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Tuesday 30 December 2014

Dave Jones

Posted : 11:13
LAST ORDERS please for the HOODIES by 2nd January 2015. I'll be at training Tuesday and Hangover New Years Day.
DAVE.

Monday 29 December 2014

bazzer aka run4fun [wac] E-mail bazzer aka run4fun

Posted : 10:48
jim can you message me so we can arrange a time to pick up the cones and signs for the hangover my number is 07443863840 . bazrun4fun

Sunday 28 December 2014

Gary iles E-mail Gary iles

Posted : 18:38

31 messages | 29 events entered.
Thanks Julia thanks for finding out can't believe how dear these races are getting

Julia

Posted : 17:30
Message for Gary. I checked with the Bristol/Bath marathon people if they offer a discount for a group entry. They do offer a five pound discount, but if you enter as an early bird you can have that discount anyway. In addition the discount would only be available to groups of 20+.

Saturday 27 December 2014

Kieron [WAC]

Posted : 11:06
Massive Lite out for the usual 10 miler from the Donkey tomorrow at 8am, aiming for 7m:30 pace per mile. Let the marathon training commence!!

Friday 26 December 2014

Dave S [WAC] E-mail Dave S

Posted : 21:20
A quality run by chris mcmillan at todays clevedon 4M -21.07.11th /873 Classy.Best time in WAC history? Well done all.And best wishes for 2015

Shaleen Summers [proud sister department of WAC] E-mail Shaleen Summers

Posted : 19:20
Congratulations to my big brother, Kieron on winning the club road championship, amazing achievement, so proud of you. Grandad would be so proud too!

Wednesday 24 December 2014

Claudine

Posted : 20:38
Shaleen / Jason / Ray
I'll be in contact after Christmas re obtaining your respective details for the VLM portal / entry system.

Ps: shaleen - so excited she posted twice!! So much better than taking it for granted - you go girl!! :)

Congratulations to all 3 of you.

Tuesday 23 December 2014

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 22:33
London Marathon
Lucky winners of the three places were:
Shaleen Summers (you may have noticed)
Jason Wyatt
and Ray Broadhurst

Shaleen Summers [WAC] E-mail Shaleen Summers

Posted : 22:30
Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, (especially Dave Jones) I'm a bit pleased to have been drawn out for a London marathon place as anyone who was there tonight will have noticed! Hope everyone has a lovely Christmas x

Shaleen Summers [WAC] E-mail Shaleen Summers

Posted : 22:30
Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, (especially Dave Jones) I'm a bit pleased to have been drawn out for a London marathon place as anyone who was there tonight will have noticed! Hope everyone has a lovely Christmas x

Gary iles E-mail Gary iles

Posted : 18:53

31 messages | 29 events entered.
Thanks jim, do you know if the club are going to do a mass entry like we do for Bristol 10k & half, can't make the London draw run tonight pick up a cold so see you all in the new year, so wishing everyone a merry Christmas

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 17:19
Hi Gary,
From what I read it is a full marathon and will be held in October next year. From memory it is being put on by GO2 events who have also taken over Exeter Great West Run and the Plymouth Half

Gary iles E-mail Gary iles

Posted : 16:32

31 messages | 29 events entered.
Do anyone know anything about the Bristol to bath marathon next year on closed roads,

Jim [wac]

Posted : 09:07
January Handicap
Hi all
The January handicap will be on the first Tuesday of the month as usual which will be the 6th Jan 2105.
We will amend the date shown on the welcome page asap.
Cheers
Jim

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 09:05
Festive Run.

Hi all just a reminder that the festive run will start from Hutton Moor tonight at 7:00pm

Saturday 20 December 2014

Andy Dev

Posted : 20:54
No optional about it. Compulsory. And no pigging gloves or long sleeves either.

Gerry H [Wac]

Posted : 15:01
Obviously the pink & white string vests are also optional!

Bomber Harris [WAC Massive]

Posted : 10:28
730am start from the Swan @ Rowberrow to get to Beacon Batch for Winter Solstice sunrise @ 8.13. Druidic robes optional.

Kieron [WAC]

Posted : 09:52
For those not interested in a 7:30am start with the Massive, the splinter group Massive Lite are meeting for a 10 mile leg stretcher from Sparky the Donkey at 8am tomorrow.

Malcolm [WAC]

Posted : 07:07
What time are the massive meeting on Sunday??

Friday 19 December 2014

Maximum Muscular Failure Cadre

Posted : 21:52
I wonder if the club hats have got a bubble on them, I do love a bubble hat!

nick

Posted : 17:07
I have deleted all Strava.hope you are happy

Thursday 18 December 2014

Mary Nutley [Weston Athletics Club] E-mail Mary Nutley

Posted : 23:40
London Marathon Poem - I wrote a poem for the London Marathon last year which I can share at the awards evening. It was part of a competition run locally.

Rodney [WAC]

Posted : 13:00
Will there be an XXS Hoodie for Guy? He'd need an XXXXXL hat though...

DAVE Jones

Posted : 08:57
Hoodies & Hats, More info--------- Sweat's Sizes; Small = 36" Medium = 40" Large = 44" and X-Large = 48". One Size Hats, Colours; Black, Bright Blue, Classic Red. Flo Orange. Flo Yellow. Forest Green and French Navy.
DAVE.

Tuesday 16 December 2014

DAVE Jones

Posted : 19:56
CRACKER TEEs, I have now placed the order for marshall's tee shirts, so if anybody is still wishing to have one ---- be quick.

I'm also taking orders for Hooded Sweats , Two Tone ( Orange inside the hood and Navy body} with Embroidered club logo. Also Club Fleece warm hats.These are offered at cost price £15 for Hoodie & £4 for the hat. Email; dmjaj93@gmail.com or Text; 07554548188

Monday 15 December 2014

Helen Diamond E-mail Helen Diamond

Posted : 18:29

15 messages | 17 events entered.
For those who expressed an interest in coming for curry after the prom race on Thursday, Hussains is booked for 9 pm. More are obviously welcome to join us.

Sunday 14 December 2014

Strava Police [Watching you!!]

Posted : 19:32
Nick Cook Please remove your cycle along Uphill road from the running leader board as Strava Record holder. Cycling does not count as running!!!

Saturday 13 December 2014

The Tin Man [WAC]

Posted : 22:07
Lewis all the way!

kira

Posted : 21:59
We owe Jo Pavey our Vote for her 2morrow night. Read Gavin Megaw's blog who is campaigning for as many runners as poss to vote for her. If your'e gonna vote for the rich guys such as Lewis and Rory then you have no heart after reading his blog on Runhabit.com

Andy c [weston ac] E-mail Andy c

Posted : 20:19
If anyone is joining us at The Swan 8am then please allow yourself an extra 10 minutes for scraping and driving because it looks like a frosty one

Bomber Harris [Mendip Massive(WAC)]

Posted : 19:44
Yes, welcome ladies. It would be good to see a few more up the Mendips too! Ps the Massive are now on twitter! Follow us @Mendipmassive

Gerry H [Wac]

Posted : 18:29
Female take over we must b close to out numbering you guys this year - quality

Andy c [weston ac] E-mail Andy c

Posted : 15:17
I know 8 new potential cake bakers quality.

Maximum Muscular Failure Cadre

Posted : 14:09
8 new female members.......Quality!

Julie E-mail Julie

Posted : 11:23

1 messages | 17 events entered.
Thanks very much what a lovely surprise ! X

Friday 12 December 2014

PB

Posted : 23:37
Message for Julie Shergold - I picked up a bottle of wine for you at Street, you were first F55, will try and get to the prom and remember to bring it! (You're lucky...I'm off the booze at the mo!)

Niki F E-mail Niki F

Posted : 17:57

101 messages | 60 events entered.
Local runner & author of Fat Man to Green Man Ira Rainey, is organising a fabulous evening of talks from inspirational runners who've acheived more than they thought possible. It's being held at the Watershed (nice beer) evening of Fri 30 Jan 15. Go to runspark.co.uk for more info. I'm going, it'll be just the job to boost winter training.

Niki F E-mail Niki F

Posted : 17:57

101 messages | 60 events entered.
Local runner & author of Fat Man to Green Man Ira Rainey, is organising a fabulous evening of talks from inspirational runners who've acheived more than they thought possible. It's being held at the Watershed (nice beer) evening of Fri 30 Jan 15. Go to runspark.co.uk for more info. I'm going, it'll be just the job to boost winter training.

Thursday 11 December 2014

Maximum Muscular Failure Cadre

Posted : 10:01
REF: Sparky 10 miler
Any runners participating, don't forget your ear protection.....Copious amounts of Rodney Summers waffling!

Wednesday 10 December 2014

Dave Jones [WAC] E-mail Dave Jones

Posted : 23:25
The following still need to collect the 10 ordered LONG SLEEVE TEES please.

Ladies; Liz Green, Sonia Harvey, Rachel Smith, and Julia Turnbull. (Kate Gormley to Pay)

Men; David Elliott ( to pay). Wayne Entwistle, Pete Hughes, Pete Green, Marc Malloy and Pete Telford.

You can collect from 93, Spring Hill, Worle.
Email; dmjaj93@gmail.com or Tel; 414361.

DAVE.

Kieron [WAC Winter Wanderers/Massive Lite]

Posted : 22:42
Chris Pinchbeck (and anyone else who's interested). Meet at Sparky the Donkey on Sunday at 8am,for a 10 mile trot, carrots optional.

Monday 08 December 2014

Shills [ ]

Posted : 21:48
Well done to everyone who participated in the Christmas Cracker, special thanks to those who helped at the college. I have several items of lost property, if anyone has lost anything please get in touch.

ADGE [CRACKER WAC]

Posted : 16:20
A big thankyou to the early morning set up team,your effort and wit are memorable.I'm sure we will do it all again next year.The course in the end turned out to be a winner!! Cheers.

Woots aka Batman [WAC ] E-mail Woots aka Batman

Posted : 11:50
Team Lydia would like to thank everyone involved in organising and marshalling at the Christmas Cracker yesterday.

Your support and encouragement was awesome!!!

Sunday 07 December 2014

Andy c [weston ac] E-mail Andy c

Posted : 23:42
Dear all WAC members the Massive would like to welcome all for a Massive open day this sunday, 8 am from The Swan alternative distances available top scenery guaranteed and Massive legends on hand to satisfy all.

Malcolm [Weston AC]

Posted : 17:47
Congratulations to all the runners who completed today's Christmas Cracker Race.
The Weston AC Troops were out in force today to make sure the race was managed safely and successfully and you all did a brilliant job. The early morning set up team were out in the rain and cold whilst most runners were still fast asleep dreaming about today's race! The runners may have been cold waiting at the start but for those marshals out on the course and at the start and finish locations it was very cold indeed but they maintained a great spirit encouraging runners of all abilities. Race HQ was also managed like clockwork by a very competent and enthusiastic team. Finally a mention for the Cracker committee who have worked many hours all year to pull this race together. Congratulations to you all and thank you for a job very well done. Malcolm & Jim

Mandy

Posted : 14:01

21 messages | 23 events entered.
Top job everyone who organized the cracker and a very big Thanks to the people who gave their time to do the Santas in training, extra special thanks to Rob who helped my daughter so much... she is definitely not the quickest or the best runner but you never gave up on her...Thank you :) xx

Thursday 04 December 2014

Woots aka Batman (James) [WAC & GOD SQUAD] E-mail Woots aka Batman (James)

Posted : 13:56
Message for anyone who is marshalling Sunday at the cracker.

You are most welcome to join myself, Wilf Huxitable and Team Lydia after the race at Uphill Cricket Club for a few drinks at our after party.

There will be over 50 members of Team Lydia running on Sunday and they will be wearing bright green tops (Lydia's favourite colour) so you can't miss them.

Most of them don't usually run and will find it very hard so any encouragement will be most welcome.

To see the reason behind Team Lydia click on the link below;

https://www.justgiving.com/challenge14lydia

Thank you in advance for your support and helping to put on a great event!

XxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxX

Wednesday 03 December 2014

Vanessa E-mail Vanessa

Posted : 21:55

134 messages | 42 events entered.
Thanks to all the Cracker marshalls who have come back to me and Jim so far to confirm they've read the instructions and provided mobile numbers.

We are still waiting to hear from:
Kath Amor
Marc Bostock
Nick Briffitt
Chris Edwards
Mark Gray
Mike Horwood
Alan and Jane Johnstone
Steve Kibblewhite
Colin Lintern
Mike Potter
Steph Shute
Rachel Smith
Shaleen Summers
Jamie Tottle
Ann and John Western
Belinda and Mark Wilson

If you could read the notes on the homepage and email your mobile numbers - in case of an emergency on the day while you're out on the course, that would be great.

Thanks

Fran bird

Posted : 16:09
My mobile is 07727019193 and email frances_eldridge@yahoo.co.uk , just don't put me on the beach as I'll have my daughter in her wheelchair with me . Thanks

Marc M [Weston AC]

Posted : 11:41
Rich
07894 144595
Cheers :)

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 09:51
December 5K Handicap result
Thanks to everyone for turning up and running or helping with the run on a cold and windy night.
First person home in a 12 month pb of 24.30 was Mark Gray, followed by Luke Buchan in a new pb of 25.14 and James Wotton in a new pb (sub 20) of 19.56. Fastest run of the night was Chris Mcmillan in 17.36 followed by Kieron Summers in 17.50 and Nick Briffitt in 18.40
There were also pb's for Julie Monaghan in 25.14, Lesley Bowskill in 24.48, Bruce Bourne in 22,16, Katie Wood in 26.17, Vanessa Andrews in 26.20, Victoria Hodge in 27.24, Hollie Moore in 28.23, Sam Thompson in 28.39 and Marian Barber in 31.47. There were first time runs by Susan Bushnell in 28.20 and Nigel Flaskett in 29.49

Tuesday 02 December 2014

Fordy [WAC] E-mail Fordy

Posted : 23:18
Marc, what's your mobile number

Helen Diamond E-mail Helen Diamond

Posted : 22:54

9 messages | 16 events entered.
People have mentioned it would be nice to go for a curry after the December Prom race, if you are interested drop me an email @ helen.diamond@talk21.com

Vanessa E-mail Vanessa

Posted : 22:06

134 messages | 42 events entered.
Message for Fran Bird

Hi Fran

Are you still up for helping out on Sunday? If so, please can you drop me a line with your mobile number as we could do with you marshalling if possible.

I'll give you all the info in an email.

Cheers

Vanessa

Vanessa E-mail Vanessa

Posted : 21:31

134 messages | 42 events entered.
***Message re Cracker on Sunday***

Evening all

A couple of people have had to pull out from their Cracker duties on Sunday, which has left us a bit short of people on the day.

If you're around on Sunday morning and can help out, please drop me an email.

Thanks.

Ness

Vanessa

Posted : 20:41

134 messages | 42 events entered.
Thank you to everyone who had the pleasure of standing out in the cold tonight for an hour while the rest of us ran the 5k. Hope you're thawing out now.

Monday 01 December 2014

Marc M [Weston AC]

Posted : 07:46
Does anyone know what time the Christmas cracker finishes next week?
It's my baby girls first birthday so we have loads of peeps coming round at 12 for a party...will I realistically be back by then if I am doing lead cyclists duties? If I cycle straight home afterwards?
Just want to gauge exactly how much trouble I'm going to get into!

Marc M [Weston AC]

Posted : 07:39
Rich Ford.
If you're still keen on this TT bike then will you get in touch. I'm going to put it on eBay this week but would rather it went to someone I know.

Anyone else after some crimbo Tri gifts then let me know. Loads of brand new kit going cheap.

Sunday 30 November 2014

John

Posted : 18:41

161 messages | 283 events entered.
Judging by the photo on facebook he's flying
along
well trying to

Andy c [weston ac] E-mail Andy c

Posted : 13:11
Well done Chorlton at a very dry Brent knoll without a doubt the strongest WACer off road for the last few months.

Saturday 29 November 2014

Woots aka Batman [WAC] E-mail Woots aka Batman

Posted : 00:23
Massive THANK YOU to everyone who organises and helps out at children's 1 mile prom races.

Great success getting the young ones into running and my Maisie loves it!!

Extra special mention to legend Malcome who hands my girl a medal every time.

Keep up the good work guys and credit goes to you for helping the kids find their love for running!

Friday 28 November 2014

Kieron [WAC]

Posted : 19:23
End of Worlebury Hill Rd where the bumpy track to the water tower starts

Nia

Posted : 18:39

2 messages | 1 events entered.
Which entrance will it be to Worlebury Woods for the hill session tomorrow?

Malcolm [Weston AC]

Posted : 16:45
Last nights race went with a bang!
Well done to all 315 finishers of the main race and 70 in the Junior 1 miler. A huge thanks to all the marshals who helped manage the 3 lap revised course and to all those who helped manage the change of finish location. Well done to our HQ team who prepared and posted the results so quickly. A special thank you also to North Somerset's Sea Front Events team who managed the road closure so effectively.

Malcolm & Jim

Thursday 27 November 2014

Kieron [WAC]

Posted : 22:48
Bazza, click on the 'Contact' link at the top of the page, Rob's details are about half way down the page.

forrest gump E-mail forrest gump

Posted : 21:54

72 messages | 68 events entered.
does anyone have rob skeens email address i would like to send him the 1 mile times many thanks baz

kira

Posted : 14:24
Hi Jim
I know i said i would help at the one mile prom run this evening but Charlotte has a septic toe (her 1st running injury!) and is on antibiotics so i am unable to help out Sorry for the short notice. Hope all goes well and the runners enjoy the fireworks

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 14:14
Hi Ian,
If you could be there for 7:00 that would be fine. Can you be prepared to go to the far end with Colin to handle the turn please

Ian

Posted : 09:11

36 messages | 26 events entered.
Jim, what time do you want labour for this evening

Bryan Morley

Posted : 00:13
Dave Jones, will you be bringing the Tech Tees to the Prom. I will be there to collect my one if you are. Thanks.

Wednesday 26 November 2014

Paul Snelling [WAC] E-mail Paul  Snelling

Posted : 17:32
I have a tee shirt, leggings etc which somebody left in the changing rooms at the presidents run last Sat, all washed and clean !

Tuesday 25 November 2014

Dave Jones E-mail Dave Jones

Posted : 23:29
Would the following Weston AC members kindly collect their TEE Shirts before they start to rot in my garage.

26 --- MEN;
Tony Antonius, Pete Bartlett, Kie Booth, Marc Bostock, Luke Bucham, Dave Cowell, David Elliot, Wayne Entwisle, Tony Green, Pete Green, Stuart Haynes, Steve Hall, Mark Hill, Kevin Howell, Pete Hughes, Gary Iles, Marc Malloy, Brian Morley, Ross Neads, Ian Prideaux, Ian Shillcock, Chris Pinchbeck, Pete Telford, Mark Wilson, Gavin Wilsher & Phil Williams.

12--- LADIES:
Leslie Cowell, Liz Green, Nikki Fulstow, Kate Gormley, Sara Harvey, Carol Howell, Claudine Mercer, S---y Redman, Rachel Smith, Julie Turnbull, Ruth White & Belinda Wilson.

Only 36 members to come forward and collect their purchases.
£330.00 's worth of your money is sitting in my garage, plus the £120.00's of Clubs money with a combined total £780.00 spent on TEES.

Jim [WAC] E-mail Jim

Posted : 09:35
London Marathon Draw
We have now had confirmation that the club will receive 3 places for London that will be drawn during the Xmas run now confirmed for Tuesday 23rd Dec.
The first draw will be a ballot just for those people who have not run London before. The remaining 2 draws will be for everybody including those unsuccessful in the first draw.
So far I have been given 14 names, can I have any further entries (meeting the relevant criteria)by midnight 15th Dec please.

Sunday 23 November 2014

Fran bird

Posted : 19:11
I can help Marshall the cracker if you need people , and if anyone has any friends of family that want a cracker place they can have mine

Saturday 22 November 2014

Stuart

Posted : 15:54

9 messages | 16 events entered.
Great breakfast run. Thank you to all organisers unfortunately I left my garmin in the changing room. Did anyone pick it up?

Sara E-mail Sara

Posted : 15:43

4 messages | 12 events entered.
Really enjoyable run this morning. Thankyou to all the hard workers in the kitchen for the scrummy breakie!

Thursday 20 November 2014

Bill Green [wac] E-mail Bill Green

Posted : 21:42
Hi Stuart 07770924078
Good to see you in group 2 tonight.
Cheers Bill

Tuesday 18 November 2014

John E-mail John

Posted : 22:09

161 messages | 283 events entered.
Bill Green

Monday 17 November 2014

Malcolm & Jim [WAC]

Posted : 09:05
18 members of Weston AC kindly gave up their Friday evening (and watching Children in Need!) to "stuff" over 2000 envelopes for runners at this years Christmas Cracker race. Each envelope contains 7 items so that was over 14000 items handled.

Can I say a big thank you to everyone who helped and for those non members reading this and who have entered the Cracker....your race number and details are on their way!

and for those members who have yet to offer their help on race day....we still need you!!!

Saturday 15 November 2014

Maximum Muscular Failure Cadre

Posted : 21:35
Thinking of you boys at the Cornish Marathon tomorrow........ Beaver, Bomber and Coach Wyatt on his debut 26.2er.
MMFC Marathon tip:Do your HM PB then hang on!

Bomber Harris [WAC]

Posted : 13:30
It says on Wells City website there is a chap running 90 miles between the Somerset three peaks(Dunkery, Wills Neck & Beacon Batch) this weekend. He left Exford 930am this morning & is due at Beacon Batch 8.00amish Sunday finishing at Hinton Blewett around 10.30 so if anyone is out and about on the Mendips early doors be sure to give him some support.

Thursday 13 November 2014

Ian

Posted : 20:33

36 messages | 26 events entered.
Jim, the 2 little helpers I have for the cracker are Sarah Ridout and Michele Miles, both runner and have marshaled before. Drop me an email (ianpurnell2@yahoo.co.UK) and I will let you have their contact details

John

Posted : 14:35

161 messages | 283 events entered.
Nice comment on Well 5K thankin
Weston AC for turning up in numbers last night
There were some very fast times not by us in quite a large field
Obviously not just the Prom attracting numbers

Tuesday 11 November 2014

Sara - Web Elf E-mail Sara - Web Elf

Posted : 13:43
MESSAGE FOR MIKE HORWOOD
Mike please can you email me on webadmin@westonac.co.uk so I can check your email address and help you log on to the website.

If anybody sees Mike, please direct him here. Thanks

Sunday 09 November 2014

Jim (Kit Monitor) [WAC]

Posted : 17:56
I hope all those shiny new shirts are clean by Tuesday.
Well done all

Andy c [weston ac] E-mail Andy c

Posted : 17:51
Well done my little gingy chopped assassin another well deserved 1st to the flying Chorlton and amazing 3rd for Barry Hall who only a couple of weeks ago had a crocked knee as big as my beer belly . thoroughly enjoyed todays mud filled race as by looks of some photos did our Dirty girls.

Simon A

Posted : 16:32

8 messages | 28 events entered.
I can confirm that after thorough testing today, mud running with just one shoe is not recommended.

Mud lark

Posted : 15:53

161 messages | 283 events entered.
Simons new method of running with only one shoe does not help you get through the mud any quicker sorry Simon I will not be trying it

Saturday 08 November 2014

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 18:43
Hi Kira,

Thanks as well messages, must have crossed

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 18:42
Hi Adge,
I intend to be at Walnut at 8:15 tomorrow
Hi Michelle,
Thanks for the offer to help at the next mile run

kira

Posted : 18:16
Can help out along course if r'q

Michelle fryer [weston athletic] E-mail Michelle fryer

Posted : 17:50
Re one mile prom run.
I will be able to help Marshall.

Maximum Muscular Failure Cadre(Discount division)

Posted : 17:44
Did anyone from the committee recieve an e-mail from Inter sport regarding a club discount for club members. The manager is keen to support it, but just needs the OK from his peers. He also wants to organise a late opening club night for individual gait analysis and discounted purchases. I think I've talked him into a 15% discount hopefully, which will be ace because they have a mega selection of running shoes.

Adrian Marshall [WAC] [wac] E-mail Adrian Marshall [WAC]

Posted : 17:08
Message for Jim. New E/Mail Address. adrianperran@yahoo.co.uk

Gerry H [wac]

Posted : 16:20
Testing

Friday 07 November 2014

Vanessa [Chief Reporter & now nagger] E-mail Vanessa [Chief Reporter & now nagger]

Posted : 21:41

134 messages | 42 events entered.
Evening all

Those of you who haven't yet let me or Jim know that you'll be able to help on Cracker day (or why you can't) will have had an email from me tonight.

Please can you reply to Jim, or me in the next few days? We're putting our master list of Santa's little helpers together next Friday, so need all your names in before then.

And if you haven't had an email at all, and want to volunteer, then can you let one of us know too, as it means the super-dooper system we've got in place has gone belly-up somewhere along the way.

Cheers all.

Ness

Jim [WAC] E-mail Jim

Posted : 16:04
Hi All,
Re comment below:
Following the fantastic success of the one mile run and increasing numbers from next month we will station a number of marshals before the turn at each end to keep the runners separated (as we now do on the main race) I will need a couple of extra volunteers at 6:15 or so to help with this pleasemr.

Parent of child running one mile prom runs

Posted : 13:20
It was amazing to see such a brilliant race put on for youngsters last Thursday on the prom and being free what more could you we ask for.
i hope you dont mind me saying that a minor issue i noticed was that as the faster ones were coming back to the finsih on their 2nd lap many of them almost collided with others going down the prom for their 2nd lap. Can it be made clear at the start of the race perhaps on which side of the prom they shoud stay on throughout the race. thank you

Thursday 06 November 2014

PB

Posted : 21:07
Thanks Jason, you saving yourself for the following w/e?? Let me know how much and will get some cash to you.

Chorlton E-mail Chorlton

Posted : 13:34

28 messages | 10 events entered.
For John Hinchliffe re lift to Sodbury on Sunday. Is 9:30 at the end of Moorland Road ok?

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

Posted : 09:05
FYI; race #'s for Sodbury; 13 Debbie A. 18 Katherine Amor. 21 Simon A. 22 Ness. 69 Plodder. 117 Marc Bostock. 120 Lesley B. 123 Causeway. 191 Mrs B. 220 Sid the Sexist. 266 Maddie. 268 Nick Cook. 314 Belinda. 315 Chris Datch. 348 Helen D. 349 Stuart D. 380 Lightning. 383 Elaine E. 535 Barry H. 598 Catnap John. 612 Caroline H. 624 Howellzy. 627 Cake Guzzler. 638 Wilf the Palace. 639 Bikers ringer. 881 Mary Nutley. 887 & 888 Swiss family Oaten 1018 James Royce. 1070 Julie Shergold(Medal) 1108 Paul S. 1158 Squadron Leader. 1222 Rachael V. 1255 Kirsty W. 1273 Matt Wheeler. 1317 Julia W. 1329 Vanders/Batman. 1324 Jason W. My apologies if I've missed anyone. let the mud begin.

Wednesday 05 November 2014

Rich C

Posted : 18:29
Josh, thanks for that, I'll pop in and treat myself to some new daps ! Matalan are also getting into sportswear and offer a Sportwear Rewardcard. Could be useful for Gerry and Claudine when they next pop in to pick up some new dishcloths ? Or possibly PB looking for dusters to polish off her trophies ?

Jason Wyatt E-mail Jason Wyatt

Posted : 13:25

1 messages | 8 events entered.
Phil, you can have my place for sodbury slog - just turn up and collect my number

PB

Posted : 10:04
Having been ill and too slow off the mark, I'm still after a Sodbury slog place if there are any others out there, tvm.

Rachael

Posted : 07:34

33 messages | 76 events entered.
PB also for me 22:47

Tuesday 04 November 2014

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 23:19
Further PB news

Sorry but I missed a mention for Vanessa Andrews new pb of 26.50, Hollie Moore new pb of 29.17 and Marian Barber new pb of 32.35

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 23:16
November Handicap Result
Congratulations to John Hinchliffe who was first home in a time of 21.04 followed by Michael Reep in a time of 21.03 and third was Peter Skeen who set a new p.b of 24.40.
Fastest run of the night was by Chris Mcmillan in a time of 17.17 followed by Kieron Summers in a time of 17.40
New P.b's were set by Lesley Bowskill 24.51, James Wotton 20.38, Julie Monaghan 25.35, Carol O'Leary 24.32, Luke Buchan 25.47 and Paul Grinham 21.29.
First time runs set by Jules Pflaum 22.00, Hannah Moore 22.22, Darren Abbotts 23.57, Zoe Barber 20.50, Katie Wood 26.19 and Becky Hodge 28.00

Full results and December start times to follow

Gary iles E-mail Gary iles

Posted : 21:20

31 messages | 29 events entered.
Sodbury slog place now taken

Bomber Harris [Primarni AC]

Posted : 20:29
Fellow Pikeys(Victor) & skinflints(Rich C) will be interested to learn of the new Admiral(70's sports brand)running range now available at a certain cut price high street store. Hurry while stocks last...

Marc B [WAC] E-mail Marc B

Posted : 12:22
Would anyone like my place in the Gosport Half marathon on 16th Nov (no charge) Apparently it's flat and fast - but having already achieved my target for this year I'm seriously lacking enthusiasm for it.
I’ve checked the website and its fine with the organiser to swop the runner. Drop me an e-mail if you’re interested. Cheers

Monday 03 November 2014

Jamie T.

Posted : 22:42
Diary updated. I really should check my emails more. Social media is just not my bag man.

Jamie T

Posted : 22:25
Tuesday 6.50pm Grand Pier.
Thursday 7.00pm Hutton Moor.
Saturday 8.00am Uphill Boat Yard.
Spread the word.

Jamie T

Posted : 22:22
Sorry, but still unable to update the diary at the moment. Tomorrow night's meet is at the Grand Pier at 6.50pm. Thursday's session will be from Hutton Moor as usual at 7.00pm. The Saturday session this week will be short hill reps, meeting at Uphill Boat Yard at 8.00am. Please spread the word and I will update diary as soon as possible. Thank you.

Gary iles E-mail Gary iles

Posted : 18:22

31 messages | 29 events entered.
I still have a Sodbury slog place going if anybody wants it just give me a ring on 07552699443,

Sunday 02 November 2014

Andy c [weston ac] E-mail Andy c

Posted : 14:40
Just one slightly disturbing thing to report I don't know if anyone else noticed the three old fellas at the back following the two young ladies, they looked a bit dodgy to me (Compo, Foggy and Clegg) luckily I got a photo of them in my album.

Shaleen/Jolene/Windowlene [WAC] E-mail Shaleen/Jolene/Windowlene

Posted : 13:54
Completely agree with Kieron, the club members support today was amazing. Both from runners and spectators, it made the run easier and more enjoyable so thank you all.

Kieron [WAC]

Posted : 12:44
Extra proud to be a member of this great club today. My little sister got a PB despite a dodgy ankle in the Weston 'Half Marathon' and the support on course from club members was truly outstanding, there were more of you than there were marshalls! This race once again highlighted how well our own races are organised, and how easy it is with apathetic and poor briefed marshalls for things to go wrong.

Saturday 01 November 2014

Charlie

Posted : 20:19
Just to let everyone know who is watching Weston half tomorrow, it is Wilf's birthday and he is running as Robin with his partner in crime James, so please give him an extra big cheer to wish him a happy birthday especially as he didn't want anyone to know !

Alan Johnstone [Weston ac]

Posted : 14:02
Message to Paul Oaten , There are some Bleadon 10k distance markers still out on the levels.

Friday 31 October 2014

Michelle fryer [weston athletic] E-mail Michelle fryer

Posted : 22:07
Just wondering when will the 1mile prom results be avaliable on the website??
Thanks

Malcolm & Jim

Posted : 10:26
Congratulations and well done to all the runners who completed in the 1 and 5 mile prom race last night. A record turnout for both events and the first time we have gone over 300 finishers in the main race. As always a huge well done to all the helpers both out on the promenade and in race HQ. The registration desks were exceptionally busy but were handled in their usual professional manner. Well done and thank you.

Malcolm & Jim

Mudwallower [WAC] E-mail Mudwallower

Posted : 08:26
Wanted; a good home for a Sodbury Slog#. Unfortunately Biker is unable to run the Sodbury Slog next sunday. If you would like his place. please call him on 07552699443. strictly on a first come first caked in mud basis.

Thursday 30 October 2014

Alan Johnstone [Weston AC]

Posted : 21:12
A big thank you to Dave Jones for organising the winter training tops and bringing them to tonight's prom race.

Vanessa [Chief Reporter] E-mail Vanessa [Chief Reporter]

Posted : 17:44

134 messages | 42 events entered.
****Calling all club members running the Weston Half on Sunday****

I've arranged with the Weston Mercury for their photographer to do a WAC team photo before the race. Meet on the prom near the entrance to the Grand Pier in club colours at 8.30am if you want to be in it.

Cheers!

Wednesday 29 October 2014

Geraldine (Treasurer) [wac] E-mail Geraldine (Treasurer)

Posted : 21:18
T-Shirt Refunds - If any of the 6 members requiring refunds are about at the prom tomorrow night, please can you collect your cheque from me at the HQ entries desk (sorry currently struggling to access addresses) Alternatively please e-mail me your address & I will pop it in the post. I am also struggling with one name Julie M........

Many thanks

Dave JONES [Weston AC] E-mail Dave JONES

Posted : 14:10
Would the following 35 members collect their FREE TEES,--------- Ladies first,---- Deb ALLen, Hannah Dockrell, Georgie Ford, Michelle Fryer, Sonia Harvey, Teresa King, Sara Styles, Julie Shergold, Julia Turnbull, Sue White & Julia Withers. ------Men -- Tony Antonius, Ray Broadhurst, Kia Booth, Wayne Entwisle, Antony Green, Stuart Haynes, Gareth Hiscock, Kev Hudson, Pete Jones, Alan Johnstone, Gerry King, Marc Malloy, Adrian Marshall, Brian Morley, Phil Mellor, Chris Pinchbeck, Ian Prideaux, Mark Skinner, Lieghton Smith, Ian Shillcock, David Stock, Gary Wilsher & Rob Wither s. I will be at the PROM RACE this Thursday. If you want to pick it up from my home that's OK by me.
Tel; 414361

Sunday 26 October 2014

shutupandrun

Posted : 21:11

12 messages | 23 events entered.
Well done ninja goat aka special k for your ace time at snowdonia marathon. Also awesome time to Debbie reading at her first marathon with 3h50min x

WAC Massive Lite [WAC]

Posted : 12:12
Well done all WACsters in the Bleadon Levels 10K today. Kieran Summers 2nd over all in 36.20 something. Cracking little race, made even more so by the ever cheerful and encouraging Ray Broadhurst and the Oatens who were involved in putting on the show.

Saturday 25 October 2014

Dave Jones

Posted : 14:41
Kindly collect your FREE TEES as soon as possible. ( I have a lot of unclaimed ones at the moment.) The order for the RAB Tees is now underway. ---I'll keep you posted when ready, this also applies to those ladies who wished to have the Free ones instead of the replacement RAB. DAVE.

Tuesday 21 October 2014

PB

Posted : 18:42
Reluctantly looking for a Sodbury Slog number if anyone hears of one going…tvm.

Mary Nutley [Weston AC] E-mail Mary Nutley

Posted : 10:27
Hi Jim Wotton (hope I've spelt your surname correctly!), my sister-in-law Sarah would like your email add for contact. I know you mentioned before - she hasn't got a working computer at home, but obviously can connect elsewhere. Could you send it to me @ my email add? Many thanks.

Monday 20 October 2014

Vanessa [Chief Reporter]

Posted : 21:56

134 messages | 42 events entered.
Adge - you'll have to be quicker than that. With your message I mean, not your marathon time, which obviously was very good. Report written last night and on our fine club's homepage. And yes, you may spot a familiar name in there.

ADGE MARSHALL[PRESIDENTOF THE ADGE APPRECIATION SOCIETY] [WAC]

Posted : 15:35
FOR THE ATTENTION OF VANESSA ANDREWS CHIEF REPORTER.RESULTS FOR ABINGDON MARATHON. NICK BRIFFIT 2HR55MIN 02. MARC BOSTOCK 3HR 55MIN 02. ADRIAN MARSHALL 4HR 46MIN 53.RAY BROADHURST 5HR 26MIN 54.

Steve Jenkins [N/A] E-mail Steve Jenkins

Posted : 15:11
Might be a bit early to post but my Cracker Place is available if anyone wants it...
Please contact me on the below email address..

Sunday 19 October 2014

Marc B [WAC]

Posted : 21:50
Haha, thanks Guy - not late just very tired! If Marathon was only 17 miles from Athens I would have been golden!
Well done to everyone racing - especially the Exmoor crew - tough race that!

John

Posted : 21:36

161 messages | 283 events entered.
Did old school have his headphones on
a lot of people disqualified

Chairman of the Adge appreciation society [Weston AC]

Posted : 20:24
Well done Adge, Todays epic performance at Abingdon should guarantee you a place in the Weston A C Hall of fame. I hope you took my advice and did not stop to sign autographs on the way round, Have a well deserved rest and the tell us all about it next Sunday on the Walnut Tree outing

Kieron [WAC]

Posted : 20:02
Adrian Marshall 4h46m53secs
Ray Broadhurst 5h26m54secs

Worried about 'Old School'

Well done to all at Abingdon, Exmoor and elsewhere.

