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October 2019

Sat 2nd Nov reps start time alteration

29/10/2019 08:59:21

Please note the start time for Reps on Saturday (2/11) will now be 7:45am - Still meeting at Tropicana but should give time to get back to watch the start of rugby if you wish.

New Members

27/10/2019 20:25:55

Please extend a warm welcome to new club members Jay Harris, Steven Niblo, Luke Hewitt and Sandra Batcheler.

Christmas Cracker Volunteer Survey

25/10/2019 08:27:23

Fellow Weston AC members. Thanks to the 131 members who’ve already completed the survey to volunteer at this year’s Cracker.


We need 100 more people to do it too, so crack on if you haven’t got round to it.


Thank you please 😉🙏🏼


Link to survey

Prom 1 Mile Race - October 2019

24/10/2019 21:02:36

Thank you to everyone who helped us by running in our trial Junior races this month. All went well, so Junior Races will start again for everyone in November. The fastest over the line tonight for the Primary Race were Ellis Garty and Evie Pole, and Oliver Andrew and Mary Hemmings for the Secondary Race.
Well done to you all.
[ Final Results | E-mail Prom Entry Sec with Prom Results Query | Prom Page | Paper Entry Form ]

5 Mile Prom Race - Oct 2019

24/10/2019 20:45:13

Welcome and Well Done to all the Participants in this second Prom Race of the New Series 2019-20 on 24th October 2019.

Congratulations to all finishers and prize winners.
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 2019-2020, including the Team Competition, which features a Mixed Team option.

Male:
1st - Chris MCMILLAN (185) - Weston Athletic Club - 26m 20s
2nd - David EAGON (1094) - Bristol & West AC - 26m 29s
3rd - Luke BURGESS (39) - Horsham Blue Star Runners - 26m 56s

Female:
1st - Catherine TREBLE (267) - Westbury Harriers - 30m 24s
2nd - Chloe WILLIAMS (281) - Great Western Runners - 31m 11s
3rd - Francesca RAWLINGS (224) - Clevedon AC - 31m 25s

There were another excellent 286 finishers for this second race of the series.
[ Web Site Results | Enter Online | Send Results Query Email to Split Second Timing | WAC Results | Prom Page ]

Press Release

22/10/2019 16:00:39

The double dirty dozen

Sunday saw 24 of Weston Athletic Club’s members make their annual pilgrimage to Minehead for the Exmoor Stagger - arguably the toughest and the most beautiful race in the club’s racing championship. The course covers 16 miles of off-road climbs and descents from sea-level to the top of Dunkery Beacon, Exmoor’s highest point, and back again.


This year’s event offered runners almost perfect racing conditions with cool temperatures and light breezes, although still a healthy amount of mud and water following recent rainfall.


Race victory was Chris McMillan’s for the taking, and would have been a clear and convincing win had the club’s fastest runner not taken a wrong turn on his return from the beacon. Chris’s reward for covering the extra distance was second place in 1.51.35 - less than a minute behind the surprised winner...Read more


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Important information about Junior Prom run 24th Oct

21/10/2019 11:02:59

The club committee met last week and agreed that we will reinstate the junior prom run and Mini Cracker races. There have been a number of changes agreed concerning the safeguarding and safety of the runners. These include: 2 races will take place one at 6:30 for 4 to 10 year olds, one at 6:45 for 11 to 15 year olds. Children aged 4 to 7 will need to be accompanied at all times on the run by a parent or guardian. We will need to ensure that children aged 4 to 10 are returned to their parent or guardian at the end of the race. We will achieve this by a numbered rubber band matching system. The entry form will clearly identify the parent’s responsibility so please take time to understand this when signing up before the race. All children aged 4 to 10 will need to sign in before every race even if they have their number so that we know who is running and can allocate bands. Please ensure entry by 6:20 on race evenings. Paper race forms will be available on Thursday night this week. In order to test out new procedures the race this week will be limited to those children whose parents are members of Weston AC. Children who do not belong to WAC members will be refused entry this month. We are hopeful of being able to open the races up to everybody from the November race onwards.

