for the welcoming!

Alan Johnstone [Weston AC] E-mail Alan Johnstone

Posted : 15:42
Hi Adge, I realise it's been a difficult few weeks for you since my stunning success in the Weston Half, but envy can be all consuming. Best let me take charge of your training and hone you into a supreme athlete like myself. Glad you enjoyed your run I anticipated everyone being at Brent Knoll so went round Sand Bay and Woodsprings for a 12 miler.

ADGES INTERESTING CLUB {BANTER} [WAC]

Posted : 15:17
Alan YOUR QUIPS GO BEFORE YOU.KNOWING THAT YOUR RUNNING IS LIKE A RABBIT HAVING SCHIZOPHRENIA,AS WITH YOUR SENSE OF DIRECTION I THINK YOU WOULD BE BETTER STICKING TO YOUR DAY JOB OF LOLLIPOP MAN!!!!!--- CAN I ALSO ADD THAT THIS MORNINGS RUN TO CROOKS PEAK WAS SO MUCH MORE INTERESTING THAN THE NORMAL DEAFNESS I SUFFER WHEN YOU ATTEND.I HAD SARAH ALL TO MYSELF.!!!

Alan Johnstone [Weston AC] E-mail Alan Johnstone

Posted : 10:16
Disco, You are indeed substantialy more interesting than Adge, but having seen you blabbing in the Gloucester 20 when I passed you at 16 miles, the question is, are you tough enough for my team,and if you come to the Cabot Bars training sessions will you embarrass us by drinking shandy.

Josh(B2BMIRS)

Posted : 08:37

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20th...theres something going on that evening isn't there...ah yes me works do. Let's make it 01/01/13 Hangover 10K. See you at the startline Disco ;-O)

Josh

Posted : 08:19

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Saturday 24 November 2012

Disco [2x hotlegs]

Posted : 23:25

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Josh, 20th Dec...

Josh

Posted : 23:01

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Disco, if you hadnt been too tight to pay your subs this year recent performances suggest senior a glory could have been on the cards.

Disco [Ex WAC]

Posted : 22:12

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Al, the prospect of joining the Dads Army team has me on the verge of rejoining the mighty WAC - am I interesting enough for selection? I have a Two Ronnies Box set so pretty confident i can keep up with the Adge banter...

Alan Johnstone [Weston AC] E-mail Alan Johnstone

Posted : 11:27
Having been asked to lead a team for the prom series. I have, with all humility ,decided to accept. I am advocating a revolutionary new training regime that will require members to attend the Cabot Bars twice weekly.I did request that I only had interesting people in my team, so unfortunately Adge, you have been left out.

Friday 23 November 2012

Guy (Maximum muscular failure Cadre) E-mail Guy (Maximum muscular failure Cadre)

Posted : 21:30
Everyone else is easing off as the year closes, but Super Nurse Maddy just can't stop herself running half marathons......nutter!

Marc M [Weston AC]

Posted : 19:27
Has anyone in the club got any cycling rollers or a turbo trainer they want to sell?

Stupidly gave mine away last year and looking to kit my shed out for the winter nights!

Pete clark [WAC] E-mail Pete clark

Posted : 17:25
Tobias - please can you contact me regarding the prom team. 07507 793313.
Thanks,

Pete

Victor [wac] E-mail Victor

Posted : 15:55
The next night run ,The Wrington wobble will be on thursday 13th december . 6ish country miles and mince pies to follow . Will post further details closer to date.

Thursday 22 November 2012

John

Posted : 22:52

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Hi Jim you have Tobias and I down for
same finish position 5k prom no 15th place ?
cheers
John H

Dave C [WAC] E-mail Dave C

Posted : 18:09
>>> The Not-Cracker <<<
Don't forget it's our ore cracker run on 8 December. Pull on your best fancy dress or even that awful Xmas jumper and run the cracker route. Prize for the best dressed and of course a free full English to follow.
Let me know if you're coming so you don't miss out on your fry up. Dave

Tuesday 20 November 2012

Pete Clark (Senior Men's Prom Capt) [WAC] E-mail Pete Clark (Senior Men

Posted : 21:29
If you have been asked by Malcolm to join the SENIOR MEN'S A TEAM (you may be asked during the next few days if not already), please can you contact me. It would be good if we can work together as a team for the rest of the series - have warm-ups together, and to train and race tactically. I believe that this year's team has real potential and that those who have not already achieved sub-30 are capable of doing so this series. 07507 793313

Monday 19 November 2012

Madeline

Posted : 16:40

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hi Brian, did Conwy on Sun what a challenge got 2.04.20 and would i do it again ( NEVER ) lol

Sunday 18 November 2012

Lesley (Cracker Team) E-mail Lesley (Cracker Team)

Posted : 23:39

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******CRACKER VOLUNTEERS DEC 9TH*********

We have 3 weeks to go to The Cracker!
This year the Cracker is on Sunday December 9th 11am.
As usual members of the club are not able to run the race because of the number of volunteers we need on the day.
There will be 2000+ runners with supporters for us to look after and its our role as Weston AC to make them all very welcome and make their Cracker day a wonderful experience.
The Cracker is an event that helps raise a lot of money for charity and also for club funds to support your kit and social events and this is why we need all members of the club to help.
On the day we will need people to man the HQ, bag store, handing out chips, marshalling before during and after, water stations, chip removals, handing out tshirts and mince pies etc etc.
This is massive and we wecome all of you, your family and friends to support us.
Please could you either email me, text or phone me on 07540 823017, or see me on a club training night to let me know how you would like to help.
Tonight I have put together my first draft list and I'm about 30 volunteers short.
Please dont be shy, its a great day!
Lesley x

kira

Posted : 18:37
And just to Inspire you:
I found longer races boring. I found the mile just perfect.
Roger Bannister

kira

Posted : 18:16
I am planning to 'race' the mile in Dec (if my body can hack the hard training)!- After all it is christmas and i like treating myself. So if anybody cares to join in the pain with me then great. Hope there is a bucket ready at the end!

poet laureate

Posted : 15:21

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Chris G, I was a WAC member 2nd claim; as I believe Kit was when he won Prom? Suggest we focus on inspiration to improve, like chasing down 'team Clevedon'? And Chris, as we two are blessed with similar 'gasping gaits', further inspiration may be found from Jan02 Hangover 10k and Street 5k results? Peace and good will.

Chris G

Posted : 10:08

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Yes but Has Anyone won the Prom as a WAC club Member.

poet laureate E-mail poet laureate

Posted : 01:03

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Thanks Rich & Victor, you're too kind. Great to see a new WAC dynasty emerging, and such depth in membership. Happy Days. Also fondly remember Goofy, MickyH, RichB & JamieT speedy WAC sessions '01-04, when 1st few WAC guys usually 28 or under @ Prom. (Won Prom Oct01, but only 4th in Jan02 with 25mins50!) Expect the talented Mr Gleeson (& others?) to beat that in due course. No limits when you're young....

Saturday 17 November 2012

Rich C [Less is more]

Posted : 22:56
Blimey, how could I forget Weston's very own poet laureate - will he ever speak to me again ?

Pete [Wac]

Posted : 21:57
sorry for such late notice but if you were planning on meeting me at Swan tomo for run I now won't be there due to unforeseen circumstances.

Victor [wac] E-mail Victor

Posted : 19:25
Also have to mention a certain Mr Lund who has defo won it and still inspires some of us old fogeys...

Victor [wac] E-mail Victor

Posted : 19:22
Rich you are right , old Buck the goofy one definately one it but what is good to see at the moment is a group of WAC runners going 30 or less . Brings back memories of Hurley,Stokes,Thorpe,Dunstone and old go slow himself.

Simon

Posted : 19:09
Josh/Pete, see you at the Swan

Chris G

Posted : 16:02

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Thanks Rich
But the old Nightrider was with Clevedon.

Rich C [Less is More AC] E-mail Rich C

Posted : 15:26
Chris, The slightly goofy triathlete won back in May 2008 - believe he may have actually been paced by Victor though ! I imagine the likes of Chris Old, Mick Hurley, Perry Somers may also have won or come close.

Chris G E-mail Chris G

Posted : 11:39

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Yes Well Done Paul Gleeson.
Which must be the best debut Club Prom position.
Does anyone know when/Has a WAC member ever won the prom?

Rob Skeen

Posted : 08:31
Who will be the first to line up alongside the juniors???

Friday 16 November 2012

Dave Stock

Posted : 21:14

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Paul Gleeson - WOW - super prom time - welcome!

Liz Wiggins [WAC] E-mail Liz Wiggins

Posted : 16:50
Sarah - the link to your email isn't working. Can you email me?

one mile specialist!

Posted : 16:05
Are you man or woman enough to line up for the one mile race in Dec?

Josh

Posted : 13:07

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See you there Pete.

Pete Clark [wac]

Posted : 11:24
Sunday long run 7.45 am the Swan Rowberrow. 13 miles - please post a message here if you plan on joining me.

Thursday 15 November 2012

forrest gump E-mail forrest gump

Posted : 21:42

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well done to all the runners and marshals another great prom run, big thankyou for rob,jim and team for the 1 mile run the younger runners really enjoy it

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 08:26
Hi Mike,
Thanks for your help.
The sea defences will be closed due to the high tide at 7:38. May need a few exra minutes to walk onto the prom
See you later

Mike Walsh

Posted : 07:55

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Jim, I'll be along to marshal tonight, see you later

Monday 12 November 2012

Clash city Rocker [Weston AC] E-mail Clash city Rocker

Posted : 08:11
Thanks to Dave & the ladies for our run & breakfast on saturday. And to Paul for giving us all a unique running experience(apart from Sarah). Was I the only one to notice?...Wes started the run at EIGHT minutes past NINE on the TENTH of the ELEVENTH 2 thousand and TWELVE!

Liz Wiggins E-mail Liz Wiggins

Posted : 06:48
Sarah. May have to give my place up because of work. Will let you know by the end of the week.

Sunday 11 November 2012

Sarah styles [WAC] E-mail Sarah styles

Posted : 20:43
Have a couple of friends wanting to run the full monty in December. So if anyone has a number they do not want please could you let me know. Thank you!!!

Alan Johnstone [Weston AC] E-mail Alan Johnstone

Posted : 18:16
Adge, I am going to wear sunglasses next week, the glare of your head today made running with you extremely hazardous. As for your side splitting quips., I suggest you stop reading the Beano and aim for something more sophisticated.

ADGE [WACADOO] E-mail ADGE

Posted : 17:56
Thanks Alan & Mike for a pleasant mornings run.Shame about your so called jokes Alan,like your hair,there wearing a bit thin!!!

Marmite

Posted : 15:18

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When I fall Alan I do it with style, have one for me tonight mate

Alan Johnstone [Weston AC] E-mail Alan Johnstone

Posted : 14:26
hi Mike thank you for a very pleasant run,Even Adge made some almost funny jokes, your fall on the dykes was quite spectacular , hope to emulate it on my way home from the Cabot bar tonight.

Marmite

Posted : 12:33

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Lovely 16ish miles with Messrs Johnstone and Marshall this morning. Thanks guys really enjoyed the run and your wonderful company

Dave [WAC] E-mail Dave

Posted : 09:51
>>>>THE NOT-CRACKER<<<<

Hey the big day is approaching when you get to dress up, run10k and have a free full English breakfast..... all in the name of sport. If you are wanting to run the not-cracker and staying for breakfast then please let me know via the social page, email or txt. Don't forget prizes for best male and female fancy dress. Dave

Saturday 10 November 2012

Gerry H [wac]

Posted : 21:20
Big thanks to Dave for organising todays breakfast run from Barton Camp, to Paul for a lovely muddy run and an extra big thanks to all the ladies in the kitchen for a marvelous breakfast with the bacon cooked just the way i like it!

forrestgump aka barry [wac] E-mail forrestgump aka barry

Posted : 15:04
anyone going to the slog tommrow have a spare seat i dont mind sharing petrol

Sara E-mail Sara

Posted : 10:35
Hi Simon, I've got a spare number for the slog, if you want it email or text me 07795063671

Rich C [Less is More AC]

Posted : 09:44
Victor, There's no substitute for natural ability :)

We've all entered Bideford Half Marathon if you fancy coming along, your old friend the slightly goofy one might make a appearance.

Simon

Posted : 08:52
Doesn't look likely that any more numbers for the slog are going to appear, so if anyone is running from the Swan tomorrow I'll be happy to join you.

Friday 09 November 2012

Victor [Wac ] E-mail Victor

Posted : 16:16
Just noticed Large local triathlete Rich Coalman has done one club championship race this year. He beat me,less is obviously more and the way forward for my training.

Thursday 08 November 2012

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 14:17
Excellent turn out on Tuesday for the 5K with 39 runners: There were 8 new 12 month time trial pb's set:
Gary Isles 26.33 - 49 secs improvement
Sarah Vincent 26.28 - 47 secs off
Sarah Currall 21.34 - 42 secs off
Kieron Summers 19.05 - 28 secs off
Barry Hall 21.05 - 28 secs off
David Mcmillan 18.58 - 24 secs off Michael Reep 21.25 - 8 secs off
Josh Harris 19.33 - 4 secs off

Can anyone help me with a time for Tom Webb. Did he finish just in front or just behind you ?

Thanks Jim

Tuesday 06 November 2012

forrestgump aka barry [wac] E-mail forrestgump aka barry

Posted : 10:56
hi liz i would like a lift if you still have space might see you on the prom tonight if your there baz

Sunday 04 November 2012

Andy Dev

Posted : 13:01
That was wet !!!!
Even a covering of snow up on top.
Would've certainly cleared your hangover Victor.

Liz Wiggins E-mail Liz Wiggins

Posted : 12:44
Have five seats going to Sodbury Slog on Sunday. Contribution to petrol would help.

Guy

Posted : 10:45

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Hi Rachel, is your Slog place still available? I will be at the Handicap on Tues and the club night on Thurs as well.....Cheers Guy

Slog Number E-mail Slog Number

Posted : 10:24
Sodbury Slog number up for grabs *trample*

Saturday 03 November 2012

Marc M [Weston AC]

Posted : 20:06
Simon

Sorry only just saw your message.
The other troops have dropped out of the race tomorrow so going to save my energy (Money!) for the Sodbury Slog next week instead.

Will run on the Mendips for a couple of hours instead if you fancy joining me.

Cheers
Marc

Andy dev

Posted : 19:05

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Will be doing a mendip run tomorrow not sure how far but starting at 8:30am

Sa

Posted : 19:02

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Simon E-mail Simon

Posted : 12:52
Hi Marc. Yes I'm up for the Bog and Bryn challange. What time are you meeting and where?

Friday 02 November 2012

Guy

Posted : 21:02

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Just like to say thanks to Pete and Neil for a brilliant night run on Wavering Down and beyond,thought is was great fun.Running with a headtorch is just amazing.....Cheers

Pete Clark [WAC]

Posted : 17:50
Congratulations to Sam Morteo for coming 2ND OVER ALL and to Sarah Currall for coming FIRST LADY at BURNHAM 5K last night.

Marc M [Weston AC]

Posted : 14:38
Is anyone going to the Bog and Bryn Challenge that's on the calendar on Sunday?

Looks like fun...if you like running off road half marathons I s'pose!

A couple of us may be going so we could share lifts if anyone else fancies it.

Thursday 01 November 2012

John H

Posted : 23:06

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Thanks to all for putting on Night run tonight and to Dave and co for food etc to finish with

Kieron

Posted : 13:11

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Cheers Dom! Mike W, yes to Hutton Moor tonight.

Wednesday 31 October 2012

Dominic

Posted : 08:04

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Well done Kieron for coming second for club at Portishead

Tuesday 30 October 2012

MikeW

Posted : 22:35

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Is anyone running from Hutton Moor on Thursday?

Sam Morteo

Posted : 15:42

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Is anyone going to the Burnham-on-sea 5k? if so and you are driving, could I hitch a ride. I'll contribute towards fuel. cheers.

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 09:22
Hi Sarah/Gareth/Bryan
Results for Portishead not easy as they do not appear to have included the club.
From my position on the finish you have missed Keiron Summers our second man in 42.31, Ruth Green our first lady in 55:49. I also think Simon Ball 50.11 may be WAC but not 100% sure.
Anyone I have missed apologies and just post on the site and Gareth will pick up

Monday 29 October 2012

Bryan

Posted : 21:53
The website issues reported a few days ago are now fixed (thanks Sara/Gareth) so normal service is resumed.

Kieron

Posted : 19:15

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That's right, meet at Trop for warm up at 7:05-7:10. By the way has anyone been able to access results for the Portishead Multi from this weekend?

Gemma white [Weston] E-mail Gemma white

Posted : 18:08
Are Tuesday Eve's back on the prom now? Meet at 7pm? It's been a while :)

Lesley (Cracker Team) [WAC ] E-mail Lesley (Cracker Team)

Posted : 11:46
Can I just remind everyone that's its the Cracker Stuffing Party on Friday night at 6.30pm at Weston Hospicecare, Thornbury Road, Uphill.
If anybody would like to still take part, feel free to still turn up. You will be very welcome esp as two participants are currently in New York and may not be back by then !! x
(Can't believe D has just said if we are delayed enough we could stay for the NY marathon next weekend!)

Sunday 28 October 2012

Victor [wac massive section] E-mail Victor

Posted : 20:33
Just a reminder to one and all this thursday 1st nov 6.50 Barton Camp, nr Winscombe first night run of winter takes place. 6 ish miles of thrills and spills followed by use of all facilities at Barton camp (showers and hot food will be available)and if thats not exciting enough failed Great british bake off auditionee Rachel Vincent will be supplying nutritional Halloween treats . What joy not to be missed...

Saturday 27 October 2012

Marc M [Weston AC]

Posted : 16:15
Anyone not going to Sodbury Slog? Been convinced that I should do it...may regret it but let's see!

Friday 26 October 2012

Bryan

Posted : 13:18
Dear All
We have an issue with the website at present preventing admin level access so we cannot post messages on the welcome board, input race results etc. We are working on resolving the issue but in the mean time please use this message board as the main communications method.

To that end, as per Jamie's message below, Jamie's Super Saturday Training Session will start at 8am from Marine Lake. Be there or be in bed....you choose!

Jamie T

Posted : 12:48

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Bryan, I cannot access admin. Need to post message that session is 8am at Marine Lake (27th)

Sara

Posted : 12:37
Thanks Mark. I can't believe you didn't rearrange the honeymoon for the annual mud racing event. Actually, no, there's been an abundance of mud runs this year.
I'll email you the details. Thanks again.

Marc B [WAC] E-mail Marc B

Posted : 12:09
Hi Sara, yeah I've got a slog number going - I kinda forgot I'd be on honeymoon

Wednesday 24 October 2012

Sara Weaver E-mail Sara Weaver

Posted : 13:35
I have a couple of friends looking to enter the Sodbury Slog, if anybody has a number going please let me know.
Thanks Sara

Monday 22 October 2012

Jim [Dunkery marshal]

Posted : 19:31
Hi Guys thanks for your messages glad to be of help.
Sarah well done on getting your squadron back in one piece.
As I was not fit enough to run the race this year I thought I would take the opportunity of taking the dog up to the top and take the time to enjoy the view. The weather forecast did not mention peasoupers over Exmoor.
As it was the marshal in the landrover showed no inclination to get out of his vehicle into the cold and damp so I spent one and a half hours showing runners the way as they appeared out of the gloom
Happy to help

Ian

Posted : 09:56

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Jim Wooton at Dunkery Beacon was a very welcome navigational aid, as at that point I could see no tape or arrows, let alone other runners (then again the ground was a bit hazey too). A big thank you for the moral and navigational suport.

Clash City Rocker [Weston AC] E-mail Clash City Rocker

Posted : 08:14
Can i add my thanx to the Squadron Leader, for selflessly sacrificing another sub 3 hour Stagger to plod round with myself Katie and our Berkshire Contingent, Kay & Mandy yesterday. Also fair play to Jim for appearing out of the mist at the top of Dunkery! And finally Guy/Tobias/Nicky/John/Geraldine who sacrificed half their sunday waiting for us at the finish line.

Sunday 21 October 2012

Lesley (Cracker Team) E-mail Lesley (Cracker Team)

Posted : 20:25

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******CRACKER VOLUNTEERS DEC 9TH*********

Well, now the Muddle is out of the way I don't feel guilty pressing on with the volunteer list for the Cracker.
This year the Cracker is on Sunday December 9th 11am.
As usual members of the club are not able to run the race because of the number of volunteers we need on the day.
There will be 2000+ runners with supporters for us to look after and its our role as Weston AC to make them all very welcome and make their Cracker day a wonderful experience.
The Cracker is an event that helps raise a lot of money for charity and also for club funds to support your kit and social events and this is why we need you, both new members and old.
On the day we will need people to man the HQ, bag store, handing out chips, marshalling before during and after, water stations, chip removals, handing out tshirts and mince pies etc etc.
This is massive and we wecome all of you, your family and friends to support us.
Please could you either email me, text or phone me on 07540 823017, or see me on a club training night to let me know how you would like to help.
Please dont be shy, its a great day!
Lesley x

Madeline

Posted : 19:09

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Well done everyome at Exmoor stagger sounds like fun ( not ) Thanks Tobias for your message. Well done Liz !

Guy

Posted : 18:49

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Got talked into running The Exmoor Stagger by Tobias 'The little lost lamb' Hinchliffe. You haven't run a race until you have done this brutal test,the hill at 12 was eating my legs. But the biggest surprise was Jim Wotton and his dog at the Beacon....superb!

Katie

Posted : 18:47

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Sarah S aka 'Squadron Leader'. I would just like to say a huge thank you for getting us round The Stagger today, I really appreciated your encouragement.

THANK YOU! :0)

Liz

Posted : 18:34
Martin, hope you are ok. Thanks for message.

Tobias

Posted : 18:21

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Martin; were you happy with your run, excepting gate incident?

Martin

Posted : 18:03

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Liz, don't worry. It was still a great run. I didn't see you for dust. And you didn't collide with the gate at 14 miles and go flying like some of us. The bruises are coming up nicely now.

Tobias

Posted : 18:02

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Liz, you haven't failed or let anyone down!

Still a great time, and you live to fight another day. I know it's disappointing, but we've all had our disasterous races; you've witnessed enough of mine!

You've got consistancy if nothing else ;O) You'll get sub 3:08.56 one day...

Little lost boy [Weston Orienteering Club]

Posted : 17:53
Dear Santa,

I really need some things to help me with my running. For Christmas this year I would like:

1. A Pair of Glasses (like Bruce's)
2. An OS Map of Exmoor
3. A Compass
4. Some Dock leaves for the stingers
5. A "Don't follow me; I don't know where I'm going" sign
6. Some new trainers to replace my holey ones
7. A white stick
8. Some new, less abusive running fwends

Thank you Santa :O)

Liz W

Posted : 17:42
There was a lot of expectation on my race today and I failed. Things didn't work out for me. I'd done the work, achieved some good times but on the day it did not all come together.
I did want to thank Jamie however. He has helped me tremendously this year and given up a great amount of his free time (including some very early morning training sessions) to get me some amazing results and times that I'd never have thought possible. This one race didn't work for me but lots of others have... So... Thank you Jamie.

Tobias

Posted : 17:41

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Well done maddie. Moving up to Marathons now? ;O)

Anyone news on Abingdon?

Jim - you deserve a prize for the support on Dunkery today. Hope hypothermia hasn't set in!

Madeline

Posted : 16:54

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Well everyone i have completed my five half marathons in a row, i finished the last one in a good time of 1.58.48 very pleased as it was hilly and people that know me know how i love hills. Thanks for everyones support. Brian please can you post Birmingham results on the website. Maddie.

Saturday 20 October 2012

Bryan

Posted : 22:36
Thanks Liz. Good luck to you and the other WACsters at Abingdon tomorrow. Stagger place going if you want it. Not much notice I know but if you call me on 01278 641736 you can arrange to pick it up early Sunday morning.

forrest gump E-mail forrest gump

Posted : 22:26

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anyone not running the stagger or stumble or bleadon fancy a little trip to crooks peak il be at the walnut 8.15

Liz [WAC]

Posted : 21:44
Bryan, Garrad came in just behind me.

Bryan Morley

Posted : 19:13
Message for Garrad Bailey: Your name appears twice in the Street 5k results (positions 29 and 50). Please can you confirm which (if any!) is correct. Many thanks.

Friday 19 October 2012

Proud Dad

Posted : 09:04
Just wanted to say thanks to all concerned (organisers, marshalls, parents) for putting on last evening's excellent 1 mile event. A great turn out and some really fantastic performances by the youngsters. As word gets around I think we can expect even greater participation in the remaining two races. Cheers!

Thursday 18 October 2012

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 22:40
Thank you to everybody that turned up tonight to help put on and marshal both the mile run and the prom run.
I think the mile run was well received but most importantly you helped to deliver it safely
Thanks
Jim

Bryan Morley

Posted : 13:33

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Just to advise you all that the Prom race is going ahead tonight as planned despite recent reports of localised flooding due to the high tide/inclement weather this week.

Any excuse will do...

Posted : 08:39
Is the Prom still on?

Tuesday 16 October 2012

Bryan

Posted : 19:00
yeah, and cider loading tips too!

Gareth W

Posted : 17:57
What, like, Carbo loading tips Bryan?

Josh

Posted : 15:04

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Still looking for that 'on' switch Bryan although it makes an excellent dust sheet stand ;-O)

Bryan

Posted : 13:54

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You have got to be joking Josh! I think I will have to get a few 50 and 100 milers under my belt first. I will be taking tips from the Ultra Endurance Maestro Mr Weaver me thinks. Now you have the instruction manual for the rower Josh have you managed to figure out how to turn it on?

Josh

Posted : 11:05

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Great fun Sunday. Well done Mr Hogg all runners & marshalls/helpers. Thanks to the course markers for the well positioned tape. Good job we had Marc 'longshanks' Bostock to help with the bits in the tree's and over the stream. Brain Morley I have found that challenge you were looking for in 2013. Google 'Grand Union Canal Race' read it and weep...

Monday 15 October 2012

Bryan

Posted : 19:48
Please be advised that entry to the Cracker has now closed.

Pete Clark

Posted : 18:17
Yes Lesley, sorry I did mean 7.10, not 6.10!

Tony Hogg [WAC] E-mail Tony Hogg

Posted : 17:50
Many thanks to everyone involved with the Muddle, as runners and/or helpers. The events appears to have been a big sucess.

Tony

Lesley

Posted : 15:53

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Wow Pete! Thats a mega warm up! Should the time be 7.10? not 6.10? I'd be going home after the warm up, Lol!

Julia

Posted : 15:39
My top has found its way back to me! Thankyou Pam!!

Bryan

Posted : 14:22

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Cracker entry closes at 7pm tonight so you had better get in quick!

Tobias

Posted : 14:07

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Wednesday's Street 5k & yesterday's Burnham-on-Sea Aquathlon results up on the Wells City Harriers, and bospool sites respectively...

Well done Muddlers!

Pete Clark [WAC]

Posted : 12:56
INTERVALS TUESDAY 16TH. Just to remind runners that we are meeting at the Pier, not the Tropicana this week (due to possible obstructions from the weekend's beach race). Please meet at 6.10 for a warm-up at the Pier, or the usual 7PM at Hutton Moor. Everyone to meet at the Pier 7.20 - 7.25 for the main session. Thanks!

