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October 2015

Ski Night at Sandford

30/10/2015 21:07:43

Take to the hills in a different way! On Wednesday 25 November at 7:00pm we are organising a ski night at the Sandford ski slope; for anyone from complete novices upwards in groups of 8, with an instructor. The cost would be £5 each for a one and a half hours lesson with the club subsidising the rest. If you would prefer you can also do snow boarding.

If you are interested please contact Paul via the link below; first come first, though competent skiers can also come by themselves. Neil will also take a night run from the same place on the night, and if there is sufficient interest there will be food afterwards.

If you are interested email Paul Snelling | Mendip Snowsport Website

Press Release - Marathon Runners Out In Force

27/10/2015 09:04:00

There were two races in the Weston Athletic Club championship last week. The first was this monthís five mile prom series race run on its new course for the first time. Weather conditions were perfect for the 319 competitors...read more


The Weston AC Media Team have also recently published the following race reports:
McMillan Wins For Weston - 19/10/15 | Summers Shines On Into Autumn - 04/10/15 | 'Dismal' Start to prom series - 27/09/15

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.

WAC Prom Teams 2015-16

26/10/2015 13:47:18

WAC Teams for the 2015-16 series can be found here. It would be helpful if team members give their contact details to their individual captain. To make things a bit more fun this year, prizes will be awarded to the lowest scoring WAC Ladies and Men's teams (excluding the Senior A and Vets A men's teams). Current standings will be published shortly after each leg of the series. Good luck to all the teams for the rest of the series.

Worlebury Woods Challenge

26/10/2015 08:44:18

Congratulations to the WAC participants of the Worlebury Woods Challenge on 25 October 2015. The full results are available via the link below. If you have a query with the results please use the email link.

Male:
1st - Chris McMillan - 35m 35s (1st Overall)
2nd - Kieron Summers - 37m 45s (2nd Overall)
3rd - Guy Bradford - 39m 41s (3rd Overall)

Female:
1st - Debbie Reading - 43m 1s (7th Overall)
2nd - Charlotte Fowler - 48m 21s (13th Overall)
3rd - Michelle Fryer - 49m 30s (14th Overall)

[ Full Results | Send Results Query Email | WAC Results ]

New Members

25/10/2015 17:45:00

Please extend a warm welcome to new club members Charlotte Fowler, Emily Orton and Rachel Stacey.

Worlebury Challenge

23/10/2015 22:51:44

All club members are invited to take part in the Worlebury Challenge this weekend (Sunday 25 October at 9:30am). This race forms part of the club offroad championship and will take the place of the Grand Prix cross country event. The course is all off road with many ups and downs covering about 5.5 miles.

Registration 9:00am to 9:20am; no need to pre enter just turn up.

The route is designed so it passes the same point a few times, so more interesting for any family/friends you get to come along.

The race will start in the centre of the woods on the top of Worlebury hill by the water tower and radio masts. The best place to park is where Worlebury Hill Rd enters the woods or alongside the woods on Worlebury hill Rd. You can also park along the track that leads to the water tower, although please be considerate of local residents and other users of the woods. The water tower is about 400 metres along the main track.

There will be 4 individual categories - trophy and prize
senior male/female
V45 male/female
Plus a Team Trophy

Prize giving will take place immediately after the final runner has finished.

We are also hoping to arrange for some drinks and food after the race.

There are no toilets some please come ready to run.

I am also in need of a couple of marshalls so if you are available your help would be much appreciated. Please contact me if you are able to help out. Rob Skeen

One Mile Prom Race - October 2015

22/10/2015 22:10:00

Congratulations to all the participants of the second of this season's 1 Mile Prom Run of the Series 2015-2016 on Thursday 22nd October.
A link to the final results is below. If you have any queries with the results then please use the email link below and we will investigate your issue.

It was a very close finish for the 1st and 2nd places.

Male:
1st - Jaylan BACON (Year 10) - North Somerset AC - 5m 19s
2nd - Callum SMITH (Year 10) - Unattached - 5m 20s
3rd - Vaughan CLARKE (Year 10) - Unattached - 6m 07s

Female:
1st - Indie WINTERSON (Year 9) - Unattached - 6m 22s
2nd - Ruby OWEN (Year 7) - North Somerset AC - 6m 35s
3rd - Ellie REDMAN (Year 8) - North Somerset AC - 6m 38s

There were an amazing 50 young finishers for this race, that might have been a few metres longer than normal!
[ Final Results | E-mail Rob Skeen with Prom Results Query | Prom Page | Paper Entry Form ]

5 Mile Prom Race - October

22/10/2015 22:00:00

Well Done to all the Participants in this month's Prom Race 22nd October.
A link to the provisional results is below.

