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December 2015

Hangover 10km - January 1st 2016 - Entry on the day available

30/12/2015 18:13:32

Online and postal entry to the 2016 Hangover 10km is now closed but you can still enter on the day. What better way to start the year as you mean to go on than with a run by the seaside? Held around the village of Kewstoke (near Weston-super-Mare), the Hangover 10km helps you to get over the effects of the night before.

Please ensure you aim to arrive before 10.30am as car parking is limited and car share if possible. If you are entering on the day it would help greatly if you could print out and complete, prior to your arrival, the paper entry form (link below) and bring cash or cheque (payable to Weston AC) for £8 (affiliated) or £10 (unattached).
[ Paper Entry Form | Hangover 10km Webpage ]

Press Release - Blustery Boxing Day Belter

29/12/2015 16:40:44

There was no time for second helpings of turkey for the 39 Weston Athletic Club members who made the annual pilgrimage to Clevedon for the Boxing Day road race, and a final tussle for hotly-contested club championship points. Conditions were certainly drier and warmer this year, but the fiercely strong winds put paid to most runners’ ambitions of a personal best on the four mile route...read more


The Weston AC Media Team have also recently published the following race reports:
Summers faces warm front - 21/12/15 | Santas, superheroes and snowmen smash the Christmas Cracker 10k - 13/12/15 | Weston storm the Knoll - 30/11/15

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.

Message from Jim - Hangover 10

28/12/2015 09:43:19

Hangover help needed Friday

On last effort before we can rest a bit easier (apart from the prom runs). I need support for marshalling on Friday at the Hangover. Please run if you want - we have over 30 WAC entries already - but if not running I need about 20 people to commit to marshal for me. Please can you drop me a mail to confirm

Clevedon Boxing Day Race

28/12/2015 08:04:44

Congratulations to the WAC participants of the Clevedon Boxing Day Race on 26 December 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 - Nick Briffitt - 23m 45s (27th Overall)
2nd - Guy Bradford - 23m 54s (29th Overall)
3rd - Matthew Wheeler - 24m 58s (55th Overall)

Female:
1st - Nia Davies - 29m 33s (195th Overall)
2nd - Michelle Fryer - 29m 38s (200th Overall)
3rd - Helen Diamond - 31m 9s (260th Overall)

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

Wellington Monument Race

28/12/2015 07:59:49

Congratulations to the WAC participants of the Wellington Monument Race on 20 December 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 - 42m 17s (20th Overall)
2nd - Stuart Diamond - 44m 29s (34th Overall)
3rd - Jim Hayward - 47m 3s (53rd Overall)

Female:
1st - Michelle Fryer - 51m 16s (83rd Overall)
2nd - Lindsay Graham - 52m 30s (92nd Overall)
3rd - Helen Diamond - 53m 25s (104th Overall)

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

New Members

27/12/2015 21:51:18

Please extend a warm welcome to new club members Lucy Down and Alison Burnett.

Press Release - Summers faces warm front

22/12/2015 21:19:10

Unseasonably mild conditions greeted the 301 runners who took on December’s Weston Athletic Club prom run in what can definitely be described as vest weather. Normally at this stage in the nine-race series, runners do battle with strong winds and often sideways rain, but this race provided excellent conditions, with only the customary seafront breeze to contend with. Kieron Summers was the club’s first member to complete the five mile course in 27.57 and third overall. Second spot went to Wilf Huxtable, sealing himself a new personal best in the process with 29.09, and Nick Briffitt followed close behind in 29.16...read more


The Weston AC Media Team have also recently published the following race reports:
Santas, superheroes and snowmen smash the Christmas Cracker 10k - 13/12/15 | Weston storm the Knoll - 30/11/15 | Runners enjoy the calm between storms - 23/11/15

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.

Even More New Members!

20/12/2015 18:27:04

And they followed a bright star... and found WAC. Please extend a warm welcome to new club members Ness Wilce, Olivia Wilce, Paula Luke, Sarah Iles, Ellen Flynn, Stephen Morgan, Zuzana Eade, Mathew Allsworth, Charlotte Matthews and Liv Coveney-Jones.

Weston Prom Race - Team Competition

20/12/2015 11:04:49

The team standings after four races can be found here: Current Standings

One Mile Prom Race - December 2015

17/12/2015 22:00:00

Congratulations to all the participants in the fourth of this season's 1 Mile Prom Run of the Series 2015-2016 on Thursday 17th December.
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.

Very close finishers for the males and females 1st and 2nd places. Excellent results. Well done to all.

