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Tuesday 31 December 2013

Cheryl [weston ac] E-mail Cheryl

Posted : 22:26
We did it Jim! 50 people started at 6am this morning doing different distances! there were several who did the whole route and are now classed as woodwoses!! mile 45 and my head was spinning but I was ok by the last mile. Gareth, Tobias, Andy and myself did the whole route and Ruth and Barry did 15 to keynsham, went home had showers, lunch etc and then came back for the last 6! incredible day! Jim is hopefully doing the hangover tomorrow, which is amazing cos I will only just manage a walk! I'm glad I'm in the car with Adge!

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 21:05
Does anybody know how those attempting the Green Man got on?

Kieron [WAC]

Posted : 14:14
Cinders, Surely you can't go running at midnight,wouldn't your slippers turn into frogs or something??

kira

Posted : 11:59
Guy Yes listened to the podcast day before yesterday...... loved hearing him talking about winning the USA marathon trials and beating Salazar by a very small margin!!
Happy new Year

Jamie T

Posted : 11:33
Guy, I have been guided by 'Road Racing for Serious Runners' and 'Advanced Marathoning' for many years. They are both by Pete Pfitzinger and hearty endorsed by the great Bill Rodgers. You are more than welcome to borrow them anytime.

Maximum Muscular Failure Cadre

Posted : 10:27
Kira I listened to the Pete Pfitzinger interview last night. It was mesmeric at times listening on what he had to say, I felt like dapping-up and going out for a LSD run at midnight. Highly recommend the Marathon Talk Podcast to everyone. Making my way back through the 200+ archived episodes.
Thanks also to The Lambrini Kid and the rest of The Massive for a superb run on Sunday, loved it......You can't beat the hills kids!

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 09:44
Hi Sarah,
I have you down to be on the sea front junction and water stop with Barry, Cheryl S and Caz. I have Deb down to help Paul Snelling on the finish line with the numbers. Please dress for the weather, perhaps a wet suit and snorkel ma be appropriate

Sarah styles [WAC] E-mail Sarah styles

Posted : 08:39
Hello Jim, yep no probs Jaz can do the numbers and spot prizes and Bella would like to go in the lead car thank you! What would you like me and Deb to do?

Monday 30 December 2013

Niki F [Weston AC ] E-mail Niki F

Posted : 18:40
I will be co-hosting a live TweetChat on Wed 1 Jan 14, 8pm-9pm via @UKRunChat for those who may be interested. You are welcome to join in or just lurk! You can follow the conversation via #UKRunChat.

If you are interested in joining in but aren't sure how, drop me a line & I will be happy to help :-)

Marc M [Weston AC]

Posted : 12:09
Hope everyone enjoyed Christmas!

If you haven't seen already, the next social event is being led by me at Ashton Court and will be a gentle 2 hour mountainbike ride.

For those who haven't been to Ashton Court before, the trails are fantastic for all levels of riders and are all weather too. You will of course need to layer up to stay warm and wear a helmet (I can lend them if people don't have their own) but the riding will be nice and steady to suit the pace of the slowest rider, with chances to do some blasts and technical stuff for those who want it.

Could people email or message me if they are coming along...the current Mrs M is baking a cake for the occasion so anyone who would like to supply another in competition or a flask of hot tea for afterwards would make themselves especially popular!

I hope people can support the social, if people would miss their normal run, please note that there is a park run at the same meeting place at 9 so you could always do that first and come for a ride after!

Cheers all
Marc

Malcolm

Posted : 10:16
Please note that I will be unable to lead tonight's recovery run. Enjoy..,....

Ginnie Hayes [Weston AC] E-mail Ginnie Hayes

Posted : 09:47
Jim (Wootton) Do you still need me for entries/ results? If yes, what time do you want me there?

Sunday 29 December 2013

Gerry H [wac]

Posted : 18:50
Message for Jim Wotton.

What time do you require Ginnie to be at village hall by (she is having problems leaving a message) Assuming she is still required for entries/results?

Rach (WAC) E-mail Rach (WAC)

Posted : 11:27

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Apologies Jim I'm working NYD so unable to help at Hangover, will leave cakes with either Sarah or Annette.
Andrew K - have a look at www.swimsmarter.co.uk adult swim lessons at Churchill/Sidcot School the guys meet during the week at Hutton Moor. If you can have lessons on one-to-one basis would highly recommend it, if only my running improved as quickly as my swimming did!

Ian

Posted : 07:36

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Hill sprints yesterday fun? Legs this morning oh very heavy. Cycle ride with Andy C & co today...great. I love being able to train again, but my legs aren't convinced.

Saturday 28 December 2013

JIm [WAC] E-mail JIm

Posted : 20:48
Hi Sarah,
Thanks for your note. Will Bella want to go in the car with Adge and can Jaz look after the number distribution before and spot prize distribution after please

JIm [WAC]

Posted : 20:46
Hi Andy Kennard,
If you want to make contact to discuss swimming earlier than next training session I suggest you contact Andy Salter or Paul Snelling. You will find their contact details on the Triathlon page and I am sure that both of them will be able to let you know what sessions are on and when people go.
Cheers

Sarah styles [WAC] E-mail Sarah styles

Posted : 19:33
Hello Jim, just to let you know me, Jaz, Bella, Kev and Deb will be down For the hangover. Kev is definitely up for sweeping!! See you there

Andy (Chadders)

Posted : 19:14

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Andy firstly welcome and what a great name, I dont know myself but if you ask for Nick Cook in training I know he could probably give you info on swimming training as it did wonders to improve his swimming.

Andy

Posted : 16:46

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Hi, my wife and I have just joined and I am interested in the swim training could someone give me some more information on it please

Lambrini Kid

Posted : 13:21
OK Adrian, there are a few more signed up also. We are going to do an out and back alternative route if that's OK with all.

Kieron [WAC]

Posted : 11:09
Many thanks for the company Andy, 7 minute miles for 11 miles,Group 1 for you i reckon.

Andy c

Posted : 10:26

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Is there a Runners HELPLINE ? Because i would like to report Kieron for trying to kill me this morning,I think i misjudged my timings says he. Thanks Kieron i did enjoy it in a sick sort of a way.

Adrian [wac] E-mail Adrian

Posted : 00:11
I`ll see you there at 8 Pete.

Friday 27 December 2013

Lambrini Kid

Posted : 22:34
Adrian, I can but only at 8AM?

Jim [WAC] E-mail Jim

Posted : 22:15
Hangover 10K
Thanks to all the brilliant support I have had today with 10 offers of help to marshal. (Guy I did not have your email to reply separately)
We could still do with a few more to be sure, to help Annette in the kitchen and to help Jim White on the water station. So please still come forward and join us on new years day morning.

adrian [wac] E-mail adrian

Posted : 21:20
Is anybody running from the Swan on Sunday?

Posted : 21:06

Vanessa E-mail Vanessa

Posted : 20:03

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Hi all

Mike Buckland, race director of the Tough Ten has been in touch today to say he's still hoping that five WAC members will help out pre-race in Feb's Tough Ten race by giving out timing chips in return for a free place in the race.

He's already got five volunteers but is hoping for five more.

If you can help that day, and would like a free race place please email Mike direct: racedirector@toughten.co.uk

Tel: 07811 285470

Thanks

Guy(Maximum Muscular Failure Cadre)

Posted : 10:15
Jim put me down for a Marshall

Guy(Maximum Muscular Failure Cadre)

Posted : 10:11
Jim put me down for a Marshall

Ian

Posted : 09:49

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Oh Mr Chadders just reread your msg "very very old mate" it gets worse !

Ian

Posted : 08:24

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Oh Mr Chadders just reread your msg "very very old mate" it gets worse !

Ian E-mail Ian

Posted : 08:08

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Now then Mr Chadders what is with the "old old friend" ? I have noted this comment. Lovely run yesterday.

Thursday 26 December 2013

Andy c

Posted : 20:00

124 messages | 16 events entered.
Well done Kieron 23.15 Amazing,Jamieson Tottle 24.07 ,Steve Kibblewhite 25.21 if only you had worn those aerodynamic pants you probably would have broke 25.Also Nia fantastic timing 30.00 and nice to see my very very old mate Ian Shillcock coming back nicely did it pre new kidney last year found easier this year with Sydney

Jim [WAC] E-mail Jim

Posted : 19:06
Hi Julia,
Thanks for your confirmation I already had you down. Todays results are now on the Clevedon site well done.

I still need 10 more confirmations please

Julia

Posted : 19:03
I can marshall Jim. I emailed, but not sure you got my message

Julia

Posted : 18:59
I can marshall Jim. I emailed, but not sure you got my message

Jim [WAC] E-mail Jim

Posted : 09:50
Hangover marshals needed
Hi all, as we do not have another club night before the race I would appreciate an email (or any other method)of confirmation of peoples intention to come and marshal.
Most of the early jobs are covered by kind volunteers but we need at least another 10 people to marshal the course. Turn up not needed until 10:00am so please let me know if you are intending to or are able to come and help.

Cheers

Jim

Wednesday 25 December 2013

The Cowells

Posted : 13:10

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Happy Christmas everyone!!!

Monday 23 December 2013

Bryan Morley

Posted : 19:04
Dear Club Members

There is just one club championship race left to run this season (Clevedon Boxing Day race) so I would like to urge you all to ensure that all the Club Championship races that you have run in 2013 have been correctly recorded in the Club Championship section of the website. Even if you are not too bothered whether your result is included, any omissions or errors could have an impact in the overall positions of others. Please therefore send me the required updates using the link below in the next couple of weeks (deadline is Friday January 10th 2014). Please ensure you include your name, the race in question, your finish time and position.
[ Send results update e-mail to the Webmaster ]

Victor [wac] E-mail Victor

Posted : 16:53
And a Very Merry Christmas to you Rich, eat,drink and be merry . I hope Santas good to you and you get some new Ronhills and some daps. See you in the New year ..

Gareth W

Posted : 14:30
*** 10kx365 Raffle Tickets ***
I'm still selling tickets if you see me or...

You can pay online through BACS. For further details contact Fran - franhunter@live.co.uk or 07947 657676

Follow on Facebook - www.facebook.com/10kX365

Rich C

Posted : 14:01
Search 10kx365 massive raffle - Isn't google wonderful : )

Merry Christmas Everyone ! Victor I hope to see you in the new year xxx !

Victor [wac] E-mail Victor

Posted : 13:54
Nikki you can buy raffle tickets off of Little Taffy Weaver or Sarah.

Niki F [Weston AC] E-mail Niki F

Posted : 13:22
Does anybody know how I can buy raffle tickets for the 10x365 raffle?

Sunday 22 December 2013

Niki F E-mail Niki F

Posted : 18:22

101 messages | 60 events entered.
Latest news published in this week's Athletics Weekly: From 1 April 2014, athletes swapping their race numbers in UKA licensed road races (without permission) will be disqualified.

Google 'Athletics Weekly' & search under: 'News then 'Latest News' for article.

ADGE [WACADOO]

Posted : 15:03
Thanks Paul for a lovely run over Crooks peak and wavering down this morning.also for the great hospitality shown by your good lady Jane.I think everyone should run on gluwein !!Happy Christmas to all,see youat the HANGOVER.

Saturday 21 December 2013

Andy c

Posted : 16:20

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John and myself are doing the Wellington race

Cheryl [weston ac] E-mail Cheryl

Posted : 14:49
is anyone running wellington tomorrow?

Happy clappy runners inc [Not so Massive]

Posted : 09:54
ALL are welcome at the Donkey for a 15 mile leg stretcher, 8am Sunday. Be there or be miserable!!

Andy Dev [Massive]

Posted : 08:39
Celebrate the passing of winter with a post solstice trip to the trig. Druids, Pagans and all other ancient religions welcome, however we're not so keen on this modern happy clappy stuff as it conflicts with Victor's usual Sunday karma(sorry). 8:30AM Swann Inn.

Friday 20 December 2013

Andy (sid)

Posted : 18:44

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Yes i was well chuffed with that one, and doing so many races has definitely helped get the times down .But unfortunately i wont be going for Hotlegs next year as i have been letting my household chores slip this last year,Together with my new found interest in dresses and girl stuff i intend doing more shoe shopping,hoovering and watching Jeremy kyle

Barry Hotlegs Club [WAC ]

Posted : 17:56
Yes great effort Mr Chadburn. Doing all those races certainly helps to bring the times down. Surely worth a crack at retaining the trophy next year?

Guy(Maximum Muscular Failure Cadre)

Posted : 17:03

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Great time at the Street 5k Hairless Housework Hubby, you were pleased last month with a Sub-20, but to smash another 40+ secs is proper hoofin it. Did you do 4 laps or 5?

Guy(Maximum Muscular Failure Cadre)

Posted : 17:03

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Great time at the Street 5k Hairless Housework Hubby, you were pleased last month with a Sub-20, but to smash another 40+ secs is proper hoofin it. Did you do 4 laps or 5?

Malcolm

Posted : 07:30

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Tony.....Thanks for an amazing night run last night. Great views, company and Pizza & Chips wow!. Nice to burn off those mountain bike riders as well!

Thanks to Rachel and Neale for the cakes as well not sure who won though?

Thursday 19 December 2013

Vanessa

Posted : 21:17

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Kira- I don't think we could've written them better ourselves ;0)

kira

Posted : 13:11
Brilliant spread in today's Mercury - If i was new to the area and a runner i would get down to that club straight away!

Vanessa E-mail Vanessa

Posted : 12:48
A page of Weston AC race reports in today's Mercury and a front cover shot.

Wednesday 18 December 2013

Jim [WAC] E-mail Jim

Posted : 19:02
Green Man and Hangover
Hi all,
Just to confirm that the Jim writing on Facebook about help for new years eve is Jim Plunckett-Cole not me.
I am afraid I will be too busy preparing for The Hangover on new years day.

I have a number of people who have already confirmed their availability to help but I would appreciate confirmation email from others who are able to marshal.
WAC members are able to run, I already have about 10 WAC entries, but if not running why not come and watch and help marshal at the same time

Mandy

Posted : 15:37

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Thanks for the lush festive run last night, most enjoyable... even the singing lol..:)

forrest gump

Posted : 13:55

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New years honours list lesley , malcolm and Jim

Claudine

Posted : 13:42
*** Kieron, Chris & Sarah ***

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Let the training commence!!

Please use the link on the contacts page to drop me an email.

I need to add your names and email addresses to the VLM console and then send you an email from the console, in order to allow you to complete and pay for your club entry.

NOTE: You must have completed and paid for your vlm entry no later than 5pm on 17th January 2014.

Tuesday 17 December 2013

Jim [WA]

Posted : 22:50
London marathon draw
The three lucky winners of the marathon places were:
Kieron Summers
Chris Datchler
Sarah Styles

Can you all 3 drop Claudine a line with your email address and Claudine will tell you what you need to do next shortly

Gerry H [WAC]

Posted : 17:40
Nice to see Victor is his usual jolly self! Get back in the kitchen and get on with the baking.

For those of you who are not following us on facebook yet, get yourself on there, some great photos of the weekend and a lovely blog plus over 100 photos from our guest runner Jim Plunkett-Cole on his site (facebook.com/10kx365)

Victor [wac] E-mail Victor

Posted : 16:57
Entertained ?

Dave E-mail Dave

Posted : 08:24

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Thanks to Lesley I was able to play, even though I was still suffering from 12 hours drinking. Well worth it to see all the fab festive fancy dress and of course you getting your baps out!

Monday 16 December 2013

Andy c

Posted : 23:39

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Here we go saturday morning 50 SHADES OF DAVE,grey,white,green.yellow, and ginge in the end . fair play mr cowell

Dave E-mail Dave

Posted : 23:27

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Thanks to everyones patience in keeping the message board free......... normal service can now resume
Over to you Andy and Guy .... bring on the banter and keep us entertained
Cheers
Dave

Andy c

Posted : 23:14

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As Guy is on does that mean we can come out to play again now? I stand by what i said on facebook page,What a privelage it was to be part of the the WAC machine,but what i will add is Lesley was,nt just a superstar but a Godess and marine lake boys = 3 stooges,well done lads you put smiles on faces job done

Guy(MMFC)

Posted : 21:09
Chris Old you are a beast of an Athlete, the way you turned on the gas to leave the 2nd & 3rd runners in your wake at Marine Lake was superb to watch. Had a great laugh with the Summers Bros, we should have been paid for some of those shouts we were coming out with! And I'll tell you something else, Lesley Cowell you are a superstar,how you and the rest of the Cracker committee go about organising such a massive event god only knows.

Gerry H [wac]

Posted : 20:17
Caught Victor looking at the coffee & walnut cakes at Sanders at the weekend he was contemplating cheating until he saw the price tag, so rest assured he will be putting on his apron Wednesday evening!

** Reservoir Hogg - Night Run ** [brought to you by The Massive]

Posted : 15:15
Come and join Tony Hogg on Thursday Dec 19th: Night Run - meet in the Square in Axbridge at 6.50pm for a prompt 7pm start.

The Axbridge Viking will guide you over hills and through mud for a festive 6 mile off road run.

All WAC members welcome - don't forget to bring a head torch and warm clothes.

Afterwards we will be going to the Crown Inn, St Mary's Street in Axbridge for pizza and chips! This will also host the The Great Weston Bake Off competition* between Neale 'Victor' Jarrett vs. Rachael 'Cheesecake' Vincent with judging lead by Pam 'Mary Berry' Withers.

* Weston Athletic Club cannot be held responsible for any after effects that occur after consuming anything from this contest. You have been warned.

Fran

Posted : 10:09
Ok cheers

Malcolm

Posted : 08:06

154 messages | 35 events entered.
Just to explain Fran and all.

Every year we need every member available to help at the Cracker to allow the event to take place. Without their support the race would not happen and many of the benefits which we all enjoy would not be realised. However each year members join the club after they have entered the Cracker. This year there were several like this and all helped in some way to contribute to the days event such as turning up early to help marshal runners as they arrive or like Chris and several others who came gave up one of their evenings to help at the stuffing party and prepare the race envelopes for 2000+ runners.

So well done to Chris and all those members new and old who help out at our races.

Fran bird

Posted : 07:33
I'm really confused , thought WAC runners not allowed to enter cracker race?

Sunday 15 December 2013

Liz Green E-mail Liz Green

Posted : 23:29
Thanks to everyone who helped in the college today. Some of you came really early and it was most appreciated. I have taken note of the male bag ladies' comments and requests for 2014 and will pass on these at the next Cracker Committee meeting. It was a really great day.

Alan Johnstone [Weston AC]

Posted : 23:17
Hi Lesley,
A few well earned words of praise, Todays Cracker was easily the best that Jane and I have marshalled. You deserve huge credit for your calm , measured abillity , And the way you dealt with all the last minute issues that arose, Well done you, and all the volunteers that made todays event such a success.

Malcolm

Posted : 21:41

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Hi everyone and thanks Lesley.

Just got back from Tewkesbury so apologies for the late posting. (Promise I was not watching Strictly!) As Lesley wrote this years Cracker has been another great race provided by all of you in Weston AC. I know there were some challenges with the new course and several members went above and beyond what we could normally have expected of any marshals so a huge thank you to you all for making it such a great day.

1640 runners crossed the line which is a record for the 26 years the Cracker has been running.

Not enough space here to recognise all those members who have worked so hard to make this happen but they know who they are and THANK YOU!

Ideas and feedback are always welcome so let myself Jim or Lesley know if you have any thoughts or ideas we can consider to improve next years event.

Thank you.

Malcolm & Jim.

Vanessa

Posted : 21:22

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Evening WACsters. Lots of photos from today now uploaded to our Facebook page. Sorry I can't post them on here. Lots of lovely feedback from runners on our Twitter too. Photos at Facebook.com/WestonAthleticClub

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

Posted : 19:16

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I'm sure when Malcolm is available he will have his own words to thank everyone for today.
In the meantime, can I express my sincere thanks to everyone who volunteered and helped today and on the run up to today.
With a new route, we had lots of new challenges and I'm grateful to all those who have risen to the challenge and esp those who switched task at a moments notice today to help us try get it right.
Team Weston AC, I'm very proud of you!
Thank you Lesley x
(Any constructive feedback would be appreciated via email)

Saturday 14 December 2013

ADGE M. WAC

Posted : 00:02
Hi Marc M.I know we havnt met but fear not,i have been course director for 26 years.So will explain your roll on the morning,after we have set up course.Cheers.

Friday 13 December 2013

Lesley Cowell (Cracker Team)

Posted : 23:18

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The final Cracker volunteer list is the one on the Welcome page. Please notice the separate marshal list.

There are a couple of changes this evening but those volunteers know who they are....thank you!

A massive thank you to all those people who have come forward and offered their time for the day and the build up, it is really appreciated.

I think we are about ready??!! Just got to pray for the weather now.

There are a couple of vacant positions on the volunteer list,.,,,,it is never too late......you know who you are!!? Give me a ring 07540 823017

See you at the Not Cracker tomorrow to start this big party rolling

L x

Vanessa

Posted : 20:05

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Tune in to BBC Radio Bristol from 8.40 tomorrow morning to hear our esteemed race director being interviewed by Ali Vowles about the best race in the running event calendar.

Malcolm

Posted : 15:45

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Congratulations to the 245 runners who braved the rain and crossed the finishing line of our December Prom Race last night.

A very special thank you to all those marshals who got very wet making sure everyone stayed on track, were timed correctly and had an enjoyable race. Also to the HQ team who once again produced the results so quickly after the event.

Well done & thanks,

Malcolm & Jim.

Thursday 12 December 2013

Gary cracked 40 iles

Posted : 22:09

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What another fantastic prom night great support all the way round really lifts me when my mind and body is yelling at me to stop and a huge thank you to jamie for pacing me round and getting me under 40mins (brillant) and well done to all the other p.bers. Huge smile on face phew

simon [wac] E-mail simon

Posted : 13:38
Does anyone please have contact details for our esteemed clubmate Kim Huxtable (as a matter of urgency)? Thanks.

Josh [WAC]

Posted : 07:05
Hi Jim, I have run London twice and would nt want an unfair advantage in the draw :-)

Wednesday 11 December 2013

Jim [WAC] E-mail Jim

Posted : 23:11
London Marathon draw 17th Dec
The following names will be entered into the draw on Tuesday.
Not run London before:
Nick Cook, Niki Fulstow, Josh Harris, Paul Oaten, Barry Walker, Chris Edwards, Kieron Summers, Shaleen Summers, Andy Kelsey.
Run London Before:
Caz Holt, Neale Jarrett, Gareth Weaver,
Mary Oaten, Ruth Green, Nicky Scott, Sarah Styles, Kev Hudson, Chris Datchler and Mark Gray.
If you think you qualify and still want to enter please contact me urgently as no entries will be taken after Sunday.

10kx365 Raffle Tickets for sale at Prom Night E-mail 10kx365 Raffle Tickets for sale at Prom Night

Posted : 19:41
Hello! I am selling raffle tickets at the Prom on behalf of 10kx365 - Jim Plunkett-Cole, Neil Taylor and Alf (the guys & dog who are running 10k everyday this year).

Tickets are £2 each. Prizes include a Mulberry handbag (RRP £995), Road bike (RRP £1000), original artwork, chimney sweep voucher, a guitar, trainers, to name but a few... Proceeds go to their nominated charities - Cystic Fibrosis Trust, Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance, Positive Action against Cancer & Happy Landings Dog Shelter.

See you at Prom Race HQ tomorrow...

Gareth Weaver

Marc M [Weston AC]

Posted : 15:43
Is anyone who knows the new Cracker route around one evening (after 4) this week to come and run the course with me?

As I will be leading the runners round I thought it a good idea to do a couple of laps beforehand, and I'm not around on Sat morning so can't do the Not Cracker.

Anyone?

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

Posted : 22:38

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It's time for the latest update to the Cracker Volunteer list!! I've sent it to our Web Team to be loaded onto the Welcome Page.

One week to go and as you can imagine this list is changing daily.
Thank you to all the red people who have talked to me and thanks to all the new volunteers who have come forward this week.

I have amended the list quite a lot to allow for necessary changes. Please could you check if your role has changed. Remember there are 3 pages to the spreadsheet and your name may appear more than once.

I'm still looking for a couple of vital volunteers??? If you are not on the list and can help, I would be really grateful, or you could also volunteer to take on an extra role (thinking for sat am)?

I'll be at training tomorrow night and at the Prom Thursday if anyone would like to have a chat. Alternatively please feel free to text, phone email, or facebook me. 07540 823017

Thanks for all your support and please remember every position on the list is vital on the day.

The final volunteer list will be posted by 11.59pm Friday........so look out just in case there are further changes. Hopefully our last couple of slots will also be taken.

Lesley x

Tuesday 10 December 2013

ON BEHALF OF WAC COMMITTEE E-mail ON BEHALF OF WAC COMMITTEE

Posted : 23:19

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<<<< POLITE MESSAGE >>>>

We have a very busy run up to Xmas, including prom and cracker races, with lots of important messages to get out to all our members. It would be appreciated if the message board was kept clear for all club and race messages. The banter and other member stuff can resume after the Cracker on Sunday or of course on our facebook site

Your support would be much appreciated by the committee and race organisers.

PB

Posted : 23:12
Andy C…brilliant…and Rich if you'd stayed out for more than 30min you might have realised who you were running with…love it… ;) Anyway, back to the hoovering...

Victor [wac] E-mail Victor

Posted : 21:07
Which man do you think Doris will come back as ? I suggested Frank Cannon or possibly a sumo wrestler. Just off to do the washing up and ironing ....

Gerry H [WAC]

Posted : 21:01
Sorry Rich, not able to answer that question as not sure what 'leisure time' is, perhaps Victor might be able to help!

Rich C

Posted : 20:56
Andy C - Brilliant !
Hi Gerry, hope your well. That's strange, I was considering coming back as a woman. Do you think I'd cope with the extra leisure time ?

Gerry H [wac]

Posted : 19:58
I know Mr Coleman would be disappointed if I didn't respond so with ref to ladies running on a Sunday morning, I would just like to point out that we are quite capable of doing both unlike you blokes who feel it necessary to put your feet up and snooze. I am defo coming back as a man in my next life!

LOL Cadre

Posted : 18:56
Chadders you crack me right up

Andy c

Posted : 17:11

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Rich C I have met you but you wont have seen me much as I run on the mendips quite reguarly

Rich C

Posted : 16:49
Andy C I've not yet met you but I do love your sense of humour !

Andy Dev

Posted : 13:03
I would just like to clarify that the reason behind Mr Bradford's dislike of Lyncombe Lodge hill (and maybe even his current running prowess) is that he spent a disproportionate ammount of his school life running up it due to his constant cocking about.

Andy

Posted : 10:15

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Yes it was intended as a joke,And i do apologize for any offence caused

Posted : 09:49
Andy C you are a disgrace, joke or no joke

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

Posted : 06:55
Really sorry......but in the middle of these big banter sessions can we also remember to look at the important communication coming out about our biggest race of the year next weekend.

See message below and new volunteer sheet attached to the welcome page.

Thanks a lot. ;)

Andy c

Posted : 06:17
To chuck something else in the pot Guy used the Prom as an example which i do tend to agree with, but that is a race and i,m sure you would agree differs from say your sunday RUN which never mind what group you run with we all enjoy otherwise we would not get our backsides out of bed to endure the scenery,banter and the buzz that you have done something with your morning.Thats my view as a newbee it may differ to some of the old pros but i definitely am enjoying RUNNING.Next weeks debate should the ladies be running at the weekends with all that housework to be done?

Monday 09 December 2013

Love to Run Cadre no matter the reason

Posted : 23:05
Most of my races are ran against the challenges I set myself for that particular race. Would I prefer beating someone that I have been chasing down recently over a PB?....No
Personally I run every Prom for a PB at the moment, I'm not concerned what position I get, I think its pointless if you know you have had a bad run. If I get a PB and a good position then even better. But lets face it, Marathon Geek is correct, subconsciously not many people enjoy the prom until you actually cross the finish line and desperately look at the big yellow clock.....and then, depending on your time, the experience either becomes worse or you feel on top of the world.

The decline in Male Athletic performance in my view is the emergence of Brand Football, and looking back, Cross-country at Churchill School(Lyncombe Hill, Ski Centre)was more of a punishment for messing about rather than a structured sport lesson. Bomber your reasons on Sunday were class to say the least......Run Free Kids(PB or no PB!)

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

Posted : 22:40

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Lesley's contact number 07540 823017

Andy Dev

Posted : 20:26

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I wish our conversations with Victor on a Sunday were so philosophical. Still at least we get to run with Mr Noble.

Andy c

Posted : 19:45

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Did anybody watch coronation street last night?

kira

Posted : 17:54
It reflects society as a whole in 15 years of trying to get more people active in my job less people are now active.
That started a debate! Better not touch on the debate of when you are no longer classified as a marathoner if you have not done one for a few years!!!

Kieron [Wants to be quicker AND enjoy himself]

Posted : 17:29
Not sure about everyone else but i run for enjoyment (and to keep me out of the pub), ok so i push myself to PB's for my own satisfaction not because a load of other blokes did a long time ago. That said there is no way any of us can have an influence on past results but we all by inspiring our kids and other young people could have an effect on future results and maybe start to reverse this trend. I do feel Bomber has a very important point, which could all too easily be overlooked though.... No Pitbull again! Surely he wants to help inspire a younger generation?

[Wooden Spoon Runners]

Posted : 16:58
I’m not sure we’re crappy, just happy to participate at a lower level. Is this a direct result of the “It’s not about winning, it’s the taking part that counts” ideology that our schools preach ? If you are lining up on the Prom Run to simply run a PB you've got the wrong event, it's not a time trial, it's a race !

kira

Posted : 15:47
Brilliant idea to produce an off road championship opportunity as well as the club road championship. This is especially good for those of us who can no longer race on the road due to injury. Well done road running manager (I never know how it all works so will have to get my head around it and also turn up for a x country race if i want to be a contender!)

Jamie T

Posted : 15:40
Thank you Bomber for your insightful and amusing thesis. But I am still not sure what the point of ramming it home to us about how crappy we now are is. I particularly find this a rather sexist issue as we have recently produced one of the greatest marathon runners ever who still holds the world record and who has inspired a whole generation of class athletes.

marathon Talk Geek

Posted : 15:05
if its all about the here and now and enjoyment why do we line up to do the prom and strive to PB's ...... just for fun I don't think so

Bomber Harris [WAC]

Posted : 13:16
This was discussed at length on Sunday's long run (Harris, Clarke, Summers & MMFC, not the pitbull - he stayed in his kennel) and the decline in UK endurance running unequivocally traced to industrial action by pe teachers in the eighties, the switch from Dunlop Green Flash to Hi-Tec Silver Shadow, the advent of long shorts, decline of the moustache and the onset of energy gels above good old fashioned H20.

Jamie T

Posted : 12:37
What's your point marathon geek? Do we give a damn. It's all about enjoying the here and now!

forrest gump

Posted : 10:58

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Gwent league beaten by a guy with one leg and a guy with no daps on ouch and I got lapped oh well 47 mins ish happy with that

Sunday 08 December 2013

Andy c

Posted : 19:27

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Well done Maddie look forward to seeing you soon after you, ve had some hay

Madeline

Posted : 19:11

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Thank you John and Andy, just waiting for my flight home, not delayed today. Pleased with my time as i lost it abit at 19. I did feel abit like Red Rum aftet 16laps of the racecourse lol

Julia

Posted : 19:10
Yes, well done maddie!!

John

Posted : 17:49

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Well done Maddie new PB 4.27ish
very windy and 16 laps (boring)

Andy c

Posted : 12:35

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Bit of a long shot but due to the lack of damage wondered if anybody running or riding down toll road this morning has lost a mobile phone if so contact me

John H E-mail John H

Posted : 01:03

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Hi if any one is running the street 5k Wed
And could give me a lift please that would be very much appreciated
John H
Email or phone 01934 412034

Saturday 07 December 2013

Pitbull get your Daps on Foundation and Running Free Cadre

Posted : 22:31
Are you doing a long run tomorrow kids?
V60 multiple record holder Martin Rees will be also, running his 15 miler at 6:30/mile pace. His steady runs are 6:00/miling and his 8 mile Lactate runs are 5:45 pace.

marathon Talk Geek

Posted : 18:48
Recent stats about endurance running in the UK over the last 30 yrs.
Taken from this weeks Athletics Weekly:
1985 Britain had 112 men running under 14:20 for 5k this year 41
1971 Britain had 140 men running sub 31:00 for 10k - this year 28
1983 - 229 men ran sub 2;25 for the marathon - this year 26!!

Andy Dev [Massive]

Posted : 12:55
Mendips this Sunday, 8:30 Swan Inn for a 2hr(ish) loop around the hills.

Andy c

Posted : 11:27

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Good luck Maddie tomorrow in geordieland hope you have a great run and its all been worth it love and big soppy kisses Andy and Debbie XXX

Marc M [Weston AC]

Posted : 10:00
Please welcome new member Baby Girl Molloy to the club!

Born this morning at 2am, thanks to everyone who has been asking, your support means the world to me...it will mean even more if you can drag me up the hills for the next few months!

Friday 06 December 2013

Kieron [Pitbull fan club]

Posted : 20:09
Definately running from Sparky at 8am on Sunday, any chance Adrian might join us???

Andy c

Posted : 18:49

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Oh yes the badminton boys dont turn the page though especially if you,ve just eaten.

Just saying...

Posted : 16:34
There's some good looking fellas in the back of the Mercury this week

Lost and Found [Runners reunited]

Posted : 07:56
Lost: 1 Pitbull, last seen in the Worle area,answers to the name Adrian. If found please return to WAC. Be aware due to advancing age he may not remember where he 'lives'.

pitbull [wac] E-mail pitbull

Posted : 00:04
sounds like you`re missing me Cinders.

Thursday 05 December 2013

Yoshihisa Hosaka We Are Not Worthy Cadre

Posted : 21:50
His 60+ Marathon world record 2:36:30 half way split was 1:16:52. To put that into some perspective its equivalent to Dom Llewellyn-Bowen's half Marathon PB, who we know is pretty quick.
And when asked "How old can you go?", Hosaka simply replied "I'm going to keep running as long as I can"......No Mojo's there Pitbull!......Run Free

Niki F E-mail Niki F

Posted : 00:12
Anyone interested in joining #Jantastic via Marsthon Talk, the website is now live! I've created a Weston AC team if anyone wants to join in. Google Jantastic for more info.

Wednesday 04 December 2013

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 21:21
Further to my note last night we also had 12 month pbs for 4 more people:
Mike Vowles; Rachel Hedges; Mandy Nash; Rob Skeen

Tuesday 03 December 2013

|im [WAC]

Posted : 21:58
5K Handicap
A night of records on the prom tonight. We had 40 people take part and 12 pbs.
The Pbs were by Stephanie Shute; Gary Iles; Wayne Lloyd; Nia Davies; Stuart Jervis; Stuart Diamond; Nick Cook; Brendan Summers; Jason Wyatt; John Oaten; Steve Kibblewhite; Keiron Summers;
1st home was Stuart Diamond followed closely by Steph Shute, Wayne and Brendan.
Fastest times Keiron 17.43: Jamie 17.59 and Guy 18.20.

Maximum Muscular Failure Cadre

Posted : 21:40
Sorry Kira, the piece I was on about was from a link. Put in' Running Times Yoshihisa Hosaka meets Ed Whitlock.
If anyone wants inspiration they can relate to then read about these OAP'S it will blow you mind.
in brief Whitlock at 48 ran his Marathon PB of 2:31
Hosaka's PB is 2:25 at 45, both men did not start running until their 40's.
Whitlock has set masters records from the age of 68 and ran 2:58 at the age of 74(mental), and just ran 3:30 at 84(hello).
Hosaka is hoping to topple Whitlocks records who already holds the over 60 record of 2:38......Don't go telling me that you've lost your mojo now Adrain Noble....Get yer trainers on!

Lesley

Posted : 21:12

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Mandy, you told me not to include you because you were working? I do have jobs available on Saturday morning between 8-9am. Loading the truck ready for setting up on Sunday morning? Please let me know if you are available and I will give you more detail. Lx

Technophobe [WAC]

Posted : 19:31
By which form of Witchcraft does one access this marathon talk 'pocast'? I can't seem to pick it up on me radio...

Marathon Talk Geek

Posted : 18:44
Guy - Glad to hear you are getting into MT podcast and listening all about Jantastic!
Listened to this week and did not catch anything about the old japanese man you were raving on about last week!
My top 5 episodes if you need to prioritise your catch up:
1. Ep 181 - Martin Rees
2. Ep 178 - Adhamand Finn Pt 1
3. Ep 179 - Steve Way & Dianne Ackroyd
4. Ep 172 Virgin LM 2013
5. Ep 164 - Dave MoorCroft

You'll be coming out with all the stats you wait!

Mandy

Posted : 15:18

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Got it! :) my names not there but as I am working I can only help out till 8.30am but if you need me just shout :)

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 09:08
Hi Lesley,

The pdf of the list has opened up fine for me.

Lesley E-mail Lesley

Posted : 08:52

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Mandy? I can see 150+ names?? Are you opening the attachment from the welcome page?
Is anybody else having problems reading the list?

Monday 02 December 2013

Mandy

Posted : 23:41

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Lesley is it just me, but I cant see any names on the list ? :)

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

Posted : 22:24

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Well here goes!!!
I've just sent over the first draft of the Cracker Volunteer list to our web team to load onto the welcome page. Please have a look and see where your name appears.

The list is split into: Before/During and After the race and most people have more than one task on the day, so please check carefully.

Please let me know if you are miraculously expected to be in 2 places at the same time, lol! This will of course be possible!!

I am still waiting for some key people to come back to me with answers, these are in red. Please could you red people shout me very soon.

I am also still looking for a few volunteer spaces to be filled. Please contact me if you are able to help or would like more information. I'm particularly looking for sat am van loaders and youngsters to sell tinsel (my 16 year old says people buy from cute kids and she's now declared herself too old!)

Please contact me via phone, text, email, facebook or at training if you have any questions at all 07540 823017

Less than two weeks to go!!!! Are we ready? Who's dressing up? Who's going to be the best stripper? and who's going to eat the most pies?

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 21:38
Hi Bryan
Results for the Full Monty are now on the Crewkerne website.
13 of us did the race even though it was not a club race.
I am quite a fan of the age/sex grading for this race

Phil Bird (I'm not a 'thing'!)

Posted : 19:35
I did think it was odd that the two 'running scared' individuals who said they fancied the Fan Dance didn't make it out to the Mendips yesterday…busy making up excuses?? Surely not ;)

In the meantime I'll be keeping a careful watch for anyone casually looking me in the eye! Can't wait...