Well Done to Amy CHALK first Lady home in under 30 mins.

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 November's race close on Tuesday 17th November.

Male:
1st - Mark EDWARDS (2030) - Bristol & West AC - 26m 08s
2nd - Adam PEACOCK(2021) - Bromsgrove & Redditch AC - 26m 09s
3rd - Oliver BERRY (2028) - Taunton AC - 26m 28s

Female:
1st - Amy CHALK (2015) - Bristol & West AC - 29m 07s
2nd - Joanne GALLAGHER (189) - Clevedon AC - 31m 11s 1s
3rd - Jodie WITHYMAN (9) - Clevedon AC - 31m 43s

There were an 319 finishers for this second race of the series.
[ Provisional Results | Click Here to enter online | Send Results Query Email to PromEntry | WAC Results | Prom Page ]

Press Release - McMillan Wins For Weston

20/10/2015 11:52:06

The Weston Athletic Club championship race on Sunday was one of the toughest in the calendar, the Exmoor Stagger. This gruelling off-road challenge begins at sea-level on the outskirts of Minehead and covers 15.1 miles and 3267 feet of climb across the Exmoor national park, includes scrambling to the peak of Dunkery Beacon and punishing long and rocky descents...read more


The Weston AC Media Team have also recently published the following race reports:
Summers Shines On Into Autumn - 04/10/15 | 'Dismal' Start to prom series - 27/09/15 | Weston-super-Saturday - 21/09/15

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.

Abingdon Marathon

20/10/2015 09:59:26

Congratulations to the WAC participants of the Abingdon Marathon on 18 October 2015. The full results are available via the link below. If you have a query with the results please use the email link.

Male:
1st - Simon Lund - 3h 29m 34s (300th Overall)
2nd - Ray Broadhurst - 4h 38m 40s (664th Overall)

[ Full Results | Send Results Query Email ]

Amsterdam Half Marathon

20/10/2015 09:54:44

Congratulations to the WAC participants of the Amsterdam Half Marathon on 18 October 2015. The full results are available via the link below. If you have a query with the results please use the email link.

Male:
1st - Wayne Entwistle - 2h 01m 14s

[ Full Results | Send Results Query Email ]

Amsterdam Marathon

20/10/2015 09:48:20

Congratulations to the WAC participants of the Amsterdam Marathon on 18 October 2015. The full results are available via the link below. If you have a query with the results please use the email link.

Male:
1st - Stuart Diamond - 3h 36m 51s

Female:
1st - Helen Diamond - 4h 10m 14s

[ Full Results | Send Results Query Email ]

Grittleton 10K

20/10/2015 09:43:00

Congratulations to Chris McMillan who won the Grittleton 10K on 18 October 2015 by a margin of 26 seconds. The full results are available via the link below. If you have a query with the results please use the email link.

Male:
1st - Chris McMillan - 34m 34s (1st Overall)

[ Full Results | Send Results Query Email ]

Exmoor Stagger

20/10/2015 07:34:55

Congratulations to the WAC participants of the Exmoor Stagger on 18 October 2015. The full results are available via the link below. If you have a query with the results please use the email link.

Male:
1st - Guy Bradford - 2h 9m 41s (13th Overall)
2nd - Matthew Wheeler - 2h 22m 42s (35th Overall)
3rd - Tony Hogg - 2h 26m 15s (43rd Overall)

Female:
1st - Teresa King - 2h 32m 49s (56th Overall)
2nd - Cheryl Valentine - 2h 37m 57s (67th Overall)
3rd - Vanessa Andrews - 3h 35m 11s (120th Overall)

[ Full Results | Send Results Query Email | WAC Results ]

Prom Run 1 and 5 mile Series

18/10/2015 19:40:26

The second race of the 2015/2016 Prom Run 1 and 5 mile Series take place on Thursday 22nd October 2015. With no "Dismal" backdrop to the HQ things should be a little less hectic than last month. Don't forget that this will be the last chance to enter a team into the 5 mile Series Team competition so use the paper entry form to record your team nominations and hand them in to a volunteer at Race HQ on race day.
[ 5m Prom Race Online Entry | 1m Prom Race Entry | Prom Run Series Webpage ]

PromTeams Last Orders.