Male:
1st - Joe WITHERS (Yr 11) - North Somerset AC - 5m 35s
2nd - Vaughan CLARKE (Yr 10) - Unattached - 5m 36s
3rd - William MAINE (Yr 6) - Unattached - 5m 59s

Female:
1st - Maise SQUIRE (Yr 9) - North Somerset AC - 6m 15s
2nd - Ruby OWEN (Yr 7) - North Somerset AC - 6m 23s
3rd - Ellie REDMAN (Yr 8) - North Somerset AC - 6m 26s

There were yet another amazing 51 young finishers for this race.
[ Final Results | E-mail Rob Skeen with Prom Results Query | Prom Page | Paper Entry Form ]

5 Mile Prom Race - December

17/12/2015 21:48:00

Well Done to all the Participants in this month's Prom Race 17th December.
A link to the provisional results is below.

It was a colder evening of late but good for PBs, at least for some!

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 19th January.

Male:
1st - Alex CROSSLAND (88) - Clevedon AC - 27m 12s
2nd - Alan BAKER (4047) - North Somerset AC - 27m 41s
3rd - Kieron SUMMERS (74) - Weston AC - 27m 57s

Female:
1st - Jenny MCNAMARA (310) - Cheddar Running Club - 31m 45s
2nd - Jodie WITHYMAN (9) - Clevedon AC - 32m 04s
3rd - Laura MEECH (65) - Clevedon AC - 32m 34s

There were a 301 finishers for this fourth race of the series.
[ Provisional Results | Click Here to enter online | Send Results Query Email to PromEntry | WAC Results | Prom Page ]

Mini Cracker 2015 - Final Results

16/12/2015 19:50:53

Thank you to all the runners who took part in the Mini Cracker 2km race on Sunday December 6th 2015. We do hope you enjoyed yourselves. The final results are available via the link below. Also below is a link to the race photos for you to view and purchase from our friends at Photo-Fit.Net
[ Final Results | Cracker web page | Cracker and Mini Cracker event photos ]

2016 Race Calender

15/12/2015 15:58:37

The dates for most of the 2016 races are now confirmed on clubs websites. Details of the races for Jan to May will be loaded onto the site over the Xmas Hols but here are details of Jan to March for people who want to plan/enter.

Jan 17 - Riverbank Rollick (long multi)
Jan 21 - Prom run
Jan 24 - Slaughterford (long multi)
Feb 4 - Burnham 5K
Feb 13 - Monmouth (cross country)
Feb 14 - Dursley Dozen (long multi)
Feb 14 - Hestercombe road 1/2 marathon
Feb 18 - Prom run
Feb 21 - Two bays (long multi)
Mar 3 - Burnham 5K
Mar 5 - Brecon (cc - club outing)
Mar 6 - Bideford road 1/2 marathon
Mar 13 - Grizzly (long multi)
Mar 13 - Gloucester 20 (road misc)
Mar 17 - Prom run
Mar 20 - Cheddar big cheese (long multi)
Mar 20 - Forest of Dean road 1/2 marathon
Mar 28 - Shapwick Bunny (short multi)

Press Release - Santas, superheroes and snowmen smash the Christmas Cracker 10k

15/12/2015 15:57:52

Over 1,800 runners tackled the seafront course of the annual Christmas Cracker 10k event on Sunday 6 December, organised by Weston Athletic Club. In keeping with the tradition of participants wearing festive attire, tinsel-clad runners were also joined by elves, reindeers, Santas, snowmen and women, Smurfs, superheroes, fairies and even the components of a full Christmas dinner...read more


The Weston AC Media Team have also recently published the following race reports:
Weston storm the Knoll - 30/11/15 | Runners enjoy the calm between storms - 23/11/15 | Kibblewhite quick on the draw at Wimborne - 16/11/15

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.

Cracker and Mini Cracker Photos

14/12/2015 23:08:24

Photographs from the Cracker 10km and Mini Cracker 2km races held on Sunday December 6th, are now available to view and buy via the link below.
[ Cracker and Mini Cracker Photos from Photo-Fit.Net ]

Christmas Cracker 10km 2015 - Final Results

14/12/2015 22:52:21

Thank you to all the runners who took part in the Cracker 10km race on Sunday December 6th 2015. We do hope you enjoyed yourselves. The final results are available via one of the links below. You have a choice of downloading the full set of results or visiting the online results service, courtesy of Split Second Timing (SST), where you can download a certificate and maybe even view and purchase a race photo, courtesy of Photo-Fit-Net.
[ SST Online Final Results | Full Final Results | Cracker web page ]

Festive Explosion of New Members!

13/12/2015 18:15:51

Please extend a warm welcome to new club members Floss Morgan, Nicky Baker, Erin Jones, Zoe Coomber, Lynsey McKinstry, Laura Shaw, Vanessa Jennings, Michelle Lynam, Marie Berry and Paul Harris.

