Monday 21 May 2018

Beacon Batch Race E-mail Beacon Batch Race

Posted : 21:20
This year's Beacon Batch race takes place on Tuesday 19th June at 7.30pm, I'm sure you know how glorious it is to run on the trails in the area. Why not enter this years race for only £6 in Adv? Visit the Beacon Batch page for booking info. There will also be opportunities to help with marshalling, if you would like to get involved and help then please message me. Thanks

Sunday 20 May 2018


Posted : 22:52

195 messages | 311 events entered.
Different signing system seem to put
different things TACH races are all Weston AC


Posted : 21:37

147 messages | 43 events entered.
Also need to make sure we enter as Weston Athletic Club NOT Weston Athletics Club. That pesky S.

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 21:15
I imagine Full on Sport have a way of checking that they pick up everybody connected with a club when there is a team prize.

However of the 50 or so entries 37 were under Weston Athletic Club so we should use that as our name and ask everyone to change their club (saved in the FOS entry system) when they next enter a race through FOS. Some of the other versions make quite amusing reading.

stuart E-mail stuart

Posted : 18:18

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Perhaps we should agree a single format of our club name for future races? WAC maybe?

Friday 18 May 2018


Posted : 13:26
BBC Coverage of The Night of the 10,000 PB's -
This Event is growing every year.
The BBC will be broadcasting both the men's and women's A races from Parliament Hill athletics track.

Saturday, 19 May

Athletics - Night of the 10,000m PBs

20:20-22:30 BST - Connected TV and online

Thursday 17 May 2018


Posted : 20:09
That seems a bit harsh!

John E-mail John

Posted : 18:11

195 messages | 311 events entered.
Tyntesfield results any one missing
Email me and I will put you on
John Belhome seems to be missing there may be others
Also a note The teams missed out on points
Due to various versions of club name

Sunday 13 May 2018


Posted : 22:03

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Here’s the menu choices and payment info for our 40th anniversary dinner on Wednesday 13 June at Batch Country House.

To secure your place(s) you need to:

- send your menu choices to Sheryl Selway
- pay £15 per person (partners welcome) into the Weston AC social account 20-94-74 13255603 **YOU MUST GIVE YOUR NAME AS PAYMENT REFERENCE**
- or pay cash / cheque to Paul Snelling, Sheryl or Ian Carpenter **PLEASE PUT PAYMENT IN ENVELOPE WITH YOUR NAME ON IT**


Smoked salmon, spinach and cream cheese roulade
Melody of melon and mango with a sweet fruit liqueur
Grilled goats cheese topped with roasted peppers and a mixed leaf salad

Roast pork with apple sauce, seasonal vegetables and potatoes
Supreme of chicken breast topped with white wine and mushroom sauce
Fillet of cod with a parmesan and herb crust and parsley sauce
Cannelloni with spinach and ricotta cheese

Apple crumble with custard
Trio of mini desserts - chocolate truffle torte, lemon tart & pannacotta
Bailey’s cheesecake

Thursday 10 May 2018

Editor Polden Post [Polden plodders]

Posted : 15:56
Thank you Gerry for mention below. We can report all time record low sales! they are not flying off the shelf, but we have had record number of complaints!!

Gerry King [WAC/Shapwick Runners] E-mail Gerry King

Posted : 14:04
Check out the front cover of the May issue of the Polden Post for a great picture of Pete B at the Shapwick Bunny Hop. Available at various retail outlets across the Polden villages.

Tuesday 08 May 2018


Posted : 20:33

46 messages | 27 events entered.
TWAC Monday 14th May
Fell Race Championship time (Blame Baz)
• Meeting time - 6:50pm - leave car park for 7pm
• Meeting Point - The Swan Inn
• Things to bring - A drink to leave at start/finish point, Warm top to leave at start/finish point, Billy Kit,

Tuesday 01 May 2018


Posted : 12:10
TWAC Monday 7 May
Session name - 3 Peaks #sandpoint
Meeting 6:50pm, heading over at 7pm. If late just go up steps to find us.
Meeting Point - Sand Point Car Park, Beach Rd, Kewstoke, WSM, BS22 9UD
Things to bring - DRINK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Warm top to put on afterwards for the stretches, trail shoes, Billy Kit, return of awards, cider tokens.
Perfect session for new comers this week so get inviting your friends along to share the love of trail running. NO HEAD TORCHES REQUIRED

Monday 30 April 2018


Posted : 21:55

147 messages | 43 events entered.
Chris got an 18 minute PB at Newport. Top work Lightning!