16/10/2015 19:46:51

A last call for anybody who is running the majority of the Prom Series and who would wish to be in one of the teams but, as yet, has not contacted or spoken to me. Please email me via tottlejh@gmail.com or use the message page. Many thanks. JT.

All of a Muddle

14/10/2015 20:48:11

The natural beauty of the Mendip hills set the scene for Weston Athletic Clubís toughest race, the Mendip Muddle, on Sunday. The race covers a challenging route of over 12 miles, taking in landmarks including Velvet Bottom, Beacon Batch, Dolebury Hill Fort and Rowberrow Warren...read more


The Weston AC Media Team have also recently published the following race reports:
Summers Shines On Into Autumn - 04/10/15 | 'Dismal' Start to prom series - 27/09/15 | Weston-super-Saturday - 21/09/15

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.

Mendip Muddle 2015 Results - updated!

12/10/2015 12:19:51

Congratulations to all the participants of the Mendip Muddle race on Sunday 11th October.
The provisional results are now available using the link below. If you have any queries about the results please send an email via the link below with your name, race number and estimated time so we can re-check our records.

Well Done to all participants who enjoyed some decent weather for trail running, albeit wet in high places, and thank you to all the Marshalls and Helpers on the course.

Male:
1st - Jim DALE (289) - London Fields Tri Club - 1h 23m 52s
2nd - Tom CARPENTER (323) - Westbury Harriers - 1h 26m 10s
3rd - Christian GREEN (316) - Wells City Harriers - 1h 29m 50s
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Female:
1st - Clare Prosser (145) - Wells City Harriers - 1h 32m 49s - 7th overall
2nd - Mary MENON (277) - Unattached - 1h 40m 29s - 41st overall
3rd - Sarah Chaloner (125) - Unattached - 1h 43m 55s - 52nd overall

There were 267 finishers.
[ Provisional Results | Mendip Muddle Webpage | E-mail Muddle Results Query]]

Tuesday Training

11/10/2015 23:36:30

Please note that we will be meeting at the Grand Pier again this week for Tuesday Reps/intervals. Spread the word, many thanks. JT.

New Members

11/10/2015 20:34:48

Please extend a warm welcome to new club members Susan Duncan, Richard Brent, Carol Hughes, Samantha Wilkinson, James Whitbread and Rebecca Snell.

Mendip Muddle - Sunday October 11th

09/10/2015 22:49:54

Please be advised that online entry to the Mendip Muddle race is now CLOSED. You can still enter on the day and it would be useful if you could complete the paper entry form (link below) and a cheque for £15 (payable to Weston AC) before your arrival on race day. Please visit the Muddle Webpage for more information.
[ Muddle Webpage | Entry on the day form ]

Weston Sprint Tri

08/10/2015 18:50:21

Congratulations to the WAC participants of the Weston Sprint Tri on 4 October 2015. The full results are available via the link below. If you have a query with the results please use the email link.

Male:
1st - Phil Tomlinson - 1h 1m 12s (8th Overall)
2nd - Andy Hayes - 1h 6m 29s (18th Overall)
3rd - Simon Andrews - 1h 6m 48s (20th Overall)

Female:
1st - Vanessa Andrews - 1h 27m 19s (84th Overall)

[ Full Results | Send Results Query Email ]

Mini Cracker - Entry OPEN / Christmas Cracker - Entry CLOSED

07/10/2015 09:36:01

Please be advised that entry to the Christmas Cracker 10km race is now CLOSED as the race capacity has been reached. Congratulations to Sophie Higgins for being the last person to apply.

Please note that runner substitutions for the Cracker 10km will be allowed until 6pm on Friday December 4th. Details of how to do this will be posted on the Cracker Webpage in due course.

There are still plenty of spaces left for the creche facility on race day. Please refer to the Cracker Webpage for details.

Entry to the Mini Cracker 2km race is still OPEN and places are going fast so don't delay, enter today!