Ugly sister [more training required]

Posted : 09:38
Fan Dance?? Is this some kind a society ball, if so Cinders can only go when (s)he has finished the housework.

Sunday 01 December 2013

Fan Dance Race Cadre [WAC Massive]

Posted : 21:47
Blackdown, Piney Sleight and Longbottom are going to look/feel pimplistic compared to the fans.

Marathon Talk Geek Cadre new recruit

Posted : 21:38
Set yourself a challenge that your not sure you can achieve, because if you set a challenge you know you can hit, then its no challenge at all....
MARATHON TALK-Get into it, your already 203 episodes behind.

As far as the Phil Bird thing is concerned, you simply only have to casually look her in the eye and she will assume your doing The Fan Dance(SAS/SBS Selection test)...Be very careful kids

Sue E-mail Sue

Posted : 21:32

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Thanks very much Jim.

Victor [wac] E-mail Victor

Posted : 21:17
I cannot believe it a spotting of the lesser spotted goofy one and a Colman and I am not around , sorry to miss you guys and hope to be back with the massive soon but I have not left room since telling Phil Bird I will enter the Fan Race. What a mistake....

Andy c

Posted : 17:00

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Must agree with Rich where were you Neil because that Josh is to harsh making a man in my out of condition run that far.Do they still gift wrap your art films in those lovely brown paper bags?

Bomber Harris

Posted : 16:22
Reem run with the Massive this morning. Think Victor was up in Bristol adding to his special film collection. Good to see another big turnout on Blackdown.

Rich C

Posted : 14:36
Victor where were you ? I could have done with some company at the back of the group. Think Pete covered extra couple of miles coming back for me ! I'm at a loss to explain my lack of fitness : ) Oh and you missed a brief appearance from the slightly goofy one.

Saturday 30 November 2013

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 20:29
London marathon ballot
I now have 17 entries for the draw for the 3 places that will take place on the 17th Dec.
As previously the first place will be drawn only between members who have not run London before. The remaining 2 places will then be drawn between all the remaining entrants. So far 8 of the entrants have not run London before.
Please can I have all the remaining entry requests by Sunday 8th December so that the full list can be circulated

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 17:35
Hi Sue,
If they had a pair of white socks in them and were a bit worn I left them by the back of Malcolms car with 3 or 4 other sundry tops and scarf.
I expect he will bring them to training on Tuesday and the next prom run.

Sue E-mail Sue

Posted : 16:58

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Has anybody come across a rather large pair of Asics trainers? they were left at the prom run! Thank you.

Andy Dev

Posted : 16:05
You know me Neil...Preparation is everything.

Victor [wac] E-mail Victor

Posted : 10:59
Andy with your important pace making role this sunday please make sure you are properly hydrated today..

Friday 29 November 2013

Andy Dev

Posted : 17:11

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Make that 8:45am as we got to wait for P.Clark. Which Pretty much sums up what we do during the run too....Not !!!

Andy Dev

Posted : 16:58

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WAC's finest athletes will be gracing the Mendips this Sunday 8:30am Swan Inn. I'll be there too acting as their pace maker.

marathon Talk Geek

Posted : 16:51
If you click on the historical members box on the PB page you will see that Chris's PB is 24:16 - Hey that was over 20 yrs ago!

Pete Clark E-mail Pete Clark

Posted : 16:29
Guy, Tony, Nick B, Please can you e-mail me with contact number to text for the Thursday heads-ups when you get a chance.

Thanks

Gary iles

Posted : 08:38

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guy that wasn't a warm rountine, i was trying to put me fag butt out it fell down me top :-)

Mike V

Posted : 07:39

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Thanks to all organisers and marshalls for a great Prom race yesterday evening. The fireworks were a great bonus! Thanks to PB who's steady pace contributed largely to my PB

Andy c

Posted : 06:38

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WAC gets even better ,BIG Phil 2nd lady overall a pair of silvers for the club well done .

Thursday 28 November 2013

forrest gump

Posted : 23:43

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Well done weston ac

forrest gump

Posted : 23:41

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We'll done to to all the runners and marshals lots of pbs , great conditions and a few fireworks will the council be decorating the prom for the next one in 2 weeks time

Maximum Muscular Failure Hoofin it Cadre

Posted : 23:13
Without doubt the best Prom run I've been involved in. PB's were smashin all over the shop. Chris Old,Kieron, Billy Green, Cookie Monster(of course)to name but a few. 31 runners went under 30, and I have to admit I loved the altered course. Personally I felt pretty good tonight, I think I was inspired by Gary Iles' crazy warm-up routine, I've never seen anything like it. And I would have to agree with Gary, I love this club, can't get enough of the people and the running.....Can't wait for 2 weeks time......That's it, stand at ease kids and run free!

Julia

Posted : 22:58
Was it a fire extinguisher? It was running well!!

Andy c

Posted : 22:57

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Amazing not only have you organised a smooth ran race excellently marshalled but you,ve banged out the results in record time.now we can see what the big boys did 6 x wac under 30 mins fantastic. excellent 2nd Chris with a pb,super Dom steps up again,brilliant pb Kieron,a pb for young Bourne great perfomance david,Guy pull your finger out not even a pb

Gary iles

Posted : 22:55

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P.s. I thought i was going well tonight until i got overtaken by a tin can !!!!!! never mind

Gary iles

Posted : 22:42

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Just add to that what a brillant night, and i would like to say a big thank you for all the support i get when i'm running round and im on me knees it makes me try and blow that little bit harder what a great club thank you

Vanessa

Posted : 22:22

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What a great race tonight. Go team Weston. Brilliantly organised, great fun and very pretty fireworks too. Thank you to everyone who made it such an enjoyable run.

And for all you marshalls who nagged me for chatting all the way round, it was a recovery run. The physio told me no racing. So there!

Pete Prom Letdown [WAC]

Posted : 22:04
Well done Prom teams and everyone else. Cracking job Senior A - soz I couldn't be there - all sweet under 30. Nice!

Malcolm

Posted : 21:55

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What a fantastic Prom Race evening!.........., great conditions, an all time record number of runners across the line and an amazing firework display at the finish.

Congratulations to the 296 runners who completed our slightly unusual 5 mile prom race tonight. A special thanks to all the people who turned out to help marshal the greatly altered course. Without your help it would not have been possible to hold the event.

Only two weeks to the next one!

Thanks to everyone involved.

Malcolm & Jim.

Andy c

Posted : 21:39

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Well done WAC a lot of pbs in tonights prom wich means either a short course or it was a mental thing ,I,ve checked Garmin 5.05 miles so therefore we must have a lot of mental people in the club.Big thanks to John Oaten neck and neck all the way then i mugged you right at the end you,ll be doing 30mins by end of next year.And a special mention to Chris Edwards was trying to get 48min and got into 46mins and still looked good at the end.Thanks to all marshalls and organisers a difficult job tonight well done.

Wednesday 27 November 2013

Andy c

Posted : 14:14

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I reckon Nick could have him next year the way he,s going

Josh [WAC ]

Posted : 13:11
Inspiration for some of our faster runners - a chap from Bristol & West AC won the Bridge Inn 5K last night in a time of 14.40!

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 08:33
Message for Pete Bartlett

Hi Pete are you able to make me up a one mile yellow marker sign for Tomorrow.
I have the double sided 1 and 4 but the markers will be in a different place due to the change of course this month

Tuesday 26 November 2013

forrest gump E-mail forrest gump

Posted : 22:39

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hi jim i am still availible to help out on thursday

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 22:08
Hi Ian,

With the need to change the course we could still do with more help than we currently have. Your help would be appreciated

Ian

Posted : 17:12

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Jim, are you still looking for Marshals for Thursday, Currently not well enough to run, but quite happily stand about in the cold for an hour or so

kira

Posted : 13:43
Don't think i'll get a free entry for the Two Bays Race after Mike reads my personal comments about the new course on FB! . Briefly put: Flat, a race for the fast boys, a bit boring compared to running through woods twice oops!

Sunday 24 November 2013

Kieron [WAC]

Posted : 21:32
Hi Jim,
Thanks for adding me to the list, i haven't run it before. I will bring the cover of my rejection magazine to the Prom on Thursday. Cheers.

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 20:09
Hi Kieron,
I have not received your email re London but I have now added you to the list. Have you run it before ?

I now have 11 names and will circulate them shortly so that you can all check that you are included

Kieron [WAC]

Posted : 17:18
30-3 you say Cinders?? I'll take your word for it, after all being a Spurs fan you're used to adding up big numbers!

Age Grading Champion

Posted : 16:44

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Neil it was 3-0 before I walked through the door, I watched the Biathlon on Eurosport instead, really good.

Age Grading Addiction Cadre

Posted : 16:41

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Well done to PB who was 2nd Girl home today, and to Victor who was 10th over-all in the Somerset Series.Congratulations also to Llewellyn Bowen on his club championship, you've had a really great consistent year and a deserved winner. A very well donr also to Kieron for his third victory over me in 18 months, I make it 30-3 wins in my favour!.....Premature alarm bells,jog-on Lofty.

Victor [wac] E-mail Victor

Posted : 16:40
What a day for sports lovers and you Cinders, big well done to all Wac runners today. As for you Cinders lucky it was only 6!

Gerry H [Wac (Injury bench returnee)]

Posted : 16:37
Yes big well done to all at Brent Knoll today, very enjoyable watching you all suffer up that first hill and glad to report that faster runners do have to walk (proof to follow once I manage to upload photos onto our new facebook site)

Andy c

Posted : 16:09

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Well done Wac and well done Dominic we all know the reason you went early, You did, nt want to rub the little fellas face in it but the truth be known it had already been well and truly rubbed when kieron beat him no sorry hammered him on mud and hills aswell

Kieron [WAC]

Posted : 15:57
Well done to all at Brent Knoll today, especially to Dom Llewellyn-Bowen,who in running away from us all(again) confirmed his position as Club Champion Elect. Only Cinders can throw a spanner in the works now, not sure if the rumours are true about his desire for an Age Grading Stewards Enquiry

Dom Llewlyn-Bowen

Posted : 13:59

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Well done to, everyone, a huge WAC appearance at the Brent Knoll fell race today. Sorry I had to leave before the end. Boys need feeding.

Claudine [WAC]

Posted : 08:11
** Fancy a Free Entry to the Two Bays Tough Ten? **

I have received an email from Mike Buckland, Race Director of the Two Bays Tough Ten.

In addition to revamping the name and the course for the February 2014 race, the Two Bays Tough Ten are also changing their chip timing supplier. As a result the organisers need a team of 8 people to give out chips on the desk at the College from 0900 – 1030hrs. Mike has asked if WAC would be able to find a team of people who would be willing to take on this admin job in return for complimentary places in the event (start time 1100hrs).

In addition to the above, if there are club members, friends or relatives who would be willing to help with marshalling, Mike has stated they would be happy to give more free places or a donation for charity per volunteer.

If you are able to assist please contact Mike direct on:

e-mail: racedirector@toughten.co.uk

Tel: 07811 285470

Thanks

Saturday 23 November 2013

marathon Talk Geek

Posted : 17:58
In Japan?!

Burt Kwouk

Posted : 17:28
So where did the Japanese runners train ?

marathon Talk Geek

Posted : 14:08
Did you know that no fewer than 18 Japanese men (all u20 and some their first half) went under 63 minutes for a half marathon last w'end. In the UK only one man has managed this in 2013: Mo Farah - And this was only achieved because he went elsewhere for coaching the United States!

Friday 22 November 2013

Malcolm

Posted : 11:48

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To all members and friends of Weston AC.

You will see from the note on our welcome page that we have had to make some changes to next weeks prom race. This means we will need as much help as possible to marshal and help on the night. If you are not running and are able to help please let us know.

Many thanks,

Malcolm & Jim.

Ian

Posted : 09:08

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Again Thank you to the Mendip Missive for the gently rolling 6 miles last night. I have never seen so many people on Blackdown in daylight let alone at night.

Andy c

Posted : 05:10

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Thankyou Josh and Neil nice run with a good turn out by wac, wich did look spectacular all the headlights snaking across the mendips.weather good nice drop of mud must get me some pixie boots though.

Wednesday 20 November 2013

Jim [WAC] E-mail Jim

Posted : 22:07
London marathon draw.

Claudine has informed me that we have 3 club entries for the 2014 race.

Everyone who meets the requirements and wants to be entered into the draw on the 17th Dec needs to write to me as per the note on the welcome page.

So far I only have 4 entries

marathon Talk Geek

Posted : 20:58
Brilliant write up on Telegraph website today about Mo's future plans and why from his coach Salazar - well worth a read

marathon Talk Geek

Posted : 20:43
Getting beaten by a young person....

- ‘toddled’ (when beaten by an under 8)

- ‘kiddled’ (beaten by a 9-12 year old)

- ‘yoofed’ (when beaten by a 12-16 year old)

Marathon Talk Geek

Posted : 20:40
The Runners is a short film (11 mins) made by Matan Rochlitz and Ivo Gormley. The film is supported by GoodGym and the London Legacy Development Company, it was produced by Banyak Films. Look it up on U TUBE worth a watch.

kira

Posted : 16:25
Anyone want a TRI UK £10.00 gift voucher (expires March 2014) - All i want for it is some chocolate if you wish to give me anything for it!

Victor [wac] E-mail Victor

Posted : 06:40
Can everyone who is coming to the night run , please use car park on right and not the pub car park. It is quite moist underfoot on the course at the moment.

Tuesday 19 November 2013

Matt W E-mail Matt W

Posted : 09:30

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It's yours Dom. I'll pop down to HM on Thursday. I can't remember how much the entry was; call it a fiver?

Dom Llewlyn-Bowen E-mail Dom Llewlyn-Bowen

Posted : 07:32

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Hi Matt, if no one else has taken it, I would like your number please. I will be at club Thursday. How much do you want for it?

Monday 18 November 2013

Rich C

Posted : 20:39
New Orienteering event this Sunday on Rowberrow, Event HQ around Blagdon Water Garden Centre, details on Bristol Orienteering Klub site. String through to Black courses.

Matt W E-mail Matt W

Posted : 19:16

28 messages | 10 events entered.
I have a number for the Brent Knoll race on the 24th that needs a good home. If anyone wants it drop me a line.

charlie

Posted : 19:06
Email Charlie.hurcum@tiscali.co.uk

Charlie, mountain climber E-mail Charlie, mountain climber

Posted : 19:04
I completed Kili climb, to the top and back in 5 days !
Paul if you need any tips please email me

Sunday 17 November 2013

Massive News Flash [WAC]

Posted : 16:19
Chap turns up to training with running tights on inside out after getting dressed in the dark.

Mendip Massive Exclusive(Cadre Division)

Posted : 15:49

15 messages | 1 events entered.
Man collapses body in Swan car park and climbs into a very small cardboard box

Massive Member [WAC]

Posted : 15:11
Lovely!

Member of the MASSIVE [WAC]

Posted : 14:51
'Hoofin'.

Andy c

Posted : 12:06

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Did I pick the wrong sunday to join the massive, Pete clark, Guy bradford, Josh harris and head coach Jamie tottle fortunately they did, nt hold me up to much.Brilliant run lads totaly enjoyed it apart from Jacobs ladder and up and up but the last blast down through the trees more than made up for it.Good run, good company and good rest now . Get yourselves down the swan thursday Bombers burrington blast conditions are good for a Lovely night run

Saturday 16 November 2013

Jamie T

Posted : 20:46
See you at 8.

Josh [WAC]

Posted : 19:57
Cheers mate that would be good. Can meet at the BP just after 8?

Jamie T

Posted : 19:31
Thanks Josh, do you want a lift ?

Bomber Harris [WAC Massive]

Posted : 15:26
Mini Cheddar loop from the Swan, Rowberrow tomorrow at 830. Longbottom, Jacobs Ladder, Piney Sleight, Charterhouse, Blackdown 11-13. All welcome be there.

Jamie T

Posted : 14:21
Training partner climbing Kilimanjaro as we speak. Did'nt fancy it as may get my shorts dirty, what's everyone up to?

Barry E-mail Barry

Posted : 06:22

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Anyone helping out or taking part in the last day of the 10k x365 with the guys and Alfredo?

Friday 15 November 2013

Kieron [New pacemaker required]

Posted : 22:14
Congrats to Cinders on your success at Street, well impressed with how you timed your 'kick' to beat my Age Grading. To be fair to you if they hadn't of mistaken you for a bloke your grading would have been even better!
BTW Good try at getting the remaining Multis cancelled from the Championship, about the only chance you've got left unless Llewellyn Bowen is feeling generous.

Running Free Cadre

Posted : 18:43

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Beano Update: A young-un called Young came first, and an old-un called Old came second....Priceless!
Also on the more important Age Related Performance I beat Kieron by 0.2 percent....Ave it
Well done to Chadders and Llewellyn-Bowen for their PB'S, superb stuff.

Andy c

Posted : 17:40

124 messages | 16 events entered.
The Beano press release.
The street 5k results are up, with an impressive 4 Wac members in the top 15.And such was the intense motivation of some members tied in with getting revenge on Guy for beating him last month that Kieron brought along his own pace maker who then proceeded to go on and finish 2nd overall 1st mv40 the said person being Chris Old in a mind blowing 16.27 .Also with the absence of Nick Cook the task of getting PBs fell to the young super Dom 17.06 and equally young probably slightly more handsome Andy Chadburn 19.52 my first sub 20min.WithTeresa King being westons only lady ahead of some old postman fella.

Rich C

Posted : 16:53
Sorry forgot to add that this is the latest with regards the Clevedon to Weston coastal link that would have been nice to run.

Rich C

Posted : 16:51
November 2013

Despite efforts of the core team of campaigners, North Somerset Council seems to be going backwards. It seems that other projects have been given priority. The Council still hasn?t signed agreements with landowners. Their tardiness has resulted in getting caught up with the Environment Agency?s programme for raising flood banks and they have now withdrawn their planning applications of last January. We?re told it may be another two years before the Tutshill link is opened. (Compare with the speed of work on ?multimillion Junction 21, which was barely mentioned a few years ago.)

Needless to say, we wish to fight on for something better. A few weeks ago we asked Councillor Ap Rees for a meeting but still await a reply. The executive Graham Turner was supportive but has now left. Meanwhile we?re in discussion with the project engineer.

The only alternative existing northbound cycling routes from Weston super Mare have problems at present. One of our campaigners was recently shunted by an impatient driver at Junction 21 road works. At the railway bridge on Wick Road, Hewish, after passing the green signal I?ve twice met cars coming towards me on the prow of the bridge. Either drivers are ignoring the red light or there is a signal malfunction. The council is looking into it. If you have similar problems please do report them to the council and tell us via the contact form on the website.

We?ll tell you when there?s anything to report and meanwhile do continue to lobby your councillors and press for greater priority for the Tutshill link. Please let us know of responses you get.

Please contact me if you'd like to get involved in the campaign for the route to be opened. New ideas and energy are welcome! Please reply to this email if you'd like to talk about the help you can give.

Steve Kinsella

Thursday 14 November 2013

Guy(Maximum Muscular Failure Cadre)

Posted : 21:50

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I agree with the Head Coach that was hoofin tonight Pete, a simple but brilliant session which we should do more often. And a really good turnout from GP 1 which made it even better, cant get enough of it....Run wild kids!

Jamie T

Posted : 21:28
Just like to thank Pete for a an excellent L.T. session tonight. The first such Thursday winter session since I have been at the club. Keeping it fresh Mr Clarke, nice one.

Wednesday 13 November 2013

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

Posted : 10:32

97 messages | 114 events entered.
Thanks Ness. Paul Dwyer was already on the list, but thanks anyway. I'll keep my eye on facebook so that you don't need to feedback. Good to see you out running last night x

Vanessa

Posted : 08:33

134 messages | 42 events entered.
Message for Lesley: call for Cracker volunteers posted on Facebook last night. Paul Dwyer has volunteered so please add him to your list. Will let you know of anymore. Cheers!

Rachael

Posted : 07:56

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Extreme Ravine results finally available, technology & electricity are amazing things..
37th Niki Fultstow 1:51:38 4th female
38th Rachael Vincent 1:51:40 5th female
think there were 142 runners

Tuesday 12 November 2013

Niki F

Posted : 22:19

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Bad Race Spy - obv, look under BNoodles, that's me, & Bikergirl is Rachael. Had the 'we value your feedback' e-mail yesterday. It had the 'of course there were some teething problems' blurb.They've obviously never heard of the 4 P's... Yeah, the only thing they value is the £28 in their pocket, the equivalent of 7 Rutherford's fry ups, just to put things into context.

And by the way, if anyone wants to run round my muddy back garden & drink water from a dirty hippo bucket then roll up. And don't forget yer £28.

Bad race spy

Posted : 07:14
Nikki

Hope you have vented your frustrations on the runners world events feedback page

Monday 11 November 2013

Vanessa

Posted : 21:52

134 messages | 42 events entered.
Race report for this week about to be emailed to the Merc without Extreme Ravine results included. Sorry WACsters who did this one - results still not on their website. Rubbish.

Bomber Harris

Posted : 21:38
Yes, lovely race the Slog. Thoroughly enjoyed it apart from getting beat (again) by Kelsey and some geezer in a hawaian shirt. Glad you enjoyed your time in the sheep dip and pig trench Dr . Bradford. I was wearing my black away kit as didn't want to suly the colours with South Glos mud.

Guy(Maximum Muscular Cinders Cadre)

Posted : 20:54

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Subject: Sodbury Slog
Got talked into this race earlier in the year by Bomber Harris(who by the way, has joined the selected group of 'I'm not wearing club colours anymore!), and what a hoofin recommendation it was. Just like the Riverbank Rollick this is an organic off-roader/x-country race. No artificial obstacles, but plenty of ditches,rhynes,streams,boggy-fields and testing climbs. For us small-uns I was up to my waist in it on three occasions. I wasn't bothered about not getting a t-shirt, in only in my second WAC year my draw is already toppers. Best goody bag ever, plenty of things to eat and a brills pair of socks.If I was plucking at straws my only gripe would be the road sections at the beginning and end, but other than that it gets my Barry Hall quagmiretastic thumbs up.....Cheers BomberxxxxLovely

John H E-mail John H

Posted : 18:01

161 messages | 283 events entered.
If any one is going to Street for 5K and could
offer me a lift I would be very grateful
Mob 07796843114 or E mail as above
John Hinchliffe

Pete C [WAC] E-mail Pete C

Posted : 14:00
Tony, Nick and any other group 1 runners who I don't have contact details for: Please can u email me your numbers so I can text you info about Thursday's training. Thanks.

Rachael

Posted : 11:37
Ditto to Niki F's comments re the race on Sunday, my take on the event: 'if communism did a race then this would be it' (due to sterile atmospehere etc, only bonus were the hot, power showers..)

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

Posted : 09:04
Belated thanx to Dave/Keith/Steve and all the ladies for the lovely breakfast at Barton on saturday. Also to Paul for organising a great run & superb warm up for Sodbury! And what a personal privelege to have Jamie T running with me at the back for most of the time. And before you say it Mr Morley...any suggestion that he was looking for tips on how to glide through the brown stuff whilst avoiding mud splash's are a despicable sleight on the reputation on our beloved head coach.

Mike V

Posted : 07:59

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I can certainly confirm the VFM of the Sodbury Slog. Excellent race, well organised, efficiently marshalled, free bananas, water bottle, socks and a goody bag full of flapjacks etc - I think it cost £11.50

Sunday 10 November 2013

David

Posted : 23:50

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I think there are organisers out there in it purely to make a fast buck, diluting quality and value for money races. They're not interested in runner satisfaction. WAC races are value for money, great quality at a fair price.

Niki F

Posted : 22:47

101 messages | 60 events entered.
I recently mentioned a new race on this message board called Extreme Ravine (Sun 10 Nov). I am sorry I did. It was very similar to Southville Runners absolutely excellent Nightingale Nightmare, but consisted of two laps. Leigh Woods are a very lovely place to run, but to pay £28 for the privilege is taking the mick. It has to be the most souless event I have ever entered; no atmosphere, dull HQ with drinks only available from a vending machine, poor race brief which most people couldn't hear, just about adequate marshaling, one drinks station at halfway which I missed because I was asking which way I was supposed to be going, no chip timing, water at the end of the race consisted of a self-serve plastic rhino bucket filled with water, with bits of 'stuff' in the bottom (yuk!), then back to HQ for your t-shirt. Did they have any prizes at the end? Dunno, looked like everyone was off home. IMO the whole thing was orgainsed in someone's bedroom. There were virtually no club runners there (did they get a tip-off?), & I feel sad that non-club runners may think that this is the norm. Hey-ho, you live & learn. Oh, and there's no sign of any results being published. For £28 I think someone should come to my front door & report them in person, then hand me a gold embossed envelope confirming my time.

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

Posted : 21:00

97 messages | 114 events entered.
Thanks a lot Elaine Eldridge, I've picked up your message and added you to the volunteer list.
Hey Mandy.....there will be volunteers out on the course setting up from 5am! and people setting up the college from 7.30! As I've said before there is a job to suit all. I'll catch you this week :)

We are now up to 100 volunteers everyone. I need 150, so if you haven't contacted me so far, then please text, phone, email or facebook me 07540 823017. I will be on the seafront on Tuesday night if anybody wants to chat with me about the Cracker between intervals.....rephrase that......if anybody would like to talk at me while i'm gasping!! x

Madeline

Posted : 20:28

38 messages | 17 events entered.
Thanks Jim, great race really enjoyed it !

Julia

Posted : 20:01

16 messages | 3 events entered.
Thanks jim!
I thought of you, more miles trainers and i didnt slip!!
Brilliant run!

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 19:38
Well done to everybody (29 people) who ran at Sodbury today.
The results are available on the Full on Sport website

ADGE-PRESEDENT OF THE APPRECIATION SOCIETY. [(WAC)]

Posted : 15:36
Message for current chairman of my society.It was duly noted that yet again i had to come up with excuses as to why there was no show,when your(fan) club were waiting for a glimpse of a finely homed body.The ineffectual absentee has left Pam and Gareth in bewilderment.So Mr Johnstone was it another interlude?

Kieron [WAC] E-mail Kieron

Posted : 09:41
Message for Chris Old, e-mail address attached, see you Wednesday.

Saturday 09 November 2013

Marc M [Weston AC]

Posted : 13:15
Last appeal for Slog place...if you have one going spare please get in touch 07894 144595 :)

Friday 08 November 2013

Marc M [Weston AC]

Posted : 13:39
Thanks Rich ;)

Any other drop outs, I have a friend who would like to do Sodbury too...please let me know

Mandy

Posted : 13:25

21 messages | 23 events entered.
Sorry unable to help at the Cracker due to having to do that nasty four letter word.. work... yuck... if there is anything I can do before 8.30 in the morning to help I will or after I finish at 2.

Vodka

Posted : 12:49
Go PB - you give him what for!!!

PS; Kira - thanks for the book ... & as for whether I'm doing a bit of running - if you can call 5 minute on the treadmill running then yes I am. Hopefully will be fighting fit for 2014 (but I'm not holding my breath.

Rich C

Posted : 08:44
It's yours !

South Avon Canoe club were expecting you last night, they had a extra wide boat brought in especially ! They're in the news, check out the Mark Hardingham video on youtube. Scary stuff !.

Marc M [Weston AC]

Posted : 07:44
Rich C I'm in! May as well do the race too, but it was the cake that sold it.

A copy of your race schedule would be useful so I can plan my year around it...make sure I don't enter any events on those weekends so I can race for free when you don't turn up

Thursday 07 November 2013

Elaine eldridge [Weston ac and blister sisters ] E-mail Elaine eldridge

Posted : 21:07
I have just re-joined club and am able to Marshall the Christmas cracker

PB

Posted : 20:47
Lack of commitment my ****! I raced this w/e Rich...where were you?? What else have you entered anyway? Just so I know what other races will have a place going...

Rich C

Posted : 08:47
Marc it's yours if you want it ! Lack of commitment from my training buddie has resulted in me being a tad unfit. Pop round for tea and cake sometime. I'm off next week so we could ride out over the levels - stop at a cafe ?

Wednesday 06 November 2013

Marc M [Weston AC]

Posted : 20:37
Are you sure PB?
Entering a race and then not doing it...that doesn't sound like Rich at all!

PB

Posted : 20:09
Marc speak to Rich C...he's desperate to get rid of his place!

Julia

Posted : 19:39

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My friend has a place now, thankyou!

Nick cook

Posted : 18:18
Thanks guy always rely on you for a whitty comment

Guy (Maximum Muscular Failure Cadre)

Posted : 18:09
Nick Cook on the outside, Brendan Foster on the inside. And did Chris Old only run three-quarter's of the race like Jamie 'off road' Tottle?

Marc M [Weston AC]

Posted : 17:15
Any Slog dropouts, let me know please, I'm feeling tough this weekend :)

Julia E-mail Julia

Posted : 15:46

16 messages | 3 events entered.
If anyone has a sodbury slog place they dont want, i have a friend who wants to run.
Please message me , if so.
Thanks

Tuesday 05 November 2013

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 21:58
A number of runners confirmed from their Garmins that the handicap tonight was 3.15 miles plus.
Pb's achieved on a long course in tonights conditions will definitely stand.
These were achieved by Stephanie Shute 24.37, Nick Cook (again) 22.25 and Brendan Summers 21.27.
Fastest run of the night by Chris Old 16.36

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

Posted : 08:53
WAC #'s for Sodbury on sunday; 19 Simon Andrews. 50 Plodder. 105 Marc Bostock. 111 Lesley Bowskill. 114 Guy the Art Collector. 166 Sara Butcher. 194 Andy Chadburn. 228 Rich Coleman. 246 Nick Cook. 248 Maddie. 348 Chris Edwards. 361 Dave Elliot. 447 Zak Ghent. 473 Mark Gray. 476 Ruth Green. 531 Bomber Harris. 585 Caroline Holt. 601 Kev the Cake Guzzler. 618 Gary Iles. 669 Kels. 866 Mandy Nash. 885 John Oaten. 1058 Nicky Scott. 1064 Vanessa Setterington. 1113 Cheryl Stabbins. 1144 Squadron Leader. 1214 Cheryl Valentine. 1223 Mike Vowles. 1227 Barry Walker. 1316 Julia Withers. Sorry if I missed anyone.

Saturday 02 November 2013

Marathon Talk Geek

Posted : 21:55
Can Olympic champion Stephen Kiprotich take down Tsegaye Kebede or will course record holder Geoffrey Mutai come good in the NYM tomorrow?
watch this space for the low down or go to MT Podcast next wednesday

Friday 01 November 2013

Lesley (Cracker Team)

Posted : 22:37

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A massive thank you to everyone who turned up to the Stuffing Party tonight. Approx 2150 entries in what must be a record time of 2 hours.
So lovely to see both newer and older club members all mucking in together.
Bring on Cracker Day! We're ready!!

Craig Revel Horwood [wac] E-mail Craig Revel Horwood

Posted : 16:25
I am afraid darlings that Twinkle toed Tottle only gets a one from me following his performance on the slippery slope last night. Best wishes to Victor not bad for an old un ...

Bryan

Posted : 09:15

195 messages | 42 events entered.
Thanks go to everyone involved in organising the run and refreshments last night at Barton Camp. A special mention to Mr Tottle for lifting the spirits of the group with his cheery disposition and mincing running style. This did prove beneficial as all that skipping around the puddles meant his tights didn't get dirty, although there was some splashback damage from another runner which must have been annoying. Looking forward to the next Night Run already!

Dame Edna Everage

Posted : 09:10

195 messages | 42 events entered.
Hello possums! Congratulations to Mr Jarrett on his 50th Birthday celebrations this weekend. Sorry I cannot make it to the social gathering ...... I have to look after Norman and give him his monthly bed bath. I will be there in spirit my darlings and look forward to seeing you all at my farewell tour show at the Bristol Hippodrome February 18-22nd 2014.

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

Posted : 08:36
Thanx to Dave for the use of Barton camp. And Podium Pete & Ian the Floodlight for looking out for the plodder last night, & the rest of you for waiting for me. Congrats to the official world record holder on youre half century, dont seem that long ago we first met as teenagers on the hallowed turf at Lords. As for Andys suggestion that Jamie is not too keen on the brown stuff...I couldnt comment. Bring on Sodbury.

Andy c

Posted : 08:24

124 messages | 16 events entered.
Thankyou to all for organising last nights barton night run and for the welcome refreshments, I had a great time and will enjoy trying to find out where we went in daylight as will Neil I expect (Happy soon to be birthday) also deduced JT has a fear of mud skips around puddles and came back with the cleanest kit.

Lesley (cracker team) E-mail Lesley (cracker team)

Posted : 07:17

97 messages | 114 events entered.
Just to remind the usual gang as well as our new stuffing volunteers. The stuffing party is tonight at the hospice at 6.30.

Thursday 31 October 2013

Bruce

Posted : 21:53
As a quick warm up to the ashes, join us in town on Saturday to celebrate .......oh, as well as Victor's 50th Birthday !!

Aussie garb preferred, but optional. The first "over" starts at 7:30 at the Regency, in town.

Wednesday 30 October 2013

Mandy

Posted : 22:48

21 messages | 23 events entered.
Great ...Thanks Jim :)

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 22:34
Hi Mandy,
Kim and Annette are intending to be there and will arrange groups to suit the turnout. I am sure they will be able to cover all speeds.

Mandy

Posted : 20:28

21 messages | 23 events entered.
Is there a group 4 at Hm tomorrow night ? :)

Julia

Posted : 12:11

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Thanks jim!!

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 12:09
Hi Julia,
Re your mail a couple of weeks ago Start Fitness have just sent out a code SAVE10 which should work for a few days.

Bryan

Posted : 11:00

195 messages | 42 events entered.
Oldbury Power Station championship points now reflect that this was a Grand Prix race.

Tuesday 29 October 2013

Bryan

Posted : 16:50

195 messages | 42 events entered.
All done Stu. It's a brutal marathon as I can testify so well done.

Stu Haynes E-mail Stu Haynes

Posted : 13:22

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Dear Webmaster,
Could you log my Beachyhead marathon result in Eastbourne last Saturday please.
Bib No 851, Fin pos 947, Chip time 5:34:14.25
Many thanks :)

Bryan

Posted : 12:17

195 messages | 42 events entered.
Sorry to hear that Martin as you have been running so well lately. Get well soon.

Martin

Posted : 12:15

143 messages | 80 events entered.
Bryan, I won't be running as myself or anyone else for a while thanks to a persistent knee problem, so that should reduce confusion.

Monday 28 October 2013

Roger

Posted : 14:29

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Well done to Cheryl Valentine and Andrew Kelsey for a determined effort in the Snowdonia Marathon.3hrs 48mins 31secs and 3hrs 48mins 32secs.

Bryan

Posted : 13:03

195 messages | 42 events entered.
Ok Phil. Thanks. I have amended the relevant news item and club championship results sections but you will have to update the "My Results" section yourself. Have you been taking lessons from Mr Lund in the art of stealth race entry?

Phil Tomlinson [Weston AC ] E-mail Phil Tomlinson

Posted : 12:03
Hi Bryan - I have been doing a few races under other peoples names. Could you update my results page for the following.

Bristol Half - As Stephen Hurcombe 12685 in 1hr 29min 28 secs

Portishead Half - As Sandy Long (I Know) 78 in 1hr 32min 23 sec

Stroud Half, this weekend - As Martin Hurcombe 298 in 1hr 31min 30 sec

Thanks Phil

Andy c

Posted : 11:32

124 messages | 16 events entered.
Bryan there are a few names that have not been listed as weston ac ,Nia davies,Catherine davis,Belinda datchler and the lovely lovely Pete bartlett

Bryan

Posted : 10:55

195 messages | 42 events entered.
Thanks Josh!

Bomber Harris [WAC]

Posted : 10:17
Bryan they are on the race facebook page. Will try and email you a copy.

Bryan

Posted : 09:16

195 messages | 42 events entered.
Does anybody know where the results for the Bleadon Levels 10k race can be found?

Sunday 27 October 2013

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

Posted : 20:58

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A quick update on the Cracker volunteers:
We are now up to 85 volunteers on the list.
Thank you so much to everyone who has come forward so far.
We have got the Stuffing Party on Friday evening this week, to put together all the race packs. I'm still looking for about 5 people to help? If you are interested in having this as your volunteer task or if you would like to do this as well as an exiting task, then please email, text or phone me 07540823017 and I'll give you the details for meeting.
Thanks again.....my task of pulling together volunteers is so much easier, when people flood my inbox :)x

Guy(Maximum race preperation personified Cadre)

Posted : 20:31
Couldn't think of anything that rhymes, but how about....Put your cups in the bins provided or you'll get a proper slap from The Axbridge Viking at the finish line!

Marathon Talk Geek

Posted : 19:43
At last Sunday's Toronto Waterfront Marathon, Ed Whitlock did what he usually does--astound the running world by setting another age-group world record, and felt afterwards that he could have run faster.

Whitlock broke the age-82 world marathon best by running 3:41:58 at Toronto.

Andy c

Posted : 18:51

124 messages | 16 events entered.
Boiled eggs for tea.

Niki F E-mail Niki F

Posted : 18:24

101 messages | 60 events entered.
The inaugural Nightingale Nightmare 10k took place today, organised by the excellent Southvile RC. Brisk walk to the start to get the legs warmed up, a few minutes along the towpath, sharp left, & one long climb to the top of the Avon Gorge. Fancy dress marshalls plus 'Thriller' ringing through Leigh Woods all added to the atmosphere. Spectacular views across the gorge made the climb worthwhile, then a steady descent led back to to a pacey 2 mile trot back along the towpath, and in to a cheering crowd. Highly recommended.

Lesley

Posted : 18:10

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Love it! Surely we can come up with a rhyming second line?

Marathon Talk Geek

Posted : 13:32
Tip for the Xmas Cracker Lesley. Taken from the Inargural Yorkshire Marathon last weekend (legacy of Jane Tomlinson) Near the water stations put signs saying: 'Don't be a Tosser.........' Put your cup in the bins provided!'

Marathon Talk Geek

Posted : 13:32
Tip for the Xmas Cracker Lesley. Taken from the Inargural Yorkshire Marathon last weekend (legacy of Jane Tomlinson) Near the water stations put signs saying: 'Don't be a Tosser.........' Put your cup in the bins provided!'

Andy c

Posted : 13:31

124 messages | 16 events entered.
You forgot the fresh air Josh, And well done 2nd wac and john o 3rd wac just think what you could have done if you were a lady of liesure and had a nice relaxing lazy thursday night off, I dont know they do nothing then come along grab the glory and artwork .Well done all wac and marshals especialy those that did back to back races.

