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Tuesday 23 May 2017

Stuart E-mail Stuart

Posted : 12:18

11 messages | 16 events entered.
2 places going free for TACH Dundry Thunder (29th June)
I work with Race Secretary & have OK'd swap with her
Let me have your details (name, age/dob, male/female) & I'll arrange swap
stuart.diamond@talk21.com

Sunday 21 May 2017

Michelle Lynam E-mail Michelle Lynam

Posted : 17:17

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Not sure who to contact. Just tried to put my half marathon PB on the my results page and it failed. Did the Worcester Half. Thanks

Friday 19 May 2017

Web Elf

Posted : 11:40
Hi, anyone who is adding a message to the message board, you might get an error appear after clicking the 'write' button. However your message has been saved so please don't click back and save again as we are getting lots of duplicate messages. The web elves will try and fix this next week.

Josh Harris (WAC)

Posted : 11:03

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Thanks to all for another great Prom series. Really appreciate the support on the way round each month. Also, would highly recommend the Dartmoor Discovery to anyone who is thinking of taking Teresa's place. There are a few of us going down so you won't be alone. Cheers Josh.

Malcolm & Jim [Weston AC]

Posted : 06:51
The end to another successful prom series last night. Well done to all those members and friends who have helped in race HQ and out on the course to make it all happen. Your support is very much appreciated.

Thursday 18 May 2017

Teresa King [Weston] E-mail Teresa King

Posted : 19:09
I am sadly going to have to withdraw from Dartmoor Discovery as I really haven't done enough training! If anyone would like me place please contact me direct. There is an official transfer process which we can do before 31 May and I'm willing to strike a good deal!

John E-mail John

Posted : 18:01

166 messages | 288 events entered.
Have put results for Tyntesfield on
I think some names may be missing
if so just get in touch

Woots [Weston Athletic Club ] E-mail Woots

Posted : 13:28
••••••••••TWAC'S NEXT SESSION••••••••••

TWAC will take on Cheddars 'Hells Steps' next Monday (22/5/17) in our first step repeat session.

• Session Name - 'To Hell & Back'

• Session Type - Step Repeats

• Meeting Point - Black Rock

• Meeting Time - 6:50pm

• Pub - The White Hart

• Things To Bring - Trail shoes, water bottle, warm top and money for a drink.

Firstly don't be put off by the name and I would be very disappointed if any TWAC thought they couldn't do this session because they are not fit enough or not strong enough.

Every TWAC is capable of completing this session, every ability!!

You will be only challenging yourself for 30 minutes to see how many repeats you can complete.

Please don't think you have to run it all believe me you'll be walking up bits. This is a session to push you out of your comfort zones and as our TWAC motto states have #noboundaries.

It's a short session, it's a very short warm up run to the start point and the session is for 30 minutes. So we will be finished and back at the cars for 8pm.

Your final effort will be converted into how much elevation gain in feet you covered. I will have a chart to work this out easily at the end of your efforts.

Every TWAC who comes and gives it a go will be rewarded with a special award afterwards.

There will be leaders the entire way up giving you encouragement and form advice so you won't be alone.

Best part is we will all be together as a team pushing each other through!

So who's in...........????

Wednesday 17 May 2017

Simon Andrews E-mail Simon Andrews

Posted : 18:42
The Tri Championship has been updated and the link to it in the Tri section is now working.

Remember to let me know if you have any results to include in the championship, it now includes Triathlon, Duathlon, Aquathlon, Cross Triathlon and Cross Duathlon so there's plenty to chose from!

Tuesday 16 May 2017

Bryan Morley [Weston AC] E-mail Bryan Morley

Posted : 21:32
I seem to have a fan out there. Thanks very much...it was sooooo tough but I can recommend WAC runners give it a try next year! There is no flat terrain whatsoever but wonderful scenery weaving out of the Cornish Pyramids (china clay spoil heaps) in St Austell. That's my 3rd marathon in 6 weeks. I need sectioning! Roll on the Classic Quarter in 4 weeks...groan!

mr morley fan club [not wac]

Posted : 16:18
well done bryan great run on sunday at the very hilly imerys marathon 63rd 4h20m47 sec

Bryan Morley [Weston AC] E-mail Bryan Morley

Posted : 15:46
Does anyone want my Tyntesfield 10km place? The race is on Wedneaday 17th at 7pm.