Julia E-mail Julia

Posted : 09:01

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I wonder if any items left at charterhouse were picked up yesterday? I stupidly left a long sleeved running top and forgot to pick it up in my haste to get home!!!

Sunday 14 October 2012

Bryan

Posted : 18:11
Thanks for the touching words at the end of the speech Tony. Just because you're sweet talking me don't think you can persuade me to take the Muddle organisation back from you! Well done on a sterling effort not only today but all the months of preparation that goes into the Muddle organisation. The beginning of an era longer than Alex Ferguson's reign at Man Utd.

Victor [WAC] E-mail Victor

Posted : 17:02
Well done Tony on your first Muddle you will be pleased to know you have got the job.

Gerry H [WAC]

Posted : 16:54
Yes big thanks to Tony and all helpers today on another well organised race.

Guy (Maximum muscular failure Cadre)

Posted : 15:58

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Mendip Muddle-What was that all about! Cheers Tony it was Bogtastic.

Simon [WAC]

Posted : 13:57
Fantastic run on the Mendips this morning. Well done to Mr Hogg and all of the marshals.

Saturday 13 October 2012

Tobias

Posted : 18:33

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Back from the Muddle course mark-up. I've honestly never seen the mendips so dry. Must have been the long hot summer we've had. I'll expect some pretty quick times, if not PB's. Road shoes/racing flats highly recommended on race day. Good luck all!

Bryan

Posted : 08:00
Muddle Update - 13/10/12 : The race director says that entry on the day will be available for the Muddle.

Friday 12 October 2012

Bryan

Posted : 21:10
Muddle pre-race entries now closed. A decision as to whether entry on the day will be available will be posted here soon.

Andy Dev

Posted : 19:07

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I see you have even clicked the "count me in" button twice in a vain attempt to boost the apparent entry numbers.

Carolyn devereux E-mail Carolyn devereux

Posted : 13:44

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I've entered the portishead 10k with a couple of friends so really hoping it goes ahead

Thursday 11 October 2012

Martin

Posted : 17:43

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Anyone thinking of entering the Portishead 10k is being urged to do so online by the 19th October. They've had very few entries and may have to cancel the event. The race is on the 28th. It's quite a fast multi-terrain without masses of climb and well worth a shot if you've not done it before. If you've not raced off-road before this is a good place to start.

Bryan Morley

Posted : 12:55
If you have any friends or family who wish to take part in the Cracker they need to enter very soon as the race is nearly at capacity. Please visit the Cracker webpage (link above) or the Welcome Page note for details of how to enter.

Wednesday 10 October 2012

Kieron [WAC]

Posted : 19:33
Hi Jim, Mark Molloy was about 5 seconds ahead of me, hope this helps.

Jim

Posted : 18:35
Message for Marc Malloy
Hi Mark I have just completed the results for last weeks 5K Bryan will post yhese shortly.
I have noticed that I do not have a time from you.
Can you please let me know your : Clock time : running time or who you were just behind or in front of.
I will then update the results and recalculate your start time for November
Time

Adrian [wac] E-mail Adrian

Posted : 10:33
Liz any chance of a lift tonight for Naomi and I.

Tuesday 09 October 2012

Liz Wiggins [WAC] E-mail Liz  Wiggins

Posted : 19:41
5 seats in the 'bus' for a lift to street tomorrow for the 5k,
You would need to get to our house (Milton road) at 6pm.
If we fill the 5 seats 3 each would help cover fuel.

Monday 08 October 2012

Guy

Posted : 21:06

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Tobias i hope Mike got a picture of you in your full 118 attire! And we were there Tobias to cheer the last runner in, her tears and all. Apparently she would have ran sub 1hr 30 but had to stop and repair a car wing mirror that a certain WAC individual knocked off during the run.....Superb

Tobias

Posted : 20:36

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No, he ran the 1 mile fun run with the little 'un... ;O)

Marc B [WAC] E-mail Marc B

Posted : 20:17
Abingdon runners - if you get a royal mail 'postage under paid' leaflet though the door, I recommend paying it, mine was my race pack

Bryan

Posted : 12:12
Results now uploaded to website. Couldn't see Mr Walsh in the results however? Did he run using someone else's number? if so please advise.

Tobias

Posted : 11:09

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Also thanks for the WAC support. I'm off for a hearing test after 'foghorn' Jane burst an eardrum from an elevated position whilst I was still half a mile away!

Tobias

Posted : 11:06

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To clarify, the results are on burnham-on-sea.com, not the Harriers site.

Great running especially by Bradford & Wiggins, 3rd male and 1st female respectively. Good turnout overall for WAC, and nice to see Mr Walsh & Mr King out and about.

MikeW

Posted : 09:20

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Bryan, bottom of paragraph two is link to full results

Bryan

Posted : 08:53
Mr Gump, where are these results on the B-o-S website? I have looked and looked but they are not to be seen!

Liz Nicholls

Posted : 07:15

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Thank you Alan, it was down to following you that I managed to keep going.Conditions this year were a little more favourable than last years heatwave.

Sunday 07 October 2012

forrest gump

Posted : 22:33

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well done to every one that ran burnham today , results and a few pics are on the bos website

Alan Johnstone [W A C] E-mail Alan Johnstone

Posted : 22:07
Well done Liz Nicholls at Burnham today, you were too good for me, I thought you were incredible.

Chris

Posted : 17:16

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Well Done to all WAC Members today at Burnham.
Has anyone got a spare lift going to Street on Wednesday Night.

Saturday 06 October 2012

Mike walsh E-mail Mike walsh

Posted : 14:26

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Any of you guys doing BoS half tomorrow who could give my son and I a lift.
He fancies a go at the fun run.
More than happy to pay petrol costs, and if need be just one way, we can get bus home

Friday 05 October 2012

Kevin Minty [Weston AC] E-mail Kevin Minty

Posted : 10:37
Has anyone got a number for Cardiff Half they can't use? If yes, I'll take it off your hands.

Cheers

Kevin

Clash City Rocker [Weston AC] E-mail Clash City Rocker

Posted : 08:14
When you say came close last sunday Gareth, were you not on a stag weekend in Spain? are we to assume you upset the natives and had to run for your lives through the back streets of whatever town you brought your 'Brits Abroad' experience to? Alternatively did you sign up for the Bull run?

Marc B [WAC] E-mail Marc B

Posted : 07:50
I've also got a number going for Burnham Half on Sunday if anyone wants it.
The number would need to be collected from me (Weston Village) tonight though as I'm away for the weekend now
If anyone would like it then drop me an e-mail. Cheers

Thursday 04 October 2012

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 22:28
Hi Kira
The 5K handicap is now held on the first Tuesday of the month. This way to avoid clashes with other races and give a 2 week gap before the prom run

kira

Posted : 21:23
is it not the handiap next tues Pete?

WAC Librarian

Posted : 20:49
If there's no burpees on the warm up, I'm not coming!

Gareth W

Posted : 17:00
Came close last Sunday ;)

Pete Clark [WAC]

Posted : 15:08
INTERVAL SESSION TUESDAY 9TH OCTOBER and TUESDAY 16TH OCTOBER.
I will be taking the warm-up for these sessions on the prom. MEET AT 7.05 PM AT THE PIER. Don't worry - I won't make you do press-ups and star jumps! Alternatively, you can still meet at Hutton Moor at 7PM as usual.

Victor [wac] E-mail Victor

Posted : 14:23
You know how to make i laugh Mr Morley.
Sub 1.30 on a bike maybe...

Wednesday 03 October 2012

Bryan

Posted : 19:34
Burnham 1/2 place gone to Mr Weaver. Don't let me down now! Sub 1h 30m time expected.

Victor [wac] E-mail Victor

Posted : 16:53
I certainly would put on a turn of pace to get away from that swan leg end and the geordie chimp .Off to have me Viagral.

Michael Parkinson E-mail Michael Parkinson

Posted : 14:07
Nah, Victor & Gerry have gone on a Tinsel & Turkey at Bognor !

Bryan [WAC] E-mail Bryan

Posted : 12:56
Possible Burnham-on-Sea Half Marathon place going coz of knee issue after Bristol Half. If interested please email me using the envelope icon above.

John Toshack

Posted : 12:08

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Disappointed that Victor hasn't come back with a witty retort? Maybe he's too busy planning his next Blue Iris coach tour of the garden centres of Burnham, Highbridge and Bridgwater.

Confused from Weston

Posted : 09:10
I did not see a fast and camp catogory

Peter Beardsley

Posted : 08:28

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To be fair to the grumpy one I think Victor falls into the Fast camp given his impressive display at the Bristol Half last weekend. It just shows you that despite almost being eligible for Saga holidays you can still put on a decent turn of pace. Well done Victor!

Phil M

Posted : 07:50
Hi Josh, thanks for that suggestion. I'll bear in mind next year. Thanks also to Sarah for sorting the club entry. Best, Phil

Tuesday 02 October 2012

WAC Quiz Master

Posted : 15:46
Ref Mendip Muddle entries coming in thick and fast.... which category has Victor entered ?

Monday 01 October 2012

Carolyn

Posted : 21:46

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Thank you Bryan, sorry I should have put my surname to make it easier for you

Liz W [WAC] E-mail Liz W

Posted : 12:35
Abingdon Marathon:
Garrad is taking me and we have a 7 seater. We still have three seats going. If you'd like a lift (small charge to help towards fuel) then please let me know. I will work out times etc. you would need to get to us (Milton Road) in the morning (plenty of parking) as otherwise we'd be doing 5 house calls!

Bryan

Posted : 11:52

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Mrs Devereux, your result has now been added. You were the fastest Carolyn to complete this years BHM. Well done!

Josh

Posted : 09:51

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Phil, best place to park is streets off Coronation Road. I arrived at 8.30 so took a chance and abondoned on double yellows but there would have been space had I been on time. Nice warm up trot over footbridge to start and back & was home by noon. You can go straight down Coronation Rd to A370 post race avoidng all closed roads.

Carolyn E-mail Carolyn

Posted : 09:20

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I wasn't a member of weston AC when i registered for the bristol half marathon - can you add my time to the results list please. 2.08.56

Plodder Pete [WAC] E-mail Plodder Pete

Posted : 08:53
Great picture of infamous pair of Union Jack shorts in todays Evening Post BHM results supplement. Thanx to Sara for organising all our entries.

Phil M [WAC]

Posted : 08:52
A PB for me yesterday! Not the 13.1 miles in 1:43 (should have trained harder) but the 1hr 34mins bus trip back to the park & ride :o( Has anyone got any suggestions about how to park/travel/teleport next time to avoid the Bristol grid lock?

MikeW

Posted : 06:12

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some fantastic times at Briz. Well done everyone

Sunday 30 September 2012

Dominic

Posted : 21:28

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Well done to everyone who ran the BHM. Dave Stock was second male for WAC in a time of 1.21:44

forrest gump

Posted : 19:15

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well done to all the weston ac runners who took part in the bristol half marathon today results are on there website

Mike Vowles

Posted : 18:09

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Bryan
Barry Walker ran with mine

Geraldine

Posted : 17:04

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Bryan, Andy Kelsey ran in Jims number and I believe Paul Dwyer ran in Gareth Weavers number.

PS Well run today after your efforts of last weekend.

Bryan

Posted : 16:14
Bristol Results - please can someone remind me who ran with Jim Wotton's number today?

Rich C E-mail Rich C

Posted : 15:09
Free to collector - A pile of unwanted Cycling Weekly magazines from 2006/2007. Loads of the usual info on technique, training, staying upright etc.

Saturday 29 September 2012

Josh

Posted : 15:24

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Thanks to the WAC peloton for towing me round the levels this morning. Much appreciated chaps.

Martin

Posted : 11:46

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Number going for Bristol tomorrow. Man cold wins the day. Call 01934 830109.

forrest gump E-mail forrest gump

Posted : 07:43

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Any body running bristol tomorrow have a spare seat or wanna lift share parkings gonna be a nitemare 078972885775 baz

Thursday 27 September 2012

Malcolm

Posted : 16:13

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London Marathon ballot results are now out. Rejection magazine received today...shame!

See note on welcome page if you have been unsuccessful and want to enter the draw for the club places.

Rachael

Posted : 08:16

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Andy, there will be no words of encouragement or observational statements at 2013 Grizzly; I'm on a blacksmithing course instead.

Eric Prydz

Posted : 06:44
Yes Guy, they went out just about the same time as headbands! Phillips idowu and tobias Hinchcliffe get away with it just due to age and hairstyle, whats your excuse

Wednesday 26 September 2012

Disco

Posted : 22:38

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A Christmas tree isn't complete without a fairy, so if you dig out your wings and wand, I'll put on my tinsel and polish me baubles!
(I'm sure there will be an extra few quid donated to Weston hospicecare???)

Bryan

Posted : 21:12
A belated shout out for our former member Disco Dave who graced us with his presence at last week's Prom race. Rumour has it that Mr and Mrs Disco will be running the Cracker this year. I would pay good money to see Disco dressed up as a Christmas Tree.

Josh

Posted : 11:18

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Knew there was something I was supposed to be doing yesterday afternoon instead of drinking tea and eating cake...ah well the Exe to Axe it yes then. Tougher and cheaper sounds grand.

Ian

Posted : 09:08

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for those who failed to get into the Grizzley Try the Exe to Axe, about a month latter (Sidmouth Running Club) I think it is a bit tougher and a lot cheaper.

Tuesday 25 September 2012

Andy Dev

Posted : 19:08
Undeterred by some less than encouraging shouts from certain fellow WACsters in the last 200 yds of the 2012 Grizzly (Rachel Vincent you know who you are!!!) I too am entered to fail miserably at next years event. I even roped Mrs Dev into doing the Cub run.

Bryan

Posted : 18:54
Would you believe it! Grizzly entries sold out already!

Bryan

Posted : 18:45
After being dashed on the rocks of despair at missing out on this year's Grizzly imagine my joy at successfully entering the 2013 race and then to discover, like Victor, that they've only gone and made it longer. Grrrr!

Victor [wac] E-mail Victor

Posted : 18:13
Picture the scene , i am happily minding my own business watching Pointless when her indoors shouts something . Thinking shes put the kettle on i reply yes only to now find out i have been entered for the new longer Grizzly . Snakes with handbags the lot of them.

Gerry H [WAC]

Posted : 18:04
Thanks Sara, just done ours.

For anyone else thinking of entering, they expect all places to have been filled within 24 hours.

Sara

Posted : 17:05
The Grizzley is open, act quickly!
www.axevalleyrunners.org.uk/forms/grizzly.htm

Bryan

Posted : 02:29
Please give your assistance to Tony Hogg by volunteering to help out with the Mendip Muddle on Sunday October 14th. There's an email link on the Welcome Page. Many thanks.

Sunday 23 September 2012

Alan Johnstone [WAC] E-mail Alan Johnstone

Posted : 23:07
Adge, due to my stunning succes in todays Weston half, I am rushing out my Autobiography and wil be signing autographs at the next prom race.

ADGE [WAC] E-mail ADGE

Posted : 19:39
Alan,i did bow as you WALKED by!!!seriously WELL DONE. I am choked,but will honour your presence at all times.Ihope you are taking plenty of goose fat for your interlude!!!

Alan Johnstone [WAC] E-mail Alan Johnstone

Posted : 19:21
Adge Marshall, Due to my attaining the dizzy heights of third male 60,in todays Weston Half, and the award of an unfeasibly large trophy, I expect you to show me the respect due to a titleholder.

Alan Johnstone [WAC] E-mail Alan Johnstone

Posted : 19:16
Hi Liz, Thanks for collecting my unexpected trophy, Jane is taking me off on a romantic interlude Tuesday morning, for at least 2 weeks, so unless I can catch up with you tomorrow, Monday,could I have your phone number in order to make other arrangements. Many congratulations on your fine win.

Liz W

Posted : 19:06
Yes Alan - third male over 60. You should have hung about. I had to get up on a podium!!! First time for everything. Guy. Yes first female to hurdle home!! Will bring trophey and voucher on Tuesday.

Kieron [WAC]

Posted : 17:39
I echo the comments below, support was superb on such a horrid day, thank you one and all.

Guy [Maximum muscular failure cadre]

Posted : 17:26
Thanks to Barry,Kim,JT,Pam,Rob,Tobias,Katie,Gerry,Neil,Jim and probably others,your support was Hoofin. Dom your on a different plain, not bad for someone with a supposed niggle. Liz i will see you on Tues, did you win the 500 for the first curly wurly? And great hurdling over the safety barrier at the end. And Rich Ford those breathing nose gizmos went out with Robbie Fowler by the way.

Dominic

Posted : 16:56

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Big thanks to everyone who braved the rubbish conditions to support all the runners. Thanks to all the shout outs along the way

Alan Johnstone [W A C] E-mail Alan Johnstone

Posted : 14:36
Hi Liz , I dont suppose the Alan J you mentioned was me,Iv'e never won anything other than the fair Janes hand. Thanks to all the club members and family who gave such magnificent support, and Ian Purnell I hope you won your bet for the most ridiculous trousers.

Liz Wiggins

Posted : 14:19
Likewise - a big thank you on this very wet day.
Alan J and Guy B - I have tropheys for you and vouchers for spending in try sports. Are you going to be at Hutton Moor on Tuesday??

Lisa E-mail Lisa

Posted : 13:56

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Just wanted to say a huge thank you to all who came out & cheered us Weston ac members on today for the Weston half. It can't have been very pleasant stood out in the wind & rain, but your support was much appreciated. Thank you again.

Saturday 22 September 2012

Bryan

Posted : 09:11
Message for Mark Hill. Please send prom results to webadmin for posting as I am doing a 3 day race in Cornwall.

Friday 21 September 2012

Victor [wac] E-mail Victor

Posted : 16:09
I stand corrected it wasn't Sir Richard but Chris Rose and a welcome return to . Who knows next month Young Mickey Hurley might return .

kira

Posted : 13:04
i didn't think i would but i did.......... Yes feel jealous that i could not yes NOT run the prom last night! well done to all WAC members.

Jamie T

Posted : 10:55

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Unfortunately Sir Richard has changed his allegiance. He is now Gengis/Dali Bartlett. At race time he was meditating in a Yurt down Cornwall way. I'm sure after such a contemplative holiday he will be toeing the line in October with ambitions of a move up the all time list.

Thursday 20 September 2012

Victor [wac] E-mail Victor

Posted : 16:21
Easy its Sir Richard of Bartlett , is he a relation you mud dodger. I still have particularly fond memories of said Sir Richard in fishnets doing the Xmas cracker.

Clash City Rocker [Weston AC] E-mail Clash City Rocker

Posted : 08:25
I hear that a WAC legend is returning to the Prom Run tonight. Clue; he is still in the top 10 all time fastest WAC prom times! Good luck to everyone. And seeing everyone is upset at being a few seconds out on their Oldbury time. Can you knock 4 and a half minutes of myself and the Text stalkers time from last year!

Wednesday 19 September 2012

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 22:01
Kieron,

Bags can be safely stored in the downstairs of the pub. Someone will remain there throughout the race.

Any additional marshals most welcome on the night. I think we still clash with one of the last bike nights

Rich C

Posted : 21:52
Kira, I've seen you swim - money well spent I reckon :)

Kieron

Posted : 21:42
Is there anywhere to store kitbag whilst running Prom? Never done one before, so am unsure

kira

Posted : 20:11
Brilliant masters now running at HM pool monday nights if anybody interested....... warm up, drills, speed work plus technique tips - getting out of pool on a high! Trouble is i should be spending the pennies on my daughter swimming not me!

Johnny Ball

Posted : 18:18

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You've watched 32%.
Next question: what proportion of Magnum PI's face is covered by bristling 'tache?

Liz wiggins

Posted : 09:27
My time was out too. Just for the record!!

Tuesday 18 September 2012

Carol V

Posted : 23:57
Question if you have 22 episodes of Magnum PI to watch and youve got through 7 of them, what proportion have you watched?

Phil Tomlinson E-mail Phil Tomlinson

Posted : 20:53
Thanks Rich - your comments are much appreciated. There are a number of us swimming on Monday and Friday morning if your interested.

Martin

Posted : 16:48

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Thanks, Bryan. I'm not that fussed really. Just a shame I forced Jamie into pacing me over the last few hundred metres after he'd paced Liz all race. I think they'd said that the chip would be triggered when we went over the mat, but must admit I didn't hear a beep as I went over. Time to let it go, I think!

Pete Clark

Posted : 16:25
Want a structured warm-up for this week's prom? If you feel you can complete a 25 minute warm-up without over-doing it before the race, then meet me at 7pm sharp by knightstone slipway - opposite Pavillion bar. Will include warm-up jog, dynamic stretching, and strides building up to race pace.

Pete Clark E-mail Pete Clark

Posted : 16:11
Sub 30 Prom Pacing - Anyone going for a 30 minute Prom this week and would like me to pace them? Please email me asap with your phone number so that I can call to discuss with you.

Bryan

Posted : 14:15

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Martin H, your result is now updated. Please note that the results keyed into the championship were provisional results so liable to change slightly. I wasn't at Oldbury but keep in view that not all event chip timing is the same. Some events will only have a finish timing mat and not a start mat so times quoted will be from the gun time to chip finish time. We had this issue at the Cracker when we first did chip timing which lead to numerous timing "issues" or complaints. Lesson learned and all that. Can't say whether Oldbury had a start mat but the lack of one could explain why some of your times are slightly out from your own watch times.

Bryan

Posted : 14:06

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Message on Axe Valley Runners website:
"Grizzly entries will probably open at 5pm on Tuesday 25th September. We don't expect to offer group entry by spreadsheet since so many of the details were incomplete or just plain wrong last year which was a right PITA"

Martin

Posted : 12:35

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Yes, my chip time was 6 seconds behind my watch. Thought I had a PB too! Even if it was gun to chip it never took my 6 seconds to cross teh start line.

Gerry H [WAC]

Posted : 10:56
my Oldbury time was also 10 secs quicker than the official results, how can that be if it was chip timed, glad to see i wasnt the only one, like Guy i bust a gut to scrape into the 1.21's resulting in my usual retching on the finish line!!

Martin

Posted : 10:11

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Bryan, my time at Oldbury was 1 hr 9 mins 24 (equalling my PB, annoyingly).

Rich C

Posted : 09:33
Great result Phil, looks like you're hooked ! On the shorter triathlons the trick is to use the positive and busy atmosphere of transition ( commentators, marshalls, supporters and other competitors ) to blot out the pain of the first few hundred yards. Your legs ( and mind ) soon adjusts, your breathing relaxes and you can get into your stride.
On the longer tri's you are just so glad to get off the bike !
Incorporate some cycle / run brick sessions into your training. Possibly with a short cycle spin down afterwards to reduce the lactic acid build up.
I May come back to the pool one day !

Bryan

Posted : 08:54

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Yes, you are quite right Guy. Now fixed.

Monday 17 September 2012

Guy

Posted : 20:49
Hello Brian, my time for Oldbury was actually 1:03:44 not 1:03:53, i might be plucking at straws but those 9 seconds really hurt......Cheers

Phil Tomlinson [Weston ac ] E-mail Phil Tomlinson

Posted : 10:53
Just for any one who may be interested, i did my first Olympic distance tri yesterday at eton dorney,Windsor. The event and location was great and a good race to take the family. My time was 2.40 and i have to say i didnt realise how hard it was to run after the bike.

Bryan

Posted : 08:38

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Thanks to the WAC spectators who shouted out my name near the finish of the Challenge/Highways & Skyways race at Charmouth. I had my head down and was somewhat in a hurry to finish so I honestly didn't see you. Congrats to all the WAC finishers of these races.

Sunday 16 September 2012

simon

Posted : 20:01
No worries Rich, always thought you dressed out the Wiggle catalogue (compared with my Alf Tupper look)? But you're right, we non-motorists on the road should be supporting each other against (many) motorists' selfish indifference? In the grand scheme of things isn't ATTITUDE all that distinguishes us?

Rich C

Posted : 19:29
Apologies Simon, I meant runners not acknowledging fellow runners and cyclists not acknowledging fellow cyclists. It could just be me though, my training attire is not exactly straight off the pages of Todays Runner etc.

simon

Posted : 17:49
Rich, you're so right about cyclists not acknowledging runners, but I'm blameless on this issue, willingly chatting with any living creature just to distract from the physical anguish of running(in this body). Only seems to be cyclists & motorists who've lost their manners/mojo's - still getting positive karma off everyone else. Discuss.

Rich C

Posted : 10:56
Why dont fellow runners and cyclists acknowledge each other these days ? A few years back everyone would wave, nod or at least grunt when coming across someone out training what has gone wrong ? Loads of new people out and about but more and more simply blank you ?

Cant blame Victor or Simon for this can I ?

Nick E-mail Nick

Posted : 08:59

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Good morning all.I have a bristol half up for grabs .As my son is unable to run this year .is anyone able to give me a lift for bristol many thanks

Saturday 15 September 2012

Fashionista

Posted : 17:03

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Anyone for the Terry McDermott perm and tash combo then? Second thoughts, probably not aerodynamic enough.

Josh [Jurrasic Coast Massive]

Posted : 16:31
Nikki the books are yours. Will be at Charmouth or will bring to training next week. Fashionista, Murray perm never - Glyn Riley perm definitely! ;-O)

Fashionista

Posted : 12:30

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Never mind Wiggo burns and Farah beards. What about the Murray perm?

Niki F, Official WAC Librarian E-mail Niki F, Official WAC Librarian

Posted : 00:19

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Josh, dibs on the books if they're still available.

Friday 14 September 2012

Kieron E-mail Kieron

Posted : 16:02

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Hi, A lift would be great, just let me know where and what time, Cheers.

Josh

Posted : 15:32
Looks like a good one Neil, will see if I survive the Exmoor Beast before committing. Ps Wiggo burns are out Farah beards are in. Pps support for the WAC librarian - spare holiday books I won't read again: Running with the Kenyans (them Kenyans can run fast I wonder how/why) Run Wild (I was in chumbawamba and don't like marathons). Anyone wants em let me know.

Andy Dev

Posted : 13:05
Ah... So the wandering Jew returneth.
All being well I'll see you there.

Victor [wac] E-mail Victor

Posted : 12:46
Following last weeks pleasant stroll with the W.W Gang i am returning to the hills any of the Massive who are not racing care to join me 8.30 The Swan, Rowberrow. Keiran if you want a lift just leave message .

Neil A

Posted : 11:43

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For the cyclists amongst you looking for an event next year...check out the new Ride London 100.

www.ridelondon.co.uk

Ballot now open for the chance to cycle the London 2012 route.

Give's Josh the chance to get the Bradley Wiggins inspired side burns a growth again!

Thursday 13 September 2012

Steve Baxter [WAC] E-mail Steve Baxter

Posted : 13:24
I'm taking the run at brean Down tonight for anyone who is interested.

Wednesday 12 September 2012

Alan Johnstone [Weston AC] E-mail Alan Johnstone

Posted : 22:00
Adge, I think I can endure with fortitude your inane prattle for the duration of the Walnut Tree run, but I shall have to repair that very evening to Wetherspoons for some strong ale and sympathy from Dawn the barmaid

Gerry H [wac]

Posted : 21:13
Alan, not sure who will be out on Sunday as there are two races on (Oldbury & Charmouth)we havent switched to the Peak route yet, if your lucky it could just be you and Adge having a lovely ramble along the seafront.