Kieron

Posted : 12:35
Winning the race?? No wonder he was being lazy on Thursday!! You must be a shoo in for the Ladies 2nd team now Cinders, well done!!

Bomber Harris [WAC]

Posted : 12:00
Well done Dr . Bradford on winning the Bleadon Levels 10K. A LOVELY local race with a bit of mud, water and wind plus a couple of mild undulations.

Simon Williams [weston] E-mail Simon Williams

Posted : 11:34
I have a friend who works away , desperate for a Christmas cracker place.
If anyone hears of a place going begging please let me know 07802786562

Saturday 26 October 2013

Victor (Chief Mincer with the Massive) [wac] E-mail Victor (Chief Mincer with the Massive)

Posted : 21:02
Due to several notable absentees and inclement weather over Locking road at present I will now be rowing in the warmth at Hutton moor. Sorry if I have let down any hardy fools who do go..

kira

Posted : 15:47
Good luck Cheryl and Andrew
It was a local marathon when i used to run with Shropshire Shufflers. Been to watch but never ran it and yes its a challenge to put it mildly!

Rich C

Posted : 15:30
Sorry Victor, Working ! Thanks for the invite though, take note PB : )

PB

Posted : 14:15
Sorry Victor, won't make it this week after all...struggling to make my legs move at the moment, will run from home. Having said that am planning on doing the Bog and Bryn Challenge next w/e if anyone fancies crossing the border? The Welsh equivalent of the Muddle...

Guy(Maximum Muscular Failure Cadre)

Posted : 08:49
Andrew and Cheryl are running The Snowdonia Marathon today(10.30 start).Its a brutal course around the roads of the national park, especially miles 22-24 which is all uphill(they will walk most of it) when you really don't need it. The downhill section after that into llanberis is a killer.....Despite all this they will love it, good luck.

Friday 25 October 2013

Victor [wac] E-mail Victor

Posted : 21:01
I will be plodding around Mendips again this sunday 8.30 The Swan, hopefully I will not be the only one .

Bryan

Posted : 18:56

195 messages | 42 events entered.
Weston Chain Gang
I know a number of club members go out cycling with the Weston Chain Gang on Wednesday and Saturdays. A link to their website can be found on the Links page.

Madeline

Posted : 18:48

38 messages | 17 events entered.
Sorry Pete only just noticed you have put me in the ladies team, will do my best to get there when i can

Malcolm

Posted : 16:47

154 messages | 35 events entered.
Congratulations to the 257 runners who completed the October 5 Mile Prom Race. Some impressive results from WAC but also notice that we have two new series entry ladies in this season both from outside of our area and both have broken the 30 min barrier in our first two races. Well done to Serane and Katherine for giving something to chase for all the locals. Also nice to see we had 39 finishers in the 1 mile race. Stars of the future I think!

Well done to all the Marshals, HQ team and helpers who once again did a fantastic job keeping everyone on track and safe.

Malcolm & Jim.

Mandy

Posted : 11:26

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Thank you :) it really is a nice enjoyable run,once you pass the finish line anyway ;) Roll on next month!

Pete Clark [wac]

Posted : 10:17
Well done last nights Prom runners and organisers/helpers (Vanessa - Mandy Nash, Dom TJ and Kieron all got PBs as well). I have not had a proper look but I think our teams faired well against the competition - I know some of you turned up last night out of commitment to your team, when really you weren't feeling upto racing. Nice to see the club's continued success :)

Kieron [WAC]

Posted : 08:15
Another PB from Nick Cook, not really news anymore is it?? Watch out Mo Farah the Cookie Monster is after you!

Vanessa E-mail Vanessa

Posted : 07:47

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Well done to last night's prommers. And John O's turning point move was inspired! So, who got a new PB last night? Let me know by Sunday teatime if you did and you'll get a mention in this month's race report.

Also, for those of you racing this weekend, let me know if you get a PB then too. I'll be keeping my eyes peeled for the Bleadon Levels 10k results and Ashton Court too.

Cheers

Andy c

Posted : 06:13

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The John oaten school of dancing now taking bookings. What was that hip-hop,moonwalkie move you threw at the turning point? (crazy kids)

Thursday 24 October 2013

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

Posted : 23:18

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Could the following members send me an email or a text to establish contact: Kevin Knight, Carol Craddock, Amanda Weldon,Zac Ghent, Stuart Diamond and Dan Fisher
Thanks a lot, Lesley

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

Posted : 23:15

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Cracker Update....65 people have come forward and volunteered already for jobs such as stripping, sweeping, chip shop, pie shop, water babies and a water melon! We also have marshals with an overwhelming desire to dress up....snowmen (even a nurses outfit...hmmm Stuart very Christmassy!)

As the biggest race run by WAC, we do not let members run as all hands are needed on deck and this year is no exception, with a new course and a change of water station location it is really important that we have everyone out there. Family and friends are also invited to support.

I will attend Tuesday and Thursday training sessions between now and race day (15th December), so please see me and let me know what time you can offer to help. Also feel free to phone, text or email me (07540 823017)

Thank you in anticipation of my text and email box going mad!!!

Pete C [WAC] E-mail Pete C

Posted : 13:57
WAC Ladies' Prom Teams: You will note that there is only one ladies team on the Prom teams list. There will be a second team,this will be submitted by the end of the month. Please e-mail me if you would like to be on it (you might find that I put you on anyway because it is difficult to see people to ask first).
Thanks,

Pete

Tuesday 22 October 2013

PB

Posted : 22:52
Yes up for a run Sunday, think I'll be pretty slow though

FYI that was Rich C's reply on Friday to my question 'Are you up for a Mendips run Sunday?'

Just setting the record straight ;)

Marc M [Weston AC]

Posted : 21:25
Rich C, why would it need to go sub 7 mins??
Totally unnecessary function!

Rich C

Posted : 21:19
Thought about the Garmin but I don't think it's been under 7min/mile pace ? Victor, hopefully I'll be out soon. Would have been out on Sunday but PB did'nt invite me !

Marc M (purveyor of fine running apparel since 1978) [Weston AC] E-mail Marc M (purveyor of fine running apparel since 1978)

Posted : 20:56
Yes Simon still for sale. Let me know if you want to come pick it up or I'll arrange to meet you. Hopefully I can use the money to buy some of Coleman's Ronhill stash! Either that or buy myself a new hoodie :)

Marc M (lost property attendant) [Weston AC] E-mail Marc M (lost property attendant)

Posted : 20:52
Thanks to everyone for tonight's session....10 x 600 metres chasing Chris Old and he didn't even take his wooly hat off!

Did anyone happen to pick up my addidas hoodie, I stupidly left it at the Tropicana thinking we would run back there and by the end of the session it had gone.

Victor [wac] E-mail Victor

Posted : 20:29
Now that Marc has started the ball rolling by selling off his unused Garmin I am waiting for Rich Colman to offer up his vast array of unused running apparel, I should then have enough Ronhills to start a stall at Cheddar car boot .

forrest gump

Posted : 18:38

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Marc do you still have the Garmin watch for sale I'm interested as mine has gone wrong

Monday 21 October 2013

Andy c

Posted : 17:07

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Feeling a bit stiff and sore today and a little bit down until I saw photos at the stagger finish Nick you, ve got to get some of them printed for halloween (cookie monster) sorry mate it just made chuckle

Victor [wac] E-mail Victor

Posted : 17:01
The Night run season is upon us , the first run The Mendip Massive Halloween Horror is from Barton Camp on thurs 31st October . Other dates for you diary Thurs 21st November - Bombers beast from The Crown, Regil and Thursday 17th December - Reservoir Hogg from The Lamb Axbridge. Full details will be on events page when we have organised and confirmed route/pub . Dont forget full body armour and good headtorch .

Marc M [Weston AC] E-mail Marc M

Posted : 11:54
I have a largely unused Garmin 305 Forerunner here...I'm unlikely to use it again so wonder if anyone in the club would make use of it?

Looked on the E auction site and they seem to be going for around £100 so if anyone wants it they can have it for £70...let me know and I can bring it to training or you can collect from my house.

Sunday 20 October 2013

pete c [WAC] E-mail pete c

Posted : 22:23
Prom Teams! I have had a great response from male members wishing to be on a Prom team (still need more Vet 40s), but very little response from the Ladies. Ladies - if u have entered the series, or intend to run at least 6 of the 9 races, please email me so that I can put you on a team. I have 11 places left. All you need to do then is turn up and run (as fast as you bloody can). Please state your most recent or average time. All abilities will be fairly considered and conmmitment to run is much more important!!!

Thanks,

Pete

Dave S

Posted : 21:20

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Guy - that was a great race - my body feels buckled from all the jarring and my feet are killing me (so many rocks) - probably the toughest race ive done - I wont be back next year ! Well done again

Maximum Muscular Failure Cadre(Stagger Stylie)

Posted : 19:44
Superb effort Dom, windy and hilly I expect which makes it even more impressive. Not so impressed with that Old blokey, obviously that 1hr 14 at Weston was a complete fluke. Thanks to Dave Stock for a hoofin race on Exmoor, extremely competitive all the way, it really pushed the limits(see you there next year). I also agree with the goaty bearded assassin, I don't know which is more insane, running the Stagger a week after a marathon or running it a week before a marathon....Mental on both fronts. And to finish I hope Ruth Green has cleaned herself up after being covered in Mud n' Blood, she must have been rolling around in the stuff, proper runner!.......And remember give your worries to the Hills.

Andy c

Posted : 16:58

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NEVER AGAIN, But well done all wac David, Guy, and Andrew another good perfomance Muddle, Stagger and next week Snowdon marathon.Tony the stair master just keeps going up them hills with ease .Also John marathon last week stagger today there are some nutters in this club

Andy c

Posted : 16:50

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Well done Dominic first marathon and under 3 hours , big pat on the back.

Gerry H [WAC]

Posted : 16:29
Blimey well done Dom pretty impressive result for your marathon debut.

mrs llewelyn-bowen!

Posted : 12:54

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Just to let anybody who is interested know that Dom finished in 2 hrs 59 and second overall. He would like to thank everyone for their support!

Saturday 19 October 2013

kira

Posted : 18:16
Kevin Can you confirm how many time's you have done the Stagger (you said to me on thurs you had done it since 2000) we could report your achievements as part of next weeks Press release.

Madeline

Posted : 14:42

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If anyone would like a stagger place ring Pete on 07706512749 as Kev is still injured

Friday 18 October 2013

Andy Dev

Posted : 23:06

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Ok. Pete cheers for clarifying. Would've been waiting like a lemon otherwise. Offer still stands though for anyone else. Will be aiming for a 9AM start now as the wine is still flowing. Hic

Kieron [WAC]

Posted : 22:38
Yes Dom, do what Cinders says, not what he does (3hrs 1min)!! Seriously though, you've done the hard work, don't let it go to waste and most importantly enjoy yourself, good luck.

Guy(Maximum Muscular Failure Cadre)

Posted : 22:19
Hoofin shout goes out to Dom Llewelyn Bowen in The Dartmoor Vale Marathon on Sunday(2x13.1 mile laps). You know what time we expect you to get Dom! Your form is on fire at the moment, so just stick to your race plan no matter what. Good luck.

Josh [WAC]

Posted : 21:17
Only got a two hour time slot but how about heading down longbottom over the gorge up the ladder n back via Charterhouse (or in reverse).

Victor [wac] E-mail Victor

Posted : 20:06
Pete , Josh will join you up on tump on sunday . What loop are you planning to do ?

Pete

Posted : 19:49
Sorry Andy - that's Sunday we're going - not tomo.

Pete Clark

Posted : 18:48
Andy Dev, Josh n I have arranged to meet 08.30 Swan.

Andy Dev [Mendip Massive]

Posted : 17:16
Anyone care to join me for a trot around the Mendips in the morning ?? Flexible on start time but got to be back by 11AM.

Pete Clark [WAC] E-mail Pete Clark

Posted : 16:45
WAC PROM TEAMS!

I have been tasked with putting together the teams for the Prom series. If you would like to be on a team, and can commit to running at least 6 of the 9 races, please EMAIL ME ASAP. I need to submit the teams by next Thursday's race. We hope to have a Ladies A team, a Ladies B team, a Senior Men's A team and a VET Men's A, B and C team.

So, if you would like to be considered for a team, please let me know, regardless of your ability. It would be helpful if you could state your most recent prom time when you do, so that I can put you in the appropriate team.

Sorry for such short notice. I look forward to hearing from you, and anticipate an exciting and successful Prom series!

Pete.

StuHaynes [Weston AC] E-mail StuHaynes

Posted : 13:21
FREE TO (good / any) HOME !

I still have a place available for the Portishead half marathon this Sunday 20th

All you need to do is give me a shout, then turn up & run!
07863125998

marathon Talk Geek

Posted : 11:56
When Emannuel Mutai was a boy and was told he would one day run a big city marathon in under 2hrs 4mins he did not tell him he would not win!
God those elite guys are upping their game Roll on VLM!

Thursday 17 October 2013

John Hinchliffe E-mail John Hinchliffe

Posted : 17:53

161 messages | 283 events entered.
I have a place for Exmoor stager if any one would
Like it it's your for the taking
Email me
Cheers
JH

Wednesday 16 October 2013

Vanessa

Posted : 17:36

134 messages | 42 events entered.
Four free places in this year's Sodbury Slog up for grabs on Easy Runner's Facebook page. Entry closes on Monday 21 Oct.

Tuesday 15 October 2013

Marathon Talk Geek

Posted : 20:31
A free public talk by Chrissie Wellington, MBE in association with the Centre for Sport, Exercise and Health

Monday 25 November 2013 at 6 pm
Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, BS8 1RJ
Booking required via the online form.

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

Posted : 09:30

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Yes! Yes! Yes!
It's my favourite time of the year again! Build up to the Cracker....

Today, I am officially opening The Cracker Volunteer List.

As the biggest race run by WAC, we do not let members run as all hands are needed on deck and this year is no exception, with a new course and a change of water station location it is really important that we have everyone out there. Family and friends are also invited to support.

I will attend Tuesday and Thursday training sessions between now and race day (15th December), so please see me and let me know what time you can offer to help. Also feel free to phone, text or email me (07540 823017)

Please could new members this year shout and introduce yourselves....looking forward to having you helping.

Thank you in anticipation of my text and email box going mad!!! and remember if you are one of the first volunteers, you can even choose your own task!

Mike V

Posted : 06:03

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Thanks Bryan

Monday 14 October 2013

simon

Posted : 17:28
Well done John H! You've really earned that PB, especially without Junior to train with, and heatwaves on previous marathons. You should be proud of yourself. Don't hold back on celebrating!

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

Posted : 14:01
belated Thanks to all the marshall/helpers etc who stayed out in that awful rain yesterday to cheer us plodders home. Well done Chris a deserved win after just missing out at the Weston GPHM. Speaking to some of the Truro AC runners they all said what a great course it is, so well done Tony. And as no one else has mentioned it, Thanks to Stuart for those unique water bottles cuningly disguised as steam irons.

Bryan

Posted : 09:40

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Mike V, please refer to the message from "Emma" further down the message board as she has a Cracker space begging.

Mike V E-mail Mike V

Posted : 05:50

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I have had an appeal from two people keen to run in the Christmas Cracker. If anyone knows of someone who has a number they cannot use could they drop me an email please?

John

Posted : 04:38

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Guy this is your sort of race cross the line and get handed a beer
Meet family another free beer
Go to Hard Rock Cafe with medal and get another
Good yes
J H

Sunday 13 October 2013

Andy Dev

Posted : 22:21

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Amazed that WACsters can turn up on the Mendips on a Sunday morning 3 parts pi$$ed with no shorts on. You'd never catch the Mendip Massive doing that eh Guy?

PB

Posted : 21:42
Thank you Tony and all the team for a great race today. Must have been miserable marshalling but it was much appreciated!

Guy (Maximum Muscular Failure Cadre)

Posted : 21:41
John that is a PB timed to perfection, 0.0385 of a second per mile infact ..........what!

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 21:29
Hi Julia,

Not sure if it will work with the 40% offer at present but try SALE10

Andy c

Posted : 21:08

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Also well done done John for a pb in chicago with your lovely (joshism)weather

Andy c

Posted : 20:50

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As i was stuck up near the trig while the most of you whippets were stuffing cake and guzzling tea i missed the results so belated congratulations to flippa and guy a pb? ,nick and pete bartlett also mr Kelsey seemed to be shifting .Question why did all the ladies look happier than most of the grumpy fellas?

Matt (dopey geezer)

Posted : 20:27

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The Mendip Muddle; the race so good you really should enter it twice. Well done Tony great race today, and top running Andy K, I couldn't take the pace today.

John

Posted : 20:02

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Thanks for all the good wishes my time was 3.26.07 so just a new PB by 1 second and as always it did heat up but as it was a 7 30 start not to bad.
No rain here glorious blue sky's and sun shine
John H

Julia

Posted : 18:19
Message for Jim:
Do you currently have a discount code for Start Fitness?
They currently have 40% off on asics.
Thankyou.

Sober with my own running kit Cadre

Posted : 17:34
Thanks to The Viking for organising such a brilliant race, and also to all the marshals who surrender their time so we can race. Chris Old finally got his backside in gear with a brilliant victory in a sub-human time of 1hr22mins (Matt Wheeler said he saw him cutting corners). Well done also to Phil who was second Curly Wurly Girlie, and also The Cookie Monster who amazingly took 30 mins off his previous PB.
But the best for me was Dave Bourne who arrived with a hangover and no running kit.He had to wear the shirt he turned up in and borrow a pair of womens tracky bottoms....that is hoofin!

Vanessa

Posted : 17:11

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According to the Chicago Marathon unofficial race results, John H finished in 3.26.08 today, EQUALLING his PB at London in 2011.

Emma E-mail Emma

Posted : 17:07
I am unable to run the Christmas Cracker Race. Is there anyone who didn't manage to register wanting my registration? If you are interested please write to the email address below.

Kind regards

Emma

Andy c

Posted : 15:02

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Well done all you muddlers, it was nice to see so many happy faces appearing from the fog and rain.special mention to chris old top boy well done.

Guy (Maximum Muscular Failure Cadre)

Posted : 07:33
Good luck to John H (5817) in The Chicago Marathon today. The ultimate race distance John, I wish I was there with you. Fingers crossed for sub 3.30.

Saturday 12 October 2013

Madeline

Posted : 22:22

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Your welcomeMatt, good luck to all weston ac runners for tomorrow

Victor [wac] E-mail Victor

Posted : 17:45
Just returned from setting out Muddle course and i can inform all Muddlers the
going is good to firm .

Julia

Posted : 14:44

16 messages | 3 events entered.
I do still have a place, in case anyone else wants it :)

matt wheeler E-mail matt wheeler

Posted : 12:21
Madeline, race number gratefully claimed, thanks,

Matt.

Madeline

Posted : 12:02

38 messages | 17 events entered.
I have a place going if anyone wants it contact pete on 07706512749 as he has my number and I'm off too work

PB

Posted : 11:48
Thank you Gary...very happy to pay for the place, or if he's not fussed will give them some cash anyway. Matt, I think Julia has a number going too if you haven't actually entered!

Gerry H [WAC (Injury bench)]

Posted : 11:12
Hi Matt, I have just searched your name under the payments, the only one coming up is for the Prom series in June, so it doesn't look like you have entered on-line. The paper entries go to Tony Hogg so you would need to check with him if you paid by cq, hope this helps!

Matt Wheeler (feeling stupid this morning) E-mail Matt Wheeler (feeling stupid this morning)

Posted : 08:45

28 messages | 10 events entered.
Does anyone know if I have an entry for the muddle, I would swear I entered it months ago but can find no record or confirmation of it?

Vanessa [deadline diva] E-mail Vanessa [deadline diva]

Posted : 08:36

134 messages | 42 events entered.
If anyone's going to the Muddle tomorrow and not taking part, can I ask a big favour please. It would be great to have some photos of the race that we can use in the post-race publicity. Maybe one of the start, and first WAC males and females back? I can't be there myself, and Kira's away too, so any images much appreciated. Thanks.

Gary

Posted : 07:31

31 messages | 29 events entered.
Message for Pb the place is yours it is under ian peacock, good luck

Friday 11 October 2013

PB E-mail PB

Posted : 21:55
Gary, if there's a place still going for the muddle I'll take it. No probs if not, think can still enter on the day. Tvm.

John H E-mail John H

Posted : 14:10

161 messages | 283 events entered.
Hi well done to all at street I am in Chicago just waiting now for the marathon for interest to some my number is 5817 cheers John H

Bryan Morley

Posted : 13:31

195 messages | 42 events entered.
I have taken Gary's Muddle place but there's still one available through Gary's mate Ian Peacock. If interested please give Gary a buzz.

Bryan Morley

Posted : 11:30

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Gary Iles, do you still have a race number going begging for the Muddle? If so, can I bag one please? Please give me a buzz on 07980 138920 to let me know either way. Many thanks.

Jim [WAC] E-mail Jim

Posted : 09:10
Hi Mary & Paul,
If you want to call round to pick up new yellow tops to replace the Cardiff blood stained ones before tomorrows event you are more than welcome.
Just drop me a mail to check when I will be in

Andy c

Posted : 08:46

124 messages | 16 events entered.
I have just spoke to a member of Bitton running club they had a meeting last night confirming all issues with Paypal have been resolved and that THE SODBURY SLOG is going ahead.

Thursday 10 October 2013

Marathon Talk Geek

Posted : 21:02
THE organiser of the Easy Runner Sodbury Slog, one of the most popular and best off-road races in the country, has warned this year’s race is at risk.

With a month to go to the event on Sunday, November 10, Gordon Robbins has revealed that due to a dispute with PayPal, who handle all of the online payments, he may have to pull the plug on the race and disappoint the 1,300 runners

pete c [wac]

Posted : 15:21
But group 1 will be Worlebury 3x3 Hills, with an alternative for weekend racers.

Fran bird

Posted : 15:08
Ok cool

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 14:31
Hi Fran,
I don't want to spoil the surprise for everyone but the route will go past your house at about 6 miles if that helps

kira

Posted : 12:07
Beginners Running at Ashton Court
FREE introductory sessions Saturdays 10am, 21 September to 19 October
At the stunning Ashton Court Estate BS41 9JN
Meet by Courtyard cafe
If you consider yourself a beginner, whether or not you can only just run to the next lamp post or can manage a mile or more then these sessions with a supportive Run England leader are for you.
To find out more contact Richard Gwyn richard.gwyn@bristol.gov.uk

fran bird

Posted : 11:49
what is the route tonight??

Andy

Posted : 10:19

124 messages | 16 events entered.
A good turn out for WAC last night at Street 5k well done everyone ,Dominic 3rd overall,Guy 1st M40 and a new pb. with the boy behind nipping at his heels

Vanessa

Posted : 10:00
Race reports and prom run photo on page 69 of today's Mercury.

WAC Twitter account also up and running again if you want to follow @Weston_AC

Wednesday 09 October 2013

Andy Dev

Posted : 21:14

23 messages | 12 events entered.
Re: Muddle conditions ...... Some puddles but solid enough underfoot last weekend on the bits that I ran.

Stu Haynes E-mail Stu Haynes

Posted : 17:27

12 messages | 32 events entered.
Hi All

I still have 1 place free to good home for the up coming Portishead Half Marathon on Sunday 20th October 2013.

If anyone is interested please text me on 07863125998 or email: stuarthaynes at live dot co dot uk
:)

Tom E-mail Tom

Posted : 16:29
Anybody seen anything of the muddle course recently? Any idea what the conditions are likely to be like on Sunday. Drier than last year, no doubt...

Gary hop along iles

Posted : 09:22

31 messages | 29 events entered.
Due to being an old fart with a gammy leg i am unable to do the muddle this sunday so if anyone wants my place (no charge) tel 07552699443 p.s my mate bail as well so i have 2 places going

Tuesday 08 October 2013

Bryan

Posted : 23:20
Mr Gump, there's a Gwent League race on 19th October at Pontypool park. Please refer to the events calendar for more details. I recently added the known Gwent League races to the events calendar so there's plenty to choose from.

forrest gump E-mail forrest gump

Posted : 22:46

72 messages | 68 events entered.
the next gwent league is the sunday the 10th nov at bridgend i may have a few spare seats if anyones intrested

David

Posted : 20:21

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great race reports :)

Vanessa

Posted : 18:36

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Thanks Marc. I have sent Matt a message.

kira

Posted : 17:54
Dave and i would love to turn out a team for one of the Gwent x country league races. Yes it is a competitive event like any other but dont let this put you off. All standards make up all teams. The date for the one at Blaise which would be the easiest one to get to is on Sat 1st March (Bideford maybe the next day though). Any interest please make yourself known!

Gerry H [Wac]

Posted : 13:38
wow, well done media team, it will be nice to see the club represented again in the local paper.

Bomber Harris [WAC] E-mail Bomber Harris

Posted : 12:59
Transport issues. Any chance of a lift to the Street 5K? Gas money available. Cheers Josh (07504689671)

Marc B

Posted : 12:39
Vanessa, I might be wrong but I think the Twitter account was set up by Matt Washburn

Monday 07 October 2013

Vanessa E-mail Vanessa

Posted : 21:28

134 messages | 42 events entered.
Does anyone know who set up @Weston_AC on Twitter? It's not been used for two years, but if I could get the log-in I could use it to post our news stories and promote the club to other clubs, running community. Thanks.

Marathon Talk Geek

Posted : 18:43
All those on injury bench:
Good article on Pure runner website by a Steve Waites 'Embrace your injury' Although it is his first time he has been injured so wondering if he will still have a positive attitude 2nd, 3rd, 4th....... time around!

Julia E-mail Julia

Posted : 17:13

16 messages | 3 events entered.

If anyone would like a muddle place you are welcome to mine!! Please email to confirm!

Malcolm

Posted : 15:01

154 messages | 35 events entered.
Anyone interested in going to Yorkshire next year for a long weekend to see the Tour Grand Depart. See details of a trip I am organising. I have a few spaces left, please see the Weston Chain Gang website for details. www.westoncg.forumotion.co.uk/t117-tour-de-france-2014

Bryan

Posted : 14:32

195 messages | 42 events entered.
May I draw your attention to a night run on 31st October 6.45pm for 7pm at Barton Camp. Please refer to the Events calendar for more details.

Jamie T

Posted : 11:26
We will keep the meeting point to the Tropicana on Tuesday but the session will take place between the pier and marine lake. This is necessary due to the Uphill end of the prom being out of action. Many thanks.

Sunday 06 October 2013

Alan Johnstone [Weston AC]

Posted : 21:37
Hi Madeline, Sorry to read about your fall.I went flying in Weston woods last Sunday when Adge and Jim were desperate to catch a glimpse of you on the toll road in the half marathon, and they just laughed at me.

Madeline

Posted : 21:08

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I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who showed their concern for my fall at Cardiff. Big thanks to Kirsty ! I'm ok afew bumps and bruises. Old age doesn't come alone lol

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 20:40
Results for Burnham are on a website Burnham-on-sea.com. Some great photos and a video of the start.
Gerry your time is still safe for a while at least, Nick is shown as 1.43.49

Vanessa

Posted : 20:38

134 messages | 42 events entered.
Portishead results now up. Just BoS to go.

Gavin

Posted : 20:20

15 messages | 3 events entered.
Vanessa - my PHead time was a pedestrian 1:01:35. Their results page is up on their site now.

Vanessa E-mail Vanessa

Posted : 20:08

134 messages | 42 events entered.
Anyone want to give me any BoS or Portishead results? I've got club times for London and Cardiff, and Dominic's time for Phead and Nick's for BoS, but no-one else's. So if you know who came back first, what their time was, and any PBs please let me know. Cheers all.

Guy(Maximum Lund Chasing Failure Cadre)

Posted : 19:47
kieron: I think that's Simon behind us(mile 8)
Guy: No chance Kieron
Form is temporary, class is permanent. The 2:27 marathon man completely put us in our place. Nice one Simon.
Well done also to my mate Kieron, I keep pacing you to PB's! And to the Cookie monster, also with his HM best.
Worle Pitbull : I didn't enjoy any of that race, not enough hills.....Proper grump-on.
And good luck to John Hinchliffe in The Chicago Marathon next week(3:25 John).

Niki F E-mail Niki F

Posted : 19:34

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New Races (I think, not seen them before)

Extreme Ravine, 10 Nov - half marathon or 10k (think 10k has team event also). Goes through Leigh Woods & Avon gorge, scenery looks nice. Bit pricey - £28 & & £18 respectively (affiliated). I'm doing it if anyone wants a lift.

The Nightingale Nightmare, 27 Oct - run by Southville Running Club. Off road through Avon Gorge & Nightingale Valley. Spooky Halloween theme! Billy bargain £8 (affiliated). (will prob do if anyone wants lift)

Both clash with championship races, but it's something different innit.

lazarus lund

Posted : 19:34
Thanks Kira and Gerry, kind words much appreciated. Thanks John H for listening(and good luck in Chicago). And particular thanks to Guy, Kieron and Chris Old for rattling my cage!? Your positive enthusiasm is infectious. Not to forget Jim Wootton, Jamie T and Pete Clark's efforts in creating such a healthy club atmosphere. Thank you all.

Niki F

Posted : 19:25

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I would like to add that at the Portishead 10k you also get massive slices of cake for 50p. It's all about priorities.

dominic llewelyn bowen

Posted : 19:00
Just wanted to say how impressed I was with Portishead 10k today. For your money you get chipped timing, well marshalled course, a medal for every finisher, immediate finishing time and good category prizes including another medal. Thoroughly impressed and would highly recommend.

Well done to everyone who achieved pb's today

Kieron [WAC]

Posted : 15:32
Massive well done to Simon Lund, superb run today. Please don't do that too often!!

Gavin

Posted : 15:28

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I took my flower with me but didn't need to wear it in the end!

Thanks for all the support from WAC this morning in Portishead - great race and enjoyed the company.

Gerry H [WAC (Injury bench)]

Posted : 15:05
Lovely morning in the sunshine cheering on lots of yellow vests at Burnham, no prizes for guessing who was the noisiest runner and the one looking like he needed full medical attention after crossing the finish line, so well done Mr Lund for busting a gut to be our first man back. Big well done to everyone else especially those getting pb's, I shall await the oficial results Mr Cook to see if you now go above me on the list!!

Marathon Talk Geek

Posted : 14:34
well done Nick again you r flying!
And a way to go Simon showing the big boys how its done!!

Nick

Posted : 14:22

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Hi Vanessa just finished Burnham, and got a new pb

Posted : 09:52
Gavin will you also be wearing a red flower in your hair!?! Rendezvous

Saturday 05 October 2013

Gavin

Posted : 15:27

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When I said "realistically" I meant that I like to think I'm a medium but really I'm a large!

Many thanks Jim.

See you there.

Gavin

Posted : 15:19

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Hi Jim

Realistically I'm a large. Shall I meet you at about 10 at the cricket club? I'll be wearing a 2013 Bristol half t-shirt.

Many thanks

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 15:09
Hi Gavin,
What size are you? I am taking the clock over to Portishead tomorrow and can bring a vest and T-Shirt for you. I will be there at about 10:00

Gavin

Posted : 14:52

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Is there any way of getting a club vest before tomorow's Portishead 10K? I'm keen to wear club colours if I can.

Vanessa E-mail Vanessa

Posted : 00:06

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To everyone racing this weekend - I'll be putting together a round-up of results for the Mercury on Sunday night, so please let me know about any PBs or notable results and send photos. I'll look out for the Portishead 10k and Burnham Half results, but if anyone's doing other races please let me know. Thanks all.

Friday 04 October 2013

Posted : 16:54
Great WAC Grand Pier HM pics on the Weston Mercury site.

Marathon Talk Geek

Posted : 12:18
If you get mixed up between the Kipsung's Kiplagats or Mutai's Look no further but The Marathon Podcast - Brilliant report of Kipsung's world record marathon and how he knocked out the last 2.2K in 6:11 (14:03 5K pace)

Andy c

Posted : 10:48

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Have spaces if anyone is stuck for a lift to portishead on sunday

Thursday 03 October 2013

Cheryl

Posted : 22:32
To the Walnut Walkers.... Dust off those off-roaders for this weekends Sunday run... we are off to the peak!!! Hoorah!!

Stu Haynes E-mail Stu Haynes

Posted : 22:08

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Hi All

I have 2 places up for grabs for the up coming Portishead Half Marathon on Sunday 20th October 2013.

If anyone is interested please text me on 07863125998 or email: stuarthaynes at live dot co dot uk
:)

Kieron [WAC]

Posted : 22:07
Marc, I'm doing the half in Burnham this weekend,I did Portishead last year, it's good fun!

Marc M [Weston AC]

Posted : 20:58
Great to see everyone out running together tonight...been too long!

If anyone sees my legs would you kindly pick them up for me, last seen chasing Guy and Kieron down to Morrisons...turns out that what those two think is an easy short blast is anything but!

Is anyone doing the Portishead race on Sunday? Kieron, you mentioned it but I cant remember if you said you were going?

Franc bird

Posted : 15:20
Thanks Jim, that works out perfect ill jog down

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 14:35
Hi Fran,
I believe that the route tonight will be the Morrisons run in view of a number of races on Sunday.

Phil Tomlinson [Weston ac ]

Posted : 14:18
Just to let all of you budding Triathlons know that entry for the Virgin London Triathlon is now open for next year. it sells out quite quick.

Cheers Phil

PB

Posted : 13:52
Tony, tried to send you a message via the muddle page (don't think it worked) to say I'm not racing so very happy to check the course early morning if you don't have anyone for that job?

Cheers, Phil.

Fran bird

Posted : 11:54
Anyone know what the route is tonight so I can run down if necessary ?

Vanessa

Posted : 09:18
Check out today's Weston Mercury for the Weston AC-tastic centrefold (p 40 and 41). Weston represents.

Tuesday 01 October 2013

Bryan

Posted : 20:33
Thanks Martin, I was about to give you a hearty slap on the back for doing so well but I knew that pesky Mr Lund was in there somewhere.

Gerry H [WAC] E-mail Gerry H

Posted : 17:00
Matt, I have sent your number to your e-mail address.

Martin

Posted : 14:49

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Bryan,
Simon Lund ran the Oldbury 10 in my number, hitting my target time in the process, but I can't genuinely claim the PB or the championship points.

Matt E-mail Matt

Posted : 13:31

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I am trying to register for the Bleadon Levels 10k online, but the process requires my Unique Runners Number from England Athletics; does anyone know how I can find what it is?

Kira

Posted : 11:06
Chris
Apologies in advance The press release that has gone out to the local press said you did a PB on the prom race - i know it was significantly longer than your times back in your golden years!!

Monday 30 September 2013

Wilson Kipsang [Kenya]

Posted : 19:53
Thank you for the kind words about my run in Berlin, not sure about the glory hunting Cinderella impersonator ahead of me though

Chris Old appreciation Cadre

Posted : 19:36
Webmaster you left out Chris'mental result from The Weston Half. He was 3rd in the race with an unatural time of 1:14.......Hello

Mendip Massive [WAC]

Posted : 17:31
NIGHT RUN: The first Mendip Massive night run of the season will take place on Thursday 31st October, 7 PM from Barton Camp.
Join us for an adventurous 6 - 7 mile run in the dark, with showers and refreshments provided afterwards.

We will be politely asking for a £2 donation from participants, which will be given to the 10x365 cause (Jim Plunkett-Cole and Alfredo the dog).

The run will be suitable for all speeds of runner and we will split into 2 groups if necessary. However, you must be confident at running off road, wear suitable foot wear and a strong head torch. It is essential that all runners wear or carry FULL BODY COVER for safety reasons (long bottoms and long sleeved top).

Any questions ask Neale or Pete C, or post a message for us on here.

Madeline

Posted : 03:44

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Thank you Jim and Adrian for your support on the last mile yesterday it was a great help

Sunday 29 September 2013

Bryan

Posted : 20:11
Dom, I think you are referring to Weston Running Promotions. Go to wrptours.co.uk for info.

Posted : 19:40
And a well done to Wilson Kipsang who broke the marathon world record today in Berlin by 15 seconds in a time of 2hrs,3 mins and 23 secs!!

Kieron [WAC]

Posted : 19:01
Well done to all WAC members who competed in a variety of events today, some truly amazing performances.

Dom Llewlyn-Bowen

Posted : 18:51

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Good evening, does anyone know any details regarding VMLM? I have heard that in the past a coach has been organised but i don't know any specifics and want to find out before booking a hotel.

Guy(Maximum Muscular Failure Cadre)

Posted : 17:14
Especially you Dom, smashing in a sub 1 hour(and your getting quicker). That's hoofin in anyone's eyes.

Vanessa

Posted : 17:14

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Well done all WAC members who survived 'Survival of the Fittest' in Cardiff today. Great team spirit and team work.

Dom Llewlyn-Bowen

Posted : 12:46

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Well done to all the WACers at Oldbury today, representing son! Great performances by all.

Gerry H [wac]

Posted : 01:29
Its 1.30am just watched Victor rowing in a lime green mankini all in the aid of charity!

Saturday 28 September 2013

Kieron [WAC]

Posted : 22:42
8.45 it is then

Guy(Maximum Muscular Failure Cadre)

Posted : 22:31
OK Kieron I'll meet you at 8.45 instead

Kieron [WAC] E-mail Kieron

Posted : 20:16
Guy,
Oldbury website says race starts at 10.30am not 11am,let me know if you want to change pick up time. Simon has been trying to get hold of you ref: a lift, he plans to get to you for 9am. See ya!

Roger

Posted : 15:26
Well done to all those club runners that ran under 6 minute pace in the prom.it was worth waiting for.

Now here is the reality check .That pace should get all of you close to 2hrs 45mins over the marathon distance.

With the right training.

Posted : 15:16

Gerry H [wac]

Posted : 13:53
Please take a minute to cheer on Victor and team doing their 24 hour indoor rowing today, you can see them on webcam and leave messages of 'interest' to help keep their spirits up. Go to www.steepholmepirates.co.uk

Pete C [WAC]

Posted : 12:44
Thanks to everyone who organised the Prom. Great performances across the club, and probably the most sub-30 WAC finishers since I joined 6 years ago (6 runners under 30 mins). Well done everyone and especially to the record holding Chris Old who lead us all home.

Gerry H [WAC (Injury bench)]

Posted : 10:38
Well done Kieron first sub 30 timed to perfection!

