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December 2013

Full Monty Cute Race

31/12/2013 13:13:43

Belated congratulations to the WAC participants of the Full Monty Cute race on Sunday 1st December. The full results are available via the link below.

If you have a query with the results please use the email link to contact the webmaster.

Male:
1st - Andy Kelsey - 1h 28m 46s - 31st overall
2nd - Chris Dachtler - 1h 42m 02s - 86th overall
3rd - Nick Cook - 1h 43m 10s - 98th overall

Female:
1st - Cheryl Valentine - 1h 38m 35s - 67th overall
2nd - Mary Oaten - 2h 05m 40s - 205th overall
3rd - Ruth Green - 2h 06m 56s - 208th overall

There were 328 finishers.
[ Results | Send results query e-mail to Webmaster ]

Clevedon Boxing Day Race

30/12/2013 11:42:57

Congratulations to the WAC participants of the Clevedon Boxing Day race on Thursday 26th December. The full results are available via the link below.

If you have a query with the results please use the email link to contact the webmaster.

Male:
1st - Kieron Summers - 23m 15s - 33rd overall
2nd - Jamie Tottle - 24m 07s - 50th overall
3rd - Stephen Kibblewhite - 25m 21s - 85th overall

Female:
1st - Nia Davies - 30m 00s - 289th overall
2nd - Pam Withers - 30m 56s - 342nd overall
3rd - Mary Oaten - 32m 26s - 429th overall

There were 869 finishers.
[ Results | WAC Times | Send results query e-mail to Webmaster ]

Hangover marshals needed

27/12/2013 10:48:14

Message from Jim Wotton:

Hi all, as we do not have another club night before the race I would appreciate an email (or any other method) of confirmation of peoples intention to come and marshal.

Most of the early jobs are covered by kind volunteers but we need at least another 10 people to marshal the course. Turn up not needed until 10:00am so please let me know if you are intending to or are able to come and help.
[ E-mail Jim Wotton ]

Hangover 10k - New Years Day

23/12/2013 21:33:11

Don't forget to enter the Hangover 10k on January 1st 2014. Entries are coming in fast so book up today before it's too late.
[ Hangover 10k Webpage | Hangover 10k Online Entry ]

Wellington Monument Race

23/12/2013 18:55:54

Congratulations to the WAC participants of the Wellington Monument race on Sunday 22nd December. The full results are available via the link below.

If you have a query with the results please use the email link to contact the webmaster.

Male:
1st - Andy Chadburn - 43m 20s - 41st overall
2nd - Jim Hayward - 44m 17s - 50th overall
3rd - John Hinchliffe - 49m 01s - 95th overall
4th - Jamie Hayward - 58m 49s - 158th overall

Female:
No WAC Female Participants.

There were 199 finishers.
[ Results | WAC Times | Send results query e-mail to Webmaster ]

New Members

22/12/2013 18:06:10

Please extend a warm welcome to Hannah Kennard and Andy Kennard who have just joined the club.

Street 5k

20/12/2013 16:36:17

Congratulations to the WAC participants of the Street 5km race on Wednesday 11th December. The full results are available via the link below.

If you have a query with the results please use the email link to contact the webmaster.

Male:
1st - Andy Chadburn - 19m 15s - 21st overall
2nd - Gerry King - 20m 09s - 33rd overall
3rd - John Hinchliffe - 21m 52s - 45th overall

Female:
1st - Madeline Cook - 26m 02s - 63rd overall

There were 78 finishers.
[ Results | WAC Times | Send results query e-mail to Webmaster ]

Reservoir Hogg - Night Run

17/12/2013 23:23:48

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday Festive Run

16/12/2013 19:18:28

Normal Tuesday training has been replaced this week by a festive run. Meet at Hutton Moor bar at 7pm for a mystery run lead by Jim Wotton. There are a couple of twists to a normal training run so join the festivities and wear something Christmassy, as well as the all important marathon draw. More details on social page Dave

Cracker Results

15/12/2013 17:23:19

Congratulations to all the participants of the 2013 Christmas Cracker 10km race.

You can access a race report using the link below.

Male:
1st - Chris Old - Weston AC - 34m 53s
2nd - David Coales - Team Bath AC - 35m 21s
3rd - Peter Monaghan - Torbay AC - 35m 31s

Female:
1st - Annabel Granger - Bristol & West AC - 37m 22s
2nd - Catherine Lee - Westbury Harriers - 40m 22s
3rd - Nikki Linfield - Unattached - 41m 23s

You can also access the results of the Cracker race directly from the FullonSport website, a link to which is below. Please keep in view that these are provisional results and may change.