Maximum Muscular Failure Cadre

Posted : 19:50
Top stuff from Nick Briffitt from The Abingdon Marathon, his second sub 3 of the year in 2:55:02. Marc Bosock must have arrived at the start an hour late, but still managed 3:55:02.......Good effort fellas.....Couldn't find anymore WACers in results.

Andy c [Weston ac] E-mail Andy c

Posted : 19:03
I enjoyed it that much i did an extra couple of miles,That's the last time i'm following Phils directions.

Vanessa

Posted : 18:57

134 messages | 42 events entered.
Exmoor Stagger was proper brilliant. Loved it, although may have thought slightly differently at the time on that final hill out of Wootton Courtenay.

Saturday 18 October 2014

Maximum Muscular Failure Cadre(.Crocked knee division)

Posted : 20:39
Love the Exmoor Stagger, wanted to do Abingdon Marathon, not doing either......proper pants.
Good luck to Simon Lewd, Marc Bostik and Nick Sniffit @ Abingdon......Hoof it from the off!

Niki F E-mail Niki F

Posted : 17:26

101 messages | 60 events entered.
10x365 The Last Day
Jim & Alf are crowd funding to support the publication of a book which tells the tale of their amazing journey. If you would like to support them Google '10x365 pubslush book' & this should take you to the link.

ADGE WAC. [WAC]

Posted : 15:32
BEST OF LUCK TO ALL WHO ARE TAKING PART IN THE STAGGER,AND THE ABINGDON MARATHON.I WILL BE TRYING HARD TO GET CLOSE TO THE WORLD RECORD FOR A 90 YR OLD!! WHATS IN A FEW YEARS!!

ADGE WAC [WAC]

Posted : 15:21
ME TOO JIM,WHAT TRAINING !!!

ADGE WAC [WAC]

Posted : 15:20
ME TOO JIM,WHAT TRAINING !!!

Friday 17 October 2014

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 19:35
I'm in the Grizzly 2015.

Better start trying to run off-road soon

Thursday 16 October 2014

Rachael V

Posted : 20:37

33 messages | 76 events entered.
Muddle time = 1:56:24

Niki F E-mail Niki F

Posted : 19:35

101 messages | 60 events entered.
Muddle time = 1:59:53

Wednesday 15 October 2014

Mark Hill

Posted : 23:29
Could Stuart Haynes, Rachel Vincent, Steve Hale and Nicola Fulstow please post their Mendip Muddle watch times here.
It is to help identify a missing time slot in our results.
Thank you.

Victor [wac] E-mail Victor

Posted : 16:38
I agree with The Big Cheese, best run of the year so far...

Tuesday 14 October 2014

Niki F E-mail Niki F

Posted : 17:09

101 messages | 60 events entered.
The Big Cheese
Cheddar Running club are running this 15mile Cat B fell race again on Sun 8 Mar, just £10. Brilliant race with an excellent tea & cake pedigree. Recommended.

Sunday 12 October 2014

forrest gump

Posted : 17:22

72 messages | 68 events entered.
Thx Ian

Ian

Posted : 16:55

36 messages | 26 events entered.
Baz, I have a feeling that it may still be there as it was by some of the Charterhouse centers bits.

forgetful aka baz [wac] E-mail forgetful aka  baz

Posted : 13:42
if anyone finds a flask I left mine at chaterhouse on the side where ian Purnell was sat , im a wally

Saturday 11 October 2014

Niki F [Weston AC] E-mail Niki F

Posted : 19:40
Livestreaming Kona is making the memberships admin a bit more exciting on a Sat night. 4 new club members coming up!

Dave Stock [WAC] E-mail Dave Stock

Posted : 19:32
Hello,

For anyone who is interested in the Ironman Long Distance triathlon - the world champs is streaming live now on ironman . com

Friday 10 October 2014

marathon Talk Geek

Posted : 22:09
Kenny (Bekele) runs in the Chicago Marathon on Sunday....... Excited to see how close he gets to 2:02:57!

Wednesday 08 October 2014

Marc M [Weston AC]

Posted : 18:16
Also selling my race wetsuit, Blueseventy Helix, best you can buy, size MT, worn a few times but still in top nick.
£220

Marc M [Weston AC]

Posted : 18:12
Any of you Tri-hards fancy a top end TT bike for next year?
Bought a £4000 spec Matrix TT bike this summer, rode it once at Windsor Tri and realised it's too small.
It's a 56cm frame which would suit anyone 5"8 to 6"0ft I reckon.
Letting it go for £2000. Totally genuine, full carbon, deep section wheels etc, full Ultegra groupset.
Let me know if you want a test ride

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 14:52
October handicap result.
Congratulations to Wilf Huxtable who was first home in a new pb of 18.40 taking 2.36 off his previous time and second fastest run of the night, closely followed by Matt Wheeler in a new pb of 18.51, third home was Kai Booth in a new pb of 19.24 and fourth home Lesley Bowskill in a new pb of 25.16.
Fastest run of the night and equalling his pb was Nick Briffitt in 18.32.
There was a new pb for Katie Gourmley in 21.47
Congratulations to the following runners who completed the handicap for the first time. Paul Grinham 21.34, Russ Purcell 21.40, Carol O'Leary 24.43, Rachel Smith 23.48, Julie Monaghan 25.50, Stefania Merrifield 27.07, Hollie Moore 29.53 and Ryan Pauldin 33.48

Full results and November start times to follow. November will be on the winter route starting from the Grand Pier


Tuesday 07 October 2014

Kieron [WAC]

Posted : 15:52
Cheers Stats, we both qualify for an anorak!

Monday 06 October 2014

Stats

Posted : 23:36
Keiron, we were both right and wrong. She was 4th the first time. But then a little disappointed the second time with the lack of opposition and winning easily by a wide margin.

Gary iles E-mail Gary iles

Posted : 21:26

31 messages | 29 events entered.
Hi everyone, anybody know if there is a run tomorrow from Hutton moor, not up for the handicap yet just need a gentle run out to see if my calf will hold out thanks

Sunday 05 October 2014

Mary Nutley [WAC] E-mail Mary Nutley

Posted : 22:31
If anyone has a Sodbury Slog place, my friend Kate is after one? Can you email or FB me. Thanks.

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 21:33
Burnham results are up on the BOS harriers.com site. Rachel Smith is down as U/A. Well done all inc. Phil Richards 2nd lady and 1st lady vet 35.

Andy c [weston ac] E-mail Andy c

Posted : 18:11
I nearly forgot Little Leighton Smith who I do believe did the sub 1.30 well done

Andy c [weston ac] E-mail Andy c

Posted : 17:43
Well done Simon Lund 1st WAC at Burnham today, who said that after 3 miles he was so out of breath that he couldn't talk wich must have been bliss for everyone around him at the time. And 2 special mentions first Tony Hogg who was telling me the other night that he hadn't done a 1.30 wich I was really surprised at but the Vicking has smashed it today. And Marc Bostock cracked it at Cardiff this morning joining the 90 minute club well done lads and well done all that completed halves and Triathlons today some for the first time.

shutupandrun

Posted : 16:29

12 messages | 23 events entered.
Hey. Just to let you all know. I wasn't supergirl today at Cardiff half with a time of 1:33:27. Wilf ran in my place as I double booked myself lol
So I only ran one half today Burnham on sea not two.

Saturday 04 October 2014

John H

Posted : 16:08

161 messages | 283 events entered.
All who got in to London think your self lucky
I have put in About 20 times over the years
The only time I got in was 5 and your in which when Virgin took over they did away with
May be next year

Friday 03 October 2014

Pete Clark [WAC] E-mail Pete Clark

Posted : 14:17
Prom Teams:

Please can everyone who would like to be on a team email me. Regardless of your ability, I should be able to put you in team (subject to level of interest and available places). What is important is that you can commit to running at least 6 of the 9 races in the series.
I would particularly like to hear from female members as we were low on numbers last year.

When you email, please state your age and recent prom times or 10k times.

I reckon we can be competitive against other clubs across the categories this year, so long as you talented athletes come forward!

Thanks!

Mandy

Posted : 14:05

21 messages | 23 events entered.
Loved group 4 last night Thank you and a nice 9 miles clocked :)

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 08:44
Well done to all of the people who joined group 4 last night and did the full 4 bridges route for the first time. This route is about 8.5 miles long but will be over 9.0 for those who did lots of segmenting back

Thursday 02 October 2014

John H E-mail John H

Posted : 17:30

161 messages | 283 events entered.
Hi
Any one doing the Burnham half who could
Give me a lift
If so email me or message me here
Thanks
John H

Tuesday 30 September 2014

Woots aka Batman [God Squad!] E-mail Woots aka Batman

Posted : 09:24
Hi Julia, I would like a place for the Weston Half but don't have your email.

My email is james.wotton@sky.com.

Many thanks

Saturday 27 September 2014

DAVE JONES [WAC] E-mail DAVE JONES

Posted : 09:34
TEES______ I can now name and shame the outstanding members who owe cash please. Wayne Somers, Steve Hale, Rachel Smith, Katie Gormley, David Elliott, Lorraine Smith and Wilf Huxtable. Payment by TUESDAY 30th September, deadline.
They can drop it into my home if it helps, 93, Spring Hill, Worle (phone box at end of garden)
Also can SAM THOMSON confirm size and which style of tee please.

John

Posted : 06:52

161 messages | 283 events entered.
Good luck to Michael thanks for help on long run
Garath and Mary and friend and anyone ealse doing a Marathon this week end
John H

Friday 26 September 2014

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 16:14
Grizzly 2015 - 1st March
Entry for the 2015 race is now open. This takes the form of a ballot and you need to pay the entry fee upfront.
The charge is £28 for UKA affiliated runners. You have until early evening on the 12th Oct to enter and the draw will take place 20th Oct with money for unsuccessful people returned by end of Oct.

Thursday 25 September 2014

Julia E-mail Julia

Posted : 14:22
As members of Weston ac we are able to enter the Weston half marathon for a discounted rate of £20. If you would like me to facilitate this for you, please email me to confirm and I will advise further.

Wednesday 24 September 2014

Jim [AC] E-mail Jim

Posted : 21:17
Sports Relief Weston Half Draw
One of the free Weston Half places has been offered for a re-draw.
Would anybody who helped at the pier and was unsuccessful in the first draw (you know who you are)and wants to take place in a draw for this one free place please let me know by Sunday 5th October when the draw will take place

Tuesday 23 September 2014

Phil M [WAC]

Posted : 10:04
Thanks Gerry, I'll order a medium. Hope to make it down to Tuesday night in the near future. Best, Phil

Phil M [WAC]

Posted : 10:02
Re: Bristol Half Results - My recorded time of 01:36:00 should be credited to my proxy Phil Richards which to my calculations means Phil may have been 1st WAC lady?

Monday 22 September 2014

Ness [WAC ]

Posted : 22:53
Cheers Andy. It was either that or "Here comes the summers" (showing my age)

Mandy

Posted : 21:38

21 messages | 23 events entered.
I came along with my brood tonight to get them started on Cracker training and would just like to thank everyone there for the help and support they gave them all :) you all rock!

Andy c E-mail Andy c

Posted : 21:32

124 messages | 16 events entered.
Endless Summers I like it Ness Quality

Gerry H [wac]

Posted : 20:10
Hi Phil, Neale thought they were normal he has ordered a medium if that's any help.

Mr Pikey

Posted : 19:31
Lots of winter cycling gear in Aldi on Thursday.

Phil M [WAC]

Posted : 09:18
Re.: LS Tees. I didn't get a chance to try on samples at the Prom on Thursday. What's the general consensus on sizing? Tight/generous, up/down a size or normal? Thanks, Phil

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

Posted : 08:53
Well done to all who ran the Bristol HM yesterday. and a special mention to the unsung hero of the day. Sarah, who negotiated the backstreets of Briz to get to the Colston Hall incredibly quickly after her other half, who obviously had no faith in the bag storage decided the safest place for his ignition key was locked safely in the boot of his car?? thanx Sarah.

Sunday 21 September 2014

Niki F

Posted : 21:29

101 messages | 60 events entered.
Southville Runners are doing the Nightingale Nightmare 10k Sun 2 Nov 14. Brilliant little off-roader around Leigh Woods, v friendly & fun race, bargain £8 affiliated.

Kieron [WAC]

Posted : 20:48
Lots of great performances this weekend, torn between two for the best though. Nick Briffitt: 4hrs 1 minute for Uphill-Wells relay, 29 mile multi, truly superb or Adrian 'Pitbull' Noble PBing Bristol Half in 1hr 26m 32 secs at the age of... well never mind.
I'm sure everyone who ran/biked/swam this weekend would agree the level of support was amazing, many thanks to all.

Andy c E-mail Andy c

Posted : 14:06

124 messages | 16 events entered.
Thankyou Shilly mission accomplished just, I hope you had a good Langport Tri with the other boys and girls and Chris

Shilly

Posted : 07:09

21 messages | 12 events entered.
Good luck to all the WAC runners racing today, looks a lovely day for it. C'mon Chadders you can do it!

Saturday 20 September 2014

Stuart Jervis

Posted : 15:11

2 messages | 0 events entered.
Hi everyone, I have a place in tomorrow's Bristol half marathon available for £20. If anyone is interested?

Gary E-mail Gary

Posted : 09:49

31 messages | 29 events entered.
Message for Bruce, sorry had trouble logging on, very kind of you to offer the use of parking etc, my email xbones66@googlemail.com. Tel; 07552699443 if you could let me have the post code and some direction we will try to find it thanks again Gary

adrian [wac ] E-mail adrian

Posted : 00:03
sorry. slight error. 20 times a five mile loop.

Friday 19 September 2014

adrian [wac] E-mail adrian

Posted : 23:31
I`ve been asked to pass on this message. Steve is running 100 miles on a 20 mile loop around poets walk in Clevedon from 10am tomorrow. He`s raising money for the charty Mind and is looking for support runners. if you feel you can help then ring Tony Watkins on 07530736472 for more information.

Malcolm & Jim [Weston AC]

Posted : 08:28
A great start to the prom series last night with lovely conditions and a large number of spectators. We had a record entry of juniors with 65 finishers which made it a wonderful race. Also with 288 finishers for the main 5 mile race it was only 7 short of our previous record set last year. Thanks once again to everyone involved both in race HQ and out on the course for making it all happen.

Thursday 18 September 2014

John E-mail John

Posted : 23:01

161 messages | 283 events entered.
E mail for Bruce

Wednesday 17 September 2014

Andy c

Posted : 20:34

124 messages | 16 events entered.
Thankyou Julia and Matt for sorting my little problem out, Login problem that is.

kira

Posted : 13:41
thats fine keep it and read it Once you start it you won't put it down!

Claudine

Posted : 04:05
Sorry Kira, no i wont be there - I'll make arrangements to return the book (still unread!) asap.

Tuesday 16 September 2014

kira

Posted : 18:13
Claudine R U down the Prom on thursday - if so can you bring my book down ? cheers

Monday 15 September 2014

Julia [WAC]

Posted : 19:06
There will be a cake sale in race HQ during/after this weeks prom run in aid of BCRT. So, if the stress of running five miles as fast as you can pushes you over the edge, pop in for some lovely home made cake. :)

Sunday 14 September 2014

Rich C [Bleadon AC]

Posted : 21:56
Loads of bargains on the More Mile website, free postage and a further 20% off if you use the code more20. A pair of trainers for under £ 12, enough to make even Victor smile !

Chairman of the Adge appreciation society [Weston AC]

Posted : 20:16
Adge having read your literary masterpiece below ,I feel in the need of refreshment and sane company, I am off to the Cabot Bars, Have a nice holiday, and work on your syntax, which by the way is not related to council tax.

julia

Posted : 20:11
I am currently having wifi issues, the remaining Oldbury results will be input asap. Bear with..

Maximum Muscular Failure Cadre

Posted : 19:41
Crazy running from Rodney Summers, sub 60 for 10 miles is nuts!

PRESIDENT OF THE ADGE APPRECIATION SOCIETY [WAC]

Posted : 19:22
THANKYOU MR CHAIRMAN FOR SUCH KIND WORDS,YOU DRIBBLED FROM YOUR OESOPHAGUS.IN BETWEEN SNORTING RANTS I THOUGHT YOU UTTERED THONG,WHEN INDEED I MENTIONED SONG!!IT WOULD SEEM THAT MARK TWAIN WAS INDEED RIGHT(NOW THAT HE IS A CLUB MEMBER)THAT ONE WOULD INDEED HAVE BEEN BETTER OFF WITH THOSE LIPS CEASELESSLY BEING OPEN.PERHAPS I SHOULD HIRE A CERTAIN YOUNG LADY TO BE MY SECRETARY,THEN YOU WOULD CLEARLY UNDERSTAND MY UTTERANCE.GOOD RUNNING BY THE WAY.KEEP IT GOING ON PROM RUN.7

Stephanie

Posted : 19:15

12 messages | 23 events entered.
Hey the Oldbury power station results are messed up for the ladies only Phil is on there.
Well done summers for your awesome time.

Chairman of the Adge appreciation society [Weston A C]

Posted : 16:04
Good afternoon Adge, I felt the run today went very well, I was very happy to act as your pacemaker and much heartened when you were able to keep up. One issue that caused me some concern was your apparent speech impediment, When you asked a certain young lady about her thong, I naturally assume you meant song and could not enunciate the word correctly. I feel an element of caution is called for, Imagine the possible consequences if you should encounter a poor woman gasping after a vigorous run and you comment on her big breaths

Bomber Harris [Real Mendip Massive]

Posted : 15:32
Nice to see a few fellow WACers (Kev & Co) at the Doone Run in Lynton this morning. 2000+ feet of elevation in 10 miles, steep climbs through the Lyn valley, cracking switchback descents and fantastic finish through the Valley of Rocks. Only negatives were wardrobe malfunction going through a kissing gate and slight detour through someone's back garden on the run in. Lovely!

Andy c [Weston ac] E-mail Andy c

Posted : 14:54
Good running Ladies,gents,young uns and old uns at Olbury today ,But Wow The Boy wonder Summers 59.34 AMAZING.

Vanessa

Posted : 13:54

134 messages | 42 events entered.
Great running at Oldbury today. Much respect to the speedsters.

Saturday 13 September 2014

Maximum Muscular Failure Cadre(Running free division)

Posted : 20:27
This club is the nuts, there's some proper odd-uns mind, but I love em all!

Friday 12 September 2014

old-school

Posted : 14:37
Rooting for Andy Hayes in Sunday's Ironman; hope your clever preparation gets result you deserve amigo.

old-school

Posted : 14:31
Thanks to the Magnificent Seven in group2 Thursday night, led by Jason as Yul Brynner. Sorry for sound effects, but suffering in silence only goes so far!?

David S

Posted : 11:07

17 messages | 26 events entered.
Go for Kona Andy Hayes!! Good luck

Thursday 11 September 2014

forrest gump

Posted : 22:16

72 messages | 68 events entered.
thanks to nick and cheryl for leading group 3 tonight, good effort by everyone , any complaints see nick haha

Kira

Posted : 21:38
Good Luck at Tenby at the weekend Andy - Hope you excel! You have certainly worked 'smartly' for it

Wednesday 10 September 2014

The Lord

Posted : 17:12
Blue blooded sabotage? Nothing to do with me. Very positive return and good to see the familiar faces in the prom. No I need to get my arse in gear and start some solid training.

Tuesday 09 September 2014

Jamie T

Posted : 23:46
Thank you to Jim for his time, admin and equipment. A lovely summers evening for it. I did feel sorry for Keiron though. They weren't your nieces were they Lord?

Andy c [weston ac] E-mail Andy c

Posted : 22:55
The Lord has risen

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 22:25
September Mile Training Run

Congratulations to the 43 people that took part in the Mile run tonight.
First man was Dominic in 4:56 followed by Jamie and Kieron both in 5:12.
First lady was Michelle Fryer in 6:19 followed by Nia Davies in 6:22 and Pam Withers in 7:04

Full results to be posted soon

Sunday 07 September 2014

marathon Talk Geek

Posted : 20:55
Mo Farah denies collusion with training partner to win Great North Run...... For those of you who watched it i'd loved to hear your view

Rob Skeen [WAC] E-mail Rob Skeen

Posted : 14:58
Just got back from Bridgwater half marathon. A very well organised event, good course, plenty of parking, use of rugby club changing rooms and only a few minutes away. If you have not done this one before it is well worth putting down for next year. By the way do not ask about the time (a PW).

Saturday 06 September 2014

Lost and Found

Posted : 17:11
Apologies WACers for my continued absence. Rather than being abducted I have spent so long resting up my injured knee that I am now too scared to return. Fear not though I have still been racing and with counseling am building up the courage to lace up my trainers and return to the fold.

John

Posted : 08:01

161 messages | 283 events entered.
Two Bays race are going to have disposable chips
This year so help not needed
John H

Friday 05 September 2014

Maximum Muscular Failure Cadre(.Crocked knee division)

Posted : 21:44
Abingdon Marathon place available, 6 weeks training, no problem........Here's my free 6 week Trg programme, 10 mile LR on Sunday, 15 next Sunday, 20 the following week, 22, 16 then 10 with stax of fast stuff in between..... Piece of cake(ish).

Lost and Found [WAC]

Posted : 21:44
Lost: 'The Lord' - has anyone seen 'The Lord' recently. If found please return to the Prom.

baz [wac]

Posted : 15:32
ok thanks julia

Julia

Posted : 08:22
Jim/Barry. I recently asked about a final club entry. John h managed to squeeze in, but I was told by runbristol that they wouldn't accept any further individual entries. We had about 45/50 people enter and most of them I did in two block bookings. In order to benefit from the discount that is the way they like us to do it, they don't like receiving further entries in dribs and drabs. So I'm afraid not.

Thursday 04 September 2014

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 22:53
Hi Barry,
I have just had a quick look at the Bristol site. It looks as though whilst closed to individual entries they are still taking entries via the club block booking. If you ask Julia Withers nicely she may be able to contact them and still get you in at the reduced entry.
I do note believe Bristol are allowing any name changes on the entries.

forrest gump E-mail forrest gump

Posted : 22:30

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anybody not running bristol half and wants to give their number a new home im looking for a place

Wednesday 03 September 2014

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 12:14
September handicap result.
Congratulations to Kai Booth who was first home in a new pb of 20.05, closely followed by Matt Wheeler and Rob Skeen.
There were new pb's for Mark Hill 22.02, Bill Green 20.44, Michelle Fryer 21.39, Hannah Dockrell 22.56, Matt Huxtable 17.40 (fastest run of the night) and Dave Baxter 21.24.
Congratulations to the following runners who completed the handicap for the first time. Lindsay Graham 25.20, Sara Chiswell-Jones 25.26, Katie Gormley 21.55, Derek Almond 29.49, Lorraine Smith 30.43 and Marion Barber 32.48.

Full results and October start times to follow. October will be back to the winter route starting from the Grand Pier

Mandy E-mail Mandy

Posted : 08:06

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Thanks Gavin.... please dont let a slower time put you off doing the race tho... I like the snail pace myself ;) lol... if you really do not plan on using your place once everything arrives then will take it off you and will arrange to give you the pennies etc Thanks

Tuesday 02 September 2014

Gavin

Posted : 23:27

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Through not thought!!

Gavin

Posted : 23:26

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Mandy - you can have mine. I'm not going to be ready for it and it seems a shame to waste the place with a poor time! I haven't had anything thought the post yet but when I do, you're welcome to the number etc.

Mandy

Posted : 21:20

21 messages | 23 events entered.
If anyone is unable to use a Bristol Half place and needs it rehoming I am happy to help :)

Niki F E-mail Niki F

Posted : 11:30
Nicole Cook is doing a talk in Bath Thu 11 Sep, 1830hrs. Cost £5 which redeemable against her book.Following day is Stage 6 Tour of Britain, feel a long lunch coming on...
Ring bookshop Mr B's emporium for tix 01225 331155

Sunday 31 August 2014

Chairman of the Adge appreciation society [Weston A C]

Posted : 18:09
Adge, If we are ever going to increase your following we need to convince people that your intelligence quotient is above the moronic, As Mark Twain said, " Better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt".

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 17:46
Hi Simon (and others)
Glad you enjoyed the run this morning. Company always seems to make the miles go quicker and stops you being tempted to cut it short.
There will nearly always be a group at the Walnut at 8:15 (whatever the weather) even though it may not be advertised.
Cheers

PRESEDENT OF THE ADGE APPRECIATION SOCIETY[WAC] [WAC]

Posted : 16:18
WELL MR CHAIRMAN,AS PART OF MY FOLLOWING TODAY,I CAN SEE THAT SPEED AND FITNESS ARE NOT YOUR THING.HAVING MENTIONED TO ME DURING VERY DEEP BREATHLESSNESS CONVULSIONS THAT YOU STRUGGLED TO KEEP UP WITH A NICE POLISH GENT OUT WALKING HIS DOG!! I ASSUME THAT YOU WILL BE CARRYING THIS QUALITY OF SO CALLED RUNNING WITH YIU WHEN THE PROM RUNS BEGIN SOON?.CAN I SUGGEST THE PURCHASE OF A DOG,IT WILL GET YOU OUT EVERY DAY,AND IS GOOD FOR SOMEONE WHO IS BARKING MAD!!UNTILL THEN KEEP TAKING THE MEDICINE.

Simon

Posted : 10:48

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Thanks for a great run this morning, it was much better running as part of a group for a change

Saturday 30 August 2014

Helen

Posted : 20:30

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Ok Jim, we'll see you there

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 19:24
Hi Helen,
We will be doing a circular run via the Anchor and nature reserve. Plenty of cut backs from about 6. Chris and I will be trying for 11 Adge will be doing about 15
Meet in Aller parade car park opposite the Walnut

Helen

Posted : 17:54

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Jim how far is the run from Walnut tomorrow?

Friday 29 August 2014

Mark H

Posted : 19:37

24 messages | 13 events entered.
Oldbury 10 start time now updated.
Don't be late!

Victor [Massive] E-mail Victor

Posted : 15:37
I spent 3 hours with Doris last night , now that is pain , pain and more pain ...

Niki F [WAC] E-mail Niki F

Posted : 12:51
Although the worst thing about being late for the Oldbury 10 was the pitying 'ah, come on, you're doing ever so well' comments as I battled to make my comeback.

Phil Mellor [WAC]

Posted : 08:43
My Bristol Half entry is now claimed. Best of luck to all WAC runners, I'll be with you in spirit. Phil

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

Posted : 08:42
For those intending to run the Oldbury Power Station race in a couple of weeks. Please note our website has the kick off time as 11am. It is actually 10.30. Myself and Niki found this out to our cost a couple of years ago, when we drove in to see the entire field run past us before we had even got our numbers! We both still finished though. Thanx to Paul for a enjoyable run/sausages & chips last night. more enjoyable than 10 laps up Jacobs ladder. Fair play & well done to all those masochists.

ladmkxsk [1] E-mail ladmkxsk

Posted : 07:17
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Thursday 28 August 2014

Maximum Muscular Failure Cadre

Posted : 23:40
Kira, I did pain, pain and more pain tonight.....10 x Jacobs ladder steps repeat session, courtesy of Pete Clark. It was proper maximum muscular failure!

Phil Mellor (WAC) [Weston AC] E-mail Phil Mellor (WAC)

Posted : 10:06
Bristol Half Marathon Entry Available - I'm not sufficiently recovered to tackle 13 miles at the moment, so I have a club entry if anybody wants it just ping me an e-mail. Thanks. Phil

Tuesday 26 August 2014

kira

Posted : 21:29
Pain, pain and more pain describes tonight's session (Guy where were you you would have loved it!). But hey what a runners high after the shower....... Oh Yes that's why we do it! Thanks for the session by the way Jamie

Gerry H [Wac]

Posted : 21:25
Is there a walking group on Thursday?

Helen

Posted : 18:08

15 messages | 17 events entered.
Thanks jim. We're on holiday so wont be around until weekend. Walnut sounds good

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 15:33
Hi Helen,
There will be a group from the Walnut at 8:15 on Sunday. I will catch up with you tonight or Thursday over the chips

Helen Diamond E-mail Helen Diamond

Posted : 10:01

15 messages | 17 events entered.
Hi, are there any runs on Sunday that Stuart and I can join?

Monday 25 August 2014

Sue E-mail Sue

Posted : 15:47

20 messages | 6 events entered.
There was a bio synergy bottle with a yellow top left at the Whites 2 x 2 x 2 on 17th August. Any takers, email me and Jim will bring it along to a club night

Marc M [Weston AC]

Posted : 11:50
End of season so time for a bike clear out...anyone looking for the best mountainbike, road bike or time trial bike you can get, let me know as I'm selling all 3!

Also selling all my Tri gear, helix wetsuit (the best!), unused trisuits, basically it all has to go so let me know if you need anything :)

Saturday 23 August 2014

Adrian [wac] E-mail Adrian

Posted : 18:27
Message for Wilf Huxtable and Stuart Haynes. The charity event that you kindly agreed to help out on this bank holiday has been cancelled. Many thanks anyway.

Pete Bartlett [WAC]

Posted : 13:46
Please can anyone offer me a lift to Langport 10K tomorrow?

Please give me a call on 07706 512749

Many thanks

Gerry H [WAC]

Posted : 13:43
any opportunity Mr C!

Rich C

Posted : 13:28
Marc, you could always ask Gerry for a WAC tri suit !

Marc M [Weston AC]

Posted : 12:27
Wow, we have hats too!

I'll take one of those then :)

Friday 22 August 2014

dave s [wac]

Posted : 20:28
hi nick, no the names can be changed this time but thanks for the offer

Nick cook E-mail Nick cook

Posted : 18:59
Hi dave stock I have entered bristol but iam unable to to do it. So your more than welcome to take my place. As long as the names can be changed

Andy c [weston ac] E-mail Andy c

Posted : 17:24
Marc the sizes for the shirts are quite big so medium would be fine to get the arm length but still a bit baggy in the torso. Now if it were club hats you'd probably need an XXXL.

Dave Stock E-mail Dave Stock

Posted : 16:41

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Hello, is it too late to get a discounted WAC entry into the Bristol Half? Thanks

Marc M [Weston AC]

Posted : 16:07
Has anyone tried the new long sleeve t-shirts on yet?
Just wondering what size I would be so I can order one? I usually wear size Adonis but can't see that on the list! Would a medium do it or are they small like club t-shirts?
Thanks in eager anticipation of your sensible answers :)

Thursday 21 August 2014

Kira

Posted : 10:02
Any ladies up for this next Sunday - We only need 3 of us for a team.
5k Club Road Relay Championships will take place on Sunday 31st August at Cleeve

Wednesday 20 August 2014

Andy c [weston ac] E-mail Andy c

Posted : 21:12
Well done David Bourne 1st WACer at the cake race 5th overall, And well done all WAC yet another big turn out.But extra special mention for Adrian Noble 1st MV60 yes MV60 and nobody batted an eyelid , you should have seen his little face.

John E-mail John

Posted : 15:48

161 messages | 283 events entered.
If any one is doing Langport this weekend
And could give me a lift I would be very grateful
If you could E mail me
Cheers
John H

Rob Skeen [WAC] E-mail Rob Skeen

Posted : 10:54
Details for social Thursday 21st August.
Meet at Commodore Hotel, Kewstoke 7pm (Race starts at approx 7:20pm from the Water Tower). There is plenty of parking at the Commodore or in car park over the road. Alternatively park at entrance to Worlebury Woods if you are going straight to the Water Tower for 7:20pm.
It is a race but if you wish to just run that is fine.
There is a slightly shorter route so that everybody gets back roughly the same time.
I have planned the route so that it passes a couple of points a few times so good for family or friends to view.
There will be prizes and cakes (cakes by Wilf).

Tuesday 19 August 2014

Wilf

Posted : 21:04

12 messages | 3 events entered.
Just to confirm that I am definitely baking on Thursday night. Hopefully no sickies on Friday. .....

Sue E-mail Sue

Posted : 16:52

20 messages | 6 events entered.
Apologies to both Deb and Pete, as Pete has pointed out, Debs actually stormed away from Pete and finished a good 2 seconds in front of him. My mistake.

Sunday 17 August 2014

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 20:01
Hi Marc,
Let Mr Coleman know what size vest and T-shirt would fit you and I will pass them to him.
Cheers

Andy c [Weston ac] E-mail Andy c

Posted : 19:43
WELL DONE DREAM BOY,I THINK YOU MAY HAVE EARNED A VEST NOW.SEE PUT A BIT OF EFFORT IN AND THE WORLDS YOUR OYSTER, UNLESS YOU'RE SO CALLED INJURED THEN YOU CAN ALWAYS RAMBLE.Well done Marc sorry i missed your quality perfomance top man.

Marc M [Weston AC]

Posted : 19:19
On my way back from the World Championships in Germany...15th in my age, not the best but still in one piece and ready for the next adventure :)

Do I qualify for a shiny yellow vest now?? What do Guy and Chadders do round here to deserve one anyway? They would be better off with one of those suits the substitutes warm up in ;)

Andy c [weston ac] E-mail Andy c

Posted : 17:54
I can only repeat what Dave said without the bigwords but a fantastic race by the Whites and Weavers and Gerry and Dave for eenduring the elements while the rest of us had fun in the sun .The Massive did come a bit late on parade after an unexpected detour, but we did send a few of our finest in advance in Pete Clarke, The king Jarret and Newbee Cowell

Dave E-mail Dave

Posted : 16:22

71 messages | 122 events entered.
A big thank you to everyone who ran the Whites 2x2x2 this morning in a rainbow of weather conditions. The epitome of effort was seeing septuagenarian Keith Lee running so well. The biggest and most important thank you goes to Jim, Sue and Ruth White, Mark Skinner, Paul Snelling, and Gareth and Sara Weaver for braving the horizontal rain on the course for our benefit - great effort guys and girls. A fantastic morning and made all the more amusing by some late race entries following their unplanned detour around the mendips on the way to the race - nice one guys.

Saturday 16 August 2014

Dave E-mail Dave

Posted : 23:17

71 messages | 122 events entered.
Don't forget the 2x2x2 tomorrow. A prompt 9am start and everyone running is in with a chance of the top prize

Kieron [WAC]

Posted : 10:48
In reference to the Weston Half, has anyone who received a free entry heard from the organisers yet?

Friday 15 August 2014

Julia [WAC] E-mail Julia

Posted : 16:58
I will be collecting the Weston Half Marathon entry fee of £20 over the next couple of weeks. So if you have told me that you wish to enter and pay at the discounted rate for Weston ac members, please let me have your money. Please email me to confirm and anyone that wishes to enter and hasn't yet let me know, email me and I will add you to my list and let you know how to pay.
Cheers

Mandy

Posted : 11:20

21 messages | 23 events entered.
Thanks Jim, have emailed you :)

Thursday 14 August 2014

Iain E-mail Iain

Posted : 23:11

13 messages | 15 events entered.
Cheddar 10K on Sunday

Would anybody like to share a lift with me or happy to meet me there?

Cheers, Iain 07787345901

Jim [WAC] E-mail Jim

Posted : 16:41
Hi Mandy,
The minimum age for the Cracker is 16 on race day 7/12/14.
What age were you thinking of for the training? Drop me a mail please

Phil Tomlinson [Weston AC ]

Posted : 12:49
Just for those that may be interested and to let you now I'm still around, I did the London triathlon last week in 2hrs 12min 46sec
swim 21.41 Bike 1.03.43 and run 40.25
Now this and my ironman ore out of the way, I'm taking a well deserved rest.

Mandy

Posted : 11:14

21 messages | 23 events entered.
Whats the minimum age for the cracker and the training programme ? :)

Wednesday 13 August 2014

Maximum Muscular Failure Cadre

Posted : 23:49
Jim did you say on Tuesday that you would give out new vests for free to only your favourite existing members....I.e me and not Andy Chadburn!

Jim [WAC] E-mail Jim

Posted : 14:18
Club Clothing (yellow vests and T-shirts)
I have now been given a new supply of the club clothing. I will have it with me on Tuesdays and Thursdays so for any ladies who have joined in the last year and do not have a vest or T-shirt please ask me.
Because the new kit is from a different manufacturer I am sure many of the existing members may like a new one. Unfortunately we will not be able to provide these free to all members but I will shortly be announcing how much it will cost to purchase a new one. We will then complete a one-off order to supply these. You may wish to try one for size before you order so again see me on Tuesday or Thursday (after the session)

Rob Skeen [Weston AC] E-mail Rob Skeen

Posted : 10:18
Details for social Thursday 21st August.
Meet at Commodore Hotel, Kewstoke 7pm (Race starts at 7:20pm from the Water Tower). There is plenty of parking at the Commodore or in car park over the road. Alternatively park at entrance to Worlebury Woods if you are going straight to the Water Tower for 7:20pm.
It is a race but if you wish to just run that is fine.
There is a slightly shorter route so that everybody gets back roughly the same time.
I have planned the route so that it passes a couple of points a few times so good for family or friends to view.
I could do with two marshalls please email me if you have a friend or family member who could do this.
There will be prizes and cakes.

Tuesday 12 August 2014

Bryan Morley

Posted : 21:16
Jo Pavey wins European 10k gold at the age of 40. Amazing! There's hope for me yet.....or maybe not!!

Rachael E-mail Rachael

Posted : 08:30

33 messages | 76 events entered.
Race the Train number up for grabs if anyone would like it, Saturday 16th August.

