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March 2017

Press release - Chris is king of the forest

23/03/2017 08:11:20

Hot on the heels of his county call-up for the national cross country event the previous weekend, Chris McMillan of Weston Athletic Club was back in the racing saddle again on Sunday at the Forest of Dean spring trails half marathon. The course follows forest trails and gentle inclines throughout its 13.1 mile route. Chris excelled himself yet again and won the race in 1.14.39, two minutes in front of his nearest rival. Second and third club positions went to Andy Chadburn in 1.28.44 and Stuart Diamond in 1.35.49... read more


The Weston AC Media Team have also recently published the following race reports:
Chris called up for county - 12/03/2017 | Ultra-amazing result for Phil - 05/03/2017 | Perfect prospects for prom participants - 19/02/2017

If you have a comment about these reports or wish to contribute to the press releases please Click Here to send an email enquiry to Media Team.

Forest of Dean Half Marathon

21/03/2017 21:01:39

Well Done to all the participants of the Forest of Dean Spring Trails Half Marathon race on 19th March 2017.
The full results are available via the link below. If you have a query with the results please use the email link.

Many Congratulations to Weston's own Chris McMillan who had an outstanding race to finish 1st overall in a time of 1 hr and 14 mins.

Male
1st - Chris McMillan - 1h 14m 39 (1st Overall)
2nd - Andy Chadburn - 1h 28m 44s (69th Overall)
3rd - Stuart Diamond 'Birthday Boy' - 1h 35m 49s (193rd Overall)

Female
1st - Michelle Fryer - 1h 51m 23s (721st Overall)
2nd - Lucy Avery - 1h 54m 54s (874th Overall)
3rd - Madeline Cook - 1h 58m 23s (1017th Overall)

There were 2257 finishers.

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Training Diary

20/03/2017

Monday
Hutton Moor 6.55pm.
2 led groups plus Elves group.
Tuesday
Trop/Sea Shelter 6.55pm.
Int/Rep sessions led by J.W.& C.O'L.
Thursday
March Prom Race 7/9 7.30pm.
All those not racing but available please see Jim or Malcolm. Your help is always much appreciated.
Saturday Session
Entrance to Worlebury Woods 8am.
Long hill rep session.
Sunday
Sunday Groups as usual.

Beacon Batch Race 2017

16/03/2017 12:20:43

This years Beacon Batch race will take place on 20 June.


It is a classic trail race that takes place in the Mendip Hills over about five miles with about 305m (1000 ft) of climb incorporating Beacon Batch itself the highest point on Blackdown at 325m (1066 ft). But don't be put off, the race is for all standards, well marshalled with plenty of guides, and water at the finish.


Entry is only £6 online at Full-on-Sport or £7 on the day (Race capacity is 150 so advance entry is advised).


For full details and latest news see our Beacon Batch Race page.

Press Release - Chris called up for county

13/03/2017 21:10:51

Weston Athletic Clubís Chris McMillan was picked to represent Avon and Somerset at the national Inter County Cross Country Championships in Loughborough at the weekend. Following a string of local race successes, Chris was selected to join the team of seven to compete alongside the countryís best runners.

The 12k race followed an undulating and frequently muddy course at Prestwold Hall. It was won by Olympian, Commonwealth and World cross country athlete Andy Vernon. Chris returned a sterling performance at his first event at this level. He finished third for the county in 42.13 and a third of the way down the pack beating almost 200 other runners... read more


The Weston AC Media Team have also recently published the following race reports:
Ultra-amazing result for Phil - 05/03/2017 | Perfect prospects for prom participants - 19/02/2017 | Chris conquers climbs while James conquers Cornwall - 12/02/2017

If you have a comment about these reports or wish to contribute to the press releases please Click Here to send an email enquiry to Media Team.

New Member

13/03/2017 19:04:56

Please extend a warm welcome to new club member Linda Williams.

Bideford Half Marathon

09/03/2017 08:11:26

Congratulations to all the participants of the Bideford Half Marathon race on 5 March 2017. The full results are available via the link below. If you have a query with the results please use the email link.

Male
1st - Richard Brent - 1h 27m 25s (81st Overall)
2nd - Josh Harris - 1h 29m 12s (97th Overall)

Female
1st - Nia Davies - 1h 38m 9s (225th Overall)
2nd - Michelle Fryer - 1h 50m 58s (491st Overall)
3rd - Joanna Coveney - 1h 53m 21s (567th Overall)

There were 1182 finishers.

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New Members

08/03/2017 20:11:17

Please extend a warm welcome to new club members Lee Francis, Joshua Mann and John Whitehouse.

BIG Cheese

07/03/2017 08:14:15

Congratulations to all the participants of the The Big Cheese race on 5 March 2017. The full results are available via the link below. If you have a query with the results please use the email link.

Male
1st - Rob Furlong - 2h 0m 1s (20th Overall)
2nd - Tony Hogg - 2h 14m 9s (45th Overall)
3rd - Marc Bostock - 2h 21m 59s (72nd Overall)

Female
1st - Sarah Styles - 2h 38m 52s (118th Overall)
2nd - Maria Davidson - 3h 0m 4s (188th Overall)
3rd - Julia Withers - 3h 6m 40s (189th Overall)

There were 240 finishers.

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Burnham 5k - March

07/03/2017 08:03:07

Congratulations to all the participants of the Burnham 5k - March race on 2 March 2017. The full results are available via the link below. If you have a query with the results please use the email link.

Male
1st - Matt Dell - 0h 17m 4s (1st Overall)
2nd - Wilf Huxtable - 0h 17m 57s (2nd Overall)
3rd - Stephen Kibblewhite - 0h 18m 52s (7th Overall)

Female
1st - Nia Davies - 0h 21m 17s (20th Overall)
2nd - Nicola Fulstow - 0h 21m 56s (24th Overall)
3rd - Michelle Fryer - 0h 21m 58s (25th Overall)

There were 39 finishers.

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Press Release - Ultra-amazing result for Phil

06/03/2017 18:20:16

Despite some pretty torrid weather conditions to contend with, Weston Athletic Club members were out in force over the weekend taking on a variety of challenges.

A team of seven bravely set off at 8am on Saturday morning for the Green Man Ultra - a 46 mile off-road route that circumnavigates Bristol. All the rain of late made for incredibly muddy and heavy-going conditions. Phil Richards showed her true prowess at ultra running and was the eventís female winner in 7.26.37. Nick Briffitt was first club male to finish in 8.23.46. Michael Lawrence completed the day in 10.42.07, followed by father and son duo John and Tobias Hinchliffe in 10.55.34... read more


The Weston AC Media Team have also recently published the following race reports:
Perfect prospects for prom participants - 19/02/2017 | Chris conquers climbs while James conquers Cornwall - 12/02/2017 | Weston Athletic Club celebrates a year of achievements - 12/02/2017

If you have a comment about these reports or wish to contribute to the press releases please Click Here to send an email enquiry to Media Team.