Mandy The non prom virgin

Posted : 09:13

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I had done the prom once before...I came back for more and still liked it and will come back for more punishment next month opps meant enjoyment lol ;)

Dom Llewlyn-Bowen

Posted : 09:01

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Well done Kieron for breaking the 30 minute mark.

dave s [WAC] E-mail dave s

Posted : 00:49
280 runners - thats brilliant :)

Friday 27 September 2013

Posted : 21:08
Sorry Pam, colours!

Jamie T

Posted : 21:05
I may not wear the colors (god I hate that kit) but you cannot help but be carried along by the team spirit that certain new members have brought to the club. Without that friendly rivalry and support (oh and my sports psychologist/coach Miss Hurcum)going sub 30 again would have remained a distant dream. Many thanks to you all X.

Guy(Maximum Muscular Failure Cadre)

Posted : 19:16
Forgot how eyeball busting the Prom run can be. You think its only 5 miniscule miles,but then quickly remember that your proper hoof in it all the way.Then again if was easy,then your simply not running hard enough. Enough of that......Well done Chris for his top 3 finish...To my mate Kieron for beating me(that's that monkey off my back), and hopefully a sub 30(if the timekeepers are in a sympathetic mood).....JT for defo getting back under 30.....Also to the ginger ninja, Billy Green who seems to be getting a PB on every Prom. And Lord Lowellyn-Bowen somebody told me you ran 18 miles earlier in the day before the Prom, Zatopek styles. By the way John H, no I did not stop or a drinks break.

Malcolm

Posted : 17:30

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Congratulations to everyone who completed the 5 mile prom race last night. The September race is always a busy start to the series but with race number collection and series entries at record levels it gave all the HQ team a greater challenge but this was managed in their usual cheerful and professional way. A huge thank you to all the members who turned out to help make last nights race a great start to the series. Looks like we had near record numbers across the line.

Results will be posted soon.

Malcolm

Gerry H [WAC]

Posted : 14:01
Simon, I have your sweatshirt (navy blue) not running with club at mo, but will be at the Pier on Tuesday to help/watch the 5k handicap so will bring it along then.

Julia

Posted : 12:57

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Good luck Neale and friends!!

I have sponsored you, although I have come up as anonymous as I was on my phone and not paying attention!! ;)

Gareth W [WAC Running only]

Posted : 12:26
Not me Rich but Gareth Hiscock!

Good luck boys :)

Sponsor link here: justgiving.com/STEEPHOLME-PIRATES

More info & to watch them live visit: steepholmepirates.co.uk

Go the pirates!! Arrrrrghhh!!

rich c

Posted : 12:19
Blimey, I was so distracted by the photo I did'nt read the accompanying article !

WAC members Neale, Gareth Weaver, Shaun Callaghan and 4 friends are attempting to break the indoor rowing record for their age group rowing continuously for 24 hours. They are using this awesome challenge to raise funds for the Bone Cancer Research Trust in memory of local girl Mary Collard who died last year aged 11.

You can find out more on www ( dot ) justgiving ( dot ) com / steepholme-pirates.

Good luck guys, can't wait to see those blisters !

Victor [wac] E-mail Victor

Posted : 12:03
Can only assume Mandy is a Prom virgin , as Rich C is probably thinking try harder it starts to hurt even more and look forward to the wind and hail in January . Enjoying the Prom whatever next :-)

Matt

Posted : 11:07

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Neale's picture is on the Mercury website too (sorry site won't let me post a link but the page is called magnificent_seven_hope_for_rowing_world_record_1_2803688).

Good luck this weekend!

rich c

Posted : 10:33
Ladies, a great photo of Victor in the mercury this week !

Vanessa (currently a bit broken after the prom run) E-mail Vanessa (currently a bit broken after the prom run)

Posted : 08:59

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Does anyone want my Grizzly place? Email me if you do. Cheers.

Mandy

Posted : 07:44

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Loved prom run last night... was lush :) Thank you!

Thursday 26 September 2013

simon the half-wit

Posted : 21:22
Just got back from the Prom and left my hoodie behind at the Pavilion Bar. They say someone from the club collected it, so could they possibly bring it to training next Tuesday or Thursday? Cheers.

Alan Johnstone [Weston AC]

Posted : 11:55
Thank you Malcom for all your hard work on our behalf, you are a great ambassador and real gent,

Malcolm

Posted : 07:36

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Please note that from 1st October Jim Wotton will be taking on the role of Weston Athletic Club Manager. It has been a privilege to have been the manager for the last 7 years but as I no longer compete in events on a regular basis it is time for someone else to take on this role who does. I wish Jim every success in his new role.

Malcolm

Wednesday 25 September 2013

Kira

Posted : 18:34
Hey Rich
You forgot to mention the 'Budgie Smugglers'!!

Rich C

Posted : 17:21
46:52 ! Must have been returning from injury : )

I've been looking through photos but as yet nothing from that era. HiTec Silver Shadows and a pair of Ron Hills I expect. Dayglo vest and shorts were the order of the day back then, would'nt be seen dead in it now would we ?

Victor [wac] E-mail Victor

Posted : 16:53
Rich you really have wound up the ladies, Doris is spitting feathers And i would love to know what PB was going to say. Keep up the good work . Oh by the way what time did you do back in the 90s Cracker , i assume you had full
mullett and dodgy moustache back then.

Tuesday 24 September 2013

Gerry H [WAC (Injury bench)]

Posted : 20:14
As this looks like a 'get at Rich day' I best not miss out, what have you got to be miserable about at least your body is allowing you to run. Cant see your name on the prom entrants list, cheapest race around!

Martin E-mail Martin

Posted : 18:42

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I have an entry for the Oldbury 10 if anyone wants it. My good knee's come out in sympathy with the dodgy one.

PB

Posted : 17:41
Rich, it's not your fitness I'm worried about, it's more your miserableness...

Vodka

Posted : 13:42
Josh / Rich C - re Black Mountain 17 miler ... don't forget the price of your bridge toll though!! ;-)

Andy Dev

Posted : 10:50
E-mail received. thanks

Rich C

Posted : 08:49
Andy, check your emails.

Josh, Thanks sounds good but a little early for me ! I'm sure theres a direct link between being overweight and being unsteady on ones feet.

Jim, Sorry but I don't buy the charity argument. Like most things in life, raising sponsorship is a personal choice. Raising money is not the reason I run - probably just as well as on appearance I certainly would'nt break any fund raising records !

PB, Don't worry, I'll soon be fit : )

Monday 23 September 2013

PB

Posted : 21:50
So there Rich!

I've just deleted the rest of my message as I thought you might be offended if you were in a sensitive mood ;)

Josh [WAC] E-mail Josh

Posted : 16:06
Feel bad now. Suppose better cough up and do it. Get yourself over to Wales Rich. It's the Black Mountains 17 mile race nr Crickhowell this Saturday @ 12.00. £6.00 enter on the day. You could have saved yourself a £1.00 by pre-entering. A cup of warm water for all finishers and you can wash the mud off in the stream near the finish :-O)

kira

Posted : 15:58
You think that's expensive Rich. Sprint distance age group Tri race last w'end cost them £210 entry fee, club kit was £80 and that does not include; registration fee, BTA annual m'ship, accommodation fee to stay in London, fee to take part in qualifying race etc etc etc- Enough of the ranting hey!

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 14:53
Hi Rich,
I know £28 might be a bit steep but if you look at their website you will see that they have donated £273K from the Grizzly over the years. £112K in the last 4 years alone.
With all the effort that it takes them to put on the race it was a question of letting the race fold or increase the cost so that they were making a real difference with their donation.
At least the profits from the race are not going into any individuals pocket!

Bomber Harris [WAC]

Posted : 12:05
I agree Rich - it's almost tempting to give up my number and do Exe to Axe instead. At least will save embarrassment of being beaten by a Walker ;-O)

Andy Dev E-mail Andy Dev

Posted : 11:46
Rich, if you are serious about giving up your entry I will take it off your hands as I never got in.

Rich C [Bah Humbug !]

Posted : 10:54
I know I'm tight but Axe Valley are having a laugh if they think I'm going to cough up 28 quid to run a 18 mile race. So I get a T-Shirt which unless I like the design and colour will probably end up in the charity shop, what else do I get ?
Even more disappointing as it's Axe Valley who used to pride themselves on a spirtitual / run by runners for runners mantra.

Anyone want a unused grizzly entry code ?

Sunday 22 September 2013

kira

Posted : 16:35
My aim for the next few months to get at least 10 of you downloading The Weekly Marathon Talk Podcast. Latest talk on the elite running scene, update on who has raced over the weekend, Listeners Podium, guest chat could include anyone from Ron Hill to Helen Clitheroe and of course Tony's Trials very funny Go on give it a Go!

Camilla Reece-Trapp

Posted : 14:11

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Hi all,

I had a great time running in the club over the summer-thanks all for being so friendly and welcoming. Just to say that I have arrived safely in Japan for the year and I am settling in well (and looking for a running club)! hope to be back running with Weston AC next summer! All the best till then. Camilla

Saturday 21 September 2013

Guy(Maximum Muscular Failure Cadre)

Posted : 22:48
I assume your doing something different Ade. I'll probably mince off up the Mendips instead.

Guy(Maximum Muscular Failure Cadre)

Posted : 20:28
Ade, see you there at 7 if your still up for it?

Gerry H [Weston AC (Injury Bench)] E-mail Gerry H

Posted : 18:16
So what was your time back in the days Rich? Needless to say i didnt bother looking, far too young to have been thinking about running on a Sunday morning back then.

By the way Rich check out my message on the home page, that job would be right up your street, it would mean you could still be involved with the club without having to run, perfect!!

adrian [wac] E-mail adrian

Posted : 12:51
anyone interested in 7o`clock Sunday morning run from the Donkey. please respond so I can arrange something different.

Rich C

Posted : 12:28
PB & Victor are going to love this !

I found a copy of the 1990 results in the loft. The race was run on 20th January 1991 and labelled up as the late, late 1990 Christmas Cracker. At that time it was still organised by Wyvern Road Runners. The race was won by none other than Steve Brace in 30:28, Perry Somers was 5th in 33:18 followed closely by Micky in 33:25. The first girly was Cathy Newman in 35:09. Gordon Old was first over 50 in 35:56 ( Quality ! ).

I'm actually listed in the results and still have my race number ( with pin holes ) so it looks like I actually ran it !

Jim, I'll pass on the results and the other goodies ( finishers mug, car sticker, entry forms for 1990 & 1991 etc. ). I also found a very nice embroidered Weston AC badge and loads of Grizzly stuff going back to 1991.

As you can see the loft clearance is ongoing !

Friday 20 September 2013

Jim [Cracker History help wanted]

Posted : 15:06
Did you run the Cracker between 1989 and 1993 ?
Longtime runners help needed please.
I am trying to produce a list of all male and female winners of the cracker. I have nearly all of them but need help with the years 89 to 93. If you ran the race and asked for a set of results do you still have them in your archive. I just need the name and club of the male and female winners for those years.
Thanks
Jim

Thursday 19 September 2013

Andy

Posted : 21:39

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Due to the bad weather on tuesday night I decided to run through worlebury woods,when passing the bmx area on the toll road I was greeted by a group of bigga boys entertaining a group of young ladies I was greeted by a chorus of run forest run as opposed to run fat boy run, my initial reaction was f*****g little ***** then I broke into the biggest grin since I started running last year when I realised i was running directly towards their bikes and all I could here was silence then sqeeling as they suddenly twigged and heard me shouting walk boy walk.

kira

Posted : 18:39
Listen to episode 181 marathon talk to hear welsh Martin Rees chat about his running success. Very inspirational.....and very modest.

Rich C

Posted : 11:39
Not sure about Marin but her Brother Martin is 60 ; )

Wednesday 18 September 2013

Gerry H [WAC (Injury bench)]

Posted : 21:03
Kira, keep them coming I like them, how old is Marin Rees?

kira

Posted : 19:44
Gary Iles time was also not as fast as Martin Rees who once again has set a world record for his age group for 10K in 32:48 at the Cardiff 10K His 6th world record this year! - What a bore i am becoming too much listening to Marathon Talk podcast every week!!

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 19:37
Hi Ian,
There is no social arranged for tomorrow night. All to meet at HM for 7:00pm start. Route(s) to be decided when the number of coaches is known

Guy(Maximum Muscular Failure Cadre)

Posted : 18:53
I was also impressed by Gary Iles' time, and then I thought, hang on there's no way he's as fast as Ed Whitlock!

Ian E-mail Ian

Posted : 09:18

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Is there an off road tomorrow night, if so where is it starting from?

Tuesday 17 September 2013

kira

Posted : 21:58
Ed Whitlock broke his own 80-and-older world record for the half marathon on Sunday in his hometown of Milton, Ontario, running 1:38:11 to break by 48 seconds the mark he set at the same race last September.

The previous weekend, Whitlock, age 82, had run 44:22 for 10-K. "I thought off that I could run the half in 1:37," Whitlock told Runner's World Newswire. "After a somewhat slow first 3-K I managed to get on pace at 7-K but then it gradually slipped away."

Andy c

Posted : 13:25

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I to was impressed by Gary iles result unfortunately i did find a photograph it was horrific it even curdled the milk in my tea

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 12:46
Hi Andy,
We will be running the one mile prom run at 6:45pm on all 9 nights of the series this year. Details as per the prom run tab above

Lesley

Posted : 10:27

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I was so impressed with the Gary Iles result I even tried to find a photo to prove it! ....hey next time Gary! x

Andy B [NSJAC] E-mail Andy B

Posted : 09:34
Can you let me know if you are doing the junior 1 mile runs in line with the prom runs this year?

Monday 16 September 2013

Bryan

Posted : 20:32
Jamie, I regret that the Gary Isles result is actually John Hinchliffe.

Martin H

Posted : 12:26
Thanks to all the other Weston runners who pushed me on to my first sub-90 half yesterday. I can retire a happy runner now. Or aim for sub 85, I suppose.

Jamie T

Posted : 08:29
Gary I. If you are wondering your result is under Weson AC. Wow is all i can say!

Sunday 15 September 2013

Andy c

Posted : 20:42

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Well done dom and big well done to all those pbs guy, kieron, mathew 1st road half should, nt have mentioned sweetie shop in front of guy, martin,andrew who just missed out on the sub 1.30 you did look pretty with your top off though all nicely trimmed and groomed,and nick cook

PB

Posted : 18:00
You know me Rich, you get in my way and I'll give you a shove...simples ;)

Obviously you have to make the start line first...

Well done all at Bristol today, some great times (Guy, Kieron, Matt spring to mind)

kira

Posted : 09:24
watch live age group world tri on triathlon.org. Look and listen for martin Rogers from Burnham and Maria Powell (used to run for Nailsea)

Saturday 14 September 2013

Andy c

Posted : 18:49

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Could anyone help me please regarding parking for bristol half as i, ve been told the park and ride can be a nightmare to get out

Gerry H [WAC (Injury bench)]

Posted : 14:38
Jim might have to fight Neale for it, he was banking on that one!

Sue E-mail Sue

Posted : 11:02

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Jim White says can he be first in line for Rich C's Grizzly number?

Mike Potter [Weston AC] E-mail Mike Potter

Posted : 10:11
Work colleague dropped out of Bristol Half due to injury. Have his number going for free if anyone fancies it. Give me a call on my mobile 07557 - 847151. Cheers. Mike.

Josh [Mendip Mincers]

Posted : 08:48
Glad to hear that Rich you can help chase down Mr Kelsey. Hope the ankle is ok! I've started training early at IOW fell w/e - 5 & 10k today 20k tomorrow ;-)

Rich C

Posted : 08:04
Hey Josh, PB & I are in the Grizzly. I just hope she doesn't push me over again : )

Friday 13 September 2013

Bomber Harris [WAC]

Posted : 21:05
In the Grizzly so it's Massive v Walkers return match ;-O)Good luck to all the Bristol Halfers on Sunday.

Gerry H [WAC (Injury bench)]

Posted : 20:54
Ditto what Vodka says, although shall be quite happy sat on the sofa watching Mo Farrah in The Great North Run if the weather forecast is correct!

Vodka

Posted : 19:42
For me - will just be happy to be back out running with the club, regardless of race or distance!! Anyhoo must dash - can hear the last of my S.Blanc calling .... hic!!!

ps bottoms up to all the Bristol half marathoners -good luck - v jealous!!

Andy Dev

Posted : 18:09
Re: Grizzly Draw. For me it's gonna have to be Exe to Axe instead this year.

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 16:31
Grizzly draw emails have been sent out. My mail had gone into my spam folder as per the further note sent out.
My mail had good news

Kevin Minty [Weston AC] E-mail Kevin Minty

Posted : 15:41
Anyone want a Bristol HM number? Not running due to injury.

£15, email if you want it.

John H E-mail John H

Posted : 15:22

161 messages | 283 events entered.
Have just picked up a place for bristol half Is there any one who could offer me a lift phone 01934412034 or Email cheers John H

Wednesday 11 September 2013

Kieron [WAC]

Posted : 20:22
Hi Neale, Just got your message, see you at 7.45am. Cheers.

Kieron [WAC]

Posted : 16:11
Neale,Is the offer of a lift for Sunday still ok, if so what time and where?? I believe you have my phone number. Cheers.

Tuesday 10 September 2013

kira

Posted : 14:01
Marc
Is it right they are taking 30 per five year age group now!! - British Triathlon making quite a lot of money out of you age groupers
good luck

rich c E-mail rich c

Posted : 08:58
Don't forget your Save the Rhino costume : )

Marc M [Weston AC]

Posted : 08:01
Only really rich and handsome ones...and me of course :)

Monday 09 September 2013

Rich C

Posted : 19:13
Blimey, are people still doing triathlon ? : )

Marc M [Weston AC]

Posted : 17:53
Im off to London for the World Final Triathlon tomorrow.

If anyone from the club is coming over and fancies somewhere dry to shelter then come and see me at the blueseventy stand...or if you fancy some swimming tips and a try of a wetsuit then come down and see me at the Serpentine where we are doing demo swims all week.

Or if you're Rich Coleman and fancy a moan about the state of modern day triathlon then come and visit me while I'm racing, I could do with some scintillating chat to take my mind off the pain ;)

Julia E-mail Julia

Posted : 14:57

16 messages | 3 events entered.
I have a friend who is after a bristol half place if anyone has one they dont want.
Thanks

Night Run Massive [WAC Massive]

Posted : 14:24
Night run season is fast approaching and the first adventurous headtorch run will take place in October. Watch this space...

Thursday 05 September 2013

Vanessa

Posted : 22:00

134 messages | 42 events entered.
Thank you Paul for a lovely run this evening. It was a great route - even the hills were OK!

Carolyn E-mail Carolyn

Posted : 08:16

23 messages | 12 events entered.
A friend of mine can no longer do the Bristol half so there is a ladies number going spare.

Monday 02 September 2013

Martin E-mail Martin

Posted : 10:26

143 messages | 80 events entered.
My brother has an entry for Bristol that he's trying to get rid of, if anyone is interested. It's a blue number (first wave). He says he's open to offers!

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

Posted : 08:39
Thanks to Dave for organising the Gromits run yesterday. Chloe for the cakes and the rest of the runners for waiting for the Plodder all over Bristol. My apolologies for being the only one not wearing yellow club kit. On refectiomn my choice of our 2012 WAC shirt, did mean that all Club memebers were there. In name if not in person!

Dave

Posted : 08:16

71 messages | 122 events entered.
Thanks to everyone to came along to the Gromit run yesterday and thanks to Chlo for the fantastic cakes - photo's on the Gallery.

Well done to everyone who did "Mary's Treasure Hunt", sounds like it was great fun and for a great cause.

Sunday 01 September 2013

Kieron [WAC]

Posted : 19:59
Bloody good effort Guy, you're getting closer! Well done on the PB.

Saturday 31 August 2013

Gary show me the gromits iles E-mail Gary show me the gromits iles

Posted : 20:29

31 messages | 29 events entered.
Good luck tomorrow guy, relax shouders, breathe, light feet, oh and don't forget to run like fu#!?

Adrian [wac] E-mail Adrian

Posted : 19:23
See you at the donkey Keiron and good luck Cinders at Wolverhampton.

Jamie T

Posted : 17:59
Yes, good luck Guy. You certainly deserve a good one from all the training you have put in over the last few months.

rich c

Posted : 17:26
I'll be there, probably just do the shorter route - No point in over training is there ?

Andy Dev [Massive]

Posted : 17:11
Fresh from a week of non stop BBQs and a good few too many beers in sunny Cornwall I too will (dis)grace the Mendip hills with my presence tomorrow morning. I can't see myself completing the full distance planned by Mr Harris & Co but I'll at least try to make to the Trigg without being ill.

Guy(Maximum Muscular Failure Cadre)

Posted : 16:30
Cheers Bomber,i'm thinking 'when the going gets tough, the tough get going', but it will probably end up with 'The road to hell', and hopefully not 'The stairway to heaven! Anyway its only 13 times down the Morrisons mile and back innit.

Victor (Chief Mincer with the Massive) [wac] E-mail Victor (Chief Mincer with the Massive)

Posted : 16:30
Good luck to Maximuscle Bradford in colourful Wolverhampton I am sure you will smash Your PB . Bomber and Go slow I will not be up on hills tomoz as I am recovering from session with the Saturday morning Strollers and plan to rehydrate a la Dev this evening..

Josh [Mendip Mincers]

Posted : 13:56
See you both there ;-) Good luck to Guy Bradford at Wolverhampton marathon tomorrow. Remember Guy when you get to mile 20 and the pain kicks in don't stop believing hang on to that feeling.

Friday 30 August 2013

PB

Posted : 22:04
I'll be there Bomber...8am good, Grandad Coleman says he will too but we all know that means diddly squat...

kira

Posted : 17:43
Brilliant write up on AW website this week:
Alternative training: Down at the beach Great idea for WAC coaches.

Bomber Harris [WAC]

Posted : 16:51
Any Mendip Mincers fancy going long on Sunday? 18/19ish Cheddar Loop/Piney Sleight maybe start a bit earlier say 8.00am from The Swan. I will be using the Dev hydration method Saturday night so the pace will be steady.

Kieron [WAC]

Posted : 14:44
If anyone is interested i will be running Sunday starting at 7am from the Donkey, approx 13 miles

Dave E-mail Dave

Posted : 12:30
Gromit Run this Sunday - 8:00 at Isambark Kingdom Brunel, Bristol Temple Meads Station.

Club Kit, 7+ mile run, subsidised breakfast after.

No showers, so bring a change of clothes and wet wipes ;o)

See you there

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 12:09
Hi Kate,
The closing date for Bristol is tomorrow 31/8. As far as I can see from their site entries are still open if you wish to enter online

Kate Bradford [blister sisters] E-mail Kate Bradford

Posted : 09:37
Hi, Just a random request...does anyone have a spare Bristol Half place which they don't want? Would love to do it but obviously all sold out. I'm not a member of WAC but will check on this website for any responses. Thanks :o)

Wednesday 28 August 2013

fran bird

Posted : 10:13
just a quick group invite to all who know myself and dean-to deans 30th party on the pier at 7.30 this sat (31st) would be nice to see you all there, we hired out the bar and have live music so should be a good night!

Liz Green

Posted : 07:15

13 messages | 42 events entered.
If anyone wants a meal at the Burrington Inn tomorrow evening after the run it would help them if you order before the run. We told them not to expect many/any food orders.

simon

Posted : 01:17
Thanks Kira, but I've already read it! You're welcome to the Brownlees' book, just as soon as my son's finished with it. They're both brilliantly written, and handy for explaining ourselves to partners, friends and family!?

Tuesday 27 August 2013

kira

Posted : 21:30
SImon - Fancy a book swap Brownlee brothers book for Running with the Kenyans: Discovering the secrets of the fastest people on earth: Adharanand Finn

Sunday 25 August 2013

Guy(Calamity Cadre)

Posted : 23:20
Spelt your surname wrong and mugged a minute off your PB time, sorry Gary. You were proper harry hoofin it! I bet your not bothered about not getting a towel now.

Guy(Calamity Cadre)

Posted : 23:19
Spelt your surname wrong and mugged a minute off your PB time, sorry Gary. You were proper harry hoofin it! I bet your not bothered about not getting a towel now.

Gerry H [WAC (Injury bench)]

Posted : 21:27
Yes well done to all runners today, Gary that sub 40 prom is definitely on for September now.

Gary getting faster iles E-mail Gary getting faster iles

Posted : 19:48

31 messages | 29 events entered.
thanks guy, i went even faster than that and knock off 1.53mins off my pb all thanks to great coaching by jamie on sat morning and great support from the club, good day ( hoofing brillant)

Guy(Maximum Muscular Failure Cadre)

Posted : 18:46
Big up to Gary Isles who 6 weeks ago at The Wellington 10 remarked that he was getting slower rather than faster...... Then wallop 52 seconds off his 10k PB today at Langport...Hoofin! Makes all those hill repeats worthwhile.

Chairman of the Adge Apreciation Society [Weston AC]

Posted : 16:27
Very enjoyable run today Adge, you looked much improved. I think that running with Alan Johnstone is taking your performance to a new level, well done.

Kira

Posted : 11:42
"Anybody can be a runner. We were meant to move. We were meant to run. It's the easiest sport." - Bill Rodgers, former marathon world record holder

PB

Posted : 10:37
8.30am Kingswood car park tomorrow...all welcome. No excuses Rich :)

Saturday 24 August 2013

PB

Posted : 22:05
Yep

Rich C

Posted : 19:29
Monday ?

PB

Posted : 19:26
I thought you'd gone a bit quiet...did you taper all week for it too??

Rich C

Posted : 19:15
Sorry Phil, played football ( yes, football ! ) yesterday and my body is aching all over. I think Wigan may be sending down a scout to check out our next game !

PB

Posted : 18:59
Anyone running from the Swan tomorrow?

Kieron [WAC]

Posted : 15:10
Dominic,
Sorry , due to a change in plans i will not be running from Sainsbury's tomorrow morning.

Crackers

Posted : 14:04
The Christmas Cracker 10k has gone social!

Please follow us on twitter
@cracker10k
and like/share our page on facebook
www.facebook.com/westonacchristmascracker

Thursday 22 August 2013

Camilla Trapp E-mail Camilla Trapp

Posted : 17:12

3 messages | 4 events entered.
Hello,
Just wondered whether anyone going to the Blagdon social run will be going through Banwell main road this evening and could possibly give me a lift in? My mobile is 07900887354 if so. Thanks a lot!

Sunday 18 August 2013

Martin

Posted : 11:42

143 messages | 80 events entered.
Phil, the mysterious lycra-clad man was me. I was dropping the money off for John.

Phil Mellor [WAC]

Posted : 09:56
Hi John, thanks for dropping the cash around yesterday. I now understand my wife's comment about a mysterious man in Lycra! My recovery continues slowly, but I'm hopeful I will be able to make the Prom next month, so maybe I'll see you there. Thanks and best, Phil

Saturday 17 August 2013

John E-mail John

Posted : 23:06

161 messages | 283 events entered.
A late thank you to Pete and Neale
for great social run and to
Martin for cakes
John H

If any one would like to supply cakes for 22 Aug /29th Aug /5th Sept /12 sept 19th sept please get in touch

Kieron [WAC]

Posted : 15:40
Adrian, See you at the Donkey @7am unless i hear otherwise. All are welcome, 13ish miles.

Friday 16 August 2013

Vanessa

Posted : 21:04

134 messages | 42 events entered.
Thank you for a lovely run last night - even the 186 steps up onto Dolebury. And thanks to Ruth for the delicious (if slightly broken!) Victoria sponge afterwards.

Victor [wac] E-mail Victor

Posted : 15:20
I will plodding around the Mendips this sunday 8.30 The Swan,Rowberrow for those who care to join me. Rich I will buy the breakfasts .

Wednesday 14 August 2013

Pete (Lambrini Kid) Clark [WAC]

Posted : 21:06
Just a reminder that this week's social run will be lead by head Mendip Massive warrior Victor and myself, from The Swan, Rowberrow.
When you arrive (in plenty of time for the 7PM sharp kick-off), please can you park in the gravel car park opposite the pub, as opposed to the tarmac car park adjacent to it.
If you need to use the pub loo whilst in your running kit, please enter using the door on the left of the pub, not the front door, so as to minimise disruption to diners.
PLEASE DON'T BE PUT OFF BY THE SUPERIOR TOUGHNESS OF THE MENDIP MASSIVE! It will be an easy paced six - seven miles with regroups (but also long stretches where you can stride out if you feel like it).

Tuesday 13 August 2013

Rich C

Posted : 20:29
Who needs Sienna when you have a full english staring up at you ? Fried bacon, food of the gods !

Victor [wac] E-mail Victor

Posted : 20:17
Guys who needs Sienna when we have Phil Bird, Nikki Fulstow and come to think of it Rich Colman to name but three.

Matt

Posted : 12:27

28 messages | 10 events entered.
Unfortunately she didn't turn up.

Monday 12 August 2013

Guy(Maximum Muscular Failure Cadre)

Posted : 22:10
I can Matt.....Sienna Miller!

Matt

Posted : 09:01

28 messages | 10 events entered.
Also massive thanks to the Whites for Sunday, I can't think of a better way to spend a Sunday morning.

Matt

Posted : 09:01

28 messages | 10 events entered.
Also massive thanks to the Whites for Sunday, I can't think of a better way to spend a Sunday morning.

Sunday 11 August 2013

John H E-mail John H

Posted : 21:32

161 messages | 283 events entered.
Cake Bakers need for social runs
runners friends or family willing to
bake most welcome
please ring 412034 or E mail me
John H

Gerry H [WAC]

Posted : 20:26
fab photos on facebook of todays runners in the Whites 2x2x2 challenge www.facebook.com/10kx365 thanks to our guest runner Jim Plunkett-Cole with his lovely dog Alfredo.

PB

Posted : 19:55
Agree with comments below...thank you the Whites! Tough run, great course, well done to all the runners and thanks to the marshals.

Rich C

Posted : 18:41
Totally agree with Pete. Great, tough but strangely enjoyable run. The breakfast was a added and most welcome bonus. A big thank you to everyone involved !

Lambrini Kid [wac]

Posted : 14:03
Whites and co - what a fantatic run today. Well organised, motivational words and signage - you guys rock.

Saturday 10 August 2013

Adrian [wac] E-mail Adrian

Posted : 21:37
See you at the Donkey

Phil Tomlinson

Posted : 20:17
Hi Kerion / Adrian - i can meet you at the donkey at 7am, if your still running in the morning.
Just let me know.
Thanks Phil


Kieron [WAC] E-mail Kieron

Posted : 09:13
Adrian are you still ok for tomorrow 7am at the Donkey? We can meet at yours if you prefer.

Friday 09 August 2013

kira

Posted : 22:26
Haselbury Plucknett - My home patch several yrs ago - used to run with Crewkwerne lot regularly & would have never left that area if my hubby did not work at Airbus!! Think i may have been first lady there once - Long long time ago

Mandy

Posted : 21:03

21 messages | 23 events entered.
What Vanessa said! it was lush! Thank you :)

Vanessa

Posted : 20:55

134 messages | 42 events entered.
Thank you for a Bleadon good run last night. The pasty, crisps cake and beer afterwards were spot on. Cheers!

Andy

Posted : 16:14

124 messages | 16 events entered.
I gave it a rub and it did take my mind off my leg

Guy(Maximum Muscular Failure Cadre)

Posted : 13:59
Andy i'm almost certain its easier to climb over the stiles instead of trying to run through em. I was expecting a massive gash in your leg, but was a little disapointed with the tepid haematoma....Give it a rub, it'll make it better!

Bomber Harris [WAC]

Posted : 11:30
A great race and very handy for picking up championship/hotlegs points if you don't mind the 100 mile round trip. Sadly this year clashed with Pete's WOW (workout in the woods) which is also most lovely. 1000 reps this week even brought a smile to Victors face ;-O)

Andy

Posted : 10:26

124 messages | 16 events entered.
Well done the bigga boys,My goal for next year get me a plank with a rock on it although i should have had one for wounds recieved, my mummy said i was lucky it hadnt gone septic.I Would recommend this race it was beautiful,pretty majestic and lovely.

Guy(Maximum Muscular Failure Cadre)

Posted : 09:47
Cheers Dom, i also got some rock stuck to a piece of wood, just like yours(after all that mickey taking).Your time would have won it last year Dom, sub 40 on any 10k multi is hoofin.You must have been even more pleased after the Race Director thought you were in your early twenties! Great course, brilliantly organised, and as Bomber Harris would say, the setting was "lovely"!

Dom Llewlyn-Bowen

Posted : 09:12

44 messages | 1 events entered.
Well done Guy first Male Vet 40 at Haselbury. Cracking night.

Thursday 08 August 2013

Whites PA

Posted : 21:37
Please be aware the White's 2x2x2 starts at 9am on Sunday, not 10 am as previously advertised on the events page.

Monday 05 August 2013

Geraldine E-mail Geraldine

Posted : 20:34

254 messages | 75 events entered.
Message for Steve Kibblewaite.

Please can you e-mail me the following details to enable me to register you:

Date of Birth & address.

Many thanks

Sunday 04 August 2013

Chairman of the Adge Appreciation Society [Weston AC]

Posted : 21:36
Well Adge, Once again you showed your mettle. Not only did you come out on a punishing Walnut Tree run in adverse conditions, but then took Mrs Marshall out to lunch. Equally commendable was that nice Alan Johnstone also running superbly and planning to take his wife on a romantic holiday. What gentlemen you both are, quite an example to the younger generation.

Andy Dev

Posted : 18:55
9.09 millimetres !!! Bugger me you are taking technology to the next level.

Chopper Bomber Harris [WAC]

Posted : 12:44
Strava fone app says 13.1 miles 2.00.25 moving time 9.09 mm & 1832 ft elevation. Don't think have done the full Longbottom climb before it was Hoofin!

Andy Dev

Posted : 12:23
Josh / Pete. My watch didn't clock over 3 miles between Charterhouse & Jacobs ladder. After a bit of maths I reckon it was around 13 miles. Cheers for the run, see you in the week

Saturday 03 August 2013

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

Posted : 08:10
Big up to the Lambrini Kid who smashed his 10k PB last night at the Towpath ,and well done to Chopper Harris for organising curry in Mr Als front room. Rich Colman you never fail to amuse me .

Rich C

Posted : 06:52
I've registered. I know, that means diddly squat !

Josh

Posted : 00:04

136 messages | 113 events entered.
I'll be there Mr Dev, training for SLAMM ;-)

Friday 02 August 2013

PB

Posted : 23:09
Even I've entered this time...however can't make Sunday this week Andy sorry...

Andy Dev

Posted : 19:56

23 messages | 12 events entered.
Yes. Lets all sign up for another winter of trudging round the mendips in preparation only to feel like $*** by mile 17. However, this time I'm going to smash it so training starts early. 8:30 Swan Inn on Sunday for those who wish to join me.

Bryan

Posted : 14:46
The Grizzly lottery is now open. Please go to the website below for details:
[ Axe Valley Runners ]

Phil Tomlinson

Posted : 07:56
Hi Adrian - see you there at 7am
Thanks Phil

Thursday 01 August 2013

adrian [wac] E-mail adrian

Posted : 23:12
If anyone is interested Kieron and I are doing a long road run from the Worle Donkey this Sunday, 7 o`clock meet.

Rich C

Posted : 16:51
I always used Pete Burgin, He had been doing repairs for years. Just looked on his website and He passed away in June. Sorry don't know anyone else.

Dom Llewlyn-Bowen

Posted : 16:09

44 messages | 1 events entered.
Good afternoon, does anybody know where I can get tubular tyres repaired? I was going to attempt it myself but cannot get the tape off.

Wednesday 31 July 2013

Dave [WAC] E-mail Dave

Posted : 16:36
Hi Brian - I did the the Zurich Ironman on Sunday 28th (in 33C degrees!- non wetsuit (banned - 2.6 mile swim)

GBR
Swim 01:12:48
Bike 05:44:48
Run 04:06:06


Total 11:15:53
AG Posn 91st
Overall 423/2500 entrants

Josh

Posted : 07:06

136 messages | 113 events entered.
Thanks Rach. Looks like that could be the solution :-)

Tuesday 30 July 2013

Rachael

Posted : 21:39

33 messages | 76 events entered.
Josh, garmin will precondition it for a fixed fee.
Mine gave up the ghost& now in re-con model number 2

Josh [WAC]

Posted : 14:41
Cheers Pete, will have a look!

Pete

Posted : 14:21
Josh - this happened with my 205 so is prob the same problem as with yours. I phoned the Garmin support centre and they sent me an email with steps to take (holding down buttons for set times etc). Have a look in you manual or google for the number. I will forward you the email also just in case.

Bomber Harris [WAC] E-mail Bomber Harris

Posted : 13:16
Any boffins know how to fix a dead garmin 405? It won't switch on or charge up. Three years old so could just be end of shelf life.

Rich C

Posted : 09:14
Blimey, I'll have to get up in the loft to investigate that one. Would have been back in the days of me wearing dayglo speedos and crop top - now theres a image to cheer Victor up !

Monday 29 July 2013

Marc M [WAC]

Posted : 20:46
So what's your Oly PB Grandad? Tough course or otherwise

Rich C

Posted : 20:37
Hard to compare domestic triathlon times due to course distances being notoriously unaccurate. Simon Lessing won London one year, his 10k run time actually broke the world record track time for 10K

ADGE SEAVIEW 17(21MILES) ISH

Posted : 16:29
Well done to the gang who all completed the race yesterday,thanks for the support.Ineeded it,as i missed the last feed station.Atleast the showers cooled us !!

Marc Molloy [WAC]

Posted : 14:48
That's dangerously close to my PB Phil...going to have to start training again before you overtake me!

Got me thinking...who has the fastest Oly Tri PB in the club?

Phil Tomlinson [Weston AC ]

Posted : 11:11
Hi Bryan - did the London Triathlon on sunday. Olympic distance in a time of 2hrs 13min 02sec.
swim 22.11, bike 1.04.13, run 40.18
76 overall and 6th in age group.

Sunday 28 July 2013

Vanessa and Simon

Posted : 19:26

134 messages | 42 events entered.
Thank you for a lovely soggy hash run last night and a much-appreciated barbecue afterwards, complete with live music thrown in.

Vodka

Posted : 17:50
A bit of a late entry - but big thanks to Steve & Claire for last night's hash run & bbq. A great evening as always despite the rain. PS; one request for next year .... a route without any fields full of stampeding cows would be much appreciated!! PPS; Huge thanks also to Paul & Tobias for saving Chamilla & I from the stampede!!