ANDY C [weston ac] E-mail ANDY C

Posted : 06:34
Jim is there any chance i can purchase a new club vest in large size please? As mine is getting a bit tatty now and i think it had a fault because it seems to have shrunk around the stomach area.

Monday 11 August 2014

Gary Iles E-mail Gary Iles

Posted : 19:07

31 messages | 29 events entered.
Message for Kevin Hudson, my mobile number 07552699443 give me a text and let me know what time you guys are meeting up Sunday morning Gary

Sunday 10 August 2014

Vanessa

Posted : 18:10

134 messages | 42 events entered.
Now now chaps -play nicely. And thanks for the post-race jammy dodger Matt.

Andy c [Weston ac] E-mail Andy c

Posted : 16:09
Soggy Standish but still a nice race,Well done to Simon Andrews top perfomance hot on the heels of the ever youthful Paul snelling who i believe got 1st MV60,And 1st lady Vanessa Andrews followed by Julie Shergold. Oi Chorlton i make it 5-4 loving the scrap.

Bomber Harris [Quantock Massive]

Posted : 13:27
Sounds like it wasn't flat either. Think that's what's known as a proper multi long!

Kieron [Short mileage Inc]

Posted : 09:30
100 miles, again?? Madness!! Top, top effort Tobias, well done.

John

Posted : 08:05

161 messages | 283 events entered.
Well done Tobias
25th in a time of 23.34.09
North Downs Way 100
D

Saturday 09 August 2014

John

Posted : 06:09

161 messages | 283 events entered.
Re last message
Sorted thanks
John H

John E-mail John

Posted : 05:59

161 messages | 283 events entered.
Late request
Is there any one doing the Standish that
Could give me a lift
Thanks
John H

Camilla E-mail Camilla

Posted : 01:48

3 messages | 4 events entered.
Hello,

I was wondering if anyone is able to give me a lift from Banwell to the social run in Yatton on Thursday 14th August?

Contact email: camilla.reecetrapp@yahoo.co.uk.

Thank you so much.

Friday 08 August 2014

DAVE JONES E-mail DAVE JONES

Posted : 15:43
Long Sleeve TEES, 16 members have placed their order on the first night. Remember to bring money if you want the BERGHAUS Tees. Next Tuesday before the session to catch me. DAVE.

Thursday 07 August 2014

Simon

Posted : 23:06

8 messages | 28 events entered.
The Haselbury results are up

Maximum Muscular Failure Cadre

Posted : 18:11
What?.....16:43, that's why he went flying past me.....Top stuff to everyone with PB, especially Billy Green. And I cant wait till next month for another burn-up with that Goat fella. You should be careful with a nickname like that, you'll get followed by the Housework Junkie.......Kira I can't wait to listen to it now, he's a proper athlete........These new long sleeved tops sound Hoofin by the way.

Wednesday 06 August 2014

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 21:26
August 5K results
Congratulations to Peter Skeen first home in a new PB of 25.07. PB's as well to Chris Mcmillan 16.43 (fastest on the night), Bill Green 21.17, Julie Shergold 25.29 and Julia Withers 25.31.
Second quickest on the night Kieron Summers 17.40 and third quickest Guy Bradford 18.29
Full results and September start times to follow later

marathon Talk Geek

Posted : 17:17
Guy..... Heard the MT Podcast this week yet? Song by Boy On The Run about Steve Way! Very Good - Also catch up with Steve about him having a cigar after the marathon and a gorge at the athletes village Canteen!!

Tuesday 05 August 2014

Bryan Morley

Posted : 10:37
Further to Jim's note, the 5k Handicap timings are available via the link on the welcome page. Sorry for the delay in publishing them.

Monday 04 August 2014

Clevedon AC

Posted : 22:05
THE new Avon Athletic Association 5k Club Road Relay Championships will take place on Sunday 31st August .
The event will be a pilot event this year with all profits going to Avon AA and the race will start at 11.00 a.m. The teams will be four for a men’s team and three for a ladies team and there will be seniors and veterans and junior categories. The event will be held at Cleeve Cricket Club, Main Road, Cleeve, Bristol.
The event is being organised by North Somerset members Stu Hancock and Kate Britten and will replace the Clevedon road relays.

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 21:13
5K Handicap tomorrow 5th August
The results for July and August start times have not yet been posted on the site.
I will have an extra copy of the results and times for you to check before the run

Georgie E-mail Georgie

Posted : 16:07

1 messages | 12 events entered.
Happy to cake bake Thursday night if no bakers yet!!

Bomber Harris

Posted : 15:06

136 messages | 113 events entered.
Sounds lovely! Looking forward to it already...well more than the prom series that is...;-O)

PB

Posted : 13:23
Tvm guys, ("lad" Chadders?!), anyone who likes navigation, big steep hills/mountains, waist high heather (my personal favourite…not), head high bracken (I was briefly misplaced by my team mate!), deep gullies, river crossings, heavy rain and extreme tiredness (not to mention the pain)…do sign up for next year! If I'm not selling it, the scenery despite the conditions was awesome, and location/organisation/atmosphere were second to none. Oh and you can do 6 hours or 12. A really cracking event.

Maximum Muscular Failure Cadre

Posted : 07:43
Yep, respect to PB, you really don't mess about when you sign up for an event. It makes running a marathon seem a bit powder puff!

Sunday 03 August 2014

Andy c [weston ac] E-mail Andy c

Posted : 20:34
Well done little lad, you're a glutton for punishment but why dont you just stick to normal races like the rest of us old ones.

Rich C

Posted : 20:11
Congratulations to Phil Richards and her team mate Bisco who today completed the Marmot24. The World's first 24 Hour Mountain Marathon which was staged in the Lake District.

Phil's words " It Hurt A Lot ! "

Respect !

John

Posted : 12:56

161 messages | 283 events entered.
Wel done Nick and big Christopher in there Tri

John H

Vanessa E-mail Vanessa

Posted : 10:06

134 messages | 42 events entered.
Battle of Sedgemoor 10k, Langport, Sunday 24 August

Si and me have already registered, but can no longer run that day. If anyone would like our places, please let me know.

I have contacted the race organisers and they are happy to transfer the places to new names.

Saturday 02 August 2014

Kira

Posted : 19:35
Looking forward to seeing Jo at The Prom during 14-'15 series & her Bronze medal! - What a race Jo Loads of inspiration for us 40+'s!

Pete Clark [WAC ]

Posted : 10:50
Nice efforts put in by all who attended Wednesday's workout! Thanks to those who helped with the kit and also those who showed an interest by stopping to spectate during their run or walk.

Hope you enjoyed it!

Posted : 07:01

Friday 01 August 2014

Maximum Muscular Failure Cadre

Posted : 22:53
Top, top session by Pete Clark last night. Highlight discipline of the night was the V-sit stress position whilst moving those 15 & 20kg bags across your mid range, delicious!........Cracking cakes and then a few wets of some good stuff in The Captains Cabin....
Hoofin night!

Dave E-mail Dave

Posted : 11:05

71 messages | 122 events entered.
I hope everyone enjoyed the workout in the woods last night and isn't aching too much today. Thanks to Pete for holding the session, to Nick for leading everyone up from the pub, and finally to our Bakers, Mary, Guy and Matt.

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

Posted : 09:18
Thanx to Podium Pete for last nights torture session, sorry I mean gentle workout in the woods. hope to see some of you back on wednesday nights. I have to apologise to Mikey V. you are correct Kingdom does appear twice. Please FORGIVE me. A prize of equal value of that given to Guy will wing its way to you in due course, probably after I get back from Rebellion.

Tuesday 29 July 2014

Fact or fiction

Posted : 10:41
Confusion over.It seems your figure of 212,000 relates to the whole of North Somerset not just Weston.

WAC Facts

Posted : 10:22
Figures are based on 2011 census = approx 202,000 although the ONS mid-year estimates are slightly higher = 212,000.
Perhaps you are mistaking number of households for population?

Fact or fiction [or bad maths]

Posted : 07:15
With Weston's population of 76,143 (Census 2011)we must currently have just over 76 members

Monday 28 July 2014

WAC Facts

Posted : 21:58

101 messages | 60 events entered.
Around 1 in every 1000 people living in Weston-super-Mare is a member of Weston AC.

Rich C

Posted : 20:25
Well done to Marc Molloy who completed the Outlaw Ironman distance event in 12:13:35 yesterday. With minimal training that's a great effort fella !

ADGE [WAC]

Posted : 18:09
WELL DONE TO ALL THE WAC COMPETITORS OF THE GRUELLING SEAVIEW 17. 21MILES OF SCENIC COASTAL VIEWS AND HORRIBLE HILLS!! I THINK CHADDERS WAS 1ST BACK,GREAT RUN! THANKYOU CAROLINE FOR GETTING ME ROUND YOU DID EXCELLENT.!A BIG WELL DONE TO SARAH FOR GOING UNDER 4 HOURS,WITH THE HELP OF KEVIN.

ADGE [WAC]

Posted : 18:03
WELL DONE TO ALL THE WAC COMPETITORS OF THE GRUELLING SEAVIEW 17. 21MILES OF SCENIC COASTAL VIEWS AND HORRIBLE HILLS!! I THINK CHADDERS WAS 1ST BACK,GREAT RUN! THANKYOU CAROLINE FOR GETTING ME ROUND YOU DID EXCELLENT.!

Sunday 27 July 2014

PB

Posted : 21:45
Started but didn't finish John! Called out after 20min, was having a bad race anyway so took a short cut back and went to work :)

Vodka

Posted : 11:28
Most random thing / person spotted on my run this morning ...... a Jedi Knight (complete with light sabre) wandering along minding his own business out by the old airfield!! Just glad he didn't mistake me for an Ewok (or Jabba the Hut .... thought I'd better get that one in myself before Victor does!!!) ;-)

Saturday 26 July 2014

John

Posted : 23:55

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Well done Bruce 1st MV 60
What happened to Phil Richards ?

Maximum Muscular Failure Cadre

Posted : 21:23
Purdown Pursuit, where were all the WAC girlies?.................

The boys are back in Town!

andy dev

Posted : 15:48
James, a few of us are going up on the mendips if you fancy 10-12 miles in the sunshine. 8am Swan Inn Rowberrow. Likewise anyone else.

Friday 25 July 2014

Dave - social runs E-mail Dave - social runs

Posted : 20:38

71 messages | 122 events entered.
I'm looking for a venue and run leader for 7 and 28 August ..... any volunteers please call or email me. Thanks Dave 07793715396

James Burgess [weston] E-mail James Burgess

Posted : 19:11
I was wondering whether anyone who is going for a training run on Sunday, if so please get in touch.

cheers,
james

Rich C

Posted : 18:48
Oh, that explains it. I thought I'd accidently switched on to an episode of Embarrassing Bodies !

forrest gump

Posted : 06:46

72 messages | 68 events entered.
Look mum I'm on telly

ANDY C [weston ac] E-mail ANDY C

Posted : 06:21
Nice and hot at Purdown, Delayed start due to fire in the woods but still some smoking performances Pete C closely followed by the not so youthful anymore Kieron then Mr Bradford who was going to have a gentle re-introduction into racing ( Yeh yeh ,take it easy,nice and steady, Blah blah blah). Also Kieron pointed out to Shilly that it was his anniversary race after some op or something to wich he knocked 12 minutes off last years time ,So the kidney must be working fine now so time to make some serious effort ya slacker Well done to everyone last night. One other thing the Telly-box thing on the sea front ,I dont think they want the nice or good looking people because they got me to run the opposite way to where they were filming.

Thursday 24 July 2014

Vanessa AKA Eddie / Patsy E-mail Vanessa AKA Eddie / Patsy

Posted : 17:27
***Calling all early morning WACsters***

ITV's Good Morning Britain are filming their weather forecasts for tomorrow (Friday) morning's show from Weston seafront.

They've rung me this afternoon to ask whether any of our club runners would be happy to go down to the seafront while they're broadcasting and run in the background during the weather forecasts.

It'll be on the beach at the northern side of the pier (so dogs would be allowed too).

They do their weather broadcasts on the hour and at quarter past and quarter to the hour, and they're on air from 6am to 8.30am.

If you're interested, just turn up - wearing your club vest of course - and introduce yourself to the cameraman or Laura the presenter.

They apprecaite that it's unlikely that we'll get people down there for the whole 2.5 hours, but any time you can be down there for a run would be great.

More info at tonight's social for those of you going.

Wednesday 23 July 2014

David

Posted : 09:32

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WAC 5th in Mob Match - not bad for the first outing :)! Looking forward to next years. Thanks Jamie and Gerry

ANDY C [weston ac] E-mail ANDY C

Posted : 06:24
John the results and photos for Mob-match are now up on GWR website,We didn't win hope i haven/t spoilt the end.

Tuesday 22 July 2014

kira

Posted : 21:55
if you can persuade your other half not to watch the 10 0'clock news 2night then switch over to watch 100 secs to beat the World: The David Rudisha Story on BBC 4 Looks good

Shilly

Posted : 18:01

21 messages | 12 events entered.
Thanks Bryan much appreciated

Josh E-mail Josh

Posted : 16:11

136 messages | 113 events entered.
If anyone wants my Purdown place it's going free to a good home.

Dave [WAC Social Runs]

Posted : 12:48
New venue for Thursday's social run .... if you are not at Purdown

Gerry H [WAC]

Posted : 11:04
OK Adge ive got it, no good with anagrams, it shall be an interesting dual.

PB Never too later, one should always be open for forgiveness, thats why I can still smile at Mr C from my kitchen sink after all these years!

John H, I can only find old results for mobmatch, so hopefully GWR will have them on their site at some point.

Bryan Morley

Posted : 08:48
Shilly, you can have my number if you like?

Shilly

Posted : 07:39

21 messages | 12 events entered.
Has anyone got a number up for grabs for the purdown pursuit on Thursday? I have been instructed that I should run it by several people!

Monday 21 July 2014

John

Posted : 23:48

161 messages | 283 events entered.
Out of interest were there any results
For the bristol mob 10k
John H

PB

Posted : 21:18
Too late for flattery Gerry, too late...

Marc M [Weston AC]

Posted : 15:31
Last call for open water swimmers this Wednesday.
If you are keen I need to know you are coming so I can get enough wetsuits for everyone and confirm canoeist.
Let me know by email peeps
marc@sole-events.co.uk
Cheers all

Sunday 20 July 2014

ADGE WAC

Posted : 21:58
COME ON GERALDENE.?

ADGE WAC

Posted : 21:55
I THINK HE BRINGS A R A Y OF SUNSHINE WHEREVER HE GOES!!

ADGE WAC

Posted : 21:51
ALAN I DONT KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT YOUR AUNT OR GRAN!!

Chairman of the Adge Appreciation Society [Weston AC]

Posted : 19:56
Come on Gerry, if you get the anagram you win an all expenses paid trip from the Walnut Tree to Crooks Peak on any Winter Sunday of your choice.

Gerry H [Wac]

Posted : 19:22
PB you always look beautiful and u r strawberry blonde!!

I am currently stuck on the anagram!

Kira

Posted : 18:55
Know this Messageboard is not for making money but as there are a few chaps taking up cycling..... i have a pair of Men's size M Altura cycling shorts for sale. Not worm labels still attached cost me £25 you can have them for £12 (whoever that maybe!) Thank you for reading. PS From a smoke Free home as they say on a well known auction site!

PB

Posted : 17:52
Gutted Gerry! I really thought you were a friend (Chadburn not so much)…can I just point out I'm (sort of) ginger. And the club colours are yellow. I can only think of 2 other gingers in the club, one went off and started her own club to avoid wearing club kit, and the other shaves his head. I'm not sure either of those options work for me...

Chairman of the Adge appreciation society [Weston AC]

Posted : 16:03
Thank you Gerry, whilst I agree that Alan would certainly have shown Adge the way home it is not he that is threatening to eclipse our hero. For those that enjoy crosswords heres a anagram, HARBOURS TARDY, This will reveal the identity of the challenger.

Gerry H [Wac]

Posted : 15:42
My money is on you Alan, Adge will have his moment of glory for the first 100 meters! !

Chairman of the Adge Appreciation Society [Weston AC]

Posted : 14:36
Hello to all Adge Admirers, Sorry news has been a bit scarce of late but things are looking up. As you might be aware our hero is planning to participate in the Abingdon marathon. Whilst this might not at first sight be remarkable, what has given it a certain piquancy is the news that another member of Weston AC of similar vintage has also entered so it sets the scene for an epic showdown. Can Adge prevail, Answers on the back of a post card to Age Concern.

Andy c [weston ac] E-mail Andy c

Posted : 11:37
Lost cause that one Gerri and she's to long in the tooth now

Gerry H [WAC]

Posted : 10:53
Oops forgot to mention the rare sight of Mr T in yellow can be seen on our facebook page!!

Personaly i think he should wear it more often, he looked fine, now that just leaves the small matter of PB to sort out now!!

Gerry H [WAC]

Posted : 10:49
Thanks guys for your comments, i had a blast it was great fun and brilliant team spirit on show from all clubs cheering on their fellow team members down the finishing straight. Big well done to Jamie for assembling 20 people for team yellow, next year we should try & double our numbers and not forget our yellow face(war) paint!!

Friday 18 July 2014

Shilly

Posted : 23:02
I would also like to thank Jamie & Gerry for a nice run tonight, great running as a team. Looking forward to the next one already.

Kieron [WAC]

Posted : 22:33
I echo Andy's comments, big thanks to Jamie and Gerry for organising the teams entry. Well done to all involved, we were even treated to the rare sight of Jamie in the club colours, truly a night to remember!!

Andy c [weston ac] E-mail Andy c

Posted : 21:49
Team WAC
That was a blast nice to be running as a team and got to see what the Towpath race is for free, Well Team WAC especially captain Tottle and vice captain Gerry who probably did most work signing in, collecting results and WAC photographer. Thankyou for a nice evening all.

Dave - social runs E-mail Dave - social runs

Posted : 20:01

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Wanted ..... bakers wanted for next Thursday's social run ..... send me a txt or email ...... doesnt matter how bad or goid you are, its all about trying :)

Dave 07793715396

PB

Posted : 18:18
Slightly harsh Rich…you attempted to leapfrog a timid dog, tripped over and commando style rolled off the path as I recall…I'm hardly going to try and injure you on your only run of the month, might never see you again ;-)

Thursday 17 July 2014

Dave E-mail Dave

Posted : 23:11

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A big thank you to Malcolm for organising tonights social. The pasties were lush, thanks to Claire for baking them on time. Also thanks to Steve for leading the run and to tonights cake bakers Mary Nutley and Rachel Vincent - good effort ladies.

Rich C ( Ron Hill Appreciation Society )

Posted : 22:05
Sorry no Ron Hills but I'm still hopeful that Gerry will provide me with a Weston AC Tri Suit. My return to light training suffered a slight setback this morning when I was ruthlessly pushed into brambles by PB :(

Marc M [Weston AC]

Posted : 21:49
Can't promise the Ron Hills will make an appearance, we are trying to keep costs down and the laundry fees alone would be through the roof!

Victor [wac] E-mail Victor

Posted : 17:54
I assume the Classroom based training session for budding Triathletes will be held in the front room of The great Grandads house , with him resplendent in Ronhills and slippers .

Jamie T

Posted : 09:01
Bill email me and I will give you a number for a lift.

Marc M [Weston AC]

Posted : 07:59
Hi All you beginner/improver triathletes out there.

Due to demand, I have assembled a team of triathlon experts and will be running 2 training sessions aimed at making your first triathlon as stress free as possible, thus allowing you to actually enjoy it. Improvers, you will get some tips and hints from those who have been there, done it and got the drawer full of T-shirts!

The first session will be an open water swim, held at Marine Lake and will be supported by the best wetsuit company there is, Blueseventy. You will get a chance to try out a wetsuit if you haven't got one, try goggles and pick up some key swim essentials. The swim itself will be looked after, with at least 1 canoeist in the water with you and a coach/lifeguard on the shore keeping an eye on you.

This will be next Wed 23rd July at 7pm and will cost £10.

The following week (30th July) will be a classroom based session, looking at all aspects of triathlon, from transitions, kit essentials, bike fit, pacing, and plenty of time for Q+A.

This will again start at 7pm and will cost £10.

This is run by multi sport legend Rich Coleman (godfather of Tri) multi ironman finisher (sub 10hrs) and myself, GB age grouper and over 100 triathlons over 20 years. We are both qualified, insured, CRBd, first aid trained etc so come along safe in the knowledge that you are looked after.

Please email me if you intend to come, let me know your rough measurements so I can try to get a wetsuit that fits you and ensure we have enough chairs for all of us (classroom venue TBC depending on numbers)

Note to all, this is not a WAC activity but I have sought the approval of the committee and hope that by running this we can steer some of the new triathletes in the right direction, keep you safe and help you enjoy it.

Thanks
Marc
Marc@sole-events.co.uk

Wednesday 16 July 2014

Maximum Muscular Failure Cadre

Posted : 22:28
Winnie and Woots given the go ahead for the Cracker......Superb!

Wilf E-mail Wilf

Posted : 10:17

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James and I are more than happy to help out with envelopes and helping putting signs up etc. And i'm sure we can suit up in the Batman and Robin outfits for the Nov prom run! Appreciate it takes a lot of people and effort from club members to make the Cracker run smoothly every year and we are both very grateful for being allowed to run the race. Just let us know what we can do to help out nearer the time and we'll be there. Thanks again, Wilf and James.

Malcolm & Jim [Weston AC]

Posted : 07:52
Hi James.

Thanks for your message about entering this years Cracker Race. As you will appreciate this is our largest event of the year and depends on the commitment of all our club members to make it a successful and safe race.

In special circumstances we have let club members enter and given your own situation it would seem very harsh for us to say no. When this happens we ask those members to support the race in some other way for example helping at our "Stuffing Party" where we prepare all of the 2000+ envelopes for posting to runners with their numbers and race details. This is usually held on a Friday evening during November. Alternatively there is a set up team that prepares all of the signage on the course in the early hours on the day of the race.

If you are both happy to help on one of these activities we are happy for you to enter the race. Just let us know what you will both do.

Good luck with your fund raising and maybe you should test your outfits on the November Prom Race?

My contact details are on the contacts page of this website.

Malcolm.

Tuesday 15 July 2014

Gary iles

Posted : 21:36

31 messages | 29 events entered.
Message for colin linton I have lost your number my number is 07552699443 email xbones66@googlemail.com, did you say you were doing the lakes in a day thanks gary

Monday 14 July 2014

Vanessa E-mail Vanessa

Posted : 22:26

134 messages | 42 events entered.
Thanks to everyone who has volunteered to help out for the Cracker. We are up to 35 already which is a great start.

As I'm new to all this, if you haven't let me know you can help, please don't assume I'll just automatically know that you can, or what your preferred duty is. Just drop me an email with your name, email address, what hours you can do on the day, and if you've got a preferred duty. Then I'll add you to my list.

Cheers all

James and Wilf - it's not for me to say whether you can run or not, but you can always help out with other things like the stuffing party (when the race entries get sent out)

Mary Nutley [Weston Athletic Club] E-mail Mary Nutley

Posted : 22:15
I'm registered to do the Purdown Pursuit (Thurs 24 July) and am working, but could arrange to meet anyone who is going in a car from WSM somewhere as talking with Jon H last Sunday he said the parking is difficult and I would prefer to travel with others doing the run if they have space in their car. Could anyone contact me re: this? Thanks.

Phil Tomlinson [Weston Ac]

Posted : 20:15
A number of you have asked me about the ironman, so i thought i should post my results for those that may be interested. I did the Austrian Ironman two weeks ago in a time of 10hrs 36min.
Good swim and Bike, really hard run.

Maximum Muscular Failure Cadre

Posted : 06:38
Team Challenge14Lydia definitely gets my support to run the Cracker.Its a no brainer!

ANDY C [weston ac] E-mail ANDY C

Posted : 06:25
I'll echo what Kieron said and hope you get the go ahead Wilf and James

Sunday 13 July 2014

Kieron [WAC]

Posted : 23:19
James/Wilf,
Best of luck with your request.

E-mail

Posted : 20:46
Hello Cracker organiser,

Need a favour to ask, can me and Wilf Huxtable take part in this years Christmas Cracker??

I'll explain why.

At the beginning of the year we decided to take on 14 running challenges for a friends daughters charity. We called it Challenge14Lydia.

We chose the Christmas Cracker run as the event where we would ask friends and family to run with us to raise even more money.

We both were new to running at the beginning of the year and both joined Weston Athletics Club where we have been made to feel very welcome and apart of a great club!!

I was unaware of Weston runners not being able to run the event when we chose it otherwise we would of chosen a different event.

So far we have around 50 friends and family who don't usually run agreeing to run with us on December 7th.

Most of them will be new to running and if you allow us to take part in the cracker this year I will personally promote the club to everyone in our TEAM LYDIA.

So hopefully they will come along to some sessions for their training and hopefully join themselves.

All the details are on the link below

https://www.justgiving.com/challenge14lydia

We would be running as Batman & Robin as usual to our challenges and we would be running with our wife/partner to encourage them as they've never taken part in a running race before.

We would both like volunteer to help out in future club events too.

One more question, what is the minimum age for this race?

Any more questions then please contact me on 07861250448.

Thank you,

James Wotton

Saturday 12 July 2014

Vanessa E-mail Vanessa

Posted : 19:48

134 messages | 42 events entered.
You lovely lot - lots more Cracker volunteers over the past couple of days. Thanks for your messages Carol, Claudine, Gareth H, Ian C, Ian P, Pete B, Chris E, Belinda, Niki, Steph and Steve 'The Goat'. You're all on my list ;0)

Bomber Harris [TDF Massive]

Posted : 16:20
Sorry cannot make mob match I am away down exmoor training for Seaview ;-) Enjoy and don't forget to pop into mr Al's front room for victory celebrations.

PB

Posted : 10:17
Sorry Jamie, I would be up for it but am on call that night. I'll be there next time!

adrian [wac] E-mail adrian

Posted : 09:49
Jamie put me down for Friday

adrian [wac] E-mail adrian

Posted : 09:49
Jamie put me down for Friday

Friday 11 July 2014

Bill Green [Weston Athletics] E-mail Bill Green

Posted : 22:28
Hi Jamie -please add me to the mob match next fiday.I wont be at training tomorrow see you in the week.

Jamie T

Posted : 21:47
Thank you to all those who have contacted me this evening. A baker's dozen now so will register a team. Special thanks to Ness, Helen, Nia and Michelle for pinning their colours to the WAC standard. This event is open to all members, so come and be part of the WAC team.

David E-mail David

Posted : 20:47

17 messages | 26 events entered.
HI jamie T - count me in for the mob match next friday. Might come down tuesday.

Cheers

Dave

Andy c [weston ac] E-mail Andy c

Posted : 20:34
Come on kids who's coming out to play for the Towpath mob match? There's no club race that weekend and the Bleadon social would make a brilliant warm up. Ask your Mums and Dads if you can come out and show that Bristol mob a what WAC is all about.

JamieT

Posted : 16:31
Thank you to all those who have contacted me regarding the Mob-Match. There are 8 of us so far. I need to confirm tonight that we will be taking a team and feel that to do so I need a few more team members. I do feel that Weston AC should be represented at this event and hope a few more members can join us to make this possible.Many thanks. tottlejh@gmail.com

Thursday 10 July 2014

John

Posted : 23:16

161 messages | 283 events entered.
May be a Warm Fuzzy Glow is more Mike
J H

Julia

Posted : 22:21
Mike does not deserve a prize, I'm sure I volunteered some time ago miss ness ;)

Vanessa E-mail Vanessa

Posted : 19:00

134 messages | 42 events entered.
Thank you Laura, Hannah, Stuart, Helen, Kieron, John, Kathy, Matt and Mike who've already offered their services for this year's Cracker. And Mike gets the prize for being the first to volunteer. Not that there is a prize. Just a warm fuzzy glow.

Marc M [Weston AC] E-mail Marc M

Posted : 10:40
Hi All

Anyone with children (aged 0-19) need to get along to a free event we are running at Churchill Leisure Centre on 19th July from 2-5pm.

There will be tons of free activities for kids to try, cycling, football, swimming (indoor slide!) Scouting, Crafts and even Golf are all coming along...these are all run by clubs and societies in the local area so you can come and along and try something new, perhaps join a new club.

It's set to be a great afternoon.

Cracker Committee

Posted : 08:40
Please can you read and respond to the Cracker message on the welcome page.

Thanks

Wednesday 09 July 2014

Jamie T

Posted : 15:39
Lesley B and Julia W, if you would like to email me (tottlejh@gmail.com) some details, as we discussed last night, including when you would like to start, then I can get on with your schedules. Thank you.

Tuesday 08 July 2014

Jamie T

Posted : 23:25
Thanks Helen, will put message on welcome page with details by am tomorrow.

Helen

Posted : 21:47

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Hi Jamie, just to let you know Stuart and Helen will be able to do the 10k Towpath race on Friday 18th.

Marc M [Weston AC]

Posted : 09:55
Doesn't stop me from having a go Guy :)

Monday 07 July 2014

Cinders Cadre

Posted : 23:07
What! I can only just about run again, I've been cycling for just 6 weeks and I can't remember the last time I was in a swimming pool..Wack wack ooops!

Marc M [Weston AC]

Posted : 15:07
Good work at Nice Dave, really tough race that one!

Guy, I can sort you a free entry for the Outlaw in 4 weeks if you want to do Ironman in style...4 weeks is plenty of time :)

Just back from Xterra Euro tour...disastrous bike malfunction put paid to my Swiss race when I was running top 3 in my age...France yesterday was going well until the run...lack of hill training cost me a top 10! Must try harder at Petes next hill session!!

David

Posted : 14:03

17 messages | 26 events entered.
Thanks Kieron. Ironman Cinders! I like that - theres are places going at the BOS olympic distance if he fancies it this weekend! Nice was hard but the bike course was just fantastic. Amazing scenery.

Hannah

Posted : 13:29

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Oopps! Good job you said it's the last day of term - my son has his preschool leaving party that afternoon/early evening so I will be a bit pushed for time, sorry. :-(

Jamie T

Posted : 08:21
Sorry Hannah, a start time would be helpful. It starts at 7.30pm. There should be no need to leave before 6.15pm. Although it is the last day of term, hopefully getting to Bristol should be relatively straightforward.

Kieron [I'll stick to running]

Posted : 07:10
Big congrats to Dave Stock, great effort in Nice. I hear Cinders may be joining you soon.

Hannah

Posted : 06:24

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Jamie - what time would we need to leave Weston on Friday? I might be able to join if it's not before 5.30.

Dave E-mail Dave

Posted : 00:30

71 messages | 122 events entered.
Urgent call for bakers for this Thursdays social run from the Dolphin at Uphill please call txt or email 07793715396. Thanks

Sunday 06 July 2014

Jamie T

Posted : 15:25
Have asked for an invite to the local Mob-Match, a run organised by GWR over the Towpath 10k course. It takes place on Friday July 18th. Will be looking for a team of at least 15 to take part. It is free to enter and we can organise lifts I am sure. This is a mixed event. If you are interested in 'taking one for the team' and having fun then let myself or Gerry H(who has kindly offered to help out) know.

Saturday 05 July 2014

Andy c [weston ac] E-mail Andy c

Posted : 19:13
Shouldn't you be slowing down with age? Kieron summers 1st WAC again but under 1 hour amazing followed by the little old bloke who must have been a war baby next Matt wheeler who is back on form solid running.Phil 1st wac lady , Julia and Vanessa well done all Simon, John, Pete and Mike.Julia crossed the line much the same way as myself to hot but ok after the shower under the fire hose and ice cream

Friday 04 July 2014

Kevin Minty

Posted : 11:58
Thanks Rich, I'll try out some bikes, have a look at WC Tri and Somerset Tri swim sessions and watch out for shopping trolleys!

Much appreciated, cheers.

Rich C

Posted : 11:34
Kevin: Do you have access to a cycletowork scheme ? Good savings if you do. Otherwise try some bikes for size locally then have a look online at paulscycles, they have some great deals on all types of bikes. Planetx also do some good packages.
West Country Tri and Somerset Tri both organise group sessions down on the Huntspill - check out their webpages. Nothing to stop you going in on your own though, it's amazing first thing on a sunny morning when there's no wind about !
Clevedon seafront or marine lake are ok but watch out for the shopping trollies ! Marc Molloy is in the process of organising a supervised open water session with wetsuits to try out -watch this space.

Kevin MInty [Weston AC] E-mail Kevin MInty

Posted : 09:53
Hi all, need some advice from WAC triathletes/cyclists.

Thinking of getting a road bike. I know bikes are really subjective and its down to personal preference but I'm looking for a good bike that I won't have to update for a few years that I can train and race on.

Also, are there any regular open water swim sessions locally? I know that some of you meet at HM pool, what days/times.

Thanks, all advice greatly received.

Kevin

Stuart

Posted : 08:58

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Dave marriage is a team effort!!!! Anyway I picked the rhubarb!

Dave

Posted : 00:36

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Sounds like tonights social was fab, with good reports on Facebook and here on the message board. Thanks Paul for leading tonight and to Helen for the cakes. ..... stuart was supposed to be baking as well? Chips and sausage was a winner too - thanks Ian and Paul for organising the night.

Thursday 03 July 2014

Vanessa

Posted : 23:05

134 messages | 42 events entered.
I agree. It was a lovely run tonight Paul. All topped off with chips and cake. Perfect!

forrest gump

Posted : 22:25

72 messages | 68 events entered.
Thanks to Paul for a lovely run tonight#run4fun and to Helen for the great cakes

Vanessa

Posted : 12:59
Ian - try Gavin Kelly at Cowan House. he is a shoulder specialist.

David

Posted : 08:32

17 messages | 26 events entered.
Shilly you could try Martin at

www.teamflook.com

he might be able to help. hes based in bristol but will come to your home

Woots

Posted : 08:09
FAO - Membership Team

Yes please on membership card in post, thank you very much.

James Wotton

Shilly E-mail Shilly

Posted : 07:16

21 messages | 12 events entered.
I have shoulder injury after coming off my bike, ac rotator cuff sprain, which has not got any better after six weeks. Could anyone who has had similar problem recommend anyone locally who could help.

Wednesday 02 July 2014

Andy c [weston ac] E-mail Andy c

Posted : 22:25
Well done Nia, Julie, Peter , The incredible who in my opinion deserves to be clubman of the year Kieron and wilfs brother good running all

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 21:57
July Handicap
On a hot and sultry night only 5 of the 24 runners managed to match or beat the scratch time of 26 mins. but well done to all competitors.
Nia Davies was first home in a new pb of 22.29, Julie Bailiss was third home in a new pb of 25.32. Special mention to Peter Skeen in a new pb of 26.25 who will start off scratch next month.
Fastest run of the night was Kieron in 17.33 and second fastest was Matt Huxtable in 17.59

Vanessa E-mail Vanessa

Posted : 18:52

134 messages | 42 events entered.
Is there anyone planning on doing the walk at tomorrow night's Banwell social run who'd be happy to be accompanied by a beagle? He's friendly and reasonably well behaved!

Tuesday 01 July 2014

Bryan Morley

Posted : 13:35
2014-15 Prom Run Series online entry now open.

Julia

Posted : 09:47
There is now a message on the Torbay Half Marathon Website about the chip times..

Monday 30 June 2014

Niki F (Membership Boss) E-mail Niki F (Membership Boss)

Posted : 22:27

101 messages | 60 events entered.
FAO: James Wotton

Your subs were paid Jan 14 so no need to renew, you're covered until Apr 15. You were already on the WAC members list as 'membership expired' so assumed so you were a renewal. Membership cards are sent to new members only but are available on request. If you would like one let me know & I will put one in the post.

Woots [Weston Athletic Club] E-mail Woots

Posted : 21:52
To membership team,

I joined at the beginning of the year and ask at a training session if I needed to pay again this year and was told no.

Just checking I'm not on your list, thank you.

Oh just one more thing I've never received a membership card.

#greatclub

James Wotton

Vanessa

Posted : 21:14

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I agree John - very irritating. Especially as I made no effort to get anywhere near the line for the start. My time is 1.15 slower than my watch time. Harrumph.

Membership Boss E-mail Membership Boss

Posted : 19:02

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Thank you to all club members who've paid their membership subs in a timely fashion. There are still a few regular club members who haven't paid up: your mum might wash your pants & socks, but she won't pay your subs. Don't be an admin case, pay up please.

John

Posted : 18:33

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I think the times are gun times and not chip times
Which is a bit irritating
John H

Simon

Posted : 17:11

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Torbay results are up

Kira

Posted : 14:49
It costs £400 to do the longest race! Basically doing Jamie's Saturday's session of 400's for six days!!??

Kira

Posted : 14:49
It costs £400 to do the longest race! Basically doing Jamie's Saturday's session of 400's for six days!!??

Gerry H [WAC]

Posted : 13:00
Not even read it but I would turn it down if someone was paying me £400 to run up & down the prom that many times!!

PB

Posted : 10:15
We really need a "like" button on this message board…Kira you crack me up, completely agree, £400 to run the same 1km loop of the prom for 6 days??? This isn't a wind up is it?! (also my personal opinion)

Sunday 29 June 2014

kira

Posted : 21:57
OMG Malcolm when i read the details of the ultra festival at Weston i thought i was reading it wrong - i know only last w'end there was an ultra going round and round an athletics track and the LittleDown marathon in Dorset 2 wks ago was round a field several times but is there really any body who sees this race as an incredibly experience? Will they have a box at this start that says ' Brains can be put in here before the start'? (If the race organisers happen to read this it is my personnel opinion and not WAC's)

John

Posted : 20:42

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May be not that good three times is a bit excessive
John H

Posted : 19:14
I wonder if the Torbay Half is any good?

