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August 2015

Press Release - Couch to Cracker in ten weeks

31/08/2015 19:54:50

Weston Athletic Club will be organising a 10k training programme this autumn in the runup to its Christmas Cracker race to help runners prepare for the event. The course is designed by the club to help people progress from not being able to run at all to being able to run 10k in just ten weeks.

Jim Wotton from the club organises the programme: “Last year we helped 50 runners, many of whom had never run before, and some who were lapsed runners, to develop their confidence, fitness and technique with the goal of running the Christmas Cracker at the end of the training programme. Most of them achieved this, and they’ve all carried on this year to enjoy running on a regular basis.

“I really would encourage anyone who would like to get into running, by working towards an achievable goal, to get in touch. It’s a great way to get started at the same time as a large number of other people who are all in exactly the same position. As well as preparing people physically, we’ll also give people advice on pre-race nutrition, hydration and what kit to wear when running.”

The Christmas Cracker training programme will begin on Monday September 28 with sessions every Monday evening at 7pm, and optional sessions every Saturday at 8am. A charge of £30 will be made at the beginning of the course and all the profits will go to Weston Hospicecare. All the coaches and leaders from the club give their time freely.

Entry for the race is available at www.westonac.co.uk/christmascracker and anyone wanting to sign-up or find out more about the pre-race training programme should contact Jim Wotton by email at jim.wotton@westonac.co.uk or by phone on 01934 814 208.

For more information contact vanessa.andrews@westonac.co.uk

Press Release - Weston race for cake

31/08/2015 19:53:50

On Wednesday evening 19 members from Weston Athletic Club took on the three mile Crook Peak Cake Race, which sees runners tackle 800 feet of climb to the top of the peak and along Wavering Down, before the final steep descent to the finish line. Chris McMillan and Michelle Fryer finished second overall among the men and women at the race in times of 20.24 and 28.02 respectively...read more


The Weston AC Media Team have also recently published the following race reports:
Weston AC go the distance in Europe - 24/08/15, Weston AC to the power of three - 09/08/15, In pursuit at Purdown - 02/08/1015

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.

The 401 Challenge

31/08/2015 09:53:19

We are supporting Ben Smith, who is trying to run 401 marathons in 401 days, and he will be doing his 4th run in Weston on Friday the 4th Sept on a course that we have provided for him. If you are around it would be great if we could provide some company for him. We have been told he intends to run at about 5 hr pace. He will be starting from the Grand Pier at 10:00 am - Ian and I will be there from 9:30. He will be doing a loop of Sand Bay and then coming back to the pier at about half way when I and hopefully a few others will accompany him past the Anchor, Loxton, Christon, Hutton and then back via Uphill to the seafront. If anybody would like to help him with the first or second parts that would be great or if Simon wants to go the whole way even better. If you wish to join us for the second part please be at the pier at 11:30am. Please can you let me/Ian know if you are able to help and intend to come along.

Jim Wotton

[ 401 Challenge Website ]

Gwent league outing - date for your diary

31/08/2015 09:51:50

We have now been given the details of the 15/16 Gwent league meetings. We will include the meeting in Brecon on Saturday the 5/3/16 in next years programme . Dave Jones has kindly offered to arrange the coach for us and will let us have more detail later.

Severn Bridge Half Marathon

30/08/2015 20:42:19

Congratulations to the WAC participants of the Severn Bridge Half Marathon on 30 August 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 - 1h 29m 41s (81st Overall)
2nd - Wayne Entwhistle - 1h 56m 2s (966th Overall)
3rd - Luke Buchan - 2h 18m 6s (1791st Overall)

Female:
1st - Carol O'Leary - 1h 48m 18s (635th Overall - 2nd F60)
2nd - Mary Nutley - 2h 9m 50s (1714th Overall)
3rd - Belinda Wilson - 2h 10m 40s (1607th Overall)

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Crook Peak Cake Race

30/08/2015 10:09:57

Congratulations to the WAC participants of the Crook Peak Cake Race on 26 August 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 McMillian - 20m 24s (2nd Overall)
2nd - Kieron Summers - 22m 14s (5th Overall)
3rd - Marc Malloy - 22m 18s (9th Overall)

Female:
1st - Michelle Fryer - 28m 2s (56th Overall - 2nd Female)
2nd - Tamara Bourne - 29m 25s (63rd Overall)
3rd - Julie Bailiss - 32m 26s (80th Overall)

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New Members

29/08/2015 19:30:59

Please extend a warm welcome to new club members Ryan Flynn, Kelly Hemmens, Caroline Bazell and David Bickell.