ADGE [WAC] E-mail ADGE

Posted : 21:09
Dear Mr Jonstone it has come to my attention that you require my company for your Sunday outing.what time are they letting you free !!!please do not bring your guide dog or zimmer frame.stay by me andi shall show you how its done.!!meeting place as usual.That should be very interesting.!!!

Madeline

Posted : 20:46

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Hi Brian, It was the Chedder 10k last Sunday would it be possible to record the times please ? Maddie

Victor [wac] E-mail Victor

Posted : 19:31
Chez dont worry the massive have a position in mind for you , but not really sure that this grizzly but elite bunch of athletes could cope with members of the fairer sex. To much talk of x factor and shopping would suerly drown out are normal witty repartee.

simon [WAC] E-mail simon

Posted : 19:26
Great opportunity for PB & London M qualifying times - entry available for Abingdon Marathon (21st October). Fastest UK marathon outside London - check out results archive on race website(over 20 years fast times). 1st come, 1st served.

Chez [WAC] E-mail Chez

Posted : 18:36
May I apply for the position of The Massive as I frequent the mendips at speed and only stop for calls of nature and to adjust my pants.

Ps the walnut walkers don't bloody walk and not even a sniff of a picnic!!! Gutted.

Toodle pip!!!

Roger

Posted : 16:57

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Hi all.
I think the brean run had my name on it,but due to my recent hospitalization I have been told I had better give it a miss.
Its only a short run like last year.
From the car park go towards uphill to Brean down farm ,then right along the dykes to the old ferry crossing. Retrace your steps back to brean down and take the road up to the top. Follow the road to the end, (and no further)then the return route is over the ridge and down the steps to the finish. Easy.

Alan Johnstone [Weston AC] E-mail Alan Johnstone

Posted : 14:09
Could anyone of the Walnut Tree gang let me know if it is Crooks Peak on Sunday, and wether Adge is likely to be there as I normally only run with interesting people.

Bryan

Posted : 09:02

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I believe the Brean Down social is confirmed with the meeting place being the car park at the foot of Brean Down itself (but not the National Trust one apparently!). I am not sure whose leading this one so perhaps that person could make themselves known and confirm the details?

Ian

Posted : 08:56

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Is Thursday a social from Brean a confirmed fixture? If so where

Tuesday 11 September 2012

Cheryl

Posted : 22:09

21 messages | 8 events entered.
Weston Half number still available, if anyone wants it????

Dominic

Posted : 07:54

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Good morning all. I have roughly 20 online codes for 5 off at wiggle when you spend 35 or more. If you want a code e-mail me at kdom18@hotmail.com

Monday 10 September 2012

Marc M [Weston AC]

Posted : 11:36
To all the Tri-ers in the club.

Bodmin Tri - decent race but probably not worth the two hour drive...hard bike and run and a nice hill straight out of transition for both!

I came 18th according to the chip timing but had to swim 2 extra lengths and had my bike stuff kindly moved in transition so claiming a moral 14th place...not that I'm bitter or owt!

On a positive, I have now learnt that doing a triathlon one Sunday, a 5km handicap on the Tuesday and a triathlon on the second Sunday is neither big nor clever, or conducive to running fast times...despite what the Weston Massive may tell you!

Newquay Triathlon in a fortnight if anyone cares to join...let me know at running if I make it!

Sunday 09 September 2012

Josh

Posted : 21:33

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Special court to be convened at Blackdown Trig point to decide appropriate sentence. Am thinking something along lines of the wicker man.

Victor [wac] E-mail Victor

Posted : 20:02
I admit i did go for a walk this morning but having watched the Paralympics the last 10 days i felt i needed to offer my support to this special group.

Rich C

Posted : 18:01
Oh dear !!!!!!

Club Spy [WAC]

Posted : 14:08
Not wishing to spread rumours, but have the mighty massive fallen, Victor was seen out with the Walnut Walkers This morning!!

Tuesday 04 September 2012

Lesley (Cracker Team) E-mail Lesley (Cracker Team)

Posted : 22:47

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Yes its that time of year again when we launch the volunteer list for The Cracker.

This year the race is on Sunday December 9th 11am.

Remember members of the club are unable to run this race as everyone is needed to help on the day.

Volunteers are needed to help marshal, hand out and collect chips, hand out t-shirts, water stations and and and and....

This year, the Stuffing Party is to be held on Friday 2nd November at 6.30pm (where all the runner envelopes are put together for sending out). Please let me know if you would like to take part in this very sociable evening.

Feel from to contact me using the email link or via text/phone on 07540 823017 to let me know your availability and what job prefernce (if any) you have.

All offers of help are appreciated. Please contact me if you would like any more information on the day and the roles available.

Dont be shy there is a job for everyone. :)

Victor [wac ] E-mail Victor

Posted : 15:44
Would the mud dodger currently wasting Sedgemoor councils time please refrain from the Chain on 6music because some of your selections have made me spit my coffee across computer.

The Ghost of Jimmy Saville [Heavens marasthon club] E-mail The Ghost of Jimmy Saville

Posted : 13:31
Now then now then now then. I've just heard Weston Athletic Club namechecked on national radio? It would never have happened when myself, Freeman, Blacburn, Edmunds & the Hairy Cornflake ruled the roost!

Monday 03 September 2012

Sara E-mail Sara

Posted : 21:42
Hi Phil,
No not too late. I'll send you an email with details of what to do.
Sara

Phil Tomlinson [Weston AC ] E-mail Phil Tomlinson

Posted : 20:19
Hi Sarah - is it to late to add me to the list for the Bristol Half.

Sunday 02 September 2012

Marc M [Weston AC]

Posted : 15:29
Finished 4th at the Midsomer Triathlon today...I can recommend it to anyone looking for a local race to get into Tri next year.

Off to Bodmin Triathlon next weekend if anyone cares to join me...I'm driving if that helps!

Pete Clark [WAC]

Posted : 10:31
PARKRUN - ASHTON COURT. I think a few Weston runners have done the 5k Parkrun at Ashton Court, but if you haven't I'd just like to reccomend it. It's on nearly every Saturday at 9am and is FREE, but you have to register in advance on the Parkrun website. Sarah and I ran it yesterday - great atmosphere and a really nice route. Not exactly a PB course as the first half covers 100m of climb and took me 2 minutes longer than the second half!
The field was around 230 runners, ranging from fast club runners to joggers / walkers. There are normally coaches there giving talks afterwards and discount vouchers for running shops floating around.
So if you want an accurately measured 5 k with official results to complement the WAC 5K time trial, it's worth giving it a try!
Please note that it will not be happening on the 22nd of Sept.

Claudine

Posted : 10:15
Reminder for the Cracker Committee - our next meeting is on Tuesday (4th September, usual time & place!)

Saturday 01 September 2012

Gerry H [WAC]

Posted : 18:23
Sam its the last one of the summer route from the Morrisons underpass.

Rich C

Posted : 15:30
Got a load of leaflets / magazine articles / books etc. relating to local walking routes if anyone wants to collect them.

Friday 31 August 2012

Sam

Posted : 23:38

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Does anyone know where the Handicap is being held on tuesday? because we usually switch to the prom around this time...

Katie

Posted : 20:04

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Great, thanks Rachael.

Thursday 30 August 2012

kira

Posted : 12:20
Off the back of the 5K handicap Wouldn't it be great to get a team up for the Clevedon Relays that are every year - Bit late now as its next week w'end - four ladies and five men needed to make female/male teams (each running 5K). I wouldn't mind being female manager actually!! Food 4 thought - Good team spirit i bet.

Rachael E-mail Rachael

Posted : 10:34

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Katy, Burnham on Sea academy/swimming pool have an early morning session on Saturdays 'masters swimming' worth looking into

Wednesday 29 August 2012

Gerry H [WAC]

Posted : 21:54
Rich, you can either meet in the bar at Hutton Moor for 7pm then do a warm up jog to the start which is by the underpass by Morrisons or some people make their own way to the underpass for a 7.20ish start.

Richard Bartlett [Weston AC] E-mail Richard Bartlett

Posted : 20:30
Where does next Tuesdays handicap race start from ?

Rich C

Posted : 17:25
Vodka ( and Victor ): have a look at the Paleo Diet, it's been around for a while but does appear to produce favourable results.

I know, why don't I try it myself .......

Tuesday 28 August 2012

Adrian

Posted : 23:43
If your place is still going I`d like to take it. Thanks

Cheryl

Posted : 22:44

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If anyone would like an entry for Weston Half marathon on 23rd September... mine is going spare!!!

Vodka

Posted : 13:26
Rich C ... Ouch!!! There was me thinking you saved those sort of lovely comments for Victor. Off to console myself & munch away on a stick of celery! (PS; didn't want any Ron Hills anyway).

Monday 27 August 2012

Rich C

Posted : 20:26
Not true ! Waiting for my coach to sort out next years event. She's recently fallen from a horse but I'm sure will use the enforced period of rest to select a good'un.

Vodka, Sorry but not enough material to make you up a set of leggings, lycra does indeed stretch but unfortunately not to that degree !

Marc M [Weston AC]

Posted : 17:00
Anyone entered the Langport tri?

I think they heard Rich C was coming out of retirement and there has been a late surge of entries...I can confirm that he is indeed not un-retiring, preferring instead for his fingers to hand out the punishment via the keyboard these days!

Anyway, anyone entered and not going?

Mark Wilson E-mail Mark Wilson

Posted : 16:09

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Thanks Tobias, it was brutal, pleased with a 4.50 marathon at the end of all that up and down riding! Feel okay so far, se you soon at a race to be arranged!!

Vodka

Posted : 09:34
Good spot Tobias .... b****y predictive text!! ;-)

Sunday 26 August 2012

Tobias

Posted : 21:15

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Vodka - Virtually, or vertically? ;O)

Well done Mark Wilson for completing the Big Woody Iron distance Tri yesterday in under 14 hours. Good work!

Saturday 25 August 2012

Vodka

Posted : 19:22
Rich, being some what virtually challenged myself, perhaps your wife would be good enough to run (no pun intended!) me up a pair of ron hills from the surplus material?!

ADGE(Mr Marshall) [WAC] E-mail ADGE(Mr Marshall)

Posted : 17:22
Dear Mr Coleman,ididnt realise that it was you that took the overdose!!!always read the instructions on the label.There was no quickfix to a man of your standard in those days.Look at me i have never touched it,and you can see how i have turned out.!!!

Rich C

Posted : 17:06
Vodka, Yes I have indeed found some Ron Hills in the loft. My wife is in the process of shortening the legs especially for Gerry, as you can imagine we are left with a significant amount of surplus material.

Rich C

Posted : 16:57
It appears my message was wasted, Mr Marshall appears to have forgotten those dark days when he was handing out dodgy samples. Me, I'm still suffering the hallucinations and sleepless nights !

Victor I'm sure no one will suspect you of doping, not like you're showing any side effects is it ?

Victor [Wac] E-mail Victor

Posted : 10:23
Following on from The news of Lance Armstrong having his tour titles stripped i wondered as 5 time runner up in club championship Knowing Mr C was also seen in vicinity of back street chemist could i look forward to next years Awards night and do i need to reinforce shelf in lounge.

Vodka

Posted : 08:01
Hi Rich, just wondered if you've found a stash of that dodgy creatine during your loft clearance (think Victor could do with some) - or have you been too busy still trying to find those Ron Hills for Geraldine?

Niki F

Posted : 06:51

101 messages | 60 events entered.
Check out i newspaper today - interesting article on the Dragon's Back Race. It looks quite hard...

Friday 24 August 2012

Adge [WAC] E-mail Adge

Posted : 14:38
Sorry late in reply Vodka,yes it was great to meet some of the Wallnut gang and especially your good self.!!It just goes to show all good things are worth waiting for.!!Did struggle though to get back to the car.Will try this Sunday

Rich C

Posted : 13:33
Lance a drug cheat - I just don't believe it .......

Still it has prompted me to come clean regarding my own involvement with the doping scandal that occured in the mid nineties when local runners were involved in testing some well dodgy creatine supplied by a back street pharmacist !!!!!

Thursday 23 August 2012

simon [weston ac] E-mail simon

Posted : 11:40
Race entry on offer for Sunday's BOS 10k at Langport. Please email here and we'll arrange hand-over. Cheers.

Monday 20 August 2012

Vodka

Posted : 13:17
It was lovely to bump into the Walnut Walkers yesterday morning on the prom. I actually felt like I was part of the club again running down the prom with you all! I was out slightly longer than anticipated (57 minutes) - my longest run for over 12 months!!! Hopefully not too much longer until I can come back out to play with the club properly (yeah!!).

PS; Adge hope all's OK with you after your first outing with the club for some time.

Saturday 18 August 2012

ADGE [WAC] E-mail ADGE

Posted : 11:41
Alan,i hope to be making a return, not sure if i can walk as quick as you!!!

Friday 17 August 2012

Niki F

Posted : 17:44

101 messages | 60 events entered.
Oh yes, the Walnut Walkers will be out 'n' about, the usual time, don't forget your jelly babies.

Alan Johnstone [Weston AC] E-mail Alan Johnstone

Posted : 13:34
Anybody running from the Walnut tree on Sunday ?.

Thursday 16 August 2012

Marc M [Weston AC]

Posted : 15:16
Also, following on from my message a few weeks ago, a few people have expressed interest in the Xterra racing that I was talking about.

If anyone is interested I am looking at going to Xterra Switzerland...so if you want to share accom, hire car costs etc then let me know.

Cheers

Marc M [Weston AC]

Posted : 15:07
After the fast boys tried to kill me at intervals on Tuesday I decided that new running gear was obviously the way to get faster (always works doesn't it?) so went into Trysport in town.

Just thought I would mention it as he has a sale on, 50% off loads of daps...I picked up some new K-Swiss ones. Might be worth a look to anyone in the market for new shoes.

In the interest of openness, I do know Tom quite well now after spending hours pointlessly browsing in there but I am not on commission, just wanted to pass on the info :)

In other news, I have several triathlon race entries that I wont be able to use at the end of this year so if anyone wants them then chat to me at training next week.

Monday 13 August 2012

Liz wiggins E-mail Liz wiggins

Posted : 17:32
Any one fancy a ten mile run on Wednesday. Anytime aft 4pm?

Vodka

Posted : 13:06
Andy, I'm loving Mrs Dev's thinking!!

Andy Dev

Posted : 11:50
Such compassion for fellow WAC members

Sunday 8AM....

Mrs Dev... "Don't go running up on Mendips if Neale doesnt turn up, you might get hit by lightning".

Me...And what difference will it make if Neale is there? If I get hit Ill still be dead.

Mrs Dev Yes but Neales a bit taller than you, so with any luck itll strike him instead!!!

Roger

Posted : 09:14

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Hi Pete.
According to our local press all these exotic foods and more available to all runners on Thursday night.
However due to recent monsoon conditions the original planed route has had to be modified as the parts of the jungle is impenetrable.

Rog

Clash City Rocker [Weston AC] E-mail Clash City Rocker

Posted : 08:44
Can Roger confirm that this weeks Social Run venue being changed to the Full Quart is so that we have the oppurtunity to sample the delights of Kangaroo, Zebra, Camel, Bison, Alpaca, Wild Boar, Marlin, Blue Shark etc? I bet
Kev cant wait!

Friday 10 August 2012

Andy Dev

Posted : 16:48
Victor, all being well I'll also be running on Sunday.

Josh

Posted : 15:22

137 messages | 113 events entered.
Cheers JT - see you there!

Jamie

Posted : 15:05

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Josh, yes there is, just late as usual posting it. Sorry.

Josh

Posted : 11:57

137 messages | 113 events entered.
is there a JT Saturday session tomorrow?

Thursday 09 August 2012

Vodka

Posted : 20:26
I learnt it all from you Victor!! ;-) X

Victor [wac] E-mail Victor

Posted : 18:08
Rough ride for the uninitiated is all about drugs in sport something you know all about Vodka.

Vodka

Posted : 13:12
Adrian - Victor just wanted a free ride!!

Wednesday 08 August 2012

Adrian

Posted : 23:21
Fancy you wanting a rough ride Victor.

Rich C

Posted : 19:48
Books now gone. Loft getting clearer, still looking for the Ron Hills for Gerry !

Victor [wac] E-mail Victor

Posted : 18:43
Rich i will take Rough Ride of your hands and Matt Rendells tour if they have not already gone. Hope to be back on mendips this sunday if you can make it.

Tuesday 07 August 2012

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 22:40
Hi Liz,
Sorry I did not get your time for the 5k tonight.
Can you let me have the:
clock time
running time
who you finished just behind
or
who you finished just in front of

Thanks

Rich C E-mail Rich C

Posted : 18:46
Free to collector :

Paul Kimmage - Rough Ride
Geoffrey Wheatcroft - Le Tour
Matt Rendell - Kings of the Mountains
Richard Moore - Heroes, Villans & Velodromes
Graeme Fife - Tour De France
Les Woodland - Cycle Racing Riding to win
Cycle Sport - Miguel Indurain
Cycling weekly Yearbook 1996
Alan Fox - Run River Run ( Canoeing )
Carl Fogarty - Foggy ( Motorcycling )
Steve Hislop - Hizzy ( Motorcycling )
John Reynolds - Autobiography ( Motorcycling )
Wayne Rainey - His own story ( Motorcycling )

Monday 06 August 2012

Josh

Posted : 16:19

137 messages | 113 events entered.
18ish mile run Bristol to W-S-M planned for this Thursday pm should any of my fellow commuters care to join me. Meet @ The Louisiana pub for 5.30 departure.

Si Walsh

Posted : 09:18

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Hi Bryan.

I also ran at Dundry last Thursday, but my bib number was recorded wrong at the finish line. My finish time was 51:05, and I've contacted Town and Country Harriers who're updating their results.

Saturday 04 August 2012

Tobias

Posted : 23:25

96 messages | 111 events entered.
Josh - Good shout. We ran a marathon up in Derbyshire earlier in the year organised by the LDWA. Worth it for the pie and peas :O)

Nicky - Scott Jurek book - Yes Please!

Liz - We'll be going to the Standish. Should be able to squeeze you in.

Gerry H [WAC]

Posted : 16:23
Hi Alan,

There should be a few of us out tomorrow getting our running done before the womens marathon.

Liz Wiggins [WAC] E-mail Liz Wiggins

Posted : 11:42
Is there anyone going to Standish next Sunday that I could grab a lift with...please?

Friday 03 August 2012

Alan Johnstone [Weston AC] E-mail Alan Johnstone

Posted : 16:17
Hope to catch up with a few of the gang at the Wallnut tree on Sunday.

Niki F E-mail Niki F

Posted : 14:13

101 messages | 60 events entered.
Another read, 'Eat and Run - My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness' by Scott Jurek of ' Born to Run' fame. Only released last month. Give me buzz if you fancy it.

Wednesday 01 August 2012

Josh

Posted : 12:43

137 messages | 113 events entered.
Any long distance off roaders check out the LDWA (Long Distance Walkers Association) website. Lots of events listed there akin to Seaview or the Mendip Challenge which accept runners and entry fees are very reasonable. Google LDWA & look under 'challenge events'.

Tuesday 31 July 2012

Niki F E-mail Niki F

Posted : 18:29

101 messages | 60 events entered.
WANTED! More social runs = more cakes, so volunteers needed for August dates shown on the WAC welcome page. If you've not yet put spoon to bowl, now's yer chance!

Monday 30 July 2012

Sue

Posted : 17:20

21 messages | 6 events entered.
Also cat winner, Liz Green 69.41

Sue E-mail Sue

Posted : 17:10

21 messages | 6 events entered.
Sorry for the delay in letting you know the results of the Whites 2 x 2 x 2, however, done the old fashioned way with pen and paper!.
1st Male - Bryan Morley 50.21, 1st Female - Liz Wiggins 54.57.
Cat: winners were - Nicola Fulstow 60.03, Gerry Hope 72.23, Lesley Cowell 74.42, Pam Withers 72.23. Barry Hall 65.06, Adrian Noble 52.11, Kevin Hudson 69.20, Steve Baxter 60.05. Raffle winners, Trainers - Adrian Noble, bottles of wine, Sara Weaver, Cheryl Stabbins and Nicola Scott. I do have times, so if anyone would like to know, email me. Many thanks to those of you who turned up, a good morning was had by all.

Cheryl

Posted : 10:34
The full Monty cute is now open, entries online via runners world website... 2nd Dec, entries limited to 250, with a Christmas pudding to all finishers.... Now if that's not enough to entice you!!!

Friday 27 July 2012

Rich C E-mail Rich C

Posted : 11:46
Loft clearance going well, Circuit Training gear being collected.

Set of Smart cycling front lights, two switchable lights with handlebar mount. Rechargable battery with charger. Too heavy for mountain biking but perfect for commuting etc. Yours for a tenner !

Free to collector : Selection of mudguards suitable for 26inch wheeled bikes. Stop you or the kids getting muddy !

Wednesday 25 July 2012

Pete C

Posted : 13:27
Rich - and the cones...

Pete C [WAC]

Posted : 13:26
And I could make an offer for the hurdles Rich...

Tuesday 24 July 2012

Sam morteo

Posted : 21:40

4 messages | 5 events entered.
Could do with the exercise mats...

Liz

Posted : 21:32
Can I barter mr C?? I only really want the medicine balls...

Rich C E-mail Rich C

Posted : 20:19
Thanks for the recommendaations !

For Sale : Circuit Training / Functional Fitness Apparatus - 6 x 12 inch Hurdles, 3kg Medicine Ball, 2kg Medicine Ball, 8 x 9 inch cones, 3 x Exercise Mats. 20 quid the lot.

nick cook [weston] E-mail nick cook

Posted : 12:25
Hi rich try MJ Grant.01934 518740 or 07855521005 .he has done work for me to a high standard ,and a good price

Monday 23 July 2012

Pete C

Posted : 22:40
Marc - You were kind enough to give me your entry so I'd like to express my thanks by giving you the trophy wine!
Will pass it on to you at Dundry or when-ever.

Marc B [WAC] E-mail Marc B

Posted : 19:49
Message for Mr Pete Clarke - it was only when I got home did I realise what you meant! If you won some wine at TACH then it's all yours buddy, it was nowt to do it me! - enjoy it!

Madeline

Posted : 18:37

38 messages | 17 events entered.
Brian, I did the frome 10k yesterday 22/7 gun time 58.31 chip 57.51 very hilly and very hot :'( not sure if anyone else did the race. It was the first 10k and half marathon for frome and I must say it was one of the best organized races I have been too. Well recommended for next year !

Dave

Posted : 18:17

71 messages | 122 events entered.
Just a quick note to say photo's from yesterdays Whites 2x2x2 challenge are now on the Gallery.

I think I got everyone - but the Whites! ooops sorry

Dave

Sunday 22 July 2012

Victor [wac] E-mail Victor

Posted : 20:25
Chunks try Mark Vowles Absolute plastering services 07799677860, mention my name. price will surely go up .

Jim - Garmin check [WAC]

Posted : 20:00
Hi Gerry,
On looking at the profile the climb from Paul S to the top above Tynings was 812ft over 2 miles. Much harder than Loxton hill.
When you add on the first 500ft climb it is almost as much as the Muddle in half the distance.

Great course the Whites and thanks for organising

Liz wiggins [Wac]

Posted : 19:35
The climb was great but I'm still like an eighty old lady running downhill. However ... loved it. Thank you do much.

Jamie T

Posted : 19:14

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The event today was brilliant. I still cannot believe that I did not DNF for once. Especially when faced with the first climb let alone the second. Great course and great fun. Many thanks to the White's.

Rich C

Posted : 17:15
Anyone recommend a local plasterer ?

Gerry H [WAC]

Posted : 13:31
Big thank you to the White clan for organising a fantastic run in the sun this morning, really enjoyed it despite that ridiculous hill!

Thanks to Pam for dragging me up that awfull mountain!!

And yes Bryan, Adrian & Liz to you it may have been a slight undulation but to me it was a mountain!!!

Lesley

Posted : 13:22
Sorry John only just seen your message

Saturday 21 July 2012

John H E-mail John H

Posted : 20:46

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very late but is there any one
could give me a lift to whites
2-2-2
John Hinchlife 412034

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 18:35
Sunday run

Phil, Alan, Rob, Pam

I am not sure how many will be at the Walnut tomorrow as many of us will be doing the Whites 2x2x2 at Burrington

Friday 20 July 2012

Sara

Posted : 13:11

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Hi Mark,

I've resent you the registration details for the Bristol Half Marathon.

Glad you liked the cakes.

Sara

Bryan

Posted : 08:56
Thanks to the master bakers for another magnificent display of cakes. Thanks also to Mr Snelling and Mr Carpenter for guiding us around a great new social run course. I only live a mile or so away from Banwell and was not aware of some of the paths we ran along last night.

Message for Mr Harris, just to confirm that the Dundry Thunder run is not in the Club Championship race list as provided by Malcolm (link below).
[ Full List of Club Championship Races ]

Thursday 19 July 2012

Mark Hill E-mail Mark Hill

Posted : 22:32

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Sara W - by the way, great cakes. Thank you. Now need to run even further to burn off the extra calories.

Mark Hill E-mail Mark Hill

Posted : 22:31

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A message for Sarah Weaver. Based on our discussion at Banwell Social re: Bristol half, I can't seem to find your e-mail with the code I need. I would be grateful if you could send it to me again. Thank you!

Wednesday 18 July 2012

Marc [Weston AC] E-mail Marc

Posted : 17:20
Hi All

Quick message for all you triathletes in the club.

A Race recommendation for next year for anyone who doesn't fancy Ironman but still wants to race at a good level with lots of pro athletes.

I just got back from racing for the Great Britain team at the European Cross Triathlon Championships which took place in Holland.

Great race, (using mountainbikes instead of road bikes) ...great course, loads of nice people and next year the same course is the world championships.

For more info look at the Beach Challenge in Den Haag on Google...some great videos on Youtube too.

So anyone who fancies triathlon but a bit different check it out.

Anyone who fancies a bit of practice, get yourself down on the beach, run the dunes, ride the sand and get used to the wind!

As for me, I came 7th and my new goal is to go back next year and get on the podium at the world champs...better start getting myself down to training on Tuesdays with Ian!

If anyone wants to know more about Cross Triathlon or mountainbiking in general then feel free to get in touch or collar me at a session...I'm no expert but I can offer my own take on the races if it helps anyone get into it.

Cheers
Marc Molloy

Monday 16 July 2012

Gareth W [WAC]

Posted : 20:30
Malcolm, Pete C and Liz well done for keeping up with me tonight. Good run :)

Sara E-mail Sara

Posted : 17:50

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Hello to all new members and anyone still considering entering the Bristol Half Marathon on Sunday 30th September.

We have a group booking which members of Weston AC can enter under. This makes the cost 21.15 instead of 33 pounds. If you'd like to enter please email me - squelchie@gmail.com

Josh

Posted : 17:11

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Hmmm, an Indian summer weekend with camping, booze & fell running v a flat, boring ten miles of tarmac - not a difficult choice!

Dave

Posted : 13:47

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Well spotted Josh!

Maybe another camping weekend ? or play safe and just do Oldbury 10 ?

