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January 2016

New Members

29/01/2016 22:02:00

Please extend a warm welcome to new club members Matt Dell, Gary Bowden, Paul Hudson, Lesley Goulding and Sarah Hicks.

Volunteer(s) Needed

26/01/2016 00:15:11

It is with regret that I must inform you that after more years than I care to remember, I will be stepping down from my race/membership online entry administration duties and deputy website administration role from 31st March 2016. In addition, I am stepping down from my membership of the Cracker Committee and Cracker Race Secretary roles at this week’s Cracker meeting.

I have already informed the main Club and Cracker Committees of my decision. Following a change in personal circumstances, I find myself desperately short of free time and therefore can no longer dedicate the amount of time required in order to perform the following activities:

- Creation of online entry systems for the WAC hosted races
- Creation of online club membership system
- Deputy Webmaster
- Cracker Committee member
- Cracker Race Secretary
- Adding club races to Runner’s World magazine and online event listings


I take pride in the contribution I have made to the club organisation and administration over the years but I believe now is the right time to hand over the baton to someone else in order to inject new ideas and enthusiasm into the role(s).

So, if you fancy giving some of your time back to the club and taking on some, all or any of the above duties please get in contact using the email link below. The continued operation of Weston AC relies heavily on club members doing their bit, so please don't leave it to others to put their hands up.

Full training, documentation and a handover will be provided so please get in touch soon to allow adequate time before I step down. This is your opportunity to make a difference and contribute your own ideas to making this wonderful club of ours even more successful! A reminder that I will need to cease all the above duties by 31st March 2016 at the latest so if nobody comes forward there will be no online race entry systems, no club membership system and no Cracker Race Secretary.

Thank you for your attention and I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Best wishes

Bryan Morley
[ Send Email to Bryan Morley ]

Awards Night 2016

25/01/2016 21:03:03

Please could everyone coming to the awards night on 12 February please check their menu options here. Changes can be made up until Thursday 28 January by emailing Paul.

Note: The soup will be tomato with red Pepper, the "Ballotine" starter is the smoked chicken and ham ballotine and for those having Braised steak for the main course, where no sauce was specified, the red wine sauce has been chosen.

WAC Triathlete of the Year 2015

25/01/2016 10:24:43


Calling all WAC triathletes
Voting is under way for the Weston AC triathlete of the year. This award goes to the club triathlete who fellow club members think has made the greatest achievement in 2015.

Only club members who have completed at least one triathlon in 2015 can vote and be nominated. Club members cannot vote for themselves.

To cast your vote, send the name of your nominee to Andy Hayes: triathlon@westonac.co.uk by no later than midnight on Sunday 31 January.

The winner will be announced at the club awards night on Friday 12 February.

Slaughterford 9

24/01/2016 21:21:40

Congratulations to the WAC participants of the Slaughterford 9 on 24 January 2016. The full results are available via the link below. If you have a query with the results please use the email link.

Male:
1st - Andy Chadburn - 1h 5m 33s (17th Overall)
2nd - Guy Bradford - 1h 7m 5s (31st Overall)
3rd - Josh Harris - 1h 10m 16s (56th Overall)

Female:
1st - Helen Diamond - 1h 30m 23s (212nd Overall)
2nd - Nia Davies - 1h 33m 33s (94th Overall)
3rd - Vanessa Andrews - 1h 40m 39s (281st Overall)

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

Press Release - Mud, sweat and cheers

24/01/2016 21:14:50

The running calendar had something for everyone last week, as Weston Athletic Club’s members took on pan flat tarmac and brutal off-road climbs....read more


The Weston AC Media Team have also recently published the following race reports:
Fifty Shades of Mud - 17/01/16 | New Year, New Record - 01/01/16 | Blustery Boxing Day Belter - 26/12/15

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.

One Mile Prom Race - January 2016

21/01/2016 23:00:00

Congratulations to all the participants in the fifth of this season's 1 Mile Prom Run of the Series 2015-2016 on Thursday 21st January.
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.

William FULLER made it in first in under 6 minutes, so well done to him.
It would appear that the course was up to 100m longer than the statute one mile, so times overall could have been better, but well done to all finishers.

Male:
1st - William FULLER (Year 10) - North Somerset AC - 5m 59s
2nd - Joe WITHERS (Year 11) - North Somerset AC - 6m 22s
3rd - William MAINE (Year 6) - Unattached - 6m 29s

Female:
1st - Maise SQUIRE (Year 9) - North Somerset AC - 6m 45s
2nd - Ellie REDMAN (Year 8) - North Somerset AC - 6m 47s
3rd - Connie BALLENTINE (Year 7) - North Somerset AC - 7m 02s

There were yet another amazing 58 young finishers for this race.
[ Final Results | E-mail Rob Skeen with Prom Results Query | Prom Page | Paper Entry Form ]

5 Mile Prom Race - January 2016

21/01/2016 22:00:00

Well Done to all the Participants in this month's Prom Race 21st January 2016.
A link to the provisional results is below.

It was a milder night than previous, so easy on you runners. Well Done to all. :-)

Jenny SPINK of Bristol & West came 3rd overall in a great time of 28m 03s. Excellent result.

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 February's race close on Tuesday 16th February.