Dave, Lesley and Isla

Posted : 14:57
Many thanks to Steve and Claire for their fantastic hospitality. Good route for the hash Steve, and there was more wildlife en-route than Bristol zoo.

Julia

Posted : 12:28

16 messages | 3 events entered.
Yes, thankyou very much for the hash run and bbq. Entertainment of cows and a band too!! :)

Andy c

Posted : 11:46

124 messages | 16 events entered.
Big thank you to the massive I thoroughly enjoyed the run and the company,hope I can come out to play another time.

Gerry H [WAC]

Posted : 11:28
Big thanks to Steve & Claire for organising last nights hash run & bbq once again a great evening despite the rain.

Guy(Proper Hoofin it Cadre)

Posted : 10:47
Jamie my hammies were in tatters this morning from those sprint repeats, i had a 20 mile burn at mile 10 earlier, it didn't help wearing those glass slippers.....

Kieron [Cinderellas Fan Club]

Posted : 09:56
Adrian, that was 12.25 miles with the effort between 10 and 11 miles.

Saturday 27 July 2013

Grandad

Posted : 20:52
If I'm there I'm there ! That said, I've something to aim for now : )

Josh

Posted : 20:33

136 messages | 113 events entered.
Might be there but will have been using the Dev hydration method.

Martin

Posted : 18:47

143 messages | 80 events entered.
Yep, see you then. We may just beat the rain.

PB

Posted : 18:00
Blimey was it something I said?? Martin 8.30 fine see you there, how about you Grandad?

Victor [wac] E-mail Victor

Posted : 17:23
I have taken a lead from my sporting icon Rich Coleman and will be staying in bed and eating excessively , so alas I will not be joining the Masses on the Mendips.

Andy Dev

Posted : 17:06
I'm unlikely to be there due to an expected drink problem this evening. So went up today before the rains came (was very hot & humid)

Martin

Posted : 15:06

143 messages | 80 events entered.
If you count doubling back to collect me on every hill as company, I'll be there. 8.30?

PB

Posted : 14:51
I was about to ask the same thing...I'll head up there if there's company...

Martin

Posted : 14:38

143 messages | 80 events entered.
Is anyone planning on running from the Swan tomorrow? My membership of the Massive has lapsed, but need to get some time in on those hills.

Alan Johnstone [Weston AC]

Posted : 09:34
A star is born, I just had to tell everyone, After a preliminary jog in the week Jane today ran from the pier to the end of the prom and back on the sand. It was her first attempt at running since she last ran 7 years ago and I am very proud of her.

Friday 26 July 2013

adrian [wac] E-mail adrian

Posted : 22:45
Pete and Dom I have gifts of wine and cider from Dundry.

Thursday 25 July 2013

fran bird

Posted : 17:25
yes ian take my number-and kira, i need splitting in half then i wouldnt weigh half as much and go faster lols!

Andy c

Posted : 15:11

124 messages | 16 events entered.
Now you wont have to watch Jayne wich must be a bonus ian,

Ian E-mail Ian

Posted : 14:59

21 messages | 12 events entered.
Hi Fran, I would be grateful if I could have your other spare number for Dundry tonight. I'm going to watch my Jayne, but to be honest now I'm running again its hard to stand on the side lines. Best wishes Ian

kira

Posted : 14:26
Fran. I know what it is like sometimes not to be able to run due to motherhood. You feel like splitting yourself in half! With enough notice i could babysit let me know nxt time.

Pete [wac]

Posted : 13:37
Thanks Fran (and Dean).

Fran bird

Posted : 13:09
Yes that's fine- have deans number- so just one remaining-any takers!

pete c

Posted : 09:52
Fran, please can I have one of them? You will have to feel my pain though cos my legs already feel like they've been run over by a tractor :)

Fran bird

Posted : 08:58
2 numbers for dundry going - cant get a babysitter early enough to make it.
Any takers?

Bomber Harris(WAC)(Rtd)

Posted : 08:15

136 messages | 113 events entered.
Slip of the tongue there Mr.Bradford. I meant HOOFIN obviously! ;-)

Wednesday 24 July 2013

Guy(Maximum Muscular Failure Cadre)

Posted : 23:26
Bomber did you really use the word 'LOVELY'. If that's what a bike does to you then i'm definitely sticking to running no matter how hot it gets. You'll be reading Heat magazine next.

forrest gump aka barry

Posted : 22:13

72 messages | 68 events entered.
Anyone need à lift to dundry will be leaving weston about 6.15 ish

Niki F

Posted : 21:45

101 messages | 60 events entered.
Might I recommend Pete's 'Workout in the Woods', lung busting but fun (honestly!). Best bit is swinging a med ball on a rope around your head & pretending you're a gladiator.
Get yourself down there!

Dave - Social Runs [WAC Gromit Chasers] E-mail Dave - Social Runs

Posted : 17:42
Sunday 1st September - WAC does Gromit Unleashed!!!!

The aim is to start at the railway station and cover an 8 mile planned route around town, before the shoppers emerge, and out towards Hotwells and back. We can finish off the morning with breakfast at Weatherspoons in Temple Quay (including subsidised breakfast ).

See Social Pages for details

Josh [Worle Donkeys(WAC)] E-mail Josh

Posted : 11:05
Too hot to run - been cycling instead. Lovely cooling breeze and plenty of water at the ready. Why suffer unnecessarily. Bit of a squaddie tan though!

Ian

Posted : 11:04

36 messages | 26 events entered.
Fran, I am the same (but then againg I have to stop in winter too) did better last nigt with slightly cooler temps

Fran bird

Posted : 10:44
Hows everyone else managing to run in the heat- cant tell if I'm unfit or just hot, as having to stop lot when out on the roads?

Monday 22 July 2013

DAVE JONES [WESTON AC]

Posted : 18:54
I have received some sad news that one of our ex-members from the early days of the Club ----Phil Hemming suffered a heart attack and died earlier today. He will be known to most of those club members who cycle of a Saturday or mid week and they will realise what a sad loss this is, as Phil was an easy going chap with a Birmingham sense of humour but at the same time extremely competitive cyclist even before he joined and ran for the club. He also Cycle Raced right through from junior to vets.

Sunday 21 July 2013

Gerry H [WAC (Injury bench)]

Posted : 20:11
Yes Ditto comment below Mr C!

Well done PB on your 2nd place at Long Ashton at weekend I believe you and Pete did WAC proud.

See Rich that could be you too if bothered to turn up!!

Saturday 20 July 2013

PB

Posted : 22:59
Bit late notice but I'll be there for 7.30 too. Oh and Rich if you're going to call yourself a comeback kid every 2 months when you go for a run, you've actually got to make a comeback :D

I won't hold my breath....

Rich C

Posted : 21:57
BBQ has taken it's toll, gonna give 7:30 a miss - maybe next week, nothing changes eh ? :)

pete

Posted : 21:51
See u there Matt (and anyone else).

Matt E-mail Matt

Posted : 21:38

28 messages | 10 events entered.
Pete: 7.30 it is then, see you there.

Victor [wac] E-mail Victor

Posted : 20:59
sorry for the delay Rich , Pete but following recent night out with ex club chairman I appear to be in the bad books with Doris . I will not be able to see the new svelte Colman as I am in doghouse and have chores to do. See you soon .

sarah styles [WAC] E-mail sarah styles

Posted : 18:44
Message to Alan: Thank you I will be in touch when I get back from Woolacombe. Enjoy your run tomorrow.

sarah styles [WAC] E-mail sarah styles

Posted : 18:44
Message to Alan: Thank you I will be in touch when I get back from Woolacombe. Enjoy your run tomorrow.

pete [wac]

Posted : 18:31
Well I'm not sure what's going on with the Mendip Massive tomo, so I'm just gonna turn up at the swan for 7.30 and do 13 miles uncoventional pacey.

Guy(MMF Cadre)

Posted : 18:18
Kieron i'm leaving at 7 tomorrow if your still up for it.....Make sure you have a shave! Great hills session earlier Jamie, my lungs were at Def Con 5.

Alan Johnstone [Weston AC]

Posted : 18:10
Message for Sarah Styles, I will be about on Wednesday if you want to collect the bike.

Sarah styles [WAC] E-mail Sarah styles

Posted : 14:17
A message for my running buddy Alan, we are in Woolacombe til Tuesday. Any chance you are around Wednesday afternoon. I can give you a ring to arrange time for bike collection etc. thank you.

pete

Posted : 11:06
I'd prefer earlier anyway rich - 7.30 would suit me fine?

Rich C [Comeback Kid]

Posted : 08:28
Hi Pete, I think Gerry must have gone away for a few days so theres no one to help him type a reply ? May see you there but may go earlier as its cooler for the dogs.

Friday 19 July 2013

Pete

Posted : 22:32
Rich - seems victor is ignoring you? I will be upon mendips this Sun for a 13 mile mish-mash. Matt is planning on it too. Usual 8.30 at Swan.

Ian

Posted : 11:40

36 messages | 26 events entered.
Forrest, Its always a pleasure, I don't think we lost Ruth in the maize

forrest gump

Posted : 00:31

72 messages | 68 events entered.
thanks to ian for a great run tonight my legs are still burning, the cakes were nice too

Thursday 18 July 2013

Rich C [Comeback Kid]

Posted : 12:51
Victor, You up on Rowberrow this Sunday ? PB and I were up there this morning clearing the trails for you ! Hopefully I'll recognise you :)

Monday 15 July 2013

Guy(Little Fella Cadre)

Posted : 21:24
Tough Ten, your having a bubble bath! Wellington was tough, felt like it just kept going up, particularly that long un towards mile 5. Loved the banter afterwards, top laugh with all the Wac runners, especially you Gary....Quote Of The Day Before The Start By John Hinchliffe.."I can't remember if there are hills in it!".....Ow aah

Andy.c

Posted : 19:30

124 messages | 16 events entered.
Well done to the little fella top perfomance in that heat with those hills well done matt,chris,john maddie first weston lady, gary and pete good run by all in that heat.I had to replace some of that lost sweat later with dr thatchers special remody

Alan Johnstone [Weston AC]

Posted : 16:10
To Sarah Styles, Hi Sarah I am back in Weston so if you want to collect the mountain bike my number is 01934 415053

Sunday 14 July 2013

Pete [WAC] E-mail Pete

Posted : 22:10
Kieron, Guy, Shawn, Sam, Chris's, Victor, Adrian, Matt etc: If you want to join me for an unofficial training session this Thurs (5 Miles fast), please e-mail or facebook me for details. (I do not want to take anyone away from the social runs, which have been carefully organised and deserve to be supported, but if you were not planning on going anyway then you may wish to join me instead).

Saturday 13 July 2013

Katie David E-mail Katie David

Posted : 15:31
FAO Paul Snelling.

Please can you contact me re tri suits?

Thanks.

Andy Dev

Posted : 13:58
Unless the beer is particularly uninviting at this afternoon's fete thingy that my wife has kindly volunteered my services to run the BBQ for an hour (thanks luv). I am unlikely to be frequenting the hills tomorrow due to being exposed to too much sun (and possibly drink).

PB

Posted : 13:14
Anyone up on the Mendips tomorrow? And if so anyone fancy going early?? Like 6.30-7???

Tuesday 09 July 2013

Bryan

Posted : 13:08
Your webmaster is now on holiday. Gareth and Sara Weaver will be manning the shop whilst I am away. Back on the 18th July. Viva Las Vegas.

Monday 08 July 2013

Bartlett R E-mail Bartlett R

Posted : 19:33

3 messages | 2 events entered.
Does anyone want my Bristol half marathon place, as I am unable too do it ? If so text me on: 07429 580793

Rich Bartlett

Josh [Disorganised]

Posted : 15:44
Pete, the Talybont campsite is full. Might have to revert to plan b. Will consult with the Worle Pitbull and let you know.

Sunday 07 July 2013

Pete (Lambrini) Clark [WAC] E-mail Pete (Lambrini) Clark

Posted : 23:14
A few of us will be heading to the Brecon Beacons next Sat to take part in the Pen Y Fan 3.5 mile fell race, camp overnight (optional), then race the Fan Y Big 10 mile fell race on Sunday. Cheap entry with free beer (Fell races rock) and a nice camp site with 4 near-by pubs.
Fell race rules apply so check the website to make sure u bring everything u need (compass, whistle, map etc). Do 1 race, both, or just come for the beer and cider!
Any questions ask Josh or I.

www.breconfans.org.uk www.talybantfarmcamping.co.uk

Posted : 22:58

Guy(Maximum Muscular Failure Cadre)

Posted : 10:18
Dom i hardly recognised you this morning in your full Chris Froome gear....Nice!

Pete [WAC]

Posted : 00:59
Matt - I won't be there I'm afraid. Andy - I just wanted to enjoy the race for a day out - then realised I was going a bit quick so doubled back to slow things down. If I had lost 10P everyone would've heard about it!

Saturday 06 July 2013

Matt W E-mail Matt W

Posted : 20:35

28 messages | 10 events entered.
I'll be Mendiping 8:30 at the swan if anyone is up for it tomorrow 13 miles or so.

Andy c

Posted : 19:32

124 messages | 16 events entered.
Well done Kieron,Jamie and pete today in a very hot charmouth, was there a bee chasing pete? or did he drop 10p because i swear he came past me 2 or 3 times.Also good running by john oaten not even out of breath and all wac members Belinda in her first wac championship race,chris taking ice cream from children.

Friday 05 July 2013

ADGE E-mail ADGE

Posted : 21:49
Hi Jim i will be at the walnut on Sunday,looking forward to a lovely walk,not sure who is racing.Maybe Mr Johnstone will grace us with his BODY !!

Thursday 04 July 2013

Nick

Posted : 10:08

15 messages | 27 events entered.
Thanks guy

Wednesday 03 July 2013

Kieron [WAC]

Posted : 23:05
6 o'clock at the Donkey is ok for me, see you there.

Guy(Maximum Muscular Failure Cadre)

Posted : 21:09
Kieron are you alright to meet at the Donkey @ 6ish? Well done Kieron by the way in the handicap last night, Sub 18 along with Pete was hoofin, i simply couldn't live with that last night, but now i'm running you down Kieron! And well done Cookie Monster also with a PB...Kelsey don't get jealous of mine and Kierons bromance...!

Kieron [WAC]

Posted : 17:04
Guy,Are you still up for the social run tomorrow? If so where do you want to meet and at what time? No bikes or swimming this time,best leave the triathlons to the experts!!

INDEPENDENCE DAY SOCIAL [SUMMER SOCIALS]

Posted : 15:46
Hi

Don't forget that everyone is welcome at this Thursday's social run. 8 miles multi-terrain .... sand, grass, boggy bits, hilly gravelly bits....and cake! Long gaps to stretch out, short bits to recover, so something for everyone to run as a social group.

See you at the seafront car park

Phil Tomlinson [Weston AC ]

Posted : 15:42
Thanks to everyone for there support and messages. we all had a great time.
The IM event was very well organised and when we finish, it was pretty special.
Rich, your right, the location was amazing, particually the lake, it was like swimming in a pool and swimming up the canal, was also good.
The bike coarse was a bit bumpy with sum nice hills, but not to bad, and the downhill sections were long, which made the coarse quite fast. The run was completely flat, but I have to say i found the run hard, espeically the second half. i could'nt take on any more gels or food. So the salty crackers saved the day.
And would i do it again - Yes ive booked it again for next year.

Rich C [Fully paid up member]

Posted : 12:14
Amazing times at Austria boys, hope you enjoyed the experience and the strudel ! I want to hear the details, have you ever found a better location for a race ? Gonna do another ? Almost makes me want to dust the bike off - No, that thought quickly passed : )
We're in the alps at the the mo doing Valention Rossi impressions so rest up and enjoy those memories !

Tuesday 02 July 2013

Message from Colin Lintern

Posted : 22:35
Colin has a place going for the Charmouth Challenge on Saturday. If anyone is interested in it, please call him on 01934 626001.

pete

Posted : 15:44
Group one'ers will be hills this thurs 7pm outside hm

Monday 01 July 2013

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 22:44
Message for Ian P,

Thanks Ian if you could be at Morrisons for 7:15 that would be great.

Thanks to Gerry and Sara as well. I hope you are not injured Gerry!

Gerry H [WAC]

Posted : 20:35
I've got it Rich, this now means you have to turn up and run at some point! You could start with tomorrows 5k Handicap!!

Ian P [WAC] E-mail Ian P

Posted : 19:18
Jim, if you need a marshal or mobile road cone, tell me what time and when?

Ian

Gerry H [WC]

Posted : 16:14
Hi Jim,

Not running tomorrow but will be at Morrisons to lend a hand.

Sara W

Posted : 15:04
Hi Jim. I'll come and marshal tomorrow.

Jim [5K handicap tomorrow] E-mail Jim

Posted : 08:16
Message for Pete Barlett
Hi Pete, Roger will leave a traffic cone by the roundabout for you to use as the turnaround point for the 5K tomorrow. If you cannot find it just get them to run around you. Can you please send me a mail to confirm that you will be there.

Call for help.
With Malcolm, Ian, Steve and Paul away cycling in the alps I need another 3 or 4 people to help marshal/organise the handicap. If you are available and not running I would appreciate 30 mins of help from 7:15 at Morrisons

Dave Stock

Posted : 07:49

17 messages | 26 events entered.
Congrats Phil and Sean on your IM race. Great times. Well done. Phil that swim was awesome, were you wearing fins and paddles??

Sunday 30 June 2013

PB

Posted : 23:07
Congratulations Sean and Phil, awesome times, looked like a great day of racing!

Marc M [Weston AC]

Posted : 19:53
Sean McHenry now safely home at IM Austria in 10.58...bravo fellas, great reward for all your hard work.

Marc M [WAC ]

Posted : 16:07
Phil Tomlinson home in 9.50hrs at Ironman Austria...top effort!

Sean McHenry not in yet but good swim/bike timed so far.

ROB HARRIS E-mail ROB HARRIS

Posted : 10:47
WALES MARATHON SUNDAY 14th JULY 2013
If anyone wants my entry please call me on 07711686666 I don't want anything for it just don't want to waste it.
(includes photo package £48)
Thanks Rob

Vanessa

Posted : 01:16

134 messages | 42 events entered.
Thanks for a great run on Thursday night. Even the river. I think all us newbies were all a little hesitant about the soaking, but it was great. Thanks for organising it.

Saturday 29 June 2013

Rich C [Comeback Kid]

Posted : 17:03
Gerry, I've been holding out for a honorary membership but it's obviously not forthcoming. Cheque was posted yesterday : )
I thought OBE meant Out of Body Experience - I came very close to outgrowing mine !

PB

Posted : 14:27
Planning to be there tomorrow too. Maybe not brekkie though...

Gerry H [wac]

Posted : 12:01
Rich, Neale has just told me what OBE stands for after your name, I am still laughing now.

Gerry H [wac (struggling fedup membership sec)]

Posted : 11:59
False promises again Mr C, relentless!! Funny how all the females manage to send me their subs on time despite having all that extra workload of washing, ironing, cooking, cleaning etc... Having said that you are not alone come on guys there are at least 30 of you!!!

Friday 28 June 2013

Andy Dev

Posted : 22:33

23 messages | 12 events entered.
Count me in for Sunday. Not sure about the run bit though

Pete [WAC]

Posted : 22:07
OK, let's do it.

Victor [wac] E-mail Victor

Posted : 20:13
Pete i visited said establishment today and think it would be rude of me not to go back and finish off my large breakfast .

Pete Clark [Wav]

Posted : 18:55
Victor and any other Massif - Shall we have a breakfast at the Shpham Cafe after Mendip run on Sunday?

PB

Posted : 17:40
Rich that must also mean they mistook the Mendips for the Alps. Enough said ;)

Victor [wac] E-mail Victor

Posted : 14:54
Will be doing the 2 hr loop from Swan , Rowberrow 8.30 this sunday . Rumour has it that Rich Colman O.B.E will be joining us.

Mandy

Posted : 13:51

21 messages | 23 events entered.
We had a fantastic time... yes even the river part! Thank you all :)

Dave [WAC Socials]

Posted : 13:23
Fantastic effort by all the new members who took a dip in the River Yeo during the Strawberry Line run last night - a 20 year tradition is still intact!!

Great turn out considering the weather and the warm shower and bar was most appreciated - thanks Adrian and Naomi.

Thursday 27 June 2013

Steph S E-mail Steph S

Posted : 20:59

12 messages | 23 events entered.
hi, How can I add The chedder challenge to my results It wont let me add the event.There was a lot of AC runners there last Sunday

Rich C [Comeback Kid]

Posted : 18:00
Are you trying to say I'm not in the shape of my life : ( I was up on the hills today and someone mistook me for Kilian !

PB

Posted : 16:34
I'm relieved Guy, I always thought I was more of a beagle...

Ditto good luck to Sean and Phil and anyone else doing Austria (Rich, do you remember, this time 4 years ago you were running over your first disabled man and preparing to DNF despite being in the shape of your life?!) and to Gareth and Marc...

Maximum Muscular Failure Cadre

Posted : 14:28
Dont worry PB, Pitbull is a reference to Hill Ranger Noble, I normally give it at least a week of nowing someone before i start taking the pi##. Good luck to Brynn Weaver and Mark in their speed session on Friday, also to Bomber in his second Marathon of the year, and to all the Ironmental competitors this weekend.

Andrew Kelsey

Posted : 14:25
Thanks Guy (MMFC) I felt like recreating that 3:07 Grizzly form, shame it only lasted for the first 100m! Getting a lift to Axbridge tonight anyone able to give me a lift back from Yatton? Or will I have to run the rest of the way home?

kira

Posted : 11:53
Yes good luck to those doing IM in Austria esp 'Fit Phil' who has been giving it some welly in the pool all winter.

Josh [WAC] E-mail Josh

Posted : 11:05
Won't be there tonight Pete - tapering for Giants Head Marathon in Dorsetshire on saturday on very little training...

Good luck to the Ironmeners and also to Beaver & Bostock at the Cotswold 100(miles!) starting tomorrow @ 12 I believe.

Rich C [Comeback Kid]

Posted : 10:39
Phil you're missing me just about to go out for a short run over the hills behind Bleadon. Thought I'd better do something to justify giving Gerry my twenty quid membership - She's just relentless : )

Good luck to the boys in Klagenfurt, looks like Sunday could be a hot one !

Simon Williams [Weston Ac] E-mail Simon Williams

Posted : 08:58
I am sure I am joined by the rest of the club , wishing Phil T, Sean (tubs no more) McHenery and Rich .M. Safe journey and good luck in the weekends Austrian Ironman

PB

Posted : 08:42
Am I missing something?? :D

Wednesday 26 June 2013

Pete [WAC]

Posted : 21:54
Shawn, Matt, Josh, Chris P etc - 7pm HM tomo fartlek no prisoners.

Rich C [Less is More]

Posted : 21:19
And there was I under the impression that PB stood for Phil Bird - Personally I think Pitbull is somewhat more appropriate : )

Guy(Maximum Muscular Failure Cadre)

Posted : 19:41
The Beacon Batch was the best race i've ran this year, brilliantly organised and very tough for 5 miles, cheers Rob. Superb run by the winner Chris Old and also The Pitbull. My favourite memory though was The Grizzly Champion Andrew Kelsey in the leading pack up the first hill....Hoofin effort

PB

Posted : 12:49
Thanks Pete and thanks Rob and team for a great race last night too...was initially disappointed the steep climb was taken out but the new course was awesome, really enjoyed it....and Victor, that's brilliant :)

Carolyn E-mail Carolyn

Posted : 12:37

23 messages | 12 events entered.
My number is also available for nailsea 10k tonight if anyone is interested

Madeline

Posted : 11:57

38 messages | 17 events entered.
Short notice I know but if anyone wants a number for Nailsea 10k tonight just pick up number in my name tonight

Victor [wac] E-mail Victor

Posted : 09:15
How apt ON Rachel Vincents birthday OLD, BIRD win the Beacon Batch.

Tuesday 25 June 2013

Pete [WAC]

Posted : 22:56
Thanks to Rob and everyone else who put on the BB tonight. Big well done to first Lady Phil and first overall Chris old. That's a few wins for Phil, but has the race ever been won by a male WAC runner before?

Rob Skeen [WAC] E-mail Rob Skeen

Posted : 22:43
A big thank you to everybody who helped with the Beacon Batch Race tonight.

Dominic Llewelyn-Bowen

Posted : 20:33
Hi guys, as some of you maybe aware I am competing in the Jeson Button Trust Triathlon on Sunday 14th July in support of Help the Heroes. If you are interested in supporting this worthy cause please take a look at my just giving page.

Many Thanks

www.justgiving.com/DomTJ

Bryan

Posted : 12:43

195 messages | 42 events entered.
Virgin London Marathon - Good for Age Qualification

You can check out the Good for Age qualification times by following the below link. Applications are now being taken. Your qualifying times must have been recorded from Jan 1st 2012 or after.
[ VLM Good for Age webpage ]

Kevin Minty [Weston AC] E-mail Kevin Minty

Posted : 12:58
VLM 14 GFA Entries being taken. Need to apply by 5pm 8.7.13.

VLM.com > Marathon centre > Enter the race > Good for Age entries

www.virginmoneylondonmarathon.com/marathon-centre/enter-virgin-london-marathon/good-for-age-entries/

Monday 24 June 2013

Vanessa

Posted : 23:01

134 messages | 42 events entered.
Results of yesterday's Cheddar Gorge 10k and half marathon are now available.

WAC runners in both.

Tough course!


DAVE [STRAWBERRY LINE SOCIAL] E-mail DAVE

Posted : 12:18
Hey, this Thursday is the Strawberry Line social run.

This is one of the club favourites and it's back to a Thursday Night. So no BBQ but still the same flatish 8 mile run with a bit of aquathon training near the end!

This is a run from Axbridge to Yatton, along the Strawberry Line. You can meet at Axbridge car park/viewing point, just off A38 at 7:20 prompt( you will need to make arrangements to get a lift back to your car after the run ) or....

Meet at Yatton RFC ground - at 18:45 to share lifts across to Axbridge then to run back. I have a couple of volunteers for sharing cars, but need more so please be prepared to muck in and help on the night.

Bring a change of clothes, showers are available - you will need it!! oh and a bar

Thanks to Adrian and Naomi Noble who's support has been brilliant for this event over recent years.

See you there on Thursday and the weather looks good at the moment :-)

Be early ...... we can't wait.

Dave
07793715396



Sunday 23 June 2013

Nick

Posted : 16:43

15 messages | 27 events entered.
Just finished torbay half marathon. Nice run to do

Guy(Maximum Muscular Failure Cadre)

Posted : 14:23
Its better to do too much than not enough Dom

Dom Llewlyn-Bowen

Posted : 14:09

44 messages | 1 events entered.
Just finished a standard+ triathlon. I did an extra lap on the bike :-(.

Posted : 10:57
Good luck to Dom in bristol full length triathlon

Ian E-mail Ian

Posted : 08:41

21 messages | 12 events entered.
Good luck to Pathfinder Pete with his duathlon today, from Jayne & Debs x

Guy(6ft+, Long haired, Warrior Appreciation Cadre)

Posted : 08:32
WAC mens took the Team prize again at The Purdown Pursuit, but the biggest winner on the night was The Axbridge Viking with 5 bottles of wine(only 1 was his for 2nd MV50)....God only knows, but it was hilarious, good work Tony!

Saturday 22 June 2013

Ian E-mail Ian

Posted : 20:03

21 messages | 12 events entered.
Thanks for the nice comments ref my first race post op, wonderful to be running again. Thanks to Gareth W for the use of your number & good luck with your 100 miler coming up.

WAC Librarian E-mail WAC Librarian

Posted : 19:33

101 messages | 60 events entered.
Brownlee Bros new book available, easy, fun read. Contact me if you wanna lend.

Josh(Jurassic Coast Massive)

Posted : 18:54

136 messages | 113 events entered.
Back from a weeks training on the Grizzly course Victor and Mr Dev so will see you there tomorrow am to bump up the local peasant population.

Friday 21 June 2013

Rich C [Less is More]

Posted : 21:30
Sorry Victor, working this weekend. However, did venture up onto Rowberrow with PB and our four legged friends this week. Local Pheasant population took a severe hit as did the walkers dog I managed to push into the stream :)
Will be back soon, yes I miss your company that much !

Simon williams [Weston ac] E-mail Simon williams

Posted : 18:56
Just a reminder-mouse racing night Friday 28th June 7.15/7.30 teams of up to 10 £5 each. Lots of laughs ,have a flutter with friends. All welcome!!
3 tables left please let me know if you want to come even if you are a small group!
Simon@swagencies.co.uk 07802-786562 mobile

Andy Dev

Posted : 17:07
Hoping to be there too and might even complete the full circuit this week instead of whimping out early.

Victor [wac] E-mail Victor

Posted : 16:45
I would also like to say good to see you back running Ian . Will not be long and you will be up with us on the Mendips. Speaking of which 8.30 this sunday , Swan rowberrow for 12 miles of stories about balding,short, squat local Triathlete legend and his goofy mate. All welcome including you Rich....

Clash city Rocker [WAC]

Posted : 09:17
Congrats to Ian and his new Kidney on completing last nights Purdown Pursuit. The first of many races in the years to come, I'm sure.

Lesley

Posted : 08:45

97 messages | 114 events entered.
WOW! Well done Ian, brilliant man!! x

Thursday 20 June 2013

Andy c

Posted : 22:35

124 messages | 16 events entered.
Big well done Ian Shillcock 10 weeks ago having a kidney transplant and today decides to complete purdown pursuit,good job it was cool and flat not.Also well done to all weston runners especially with the heat.Another fantastic run by super Dom.

Bryan Morley

Posted : 17:44

195 messages | 42 events entered.
Very late notice but I'm stuck at work so there's a Purdown race number going begging. Just pick up my number from the HQ and supply your details to TACH.

forrest gump

Posted : 08:46

72 messages | 68 events entered.
Does anyone need à lift to purdown tonight im leaving weston at 6 pm. 07443863840

Wednesday 19 June 2013

Sara Weaver E-mail Sara Weaver

Posted : 22:37
Short notice sorry! I've got a place going for Purdown Pursuit too. Just post your name here is you want it and turn up and take my number.

Gareth W E-mail Gareth W

Posted : 09:45
I've got a place going for TACH Purdown (tomorrow). Email me :)

Tuesday 18 June 2013

Bryan

Posted : 22:33
Note that the date for the Wellington Monument race is now confirmed as 22nd December 2013.

Bryan

Posted : 21:37
Jason Vickers from Burnham-on-Sea Harriers is after a lift to the Torbay Half Marathon on Sunday. If you can pick him up from Burnham on the way down please can you call him on 07851 403639.

Monday 17 June 2013

Madeline

Posted : 12:45

38 messages | 17 events entered.
Sorry Brian been on nights, chewvalley 10k thanks

Bryan

Posted : 12:28

195 messages | 42 events entered.
Madeline, which race are you referring to?

Madeline

Posted : 11:06

38 messages | 17 events entered.
Hi Kev, I go to a lady in Clevedon called Wendy Read she has two daughters who are runner and she is excellent. I can pass on her number if your interested ? usually if she can she trys to see you straight away.

Madeline

Posted : 11:02

38 messages | 17 events entered.
Hi Brian, a few weston ac runner ran yesterday and in the results we were put as unattached. Myself, Barry Walker, Ruth Green, thanks. Well done all weston runners I'm.sure we all enjoyed that hill :-(

Sunday 16 June 2013

Neil A E-mail Neil A

Posted : 19:53

22 messages | 30 events entered.
Dom - drop me an email so I've got your email address and i will get a place for you.

That's it though folks - i won't be able to sort any more entries after this one!!

Saturday 15 June 2013

Andy Dev

Posted : 20:42

23 messages | 12 events entered.
I will be up on the tump along with J.Wyatt

Matt E-mail Matt

Posted : 19:56

28 messages | 10 events entered.
I'll be there for Rowberrow.

Dom Llewlyn-Bowen

Posted : 19:48

44 messages | 1 events entered.
Good evening, I know its a bit late but dies anyone know if there is any chance I get in on the BHM discount place?

Victor [wac] E-mail Victor

Posted : 17:16
Anyone up on Mendips tomoz, 12 ish miles 8.30 Swan Rowberrow.

pete [wac]

Posted : 14:55
Going from donkey 8am tomorrow for 13miles but passing donkey at 8miles for anyone who wants shorter. Will be 8mm to 730 pace ish

Friday 14 June 2013

Dave - Socials [HELP FOR STRAWBERRY LINE SOCIAL] E-mail Dave - Socials

Posted : 17:10
It's the Strawberry Line run in a couple of weeks and we need to be organised so that nobody gets let down. I am looking to find out who is going, and of those are you going to Yatton RFC to get a lift to the start, or going directly to the start. Then I am looking for kind offers for drivers and vehicles to get runners from Yatton to the start - that maybe non-running husbands and wives or if you are running I am sure someone will give you a lift to get your car afterwards.

All currencies accepted - email, call or text.

Once transport is organised, don't forget to bring a change of clothes, as you will no doubt need to change !!!!

Warm showers available as well.

sorry no BBQ this time but a bar is available for drinks afterwards

Dave
07793715396

Wednesday 12 June 2013

pete [wac]

Posted : 08:30
Group 1 this thurs meet same as last week. It will be a continuous steady run of 8 miles limited regroups at 7 min - to 7.15 min mile pace. Well done all last night - structured training is paying off.

Tuesday 11 June 2013

Guy(Maximum muscular Failure Cadre)

Posted : 22:58
Dom a superb sub 36 tonight....ZOOM. kieron your getting too close for comfort now! Loved it tonight running with you and Jamie, its the first time i've ran a race in a group of WAC runners all the way, it definitely helped us all big style....Loved it. Pete i hope those stomach cramps lifted, it sounded like you were really suffering at 3km, top man though for pushing us to 5km.

Dom Llewlyn-Bowen

Posted : 21:16

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Well done to team WAC tonight. Sounded like there were a lot of pbs

John

Posted : 17:17

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Thank you Paul
John H

Paul E-mail Paul

Posted : 13:52

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John & I will do cakes for this Thursdays ( 11th June) Bleadon social run

Sunday 09 June 2013

John H E-mail John H

Posted : 18:00

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We are still in need of cake bakers
var dates please see social events
Bleadon 13th ?
Email me or phone 412034

Saturday 08 June 2013

Andy Dev

Posted : 15:55
Planning on doing a 2hr(ish) route over the hills tomorrow. 8:00AM Swan Inn.

Friday 07 June 2013

Kieron [WAC]

Posted : 21:01
Adrian, My sister is going to run Clevedon on Tuesday so i will get a lift with her, thanks for the offer though, best of luck Sunday

adrian [wac] E-mail adrian

Posted : 18:28
I`ll pick you up at 9 John.

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 07:38
Hi All

Hope you enjoyed the run by the tide in the sunny weather last night.

Thanks for all the feedback.
The idea of using the marine lake end of the front seemed to be met with approval and the revised route through Uphill will solve a lot of the traffic and safety issues. General consensus that we should run straight back to the finish if possible rather than a hockey stick end.

We just need to decide a different way of using marine lake possibly by: reversing part of the route, running through the 'gap' later in the race or going past the Cove Cafe and RNLI shop to go up the large set of steps and back down the hill on the road to the sea front.

Watch this space.

Thursday 06 June 2013

Vanessa

Posted : 21:57

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Have any other WAC members got a place in the National Lottery Anniversary Run next month round the Olympic Park and Stadium?

Sara

Posted : 17:28

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Thankyou for all your kind messages and a big thankyou to maddie for tending to me! And jim for keeping me in high spirits (there were a few more runners who stopped to ask to help but i dont know your names so big thanks to you all) I thought I'd just bruised it but I couldn't bend or walk on it on wed morning so luckily went to the hospital. It will take 6 weeks to heal and I'm guessing a slow build up to running again but rest assured I will be back to tackle it again and meet you all under less painful circumstances! X

kira

Posted : 14:00
OMG Sara your knee looked bad when i ran up to see if you were OK but not broken - Sorry to hear that - Take it easy and hope you are back running soon i know Tim was coming to see you with a 1st aid kit

Pete [WAC]

Posted : 10:55
Can LT runners - Kieron, Guy, Dom etc please were your Garmins tonight if you have them.

Wednesday 05 June 2013

Kieron [WAC]

Posted : 23:07
Dom, Yes some of us will be going from Hutton Moor, 3x2 mile LT session

Madeline

Posted : 21:43

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Hi Sara, sorry to hear about your injury and I know you were really looking forward to the weekend. Hope you will soon be back on your feet. Take care Mads

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 20:28
Hi Sara,
So sorry to hear that your trip up the kerb has led to such a serious injury.

I hope that you are getting good care for it and that you will be able to run and do whatever else you want to do on it again soon.

Dom Llewelyn-Bowen [WAC]

Posted : 19:38
Evening all, will anybody be training from Hutton Moor tomorrow night?

Julia

Posted : 15:57
Me again...
Just to let Maddie and Jim know. Sara who fell last night has broken her knee!!
She said to thank Maddie for looking after her.

Julia E-mail Julia

Posted : 09:44
Message for Maddie:
If you could reply, letting me have your e-mail address we can sort out some stuff for the weekend.
Thanks Maddie.

Monday 03 June 2013

Andy c

Posted : 19:34

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Well done again Guy i didnt realise you were first old timer aswell as an impressive 5th overall

Ordnance Survey

Posted : 08:33

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Congratulations to Kevin Hudson, the pied piper of the Mendips, for leading some of the Weston AC Massive on a merry dance at the beginning of the Mendip Challenge. With 12 years experience of running the Challenge he still doesn't know the way! Classic. Well done to all the Weston AC participants, especially Phil Tomlinson who was first across the line. Big shout for Sara Weaver for easily beating the longest distance ever run/walked covering the course in 9h 12m.

Saturday 01 June 2013

Pete C [WAC] E-mail Pete C

Posted : 23:51

Mendip challenge peeps - I said I'd meet u at Shute Shelve / Kings Wood - I forgot I will be at work so won't be there, but good luck!!
Andy, thanks for that - 3000 ft isn't bad for a Saturday morning.

Marc M [Weston AC]

Posted : 21:38
After 2 attempts in 2 successive weeks at going under 1hour for a sprint distance tri, I went to the national sprint champs today to finally nail it...however after forgetting my bike (don't ask!) I borrowed one two sizes too small and crawled in in 1.05!
Lesson...preparation is key! That and Tuesday night efforts...see everyone there this week!

