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June 2019

New Members

30/06/2019 11:15:06

Please extend a warm welcome to new club members Lindsey Cox, Andrew Galey, Katherine Lynn, Odette Powell and Andy Maynard.

Press Release

19/06/2019 21:40:04

Weston Athletic Club give it their level best

Representing over 10 per cent of the field, Weston Athletic Club members were out in force at this year’s Clevedon 10k, eager to set new personal best times on the notoriously fast flat course. This year’s race was much cooler than usual too, making for great running conditions, although breezier at times than some would have liked.


Chris McMillan was third overall in 33.58, followed by Kieron Summers in 34.32 taking sixth spot and winning his age category. Darren Stacey took third club spot in 37.08 closely followed by Allan Fuller 12 seconds later earning third place in his category.


Susan Duncan was fastest senior female with her strong 39.37 finish. Michelle Fryer was second club female in 42.19 followed by Nia Davies in 42.38, placing second in her category. Carol O’Leary bagged yet another age category win to add to her burgeoning collection with her finish time of 46.52... Read more


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Beacon Batch 2019

18/06/2019 21:15:22

Congratulations to all the participants of the Beacon Batch Fell Race 2019 this Tuesday 18th June 2019.
The full results are available via the link below. If you have a query with the results please use the message link below.

Weather was mild but wet!


Male:
1st - Chris MCMILLAN- Weston AC - 35m 39s
2nd - Christian GREEN - Wells City Harriers - 35m 41s
3rd - Kristopher BLAKE - Great Western Runners - 36m 47s

Female:
1st - Emily COX - Southville RC - 43m 22s
2nd - Emily BATT - Unattached - 44m 45s
3rd - Susan DUNCAN - Weston AC - 44m 55s

First Male Team: Weston AC (Chris MCMILLAN, Toby NORMAN and Cameron SLATER)
First Female Team: Weston AC (Susan DUNCAN, Katie GORMLEY and Julia WITHERS)

There were a hardy 84 finishers on the night and some U23 male runners included.

[ Full Results | Send Results Query Email| Beacon Batch Page ]

New Members

16/06/2019 18:12:19

Please extend a warm welcome to new club members Sarah Flourentzou, William Bowden, Sophie Bowden and Mark Russ.

IMPORTANT - Aldwick Vineyard Visit

13/06/2019 08:16:00

The visit to Aldwick Vineyard has been changed to Wednesday July 31st, for 7.00 pm, the cost is still £10 and should include 'nibbles' afterwards. Anyone wanting to go please send me an email, and either pay their £10 directly into the 'Social Acc' (sort code: 20-94-74, Acc no:13255603), or give me\Ian Carpenter cash or a cheque.

Email: Paul Snelling

New Members

10/06/2019 18:11:08

Please extend a warm welcome to new club members Toby Fielder, Tilly Fielder, Charlotte Milson, Richard Uffendell and Lee Tancock.

Press Release

04/06/2019 08:31:18

Weston Athletic Club goes further

With spring marathon training still in their legs, it was a great opportunity for Weston Athletic Club members to push their limits a little further at the weekend, with road and off-road ultra marathons available.


On Saturday three members opted for the Dartmoor Discovery - the UK’s longest single lap road ultra marathon. At 32 miles and with ascents up some of Dartmoor’s most challenging hills, the event is serious running territory with a six-and-a-half hour cut-off time. 180 runners finished the race, but only 156 did so inside the time.


Having had unfinished business from last year when he finished second, Kieron Summers returned to the event to see if he could better his performance. And, despite the temperature reaching the mid-twenties, that he did. Kieron won the race in 3.57.02, almost half a minute ahead of the second-placed runner. Josh Harris ran a strong race to finish in 4.56.55 and Teresa King came second in her category in 5.36.56... Read more


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Press Release

04/06/2019 08:28:37

Sun sets on final prom races of season

It was Weston Athletic Club’s final prom races of the current season last week, and after a very still and hot afternoon, the wind picked up to make the run just that little more taxing with a stiff breeze to contend with.


An impressive 305 runners lined up for the final time til the autumn in the main five mile race. As is customary in the last race, a few of the runners sported fancy dress with some rather hairy tutu-clad ballet dancers lining up alongside a pair of suitably rotund sumo wrestlers.


Fourth overall and first in his age category, Kieron Summers finished the season on form in 28.27. There was little to separate the club’s second and third placed finishers with Darren Stacey crossing the line in 30.15 and Cameron Slater just three seconds later... Read more


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Press Release

04/06/2019 08:26:40

Butcher battles from Birmingham to Bank Holiday

Anyone who has ever gone a night without sleep will know the effects that sleep deprivation can have on the body and the mind, but imagine losing that sleep while also running 145 miles nonstop.


That’s exactly what Weston Athletic Club’s Sara Butcher did over the bank holiday weekend when she took part in the Grand Union Canal Race.


The race follows the canal path from Birmingham to London and runners must complete the course within 45 hours. Stops are allowed along the way for food, drink, rest and tending to blisters, but the rules dictate that participants cannot pause for more than 40 minutes at a time, so no time for sleeping... Read more


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Press Release

04/06/2019 08:23:57

Weston’s women bolt for victory

Just the one race at the weekend to occupy Weston Athletic Club’s runners keen to gain points for the club’s championship. In contrast to the marathons of recent weeks, members were satisfied with the shorter Bridgwater Bolt 10k on Sunday.


Weston’s women were the fastest female team, with Susan Duncan taking second place overall in 40.49, Katie Gormley finishing in 46.03 and Clare Harvey hot on her heels in 46.24. Kieron Summers was second male overall in 35.52 with Richard Brent taking second club spot in 41.57 and Richard Scott third in 43.35... Read more


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New Member

02/06/2019 19:26:21

Please extend a warm welcome to new club member Keith Drinkwater.