Josh (Worle Fell Runners)

Posted : 13:22

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Message to all Charmouth Extremists - the Charmouth Challenge & FRA websites are saying race rescheduled for Sunday 16/09/2012 @ 11.00am and race no.s still valid. The Highways & Skyways race is also taking place on the same day and you can upgrade your no.s to 13 or 17 mile course. Go on you know it makes sense...

Vodka

Posted : 13:11
Hi Kira
I've been seeing a chiropractor, recommenended by Bryan, who is currently working his magic (& has been since May!). Anyway, I finally seem to be getting there and have been easing myself back into running in the last few weeks (along with some cross training in the gym to try and regain some fitness having slobbed on the sofa for far too long!). I'm only running up to 25 minutes at the mo - but at least I feel I can now see light at the end of the tunnel, although it'll still be a while before I'm back running with the club. The next big milestone will be to get beyond 30 minutes without any niggles, as I haven't been able to do that since last September!!!

Sorry to hear you're still struggling with injury. I can fully understand contemplating running retirement (I was getting to that point myself!).

PS: I know the name of a good chiropractor if you're interested!! ;-)

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 08:54
Can I add my message of thanks to Claire, Steve, Pete and Grace for arranging yet another very emjoyable evening on Saturday. They even managed to arrange some dry weather

Bryan

Posted : 08:46
Thanks Dom, and congrats to you and the other, as yet unknown, participants. The results haven't been posted on the website yet but I will be sure to give you a mention on the welcome page when available.

Sunday 15 July 2012

Dom

Posted : 22:18
Hi Bryan, I did the Bristol Harbourside Triathlon. There was also, at least, two other WAC members competeing.

Bryan

Posted : 21:37
Dom, which Tri did you do?

Kira

Posted : 20:20
Claudine - Hows the achilles injury?
Its six mths today that mine first flared up and apart from a few false hopes i am nowhere closer to being injury free than back in Jan. Its a bit like the summer weather; week after week you think it is going to get better but it doesn't!! Running retirement is on my mind! Are you still only doing a little?

Dominic Taylor-jones E-mail Dominic Taylor-jones

Posted : 15:51
Good afternoon peeps. To anyone interested I completed my first tri this morning. A sprint distance. I was optimistically aiming for 1:30.00 but finished in 1:16.52. Thanks to everyone who offered advice and support. Special thanks to Clive A and Rich C.

Lesley & Dave

Posted : 11:45

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Massive thanks to Steve and Claire for another great Hash evening. Thanks for making us all so welcome at your home.
Also big thanks to Grace, as ever, for fantastic pies and also to Pete Bartlett for organising a new enjoyable twist to the evening.
You all put so much effort in for the benefit of all club members. Brilliant evening! x

Gerry H [WAC]

Posted : 10:17
Big thank you to Steve & Claire for last nights hash run & bbq another great evening with the weather being kind to us for a change!

Saturday 14 July 2012

Cheryl

Posted : 21:36
Thanks Bryan!

Bryan

Posted : 12:39
Cheryl, all results now loaded up.

Cheryl

Posted : 09:36
Bryan, I did burrington too but seemed to have been missed off the results!

Thursday 12 July 2012

forrest gump

Posted : 08:01

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does anyone need a lift to burrington tonight i have space txt me 07897288775

Wednesday 11 July 2012

kira

Posted : 22:00
Well worth watching on i Player BBC2 the first episode (they are all good) Stories of the Olympic Games: 1500 Metres.

Bryan Morley E-mail Bryan Morley

Posted : 21:34

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Sean "tubs" McHenry E-mail Sean "tubs" McHenry

Posted : 21:17

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Anyone wishing to take part in this years RNLI BIG SWIM from Brean Down to Anchor head please message me.

Event is 12th August 2012, starting at midday.

2.2 mile sea swim.

It is for charity and only open to 10 swimmers, so a unique event and 4 spaces left.

Andrew Kelsey

Posted : 20:36

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Is not running the Burrington Blaster so number up for grabs!

Fordy [wac]

Posted : 17:53
Chunks, it takes a few seconds to work it out, I wouldnt be too concerned about the blister, its the rest of it. The rest of the foot looks like it belongs to a corpse

Clash City Rocker [WAC] E-mail Clash City Rocker

Posted : 16:57
Just to let club members know. I have been given the go ahead for my team challenge, to coincide with this saturdays Chairmans hash run. This will involve you stopping a few times on route and completing a challenge of some sort. No clues but quickness of thought will be as important as quickness of foot! They will all be timed, so if anyone has a lightweight stopwatch that I can borrow(And you think I would be able to work please bring it along) Teams to be picked on the night, under my strict rules(so no Mendip massive elite nonsense) sorry Neale. I will supply all equipment etc. I have also got an engraved team trophy and individual team member prizes. see you all then. And any chance of waiting for me & the Text Stalker this year!

Vodka

Posted : 13:19
Eeeeeeeeuuuuuuggggghhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday 10 July 2012

Bryan

Posted : 21:12

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Check out the latest "Injury" gallery and feast your eyes on Rich Coleman's foot! Those of a nervous disposition should exercise extreme caution and have a sick bowl to hand!

Liz [WAC]

Posted : 20:32
Is there anyone I can scrounge a lift off for Burrington on Thursday??

Rich ( Chunks ) C

Posted : 19:04
Victor, I would have been a lot quicker if I didn't have to stop and apologise to all the foreign runners that PB had barged out of the way on top of the mountain - One poor frenchman nearly set a course record for the descent !

Sue E-mail Sue

Posted : 09:45

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Can those of you planning to run the Whites 2 x 2 x 2 challenge and have breakfast on the 22nd July, let us know so that we can let the cafe know the number. I have 12 names so far, so you guys don't need to let me know again. Jim will also put a notice on the board at HMLC. Thank you.

Monday 09 July 2012

Mark Wilson

Posted : 22:25

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There was a mix up in the Cheddar gorge results, I wish I had covered the course that quickly. I was 83rd in 2.23.25 (result shown as Mark Finn) Working it out I was 4th MV50, still pleased with the time as very tough course and unseasonably warm!!

Bryan Morley E-mail Bryan Morley

Posted : 21:51

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Forrest, a small selection of photos now on the website gallery (or link from the welcome page news item). If you send the photos you have to me I will post online for you.

Victor ( Massif Central) [wac] E-mail Victor ( Massif Central)

Posted : 21:36
Some noteworthy performances to announce at recent Mont Blanc Ultra.
Mark Dunstone 6.15 ,Phil the bird Richards 6.20 and local leg end Rich Coleman 6.59.59 . Rich would normally have been a lot quicker but following recent training sessions with the Walnut group he has discovered a taste for cake. Well done to you all.

forrest gump

Posted : 21:36

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charmouth extreame challange thanks to the cowels and morleys for talking me out of driving home saturday in all that rain and floods ,it was well worth staying for the fish and chips . i even got sunburnt on the run sunday, pictures to follow

Sunday 08 July 2012

Mark Wilson E-mail Mark Wilson

Posted : 20:16

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Good job some of us stayed in sunny Cheddar for the half. Conditions were okay but the climbs, steps, descents etc were tough. Brilliant organisation though, think I was the only club vest about!!

Saturday 07 July 2012

Nicky Scott [Weston AC ] E-mail Nicky Scott

Posted : 14:50
Is glad to get home safely back from Charmouth - thanks Kev for getting us back in one piece. Have to say my heart rate got going during the drive back especially going over the bridge where the water levels were too high for comfort. Hope everyone else got back ok

Vodka

Posted : 13:04
Well that brings a whole new meaning to the charmouth challenge!!!

Happy Campers

Posted : 12:27
This years Charmouth Challenge..... To move 3 caravans to higher ground and pack up a tent before the river burst it's banks......just achieved.
Well done Coach Hall, for vigilant river watching skills.

Happy Campers

Posted : 12:27
This years Charmouth Challenge..... To move 3 caravans to higher ground and pack up a tent before the river burst it's banks......just achieved.
Well done Coach Hall, for vigilant river watching skills.

Josh

Posted : 10:22

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Charmouth Challenge website now saying both cancelled due to adverse weather.

bryan

Posted : 09:58
Further to below messages fun run is cancelled (sorry Kev) and decision about main race at 11am.

Andrew Kelsey

Posted : 09:36

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Rain stops play!

Gerry H [WAC]

Posted : 09:19
Thanks Lesley, having just had a call from Kev who arrived at Charmouth earlier in Monsoon conditions, we are wimping out! Kev and co now on there way back home, anyone still planning to go be aware to avoid Axminster as roads flooded!

Good luck to those who go.

Andy this now means that i and a few others will be joining you at the Walunt tomorrow morning.

Lesley

Posted : 08:31
Omg! A sleepless night in a very wet and windy Charmouth. No amount of alcohol was going to help!
Conditions for race not good. Fun run has been cancelled and they are making a decision on the Challenge at 11am. (check challenge website)
If you plan to camp the field is very wet.
Feel free to phone me for an update if you are planning to travel down for the day 07540 823017

Vodka

Posted : 07:53
Good luck to all those brave (or should that be mad?!?) souls camping at Charmouth this weekend .... if this rain continues I'd suggest packing your flippers, snorkel and arm bands!!! Carry on camping - have fun!

Friday 06 July 2012

Andrew Kelsey

Posted : 21:57

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Any Walnut Walkers out Sunday? or just me!

Rachael

Posted : 07:55

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Jim I have an entry for sodbury but may not use it,; if I don't you are welcome to have it

Thursday 05 July 2012

Marc B [WAC] E-mail Marc B

Posted : 21:06
Anyone going down to Charmouth just for the race that's got room for a little one?

Wednesday 04 July 2012

Victor [wac] E-mail Victor

Posted : 13:02
Adrian i have got a gammy leg again so i am not going you are welcome to use my number.

adrian

Posted : 12:15
victor do you want a lift to tintinhul?

Monday 02 July 2012

Roger

Posted : 12:44

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Congratulations to Paul Snelling on completing the Midnight Sun Marathon in Tromso in a time of 3.21.56.
Finishing position 123rd and 1st in his age catagory. WELL DONE PAUL.

Sunday 01 July 2012

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 22:48
Have a guess whose left it too late to enter the slog in Nov?
It's full already

Tobias

Posted : 17:48

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Bryan - contacted TACH re Burrington, although sounds like you beat me to it!

Enjoy...

Friday 29 June 2012

Tobias

Posted : 22:06

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Jamie, I just can't escape your good advice... ;O)

Martin

Posted : 19:55

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Anyone going off from the Swan this Sunday?

Jamie

Posted : 12:39

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Just a quick note on participation in the 5k H'cap. Members should be aware that it is a valuable training session and not to be seen as just a race. For instance it can be used as a time-trial to gauge pacing for future races; a lactate threshold run (concentrating on form, breathing etc at pace); to build racing confidence; or just one long speed rep. The 5k H'cap can be competative fun while also delivering a quality training session. Use it to enhance your running on a variety of levels.

Bryan

Posted : 08:45
A magnificent spread of cakes (and even the odd rogue cookie!) at The Dolphin last night. I think I gave Kevin a run for his money in the number consumed. Also, thanks to Pam for the social run last night. It was a good job it was a long run given the number of cakes I ate. A great evening. Thanks everyone.

Thursday 28 June 2012

Victor [wac] E-mail Victor

Posted : 22:57
You might not be aware Tobias being a proper athlete but there is a group who meet regularly on a sunday at the Walnut who do just that. For more information speak to Kevin the king of the walkers..

Tobias

Posted : 22:24

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I could get used to ths just turning up & eating cakes lark!

Wednesday 27 June 2012

Mark Wilson

Posted : 22:58

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Great club turnout tonight at Nailsea, great fun apart from the undulations, heat and humidity!

Mark Wilson

Posted : 07:45

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See you then Tobias, might be my only chance to get close to a real runner!

Liz Wiggins [WAC]

Posted : 05:32
Mark, I'm going tonight too. Think there'll be quite a few of us.

Tobias

Posted : 00:14

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Bryan - Phil Greedy (still WAC?) also finished the CQ on Saturday. Thanks Phil for the support in Marazion on Friday, then chasing me down the seafront back to your car.

Mark - I'll be @ Nailsea, though whether I'll be running or not is debatable...

Tuesday 26 June 2012

Mark Wilson E-mail Mark Wilson

Posted : 22:41

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Tobias 8th at endurancelife ultra trail 100, in just over 24 hours.I've run parts of the North Cornwall coastal path, it's brutal, well done!!
PS anyone else going to Nailsea festival 10k tomorrow

Gerry H [WAC]

Posted : 19:07
I told her that Kira, she was worried she wasnt going to break 2 hours!

kira

Posted : 11:25
A very well done to Pam for running her first half for a while in a very respectable time! YOu still have it in you even if you don't think you have.

Rich ( chunks ) C

Posted : 09:09
Mark Ashurst (bike) and Clive Ashurst (run) won the R.E.Lay at Wimbleball 70.3. I don't know who did the swim leg though.

Nice one guys !

Monday 25 June 2012

Bryan

Posted : 16:37
Results for North Devon Half (no marathon runners by the look of it!) and Wimbleball 70.3 now on Welcome Page. Endurancelife results due to appear on 26th according to their website.

Victor [wac] E-mail Victor

Posted : 13:00
Any news on Young Heathcliff and his jolly jaunt around the cornish coast and also Wimbleball ironmen and North devon marathon runners.

Sunday 24 June 2012

Liz Wiggins

Posted : 10:22
All respect to Tobias who competed in AND completed a 100 mile nonstop race around the Cornish coastline.

Saturday 23 June 2012

Guy E-mail Guy

Posted : 18:51
Brilliant Saturday session around Drove Rd 400m track today Jamie. A good turn-out and really good company too.
Sam you need to sort those Wurzel Gummidge socks out, maybe mentor Pete could buy you a pair if your student loan has run out.

Friday 22 June 2012

Rich ( chunks ) C

Posted : 22:57
Sorry, I did'nt include the Wednesday evening session on the Huntspill with West Country Tri as I assumed that was the group you meant you couldn't get to.

Rich ( chunks ) C

Posted : 22:54
You don't need to go with a group to swim in the Huntspill. Park up on the road next to the bridge by Laburnam House or in the field, get in via the slipway then swim up to the sluice gates ( 1000m each way ). First thing in the morning when there is no wind about is amazing !

If you do want a organised session Somerset Tri go in the Huntspill from the same spot on a Monday evening at 7pm. They're a friendly bunch and have safety backup etc.

You can get a very short swim in at Marine Lake if you swim close to the causeway - not very good though.

Clevedon boating lake on the seafront is also pretty good, you can make a 400m loop. Park up by the Salthouse pub.

Some time back there was a farmer offering swimming on the Congresbury Yeo near Kingston Seymour but I'm not sure if that's still available.

Dominic Taylor-jones [weston ac] E-mail Dominic Taylor-jones

Posted : 21:27
Good evening WACers, i am in desperate need of some open water swimming experience. Does anyone know of any local places or sessions. When I say local I mean within W-s-M. I am aware of a group that swim the Huntspill just outside Burnham but I'm not sure if I can make it in time. Any suggestions/help would be much appreciated.

Andy Dev

Posted : 20:32
Yes with the nights drawing in its time to start that winter training with a vengance. Count me in but I might not be on top form due to a night out on Saturday.

Victor [wac] E-mail Victor

Posted : 16:53
fresh from auditioning for my role in the Cafe i will be plodding around the mendips this sunday 8.30 the Swan if any of the massive care to join me.

Clash City Rocker [WAC] E-mail Clash City Rocker

Posted : 11:18
As I was saying last friday. I have some tickets for todays 20/20 game at Taunton Somerset v glamorgan 5-30KO. 07706512749.

Bryan

Posted : 00:16
Cheers Tobias for the number. Good luck to Mr Dwyer and the Hinchliffe's over the weekend. I was hoping to do the Classic Quarter this weekend but have to go to a wedding. Next year maybe?!

Thursday 21 June 2012

Tobias

Posted : 21:43

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Guy - As you said, you just need to work on your uphill running (although 6th weren't bad)! ;O)

Nicky - I'd love to read 'Can't Swim...'

Bryan - It's your's!

Gareth - Thanks; your turn next! :O)

If anyone fancies seeing how slow I'm running on Friday/Saturday(/Sunday?), you can follow me on the endurancelife site.

Go to endurancelife, then follow the UTSW link, then the 'Live Tracker' tab.
I've added the link if it works. Hope to see you all next week.

Cardiff Ultra plodder

Posted : 20:47
A massive good luck to Tobias on his 'little' run tomorrow/Saturday. And all the others doing the quarter and 60...

May the force be with you!

Guy E-mail Guy

Posted : 19:44
Those steps at around the 8km mark on The Cheddar Gorge 10k were a killer and seem to go on for ever, but i just laughed at them and there was nothing they could do about it....!

Liz Green E-mail Liz Green

Posted : 15:03

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Thanks to Madeline and Guy for comments on the Cheddar Race. I will pass these on to Mark (NT). BTW - do I get to feature in the results? I did it in 59:53 and got the FV60 prize (in the absence of competition!). This was following a two hour score event, with Peter, at the Mendip Mashup the previous day! Sorry abaout the weak uphill finish. We didn't plan the course, but I was glad the finish was changed so we didn't have to come back the way we walked up to the start!

adrian [wac] E-mail adrian

Posted : 13:36
victor , perhaps you could do it drag.

adrian

Posted : 13:35
victor , perhaps you could do it drag.

Victor [wac ] E-mail Victor

Posted : 12:28
With reference to extras for new series of cafe , slow moving old ladies surely a couple of walnut walkers fit that description. Come on get signed up , who knows it might lead to a role in Casualty.

Clash City Rocker [WAC] E-mail Clash City Rocker

Posted : 11:45
with reference to the Baslow Boot Bash mentioned on the welcome page. It seems you have failed to credit Katie, who I believe helped Tobias round the 26 miles!

Wednesday 20 June 2012

kira

Posted : 20:58
Must be something in the air but everybody is suffering from achilles problems including Hannah Engalnd, Jenny Meadows and Jeanette Kwakye and of course more importantly Pam, Claudine and me!!

Dave Baxter [Weston A.C.] E-mail Dave Baxter

Posted : 20:32
Newport Velodrome - Sunday 24th June.
Meet 12.30 @ velodrome. Postcode NP19 4RB. Off J24 M4. Cost [if all expected turn up] around 9.30p.p. @ the track + 4.87 for track hire - to me [already paid]. Bring gloves!

Rich ( chunks ) C

Posted : 20:30
Wow, a second series of the Cafe - Who said comedy is dead ....................

Andrew Kelsey E-mail Andrew Kelsey

Posted : 18:15

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The Cafe Series 2 (Sky one) is looking for Extras for filming of new series!
For all you wannabe Actors and Actresses out there here's an opportunity not to be missed (Especially WAC members).
Following a sunday run past the set i decided to contact them mentioning the Running club and possible extras (running) roles, here was their reply:

Thanks for your interest.

We would love to get you and your club members involved. The next step is to send us in photographs of anyone interested in registering and their contact number and we will be in touch with any specific dates and more info.

We are also looking specifically for active females aged 70+ to take part in a scene where they would be dressed as a jogging club and for comedy effect jogging very slowly along the seafront. If anyone springs to mind please get them to email through with all the details requested above.

Email address to send details to thecafeseries2@hotmail.co.uk

Don't worry i've already warned them your an ugly bunch!!

kira

Posted : 17:00
Hey Nicola
why not just bring over your book shelf tomorrow night? i'll burrow a couple

Bryan Morley

Posted : 08:30
Tobias, I'll have your Blaster place if it hasn't already been taken. Many thanks.

Tuesday 19 June 2012

Guy E-mail Guy

Posted : 23:51
Liz, i also found the results for The Cheddar Gorge 10k on The Relish Running Races Website and i also left some feedback on the race. I thought that the section from 9k-finish was frustrating for groups of runners as there was no passing places, plus i thought the last 200m-Finish was a bit of an anti-climax. Having said that i loved it and would definetly do it again.

Rob Skeen [weston ac] E-mail Rob Skeen

Posted : 23:03
Many many thanks to all involved with the beacon batch race. I would like to apologise to Alan, I am sorry if my directions were not clear and thank you for giving up time to come over.

Madeline

Posted : 16:37

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Thank you Lesley, my son did say was there only two in the race ! x

Niki F E-mail Niki F

Posted : 15:28

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And another! 'Can't Swim, Can't Ride, Can't Run - From Common Man to Ironman' by Andy Holgate.

Drop me line if you would like it.

Lesley

Posted : 15:12
And a massive well done to you Maddy thats brilliant! x

Madeline cook

Posted : 14:06

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Hi Liz, i found the results on the website link. I would like to say how well it was organised and how helpful all the marshals were on the course. It was the first time i had ran off road in over 10 years after breaking my leg on grass, as you can imagine i was very apprehensive and after talking with the race helpers they were very supportive and helped me conquer my fear and come second in my age category. Once again a big thanks too everyone.

Liz Green E-mail Liz Green

Posted : 11:19

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Has anyone found results for last Sunday's Cheddar 10k? Do you have any comments (good or bad) you would like passed on to National Trust or the organiser?

Monday 18 June 2012

Tobias

Posted : 23:10

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Burrington Blaster place in need of a good home...

Pete Clark

Posted : 21:55

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Thanks Guy, I felt rude not staying but I had people with me who couldn't make it up the slope! Cheers for getting it.

Guy E-mail Guy

Posted : 20:19
Pete Clark, i have your prize(a voucher) for your 3rd position at The Cheddar Gorge 10k.I will give it to Bella and she will pass it on to you at work. By the way when i went up to get it everybody thought i came 3rd and i milked it big style!

Sunday 17 June 2012

John H E-mail John H

Posted : 22:44

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Is there any one doing the Wellington 10m 8 July
If so I am looking for a lift ?
Please E MAIL me if any one can help
cheers
John H

Niki F E-mail Niki F

Posted : 13:13

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More books! 'Dead Man Running - From Alcohol to Atacama' by Billy Isherwood. Drop me a line if you fancy it, it's a good read.

Saturday 16 June 2012

Pete Clark [WAC]

Posted : 20:31
Cheers Marc, I'll inform TACH of the change. Have a good holiday!

Friday 15 June 2012

Marc B

Posted : 15:24
Hi Pete, the number is yours! Don't worry about any cash
Cheers

Clash City Rocker [Weston AC] E-mail Clash City Rocker

Posted : 15:00
Does anyone fancy going to Taunton this sunday to watch Somersets 20/20 match vs Northants? I've got some spare LBW's.
please give me a call on 07706512749.

Pete Clark [WAC]

Posted : 14:23
Mark B, Please can I have your number for Burrington Blaster (Obviously will give you cash)? Thanks, Pete.

Andy Dev

Posted : 12:50
Kev could join shamed Massive wannabe Jason Wyatt who never turned up at all last Sunday due to a hangover of all things.

Marc B E-mail Marc B

Posted : 12:26

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As I'll now be sunning myself in warmer climates my number for TACH Burrington Blaster on Thurs 12th July is going free. First come, first served

Cheers

Victor [wac] E-mail Victor

Posted : 12:11
I and fellow Massive members will be running from The Swan, Rowberrow 8.30 this sunday and having a spot of brekkie afterwards at banwell cafe. All welcome even chief Walnut walker Kev Hudson who has been to tired this week to race.

Victor [wac] E-mail Victor

Posted : 12:08
To be fair Kevin the way he is running at moment he probably is.

Kevin Minty [Weston AC] E-mail Kevin Minty

Posted : 07:55
Nice pic of Tobias running in the Endurancelife Ultra in July Running Fitness, page 98. Looks like he's walking on water!

Thursday 14 June 2012

Kira

Posted : 22:05
Anyone read EasyRunner Blog - Interesting stuff on there - Recent report on Clevedon10K

Bryan

Posted : 09:06
Hi Marc, please send them to webadmin@westonac.co.uk as I am in the process of handing over the muddle address. Many thanks.

Matt Washburn, if you read this message can you get in contact with me to discuss email redirection.

forrest gump

Posted : 07:50

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anybody going to purdown persuit need a lift tonight i have space txt me 07897288775

Wednesday 13 June 2012

Marc B [WAC] E-mail Marc B

Posted : 21:42
Hi Bryan, Sarah took some good photos at the West Mendip Way. What e-mail address should she send them too for upload? Still the muddle address? Cheers

Tuesday 12 June 2012

Marc B E-mail Marc B

Posted : 12:20

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Liz - I've got an entry for Seaview - it's 50/50 at the moment as to whether I'm going to be able to run it though

Great idea by the Whites - I'm well up for that

Monday 11 June 2012

Dave

Posted : 21:21

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Well done The Whites What a fantastic idea. As the best known drinkers in the club......can't wait to see your 'water' stations!!

Josh

Posted : 12:52

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Planning to Liz & camping at Porlock for the weekend weather permitting if anyone interested.

Liz [WAC]

Posted : 10:54
Anyone doing sea view??

Saturday 09 June 2012

kira

Posted : 21:58
Good luck Pete T at Burnham tomorrow. Going by how fast you were cycling today you will speed past loads - Just not too much 'mincing' on the run!!

Niki F

Posted : 17:48

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Hi Kieron, we usually meet at 0815, however, quite a few of the regulars are doing the Hospice West Mendip Way tomorrow, so not sure who'll be there tomorrow.

Kieron

Posted : 12:24

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What time does everyone meet at the Walnut on Sundays? Hoping to come along.

Andy Dev

Posted : 09:32
Couple of us planning on running from the Swan on Sunday if anyone wishes to join us 8:30AM

Friday 08 June 2012

forrest gump

Posted : 21:33

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thanks to kevin and all the cake makers next time can have some pebbles and a bigger bog so jim wotton can get stuck again just like the grizzly .

kira

Posted : 14:38
Lucy Jones is working on a television show called The Caf - a Sky 1 comedy based in Weston-Super-Mare - and she is looking for senior runners to take part as extras for filming.
Filming will take place for 2 days over the next 3 months, as of yet she doesnt have a confirmed date but she is trying to source runners who might be interested in taking part.
Also anyone else not specific to what is requested above who would like to take part as an extra is also asked to contact Lucy at thecafeseries2@hotmail.co.uk .

Tobias

Posted : 09:24

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Indeed, great run out. Though I'm still pondering if the relatively long run was enough to warrant eating 5 cakes!?

Kev, I'm sure you'll top that? Maybe you could suggest to the committee having a 'Barry Hot Cakes' award. You'd be sure to win... ;O)

Bryan

Posted : 08:30
Thanks to Kevin and the bakers for an enjoyable evening last night, despite the rain/mud.

Thursday 07 June 2012

PB

Posted : 18:05

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Gerry I told you you should have taken my cash when I offered it!

Just re-registered...my annual apology for being overdue :0)

Gerry H [WAC]

Posted : 17:41
There is normaly a group that go from Hutton Moor but who and how many i dont know.You would be more than welcome to join us from The Commodore @ 7pm.

Marc [Weston AC] E-mail Marc

Posted : 16:29
Hi All

Just looking at what is happening tonight...forgive my ignorance but is there a run tonight from Hutton Moor or is this replaced by the Social run?

Can anyone join in the social run? (assuming they are social which may count me out in fairness!)