Bryan

Posted : 20:32
Pahh! Victor, only 12 miles??? That's the Mendip Dismissive, not Massive. Sarah Weaver and I might see you on the route so long as you are still out running at 5pm when I estimate we will finish the 30(ish) mile Mendip Challenge. Good luck to everyone taking part.

Jim [WAC ]

Posted : 19:57
Hi Cheryl,Kev,Barry,Gaz and Phil.

I have just failed a late fitness test on my achilles so will not be able to join you tomorrow.

I sustained the injury doing efforts in the rain on Tuesday and so far it is nowhere near being up to attempting 30 miles.

Hope you have a great run and Kev remembers the way

Victor [wac] E-mail Victor

Posted : 17:47
The Mendip Massive sunday group is planning 12 ish miles from the Swan , Rowberrow 8.30 all welcome.

Andy Dev [Insufficiently fuelled Massive]

Posted : 14:04
Pete, there was 3000ft of up / down according to the watch.

Andy Dev

Posted : 08:16

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Ok mate. C U there

pete [wac]

Posted : 07:39
Andy, just in case u check this before u leave, I will now be going from the swan a 9am instead.

Friday 31 May 2013

Gareth E-mail Gareth

Posted : 21:01
Hello runners, on Friday 28th June I will be taking part in the Cotswolds Ultra 100 - a 100 mile non-stop run around the hills starting and finishing in Stratford-upon-Avon.

As it's a bit longer than my normal Sunday run I thought I'd run for my charity - Motor Neurone Disease Association and in memory of my dad. Thanks to all of those from the club who have continued to show your support.

If anyone else would like to sponsor me please visit: http://www.gazruns100.com

Thanks,
Gareth Weaver

Marc Bostock is also running the event and posted a message a while back but please show a little love to the long-shinned runner who is raising money for British Heart Foundation. Marc's page is here - http://www.justgiving.com/marc-bostock/

Andy chadburn E-mail Andy chadburn

Posted : 20:25

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Hi john H. I cant find your number but regarding a lift for nine springs unfortunately am now taking the full crew,but will let you know if things change.Also well done all who ran burrington some good weston results.

Posted : 13:21
A brilliant marathon statistic from Marathon Talk podcast this week: For those who remember Joan Benoit 55, a two-time Boston champion and all-time great in women's distance running, She wanted to run within 30 minutes of her world-record time of 2 hours, 22 minutes, 43 seconds that she set on the course in 1983. She ran 2:50:29!

Guy(Maximum Muscular Failure Cadre

Posted : 07:04
Hoofin night last for WAC at The Burrington Blaster. Pitbull Noble first MV50, Axbridge Viking 3rd MV50, first in Male Team Category and of course Dominic Llewelyn-Bowen coming First place overall.

Thursday 30 May 2013

Weston Rocks [WAC]

Posted : 22:16
Well done to Dom TJ for winning tonight's TACH race, and for heading home the team to get the Men's team prize (there were 6 teams).

Andy Dev

Posted : 13:11
Pete, I probably cant make 8AM but might see you somewhere for the 2nd half depending where you're planning to go. If not I'll be going from the Swan about an hour or so later.

Lambrini Kid [WAC]

Posted : 10:25
Will be doing a long run on Saturday this week - 8 AM The Swan. 12 - 13 miles taking in some exhilarating single track, Cheddar Gorge, Jacob's Ladder and the tower at the top of Jacob's Ladder. Please post a message if I can expect you.

Tuesday 28 May 2013

pete clark [wac]

Posted : 17:16
Training will still be on tonight at hutton moor. To avoid it getting too muddy, it might be a longer efforts around the parimeter of the field - cross country style. Don't let the weather put u off a quality training session.

Matt

Posted : 11:42

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Thanks Jim, I'll do that.

Monday 27 May 2013

Simon E-mail Simon

Posted : 21:49

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Email link for mouse race teams

Simon

Posted : 21:49

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Simon Williams/ Tubs Mchenery / Ian Hughes E-mail Simon Williams/ Tubs Mchenery / Ian Hughes

Posted : 21:14

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Mouse racing night Fundraiser.

Date 28th June
Time 19:30
Location Weston rugby club

Come and join us for a hilarious night of mouse racing in aid of Bone Cancer Research Trust, in memory of Mary Collard. This is a fund raiser for 3 club members, Simon Williams, Ian Hughes and Sean McHenry who are taking part in the London 100 cycling challenge on 4th August.

The idea is to group together, up to 10 people on a table and enjoy a fun filled evening and raffle, hosted by the Weston RFC team. There will be 6 to 8 races, your chance to create a syndicate, own one of the mice for the race, your chance to make some money for your syndicate whilst supporting a great cause.
Entry fee £5 per person.
So why not contact Simon Williams simon@swagencies.co.uk , Sean Mchenry or Ian Hughes

If you can not make it and would like to support us, check out our website below;

www.justgiving.com/teams/TeamMaryLondon100

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 20:11
Hi Matt,
Neil Ayliff is currently running the second group booking.
Can you send Neil a note of your name and email address and he will then let you know when to pay him and give you a code to enter on the Bristol site.

From his last note it looks like they will allow us to enter as many WAC club members as we want at the full 35% reduction

forrest gump

Posted : 18:17

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Good run yesterday with the walnut walkers i did 16.5 miles then cooled off in marine lake

Matt E-mail Matt

Posted : 18:14

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Hello Jim, if there is space on the entry for the Bristol half, could you add me? Thanks.

Sunday 26 May 2013

forrest gump E-mail forrest gump

Posted : 13:58

72 messages | 68 events entered.
hi jim my email is forrestgump68@hotmail.co.uk

Rob Skeen [WAC] E-mail Rob Skeen

Posted : 11:14
Neil could I add my name to the Bristol Half discount entry. My email RobSkeen@hotmail.co.uk

Guy(Maximum Muscular Failure Cadre)

Posted : 10:54
Ha Ha, you know you got it good Neil.....She's Bayern Munich and your Barnet, you know what i mean!

Posted : 00:46

Saturday 25 May 2013

forresgump

Posted : 22:03
Thanks jim hope to be there by then

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 21:08
Hi Baz,
I will be there at 8:15.
Intending to go: Anchor, Dykes, Sea Front, Toll Rd, Water tower and back via the beach. About 15.5 miles to car park.
I am not sure who is joining us as a number have gone surfing but I expect Gerry, Rob and Adge if he has returned safely from Tenerife

Vanessa

Posted : 21:07

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Hi Neil

I've emailed you with the names and email addresses of six of us. I thought you might need the email addresses for the entry.

Thanks for your help.

Vanessa

Victor [wac] E-mail Victor

Posted : 20:23
No worries Guy I am sure you will rushing home for caviar , alas I will be heading home for some local trout .

Guy(Early bird,Part-time, Mendip Massif Cadre)

Posted : 19:31
Neil dont think i'm being miserable if you see me out on Black Down tomorrow, but i have bucket loads to do so i'll be out early doors instead.

forrestgump aka baz

Posted : 17:06
Any one going out from the walnut and what route are We taking

Neil A E-mail Neil A

Posted : 14:23

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Hi Vanessa, send me an email with the details of those who want to enter. I have already agreed that we can get 35% entry discount on the 10 names I have submitted, but I am in touch with them about adding another name, so a few more will be fine I am sure!

I am away next week, but will pick it up as soon as I am back.

Cheers

Neil

Vanessa

Posted : 12:29

134 messages | 42 events entered.
Thanks Jim

I'll email the organisers and see what they say.

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 12:26
Hi Vanessa.

We already have an entry of 20 (Martin Hurcombe) and I think Neil Ayliff has completed a second one of 10.
I think it is worth another call to the organisers to see if you cannot be added to our 20 entry at the 35% discount.
If not I think Andy Kelsey is yet to enter

Vanessa E-mail Vanessa

Posted : 12:10

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Anyone looking for a few more people to join a Weston AC group entry for Bristol Half? Me and three other members are hoping to join up with others to get up to 10.

Thanks

lambrini kid [wac]

Posted : 10:14
See u there victor

Andy Dev [Massive]

Posted : 10:00
Might make an appearance but end of season football club dinner could put pay to my best intentions. Don't wait.

Friday 24 May 2013

Victor [wac] E-mail Victor

Posted : 20:47
Planning to do Charterhouse loop on sunday ,8.30 Swan, Rowberrow for anyone who cares to join me.

Madeline

Posted : 19:24

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Adrian, I have your prize from last night, I'm away now until end of next week. Well done last night, if ok I will keep hold of it until I next see you. Mads

Dave E-mail Dave

Posted : 19:15

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A few Photos now available from last night's social run now on the Gallery

Thursday 23 May 2013

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 22:54
Hi Steve and Barry,
Thanks for your help tonight. Dave Smart of Nailsea thanked Weston during his presentation of results for their support in timing and producing the results. I have a couple of bottles of wine for you both as a thank you.
More importantly Nailsea will be donating part of the proceeds of the race to Barton camp on behalf of WAC

Wednesday 22 May 2013

Dave [Weston AC - Social Run - Thursday 23 May] E-mail Dave

Posted : 22:19
Those not interested in a drive up to Tyntesfield tomorrow, how about coming out to see the Bluebells at Wavering Down.

We will meet at Kings Wood Car Park, just off the A38 nr Winscombe, at 6:45-7:00pm and set off under the leadership of Paul Snelling ( Bear Grills of the Mendips). If you fancy it, then check out details and directions on the social page.

Cheers

Dave

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 22:04
Tyntesfield 10K Thursday 23rd May 7:00pm

Contrary to comments made last night the race is not yet full.
Entries will be taken on the night and there are about 100 places left. So if you were thinking of doing it you still canb

Tuesday 21 May 2013

Pete C [WAC]

Posted : 23:35
Thanks Fran,
I'll try to get u first female vet 60.

Madeline

Posted : 22:21

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Thanks Kieron, keep trying !

Madeline

Posted : 22:19

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mark, can you email me the details as they have given me a standby on my roster and maybe able to get around it. My email address is madelinecook61@gmail.com. thanks

Kieron [WAC]

Posted : 21:22
Well done on your recent results Maddy, great stuff!

Mark E-mail Mark

Posted : 20:45

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Maddie.

Need to know if you are doing Endure 24 with us by Wednesday afternoon (22 May) as putting in the entries then.

Message me to confirm (will need your age and t shirt size)

Fran bird [Weston ac]

Posted : 19:22
Pete-you can run as me and get a PB lols
And victor you can have the other number and get a PB for dean xx

Madeline

Posted : 16:33

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Hi Bryan, I have ran two races Sun Chedder gorge 10k 1.05.24 and got 1st lady age catagory and ran last night Hogweed 10k total time 53.15.1 chip 53.04.6 thanks

Victor [wac] E-mail Victor

Posted : 14:05
Fran can I have the other number if it has not already gone.

Pete Clark [WAC]

Posted : 11:43
Fran,

Please can I have one of the numbers?

Thanks,

Pete

Fran bird [Weston ac]

Posted : 06:45
Were on hols next week- so mine and deans numbers for Burrington blaster are available if anyone wants them?

Saturday 18 May 2013

John H E-mail John H

Posted : 19:06

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Its that time of year again
The Summer Social Runs
I have been asked to organize cakes
Dates to cover are listed.
"bakers" should bake for 20 people, and we could have two bakers per run - therefore catering for 40 (this is a typical maximum number of runners )
June : 13, 27
July : 4, 11, 18, 25
August : 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
September : 5, 12, 19
all you budding bakers out there
Please E mail me or phone 412034 if you can help
new bakers very welcome
John H

Julie Morley

Posted : 17:39
A huge big thank you to everyone that came rowing at Bristol Rowing Club last weekend. £100 was raised for the Alzheimer's Society. A good start towards my £4k target.

Matt W

Posted : 07:42

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Anyone heading up into the Mendips this Sunday?

Friday 17 May 2013

Malcolm

Posted : 07:33

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Congratulations to the 225 runners who competed in the final Prom Race of the series last night, we could not have asked for better conditions.

Another successful series with record numbers across the finishing line, 2154 runners finished in the 9 races of the series. A huge thanks to everyone (members, family & friends of Weston AC) who helped last night and with all the other races. Without your great support these races would not happen.

Malcolm & Jim

Thursday 16 May 2013

Gerry H [WAC]

Posted : 17:45
It will be worth turning up just to see kev's speedos making another May appearance!

[Westonac] E-mail

Posted : 17:10
Marshals wanted for tonight's prom race. Please come to race HQ if you are available
Thank you
Malcolm

Wednesday 15 May 2013

kira

Posted : 16:27
Good article on Martin Rees this week on AW website entitled How they train - Mairtin Rees.
60 yrs old and has world age group records running bath half faster than anyone else over 45 this yr tells you a bit about his training schedule too.

Josh (Worle Donkeys/Sand Point Massive) [WAC]

Posted : 11:55
Sodbury Slog entries open at some point today according to the race website although they haven't yet. Get in there quick Messrs Bradford & Summers!

Monday 13 May 2013

Andy Dev

Posted : 22:50
Sorry Guy after your previous Mendip outing where I turned up with my shorts pants on the outside. I'm currently in Sao Paulo contemplating going for the full Brazilian. Good to see you massive part timers making a return to the hills though.

Marc M [Weston AC]

Posted : 22:40
Anyone out there looking at a tough early season triathlon for next year, look no further than Blaenavon Tri...just over the bridge, nails hard bike course, highly recommend!

I did it yesterday and still struggling today!

Off to Eton Dorney on Sat if anyone fancies a flat fast charge around and a lift share...

Claudine

Posted : 20:10
*** CRACKER COMMITTEE ***
(including our new recruits - Sara W, Ian S & Ray B).

The next Cracker Committee meeting is being held tomorrow evening - Tuesday 14th May, at 8.30pm. Venue: Hutton Moor (crèche).

Sara, Ian, Ray - apologies for the short notice, bit of an oversight on my behalf following your offers to join the cracker committee at the recent AGM - no problem if you need to tender your apologies due to the short notice!

Sir Alex

Posted : 13:29
Don't be too hard on Victor, He's just realised that £ 210 million doesn't go far these days !

Wigan SC [WAC]

Posted : 08:43
Its been a long long weekend for Dear Victor and partner up the smoke. Gerry will sit him down when they get back with a nice cup of tea & biscuits. Making sure its a 'Ginger Nut'

Sunday 12 May 2013

Guy(Maximum Muscular Failure Cadre)

Posted : 13:54
Daybreak,Dylan,Dolberrow,Descends,Discomfort,Ditches,Dirty,Dear and no Devereux.....Disbelief!

Alan Johnstone [Weston AC]

Posted : 11:37
Lucky me, set off for a run on my own this morning and came across the Walnut gang at Uphill, so fell in with them and had a enjoyable run. So many thanks Sarah, Gareth, Kevin and Rob for some great company and a lovely morning.

Saturday 11 May 2013

Rich C [Less Is More]

Posted : 19:19
A big thank you to Julie for organising a great session with City of Bristol Rowing Club this afternoon. Shame it was too windy to get out in the 8 but I think everyone enjoyed having a go at rowing, skulling and even swimming !

Oh dear Victor ?

Alan Johnstone [Weston AC]

Posted : 16:03
Hi Jim, thanks for the update, I wil have a lie in and do a run this end of town. See you at the prom race Thursday.

Jim

Posted : 15:24
Hi Alan,

I see that you have not been overwhelmed with responses.

Adge is in Tenerife, Gerry has taken a trip to the smoke to see a show and Cheryl, Andy (illness permitting) and I are doing the Black Death in the Quantocks.

I am not sure about Pam and Chris, Kevin, Sarah, Rob Skeen and Gary Iles.

See you next week?

Friday 10 May 2013

Alan Johnstone [Weston AC]

Posted : 13:29
Anyone running fron the Walnut Tree on Sunday.

Wednesday 08 May 2013

Jim

Posted : 21:46
Neolithic Marathon 5/5/13

Well done Kev on coming 40th out of 250ish at the Neolithic marathon on Sunday and Cheryl and Andy in the first 60.
Looking at the results only 3 people went under 3:25 and only 8 under 3:30.
The heat on the plain must have really taken a toll as the race went on and the start time of 10:30 just made it warmer. Andy hope you have recovered now.

Monday 06 May 2013

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 19:40
Hi Julia,

You are on my active start list and you are based on your time last July 25:47.

With regards to a number of new people turning up this is not a problem. (The more the merrier).
If you or they were able to give me their names and a recent 5 mile, 10K or prediction for the 5K it would help but it does not matter if not as we can sort out a start for the first handicap before the start.

See you and hopefully more new faces tomorrow.
Jim

Julia

Posted : 14:58
Message for Jim:
Hi Jim, do you need to know in advance, if a number of people are doing the 5k handicap for the first time?
Also I seem to have disappeared from your list.
Thanks, Julia

Saturday 04 May 2013

Mark Wilson

Posted : 22:12

26 messages | 4 events entered.
Excuse spelling, tired eyes and stubby fingers!!

Mark Wilson E-mail Mark Wilson

Posted : 22:09

26 messages | 4 events entered.
Hi Dave
Exscuse my ignorance what fleeces and hats, if they're the jackets we had I seem to have lost my grey one
PS the tee shirts are great!

Matthew

Posted : 10:15

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Sounds good to me, see you there.

Andy Dev

Posted : 09:08
Mat, is 9:00AM from the Swan OK? Was gonna head over towards Cheddar for a change. Got a route of about 10.5 miles planned (with a climb or two).

Friday 03 May 2013

Andrew Kelsey

Posted : 22:37
Is it to late to get a discounted Bristol half marathon place?

Matthew

Posted : 17:17

28 messages | 10 events entered.
Re: Mendips, I expect so, what time?

Andy Dev

Posted : 12:43
Anyone else heading for the hills on Mendip this Sunday ?

Posted : 09:00

Barry E-mail Barry

Posted : 08:02

8 messages | 5 events entered.
Good to see you on TV Ian - you will have to make a public Appearance at HM soon and have some signed photos to give out. As for the WAC jacket appearance I hope that the Points West Audience don't think that everyone who runs for WAC has a big belly :) on that basis I think points should be removed?

Thursday 02 May 2013

Vodka

Posted : 22:38
Looking good Ian ... I'd say you've should earn at least 5 club points for wearing the club jacket! Shame you weren't able to sport one of Dave's new club hats as well as you could have been eligible for some bonus points!!

Niki F

Posted : 22:36

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Just seen you on Points West Ian, rocking your Weston jacket! Hope you are up & running soon.

Ian E-mail Ian

Posted : 20:47

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Good evening everyone, Just asking if due to the fact I was on Points West this evening talking about my kidney transplant ( on tonight again 22.20ish) and as I still can't run yet, can I claim 1 club point for getting my Westonac jacket into interview.

DAVE JONES

Posted : 19:01
Hats---HATS ---Hats---And more HATS--if you want a superb Club Fleece or beanie hat i have only got about 30 left so by quick or lose out.

Victor [wac] E-mail Victor

Posted : 16:38
Oh Mr Coalman how little you know about the game . Haven't Chelski,Blackburn and the Rags bought the premier league over the years . It is nice to be able to see the team you have supported through thick and thin finally get one over old bacon face. Enjoy your rowing ,watch out for icebergs . I would like to have joined you but i am off down Wembley Way...

Gerry H [WAC]

Posted : 11:06
Thanks Adrian, I will do my best!

Rich, he wont be impressed with that remark!

Wednesday 01 May 2013

Rich C [Less Is More]

Posted : 22:40
Sorry Gerry, I'd forgotten Man city had bought themselves a place in the final !

Adrian [wac] E-mail Adrian

Posted : 18:33
Make you get off the right train station.

Gerry H [WAC]

Posted : 15:51
Sadly Rich neither of us can make rowing, I am off on girly weekend to London & its FA cup final say no more...

John Oaten / Mary and Paul Oaten. E-mail John Oaten / Mary and Paul Oaten.

Posted : 14:57

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All Weston AC members are welcome to an open house cake and tea charity afternoon with raffle and quiz this Sunday from 3pm - 11a Cecil Road BS23 2NG, in aid of Breast Cancer and the forthcoming London Moonwalk. Cakes and donations welcome, although please feel free to stop by and taste a wide range of cakes. The house is tricky to find so there will balloons at the bottom of the track that leads up to the house.

Regards John Oaten on behalf of Mary and Paul Oaten.

Kira

Posted : 13:18
Message from NS Council Public Rights of Way team:
They have recently organised surface improvements to the bridleway linking Collum Lane with Elmsley Lane.
The route has been impassable for some
time, due in the main to damage caused
by off-road vehicles. The works have reopened 450m of bridleway, allowing
walkers and riders valued access
between Kewstoke and National Trust
access land at Woodspring Priory and Sandpoint

rich c [Less is more]

Posted : 09:26
Hi Gerry, That reminds me, I'll put my cheque in the post. I've also signed up for the rowing, hopefully see Victor and yourself there ? Not much running at mo but will get back into it at some point, just need some motivation or something to aim for.

Tuesday 30 April 2013

Gerry H [WAC]

Posted : 20:40
Ha ha v funny Mr C your wit on this message board has been lacking of late. Are you going to grace us with your presence this year?

I believe former member Disco Dave Broadbent also ran Manchester.

Rich C [Less is More]

Posted : 18:28
Don't you girls know you can get insurance for your washing machines these days : )

A mention for Mark Dunstone who clocked 3:11 with Phil Brooks at Manchester Marathon. A few of you will remember Paul Simmons, He clocked 3:00:07 - how close is that ?

Gerry H [WAC]

Posted : 18:05
He's probably right though Kira, if I did miraculously get in i dont think i would make it to the finish without someting breaking down!

kira

Posted : 13:43
Shows how long ago i have entered the FLM. I was all laid back thinking i will take a look at it monday night !!!! Nick laughed and said i wouldn't be able to get to the start line anyway without something breaking down Thanks mate!!

Bryan

Posted : 09:43

195 messages | 42 events entered.
Fear not speed merchants! There's still an opportunity to get in to VLM via the good for age places. Click the link below to see if you may qualify.
[ VLM Good for Age Times ]

Lesley

Posted : 08:50
Gerry, yes Dave submitted two Cowell entries yesterday morning! I'm going to have to sort myself out, as 3 miles seems a long way to me at the moment....hmmmm!

Monday 29 April 2013

Gerry H [WAC]

Posted : 20:10
Did you enter Lesley? Not really sure why i bothered, expect to receive my rejection magazine in October! 125000 places all taken by 11.30am for what will equate to around 10,000 being successfull!

Michael Reep

Posted : 19:26
Please can you add my 3:28:15 Shakespeare Marathon on 28 April to the list?

Lesley

Posted : 09:59
Gerry, were you first online chomping at the bit?

Gerry H [WAC]

Posted : 07:05
VLM 2014 ballot places open today

Saturday 27 April 2013

Guy(MMMF Cadre)

Posted : 22:19
Great hill repeats session earlier Jamie, hoofin Vo2 maxin............ Head up, pump the arms and drive! Love it.
And a big shout out to The Axbridge Viking and The Worle Pitbull for their brilliant runs at Wrington on Thursday, superb.

Josh

Posted : 17:09

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Sod the recovery programme. I need a blast round the mendips. See you there gents.

Friday 26 April 2013

Andy Dev

Posted : 19:08

23 messages | 12 events entered.
Count me in. You might need to re-educate the vlm boys that the incline up tower bridge does not constitute a hill. Although looking at the state of me on funky pants' grizzly photos I am not exactly best placed to dish out trail running tips.

Victor [wac] E-mail Victor

Posted : 18:42
I will be plodding around the mendips this sunday if any fellow Massive devotees would care to join me. 8.30 the Swan , Rowberrow .

Wednesday 24 April 2013

Bryan

Posted : 19:04
Ross Neads now listed in his rightful place on the Welcome Page.

the phantom

Posted : 13:11
Just noticed the WAC London M results reported Simon Lund as finishing in 3.21(3492nd). This is in fact Ross Neads' result, so in fairness to Ross, could the Webmaster please correct this on the welcome page? cheers

Kieron [WAC]

Posted : 08:09
Yes, can you text me your house number, i know the road but am unsure which house. My number is 07784000577. Cheers.

Tuesday 23 April 2013

adrian [wac] E-mail adrian

Posted : 22:28
hi kieron can you get to my place about 6?

Kieron [WAC]

Posted : 20:43
Message for Adrian Noble- Is it still ok for me to catch a lift to Wrington Woodland Run on Thursday, if so what time and where?? Cheers.

Gavin E-mail Gavin

Posted : 16:08

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Gerry H - thanks for letting me know. I fully understand you collecting them together for a single trip! I'm pleased that you have received it ok (you never can tell with the post sometimes).

Gerry H [WAC] E-mail Gerry H

Posted : 15:33
Hi Gavin,

I have your membership renewal & chq, it will be banked at the end of the month (saves me having to do multiple trips and less paperwork)!

Gavin E-mail Gavin

Posted : 14:50

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Sorry for the numpty question - I've noticed that my membership renewal cheque hasn't been cashed yet. Who should I contact to make sure it got through ok?

Monday 22 April 2013

Andrew Kelsey

Posted : 22:03

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Well done to all London marathon wac runners fantastic achievement and im so jealous! Phil (two coats)(two London Marathon places)Tomlinson i think you can only achieve a PB when you show the club the piece of paper next to the time with your own name on it? ;-)

Bryan

Posted : 21:04
A reminder that it is the AGM on Tuesday so get yourself to the bar at Hutton Moor for 7.30pm.

Phil Tomlinson [Weston Ac ]

Posted : 16:52
Hi Bryan - Please could you add my name to the list, i ran under the name of Richard Middleton on Sunday at London and did a time of 3hrs 10min 2 seconds.
Thanks

Andy Dev [Massive]

Posted : 13:07
Good to see that you tarmac trudgers never forget your true roots.

Sunday 21 April 2013

Josh

Posted : 22:39

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Was hoping to fly under the radar Victor...and Ross you showed indomitable spirit by keeping going through the pain barrier. Well done all today. Anyhow, all this road running appears to have weakened my lower limbs. Mendips next Sunday anyone...?

Victor [wac] E-mail Victor

Posted : 22:22
Ross i fully understood where you were , having visited that spot far to often and congratulate you on your perserverance and am sure you can smash that time. Well done Josh as well even though we failed to spot you due to lack of club kit..

Ross Neads [Weston AC] E-mail Ross Neads

Posted : 20:10
Victor, apologies for not acknowledging you I was in a whole world of hurt! Great times at London today, special mention to Josh Harris for dragging my cramp filled legs over the finish line having seen I was struggling at about 24 miles - a true gent

Rich C [Less Is More]

Posted : 18:14
Great result Phil, looking good for Austria !

Kieron [WAC]

Posted : 17:36
Well done Phil, congratulations to all who ran today, some great times.

Phil Tomlinson [Westonac]

Posted : 16:35
Just to let everyone know I run under the name of Richard Middleton and did a time of 3hrs 10min 2seconds. Couldnt quite get under 3.10 but really pleased and a PB.

Victor [wac] E-mail Victor

Posted : 14:15
Forgot to mention Claudine who was going well but appears that she has taken a tumble by amount of blood coming from arm , still on for 3.20 ish

Victor [wac] E-mail Victor

Posted : 14:12
Kev Minty looks on for 3hr , Ross not far behind but chose to stop right by your roving reporter with a bout of cramp. Also saw the artist formerley Known as Disco Dave looking very lean and mean and hoping for 3.15 next week in Manchester.

Saturday 20 April 2013

Andy Dev

Posted : 19:08

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Swan Inn, Rowberrow

Matthew W E-mail Matthew W

Posted : 13:45

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Re: Mendip run Sunday, probably on for that; where will you be starting from?

Friday 19 April 2013

Andy Dev

Posted : 22:09

23 messages | 12 events entered.
Contemplating an 8am trip up on the mendips on Sunday anyone if anyone else is interested.

Guy(Maximum Muscular Failure Cadre)

Posted : 19:14
Good luck to Kim,Josh,Phil,Gareth and anyone else i've missed lucky enough to be running The Tottenham Hotspur of Marathons, can't wait just to watch it let alone to run in it......And special mention to Kieron(15 secs off his PB)and JT with mega Prom performances in hurley wurley Miss Magurdy conditions.

Thursday 18 April 2013

Neil A

Posted : 23:24

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Anyone else still trying to get sand out of their eyes this evening??? it was a bad night to be wearing contacts!

Thanks to the marshalls who stood out on a blowy night and good luck to the marathoners for Sunday...wish I was joining you!

Gerry H & Victor [WAC]

Posted : 22:07
Best of luck to all running VLM on Sunday, hopefully manage to spot some of you amongst the crowds and give you a cheer. xx

Sweatshop Bristol E-mail Sweatshop Bristol

Posted : 17:20
Hello!

Sweatshop Bristol are holding a warehouse clearance sale at SGS WISE campus, Filton BS34 8LP on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st April, from 10 - 5 on Saturday and 10 - 4 on Sunday. There'll be some great bargains in running shoes and clothing at up to 75% off the original prices. There'll also be some tennis clothing so if you enjoy a game of tennis come along and see what bargains you can find.

Happy running!
The Team at Sweatshop Bristol

jim

Posted : 13:13
will not be there untill 7

Wednesday 17 April 2013

kira

Posted : 20:43
London Marathon pacers have been asked to go through to 20 miles at 2:03:30 marathon pace on Sunday... that's world record pace.

Getting even more excited now and of course there's also all the WAC runners to spot on TV too! Good luck to all who are running. And Kim cheer up theres lots of us envious of you running on Sunday!

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 14:53
Hi Ian thanks for the offer of help. The mile run is 6:45 start but don't worry if you can't make that.

Kira thanks for the offer of help. We need to cover the jobs of spot times, time recording with Pam, spot prizes and results runner as well as marshalling. So you can take your pick tomorrow.

Posted : 13:00
I know what i will be doing on Sunday morning:
The race will feature the best elite men’s marathon field ever assembled and will include 11 men who’ve completed the distance in under 2:06, as well as all three medalists from the London 2012 Olympic Marathon and the winners of the 2012 Berlin, Chicago, London, Frankfurt and Dubai Marathons.

kira

Posted : 11:45
Hi Jim
Can help out with main race on thurs (Had a bout of flu so now not running it). Assign me a job and i will be there!

Ian P [WAC] E-mail Ian P

Posted : 09:49
Maclom/Jim I am available to marshal Thursday. Main race is not a problum, what what time would you need me for the mile (that may be a problum)

Tuesday 16 April 2013

Teresa King [Weston AC] E-mail Teresa King

Posted : 21:44
A friend of mine has a Garmin Forerunner 205 for sale at £50 ono. It's a couple of years old but in good condition with all its accessories and cost £199 new. I have further details if you are interested. Or you can contact Zeata direct on 07833 473607.

Malcolm

Posted : 21:22

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To all members and friends of Weston AC. If you are able to help in any way at this weeks Prom Race it will be very much appreciated. Please let Jim know or just turn up on the night.

Several of our regular helpers are unavailable for this race.

kira

Posted : 08:05
Our thoughts must go to families and runners who were in Boston yesterday and were caught up with the bomb explosions. You really don't expect this to happen when running a marathon

Monday 15 April 2013

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 16:58
Hi Julia,
I have this morning had a note from Start Fitness about an extra 25% off More mile. So if it is More mile shoes/clothes that you wanted I think the code Moremile25 should work.

Jim

Sunday 14 April 2013

Jim [WAC (Shoe sales division)]

Posted : 21:17
Hi Julia,
The latest code that I have for Start Fitness is Spring10. This was last weekend though and may no longer work.
Let me know if it doesn't and wait until I have the next one. They usually do at least 2 a month.
They do have offers on this weekend (close tomorrow night) you may think they are cheap enough anyway.
Glad to see that you did not fall over. Todays results are up on the Thornbury RC site

Julia

Posted : 18:37
Message for jim w.
Do you remember the discount code for those trail shoes and does it still apply?
Didnt fall over today..
Ta!7zp2z

Saturday 13 April 2013

Jim

Posted : 20:28
Hi Cheryl,
Thanks but I will not be able to take up the offer of Andys number I am afraid.
Anybody else interested at this late stage ?

Guy(Maximum Muscular Failure Cadre)

Posted : 20:00
Kieron have you gone loop da loop, its a Multi-terrain race......HELLO

Kieron

Posted : 19:19
My 1st Rollick tomorrow, i presume off road shoes are a must?

Cheryl

Posted : 18:21

21 messages | 8 events entered.
Hi Jim,
Andys Rollick number is still up for grabs if you want it??? Or anyone else????

Friday 12 April 2013

Josh [WAC]

Posted : 16:39
Rollick place now gone.

Josh [WAC] E-mail Josh

Posted : 13:14
Riverbank Rollick No. going free to a good home. Email up to 5pm if interested or text on 07504689671.

Thursday 11 April 2013

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

Posted : 20:19
The track here at Churchill Sports Centre is marked out until the school summer hols. No one out there most evenings and weekends. Not the flatest but adaquate for training. You can also run the perimeter of the sports field to give you close to 1500m. I can even show you the staff (5) mile training loop which takes in a section of the Strawberry line - Not that I run it much these days !

Jamie T

Posted : 16:13
Thank you Kira, Sam and Josh. Will look into it. The sooner we get off the concrete the better.

Josh(Worle Donkeys) [WAC]

Posted : 10:20
Saw over my fence this morning that Worle School have also just marked out a track on their playing field could be worth asking them too.

Wednesday 10 April 2013

Sam

Posted : 21:40

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Priory may be an option for the Saturday sessions, no one uses it until 10am and it's fully marked all the way till the end of summer. Only downside is that you need to book to use, and I believe the cost is around £15 per hour.
Food for thought.

Homer Simpson [WAC]

Posted : 15:11
The fingers you have used to type are too fat. To obtain a special typing wand, please mash the keyboard with your palm now.

kira

Posted : 14:14
Jamie
Council not marking out ahletics track at Drove Road untill end of May/beg of June due to doing pitch maintenance before hand - Then in august football season starts again hence why they only mark it twice

Bryan

Posted : 01:26
Monsieur Noble, couldn't find your result for the Paris Marathon on their site. Victor says you did 3h 09m and there is an Adrian Zee listed under that time. Is this you? If so why the unusual name?

Tuesday 09 April 2013

Julia E-mail Julia

Posted : 17:15
If anyone has a riverbank rollick no that they no longer wish to use, I have a couple of friends who want to run.
If you message me I will put you in touch.
Thankyou.

Monday 08 April 2013

Marc M [Weston AC]

Posted : 13:33
Do you use this forum Adrian Noble?

If so can you give me a call about the work we discussed last week...01934 425510

No rush, any time today is fine ;)

Andrew Kelsey

Posted : 12:50
I second anything Cheryl said what a horror race!!! We'll be back we have six fingers...
Well done to the Taunton racers, great time Ruth, Gerry in half and hats off to Kireon on his 3:08 and Guy on your 3:01 incredible marathon times training sure pays off lesson learnt

Bryan

Posted : 11:22

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Thank you Mr Chadburn for alerting me to Jim Hayward's absence from the club championship results for the Taunton Half. He wasn't listed as Weston AC so didn't appear when the results were filtered on club name. Now fixed.

Sunday 07 April 2013

Cheryl

Posted : 21:19
Mr Purnell, you have a lot to answer for today after suggesting that the exe to axe was a 'great' race!.... What kind of crazy fool are you? 21.5 miles of non stop hills.... Which by 21.5 miles felt like mountains! I thought the grizzly was hard. ..... But honestly this just tops it, even Andy who did 3.07 in the grizzly was brought to tears as we got to the bottom of one hill only to be faced with what felt like 2 billion steps upwards which were over a meter in height each!!!! The first half was a fab run, but then Sidmouth just brought bad news! Not one person we attempted to speak to between breaths had done the race before, which made me wonder why nobody except your crazy self comes back for more! You must be mad! It's gonna take a few years to get me back there, but strangely enough I will probably surrender to it again one day! I laughed when I read a runners world review of the race which said even the downhills are hard, I thought this can't be written by a serious off-roader, but I now know what they mean, hills to steep to run downand steps which I needed a bungee for! !! I jest, but I have nothing but admiration for anyone who attempts this run and although Kevin would say anyone who runs it must have 6 fingers cos they must be kinda weird to do it, it was fun in a sadistic kind of way and I've gotta say well done to kev, Sarah, Andy and your relay team for taking on the challenge! (Now if us can now walk) and watching kev and Sarah trying to get out of the car, with Sarah saying even her eyes hurt, was worth running 4 painful hours for)!!!! Thanks Ian ;-)

Bartlett R

Posted : 21:05

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A big well done to all the marathoners today. Inspirational!!!!

Victor [wac] E-mail Victor

Posted : 20:40
Truly inspiring performances all round today . Big up to Guy,Keiron and Mr Lund at Taunton and Monsieur Noble for his 3.09 at Paris and young Mickey Hurley 1.26 in the Prague half. A Massive well done one and all....

Andy Chadburn [weston ac] E-mail Andy Chadburn

Posted : 18:16
I think Jim Hayward has been missed off the results,He would have finished in front of me chip time,Also could i pass on my thanks to Jim for giving me a push at the end and helping me get under 1.40

Alan Johnstone [Weston AC]

Posted : 17:29
Well done Gerry on your time today, a quite magnificent effort.

Gerry H [WAC]

Posted : 16:49
Well done to everyone who raced today especialy to the Marathon ist timers achieving there good for age times for London next year with plenty of time to spare.

Saturday 06 April 2013

Josh (Worle Donkeys) [WAC]

Posted : 13:02
Good luck to all the Marathoners & everyone else racing tomorrow :-)

Friday 05 April 2013

Phil Tomlinson [Westonac ] E-mail Phil Tomlinson

Posted : 16:20
Hi all, just wondering if anyone has a spare Taunton half place available. Please give me a call if you have a place. Thanks Phil
07975956346

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

Posted : 08:18
Messsage for Colin Freeman. hi Col, I thought i had your phone# but cant find it. Can you txt me/call me ref sunday. 07706512749. alternatively I will be able to see messages/get e-mails till about 3ish today. Thanks. PB

Thursday 04 April 2013

Victor and the Massive [wac] E-mail Victor and the Massive

Posted : 21:01
Would like to wish Adrian all the best in gay Paris and also good luck to everyone doing those lovely 2 laps at Taunton . And a big up to Jim White my moneys on you Jimbo..

John

Posted : 16:38

161 messages | 283 events entered.
Hi Jim
clock time 25.51
I did give it to you
must have missed it
John H

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

Posted : 15:58
Gerry, You were flying on tuesday, I cant believe anyone passed you!