John

Posted : 12:42

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Torbay Half good run would recommend it
Well done to WAC runners today
John H

John

Posted : 12:38

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Torbay Half good run would recommend it
Well done to WAC runners today
John H

John

Posted : 12:34

161 messages | 283 events entered.
Torbay Half good run would recommend it
Well done to WAC runners today
John H

Saturday 28 June 2014

Malcolm [Weston AC]

Posted : 15:11
Entries are now being taken for the Ultra festival of races taking place in Weston from 6th to 12th of September.

See race website at celticultrafest.com

Thursday 26 June 2014

John

Posted : 21:59

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Nailsea results are on line
J H

kira

Posted : 17:57
Message back from Jo about coming up to run the prom again..... Worth listening to last weeks MT interview with Jo makes you feel there's still hope after 40!
"Was hoping to run one but was breast feeding until mid April so didn't do any racing. Then in May was qualifying races for champs. Hope the series went well again. I'll hopefully be back sometime. All the best to everyone. Jo"

Liz E-mail Liz

Posted : 17:00

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Tonight's run
I think the landlord at the New Inn does not want his carpark full of our cars, so if you can find somewhere on the road that would be appreciated.

Wilf E-mail Wilf

Posted : 09:50

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Cool beans. Will do. Thanks a lot for the place. Hope you're ok as you're not running.

PB

Posted : 09:48
Wilf, please pick up my number from the table and take it to Chris at the computer for him to change the details. Oh and I'm Phil Richards...

Bryan Morley

Posted : 09:07
Morning WACsters, my Dundry number is going begging if someone wants it. Achilles is a bit sore!

Wednesday 25 June 2014

PB

Posted : 22:09
Yeah don't rub it in Wilf ;-) have text the race organiser (I think) so hopefully all ok. Have a good run.

Protracted Injury Cadre

Posted : 21:03
My Dundry number is also going spare kids

Wilf E-mail Wilf

Posted : 13:30

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Brilliant - thanks. This race looks awesome. Full name - Wilf Huxtable. SM category if they need that as well.

PB

Posted : 13:24
Hi Wilf, yep all yours. What's your surname and I'll let them know

Wilf E-mail Wilf

Posted : 13:17

12 messages | 3 events entered.
That Dundry number still up for grabs?

PB E-mail PB

Posted : 09:06
My Dundry number for tomorrow evening is sadly up for grabs if anyone wants it?

Saturday 21 June 2014

Cheryl E-mail Cheryl

Posted : 11:00

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Kim... thank you for signing my crb form... but there's a bit we missed... filled in your details but didn't sign it. . And I didn't check it either until I got home. Sorry. .. will you be around in the next few days somewhere and I'll meet you??? Thanks cheryl

the mendip druid aka baz [massive]

Posted : 10:44
had a lovely run up to the trig this morning met up with sun chase crew the sunrise was amazing so good im going back tomorrow anybody want to join me at the church of trig

Cheryl E-mail Cheryl

Posted : 10:22

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Kim... thank you for signing my crb form... but there's a bit we missed... filled in your details but didn't sign it. . And I didn't check it either until I got home. Sorry. .. will you be around in the next few days somewhere and I'll meet you??? Thanks cheryl

Thursday 19 June 2014

Dave E-mail Dave

Posted : 22:13

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Victor ...... fab run tonight and the cavern was a new one for me. Great cakes from Julia and Ness and only crumbs left ...... well done ladies.

Ian

Posted : 21:17

36 messages | 26 events entered.
Thanks to Victor for tonights social run so many new paths used in familiar surroundings, or were we just lost.

Ian

Posted : 21:17

36 messages | 26 events entered.
Thanks to Victor for tonights social run so many new paths used in familiar surroundings, or were we just lost.

Iain Prideaux

Posted : 20:07

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Oops, should read John Hinchliffe ran with me! :-)

Iain Prideaux E-mail Iain Prideaux

Posted : 20:06

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Thank you very John Hinchliffe who ran my stage 343 of the Great Britain Relay between Wick st Lawrence and WsM Pier. We did 10K in 53 respectable minutes and I'm grateful for your support!
Thank you too to Vanessa for publicising the run with the Mercury.
The relay hasn't stopped and is very much moving toward a world record!

Vodka

Posted : 19:25
Julia - v amusing message - love the thought of you charging £20 just to tell people how to enter Weston half!! ;-)

PS: Marc / Rich - as for WAC tri-suits - the club's been there, done that ..... disaster!!! Suggest probably best not to raise this one any time soon :-)

Wednesday 18 June 2014

Gerry H [Wac]

Posted : 22:19
Rich, you would need to shed half your body weight to fit into one of those!! Best get yourself out running, why not start with Victors jaunt tomorrow night! !

Rich c

Posted : 21:49
Avia Lite Guidnce 6 Ladies Running Shoes on offer for £ 13 on Sports Direct website.

Rich c

Posted : 13:47
Andy, I'd say I'm running more like a warthog at the moment, all huffing and puffing on my little legs ! I'm thinking of coming out with you, just as soon as Gerry gets me a trisuit ? You boys honestly looked good last night, that's one tough run.

Bomber Harris(WAC)

Posted : 12:04

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Lovely race last night thanks all. I am telling anyone who will listen about Man v Horse Marathon another lovely race, 24ish mildly undulating, mid Welsh Country miles last Saturday. PB first WACer home & 1st FV40 in 3.42. I bumbled over the line about 20 mins later. It would make a great WAC charabanc outing. The good news is you don't have to do the whole thing but can run it in relay teams of three.

Andy c [weston ac] E-mail Andy c

Posted : 10:17
Hey wait a minute you're taking the mick,You dont fool me grace and elegance of stampeding elephants and those tears were streaming down your face.Rich you're going to have to come out and show us proper elegance.

Rich c

Posted : 09:09
Wow, watching Andy, Josh and Adrian seemingly floating through the undergrowth with the grace, elegance and speed of gazelles - It actually brought tears to my eyes.

Shilly

Posted : 08:29

21 messages | 12 events entered.
Thanks for a great run at Beacon Batch last night, organisers and marshals were brilliant. What a blast legging it down to the finish. Loved it.

Tuesday 17 June 2014

Rob Skeen [WAC] E-mail Rob Skeen

Posted : 23:10
Many many thanks for everyone's hard work. Marshalls, sweepers, start/finish team, water, entry/results team, set up team, runners and The Tog Store - all contributed to a super race. All giving up time is what makes the club so great.
Thank You All

Andy c [weston ac] E-mail Andy c

Posted : 23:09
Thanks to Rob and crew for another cracking Beacon Batch and Thankyou to all marshalls for giving up your time and the fantastic support especially Ian for getting me back on track when I was going the wrong way.And the eagle eyed might have noticed the infamous Rich C in the flesh yes he is real.

John E-mail John

Posted : 17:27

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I still have a place for Dundry TACH race
Email me if you would like it
For the TACH races they are always willing to
change the number over to another person
It's a free place
John H

Julia E-mail Julia

Posted : 13:25
Those people that would like to enter Weston Half Marathon at the discounted rate of £20. If you let me have your £20 I will let you know how to enter.
(For free-you don't have to pay me £20 just to find out how to enter..) :)

Rich c

Posted : 07:12
Rob, I'll also be there if you need a hand : )

Monday 16 June 2014

PB E-mail PB

Posted : 18:47
Rob if you need any more marshals/sweeper tomorrow I was going to take the dogs up on to Blackdown anyway so am happy to help if I can.

Rob Skeen [WAC] E-mail Rob Skeen

Posted : 17:06
Could marshalls please arrive at The Tog Store in Lower Langford for 6:30pm approx.
Many thanks Rob

forrest gump

Posted : 13:57

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Calling all druids and Jedi knights and if your just a bit mad im planning a run to becon batch trig to see the sunrise , mad I know sunrise is at 4.51 but I want to be there by 4.40 at the latest let me know if your interested #run4fun

Sunday 15 June 2014

Marc M [Weston AC]

Posted : 21:09
Busy weekend for me, Lake Windermere for Great North swim on Sat, then long drive down to Windsor for Windsor Tri this morning, 28th overall, registered as WAC on results...maybe we need some fluo Tri suits now so many are taking the Tri plunge!

Can see Rich C coming out of retirement if we get some fluo budgie smugglers made up!

dominic llewelyn bowen

Posted : 20:36
Yeah I did hear you, you shouted Dom and sounded slightly surprised! Thanks for the shout out!

Vanessa

Posted : 20:01

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Ha ha - I wasn't sure if it was you until you'd gone past. I shouted and you put your arm up. That was the only time I saw you, and you were flying and not far behind a few of the elites. What a great event - well done!

Dom Llwelyn-Bowen

Posted : 18:32
Vanessa you must have seen me in the first mile then not seen me again. I was definitely not running.

Vanessa

Posted : 17:39

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Saw Dom running strong at Wimbleball. He finished in 06:17:04. Gerry in 06:47:22 and Simon in 07.12.32. Any other WAC members there too?

Posted : 08:07
Good luck to Dom TJ and Gerry King at wimbleball today

Mary Nutley E-mail Mary Nutley

Posted : 00:17

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I have a place going in the Dundry Thunder Run (all paid for) on the 26 June next if anyone wants it. Just contact me via email or fb and I can let you have details. I haven't organised change of name arrangements though so obviously that would need sorting with the race organiser. I'll give to first person contacting me (I tend to check fb more regularly than email).

Friday 13 June 2014

Andy c [weston ac] E-mail Andy c

Posted : 12:03
I get your point Gerry, But he would have finished his afternoon nap by then wouldn't he ? The route will probably come to him during that I expect.

Julia

Posted : 11:58
I won't need to make many cakes then..

Gerry H [WAC]

Posted : 11:51
Just to be clear Andy, Victor doesnt know the meaning of the word 'planning or preparation' i think the term blagging springs to mind!! If he was that prepared do you really think he would be leading a run on the night England are playing!!!

Andy c [Weston ac] E-mail Andy c

Posted : 10:06
Thanks Jim for a lovely lit run through the woods around Churchill,It was nice to get in the shade on a warm evening.Just wondering what Victor has planned for next week .

Thursday 12 June 2014

Iain E-mail Iain

Posted : 20:54

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Thanks for pointing out the race results on Clevedon's website Julia. For some reason I came in at 227, 50.09 mins (PB) but showing as Westbury Harriers?
At least I was shown as a bloke!

Tracy Lewis E-mail Tracy Lewis

Posted : 15:55
Burnham Sprint Tri,
Congratulations to all, Great Results.

Vanessa

Posted : 15:38
I was listed as a bloke in the Ninesprings results. Don't take it personally Georgie.

Julia [WAC] E-mail Julia

Posted : 13:48
I have queried those two results with Clevedon AC. If Marc and David could let me have their times in the meantime, that would enable me to include them in the WAC results.
Thanks.

Andy c [Weston ac] E-mail Andy c

Posted : 13:25
Clevedon results are up but they have not put David Stock down and i think they have Marc malloy listed as Marc molby, As for poor Georgie Ford she is listed as bloke.

Wednesday 11 June 2014

Mark Wilson E-mail Mark Wilson

Posted : 20:27

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A big thankyou to all the runners who supported me in my coaching practice on Tuesday nights. I have passed the British Triathlon Level 2 coaching award and I couldn't have done it without all your support, coaches also.

Marc M [Weston AC]

Posted : 06:44
How does a pan flat 10km hurt more than last weekends half ironman!
Managed to limp round and avoid being taken in the last 500m by a flying Chadders...impressive stuff buddy!
Another 40 secs quicker for Kieron, who at current rate of improvement should make the plane for Brazil Olympic 10km...slow down mate and give us all a chance.
If there are shirts going, please could I get one? felt like a bit of a loner last night in my trade colours, still, did mean I passed by largely undetected during my many 'breathers'...don't think I've ever stopped in a race before...I've said it many times before but I really will start running again soon!

Andy c [weston ac] E-mail Andy c

Posted : 06:13
Some pbs i know of last night Shaleen summers part of the Summers clan ,If it isn't one it's the other or both last night.Vanessa and Steph knocking chunks off thier pbs. And Stocky,Dreamboy and Simon all performing well with a weekends TRI,Half iron man and double races behind them. Also in earlier message with reference to my little fella my little fella being Bradford the burger muncher not my little fella.

Tuesday 10 June 2014

Shilly

Posted : 23:24

21 messages | 12 events entered.
Must agree with Chadders, tonight at Clevedon was amazing with so many Weston AC runners all in our colours. Plus so many doing so well at all levels, just a fab evening. Kieron did an amazing time of 35 mins & a bit, which gives Chadders a new goal I think. We'll done Andy 1st time under 40 mins with 38mins & a bit, really chuffed for you mate.

Kieron [How do you get a super new shirt??]

Posted : 23:15
Brilliant turn out tonight, shame Wilf's Brother didn't show up and beat us all. Performance of the night from my little sister,over 6 minutes off her PB, super proud!!

Andy c [weston ac] E-mail Andy c

Posted : 22:06
Clevedon didn't know what hit them tonight there must have been half of weston dressed in WAC vests, And one young lady kitted out in the new Ron Hill WAC top wich does look smart and another vet lady in a blue top (guess who). And there was loads of pbs one of which was amazing , I was very impressed last month with Wilfs brothers 35.50 but tonight the vet Kieron 35.40 ish what a brilliant run well done and well done all WACers .My little fella is going to end up a chubby fella if he doesn't get mended soon.

Maximum Muscular Failure Cadre

Posted : 21:12
I feel a bit guilty. Whilst everyone else was probably PB'ing at Clevedon, I was in Frankie & Benny's eating burger and chips and drinking Budweiser!

Stocky

Posted : 18:13

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I wasnt looking too pro about a sec after that photo was taken. I was almost over the handlebars slamming on the brakes approaching the dismount!! (see expression :))Thanks anyway - yep very pleased with result. Lets see what clevedon 10K has in store tonight

kira

Posted : 14:08
Stocky
You look Top Dog in that photo putting 'pro's to shame Cracking time!

Marc M [Weston AC]

Posted : 07:42
I haven't forgotten about the open water swim session I promised, I am just waiting for confirmation of canoe cover and I will get the date out.

In other news, just found out I have been selected for the World Cross Triathlon championships in Germany in August...best get myself to a few more running sessions!

Monday 09 June 2014

John

Posted : 22:15

161 messages | 283 events entered.
Thanks for all the Emails all you websters
Glad to hear Mike has not been left out
Mike your in they always save the best till
Last
John H

Bryan Morley

Posted : 22:14
Mike, I have added you to the Nine Springs results.

Mike Vowles E-mail Mike Vowles

Posted : 21:31

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Message to Webmaster I cannot make the email link work but I seem to have been left off the Ninesprings 9k results I finished in 1.09.36

Rich C [ex. WAC]

Posted : 20:20
Cheap New Balance 760 trainers from Lovellrugby £23.50 inc postage. google search New Balance 760. They also have a ebay page.

John E-mail John

Posted : 19:54

161 messages | 283 events entered.
I have a Dundry number if you
Would like it
Email me
JohnH

Sunday 08 June 2014

Niki F

Posted : 22:51

101 messages | 60 events entered.
Yes it's difficult working out whose who on these photos. Given what you triathletes wear you all look like girls to me.

Niki F

Posted : 22:51

101 messages | 60 events entered.
Yes it's difficult working out whose who on these photos. Given what you triathletes wear you all look like girls to me.

Stocky E-mail Stocky

Posted : 21:42

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No way Im famous at last!! Haha. Well done all - chadders - great debut. Great run off the bike :)

Mrs Tight

Posted : 20:52
Unfortuntley the only thing wrong with triathlons is the lack of money in your pocket after you have paid the entry fee!

[WAC]

Posted : 20:17
And I reckon the first image on the burnhamonsea.com website is Stocky

Marc M [Weston AC]

Posted : 20:02
Good work Chadders, top result today, glad you enjoyed it :)

Enjoy your new life of browsing websites for new cycle kit and Lycra gubbins!

Fat boy in Lycra [WAC ]

Posted : 20:00
Yes indeed kira it is indeed the great Andy salter but Nikki was just stating she was unsure about him

Andy c [Weston ac] E-mail Andy c

Posted : 19:38
Thankyou Marc(dreamboy)Malloy for helping me out with Tri kit and some pointers,Done my first and i can see why it becomes addictive bloomin loved it

Kira

Posted : 18:55
Hey Nikki
it must be that guy who got life membership at the awards in Feb!! The one and only Andy Salter!

Marc M [Weston AC]

Posted : 17:51
To clarify my cycling message, I'm mainly looking for school time Bikeability instructors which requires its own qualification which I am happy to mentor people through. Plenty of hours from full time to half days.

Mark, I haven't got your email address so drop me a line marc@sole-events.co.uk

Mark Wilson E-mail Mark Wilson

Posted : 16:10

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Hi Mark
As stated previously I'm just waiting for my Level 2 portfolio to be verified for Tri coaching and would be happy to do some additional coaching. Feel free to email me

Niki F E-mail Niki F

Posted : 16:08

101 messages | 60 events entered.
Burnham Tri - Simon Walsh has taken some great photos of Kira, Phil T, Nick C & a chap whose name I'm unsure of. If you would like a copy drop me an email, might also be useful for the WAC media team? They really are v good shots.

Marc M [Weston AC]

Posted : 15:34
Long shot, but is anyone in the club interested in becoming a cycling instructor?

I have lots of paid work for instructors of all levels and abilities and there are some courses coming up that you could go on to get qualified.

Ideal for part time workers, mums and dads looking to get back to work (school hours) and self employed people looking for more work.

Let me know if you're keen

Mark Wilson E-mail Mark Wilson

Posted : 08:12

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Hi all cyclists
Further to the recent triathlon coaching threads it would be easy to set up a basic maintenance session or two. I can offer the basic stuff or a mate of mine who is a brilliant mechanic will do it for a few quid. All we would need is a space to work in. I can also offer bike coaching, eg mount, dismount, clipping in and out, transition etc. Might be useful to set up some regular cycling sessions for club members working on skills rather than just riding out. Let me know if there's a demand for this.

Saturday 07 June 2014

Sara E-mail Sara

Posted : 09:22

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Thanks for the fab run on Thursday , most enjoyable! Great cakes too ladies-very delicious x

Friday 06 June 2014

Niki F E-mail Niki F

Posted : 22:54

101 messages | 60 events entered.
Hi Jim, happy to donate a few quid, mutually beneficial. Bike ready for pick up (Giant Defy 3) but been on hols so it's stored in the shop (Avon Valley Cyclery)

Jim E-mail Jim

Posted : 22:23
Hi Niki,
You do not need to donate any money to charity. About 25% of the club are cyclists due to injury so I am sure you will get more help than you will know what to do with it. Have you bought a bike yet? will be the first question.

Niki F E-mail Niki F

Posted : 21:20

101 messages | 60 events entered.
Injury Forces Bike Purchase!
Hoping to learn about basic maintenance, small repairs & other relevant 'blue' jobs.
If you think you can help, I'll donate £20 per hr (or parts thereof) to a charity of your choice. Everyone's a winner :-)

Julia [Wac] E-mail Julia

Posted : 14:27
Jarad has kindly agreed to a discounted entry fee of £20 for the Weston half marathon, if we have a group of members who wish to enter. Please message me if you are interested.

Thursday 05 June 2014

forrest gump

Posted : 22:40

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thanks to pete and the massive for a great run tonight great running by all who did jacobs ladder and the climb to the top carpark 64ft top of jacobs ladder 300 ft and top of first climb over 650 ft also thx to the cake bakers #run4fun

Vanessa

Posted : 22:26

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Thank you Pete, Barry, Jim and Paul for a lovely run tonight. And Julie and Lesley for the cakes - spot on. Same time next week?

Andy c [Weston ac] E-mail Andy c

Posted : 22:13
Thankyou Pete for a great run tonight ,Only you would have a starting warm up being Jacobs ladder and top effort by everyone for getting up the ladder and beyond ,But the scenery on a sunny June evening was worth it topped off by some fantastic cakes from Julie and Lesley thankyou very much girls not a crumb left.

Pete Clark [WAC]

Posted : 21:57
James, my email is halepeteclark@yahoo.co.uk. Tel 07507793313.
Cheers,

Pete

Ian

Posted : 21:08

36 messages | 26 events entered.
Cracking routes tonight, felt it may have been a bit short on hills though. Thank you leaders.

Cockney Sparrow [WAC] E-mail Cockney Sparrow

Posted : 18:03
Roger (Hart), Sorry won't be walking tonight, moving instead! See you next week?

Social Run Tonight at Riverside Inn Cheddar

Posted : 08:10
Don't be afraid of the weather forecast come out and enjoy a great run lead by Pete Clarke, and no doubt some excellent cakes by Julie Shergold and Lesley Bowskill. Please use public carparks and not the pub, and any walkers are welcome but your illustrious leader, Ginnie Hayes, won't be there tonight, so maybe a stroll up the gorge may be tempting.

Dave and Lesley

Wednesday 04 June 2014

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 11:29
Handicap 5K
An excellent 10 pb's were achieved on the 5K route last night.
First home in a time of 22.11 was Michelle Fryer, followed by Ian Shillcock in a time of 23.18 and a returning Ross Neads in a time of 19.09
Pb's also for Peter Skeen 27.07, Shaleen Summers 27.27, Helen Diamond 24.50, Nia Davies 22.46, Wayne Lloyd 22.23, Bill Green 21.35, Stuart Diamond 20.40 and Steve Kibblewhite 18.31
Full results and July times to follow

Tuesday 03 June 2014

Vanessa

Posted : 21:01

134 messages | 42 events entered.
As the days pass after the Mendip Challenge, so I discover that more and more WACsters completed various distances, but alas, because I didn't see you there, and because there are no official results, I'm afraid not everyone has had a mention in this week's race report. So, if I've missed you out, please accept my apologies. Thanks

Monday 02 June 2014

Hannah. D.

Posted : 21:20

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Thanks to Kieron for leading the "recovery run" tonight. My average heart rate 180bpm and max 194bpm. haha! Awesome steady run, thanks guys!

Dominic

Posted : 17:15

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Hi Phil (Tomlinson) my number is 07711838605. I think Kelly may he a little stretched this week but give me a text and I'll get her to message you or Claire.

Marc M [Weston AC]

Posted : 08:29
Hey all

Righto, will put something together in the next few weeks and let everyone know :)

Phil, all up for some Tri training and happy to help if you need me, but this one isn't a club thing, it's on my company insurance and I have a paramedic, canoeist and water rescue specialist in the water with us :)

Kids, get down to Phils Monday night session if you want to improve, he's awesome, and looks good in trunks, what more could you want?

Sunday 01 June 2014

Vanessa E-mail Vanessa

Posted : 21:06

134 messages | 42 events entered.
Taking back the club PR reins from Kira after her sterling efforts over the past few months, so let me know about your races and I'll do my best to include your results. This week's PR will be Mendip focused with Burrington Blaster and the Mendip Challenge. If you did the 30, 20 or 10 mile routes and want a mention, please message me your distance and finish time, as I'm not sure the results will get published. I'll be writing it tomorrow night so let me know by early evening Monday. Cheers all.

Saturday 31 May 2014

Phil Tomlinson [Weston AC] E-mail Phil Tomlinson

Posted : 20:47
Hi Marc - i was thinking of putting something together myself so more than happy to help out with the swimming coaching. As you know i already do the master session on Monday and I'm looking to undertake some training courses. Going forward I really would like to see a more formal triathlon training session night, and marine lake would make the perfect location, and wednesday night also makes sense.
The only thing we must consider is how the club feels about it, and what the implications are in relation to health and safety, insurance, life guards etc. i was holding back on this as I think we really need to discuss this with Tracy and Jim and the committee.
I think there is a real call for a Triathlon club in weston, especially as there are so many runners that are getting into or are already doing Tri's.
A swim on Wednesday night would be fine, but i think there is the opportunity for a bigger picture.

what do you all think.

Dominic

Posted : 13:31

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Sounds good dream boy. I need all the help I can get in the water...and on the bike, also the run...perhaps transition too.

Friday 30 May 2014

kira

Posted : 15:17
After 3 months of doing the press releases i hand it back to the expert Vanessa! Good headlines this week though Boys and pictures also on page 3 of the prom races

Thursday 29 May 2014

Julia E-mail Julia

Posted : 22:06
Marc, my husband would be interested in the open water swimming. He works shifts, so depends when really. Thanks

Katie David

Posted : 21:11
Re proposed Open Water sessions @ Marine Lake. Count me in.

Katie David

Posted : 21:11
Re proposed Open Water sessions @ Marine Lake. Count me in.

Dave & Lesley

Posted : 20:55

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Well done to everyone who came to run the new cracker route tonight.
It was a memorable run....and very very wet.
Apologies for the no-show at Raddys.... but thanks for everyone's understanding at the change of venue and well done to Georgie and Mandy for the cakes. Thanks Malcolm for getting good us into Tutto's.

Martin E-mail Martin

Posted : 18:36

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Marc, I'd be interested, but wouldn't be able to make it every week I imagine because of family commitments.

Dave & Lesley

Posted : 16:41

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Tonight's Blaster is a Cracker - the social run is at 7 from the Grand Pier to run the all new cracker route.

Cakes by our Virgin Bakers Mandy and Georgie ..... go girls!!

We will meet after at Raddy's for drinks and cakes ( they are opening up especially for us at 8, so don't cut short for a pint )

Dave and Lesley

Marc M [Weston AC]

Posted : 09:47
Would anyone be interested in a beginners/improvers open water swim coached session at Marine Lake?
I will be doing blueseventy wetsuit rentals so people can try them and buy them if they like them.
No more than an hour session one evening...probably a Wed to avoid club nights.

Would anyone be keen if I arrange it?

Tuesday 27 May 2014

Martin E-mail Martin

Posted : 20:11

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Marc Bostock will be undertaking a 3-day challenge this weekend in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust: a 2.4 mile swim on Friday; a 100-mile bike ride on Saturday; and running the 30-mile Mendip Challenge on Sunday. Phil Tomlinson and I will be joining him for all or part of the way and you'd be welcome to come along, lend your support and join in. The swim takes place at 4pm at the Lake, Trench Lane, Bradley Stoke BS36 1RY. We'll be setting out across the Mendips and towards Longleat at 7 on Saturday (mail me for details). As for the run, just look out for him anywhere between Wells and Uphill.

RangerSi

Posted : 18:26

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Hi, is there any chance the club championship point could be updated with the results of last weeks prom run?

It's not a moan, I just want to make sure it doesn't get missed.

Cheers

Monday 26 May 2014

Jim [WAC] E-mail Jim

Posted : 22:51
Hi Kira, Ness
You should have received a mail from me re mile results. If not please let me know

media Team

Posted : 18:38
Any one mile results any where please

media Team

Posted : 18:32
Can anybody tell me if there were any other prom series winners besides the senior men cheers

WAC Librarian [Weston AC] E-mail WAC Librarian

Posted : 16:35
Local lad Ira Rainey's 'Fat Man to Green Man' up for grabs, short listed for British Sports Book Awards 2014. Fun, easy read with a human touch :-)

Lambrini Kid [WAC]

Posted : 13:51
All the best of luck to Jason Smith and Co, who are at this moment running the first of their 7 marathons in 7 days. What an exciting challenge, raising thousands for 7 different charities at the same time. Inspiring.

Sunday 25 May 2014

marathon Talk Geek

Posted : 17:34
Paula Radcliffe, the world marathon record holder and a three-time winner of the London Marathon, plans for a return to the London race next April, hoping to “finish my career on my own terms,”

marathon Talk Geek

Posted : 17:29
Brilliant 2 weeks of MT (not to mention Guy on the show!)
One week all about RUNFAST a british company that manages Kenyan runners to race all over Europe. Second week got to be the most inspirational; listening to Dan Meineck who lost 12 stone (was 24 stone) in 3 yrs and now has PB's of 5K in 22 and a half in 1:50.
A brilliant podcast.... It will bring back your mojo Neale.

Chairman of the Adge appreciation society [Weston AC]

Posted : 16:28
hello Adge, Glad you enjoyed our hospitality, As to the tea and toast, and a lift home, I would have been failing in my duty as a WACster if I had abandoned you in your exhausted state at Anchor Head.

ADGE PRESIDEMT OF THE ADGE APPRECIATION SOCIETY [WAC]

Posted : 15:38
I think a word of thanks is required Mr chairman,for my soul training partner today.You excelled in everything except running and witticism.My kind regards to your good lady,who understands your deranged and depraved nature.I was utterly shocked at what you kept in your spare room.Is it just for weekends only?After I had been plied with tea-toast-+goodies I noticed she had a suitcase packed and offered me a rather long lift back to my car.I didn't know that Honda Jazz front seats fold that flat!! A gentle word of caution is now required to allow you access to your strongroom as I now know the code to your vault. What a lovely surprise at the end of a training run.Do it again next week,PLEASE.

Chairman of the Adge appreciation society [Weston AC]

Posted : 14:44
Dear me Adge. How much lower can your fortunes fall. How much more can a man take before he hangs up his trainers and just brings on the half time oranges. When we set out from the Walnut Tree this morning, just you and me, I could barely imagine the hurt you felt at having finally run out of admirers. But all is not lost Adge. Remember when that young lady caught us up on the prom and you went into Mr Smoothie mode, and she said to you "I hope I'm still running when I'm 80". Well It got me thinking, If oldies like Cilla Black and Michael Parkinson can use advancing years to advantage, Why not you, What If you were to advertise funeral insurance policies and were to offer a free packet of Dextrose tablets without obligation, to all applicants. It could be a winner, and furnish a new career for one of Weston's forgotten legends.

Saturday 24 May 2014

Charlie

Posted : 21:51
Thank you so much Adrian for picking my trainers up on Thurs night

Gerry H [Wac]

Posted : 14:41
Hi kira sadly not:( might venture down on the grass in a few weeks , will b helping at Beacon Batch if u r there cant rely on victor who is still looking for his mojo so never know if he is going to run or not!! Oh to have that choice!! Let me know if u want to call in and collect or I could leave it on my doorstep if u r passing?

Friday 23 May 2014

kira

Posted : 21:46
yes thats mine r u running at club at mo?

Gerry H [wac]

Posted : 21:37
Kira, I have a large blue & white umbrella currently residing in the boot of my car that was also left behind is it yours?

Malcolm & Jim [Weston AC]

Posted : 13:38
Congratulations to the 234 finishers of the 5 mile race last night and well done to all the Weston AC members who won prizes for their efforts in the series. Especially the Senior Men's Team. Dom, Chris Old, Dave Stock, Pete, Kieron and Guy. It is sometime (if ever?) that our Club has fielded such a strong senior team. Another record entry for the 5 mile race with 2360 finishers for the 9 race series which is an increase of over 200 on the previous year. Also a mention for Team Skeen who have put on another great 1 mile Junior Race Series and is very much appreciated by all the juniors and their parents.

A great team effort from everyone involved and who have helped both in race HQ and out on the course. A good job very well done....Thank you

kira

Posted : 13:32
Hi gerry
dont suppose an umbrella was picked up at race headquarters last night?

adrian [wac] E-mail adrian

Posted : 11:02
Charlie I think I picked up your trainers.

Vogue

Posted : 10:05
As a writer for a major fashion magazine I was delighted to witness with my own eyes the electic, kitsch and contemporary array of running attire on display at last nights Prom Run. Some brave WAC members chose to wear the official club running shorts. Barry Hall of course stood out amongst this select crowd by removing them to reveal a thong which I thought was a bit cheeky. We had angel outfits too but I am not sure whether the wings were of benefit on this occassion. However, sometimes wearing less is actually more. Congratualtions must therefore go to Kevin Hudson who once again chose a minimalist number, namely bow tie and swimming shorts. Priceless! Finally, on a more sombre note, a health warning. The classic Weston AC shorts can leave you with significant friction burns. Beware! I am looking forward to the Autumn/Winter collection very much from Weston AC.

Thursday 22 May 2014

Gerry H [WAC] E-mail Gerry H

Posted : 22:32
Two pairs of trainers left behind in Tescos carrier bag from last nights prom race (ladies wave inspire size 6 & gents Nike pegasus size 9.5).

Andy c [weston ac] E-mail Andy c

Posted : 21:38
Well done to all tonight organisers, marshals, spectators and participants at the end of what has been an amazing prom series all teams on top form with the icing on top being WAC mens1st team, Absolutely brilliant by every member and well deserved prom team title.With so many brilliant pbs it's hard to pick out individials but I must mention my very very old mate Chris Edwards minutes being chopped off every run.And Super Shilly who quite a while ago set himself a goal of running the last prom with the intention of going under 40 minutes just to prove to himself he was back to full health and able beat targets, Well not only did he go under 40 he beat his pb with 37.36 , You are an inspiration to me and I salute you Ian Shillcock, On a sour note Barry Hall RUN4BUM.

forrest gump aka run4fun

Posted : 16:47

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Call all vet b team we need you its your last chance for that pb or just turn up and enjoy #run4fun

kira

Posted : 16:40
Anybody with a camera tonight can you take some shots of series winners (esp those from WAC!) Ta

Wednesday 21 May 2014

Andy c [weston ac] E-mail Andy c

Posted : 21:54
The sky was blue over Tyntesfield and the crowds swelled with bile green WAC vests, Yes another fantastic turnout for WAC again , But once again the Ladies outnumbered the fellas with some good performances and strong finishes,Great evenings race only marred by being taken out by the Tyntesfield Taliban luckily escaped with dented pride and a boo boo on my shin(nearly drew blood though).

Jim [WAC] E-mail Jim

Posted : 20:53
Hi Ian and others

Yes I would appreciate any help that you can give tomorrow.
Please can you be by race HQ by 7:00.
Thanks

Media Team

Posted : 20:47
Press releases follow a format of announcing 1st, 2nd and 3rd male & female club placings in all events. Plus pb's, first timers, stand out performances etc. We are always looking for 'extras' to put in them to spice them up so if you have had a good race and want the world to know why let us know !

Ian P

Posted : 17:36

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Jim,
do you require labour for prom run tomorrow? if so what time do you want me where?

Tuesday 20 May 2014

Big Gay Beard Boy

Posted : 22:31
Shame on you membership avoiders 'the Fulstow' knows where you live!!
This offer will probably suite on of the 95, FREE number for Tyntesfield 10K tomorrow night for the first person to reply! Under the name Andrew Kelsey... the race is on

Sunday 18 May 2014

Niki F (Membership Boss) E-mail Niki F (Membership Boss)

Posted : 21:29

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Further to Geraldine's message on the club Homepage, there are approximately 90 outstanding memberships. It is quite a task to chase individual members, so I'd be very grateful for any outstanding to be paid ASAP.

Anyone wishing to run as a Weston AC athlete in a UKA race must have valid England Athletics affiliation. If you have any questions about EA affiliation, please drop me line.

Iain Prideaux E-mail Iain Prideaux

Posted : 21:09

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Ladies and gents, would anyone like to join me for my 11K leg of the world record attempt "Great British Relay" on 19th June 2014 at 9.44am?
Please see www.GBrelay.com where 594 runners are trying to set a world record by passing a baton fitted with GPS around the circumference of Britain.
There are still places available in the south west stages so please apply for one especially as they're now free.
I'd like to promote WAC when we run and a team of 4 would be nice.
Thank you for your support :-)

Saturday 17 May 2014

Marc M [Weston AC]

Posted : 20:32
The bike made it...the legs did not!

Better luck next time...

Andy c [weston ac] E-mail Andy c

Posted : 06:38
Good luck Dreamboy today at National sprint triathlon championships, Hope the bike has made it with you this time.

Friday 16 May 2014

Julia E-mail Julia

Posted : 07:34
Message for Adrian Noble:
Please email me so I can let you have the code you need to enter the Bristol half. I don't currently have any contact details for you.
Cheers

Dave & Lesley

Posted : 00:09

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A big thank you to Paul Snelling for a great run to see the bluebells in the woods. A lovely evening run in the sun and lots of compliments from the 20 runners along the way.

Fantastic cakes from Mrs Llewellyn-Bowen aka Kelly and at such short notice! Thank you so much and well done.

Ginnie's walking group got off to a great start with 7 walkers and one bitch ;-) Brilliant to see our cockney sparrow back out with the club. Thanks Ginnie, it will be great to see this continue over the summer.

Thursday 15 May 2014

Ninja 2 Mile Repeat Cadre

Posted : 21:42
What a tough, but brilliant session.....Who's Zoomin Who?
Top session Lambrini!

Hannah. D.

Posted : 21:40

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Thanks for group 2 letting me join them tonight. I enjoyed it, even though my legs are now a bit tired!

mrs llewelyn-bowen

Posted : 15:35
Is the social tonight finishing at the sidcot arms too tonight? Did you want a small cake?

Tuesday 13 May 2014

Mark Wilson E-mail Mark Wilson

Posted : 20:37

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Many thanks to all the brave runners who participated fully in my coaching practice tonight. I really appreciate all your help and welcome feedback to help me improve as a coach. See you all next week.