If someone can let me know I would be grateful, I don't really fancy running on my own in the wet from Hutton Moor if I can help it!

kira

Posted : 11:49
Please make the Clevedon to Weston cycle route a reality by signing up as a supporter and completing our survey! google Clevedon and Weston Cycle route. I know our president Dave supports it!
(Will be a brilliant long run route)

Wednesday 06 June 2012

Madeline

Posted : 10:47

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Hi Gerry, thanks for that

Gerry H [WAC]

Posted : 09:29
Hi Maddie, the number your require is:
2901259

Tuesday 05 June 2012

Liz wiggins [Wac]

Posted : 18:59
Excellent race we should go to...Tin tin Ten in association with Chard Road Runners. Tin tin ten is a 2k fun run and 10k road race set in the picturesque South Somerset village of Tintinhull and surrounding countryside. On the evening of Wednesday July 4 come and join in or just watch. Free access to the National Trust Tintinhull Garden set the in the grounds of a 17th century manor house. The start, finish and presentation will take place in at the Crown and Victoria Public House, Farm Street. There will also be a BBQ and refreshments available.

Monday 04 June 2012

Niki F E-mail Niki F

Posted : 19:14

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Up for grabs: Born to Run, by Christopher McDougall. Essential reading for every runner!

Liz Wiggins [WAC]

Posted : 13:22
Anyone running tonight at 7pm?

Friday 01 June 2012

Gerry H [WAC]

Posted : 21:21
Hi Alan, see you Sunday, there should be a few of us out.

Rachael

Posted : 20:22

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Why change the habit of a life-time Victor, you're not usually shy with your comments.
Full Monty entries open

Alan Johnstone [Weston AC] E-mail Alan Johnstone

Posted : 10:48
Is anyone running from the Walnut tree Sunday I will be there for 8.15 and hope to see some of the gang

Thursday 31 May 2012

Victor [wac] E-mail Victor

Posted : 16:40
Oh i so want to make a comment but following last weekends result i will keep quiet.

Rich ( chunks ) C

Posted : 12:50
I apologise in advance if Kira spots a Weston AC vest and shorts on her next visit to the charity shop - They were too big for me, Honest !

Mark Wilson E-mail Mark Wilson

Posted : 08:06

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Hey Kira what do you want for them, email me for a negotiation

Wednesday 30 May 2012

kira

Posted : 22:23
i have a pair of new knee high compression socks (men size 7- 8) if anyone wants them - brought them from a charity shop and they were still in original packaging for 1. Pity i am not fit enough to look good & run fast enough anymore to wear such a trendy item of kit! (bring back the good olde days)

Mark Hill E-mail Mark Hill

Posted : 22:01

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Message for Jim W - One of the Handicap results missing for me was Sept 2011 Time 22:32. Not sure it makes any difference now - still can't get near my PB. :-()

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 21:31
Hi Jamie,
Bryan has now updated the welcome page to show the June handicap on the summer route starting from Morrisons

Jamie T.

Posted : 21:23

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Jim, is that correct that the 5k H/cap will be on the prom?

Monday 28 May 2012

Josh

Posted : 21:41

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Bryan they probably meant to put me down as 'John Thomas'. Seriously though, great, tough race will be back next year for another go at it. Hill repeats on Crook Peak anyone!?

Bryan

Posted : 21:22
Josh, I'm slightly worried that you're turning to the dark side?! The Cader Idris results have you down as Josh Thomas. Are you going all Taffy on us?

Josh (WAC) MM

Posted : 20:46

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The Massive never quit Victor we just come back stronger. Did Cadair Idris Fell race Saturday, a must do for any off roaders out there. Sorts out the men from the boys sadly Noble & I appear to be the latter.

Victor [wac] E-mail Victor

Posted : 20:24
Oh the indignity and shame of it finishing behind That Bleadon triathlete Chunks Coalman, after much reflection and soulsearching i am giving up . Anyone want a pair of saucony daps...

Gerry H [WAC]

Posted : 17:50
Taking the misses shopping, i dont believe it

PB

Posted : 17:02
No that's not why I'm not training with you anymore Rich, it's because you're too unreliable..if you're not out on your (motor)bike, you're taking the missus shopping!

I don't hold a grudge...really :)

Rich ( chunks ) C [ ]

Posted : 15:53
PB Anti-social ? Now I know who to blame !

French Fancy

Posted : 15:45

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No offence taken. Anti-social means there's more left for us fatties!
Just been looking at the E/life Relay site. I'm at work every day :-( or could I do an early hours leg then rock up to work, hmmm...

Liz [WAC]

Posted : 15:39
Doing the Bristol leg starting half way across the suspension bridge and taking over from Tobias.

PB

Posted : 15:12
No offence intended :)

However I think I'm better known for being anti-social anyway!

Niki F

Posted : 14:28

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Sorry you think the social run cakes aren't worthwhile. It's Mr Kipling for you at the next social.

PB

Posted : 11:18
PS...surely it's got to be more worthwhile than putting your name down to bake cakes!!! If you're volunteering to bake and not to run this you should be ashamed of yourselves :D

PB

Posted : 11:16
Anyone free for this? Or if not can you be?? Few more runners needed to fill up the south west legs...I'm doing a leg through Exmoor with a mate doing the following one, so lifts etc can be sorted for the next two which are still up for grabs if that helps persuade you! Just do it!

https://www.facebook.com/Endurancelife/app_382668701785970

Saturday 26 May 2012

Niki F - C.A.K.E. E-mail Niki F - C.A.K.E.

Posted : 13:12

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CAKES - CAKES - CAKES - CAKES - CAKES - CAKES

I'm still looking for volunteers to bake for the social runs, don't be shy, get your name down. You don't need to make a huge spread, if a few people make 1 cake then we'll have a lovely selection for everyone to enjoy. It doesn't need to be fancy; a tray of flapjacks, cornflake crispies or museli bars is fine (hot tip, don't use melted Mars bars). And if you've never made a cake before, now's the time to try.

Niki x

Friday 25 May 2012

Tobias

Posted : 16:05

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HUGE new Olympic themed relay launched by Endurancelife today, to start Monday.

The idea is to follow the Olympic torch route, but without the aid of transportation. With enough support, the torch will be kept going 24/7 by runner's legs alone... Check out the link below.

https://www.facebook.com/Endurancelife/app_382668701785970

Victor [wac] E-mail Victor

Posted : 11:51
Hope so Rich. Have to say well done to the ladies last night you all did very well especially Mrs Cowell a whole pint of Thatchers. 3 more and you would defo make the massive.

Rich ( chunks ) C

Posted : 11:35
Wow a race ! Now there's a thought, may see you there.

Victor [wac] E-mail Victor

Posted : 11:21
Sorry Chunks i am off to do The Run The Wild race. But keep up the good work and we might let you join the Massive soon.

Lesley

Posted : 09:37
Thanks for the run last night Victor very enjoyable, although disappinted that Gerri, Pam, Sarah and myself failed our audition to join The Massive! LOL!

Bryan

Posted : 08:25
Thank you for leading the run last night Victor. Very enjoyable.

Rich ( chunks ) C

Posted : 08:18
Victor, back to proper running - Are you up on the Mendips this Sunday ? My coach / running partner has dropped me in order to babysit a dog !

Thursday 24 May 2012

Victor [wac] E-mail Victor

Posted : 12:16
Glad to hear it Mr Dev , thought you might have retired or even worse joined the dark side . Gentle 6 miler with a modicum of climb is what you need

Andy Dev

Posted : 11:44
I too will be joining the massed ranks upon Mendip

Wednesday 23 May 2012

Bryan

Posted : 20:06
Don't worry Victor...I'll be there for your stimulating conversation and to listen to your tales of Man City glories.

Niki F

Posted : 18:43

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Dear P Dant, guessing you posted that message whilst queuing in the Job Centre.

Victor (smiling) [wac] E-mail Victor (smiling)

Posted : 13:50
I am popular arent i , just looked at runners list for tommorows social. I will be having fun ....

P Dant

Posted : 12:36

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Technically, thats two questions Niki!

Tuesday 22 May 2012

Niki F

Posted : 17:43

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Thanks Jim, the question is, have I or haven't I entered?! Now where's my cheque book...

See you Thu.

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 15:48
Hi Nikki,

I phoned the race director on Sunday and he said we would be OK to enter on the night.
The entry form does say numbers will not be sent out so you may have entered already

Niki F E-mail Niki F

Posted : 15:32

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Anyone know if the Tyntesfield 10k is full up yet? Thought I'd entered, but failed to do so. I just have a feeling it filled up last year so there were no entries on the day :-(

Monday 21 May 2012

Tobias

Posted : 23:33

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You may have shown me a thing or two @ Crewkerne had I not been getting beaten elsewhere. Good result!

A smiling Victor [wac] E-mail A smiling Victor

Posted : 14:20
Well done Gareth , think you have found your distance. Showed that young Hinchliffe a thing or to ..

Tobias

Posted : 09:55

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Don't get used to it! ;O)

Gareth W

Posted : 00:00
Thanks running buddy. Sorry I beat you!

Sunday 20 May 2012

Tobias

Posted : 22:14

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Congratulation also to Mr. Weaver on completing his first 50 miler today in approx 9 & 1/2 hours. Well run; strong finish!
Also thanks to the fantastic personal support team. :O)

Tobias

Posted : 22:11

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I knew she'd get in after that stonking prom run! ;O)

kira

Posted : 08:41
Jo Pavey rebounds from Team GB marathon non selection with the Olympic A standard over 5000m on the track this evening. Great running.

Friday 18 May 2012

Pete C [WAC]

Posted : 11:08
Yes well done to Sam for a superb run last night, to Chris for getting back into the sub30 club and to Paul aswell. Thanks to the Prom organisers / marshalls and noisey Arch suporters for a great series!

I'll name that thong in two

Posted : 09:04
Great effort from the scantily clad crew but let's not forget the brave souls daring to wear the infamous WAC yellow shorts. The risks they take in every stride with the fear of "spillage" should not be underestimated.

name that thong [ wac] E-mail name that thong

Posted : 08:33
thanks to all the marshals and all the organisers for another great series well done to the cowels andy kev and cheryl for not wearing much it was a laugh

Jamie T

Posted : 08:05

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Well done to Sam on producing the best run by a WAC runner since 2005 last night. Also well done to Paul who is an inspiration to those of us who need to shed a few pounds.

Thursday 17 May 2012

Malcolm

Posted : 22:35

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Well done to all 181 runners who completed the final prom race of this series tonight. A great race with some very interesting scantily clad local members braving the cold to raise money for charity.

Special thanks to all the club members and friends who turn out every month to help marshal and organise the race. The list of names is too long to mention here but you all know who you are. Your support is very much appreciated.

Ron Manager (WAC)

Posted : 17:30
Oh, those Brazilians, you know? Circa 1970? Broke the mould. Theory out the window. Free expression of football. Uncategorisable. Is that a word? It is now! You know? Far cry from small boys in the park, jumpers for goalposts. Rush goalie. Two at the back, three in the middle, four up front, one's gone home for his tea. Beans on toast? Possibly, don't quote me on that. Marvellous.

Victor (smiling) [wac] E-mail Victor (smiling)

Posted : 16:52
Evil empire 1958 british record fee for Albert Quixall,1962 british record fee for Denis Law ,1.5 mill for Bryan Robson,30mill for camelgob Ferdinand most expensive defender, 30 mill for Shrek lookalike and most expensive teenager Rooney need i go on. Its good to be able to compete with them lot for once.

George Bush

Posted : 13:59
And I thought both Manchester United and Liverpool were owned by some good old home boys ?

Ebay

Posted : 10:03
FOR SALE - 'The English Premier League Championship' to the highest bidder.

An opportunity for whoever has the most loose change from their oil reserves or russian mine to waste on some pretentious, high maintenance idiots who fall over at the slightest opportunity

Wednesday 16 May 2012

Martin E-mail Martin

Posted : 19:57

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Jamie, don't think I'll be down on Saturday, so e-mail me your address if you still want the number. If i post it first class you'll get it before Monday.

Victor (still smiling) [wac] E-mail Victor (still smiling)

Posted : 17:46
1966 A great year for Football, Oil was discovered in Abu Dhabi . Thank you Sheik Mansour...

Bryan

Posted : 17:02
Thank you Tobias. Points added accordingly.

Tobias

Posted : 14:21

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I think Julia Withers should also be included in the WAC results for the Wrington Woodland Run?
Position 106, Race No. 356, Time 66:20.

kira

Posted : 13:48
Victor
What an opportunity you could have had if you'd ran the Offa's orror this year. One of your blonde favourites ran it! None other than Kate Humble!!

Dave E-mail Dave

Posted : 00:17

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**** Charmouth Camping Weekend ****

Charmouth Challenge is on 7 July and the camping weekend 6-8 July is all set to go.

So dig out your wellies and your tent/caravan/motorhome and get yourself down to Charmouth.

If you don't fancy the run, still come down to enjoy a few drinks, food, games etc

See the social calendar for all details

Look forward to seeing you there!!

Tuesday 15 May 2012

Martin E-mail Martin

Posted : 18:09

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Anyone want my entry for the Hogweed Trot on Monday? Have got a clash and need to keep the peace at home.

Sunday 13 May 2012

Nick Tarrant-Rossi E-mail Nick Tarrant-Rossi

Posted : 20:30

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Is there anyone considering the Forest of Dean 1/2 marathon on September 30th? and could I possibly get a lift if I come down to Weston. (i live in Bristol you see)

Nick E-mail Nick

Posted : 20:27

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Nick Tarrant-Rossi entered The Keynsham 10k race today and completed it well.

250 million buys anything

Posted : 17:00
Get your cameras out - Victor is sure to be smiling!

Thursday 10 May 2012

Bryan

Posted : 17:05
For those not going to the TACH race tonight I will be at Hutton Moor at 7pm to do a club circuit (8.85 miles) if anyone wishes to join me.

Wednesday 09 May 2012

Tobias

Posted : 19:49

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No, usually pick up on the night. See you there!

Rachael

Posted : 19:49

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Liz, you collect them on the evening

Liz w [WAC]

Posted : 19:42
Cant remember - were we sent race numbers for Wrington?

Gareth W E-mail Gareth W

Posted : 12:04

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Hi, as some of you might know on Sunday 20th May I will be taking part in the Cardiff Ultra-Marathon - my first ever ultra! Running from Brecon, Powys to Sophia Gardens in Cardiff along the Taff Trail. A total of 51 miles if I don't get lost. To help get me home and finish the same day I've decided to raise money for the MND Association. A personal and worthy cause that provide vital funding for research and support sufferers and their families. If you would like to sponsor me and guarantee my pain then please follow the web link below (justgiving.com/run-gareth-run) or email me on the email address below with a pledge and some abuse.

Thanks to all from the club who have donated so far ☺

Gareth W.

Tuesday 08 May 2012

Gerry H [WAC]

Posted : 18:26
Simon, its the 5K handicap you can either meet at Hutton moor for 7pm or go straight to the underpass by Morrisons for about 7.20pm, some run down from Hutton Moor and others drive to Morrisons

Simon williams [WAC] E-mail Simon williams

Posted : 18:23
Is training Hutton moor or seafront tonight ?

Monday 07 May 2012

forrest gump

Posted : 21:03

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Entries are now open for the sodbury slog, bit early i know but they do go quick, great race for 12 quid

Gerry H [WAC]

Posted : 11:02
Well done to all the guys at the Neolithic Marathon & half yesterday, especialy to Andy K on his ist marathon and heading the WAC runners back.

Also big well done to Charlie H on 3rd lady at Glastonbury 10k with a nice little bonus cash prize for her efforts!

Think we were all lucky not to have todays usual miserable bank holiday weather!

Saturday 05 May 2012

Martin

Posted : 19:16

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Malcolm, I'll see all three of you up there. Does this means you'll be three times as hard to keep up with?

Malcolm

Posted : 17:33

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Martin, I will meet you at the Swan for a run on the mendips at 08.30.

Malcolm

Posted : 17:27

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Martin,

I am up for the run on the mendips on Sunday. See you at 8.30 at the Swan.

Malcolm

Posted : 17:05

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Martin,

I am up for the run on the mendips on Sunday. See you at 8.30 at the Swan.

Friday 04 May 2012

John

Posted : 23:49

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Looking to run Glastonbury on Sunday if anyone is able to give me a lift?

Thanks

Martin

Posted : 14:24

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Anyone who's not racing at Glastonbury Sunday fancy meeting up at the Swan for a canter over the Mendips?

Clash City Rocker [Weston AC] E-mail Clash City Rocker

Posted : 13:17
Thanx to Malcolm for organising last nights run, and to you all for waiting for the plodder at the back. Well done to all the cake bakers. The bar has been set very high. And to anyone who like Kev sampled one of Niki's WMDD(Weapons of Mass Dental Destruction) I have the phone# of DA Houston on request.

Thursday 03 May 2012

Vodka

Posted : 21:26
Love you too Victor ..... a charmer to the last!!

Victor [wac] E-mail Victor

Posted : 15:01
PB When you pay the drug cheat a visit can i come along and pull the trigger..

Vodka

Posted : 13:13
PB - sounds like a plan to me!!

Kira - thanks for the offer, but I'm washing my hair tonight!! ;0)

Tobias

Posted : 08:27

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Well done to the Duathletes!

Kira - The Jogle always a good blog to follow. Tough challenge; no-one completed last year.

Liz - I'll be at Portland

Wednesday 02 May 2012

kira

Posted : 20:49
Claudine
we could always go out for a little cycle on thursdays ? weather permitting?
By the way interesting reading on Kat Morrison's (top dog in triathlon) Blog she also has achilles prob's!

PB

Posted : 17:41
Awesome results Paul/Tracey...congratulations!!

Vodka/Rach - I can always find a spare bullet if required :)

Kim Huxtable [WAC] E-mail Kim Huxtable

Posted : 13:50
If anyone is not able to make the social run on Thursday evening, Ray and I will be at Hutton Moor, usual meeting place in the bar, to take two groups out. We encourage as many of you as possible to go to the social run but we are aware not everyone is able to make it.

It is our intention to make this a regular alternative session for those of you who are unable to partake in the Thursday social events.

Josh

Posted : 12:39

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Cheers Gareth, you're a gent.Speak Saturday.

Tuesday 01 May 2012

Gareth H

Posted : 21:49

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Hi Josh, I'm driving to Glasto on Sunday. I'll contact you on Saturday with pick up arrangements.

Vodka

Posted : 13:58
I could do, but the fun's actually in the running and getting completely soaked / muddy ..... or seeing someone fall over and get completely soaked / muddy (& fellow club members - there should be no trying to push Victor over, .... unless of course you just happened to trip and he breaks your fall!!) ;-)

Lesley

Posted : 13:52
Hey Vodka, perfect excuse to drink and not even run? You could meet at Sidcot about 8.30 to witness the mud and have a beer?

Josh

Posted : 13:29

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Think there might be some bog snorkling going on behind Hutton Moor tonight! Anyone going to Glasto 10K on sunday got room for a small one? Gas money available.

Vodka

Posted : 13:08
Is anyone doing anything other than running?!?

PS; v jealous re Thursday's off road run - all this rain will make for an entertaining & seriously muddy run!!

Monday 30 April 2012

Liz wiggins

Posted : 21:19
Is anyone running the Endurance Life Portland Ultra on 26 May?

Liz [WAC]

Posted : 19:43
Is anyone doing a road run on Thursday?

Malcolm

Posted : 15:47

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First Summer Social Run

For those coming to the Social run on Thursday please use the car park on the left at the bottom of the entrance drive to the Sidcot Hotel. It is the first one you come to. Due to the amount of rain we are having can I suggest you wear off road shoes and be prepared for some mud. A change of shoes etc will be needed if you are planning on getting a drink in the bar afterwards. On Thursdays they do a curry and a drink for 6.99 but get busy so pre-book if you want to eat.

Please be ready for a prompt 7.00pm start to this scenic flatish route.

kira

Posted : 14:29
If you hadn't heard the big story in ULTRA-running this last ten days well here's a chance to catch up on all of the news from this year's JOGLE Ultra - The ULTIMATE Ultra-marathon.

Of the Eleven starters there is just one surviving runner, the incredible 'German Running Machine', Rainer Koch.

He has just six days left to run of the 860+mile race in stages of approx. 60 miles, and is on track for a new event record time when he reaches the finish at Lands End on Saturday 5th May.

You can follow Rainer's progress as it happens daily by goggling jog le ultra blog

kira

Posted : 14:17
Yes well done Paul & Tracy - Paul has now done the double! Oh and a quick congratulations to Andy who started and completed the 60 mile audax in horrendous conditions yesterday - Only water up to his water bottle he said! Lovely and sunny today ...typical

Malcolm

Posted : 09:59

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Congratulations to Paul on winning the Gold Medal at the European Sprint Duathlon age group events this weekend. Another superb result! Winning in 1.09.35 over 4 mins ahead of the 2nd placed German. Also well done to Tracy who came 8th in his group with 1.07.54.

Malcolm

Posted : 09:22

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First Summer Social Run

For those coming to the Social run on Thursday please use the car park on the left at the bottom of the entrance drive to the Sidcot Hotel. It is the first one you come to. Due to the amount of rain we are having can I suggest you wear off road shoes and be prepared for some mud. A change of shoes etc will be needed if you are planning on getting a drink in the bar afterwards. On Thursdays they do a curry and a drink for 6.99 but get busy so pre-book if you want to eat.

Please be ready for a prompt 7.00pm start to this scenic flatish route.

Bryan Morley

Posted : 08:16
London Marathon ballot now open guys! Get in there quick!
http://www.virginlondonmarathon.com/

Sunday 29 April 2012

Mark the Spinning Man E-mail Mark the Spinning Man

Posted : 18:45

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Hi all, anyone been following the war between traditionalists and crossfit endurance, it seems to cause some to want to eat their young ( or each other's). I'm currently following this template ( Crossfit Endurance) in preparation for the Big Woody in August, be interesting to see what happens

Jamie T

Posted : 17:43

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There go the the massive bigging up the size of their shorts again. Those of us with serious training in mind, were quietly bashing out 400's on the sea front at 7:30am.

ADGE WAC. [WAC] E-mail ADGE WAC.

Posted : 16:34
Hi Jim,well done for braving it this morning. just to let you know i will be having an x-ray on my foot this Wed.Will know more after that!Cheers.

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 14:48
Hi Gerry
Sorry you couln't face it. 7 Hardy soles ventured out at 8:15 for our 15 miler. Slight detours due to the number of fallen trees and flooded dykes
Running along the beach and sea front was fun! Nikki was trying out her desert marathon technique. Not sure if she is thinking of following in Rogers footsteps

kira

Posted : 14:09
last message to Rach from me!

rachael

Posted : 14:09
Andy & Mars still went today ...... I am so glad i didn't 60 miles in this weather I would have got pneumonia.
Looking at doing one next month in Gloucestershire if you are interested.

Victor [wac] E-mail Victor

Posted : 12:48
Another balmy spring morn and unperturbed by light souwesterly and mild drizzle the massive managed a pleasant 10 miler and were shocked to here of some notable absentees fron the Walnut group. Doris Doolittle, Chris i'm a lady Datchler and Pamela tencoats Withers all decided to have a duvet day.

Gerry H [WAC]

Posted : 11:10
Apologies Jim for turning into a 'Walnut Wimp' this morning couldn't face that wind & rain especialy with a snoty nose. Hope you all had a not too unpleasant run.

Saturday 28 April 2012

Rachael

Posted : 21:08

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Vodka you could be saved the PB bullet - not sure how curtent herfirearms licence is & ?on a sabatical taking photos. You'll live another day

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 13:58
Whatever the weather there will be a group out from the Walnut at 8:15 tomorrow.
Usual 15 mile summer route round the dykes, sea front and woods.
There are plenty of cut back points from 6 miles onwards should anyone not have the time to go the whole route

Vodka

Posted : 12:58
Thanks to all those contributing to the achilles injury clinic!

Rich (chunks) - me thinks I might have to give the calf raises a go .... although I'll definately steer clear of the washing up!!

Victor suggested this morning I should either retire or get PB to put me out of my misery with one of her tranquilisers (which is starting to sound quite appealing!!)

Friday 27 April 2012

Victor [wac] E-mail Victor

Posted : 13:56
Chunks it would be good to see the new svelte you and your hard working coach on mendips some time , how about this sunday 8.30 The Swan , Rowberrow. Myself and other disciples of the massive lookl forward to it...

Martin

Posted : 10:51

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I used to have regular Achilles tendinitis, but I've found that doing 3 sets of 15 heel drops with your leg straight interspersed with 3 X 15 drops bending your knee every day has kept it at bay. It toof a few months to feel the benefits, but, touch wood, I've been okay since. I'm sure there are some clearer instructions than this on the web.

Rich ( chunks ) C

Posted : 09:26
Liz - Sorry, someone grabbed the belt last night.

Victor - It's coming off ! Got a new coach who inflicts more pain than the last one !

Vodka - Have you tried calf raises whilst doing the washing up ?

Tranny & Susanna

Posted : 08:53
Simon... Ref Not looking good etc... Exactly how do you know this?

Thursday 26 April 2012

simon

Posted : 22:54
Hey Kira, it's not called our Achilles Heel for nothing! It's been our intractable human weakness for thousands of years. One solution is carrying on regardless, but slower, laying down enough thick swelling tissue to 'carry' the weak/torn fibres. Works for me....but I don't look great in stockings or stilettoes!?

kira

Posted : 21:36
Claudine Hate to tell you this but Dean Macey is on the radio and says the only injury he has carried over into retirement is an achilles problem and says they are a bugger to get rid of!! Don't we know it. (London calling Radio 5 thurs nights a good listen)

Victor [wac] E-mail Victor

Posted : 21:16
Liz can i point out that Rich 'chunks' Colmans belt might be rather large for an athlete like yourself. Cliff Lazarenko on the other hand would surely fit it like a glove.

Liz Wiggins [WAC] E-mail Liz Wiggins

Posted : 21:01
Rich - I'll give you 2 quid for the belt please.

Rich ( chunks ) C [WAC]

Posted : 18:44
Anyone getting into Triathlon ? Pair of size 42 Spiuk Triathlon bike shoes only worn once, come with winter and summer insoles - 30 quid.
Saucony race belt - still wrapped - 2 quid.

Wednesday 25 April 2012

Kevin Minty E-mail Kevin Minty

Posted : 21:22

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Had a great post-London sports massage by Barney's Sports Massage at Fitness First, Cribbs today.

Special deal at KGB 16 for two one hour massages!

Well done to all VLM finishers, thanks to Gerry and all the Weston AC supporters for the shouts.

Bryan

Posted : 21:19
Just a heads up about the Cheddar Gorge Challenge which consists of a 10km (17th June), Half Marathon (8th July) and Full Marathon (9th September). Events added to events calendar and more details can be found at this address:
http://www.relishrunningraces.com/cheddar-gorge-challenge.php

sarah styles [WAC] E-mail sarah styles

Posted : 18:49
A message for Sarah Weaver. Was planning to register for the Bristol half but can't seem to find your e-mail with the code I need.I would be grateful if you could send it to me again. Thankyou!

kira

Posted : 11:14
Forgot to say it will be a brilliant for a 'long run' route

kira

Posted : 11:13
Help make weston to clevedon cycle route a reality by completing the survey on their website candw.moonfruit.com

Tuesday 24 April 2012

Dave E-mail Dave

Posted : 18:40
For anyone going to AGM tonight - its at 7:30 in the Bar at Hutton Moor.