Thursday 11 May 2017

Woots [Weston Athletic Club ] E-mail Woots

Posted : 01:19
••••••••••TWAC'S NEXT SESSION••••••••••

Come get high with the TWAC's as we continue to get that chemical reaction in our brains that makes us feel awesome after being somewhere beautiful, doing what we love doing and doing it with our TWAC family!!!

• Session name - 'Mendip High'

• Session type - Distance run (4 led groups for all abilities)

• Meeting point - 'The Swan' pub car park

• Meeting time - 6:50pm (Leaving car park for 7pm)

• Pub - The Swan

• Things to bring - Trail shoes, drink, warm top and money for drink.

We will split up into 4 groups as usual;

Group A - Group 1-3a

Group B - Group 3b-4

Group C - Group 5

Group D - Group 6

This is based on what group you would usually go with on a Thursday night with WAC.

We have plenty of highly trained leaders now so we can cater for everyone's abilities.

So who's in...........??????



Wednesday 10 May 2017

Bryan Morley [Weston AC] E-mail Bryan Morley

Posted : 23:54
Is there a summer social run taking place on Thursday 11th May?

Mark Hill

Posted : 21:51
Stephen, now updated to reflect correct points. Please see personal email message as well. Hope all is acceptable.

Stephen E-mail Stephen

Posted : 21:16

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Julia, my points are wrong lol 48+1

Tuesday 09 May 2017

Dave Jones

Posted : 17:13
Thank you Kieron, that's a very generous piece to say and will be much appreciated by all the members who have volunteered their services and free time to Weston AC over the past 39 years.
Cheers DAVE

Junkie E-mail Junkie

Posted : 15:51

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Over 100 friends??? You mean 1 friend,and he doesn't like you.

Rodney a.k.a Kieron [WAC]

Posted : 08:50
Thank you!! - 5 years ago today I joined WAC, I can safely say it was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made – doubtless my sister will rightly take some credit for this – I’d long thought of joining but was scared I’d be too slow. Shaleen joining before me meant I knew at least one person would be slower than me.
To date I’ve spent £10o on memberships, I’ve gained well over 100 friends, some of whom I’ve no doubt will be friends for life, truly money well spent.
My aim when joining was to break 1h 40mins for a half marathon, I’d failed 3 times previously, with proper training was swiftly achieved, I didn’t then expect to progress much more, however I hadn’t factored in the camaraderie and competitive spirit that resides in so many at this great club, I owe a debt of thanks to all members past and present, the committee, coaches and my training group, but most of all to my family who have had a deal with this growing obsession (I call it dedication) over the years.
Once again – Thank you!!

Julia

Posted : 08:42
I have put you in now Steve! Well done!!

stephen kibblewhite [Locking] E-mail stephen kibblewhite

Posted : 06:25
Hey...
Just noticed ive been missed of the points for Bristol 10k..

Saturday 06 May 2017

Woots [Weston Athletic Club ] E-mail Woots

Posted : 00:30
••••••••TWAC'S NEXT SESSION••••••••

• Session name - 'BOOBIE HILL TTT'

• Session type - TTT (Trail Time Trial)

• Distance - 2/3 miles (confirm distance tomorrow)

• Meeting Point - Kingswood Car Park (free)

• Meeting Time - 6:50pm (Leaving car park for 7pm)

• Pub - The New Inn

• Things To Bring - Trail shoes, drink, warm top (for afterwards) and money for drink

• Awards On Offer - King & Queen of the hill, Performance of the week x 3, Betty & Brian awards.

• Abilities - EVERYONE!!!

What to expect;

We will meet in the car park (car share please) then go through safety briefing.

Then it's a warm up through the woods to the starting point at the Cross Plain national trust sign.

Then in you start your 2/3 miles of TTT as fast as you can (no pressure). You will head firstly towards Wavering Down trig point where you must touch it, then it's a lovely downhill section on towards the Crook Peak.

Once you get to the top of the peak you will be greater with encouragement from myself where I will take your photo with stunning backgrounds.

Once you have touched the cone at the top it's more downhill around the back of the Peak and then you will be heading back to the finish which is the trig point you've already touched.