Gerry H [WAC]

Posted : 14:21
Hi Jim, he finished with Mike Reep not sure if just ahead or behind. For the first time in many months neither of them past me!!!!

Jim

Posted : 13:32
Hi John H
Completing results for the handicap on Tuesday and do not have a time for you.
Can you or anybody else please give me me an idea of who you were in front of or behind, your clock finishing time or actual time.
Thanks
Jim

Wednesday 03 April 2013

Phil

Posted : 20:23
Hi John, please call soonest to arrange collection of the Taunton number, else Tim is waiting in the wings!

Tuesday 02 April 2013

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 22:45
Hi Fran,
No worries I know what its like trying to calculate when you have just finished a hard run. The good news is that you have reduced your time by 2:41 in 2 months. Next month your handicap will be 1:46.
See you on Thursday

Fran bird

Posted : 21:09
Apologies Jim your times are right I don't know where I got 24.28 from - never mind means a bigger gain than I thought

Gavin

Posted : 10:46

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Malcolm, many thanks for the reply. Work permitting I may be able to make the Thursday session this week (I work in Bath so it's tricky being in WSM for 7pm)

Glenda E-mail Glenda

Posted : 09:14

2 messages | 1 events entered.
I have entered the Taunton Half and unfortunately will not be able to take part in the race. If anyone would like to take my place please e-mail me or contact me on 07824516900.

Malcolm

Posted : 08:35

154 messages | 35 events entered.
Gavin, Training on Saturday is at 8.00am and club kit can be collected from me at most training nights but not Saturday mornings.

Phil Mellor [WAC] E-mail Phil Mellor

Posted : 08:30
Having failed to recover sufficiently from a virus, my entry for the Taunton Half Marathon for next Sunday is up for grabs. Please e-mail me or text on 07976 123357. Best, Phil

Monday 01 April 2013

Gavin E-mail Gavin

Posted : 18:13

15 messages | 3 events entered.
Hello all, I'm finally ready to join you for some training on Saturday (after many months of being a passive member of the club!) but I note that it says 8pm on the training diary. Is that right or is it in the morning? Also, I'd like to collect my club vest - who do I need to see for that?

Many thanks for any replies.

Stu H E-mail Stu H

Posted : 16:48

12 messages | 32 events entered.
Dear Webmaster (I think),
Just thought I'd mention:
On the Coaching page, the "Summer Sessions - Warm Up Sessions" hyper link doesn't work!
Many thanks :-)

Malcolm

Posted : 15:21

154 messages | 35 events entered.
I have several PB medals still to distribute for members who achieved a 5 mile prom run pb in 2012. If you are one please come to the AGM and collect it. If you cannot make the AGM please contact me to arrange collection of this much sought after award!

Sunday 31 March 2013

Posted : 21:32

kira

Posted : 20:47
Hi Mark
Am away till next sat catch up soon

The WAC Librarian E-mail The WAC Librarian

Posted : 20:32

101 messages | 60 events entered.
2 new reads up for grabs:

Running with the Pack by Mark Rowlands - no training/diet/gear tips here, just running & philosophy.

Can't Sleep, Can't Train, Can't Stop by Andy Holgate - the sequel to Andy's triathlon misadventures. A fun, easy read.

e-mail me to reserve.

Mark Wilson E-mail Mark Wilson

Posted : 19:36

26 messages | 4 events entered.
Anybody going to Shapwick tomorrow for the bunny hop, looks like fun!!

Gerry H [WAC]

Posted : 16:41
We did think it odd you wernt there and im afraid in your absence we all cut short!

Hope you feel better soon xx

Jim [WW Division]

Posted : 14:32
Hi Gerry, Gary and all. Apologies for no-show this morning have come down with 'man-cold' after Thursday.
See you Tuesday for the handicap

Mark Wilson E-mail Mark Wilson

Posted : 09:03

26 messages | 4 events entered.
For Kira, left a couple of messages but very busy, call on 07722 111842

Friday 29 March 2013

Andy Dev (Mendip Massive)

Posted : 21:57

23 messages | 12 events entered.
Why not celebrate the arrival of summer with a trip to the trig on Sunday. 8:30 BST Swan Inn

Malcolm

Posted : 15:51

154 messages | 35 events entered.
Two weeks ago I was handed a Weston AC long sleeved training top which had been left behind in the mens changing rooms at Hutton Moor SC. I have asked around at training but as yet no one has claimed it. If it is yours please let me know.

kira

Posted : 10:33
The suggestions that Radcliffe is over-hyped and an underachiever highlights the public’s unhealthy obsession with Olympic and Paralympic medals.
There ought to be just one thing necessary to say in response to such comments:
2:15:25!

Thursday 28 March 2013

kira

Posted : 09:58
Is that the viking who has lost a stone!

Wednesday 27 March 2013

Guy(Afraid of attack and pillage Cadre)

Posted : 08:48
Its amazing what your legs can pull-out of the bag during an Interval session when your being persued by the Weston AC Axbridge Viking!

Tuesday 26 March 2013

Bryan

Posted : 01:07
Mr Gump, I have added your result for the Grizzly to the club championship points but I cannot find you listed in the Tough Ten results. Any ideas?

Monday 25 March 2013

The Tog Store [Biking Togs CC] E-mail The Tog Store

Posted : 10:30
Hi Kira,

Thanks for the message.

The ride out on Saturday 30th March is a road ride, starting at The Tog Store at 9:30am.

It would be great if you or any other interested parties would be able to attend.

Any more questions please don't hesitate to contact us.

To keep up to date with all The Tog Store events, if you use any social media platforms, including facebook @ facebook.com/Togstore and/or twitter @ twitter.com/thetogstore

Dave
The Tog Store
Langford Road
Langford
BS40 5HU
01934 863 222

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

Posted : 08:33
I would like to congratulate Dave/Simon/Mark who yesterday on the coldest day spring could muster, Cycled 37 miles around Somerset just so they could run up the Knoll, the Down & the Peak! A magnificent effort and for a bowl of soup.

Sunday 24 March 2013

Madeline

Posted : 17:16

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Hi Bryan, John, I also did Yeovil half today I ran with Julia Withers gun 02.01.51 chip 02.01.37 don't know why I wasn't down as weston ac

John H

Posted : 16:39

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Yeovil H M TIMES

176

151

Chadburn

Andy

M40-44

27

Weston Athletic Club

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Hayward

Jim

M50-54

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Weston Athletic Club

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Reep

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Weston Athletic Club

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Withers

Julia

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Bradford

Guy

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Hope

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John

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01:27:48

Saturday 23 March 2013

Alan Johnstone [Weston A C]

Posted : 17:40
Adge, one of these days you might succeed in writing something witty, Until that distant day arrives I suggest you abandon the Beano and read something worthwhile like Viz.

ADGE [WAC]

Posted : 16:13
Hello Alan,i read with some disappointment that you may be attending the Walnut training school on Sunday.one can only hope the pace this week is more to your liking,as last time out it looked as if you needed gas and air.Your not pregnant by any chance are you ???

Posted : 13:20

Martin

Posted : 12:11

143 messages | 80 events entered.
Is anyone planning to run from the Swan tomorrow? I hear it's going to be a lovely spring day.

Friday 22 March 2013

John E-mail John

Posted : 23:20

161 messages | 283 events entered.
Hi I am hoping some one can help me
out with a lift to Yeovil I know some
others are going down
late I know but other lifts have not
turned out as planed
JH

Kieron [Tapering]

Posted : 18:12
LAST long run before race day,will be there at 8

Martin E-mail Martin

Posted : 16:55

143 messages | 80 events entered.
Dave, can you remind me where we need to collect the t-shirts from?
Thanks.

Alan Johnstone [Weston AC]

Posted : 15:51
Hi Adge, I thought I would bring some unconfined joy to your weekend by attending the Walnut tree run on Sunday.

adrian [wac] E-mail adrian

Posted : 15:10
longish run sunday if anyone is interested. Meet at the donkey for 8.

kira

Posted : 11:22
Tog store: Is it a mountain bike ride you are organising?

Kira

Posted : 11:16
Marathon Tip for Guy and all other spring marathoners:
All your miles are racking up and now is the time to put the final icing on the cake your last long run..... Lock into that marathon pace deliver this in training and you will deliver it on the day! Carry that focus and confidence to your A goal! Good luck!
Taken from Marathon Podcast (20/03/13)

The Tog Store [The Tog Store] E-mail The Tog Store

Posted : 09:41
Hi Guys,

As you know we have been looking to put together a "ride out" from the store for a while now.

One of the regulars has come up with a route which I am hoping is okay for everyone.

The date is set for Saturday 30th March starting at 9:30 am.

Here is the route details bikeroute toaster.com/course.aspx?course=508056

Once we get a feel for things, we can then start adding ride information onto the website, so you know what's on from week to week - start times, route etc.

We shall also look to having separate groups heading off at different times to take into consideration everyones individual abilities.

We aren't organising this as a race, more of a social engagement where you can meet like minded riders, at a similar level, but give it some focus.

Im sure as it gets more organised we can start to look at teams and prizes, and i'm sure there will be a bit of 'betting' going on - So long as it's all in good spirits!

I hope you can make it, and if not don't worry, as mentioned its the first one and there will be many more over the coming weeks/months!

Tell all your friends, pass on the details to anyone who you think may be interested, its an open to all ride - otherwise we look forward to seeing you on the 30th!

Cheers

Adam

The Tog Store
Langford Road
Langford
BS40 5HU
01934 863 222

Thursday 21 March 2013

kate bradford [Blister Sisters] E-mail kate  bradford

Posted : 22:41
Hiya! Just wondering if there's anyone with a spare number for the FOD on Sunday(24th). Obviously will pay. Thanks alot.

Gerry H [WAC]

Posted : 22:40
Message for Mark Wilson:

I have picked up yours & Belindas T-shirts from Dave, I will bring them along to spin on Monday night (providing i get in)!

Marc M you will need to see Malcom Gammon re WAC racing vest/t shirts he keeps them in the boot of his car.

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 22:40
Once again thank you to all the marshals and helpers who helped put on both the junior and senior prom runs on a very wet night.
Marc the shirts that Dave has provided free are the blue tech T Shirts with the names of all the club members in the shape of 2012.
This shirt is not suitable for races as it is not our official registered colour yellow. You need to see Malcolm for a yellow vest and T Shirt if you have not had one.

Jim

Marc M [Weston AC]

Posted : 21:40
Hi Dave

Are the t-shirts the ones you asked me about ordering at the session by the pier a couple of months back or something different?
If they are I think I ordered one...should I have given you some money? Any chance of a spare one if I bring some money next week? No worries if not.

Does anyone have an old club vest or shirt that I can borrow too or will these new ones suffice for races?

DAVE JONES

Posted : 16:18
Tech T-Shirts, Can the following members please collect their order, Pete Telford, Barry Mitchell, Mark Dunstone, Richard Coleman, Mark & Belinda Wilson, Marion Evans, Andrew Sandiford, Liz Nicholls, Lisa Tucker, Dave Baxter & Martin Hurcombe.
Also got a few spares, mainly Ladies, come and see me. DAVE.

Wednesday 20 March 2013

kira

Posted : 21:20
Jim
Rigid red barriers coming out of the Aquarium - narrow & not taking much space up but could cause problem first leg.

forrest gump

Posted : 21:13

72 messages | 68 events entered.
hi brian i did the tough ten and the grizzly

kira

Posted : 19:57
IAAF World cross country Championships this Sunday.
BBC2 & HD from 12.00-2.05pm as well as on British Eurosport from 12.15-2pm.

Neil A E-mail Neil A

Posted : 00:19

22 messages | 30 events entered.
Nope not at all Cheryl...I am still after a few more names to get to the magic ten. Just ping me an email so I can add your email address to the list.

Same applies to anyone else still looking to save a few bob on Bristol Half entry!

Tuesday 19 March 2013

Cheryl E-mail Cheryl

Posted : 21:59

21 messages | 8 events entered.
Hi Neil, Is it too late to add my name to the Bristol list??? It's taken me this long to check the website!!!!

Madeline

Posted : 21:01

38 messages | 17 events entered.
Gerry, thanks for the email 6.45 is fine for Sunday.May see you Thurs for the prom

Madeline

Posted : 20:58

38 messages | 17 events entered.
Thanks Guy,cheeky ! I met a friend of yours today onboard the aircraft going too Tenerife also a runner called Guy.

Bryan

Posted : 19:32
Mr Gump
Which races are you referring to?

Monday 18 March 2013

Guy(Beyond The Pale Cadre)

Posted : 21:21
Maddie, Congratulations on your 69 69 position at Reading......Oooops!

forrestgump [wac] E-mail forrestgump

Posted : 20:22
hi bryan i have run 2 club championship races this year and still have no scores on the board boo hooo feeling left out

Phil Tomlinson [Weston AC ]

Posted : 16:46
Hi Brian - just to let you know i did the Gloucester 20 yesterday, in approx 2.28 and finished 37th
Thanks Phil

Posted : 12:02

Sunday 17 March 2013

Madeline

Posted : 21:24

38 messages | 17 events entered.
Bryan i'm off again Reading half same time as last year 2hrs 8sec

Madeline

Posted : 21:22

38 messages | 17 events entered.
Hi Gerry, i'm in work tomorrow so will hopefully pick it up in the morn. I will be at the prom on Thurs. Hope I do better than today !

Gerry H [WAC] E-mail Gerry H

Posted : 17:11
Message for Maddie:

Have sent e-mail to your work address re times for next Sunday, if you dont receive it let me know when you are home and i will give you a call. Wont be down club Tuesday but will be at Prom on Thursday.

Mark Wilson E-mail Mark Wilson

Posted : 09:08

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With you Rich, multisports are a tough organise. There does seem to be a huge disparity in some events, sprints that cost £35 and others that cost £90!! I'm thinking of doing the Freaky on a fixed just to add to the challenge, I will be crying for my Mummy after that!!

Saturday 16 March 2013

Gerry H [Weston AC]

Posted : 20:17
Hi Gary, I will be there tomorrow and tend to run from home so i can do a circular route rather than out and back.

See you in the morning.

ADGE [WAC]

Posted : 19:50
Hi Gary not sure who will be there tomorrow but i will!!!Hope Alan Johnstone doesnt turn up,then you should have a good morning.8:15 at the walnut carpark.15 miles ish.

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 19:47
Hi Gary
We will be meeting at 8:15 for a road run of 12 or 14 miles.
You can extend this by running to and from the Walnut as many people do

Gary (who needs to do more long runs) E-mail Gary (who needs to do more long runs)

Posted : 14:51

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hi everyone, could somebody tell me if there is a run tomorrow (sunday) from the walnut tree has i need to do more long runs, if so what time do you meet and what distance do you do thanks

Guy( Marathon training takes over your life Cadre)

Posted : 11:16
I was blowing Kieron to be honest. Your 10 layers of clothing probably took off 1-2 seconds per mile, plus i had Kira's quotes running through my veins which accounts to at least 2-3 seconds a mile, and i had white compression socks on which is another 1-2 seconds. So infact you ran better than me. See you at The Prom.

Kieron [Getting fed up with the long runs AC]

Posted : 10:48
Guy, cheers for the run this morning.Made it back to yours to collect bike about 5-10 mins behind you i guess, couldn't sustain that pace any longer. See you for the Prom if not before.

Friday 15 March 2013

Josh (Worle Donkeys) [WAC] E-mail Josh (Worle Donkeys)

Posted : 17:06
Like the look of that Rich & wouldn't mind a go once the road bashing & vlm is out the way. What standard navigational skills are required? WFRA Welsh Fell Runners Association website is also worth a look for some cheap, cheerful and very hilly off road racing just over the bridge.

Rich C [Less is More]

Posted : 12:47
If anyone is interested in a cheap, tough but fun event, Dartmoor Runners organise a monthly navigation run over some amazing terrain on the moors and the next one is this Sunday. You simply turn up at a carpark, hand over 2 pound, copy checkpoints off onto your own OS map, they start the clock and away you go. PB and I did the January one and it was awesome. I believe this one is around 6-8 miles but do allow a couple of hours. Details on the Dartmoor Runners Facebook page or do a search for Summer Series 2013 dates - Dartmoor Runners.

Rich C [Less is More]

Posted : 12:30
Mark, Please don't make me laugh, I've been competing in Tri's and other multisport events for far ( far ) too many years and also having organised and promoted a few events know only too well the costs involved.

Mark Wilson [Weston AC] E-mail Mark Wilson

Posted : 10:36
Welcome to our world of huge entry fees in multisports!! On the plus side you get a nice breathable tee shirt plus other stuff, rather than a cheap cotton one like you do at many events. Jarad is trying to keep costs realistic but for small events it must be tough.

Thursday 14 March 2013

Andrew Kelsey

Posted : 22:46
Btw as for sundays I am and always will be a Walnut Walker it's in my blood, never forget your Levi roots!! Love you guys and keep up the regrouping and cake making good work!

Andrew Kelsey

Posted : 22:41
Cheers Guy, fantastic session group 1 a place I never dreamed id be! Great bunch of lads loved the encouragement and head start up the hills thanks Pete, feel I've been knocked down to size or tested to go quicker, Sunday I ran quick but you guys make running quick look easy....

Guy(MMF Cadre)

Posted : 21:55
Great session tonight Pete, sprinting up hills, its a state of mind!
And well done Andrew Kelsey at the Grizzly and tonight in group 1(less chat,more running Cadre).

Josh(Worle Donkeys) [WAC]

Posted : 21:49
Pacey 18ish mile road run to the Peak planned for Sunday departing from Sparkey @ 8.00am. Will be all road apart from the short section over from Canada Coombe to Christon.

Bryan

Posted : 12:57

195 messages | 42 events entered.
You're right Rich. It was a tad expensive but I guess the number of marshals required is quite high in such events. I would do it again though.

Wednesday 13 March 2013

Victor [wac] E-mail Victor

Posted : 15:36
Just read Tubs Collmans last message, back in the day when you were more athletic i might have had a chance of carrying you around . More chance of carrying her indoors around now , following recent two month crisp embargo .

Rich C [Less is More]

Posted : 11:36
Bryan, were only crying cause it costs 39 quid to enter ???? For that money I'd want Victor to carry me round !

Bryan

Posted : 08:35

195 messages | 42 events entered.
Mark W, I did the Peaky Freaky a couple of years ago. It was a great experience as my first duathlon but I was crying for my mummy by the time I got up to the top of Crook Peak.

Tuesday 12 March 2013

Neil A

Posted : 23:27

22 messages | 30 events entered.
Cheers Nick - added you on. N.

Nick

Posted : 22:19

15 messages | 27 events entered.
Hi,Neil can you put me in for bristol ,my email is nickcook67@googlemail.com many thanks nick

Mark Wilson [Weston AC] E-mail Mark Wilson

Posted : 16:46
Okay runners, dust off the road bikes, it's the Peaky Freaky duathlon on March 24th. Hopefully will be nice for a sociable bike ride around Somerset with a few easy hill reps thrown in. See Freak Events website for details. A local race for local people organised by a local team!!!

kira

Posted : 13:57
Just when you think you can blame father time for getting slower take a look at Martin Rees times on the Power of Ten website. From South Wales he broke the world Vet60 half marathon record at Bath by running it in 71.30!!

Neil A E-mail Neil A

Posted : 00:07

22 messages | 30 events entered.
Bristol Half Marathon - continued!!

I've decided to pick up the mantle from the mighty fine start that Martin made in collecting 20 names for discounted Bristol Half Marathon entry.

If you are interested in participating in the Bristol Half and didn't pass your details to Martin first time round, then please drop me an email and I will add you to the new list.

Let's see if we can get 10 names at least in order to benefit from the 25% discount on entry.

Cheers, Neil.

Monday 11 March 2013

Katie

Posted : 22:44

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Thanks Rachael :0)

Test your fitness! [WAC]

Posted : 21:41
BLEEP TEST! Hutton Moor this Wednesday 13th March, 7PM. Get there 10 mins early, ask at reception for 'Circuits', pay £4.70. The Bleep Test involves running back and forth over a 20 meter course in time with a 'bleep' which gets progressively faster every minute. Your score corresponds with a vo2 max reading (which you can get on line). You will also be expected to take part in circuit training exercises as part of the session, but you can take them really easy to preserve yourself for the bleep test, or to recover afterwards. You can also compare your score to the entry requirements for the Army, Royal Marines, Fire Brigade, Police force etc by checking on line. Try it. You might like it.

Bryan

Posted : 20:23
There are some results now posted on the Axe Valley Runners website for the Cub and Grizzly but they are not complete and times are mostly missing so I won't be posting any results notes in this website until they are more complete.

Rachael E-mail Rachael

Posted : 18:32

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Hi Katie
Old suit is 5mm on chest/legs & 3mm elsewhere. I have just bought a new one which is 3mm & probably not as warm

Katie

Posted : 15:17

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Rachel V,

Quick wetsuit question. How thick is the one you use to swim in the river come Spring/Summer?

Thanks,

Katie

Phil Tomlinson [Weston AC ] E-mail Phil Tomlinson

Posted : 12:34
If anyone has a spare place for the Gloucester 20 for this sunday i would be very interested.

Sunday 10 March 2013

Andy Dev (Mendip Massive)

Posted : 18:02

23 messages | 12 events entered.
Kevin. Sorry I missed you today but the weather this year was a bit more like up on Mendip. Ps Well done to all WAC Grizzlers and Cub runners.

Guy (Inspirational quote appreciation Cadre)

Posted : 09:38
Kira i will remember those words everytime my body decides to scream in the following four weeks of training.....Thanks

Saturday 09 March 2013

Nicky E-mail Nicky

Posted : 21:39

1 messages | 2 events entered.
Nicky Scott, Chez Stabbins and Caroline Holt are hosting a Quiz night in the bar of Hutton Moor Leisure Centre 8pm on 5th April to raise money for our London Marathon charity Fit 4 Nothing. Please come along and have some fun, there will be a raffle, cakes and biscuits being sold. Max 4 persons per team entry £5 per person. We really would appreciate you support to help us raise money for our first marathon,. For further details contact Nicky on 07791 523640

kira

Posted : 20:16
so this quote and thought of you Guy!!
Spring marathons are fast approaching. Long runs are building. Now's the time to stay strong, to have courage and to believe in yourself. Go and deliver the money miles on your long run this weekend. Fully zipped. Let's do this.

Marc Bostock [WAC] E-mail Marc Bostock

Posted : 17:52
Hi all, some of you will know I lost my Dad last year. In his memory I've decided to run 100 miles around the Cotswolds for the British Heart Foundation.

If anyone would like to sponsor me [ Click Here ] to make a donation.

Also, if anyone would like to car share for the Grizzly on Sunday please drop me an e-mail :-)

Cheers all, Marc

WAC traffic news [WAC] E-mail WAC traffic news

Posted : 16:15
Traffic News Flash for all those traveling to the Grizzly tomorrow. It took me an extra hour to do the trip this morning due to roadworks (only one lane open) near Taunton. Kev has enought excuses without traffic delays. I am sure that the bog and hills will wait, however the starter won't

Friday 08 March 2013

Kieron

Posted : 21:56
See you there!

Guy(23 leg eating mileage Cadre)

Posted : 20:52
Bottom of Brookland Rd just past farm foods,you can leave your bike at my house. I'll be out in the road(or looking out my window)by 7.25 ok Kieron.....Stand-by

Kieron [WAC]

Posted : 20:31
Yes Guy, what time and where to meet? I can start as early as 7.30 if you want.

Guy(MMF Carde)

Posted : 19:27
Kieron do you still want to do a'long un' tomorrow?

Joe Harling E-mail Joe Harling

Posted : 11:44
Hi everyone
Just posting this on the odd chance that anyone has a Cub entry they don't want for this Sundays Grizzly? I'm doing the full event but my wife Jane would like to do the Cub if she can get a place. Happy to pay/donate etc etc . Please can you post if can help?
Many thanks
Joe ( Vegan Runners )

Thursday 07 March 2013

forrest gump

Posted : 20:05

72 messages | 68 events entered.
just entered the tach series so easy now you can do it online

Gerry H [WAC] E-mail Gerry H

Posted : 18:39
HI Maddie, yes have just entered me & Neale for Yeovil, wont be there Sat or Tues next week so will either speak to you or e-mail re leaving time/ pick up prior to the 24th.

Madeline

Posted : 18:12

38 messages | 17 events entered.
Hi Gerry, I have entered Yeovil half I was going to run tonight but have just done a twelve hr day and have to be up at four in the morn. may see you Sat or Tues

Victor [wac] E-mail Victor

Posted : 14:39
Mild green Fairy liquid Mr Coalman.

Wednesday 06 March 2013

Vodka

Posted : 22:51
That's classic!!!

Rich C [Less Is More]

Posted : 22:50
Blimey it's a good job Victor has a deep voice. Doesn't explain those soft hands though ?

kira

Posted : 21:01
The following Taken from Easy runner Blog (recommended to keep up to date with local running news).
INTERESTING to note that Caroline Rimmer, who finished sixth woman just in front of Holly Rush in a time of 76mins 45secs in Sunday’s Bath half marathon, has been disqualified.
Having checked the finish line photos the organisers have found out that Ms Rimmer was in fact a man with the likely explanation that the numbers were swapped before the race.
Amazingly Cecilia Martinez (13th), Caroline Kilduff (16th) and Gina Antoniazza (18th) have also been disqualified for the same reason.

simon [wac]

Posted : 15:24
Marc M finished just in front of me. As I did 25.35e, reckon he did 25.30e (19.15e allowing for handicap)? Marc may have to adjust his idea of "slow" as he gets older!?
And late result for Bath HM, no.15518, 467th, 1.28.46 gun, 1.25.27 chip. Fastest for a while, but only 79th of 114 Halfs so far.

kira

Posted : 11:47
Great 5K last night Jim and Co - Perfect conditions. Even got rid of my awful PMT that was hanging over me all day!Soles of my feet hurt now don't know how you runners run on concrete all the time!!

Marc M

Posted : 07:50
Hi Jim...I think I came in around the 15 minute mark ??!

I think I was probably going so fast I avoided detection...that must have been what it was

In other words, no idea but don't worry, it was slow!

Tuesday 05 March 2013

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 22:45
Congratulations to the 33 people who took part in the 5K tonight.
Particular mention to Danny NcMillan who came in with the clock on 24:20 giving him a time of 24:12 an improvement of over a minute on his recent best.
The one time I did not get was that of Marc Malloy. If Marc or anybody else could give me an idea that would be great.

Josh(Worle Donkeys) [WAC]

Posted : 16:20
Don't do either. Come to the Isle of Wight for some fun on the fells instead:
SATURDAY 14th AND SUNDAY 15th SEPTEMBER 2013
Race Details:
Race 1: The St. Boniface Fell Category AS 11.00am Saturday 14th 3.8km/235m ascent.
Race 2: The Ventnor Horseshoe Category BM 3.00pm Saturday 14th 12km/443m ascent.
Race 3: The Wroxall Round Category CL 10.30am Sunday 15th 21km/487m ascent.

Free camping & discounted ferry available. See you all there...

Martin E-mail Martin

Posted : 16:09

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Liz, Helen, I've gone past 20 names now, so I'm starting a second list. If we can get 10 or more runners (and there are 4 of you already) we can still get a discount. I'll do some recruiting at training tonight.

Phil, yes, you may get a technical shirt and a cereal bar after Chippenham, but will there be a tin of soup on the goody bag? I very much doubt it.

Martin E-mail Martin

Posted : 14:59

143 messages | 80 events entered.
Re: Bristol Half group entries.
I've checked with the organisers and we can only get a discount for batches of 10, 15 or 20 runners. I now have over 20 names, so I'll enter the first 20 people who contacted me and keep the details of those who I can't include in this first batch. Is there someone else who wants to organise this second batch?

liz nicholls [weston ac] E-mail liz nicholls

Posted : 14:32
Message for Martin. Please could I add myself to the list for Bristol. My email address is andyandliz.nicholls@talktalk.net

Phil Tomlinson [Weston Ac]

Posted : 13:41
Dont worry about Bristol - Chippenham half is on the same day and much better ?

Helen Badman E-mail Helen Badman

Posted : 13:15

1 messages | 1 events entered.
Hi Martin,
If there are any places for the Bristol Half left, I would like one.
Thank you

Monday 04 March 2013

Gavin Wilsher E-mail Gavin Wilsher

Posted : 22:14

15 messages | 3 events entered.
Martin - email sent as requested.

Martin E-mail Martin

Posted : 19:48

143 messages | 80 events entered.
Thanks, Jim. I'll check this is still the case.
Rich, Kieron and Gavin, I'll add you to the list. Kieron and Gavin, can you e-mail me separately and let me have your surnames? I want to get the spelling right. We don't want any mistakes on the trophies.

Bartlett R E-mail Bartlett R

Posted : 18:20

3 messages | 2 events entered.
Hi Martin, would it be possible to add my name to your Bristol half marathon list

Regards Rich Bartlett

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 13:27
With the Bristol HM we can have as many runners as we want at the discounted price we just need 20 to get the full discount.
The more the merrier

Kieron [WAC] E-mail Kieron

Posted : 12:25
Hi Martin, If any remain i'll take a Bristol HM place, cheers.

Gavin E-mail Gavin

Posted : 12:22

15 messages | 3 events entered.
Hi Martin. If there are any Bristol HM numbers left, could you put me down for one please?

Martin

Posted : 10:12

143 messages | 80 events entered.
Guy, Kevin, will do.

Madeline

Posted : 10:06

38 messages | 17 events entered.
Hi Nick, well done for yesterday i bet you are well pleased !

Kevin [Weston AC] E-mail Kevin

Posted : 07:38
Hi Martin, please put me down for a Bristol HM number. Thanks

Sunday 03 March 2013

PB

Posted : 21:52
Jamie..blimey, thought I'd be way down the field today! But thanks...no I'll be in Aberdeen on Tues night :) Back in a few weeks...will let you know. Thanks

Nick cook

Posted : 19:50

15 messages | 27 events entered.
Hi I also did bath today but it didnt show me as weston ac ,who knows why. place. Time. name. Chip. Grading. 3199 . 1.51.16.nick cook 1.46.31. 57.01

Guy(MMF Cadre)

Posted : 19:18
Martin can you put me down for a place please.....Cheers Guy

Bellachard@hotmail.com

John H

Posted : 18:54

161 messages | 283 events entered.





Place Time Name Team Category Number Chip Grading

720 1:32:49 Andrew Sandiford Weston AC VM40 781 1:32:02 66.39
784 1:33:37 John Hinchliffe Weston AC VM55 1411 1:33:30 75.34
4858 2:00:52 Gary Iles Weston AC VM50 1216 1:55:51 54.97
7099 2:14:37 Mark Gray Weston AC VM40 895 2:05:22 46.43
Well done to all who ran at bath
also mr Lund even he was happy with his time starting at the back and going through the field as always not under his own name als well done to the bideford runners
J H

Martin E-mail Martin

Posted : 18:53

143 messages | 80 events entered.
Make that five.

Nice to see a fellow Hurcombe come good even if she spells the name the funny way.

Martin E-mail Martin

Posted : 18:46

143 messages | 80 events entered.
Hi Madeline. Yes, I'll add you in.
Just 6 spaces left, folks.

Jamie T

Posted : 18:20
PB I have your 6th overall placing trophy and cheque. Will you be at HM on Tuesday night? Also well done to Miss Charlie Hurcum who picked up the 1st Senior Female prize at Bideford today.

Madeline

Posted : 18:07

38 messages | 17 events entered.
HI Martin, can you count me in for brs, email address madeline.cook@easyjet.com. thanks

Andrew Kelsey

Posted : 16:50
Thank you Walnut Walkers for a great, social 17 mile run this morning, think we could teach those massive donkeys (or whatever they're calling themselves these days!) Something about regrouping so i've heard......

Rich C

Posted : 12:43
Kira, Looks like : (

Saturday 02 March 2013

kira

Posted : 21:32
Rich C
Were they MD bikes that were stolen this week?

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 20:07
Hi Barry,
Should be the normal gang out at 8:15.
Last time to the peak before the Grizzly

Alan Johnstone [Weston AC]

Posted : 16:17
Hello Mr Gump, I shall be at the Wallnut Tree tomorrow.

Josh

Posted : 16:03

136 messages | 113 events entered.
Sports Directs finest I'll have you know Mr Bradford although amounts to same thing. Dont go peaking too early mind wk 8 schedule says do pacey half so off to Bideford manflu or not..


Guy (MMF Cadre)

Posted : 13:22
We're entering the peak mileage phase now Adrian. I did my long run earlier, so tomorrow when your at around mile 18 with Harris wearing his jumble sale running shorts, I'll be eating my kids' Coco pops whilst watching the re-run of match of the day.....Bang em out boys!

forrestgump [wac]

Posted : 11:59
anyone running from the walnut tomorrow

Katie

Posted : 11:49

13 messages | 30 events entered.
Thanks Si, that's great.

Friday 01 March 2013

Martin E-mail Martin

Posted : 20:06

143 messages | 80 events entered.
Bristol Half Marathon discounted group entries.
I have 12 names so far. Another 8 and we can get a 35% discount on the affiliated entry price of £32. If you
are interested, could you e-mail me with your full name (as it'll appear on the race results) by Friday 8th if possible? Thanks.

Martin E-mail Martin

Posted : 19:39

143 messages | 80 events entered.
Hi Gerry. Will do. Can you e-mail with your and Neale's e-mail address as the organisers want everyone's individual contact details too. Thanks.

Bryan

Posted : 18:14
Breaking news.....
Freak Events are organising the first Portishead Half Marathon on 20th October 2013. Also, a date change for the Weston Half which is moving from 22nd to 29th September. Details on the Freak Events website, link below:
[ Freak Events ]

Si

Posted : 15:11
Hiya Katie,

If you didn't know about it already. Somerset RC Tri have got an open water session starting in April. This is taken from their site.

www.somersetrctri.co.uk/index.php?pg=training

Summer only

Monday 7pm, Open Water Swim Session - 1 hour, £1 per session

Starting in April through to October (depending on water temperature) the Open Water Swim is in the River Huntspill. Designed to cater for all levels of swimmer there is a training group for those new to this aspect of swimming. Kayak assistance is available. A compulsory safety briefing is held at 18.45. The swim is 1000m up to the bollards, short of the sluice gate and 1000m back or as far as you want to go. There are bollards placed on the course for sighting training. There is nothing at the site so do come self-sufficient. To get there head to West Huntspill on the A38 turn off at West Huntspill following directions to the Laburnam Hotel TA9 3RJ this will get you near and just continue down the lane to the river there is a car park on the right.

Friday 7pm, Sea swimming at Lyme Regis - 1 hour, no charge

Hope this helps.

Gerry H [WAC] E-mail Gerry H

Posted : 14:54
Hi Martin, can you add me & Neale to your Bristol half list.

Many thanks for organising.

WAC Coach

Posted : 11:02
I am always inspired when i listen to the 'Marathon Talk' podcast whilst running. Last week talking about those who have any aspirations for a good marathon time then no more jollies with your mates on the hills! Get on the road, get a feel for the pace you want and get used to your body pounding the pavement The next month is critical and will strongly influence what you will do in the marathon Good luck

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

Posted : 10:15
Thanx to Neale for organising last nights run, & to everyone for looking after the old plodder at the back.

Bryan

Posted : 08:40

195 messages | 42 events entered.
Mr Noble
I have sent you an email concerning the Grizzly. Please advise me if the details supplied in the email are incorrect asap by texting me on my mobile (number in email).

Martin

Posted : 07:52

143 messages | 80 events entered.
Will do, Jim. can you send me an e-mail as I'll need your e-mail address to complete the application. Thanks.

Katie

Posted : 00:56

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Can anyone tell me when the outdoor swimming is likely to begin?

Thanks, Katie :-)

Thursday 28 February 2013

Victoria E-mail Victoria

Posted : 23:29
shame - a happy shopper basket is a deal clincher!
And thanks Rich - I'll check out that lifecycle sale :)

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 23:19
Hi Martin,
Please count me in for Bristol too

Rich C [Less Is More]

Posted : 22:55
Victoria, if you are after a bike have a look at the Lifecycle website. They are in partnership with Bristol Prison and are refurbishing bikes which are then sold. They have a sale next cWednesday down on Bristol City centre.

Adrian [wac] E-mail Adrian

Posted : 22:43
Brian can I have your grizzly please. Also anyone interested in a long run Sun, meet at the donkey a little earlier at 8 a.m.

Nick cook

Posted : 22:11

15 messages | 27 events entered.
Count me in for bristol

Vodka

Posted : 20:43
Hi Martin - count me in please!!

PS Victoria - as for second hand bike sales - unfortunately at a 'towering' 5ft I don't think you'll be wanting to buy mine (although I could throw in the stabilisers for free ..... but I just can't part with my happy shopper basket!!)

Martin E-mail Martin

Posted : 19:12

143 messages | 80 events entered.
That's 6 for a club entry to the Bristol half. Need another 14, so don't be shy.

Victoria

Posted : 18:06
Haha! ..yes (maybe, I wish)

Victor [wac] E-mail Victor

Posted : 16:54
Could that be Pendleton ?

Victoria E-mail Victoria

Posted : 16:48
Has anyone got a ladies road bike they are looking to sell? I am 5'7 and on the look out for a reasonable second hand bike! 07814 407 816

adrian [wac] E-mail adrian

Posted : 16:18
Definitely is a possibility.

Bryan

Posted : 13:59

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Is maybe a definitely Mr Noble?

adrian n [wac] E-mail adrian n

Posted : 10:11
Brian I maybe interested.

Bryan Morley

Posted : 09:49

195 messages | 42 events entered.
The bad news...continued injury forces withdrawal from Grizzly. Gutted.
The good news...who would like to take it off my hands? First come first served by posting a note on this message board with your name and contact details.

Chairman of the Adge appreciation society [Weston A C]

Posted : 09:37
Happy birthday Adge from your legion of friends and admirers, and Alan Johnstone.

Sara

Posted : 07:20
Grizzly place now gone!

Sara E-mail Sara

Posted : 00:07
My grizzly place is still going of anyone wants it email me or leave a message here.

Wednesday 27 February 2013

PB

Posted : 22:58
Sorry guys, both places gone now - have emailed your mate Andy and put him in touch with my mate!

Martin E-mail Martin

Posted : 20:49

143 messages | 80 events entered.
Bristol Half Marathon entries open on Friday 1st. Club entries are £32, but they are offering a 35% discount for bulk club bookings as last year if you book 20 entries, which comes out at £20.80 per entrant. Is anyone interested? Happy to organise this if I can get 20 names.