Come along and support your club :o)

Smeagol(WAC)

Posted : 16:20
We wants it, we needs it. Must have the marathon cup. They stole it from us...

Jamie T

Posted : 16:09

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Vodka, having had years of similar injuries I can really empathise with you. Gollam, cat out of bag me thinks I let.

Gollum

Posted : 15:27
What is this magical marathon cup I hear?

Vodka

Posted : 14:07
Jamie I would (honestly!) dearly love to come out to play on a Saturday morning if it wasn't for my ****** achilles continuing to decline to behave!!! At this rate I'll be looking at doing London next year on a pair of roller blades rather than running (hhhmmm - actually that's not such a bad idea - I think that would give me a pretty decent PB .... & the marathon cup!)

Jamie T

Posted : 13:49

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Vodka, it's about time you stopped pretending to have some sort of injury and became the first recipient of the new Marathon Cup. Come on there's a reason to enjoy a Saturday morning with me.

Claudine

Posted : 13:28
Martin - yes it's the AGM tonight - so no training.

Vodka

Posted : 13:27
Jamie - I heard Claire Hallisey had been attending your Saturday morning speed sessions and just look what she achieved at London!! ;-)

Jamie T

Posted : 08:23

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Kira, a few Saturday sessions and Pam was more than ready for the task.

Martin

Posted : 08:19

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Am I right in thinking that it's the AGM tonight and that there's no training?

Sunday 22 April 2012

Sub 330 Club

Posted : 21:15

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And well done disco on your new pb ;-O)

kira

Posted : 20:28
Pam did it????? thought she was well and truly injured???? shows how long ago i have been down to the club!!

Dominic

Posted : 20:02

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Well done to all the WAC members at London today. Some great results

Disco

Posted : 19:43
Pam W had a good race, 3:55 but I'm hearing reports that she was sporting a couple of new tatoos and some very hairy legs! ;o)

kira

Posted : 19:21
Mr Morley 3:15 pretty dam good considering injury history don't know how anyone else did apart from Nell Andrews who did 2:54!!!!

Saturday 21 April 2012

Andy Dev

Posted : 21:06
Martin I am driving and picking up Jason so you can come with me if you want. 8:05ish on the corner

Josh

Posted : 19:47

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See you there gents I may make an offering to the gods of Mendip after all the booze I'm about consume to celebrate Citys salvation. Also good luck to Lord Muddle, Disco, Team Cowell, Hinchcliffe the younger and everyone else doing the vlm tomorrow.

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 15:14
Just to confirm that there will be a number of runners at the Walnut at 8:15am tomorrow should anybody wish to join us

Martin

Posted : 13:27

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Andy, change of plan. I will be going up to the Mendips tomorrow after all. Want a lift?

Andy Dev

Posted : 11:45
Mendip run tomorrow 8:30 Swan Inn if anyone fancies it.

Martin

Posted : 10:32

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Phil, follow the link from Affiliated to UKA running club and enter the code when you get to the payment section.

Phil M [WAC]

Posted : 08:41
Can someone tell me which option I shoul use for the online team entry for the Bristol Half please?

Thursday 19 April 2012

kira

Posted : 21:03
Good luck to all running the LM on Sunday. For the first time since having Charlotte 7 years ago i am a bit jealous!

Wednesday 18 April 2012

Martin

Posted : 11:40

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Jason, Andy
Thanks for the offer of a lift for tomorrow night, but I'll probably have to drop my daughter in Curchill not be able to run at all, so best go on without me. Good luck if I don't see you on the Prom.

sarah styles [WAC] E-mail sarah styles

Posted : 11:33
I have a Neolithic half marathon number for the 6th May if anyone is interested.It is a nice and gentle off road course,not too many hills!!You can send me an e-mail or text me on 07584637298

Jim [WAC] E-mail Jim

Posted : 09:50
Hi Bryan,
There are a few more names that need congratulations on completing the Endurance life races.
Ulra:
Ist lady 14th overall Liz Wiggins
Full Marathon:
25th Phil Richards
56th Marc Bostock
77th Nikki Fulstow
118th Si Walsh

Tuesday 17 April 2012

Dominic

Posted : 06:41

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Well done to the flying postman!!!

John H

Posted : 00:09

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Thanks for the interest
It was HOT HOT HOT Dont do a marathon
when I am entered London Hot Jersey Hot
Now Boston VERY VERY HOT 86 TO 90
good luck to all doing London K and I will be there to cheer you all on
John H

Monday 16 April 2012

Bryan Morley

Posted : 20:18
John finished the marathon in 03:42:59. Well done Mr H!

Bryan Morley

Posted : 16:48
Boston Marathon Update for Mr Hinchliffe Snr:
Split time of day time diff min/mile miles/h
5K 10:43:20AM 00:22:19 22:19 07:11 8.36
10K 11:07:05AM 00:46:04 23:45 07:39 7.85
15K 11:31:33AM 01:10:32 24:28 07:53 7.62
Projected for a 3h 18m finish
Keep tabs by visting http://www.baa.org/individual.html

Sunday 15 April 2012

Tobias

Posted : 23:23

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Boston Marathon tomorrow:

"Family and friends can track the progress of their favorite runners by logging in to the B.A.A. website (www.baa.org) and entering the name and/or bib number of the entrant."

Sounds easy enough! John's number is 11291. Start 10:20am (3:20pm our time), so great for those with nowt to do at their desks. However, those of us with proper manly outside jobs may catch him coming in hopefully sometime before 6:45pm.

Latest BAA advice is for many not to run because of the heat, and a deferment policy also introduced. Sounds serious, so hopefully no repeat of the Reading 1/2 (or even the National?).

Quote: "This will not be a day to run a personal best".

C'mon old man, we'll show 'em; for WAC, the MM, the WW, & the Hinchliffe Brothers!!

kira

Posted : 20:19
Not a good race for Paula today..... who is going to bet on her in August?? Better results from the Bristol girls in the Birmingham RR's God can they run or what!

Si Walsh E-mail Si Walsh

Posted : 18:39
Message for Pete Jones.

Do you still want a lift to Offa's Orror next Sunday? Mail me and let me know.

Tobias

Posted : 15:02

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Thanks Neale;

For anyone that's interested & has nothing better to do on a Monday evening, I'll put the old man's race number up on here later or tomorrow so you can get live updates of his progress every 5k from the BAA website. Get your popcorn supplies whilst you still can...

Victor [wac] E-mail Victor

Posted : 14:41
Everyone at Massive central would like to wish the Flying postman all the best in the Boston Marathon. Good luck John..

Dominic

Posted : 10:04

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To any WAC members who maybe interested I am selling a pair of, brand new, SYNTACE C3 clip on tri bars. I will be listing them on eBay for 150 but if anyone wants to get in there first I will accept 130 for them. If your interested message me before I list them tonight (9:00pm), kdom18@hotmail.com or 07711838605

Dominic

Posted : 06:43

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To any WAC members who maybe interested I am selling a pair of, brand new, SYNTACE C3 clip on tri bars. I will be listing them on eBay for 150 but if anyone wants to get in there first I will accept 130 for them. If your interested message me before I list them tonight (9:00pm), kdom18@hotmail.com or 07711838605

Saturday 14 April 2012

Martin

Posted : 11:55

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I'll be going up to the Swan tomorrow to slow Victor down if anyone from the Congresbury chapter of the Massive wants a lift.

Friday 13 April 2012

Victor [wac] E-mail Victor

Posted : 13:37
I and other members of the Massive will be running from The Swan, Rowberrow this sunday 8.30 and would like to cordially invite any of The Walnut Wing who fancy 12 miles of bumps.

Victor [wac] E-mail Victor

Posted : 13:31
I and other members of the Massive cordially invite any members of the Walnut Wing to join us this sunday for a jolly 12 miler from The Swan ,Rowberrow 8.30 this sunday ...

Jamie T

Posted : 11:02

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Pete, my abuse was no more than a bit of fun. Yes we did have an enjoyable session thank you.

Thursday 12 April 2012

Mark E-mail Mark

Posted : 21:35

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Jim,
If it helps, Bruce Bourne started just in front of me by 12 seconds, and remained just in front of me all the way, finishing just less than the 12 seconds ahead of my Garmin time of 21:27 (the time 26:44 on the clock as I passed the finish).

Pete [WAC]

Posted : 21:01
Group A/1 runners - hope Sam and I didn't offend you by running alone tonight. We just wanted to do a steady run instead of an effort based run to fit in with our plans. Hope you had a good 5 hills!

Stephen Baxter [Weston AC] E-mail Stephen Baxter

Posted : 13:03
Mike Bull's Funeral service is on 19th April at 11:30am.
Canford Crematorium
Cranford Lane
Westbury-on-Trym
Bristol
BS9 3PQ
Family flowers only, any donations to RNLI
I shall be going to represent the Club and as a friend.

Jim 5K Time trial [WAC]

Posted : 09:23
Congratulations to Katie on winning the time trial on Tuesday taking nearly 40 secs off her best time.
Unfortunately I do not have a time for Jim White and Bruce Bourne.
Can anyone help me by letting me know where they finished in relation to Jim or Bruce i.e. 1 sec behind or just in front.
Jim/Bruce if you can remember your time please let me know.

Thanks Jim

Lesley & Dave

Posted : 09:08

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Very best wishes to WAC's very own Mark Jones who is getting married today to the very lovely Andrea Sandal.
Enjoy your big day x

Wednesday 11 April 2012

PB

Posted : 22:56
Kira won't be up there this week but need to pop into Weston and get jacket from Dave Jones still so will make a trip of it! When are you at home?

kira

Posted : 20:58
Neale Are you running on mendips on sunday? If so does PB go - i want to get her turbo trainer back to her.

Tuesday 10 April 2012

Dominic

Posted : 17:52

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Thanks Pete, I guess I will forever be known for that Glastonbury 10k cafuffle. Appreciated the support as did Kelly

victor [wac] E-mail victor

Posted : 16:32
Yes well done Dom , its good to see a Course record and a winner.

Clash City Rocker [Weston AC] E-mail Clash City Rocker

Posted : 08:19
Well done to Dominic, who not only won the shapwick bunny hop yesterday, but set a new course record as well. And thankfully on this occasion he didnt need an ambulance to get back to Weston.@sedgemoor.gov.uk

Monday 09 April 2012

Josh (MM)

Posted : 16:48

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Oh yeah, the old Walnut W'ing - ardest game in the world. Did six months back in 09/10 season before heading off up the Mendips. Talking of which isn't it about time there was a Sunday run from Rowberrow? Can't do next weekend how about one after? Should have shaken off the stress fracture, rattly chest & snotty beak by then.

kira Thorpe

Posted : 15:36
Bridgwater 10K - 10am - Very Flat (used to live in Cannington so know the country roads this side of Bridgy so PB possible for some of you. )
Sunday 15th April
Start Trinity SPorts centre
google Total Buzz Events

Lambrini Kid [WAC]

Posted : 12:18
Victor, it's all for the 'greater good'. I did not see one cake or sweet amongst the walkers. They even waded trhough waist high waters at uphill in their quest to become as tough and brave as the MASSIVE. Yes - they have much yet to learn, but with are strong influence and words of dis-encouragement, they may one day walk, er, run, alongside the mighty Mendip warriors of MASSIVE. Worth a try anyways.

Sunday 08 April 2012

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 22:03
Hi Neale
Sorry about the results today but how many members of the WW were out for a run today?
We must be doing something right

Victor [wac] E-mail Victor

Posted : 20:50
Bad news has reached me at Massive Central and i am not talking about Chunks Colman having to ditch his Ronhills and move onto Jacamo leisure wear. No i am afraid to inform everyone that The Lambrini Kid ventured out with the Walnut walkers this morning. I am sure Pete out of the kindness of his heart is trying to help this sorry bunch of Ne'er do wells and wasters but most are beyond any sort of redemption.

Saturday 07 April 2012

Niki F E-mail Niki F

Posted : 21:29

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Thanks Katie, details to follow once the dates of the Social Runs are confirmed x

Friday 06 April 2012

Katie

Posted : 19:37

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Nicky,
Count me in for the cake contest! :0)

Thursday 05 April 2012

Slow-Toach E-mail Slow-Toach

Posted : 10:37

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Hi Mike Vowles - are you still going to be running this evening?

Wednesday 04 April 2012

Rich ( chunks ) C

Posted : 18:02
Not that I'm a tight arsse but - Sign up for free membership to RunEngland and get a free 15 Sweatshop voucher.

Gerry, Wonder if I can get a new pair of Ron Hills ?

Tuesday 03 April 2012

Malcolm

Posted : 12:58

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I am sorry to announce that one of our well known colleagues from Great Western Runners, Mike Bull suddenly passed away last night. I know many of you knew Mike and he was a regular competitor in our races and a member of the GWR vets prom team. I know many of you knew Mike very well and will want to pass on your condolences. Details of the funeral arrangements will follow in due course.

Disco

Posted : 12:07

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Washing machines may well "live longer with Calgon" but its had the opposite effect on my goldfish!

Sunday 01 April 2012

Tobias

Posted : 17:24

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Well done all @ Taunton today. A few PB's recorded, and good to see some of the injured out and about too.

Thursday 29 March 2012

Josh

Posted : 11:01

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Cheers Bryan, I slept soundly lasy night! ;-O)

Wednesday 28 March 2012

Bryan

Posted : 20:17
Championship Points...Championship Points! You're trying to play this cool Josh but failing miserably mate. Points are now non-wonky. Cheers.

Josh

Posted : 11:59

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How about the 'Limestone Cowboy' Bob Anderson currently enjoying retirement at the less sophisticated seaside resort up the road according to Wikipedia. While on the subject of numeracy, the mens points from the Yeovil half look a bit wonky. Not that I'm bothered mind!

Tuesday 27 March 2012

Rich ( chunks ) C

Posted : 16:49
Me thinks Mr Jones is too busy watching Stella and The Indian Doctor ! I'm actually not sure if he was ever into darts though, believe he found the subtraction somewhat difficult ?

Clash City Rocker [Weston AC] E-mail Clash City Rocker

Posted : 13:22
I cant believe Pete Jones hasnt chipped in bigging up the valleys legend and first ever World Darts Champion Leighton Rees, and fellow welsh star Alan Evans. What about the man in black,
Alan Glazier or Big Cliff Lazarenko who if memory serves officially opened Charlie Browns back in the day.

Monday 26 March 2012

Disco

Posted : 18:27
Don't forget Bobby George and his flaming candelabra!

Good deal at Sweatshop this week, half price energy gels, reccomend the Torq Banoffee one!
(there goes my invite to join the massive!)

Pete Clark [WAC]

Posted : 10:53
BURNHAM 5K Thurs 5th April. I will be there to take a warm up before the race for any WAC runners regardless of speed. If you feel your warm up routine could be improved then please join me at registration for a PROMT 7.05PM start. Will be a 10 min light jog followed bt dynamic stretches, strides, then building pace to race pace just in time for the start. Could be the difference between a PB or not! Leave me a message on here if I can expect you. Thanks.

Bryan

Posted : 08:37
Jocky Wilson, Eric Bristow, John Lowe, Keith Dellar.....indeed a great era for darts when they were the real athletes of the sporting world. After all, what other sport combines beer and skill into one gripping spectacle (other than Bill Werbeniuk on the green baize of course!)?

Sunday 25 March 2012

Rich ( chunks ) C

Posted : 17:29
Victor / PB. Thank you both for your concern. You'll be please to learn that I did actually get out for a run this morning - by myself and without the aid of Haribos. Was back in time to see Sergio Perez take a great second place though he should have won !
Sad news indeed about Jocky Wilson. I was more a Bristow fan but all the guys of that era were true entertainers - RIP Jocky.

Victor [wac] E-mail Victor

Posted : 16:56
Following the sad demise of Wee Jocky Wilson a sporting hero of mine i wonder if the Larger than life local triathlete is cutting down on his Haribos and sunday strolls and putting some effort in.

PB

Posted : 14:08
Rich?????????????? Wot Victor said.

GUY [Weston AC] E-mail GUY

Posted : 11:58
Thanks to Jamie for a brilliant hill repeats session and the tips for improving my technique. I have just recently joined the club and the group made me feel very welcome on my first training session. My lungs were screaming by the way!!!!!

Bryan

Posted : 11:27
Thanks for the heads up Marc. Event now added to Calendar.

Bryan

Posted : 11:02
My thanks go to Jamie for a lung busting but very entertaining Saturday morning training session. This was my first such session and I would recommend it to anyone.

Saturday 24 March 2012

Niki F E-mail Niki F

Posted : 19:18

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Camelbak Blowfish, up for grabs, it's about 7 years old but used only once so in first rate condition. Think it's 12l, expandable to 17l, has x2 pockets on the front, zip is broken on one pocket but think it could be repaired with a professional sewing machine (Christine the sewing lady in Worle could probably do it for a few quid). Bladder pouch not included.

Drop me a line if you are interested, e-mail, text.

Marc [WAC] E-mail Marc

Posted : 18:45
Entries are now live for the first Weston-super-Mare Half Marathon on 23rd September. It's being organised by Freak Events so see the website for info and entry

Josh

Posted : 09:31

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Jamie, have dropped you a text. Cheers, Josh.

Friday 23 March 2012

Jamie T

Posted : 22:09

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Josh would you like to share a ride to Yeovil?

Mrs Muddle (aka Julie Morley) E-mail Mrs Muddle (aka Julie Morley)

Posted : 13:12
To help me raise funds for Save the Children I hope that you will be able to have a Spring Clear Out and donate any of the following items:

Clothes in good enough condition to pass to the second hand market
Old, damaged, stained clothes that are pulped or turned into rags
Pairs of shoes tied together, handbags, belts
Books/DVDs
Pre-school toys

Please give any items you're able to donate to Bryan on a Tuesday or Thursday evening.

On behalf of Save the Children thank you for any support you are able to give.

Grand Pier Events E-mail Grand Pier Events

Posted : 12:36
Hi all, we have just been let down by a few Marshals at the last minute and wondered if anyone would be happy to give up a few hours of their time to help us with Marshaling the runners at the Sport Relief event on the Seafront on Sunday (25th March)I have just had a quick chat with Dave Cowell who has suggested posting on here to see if anyone is able and willing to help. If you are interested or would like some more details please call Gayle at the Grand Pier on 01934 646155. Thanks!

Thursday 22 March 2012

Adrian

Posted : 18:30
Injured again (boo hoo) so have a spare Yovil half place going.Any takers?

Wednesday 21 March 2012

Bryan

Posted : 21:58
June and July club championship races now added to calendar. Enjoy.

Mark Wilson E-mail Mark Wilson

Posted : 07:51

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My tardiness defeats me!! Entries closed for Taunton half, anyone know of a possible substitution going

Mark and Belinda Wilson E-mail Mark and Belinda Wilson

Posted : 07:46

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Just got back from a weeks tri camp in Majorca, lots of biking, running, swimming and food!! The organisation and support was superb as was the coaching, visit www.tricamp.co.uk for details

See you at Taunton

Tuesday 20 March 2012

Bryan

Posted : 23:12

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Dear All
I have created an event called "Charity Mile" to allow you to record your time for the one mile time trial tonight. If you search for this under the My Results part of the website you can then allocate a time accordingly (so long as your are signed into the website). Hope this helps.

Bryan

Posted : 23:00
Thanks go to Jamie for organising the mile charity run tonight. Quite a hoot! Must do it again.

Josh E-mail Josh

Posted : 10:03

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Mate at werk has place going for Reading Half on 01/04/2012. Email me if interested.

Fairy Tail

Posted : 09:56

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Victor swaped a good cow for those magic beans

Monday 19 March 2012

Jamie T

Posted : 23:52

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Victor is omitting to admit his recent addiction to some sort of magic bean. Not that it has improved his running judging by recent performances.

Victor [wac] E-mail Victor

Posted : 19:29
Imagine my utter dismay , when returning from a hard days graft i visit the message page to see this. A Sporting icon and role model of mine having tiffin with the Walnut W**kers. How do you expect to get up Mont Blanc if you are laden down with Haribos. What is the world coming to. Only once have the Massive succumbed to temptation like this , it was on a cold and frosty December morn and to be festive we shared one of ex Chairman Bobs boiled sweets . We took it in turns sucking it and it kept us going on the Cheddar loop. Off now for cold bath .

Disco

Posted : 19:06
Thanks Bryan, first run I've felt good about in ages and mostly due to your excellent company and conversation, well done to all the speedy fast WACsters too...

As for sweets, I thought the massive often shared in Victors supply of Bah! Humbugs! ;o)

Pete Clark [WAC]

Posted : 12:54
Yes well done to Tobias - I reckon Brian's right about the sub - 3. Also well done to Katie who ran the same race and has never run so far before.
P.s the Massive do eat sweets sometimes but only when Victor's not looking.

Bryan

Posted : 12:38
Just to echo Jim's comments about the Gloucester 20 and some great times being recorded. Tobias, no pressure but there's a sub 3 hour marathon beckoning. Well done and thanks to Disco for the chinwag throughout most of the race which meant the miles flew by! A new PB for Disco too.

Josh

Posted : 11:42

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Never mind sweets & cakes I'll have a few drops of whatever the Hinchcliffe Bros. are putting in their tea ;-O)

Pete Clark [WAC]

Posted : 10:54
I don't know - what is the Massive coming to? Andy Dev - I thought you were powered by beer-sweat. I think it'll be a sad day when the Massive resort to picnics. We'll be carrying umbrellas and flasks of hot soup soon.

Andy Dev [WAC]

Posted : 10:31
After my recent sorry outing around Seaton I think perhaps there could be something in this whole confectionary indulgance during running thing. Victor you are now tasked with supplying the sweets :-)

Rich ( chunks ) C

Posted : 09:34
Thanks Jim, I've seen the light !
I've just put my vast collection of Gels, Bars and Nuun tablets for sale on Ebay, now off to Asda to stock up on Haribos, Mallows and Jelly beans. Never realised running ( and eating ) could be such fun !

What are sweets? [WAC]

Posted : 09:22
Victor and other true members of the MASSIVE would scowl at the idea of sweets being handed out. We ocationally allow ourselves a 'well done' if blood is drawn, but that's about it.

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 09:04
Hi Rich
Some great times at Gloucester inc. Tobias 2:18
Glad you enjoyed the company yesterday.
Re Sweets: Being forced to eat sweets on route is part of the Walnut training to ensure we are able to adequately re-fuel during long events such as the Mendip 30, Grizzly etc.
On the longer winter runs to the peak and beyond Sarah has kindly volunteered to increase her endurance training by carrying her backpack containing flap jacks jelly beans.
Hope this reasoning will pass Victors test.
Jim

Sunday 18 March 2012

Rich C

Posted : 21:41
A big thanks to the Walnut Walkers for looking after me this morning. A great training run but I have to admit to being a little surprised to see the bags of sweets being handed out ! Not sure if Victor would ever allow that at the trig point.

Saturday 17 March 2012

Phil Tomlinson

Posted : 20:55
Thanks Jim, see you in the morning.

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 19:51
Hi Phil,
A few of the Walnut walkers will be there at 8:15.

See you tomorrow?

Phil Tomlinson

Posted : 19:08
Is anyone running from the walnut tree in the morning.

Vodka

Posted : 16:34
That sounds a bit dodgy Victor - meet by the toilets under the bridge!!! ;-)

Martin

Posted : 16:13

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Anyone thinking of running from the Swan tomorrow?

Victor [wac] E-mail Victor

Posted : 13:28
The final installment of night time frolics with the massive takes place this thursday 6.45 for 7 pm Winscombe.
The route is 6 ish long and will be open to all abilities. Drinks afterwards in The Woodborough. Parking is not great so please car share and try using large car park behind pub or roads . Meet point by the Toilets under bridge at Winscombe station (Strawberry line).

Tobias

Posted : 11:27

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Great conditions & support on Thursday; well done all.

Jim/Kira/Ian; I notice the recently released date of the Clevedon 10k (12th June) falls on the same day of our 5k Handicap. Will it remain on the same date? Thanks.

Clash City rocker [Weston AC] E-mail Clash City rocker

Posted : 10:03
Well done Ross on breaking the sub 30 mark.How about celebrating with a goal against Berrow today. And thanx to the 'Archway Massive' on thursday.So loud they scared the life out of me.

Ross Neads [Weston AC] E-mail Ross Neads

Posted : 07:17
Thanks guys, really pleased to have gone under 30 minutes. Thanks to everyone for their help and training advice and a special thank you to the group of Weston supporters stood by the arch on Thursday night cheering us all over the line! Brilliant stuff

Ross Neads [Weston AC] E-mail Ross Neads

Posted : 07:17
Thanks guys, really pleased to have gone under 30 minutes. Thanks to everyone for their help and training advice and a special thank you to the group of Weston supporters stood by the arch on Thursday night cheering us all over the line! Brilliant stuff

Friday 16 March 2012

forrest gump E-mail forrest gump

Posted : 22:17

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thankyou mr ford for pushing me on the prom i couldnt have gone any quicker and a new broken leg pb 33.49 well chuffed

Dominic Taylor-jones [WAC] E-mail Dominic Taylor-jones

Posted : 21:31
Cheers, feels good to finally break that 30 minute barrier.

SUB 30 CLUB [WAC]

Posted : 20:47
Well done to Dom and Ross for getting their first sub-30 prom. Really great acheivements lads.

Thursday 15 March 2012

Josh

Posted : 22:14

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Thanks for all the great support & to all the marshalls tonight and well done to everyone who pb'd!

Josh

Posted : 09:30

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Pete, I'll be there. See you later.

Cheers Josh

Wednesday 14 March 2012

Liz E-mail Liz

Posted : 20:49
Would love some company for a LONG run on
Saturday morning...any takers??

Liz E-mail Liz

Posted : 20:45
Would love some company for a LONG run on
Saturday morning...any takers??

Tuesday 13 March 2012

Pete Clark [WAC]

Posted : 17:21
Hope no one will be offended by my only offering to lead a warm up for senior mens prom team and not leaving it open to all - this is just to keep the group small and matched in ability. I will be attending WAC more regulary soon and will be offering coaching sessions across all groups of ability. (But they won't be as good as Coach Tottle's).

Pete [WAC]

Posted : 17:14
Liz - sure you can, see you there!

Liz [WAC]

Posted : 16:07
Pete
Can I join you???

Pete Clark [WAC]

Posted : 15:59
Anyone from the Senior Mens Prom A Team - if you sre running this Thurs and would like me to lead a warm-up, I will be by the slipwsy st Knightstone Island for a prompt 7.05pm start. Will consist of 10 mins light jog, 3 mins strtching, 5 mins run up to race pace then some strides. Let me know if I can expect you by leaving a message on here. Cheers, Pete.

Monday 12 March 2012

Sport Relief

Posted : 17:57
What a great weekend for sport!
Record haul of medals at the indoor athletics champs, Bradley wins the UK's first Paris-Nice since '67, England manage to be marginally less awful than France at rugby, and the noisy neighbours manage to lose to a team costing less than Mario Balotelli's firework holster, brilliant!

Sara E-mail Sara

Posted : 17:31

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Hi,
Bristol Half Marathoners who have not given me there cheques or cash, I shall be at the prom race on Thursday, so please bring it along.