Iain Prideaux E-mail Iain Prideaux

Posted : 19:51

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Re: Great British Relay

Thank you Hayley, I've signed up to do the Wick St Lawrence to Weston super Mare leg at 09.44 on 19.6.2014.

Very excited! Iain Prideaux

Monday 12 May 2014

Hayley Bennett [Bristol & West AC] E-mail Hayley Bennett

Posted : 16:59
I hope it's not bad form to post here as a Bristol & West member (!) but folks at the Great British Relay are looking for a runner (or team of runners) to join in their world record attempt as it heads through Weston-super-Mare on 19th June. I have the Portishead to Clevedon leg and when I hand over the baton I will need to call two stages ahead to let that person/team know that the baton is on its way. Except there is no one for the baton to go to at the moment!

There is a list of the stages on the gbrelay dot com website, but the Weston AC website won't let me copy it here. The gap I'm looking at is at 09:44 - an 11k leg. I'm sure lots of you would be able to keep to the required 10min/mile pace.

Do snap it up, someone! All the info about how to claim the stage is on the website.

Thanks!
Hayley.

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

Posted : 08:47
Todays Evening Post, Bristol 10K results supplement. Proof that our Ladies Champion would make a fine Page 3 girl. Also in the picture is an England rugby legend, And by all accounts Phil Vickery was really pleased to meet the Weston 3rds second row stalwart Howellsy!

Stocking fillers [WAC ] E-mail Stocking fillers

Posted : 01:32
Thanks guy. I have feeling the last prom and clevedon will be somewhat competitive :)

Sunday 11 May 2014

Maximum Muscular Failure Cadre(Running free division)

Posted : 21:30
Impressive work from the top three Weston lads @ Bristol. Sub 37 stylee from Stocking filler and Special K with a cracking sub 39 and a half. But sub 36 is just showing off!!!!!!!!

forrest gump

Posted : 17:42

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The Blackdeath run was fun 7,8,9,10,11,12 and some people ran over 13 it was a good day I think the winner did 7 but we had fun

Vodka

Posted : 17:24
Thanks John - it was great to FINALLY be back racing ..... & NO niggles - yeah!!!! (Although it did take me until 7k before I caught and passed Buzz Lightyear)!!

Melanie E-mail Melanie

Posted : 16:55

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Hi, I entered Bristol 10k before I became a member of Weston A/C but ran it today as a member, please can you add me and my time please. 01:03:26. Thank you.

John

Posted : 15:54

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Well done Claudine great to see you back running
Even if you did pass me
John H


Hannah D

Posted : 15:11

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Well done Steph! I also got a distance pb (1 min 20 off) and a course pb of 48.34
Super happy with that :-)

shut up and run

Posted : 14:04

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YEY ... 2 new PBs course by 6 minutes and PB distance by 1 minute
Last year's Bristol 10k = 00;58;04.. Today's Bristol 10k = 00;52;36!!!
Well pleased

Kieron [WAC]

Posted : 13:46
Well done to all who ran today, whether at Bristol or elsewhere. Special mention to Matt Huxtable, under 36 minutes, WOW!!!

Rich C

Posted : 08:46
News from the Transvulcania on Isla de La Palma ( 56 Mile trail race with 8500 metres of climbing ).

Phil Richards & Mark Dunstone finished in 13:47, Phil Brooks came in just under 16 hours and Paul Simmons around 16:15.

Phil's words " We finished, Eventually ! Flippin heck. The toughest day out ever ! Dunny was sick, Paul was sick, I was just broken BUT the most amazingly stunning race too ! ".

Congratulations on an amazing achievement guys !

Friday 09 May 2014

PB

Posted : 21:04
Chadders…seriously??! One step too far!!!

Rich C

Posted : 20:52
Andy C, Nah, that facial expression is quite common in people with ginger hair. Outstanding photo : )

Josh [WAC] E-mail Josh

Posted : 15:30
Does anyone have a spare place going for the Bristol 10K? If so can you get in touch on 07504689671 or email me. Cheers.

ANDY C [WESTON AC] E-mail ANDY C

Posted : 06:17
You know when you used to get told off at school ? Well if you look on Shapwick Bunny hop page that is a very stern telling off face on 1st lady photograph the one complete with club vest.

Thursday 08 May 2014

John

Posted : 23:14

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Photos are on line from Glastonbury if you
Ran you get a free one some are very good
Also Tobias left his W A C jacket in the H Q
They are unable to find it by any chance did
any one see it there
John H

Maximum Muscular Failure Cadre

Posted : 21:09
Fair play to Jim Haywood and Simon Lund who both pushed it big style on a hard 5 hills session tonight, so soon after their marathons. And thanks to Ade for taking both groups 1+2, brilliant.....Don't stop at the top, keep running! Also a cracking effort by Matt Huxtable who ran a nutty 17:42 at the handicap on Tuesday. He told me in confidence that he's going to spank Kieron at the Clevedon 10k...Race on brothers!

forrest gump

Posted : 14:05

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Sodbury slog entries are filling up fast over 600 already

kira

Posted : 13:01
Hey Rich
I got a 'like' from Spencer Smith on FB!!! How sad am i!!

Wednesday 07 May 2014

Martin

Posted : 19:19

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Was there a team prize for coming third in the Glastonbury 10K? I think I may have been the fourth man!

Sara Weaver [WAC] E-mail Sara Weaver

Posted : 12:52
Ruth White and I are currently in training for a Skate marathon.

Running Legend, Jim Plunkett Cole (who is still running 10k every day!) is joining us for training this Saturday (10th) 8am on the prom. He is hoping to get as many runners along as possible to run a relay race against us.

If you are free it would be great if you could come and join in, we'll be at the uphill end of the prom at 8am. (JT sorry this clashes with your LT session, maybe you could race us a bit on the way past)

We are also raising money for St Peter's Hospice and Penny Brohn Cancer Care in memory of a good friend. If you'd like to sponsor us please visit www.virginmoneygiving.com/team/marathonrollergirls
or text ROLL86 £5 to 70070

Vanessa

Posted : 11:42

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Message from Jason Smith on the club's Twitter account:

Hi, as a Weston AC member I'd like to invite any of the club to run with me during the 7x7x7 challenge. 26th May-1st June. 07939 009153

Claudine

Posted : 04:29
I think Rich's Ron Hills have gone the same way as that bell he had in his loft (...or at least lets hope so)!!

Gerry - I may well have to resort to a whistle (oooh - or borrow the mega phone and use the siren on it, or on second thoughts the air horn used to start our races). Hmmmm, I seem to be getting a tad carried away here me thinks?!?

Tuesday 06 May 2014

Gerry H [Wac]

Posted : 23:14
Pb I am referring to Taunton Marathon that you won after declaring to be unfit, cant believe Mr C is unfit, u will b claiming he is also to fat to fit into his ron hills next!! Claudine could u not use a whistle?

Jim [WAC] E-mail Jim

Posted : 22:37
Message for Kirsty Mangham
Hi Kirsty I do not appear to have recorded a time for you from tonights 5K.
Can you let me know please

Rich C

Posted : 22:19
Happy Birthday Gerry !!!!

PB

Posted : 22:16
How rude Gerry! Just because it's your birthday ;-) However I can confirm Rich a) does exist and b) is not very fit...

Jim [WAC] E-mail Jim

Posted : 22:15
Weston Half places
Congratulations to the 10 lucky winners of the free places for helping at the sport relief event. They are: Annette Gilles; Lesley Bowskill; Cheryl Valentine; Steve Baxter; Ray Broadhurst; Gary Iles; Kieron Summers; Guy Bradford; Stuart Haynes; Andy Kelsey.
Please can you all let me have an email contact so that I can send you instructions on how to complete your entry. I will also email the organiser with a list of the names so that he knows who to expect the entries from.

Julia

Posted : 22:13
The sodbury slog is now open for entries.

Gerry H [Wac]

Posted : 21:45
Oh Mr Coleman does exist kieron, he is a wasted talent just chooses not to use it and then will turn up once in a while and usually leave Victor for dust!! He is from the phil bird school of 'I am not very fit...

Claudine

Posted : 20:31
Rich ... Ding Dong!!!

Kieron [Is he real??]

Posted : 19:13
Never had the privilege of meeting Rich C, only been with the club 2 years so i guess there's time yet despite some conjecture amongst us newer members that he's just a fictitious message board character?? Interested to know though, this Stand Up Paddling, presumably its' acronym of SUPPING is purely coincidental...

Rich C

Posted : 18:43
Claudine I thought I had a bell in the loft - I had a look, but it's gong !

Kira, Yes the good old days before the sport went mainstream. I gave away most of my old tri magazines, still got a couple of early 220's and a load of DVD's to watch from the sofa ! Got a load of Cycling Weekly's from the Lance Armstrong TDF years that I'm trying to give away ?

I'm getting into Stand Up Paddling at the mo, it's amazingly similar to how triathlon used to be.

Claudine

Posted : 17:55
*** RANDOM REQUEST ***

Does anyone have a bell I could borrow (and I don't mean a bike bell or a massive cow bell!!). I need something for a workshop I've been asked to help facilitate on Thursday / Friday this week where timing is apparently everything(!) and the bell will be used to signify the end of each session (and no - before anyone asks - it not speed dating either!!)

Look forward to the respones (I'm sure Victor & Rich, amongst others, will have fun with this one!).

PS: it is a serious request so anyone able to assist - thanks in advance! I would need to collect it tomorrow (Wed) evening.

kira

Posted : 16:54
Hey Rich C
Worth a look at some brilliant Triathlete mag covers on the TRI247 Facebook page dating back to the 90's - Brilliant to see Spencer and Simon with some dodgy kit on - no doubt you have these mags in your loft and the kit!! Worth a look

Iain E-mail Iain

Posted : 13:24

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Would anyone like to share a lift to the Bristol 10K on Sunday?
Thanks, Iain

Mark Wilson E-mail Mark Wilson

Posted : 13:15

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Hi Jim
Some runners seem to think thatbthe reps session is still on at the field as well as the 5k handicap. I can take the reps session if needed or help with the handicap

Monday 05 May 2014

adrian [wac] E-mail adrian

Posted : 23:21
I can help if you need me Jim

Jim [WAC] E-mail Jim

Posted : 22:05
5K Handicap 6th May
Please remember that this months 5K will be on the summer route by Morrisons.
As Ian, Paul and Steve are away cycling I do need some help to run the race so please can those that have said they will help let me know if they cannot now make it.
We will also be doing the draw for the 10 Weston half places for the sport relief helpers.
There are 17 names in the hat. Annette Giles: Tracy Lewis: Stuart Haynes: Steve Baxter: Ray Broadhurst: Guy Bradford: Andy Kelsey: Neale Jarrett: Mike Reep: Mike Vowles: John Hinchliffe: Lesley Bowskill: Kim Huxtable: Vanessa Andrews: Kieron Summers: Gary Iles: Cheryl Valentine

kira

Posted : 16:56
Did discuss celebrating Bannister anniversary with Ian a while back but Ian said it was handicap night. We are celebrating it however with the kiddies one mile run at prom. Not exactly anniversary but same month and right distance.

Martin

Posted : 08:19

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Or how about marking out the last mile of the 5k so we can record a 60th anniversary mile time?

Sunday 04 May 2014

Kieron [60 years on!!]

Posted : 21:19
This Tuesday 6th May marks the 60th anniversary of Sir Roger Bannister breaking the 4 minute mile barrier. What better way to mark this than to run the 5km handicap?? Any chance it could be changed to 1 mile just for the night?

Media Team

Posted : 21:03
If anybody else (Keiron & Steve made note of yours) got a PB at Glastonbury today please let me know asap

Friday 02 May 2014

Niki F (Membership Boss) E-mail Niki F (Membership Boss)

Posted : 22:24

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Message to club members who've either recently joined the club & added England Athletics affiliation or recently added England Athletics affiliation to existing club membership: EA are not activating athletes affiliation until the club pays the invoice (this hasn't been an issue in the past). This is causing problems where an online race entry system is used as it validates the runner's EA number before allowing you to continue (Glasto 10k is using this system). This system isn't used for all races, but for the time being I would advise using a paper entry if you come up against this problem in the immediate future. I realise this is causing inconvenience, & appears unfair given the athlete has paid their affiliation fee. I have been in touch with EA today & will follow up next week to ensure this issue is resolved.

old-school

Posted : 16:05
Just an update on posting from Marathon Talk Geek, the great Steve Way is running the national 100km champs this Saturday, 20 days after his 2.16 London!? And he couldn't be a nicer person; which you often find with runners, eh? Happy running all you WACsters, particularly Lambrini Kid on Sunday!

Press Team

Posted : 10:57
Any snippets about last nights race worthy of a mention in next weeks PR please let us know -

marathon Talk Geek

Posted : 10:39
Brilliant interview with Steve Way on MT podcast this week - Once a fat boy who smoked cigars now first brit to finish London in 2:16 All you non listeners you are missing out

Thursday 01 May 2014

forrest gump

Posted : 23:13

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great effort from weston tonight at the tach race, guy are you still gutted you were 5 minutes behind the winner ,well done to ade first mv50

local limerick

Posted : 14:30
There was a strange man from Weston;
Who trained like his old-school heroes;
He huffed and he puffed, got humbled yet chuffed;
And ran with a smile and no vest on!

kira

Posted : 12:32
Simon
a few of us swim in a public lane and do a structured session. Like Phil says you just pay for a swim if you are not a member. Welcome to join in and/or speak to Phil about the Masters swimming lanes

forrest gump

Posted : 11:01

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Does anyone need a lift tonight to the tach race leaving weston 6.30 ish. Phone or txt me 07443863840 baz

Wednesday 30 April 2014

Victor [wac] E-mail Victor

Posted : 20:38
Oh Mr Coalman another knife in the back . Doris reckons I am very good at sitting on me arse and also irritating her .

Vodka

Posted : 20:22
Rich - me thinks Victor should stick to something more like tiddlywinks!! ;-)

Phil Tomlinson [Weston AC]

Posted : 19:40
Hi Simon - There are a number of Tri swimmers in the public lanes on Monday from 8pm. You can just turn up and join in if your a member of Hutton Moor. If your not then just pay as a public swimmer. I run the Master session in the lanes next to the public, but this is through WSM Swimming club and there is an extra charge. You'll see when you turn up on Monday, or ill discuss with you at our morning swim.

Rich C

Posted : 18:09
Here at Churchill Sports Centre we are offering Free Tennis throughout the whole of May. Simply turn up and play, no strings or hidden costs. Please call 01934 852303 to check availability or to book a court.

How about a WAC Tennis Tournament ?

One for you Victor, you've got to be good at something ?

Monday 28 April 2014

Simon Williams [WAC ] E-mail Simon Williams

Posted : 16:50
Monday night triathlon swimming- do I just turn up? Do I pay at reception or as a member at Hutton moor is it free?

Sunday 27 April 2014

kira

Posted : 17:39
Phil & Andy
Only just got the joke!!

julia [wac] E-mail julia

Posted : 14:34
I have another list of people wishing to enter the Bristol half marathon for the reduced entry fee of £21.45. If you wish to be added to my list, please email me to confirm.

Chairman of the Adge appreciation society [Weston AC]

Posted : 13:12
Good afternoon Adge I think what you intended to articulate was that Kipsang ran twice as far as you, everybody runs twice as fast. See you in a fortnight for some more Japes.

PRESIDENT OF THE ADGE APPRECIATON SOCIETY [WAC].

Posted : 12:54
Thankyou mr chairman for yet again coming out with some heartfelt comments.Certainly as an established original WAC runner my achievements are echoed through the corridors of nursing homes in Weston and beyond.Why only the other day in London some young upstart called KIPSANG tried to emulate my time at Taunton.I managed to edge him out by a few seconds,the fact that he had run twice as quick as me,is neither here nor there.!!Im sure one day when you are not suffering from neurosis all will come clear.Keep up with the needlework classes and look forward to seeing you when they next let you out.

Chairman of the Adge appreciation society [Weston AC]

Posted : 11:56
Dear me Adge. It would appear that there is no limit to your misfortunes. The attendance at the Walnut Tree today looked to be quite numerous, I as Chairman felt my last weeks appeal for potential Adge admirers had borne fruit. Alas this was not to be the case, and when Kevin led his splinter group off in the opposite direction I realised the mountain we have to climb if you are to achieve your rightful recognition. Nevertheless Adge we will not be daunted. Last week I suggested a makeover might broaden your appeal, but perhaps we need to diversify. What if you went for the grey vote. There must be plenty of people in residential care who remember you in your prime.

Saturday 26 April 2014

PB

Posted : 23:29
Chadders don't you start!!

kira

Posted : 21:37
Andy c - Me!

Gerry H [WAC]

Posted : 18:03
Good effort Mr C, entering is at least a start, I will give Victor the heads up that a number may be going spare for that one then!!

With regards to my welfare - lets just say living with Victor when you dont have the release of being able to run = madness & insanity!!

John H E-mail John H

Posted : 16:01

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Well done Vet C We may not be top of the table
But we have been one of the most consistent
Let's keep it up to the last
Captin John

#run4fun [weston ac]

Posted : 13:19
anyone going out for a jolly in the morning

Andy c [weston ac] E-mail Andy c

Posted : 07:52
Great press release for Shapwick, Who was responsible for (Phil Richards brought the club colours home) Brilliant.

Friday 25 April 2014

Bryan Morley

Posted : 21:39
Nailsea 10k

Please note that the date for this race is now 25/6/14 so you can now run this championship race and the Dundry Thunder run on the 26/6/14 should you so desire.

kira

Posted : 20:22
Come on Rich you were storming around the grass last yr when training. You have all that natural talent to show us how its done!!

Rich C

Posted : 19:15
Hi Gerry, Hope you are well. Probably not the prom but I've actually entered the Burrington Blaster. It won't be pretty and it most definitely will be slow - Or, I could give my entry away : )

Gerry H [WAC]

Posted : 17:50
Well said PB , perhaps Mr C you could make the effort to grace us with your presence for the final Prom race of the season where i believe speedos are the race wear of choice for WAC men, you must have a pair of those hiding away in your loft?

Malcolm & Jim [Weston AC]

Posted : 06:48
Well done to all the finishers of the 1 and 5 mile races last night. Ideal conditions made for a lovely spectacle.

Thanks as always to everyone who helped. Our HQ team even now providing a dog sitting service!!

Thursday 24 April 2014

PB

Posted : 23:13
Rich you're such a flippin stirrer! I just happened to be late (for once) and was pinning my number on back at the car…at least I entered a race and proceeded to run it ;-)

Maximum Marathon comedown Cadre

Posted : 22:36
Top stuff from Stocky tonight with a PB, no mistake this time fella.
Cracking effort by Special K on his first attempt for sub 30. Start chipping away at it Steve, it gets obsessive to the point that,at times,it does your swede in! Was Lambrini pacing you, if so he did a perfect job.....Suck it up and say what you want, but we love the Prom series don't we kids.....Run free you nutters!

steph shute

Posted : 20:58

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Well done Steve K on your first Prom race. You ninja, I knew you'd get close to 30 :-D
Also well done everyone else that ran too

Malcolm [WAC]

Posted : 16:36
Looks like a good night for a prom race. Expect ideal conditions and lots of pedestrians so if you are not running and can help marshal.......Yes Please!!

Rich C

Posted : 16:35
Nice photo of club members ( in their club kit ) in the Mercury this week. Someone missing though ?

Tracy Lewis E-mail Tracy Lewis

Posted : 15:16
Hi Jim,
If possible could you include me in the draw for the Weston half

Kind Regards
Tracy

Wednesday 23 April 2014

Julia

Posted : 23:35
Jim, Rob won't be wanting a place in Weston half, thanks.

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 22:39
Hi Stuart, I note that I have missed your name from my list so currently there are 17 names in the hat

Jim [WAC] E-mail Jim

Posted : 20:31
We now have the free entry details for the ten lucky sport relief helpers for the Weston half in November.
Before we complete the draw can you please review the list of sixteen people that will be included by Sunday 4/5/14 please. If you wish to be removed or believe that you should be included please contact me.
Steve Baxter: Ray Broadhurst: Guy Bradford: Andy Kelsey: Neale Jarrett: Gerry Hope: Mike Reep: Mike Vowles: John Hinchliffe: Lesley Bowskill: Kim Huxtable: Vanessa Andrews: Rob Withers: Kieron Summers: Gary Iles: Cheryl Valentine.

Bomber Harris [WAC] E-mail Bomber Harris

Posted : 10:31
Don't suppose anyone picked up a black 'icebreaker' hat after training last night? I think I may have left it behind on the field.

Monday 21 April 2014

Andy c

Posted : 16:33
Well done all at Shapwick today, a huge WAC turnout and the sun shone and shone.Lots of pbs and brilliant performances all the way through the club.Dominic couldn't resist defending his Shapwick crown probably to soon after VLM and injury but still came in 3rd overall and 1st SM ?? ? Another great 1st lady for ikl Phil and 1st lady vet vet.Adrian grabbed 1st MV50 (5th overall I think) Along with another top performance from Paul Snedding 1st MV60.Lots of marathoners back and racing Brighton Belles, VLMers andTaunton all on show raring to go.And very nice to see Belinda running in club colours but you didn't have to force Chris to hold your hand in public as well (gross fetch a bucket).

PRESIDENT OF THE ADGE APPRECIATON SOCIETY [WAC] E-mail PRESIDENT OF THE ADGE APPRECIATON SOCIETY [WAC]

Posted : 16:21
DEAR MR CHAIRMAN,THANKYOU FOR THOOSE HURTFULL WORDS. I GUESS ITS BETTER TO BE A HAS BEEN, THAN A NEVER WAS.!! MY FAN CLUB WILL RETURN AS THEY REALISE THIS IS JUST A MINOR DIP THATS LASTED 3 YEARS.IT HAPPENS TO ALL THE ELITE. SOMETHING THAT A PERSON WHO SPENDS MOST OF HIS ADULT LIFE PROPPING UP THE BAR IN THE CABOT.KEEP TURNING UP ,AND ONE DAY WHO KNOWS,YOU POSSIBLY COULD BE LIKE SOMEONE YOU ASPIRE TO.---YOU MISSED THE 70S MOUSTACHE!!!

Simon Andrews [WAC] E-mail Simon Andrews

Posted : 15:23
I got a PB at London :-)

Sunday 20 April 2014

Media Team

Posted : 18:29
Please let us know on message page/Facebook or email us to let us know if you got a PB at London last weekend so we can hopefully mention you in next weeks Mercury

Chairman of the Adge appreciation society [Weston AC]

Posted : 13:49
Well Adge, things are looking pretty bleak, even the Tory party is attracting more admirers than you are. Only two members turning out for today's Walnut tree meet. Tragic, Don't they realise what a legend you are. I have been giving it some thought and I feel you should go for a makeover, perhaps a new hair style, or possibly a 1970's style Mexican moustache. What do you think?. Either way we have to make the younger runners aware of the legend that was Adge Marshall.

Thursday 17 April 2014

Julia E-mail Julia

Posted : 22:00
Jim/Bryan: I need Bryan's mobile no or address. I am meeting with him tomorrow, but don't know where he lives..

Kira

Posted : 18:28
Bit of a half baked press release this week, not enough of you mentioned considering the profile of the VLM. Plus all who entered had worked really hard to be there. So apologies if i offended anyone for not mentioning them - i will do better next time !

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

Posted : 08:25
Message for Shepton Steve/Mel/Barry/Bomber? If you left a pair of bifocals on the bench at Podium Petes session in the woods last night. I have them and will bring them next week.

Tuesday 15 April 2014

Lesley

Posted : 23:32

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Hey Rev.......priceless!!

John H E-mail John H

Posted : 23:16

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Message for Mike Vowles
Email from John H

Reverend Fulstow

Posted : 22:54

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Weston AC strives to give all of its members exceptional value for money. Your membership fee now includes an optional service: marriage. If you wish to take advantage of this offer, please tick the box on your renewal form, & I'll book St Martins.

steph shute [Weston AC]

Posted : 14:36
Hey kira,
I think collectively we have in £4900 but we've all got a bit more to collect in from people.

Sunday 13 April 2014

Niki F (Membership Boss) E-mail Niki F (Membership Boss)

Posted : 22:25

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If anyone would like a new membership card I'll bring them to the AGM on Tue on a make it yourself basis. No fibbing on the expiry date mind.

Bomber Harris [Mendip Massive]

Posted : 21:30
Nick Briffit - he trains on his own and when he wants but still knocks out a sub three. Superb as the MMFC would say. Well done everyone today. Inspirational stuff.

kira

Posted : 21:29
Hi Paul, Stephanie & Steve well done to you all today. Do you have any idea how much you have collectively raised for MD so i can put it in the PR please?

VLM Spotter

Posted : 15:43

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And a massive well done to Nick Briffitt, who has been right under WAC radar with his marathon training. A fab half marathon in Reading and today WAC's first man home 2:51! Well done Nick!

Andy c

Posted : 13:44

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The boys done good, Kieron 2.52 and guy 2.55 you little belters, Unfortunately this will mean endless harping on about the day I got a sub 3.To quote the little fella HOOFING!


Saturday 12 April 2014

Gerry H [Wac]

Posted : 16:07
Cant believe u are not here Simon i think we have always managed to spot u in the crowd, you always brought a smile to Victors face seeing the suffering & pain u pushed yourself to!!

old school [wac]

Posted : 14:41
Wishing everyone running London all the best for Sunday; hope you enjoy the biggest & best street party in Britain! Sad to be missing it for only 2nd time since '94, but always there in spirit, and hope it gives you all the beautiful memories it's given me over the years. Enjoy..........

PB

Posted : 09:16
All the very best to all the marathon runners Sunday…don't get too carried away and over excited (Guy, Kieron!), pace it and enjoy it..

adrian [wac] E-mail adrian

Posted : 00:00
Josh and I are planning an early morning bash on the Mendips on Sunday. 6:30 at the Swan if anyone is interested..... and good luck to everyone Sunday!

Friday 11 April 2014

Andy salter E-mail Andy salter

Posted : 21:57

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Good Luck to all you London marathon runners, Hope you all achieve your personal goals

Marathon Talk Geek

Posted : 18:55
Good luck to you all on Sunday - Seems like the club have gone marathon mad this year. Combination of sub 3'ing it and Mo running. Brilliant Radio 5 programme last night about Mo's debut. Says he's gonna go in 2nd paced group!
Gonna stick my neck out and say my prediction: He will finish in about 2hr 4min and drop off the pace at about 22.

Phil Tomlinson [Weston AC]

Posted : 18:25
Hi Gerry - my number is 20006 - hopefully see you there.

Vanessa E-mail Vanessa

Posted : 18:11

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Good luck all you Londoners. I will be there doing my best to catch you on camera, but any photos for the media team also gratefully received. Go WAC :0)

Andy c

Posted : 17:26

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Good luck Colin Lintern doing exmoor marathon tomorrow and Hanah.And good luck to all that have travelled to the big smoke for a bit of a run around, Far to many to mention last count 18, But I will mention a few Steve Kibblewhite doing 2nd marathon of the week, Guy and Kieron going for the sub 3 along with Dominic who has already achieved it , Stephanie shute who will be trying to run at least 1 mile without talking and Mike vowles who must be going for some old timer record , Best of luck all and have a great time.Also spare a thought for whoever is going with Guy as I bet ghe little fella has been on every ride and visited every toy and sweet shop London has to offer (excitable little chap that he is) save your energy for sunday.Just one last request if anyone has travelled by train could they take some photos at Paddington for Bomber Harris.

Bomber Harris [WAC]

Posted : 13:13
Yes, good luck to all the London Marathon Virgins on Sunday and everyone else running. The Massive will be up at the crack of dawn for a quick blast round the Mendips before heading home to watch the race. 6.30am at the Swan, Rowberrow.

Hannah

Posted : 08:21

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Is anyone else doing the exmoor cts tomorrow? I'm doing the half marathon! Extreme! Nervous and excited!
Good luck to all you London marathoners! ! !

Thursday 10 April 2014

Maximum Muscular Failure Cadre(VLM Hoofin it division)

Posted : 22:52
My number is 31994 Boom, let's go kids!

Bryan Morley

Posted : 22:14
Geraldine, my VLM number is 28553. See you there! Are you staying on Sunday night? Perhaps we could meet up somewhere? My mobile is 07980 138920.

John E-mail John

Posted : 22:08

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Good luck all on Sunday you have all put a lot into
this now hopefully you will get the fruit for Your labours
Tobias may be on duty on house guards so look out for him if you do see him don't forget to take a photo
John H

Gerry H [wac]

Posted : 21:33
Yes best of luck to you all & Victor Shadwell is 22 miles, we hope to see you somewhere between 22 & 23 and across the other side of the road at just past half way. Unlike Victor I don't want to see any pain or suffering just smiles xx

Thanks for the race numbers, hopefully the tracking will help to give us an indication of when you will be passing by.

Victor [wac] E-mail Victor

Posted : 20:21
As I set off once again for a weekend in London , I would just like to wish all Marathoners the best of luck on Sunday. I am looking forward to witnessing some pain and suffering around the 23 mile mark (Shadwell)please try to respond politely to my kind words of encouragement .

Kieron [BDFA]

Posted : 20:14
Good luck to all those running this weekend. Thank you in advance to all those supporting, whether on the course or back at home, if anyone is interested in tracking me my number is 24850.

Barry E-mail Barry

Posted : 11:54

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Hi Guys, as its the Marathon weekend is there still a Sunday morning run this weekend (13th)? If so where from and what time? Cheers

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

Posted : 10:41
Well said the Lambrini kid. remember 95% of WAC members couldnt get any where near 3-23 for a marathon, so dont beat yourself up about it. Sub 3 hours will come next time. have you considered using one of those micro scooter thingys?... oh hang, on second thoughts!...

Lambrini Kid [WAC]

Posted : 09:33
Just wanted to say what an ace job Phil and Dave did at Taunton last Sunday, and mahoosive well dones to everyone else who completed the Marathon or Half Marathon. Just as importantly, all those non-runners who were there to support deserve a medal each too. Also, how fantastic to see Niki Fulstow PB the crap out of Manchester, the Brighton Belles busting their debuts, and Steve Kibblewhite meeting his first of two in a week marathons in Paris. Proper Job WAC. And me? Well, it wasn't good on the day but it's all good in the hood ;)

Wednesday 09 April 2014

WAC Librarian E-mail WAC Librarian

Posted : 22:08

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Finished reading 'Running Free' Richard Askwith's latest book (author of Feet in the Clouds). Highly recommended, explores the very essence of why we run. If anyone wants a lend let me know & I'll bring it along.

Ian Purnell E-mail Ian Purnell

Posted : 20:20

36 messages | 26 events entered.
Good Evening Gerry, I am 22699

Simon A E-mail Simon A

Posted : 19:02

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Hi Gerry, I'm 14680

Tuesday 08 April 2014

John E-mail John

Posted : 23:12

161 messages | 283 events entered.
Hi is any one doing the bunny hop
Who could give me a lift ?
Cheers
John H

Mike V

Posted : 22:22

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Gerry I am 18007

Gerry H [Wac (back on the bench for 6 weeks)]

Posted : 21:41
If u r running London can you post your race number on here so I can track you. Many thanks

Steph S [Weston AC] E-mail Steph S

Posted : 21:40
Hey, we need to put Steve Kibblewhite Paris marathon time on the news board.:-)
Not sure how to do it.

Maximum Muscular Failure Cadre

Posted : 18:58
Stocky that was just a brilliant time you ran. 6:40 miling for that distance, on that course, with that wind is increadible running. Both halves ran at 1:27 too.
I proper got wrapped up in It, almost carried away. It was an incredible day for lots of different reasons.
The drink however, was just half a High 5 tab in a small bottle of water. Glad you liked my words of encouragement, I think I had lost it by that point.......2:54 mental!

Dave Stock [WAC ] E-mail Dave Stock

Posted : 09:40
I'd just like to say thanks to all of WAC for all their support on Sunday at Taunton . Also a special thanks to Guy Bradford for supplying the energy drink (what was in it??) and the choice words of encouragement on the last few miles !! It helped believe me. Congrats to everyone who raced on Sunday . Pete I have tremendous respect for you. I'm not sure what happened after half way but they'll be other opportunities and you WILL break that sub 3. Good luck to everyone running London marathon on Sunday . Pace it well.

Monday 07 April 2014

Bryan

Posted : 16:04
Nick, you Taunton time has been amended. I recorded your gun time rather than chip time. Sorry.

Nick cook

Posted : 13:25
Hi Jim can you please amend my taunton time it was 1.49 48 thanks nick

Shilly

Posted : 11:37

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Well done to all those runners over the last weekend, so many excellent results from so many runners. This is what is good about running, setting a challenge and going for it and if you don't make it the first time you beast yourselves till you do. You inspire others to achieve. Well done

Jamie T

Posted : 00:09
The message board seems to be quiet tonight and that says a lot about the respect people have for a highly valued member of the coaching team.
But I am sure they would want me to mention that for the first time the club had a female victory and a male podium finish in the Taunton Marathon today. Well done Phil Richards and David Stock.

Sunday 06 April 2014

Marc M [Weston AC]

Posted : 14:06
Just to clarify, you don't need to pay me, but you will need to pay for a normal swim, or just get in if you're a member already...it's not a formal session, just people meeting in the pool :)

Marc M [Weston AC]

Posted : 12:34
For all budding triathletes:
If anyone fancies a swim session with some free coaching then meet tonight at 8.30 in the pool at HM.
Nothing formal, just turn up and swim, follow my session plan if you fancy, get some tips if you need em, or just enjoy some company.

Tracy Lewis E-mail Tracy Lewis

Posted : 10:33
Club Championships:
Sprint Triathlon Update;
Burnham Sprint Tri / Entries open (08.06.2014)
Minehead Sprint Tri / Entries open
(22.06.2014)Juniors 8/14 years (21.06.2014)
Club Championship Prizes shall be awarded in all age categories.
All members participating please enter your details in the triathlon section as race's entered etc.
Kind Regards
Tracy

Saturday 05 April 2014

forrest gump#run4fun

Posted : 23:44

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good luck to everyone running marathons and half marathons tomorrow

Marc M [Weston AC]

Posted : 14:29
Not sure if this is in the spirit of the notice board or not, let me know if its bad form...

Got a load of unused running stuff here left over from various events/sponsors etc looking for new homes.

Adidas and New Balance technical running t-shirts, lots of sizes, blue, red or white - £8 each

Adidas 2012 olympic running jackets - various sizes, white £20 each

Triathlon suits, Dark Blue - £50

Top of the line Blueseventy Helix wetsuit

Various trunks, goggles etc - half rrp

All new and unused, all happy for you to try on here or take away etc, can bring to training or you can come over and try.

Also various replica cycling kit, Cannondale, Discovery, Quick Step, TdF etc etc, all barely worn and in perfect nick.

Finally, a used Heart Rate monitor Polar RS800 top of the line, hardly used present - Going on ebay for around £100-£150, happy to sell for £90 if anyone wants it.

Apologies for filling the message board but my Director Sportif wants her closet space back for fancy summer hats and dresses so its all gotta go!

Feel free to call (07894 144595) if its easier than clogging up the board for everyone elses excellent marathon results they will get this weekend and next...good luck team :)

Friday 04 April 2014

John H E-mail John H

Posted : 15:14

161 messages | 283 events entered.
Hi if anyone knows of a place going in the
Taunton marathon Tobias has just been given leave for the weekend and would like to run
Email or phone 01934412034
Cheers
John H

A P McCoy

Posted : 10:30
Good luck to the runners and riders at Taunton, Brighton and Manchester this weekend!

kamikaze Kelsey

Posted : 00:39
Defo winner bomber!

Thursday 03 April 2014

Big Gay Beard Boy

Posted : 16:04
Thank you Paul!!

Wednesday 02 April 2014

PB

Posted : 22:59
Dear oh dear…note to self, read message before press 'write'…does anyone know how to remove posts?!

PB

Posted : 22:57
Sorry to disappoint Bomber but have run twice in the last 10 days having done a Pitbull and lost my mojo so will be lucky for a sub 3.20 I reckon...

Bomber Harris [WAC]

Posted : 20:54
Kamikaze Kelsey for his all or nothing performances. Phil Richards and Dave Stock both doing Taunton as well I believe a couple more names for the hat.

Paul Dwyer [Weston ac] E-mail Paul Dwyer

Posted : 19:56
Meant to say 10 pints strong Kelsey . Al I reckon bear don't know why big bear or big gay bear or beard boy as you always seem to have a beard but you still look like a boy .

Paul Dwyer [Weston ac] E-mail Paul Dwyer

Posted : 19:50
Andy I think think your nick name should be 10 pints strong Kelley . X

Paul Dwyer [Weston ac ] E-mail Paul Dwyer

Posted : 19:48
Thanks Alan I enjoyed running with you today also hope you didn't get to wet on way back it poured down . I saved your no . my no is 07825630409 . Hope to see you soon either for a beer or another run take care . X

Vanessa

Posted : 19:41

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Great to hear P 'Pele' B on the national BBC today, single-handedly doing his bit to promote the club to the masses. Great song suggestion too. But best he stays at Sedgemoor. We wouldn't tolerate that sort of behaviour at the good ship North Somerset.

Andrew Kelsey

Posted : 18:32
I agree with Bomber Harris... perhaps we should open a book on the sub 3 gang!
What should the odds be...
Who is your money on?
Pete clark
Guy Bradford
Kieron Summers
Dominic Taylor-Jones
Cast your votes now!!!