Press Release - Weston AC go the distance in Europe

26/08/2015 09:03:22

A break in the running race calendar has allowed Weston Athletic Club's triathletes to take centre stage while participating in a series of gruelling events. They have travelled far and wide for the pleasure of taking part in Europe's toughest endurance events...read more


The Weston AC Media Team have also recently published the following race reports:
Weston AC to the power of three - 09/08/15, In pursuit at Purdown - 02/08/1015, Weston conquer the Exmoor Beast - 26/07/15

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.

Whites 2x2x2 Results

25/08/2015 18:49:05

Well done to all runners who turned up on Sunday morning to face the elements at Burrington Combe.

A special congratulations to Guy Bradford, first man home in a course record breaking time of 49 mins 3 secs, and to Niki Fulstow and Rachael Vincent, joint first ladies home in 1 hr 4 min 8 secs.

Lots of other age category prizes were awarded, for a full list of results click here.

All runners were entered into a raffle for Easy Runner vouchers and the lucky winner was Neil Jarrett.

Many thanks to the Whites for a fun and well organised race and breakfast.

Early bird discount for the Prom Race Series ends soon!

25/08/2015 15:45:32

The early bird discount for the 2015-16 5 mile Series ends on 31st August. Please note that the race HQ is now at the Bay Cafe in the Tropicana at the opposite end of the Promenade. Please give yourself plenty of time to familiarise yourself with the new facilities. Parking is available along Marine Parade at a cost of £1.50 after 6pm. The first race is on 24th September 2015 so don't delay, enter today!
[ 5m Prom Race Online Entry | 1m Prom Race Entry | Prom Run Series Webpage ]

Mendip Muddle 2015 - Volunteers needed

20/08/2015 16:51:46

The annual Mendip Muddle off road race is taking place on Sunday 11th October. For those of you who don’t know the event it’s a 12.5 mile multi terrain race run from Charterhouse over the beautiful Mendips. We usually have about 300 runners. More details can be found on the race page.

The organisation and staging of this race relies on WAC members volunteering to help. We need people to help set the course on Saturday and then on Sunday we need marshals out on the course and assistance at race HQ with the start, finish, race number distribution and the clear up afterwards.

We’ll need about 35 volunteers. We have a regular core of members who help out with most of the WAC events, which is great, but I am very keen for new members and those that may not have been involved before to help as well. It is also possible to run the race and help out before or after.

Can you let me know if you are available to help on the day. You can either email or speak to me at Tuesday or Thursday sessions over the coming weeks. For those that don’t know me I’m the tall guy with long hair, 50ish.

Tony Hogg (Race Director Mendip Muddle)

Mendip Muddle 2015 - Early bird discount ends 31st August.

20/08/2015 16:47:20

This year’s Mendip Muddle is being held of Sunday 11th October. If you want to get a discount off the standard entry fee enter before 31st August. For more details please have a look at the race page.

Entries have been open for some time and are filling up, so if you planning to run this year please get your entry in soon. Entries are available online at the Weston AC website or if you require a paper entry form I can either email one or send one in the post if you send your address.

Tony Hogg (Race Director Mendip Muddle)

The Whites 2x2x2 Challange

20/08/2015 15:22:03

It's that time of year again - The Whites 2x2x2 Challenge will take place on Sunday 23 August 2015 at 9am.

Race HQ - Burrington Inn (BS40 7AT) at Burrington Combe. Please park in the bottom car park. The race start will be at the top of the Link Way road which is opposite the car park (please allow 10 minutes to get to the start point).

The object of the run/race is to encourage new and old members of Weston AC to take part in off-road runs and introduce them to the wonders Mendip Hills. The course - Six miles long with two miles up, two miles down and two miles flat. There will be two water stations.

Awards - For first male and first female and age categories. All abilities are welcome with the main award - i.e. a pair of shoes (provided by the club) awarded in a raffle for all finishers of the race/run/walk.

Breakfast will be provided at the Burrington Inn after the event.

Just add your name to the White's 2x2x2 event page or let Jim / Sue know you are coming via email or any other means!

