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December 2018

Press Release

31/12/2018 13:40:22

Weston AC battle the Boxing Day bulge

While most of us were regretting the fourth mince pie and second helpings of sprouts, 57 of Weston Athletic Club’s members headed north to Clevedon to take on the traditional four mile Boxing Day race around the town. A firm favourite in the racing calendar, the race attracts runners from far and wide and always has a special festive feel.


Mild and calm conditions this year, coupled with hard work in training, proved a winning combination for Weston’s runners, with many recording their best times for the race.


First to finish for the club in 23.31 was Matt Wheeler, bringing a successful year of racing to a very fitting conclusion with yet another personal best to add to his 2018 collection. Rob Furlong and Richard Taylor were not far behind with Rob crossing the line in 24.10 and Richard in 24.29. Rob also bagged another best to bolster his 2018 list... Read more


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Weston AC Awards Presentation 2019

27/12/2018 21:59:03

This years premier social gathering will be on Friday 8th February at the Winter Gardens, 7pm for 7.30pm dinner

The cost will be £15 per person and the remainder will be subsidised by the club. To secure your place please either transfer your money with your name as a reference or give it to Paul Snelling or Sheryl Selway.

Bank details -

Sort code 20-94-74
Name - Mr EP Snelling
A/C 13255603

If you have a preference to who you want to sit with please email this along with menu choices to sherylselway@btinternet.com

Starter:
Caramelised Red Onion Tarte Tatin with Crispy Rocket & Balsamic + Sun Blazed Tomato
Chicken & Liver Parfait with Red Onion Marmalade on Toasted Bread
Carrot & Coriander Soup, Herb Oil & Crispy Rocket

Mains:
Oven Roasted Corn Fed Chicken with Cheddar Cheese + Onion Sauce.
Butternut Squash filled with Tabouleh & Crumbled Feta Cheese (vegan cheese where required)
Pressed Belly of Somerset Pork with Thatchers Cider Sauce
Pan Seared Salmon Fillet with Veronique Sauce.
All served with Roast Garlic Potatoes & Glazed Green Beans

Dessert:
Blueberry Crumble Cheese cake with a Berry Compote
Milk Chocolate Torte
Fruit Salad

There will be a bottle of red and white on each table. The awards will be followed by a disco.

Press Release

19/12/2018 09:07:37

Weston AC give it welly at Wellington

Just a few days after the Christmas Cracker, Weston Athletic Club were back out on the seafront again at the December running of the prom races. Although bitterly cold for the spectators, conditions were pretty perfect for the 300 runners who took on the five mile race.


Weston fielded a team of 63, and it was a good night for members chasing a personal best time, with 15 of them succeeding. Having run the race 42 times previously, Matt Wheeler was keen to finish under the 30 minute mark having come close many times previously. Finally the December race was where all the training came good, and Matt crossed the line in 29.52, joining the sub-30 club. Another notable personal best came from Julia Withers who has worked hard in training in 2018, with her pace benefitting as a result. Having achieved a new personal best the previous month, Julie returned to do it again in 40.36 this time. A sub-40 finish has to be on the cards before the season’s end... Read more


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London Marathon Draw

17/12/2018 15:03:33

The London marathon draw will take place on Thursday 20/12/18 after the festive run in the Pavilion at Hutton Moor. So far we have 42 entries for the 3 WAC places, the first of which will be drawn between people who have not run London before. If you meet the criteria 1) entered and rejected 2) member of EA 3) have been a club member for 12 months or more please let me have a copy of your rejection mail together with a note of whether you have run it before. A list of the names that I have so far will be posted on the message board later.


If there are any members who do not use the club fb to check on the latest events or who currently do not receive my weekly mail and would wish to do so please drop me a note of the email address that you would like me to copy the mail to. Hopefully when we have our new website weekly updates can be easily attached for everyone to see.


Thanks


Jim

Thursday Get Together

16/12/2018 23:49:00

The majority verdict of my group this Thursday (19th) is to train as normal. We did however, agree that it would be good to have a festive drink (not just alcoholic) after the session. Any members of the club wishing to extend their social evening or any that are unable to attend the earlier festive run, please feel free to come and join us. We will be at the Duke of Oxford (Oxford Street) from around 8.30pm onwards. It will be good to see you, JT.

🍰 Calling All WAC Cake Bakers 🍰

15/12/2018 10:43:01

The next WAC hosted race is The Hangover on New Years Day - as well as serving hot drinks for runners and spectators we like to have lots of cake for them to buy. Money raised goes to local charities.


We are looking to have various home baked cakes to sell on the day. Therefore, if you like baking and are able to support then please email kandarunning@gmail.com to let us know what you can provide.


