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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 about 180. We present a varied programme of training, racing and social events throughout the year.

Latest News

Press Release - Couch to Cracker in ten weeks

31/08/2015

Weston Athletic Club will be organising a 10k training programme this autumn in the runup to its Christmas Cracker race to help runners prepare for the event. The course is designed by the club to help people progress from not being able to run at all to being able to run 10k in just ten weeks.

Jim Wotton from the club organises the programme: “Last year we helped 50 runners, many of whom had never run before, and some who were lapsed runners, to develop their confidence, fitness and technique with the goal of running the Christmas Cracker at the end of the training programme. Most of them achieved this, and they’ve all carried on this year to enjoy running on a regular basis.

“I really would encourage anyone who would like to get into running, by working towards an achievable goal, to get in touch. It’s a great way to get started at the same time as a large number of other people who are all in exactly the same position. As well as preparing people physically, we’ll also give people advice on pre-race nutrition, hydration and what kit to wear when running.”

The Christmas Cracker training programme will begin on Monday September 28 with sessions every Monday evening at 7pm, and optional sessions every Saturday at 8am. A charge of £30 will be made at the beginning of the course and all the profits will go to Weston Hospicecare. All the coaches and leaders from the club give their time freely.

Entry for the race is available at www.westonac.co.uk/christmascracker and anyone wanting to sign-up or find out more about the pre-race training programme should contact Jim Wotton by email at jim.wotton@westonac.co.uk or by phone on 01934 814 208.

For more information contact vanessa.andrews@westonac.co.uk

Press Release - Weston race for cake

31/08/2015

On Wednesday evening 19 members from Weston Athletic Club took on the three mile Crook Peak Cake Race, which sees runners tackle 800 feet of climb to the top of the peak and along Wavering Down, before the final steep descent to the finish line. Chris McMillan and Michelle Fryer finished second overall among the men and women at the race in times of 20.24 and 28.02 respectively...read more


The Weston AC Media Team have also recently published the following race reports:
Weston AC go the distance in Europe - 24/08/15, Weston AC to the power of three - 09/08/15, In pursuit at Purdown - 02/08/1015

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.

The 401 Challenge

31/08/2015

We are supporting Ben Smith, who is trying to run 401 marathons in 401 days, and he will be doing his 4th run in Weston on Friday the 4th Sept on a course that we have provided for him. If you are around it would be great if we could provide some company for him. We have been told he intends to run at about 5 hr pace. He will be starting from the Grand Pier at 10:00 am - Ian and I will be there from 9:30. He will be doing a loop of Sand Bay and then coming back to the pier at about half way when I and hopefully a few others will accompany him past the Anchor, Loxton, Christon, Hutton and then back via Uphill to the seafront. If anybody would like to help him with the first or second parts that would be great or if Simon wants to go the whole way even better. If you wish to join us for the second part please be at the pier at 11:30am. Please can you let me/Ian know if you are able to help and intend to come along.

Jim Wotton

[ 401 Challenge Website ]

Gwent league outing - date for your diary

31/08/2015

We have now been given the details of the 15/16 Gwent league meetings. We will include the meeting in Brecon on Saturday the 5/3/16 in next years programme . Dave Jones has kindly offered to arrange the coach for us and will let us have more detail later.

Severn Bridge Half Marathon

30/08/2015

Congratulations to the WAC participants of the Severn Bridge Half Marathon on 30 August 2015. The full results are available via the link below. If you have a query with the results please use the email link.

Male:
1st - Andrew Chadburn - 1h 29m 41s (81st Overall)
2nd - Wayne Entwhistle - 1h 56m 2s (966th Overall)
3rd - Luke Buchan - 2h 18m 6s (1791st Overall)

Female:
1st - Carol O'Leary - 1h 48m 18s (635th Overall - 2nd F60)
2nd - Mary Nutley - 2h 9m 50s (1714th Overall)
3rd - Belinda Wilson - 2h 10m 40s (1607th Overall)

[ Full Results | Send Results Query Email ]

Christmas Cracker - Places going fast!

30/08/2015

Entry to the Christmas Cracker and Mini Cracker is now OPEN and places are going fast so don't delay, enter today!

Cracker: Only 959 spaces remaining as at 30/08/15
Mini Cracker: Only 194 spaces remaining as at 30/08/15

Please click on the links to the online entry systems below or visit the Cracker webpage for more information.
[ Cracker 10k Entry | Mini Cracker Entry | Cracker Webpage ]

Crook Peak Cake Race

30/08/2015

Congratulations to the WAC participants of the Crook Peak Cake Race on 26 August 2015. The full results are available via the link below. If you have a query with the results please use the email link.

Male:
1st - Chris McMillian - 20m 24s (2nd Overall)
2nd - Kieron Summers - 22m 14s (5th Overall)
3rd - Marc Malloy - 22m 18s (9th Overall)

Female:
1st - Michelle Fryer - 28m 2s (56th Overall - 2nd Female)
2nd - Tamara Bourne - 29m 25s (63rd Overall)
3rd - Julie Bailiss - 32m 26s (80th Overall)

[ Full Results | Send Results Query Email | WAC Results ]

New Members

29/08/2015

Please extend a warm welcome to new club members Ryan Flynn, Kelly Hemmens, Caroline Bazell and David Bickell.

Press Release - Weston AC go the distance in Europe

26/08/2015

A break in the running race calendar has allowed Weston Athletic Club's triathletes to take centre stage while participating in a series of gruelling events. They have travelled far and wide for the pleasure of taking part in Europe's toughest endurance events...read more


The Weston AC Media Team have also recently published the following race reports:
Weston AC to the power of three - 09/08/15, In pursuit at Purdown - 02/08/1015, Weston conquer the Exmoor Beast - 26/07/15

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.

Whites 2x2x2 Results

25/08/2015

Well done to all runners who turned up on Sunday morning to face the elements at Burrington Combe.

A special congratulations to Guy Bradford, first man home in a course record breaking time of 49 mins 3 secs, and to Niki Fulstow and Rachael Vincent, joint first ladies home in 1 hr 4 min 8 secs.

Lots of other age category prizes were awarded, for a full list of results click here.

All runners were entered into a raffle for Easy Runner vouchers and the lucky winner was Neil Jarrett.

Many thanks to the Whites for a fun and well organised race and breakfast.

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Our Forthcoming Races

One Mile Prom Run
Thursday, 24 September 2015 at 18:45
Weston Prom Run (September)
Thursday, 24 September 2015 at 19:30
Mendip Muddle
Sunday, 11 October 2015 at 11:00


Training Diary w/b 31/08/2015

Monday
Hutton Moor 7.00pm. Recovery/Steady run.
2-3 groups. Led by J.T. & J.W.
Tuesday
Morrisons 7.00pm. Sept 5k H/cap.
Hutton Moor Back Field 7.00pm. Reps session led by N.C.
Thursday
Hutton Moor 7.00pm.
5-6 led groups by coaching team.
Saturday Session
Drove Road 8.00am.
Interval session led by JT.
Sunday
Groups as usual.


Social Events

No social events are currently planned.

Championship Races

Haselbury Trail 10K
Wednesday 05 August 2015
Standish Woodland Chase
Sunday 09 August 2015
Crook Peak Cake Race
Wednesday 26 August 2015
Battle of Sedgemoor 10K
Sunday 30 August 2015