Dear Weston AC members
Some of you might have noticed from recent social media posts that race entries are due to go live this weekend for our Christmas Cracker 10k event on Sunday 11 December.
Those of you who have joined the club recently might not be aware, that we ask all our club members to help make the race a success by volunteering on race day instead of running the race. It takes over 200 people to make the race happen, so we really do need all members to lend a hand.
The only exceptions are club members who have joined the club in 2016 AND never run the race before.
Everyone who volunteers does still get to run the race though, when we run the course all together the day before the race, in full fancy dress, and then have a breakfast together afterwards as a thank you to our club volunteers.
So, if you joined the club in 2015 or earlier, OR if you’ve joined this year and run the race previously please don’t enter the race online, and we’ll be in touch in October to give you more details about the volunteering.
In the meantime, please keep the weekend of Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 December free in your diaries.
Cracker Race Director
Entry opens on Sunday July 3 for the annual 10k Christmas Cracker race at Weston-super-Mare. Runners of all abilities are encouraged to sign-up for the event which always sells out fast. This year’s race takes place on Sunday December 11 at 11am, and all runners are encouraged to wear fancy dress, or at the very least a piece of tinsel. The route starts at the Grand Pier and covers a flat course along the beach, through Uphill and back along the prom before ending on the beach again at the pier...read more
The past week has proved a busy one for Weston Athletic Club’s runners, with two very different races to occupy them, and test their spring training regimes. Tuesday saw the running of the club’s own Beacon Batch - a ﬁve mile fell race starting above Burrington Combe and climbing 1,000 feet to the summit of the Mendips. Rain over previous days made for soggy conditions underfoot, and many muddy trainers. In a carbon copy of last year’s event, the club’s own Chris McMillan won the race by a clear margin of over 90 seconds in 34.39 - the same time to the second as his 2015 run...read more
Congratulations to all the participants of the Beacon Batch Fell Race 2016 this Tuesday 21st June 2016.
The full results are available via the link below. If you have a query with the results please use the message link below.
Weather held for a good run, though some mud on course left for a few splattered bodies!
Another good result for Chris MCMILLAN with exactly the same time as last year. quite some consistency, along with Richard BATESON, just 15 secs off last year's time.
A nice mention from the Chairman of WAC for Jim Plunkett-Cole in his next endeavours abroad and handing over a sponsorship cheque to show WAC support.
1st - Chris MCMILLAN - Weston AC - 34m 39s
2nd - Richard BATESON - Yeovil Town RRC - 36m 14s
3rd - Duncan BIRTWISTLE - Telford AC - 37m 32s
1st - Emily COX - Southville Running Club - 44m 38s
2nd - Joanne LAWRENCE - Bitton Road Runners - 46m 43s
3rd - Helen CROOKS - Nailsea Running Club- 48m 20s
There were a hardy 93 Finishers overall for this event, now into it's second year of a well received revised course.
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Thanks to Kieron's excellent suggestion, the WAC committee has agreed to support hiring a minibus or coach (depending on numbers) to take club members down to Dorset for this year's Charmouth Challenge on Saturday 2 July.
If you would like to book a place, please email Vanessa so we can confirm numbers.
***YOU WILL NEED TO LET US KNOW BY CLOSE OF PLAY ON TUESDAY 21 JUNE SO WE HAVE TIME TO HIRE AN APPROPRIATE VEHICLE***
Email Vanessa: firstname.lastname@example.org
Online entries have now closed but you can enter on Tuesday evening at the Burrington Inn. Entries on the evening will close at 7:15pm.
Could Marshalls please report to the Burrington Inn for 6:30 to 6:45pm
No fewer than 75 Weston Athletic Club members travelled to Clevedon on Tuesday evening to take on the annual Clevedon Midsummer 10k. The race is favoured by club runners across the area as a test of pace given its almost entirely ﬂat route. This year’s event did not disappoint those looking to better their previous fastest times, and conditions on the evening were good with a cooler-than-of-late temperature and light breeze...read more
Please extend a warm welcome to new club members Paul Cousins, Maria Davidson and Paul Evans.
Weston Athletic Club member Paul Snelling has just earned himself a world title at the 2016 ITU Duathlon World Championships in Spain. The sprint event, which comprised a 5k run, a 20.5k bike ride and then a 2.5k run, attracted elite and age-group athletes from all over the world.
Paul’s category featured athletes from across Europe, Canada, the USA and Australia. Paul put himself in a strong position right from the start, and although the 5k run was a tough one, he ﬁnished with a lead on the second placed competitor of well over a minute and a half.
He maintained his advantage over the hilly bike course before tackling the ﬁnal run. It was here that he found a ﬁnal burst of energy to increase his lead by a further two minutes. This overall performance, plus his swift and practised transitions, enabled Paul to romp home a clear winner and world champion for his age group. His time of 1.18.03 was almost ﬁve minutes ahead of his closest rival...read more
The annual Mob Match 10k is not far away, Friday July 15th over the Tow Path course in Bristol. A free club invitational event against other local teams from the area. It is open to all WAC members, whatever the group you run with. We need to have a team of at least 20 runners, so the more the merrier. If you fancy wearing your club colours with pride, then could you please sign up on either the Club Championship page for this event or by emailing me email@example.com. I am also happy to take any queries you my have about the event. There are also plenty of details on the Great Western Runners site regarding the venue. Lifts I am sure can be arranged. There is a new HQ with changing, parking and a bar. Perhaps even some cakes could be arranged. Don't be afraid, come and join us. Looking forward to hearing from lots of you. Many thanks Jamie T.
Congratulations to the WAC participants of the Ninesprings 9k Multi-terrain on 21 May 2016. The full results are available via the link below. If you have a query with the results please use the email link.
1st - Paul Snelling - 50m 56s (37th Overall)
2nd - John Hinchliffe - 51m 14s (40th Overall)
3rd - Pete Bartlett - 57m 25s (62nd Overall)
1st - Debbie Brooks - 1h 3m 8s (78th Overall)
2nd - Rachel Hedges - 1h 3m 58s (83rd Overall)
3rd - Julie Shergold - 1h 4m 18s (86th Overall)
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Congratulations to the WAC participants of the Tyntesfield 10k on 18 May 2016. The full results are available via the link below. If you have a query with the results please use the email link.
1st - Chris Mcmillan - 37m 42s (2nd Overall)
2nd - Kieron Summers - 40m 5s (7th Overall)
3rd - Nick Briffit - 40m 39s (11th Overall)
1st - Nicola Fulstow - 50m 20s (85th Overall)
2nd - Michelle Fryer - 54m 23s (128th Overall)
3rd - Elaine Eldridge - 55m 31s (141st Overall)
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Please extend a warm welcome to new club members Sarah Marsh and Clive Wheatley.
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