Andrew Kelsey E-mail Andrew Kelsey

Posted : 18:19
Hi Jamie, I heard you had enquired whether i want to do the training course on 10th May i am interested and will fill out the form? and bring two passport photos tomorrow night.
Ps. I feel I need a nickname for my messages on here (any suggestions anyone?)

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 14:47
5K handicap 1/4/14
There were 5 pb's last night.
Guy Bradford 17:52
James Wotton 20:57
Laura Broderick 24:48
Helen Diamond 25:13
Kirsty Mangham 26:59

Fastest run was by Guy second Adrian Noble 18:36 and third Matt Wheeler 19:15

Victor (peoples republic of Brean) [wac] E-mail Victor (peoples republic of Brean)

Posted : 13:19
Would Pele Bartlett spend more time doing what he is employed by Sedgemoor to do and stop interrupting my afternoon listening .

Message for Paul Dwyer [Weston AC]

Posted : 12:33
Hi Paul, I enjoyed your company this morning, Anytime you want to meet up for a run my number is 01934 415053. Alan.

Phil M [WAC]

Posted : 09:43
Ditto Vodka, it's good to back amongst the fold. Looking forward to being back in the pack next month. Embarrased I am.

Tuesday 01 April 2014

Vodka

Posted : 21:40
Big thanks to everyone for your support at my first outing in over a year with the club at tonight's 5k - 'twas hard going, but thoroughly enjoyed it!!! :-)

Marathon Talk Geek

Posted : 20:09
Predicted times...... Oh no now what have i started this time!

Andy c

Posted : 19:55

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Youth and cunning vAge and wisdom, who am I kidding. Youth, cunning and wisdom v Age, I'll have 10 bob on Summers.

Bomber Harris [WAC]

Posted : 17:43
Forgot Mo, he's so last season - the Bradford v Summers head to head for sub three is where it's at.

marathon Talk Geek

Posted : 17:00
Mo Farah has never run a marathon. Last year he ran 1500 metres in 3:28:81 and only five have ever run faster (world record holder Hitcham El Gerrouj, Bernard Lagat, Noureddine Morceli, Asbel Kiprop and Noah Ngeny). Was there ever a more fascinating marathon debut? How will he fare over those last unforgiving miles? Will Alberto Salazar’s coaching be the key? What do we read into the drama at the New York Half Marathon?
Just reading this gets the juices going cannot wait to see race unfold!!

Marathon Talk Geek

Posted : 16:57
There was talk of doing a sweep stake for Mo's predicted debut marathon time at Annual Awards but forgot ...... you can predict on survey monkey https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NLWHDQ9
A brilliant all round race with Gab pacing the guys!

Monday 31 March 2014

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

Posted : 10:33
Thanx Katie. very kind of you. Just booked in for this years Rebellion Festival, so well timed. Hope mr Cole enjoyed the review!

kira

Posted : 08:35
A big well done to Emma at FOD half and please forgive me for not mentioning you in the weekend press report

Sunday 30 March 2014

Andy c

Posted : 21:01

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Well done king of the Massive jarett top perfomance at Yeovil.There seemed to be quite a few WAC at Forest of Dean half today and after while scoffing cake in the sunshine I spied another WAC vest , And on getting home my wife enquired how Emma Taylor had got on she then told me of Emmas serious back problems and surgery .Now I was running with Ian Shillcock and complaining about my sore ankle , Now comfortable at home I look at what Emma has gone through and Ian not even a year after his kidney transplant and I am humbled then to top it all Mike Vowles rapidly approaching his 120th birthday finishes full of smiles looking forward to VLM.So next time you're running and feeling a bit down look to your left and right and think.Fair play and huge well done Emma, Ian and old timer Mike.

Vanessa E-mail Vanessa

Posted : 18:19

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Last call for PB mentions for this month's prom report. So far I've got Dominic, Kieron, Nick, Guy, Julie, Helen and Simon. If anyone else PB'd let me know in the next hour or so and I'll add your name and time into the report for the Mercury. Cheers!

Chairman of the Adge appreciation society. [Weston AC]

Posted : 16:38
Well Adge , I have to report that You were greatly missed by your legions of admirers on todays Walnut Tree outing. Those that were hoping to hear your Gloster 20 excuses were naturally somewhat disappointed. A very nice morning ensued with Kevin being the butt of our amusement in your absence. That witty Mr Johnstone entertained us with his jolly quips, and all round good humour, so much so that he almost deserves his own appreciation society.

Julia [wac] E-mail Julia

Posted : 10:25
Bristol Half 2014 - I have contacted everyone with the code that they will need to enter the above.
You must enter yourself online using the code, otherwise you are not in!!
If you have paid me the entry fee and not received the code let me know.
Thanks

Saturday 29 March 2014

Rob S [WAC]

Posted : 21:43
Sorry about the Double Deckers they were on offer, I will see what I can do next time. Mars Bars will return.

Katie

Posted : 16:30

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PB. I've got your stuff from John Hinch, will let you know when it's all done!!

Maximum Muscular Failure Cadre

Posted : 12:04
About a year ago Ian Carpenter told me he thought I could probably run around 29:30 for the Prom, I thought he was nuts at the time, but there you go he definitely knew what he was talking about......My performance of the night was Nick Briffit, 29:06, wow where did that come from. Top stuff Dom on another PB 28:15, and also Kieron who slashed another chunk off his PB with 28:22, serious running. Thing is Dom, Kieron use to be that irritant on my tail, but those days seemed to have passed, now he is behind you, he's your problem now!.....David Stock nearly got a PB also, matching his 29:18 best......Run free kids!

Friday 28 March 2014

Shaleen Summers [WAC]

Posted : 20:42
Thanks Andy, never thought I'd say this but Kieron was right, I really enjoyed it and am looking forward to the next one. Thank you Kieron for all the bullying/encouragement and well done on another PB - now please start to taper for London!

Kieron [WAC]

Posted : 19:43
Cheers Chadders!! Totally made up that my little sister ran so well last night, Cinders did brilliantly too. In fact far too many to mention had superb performances, top night!

Andy c

Posted : 19:14

124 messages | 16 events entered.
My apologies to mr Summers you did grab yourself a very impressive pb and both Summer siblings keeping the family name up there.well done Kieron.

Malcolm [Weston AC]

Posted : 18:06
Well done to all the 241 runners who completed the prom race last night. Some impressive times from our Senior Men's team now puts them in a very strong position for the series award.

Thanks also to all the helpers who turned out on a such a cold night and as always to our HQ team who manage the pre race rush so well and delivered the results so quickly.

Malcolm & Jim.

kira

Posted : 11:57
Good write up on easy runner blog about line up for Yeovil half this weekend and Taunton in 2 weeks time

kira

Posted : 11:39
Charlotte loved running the once again well organised one miler last night and praised Barry's coaching around pace awareness on Wed nights! - Scarey comment form an 8yr old!!! She did say though she prefers Mars bars rather than Double Deckers!

Andy c

Posted : 10:32

124 messages | 16 events entered.
Good on yer Guy another Prom PB to go along with a solid Weston A team perfomance wich goes to show the dedication you all have for your teams and eachother with so many supposed to be tapering down for very close Marathons.A little dissapointed with lack of pb from Kieron but at least the vet Shaleen was there to keep the family name shining.Well done all WACers.

Jamie T

Posted : 07:45
Could Adrian N, Cheryl V, Colin L and please let me know their availability for a course on Saturday 10th May. M.N. 07835299760

Thursday 27 March 2014

Mike V

Posted : 21:13

16 messages | 50 events entered.
I am in awe of the Prom organisers. Results are on the website and I haven't even finished running the bath yet

Vanessa

Posted : 18:07

134 messages | 42 events entered.
Kira - great little write-up in the Merc today from the Peaky Freaky. Loving your work.

Phil Tomlinson [Weston AC ]

Posted : 09:02
Hi Kira - don't worry - thanks anyway. see you later.

Wednesday 26 March 2014

kira

Posted : 22:11
message for Phil T
Sorry now not around tomorrow if you did need me to look after your son. Realised that i need to be a wife for the evening and cook dinner!

Tracy Lewis E-mail Tracy Lewis

Posted : 08:49
Club Triathlon Championship Races for 2014.
1) Burnham Triathlon (June)
2) Butlins Minehead Triathlon 22nd June
3) Langport Triathlon (Sept)

At least two of the above must be completed to be entered into the club championships.

Any clarification do not hesitate to contact me.

Malcolm [Weston AC]

Posted : 07:38
Weston Hospicecare are organising their first "Colour Run" on 27th April where runners get covered in different colours of powder paint whilst running 5k or 10k along Weston Beach. They already have nearly 1000 runners signed up and are expecting many more to do so before the event. There will be a stage with DJ and music so I am sure it will be great fun. Details can be seen on the website westonhospicecare.org.uk

If you are interested in helping on the day and maybe even throwing paint over hundreds of runners as they pass by then please give Claire Dibden a call at Weston Hospice on 01934 423967.

Tuesday 25 March 2014

Nick cook

Posted : 18:42
Hi Jamie 10th is fine 07761056210

Ian P [WAC] E-mail Ian P

Posted : 17:05
Afternoon Jamie,
Currently I have a tentative work request that may mean I'm not in the country (they normally don't happen. Mob 07951085570

Ian P

Jamie T

Posted : 10:44
Sorry that should be Saturday May 10th. So you can still do the Bristol 10k.

Jamie T E-mail Jamie T

Posted : 10:41
Could all prospective 'Leaders in Running Fitness' please contact me about their availability on Sunday May 10th. If you could also let me have mobiles too please. Many thanks.

Sunday 23 March 2014

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 20:48
Sport Relief support
On behalf of Malcolm and me can I once again pass on sincere thanks to everybody who came out and helped make the Grand Pier sport relief event happen today. Without your support it would certainly not have been the success that it was.
Can I particularly thank everybody for their flexibility in handling whatever task I asked them to help with. Many people had at least 2 roles and some 3 or 4 as we got to grips with what needed to be done for this event.
It is certainly the first time I have asked anyone to accompany a wheelchair participant or people to beg for used safety pins from those who had just finished.
Cheers
Jim and Malcolm

Dreamboy [WAC]

Posted : 15:23
I'm humbled and proud to be part of a club where people give so much and ask for nothing in return.

The support from all the WAC massive at todays Sport Relief Mile was fantastic...never ending abuse and cheers got me and team Molloy round the mile.

To stand in that cold and keep smiling took more effort than running it, so on behalf of everyone who benefits from the money raised...thank you :)

As for fundraising, my bit was to do a mixed up triathlon, 50 miles on the bike, 1 mile run with the babies and current Mrs Dreamboy, then 6 miles more, followed by 3km in the pool later...that has to be worth a pound of anyone's money...dig deep folks

Saturday 22 March 2014

WAC Committee

Posted : 20:40
Some of you will have heard that due to a change of family circumstances Bryan Morley is to step down from the WAC main committee and also from the Webmaster duties at the AGM on April 15th. The committee are therefore asking for volunteers to take on some or all of the Webmaster duties.

The main responsibilities are as follows:
1) Entering race results into the club championship
2) Adding/maintenance of races in the events calendar in order to create Club Championship
3) Creation and maintenance of the events in the club championship
4) Posting News and announcement items
5) Moderation of the message board in case of naughty messages being posted
6) Uploading of photos to the Photo Galleries
7) Amendment of Club Race pages
8) Dealing with general enquiries from members and non-members (e.g. prospective new members, issues using website, password issues)

Our website is an extremely useful asset to the club but it doesn't run itself. This is your chance to give something back to the club and contribute new ideas. Full training will be given to those who wish to take on some/all of the website administration responsibilities.

If you are interested in this great opportunity to really make a difference then please use the link below to volunteer your services or to find out more. It would be useful if you could list in your email the tasks (as listed above) which you would be keen to take on, along with your full name and contact number.

You do not need to be a computer boffin to perform this role as it is mostly administrative, although a knowledge of HTML would be useful. However, we must stress that full training will be given and cover can be arranged when you are away on holiday etc. So, don't delay, volunteer today!!
[ Click here to volunteer your services or to make further enquiries about website administration ]

Thursday 20 March 2014

Andy c

Posted : 23:53

124 messages | 16 events entered.
I have heard tales of old of a triathlete so bold , in days gone past he did run trails so vast, Some say the Massive he did start whilst others say silly old fart, whilst his memory of runners he has met is lost to his regret.Now in his twilight years he thinks back of fonder years when he would stride from Trig to Tide. Now times have past and gut is vast he is left to ponder years of yonder and now the only answer he can derive is shall I run or shall I drive? "I know I'll ask Victor if it is past winter and if he agrees and its not to cold I shall apease.From ancient legend I did grow now it is warm enough I do not know. Now we tell you it's time for you to re-amerge in the Massive with a surge.

Victor [wac] E-mail Victor

Posted : 21:38
Rich you are always welcome to come out and play , I assume your good lady has ironed and steam cleaned your Ronhills during the winter months and I will have the pleasure of running with another legendary triathlete soon. I think Doris has missed your witty repartee so hurry back.

John

Posted : 14:38

161 messages | 283 events entered.
Thank you all for your quick replies
If any one can sort some thing out the Weaver can
John H

A Weaver [WAC]

Posted : 12:00
Hi John,

Following the great success of the Weston Facebook page thanks to the Media team we are looking at integrating Facebook into the site more. We need to do a bit of work before it happens but hopefully more WACsters will get to see photos and other stuff soon.

Gareth.

Rich C

Posted : 10:44
John, you don't have to sign up to Facebook in order to view photo's etc. Simply Google search Facebook Weston Athletic club and have a browse. You won't be able to view some of the comments etc. but gallery photos should be fine.

Unless you really feel the urge to tell the world your business don't set up a account, it really is a hackers dream !

Victor. The weathers improving, is it warm enough for me to come out and play ?

kira

Posted : 09:56
John
I have been told by Bryan that to get pictures onto the website it is not very starightforward otherwise photos would go on here as well as FB. I dont know if the excellent Weaver webmasters can change this to make it any easier. I don't think so without a major overhaul?

John

Posted : 09:35

161 messages | 283 events entered.
Well done with the championship page.
I do find it a bit of a shame that pictures are
only going on Facebook and not on our own
club page I am not Facebook and therefore
miss out and also it's nice to put names to faces

Wednesday 19 March 2014

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 14:41
Sport Relief Mile
Would all those who have kindly offered to marshal on Sunday please report to the front of the Grand Pier at 12:00.
If anybody wants to help with the set up Malcolm and I will be there from 11:00.
There is a mile start at 2:00 so I expect the event to go on until about 2:30

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 08:59
Club Championship Points
For those of you that like to know how your points are adding up please take a look at two new tabs on the championship page.
Thanks to Sara Weaver for much work in making such a great improvement. She was still completing it at 11:45 last night.
You can now see how your points are adding up in each category and also a quick reference against all of the other runners. You will also see that Sara has managed to show your age category against your name so you can see how your are doing against your peers.
We have added in the Wimborn 10 in November. This is a road race. We have changed the Standish to a long Multi to replace the cancelled tough ten. There have also been one or two category changes to tidy up.

Tuesday 18 March 2014

Maximum Muscular Failure Cadre

Posted : 22:48
Great session on the Prom tonight, i was trying to stay touch-tight with Speedy gone Morteo.....thanks Steve Baxter, loved the cones.

Monday 17 March 2014

forrest gump #run4fun

Posted : 22:35

72 messages | 68 events entered.
tach series is now open you can enter on line im sure it will fill up quick

Victor [wac] E-mail Victor

Posted : 21:08
OK with me as well Kira , a Rose between two thorns !

PB

Posted : 20:11
No probs Kira…I don't think I'm that well known in Weston so should be safe ;-)

kira

Posted : 16:09
Phil, Tony & Neale - You OK to be in paper this week?

Sunday 16 March 2014

Lisps Nicholls [Weston ac]

Posted : 22:48
Well done WAC today,thank you to Adrian, John and Maddy for taking me with you. Yes child birth is very under rated. If only we ran like Kenyans .x

Julia

Posted : 20:11
Thanks john, when I entered I was thinking 4 hrs would be reasonable, so def happy with 3:30.
It was 'balmy' before we started!! Absolutely roasting, lots of water stops! Really lovely Marshall's, a surprising amount of support around the course and of course brilliant support from fellow runners. Much better than anticipated.

Julia

Posted : 20:11
Thanks john, when I entered I was thinking 4 hrs would be reasonable, so def happy with 3:30.
It was 'balmy' before we started!! Absolutely roasting, lots of water stops! Really lovely Marshall's, a surprising amount of support around the course and of course brilliant support from fellow runners. Much better than anticipated.

Andy c

Posted : 20:03

124 messages | 16 events entered.
Should have put sun cream on my baldy little head not sure if it was sun or glare off dreamboys socks.And (dreamboy appreciation society) he certainly is a pretty boy he could turn a chaps head.NIcki F we got better cakes than you and Gloucester 20 crew we got cakes ner ner, Well done big cheesers and Gloucester crew it must have been warm over those distances.

John

Posted : 19:07

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Well done today at the Gloucester 20 all the girls who seemed happy with there results
Quote of the day must be there running today was like running like the Kenyans as a team
Second quote that today's run was like childbirth
Very painful but the best when it's all over
Thanks all for all the team spirit today
Well done to Adge and Mike it's the finishing that counts

John H

Mike V

Posted : 18:56

16 messages | 50 events entered.
Thanks to all Weston AC club members who were at Gloucester 20 today for hanging around in the heat for me to finish. I realize it was a long wait! Much appreciated

Vanessa

Posted : 18:21

134 messages | 42 events entered.
Gloucester 20 - hot, and no cakes. Harrumph.

Foghorn Leghorn [Dreamboy appreciation society]

Posted : 18:07
Orange socks, I'll say orange socks, are cool...everyone knows this...this Dreamboy character sounds like oooone handsome chap

Niki F [Weston AC] E-mail Niki F

Posted : 17:37
A small but dedicated team flew the WAC flag at the inaugural 'Big Cheese' race. Organised by the brilliant Cheddar Running Club, 15 cheeky miles with over 2000ft of ascent gave every runner a true Mendips experience. And well done to Phil for picking up a laydee prize.

Most importantly the cake spread was one of the most impressive post-race feasts I have ever laid eyes one, washed down with a cuppa rosie lea in your very own Big Cheese mug.

Andy c

Posted : 16:33

124 messages | 16 events entered.
Well done all at Butleigh today great weather and cake, Great perfomance from the Dreamboy, rolls up 1 minute before the start gel in hair quick moisturise and off he trots closely followed by the old boy.I can't really say that because as I looked at the start with loads of young wells harriers and then looked at WAC and we resembled Dads Army.Good running Marc 1st WAC and Adrian 1st Mv50 (again) Not forgetting Rachel 1st WAC lady narrowly missing out on 1st old bird.While on the subject of birds Mr malloy after finishing dressed up in some skateboarders shorts , split toe shoes and bright ORANGE long socks thus resembling Foghorn Leghorn.Also Pete B finishing birdless again you've lost your touch mate.

Andy c

Posted : 16:13

124 messages | 16 events entered.
I will keep it quiet Ian bless em , Now if it had been an iron or hoover she (Jayne williams) would probably have sorted it out herself.

Shilly

Posted : 09:33

21 messages | 12 events entered.
Mr Chadburn, keep this to yourself but this morning our ladies ( Jayne Williams & Debbie Chadburn ) we're going for their ride when "OMG Shilly my wheels broke get up & see OMG OMG! I have checked it and can't see what's wrong? " so I got up & moved the back light 2mm out of her spokes...... Bless. Don't tell anyone though. ( she is the loud little blonde lady who supports westonac on the prom) Good luck to all runners racing today.

Saturday 15 March 2014

ANON [WESTON A C]

Posted : 15:27
I DIDNT KNOW YOU COULD RUN AND EAT A DICTIONARY !!!

Barry E-mail Barry

Posted : 13:59

8 messages | 5 events entered.
BTW just commenting - son't want to cause a fuss! :) :) :)

Barry Walker E-mail Barry Walker

Posted : 13:27

8 messages | 5 events entered.
Debbie, not sure I understand the reference to "no complaints at the time" but despite the fact that its in the Public Domain there is and explicit copyright in place secondly - and this was the point I was trying to make its also a matter of Courtesy to ask defined as follows:-

cour·te·sy noun \'k?r-t?-se, British also 'ko?r-\
: polite behavior that shows respect for other people

: something that you do because it is polite, kind, etc.

: something that you say to be polite especially when you meet someone

Friday 14 March 2014

Debbie Chadburn

Posted : 22:23
Barry it's in the public domain on a social networking site with no complaints at the time

Barry

Posted : 21:25

8 messages | 5 events entered.
whilst its great to see Weston AC runners in the Mercury cn
an I ask that the person submitting the photo asks permission of theeople in the photo first including those copied from Facebook.

old-school [wac] E-mail old-school

Posted : 17:51
Just on the off-chance that anyone's having 2nd thoughts about running Gloucester 20 on Sunday, this eager old dog would be grateful for a chance of a run out!? Every race fills up so fast with online entries these days, it's hard to get a look-in! Not like the good old days; races organised BY runners FOR runners, beers and buffets at finish lines, jumpers for goalposts, etc......Good luck to everyone racing this weekend!

forrest gump

Posted : 12:00

72 messages | 68 events entered.
Good to see so many groups out last night

Thursday 13 March 2014

Julia E-mail Julia

Posted : 21:11
Message for Jim Hayward: let me know if you need anything to be done for the Gloucester 20 place. I haven't had an email from you, so you could try this link or message on here.

liz nicholls [Weston AC] E-mail liz nicholls

Posted : 12:15
For Adge - Thanks for that very much appreciated.

ADGE [WAC]

Posted : 10:35
hi Liz doing Gloucester,have a car full will squeeze you in.Will call you.

Wednesday 12 March 2014

Delayed Offset Grizzly Muscle Soreness Cadre

Posted : 22:53
Kind words Andy, thanks.....But you somehow forgot to mention your MV40 series 2nd place, and even better than that was your 18:59 PB tonight, that's a whopping 16 seconds off your previous.
The Housework Junkie is spring cleaning baby!

Andy c

Posted : 22:06

124 messages | 16 events entered.
What can you say except what a GUY,Not so fresh from the Grizzly on Sunday with hardly a mention of how sore his legs are after the first 20 times and saying how easy he was going to take it then Mr Bradford stormed to take an excellent finishing position in the Street 5k also taking 1st MV4o again and sewing up 1st MV40 in the series with a nice trophy.And a bonus of beating his 12 year old nemesis there's no stopping the lad bring on VLM.
Gerry King picked up your series vest in my kit bag if i see you, If not i'll probably see you at Shapwick Bunny Hop.

Liz Nicholls [Weston AC] E-mail Liz Nicholls

Posted : 20:19
Would anyone who is travelling to the Gloucester 20 on Sunday be able to offer me a lift.I would of course pay towards petrol and parking.My contact number is 07557 340667. Thank you.

Marc M [Weston AC]

Posted : 16:42
Anyone up for a bit of muddy fun?

Team event at an off-road duathlon, run 5km, MTB 15km, final run of 5km.

See the Rogue Racer website and look for the Stroud off road duathlon (I cant add a link)

Looks like fun, I'm happy to coordinate if anyone else is keen.

Tuesday 11 March 2014

Helen E-mail Helen

Posted : 22:53

15 messages | 17 events entered.
Great training session tonight run by Rob Skeen, really enjoyed it.

Stuart

Posted : 15:48

9 messages | 16 events entered.
TACH Summer Pub series - applications open

Victor [wac] E-mail Victor

Posted : 14:02
Not sure what is going on with the Massive , Jason showing concern and asking if Marc was alright not really the done thing . A chuckle and see you later is the norm .

Jason [WAC] E-mail  Jason

Posted : 07:28
When i went past Marc i asked if he was ok, he replied "my legs have gone". As an expert in the start fast, fade quick technique myself, I checked my Garmin which showed over 10 miles left to run and thought Oh dear you're in for a long painful day! Great run by Guy and tremendous effort by Mike Reep - "Hoofin" as MMFC would say

Monday 10 March 2014

kira

Posted : 16:58
Oh dear that will teach me not to take messages on FB as gospel..... Paul and John running in together .... not true
Sorry Paul Press Release will be incorrect on that one. Congratulations all the same. Brilliant run by all of you

Marc B

Posted : 14:23
That popemobile has a surprising amount of grunt!
Haha, I appreciate thanks Bryan. Although I think the low point yesterday was actually being overtaken by Jason whilst I was sitting on a tree stump having a rest
Start hard and quickly fade - that's my motto :-)

Bomber Harris

Posted : 13:55
Bryan I feel duty bound to report that en route to Seaton, despite having a new car, Bostick got overtaken by a lady in a pink Yaris and burnt off by Rachel Vincent in her Popemobile which it appears set the tone for the rest of the day.

Bryan

Posted : 13:29
Mr Bostock, I wanted to give you a moment of glory in light of me passing you in the final mile of the Grizzly yesterday. It is becoming a bit of a habit (e.g. 2013 Muddle) so appologies.

Bomber Harris [Mendip Massive]

Posted : 13:10
Thoroughly decent of you to own up there Mr. Bostock. I'd have taken the glory and championship points. Wouldn't mind but I was ever wearing club colours! Big congrats to Dr . Bradford on his amazing first Grizzly performance. London sub three surely in the bag.

Marc B

Posted : 12:42

18 messages | 47 events entered.
Whilst it's lovely being credited with 3:15 Grizzly time, I think Josh's time and my name have been mixed!

kira

Posted : 09:17
Hope you enjoy my first race report on the grizzly - Done in between getting two children ready for school! It's hard to step into Vanessa's shoes!!

Sunday 09 March 2014

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 21:55
Grizzly results now on the Axe Valley site.

well done all

Chairman of the Adge appreciation society [Weston AC]

Posted : 20:16
Well Adge you can take comfort in the knowledge that their is allways some one worse off than yourself. I would invite you to have sympathy with poor old Peter Jones, The welsh team's performance today made your efforts look positively Olympian.

PRESIDENT OF THE ADGE APPRECIATION SOCIETY [WAC]

Posted : 19:43
Dear Mr Chairman,i can only appeal against your good nature,for what can only be said was a dour performance on my part.!!Normally my good self is out and away from the car park sub 5-minute miling,so could you with your vast connections get me to sample the best to be had at the Cabot Bar.I don't mind who she is,as long as it works!!

Victor [wac] E-mail Victor

Posted : 19:24
I knew it was going to be a good day when I witnessed Legendary Loud Welshie Pete Jones out of breath , looking wasted and cutting short and not going the full distance at todays Grizzly surely a sign of things to come later

Chairman of the Adge appreciation society [Weston AC]

Posted : 13:55
Hello Adge, word has reached me of your somewhat lethargic efforts on todays Walnut tree outing. Could I urge you for the sake of your many admirers to avail yourself of some performance enhancing drugs. Failing such a remedy being open to you, why don't you seek advice from Alan Johnstone, It is said that his Cabot Bars training regime is now recognised as being at the cutting edge of running performance.

Saturday 08 March 2014

Julia [wac] E-mail Julia

Posted : 13:30
If anyone else would like to enter the Bristol Half Marathon 2014 at the discounted rate of £21.45, please let me know.
I will be putting in the entry within the next couple of weeks.
You can still be added at a later date and benefit from the discount.
However they will only accept groups of additional entries, rather than receiving them in dribs and drabs.
:)

Friday 07 March 2014

kira

Posted : 21:27
Feedback on Grizzly/Cub on sunday gratefully received as soon as poss on this site or FB. Race conditions etc etc.
thank you in advance

WAC Librarian E-mail WAC Librarian

Posted : 21:08

101 messages | 60 events entered.
Richard Askwith (author of Feet in the Clouds) has just published his new book, Running Free. Only had a quick look a first few pages but looks like a great read.

Maximum Muscular Failure Cadre

Posted : 17:10
Pete's sadistic Worlebury 3x3 session is absolutely brilliant, I agree with The housework Junkie on that.It was very satisfying to see The Pitbull suffering on the hills for once. Also Pete I hope you have gotten over your missed weekend 23 miler, because you were zoomin up those hills last night, oh boy your gonna smash that 3 hr marathon. And Chadders you are always welcome in group 1 because you and Pitball make me feel like one of the young uns!.....Shut up and run kids.

Gary iles

Posted : 14:20

31 messages | 29 events entered.
gloucester 20 place now gone to good home

Liz Nicholls on behalf of Helen Badman [Weston AC] E-mail Liz Nicholls on behalf of Helen Badman

Posted : 13:18
Message for Gary Iles -Hi I tried to contact via email address as would like to have your gloucester place, but the email address was not recognised. If the place is still available please could you contact me on helenpiggott67@hotmail.com. Thank you

Kevin MInty [Weston AC]

Posted : 09:27
Had a great sports massage yesterday, would recommend to anyone training for a Spring marathon or if you want to treat yourself! His name is Martin Flook, he's a former national standard 800m and 1500m athlete, so he knows a bit about running. He's also mobile, so he'll come to you. Google Team Flook for website or call 0784 001 39 35.

Thursday 06 March 2014

Andy c

Posted : 23:24

124 messages | 16 events entered.
Thankyou Pete,Adrian ,Matty and Guy for making me feel welcome in your group tonight.Even though it was my second outing with you minus a few key members i was still having doubts about joining you up until the last minute,But i can say with all honesty that was the best training session i've had since joining the club,Hard yes but the encouragement and support i received was fantastic.I know there are dozens of better athletes than me in the club both male, female and the other so come and join em ,they really will make you work and enjoy it but the satisfaction and gratification after the hurt is immense.Especially with the vast size of WAC and their groups at the moment dont be afraid of moving up ,try it only you will know where you want to be and the bigga boys and girls dont look down on you they will encourage you help you and take the p**s.Thankyou JT for the advise.
Bloody brilliant club at the moment ,I keep saying it but the BUZZ going around the club these last few months is amazing.

Gary iles E-mail Gary iles

Posted : 20:33

31 messages | 29 events entered.
due to not being able to run it, i have a gloucester 20 mile race place going for sunday 16th march, my email, xbones66@google.com and i will give you the details :-(

kira

Posted : 17:36
Looks good Tracey used to work with the SASP team a few years back - cheapest race yet - Maybe the race to choose then!

Tracy Lewis E-mail Tracy Lewis

Posted : 16:38
New Triathlon for 2014
Butlins Minehead Triathlon Weekend (Sprint Tri) £25.00 / 21st / 22nd June
Entry Form: WWW.SASP.Co.Uk
Somerset Activity & Sports Partnership
May use this as a club race.

Wednesday 05 March 2014

Vanessa

Posted : 18:57

134 messages | 42 events entered.
Club awards night in today's Midweek Mercury including new photos by Gerry.

Phil Mellor [WAC] E-mail Phil Mellor

Posted : 11:57
Hi Julia, I previously sent my details to your linked AOL e-mail address. My e-mail link is attached to this post. Hopefully I have not missed the boat. Best, Phil

Tuesday 04 March 2014

Woots [Weston AC] E-mail Woots

Posted : 23:33
James Wotton & Wilf Huxtable would love a Bristol Half entry please.

My email is james.wotton@sky.com

Many thanks

Andy c

Posted : 22:18

124 messages | 16 events entered.
Well done all WACers tonights 5k handicap, I see the Diamonds are coming on well after the weekends half marathon , And nice to see Matt Wheeler coming out of injury with a cracking time, but Kieron and Guy you can't go wrong at moment 5k pbs at the height of your marathon training, get on lads and dragging that really old bloke with you well done Adrian.

Maximum Muscular Failure Cadre

Posted : 21:49
17.10....Supersonic Summers.......I
use to beat him!

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 21:28
Excellent conditions on the prom saw 7 5K pb's tonight:
David Western 19:02, Guy Bradford 18:02, Laura Broderick 25:23, Kieron Summers 17:10, Julie Bailiss 25:42, Stuart Diamond 21:10, Helen Diamond 25:53,
Fastest runs Kieron, Guy and Adrian in 18:33

Bristol half 2014 chief co-ordinator.. [WAC ] E-mail Bristol half 2014 chief co-ordinator..

Posted : 21:25
If you are on my current list of entries, you will have received confirmation via message/e-mail that the entry fee is £21.45. Unless you are Phil mellor, who I don't have contact details for.
Phil and anyone else who would like to enter at the discounted entry fee email me and I will let you have payment details and add you to the list! :)

Bomber Harris [Towpath Massive]

Posted : 20:11
Cheers for the heads up Kieron. GWR Towpath series also open for anyone who fancies a course pb,a fun evening in Bar BS3 followed by a Ruby Murray in Mr Al's front room washed down with Aldi lager & Lambrini. Probably need to register now for the May race. You know it makes sense.

Kieron [WAC]

Posted : 17:34
FYI-TACH series open for online entries

Monday 03 March 2014

Martin

Posted : 19:18

143 messages | 80 events entered.
While we all look forward to our next race, spare a thought for my mate Rob Shepherd, who got me into this running lark, ran my first half marathon with me (Bristol 2006), and who died last week aged just 46. Rob was a keen fell runner (he would be - he was from Yorkshire) and a real gent - full of encouragement for anyone new to the sport and never complained once when I beat his PBs. (Well, not to my face.) He beat my marathon PB just before being diagnosed with lymphoma. Think I'll let him keep that one.

Guy( Bristol half Cadre)

Posted : 18:37
Julia I would like a Bristol Half place please. My email is guybradford@hotmail.co.uk

Thanks for arranging all this for the club.

kira

Posted : 17:51
Adrian
i would love to see a few doing the whole Gwent League actually (Pontypool, Bridgend, Bath, Brecon, Blaise).

Minibus organised by club would be a great day away!! Would also hope my daughter would run the U11's by then too!

Julia

Posted : 13:46
For BRISTOL HALF MARATHON 2014

Julia [wac] E-mail Julia

Posted : 13:45
I have over 20 names to enter already, so am just waiting for confirmation from RunBristol that the full discount will apply.
I will then confirm the amount and how to pay.
Anyone else who wishes to be included if you could e-mail me or message, with your e-mail address that would be great.
This email link should work.

Phil Mellor [WAC]

Posted : 09:51
Hi Julia,

It's good of you to sort this out. Please can you add me to the list for the Bristol Half?

Kind regards, Phil Mellor

Wilf Huxtable [Weston ac] E-mail Wilf Huxtable

Posted : 08:39
Can i please have a place for Bristol half as well Julia.

Sunday 02 March 2014

Andy c

Posted : 22:35

124 messages | 16 events entered.
WACers busy today 4 half marathons and counting, Bath pb Steve K , Bideford Dave S 1.21.05,Silverstone, and Newport, Well done all WACky WACers.

Stuart E-mail Stuart

Posted : 20:34

2 messages | 0 events entered.
Can you enter me please for the bristol half in september please, julia

Kirsty E-mail Kirsty

Posted : 20:31

1 messages | 12 events entered.
Count me in for Bristol please Julia

Edel Robbins [Weston ac] E-mail Edel Robbins

Posted : 19:47
Hi Julia, count me in for Bristol half please!

david elliott [WAC] E-mail david elliott

Posted : 19:17
please can you book me in for Bristol

Melanie Bugler [WAC] E-mail Melanie Bugler

Posted : 18:55
Thank you x

Julia E-mail Julia

Posted : 18:53
Yes all noted, no prob, this email will work!! :)

Melanie Bugler [WAC] E-mail Melanie Bugler

Posted : 18:45
hi, please can you put me down for a place at Bristol 1/2 please :)

Julia E-mail Julia

Posted : 18:41
Nick, I have added you to my list!! If you are able to email me, that would be great as I will need email addresses when I send the entry in :)

Mike V E-mail Mike V

Posted : 18:40

16 messages | 50 events entered.
Hi Julia can I enter Bristol Half via the club entry you are coordinating please

Georgie ford [Weston AC] E-mail Georgie ford

Posted : 18:39
Hi Julia lovely withers please may I do Bristol half :) kind thanks x

Nick cook

Posted : 18:36
Hi Julia withers I would be interested in Bristol half

Saturday 01 March 2014

adrian [wac] E-mail adrian

Posted : 19:40
Gwent League` Blaise Castle race. A fantastic day out and must for for next year.

julia E-mail julia

Posted : 17:40
Sorry, my mistake, confused with the 10k!! If people who wish to enter the Bristol Half email me and I will sort it out!!
I believe it is still possible to enter the 10k, I'm happy to put in final names if people contact me ASAP.
No rush for the half marathon, but when I have 20 names I can confirm the discount will apply. Thanks Jim.

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 16:15
Hi Julia,
It would be great if you would organise the club entry for the Bristol half.
Unfortunately checking the site the UKA affiliated fee is £33 and last year they charged an addit. £3 for online entry.
Paying via you by cheque with a 35% discount (if that is what is agreed) is a figure of £21.45 over 40% cheaper then the £36 it would otherwise be.
You save over half your WAC membership just in this one race

Andy c

Posted : 15:08

124 messages | 16 events entered.
.y one taker for the big Blaise clubhouse date and he was to old .
When someone of Adrian nobles vast age and experience turns to you and says it's a bit daunting you start to get a bit worried, but a mere boy of my age can probably get away with saying awesome Blaise x-country.The scale of the event was a lot bigger than I was expecting with coaches full of athletes and club tents but it was ran extremely well, I can see why Barry and Kira rate the Gwent league and I would definitely recommend WAC members give it a go if not for the run then for the experience. I almost forgot the import thing Well done Adrian first WAC again

julia

Posted : 14:16
Jim! I'm happy to coordinate a club entry for Bristol Half, if that's ok? 35% discount would mean any entry fee of £14.95 instead of £23.