Adrian [wac] E-mail Adrian

Posted : 17:38
Phil I may interested in the Grizzly place. My no is 514105. Cheers Ade

Andy Dev

Posted : 16:50
PB. Colleague at work is looking for a Bath half place. Hopefully you should have E-mail from me/him.

PB

Posted : 15:35
I don't think he'd dare ask me to get rid of his places...it wouldn't be worth the grief! He's such a disappointment...

Tubs [Less Is More]

Posted : 14:06
Victor, Not mine but I have just given away my Bideford entry ! Just can't get the enthusiasm back : (

Victor [wac] E-mail Victor

Posted : 11:07
Tubs Colman use to be as keen as mustard , now he is getting PB to dispose of his race entries whilst he watches reruns of the Great British bake off. Sad day for all his devoted followers...

Tuesday 26 February 2013

PB E-mail PB

Posted : 22:16
Places going for the Grizzly or Bath 1/2...let me know if interested and will put you in touch with the appropriate person!

John H E-mail John H

Posted : 14:37

161 messages | 283 events entered.
Is anyone doing the Gloucester 20
a good race pre marathon
If so could they please get in touch
John H 412034 or Email me

Sara E-mail Sara

Posted : 07:19

6 messages | 6 events entered.
Message for Chris D. I have a Grizzly place going I hear you might be interested in. If you'd like it please email using the link.

Monday 25 February 2013

Gerry H [WAC]

Posted : 13:57
Bryan, have sent e-mail to your Tescos address with WAC members Tough Ten results.

Victor [wac] E-mail Victor

Posted : 13:12
Night run is this Thursday 28th , sorry about confusion .

confused

Posted : 11:24
Victor, is the night run this Thursday or Next?

Kira

Posted : 10:18
Double Olympic champion Mo Farah outsprinted Ethiopia's Gebre Gebremariam to win the Rock 'n' Roll New Orleans Half Marathon. To read more log onto New Orleans Rock n Roll half marathon website

Sunday 24 February 2013

John

Posted : 18:19

161 messages | 283 events entered.
Tough Ten results are on t.t page
well done Claudine Its good to see you
back in the race 3rd 40-44
Lots of good age results if you care to look
John H

Guy(mmfc)

Posted : 17:31
Message for The Double Award Winning Tottle: Those hideous Tough Ten hill repeat sessions or yours really paid off today, top bloke....Cheers
P.S- Good effort on your 45-49 vet 3rd place.

Victor [wac] E-mail Victor

Posted : 14:55
Fresh from bashing out another one on the prom , i have checked route for next thursdays night run. 6.45 For 7 Lord Nelson,Cleeve. Please park on nearby roads , or Goblin coombe car park and not the pub car park. Prepare for take off a vertically challenging 6ish with more up than down .

forrest gump

Posted : 08:28

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good luck to all the runners in the tough ten today

Saturday 23 February 2013

Paul Dwyer [Weston ac] E-mail Paul Dwyer

Posted : 20:20
Anyone running from the wool nut walkers tomorrow .

Brass Monkey [wac]

Posted : 13:35
Congrats to Jamie, Rich Bartlett and Guy for their Prom runs Thursday night. Great effort on the night, and in training. Also enjoyed watching ChrisM only 30 secs off victory, Ruth turning over her Dad, Lord Taylor-Jones' comeback, DaveM wisely sitting in on ChrisP, Victor bashing out another one for the team, and many more solid WAC runs on a rather chilly evening. It's almost enough to make you ditch the marshal's bib and get back out there!?!

Gerry H [WAC]

Posted : 11:39
Yes Guy I would be happy to swap my legs for yours tomorrow!

Friday 22 February 2013

Guy(Maximum Muscular Failure Carde)

Posted : 22:39
If only i could i make a deal with God and i'd get him to swap our places, be running up that road, be running up that hill with no problems!

Good luck to everyone competing in The Tough Ten on Sunday.

Victor [wac ] E-mail Victor

Posted : 15:14
I am reliably informed that local Triathlete legend Rich Collman is often seen on the dunes at Uphill and more than once he has been seen in car park at end of Sand bay .

Beach Runner

Posted : 14:42
Glorious firm but giving sand on the beach this morning don't know why the club does not get on it more often instead of 'rock hard' concrete!

kira

Posted : 14:41
Blimey Chris Old has re-joined we will all be eating his dust that is for sure!!!

Vodka

Posted : 13:35
Yes, I second that - a huge thanks to all the Marshalls at last night's prom. It was cold enough running, let alone marshalling!!

Thursday 21 February 2013

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 23:06
A BIG thank you to EVERYONE who helped put on, marshal and support the 2 prom races on a cold and bitter night

Wednesday 20 February 2013

Julia

Posted : 16:20
Rob should be there Thurs Gerry, (with kids, not to run..) so if you could point him in the right direction that would be great!!
Thankyou!

Gavin

Posted : 15:00

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Gerry H and Bryan - Thanks for the replies. Much appreciated.

Gerry H [WAC]

Posted : 14:35
Hi Gavin,

just be aware this saturdays group could be very small due to many regulars taking part in Sundays Tough Ten Race!

Julia, Dave will probably be at the prom on Thursday night, if you are not there I will get you T-shirts off him and bring them along to Tough Ten on Sunday.

Bryan

Posted : 12:42

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Gavin and all
Please note that the training session diary appears on the Welcome Page to the right of the News items. This Saturday's session is indeed at the Trop at 8am.

Tuesday 19 February 2013

Julia E-mail Julia

Posted : 16:12
I still haven't caught up with the T-Shirts I ordered for me and my husband. (The club ones with everyones names..) Are they still around? I have e-mailed Dave Jones, but no response as yet.
Thankyou.

Gavin E-mail Gavin

Posted : 15:00

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Hello all. I joined in October last year and haven't actually managed to get out on a training run with you yet! Anyway, just recovering from a stinking cold and I'm hoping to join you on Saturday at the Tropicana. Will you be easy to spot i.e. a big group in club vests? Hopefully, see you there.

Monday 18 February 2013

simon [wac] E-mail simon

Posted : 22:09
Shaleen, thanks for your generous offer; much appreciated. Is your friend's Bath Half entry still available? Fingers crossed...

Chris G

Posted : 18:58

10 messages | 3 events entered.
Thanks for all the Kind Regards.
Will hopefully be out again running with you all soon.

WAC Coach

Posted : 18:31
TIP OF THE WEEK:
"If you land on your heel, you're almost certainly overstriding," says Salazar. "You're pounding your leg into the ground with each stride and increasing your risk of injury. When you land on the balls of your feet, you flow with your forward energy." A recent study of Harvard runners supports Salazar's theory; it found that forefoot strikers have fewer injuries than heel strikers

Shaleen

Posted : 10:34

3 messages | 8 events entered.
My friend at work has a Bath half place going spare if anyone wants it, she doesn't want anything for it, let me know if you're interested.

Sunday 17 February 2013

Rich C [Less Is More]

Posted : 17:42
Get well Soon Chris, hope you can still get your hand in your pocket !

Josh

Posted : 17:17

136 messages | 113 events entered.
Thanks for letting us know Phil. Like Pete said we did stop to regroup at the end of the Prom and went back to see if we could spot you. Glad Chris is ok.

Pete Clark [WAC]

Posted : 16:18
Chris,
Really sorry to hear about your accident. We looked behind us when running on the beach to check whether or not we needed to re-group. When we saw that you were nowhere in sight we thought you must be running on the Prom instead of the sand. We decided to run on the sand to the end of the Prom, then run onto it and back to find you. We ran back as far as the Trop and saw another Weston runner - he said he hadn't seen any of you. Josh, Ross and I decided that you must have decided to have gone another direction and it wasn't likely that we'd be able to find you, so we carried on. So we didn't mean to leave anyone behind but didn't consider that there may have been an accident - which in hindsight perhaps we should. Anyway, hope you get well soon.

Gerry H

Posted : 14:55
ouch!

Phil Tomlinson [Weston AC]

Posted : 13:22
Hi Josh, Pete, Just thought i should let you know the reason we didnt keep up was because Chris Gough slipped on the steps by the beach and broke his hand. He's been to hospital and he is ok.
I think in future if we are going to organise a group run then from sparkey, we should all stay together instead of just buggering off.
Anyway i think ive made my point.

Gerry H [WAC Walnut Walker]

Posted : 12:47
Many thanks to Paul Dwyer for appearing at the top of Crooks Peak this morning with a batch of home made biscuits they were much appreciated.

Saturday 16 February 2013

PB

Posted : 22:43

3 messages | 7 events entered.
Even donkeys do more exercise than Rich...dog on the mend I think thanks, will try and find the real donkey but if not there, don't wait Josh and co...(hope no visitors read this message and think 'what a bunch of weirdos')

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 21:41
Hi Fran,
Hope you heal quickly and we will see you soon.

Fran bird

Posted : 20:41
See you all in a couple of weeks not disappearing - I have surgery Monday and need two weeks off apparently doh!

Rich C [Less is More]

Posted : 19:19
Hey Phil I hate that Victor. He Haw to know better ! Enjoy your run and think of me relaxing sorry, working !

Victor [wac] E-mail Victor

Posted : 18:44
PB you should know the Donkey lives in Bleadon and answers to the name of Rich.Hope dog is back out running soon.

Josh

Posted : 18:43

136 messages | 113 events entered.
PB, its next to the Bp garage at New Bristol Rd, Worle all welcome see you there.

PB

Posted : 12:27

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Josh where is the Donkey (?!) and do you mind if I join you?

Friday 15 February 2013

PB

Posted : 22:20
Hey Andy, let me know if you're out next week...have a broken dog at the mo so won't make tomorrow sorry. Have fun...

Niki F E-mail Niki F

Posted : 13:52

101 messages | 60 events entered.
Anyone fancy 'Race to the Stones' 13-14 Jul? Strictly social... Google it & check out the website. Liking the look of the base camp beer tent.

Kira

Posted : 13:18
Sorry to tell all of you who were at work this morning but running along the beach at 10am was just bliss! Hopefully you will get your chance to run in sunshine this weekend rather than rain!

Andy Dev

Posted : 12:56
Unable to run on Sunday so will be hitting the hills tomorrow 9AM from the Swan, Roberrow if anyone wished to join me.

Thursday 14 February 2013

Josh [WAC]

Posted : 15:20
Weather report from the Mendips last night on the drive down from Bristol to Street 5K it was lashing it down with fog thick as pea soup. Must be why only me & Chris G showed up (both desperate for chamionships points). 20 miler planned for Sunday at sedate pace. Meet at the Donkey 8.15am.

Wednesday 13 February 2013

Andrew Kelsey

Posted : 21:55
Joking apart well done Brian hard to improve on the best! And thanks Jim W Adidas Swoop and Miles more trainers have arrived!

Andrew Kelsey

Posted : 20:38
Modesty....Weavers just letting you know your hard word is appreciated, I would suggest it would make keeping up to date with your running pals easier like a Facebook messenger, with up to date weather reports for the Mendips, Jamie T running tip of the day, Jim W bargain trainers of the week, cake making with the Hincliffes, how to win trophies by Liz Wiggins and how to run heavy by Gareth Weaver and for me a Kevin Hudson f@#k off in to group 2 Andy button!!

Bryan

Posted : 19:20
Thanks for the positive feedback Andrew. I'm intrigued! What kind of app are you talking about? The web team are currently putting ideas together for improvements to the existing website so if you have any ideas then please send them through. However, please keep in view that we would have to think very hard about adding more work to the significant admin burden that providing the best running website in the South West (probably) entails.

Weavettes [WAC] E-mail Weavettes

Posted : 19:17
Yes the site is grand. Bryan does a brilliant job of keeping it all up-to-date with all the races and results. We've only just taken over maintaining the site from Matt Washburn and originally Shaun Callaghan and hope to continue their good work.

As for the app, there are plenty of running apps out there. What would the WAC App do?

Could the app, once you are running up to Group 1 pace, play Chariots of Fire? Or when you run into parts of Weston or the Mendips you get commentary from Adge?! Or moaning from Victor?

Ideas please...

Andrew Kelsey

Posted : 16:08
Well done to Brian Morley and the Weavers on creating the best running Web site in the south-west and as I feel too, possibly the whole country! but here's an idea the Weston AC running app?

Tuesday 12 February 2013

Kira

Posted : 08:09
Hi Paul S
The penny has dropped.............. Will you be in London in Sept by any chance!!!!!!!

Monday 11 February 2013

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 23:07
Hi Dom
There are 2 Babcary entry forms on the notice board at HM for you to pick up. One from me and one from Victor.
Let me know if they are not there and I will print another for you

Bryan

Posted : 19:40
TACH race dates now finalised and updated on Club Championship page along with a link to the entry form. Note that the Dundry Thunder Run is NOT a Championship race but added to Event Calendar anyway (I will probably do it!).

Victor [wac] E-mail Victor

Posted : 16:57
Dom i have a Babcary entry form ,but will not be there tomorrow . I can bring thursday or you are welcome to collect.

Sunday 10 February 2013

Dominic

Posted : 22:35

44 messages | 1 events entered.
Hi, is anyone able to print me off a copy of the Babcary race entry form for me to pick up tomorrow night please?

Julia

Posted : 21:07
Thankyou Jim! For course info and trainer advice too...

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 20:50
Muddiest Dursley I have ever done (15 since 1990)
Well done to the 17 WAC runners who took part specifically to the first time runners _ Ruth, Julia, Nick, Mary and Kevin Howells. Now you know what a multi terrain can be like.
Results are available via Dursley AC website Dursleyac.org.uk

Phil Tomlinson [WAC]

Posted : 18:43
Hi Bryan - Just to let you know i did the Exeter half today, but ran in the name of Richard Middleton. (If this counts)
i came 21st and my time was 1.31.08
Thanks

Andrew Kelsey

Posted : 17:47
Great race at Dursley today well done to all the WAC that took part..a real reminder of why I love running so much....
However I'm no mathematical genius, I don't claim to be Pete Jones or Rob Skeen, but there must have been 15 Weston AC running today...yet its not a championship race? whereas I'm guessing the Exeter Half Marathon probably had a turn out of just 4.....just saying

Saturday 09 February 2013

Josh

Posted : 18:51

136 messages | 113 events entered.
Pete, I will be at the donkey tomorrow.

PB

Posted : 15:37
Great job last night Dave, thank you.. and everyone else that contributed, really good evening.

And in your face Rich Ford :D

kira

Posted : 12:58
Hey dave good job you said almost.... my road running was off the back of x-country racing and i loved it. As much as i would love to do it again i don't think my family would be impressed me driving all over wales on saturdays!! would like to the nationals again though. All those club members from all over the country trying their best and admiring the top runners! - what an experience that is. A mass start... couldn't we start with getting a team
Oh just seen it was last w'end in Sunderland 4622 athletes finished all races overall

Fran bird

Posted : 11:18
Does anyone have or know anyone who has a proper running stroller they would like to sell - much appreciated , desperate to get one .

adrian [wac] E-mail adrian

Posted : 11:17
long run sunday morning. meet at the donkey at 8:15 if anyone is interested.

Vodka

Posted : 09:37
A BIG thank you to Dave Cowell (& his trusty 'side-kick' Lesley) for arranging last night's Awards Night. Some great speeches & top entertainment (not forgetting the fantastic timing of Malcolm's speech against the back-drop of 'THAT' photo!!). Well done to all those worthy winners ..... particularly Victor and his new jelly baby posing pouch - you must be very proud Geraldine!!

Friday 08 February 2013

Victor [wac] E-mail Victor

Posted : 16:46
Will try my best, but dont hang around if i am not there by 10.30 .

PB

Posted : 16:03
Any chance of 10.30 Victor?? I'm not sure I really want to watch Italy kick Scotland into touch but sadistic loyalty says I should...if not 11 ok.

Andy Dev

Posted : 15:59
PB, do you want to delay til 11AM to accomodate Victor or stick with 9AM. It makes no odds to me.

Victor [wac] E-mail Victor

Posted : 15:51
I would like to join you Mr Dev for a jaunt on the tump but i was planning 11ish due to planned alcohol intake this evening .Thinking of doing Cheddar loop but mid morning.

PB

Posted : 15:49
Great Andy, will see you at the used to be garden centre at 9am :)

Dave if you end up with any little girl's T-shirts I'll claim one but don't put an order in specially!

DAVE JONES [WAC]

Posted : 14:54
Cross Country Races; I see there is almost nobody in our club who is capable of running in Senior cross countries which has been the backbone of running in this country. Thank goodness for the efforts of young McMillan--- now lets see some inputs from the other 170 or so members!

DAVE JONES [WAC]

Posted : 14:39
Tech - T's, I'm still handing them out, so if you ordered but still haven't got yours ------please collect. I will have extras for the following Men= 1 XXXL & 2 Small.
Ladies= 5 size 12's & 4 size 14's.
Finally if anybody else wants a size not mentioned-----get in touch I need to order a few missed ones.

Andy Dev

Posted : 12:57
well it used to be a Garden Centre

Andy Dev

Posted : 12:55
PB You're on. I'm available all morning so does not have to be stupid O'clock start if you dont wish. Shall we say 9AM bottom of Burrington Coombe (first car park before garden centre).

PB

Posted : 12:31
Hey Andy, I'll do a long off road tomorrow if you're still going...just let me know time and place.

Thursday 07 February 2013

Andrew Devereux

Posted : 20:39

8 messages | 7 events entered.
Unable to run on Sunday so looking to do long off road run Sat AM. Anyone up for it? Or do I lower the standard at JT's hill rep session instead.

kira

Posted : 18:09
Jo Pavey:
The current European 10,000m silver medallist has made an early New Year resolution to challenge for a place in the Great Britain team for the IAAF World Championships, taking place in Moscow from August 10.

Pavey’s decision means that she and Gavin, her coach and husband, have mapped out a provisional 2013 schedule.

Malcolm better find out if she is coming to Weston in March!


Barry Walker E-mail Barry Walker

Posted : 17:16

8 messages | 5 events entered.
Dear All,
I have a spare place for the Dursley Dozen this Sunday 10th February, due to my continuing dodgy leg. If you would like the place (Free of Charge) email me or call 07500 668674 and I can bring it along to the Awards night
Cheers

Kieron

Posted : 07:52
Adrian, I will not be running next Tuesday, out of town for day,i'm sure we can sort another time though.

Wednesday 06 February 2013

adrian [wac] E-mail adrian

Posted : 22:57
kieron can`t do it tomorrow, how about next tues.

Tuesday 05 February 2013

Neil A

Posted : 17:37

22 messages | 30 events entered.
Entries are open for the Cleevewold Race on Sunday 24th March 2013.

A colleague of mine runs for Cheltenham & County Harriers and is one of the race organisers.

He promises a tough, challenging, 14 mile multi terrain race...perfect marathon training as apparently 14 miles feels like 20!!!

Visit the Cheltenham Harriers website for further details.

Hope to see some of you there. N.

Monday 04 February 2013

Bryan

Posted : 23:01
Just to let you know that you can now enter £ signs in the message board without it displaying funny characters. Thanks to Team Weaver for fixing this.

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 18:14
Hi Julia
Glad to see that you were not too badly hurt. Pity that I am not on commission for the shoes.
Hi Fran. The 5K handicap is run from the Pier on the sea front. There will be a group running down from HM at 7:00 or meet at the pier for a warm up from 7:05.
See you tonight?

Fran bird

Posted : 16:45
Is 5k circuit from club at 7 like normal ? Tomorrow

Victor [wac] E-mail Victor

Posted : 15:59
Julia young lady ? What next will you start calling Rich Coalman and athlete next . May i suggest Specsavers :-)

Vodka

Posted : 13:42
Well done John - excellent result!! And a belated Happy Birthday!

Josh [WAC] E-mail Josh

Posted : 13:03
Run home from work Bristol to WSM this Thursday @ 530. 18ish dark, lonely, tarmaced miles if anyone is up for it. You have to bring your own refreshments & witty repartee.

Julia

Posted : 11:29
That young lady was me!! I have a lovely bruised thumb, but otherwise all okay. Thankyou very much for asking!! Jim will be pleased to know I have new trainers on the way..

Alan Johnstone [Weston AC]

Posted : 10:03
To the young lady who fell over on the peak run yesterday, I'm afraid I dont know your name, but hopefully no broken bones, Your hand was certainly looking very swollen , hope all is well.

John H

Posted : 00:16

161 messages | 283 events entered.
Well done to WAC runners 3rd in team
avent Hestercombe Humdinger
And I got 1st 55 and on my birthday too
How nice
JH

Sunday 03 February 2013

Chairman Of The Adge Appreciation Society [Weston AC]

Posted : 22:19
Hi Adge,I think that you must get over this Alan Johnstone complex. The fact his he quite obviously dropped his pace in order to run along side you today. Admittedly his Weston half marathon T shirt was a bit loud, but in fairness it did safeguard you, a much older member of Weston AC from being hit by oncoming traffic.

Jamie T

Posted : 20:33

24 messages | 2 events entered.
Please note,thanks to work done by the Tech Team,that the weekly 'Training Diary'now has a permanent place in the right hand colomn of the Welcome page. The Tech Team have done their bit, now all I have to do is make sure it is kept up to date.

JELLY BABIES OR JELLY BEANS AKA ALAN JOHNSTONE [THE WAC SHERPA]

Posted : 19:46
AFTER MINDLESS DECISIONS I MET TODAY AT THE WALNUT,ONLY TO BE GREETED BY SOMEONE WHOSE DRESS CODE WAS RATHER GRANDIOSE.INFACT I THOUGHT HE HAD BEEN TANGO"D.!!!JUST WONDERING IF THE DIET COULD BE MORE VARIED NOT FUSSY STEAK&CHIPS ETC.

Saturday 02 February 2013

Andy Dev

Posted : 11:54
The Massive are out tomorrow for 16-18 offroad miles. All welcome 8:30AM at the Swan.

Friday 01 February 2013

PB

Posted : 11:31
Pot. Kettle. Black.

:)

Thursday 31 January 2013

Rich C [Less is more]

Posted : 23:01
So tight she squeaks when she walks !

PB

Posted : 11:13
Thanks Bryan..that's kind of what I thought but still thought you could enter as affiliated to a club without being affiliated to UKA. However, computer says 'no'!

Bryan

Posted : 09:16
PB, if you declared yourself as an attached runner you may be prompted to therefore enter the UKA number as you mention. Membership of UKA is what you needed to pay the extra GBP5.00 when renewing your club membership. You have two options, declare yourself as being unaffiliated or sign up for UKA. Geraldine can best advise on this and I have forwarded your email and this response to her.

PB

Posted : 09:08
So I seem to need a UKA number to enter a race...is this the thing I chose not to pay an extra fiver for when I renewed my subscription as I'd never needed it before? And if so, is there a way of getting one quite quickly?! Thanks for any help...

Wednesday 30 January 2013

adrian [wac] E-mail adrian

Posted : 23:36
`i`m doing a 16 mile run from the donkey in worle this sunday if anyone is interested. 8:15 meet.

Bryan

Posted : 15:23

195 messages | 42 events entered.
The Riverbank Rollick race date has now been rescheduled for 14th April. The club championship page has been updated accordingly.

Tuesday 29 January 2013

CLUB AWARDS NIGHT - JOIN IN IT'S NOT TOO LATE E-mail CLUB AWARDS NIGHT - JOIN IN IT

Posted : 18:24

71 messages | 122 events entered.
Hi everyone

A quick reminder that the club awards night is a week on Friday - 8 February - see details on social pages of website.

It's not too late to join in. We have over 100 people coming already so there are bound to be familiar faces. For new members it's a great way of getting to know more people, for the older ones, well you know it's a great night out.

Everyone is welcome to bring a friend/partner at 15 a head. So get in touch with me very soon!!

See you there

Dave
07793715396

Monday 28 January 2013

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 23:15
Hi Barry,
Sorry to see that you were knocked off your bike hope you are not too badly injured.
The shoes are More Mile Cheviot from Start Fitness. When I looked yesterday they were seling the Cheviot 2 for 29.99 and the Cheviot which I bought last week for 24.99.(if you like lime green) You should still be able to get a further 10% off by using code NYsave10

Alan Johnstone [Weston AC]

Posted : 19:48
Hi Barry, Sorry to read about your misshap. I shall miss your company and acrobatics next Sunday.

MikeW

Posted : 19:41

37 messages | 24 events entered.
Ordered mine already. Cheviot 2, from start fitness. Had enough of the Kanadia with their Teflon soles!!

forrestgump aka [wac] E-mail forrestgump aka

Posted : 19:04
message to jim wotton what make were your offroad shoes i need to get a pair to stop me from falling over

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

Posted : 18:55
hi all i wont be at the trop tuesday night i got knocked of my bike today on the way to work i have a sore hip but hopfully il be back running soon



Jamie T

Posted : 14:51

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Stuart H. are you available to take Tuesday's reps session? If so, details are on the welcome page. Please could you let me know a.s.a.p. Many thanks.

Sunday 27 January 2013

Chairman of the Adge appreciation society [Weston AC]

Posted : 21:48
Adge , thank goodness you have surfaced, I can now sqaush the rumours about you having taking up knitting. As for Alan Johnstone, just keep cool, he's bound to come unstuck when his wine gums run out, but having said that he is a most interesting and humorous chap, so perhaps you we need to play the long game after all you have youth on your side.

ADGE APPRECIATED BY ME CLUB E-mail ADGE APPRECIATED BY ME CLUB

Posted : 20:34
Sorry sorry sorry !!! i over did the snoring,but it didnt take me long to get into five minute mile mode---then i woke up !!!OH NO,ive missed running with Alan Johnston.Then i thought thats not so bad.!!Had a lovely run all on my own,and i finished without any deafness.

Chairman of the Adge appreciation Society [Weston AC]

Posted : 18:15

Where are you Adge, your public needs you. Fortunately that nice Alan Johnstone entertained us on the Peak run, and He had an unfeasibly large bag of jellybabies. Much laughter ensued when Barry fell over so much he ended up looking like Al Jolson, not Al Johnstone who never fell over at all.

Saturday 26 January 2013

Andy Dev

Posted : 11:35
Mendip run tomorrow 8:30 at the Swan. And this time we will do Cheddar loop whatever the weather throws at us.

Friday 25 January 2013

Josh [WAC] E-mail Josh

Posted : 10:51
Sort notice but I have a free place for the Slaughterford 9 this Sunday if anyone wants it - email me or text on 07504689671.

Planning on doing 16ish road only this Sunday am. Departing from Sparky at 8.15AM - note different time.

Thursday 24 January 2013

Claudine

Posted : 05:39
** Update re Kens funeral **

Apologies, I should have added the following to my initial message:

No flowers. Donations, in memory of Ken, to Sustrans via www.memorygiving.com/kennethtuckwood

or cheques, payable to the charity, c/o Abbey Funeral Services, 106 High Street, Worle, Weston-super-Mare, BS22 6HD.

Tuesday 22 January 2013

Claudine

Posted : 20:54
Ken's funeral arrangements have now been finalised. For those wishing to attend, details are as follows:

Thursday 31st January at 12.00pm - Weston Crematorium.

There will be a get-together afterwards (I hate the word 'wake'!!) at the Summerhouse (nr Worle train station).

And finally, a big thank you for all the kind words of support & offers of help which are hugely appreciated X

Monday 21 January 2013

Jamie T

Posted : 11:35

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Thanks Pete. I am not sure if I have your current number, so could you text me and I can ring you to discuss possibilities.

Pete Clark [Wac]

Posted : 11:25
Hi Jamie - If you are stuck then I can take tues session?

Ian P

Posted : 10:26
Sorry Jamie, but I don't think I will manage Tues Reps (Tuesdays have never been my stong point) Sorry

Sunday 20 January 2013

Jamie T

Posted : 23:08

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Ian P are you available on Tuesday to run reps session?

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

Posted : 17:27

Hi Gang, For those who ran the peak today, a big well done. I can assure you that every fibre of my body ached to be there with you, but sadly, after the most titanic struggle to get out of bed, the bed won.

Malcolm

Posted : 07:30

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It is with great sadness that I have to announce the sudden death of Ken Tuckwood our Christmas Cracker Race Director. He died yesterday after becoming very ill and being rushed into hospital.

Our thoughts are with Claudine and his family at this time.

Saturday 19 January 2013

Jim [WAC WWdivision]

Posted : 14:33
For all those not now doing the riverbank the usual group will be out from the Walnut at 8:15. Kev is scheduled to take us to the gate (14ish).
Off road shoes essential crampons optional all welcome

Andrew Devereux

Posted : 14:27

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Car park behind bus stop on opposite side of river to ship and castle. Go over river towards bristol first turning on right. As for dress code if I get my shorts on right way round it'll be better than last outing.

Victor [wac] E-mail Victor

Posted : 14:10
Mr Dev i plan to join you but where is the meet ? And will you still have the fishnets and suspenders on ?

Martin

Posted : 13:28

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Andy, sounds good. If I can drag myself out of bed in time, I'll be there.

Andrew Devereux

Posted : 13:14

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Martin, Jason and I are going from congresbury riverside / ball court car park at 8:30. He has a route of about 13miles planned. Anyone else is welcome too.

Martin

Posted : 11:16

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Andy, Jason and anyone else from Congresbury/Churchill area, as the Riverbank Rollick is off, does anyone want to meet up for an off-road run round here tomorrow? Not sure what state the road up to the Swan will be in.

Guy(MMFC)

Posted : 10:38
The Riverbank Rollick has been cancelled

Friday 18 January 2013

Andy Dev

Posted : 20:54

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Victor, I can now do a Sunday long run if you want. Let me know if you wish to do mendips 8:30AM.

Rich C [Less is more]

Posted : 20:50
Victor, I may drag my sorry self along for the run on Thursday. I'll try and get PB along, She's got more time on her hands now that her contract to supply Tesco's has come to an abrupt end !

Victor [wac] E-mail Victor

Posted : 16:06
That Bleadon hill , the next instalment of fun in the dark . Thursday 24th Jan Bleadon village hall 6.45 for 7 start.hot refreshments and witty repartee will be available afterwards.6 ish flat miles.

Bryan

Posted : 12:53

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Well done Weston AC....give yourselves a pat on the back! 52 brave souls ran the January Prom and many other Weston AC members, friends and family volunteered to help out on the night. Magnificent effort from everyone.

DAVE JONES [WAC]

Posted : 12:36
The Tech T-SHIRTS are now available for those who ordered one. Weather permitting I will be at Hutton Moor on training nights. Or if your feeling adventurous, venture out in the snow and collect in person from my home. 93 Spring Hill Worle W-s-M

Josh (WDs) [WAC]

Posted : 12:04
Well done to all the PBer's last night. Mr Bradford I saw your face at the turn and it looked like you were enjoying it!

Out for a steady 15-18 Sunday am @ 8.00 If the snow is still here just wear trail daps & we will take it even steadier than usual. Meet by Sparky.

Thursday 17 January 2013

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 22:57
A very big thank you to everybody that helped in any way with either or both of the races tonight.
A very cold January night with a number of regular people missing and we still had all of the positions covered.

Kieron [WAC]

Posted : 21:54
Congratulations to Guy Bradford for breaking the 30 minute barrier at tonights Prom.

Gary E-mail Gary

Posted : 17:23

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Hi madeline, i have got a place going spare for sunday a mate couldn't make it so its yours if you still need it give me a ring in 07552699443

Madeline

Posted : 16:21

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Hi Gerry, yes did give him a ring but unfortunately it has gone thank anyway .

Gerry H [wac]

Posted : 15:33
Hi Maddie have you tried barry Walker, his message offering a place is further down this page?

Madeline

Posted : 14:10

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Hi, I know it is a long shot but has anyone got an entry for the riverbank rollick for Sun that they are not able too use? Maddie

Wednesday 16 January 2013

Gerry H [WAC]

Posted : 18:09
Hi Sam

Your affiliation number is:3009368

sam morteo

Posted : 17:58
Just trying to sign up to the blasted tough ten and they are asking for mine or the clubs UKA affiliation number, can't work out which... Help?

Monday 14 January 2013

Katherine Morgan E-mail Katherine Morgan

Posted : 09:45
Hi There,

We have a number of Princes Trust places left in the Bath Half in March.

Registration is 35, and we are asking people to raise as much as they can, no minimum amount. Deadline for registration is the 18th January so not long now. All official places are sold out so if anyone is interested in running this is the best way to get your place.

You also get a great running vest too!

Request an application at email: katherine.morgan@princes-trust.org.uk or call 0117 929 2300

Help young people get into work, education or training in the South West.
Thank you, Katherine

Sunday 13 January 2013

John E-mail John

Posted : 23:09

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Hi is it possible that any one going to do the riverbank rollick could
give me a lift hears hoping
If so please E mail me or phone 412034
Cheers
John H

Josh(Worle Donkeys)

Posted : 19:59

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Always a pleasure Mr.Bradford. Never mind all this sub 30 malarky we'll make an endurance athlete of you yet. Btw I would have a word with Blighty Tater to see if you can borrow a pair of his for the Riverbank. You don't want to be wearing those pearly whites you had on today.

Guy (Maximum muscular failure Cadre)

Posted : 19:26
Cheers for earlier Josh, 18 miles of leg candy,superb.By the way Josh Wurzel Gummidge wants his running shorts back.

Barry E-mail Barry

Posted : 18:01

8 messages | 5 events entered.
Hi, I have an entry for the Riverbank Rollick for Sunday 20th January going free to a good home. If anyone is inetrested then please call me 07500 668674 or email barry@quickwheels.co.uk

Saturday 12 January 2013

MikeW

Posted : 22:29

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Anyone running from Walnut tomorrow?

Friday 11 January 2013

Josh(Worle Donkeys)(WAC)

Posted : 20:14

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In that case Vodka he will no doubt be hooking up with the Real Massive at the Swan for a trot round the Mendips. Lets hope they can keep up! ;-O)

Vodka

Posted : 18:45
Josh, Sparky would really like to join you but doesn't have any road shoes!

Victor the Massive [wac] E-mail Victor the Massive

Posted : 15:35
I will be kayaking once again and hope to return to the mendips after all this nasty mud goes away.

Josh (The Not Massive) [WAC]

Posted : 14:49
16 miles Mr Dev that sounds suspicously like the Cheddar loop although when I last did it was 17 I must have got lost...presume you have started Grizzly training early!? Would like to be up there with the real(ly) massive but promised myself will train properly for vlm this year to avoid pain and suffering in last six miles so it is nasty old road miles for next few months :-O)

Andy Dev [The Real Massive]

Posted : 09:43
Well we're doing 16.. with Mud and Hills. So Naaaah.
(8:30AM Swan Inn)

Thursday 10 January 2013

Josh(Worle Donkeys)(WAC)

Posted : 22:11

136 messages | 113 events entered.
Departing for a steady 15 @ 8.30am on Sunday from Sparky by the BP on New Bristol Road. All road so no one will get their daps dirty.

Jamie

Posted : 08:10

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Yes Martin. Carps has it.

Martin

Posted : 07:29

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Did anyone pick up a blue Weston AC training shirt after the 5k on the Prom on Tuesday? I think I left mine behind by the shelter at the pier.

Tuesday 08 January 2013

Martin

Posted : 15:05

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Andy, I'm planning to.

Andy Dev

Posted : 13:03
Do people still meet at HM and then jog down to Sea Front for 5K?

Monday 07 January 2013

Vodka

Posted : 22:28
Just to advise that entries for the GWR towpath series are now open. This usually fills up reasonably quickly so if you're thinking about entering I'd do so sooner rather than later.

Simon williams

Posted : 20:36

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Thanks to those who are joining the pub Quiz on friday -No more teams now -pleased to say we have more than enough :)

Sunday 06 January 2013

John H E-mail John H

Posted : 00:34

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Hi is it possible that any one going to do the riverbank rollick could
give me a lift hears hoping
If so please E mail me
Cheers
John H

Saturday 05 January 2013

Andy Dev

Posted : 20:44

8 messages | 7 events entered.
For those wanting a good old fashioned off road slog a few of us are going from the Swan at 8:30 (ps: no caffeine allowed)

Friday 04 January 2013

Victor [wac] E-mail Victor

Posted : 13:26
Just spat me beans on toast all over Work P.C yet another mention for W.A.C on 6Music by the Mud dodger who obviously has far to much time on his hands. If i was paying my rates to Sedgemoor i would have complained by now ,mind you good choice with the Fall.

Thursday 03 January 2013

Josh(Worle & Mendip Massive)

Posted : 21:14

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Anyone uping the mileage for marathoning & fancies a nice pacey 10-13 road/trail combo this Sunday am is welcome to join the W&MM at the BP garage New Bristol Road this Sunday at 8.30am. Post run cappuccino's & wafer style biscuits to be provided by G Bradford Esq.

Wednesday 02 January 2013

Simon Williams (Still not fit) E-mail Simon Williams (Still not fit)

Posted : 18:46

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Hi all and Happy new year.
Michelle, my wife and Sue Collard have London Marathon places this year to raise money for Bone cancer research trust, they are having a pub quiz to raise money for their places. Worlebury golf club on Friday January 11th 7.30 for 8 start.
Teams of upto 4 5 per person.
We would love you to come bring friends and family we will have a laugh.
please let me or Michelle(07811460848) know if you are coming
we need at least 25 teams!!

Hope to see you soon
Kindest regards

Simon Williams

simon@swagencies.co.uk
Mobile 07802-786562

Tuesday 01 January 2013

forrestgump [wac] E-mail forrestgump

Posted : 17:25
well done to jim and all the marshalls today great race and i would like to thank all the weston dog owners for turning up to take their dogs out on such a sunny day even the grumpy ones ,happy new year

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 16:46
A big thank you to everybody that helped put on the race today.
We had a record entry of 267 and will have raised over 1000 for our charity Barton Camp.
With the weather we had I hope that you managed to enjoy yourselves as well as we said hello to 2013

2012 CLUB AWARDS AND CELEBRATION EVENING E-mail 2012 CLUB AWARDS AND CELEBRATION EVENING

Posted : 13:12

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2012 CLUB AWARDS AND CELEBRATION EVENING

I know everyone will be partied out and just cant think about another boozy do, but you all have a month to recover before our evening on the Grand Pier to celebrate the club and members achievements in 2012.

At 15 pound each you ( and a partner) will enjoy a great night out with friends with food and some drink provided, as well as a bar, DJ and dancing to one oclock in the morning.

I will be down at training nights over the coming weeks to take money and hand out tickets. I will need to confirm numbers by the end of January.

Any questions please feel free to call me.

See you there !!

Dave

Posted : 02:12

John

Posted : 01:15

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Bryan - Chris Gough also ran Clevedon. Position 206. Time 29:21