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November 2015

Mini Cracker and Cracker Creche

29/11/2015 22:39:13

Online entry to the Mini Cracker is now CLOSED. Sorry, but there is NO entry on the day available.

An email has been sent to the address supplied during the Mini Cracker online entry process providing race day arrangement details. If you haven't received this email please CLICK HERE for a copy of the Mini Cracker race literature.

For parents taking part in the Cracker 10km race, we have plenty of Creche spaces available (for children aged 1 - 12 years inclusive). Please ensure creche booking forms reach the race secretary by Friday 4th December at the very latest. Full details can be found on the Cracker webpage, link below.
[ Cracker Webpage ]

Press Release - Thousands of Santas and Rudolphs set to race on Weston-super-Mare’s beach

26/11/2015 21:14:25

Around 2,400 people dressed in festive fancy dress are due to hit the beach in Weston-super-Mare this Sunday 6 December, 2015 for the annual Christmas Cracker event, organised by Weston Athletic Club.


The 28th annual Christmas Cracker 10k has some 2,250 adult entrants to the race and a further 140 runners entering the mini cracker 2k event, new this year for children aged seven to 15 years old.


The Mini Cracker event gets under way at 10am on the beach by the Grand Pier, which is also the start of the Cracker 10k race at 11am...Read More


Press Release - Runners enjoy the calm between storms

23/11/2015 21:16:18

Thursday 19 November saw the third of the current series of Weston Athletic Club's five mile Prom Run races on Weston seafront. Conditions were good as the storms of the previous days had passed. Of the 316 runners, 52 men and 35 women from Weston Athletic Club took part making up more than a quarter of the field...read more


The Weston AC Media Team have also recently published the following race reports:
Kibblewhite quick on the draw at Wimborne - 16/11/15 | Runners Remember The Fallen - 09/11/15 | Grand times for Weston at Half Marathon - 02/11/15

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.

New Members

22/11/2015 16:43:22

Please extend a warm welcome to new club members Michael Lawrence and Robert Mountford.

One Mile Prom Race - November 2015

19/11/2015 22:05:00

Congratulations to all the participants of the third of this season's 1 Mile Prom Run of the Series 2015-2016 on Thursday 19th November.
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.

The first 3 females came in very close together with nothing separating the 2nd and 3rd places.

Male:
1st - Jaylan BACON (Year 10) - North Somerset AC - 5m 12s
2nd - Vaughan CLARKE (Year 10) - unattached - 5m 38s
3rd - William FULLER (Year 10) - North Somerset AC - 5m 39s

Female:
1st - Indeigh WINTERSON (Year 9) - Unattached - 6m 14s
2nd - Ellie REDMAN (Year 8) - North Somerset AC - 6m 20s
3rd - Maise SQUIRE (Year 9) - North Somerset AC - 6m 20s

There were another amazing 44 young finishers for this race, and going strong.
[ Final Results | E-mail Rob Skeen with Prom Results Query | Prom Page | Paper Entry Form ]

5 Mile Prom Race - November

19/11/2015 22:00:00

Well Done to all the Participants in this month's Prom Race 19th November.
A link to the provisional results is below.

It was a close run thing for the first three males home, on this a typical November evening. Overall, Clevedon AC teams performed well on the night, if not as well organised with Race Numbers!!

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 December's race close on Tuesday 15th December.

Male:
1st - Alex CROSSLAND (88) - Clevedon AC - 27m 42s
2nd - Luke MURRAY (163) - Clevedon AC - 27m 43s
3rd - Stephen GOSS (3022) - Bristol & West AC - 27m 45s

Female:
1st - Julia Belyavin (169) - Bristol & West AC - 30m 40s
2nd - Joanne GALLAGHER (189) - Clevedon AC - 30m 53s
3rd - Jenny MCNAMARA (310) - Cheddar Running Club - 32m 54s

There were a 316 finishers for this third race of the series.
[ Provisional Results | Click Here to enter online | Send Results Query Email to PromEntry | WAC Results | Prom Page ]

Wimborne 10 Mile

17/11/2015 21:37:14

Congratulations to the WAC participants of the Wimborne 10 Mile on 15 November 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 - Stephen Kibblewhite - 1h 8m 46s (38th Overall)
2nd - Mark Bowskill - 1h 18m 18s (143rd Overall)
3rd - Simon Andrews - 1h 18m 41s (149th Overall)

Female:
1st - Lesley Bowskill - 1h 29m 35s (288th Overall)
2nd - Julie Shergold - 1h 35m 25s (340th Overall)

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

Press Release - Kibblewhite quick on the draw at Wimborne

17/11/2015 21:33:29

Six intrepid runners from Weston Athletic Club travelled to Dorset last Sunday to take on the Wimborne 10. Other than a moderate wind, weather conditions were good, allowing for some impressive performances on the day. Started by a five musket salute, the 10 mile course is set on undulating rural roads....read more


The Weston AC Media Team have also recently published the following race reports:
Runners Remember The Fallen - 09/11/15 | Grand times for Weston at Half Marathon - 02/11/15 | Marathon Runners Out In Force - 26/10/15

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.

New Members

15/11/2015 18:32:19

Please extend a warm welcome to new club members Abigail Kerr and Rob Furlong.

2016 London Marathon Ballot

15/11/2015 08:13:52

The details of the 2015 London Marathon club allocation have recently been confirmed. Weston Athletic Club will once again be securing our allocation of club places based upon the number of members who have taken out UKA individual registration. (This year revised rules means that it is reduced to 2) We will be drawing the lucky winners of these 2 places out of the hat at our festive training night on Tuesday 22nd December this year in the normal way. The first place will be drawn just from those runners who have not run London before. The remaining place between everyone including those not successful in the first place draw.