Thursday & Saturday

12/08/2015

I will be running a woods hill session this Thursday which is open to all members of the club. We will meet at the entrance to Worlebury woods at 7.00pm.
As well as the normal Saturday session at Drove Rd this week, there are also a number of club members taking the short trip to Burnham-on-Sea for the free 5k 'Park Run'. If you fancy joining Jim and his crew then you will be most welcome. You will need to register via the Park Run web site. See Jim W. if you require any more info. It will be an 8.30am meet at Apex Park for 9.00am race start. Thank you J.T.

New Members

11/08/2015 20:34:58

Please extend a warm welcome to new club members Katherine Roberts, Simon Shorrock, Felicity Shorrock and Stuart Feltham.

Haselbury Trail 10k

11/08/2015 20:23:25

Congratulations to the WAC participants of the Haselbury Trail 10K on 5 August 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 - 42m 17s (9th Overall)
2nd - Matthew Wheeler - 42m 52s (10th Overall)
3rd - Adrian Noble - 43m 26s (11th Overall)

Female:
1st - Mary Nutley - 1h 0m 31s (79th Overall)
2nd - Rachel Hedges - 1h 5m 39s (94th Overall)
3rd - Julia Withers - 1h 5m 37s (96th Overall)

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Standish Woodland Chase

11/08/2015 20:18:42

Congratulations to the WAC participants of the Standish Woodland Chase on 9 August 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 - Darren Stacey - 1h 4m 34s (6th Overall)
2nd - Guy Bradford - 1h 4m 44s (7th Overall)
3rd - Adrian Noble - 1h 9m 5s (22nd Overall)

Female:
1st - Helen Diamond - 1h 35m 18s (110th Overall)
2nd - Mary Nutley - 1h 36m 39s (111st Overall)
3rd - Vanessa Andrews - 1h 39m 52s (122nd Overall)

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Press Release - Weston AC to the power of three

10/08/2015 09:35:44

Three events occupied Weston Athletic Club members over the last week demonstrating that there's no rest for some during the holiday season...read more


The Weston AC Media Team have also recently published the following race reports:
In pursuit at Purdown - 02/08/1015, Weston conquer the Exmoor Beast - 26/07/15, James rocks the stones - 17/07/15

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

09/08/2015 22:15:07

Please extend a warm welcome to new club members Julie Patrick and Mike Brookes.

Disc Golf at Mendip Outdoor Pursuits

06/08/2015 20:42:05

Special Social Event Planned For This Month

Fancy a spot of Disc Golf at Mendip Outdoor Pursuits? Our social guru Mr Snelling has organised a club night out to Churchill to have a go. Teams of four, 10 hole course, and probably (like all good WAC socials) food afterwards. We can have either Wed 19 or Thur 20 August.
Soooo....
Question 1 - are you interested?
Question 2 - which date of the two on offer would you prefer? (and say if you can make both)

Have a look

New Members

02/08/2015 21:49:08

Please extend a warm welcome to new club members Noel Flynn, Lucy Williams and Carl Williams.

Press Release - In Pursuit at Purdown

02/08/2015 21:16:45

Fourteen runners from Weston Athletic Club travelled to Bristol on Thursday evening to take on the final race of the season in the Town and Country Harriers' summer series. The Purdown Pursuit features 10k of off-road undulating terrain around the Stoke Park estate....read more


The Weston AC Media Team have also recently published the following race reports:
Weston conquer the Exmoor Beast - 26/07/15, James rocks the stones - 17/07/15, Get your skates on for Cracker places - 17/07/15

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.

Prom Entry Now Open

02/08/2015 21:10:44

Entry to the 33rd Weston Prom series is now open. For full information see the race page. There is an early bird discount for entries before 1 September and also note that the race HQ has moved this year to the Bay at the Trop.

Purdown Pursuit

02/08/2015 20:59:38

Congratulations to the WAC participants of the Purdown Pursuit on 30 July 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 Briffit - 42m 22s (6th Overall)
2nd - Marc Malloy - 42m 46s (7th Overall)
3rd - Guy Bradford - 44m 47s (13th Overall)

Female:
1st - Michelle Fryer - 54m 7s (55th Overall)
2nd - Mary Nutley - 1h 5m 38s (87th Overall)

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