Online entry for the Weston AC Hangover 10km on January 1st 2011 is now closed however you can still enter on the day. All the snow has gone so we expect to run the normal course. For those entering on the day it would help us greatly if you could complete the paper entry form (link below) before arrival and come prepared with a cheque (payable to Weston AC) or cash for the correct amount (GBP7.00 affiliated or GBP9.00 unaffiliated).
Can you help us by being a marshal or helper on this day? If you can help then please contact Jim Wotton using the email link below. Many thanks!
Click Here to download the paper entry form.
Click Here to access the Hangover 10km webpage.
Click Here to email Jim Wotton to volunteer to help on Jan 1st
Congratulations to all the finishers of the December Prom Run. A link to the provisional results is below. Our apologies for the slight delay in publishing the results. The cold got to our timing machines which caused a few issues but we think we have sorted them out now. If you have any queries about these results please send an email using the link below.
1st - Angus MacClean - Unattached - 25m 40s
2nd - Matt Ellis - Westbury Harriers - 25m 47s
3rd - Ben Morley - GWR - 26m 24s
1st - Sophie Voller - Westbury Harriers - 31m 01s
2nd - Naomi Eaton - Birchfield Harriers - 32m 14s
3rd - Tamsin Chick - Westbury Harriers - 33m 12s
[ Provisional Results | E-mail race results queries | WAC Times ]
We are planning to hold tonight's race as usual. The weather forecast is for lower temperatures this evening with a small chance of light snow. We shall be keeping a close watch on conditions as the day progresses. Current conditions as at 12.00 midday in Weston are 8c wet and windy.
Please see below a link to the December 2010 Prom Volunteer List. Please check this list to ensure you know where you are stationed for the race on Thursday 16th December. Any problems, please drop Lesley an e-mail using the link below or call her on 07540 823017.
[ Dec 2010 Prom Volunteers | E-mail Lesley ]
Congratulations to Paul Snelling who competed in this race on December 5th crossing the finish line in 29th position in a time of 1h 29m 34s. Paul was also the 1st MV60. Well done indeed!
We are pleased to announce that Weston AC has successfully secured 3 London Marathon Club places. These will be drawn out of the hat in the normal way on our Festive Training night on Tuesday 21st December.
The criteria for you to be included in the draw is as follows:
1. You were unsuccessful in the 2011 London Marathon Ballot
2. You have been a member for over 12 months. i.e. you have renewed and paid for your membership at least once.
3. You have paid the additional £5 UKA/EA individual registration fee.
If you wish to be entered into the draw please email me or put your name on the form which is posted on the WAC notice board at Hutton Moor.
Important : Please also indicate if this is the first time you would be running the London marathon.
Some of you may have heard about Liz Green's attempt at tobogganning down a mountain without a toboggan. See below a link to a photo montage of the route taken and the complimentary transport provided at the end of the toboggan ride. Liz, you're a legend!
[Liz's Toboggan Ride]
Thank you to all the runners who participated in the 2010 Christmas Cracker 10km race on Sunday 5th December. A link to the provisional results is below. If you have any queries about the results please send an email, using the link below, supplying your name, date of birth and your estimated time. We will endeavour to address your queries as soon as possible.
Also now available are the race photos from our friends at Photo-Fit.Net. Follow the link below
[Provisional Results | Email Provisional Results Query | Race Photos from Photo-Fit.Net]
Christmas Cracker Race Sunday 5th December - THE RACE IS STILL ON.
Please note that whilst most of the country is fighting its way through many inches of snow, Weston has been relatively unaffected. Therefore we have every intention of allowing the race to go ahead as planned. The current forecast is for slightly better temperatures on Sunday but we will continue to monitor the situation and if anything changes a note will be posted on this website.
As part of the Tuesday night speed sessions, the club will be organising a 5K handicap race for WAC club members every 2nd Tuesday of the month.
The route has been accurately measured starting at the Pier and follows the prom towards Uphill with the turn around being the same as the prom race. It then returns past the pier and onto the Cove restaurant. Here you will return back past the pier and finish several yards beyond it. Do not worry you will be told exactly where the finish is on the night!
Club members who wish to take part can either meet as usual at Hutton Moor or meet at the Pier at approx 7.20pm.
At the first race on Tuesday 7th December everybody will start at the same time so that times are obtained. (this is termed the scratch run in the race handicap world!). These times will then allow us to calculate your handicap for the next race.
What is a handicap race?
It is designed to level the playing field by adjusting everyone's start time based on their current 5K fitness. For example, if one person runs a 35 minute 5K and another runs a 20 minute 5K the faster runner would start 15 minutes after them.
In theory everyone will cross the finish line together but it rarely works out exactly. It is a great concept and a great motivator when you know you could beat someone in the club that normally you would never beat in a million years!
Hope you come and support the session.
It's that time of year again when we ask/beg/plead/grovel with club members/family/friends for their help in the organisation of the Cracker race on Sunday December 5th. Once again Lesley Cowell has grabbed the bull by the horns and pulled together a draft list of tasks and names allocated to those tasks. Please can we ask all members to read Lesley's note on the web message board and to check the task list to ensure you know what you are being asked to do.
In addition, below is a list of the club members that Lesley has not managed to pin down yet. Please can we ask those members to make contact with Lesley by email (link below) or by phone (07540 823017) to advise of their availability either way. If you have any queries about any of the tasks allocated to you please use the same contact methods.
Thank you once again for your support. We cannot host this race without the generous support of our members and their friends and family.
[Unconfirmed Helpers | Volunteer Task List | E-mail Lesley]
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