The criteria for your entry into the draw is as follows:

1. You have been a member of Weston AC for over 1 year (therefore you have paid at least one club membership renewal).

2. You have entered the 2016 London Marathon ballot and have been unsuccessful.

3. You are registered with EA individually (i.e. you have paid the additional £2 on your membership fee).


If you wish to be entered into the draw and meet all of the above criteria please email Jim Wotton, using the link below, attaching a copy of your London Marathon rejection email (if they send one) or give me a copy of the cover of your rejection magazine. Good luck!

So far I have Helen and Stuart Diamond, Gary Iles, Jo Coveney, Wayne Entwhistle, Bryan Morley, Mark Hill, Tobias Hinchliffe, Kie Booth and Madeline Cook. Please confirm if you have run London before or not

President

09/11/2015 21:00:13

To all WAC members: Don't forget the President's Breakfast Run on 21 November. Enjoy a six mile run in the hills around Winscombe; followed by a delicious cooked breakfast, for FREE! Numbers are limited to about 30 so if you would like to go please let Paul Snelling or Dave Jones know. For more details see the event page where you can register your interest.

[ Mail Dave ]

Press Release - Runners Remember The Fallen

09/11/2015 20:59:53

Remembrance Sunday marked the annual pilgrimage to Chipping Sodbury where 38 members took on the Sodbury Slog. Following a two minute silence and the playing of the Last Post, runners battled through mud, water-filled ditches and a sheep dip on the challenging 10 mile multi-terrain course...read more


The Weston AC Media Team have also recently published the following race reports:
Grand times for Weston at Half Marathon - 02/11/15 | Marathon Runners Out In Force - 26/10/15 | McMillan Wins For Weston - 19/10/15

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.

Sodbury Slog

09/11/2015 20:54:03

Congratulations to the WAC participants of the Sodbury Slog on 8 November 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 - Wilf Huxtable - 1h 12m 35s (31st Overall)
2nd - Matthew Wheeler - 1h 15m 17s (61st Overall)
3rd - Stuart Diamond - 1h 19m 24s (102nd Overall)

Female:
1st - Cheryl Valentine - 1h 27m 10s (210th Overall)
2nd - Sarah Styles - 1h 35m 15s (363rd Overall)
3rd - Julie Bailiss - 1h 39m 56s (447th Overall)

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

Burnham 5K - November

09/11/2015 20:48:47

Congratulations to the WAC participants of the Burnham 5K on 5 November 2015, especially Kieron Summers who won the race outright. 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 - 17m 8s (1st Overall)
2nd - Guy Bradford - 18m 35s (5th Overall)
3rd - Stephen Kibblewhite - 19m 19s (13th Overall)

Female:
1st - Michelle Fryer - 22m 2s (30th Overall)
2nd - Tamara Bourne - 22m 54s (36th Overall)
3rd - Joanna Coveney - 24m 5s (37th Overall)

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

New Member

08/11/2015 15:23:30

Please extend a warm welcome to new club member Noemi Kocsis.

Press Release - Grand times for Weston at Half Marathon

04/11/2015 12:54:19

Weston Athletic Club’s members were out in force at last weekend’s Grand Pier Half Marathon. The club fielded 35 runners, seven of whom were taking on the distance for the first time. Although visibility was poor due to thick fog during the early stages of the race, the sun was shining for the finish...read more


The Weston AC Media Team have also recently published the following race reports:
Marathon Runners Out In Force - 26/10/15 | McMillan Wins For Weston - 19/10/15 | Summers Shines On Into Autumn - 04/10/15

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.

Grand Pier Half Marathon

04/11/2015 12:38:55

Congratulations to the WAC participants of the Grand Pier Half Marathon on 1 November 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 - 1h 18m 14s (5th Overall - 1st Vet 40)
2nd - Darren Stacey - 1h 22m 22s (8th Overall)
3rd - Wilf Huxtable - 1h 22m 40s (10th Overall)
58th - John Hinchliffe - 1h 37m 26s (10th Overall - 1st Vet 60)

Female:
1st - Carol O'Leary - 1h 45m 43s (113rd Overall - 1st Vet 60)
2nd - Michelle Fryer - 1h 48m 59s (139th Overall)
3rd - Helen Diamond - 1h 51m 33s (173rd Overall)

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

Cracker 10km - Race packs & Participant edit and substitutions processes

01/11/2015 16:38:02

Race Packs for the Cracker 10km race will be posted shortly after 11th November. If you have not received your race pack by Friday November 27th then please EMAIL the race secretary immediately providing your name, postal address and contact telephone number.

CLICK HERE for a copy of the race literature which will be included in the race pack.

The Cracker 10km event reached race capacity some weeks ago but we want as many people to take part in the race so we are allowing participant substitutions. Please use the Cracker Facebook and Twitter pages (links are on the right hand side of the Cracker webpage) to advertise that you have a space available or you are looking for a place. Weston AC will not be operating a waiting list due to the significant administration required.

Please CLICK HERE for details of the substitution process.

It is the responsibility of the original Cracker 10km event entrant to ensure that ALL the required runner details are entered correctly into the online entry system. This includes changes to the runner’s email/postal address, contact telephone numbers, running club name and emergency contact details subsequent to the date that the original online entry was made.

Please CLICK HERE for details of the runner details amendment process.

Please note that the deadline for making runner amendments and substitutions is 6pm on Friday December 4th 2015. Race packs will be sent to participants at the address registered in the online entry system as at 11pm Monday 2nd November.
[ Cracker webpage ]