Mini Cracker: Only 155 spaces remaining as at 07/10/15

Please click on the links to the online entry systems below or visit the Cracker Webpage for more information.
[ Mini Cracker Entry | Cracker Webpage ]

Press Release - Summers Shines On Into Autumn

06/10/2015 09:20:39

Weston Athletic Club dominated the results of the first of this seasonís Burnham-on-Sea Winter 5km Road Race Series on 1 October, fielding 16 of the 40 finishers. The race winner was Keiron Summers in a time of 16:57, the second club member home was Guy Bradford with a time of 18:29 claiming third place in the process, closely followed by Matt Wheeler who managed a personal best time of 18:35. Female club members Michelle Fryer and Tamara Bourne fought all the way to the finish for second place, Michelle claimed the spot in a time of 22:18, just in front of Tamara who put in a personal best time of 22:20, Nia Davies was third club female to finish in a time of 23:22. Tony Hogg, Paul Snelling, Bruce Bourne, Julia Withers, Shaleen Summers and Jill Daughton also produced personal best times over the 5km distance...read more


The Weston AC Media Team have also recently published the following race reports:
'Dismal' Start to prom series - 27/09/15 | Weston-super-Saturday - 21/09/15 | The best of Summers - 13/09/15

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.

Burnham on Sea Half Marathon

05/10/2015 20:50:52

Congratulations to the WAC participants of the Burnham on Sea Half Marathon on 4 October 2015. The full results are available via the link below. If you have a query with the results please use the email link.

Male:
1st - Jim Hayward - 1h 35m 53s (42nd Overall)
2nd - Alan Johnstone - 2h 0m 53s (132nd Overall)

[ Full Results | Send Results Query Email | WAC Results ]

Oldbury Power Station 10

05/10/2015 20:39:20

Congratulations to the WAC participants of the Oldbury Power Station 10 on 4 October 2015. The full results are available via the link below. If you have a query with the results please use the email link.

Male:
1st - Kieron Summers - 57m 29s (2nd Overall)
2nd - Guy Bradford - 1h 1m 55s (15th Overall)
3rd - Matthew Wheeler - 1h 5m 21s (23rd Overall)
6th - John Hinchliffe - 1h 16m 29s (57th Overall - 1st MV60)

Female:
1st - Geraldine Hope - 1h 21m 18s (75th Overall)
2nd - Nia Davies - 1h 22m 51s (79th Overall)
3rd - Helen Diamond - 1h 23m 25s (84th Overall)

[ Full Results | Send Results Query Email | WAC Results ]

Portishead Multi Terrain

05/10/2015 20:30:08

Congratulations to the WAC participants of the Portishead Multi Terrain on 4 October 2015. The full results are available via the link below. If you have a query with the results please use the email link.

Male:
1st - Andrew Chadburn - 42m 51s (6th Overall)
2nd - Anthony Hogg - 44m 53s (15th Overall)

[ Full Results | Send Results Query Email | WAC Results ]

London Marathon

03/10/2015 21:23:05

Calling all VLM2016 rejects. Do not despair....
You could still get to run by entering the ballot for one of the three club places available.

To qualify for the club ballot you must:
- have a rejection letter or email with your name on it
- have joined the club in 2014 or earlier
- be England Athletics affiliated
- be able to run the race in 2016.

The club places will be drawn at the Christmas WAC social run on Tues 22 December. If you want your name to be entered into the draw you'll need to let Jim Wotton see your proof of rejection.

Also, Weston Hospicecare have charity gold bond places available. Minimum sponsorship of £2,000 applies. If you're interested in applying for one of their places, let Malcolm Gammon know.

Burnham 5K

02/10/2015 14:16:20

Congratulations to the WAC participants of the Burnham 5K on 1 October 2015. The full results are available via the link below. If you have a query with the results please use the email link.

Male:
1st - Kieron Summers - 16m 57s (1st Overall)
2nd - Guy Bradford - 18m 29s (3rd Overall)
3rd - Matthew Wheeler - 18m 35s (4th Overall)
7th - Paul Snelling - 20m 38s (15th Overall - 1st V60)

Female:
1st - Michelle Fryer - 22m 18s (22nd Overall)
2nd - Tamara Bourne - 22m 20s (23rd Overall)
3rd - Nia Davies - 23m 22s (26th Overall)

[ Full Results | Send Results Query Email | WAC Results ]