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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

Group Six - Tonight

21/07/2016

Group 6 only
Please meet Colin and John Thursday 21st July in Uphill Boatyard at 6:55 for 7:00

New Members

17/07/2016

Please extend a warm welcome to new club members Mark Joyce, Amy Reason, Claire Attwell, Antonia Stokes and Andie Lambourne .

Press Release - Weston conquers Brecons

13/07/2016

Six hardy members of Weston Athletic Club members ventured over the bridge to Powys on Sunday to take part in the Fan Y Big Horseshoe fell race in the Brecon Beacons. The race starts and finishes in Llanfrynach and, along its 10 mile, almost entirely off-road route, features 2,200 feet of climb. First to complete the energy-sapping course for the club, in rain and strong winds, was Chris McMillan in 1.20.40, placing him second overall in the race. Guy Bradford followed in 1.28.14 and Andy Chadburn in 1.32.22. They were rewarded for their efforts by winning the overall male team prize...read more


The Weston AC Media Team have also recently published the following race reports:
Kings and Queens of the Hills - 03/07/2016 | Club set to reach £50k Hospice donations - 26/06/2016 | Mud, sweat and tarmac - 26/06/2016

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.

Social Event - Bath Spa

13/07/2016

Would anybody be interested in going to the 'Bath Spa Thermal Pool' on a Wednesday evening? it would be for two hours, and if we have 12 people we can book the 'roof top thermal pool' just for ourselves, the 'spa' closes at 9.00 pm, so it would mean being at Bath before 7.00. If you are interested let Paul Snelling know.

Mob Match

11/07/2016

Many thanks to those members who have volunteered to represent the club at the annual Towpath 'Mob Match'. Please see the Club Championship page for Friday's details or the GWR website. Lifts are available so please do not hesitate to contact me if needed. Limited parking at the cricket club itself but the Ashton Court overflow carpark is just over the road. When you arrive, could you please see me so I may register the names for our team. Jamie T.

Charmouth Challenge

04/07/2016

Congratulations to the WAC participants of the Charmouth Challenge on 2 July 2016. 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 McMillan - 53m 16s (1st Overall)
2nd - Guy Bradford - 59m 47s (8th Overall)
3rd - Matthew Wheeler - 1h 3m 56s (14th Overall)

Female:
1st - Nicola Fulstow - 1h 14m 26s (64th Overall)
2nd - Katherine Roberts - 1h 18m 27s (75th Overall)
3rd - Michelle Fryer - 1h 19m 13s (78th Overall)

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

Christmas Cracker 10k Beginners Training Programme

04/07/2016

Weston Athletic Club will also be organising a 10k training programme this autumn in the run-up to the event to help runners prepare for the race. Jim Wotton from the club organises the programme: “This will be the third year we have run a beginners’ programme for the race, and we’ve helped 120 runners so far. Many of them had never run before, and some were lapsed runners, but the programme helped them to develop their confidence, fitness and technique with the goal of running the Christmas Cracker at the end of the 10 week course. Most of them achieved this, and many are still enjoying 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 26 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 https://www.fullonsport.com/event/christmas-cracker-2016/profile 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.

Christmas Cracker 2016

04/07/2016

Entry to this years Christmas Cracker Race is now open.

The 2016 Christmas Cracker race will take place on Sunday December 11th. Now in its 29th year, this is Weston AC's largest race by far and people come back year after year to take part in the festive run. All standards of runner take part so don't be put off if you are a new runner. All runners are actively encouraged to wear fancy dress or at the very least one piece of tinsel.

Click Here to enter this years race!

Weston AC are also hosting the second Mini Cracker race aimed at Junior Runners (aged 7 to 15 years). This 2km race follows the same course as the Christmas Cracker 10km race up to the 1km point where runners turn back for the race to the finish.

Click Here to enter this years Mini Cracker race!

Press Release - Kings and Queens of the Hills

03/07/2016

Weston Athletic Club members conquered a series of lung-bursting climbs at their most recent events, and achieved over 2,500 feet of climb in two races in the space of 48 hours. The weekend took them to the Dorset coast for the annual Charmouth Challenge, an unforgiving fell race that rewards those suffering from the effects of the climbs with beautiful views over Golden Cap and beyond. The off-road event covers eight miles and takes in almost 1,700 feet of brutal ascents...read more


The Weston AC Media Team have also recently published the following race reports:
Club set to reach £50k Hospice donations - 26/06/2016 | Mud, sweat and tarmac - 26/06/2016 | Club conquers Clevedon - 17/06/2016

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.

Torbay Half Marathon

01/07/2016

Congratulations to the WAC participants of the Torbay Half Marathon on 26 June 2016. The full results are available via the link below. If you have a query with the results please use the email link.

Male:
1st - Stephen Kibblewhite - 1h 29m 15s (70th Overall)
2nd - David Elliott - 1h 37m 40s (125th Overall)
3rd - Jim Wotton - 1h 48m 58s (193rd Overall)

Female:
1st - Elaine Eldridge - 1h 46m 32s (342nd Overall)
2nd - Maria Davidson - 1h 56m 34s (686th Overall)
3rd - Lesley Bowskill - 1h 59m 40s (814th Overall)

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Our Forthcoming Races

Mendip Muddle
Sunday, 09 October 2016 at 11:00
Worlebury Woods Challenge - WAC only
Sunday, 16 October 2016 at 09:30
Mini Cracker 2K
Sunday, 11 December 2016 at 10:00


Training Diary w/b 18/07/2016

Monday
Hutton Moor 7.00pm. Recovery/Steady run.
2 led groups.
Tuesday
Hutton Moor Back Field at 6.55pm.
Rep/Int session led by C.O'L. & J.W.
Thursday
Hutton Moor 6.55pm.
5-6 led groups. Hills route.
Saturday Session
Marine Lake 8.00am.
L.T. session.
Sunday
Sunday Groups as usual.


Social Events

Presidents Breakfast Run
Saturday, 29 October 2016 at 09:00

Championship Races

Charmouth Challenge Grandprix Event
Saturday 02 July 2016
Tow Path Mob Match
Friday 15 July 2016
Purdown Pursuit
Thursday 21 July 2016
Exmoor Seaview 17
Sunday 31 July 2016