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Welcome to the May 2017 edition of the 
WAC Members' Monthly Newsletter


Click here to download the Monday programme (may not be available for a day or two).

Click here to download the Thursday spring programme (may not be available for a day or two).
Event: Fritton Lake parkrun
Date: Saturday 27 May 2017
Distance: 5k
Location: Fritton Lake Country Park, NR31 9HA  
Time: 9.00 am

Afterwards: Coffee in the Cafe
Event: Great Yarmouth 5 Mile Series - Race 
Wednesday 24 May 2017
Distance: 5m
Where: Marina Centre, Great Yarmouth, NR30 2ER
Time: 7:15 pm
Entries:  Runners are advised to enter in advance
More information:  Here
Supporters welcome
Event: Norwich 100/50/25 
Sunday 4 June 2017
Where:  The Forum, Millenium Plain, Norwich NR2 1TF
Time:  6:45 am onwards
More Information:  Here

The WAC Calendar listing all events for 2017 is available on our website here. 
If you're looking to order a WAC club vest/singlet have a word with Dennis Bartrum or send an email here.

Click here to access the WAC page on the suppliers website for everything except your club vest/singlet.  Items available include running tights (long and short), hoodies and tracksuit tops.  Most items have the WAC logo on them.  Items are made to order so allow a few weeks for delivery.  A delivery charge applies so you may want to combine your order with the requirements of other members.
Tony Richardson (Chairman)
Dave Hazleton (Secretary)
Rob Winner (Treasurer)
Al Bowen
Cindy Burgess
Roy Harvey
Tracey Salisbury
Rebecca Riddoch

Sharon Wray

None of them bites hard so if you've any thoughts about how the Club might be improved please let one of the Committee members know.

The Committee usually meets every four to six weeks.

If you're keen to join the Committee or you'd like to offer practical support in some other way please contact the Chairman or Secretary.
Race Director Andrew Lane
Membership Secretary Tracy Stevens
Race Secretary Tracy Stevens
Head Coach Kim Reader
Cross Country Co-ordinator Eva Osborne
Records Secretary Eva Osborne

May Newsletter

Well done to those of you who have run a marathon this month.  Several WAC members ran at Brighton and London in some very good times and many also raised a lot of money for various charities.  So well done all!

You may remember that we recently voted for the Club charity for the year and I'm pleased to announce that the winner was "Starthrowers"  - a cancer support charity based in Wymondham. So any money raised by WAC for charity this year will go to this worthy cause.

Finally, just a reminder that track sessions at Hethersett on a Thursday evening have started again - more information below.  These sessions are for absolutely anybody to take part in regardless of which group you run with on a Monday. Look forward to seeing you there!
On behalf of the Committee

May Club Nights

  • Monday  1 May - Bank Holiday
  • Monday  8 May - Normal club night
  • Monday 15 May - Normal club night
  • Monday 22 May - Normal club night
  • Monday 29 May- Bank Holiday.
Thursday night running sessions:
  • Thursday  4 May Track Session, Hethersett
  • Thursday 11 May Track Session, Hethersett
  • Thursday 18 May Track Session, Hethersett
  • Thursday 25 May Track Session, Hethersett

Summer Track Session

Thursday night track sessions have now started at the Old Hall School, Norwich Road, Hethersett NR9 3DW.  Using the "In" gate (the one nearest Wymondham), turn left and drive to the end to park. Then walk past the Sports Hall and across the grassed area to reach the track.  The session starts at 6:30 and is open to everyone of whatever ability. As we just run round a track, no-one can get left behind!  Have a look at the programme available on the WAC website.

April Race of the Month GEAR 10k

10 WAC runners took part in the Great East Anglian Run on Sunday 30 April.  It was a crowded field with over 2000 finishers. Several people gained pb's and Alex Smith and Steve Dady did particularly well, both gaining second place in their age groups.

No 1 at Great Yarmouth

Congratulations go to Sarah Peachey for being 1st lady in race no.1 of the Great Yarmouth 5 mile Promenade Series which took place on Wednesday 26 April. In windy conditions, Sarah ran the 5 miles in a time of 33:24!

Fun adventure camping weekend 23/24/25 June

Its not too late to sign up for the Adventure Weekend on 23/24/25 June at Fritton Park.  The cost will be around £40 plus camping fee.  Various activities included are open water swim coach session, paddling session, mountain bike session plus a 10k run and other optional activities.  See the full suggested itinerary here.  If you are interested in this event, please have a word with Roy Harvey or drop him an email. If you are averse to camping it's not compulsory - just come along, enjoy the activities on offer and go home again to your warm bed!

2017/18 subscription now overdue!

The WAC subscription for 2017/18 is now overdue. If you haven't renewed your membership yet, please do so as soon as possible. The membership form is available on our website here. Subscriptions can be paid by cheque, in cash, or by bank transfer.  Bank transfers are preferred but please make sure you use your name or UKA number as the reference.  Only when Tracy Stevens has received your form AND your payment can be identified will your subscription take effect.

2017 AGM

WAC's 2017 AGM will be held at 6:45 pm on Monday, 15 May 2017, at Wymondham Rugby Club. This should take no longer than 30 minutes, leaving plenty of time for a run afterwards.

Several people are standing down from the Committee, so we really need new people to volunteer.  We meet just once a month on a Tuesday, usually at The Feathers in Wymondham.  If you feel you could give some time to help the club, please speak to Tony or any other member of the Committee. 

If there's anything you'd like put on the agenda please speak to Dave Hazelton.
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