If you have a query with the results please use the email link below to send a message to the race secretary. Please ensure you include your name, DOB, race number (if possible),your estimated race finish time and a rough description of what you were wearing (including colours). We will do our best to go through the video footage to find you and manually update the results.

Race photos, as provided by our race photographer Photo-fit.net are now available from their website, a link to which is below.
[ Race Report | Cracker Results from FullonSport | E-mail Cracker Race Secretary with Results Query | Complete Cracker Results Download (PDF) | Photo-fit.net race photography ]

One Mile Prom Race

15/12/2013 16:36:24

Congratulations to all the participants of the fourth 1 Mile Prom Run of the Series 2013-2014 on Thursday 12th December. A link to the provisional results is below. If you have any queries with the results then please use the email link below and we will investigate your issue.

The next Prom Race in the Series 2013-2014 is on Thursday 23rd January 2014.

Male:
1st - Jaylan Bacon - North Somerset AC - 5m 42s
2nd - Oliver Cunningham - North Somerset AC - 5m 52s
3rd - William Fuller - North Somerset AC - 5m 55s

Female:
1st - Lucy Maine - North Somerset AC - 6m 06s
2nd - Amy Lance - West Country Tri - 6m 36s
3rd - Eleanor Redman - North Somerset AC - 6m 38s

There were 36 finishers.
[ Final Results | E-mail Rob Skeen with Prom Results Query | Prom Page | Paper Entry Form ]

Press Releases

15/12/2013 15:27:45

The Weston AC Media Team (Vanessa Andrews, Sarah Vincent and Kira Thorpe) have just published the following race reports:

[ Report for 15/12/13 ] - Prom Races
[ Report for 15/12/13 ] - Christmas Cracker

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.

A message to all Christmas Cracker runners

14/12/2013 15:38:09

The Cracker race will start at 11:00am prompt on the beach by the Grand Pier.

Please ensure you leave plenty of time to pick up your race chip from Race HQ at Weston College before going to the start line. Remember, no chip no time! You will need to present your race number to the very helpful race volunteers in order to obtain a corresponding chip.

Should you forget or lose your race number please report to the Information Desk on the ground floor of Weston College where a replacement number can be provided to you. The same applies if you have already agreed with the Race Secretary to pick up a race number on the day.

Please note that new entries on the day are strictly NOT allowed. There will be no exceptions.

If you have lost or not received an event information sheet you can download one using the link below.

Please allow 15 mins to get from Weston College to the start line.

When you have completed the race please ensure your chip is removed before leaving the beach. Weston AC will be charged for every chip that is not returned so in order to keep the race entry fees as low as possible and maximise the amount we can give to charity, please ensure you comply with this request.

The post race party starts at 12:00pm on the 2nd floor of Weston College where we also hope to commence the prize giving at 12.45pm (approximately).

It only remains to request that all runners enter into the spirit of the race and wear at least one piece of tinsel during the race. There will be fancy dress judging at 10.30am on the beach by the Grand Pier before the race so dust off those comedy Santa outfits and we very much look forward to seeing you all on Sunday.

Best wishes

Cracker Race Committee
Click here to view the Cracker competitor information leaflet.

A message to all Christmas Cracker volunteers - ** LATEST **

11/12/2013 23:59:30

As you can see we have had a fantastic response from club members and friends to support our Cracker race next Sunday. Lesley Cowell has done a superb job pulling together the list, working around volunteers availability and allocating roles to meet members requests wherever possible. We are expecting up to 2000 runners to run on the day, all of them are looking forward to having an enjoyable and rewarding race. Weston AC has a proven track record of providing well managed, professional races with encouraging happy marshals. We know we can deliver this once again after seeing the extensive list of capable volunteers.

So come along and enjoy the day, help make sure the runners have a great festive race. It will make you feel very good about being a member of Weston Athletic Club. We will be donating £4,500 to Weston Hospicecare on the day from race proceeds with further donations to local charities to follow. Every role is vital to the success of the race so if for any reason you are unable to make it on the day please let us know as soon as possible so we can make alternative arrangements to cover your position.

Don't forget that to recognise your support and efforts we have organised the "Not Cracker Run" fancy dress run on Saturday morning for all those members helping on race day who would like the experience of running the race route, details are on our welcome page.