Many many thanks, Annette and Kim

One Mile Prom Race - Dec 2018

14/12/2018 18:24:18

Well Done to all the participants of this fourth 1 Mile Prom Run of the Series 2018-19 on Thursday 13th Dec 2018.

Have a Fun and Happy Christmas!
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.

Congratulations to you all and we look forward to seeing you back at the next race in the Series in the New Year.

Male:
1st - Ollie CAMPBELL (Year 9) - North Somerset AC - 5m 20s
2nd - Oliver ANDREWS(Year 9) - North Somerset AC - 5m 22s
3rd - Charles BROADHURST (Year 9) - North Somerset AC - 5m 25s

Female:
1st -Keira DEVEREUX (Year 8) - North Somerset AC - 5m 38s
2nd - Sophie CARRATT (Year 5) - Academy - 6m 12s
3rd - Mary HEMMINGS (Year 9) - North Somerset AC - 6m 13s

There were an amazing 67 finishers for the third one mile prom in the season.
[ Final Results | E-mail Prom Entry Sec with Prom Results Query | Prom Page | Paper Entry Form ]

5 Mile Prom Race - Dec 2018

13/12/2018 21:00:00

Congratulations to all the Participants in the fourth and Festive Prom Race of the series 2018-19 on 13th December 2018.

Well done to you all. Have a Merry and Healthy Christmas break.

A link to the provisional results is below.
If you have any queries with the results then please use the email link below and we will investigate your issue.

Online and paper entry forms are available using the links below or via the Prom Run page for this series 2018-2019, including the Team Competition, which this year features a Mixed Team option.

Male:
1st - Luke MURRAY (325) - Clevedon AC - 26m 54s
2nd - Chris MCMILLAN (194) - Weston AC - 27m 11s
3rd - Kieron SUMMERS (271) - Weston AC - 27m 16s

Female:
1st -Immy MORONEY (1262) - Weston AC - 30m 35s
2nd - Chloe BROUGHTON (375) - Great Western Runners - 31m 55s
3rd - Kelly DICKS (94) - Great Western Runners - 31m 55s

There were another excellent 284 finishers for in this third race of the series.
[ Web Site Results | Click Here to enter online | Send Results Query Email to Split Second Timing | WAC Results | Prom Page ]

New Members

13/12/2018 19:17:19

Please extend a warm welcome to new club members Jason Lane, Jessy Lane, Cameron Slater and Oliver Andrews.

New Memers

13/12/2018 19:17:07

Press Release

12/12/2018 21:01:13

Over 2,000 elves, snowmen and reindeer spotted on Weston’s beach

Anyone who’d had one too many at the Christmas party the night before could’ve been forgiven for thinking they were having a moment on Sunday if they happened across over 2,000 runners taking part in Weston Athletic Club’s annual Christmas Cracker races on Weston-super-Mare beach.

Reindeer, snowmen, Christmas trees, penguins, elves, angels and Santas lined up in their droves to take on the Christmas Cracker 10k and junior Mini Cracker 2k races on Sunday morning. Heavy rain overnight, a tide that had just turned before the race start, and strong gusty winds made for more challenging conditions than normal, but the gloriously festive runners were not so easily put off... Read more


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Press Release

12/12/2018 20:58:10

Weston AC do the Full Monty

Two races that couldn’t be much more different have occupied Weston Athletic Club’s runners in the past week. One a hilly ten mile off-roader and the other a flat 5k, both had their challenges. First up, the Full Monty Cute was the final race of the year in the club’s off-road racing calendar. Starting and finishing at the top of Ham Hill in South Somerset, the ten mile course takes in ten hills along its distance. This year, runners were treated to extra-sticky mud in abundance following recent heavy rainfall, which made the going particularly tough... Read more


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Christmas Cracker 2018 - Volunteers

12/12/2018 07:55:38

To all WAC members, family and friends who helped out at today’s successful Christmas Cracker event a huge thank you for helping out and carrying out whatever duties were asked of you - without your help and efforts the event could not run. Many of the runners have fed back to us that the support and encouragement they received from marshals around the course was great and really encouraged them to continue running in what at times, for some, was difficult conditions.


The Christmas Cracker committee works hard to make the event run as smoothly as possible but always welcomes constructive feedback so please email any comments to kandarunning@gmail.com by 15th January 2019.


We’d like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and wish you well with your running activities for 2019.


Yours in running, Annette and Kim

Christmas Cracker 2018

11/12/2018 09:11:31

Congratulations to all of this years runners, you were all awesome! Check yourselves out in the official race photos which are free to download courtesy of www.photo-fit.net



Christmas cracker 10k
Mini-cracker

Mini CRACKER 2018

09/12/2018 16:21:12

Congratulations to everyone who ran in this years mini cracker. Results are now available thanks to Split Second Timing. We look forward to seeing you next year.