Sunday 29 April 2018


Posted : 15:44

195 messages | 311 events entered.
Well done to Garath Jim and Christopher to
At Newport

Rodney [WAC]

Posted : 14:10
Everyone’s ‘favourite’ short noisy bloke demonstrated today that form is temporary but class is permanent, well done Guy ‘Cinders’ Bradford on a storming run at the Newport marathon. Massive well done also to Nia Davies & Jo Coventry on their well deserved big PB’s

Friday 27 April 2018


Posted : 21:21

46 messages | 27 events entered.
TWAC Monday 30th April
18:50 for 19:00 start
Group Distance Run (min 6 groups)
Meeting Point - The Swan Inn, Rowberrow Ln, Rowberrow, Winscombe BS25 1QL
Things to bring -Appropriate clothing for the weather, Head-torch - You will need it for the last 30 minutes DO NOT TURN UP WITHOUT ONE, Drink - if you want to carry it

Thursday 26 April 2018

Malcolm & Jim [Weston AC]

Posted : 22:00
Congratulations to all those runners who competed in our two races this evening. A mild but windy evening made it hard going so well done to you all. As always many thanks to all those members and friends who turned out to help with the race your support is very much appreciated.

Sunday 22 April 2018

VLM Spectator

Posted : 20:44
WOW! Unless you were there and experienced the temperatures today in London you would know how brave and gutsy all those runners were. It was so so hot so times really didn't matter today - You are amazing to have finished in those conditions. So for those down about their times DON'T BE!

Friday 20 April 2018


Posted : 23:52
Look forward to following you. Enjoy yourself.

Tuesday 17 April 2018


Posted : 21:15

32 messages | 30 events entered.
If anyone wants to follow a old man struggling around London on Sunday my race number is 19873


Posted : 21:01

46 messages | 27 events entered.
Monday 23rd April 2018
Session type - Step repeats - 30 mins
Meeting point - Black Rock car park Cheddar Gorge
Meeting time - 6:50pm leaving for 7pm.
• Things to bring - Drink, Warm top, Head torch, Billy Kit and cider tokens.

• Pub - The White Hart, Cheddar Gorge

Even the drive to this location is pretty awesome as you get to drive up through Cheddar Gorge.

It’s a short warm up run to the famous ‘HELL STEPS’. Then it’s time to give everything you’ve got for 30 minutes, blood sweat and possibly tears 😭.

Steps session will be over quickly (7:45) for anyone needing to get away quickly and for everyone else we will head for that spectacular sunset 🌅 view.

Then it’s to an amazing little pub in the Gorge!!

One last thing can I ask everyone to wear their yellow club shirts please as we want an awesome club photo as well as being a great reminder for everyone to rejoin/join.

So who’s in.............?????



Posted : 16:24

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Any one running London Note
The RMT has announced strike action on the DLR. This will run from 04:00 on Friday 20 April, until 03:59 on Tuesday 24 April. The strike has been called over a dispute with KeolisAmey Docklands who operate the DLR on behalf of TfL.

Plans are being developed with the aim of operating a limited service over the four days, which coincide with the London Marathon on Sunday 22 April.

If the strike goes ahead, extra bus services will be deployed along the DLR network over the four days. All other TfL services will be operating as usual, however there will be road closures around the London Marathon route from early Sunday morning. The Jubilee, Central, District and Hammersmith & City lines in East London are expected to be busier than usual and stations including Canary Wharf, Canada Water, London Bridge, Canning Town, Bank and Stratford may be exceptionally busy.

Further information on what services may operate will be communicated ahead of the strike and posters, digital boards and announcements in London Underground and London Overground stations will keep customers informed of the levels of service.


Posted : 06:07

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Charlie Hurcum WESTON -SUPER- MARE | GBR Next
PLACE OVERALL101 of 6,129 PLACE GENDER101 of 6,129 PLACE AGE‑GROUP11 of 857
Well done Charlie
In New York SHAPE Women's Half-Marathon

Monday 16 April 2018

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 15:57
The application process for Good for Age places in the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon opens on 1 August 2018 and closes at 16:00 on 10 August 2018.
Do I qualify?
London Marathon Events has announced changes to the Good for Age qualification process for the Virgin Money London Marathon.
The number of Good for Age entries is capped at a total of 6,000 places for the 2019 event which will be split evenly with 3,000 entries for women and 3,000 entries for men.
You will be eligible to make a Good for Age application for the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon if you achieve the qualifying time between 1 January 2017 and 10 August 2018.
The Good for Age qualifying times for the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon are:
Time (in hours)
Time (in hours)
Men Age 18-39
sub 3:00
Women Age 18-39
sub 3:45
Men Age 40-44
sub 3:05
Women Age 40-44
sub 3:50
Men Age 45-49
sub 3:10
Women Age 45-49
sub 3:53
Men Age 50-54
sub 3:15
Women Age 50-54
sub 4:00
Men Age 55-59
sub 3:20
Women Age 55-59
sub 4:05
Men Age 60-64
sub 3:45
Women Age 60-64
sub 4:30
Men Age 65-69
sub 4:00
Women Age 65-69
sub 5:00
Men Age 70-74
sub 5:00
Women Age 70-74
sub 6:00
Men Age 75-79
sub 5:15
Women Age 75-79
sub 6:20
Men 80+
sub 5:30
Women 80+
sub 6:40
Please note: If the number of Good for Age applicants exceeds the number of places available, then the qualifying time will be reduced evenly across the age group categories listed above until 3,000 runners of that gender are accepted.
Good for Age runners who were unable to run the 2018 race and withdrew using the existing process, will still qualify for a guaranteed 2019 Good for Age place, as long as they pay the entry fee by the deadline of 17:00 on 22 June 2018. The link will be sent on 4 June 2018 – full details are here
A Good for Age runner who has a place in the 2019 race but is unable to run will be guaranteed a place in the 2020 race only if:
They have run the same time or better than their original qualification time within the qualification period for 2020 (1 January 2018 to 12 August 2019) and
They apply through the standard Good for Age process between 1 August and 12 August 2019.

