March 2024

New runs added to the rota!

From 18th March 2024 we were really excited to be able to offer our members an additional club session.

The session is a Monday 5k ‘as you feel’ run. Exactly as it says on the tin! You might fancy  a nice slow run or set out to get a personal best. 

It’s entirely up to you, the choice is yours. 

Our first session was our Hutton Moor route meeting at Haywood Village Academy. We had a lovely chatty run with a great mix of paces. 

Our most recent run was along the seafront. We met at Bluebell wood, Uphill and had a gorgeous run along the seafront to the Winter Gardens and back. 

We are very lucky to have a nice seafront to run along, although the weather can be brutal. 

The weather was definitely on our side this week.

February 2024

Charity Runners

The Pavilion at Hutton Moor, Radio Wing at Locking Parklands, The Bristol House on Milton Road and The Landing Light on Beaufighter Road have been our meeting locations through the Winter months. 

Despite a very wet start to 2024 and a super wet February, our wonderful runners have continued to attend our sessions. We have welcomed back past runners and have introduced new runners too. We cater for all runners regardless of pace.

February saw the team host their first loose change fancy dress run of the year. With all proceeds going towards the clubs Charity of the Year - Wallace and Gromits The Grand Appeal.

Our Social Team meets every Thursday at 7pm in various locations around Weston. If you'd like to join them for a run please contact the team at mailto:westonwhippetsrc@gmail.com

January 2024

A brilliant start to the year!

Some of our members started their new year by running to the chimes of the new year bell... and lots of fireworks! Char, David and Shelley (along with little Lottie) started their annual challenge in style as part of their 2024 fundraiser for Wallace and Gromit's Grand Appeal. They are being supported by their club members in an attempt to raise £2024 for such a brilliant charity.

We celebrated our amazing 10k team, who completed their 10k course in January. They worked extremely hard in all the elements, rain, wind and snow to get to the end of the course and achieve their 10k goal. Congratulations!

Our Youth Team visited a local Frisbee Golf centre as a late Christmas get together. They all had a great deal of fun, with the boys being super competitive, as always. The afternoon ended with everyone enjoying a hot chocolate or cold drink whilst watching the skiing.

 

December 2023

A super festive month with lots of festive fun!

December saw the whole club preparing for our fun and festive runs. We saw lots of the club taking on local races in their brilliant costumes.

Our fabulous Social Team organised a fundraiser festive run to build our donations for our Charity of the Year 2023, RNLI. Lots of our runners attended in festive and not so festive gear and members of our committee awarded every runner with a mince pie.

We also had a new member to the club for December, a little elf joined many of our runners on their runs. He got into a little bit of mischief!

November 2023

A month of rain means great trail runs!

We had so much rain in November and this had a huge impact on some of our runs. We cancelled a couple of sessions, but our hardcore trail runners made the most of the wet and muddy conditions and headed for the hills. They had some great runs (or paddles) throughout the month. Muddy runs are always great runs - If you fancy joining us, send us an email, we love to welcome new members to the team. This month we welcomed some of our 5k graduates and some of our Youth team to our Sunday trail runs. 

October 8th 2023

Burnham Half Marathon

Weston Whippets saw a strong team run this brilliant event on the weekend. Sixteen of our members supported this local event, with the hopes of running a great race. We had a number of first time Half Marathoners taking part. 

Great work for all of them. Special mention to Tim and Lynne for taking on their 2 half marathons within weeks. Both of their first races were very hilly trail half marathons. They definitely deserve a rest now.

Thanks to Burnham on Sea Harriers for arranging a great race.

September 23rd 2023

Weston Whippets Club AGM

Weston Whippets met for their AGM and Awards ceremony on 23rd of September.

The club handed out a variety of awards to current members from all sections of the club.

Adult Member of the Year - Claire Sunshine

Under 8 Member of the Year - Francisco

Over 8 Member of the Year - Edith

Youth Members of the Year - Ben and Peter

Volunteer of the Year - Shelley Adams-Bordon

The Lu Smith Award - Ruth Harper

 

 

Congratulations to all of you on your achievements within the club.

Thank you to our committee, coaches and leads for supporting all of our members to keep running.

August 26th 2023

Funetics Sports Day

Our funetics athletes brought their families along for a fun filled sports day at Haywood Academy. We saw very competitive races from all the dads and great fun was had by everyone.

Medals and stickers were handed out to everyone to celebrate their hard work.

We are now planning an even better Sports Day for 2024!

Huge thanks to the funetics team for delivering such a lovely morning, and for arranging such beautiful weather!

May 6th 2023

To celebrate the Coronation of King Charles and Queen Camilla our runners had a Royally great run! They dressed in their own interpretation of the King and Royalty and went for a run around Weston's Coronation estate on 2 separate occasions.

The team showed off some amazing outfits, including King Kong, Elvis - The King, King Charles and we had a bit of Geri Spice going on too! One thing that our club embraces is a good old fancy dress fun run!

A huge thank you to our wonderful Social team led by Sarah for planning and delivering both Coronation runs for our members.

If you'd like to come and enjoy a run with our Social team, please do get in touch. You can contact us for info at mailto:westonwhippetsrc@gmail.com

23 April 2023

TCS London Marathon

Weston Whippets were extremely proud to follow 2 of our members through this years London Marathon. Amy secured a ballot place and ran to raise money for Cancer Research in memory of a loved one. Carly secured the club's ballot place and ran for the club. Leanne ran the Marathon virtually with support from club members, family and friends.

Massive congratulations to Amy who raised a massive £1325.00 - Well done Amy!

 

March 25th 2023

Youth Team Food Prep Session

Some members of our Youth Team came along to a brilliant food preparation session at Banwell YCC.

During the session, the team followed instructions to make their own "No Bake Energy Bars" using a recipe from The Body Coach.

Everyone did a great job and went home with a full tray of bars to pop in the fridge for after their next runs.

We include a nutrition module to our Youth Team sessions because, as coaches, we feel that all athletes should have a good knowledge of how good nutrition supports their exercise. It also supports healthy eating.

This session was delivered by Club Coach Russell.

February 5th 2023

Weston Whippets 5th Birthday!

On Sunday 5th February, Weston Whippets celebrated it's 5th birthday in style.

Our members and their families took part in a 12 hour relay with the celebrations starting at 5am. Every 15 minutes saw 2 new runners taking on a 2k (or 15 minute run) before passing on the birthday baton to the next pair of runners. 

Our first runners of the day were our Club Chair and Co Chair, Shelley and Julie, who formed a brilliant tag team with mother and daughter team Chris and Karen. Between the 4 of them the first hour of running was covered before other members of the club came to join in the relay with their families.

Almost 85 of our members came and took part in the celebrations for their club and we enjoyed cake and prosecco throughout the day.

 

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