Thank you for your excellent support.

Malcolm & Jim.

P.S. A link to the latest Cracker Volunteer list is below.
[ Cracker Volunteer List | Cracker Marshal Information ]

5 Mile Prom Race

11/12/2013 23:37:10

Congratulations to all the participants of the December 5 Mile Prom Run this Thursday 12th December. A link to the provisional results is below. If you have any queries with the results then please use the email link below and we will investigate your issue.

There were 245 finishers for this very wet race.
Hope everyone enjoyed it as always. Seasons Greetings to all at this Festive Time of the Year. Hope to see you all at our Cracker Race on Sunday 15th December.

The next Prom Race in the Series 2013-2014 is in the New Year on Thursday 23rd January 2014. Online and paper entry forms are available using the links below or via the Prom Run page, but please be advised that On-Line entries for January's race close on Tuesday 21st January 2014.

Male:
1st - ROBINSON, Ben (265) - Bristol & West AC - 27m 32s
2nd - HAINES, Benjamin (201) - Unattached - 28m 13s
3rd - TAYLOR - JONES, Dominic (4013) - Weston AC - 28m 20s

Female:
1st - VOLLER, Sophie (4014) - Westbury Harriers - 30m 09s
2nd - LEE, Catherine (167) - Westbury Harriers - 30m 11s
3rd - EATON, Naomi (4005) - Stroud AC - 31m 14s
[ Provisional Results | E-mail Mark Hill with Prom Results Query | WAC Results | Prom Page ]
[ Online Entry System | Paper Entry Form ]

Newcastle Racecourse Marathon

09/12/2013 23:52:10

Congratulations to the WAC participants of the Newcastle Racecourse Marathon on Sunday 8th December.
Any results queries should be made using the email link below.

Male:
No WAC male participants.

Female:
1st - Madeline Cook - 4h 26m 23s - 33rd overall

There were 51 finishers.
[ Results | WAC 2013 Marathon Times | Send results query e-mail to Webmaster ]

5k Handicap

06/12/2013 01:50:41

Well done to all the WAC participants of the 5k handicap race on Tuesday 3rd December. Please see below a link to the Handicap race results and the Handicap times for the next race.

A reminder that the next Handicap race takes place on Tuesday 7th January 2014.
[ December 2013 Results and January 2014 Handicap | All Results since Dec 2010 (Excel) ]

London Marathon Draw

04/12/2013 23:57:13

Message from Jim Wotton:

This is a reminder to all WAC members to submit all entries for the London Ballot draw by close of play on Sunday 7th Dec. Use the email link below to send Jim a message. Remember that the qualifying conditions are that you have been a member of the club for 12 months or longer and that you have applied, and been rejected, for the 2014 London Marathon.
[ E-mail Jim Wotton ]

Cracker Volunteer List

02/12/2013 23:02:01

Message from Lesley Cowell (Cracker Press Gang):

The draft Cracker Volunteer List is now available using the link below. The list is split into: Before/During and After the race and most people have more than one task on the day, so please check carefully.

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

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

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

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

Less than two weeks to go!!!! Are we ready? Who's dressing up? Who's going to be the best stripper? and who's going to eat the most pies?
[ Cracker Volunteer List at at 02-12-13 | E-mail Lesley Cowell ]

Press Releases

02/12/2013 00:31:15

The Weston AC Media Team (Vanessa Andrews, Sarah Vincent and Kira Thorpe) have wasted no time in producing submissions to the local press. Please see below links to the reports submitted so far.

[ Report for 01/12/13 ] - Prom Races
[ Report for 24/11/13 ] - Brent Knoll Race
[ Report for 10/11/13 ] - Stroud Half Marathon/Sodbury Slog
[ Report for 27/10/13 ] - Bleadon 10k/Nightingale 10k/Ashton Court 10k/Snowdonia Marathon/Petherton Plod 5k
[ Report for 24/10/13 ] - Weston Prom Run Race October 2014
[ Report for 20/10/13 ] - Portishead Half Marathon/Dartmoor Vale Marathon/Exmoor Stagger
[ Report for 13/10/13 ] - Chicago Marathon/Muddle/Street 5k/Worcestershire Beacon Fell Race
[ Report for 06/10/13 ] - Burnham/Cardiff/London Parks Half Marathons and Portishead 10k
[ Report for 29/09/13 ] - Weston Half Marathon and Triathlon
[ Report for 26/09/13 ] - September Prom Races

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.