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We promote road and trail running in Weston-super-Mare and the surrounding area. We cater for runners of all abilities and have an active membership of around 350 members. We present a varied programme of training, racing and social events throughout the year.

Latest News

IMPORTANT NEWS ABOUT MENDIP MUDDLE AND HANGOVER

20/01/2019

We have a new race director for the Mendip Muddle. Martin Hurcombe has agreed to take on the role from Carol O’Leary who stepped in temporarily when Tony Hogg stood down a couple of years ago. Martin’s involvement will allow Carol to focus on the junior prom races and the Mini Cracker.


With regards to the Hangover, your committee took the decision last week that this year’s event would be the last one for the time being and certainly the last one on the current course. In recent years as both road traffic volumes have increased and the race has become more popular, it has become more and more apparent that the two things are not compatible! This year again we dealt with impatient drivers and tight squeezes and we are not prepared to put our runners or volunteers at risk.


Thank you Martin and Carol for all your hard work directing both races.

One Mile Prom Race - January 2019

17/01/2019

Well Done to all the participants of this fifth 1 Mile Prom Run of the Series 2018-19 on Thursday 17th Jan 2019.

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.

We understand that some runners were not recorded over the line due to some confusion with the Finish funnel.
Can you all please look to see if there are any results missing or incorrect, and inform via the email address below, with your name, race no, and estimated finish time, so we can investigate further. Apologies to those that were not officially recorded.


Please also ensure you always run with a registered and correct Race Number for the event, otherwise we may have to remove your finish form the official results. Thank you.

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

Male:
1st - William MAINE (Year 9) - North Somerset AC - 5m 02s
2nd - Ollie CAMPBELL (Year 9) - North Somerset AC - 5m 04s
3rd - Oliver ANDREWS (Year 9) - North Somerset AC - 5m 30s

Female:
1st -Poppie BURTON-DICKIE (Year 10) - North Somerset AC - 6m 09s
2nd - Mary HEMMINGS (Year 9) - North Somerset AC - 6m 17s
3rd - Lyla BRIFFITT (Year 7) - North Somerset AC - 6m 31s

There were an amazing 75 finishers for the fifth one mile prom in the season.
[ Provisional Results | E-mail Prom Entry Sec with Prom Results Query | Prom Page | Paper Entry Form ]

5 Mile Prom Race - Jan 2019

17/01/2019

Congratulations to all the Participants in the fifth Prom Race in 2019 for the series 2018-19 on 17th January 2019.

Well done to you all.

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 - Jed BARTLETT (1325) - Clevedon AC - 26m 38s
2nd - Chris MCMILLAN (194) - Weston AC - 26m 41s
3rd - Luke MURRAY (325) - Clevedon AC - 26m 44s

Female:
1st -Immy MORONEY (1364) - Weston AC - 31m 06s
2nd - Susan DUNCAN (98) - Weston AC - 31m 24s
3rd - Clare MERAZ (196) - Great Western Runners - 31m 26s

There were another excellent 302 finishers for in this fifth race of the series.
[ Web Site Results | Click Here to enter online | Send Results Query Email to Split Second Timing | WAC Results | Prom Page ]

Press Release

15/01/2019

Tales of the Riverbank

Weston Athletic Club’s racing year got under way at the weekend with the Riverbank Rollick race - an almost ten miles off-road event across fields, through woodland, up hill, down dale and along the bank of the River Severn in the shadow of the new bridge.


It was all to play for this year, with a revised longer than usual route, meaning every runner was guaranteed a course best from the outset. It was a good showing from the club with 17 men and 16 women toeing the line in yellow vests


And club members did not disappoint with a convincing set of results including two podium placings. Overall race winner with a margin of a minute was Kieron Summers in an exceptional time of 1.03.06. He was followed by three runners from Chepstow Harriers before Matt Wheeler crossed the line in fifth place with a 1.09.25 finish. Rob Furlong followed hot on his heels in 1.09.38. Both Matt and Rob scooped second place in their age categories... Read more


If you have a comment about these reports or wish to contribute to the press releases please Click Here to send an email enquiry to Media Team.

New Members

12/01/2019

Please extend a warm welcome to new club members Sharon Wheatley, Nia Charles, Kym Pope, Jennifer Devereux, Rachael Bobbett, Cara MacMahon and Elaine Burgess.

New Members - New Year Bonanza

07/01/2019

Please extend a warm welcome to new club members David Gilhooley, Rachael Jones, Kim Sims, Tracie Farr, Christine Simpson, Louisa James, Joanne Cooper-Burrows, Mel Biddington, David Hill, Dawn Roche, Mairi Coyle, Lorraine Thomas, Kay Wells and Rachael Pennington.

Diary

07/01/2019

Monday Recovery run 1 group HM 6.50pm for 7.00pm. Tuesday 5k H/cap Tropicana 7.00pm. Thursday Hills Route HM 6.50pm for 7.00pm. Saturday Reps Drove Rd Rec 8.00am.

WAC Hangover 10k 2019

01/01/2019

Congratulations to the participants of the Hangover 10km race this Tuesday 1st January 2018.
The full provisional results are available via the link below.
If you have a query with the results please use the email link to contact the webmaster.

Male:
1st - Johnny SUTTLE (423) - 34m 18s - Quenns Park Harriers
2nd - Luke HANSON (250) - 34m 22s - Nailsea Running Club
3rd - Kieron SUMMERS (327) - 34m 35s - Weston AC

Female:
1st - Susan DUNCAN (355) - 40m 21s - Weston AC
2nd - Rebecca PIERCE (468) - 40m 32s - Team Bath
3rd - Maria POWELL (321) - 42m 48s - BAD Triathlon

There were an excellent 335 finishers on a lovely day for a running start to the New Year.
Have a Successful Running Year to you all.
[ Provisional Results | Send results query e-mail to Hangover Secretary ]

Press Release

31/12/2018

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


If you have a comment about these reports or wish to contribute to the press releases please Click Here to send an email enquiry to Media Team.

Weston AC Awards Presentation 2019

27/12/2018

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.

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Our Forthcoming Races

Weston Prom Run (February)
Thursday, 14 February 2019 at 19:30
Weston Prom Run (March)
Thursday, 14 March 2019 at 19:30
Weston Prom Run (April)
Thursday, 25 April 2019 at 19:30


Training Diary w/b 14/01/2019

Monday
Hutton Moor 6.50pm.
Recovery Run.
Tuesday
Trop/Sea shelter 6.50pm for 7.00pm.
Reps session led by Carol and Jim.
Thursday
Promenade 7.30pm. January Prom Race 5/9
Those not racing but available please see Malcolm or Jim. Your help is always much appreciated by all.
Saturday
Uphill Boat Yard 8.00am.
Short Hill Reps session.
Sunday
Group runs as usual.


Social Events

Weston AC Awards Presentation 2019
Friday, 08 February 2019 at 19:00

Championship Races

Riverbank Rollick
Sunday 13 January 2019
Weston Prom Run (January)
Thursday 17 January 2019
Slaughterford 9
Sunday 27 January 2019