But before you get to the trig on your last climb you get a chance to see Somerset's best bench (pic).

Once you've got your breath back and given in your time, it's time for you to loop back to give encouragement to your fellow TWACS to see them home.

Once every TWAC is finished we will go back to the stone bench for a massive group photo.

Time then for another group stretch with one the best views of Somerset.

Then it's a slow cool down run (all downhill) back to the cars where we will conduct our Awards Ceremony.

Best bit to come as we then head to the pub.

So who's in..................?????

Friday 05 May 2017

Adrian [wac] E-mail Adrian

Posted : 16:12
Hi Dom. some of us go up the Mendips on a Thursday.

Wednesday 03 May 2017

Dom Llwelyn-Bowen

Posted : 21:20

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Good evening, does anybody run or know anyone who runs on the mendips or other off road routes? Preferably on a Sunday.

Monday 01 May 2017

Simon Andrews [Weston AC] E-mail Simon Andrews

Posted : 16:58
Triathlon/Multisport Championship 2017

I've finally got the championship sorted this year and it now includes Triathlon, Duathlon, Aquathlon, Cross Triathlon and Cross Duathlon from sprint distance upwards. Races also don't have to hold a national federation permit either.

I've added results for Rich Ford and Belinda Wilson from the Chilly Duathlon in Feb, as well as Phil Tomlinson at the Burnham Spring Aquathlon and Marc Molloy at The First Tri. Please let me know if there are any other results from 2017 that need to be added.

It's also really important that you let me know when you have results that need to be included. Either post on the facebook group, message or email me, don't rely on telling me verbally, I'm likely to forget.

The link to the championship on the web page is not currently working, we'll get this sorted, but in the meantime it can be viewed here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxxmK1-GWwTjNnZBb1RzeUpxUFk/view?usp=sharing

John

Posted : 00:56

166 messages | 288 events entered.
Sodbury places open 6am

John

Posted : 00:45

166 messages | 288 events entered.
London is open good luck

Wednesday 26 April 2017

Woots (James Wotton) [Weston Athletic Club] E-mail Woots (James Wotton)

Posted : 23:35
There's a lot of new TWAC'ers which is amazing so I'd like to remind people what we are all about.

We have core values at TWAC let me go through them with you and explain them;

* No Boundaries - We believe you shouldn't put any boundaries on what you can achieve and at TWAC we will push through those boundaries you think you have. We aim to hopefully give you more confidence to go on to do those events which you thought were out of your reach.

* Teamwork - We are about working as a team to get everyone through our sessions. We want you as a TWAC to support and give encouragement as we work as one big team to complete every session.

* More than just running - To build friendships and community in TWAC. So once we've worked hard we can go in the pub and enjoy each other's company.

* Love Somerset - A chance to explore the glorious areas and views Somerset has to offer. So you can go back with friends and family to enjoy your new love for our beautiful countryside.


Also the different types of sessions we do at TWAC;

* Hill Repeats
* Step Repeats
* TTT (Trail Time Trial)
* Distance Run
* Social Run
* Head Torch Running (coming soon)

This is all put on by Weston Athletic Club but you don't need to be a member to come along but if you like it then at some point it would be great to have you join the WAC family. £20 a year is a bargain.

We also want to look good while doing all of this, so our new online clothing shop is being put together for anyone wanting some specially high quality branded clothing range.

The future is bright the future is TWAC.

Tuesday 25 April 2017

Woots (James Wotton) [Weston Athletic Club] E-mail Woots (James Wotton)

Posted : 22:51
Details for TWAC's next session;

• Session Title - V-Sprints

• Session Type - Hill Repeats

• Date - Monday 1st May

• Meeting Point - Sand Point car park (more in depth details to follow on this as usual)

• Meeting time - 6:50pm

• Session start - 7pm

• Pub (MOST IMPORTANT PART) - The Commodore Hotel

• Awards on offer - King of the hill, Queen of the hill, Performance of the week x 3, Betty and Brian the Badger awards.

• Things to bring - Trail shoes, drink, warm top for afterwards

• Ability level - EVERY ABILITY CAN DO THIS SESSION


Very excited about this session and firstly don't be put off by the name as really it's a 1km loop which has lots of flat, down hill and two small hills all on soft grass. So even if you fall over you can't hurt yourself.