Ugandan President Museven

Posted : 14:12
Keep your requests to meet men outside the clubhouse at at 10:55pm to your own chatrooms Chadburn !! This is a running club not a dating site.

Maximum Muscular Failure Cardre

Posted : 12:54
Jamie have a good run down Bideford, i forgot to say earlier. Sub 1:23 would be tasty.

Andy c

Posted : 08:19

124 messages | 16 events entered.
Do any men entering Blaise xc want to meet outside the clubhouse 10.55 so that we can register as one ?

Friday 28 February 2014

Kieron [WAC]

Posted : 21:59
Best of luck to all those running races this weekend whether it's Blaise, Bath, Bideford, Silverstone or elsewhere.

Matt

Posted : 20:10

28 messages | 10 events entered.
I will be running from the Swan @ 8:30 on Sunday if anyone is up for it. Massive vests optional.

Gerry H [WAC]

Posted : 13:11
Still waiting to see those photos Kira!!

kira

Posted : 10:37
Happy memories of running up and down Blaise in the Gwent League as a GWR member - if i could run it i would. Hope a few of you go along and experience it. (Even have the photos of me with a perm to prove it)!

PB

Posted : 09:16
Cheryl, there seems to be a lot of trading on Facebook for Grizzly places if you need to get rid of it and have no other offers.

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

Posted : 08:41
I'm not old enough to remember when that Bannister chap broke 4 minutes at Oxford back in the 1950's, but will be able to say I was there at an equally memorable running milestone. Weston Prom Run February 2014. Mr Edwards smashes the 45 minute barrier. Well ran Chris.

Thursday 27 February 2014

Ginnie Hayes [WAC] E-mail Ginnie Hayes

Posted : 22:17
FOR SALE
Roger Black Treadmill, hardly used, can be seen working, Mead Vale , sale due to knackered knees! £160.00 ono (£300 new)

forrestgump run4fun hall

Posted : 21:45

72 messages | 68 events entered.
gwent league on sat the mens race is a 12.05 9600 m and ladies race is 13.10 you have register an hour before the race, if there are a few of you going choose a team manager to fill out the forms and pay the money you will be running as a guest

Cheryl E-mail Cheryl

Posted : 17:44
I have a grizzly place going if anyone would like it?

Wednesday 26 February 2014

Martin E-mail Martin

Posted : 20:09

143 messages | 80 events entered.
Attention all road cyclists.

On 31st May, I will be co-organising a 140-mile bike ride from Bristol to Hay-on-Wye and back. Two of Weston AC's band of hardy triathletes have already signed up to this cheeky little challenge and I am looking for like-minded masochists to join us on a route that takes in the Forest of Dean and the Black Mountains. This promises to be an excellent training route for anyone planning an ironman or if you just enjoy a day in the saddle.

If you would like to join us, please e-mail me. There is one catch (other than the pain of cycling 140 miles in possibly appalling Welsh weather): you must commit to raising at least a pound a mile for the Teenage Cancer Trust. As some of you know, my son was diagnosed with cancer in December and he's been receiving excellent care and support on a TTC ward. He's responding well to treatment and this is my way of putting something back. So, if you'd like to sponsor me instead, just follow the link to my fundraising page. Alternatively, you may like to join Marc 'Mad Dog' Bostock in his three day ironman: a 2.4 mile swim on the evening of the 30th, Bristol to Hay-on-Wye and back on the 31st and the Mendip Challenge (30 miles from Wells to Uphill) on the 1st.

Tuesday 25 February 2014

Vanessa

Posted : 21:55

134 messages | 42 events entered.
Anyone else hear PB on 6 Music today plugging the club? Top marks for national media exposure go to Pete today.

Vanessa

Posted : 21:34

134 messages | 42 events entered.
This looks nice... severnbridgehalfmarathon dot co dot uk on 24 Aug. Chance to run across the old bridge on the main carriageway without getting mown down.

Lesley E-mail Lesley

Posted : 11:15

97 messages | 114 events entered.
Ness, what a brilliant write up for the Awards night, you were listening hard!

Awards Night was a great success and as always, Dave and I are open to any constructive feedback to make the evening even better next time. Please feel free to email, text, phone, chat.

If anyone would like to get their best frocks, suits and dancing shoes out again, Edel Robbins and Elaine Eldridge have a Bond Ball organized at Worleburey Golf Club on 15th March. They have 5 places remaining (approx. 130 attending), many WAC runners already attending. They are raising money for Asthma Uk for their London Marathon places. Please feel free to email me for more information.

Monday 24 February 2014

Niki F E-mail Niki F

Posted : 21:52

101 messages | 60 events entered.
Walnut Walker Marathon Club: change of date. Meet 0815hrs on SATURDAY at the usual spot opposite Walnut Tree for a social 20 miles (route kindly shared by Ness of the Brighton Belles Tuff Nutz).

Sunday 23 February 2014

Claudine (aka clubman of the year!!)

Posted : 19:56
Hi all, I just wanted to say a BIG thank you for all your support and nominations for clubman (woman?!) of the year. I have to say I feel a bit of fraud given my lack of appearances at the club last year due to frustratingly remaining on the injury bench!! I understand I need to thank Pam for her acceptance speech on Friday – Thanks Pam! Sorry I wasn’t there on Friday …. but I highly suspect all the kind words may well have tipped me over the edge, so maybe it was a good job I couldn’t come out to play after all?!

Thankfully I’m happy to report that I finally seem to be turning the corner on my return from the injury bench & will be venturing out for a whole 40 minutes next week – oh the excitement is almost too much to bear!!

See you at the prom on Thursday.

John

Posted : 17:35

161 messages | 283 events entered.
Two bays definitely off for this year
40 to 50 percent off next year
J H

Andy c

Posted : 15:11

124 messages | 16 events entered.
Babcary blowing a blooming hooley, Nice little race though slightly undulating. Well done Adrian 1st WAC again unfortunately it was age categorised race so you'll have to practice getting even older.Dave Cowell used his loaf and let Lesley take the brunt of the wind while he ran in the slip stream, good bloke thinking see.But the biggest shocker John pointed out Pete Bartlett crossed the line without his usual harem of ladies, his answer was he couldn't catch them (cue the Benny Hill music).

Saturday 22 February 2014

PB

Posted : 18:41
Thank you the Cowells for a great night! Also thank you Gerry and Victor and all those who were still standing and offered me a bed for the rest of the night when things went a bit wrong…contrary to what my head was telling me, my house didn't burn down and my dogs are still alive.

Andy Dev [Massive]

Posted : 11:04
Sunday run tomorrow 8:30am Burrington Coombe (bottom car park). My planned route has various options ranging from 12 miles upwards depending on how much people want to do or you can beast yourself senseless with reps to the trigg. You can even get a breakfast afterwards if you so wish.

Kieron [WAC]

Posted : 10:06
Cinders was out after midnight????
Surely that's asking for trouble.

Gerry H [wac]

Posted : 08:58
Morning all, hope your not to fuzzy headed this morning.

Big thank you to Team Cowell for organising a great evening last night, great to see lots of new faces as well as old, well done to all award winners and speakers.

Photos shall be put on face book shortly (bear with me as it appears to only let me do 5 at a time)

Oh and hot off the press Guy Bradford seen eating Miss Millies at 2am, not sure if that's allowed in his sub 3 plan!!

Andy c

Posted : 07:26

124 messages | 16 events entered.
Adrian my number regarding sunday 07876376733

Friday 21 February 2014

Malcolm [Weston AC]

Posted : 16:40
I have been contacted by one of our prom race competitors who is into organising Ultra events. He is in the process of planning a festival of ultra running in Weston on September 7th this year providing he gets sufficient interest. There are a variety of distances and durations you can enter but the longest is a six day event. All events are done over a 500 metre out and back section of the promenade. Last years event which he organised the British Ultrafest saw the six day event winner from France doing over 530 miles! See celticultrafest.com

ENJOY!!

forrest run4fun gump [wac]

Posted : 10:14
have to agree with andy great hill session last night that worlebury hill is a killer, big thx to adrian for pushing us round

Andy c

Posted : 06:14

124 messages | 16 events entered.
I am liking the changes to the hills route, Harder yes but more satisfying it doesn't seem to fizzle out like the regular route .Also the handicapping system worked well as we didn't have a long strung out group come the top .Although we did miss JT with his suave second world war fighter pilot good looks barking out the orders, We did gain the rugged looking (Sean Bean bit of rough) thanks Adrian good session.

Thursday 20 February 2014

awards night space going free E-mail awards night space going free

Posted : 21:21

71 messages | 122 events entered.
We have had a cancellation so have a space available if anyone wants to come tomorrow night........and there's nowt cheaper than free!
Contact us ASAP.

Dave and Lesley

Wednesday 19 February 2014

Niki F E-mail Niki F

Posted : 22:19

101 messages | 60 events entered.
Walnut Walkers Marathon Runners: meet 0815hrs at the Walnut Tree. 18 miles along a new route, to be revealed on the day!

Tuesday 18 February 2014

Malcolm & Jim [Weston AC]

Posted : 15:22
We have recently sent out a survey to every runner who ran our Christmas Cracker Race in December. We will use the results of the survey to make changes and improvements in order to maintain the popularity of this event. One thing however that has come from the survey very clearly is how well the marshals are appreciated, comments like "the marshals were great and enthusiastic which really helped me keep going" along with many other similar comments. We thought it would be nice to share this with you all to let you know how much your efforts are appreciated by all the hundreds of runners. We shall shortly be sending out a similar survey to all club members asking for their feedback on the race as well as general feedback about the club so keep an eye out for that some time soon.

Well done and thank you.

Monday 17 February 2014

The Massive Vests [Mendip Massive]

Posted : 17:34
are purple & white. Purple is a range of hues of colour occurring between red and blue. The Oxford English Dictionary describes it as a deep, rich shade between crimson and violet.

Purple was the coloour worn by Roman Emperors and magistrates. Since that time, purple has been commonly associated with royalty and piety.

Nothing at all to do with being the cheapest ones left on sale.

Marathon Talk Geek

Posted : 16:58
Good Race yesterday 'Fit Phil' 1st Vet & 3rd overall - Great swim my god you are quick!

Saturday 15 February 2014

Gerry H [WAC]

Posted : 17:39
Jim was right Marc, you would have been first lady!

Friday 14 February 2014

Malcolm & Jim [Weston AC]

Posted : 15:00
On Sunday 23rd March the Grand Pier are hosting the Sports Relief fund raising 1, 3, and 6 mile event. North Somerset council have been given the task of helping to organise the event and have approached Weston AC to assist with marshalling. Given all the support we receive from the local council with all of our own races and following a meeting which Jim and myself attended we have agreed to help.
As an added bonus we have secured 10 free Weston Half Marathon places which we will "raffle" amongst those club members who turn up and help on the day.

So if you are able to help on the 23rd March from 12.00 for a couple of hours please let Jim or myself know. Our details are on the contacts page of this website or just let us know at training. With around 1000 competitors I am sure this will be a fun event with a great atmosphere so come along and have a lovely afternoon. Perhaps for the Ghostbusters this is a chance for your reunion!

Marc M [Weston AC]

Posted : 09:01
Agreed Guy, lots of fun in group 1...not just good running but some top banter and good friends too.

Whingeing was of course all in jest, a great man once said on here that we don't run for adulation...we run for points ;)

Oh and fun!

Thanks though Jamie, an unnecessary apology, there's so much going on at the club that I'm impressed you guys remember it all!

Jamie T

Posted : 08:26
My utmost apologies to Marc and also half of the club, as I also neglected to mention any of the women's results.Sorry Rachael. It was a bit off the cuff. Must do better next time.

Thursday 13 February 2014

Maximum Muscular Failure Cadre

Posted : 22:11
Training is so good on a Thursday lately.A huge appreciation to Pete for making it varied. I wish you started this sooner because you would definitely get my club vote.....There was some racing on the efforts tonight, Dream boy Malloy on the first mile effort, and Lambrini on the Broadoak School effort. Also JT forgot to mention that Dreamboy was first WAC runner home at Dursley, so there it is Marc after your little Winge

Bomber Harris [Mendip Mincers]

Posted : 21:34
Mendip Grizzly training this Sunday am 830 Swan, Rowberrow. Piney Sleight beckons. Guaranteed not to be cancelled.

Wednesday 12 February 2014

Andy c

Posted : 21:43

124 messages | 16 events entered.
Well done Guy after what you class a couple of bad performances you've bounced back tonight in 18.30 with a bad watch (mugged off again).And that still stuffed with birthday cake , jelly and ice cream.First MV40 again.

Sunday 09 February 2014

Maximum Muscular Failure Cadre

Posted : 21:34
I agree it must be a difficult decision to call off a race and I hope I'm never put in that position....However, I cant help but to think that they have dropped a proper clanger on this one, and the first aid cover issues excuse for me is a bit tepid. Having said that there's more important things to worry about......Run Free Kids

Andy c

Posted : 19:47

124 messages | 16 events entered.
Due to a recent facebook messages with Rachael vincent I think we should run a best cake league.And my nomination so far must go to Butliegh then shapwick and finally dursley

Vanessa

Posted : 18:46

134 messages | 42 events entered.
Nice words Niki. I agree.

Andy c

Posted : 18:41

124 messages | 16 events entered.
Well done all WACers that took part in the Dursley dozen today,It was nice and muddy but well sheltered in the trees.Well done Marc 1st WAC hope your finger is better but you should know better than to snatch those photographer cards as they can leave a nasty paper cut. And big well done to Adrian 1st old timer 50 overall.

Gerry H [wac]

Posted : 16:00
Well said Niki, not an easy decision for any race director to have to make. As a club that organises 13 races years a year we have been very very lucky, long may that luck continue.

Dave & Lesley - Awards night - Final call E-mail Dave & Lesley - Awards night - Final call

Posted : 14:23

71 messages | 122 events entered.
Hey we can take entres for the club awards night up to and including Tuesdays training session. If you're new to the club it's a great night to get to know your club mates more and make new friends as well.

Why not give us a call, text or email

Cheers
Dave 07793715396 and Lesley 07540823017

Chairman of the Adge appreciation society [Weston AC]

Posted : 14:17
Well Adge, Talk about the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune. Those of us who give you our unconditional admiration can only despair at you having missed out on a sub 2 hr Tough 10 today. Should you feel in need of counselling, I understand that Alan Johnstone will be in the Cabot Bars this evening, and would be guaranteed to lift your spirits with his rapier wit and boundless humour.

Niki F E-mail Niki F

Posted : 13:20

101 messages | 60 events entered.
8 of us ran the new Tough Ten route this morning, and literally ran into Mike & his team outside Waves cafe as we finished our breezy jaunt. We stopped for a chin-wag, and said we were really sorry the event had to be cancelled, but their disappointment was palpable.

My fellow runners & I all agreed the route was runable, but, & it's a big but, there's a big difference between a small group of runners out for a Sunday run, and 1000+ runners negotiating the same challenging conditions. Sand Bay was very, very wet & windy, & the area just off the causeway was in several inches of water. As I said, this is fine if you are in small group, but I can confidently say that it would not have been responsible to allow runners, some of whom may have limited experience of running in these conditions, to have raced this morning.

Mike said he is keen to come up with an alternative plan, but needs to look over the finances first. Maybe we have Tough Ten summer edition in our midst...? I have offered on behalf of the club our full support, & Mike & his team expressed their gratitude.

So, whatever the plan regarding the Tough Ten, let's get behind Mike & his team & make sure the next race, whether it be this year, or 2015, is a good one.

Maximum Muscular Failure Cadre

Posted : 11:24
So much easier having company on your long runs, especially when they are quicker than you. Massive confidence booster for me after 2 disaster 5k's recently....20 miles @ 7:12 pace. Thanks to The Lord and Rodney for being my windbreaks.....Cheers easy!

Dom Llwelyn-Bowen

Posted : 10:18

44 messages | 1 events entered.
Thanks to Guy & Kieron for a lovely jaunt around Weston this morning. Also good to see some intrepid WACers running the TT course. Have a good race everyone doing Dursley.

Saturday 08 February 2014

Niki F E-mail Niki F

Posted : 20:58

101 messages | 60 events entered.
Jo Pavey is doing a live q&a tomorrow Sun 2000-2100hrs on @UKRunChat if anyone fancies joining in.

Tony Hogg [WAC] E-mail Tony Hogg

Posted : 14:05
I am planning to run the new tough ten course, start at 11am. anyone else up for it?

Marc M [Weston AC]

Posted : 13:31
Thanks to Jim for his number, and for suggesting that if I entered a race, even in a ladies category that I might win...I will take that!

Is anyone else going who wants to share a lift?

MarcM [Weston AC ] E-mail MarcM

Posted : 12:59
Called Race Organisers and they will allow number swap but I need to email details over ASAP. Could I come and collect number/race pack from you Jim or Julia this afternoon? Give me a call if it's easier 07894144595. Thanks both.

Jim [WAC] E-mail Jim

Posted : 11:24
I have a Dursley number that can be free to a good home.
On condition that the details are changed with the organiser and you will need to come and collect the number, although chip is picked up tomorrow

Julia

Posted : 11:13
I have checked. They will transfer no's. They would prefer to have the new runner details ASAP. I'm happy to ring with the new info, if someone does want the no :)

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 10:51
Hi Marc,
As well as you and the person that gives you the number being in danger of disqualification if found out the further problems are around possible medical issues in the event of you having an emergency and the problems that you can cause in the race results.
At the Hangover I initially announced the ladies winner incorrectly because a male had (accidently this time) run in the wrong number.
I think if you took either number offered then you would have a very good chance of winning that female category.
I would suggest that you ring the organisers to see if they can arrange a number swap as we do for the Cracker right up until the morning of the race.

Cheers

Niki F E-mail Niki F

Posted : 09:45

101 messages | 60 events entered.
Regards number swaps: In my capacity as Membership Sec I believe if a race is under EA rules & a no is used by another runner & not officially transferred you will be ok up until APRIL. After that date runners will be disqualified.

Kieron [WAC]

Posted : 09:27
Dom, Guy and myself are meeting at the donkey, corner of New Bristol and Locking Roads at 7.30am, hope to see you there.

Julia

Posted : 08:21
Marc, I can't find any rules/regs on the website or the runner info. You do have to pick your chip up from HQ tho.

Vodka

Posted : 07:53
Rich, not sure about the fact it might help me run faster .... I just need something to help me run!!

As for the fact I could use it to keep the hair out of my eyes whilst washing up .... cheeky b*gger. However, it was a timely reminder I need some new marigolds .... do you have a link to get me a free pair of those?! ;-)

Marc M [Weston AC]

Posted : 07:40
Mmmm 18 road miles at 8am or 12 glorious muddy miles at 10.30am...Dursley wins hands down :)

What's the deal with swapping numbers etc? If I took one that has been kindly offered, do I tell them or just keep my head down and run? Don't want to get the club in strife for rule breaking!

Anyone up to speed on this stuff?

Malcolm

Posted : 07:26
As has already been mentioned here the Two Bays Tough Ten has been cancelled. There is a full explanation on their website but essentially the emergency services were not prepared to commit to this event during the storms, flooding and house evacuations that are happening. For any race organiser this is the worst outcome but is something we are all vulnerable to.

Dom Llwelyn-Bowen

Posted : 06:55

44 messages | 1 events entered.
Hi Kieron, I'm up for Sunday.

Friday 07 February 2014

Cheryl E-mail Cheryl

Posted : 23:09
I've got a dursley place going as well if anyone wants it, seeing as I've taken Geri's place on the injury bench :-(

Niki F

Posted : 22:05

101 messages | 60 events entered.
Gary: going Sun!

Gary iles

Posted : 20:41

31 messages | 29 events entered.
niki f, are you planing to run sat or sun

Julia E-mail Julia

Posted : 19:36
I have a dursley dozen place going spare! Message me if you would like it. Assuming it's still on that is!!

Kieron [WAC]

Posted : 19:27
Anyone for a long run Saturday or preferably Sunday, esp if TT is cancelled. Early start, anything between 16-18 mile range??

Vanessa

Posted : 18:48

134 messages | 42 events entered.
I'm sure Mike will explain all in due course, but having spoken to him earlier it's because the ambulance service will only send their crews out in bad weather in essential cases, and expect their resources to be required elsewhere on Sunday given the forecast. While many of us might think that a race is a matter of life and death, I suspect others might disagree.

Niki F E-mail Niki F

Posted : 18:29

101 messages | 60 events entered.
I'm going to run the Tough Ten route in any case, 0800hrs start to hopefully miss the worst of it. Then off for a full English to ease the disappointment. If you want to join me then see you at Cove West (formerly Waves cafe). And bring clean pants to wear afterwoods. If anyone fancies it let me know. If not, bugger the lot of ya, I'm going anyway.

Maximum Muscular Failure Cadre

Posted : 18:09
Should be called 'The Powderpuff Ten' if it gets called off for wet weather......Organisers get a grip!

Vanessa

Posted : 17:44

134 messages | 42 events entered.
Just to let you know, the Tough Ten won't be taking place on Sunday due to the weather forecast. There will be an update on the Two Bays Tough Ten facebook page and website later this evening.

Rich C

Posted : 09:19
It's genuine Suzuki, might help you run quicker !

On the other hand it would definitely help to keep the hair out of your eyes whilst washing up : )

Vodka

Posted : 05:27
You sure about that Rich - sounds a tad dodgy to me!! ;-)

Thursday 06 February 2014

Rich C

Posted : 21:06
Oops, apologies I forgot to add my name ! Yes, it is a genuine link / offer : )

Rich C

Posted : 21:03
Anyone interested in a free necktube/buff ?
[ Free necktube/buff link ]

Vodka

Posted : 20:55
Well I was just out for a nice gentle plod this evening, minding my own business, when Group 1 come racing round the corner, storming along - very impressive guys .... sterling effort!!

John

Posted : 08:44

161 messages | 283 events entered.
Tough Ten
Please note there is a weather warning
on the T T web page final decision Saturday
J H

Wednesday 05 February 2014

Mike V

Posted : 07:17

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I think he probably wants to buy it Ness

Tuesday 04 February 2014

Maximum Muscular Failure Cadre

Posted : 22:38
RESPECT to Jim, Roger,Colin and Paul for turning out so that we can run. This club and the people in it are superb....Loved the way everybody was huddled together in the pier entrance afterwards, looking at each other wandering, what was that all about?

dave stock [wac] E-mail dave stock

Posted : 22:12
hi jim, i came in approximately 5 secs after nick briffet and before guy - my watch clocked 19:42

Gerry H [Wac]

Posted : 21:16
Apolpgies Jim for wimping out, I had one of those 'whats the point' moments!

Kieron [WAC]

Posted : 21:04
Massive thanks to Jim and the team for organising tonight's Handicap, such dedication in such awful conditions.

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 21:02
Great turnout for the handicap on such a night.
PB's for James Wotton and Wilf Huxtable, how fast will they go on a calm night.
I did not get a time for Dave Stock, does anybody know roughly who he finished in front of or behind?

Gerry I cannot believe you changed your mind about running.

Andy c

Posted : 20:08

124 messages | 16 events entered.
Invigorating that's all i have to say about this evenings run.

Vanessa

Posted : 18:34

134 messages | 42 events entered.
Theo Paphitis has just started following Weston AC on Twitter. Do you think he'd like to join the club?

Vanessa

Posted : 18:34

134 messages | 42 events entered.
Theo Paphitis has just started following Weston AC on Twitter. Do you think he'd like to join the club?

ADGE WAC

Posted : 14:50
JUST ENTERED ABINGDON MARATHON,SO FOR ALL YOU FIT YOUNG ONES GET TO IT!! SOMETHING TO AIM FOR LATER IN THE YEAR.OCT 19TH. NICE FLAT COURSE.

Rich C

Posted : 13:51
It's not true - Being fat does not make one happy !

Vodka

Posted : 13:31
If a camera adds 10 pounds you'd need more than a 50 inch wide-screen to fit my a** on the screen!!!

Victor [wac] E-mail Victor

Posted : 13:25
If the camera adds 10 pounds Rich Colman would be an ideal candidate for a new series of Frank Cannon.

Monday 03 February 2014

Marc M

Posted : 21:02
The camera adds 10lbs Rich...that's my Hollywood career ended

Rich C

Posted : 19:23
Hey Marc, I did'nt recognise you with the beard !

ANON [WAC]

Posted : 16:47
What and miss EMMERDALE.!!!

Marc M [Weston AC]

Posted : 16:04
Just a reminder that Go Hard or Go Home on Channel 5 tonight at 7pm will include a guest appearance from my good self.

I haven't seen it yet so my 15 seconds of fame could be about all I get...or I might fall on my arse or make a right plonker out of myself...either way it should be entertaining :)

Club Awards Night E-mail Club Awards Night

Posted : 15:50

71 messages | 122 events entered.
Hey Guys if you've not given us your menu choices and money, you're running fast out of time.

We really need to get all monies and menus together by the end of this week to be able to sort table plans and get the details to the Pier.

It's a fab night out for members old and new, and a great way to socialise and make new friends. Now pay day has come what better way to spend it than on a good night out. If you pay by cheque these won't be cashed until after the night. So no excuses.
Lesley and I will be available at training on Tuesday and Thursday, but if you can't make it call us and we can sort out posting/BACS/other ways.

Cheers
Dave ( 07793715396) and Lesley ( 07540823017)

kira

Posted : 15:35
Montane Featherlite Velo Jacket Storm Burgundy Ladies UK 12 (N1087) RRP £60 £14.99 Free postage
go to Flat Out Cycling - A bargain!

Jeremy Paxman [Newsnight Interrogators]

Posted : 08:55
a special well done to the Swiss family White. Jim/Sue/Ruth, Mark Skinner, Squelchie & Gareth for their magnificent performance in the annual PKL quiz on saturday. Finishing 4th & thus securing a Champions league place! And a sight to see was the train drivers artistic genius on display on the stage at Hutton village hall. I believe he is wiling to take comissions if anyone is interested?

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

Posted : 08:41
Congratulations to Tobias for passing out last week and becomong a fully paid up member of the Household Cavalry. It certainly hasnt gone to his head, as he kindly ran back down the drive at Hestercombe yesterday to encourage Colin, the Plodder & PG to the finish. Top Bloke.

Sunday 02 February 2014

Mark Wilson E-mail Mark Wilson

Posted : 21:04

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Belinda is lookinng for a tough ten place, any gimpy runners dropping out?

PRESIDENT OF THE ADGE APPRECIATION SOCIETY [WAC LTD]

Posted : 19:18
Thankyou once again Alan for showing some metal towards your mentor.I was a bit like a car trying to get out of first gear!Atleast it allowed you to stay by my side,which is not the norm.Idid appreciate the water,as for once it was not falling from the sky.So any more good deeds and the club may be looking to promote you.!Iwill see what I can organize for a fee.

Chairman of the Adge appreciation society. [Weston AC]

Posted : 18:41
Well Adge, another Sunday run accomplished. What a good egg that Alan Johnstone was. When you faltered today wasn't it commendable the way he stayed at your side, Giving you his drink, and ensuring your safe return to the Walnut Tree. Genuine respect for the aged is a rare commodity in this day and age, but Alan showed by his conduct today that he still respects his elders and his duty towards them.

Friday 31 January 2014

Andy Dev [Massive]

Posted : 14:19
February is upon us so it's time to start some serious Grizzly training. Accordingly the Mendip Massive will be undertaking the traditonal 16 mile "Cheddar Loop" this Sunday at 8AM from the Swann Inn. There will be no waiting for latecomers, route deviations, stopping for photos or indeed interfering with farm animals. Instead this will be a proper old school style Massive run (so as per usual I'll be blowing out of my **se bringing up the rear, and that hill up to Piney Sleight will still seem endless). C U there :-)

Maximum Muscular Failure Cadre

Posted : 06:38
Knackered Chadders!.......that's because you were setting the pace from South Rd to Weston Golf course....about 15 secs too fast per mile infact, that's why you felt it at the end. Welcome to group 1 Housework Junkie, hoover and all!

Andy c

Posted : 05:33

124 messages | 16 events entered.
KNACKERED

Thursday 30 January 2014

Shilly

Posted : 23:31

21 messages | 12 events entered.
Andy c you are

Niki F E-mail Niki F

Posted : 22:29

101 messages | 60 events entered.
Jamie, drop me an email ASAP. The entry needs to be in by Sat morning.

Jamie T

Posted : 22:06
Thank you Nicki, do not have contact number for you but I am sure I know someone who does. Speak soon.

Andy c

Posted : 21:45

124 messages | 16 events entered.
Thankyou to the bigga boys for tolerating my presence this evening I was feeling it a little to much come the end, And apologies for the lack of conversation but I thought the necessity was on breathing , Not that you needed conversation as Kierons chops were flapping enough for the whole group and I used to think Guy was a gas bag but blimey kierons in another league he must breathe through his skin.I might try group 1 again if you don't mind although I still don't know if I'm ugly enough yet.

Complete hammering Cadre

Posted : 17:59
Can't recall a period that we were ever in the game. Dodgy pen and sending off which didn't help.Silva was superb to watch again. Anyway Victor I'll take that if it means you keep that other lot off top spot.

Niki F E-mail Niki F

Posted : 17:31

101 messages | 60 events entered.
Jamie, if you still need a Tough Ten number contact me & I can sort.

Victor [Wac] E-mail Victor

Posted : 16:41
Tottenham , Tottenham no one can stop them ? Everso quiet Cinders ...

Rachael - message for Jim Wotton E-mail Rachael - message for Jim Wotton

Posted : 16:34

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Jim, I need to get the triathlete award back to you for engraving of this years lucky recipient. I could drop it round tomorrow (Friday), will be at the night run tonight.
PS will need your address

Andy c (RUN4POINTS)

Posted : 10:15

124 messages | 16 events entered.
Might i said run with group 1,But they do look a rough lot think i might be washing my hair instead.

Shilly

Posted : 08:10

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Andy c, I like this idea of Run4Fun although you obviously haven't being pushing yourself. Glad to see you are moving up to group 1 tonight about time you put some effort in. By the way my legs still hurt from Thursday, Run4Fun up my ..........

Jamie T

Posted : 07:36
Hi does anyone have a tough Ten race number going spare please, naturally I will gratefully cover the entry fee, needed for me to help a friend who is running it.

Wednesday 29 January 2014

Zero Fat

Posted : 23:19
I thought Dorris wanted to sit with the Omlette Muncher to share vegetables?

table roulette

Posted : 22:50

71 messages | 122 events entered.
Victor ...... we could put you with the Whites but think you will need to carry on your daily training.....but downing pints rather than running so you can up your game from being a lightweight.

Bomber Harris [WAC]

Posted : 20:00
Doh never mind will have to find something else that weekend!

Vanessa

Posted : 19:55

134 messages | 42 events entered.
According to fell runner.org the Quantocks race has been cancelled. Not that I was thinking of doing it. Clearly.

Running Free Cadre

Posted : 18:23
No more of that Run4Fun nonsense please.......Run2PushYourselfBeyondTheLimitsYouEverThoughtPossible......Yea get that on a T-shirt Bazza. Great 600 repeats last night kids.....You gotta love em!

Bomber Harris [Mendip Massive(WAC)]

Posted : 17:20
Yes, lovely race Slaughterford. Especially the stream crossing and mild undulation at the end. On subject of run4fun I can recommend Quantocks fell race from Holford Green just past Nether Stowey on Saturday 22 February 11.00am start. 7ish mildly undulating country miles with only about thirty competitors and one or two marshals so potential to get lost but they give you a map so no worries. £3 enter on the day, number on hand, no medal or technical t-shirt just a cup of warm water - marvellous. Also if anyone has a spare Grizzly place going I can offer it a good home...

Liz Nicholls [Weston AC] E-mail Liz Nicholls

Posted : 17:17
Message for Pete I have a spare tough ten number as now unable to run. If you text me your address I'll pop it in for you. 07557340667

barry run4fun hall [wac]

Posted : 16:36
i agree with andy add slaughterford 9 to races nxt year its all about the fun not the points. RUN4FUN or beer

Pete Clark [WAC] E-mail Pete Clark

Posted : 16:21
TOUGH TEN NUMBER WANTED!
If anyone can't use their TT place, please can I purchase it from you? Entries are now full so I can't get in.
Your help would me much appreciated!

Tuesday 28 January 2014

confused

Posted : 20:11
If PB is infectious, Rich C has foot rot and now it turns out that Victor is a table decoration. What will be next week,Kevin will be Garden the coffers stunt double

Doris [WAC]

Posted : 17:50
Hopefully not, surely its someone elses turn to have Victor on their table, any offers?

Victor [wac] E-mail Victor

Posted : 17:00
If I come along to the Awards do, do I have to sit next to Doris ?

WAC Awards Night Menus and Money E-mail WAC Awards Night Menus and Money

Posted : 15:38

71 messages | 122 events entered.
Lesley and I will be on the Prom at the start of training tonight to collect monies and menus.

If you haven't thought about coming to the awards night then why not? It's a great night out, with a good meal and lots of fun with old friends and new.
We can sit you with friends where possible so don't be shy and come along.

Dave

Hannah D

Posted : 08:26
Great thanks, I thought it was there but wanted to check. Hopefully myself & Andy will be there.

Kieron [Kieron]

Posted : 08:17
Hannah- Worlebury, where the road stops and becomes a stony track that goes along to the water tower, alternatively meet at water tower 5-10 minutes later. Allow no more than 1h 30mins for session, probably less though. Hope this helps.

Hannah D E-mail Hannah D

Posted : 06:44
Saturdays session - it says entrance to Worlebury woods. Which one please? Also roughly how long will run take? Trying to sort babysitter. :-)

Monday 27 January 2014

PB

Posted : 12:46
You should know about foot rot Rich…it's something you get when you don't leave the sofa and your feet never get to see the light of day… ;)

Ian

Posted : 09:44

36 messages | 26 events entered.
Address for night run start Urchinwood Manor Equitation centre, off Wrington Road the entrance is a field track (free range geese sign visible from Road)between A370 and White Heart pub, for those with Sat Nav BS49 5AP

Sunday 26 January 2014

Victor [wac] E-mail Victor

Posted : 20:57
Januarys Night Run - Thurs 30th 6.45 for
7 start Equitation Centre, Wrington Road,Congresbury . 6 ish country miles around the dry flatlands of Somerset.

Andy c

Posted : 14:56

124 messages | 16 events entered.
Add slaughterford 9 to your to do list next year, What a cracking race made perfect by the fantastic weather and remember RUN 4 POINTS

Rich C

Posted : 13:32
Infectious - What like Foot rot ?

Saturday 25 January 2014

Kira

Posted : 18:01
Thanks goes to Rob skeen and Co in making the one mile race a permanent fixture ....... My daughter ran it for the first time on thurs and i was more excited than her seeing her finish! Well done Charlotte !

PB

Posted : 17:39
Very happy to be included in the same company as Kira and Rach…not so sure about being called infectious??! :D

Rachael

Posted : 17:00

33 messages | 76 events entered.
I was going to turn back and offer to be an ear worm on your run but you were already plugged into a headset (I think you were saved the torture)

Gary iles

Posted : 15:53

31 messages | 29 events entered.
thanks jim see you in morning

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 15:33
Hi Gary,
Looking at the forecast I think we will be swimming either way. But as my achillees is still not up to bog snorkelling conditions we have agreed to go the road way. We will go straight via boatyard to the sea front and then tackle the new 2 bays route and back.
(if we can stand up in the wind on the front)

Gary iles

Posted : 12:26

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message for Walnut Walkers will you be off roading or on roading in the morning

Posted : 12:00

Maximum Muscular Failure Cadre

Posted : 11:07
Nearly got ran over by that crazy chatterbox Rachel Vincent on her bike earler. She is a co-member of The Curly Wurly Crazy Three......Kira Thorpe,Phil Richards and Rachel. Have you ever in your life met 3 more nutter,but infectious girls. Imagine being on a date with any of them, there definitely wouldn't be any awkward silence.....intact you wouldn't be able to get a word in edge ways!

Friday 24 January 2014

Malcolm and Jim

Posted : 21:57
Well done to all the runners who completed last nights 1 and 5 mile prom races. Again a big thank you to all those members who turned out to help make it all happen. Another successful race thanks to your efforts.

Pete C [WAC]

Posted : 10:57
Just wanted to echo the thanks and praise to last night's Prom organisers and helpers - fantastic.
Also, well done to the efforts put in by the teams... Runners showed commitment to the cause despite some being unwell. Good to see team captains organising, encouraging and praising. What an exciting series with PB's and top performances all over the shop!

Marc B

Posted : 08:05

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Just wanted to say a massive thank you to everyone at the prom race last night. I don't think I've ever had so many people cheering me along - normally I manage some kind of grunt of acknowledgement but last night I was too knackered even for that. It’s definitely appreciated though - only 4 missed proms (and even those weren’t by choice) in the last 8 years says it all :-)

Thursday 23 January 2014

John

Posted : 23:26

161 messages | 283 events entered.
Well done vet c a full turnout tonight
John H

Andy c

Posted : 21:57

124 messages | 16 events entered.
The unknown behind Neale Jarret in 32nd was little old me.Well done the team for getting the results up so fast again, great organisation and Marshalling BIG Thankyou to all.Well done WAC A Brilliant team display once more and some great individual performances Jason Wyatt busted a lung and pb I believe to the ever shrinking Chris Edwards to name but a couple.