Training Saturday 19th Oct 2019

18/10/2019 16:26:52

Please note that the training session tomorrow morning (8:00 on 19/10/19) with Jason will be meeting on the road at the top of Ashcombe Park as shown on the training diary and not at other location that was shown there earlier in the week.

Press Release

16/10/2019 08:57:53

Burnham brace of races

It’s been all about Burnham this week for Weston Athletic Club, with two club championship races in the town in four days.


Thursday evening saw the first race of the winter 5k series taking place on a blustery prom. Fifteen of Weston’s members took part, and four of them finished inside the top ten. Kieron Summers was first home overall, sneaking inside the 17 minute mark at 16.59. There was little to split the next three finishers, who took fifth, sixth and seventh spots respectively: Richard Taylor in 18.35, Matt Wheeler just four seconds behind him, and Nathan Ingram in 18.54.


It was a similarly close-fought race for the club’s women with Nia Davies crossing the line in 21.41, Jo Coveney ten seconds behind her in 21.51 and Michelle Fryer just three seconds after Jo...Read more


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Press Release

16/10/2019 08:57:38

Weston run from coast to country

Two races dominated the club championship fixture list for the weekend, with Weston Athletic Club members spoilt for choice between the hilly coastal route of the Portishead multi-terrain 10k and the Forest of Dean half marathon.


Twenty-six Weston runners assembled on Saturday morning on a blustery and decidedly damp Portishead promenade for the 10k event. The challenging course featured short sharp climbs and more than the usual amount of mud thanks to the recent heavy rain.


Chris McMillan ran the course so fast that the race organisers were taken a little by surprise, not expecting anyone back quite so soon. Chris crossed the line to take the race win in 36.18, over a minute and a half ahead of his closest rival. There was little to split second and third club spot, with Chris Selman finishing fourth overall in 40.49 and Matt Wheeler fifth in 41.01...Read more


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Mendip Muddle 2019 Results

15/10/2019 23:50:49

Congratulations to all the participants of the Mendip Muddle race on Sunday 13th October.
The provisional results are now available using the link below. If you have any queries about the results please send an email via the link below with your name, race number and estimated time so we can re-check our records.

Well Done to all participants who braved some fairly wet and muddy conditions for trail running, and thank you to all the Marshalls and Helpers on the course.

Overall Male:
1st - Chris MCMILLAN (138) - Weston AC - 1h 22m 49s
2nd - Matthew LUSBY (326) - Street Striders - 1h 28m 00s
3rd - Chris SELMAN (5) - Weston AC - 1h 33m 07s

Overall Female:
1st - Chrissie WELLINGTON (300) - Birmingham Running Club - 1h 33m 59s
2nd - Amy PARTRIDGE (191) - Bristol & West AC - 1h 38m 20s
3rd - Victoria RATCLIFFE (280) - Somer AC- 1h 44m 33s

There were 259 finishers.
[ Provisional Results | Mendip Muddle Webpage | E-mail Muddle Results Query]

New Member

15/10/2019 20:06:14

Please extend a warm welcome to Jay Harris.

London Marathon Places

07/10/2019 15:22:31

A number of us (including me) have received our annual sorry letter from London together with a training top for most of us. The club will hopefully receive 3 places for the 2020 race (to be confirmed based on the number of members who have joined EA) As usual we will distribute these by a ballot at our Xmas run in December, the first draw for people who have not run London before the remaining 2 (if we get them) will be drawn with everybody who meets the qualifying criteria which are: You must have been with the club for 12 months i.e. been through one 31/3 renewal. You must be a member of EA You must have entered the race and have proof of rejection Please hold on to your proof of rejection. If you wish to enter the draw please let me have a copy together with confirmation of whether you have run the London marathon in the past (whether as a member of WAC or not)

New Member

06/10/2019 19:31:48

Please extend a warm welcome to new club member Darren Rogers.