Once we leave the car park it's not even half a mile to the start point.

Then I will go through the route which will be coned out, then everyone will have 30 minutes to see how many loops of the 1km circuit they can complete.

You can run, walk or crawl whatever takes your fancy so no matter what your ability everyone can do this session and will be all together doing it. #teamwork

This is a great opportunity for people to come along to their first TWAC session with no pressure and they will be only challenging themselves.

On the other hand it will also give people the chance to challenge themselves further if they choose to go for the 'King or Queen awards' for being the person who goes the furthest in the 30 minutes.

So if you've got friends who you would like to invite or bring along then this is the time to do it!!!

Parking - There is a huge grass car park (gates won't shut) so everyone can fit in with no hassle.

This will be a festival of running and not to be missed (sorry Sarah Marsh).

Just to add 8 TWAC'ers of various abilities kindly have already tested this session out and they loved it!!

So who's in..............????????

Chadders

Posted : 20:24

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Now that most of Marathon season has passed I feel the need to explain , "Why are so many of WAC members obsessed with doing a Marathon?". It is easily answered when training starts! a) As one of our members simply says "Marathons make you faster"
b) most of us train in groups ,and the bonds we form are priceless.
c)when it comes to (D-day) it is not only yourself running, but also all those you have trained with, those that were unfortunate to get injured and more importantly those who could not run the event but supported if it be from home offering words of encouragement or stood at the side of a road for hours on end to give you that 'Lift' when you think you're sunk.
We are lucky at this club in not only having a wide variety of athletes all with a similar goal,regardless of what level. But we also have a good (cheerleader squad) that familiar face and voice that gives you a huge lift when you're feeling low .
So! Thank you to all my mates and members that gave their time running and cheering,it helped immensely. Cheers Tobias for a much needed gee-up on mile 22 and Huge Thanks for N.O.1 Marathon club members Rodney,Cinders,Shakey,Billy,Pitbull,Chorlton,Monty,The Goat,Annie,Bomber ,Tampon,Trigger and Pete even Dreamboy.

Monday 24 April 2017

Woots

Posted : 15:10
More details for tonight's session.

Meeting point is 'The Swan' pub car park;

Rowberrow
Winscombe
BS25 1QL

Meeting time 6:50pm

We will be leaving the car park at 7pm prompt (so we can all get back in the light safely).

There will be 4 led groups for all abilities by our highly trained leaders.

• Groups 1-3 with Woots - 7 miles

• Groups 4-5 will be split up and taken with Paul Oaten, Mary Oaten and Ian Purnell - 5/6 miles.

• Group 6 will be with Lorraine Smith - 4 miles.

Groups based on a WAC Thursday nights.

Directions to 'The Swan' car park;

Head towards Churchill traffic lights through Sandford and turn right up the hill. Then go up the hill and take a left onto Rowberrow Lane half a mile from the traffic lights. It will be sign posted. Then carry on the lane until you reach the pub then the car park entrance is on the right opposite the pub. Plenty of space for everyone.

Still car share if you can though.

Things to bring - Trail shoes, drink, money for a drink and a warm top for afterwards

Any questions please ask my number is 07861250448

Thursday 20 April 2017

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 22:04
Thank you to everybody who came down to help put on another successful one mile and five mile prom runs tonight. We had a great turnout for the one mile and over 330 for the 5 mile.

Janet riddiford E-mail Janet riddiford

Posted : 18:08

1 messages | 3 events entered.
Have been trying to renew mine and Steves membership and it's saying that our e-mail addresses are not recognised.....Help please 😕

Woots - The real James Wotton [TWAC] E-mail Woots - The real James Wotton

Posted : 09:33
TWAC's next session;

Session name - Swanning About

Session Type - Social Run

Distance - 4/5 miles or 5/6 miles or 6/7 miles (all abilities catered for)

Date - 24/4/17

Meeting time - 6:50pm

Meeting point - The Swan Pub car park (full details to follow)

Things to bring - Trail shoes (a must on this route), drink, money for a drink and a warm top for afterwards

Monday 17 April 2017

Ian P E-mail Ian P

Posted : 10:19

37 messages | 26 events entered.
For anyone who is going to James's TWAC tonight and wishes to do a short warm up trot to the Roman Road view point car park (the official starting point)I will be starting the 1.5 mile trot from the motorway bridge behind what used to be Boulters of Banwell (not the main road bridge) at 18:30. The grid reference for my starting point is ST380584 (I have put it in google and it has given me the correct location on street map).