Female Category Winners

  • 1st - Millie REDMAN (11-13 ) - 07m 54s
  • 2nd - Stephanie BROOKS (14-15) - 8m 19s
  • 3rd - Abigail TAYLOR (11-13) - 8m 28s

Male Category Winners
  • 1st - Oliver ANDREWS (11-13) - 7m 30s
  • 2nd - Sebastien LEANEY (11-13)- 8m 12s
  • 3rd - Jamie ELSDON (14-15) - 8m 24s

Another excellent 127 finishers for this years Festive event.

Christmas Cracker 2018

09/12/2018 15:39:25

Congratulations to every hardy soul, angel and festive elf who ran in this years cracker. Results are now available thanks to Split Second Timing. We look forward to seeing you again next year.

Male

  • 1st - Tom LANDER (1311) Unattached - 35m 16s
  • 2nd - James PUGSLEY (1831) Bideford AAC - 35m 26s
  • 3rd - Peter MONAGHAN (1558) Torbay AAC - 35m 46s

Female
  • 1st - Julie DIXON (634) Bideford AAC - 39m 26s
  • 2nd - Annabel GRANGER (903) Bristol & West AC - 39m 29s
  • 3rd - Fiona MARKS (635) Bristol & West AC - 39m 42s

MV40
  • 1st - Russell FORSBROOK (794) Cheltenham Harriers - 37m 45s
  • 2nd - Stephen BAILEY (100) Bad TRI - 39m 16s
FV40
  • 1st - Sophie VOLLER (2305) Westbury Harriers - 41m 40s
  • 2nd - Victoria RATCLIFFE (1852) Somer AC - 43m 30s
MV45
  • 1st - Darren GARMEN (842) Bristol & West AC - 38m 29s
  • 2nd - Simon WEST (2374) Unattached - 39m 36s
FV45
  • 1st - Michelle HALLORAN (960) Great Western Runners - 49 15s
  • 2nd - Rachel O'BRYAN (1661) Almost Athletes - 49m 51s
MV50
  • 1st - Stephen BARTLETT (137) Pontypridd Rodents - 37m 27s
  • 2nd - Mike JACOBS (1168) Unattached - 38m 34s
FV50
  • 1st - Margaret McLACHLAN (1491) Unattached - 44m 39s
  • 2nd - Sian DAVIES (594) Bristol & West AC - 45m 47s
MV60
  • 1st - Jonathan GOODLAND (890) Unattached - 41m 07s
FV60
  • 1st - Sue RIDSDALE (1910) Unattached - 52m 57s
MV70+
  • 1st - Stuart ELLIS (712) Portishead Running Club - 47m 23s
FV70+
  • 1st - Sue NICHOLLS (1616) Burnham-on-Sea Harriers - 60m 22s

There were an amazing 1928 finishers for this event.

Not the Cracker

06/12/2018 14:30:38

All Cracker Volunteers can experience all the fun of the Cracker route the day before the big day - 8 December. 10k run around the 2018 Cracker route; starting at the Grand Pier at 9:00am (Meet 8:45). 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 the Bay Cafe after the run (approx 10:15/10:30). If that isn't incentive enough then there will be "incredible" prizes to be won!

2018 Christmas Cracker Volunteer Allocations

06/12/2018 00:15:10

Thank you to everyone who has volunteered to assist with this year’s Christmas Cracker – your help is very much appreciated and without it the event could not take place.


This is the final allocation document for all members Please could you look at the attached document and do the following:


  • Find your name and be aware of what your duties are – some people have more than one duty allocated to them.
  • aware of the meeting points and times of each duty.
  • aware of who you need to report to for each duty.

If anyone cannot find themselves on the list who has volunteered please email us via the following email address: kandarunning@gmail.com


When you report to your team/marshal leader you will be briefed about your duty and some of you will be given maps and briefing papers. These MUST be returned to your marshal leader or to either of us before you go home as they need to be destroyed in line with GDPR regulations.


Think about the duties you have been allocated to undertake and then dress appropriately on the day with regards to weather i.e. those with outside duties need to consider dressing for cold/windy/wet Weston weather, you can get very cold stood about for up to 2 hours!! – think about foot wear as well, especially those of you on the beach as it can be very wet underfoot!!


Clap and cheer the runners on, this will help keep you warm and they appreciate the encouragement!!


Some of you allocated to Uphill may be working with volunteers from Weston Hospice. Please make them feel welcome.


Finally, we all must be mindful of not only our own welfare but that of the runners and spectators. Unfortunately, we live in times where there are those who may wish to cause us harm, so we ask that you remain vigilant and if there is anything that arouses your suspicions please contact your team leader, Kim or Annette immediately. We look forward to seeing you all on the day for a Cracking Event!!