Anyone else who wants to enter on the group booking its not too late. I need your email address and a cheque for 20.15 made out to Bristol City Council (Half Marathon).

forrest gump E-mail forrest gump

Posted : 07:52

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well done to everyone who ran the grizzly yesterday the hardest one yet i think, results are on the a v r web site

Sunday 11 March 2012

kira Thorpe [wac]

Posted : 19:51
would love to read it Nicola.... if it has not gone already - if you could give it to Ian C i can collect ot from him as not down club at mo.

Martin

Posted : 11:18

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Thanks, Josh. Just got to find that down-hill half. Although it could be a nice little project for coach Tottle.

Friday 09 March 2012

Niki F E-mail Niki F

Posted : 22:12

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Up for grabs, Chrissie Wellington's autobiography, 'A Life Without Limits'. New release, v good read. Grateful if the taker would pass on to another reader.
Contact me via email or 07736 967866

Victor [wac] E-mail Victor

Posted : 20:20
thought this was a message board not Gok Wans fashion page .

Josh

Posted : 12:20

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Pete, I was looking for a pie shop to carbo reload. Martin, you are so close to the sub 90 mate. I'm sure if you hopped over to group 1 you will nail it.

Clash City Rocker [Weston AC] E-mail Clash City Rocker

Posted : 08:09
Never mind having a rest. Josh had showered Changed survived the queue for baggage/T-shirts gone back to the car park, exited the car park and was driving along the quayside when I finally plodded in!

Thursday 08 March 2012

Martin

Posted : 19:15

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To be fair, despite the bad posture and shoddy dress sense, Josh was already enjoying a well earned rest when I wheezed across the line.

Lesley

Posted : 12:51
Josh, ......and it was windy! at least another 2 minutes to comes off, especially if you drop the cape, that may be causing some drag?
Oh and you need some of those go faster socks like Tobias?

Josh

Posted : 12:26

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Blimey, wrong kit, bad posture & Saturday lie-ins still knocked 2 mins off the pb so must be doing summat right.Just wait till I get down to those Team Tottle sessions. I'll be flying!!! :-o)

Wednesday 07 March 2012

Fordy [WAC]

Posted : 20:22
Wot on earth is all that garb hanging off him, not exactly aerodynamic is he, prob adds 5 secs a mile

Martin

Posted : 19:55

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Jamie might also be able to do something about that posture. Ducking a little too early for the line, I reckon.

Jamie T

Posted : 19:31

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I would like to think that it is all down to my coaching on a Saturday. You know Josh those sessions you are always threatening to come along to.

Josh

Posted : 13:31

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How come Tobias is looking all composed and professional while I am looking dishevelled and ragged!? Great race though and I obviously need to work on sprint finishes ;-O)

Neil A

Posted : 10:36

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Ha ha...strike a pose boys!!

Martin

Posted : 10:29

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Great picture of Josh and Tobias battling it out at the finish on the Bideford ARC website.

Tuesday 06 March 2012

Pete Clark [WAC]

Posted : 17:11
Thanks for that Brian.

Monday 05 March 2012

Bryan

Posted : 20:30
Tobias, I have added Daddy's result for you! Well done John H.

Neil A

Posted : 20:18

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Can't add the web address!

Visit the Cheltenham and County Harriers site to find out more....

Ta

Neil A

Posted : 20:14

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Hi all

A friend of mine from Cheltenham and County Harriers has asked if I could share a link to a forthcoming race they are hosting on 25th March.

The Cleevewold is a tough and hilly 14 mile multi-terrain race...perfect training for those of you with forthcoming marathons.

Cheers

Neil

Tobias

Posted : 19:33

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John H also ran the Bideford Half; no Club name on the results though for some reason.
Position 151, Chip Time 1:32:06.

Thanks

Bryan

Posted : 13:08
Pete, results now listed on Welcome Page.

Pete Clark [WAC]

Posted : 10:11
Brian (or whoever now uploads race results),
A few of us took part in the Burnham 5k on Thurs 1st March. Please can you upload the results? They can be found at www.bospool.com. Thanks, Pete

Sunday 04 March 2012

Joe Harling [Vegan Runners] E-mail Joe Harling

Posted : 20:33
Would anyone have a Grizzly entry they don't want? Please can you email me if so? Would love to do the event again!

Liz E-mail Liz

Posted : 12:51
Does anyone have space in their car for a small one for the Grizzly next week??
It would be much appreciated.

Sarah styles [Weston AC] E-mail Sarah styles

Posted : 09:12
Hey Sara. Me Being technophobe I haven't yet mastered eBay. If you could get me one I would really appreciate it please. I will pay you when I see you (I know I also owe you for the Bristol half). Many thanks:)

Saturday 03 March 2012

Sara E-mail Sara

Posted : 17:24
Hey Sarah
The head torches were from ebay 12.99
'SuperLED 3w CREE ALLOY HEAD TORCH HEADLIGHT WITH ZOOM'
Cheap and cheerful!
If you aren't into the wonderful world of ebay let me know and I'll get you one.

Bryan Morley

Posted : 06:48
For those of you who share Roger Hart's passion for ultra running (normally with a bit of heat and sand thrown in!) here is a link to a website which specialises in such things. Madness if you ask me when you can run up and down Weston beach in June a couple of hundred times.
[ Ultra Marathons ]

Friday 02 March 2012

Vodka

Posted : 22:11
Marc - just wanted to double check that the grizzly number's gone?!? ;-)

Marc [WAC]

Posted : 17:20
Grizzly number has gone

Victor [wac] E-mail Victor

Posted : 13:44
Like to thank Rog , for another excellent meander around Bleadon in the dark. We hope to have one more night run on thursday 29th march from Winscombe. Details to follow .

Marc E-mail Marc

Posted : 13:04

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If anyone is desperate for a Grizzly number a friend of the missus is selling hers for thirty of your English pounds

Drop me an e-mail if you would like it

sarah styles [WAC] E-mail sarah styles

Posted : 12:21
Thankyou to Roger and co. For a great night run last night.Really enjoyed!Was really impressed with the Weavers New headtorches,the were lighting up the mendips!If Gareth or Sarah could let me know where they purchased them I would be grateful as I would like to get one,thankyou!

Andy Dev

Posted : 09:03
Due to the likelihood of a massive hangover on Sunday. My weekly trot around the Mendips will be conducted on Saturday morning instead this week. 8:30AM Swan Inn if you wish to join me.

Thursday 01 March 2012

Gareth H

Posted : 22:44

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Grizzly Number now allocated, Good luck to all runners.

Gareth H E-mail Gareth H

Posted : 20:59

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Going free to a good home, one Grizzly number. First come basis, someone out there must want it. Give me a shout.

Tobias

Posted : 10:07

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Has anyone else going down to the Bideford Half on Sunday got room for two little ones?
Petrol money available :OD

Tuesday 28 February 2012

Ruth

Posted : 12:07

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Well done Rachael on your first lady at the Quantocks race - marvellous result!

Monday 27 February 2012

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 18:29
Hi Tobias
The March handicap will be moved forward one week to the 6/3/12 to avoid clashing with the prom.
For those planning their diaries we will also need to bring forward the November run.
Ian will be reminding everybody tomorrow and Thursday
Thanks
Jim

Tobias

Posted : 17:13

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Will the 5K handicap still be on the 13th March (Prom week), as sometimes I think it has changed for that reason? Thanks

Sunday 26 February 2012

Claudine

Posted : 17:25
Can you help?!?

Ive received a message from Gordon Robbins (the name may ring a bell to some of you, hes the Race Director of the Sodbury Slog). Hes currently trying to organise a new race, to raise funds for Avon Athletics Association. However, hes short of marshals and has sent out a message to all local club secretarys to see if any club members are able to assist.

If insufficient help is available hell have to cancel the race (a decision hes putting off until Thursday 1st March).

The race is the Rodway Easy Runner, being held on 11th March. (Venue: Mangotsfield School, Rodway Hill, Mangotsfield, Bristol, BS16 9LH).

Gordons already received some offers of help, but 18 more volunteers are needed. He says, if each local club offered up 2/3 names hed be home and dry. So, if you have 3 hours on Sunday morning, 11th March, 9.30am to 12.30pm please drop Gordon a quick email offering your services / support. His email is: gordon.robbins@talktalk.net

Many thanks!

Saturday 25 February 2012

Martin

Posted : 19:35

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Thanks, Marc. I won't be down this week. Can you call me on 830109?

Marc [WAC] E-mail Marc

Posted : 19:12
Hi Martin, I'm sure I can squeeze you in. If I don't see you during the week I'll give you a ring to sort it out

Cheers

Martin E-mail Martin

Posted : 11:13

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Anyone want to share a car down to Bideford next weekend? Seems like there's a few of us going down.

Friday 24 February 2012

Rich C

Posted : 19:49
Hi Gerry,

Did'nt spot you last night. Good to see you using the message board, thought you girlies only tweeted and wastebooked ? Good for you dear !

Gerry H [WAC]

Posted : 15:58
Rich,

the year is 2012 'Man is now capable of feeding himself' !!

Oops forgot you and your Ron Hills are still in 1970.

Andy Dev [Massive]

Posted : 15:41
This weeks planned route is Raddehc Pool with an extra little excursion over Dolberrow Hill fort to finish. 8:30AM Swan Inn.

Rich C

Posted : 15:17
Victor, Good to see you last night. You're looking lean - Gerry not feeding you ?

Thursday 23 February 2012

Tobias

Posted : 21:38

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Could do. I think there'll be 3 of us though. Can you fit us all in?

Sorry I missed you @ South Devon; nice pic of you on the EL site bulldozing along the trails...

I'll call you tomorrow.

Niki F

Posted : 18:07

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Eagle eyes Pete & Sarah! I didn't notice!

adrian

Posted : 12:01
tobias do you want alift sunday as i may go down to babcary.

Pete and Sarah [wac]

Posted : 10:38
Nikki F, we noticed that Sarah placed in front of you on the prom results but know that you were infront of her. No worries, We'll get that ammended. Cheers.

Posted : 01:37

Wednesday 22 February 2012

Tobias

Posted : 23:43

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Then I'm wondering how I got on the list... ;O)

Victor [wac] E-mail Victor

Posted : 14:38
Cheryl probably due to the speed camera, you two were not going quick enough to set it off ! :-)

Tuesday 21 February 2012

Cheryl

Posted : 22:21

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Hi Bryan, myself and Nikki Scott ran on Sunday too, but weren't recognised as Weston runners, for some reason, not sure why cos it was definitely on the registration form!

Mark H [WAC]

Posted : 14:13
Bryan,
I have already emailed the official site with mine and Andrew Kelsey's Club names, as they were missing. These were definately filled in when entering. I also know Mr & Mrs Cowell were running.

Neil A

Posted : 09:26

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Must have been a mistake at the registration stage as I am certain I put the club details in...you need to in order to get the discounted fee!!!

Looks like they are just trying to keep you on your toes Bryan - they obviously think you don't have enough too do ;-)

Monday 20 February 2012

Gerry H [wac]

Posted : 22:17
Bryan, have just sent info to your muddle address. I think it must be a blip it what programme they use for Tough Ten results, im sure the same thing happened last year, there are a lot of other club names missing!

Bryan Morley

Posted : 22:10
Thanks Geraldine, that would be most helpful. God knows why these other runners are not listed as Weston AC. It makes updating the championship results a blinking nightmare. I thought the number of WAC runners was rather light but neglected to wear my Sherlock Holmes outfit to sniff out the missing competitors.

A timely reminder for all WAC runners to ensure that their times are included for all Club Championship races. If your club is not recorded as Weston AC in the relevant race organiser's results then I cannot guarantee that your individual result will be included in the club championship.

Victor [wac] E-mail Victor

Posted : 21:46
The next instalment of Massive nighttime madness will take place on Thursday 1st march. Bleadon village hall car park 6.45 for 7 prompt start . 6ish country miles with mud,hills and moaning. All welcome

Gerry H [wac]

Posted : 21:18
Bryan, i am quite happy to scroll through picking out wac names, i think i should recognise most of them, will e-mail you later

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 20:48
Hi Bryan,

Good to see the Tough Ten results up.
Unfortunately not all members recorded on the results as WAC.
Neil A was first WAC followed by Sam, Chris P, Paul Dyer etc.
Can all WAC members who ran please let Bryan know with their times.

Sunday 19 February 2012

Neil A

Posted : 20:27

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Would also like to say a big thanks for all the support today around the tough ten, it was superb.

Definitely felt like home advantage!!

Kira Thorpe

Posted : 20:03
Yes enjoyed cheering you on - would be good to have big flags flying in woods next year Ian!
well doen to Chris Old who came 5th just in front of Mike Jacobs. Their training is probably like comparing chalk and cheese!

Gerry H [WAC]

Posted : 17:00
Yes big thanks so all the wac supporters today, felt like i was a celebrity at times with all the cheering!

Big well done to Paul Snelling for winning age cat prize.

Also big respect for Tobias for turning up to run having ran in yesterdays 34 mile ultra!

Mark H

Posted : 13:48

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Loved the support from the side line crew for all the WAC runners at the 'wimpy 10' today.
Great to see so much support and encouragement. Thank you.

forrest gump E-mail forrest gump

Posted : 08:26

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good luck to all the ppl running the mildly wimpy 10 today

Saturday 18 February 2012

Dave Jones

Posted : 12:46
Has anybody lost a Grey Sweat Shirt or Drinks Bottle------ left behind at the Prom Run, please claim them. 01934 414361 or it's Charity shop material. thanks DAVE.

Friday 17 February 2012

kira Thorpe

Posted : 20:21
Are the 'Who got the awards' going to be posted on the website?

kira Thorpe

Posted : 19:34
Interesting blog by Rebecca Romero (world & Olympic champion in Cycling and rowing) Has now left cycling to focus on IM. Interesting reading regarding her running training where she has gone from only being able to run for 10 mins to now running for 40 mins at 9 min pace- I bet she will be a hot runner before long.... read it over the coming months and see how she does it! (google Rebecca Romero)

Phil Tomlinson [WAC] E-mail Phil Tomlinson

Posted : 14:25
If anyone has a spare Tough Ten number that needs to go to good home. please could you give me a call on 07975956346 or e-mail me. Thanks.

Clash City Rocker [Weston AC] E-mail Clash City Rocker

Posted : 07:55
Thanx to all the marshalls at last nights Prom Run, especially the cheerleaders by the Pier. Did we witness the tail end of WAC awards night longest hangover? with the White/Weavers tail end love in. Thanx for inviting me Jim, where were that lot when you needed them 2 months ago?

Wednesday 15 February 2012

forrest gump E-mail forrest gump

Posted : 17:49

72 messages | 68 events entered.
hi sara can you put me down for bhm too
many thx baz

Simon

Posted : 12:12

2 messages | 12 events entered.
Hi Rach,

Yep I am. I think Josh and Adrian are too.

Rachael E-mail Rachael

Posted : 09:18

33 messages | 76 events entered.
Any one doing Quantocks fell race on Saturday 25th Feb?

Dominic Taylor-jones [WAC] E-mail Dominic Taylor-jones

Posted : 09:03
Hi Sara, can you put me down for a place at BHM. My email is kdom18@hotmail.com. Thank you. Dom

Tuesday 14 February 2012

Sara E-mail Sara

Posted : 19:34
We now have 22 people signed up for the Bristol half marathon group booking. If you want to join in please email me or leave a post with your email address within the next week.

Don't worry if you decide to enter later because we can still enter members at the discounted rate. However I only plan to register members once a month so if you want to guarantee your place sign up now (Although lets face it Bristol Half is not going to get fully booked!)

Gerry H [WAC]

Posted : 18:58
Thanks for the offer Rog, but NOT A CHANCE!!

Roger E-mail Roger

Posted : 12:02

15 messages | 4 events entered.
After all of you have been suffiently inspired by the awards night I have today recieved a news letter about a new race in the African Kalahari.Its only 100km and it includes a full marathon during the day (which may be a bit warm) followed by a half marathon at night.I am seriously thinking about doing this in November so if anyone wants to experince running in the African Savanna and would like to tag along with an old walnut like me then let let me know.I can probably forward the news letter.

Monday 13 February 2012

Cheryl

Posted : 21:48

21 messages | 8 events entered.
Hi Sara, Put me down on the list too!! Cheers!!

Mark Hill E-mail Mark Hill

Posted : 19:14

25 messages | 14 events entered.
Sara,
Please add my name to list for Bristol HM.
Thank You.

Kevin Minty E-mail Kevin Minty

Posted : 10:54

4 messages | 2 events entered.
Hi Sara, Please put me down for a Bristol HM number as well. Thanks

Martin

Posted : 09:36

143 messages | 80 events entered.
Thanks, Sara.

Bryan Morley

Posted : 08:58
Sara
Stick me down for the group entry Bristol Half. Many thanks.

Sara E-mail Sara

Posted : 08:26
Hi Martin,

I'm getting a list of members together for a Bristol Half group booking. I'll add your email to the list.

Anyone else please email me or leave a post with your email address. I have 16 people so far, looking for a minimum of 20 people.

Sunday 12 February 2012

Dave

Posted : 21:09

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WAC Awards Night

Hope you've all recovered after Friday night? What a great night!
Just want to say a massive well done to all the well worthy award winners and also a massive well done to Malcolm, Steve, Dave J, Nicky, Mark and Ruth who all stood up to present in front if so many people it must have been really daunting in the much bigger venue.
It was great to see so many runners and partners there and especially brilliant to see so many of our newer members....welcome to Weston AC!
Memorable moments for us are 'You've been Nobled' and later in the evening 'Gimp Wrestling!'
Dave & Lesley

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 20:06
Dursley Dozen
Results available at www.dbmax.co.uk
will be on Dursley site soon

Great result for Clive Ashurst at Exeter half today 6th overall in 1:19:20

Martin Hurcombe E-mail Martin Hurcombe

Posted : 12:41

143 messages | 80 events entered.
BRISTOL HALF GROUP ENTRY
Is anyone planning to do a Weston AC group entry for the Bristol half? If so, any chance you could count me in?

Josh

Posted : 12:08

137 messages | 113 events entered.
Great night Friday, thanks Dave, Lesley, Malcolm, Ian, Mr's Chaiman & President.Fair play to Jim who I still recall was one of the first to offer words of encouragement at my first training night a few years back. Adrian - brilliant speech. If the leg doesn't get better a career in comedy surely beckons!

Saturday 11 February 2012

Andy Kelsey

Posted : 22:07

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So glad Mr. Wotton won his awards last night, greatly desereved!

Andrew Sandiford E-mail Andrew Sandiford

Posted : 21:37

3 messages | 4 events entered.
Dave, re jumpers

Will you and / or the jumper be at the prom run on Thursday?

Andrew

MarkWilson

Posted : 20:51

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Spelling huh, after I meant

MarkWilson E-mail MarkWilson

Posted : 20:50

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Another satisfied member agter a brilliant awards night, many thanks to all those who organised a special night, and many of us were at spinning the next morning, some of us at 9am!!

Martin

Posted : 17:22

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Andy, just to confirm, I'll make my own way up. 13 will be my limit. If I'm not there by 8.30, head off without me. I'll have wimped out altogether.

Gerry H [wac]

Posted : 16:18
never one to miss the opportunity of putting Victor straight, i dont think THE MASSIVE did clean up last night, the most prestigious award 'that being voted for by club members' went deservedly to our wonderful WALNUT leader Mr Wotton.

As already mentioned a big thank you to all for making a fab evening, not quite sure what i am going to do with my WAC door knob!

Andy Dev

Posted : 15:23

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Martin, I'll be doing Cheddar again so will be out a lot longer than usual 2 hrs. Does that cause snags ???

Martin

Posted : 14:58

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Andy, I'm thinking of going off from the Swan tomorrow if you want a lift.

kira

Posted : 13:11
Great social last night - pity i could not stay for a dance which i was looking forward to the most perhaps next year we can do it in reverse order!
Congratulations to all the award winners esp. Jim. You do loads for the club as well as putting one foot in front of the other. You deserve it!

Victor [wac] E-mail Victor

Posted : 11:45
As a notorious old curmudgeon it is unlike me to offer praise and kind words about anything , but following last nights do i feel i have to offer thanks and say what a great club we have and how lucky we are to have such a friendly bunch of people . I must be mellowing i was even talking to some of the Walnut walking group. Well done one and all and how good to see the Massive clean sweep again. Off to nurse my sore head.

Vodka

Posted : 11:31
A massive thank you to Dave & Lesley for arranging the awards night - an entertaining night as always! Great speeches, particularly loved Adrian (grrrrrrrr) Nobles speeches & awards! Ps Gareth H wondered whether they do the gimp masks in WAC yellow? ;-)

And finally, Malcolm; Armageddon - moi?!?

Liz

Posted : 11:11
Tobias- ran down had a chat - ran back. Work beckons. Reality - just didn't feel like intervals - oh and yes - some new silver wear to polish!

Tobias

Posted : 11:10

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Also thanks to all for another enjoyable evening yesterday.

I too was humbled to receive 2 awards last night. My toys cars now sit proudly astride my 'Worst Dressed Runner' award on the mantle piece; thanks Champ!

Tobias

Posted : 11:04

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Wiggins you wimp; what happened to you this morning?!

Polishing all your new silverware?... ;O)

Bryan

Posted : 11:00
Firstly, I echo Jim's comments about a well organised and enjoyable awards evening.

Secondly, just a note to say that the webmaster is on holiday for a week in freezing cold Pembrokeshire. That means that web updates may not be possible. If you need urgent messages put on the welcome page then please approach Ian C or Jamie T who have the necessary access. I'll be back on Saturday 18th Feb.

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 09:06
Hi all,
Hope you all had a great night and your heads are no too bad today.
Big thank you to Dave and Lesley for organising what I thought was a great venue and do.
Very humble to receive 2 awards on the night and apologies for not being able to stay around after the awards to chat for a bit.
Hope to be able to run at Dursley tomorrow and will see some of you there.
For all helpers and marshals of the prom I hope the weather has warmed up a bit by next Thursday

Friday 10 February 2012

Kira

Posted : 13:30
3 day running shoe sale at Sweatshop 60% off

Bryan

Posted : 12:35
Bilbo, I did try and change the name of the Tough Ten in the Club Championship page to "Not all together quite as tough as billed race of indeterminate length approximating ten statue miles" but it wouldn't fit in the space allowed. How about "The mildy stimulating ten(ish)"?

Thursday 09 February 2012

Bilbo

Posted : 21:29
So we all agree then to rename the aforementioned race to the "Not all together quite as tough as billed race of indeterminate length approximating ten statue miles" phew, lets hope they dont do tshirts!

Now enough talk of hairy toed trolls, its bringing back memories of an episode i had with a very troublesome ring!

Martin E-mail Martin

Posted : 20:33

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Hi Phil. No problem. In case you didn't get my text, can you call me on 830109 tomorrow to sort out time and to give me directions?

Phil Tomlinson E-mail Phil Tomlinson

Posted : 19:16
Hi Martin - Thanks for your offer, we would really appreciate a lift to the club dinner on Friday. I can have a few beers then.
Could you give me a call on 0797 5956346 or e-mail me just to let me know what time you want us ready. Thanks again.

Ruth

Posted : 18:54

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Doh, walked right into that! :D

adrian E-mail adrian

Posted : 18:39
nothing does

Ruth

Posted : 18:28

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But the club vest just doesn't go with my hair! :)

Josh

Posted : 17:29

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Tally Ho! Release the Mendip Foxhounds...Jamie I can see it now... sub 30.

Jamie T

Posted : 16:57

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I am dreading the next prom race. This is due to the imminent witch hunt that will clearly take place. Wearing a club vest....you'll never take me alive!

Curious?

Posted : 16:42
Does anyone actually enjoy running the so called "tough" ten, or do they just enter for the club points. Dursley as club race next year perhaps?

Recent convert to the Massive

Posted : 16:19

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It's probably not as tough as it thinks, either.

Josh

Posted : 15:28

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all new members donning vests for the first time especially in this cold weather we're having - remember to lube upstairs. I forgot at the BVHM and the last few days were very painful, my agony only compounded by missing the pb by a couple of second's.

Victor [wac] E-mail Victor

Posted : 13:48
Cor what a fuss , glad i dont race anymore .

Tobias

Posted : 13:43

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In Internet slang, a troll is someone who posts inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community, such as an online discussion forum, or chat room, with the primary intent of provoking readers into an emotional response, or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion (ie Ped Antic's post).

Admittedly, it would be erroneous to describe the Tough Ten as an 'accurately' measured course in anyone's book. However UKA will, I presume (as last year), be collecting and displaying the results in the [Distance: 10M, Terrain: Multi] catagory, and recognising PB's for that distance.

Thus if UKA are listing PB's for said race, it affords WAC the choice of catagories in the championship, regardless of whether the course is 9.5 - 9.8 miles on runners' pin point accurate satellite watches.

The Hestercombe however, could only possibly be construde as a road race, no matter what the distance, hence the perfectly sensible (pedantic) question about clarification of that race.

One would also presume that if a runner were particularly worried about his/her 10 mile PB, that they would not run a race like the Tough Ten solely in order to achieve that aim, especially when there is a race like Oldbury also in the championship. Similarly, if they had achieved their PB on what was thereafter known to be a 0.5 mile short course, all the more reason to attempt PBing on what is known to be an 'accurately' measured course elsewhere.

On the issue of club kit, it is reassuring to note that there are now a greater number of WAC members donning their vests/t-shirts with pride (according to UKA regulations), including the many new members who were previously unaware of the necessity to do so.

I believe you can wear what you like on your feet...

Gerry H [WAC]

Posted : 10:58
Gald to have you and your sense of humour back on this website Mr C, if only to give Victor the pleasure of abusing you!!

A few years ago when they were doing the sea wall defense work the course only measured 9.5m which is why a lot of pbs are showing for that year.

Rich C

Posted : 10:19

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First time I've been called a Troll, my wife thinks I'm more like Gollum - I have got hairy toes though !

Yes indeed, a race may indeed have a licence without accurate measurement. Check out the coursemeasurement.org.uk site for a local listing of measured courses - unfortunately no Tough Ten !

So, all the PB's listed for the Tough Ten under the 10 mile category may be somewhat suspect !

grumpy

Posted : 09:48
piddle poo... The Tough 10 is not a accurately measured regardless of what it is body it if affiliated to. Affiliation does not confirm that the distance stated is the actual distance. To formally confirm that a race is accurately that distance, a race will need to apply to have their course measured to be certified accurate.

Normally races that has been certified accurate will display this on their application form along with the certification number sorry but according to the list the Tough 10 is not listed.

UKA will collect and display the results for this race but will be displayed as an Multi Terrain and your time wont count as a ten mile time. (i.e. if you get a PB here UKA wont recognise it).

9.6->9.8 != 10.0

Posted : 07:44
My Garmin agrees with the Troll, over past few years race has had numerous distances, none of them 10, hence why so many "club pbs" are listed for the T10
Will Tobias be leading a kit inspection before the start? 2 min penalty to anyone with dirty daps?

Tobias

Posted : 00:33

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@ the troll named 'Ped Antic'

I think you'll find the Tough Ten is indeed an accurately measured 10 mile race, at least according to UKA, to whom the race is affiliated. This has given the Club the luxury of choosing to pigeon-hole the race in either the '10 mile' or 'Multi' catagory.