Friday 14 April 2017

John E-mail John

Posted : 01:43

166 messages | 288 events entered.
Hi any one doing Glastonbury 10k that could
Give me a lift ?
John H email as above

Thursday 13 April 2017

Clash City Rocker [Wston AC] E-mail Clash City Rocker

Posted : 13:58
If anyone wants a race# for the Shapwick bunny hop on Monday. Barry Westwood's is going spare, after Barry took a dive at Brean Down fort on sunday. I have spoken to Teresa from the race organisers and she is happy to transfer it. Give me a call on 07706512749 or e-mail quick before 3-30 today. or contact Teresa directly. good luck.

Thursday 06 April 2017

Marathon Talk Nerd

Posted : 17:52
What better advice to get your mindset ready for London by listening to Andy Lane on the previous three Marathon Talk Podcasts. Also listen to Barry Smyth 28 minutes in from episode 377 about Perfect Pacing in London (& its not what you think it is). Oh and the NIKE sub 2 attempt!

Tuesday 04 April 2017

Paul Cousins E-mail Paul Cousins

Posted : 22:34

1 messages | 0 events entered.
Anyone wanting to share lifts to velodrome trip on Sunday, I have 2 places in my car. Message me if you want a place.

Prom Race Secretary [Weston AC]

Posted : 13:21
Just to clarify to all - further details of Prom Teams will be posted on the Prom Page when reviewed by our Prom Team Maestro. Until then, only limited information still available, I am afraid.

Monday 03 April 2017

Vanessa Jennings [Weston AC] E-mail Vanessa Jennings

Posted : 16:40
Would anyone still like a place for the Bristol 10k in May? I can't take part due to injury but can transfer my place to anyone who wants it. Please contact myself or Julia withers asap so transfer can be arranged with the organisers

Dom Llwelyn-Bowen E-mail Dom Llwelyn-Bowen

Posted : 15:05

46 messages | 1 events entered.
Hi John, glad to hear Toby is still enjoying himself. I tried to get hold of him last week but think I have an old number. Could you text me his number or ask him to text me please? My number is 07711838605. Thanks

Energy of sun rays .... E-mail Energy of sun rays ....

Posted : 14:17

11 messages | 16 events entered.
Nice to see the Prom team standings, but where can I see the team members?

Sunday 02 April 2017

John

Posted : 18:54

166 messages | 288 events entered.
Freedom Leisure British Ultrafest 24 hour

6 Tobias HIInchliffe 449Laps 23:56:50.4
179.931(K 111) Miles
Nuts or what

Saturday 01 April 2017

JIm [WAC]

Posted : 20:43
March result and April start times are now under the handicap tab

Vanessa

Posted : 16:47

135 messages | 42 events entered.
Dave is going to get t-shirts designed with the names of all the marathons and ultra-marathons that WAC members have completed while representing the club.

They'll be for sale at cost plus a small donation to a local charity.

Message here by Easter weekend with the names of your WAC marathons and ultras and Dave will do the rest.

JT

Posted : 00:12
Basically if you enter a race stating a clubs affiliation then you must run that race using the said club's colours. Those are the rules. I have been breaking the rules for many years and have now seen the error of my ways. Disliking the club kit is my problem not the clubs. I am just going to have to play by the rules in future. Oh and wearing other club colours is a definite no no. Only in exceptional circumstances can you wear even 2nd claim colours. So lets all be sensible shall we.

Tuesday 28 March 2017

Jo E-mail Jo

Posted : 15:39

4 messages | 21 events entered.
I'm also looking for a Taunton Half place if anyone has one going?

Thursday 23 March 2017

Malcolm and Jim [Weston AC]

Posted : 21:34
Congratulations to all the runners (and Helicopter!) who finished tonight's prom races. Our thanks go again to the members and friends who turned out to help in race hq and out on the course making It another successful evening.

Tuesday 21 March 2017

Marc E-mail Marc

Posted : 15:54

12 messages | 7 events entered.
Any body have a place in Taunton Half Marathon they can,t use or don,t want?