Awards Night 2016

13/12/2015 16:19:51

This season's big social event will be on 12 February at the Royal Hotel (7:00pm for 7:30pm). The cost will be £15 per head, with the balance being paid for by the club. Numbers are limited to approximately 180 so it will be first come first served; but a place is only confirmed when full payment is made. Money should be given to Paul Snelling or Ian Carpenter if possible, but also Julie Shergold or Carol O`Leary.

The choice of menu should be given at the time of payment. The gorgeous menu is:

Starters
1. Tea Soaked Melon
2. Soup of the day
3. Salmon and prawn mousse
4. Smoked chicken and Black Forest Ham Ballotine

Main Course
1. Wild mushroom and spinach Wellington
2. Sea bass Fillet with caper and lemon Butter and Orange glazed carrots
3. Braised Chicken Chausseur with red current Crouton
4. Braised Steak, with a choice of Brandy & Mustard peppercorn sauce or red wine sauce

Desserts
1. Kiwi and Pineapple mousse
2. Morello Cherry and Amaretto Bread & Butter pudding
3. Dark Chocolate Maple and Pecan cheesecake
4. Ice cream

Coffee afterwards is included.

For more details - Event Page

Cracker - Lost Property

07/12/2015 22:44:58

A number of items of lost property have been collected from Weston College and the beach after the Cracker race on Sunday 6th December. If you are missing anything please email Liz Green using the link below. Please provide your name, address, contact telephone number and a description of what you have lost.
[ Send Cracker lost property claim email to Liz Green ]

New Members

06/12/2015 22:04:40

Please extend a warm welcome to new club members Sarah Barnett, Claire Bloomer, Heledd Wyn, Amy Carter, Sara-Jayne Cronje, Amanda Kirikmaa and Jackie Kirkham.

Cracker 10km - Provisional Results

06/12/2015 19:02:03

Thank you to all the runners who took part in the Cracker 10km race. We do hope you enjoyed yourselves. The provisional results are available via the link below. If you have a query with the results please send an email to the Race Director via the link below.
[ Cracker Provisional Results | Send email with Cracker 10km Results Query | Cracker web page ]

Mini Cracker Results - Provisional

06/12/2015 18:18:32

Thank you to all the runners who took part in the first Mini Cracker 2km race. We do hope you enjoyed yourselves. The provisional results are available via the link below. If you have a query with the results please send an email to the Race Director via the link below.
[ Mini Cracker Provisional Results | Send email with Mini Cracker Results Query | Cracker web page ]

Weston Prom Race - Team Competition

06/12/2015 14:53:39

The team standings after three races can be found here: Current Standings

Cracker, Mini Cracker and Creche

04/12/2015 20:03:46

Race day is nearly upon us for the Cracker and Mini Cracker. We need to inform you that no more substitutions will be considered for the Cracker and Mini Cracker races and no more bookings are being taken for the creche.

If your race pack has not turned up and you have yet to inform the race secretary, please do so immediately by following the link on the Cracker webpage below. Here you will also find links to all the latest race information and related documentation.

Good luck and we look forward to seeing you!

Cracker Team
[ Cracker Webpage ]

Cracker Volunteers

03/12/2015 19:05:56

Thanks to everyone who is volunteering to help make the Christmas Cracker race a success this year, you should all get a message tonight with the details you need so you know what you'll be doing on Sunday, where you need to be, and what time you need to be there. Here is the final list of everyone with their roles, meeting places and start times just in case you don't get the message and here is a copy of the guide for marshals and marshal points. Could you all check the list and make sure you understand your role on the day.

If you have any questions please contact either Jim Wotton or Vanessa Andrews.

Not the Cracker

03/12/2015 10:05:00

All Cracker Volunteers can experience all the fun of the Cracker route the day before the big day - 5 December. Paul Snelling will be leading the 10k run around the 2015 Cracker route; starting at the Pier at 9:00am. Fancy dress is not obligatory but why wouldn't you when coming dressed as an elf, reindeer, fairy etc will entitle you to a free breakfast at Raddy's after the run. If that isn't incentive enough then Paul says there will be "incredible" prizes to be won!

Not the Cracker page

Press Release - Weston storm the Knoll

02/12/2015 20:52:38

The final race of the Weston Athletic Club off-road championship wast last Sunday’s Brent Knoll Race. Starting at the Burnham Association of Sports Clubs ground in Burnham-onSea the race follows muddy footpaths and fields to Brent Knoll where runners climb to the peak before heading back down steep slippery descents and retracing their steps to the finish. The weather was challenging with gale-force winds, and following the heavy rains the previous day, the ground was particularly soft and sticky...read more


The Weston AC Media Team have also recently published the following race reports:
Runners enjoy the calm between storms - 23/11/15 | Kibblewhite quick on the draw at Wimborne - 16/11/15 | Runners Remember The Fallen - 09/11/15

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.