Wednesday 22 January 2014

Hannah D [w.a.c] E-mail Hannah D

Posted : 20:52
That will make the prom run even more worthwhile Jim! Joined last night after the lovely seafront training. :-)

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 20:16
For any new members who have not yet collected your kit I will bring some to the Prom run tomorrow night. I am sure you cannot wait to wear your yellow top.

Niki F E-mail Niki F

Posted : 18:17

101 messages | 60 events entered.
Save Money!

I've been in touch with the owner of Outdoors & Active on Meadow Street - show your WAC membership card for 10% off. Bargain.

Tuesday 21 January 2014

forrest gump

Posted : 19:55

72 messages | 68 events entered.
Calling all vet b prom team we have no Andy dev this month, we need at least 4 to run not to get any extra points

Julia E-mail Julia

Posted : 18:38
If you have paid me to enter the Bristol 10k you should today have received a message today with the code that you need to enter.
You need to complete the entry yourself online, if you don't you won't be entered.
Please let me know if you do not receive the code.
:)

kira

Posted : 13:16
Andy C
good picture of your wife on the 247 website on last weekend's race report

Bomber Harris [WAC]

Posted : 12:59
Any of you spring sub three marathoners need a plan B Abbingdon marathon details on their website entries open 1st Feb...

Awards Night Menus and Money E-mail Awards Night Menus and Money

Posted : 08:49

71 messages | 122 events entered.
Just a reminder that we will be at training tonight and at the Prom on Thursday to collect menus and money.
Cheers
Dave & Lesley

Monday 20 January 2014

B(Adge)r Watch [WAC]

Posted : 20:43
Good to see everyone out in WsM on a sunny Sunday morning. Adge and the Wallnutters were going well along with the Tri boys & the 7 x 7 marathoners.

Spring must have sprung and marathons are in the air!!

Big well done to the Fan Dance crew.

Tracy Lewis E-mail Tracy Lewis

Posted : 18:27
To all Triathletes!
Please would you all e-mail me your nominations for 'Triathlete of the Year' to t.lewis@cwegroup.co.uk by Friday 24th January 2014.
Many thanks
Tracy

Rich C

Posted : 16:29
PB - Should that be "schoolgirl error" ? : )

peter Telford [Weston A.C.] E-mail peter Telford

Posted : 12:33
Thank you for your kind messages and cards of support since my cycle accident. I am at home on the 'road' to recovery and hope to see you all in the near future.

PB

Posted : 11:53
Didn't need a posh watch, just needed to look at the map 15min earlier than I did…such a schoolboy error! I feel it's beaten me so I'll have to go back and even the scores…and I've forgotten the misery now so I might be tempted by the summer one too…when I can walk again that is.

Josh [WAC]

Posted : 10:30
Don't think we would have caught you anyway Marc. All that secret Mendip training is obviously paying off! We can go back and do the Summer edition to find out ;-O)

Marc E-mail Marc

Posted : 08:07

18 messages | 47 events entered.
I was only first wacer back because Harris and Victor were out for a jolly stroll & natter and stopped for a picnic half way round and because PB got lost! Interesting race though, almost enjoyed it apart from ascending Jacobs Ladder

Sunday 19 January 2014

Bryan

Posted : 20:57
Jamie, the changes to the website are a team effort. Thanks should also be extended to the Weavers.

Bomber Harris [Fandance Massive]

Posted : 19:35
None taken rich & I look forward to shoving you over again at the earliest opportunity! Fandance -what a great experience and Marc Bostock first wacer home - the world's gone mad. Although apparently he downloaded the route to that posh watch of his now if only PB had one of those...

PRESIDENT of the ADGE appreciation society [[WAC]]

Posted : 19:26
Thankyou for those kind and meaningful words Mr Johnston.It is true that you follow in my foot steps,even if that is 400 meters behind.!! Looking forward to if not behind to the Gloucester 20.when once again we VET65"S will show how its done.

Rich C

Posted : 19:14
Oops. Apologies I left Josh off of the list of Fan dance survivors ! Well done mate, I think I've now forgiven you for pushing me over on the descent into Cheddar : )

Madeline

Posted : 19:09

38 messages | 17 events entered.
Well done everyone today, tough conditions. Great to see Lesley back with a fab result !

Rich C

Posted : 18:28
I hear massive congratulations are in order for Victor, Gareth Weaver, Marc Bostock and PB on completing the Fan Dance it what could be described as "testing" conditions. I wish I'd entered now : )

Come on Victor, was it as painful as watching Wigan lift the cup ?

Rachael E-mail Rachael

Posted : 18:24

33 messages | 76 events entered.
Riverbank Rollick results (335 runners)
Adrian Noble 1:08:07 19th, Rachael Vincent 123:10 123rd, John Hinchliffe 1:24:53 136th, Gary Iles 1:33:18 188th, Colin Lintern 1:35:38 206th, Lesley Cowell 1:40:26 248th, Dave Cowell 1:40:27 249th, Maddie Cook 1:47:02 286th

Chairman of the Adge appreciation society [Weston AC]

Posted : 16:37
Congratulations Adge on yet another stellar performance on todays run. A word of caution, I think you need to keep your eye on that talented Alan Johnstone, their is an unconfirmed rumour that he might do the Gloucester 20,and you know he has always been your nemesis.

Saturday 18 January 2014

Andy c

Posted : 19:36

124 messages | 16 events entered.
I would have been at training today but couldn't find my football boots, I have got my flip flops for the prom on thursday though

Jamie T

Posted : 19:23
Thank you Brian for all your hard work on re-vamping the Championship page. Easy reading. Thanks to Jim too for coming up with the new format. It is going to be an interesting year.

Maximum Muscular Failure Cadre

Posted : 11:14
More bean bags required!..... 18 Vo2 max disciples out doing JT's short hill repeats at Uphill boat yard this morning.....Hoofin effort kids.

Friday 17 January 2014

Bryan Morley

Posted : 14:49
Just a note to advise that I have made significant updates to the list of club championship races following confirmation of race dates. See the club championship page for details.

Thursday 16 January 2014

marathon Talk Geek

Posted : 22:33
Thanks for run tonight Jamie
Great to be out running regularly again with club even if i don't get all the way round

Marc M [Weston AC]

Posted : 21:27
If anyone watched and enjoyed Go Hard or Go Home on Channel 5 on Monday then you are in for a treat.

It's a 4 part series where 'normal' people are coached to take part in extreme challenges.

The 4th episode involves 4 used car salesmen taking part in an adventure race and their coach...you may recognise him as the one moaning at the back of group one!

The series is on every Mon at 8pm on 5 and I would really appreciate you all watching so we can double the viewing figures!

Now, form an orderly queue for autographs...

Wednesday 15 January 2014

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 22:33
For Info Dursley is now full

Pitbull [wac] E-mail Pitbull

Posted : 22:20
TACH summer series dates out. Registration sometime in Feb.

Maximum Muscular Failure Cadre

Posted : 20:55
Getting out to do Marathon training can be a challenge at the best of times, but tonight was particularly tough.....................

Other half:"Are You having your tea now(bangers and mash with peas) or are you going for a run?

MMFC:Uuuuuuuuuum!.....going for a run of course.



Niki F

Posted : 17:17

101 messages | 60 events entered.
For info the Snowdonia marathon sold out today.

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 12:29
Hi Maddy,
Colin has entered Dursley and they are now on number 496 so you need to be very quick

Tuesday 14 January 2014

Dave & Lesley - Awards night menu & money E-mail Dave & Lesley - Awards night menu & money

Posted : 17:50

71 messages | 122 events entered.
Hi ...... just to say we will be on the prom before training tonight to collect menu and money.

Dave Jones [WAC]

Posted : 15:23
Gwent League, Andy your correct, no mixed teams simple different times of race/distance, plus age categories. If you want to get team up together, I would suggest for next year and I can register the club with the appropriate affiliation fee. But nothing stopping you running as guests this season.

Marathon History fast times. Brian Pople ran 2hrs 23mins (now a walker) and Jim Dickson at 46 did his first marathon 2hrs 36 mins in LONDON. (Sadly passed on), also ask Roger Hart how many sub 3 hour marathons he's run you will be surprised.

Andy c

Posted : 15:02

124 messages | 16 events entered.
Thanks Kieron it was nothing really i even started 15 seconds behind the little un

Kieron [WAC]

Posted : 14:29
Never mind the Marathon, massive congratulations to Andy C for beating Guy at Street (age grading), looks like you gave him a good pasting Chadders!!

Rich C

Posted : 13:01
Love all the motivational marathon banter guys. Don't forget ex WAC member Kit Stoke's achievement at 2009 Ironman Switzerland - 2:56 marathon run after 2.4 mile swim and 112 mile cycle. For me that truely is impressive !

Tracy Lewis E-mail Tracy Lewis

Posted : 10:07
Re : Club Awards
Club Triathlete's

Could you please forward to me a list of events and results that you participated in in 2013.
Please send these via e-mail by no later than Friday 24th January 2014.

Rachael E-mail Rachael

Posted : 09:07

33 messages | 76 events entered.
Andy C, I've had a read of Gwent XC page and assume from the wording that teams are not mixed.
(the response was to your message, put your name at the top so you would read it)

kira

Posted : 08:23
Happy to get team together for x c. Speak to Dave Jones as he has been an official for gwent league for donkey's years and knows all there is to know.
I don't think we would get enough for a team however as it is marathon training season as well as half marathon race spring season. Perhaps next yr the xc can be the ones that occur in oct, nov or dec. Trouble with those ones is that we may well have to go over the bridge to Wales (no offence to those that are welsh of course!

Andy c

Posted : 06:28

124 messages | 16 events entered.
Had a look on Gwent xc site wich is,nt the best and my attention span is quite(oo look a motorbike) short,But on team rules 2012 i take it to be enter as normal(post) then on race day enter your entire team no later than 15 minutes before start,And they will automaticaly take whoever the first 5 finishers are to be team A,Next 5 team B etc.The only thing i cannot see there is if you can have mixed teams

Monday 13 January 2014

Phil Mellor (forgotten, but not quite gone) [WAC ]

Posted : 21:50
Tuesday Training - I've been away fron training for most of last year, but am hoping to restart this year. Are there still groups doing the club circuit on Tuesday evenings? I'm trying to step up from gentle 5 milers, but don't feel ready for efforts on the prom yet. Hopefully?

Running Free Cadre

Posted : 21:00
RUNNING DOMESTIC UPDATE
Panic over kids, I passed Dave and Lesley running literally hand-in-hand down the Prom......It was Cowellicious to watch.

Andy c

Posted : 20:47

124 messages | 16 events entered.
Hi Rachael i assume you were trying to message me regarding XC teams? if so i,m unsure on the whole Gwent xc races but there is a nice young man we know who may be able to shed some light on it (Barry) hopefully will get to see him at training if not i,ll try facebook but he was in a bit of a predicament yesterday.Also equally nice but not as young mr Tottle is going to ask around.If i do get any info i will post on message board and get in contact.

Andy C E-mail Andy C

Posted : 20:08

33 messages | 76 events entered.
I'm thinking of entering XC event, no idea if we can put forward a 'mixed' team or who else is entering. It will be a new experience.
Rachael

old school

Posted : 12:50
Respect and thanks to Pete Clark for such a positive response. Agree with everything you wrote, and thanks for taking the time to express it so well. We ARE all in this together, we can all learn from experience and each other, and running is a glorious example of people's potential to come together and enrich each other's lives, with everyone a winner. Music, sport and sex are other obvious examples; and in all these examples, there are millions of different ways to do it, have fun and achieve our goals!? Celebrate our diversity, respect and learn from our differences, and we all go forward better for the experience, eh?

Lambrini Kid

Posted : 11:30
Thanks Vanessa, I have contacted Mike regarding TT chip dispensing... Thanks for the heads-up.

Jamie T

Posted : 10:51
Andy, Jim and I were just trying to change the type of races forming the championship. Blaize was an obvious choice. Whilst I did not think about a team entry, it would be great to get one out for it. Happy to organise something but unfortunately with Bideford the next day I had not intended to run it. Will gauge interest this week and get back to you.Can I count you in Kira?

Andy c

Posted : 10:15

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If we are entering the Gwent x-country at Blaise castle do we enter individualy
or wait and sign as a team aswell.I think it was Kira a few months ago brought up the question of entering a WAC team and i am just wondering if anybody else is interested or knows what the crack is e.g Barry(ZIPPER)Hall.

Sunday 12 January 2014

Lesley

Posted : 20:33

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Hey Laura Broderick! You great Cracker marshal! Great to see youve joined the club. Welcome! xx

Gerry & Claudine thinking of you both. That bloody injury bench is a mare and so many of us know what it feels like. Good to see you are both taking it carefully to come back strong. Also great to see you are both still doing so much for the club despite long term injury....thank you xx

Marathon Talk Geek

Posted : 20:23
I really do feel for you Claudine and Gerry its just been too long. - Bloody hard when you cannot run at all and everybody is talking shop it makes you very jealous !

Kieron [Still having fun!!]

Posted : 19:01
Shock..horror... a training run with Guy (MMFC) that turns into a race...who'd have thought it??

Maximum Muscular Failure Cadre

Posted : 18:40
Loving all this Marathon Talk,right up my street. It just proves the passion for running in this ace club.If you lose the passion yo lose your heart!........ Gerry i loved your post, bang on matey. And Simon(2:27) let me know when you want to go or a 3 hour run together, I would love that.....but be warned, it will turn into a race because I Owe you big style from Burnham.......Respect!

Sgt Fulstow

Posted : 17:47

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I'm feeling quite nostalgic with all this testosterone flying around the message board. Cold shower boys?

Vodka

Posted : 17:32
I'm with Geraldine - to actually be able to make it back out on a club run will be fantastic (currently at 4 miles as at today ... but sadly accompanied by a minor niggle or two - god damn it!!)

Anyhoo - happy running / training / racing one and all - whatever your distance / ambitions are!

Marathon Talk Geek

Posted : 17:26
Do you think 118's wallet was empty by the time he called up Bekele to ask if he wants to run the VLM this year? Must not be too disappointed when 14 men who have ran under 2:08 plus Mo are planning to run it. That must have set him back a few quid! Gonna be a great run to watch again from the front, middle (come on all you sub 3 potentials) and the back (come on all you sub 4, 5 and 6 potentials)! Am loving reading your Quest FB page Pete gives me lots of aspiration to just get out and run

Andy c

Posted : 16:49

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I,m away for 5 minutes and look what happens.

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 16:36
Hi Colin,
I have just entered the Dursley Dozen and they are up to 459. Only 41 places left if you want to get in

Pete Clark [WAC]

Posted : 16:18
I will try not to pass judgement on others and their opinions, but will attempt to make my own views a little clearer in case anybody has misunderstood me:

I posted on here that I am blogging my marathon training because this is a running club with runners in it, and I thought that some people might be interested. It is not intended to be a training manual, I just share my experiences whilst aiming to explain the reasoning behind my training, the way I see it. I am not doing it for the club, I am writing it on my own accord. However, in my current role as one of Weston AC's coaches, I thought it might be helpful to make people aware of it.

Why am I training for a Sub 3 hours marathon? The honest answer is to get a tick in the box. I am not that bothered about it as far as the achievement of running sub 3 goes.

I want to help others towards their running goals. Being a fast runner does not make someone a good coach - there is much more to it than that, and I am learning all the time. Human nature though is to listen to someone who has already achieved what you are hoping to - it is called credibility.

Those of you who know me will know that I have written marathon plans for runners of varying abilities, with goals ranging from 4 hours and 30 minutes downwards. Many of them have never run a marathon before. Their plans follow similar patterns to allow for universal physiological laws, but are all unique and set at their own ability level, in line with their own lifestyles, goals and preferences. I value helping runners of all abilities. In the club I have been tasked with leading the way forward for group 1 (by the rest of the coaching team). Naturally I want as many of them as possible to achieve sub 3, because it is within their reach.

I have not stated what my own intentions are regarding my personal training plan for the marathon, but those giving their opinions would have found if they were to ask that there are similarities in it to their beliefs. Some of what Roger and Old Skool says is there, but it is tailored to ME.

I am just as excited about one of you guys running your first marathon in under 5 hours as I am about one of Group 1 running a sub 3. I honestly am. We do though have the most amount of potential sub 3 marathoners since my time in the club, and I'll even go as far as saying that we will have at least 5 this April, probably more.

We will also probably have the most first time marathoners this year in a long time. I'm excited about that.

Lets all remember that we are a friendly club. We are not professionals. We should be nice to each other.

Happy running, whatever your speed and beliefs.

Gerry H [wac]

Posted : 15:46
I do find it rather amusing that the content of peoples written personal opinions can be interprated so differently. I thought it was all about achieving a sub 3 for those lucky enough to have the ability to do one or have done one. I have obviously missed the bit where these chats have disregarded others achievements! So if anyone wishes to start a sub 4, sub 5 or just get around quest then they are welcome to do so. My quest is just to run more than 4 miles pain free!!

Marc M [Weston AC ]

Posted : 15:15
Riverbank rollick entries are full.

Does anyone want to give me their number?

Confused.com [WAC (for now)]

Posted : 15:05
Dear old school, Thank you for being the voice of reason, i not sure i understand why sub 3 seems to be all that matters(it appears that only 13 people have run sub 3 in the clubs history), does this mean everyone else is rubbish?Lots of people will have their own goals, and to sneer at them for aiming for a slower time is just wrong.In regards to training what is right for one person is almost certainly not right for someone else, we are after all quite different from each other. Surely anyone who runs a marathon is worthy of our respect, whatever time they achieve, whether it is only just under 3 hours or 5 hours 15 minutes?? I'd hate this issue to become divisive but it appears that some wish it to become so.

Vanessa E-mail Vanessa

Posted : 14:15

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If any WAC member wants to run the Tough Ten next month and is happy to get down early to the college on race day, the race director Mike Buckland is still looking for a couple of volunteers to hand out timing chips. In return you can run in the race free of charge. Just send Mike an email if you're interested and he'll send you an entry form.

Alternatively, if you don't want to or can't run, he is still looking for a couple of race marshals, and in return for helping out he'll donate £15 to charity on your behalf.

Mike's email address is michaelbuckland1974@gmail.com

old school

Posted : 13:33
What's all the fuss on here re sub-3hr marathons? May I suggest the following?
1)talk (&/or run) with people who've run sub-3hr marathons; there's no substitute for experience.
2)research marathon running history, biographies, physiology, psychology and anything else your curiosity tells you might help!?
3)visualise yourself achieving your goals; dream, think, meditate.
4)run regular speed intervals significantly faster than the target pace(6mins52secs per mile); but MAKE IT FUN by EXPERIMENTING with faster paces & training partners, different distances & surfaces, and LEARN from your experiences (keep a diary).
5)run regular 3-hr runs (the target duration) at any pace you like.
6)Don't just talk about it, DO IT!
7)Don't get upset if/when no-one else cares about your Quest (this is for YOU) but share your experiences to help anyone who IS interested.
Simples.....but what would I know, I've only done ninety five sub-3hr marathons.

Roger

Posted : 10:57

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Looks like we will be continuing with this coaching style for marathons. We may even get another runner to dip under 3 hours.

Saturday 11 January 2014

Jamie T

Posted : 17:15
I am not sure Victor, Vodka, Pam and Chris etc will like being described as vegetables!

Gerry H [WAC]

Posted : 12:18
Jamie, there will always be some extra Veg for the taking on my table!

Friday 10 January 2014

Jamie T

Posted : 19:20
Ironically though Dom your Marathon Talk would really put the cat amongst the pigeons. Bashing out but a single 20 miler a couple of weeks before sub 3 success throws something different into the pot. As always in life there are many different ways to skin a Marathon.

Dominic

Posted : 17:06

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I did not have anything to do with Marathon Talk, but thanks anyway.

Jamie T

Posted : 14:50
No wonder I hate the awards night if all they can serve up for us veggies is a rancid plate of goats cheese. It somehow feels like a punishment. Maybe next year it could be held at Mr Al's who's fine fare serves all tastes, both secular and religious.

Thursday 09 January 2014

Maximum Muscular Failure Cadre

Posted : 18:26
Thank the Lord.......the latest episode of Marathon Talk is out.

Vanessa E-mail Vanessa

Posted : 17:52

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WAC on three pages in today's Mercury - Hangover report with pics in editorial, plug for the club on the get fit and healthy for new year double page spread, and outside back cover race report. It's practically a WAC special edition. Or even a Cookie Monster special edition with not one but two appearances.

Victor [wac] E-mail Victor

Posted : 16:48
Mr Al here we come , wont be long now. Mind you i might still be climbing that Fan thing in boyoland .

Towpath Massive [WAC]

Posted : 16:26
Victor, I can feel a trip to Mr.Al's front room coming on...

Vodka (aka club secretary)

Posted : 15:57
I have received notification that entries for the GWR Towpath Races are now open. See GWR's website for full details. Given that the races usually sell out, and that they're offering a discount for early entries, prompt action is advisable if Towpathing is your scene!!

Julia

Posted : 12:46
Bristol 10k entry:
I will not be at training this evening, however Kev Hudson will collect any money on my behalf, if you could let him have your cash/cheque that would be great.
Thank you

Dave Cowell E-mail Dave Cowell

Posted : 09:45

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Club Celebration and Awards Night - 21 February 2014

We return to the Pier to celebrate our achievements of 2013 and present awards to club members in our annual award ceremony. Every club member can bring a partner, family member or friend along (over 16 only), and at £15 per person for a 3 course meal and some wine it’s a bargain! So come along and enjoy music, dinner, awards and disco, plus one or two other treats.

The evening is kindly subsidised by the Club in recognition of the effort everyone voluntarily puts into the running of this successful club. So come along for a great night with no sweaty lycra!

Full money and menu choices should be given to Dave or Lesley Cowell on advertised club nights between now and 7 February (no money, no dinner ). Cash or Cheques ( made payable to “Weston AC” and cashed after the dinner ) is acceptable. The menu is as follows....

Starters:
Oven Baked Filled Mushrooms with Garlic Herb and cream cheese with mixed leaf garnish (v)
Roasted Butternut Squash with Lemon Thyme Oil Soup

Mains:
Herb Crusted Fillet of Salmon served with green pesto pasta ribbons and parmesan shaving
Pot Roasted Chicken Supreme served with chasseur sauce ( mushroom, tomato and red wine
Goats Cheese Wellington (v)

Puddings:
Banoffee Pie and Cream
Home made Bread and butter pudding served with traditional crème anglaise
Cheese and Biscuits

& Coffee

I will be at training tonight to take money and menu selection, and also have menus to take away.
[ Awards Night Menu ]

Wednesday 08 January 2014

Vanessa E-mail Vanessa

Posted : 19:33

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Lots of WAC members' names mentioned in the latest race report on the outside back cover of today's Midweek Mercury. Well done Team Weston.

Roger

Posted : 08:49

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Running a marathon. 26.2 miles as fast as you can, only the body wasn't built to run that far, and runs out of steam around 18 -20miles. This is called THE WALL. The body switches from running on stored energy to using body fat. This is always marked by a loss of form, To counteract this the long training run needs to be extended so that this point comes closer the end of the race. Also the more times you hit THE WALL in training, the less effect it has in the race.

Tuesday 07 January 2014

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 22:50
Hi Niki.
Well done on your 22:20.
Yes there were a lot more people (10)setting their fastest times but they were the first ones they had done in the last 12 months. Well done to all

Niki F

Posted : 22:46

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I got a 5k handicap PB too!

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 22:33
Handicap record
Tonight we had 47 people provide a time for the 5K handicap 2 people pulled out and 3 did not return a time. That is a new record by 7 for finishers.
We had 5 new 12 month pb's for Matt Huxtable, Julie Shergold, Mandy Nash, Lesley Bowskill and Steve Kibblewhite.
Fastest time by Matt Huxtable 18:03, Pete Clark 18:15 and Steve Kiblewhite 18.55

Julia

Posted : 21:43
Have done Claudine, alternatively I am at work the next couple of days, so you could message me there.

Pete C [wac]

Posted : 21:30
OK thanks Roger. The FB page will continue to be updated - it's just something I have been wanting to do for a while...And yes Vodka...I shall run like the wind! :)

Claudine

Posted : 19:55
Hi Julia

Without wishing to tempt fate (given I'm only just returning from the injury bench!) can you please add me to the list for Bristol 10k.

For some reason my system's having a wobble trying to message you from the website - could you drop me an email - using the link/email for the club secretary on the contact page in order that I can respond to your email direct with my personal (as opposed to my club secretary) email details.
Hope that makes sense?!

Many thanks!
Claudine

Vodka

Posted : 13:23
Pete
I agree with Roger - there's nothing technical about running a sub 3hr marathon - just follow this one single rule:

RUN LIKE THE WIND GOD DAMN IT!!!!!! ;-)

Julia

Posted : 12:28
My apologies... £14.95!

Julia [wac] E-mail Julia

Posted : 12:13
We have sufficient WAC members wishing to enter the Bristol 10k to benefit from the full discount.
The entry fee is therefore £14.94.
If you have confirmed that you wish to be included in the club entry, please let me have your £14.94 some time soon.
You can probably find me at training on a Tues/Thurs.
If not I can let you have my address or bank details, if thats easier.
If there are any people wishing to enter, who have not already contacted me, I can still add you to the list.
Just let me have the money and your e-mail address.
Thanks.

Roger

Posted : 10:06

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Hi Pete

There is nothing technical about running sub 3hrs. Just follow these guid lines.
All long runs are 20miles minimum, run at 80%.
Speed runs 9 mile club route at race pace once a week.
Its all about 10k running,------ thats the last 10k.

forrest gump

Posted : 09:37

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Is there still a group 4 - 5 on tues

Monday 06 January 2014

Dave

Posted : 23:19

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God knows..... that the left side of Manor Road is shorter! ...... and so do I :)

Lesley

Posted : 20:49

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Couldn't stand him nagging me any longer! Lol! ;)

Maximum Muscular Failure Cadre

Posted : 20:22
I hope The Cowbells were not having a running domestic, but Dave was running up Manor road on one side and Lesley was running up on the opposite path......God knows!

Pete clark [WAC] E-mail Pete clark

Posted : 20:17
Quest For Sub 3:
Quest For Sub 3 is a facebook page dedicated to blogging my marathon training over the next few months. I'll be sharing knowledge as well as banging on about the training I get up to on my own and with group 1. Feel free to take a look, and 'like' it if you like it!

Pete Clark [wac] E-mail Pete Clark

Posted : 20:10
For those of you who are interested in a bit of cross training to compliment your running, you are welcome to join us on Wednesday evenings 7PM at the entrance to Knightstone Island. This challenging weekly workout consists of a variety of fast feet drills, plyometrics, and resistance exercises, all designed to make you quicker and stronger. Not a Weston AC session but open to all. The session is FREE. Any questions, please e-mail or facebook message me!

Jamie T

Posted : 18:29
Many thanks Sara, will try and sort later after session. I may be a very visible member of the club but we all need to remember that the club relies on so many people's efforts week in week out.

Jim [wac]

Posted : 17:32
Anybody seeing or speaking to Pete please pass on all best wishes for a full and speedy recovery

Pete Clark [WAC]

Posted : 14:02
Hi Jamie,

I have e-mailed you regarding tomorrow's 5 K.

Cheers,

Pete

Vodka

Posted : 12:53
Pete - wishing you a super speedy recovery!

forrest gump

Posted : 10:45

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Best wishes to pete I know you will hate the laying around and watching daytime tv have a speedy recovery

Sara

Posted : 10:37
Hi Jamie,
I've emailed you with a workaround for updating the training diary.
Sara

Jamie T

Posted : 08:55
Hi tech team, I may be being stupid but I cannot update the diary because there is no script to update. To everyone else I shall be there for the recovery run tonight and it is the 5k H/cap tomorrow night. I shall be taking a warm up from the pier at 7pm.

Sunday 05 January 2014

kira

Posted : 21:04
Poor you Pete sorry to hear about your crash - i know you are so passionate about keeping fit so if you have to rest up for any length of time it will not be good news. Lots of swimming with pool bouy i think. (Nick has asked if you left any of your hair on the road this time)?

Sue E-mail Sue

Posted : 20:20

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All the best Pete, get well soon from the Whites x

Mike V

Posted : 16:48

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Best Wishes Pete for a speedy recovery

Victor [wac] E-mail Victor

Posted : 15:51
Just like to wish Pete all the best for a quick recovery, another one of the clubs good guys always willing to help.

Rich C

Posted : 15:25
Sorry to hear about the big man, best wishes for a speedy recovery. He obviously wasn't wearing his lucky cloth hat that saved him ( ? ) when he took a fall all those years ago when we were decending the Galibier.

Niki - Hold fire if you can. Tom Tom are meant to be releasing a App so you'll be able to connect and run on tablets / phones. Android tablets are really cheap these days ( Dealextreme had some for 20 quid before Christmas ) so you could have a tablet for dedicated use as a training diary / log.

Marc M [Weston AC]

Posted : 14:20
Hi all

Following my message about next weekends social mountain bike ride and subsequent nagging of group 1 on Thursday, no-one has come forward to say they are interested yet.

Kelly has kindly offered to bake a cake and I need to let her know if we need one, so would people please us know here if they are keen on riding or not.

No worries if people cant make it, just need to know to make it good for those who do :)

Thank you please.

Gerry H [WAC]

Posted : 12:30
Blimey poor Pete & probably very scary for the rest of you! Fingers crossed he gets well soon xx

Gareth & Sara W

Posted : 12:29
Best wishes Pete

Dominic

Posted : 12:09

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Best wishes to Pete. Hoping for a speedy recovery.

Malcolm

Posted : 10:00

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On our cycle ride yesterday Pete Telford had a very nasty accident whilst riding down from Litton to West Harptree. He ended up in the middle of the road and was unconcious for a short time. An ambulance was called but it took 45 mins before a paramedic appeared. Pete was treated for a deep cut to his head and a possible broken pelvis. Not long after the paramedic arrived it was joined by 3 police cars another ambulance and a helicopter. The medics decided it was best to put him in the ambulance and take him to Bath hospital.
Latest is that he has a broken pelvis and cheek bone. Best wishes to Pete for a speedy recovery.

Julia [Wac] E-mail Julia

Posted : 09:36
I have 14 names for a club entry for Bristol 10k. If you would like to be included please message me.
If we have a group of 20, we can benefit from the full discounted entry fee.
Thanks

Niki F E-mail Niki F

Posted : 00:37

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Thanks Rich, my PowerBook doesn't even have an Intel processor, it is that old! So bottom line is I can't upgrade. The poor soul runs really slowly these days, but the non-compatibility of the watch has made me realise it's time for me to retire my old buddy. Question is, do I stump up for a new Mac which will cost a bomb, but will last me years, or take a chance on a cheaper Windows machine?

Saturday 04 January 2014

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 22:17
Hi Barry
Yes we will be there as usual. Will your ankle make it this time and are you bringing the wire cutters just in case.

See you there

forrestgump aka baz [wac]

Posted : 22:09
andbody going to the peak in the morning

Vodka

Posted : 21:01
Eh?!?

Rich C [Should get out more running club]

Posted : 20:56
Niki, Have a look at the Processor name on your powerbook, if it's Intel Core Solo or Intel Core Duo your buggered as it's 32 bit and incompatable. If it's Intel Core 2 Duo, Intel Quad-Core Xeon,
Dual-Core Intel Xeon, Quad-Core Intel Xeon, Core i3, Core i5 or Core i7 you should be able to upgrade your operating system to Snow Leopard ( 10.6 ) which looks to be the minimum requirement for your watch. Snow Leopard is currently available for 14 pounds on the apple store. Hope this helps : )

Niki F E-mail Niki F

Posted : 18:49

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Technology Fail: Treated myself to a new GPS watch for Winterval & it's not compatible with my steam driven G4 Powerbook running OS X version 10.5.8. Any tech types know if there's a solution? Or do I need to steel myself & get a new laptop? I could return the watch but it is nice! (TomTom MultiSport)

I'm currently using a Garmin 110 which is ok, but the GPS pick up is painfully slow hence upgrade.

Bomber Harris [WAC]

Posted : 18:17
Doing easy sixteen on the road from the Donkey
at 8.00 tomorrow anyone fancies it.

Maximum Muscular Failure Cadre

Posted : 18:11
Yea it was fascinating listening to it.I had a good chat to him at The Wolverhampton Marathon, he told me I needed to be patient and it will come. He ran 2:52 at Taunton and 2:59 at Wolverhampton, one place in front of me, l just couldn't stay with him on the day.I mashed him 2 weeks later though at Bristol Half. He talks a bit like Andy Devs.

Andy Dev

Posted : 13:22

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A few of us will be running from Swan tomorrow 8:30am if anyone cares to join the Massive on their first outing of 2014.

marathon Talk Geek

Posted : 13:20
Guy - MT podcast this week has your name all over it. Jim Murray talks about sub 3'ing and Boy on The Run talks just like you!!
Those of you looking at breaking 3hrs this yr its worth a listen he only runs 40 mile a week and does loads of x training!

Maximum Muscular Failure Cadre

Posted : 11:24
I tell you what kids it takes some self-motivation big time to get your backside out of bed on a wet weekend to go running, but Jamie Totts does it week in week out with no benefit to himself......There's a handful of people in this amazing club who are truly astonishing individuals.

Friday 03 January 2014

Julia E-mail Julia

Posted : 21:54
Yes will do!!
If anyone is planning to enter Bristol 10K, please message me and I will arrange a group entry
Thanks.

Jim [WAC] E-mail Jim

Posted : 21:20
Hi Julia,
I have not heard anybody suggest it but it seems a really good idea. I cannot find the results from last year on the run Bristol site but from memory we had quite a few people do it.
We need to let everyone know before they start to enter when it will be too late. The full affiliated price will be £26 reduced to £17.25 if we get 10 16.10 if we get 15 and £14.95 if we get 20 people to join a club entry.
Would you like to offer to co-ordinate and ask for an indication of interest. You then need to contact run Bristol as per the instructions on their site canvas

Julia [wac]

Posted : 20:22
Hi Jim.
Do you know if anyone is likely to arrange a club entry for Bristol 10k?

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 20:12
More Hangover Feedback
I have seen some great feedback on the Facebook and twitter feeds but here is one that was sent to me by email.
We have set ourselves a high standard to keep up to throughout the year
Tamsin Chick (Westbury Harriers)
"Please thank all of your volunteers and marshals from Westbury Harriers as we thoroughly enjoyed the race despite the miserable weather.
Another brilliantly organised race by Weston with generous prizes and spot prizes much appreciated by all"
Take a bow all those involved

Wednesday 01 January 2014

Andy c

Posted : 22:33

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Jim I already had respect for you but since you let slip your street name "Ji" I now have maximum respect.
well done organisers , marshals and runners today for a cracking start to the year. Rain aint nothin bring it on.

Ji [WAC]

Posted : 21:35
Hi Vanessa, I have sent you a mail.
Let me know what results you want and I will send in a mail

Vanessa E-mail Vanessa

Posted : 20:54

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Jim - have you got today's results so I can finish off this week's race report?

Thanks

Vanessa

PS - really enjoyed today's race and every single marshal was full of words of encouragement.

Maximum Muscular Failure Cadre

Posted : 20:09
To whom it may concern, thanks for putting me with The Marathon Geek today, that girl should have her own Podcast, entertaining or what! And her enthusiasm is like a drug. When in full Marshall mode, she even applauded the cars going past, and the fiver between the cheeks story was outstanding.
Also looked to be a nice little tussle in the race between The Lambrini kid, Rodney Summers and Matty Huxtable, and it was also good to see The Pitbull has rediscovered his Mojo. Just one more thing before I thin-out, The Cookie Monster maybe PBing everything he does, but he hasn't got a clue on how to pin a race number to his top...Oh dear!

Marathon Talk Geek

Posted : 18:37
oh so you are Forest Gump!!
I am referring to swimming tips nothing more! And its up not out!! Remember the £5 note technique next time you go for a swim and you will know what i mean!
Great organised race today Jim Did not notice the rain just good to have a laugh with a few club members!

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 17:56
Hangover Feedback received from Simon Pittman via email to warm you up after this morning.
"Please pass on my thanks to all of your marshals. Every single one of them was cheerful and encouraging despite the driving rain. The whole race had a great atmosphere and was really well organised.
I look forward to entering again next year and thanks again for putting on such a wonderful start to the year"

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 17:51
For any members who do not have full Kit (including any new members) I will be taking the kit to all of the Tuesday sessions on the sea front.

forrest gump

Posted : 16:33

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Great tip from kira today keep your bum up or out ?

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 14:50
For those not present when I announced the results can I repeat a big thank you to everybody that helped put on the race today.

I had an number of people tell me how wonderful our marshals had been.

All we have to do now is dry everything out before the next time.

Cheers

kira

Posted : 14:31
Brilliant write up and photos of Cracker done by Vanessa on Run 247 website:

Weekend review: December 14 & 15, 2013

Kelly Hunt E-mail Kelly Hunt

Posted : 10:09
Hi Marc, I would be happy to bake a cake for your social but unfortunately Dom will be working and can't attend. Would somebody be able to pick it up?
Kelly