Male:
1st - Alex CROSSLAND (88) - Clevedon AC - 27m 31s
2nd - Andrew COOKE (5071) - Bristol & West AC - 27m 39s
3rd - Kieron SUMMERS (74) - Weston AC - 28m 09s

Female:
1st - Jenny SPINK (5019) - Bristol & West AC - 28m 03s
2nd - Joanne GALLAGHER (189) - Clevedon AC - 32m 04s
3rd - Penny GARDINER (54) - Bristol & West AC - 32m 13s

There were a 318 finishers for this fifth race of the series.
[ Provisional Results | Click Here to enter online | Send Results Query Email to PromEntry | WAC Results | Prom Page ]

Press Release - Fifty Shades of Mud

18/01/2016 19:25:03

The strong headwind that characterised last year’s Riverbank Rollick was replaced by mud, and plenty of it, at this year’s race on Sunday. Deep mud, sticky mud, muddy puddles, slippery mud and in more colours than found on a Dulux paint chart, it kept all 408 runners occupied for the duration of the nine mile course...read more


The Weston AC Media Team have also recently published the following race reports:
New Year, New Record - 01/01/16 | Blustery Boxing Day Belter - 26/12/15 | Summers faces warm front - 21/12/15

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.

Riverbank Rollick 2016

17/01/2016 18:18:35

Well done to all 23 Weston AC runners in the wet and Muddy Riverbank run today.

Hope you all had fun!
Paul SNELLING was recorded as first MV65 placed runner overall with a placing of 141st and time of 01:22:46, so very well done to him again :-)

Marc MOLLOY was first Weston AC runner in a creditable 29th place with a time of 01:07:25, closely followed by Guy BRADFORD in 32nd place with a time of 01:07:57 and then Josh HARRIS in 41st place and a time of 01:09:26.

Nicola FULSTOW was first WAC lady home in 118th place with a time of 01:22:04 and 3rd LV40 overall, with Helen DIAMOND second WAC lady in 219th place with a time of 01:35:25 and third Weston lady was Vanessa ANDREWS in 273rd place with a time of 01:40:10.

There were 408 finishers overall.

Provisional Results on Website here [ Thornbury Riverbank Rollick Provisional Results ]

New Members

16/01/2016 22:16:21

Please extend a warm welcome to new club members Shelly Allan, Sheryl Selway, Ann Katrina Monkhouse, Ruth Lynam, Kevin Davies, Grace John and Helen Chard-Andrews.

Charity Fundraisers

09/01/2016 11:10:35

Calling all club members, this will only take a minute....
Help try and raise £500 for the Bone Cancer Research Trust without spending a penny.
Club member Liz Nicholls has been nominated by colleagues at Legal and General to receive a charity fundraiser award.

If she wins L&G will donate £500 to BCRT - the charity she's been supporting while running marathons recently and supporting Mary Collard's fund.

The winner is the nominee with the most votes. Let's help Liz win and raise another £500. Cast your vote at: Charity Fundraisers

Diary

04/01/2016 10:13:43

Monday is usual recovery run from HM 7.00pm. Tuesday is 5k handicap from the Grand Pier 7.00pm. Thursday is HM 7.00pm.

New Members

03/01/2016 20:38:26

Please extend a warm welcome to new club members Sarah Boston, Tracy Murlis, Janet Riddiford, Rebecca Joules, Anne Appleyard, Marianna Esposito, Daniel Denning, Clare Harvey and Teresa Walsh.

Happy New Year

02/01/2016 13:47:30

Happy New Year club members. We just wanted to let you all know that we've had a lovely letter from Weston Hospicecare - our chosen race charity for last month's Christmas Cracker - thanking the club for the £5,000 we raised for them. They have praised us for an exciting and well-organised event, and said that our support is valued very much by all of the staff, volunteers and patients at the Hospice.

We're able to support the Hospice in this way, largely because of the many hours you all contribute as members to make the race happen, so thank you.

Press Release - New Year, New Record

01/01/2016 22:20:25

The New Year got off to a great start for Tom Merson when he not only won Weston Athletic Club’s New Year’s Day Hangover 10k race, he also set a new course record in the process. Merson, of Bristol and West AC, completed the two-lap undulating course around Kewstoke and Sand Bay in a blisteringly fast time of 30.50, taking 14 seconds off the previous record set by one of his fellow club members five years ago...read more


The Weston AC Media Team have also recently published the following race reports:
Blustery Boxing Day Belter - 26/12/15 | Summers faces warm front - 21/12/15 | Santas, superheroes and snowmen smash the Christmas Cracker 10k - 13/12/15

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 Hangover 10k 2016

01/01/2016 14:00:35

Congratulations to the participants of the Hangover 10km race this Friday 1st January 2016.
The full provisional results are available via the link below.
Well done to Tom MERSON of Bristol & West AC who broke the course record this year in a new time of 30m 50s.
The first two ladies came in very close together and placed in top 30 runners.
The weather was cold (thankfully for this time of year) and allowed for some good PBs amongst Weston AC runners.
If you have a query with the results please use the email link to contact the webmaster.

Male:
1st - Tom MERSON - 30m 50s - Bristol & West AC
2nd - Abed TEWELDEBRHAN - 33m 20s - Newport Harriers AC
3rd - Matthew EDMONDS - 33m 46s - Newport Harriers AC


Female:
1st - Jodie WITHYMAN - 39m 25s - Clevedon AC
2nd -Alexander COTTS- 39m 29s - South West Road Runners
3rd - Louise HOWELLS - 40m 45s - Lliswerry Runners

There were an amazing 237 finishers.
[ Provisional Results | Send results query e-mail to Webmaster ]