This also means everyone must wear club colours... :OP

Wednesday 08 February 2012

Ped Antic

Posted : 17:37

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Just wondering why the Tough Ten is always classified as a '10 Mile' in the Club Championship, since it's a Multi terrain and not a accurately measured 10 miles ?

Malcolm

Posted : 17:07

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Note that the full list of 2012 Championship Races can be seen from a link on our welcome page.

Key Notes:

Some race dates not yet published.

Number of Somerset Race Series races have increased.

Several local new races added including the Shapwick Bunny Hop Multi on 9th April.

Most popular events retained.

Grand Prix races remain unchanged.

Similar race numbers and qualifying requirements to 2011.

Mendip Muddle, Beacon Batch and Cracker excluded so as to encourage members to help marshal & support these important club races.

Good Luck!!

Malcolm

Malcolm

Posted : 09:07

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Chickened out again Kira. Spinning today and Thursday -3.5 on way to HM this morning! Hands would have lasted all of 2 miles.

Tuesday 07 February 2012

Tobias

Posted : 23:18

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Just wondering why the Hestercombe Humdinger is always classified as a 'Multi (Terrain?)' in the Club Championship, since it's a road race?

Sorry to put the cat amongst the pigeons again... :O/

P.S. Thanks to all 5k helpers tonight.

Dave E-mail Dave

Posted : 23:04

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Bryan,

I am off to Easyrunner tomorrow so will go up to Moti at lunchtime.

Thanks

Dave

Bryan Morley

Posted : 21:20
Is anyone going to be in Bristol city centre (near Whiteladies Road) on Wednesday or Thursday this week? If so, we have some prizes for the awards night to pick up from Moti. Can the volunteer call me on 07980 138920 tomorrow sometime during the day to arrange collection please?

Marjorie Daws (fatfighters) [wac] E-mail Marjorie Daws (fatfighters)

Posted : 09:05
Dave the X Large jumper is for Rich Colman. He has been trying hard since xmas and might just fit it .

Monday 06 February 2012

Chris

Posted : 21:15

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To Fellow Runner/Cyclists
Red Bull Hill Chasers is back on Saturday February 18th.

Gareth H E-mail Gareth H

Posted : 19:53

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Old & injured again. Number available for Dursley Dozen on Sunday. Give me a call if you want it.

Dave JONES [WAC]

Posted : 16:15
Jumpers,----------I still have 6/7 lovely warm jackets not claimed. The culprits are ANDREW SANDIFORD, CHRIS COX, SIMON WILLIAMS, BARRY NOTTAGE, PHIL RICHARDS, CHRIS MAIN, plus an X-Large ordered, omitting a name. Should any member like a jacket in large size I have 3 spares. And the answer is NO before you ask ----can I take any to the Awards Night. Tel;414361

Victor [wac] E-mail Victor

Posted : 15:44
I do appologise to the Massive , but following a late return fron a snowy Manchester watching the mighty blues i could not be arsed. I am getting more and more like Mr Colemon. Grizzly training is going well .

Glen Butero

Posted : 11:54

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Victor was spotted in Mcdonalds having a burger with Alberto Contador !

Andy Dev [massive]

Posted : 08:55
Name = Victor
Charge = A.W.O.L

Despite publicly claiming he would be making a return to the hills this Sunday the person named above failed to show up yesterday at the alloted time. We then think he spent the next 3hrs taking pot shots at the brave hardy souls who did venture out, since most of us were felled at various stages of the run by a mysterious sniper.

Well done to all those who endured the slippery conditions, glad to say we all returned safely (albiet rather battered and bruised)

Sunday 05 February 2012

Full Fat

Posted : 22:47

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Pleased to announce that all WAC runners at Longleat today were illuminously dressed! LOL!

Kira Thorpe

Posted : 22:00
Malcolm you chicken I was out on Sat - only for a bit though on my own. I told you to put a few pounds on over the winter the top cycling guys do!!
how on earth to you manage to get into a spinning class !!

Tobias

Posted : 20:20

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Not noticed them on the WAC site, as I'm always signed in, but yes, they can be difficult. I'm wondering how I'll get on when I'm a Vet60... :O/

NB. Well done Wiggins! (again) ;O)

Bryan

Posted : 18:12
Mark, thats the whole point of the code to be honest so as not to make it too easy for some automated systems to crack it and therefore send spam emails/posts. If you sign onto the website (you should have a userid and password) you wont be asked for the captcha code as it is called.

Mark Wilson E-mail Mark Wilson

Posted : 16:31
Any other members find it difficult to read the verification code for posting messages sometimes

Mark the Spinning Mano E-mail Mark the Spinning Mano

Posted : 16:16
We came to train and broke the room, roll on next week

Malcolm

Posted : 07:42

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Yes Mark, A very enjoyable?...... 1 hours effort on the bike and much better than having frozen bits to contend with. Looks like all the "hot air" overloaded the aircon. Was that from the amount of effort being put in by everyone or the instructor??

Saturday 04 February 2012

Mark the spinning man E-mail Mark the spinning man

Posted : 21:31
Come on scrawny runners entries for tough guy 2013 now open, see you there

Mark the spinning man E-mail Mark the spinning man

Posted : 21:28
Hay Malcom have you recovered from a real spinning clas yet, great effort

Martin

Posted : 16:45

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Abingdon marathon entries are now open.

Martin

Posted : 16:45

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Abingdon marathon entries are now open.

Tobias E-mail Tobias

Posted : 13:19

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Anyone heading down to the Blackmore Vale 1/2 tomorrow? Seems a shame not to car share for such a long journey...

Friday 03 February 2012

The Massive [W2AC]

Posted : 11:46
Thanks to the 19 0f us (20 if we count Tobi who narrowly missed us after running from weston!) who ran around the mendips in the dark last night. Well done everyone for wearing appropriate clothing - was well in the minuses. Join us for the next one which will prob be at the end of this month.

Mr Stumbler

Posted : 09:14
A big thank you to the masive for a ever changing night run. Brilliant and chily fun

Tobias

Posted : 00:19

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Anyone going down to the Street 5k on the 8th?

Thursday 02 February 2012

Victor [wac] E-mail Victor

Posted : 17:24
Ah the lesser spotted Coalman , wondered why the ground was shaking.

Josh (

Posted : 17:00

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Birds you say...sounds interesting. Can't do this weekend due to BVHM maybe next Sunday instead

Andy Dev [Massive]

Posted : 16:29
We might even persuade some of the Sunday morning splinter group to rejoin us this week for a clockwise tour of the Mendips. A ramshackle looking bunch of Tri-Athletes past and present accompanied by a whole menagerie of dogs, birds (and Rich Coleman) were spotted going in the opposite direction at Velvet Bottom last Sunday.

Victor [wac] E-mail Victor

Posted : 14:39
Mr Dev, the old man of the Mendips will be back this sunday with the aim of keeping up with you guys. You might even pursuade me to go to Cheddar.

Andy Dev

Posted : 09:31
Victor, unfortunately I wont be there tonight but I will be going on Sunday. (16 mile Cheddar loop beckons me-thinks)

Wednesday 01 February 2012

PB

Posted : 21:43
Victor better watch it...am planning on joining them and won't take a fat lip from nobody :)

Josh

Posted : 21:28

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Talking of the Quantocks I'm off down to the Quantock Fell Race on Saturday 25 Feb if anyone fancies it. 3 entry on the day. No t-shirt or championship points but possibly fat ankles or even lips. Some navigation required apparently! See FRA website for details.

Vodka

Posted : 20:45
Or a fat lip if they back-chat Victor!! ;-)

Kira Thorpe

Posted : 19:19
In my hashing days on the Quantocks hard frost was a nightmare in the dark; earth like concrete ......take care tomorrow night. someones bpund to come back with a fat ankle!

Victor [wac] E-mail Victor

Posted : 16:17
Mr Stumbler the night run is on 6.45 for 7 start Swan , Rowberrow. Be afraid be very afraid we did get lost last time we went up them parts.

Dark Stumbler

Posted : 13:35
Is the night run still on for this Thursday?

Tuesday 31 January 2012

ADGE [WAC] E-mail ADGE

Posted : 14:58
I COULDNT AGREE WITH YOU MORE ! VICTOR.

Victor [wac] E-mail Victor

Posted : 10:28
Not sure whats going on with my popularity , but i was invited on Friday and i was not on a table for one . It appears the slower and more infirm you get the more popular you become. Happy Days

Monday 30 January 2012

kira

Posted : 14:35
7minutes 30 seconds for a mile when you are 76 yrs old is pretty good going

Dave E-mail Dave

Posted : 13:17

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Hi All

Just picking up on the comment below, as WAC Social manager I just wanted to reassure everyone that there wasnt a club organised event on last Friday. It appears a few friends got together who are also WAC members, so sorry if the messages of thanks appeared mis-leading to some.

Sounds like it was a smashin do though my invite must have got lost in the post!

All the best

Dave

Si

Posted : 13:08
Hey Tobias,

Perhaps you need to take a leaf out of my book. I could lend you the dress, then you'd have a chance of being 1st lady as well!

Tobias

Posted : 11:12

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Yes, well done Liz. You'd better get used to being 1st lady on that performance. One of these days I'm going to be able to keep up! :O/

Nice to see the vets doing well too ;O) Roger + John both 2nd in age cat.

Bryan

Posted : 08:59
Well done to Liz Wiggins who was 1st Female at the Hestercombe Humdinger yesterday.

Feeling special?

Posted : 08:48
I feel so special as a club member that I didn't even know anything was happening on Friday night and wasn't invited. Must have beena breakaway clique!

Sunday 29 January 2012

Rich C

Posted : 16:18

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Would he expect to do it in full Weston AC club kit ?

kira

Posted : 15:21
Bruce Tulloh now 76 (yes 76) and still runs was asked on Marathon Talk "If he trained for a one mile race in a month's time what would he expect to do it in?" Take a guess and i will tell you tomorrow!

sarah styles the birthday girl! [WAC] E-mail sarah styles the birthday girl!

Posted : 15:04
I would just like to echo what the birthday boy has written. I felt very special and loved on Friday night! I feel very lucky and privileged to know so many lovely, generous people and am honoured to call you all my friends! THANKYOU X

The Birthday Boy E-mail The Birthday Boy

Posted : 13:15
I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed Friday night. Every single member of this club is special and the club wouldn't be the same without one and all of you. You are all treasured in your own way and I'm glad and happy to be part of such a caring family of friends. Thank you. xxx

Gert Lush

Posted : 00:03
Given that 28 WAC members ran this event last year (& paid full price) I reckon a similar number are likely to be tempted again this year, resulting in an entry fee of approx 20 (same as Torbay half). As for the tin of soup - could always use it for a spot of weight training!?!

Saturday 28 January 2012

Anoymouse

Posted : 20:59
Dont forget though that your 31 buys you entry to the west's premier poorly organised half marathon, featuring congested start, cattle pen runners village and a goody bag free of goodies, though a can of soup may be offered!
With Bristol and Bath now more expensive than the London Marathon, isn't it time the club championship boycotted the big city cash in and supported smaller races, run by running clubs for runners?

Malcolm

Posted : 19:49

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Martin, Yes I shall most likely be at the swan in the morning at 08.30am.

Sara E-mail Sara

Posted : 18:14
Entries for the Bristol Half Marathon on Sunday 30th September are now open.
Fees for affiliated members are as always overpriced at 31.
However there are discounts available to clubs make a block booking for 10 or more members.
25% discount for 10 people
30% discount for 15 people
35% discount for 20 people

If anyone is interested in joining the block booking please email me at squelchie@gmail.com

See you all soon
Sara

Martin

Posted : 13:17

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Anyone going off from the Swan tomorrow?

Victor [wac] E-mail Victor

Posted : 11:32
Rich Coldman theres a name from the past, apparently a triathlete of some repute. He taught Ron Hill all he new as a youngster, now spends all his time polish his bike.

Kevin Minty

Posted : 10:40
Hi all
The sponsor of the Bristol 10K Business Challenge, Clarke Willmott, are holding running sessions from their office in central Bristol.

The first session will be taking place on Wednesday 15 February at 5.30pm and will be led by Nick Rose.

1.00 donation to charity, then back to office for cool down and refreshments.

For more info visit: http://www.clarkewillmott.com/events/running-sessions.php

Friday 27 January 2012

Vodka

Posted : 20:28
I (& any number of fellow club mates) have been injured enough times that you'd think we would know where 'that fine line' is ... but sadly not!!

Ps: Rich - I think you might need to trade in your ron hills!! ;-)

Thursday 26 January 2012

kira

Posted : 23:09
ANd just for you injured runners tonights programme was about..........

Injuries;
Cram: "There's a fine line beyond which you get injured. The problem is you never know where that line is."
Radio 5 London Calling 7-9pm

Posted : 23:06
for all who are injured listen to something worthwhile
on a thursday night:
NEXT THURSDAY, 21:30 on BBC Radio 5 live
Kenya Special London Calling

Mike Costello reports from the UK Athletics endurance training camp in Kenya where Mo & Paula are currently training

Rich C

Posted : 22:57

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Blimey, just about to make a reappearance to check on Victor and co and I find myself having to purchase a new running wardrobe. Having been coached or should that be groomed by the legend that is Jim White I'm now concerned as to whether Ron Hill's are acceptable running attire.
Running used to be so simple !

Firestarter2

Posted : 18:56
me thinks there's only one fella ere who needs his ead chopped off together with all the rest of his bits, and if he works with stone perhaps he can make himself an appropriate headstone!!

Malcolm

Posted : 16:20

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Yes you are right Tobias the blue T shirts are NOT club colours and therefore cannot be worn as such in races. We have now replaced them with club colour T shirts which can be worn in races. No more blue ones are being bought or issued and new members get the new coloured T shirt as normal issue....A new welcome pack for new members is being developed by Dave C and I am sure he will include these points in the pack. As for older members who should know better then we shall just have to cut their heads off!...........Malcolm

Tobias

Posted : 15:19

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Another point that may need clarification may be the wearing of the WAC blue t-shirts. Do these represent club colours?

I do think that these points should somehow be made clear to the membership at large; maybe either a note on the homepage and/or a word when the championship awards are made at the awards night (if this is appropriate/not too formal?).

Also, I was not singling anyone out in particular, but we do seem to have had many new members recently, so it may benefit them to know the 'rules'.

Josh

Posted : 13:51

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The shorts, the shorts - don't forget the shorts!

Also Tobias I note the time of your message. It's good to know there are others who wake up at night in a cold sweat worrying about championship points ;-O)

GERRY H [WAC]

Posted : 13:42
There is no shame on anyone who comes last. I feel its always good to see slower people in club vests to prove that clubs are for all abilities and not just fast people.

Unfortunately its also very difficult for Bryan who allocates points to know if a member was or wasnt wearing club kit.

Clash City Rocker [Weston AC] E-mail Clash City Rocker

Posted : 13:15
Dont be stupid Les. You come last?? Theres only one plodder whose gonna come last & shame our club vest, thats me. With or without an un-named drunken, in appropriately dressed club mate in tow.

Lesley

Posted : 10:29

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I admit to not wearing club kit in a recent club championship race, for me it was a confidence issue returning from injury after such a long time. I wanted to remain anonymous in the field and didn't want to embarrass the club if I came last in club colurs. For me black was the nearest I would brave to yellow!
Point taken though.

Malcolm

Posted : 09:48

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Hi Tobias,
Yes you are quite correct it is a requirement for all members to compete in races wearing club colours (vests or T shirts) having registered with the race organiser as being a member of Weston AC. I am not aware of any members who do not have club kit but if anyone needs something they only have to contact me to get it. Ultimately club championship points could be deducted from members who make a decision not to wear club colours for whatever reason they choose but I suspect this timely reminder at the start of a new championship season will be enough to prompt members to get their club kit and most importantly wear them! Thanks for bringing this to everyone's attention....Malcolm.

Tobias

Posted : 00:27

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I have noticed recently an increase in club members running (championship) races without club colours. Maybe there are some newer members without vests yet?

But is it (or was it) not the rule that colours must be worn in order to earn championship points?

Although it has not affected me directly, it may be an issue somewhere down the line? We all know how close the championship can be at the end of the season.

Thoughts anyone? If I'm wrong, then ignore the above... :O)

Wednesday 25 January 2012

Josh

Posted : 21:52

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I'll be there! Anyone mendiping this Sunday?

Mendip Massive [WAC]

Posted : 17:45
NIGHT RUN, A WEEK TOMO - THURS 2ND FEB, 6.45PM FOR 7PM START, AT THE SWAN, ROWBERROW. Just a quick reminder for you to join the MASSIVE for a 5 or 6 miler in the dark. Suitable for all speeds but must be confident on rough terrain.Please remember to carry full body cover even if it feels warm, including a waterproof top, and of course, a head torch. Neil, (Josh?) and Pete look forward to seeing you there!!

Dave E-mail Dave

Posted : 13:35

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<<<<**** AWARDS NIGHT ****>>>>

Time is running out for getting your tickets for the night of the year in the Club social calendar.

I will be down on Thursday Training - before 7pm at Hutton Moor to collect money and menu choices. If you can't make it then please call me or send an email.

Don't forget that each member can bring a partner or plus one, and at 15 quid a head its good value.

Look forward to seeing you.

Dave
07793715396

Tuesday 24 January 2012

simon E-mail simon

Posted : 23:44
Message for John and Tobias Hinchcliffe:
1)I have a great book for John on the 100-year+ history of the Boston Marathon
2)Must congratulate Tobias on his epic performance in the Anglesey Ultra - appropriate that a man who works with stone should be as tough as granite.
3)Could you email contact details so I can deliver the book to you? Cheers

Monday 23 January 2012

Posted : 17:04

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Ultra results available for Anglesey 4.56.40

Fantastic result Tobias

Sunday 22 January 2012

Liz [Wac]

Posted : 18:50
Results aren't up yet and don't know who else run but congrats to Tobias on coming third in endurance life coastal ultra in Anglesey

Josh

Posted : 18:21

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Fair play to today's Glos marathon gladiator's Messers Lund & Weaver. Very respectable times on minimal training. Good job gents.

Dominic

Posted : 10:30
Hi every body. I have brand new unused, with tags attached, CASTELLI ROSSO CORSA cycling jacket to sell. Long sleeve soft cell jacket, lined with CoolMax, three back pockets, elasticated bottom. Pro-dominantly black with white and red detailing. Size Large. I will bring it to a meet if anyone is interested. 30

Saturday 21 January 2012

Dave E-mail Dave

Posted : 23:42

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<<<<**** AWARDS NIGHT ****>>>>

This is the last week for getting your tickets for the night of the year in the Club social calendar.

I will be down at Monday / Tuesday and Thursday Training - before 7pm at Hutton Moor to collect money and menu choices.

Don't forget that each member can bring a partner or plus one, and at 15 quid a head its good value.

Look forward to seeing you this week.

Dave
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kira

Posted : 11:43
Brilliant podcast called Marathon Talk - You can listen to your heros including; Bruce Tulloh, Steve Jones, Richard Nerurker, Rob De Costella (You young ones would probably not of heard of these people!) And Claire Hallissey (B&W)
Commentators include Martin Yelling, husband to Liz and brother of Hayley. The one with Bruce Tulloh is part. good (The great Haile this week)

Friday 20 January 2012

Victor (mendip massive) [wac] E-mail Victor (mendip massive)

Posted : 14:08
The next night run is planned for Thursday february 2nd, Swan inn Rowberrow . 6 ish country miles of a vertical nature in the dark . All welcome .

Malcolm

Posted : 11:28

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Congratulations and well done to all the 257 runners who turned out to run in last nights prom race on a cold and windy night. Some impressive personal bests despite the wind!. Results will be appearing soon.

Can I also say again how much we appreciate the support of all those members, family and friends who turn up regularly to help. Standing around in the cold was not a pleasant task. Also thanks to those who turn up to work on the computer and in race HQ each month.

Thursday 19 January 2012

Cheryl

Posted : 21:37

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Hi guys, I've got a place for slaughterford on 29th Jan if anyone wants it... Let me know!

Wednesday 18 January 2012

Sue

Posted : 17:14

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Jim says, 'very funny Pete, very funny'. I thought it was funny as well.

Clash City Rocker [Weston AC] E-mail Clash City Rocker

Posted : 15:37
Can Jim White let me know if he is intending to run this months prom? If he is I will come prepared this time by bringing some water, sawdust, stabilisers and a belt!

Tuesday 17 January 2012

Liz wiggins

Posted : 11:50
Free entry to skyline 10km at bath on 29th jan if anyone wants it.

Monday 16 January 2012

Dave E-mail Dave

Posted : 13:04

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**** WAC 2011 Awards and Celebration Night ****

Just a reminder for everyone come and join your running buddies at the Grand Pier on 10 February.

We have 90 odd people ( and some are very odd ) pledging their interest and about 40 of them have paid up.

So why not join us and bring your partner or a friend.....the more of us there, the merrier it will be!

Casual Dress, Late Bar, Music what more do you want?

3 course meal, 1st drink free, entry into quality raffle - a bargain at only 15 pp.

Tickets available NOW from me at Training Nights, but only up to 26 January so see me soon.

(Cash or cheques made payable to Weston AC cashed in February)


Dave Cowell
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Sunday 15 January 2012

Tobias

Posted : 21:49

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Rollick results now online. Well done Liz! 2nd lady (again) ;O)

Friday 13 January 2012

adrian

Posted : 22:52
see you there at 8.30

Andy Dev

Posted : 19:13
Hoping to... Was gonna attempt Cheddar loop.

adrian E-mail adrian

Posted : 19:05
Is anyone running from the Swan on Sunday?

DAVE JONES

Posted : 09:39
Thanks to those that collected JACKETS, I now have just 5 left. 1 X-Large (Red), 1 med (Black), 3 Large (Red, Black, or N-Blue), Still to collect are Debbie Brooks, Andrew Sandiford, Tom Web, Chris Cox, Simon Williams, Barry Nottage, sorry Phil (Richards) I have not got contact number (try again please) also Chris (Main) I have a medium jacket. Once again thanks for the response I can just enter my garage now. 414361. DAVE.

Tuesday 10 January 2012

Mark Wilson [Weston AC] E-mail Mark Wilson

Posted : 13:21
Dave Can you drop the jackets at Hutton Moor reception on Thursday, I'm teaching and can pick them up in the evening

Monday 09 January 2012

DAVE JONES

Posted : 10:13
I Missed Chris Main to collect his Jacket and Kim has collected his. Sorry for my error. DAVE

DAVE JONES E-mail DAVE JONES

Posted : 10:01
There could be NINE happy club members out there----------- I have the following spare JACKETS ------ RED in sizes, 1 XS, 1 M, ! XL, and 2 L. NAVY BLUE = 1 M and 1 L. GREY = 1 XS. BLACK = 1 L You can contact me via email or phone (414361) to reserve one and it is first come first served. I know some of you have miss ordered, so now is your chance to get a correct fitting one. Don't run me over in the rush will you, but this is my final call on this SPECIAL issue. Also the following need to claim or
I 'll dispose of them as well Rob Skeen, Belinda & Mark Wilson, Mark Ashurst, Debbie Brooks, Ralph Underwood, Andrew Sandiford, Tom Webb, Sarah Currall, ChrisCox, Simon Williams, Danny McMillan Kevin Minty, Barry Nottage, Pete Clarke and Kim Huxtable. You have been warned, I don't live on another planet so come and collect. DAVE

Sunday 08 January 2012

KIRA

Posted : 21:32
Pete T
Will you be coming to the pool on Mondays?
Remember our little chat on NYD?
Every day counts It's 2012!
See you there......Oh and you Andy & Wayne!

Saturday 07 January 2012

Liz

Posted : 20:55

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Kira,
Yes to olympic marathon.

Posted : 20:37
kira wrote last messge!

Posted : 20:35
The Strawberry Line metric marathon will run on January 29 with participants running the entire length of the nature trail and back again to complete the 26.2km race.

Look on line - Weston Mercury for more info

kira

Posted : 20:30
i would really like to see the Olympic ladies marathon on Sunday 5th August and am wondering if anybody else would be interested in going up for the day?

KIRA

Posted : 20:27
Anybody thinking of going.....

Cheddar Cycle-Store invited you to "Open Evening
with Di2!
20 January at 18:30
Location: Cheddar Cycle Store

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 16:45
Walnut group will be out tomorrow as usual.
8:15 start 12.5 miles off road.
All welcome

Andy Dev

Posted : 11:48
Why not kick start your new year training with a trip to the trigg (and beyond) 8:30am Swan Inn, Sunday morning

Jamie T

Posted : 08:14
Liz W. we need to get started a bit sooner than I first thought. What are you doing tomorrow morning? Can we get together for some training and to finalise your schedule?

Friday 06 January 2012

kira

Posted : 15:48
well done you are being very sensible (not like most of the rest of us - me excluded of course with all my years experience ha ha!!)

Thursday 05 January 2012

Vodka

Posted : 21:34
Sorry to disappoint PB but I won't be making an appearance at Taunton (or London) this year. Only just getting back off the injury bench after a dodgy achilles since September! Big milestone reached today - 20 minutes on the treadmill without any issues - woohoo!!

kira

Posted : 21:02
Track & Field website very good
globerunner.org

Wednesday 04 January 2012

kira

Posted : 21:45
if you are not at training tomorrow night then tune into Radio 5 at 7.30pm to Hear 'London 2012 calling'
A special feature on the rivalry between athletic legends Sebastian Coe and Steve Ovett
should be good

Dave E-mail Dave

Posted : 12:23

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**** WAC 2011 Awards and Celebration Night ****

Everyone come and join your running buddies at the Grand Pier on 10 February.

Bring your partner or a friend the more of us there the merrier it will be!

Casual Dress, Late Bar, Music what more do you want?

3 course meal, 1st drink free, entry into quality raffle - a bargain at only 15 pp.

Tickets available NOW from me at Training Nights, but only up to 26 January so see me soon.

(Cash or cheques made payable to Weston AC cashed in February)


Dave Cowell
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Posted : 07:58

PB

Posted : 07:56
Sorry to disappoint Vodka but have a taker :) Simon's having it...am expecting a reappearance of you at Taunton though?!

Tuesday 03 January 2012

Kira

Posted : 21:59
Liz will do it !!!!!!

Monday 02 January 2012

Vodka

Posted : 21:09
PB - sounds like you touched the race entry last so you have to run it!! ;-) .... & before you ask, no I don't want it either!!

PB E-mail PB

Posted : 17:41
I stupidly took someone's Glos marathon entry off their hands a couple of months ago and am definitely now not going to run it...anyone want it??

Sunday 01 January 2012

Liz

Posted : 18:33

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Thanks Jim (and all helpers) for a well run and well marshalled race.

Emma [N/A] E-mail Emma

Posted : 18:32
Thank You to all the stewards today who really spurred us on with cheers and claps and smiles. Much appreciated. Really enjoyed the run today :)

Jim - Hangover Thanks [WAC]

Posted : 17:25
A massive thank you to the 36 club members, family and friends that hepled with today's race.
We had 215 entries and will have raised Approx. the same amount as last year for the donation to Barton Camp (committee to confirm)
I wish you all good health and running in 2012

Neil A

Posted : 09:56

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Happy New Year one and all. Hope all your dreams come true for 2012. See you soon. N.