Saturday 14 April 2018

Niki F [Weston AC] E-mail Niki F

Posted : 19:24
The film 'Skid Row Marathon' is on at the Odeon in Bath Wed 9 May, 1900hrs for a one off showing, tickets £13.25 each. Very short walk from Bath Spa railway station & lots of eateries nearby.

Thursday 12 April 2018

Pete [WAC]

Posted : 20:44
Further to group 2 chat tonight:

Some of us will be meeting this Sunday for long run of 13 miles, at around 7.20 - 7.30 approx average pace.

Meet at the BP garage at end of Worle High St (The Donkey) for 07.30 AM off.

Please comment if you'd like to join us.

Tuesday 10 April 2018


Posted : 10:41
TWAC Monday 17/4/18
Back as one group next Monday as we work together to improve on our trail speed!
Session name 40 ~ 40 ~ IN
Session type Trail intervals
Meeting Point Red Cow Pub Car Park (134 Brent Street, Brent Knoll Highbridge, TA9 4AB)
Meeting time 6:50pm leaving for 7pm
Things to bring: Head torch (for way down), trail shoes, drink, warm top, awards and Billy Kit.

Friday 06 April 2018


Posted : 10:50
TWAC Monday 9th April
Session name Old Jollop Race
Distance Easy = 4 miles.
Hard = 6ish Miles
Session type Fell Championship Race
Meeting Point King’s Wood Car Park
Meeting time 6:50pm race starts at 7pm.
Don't forget trail shoes and head tourch.
See Face book for more details

Sunday 01 April 2018

Teresa [Weston ac] E-mail Teresa

Posted : 00:40
Hi everyone. For any of you planning to come along to the Shapwick Bunny Hop on Monday, unless you’ve already entered please note that, thanks to online entries filling up, there remain only 25 places available on the day. It’ll be first come first served from 8.30 am. Do hope to see you there but best to come early so as not to be disappointed!

Monday 26 March 2018

Niki F (Membership Sec) [Weston AC] E-mail Niki F (Membership Sec)

Posted : 23:01
*Please do not renew your membership early*
I've received a few membership renewals this month. Please can I ask people not to renew early because the EA fee has increased to £15 & the membership system will not update to reflect this increase until 1 April 2018.

John E-mail John

Posted : 18:10

195 messages | 311 events entered.
If any one is unable to do Taunton Half
I could take it off your hands

Sunday 25 March 2018

John E-mail John

Posted : 23:12

195 messages | 311 events entered.
Have put in Gloucester 20'
If I have missed any one email me
I Will put Butleigh up when it's on the list

Thursday 22 March 2018

Bryan Morley [Weston AC] E-mail Bryan Morley

Posted : 23:38
Anyone interested in my Edinburgh Marathon place? Race is 27th May. Only charity places remain via the website so if you are interested I need to know by Saturday evening at the latest to enact a transfer. £40 rather than the full cost of over £50. If interested please drop me an email. Many thanks.

Monday 19 March 2018


Posted : 10:18

21 messages | 3 events entered.
Dave: I have now paid, will aim to pick up Top tues or thurs, if you are at the prom. Thanks

baz [wac] E-mail baz

Posted : 09:42
well done to kate rossiter for running her first grizzly yesterday in extreme blizzard conditions, well earned points

Saturday 17 March 2018


Posted : 11:32

28 messages | 15 events entered.
Please note: Forest of Dean Spring trails 1/2M cancelled tomorrow - Sunday 18th March.

Thursday 15 March 2018

dean bridges E-mail dean bridges

Posted : 22:32

3 messages | 4 events entered.
Hi there, was just wondering if anyone doing Gloucester 20 as i'm looking for a lift and willing to pay petrol.

Dave Jones E-mail Dave Jones

Posted : 14:48
MARATHON TEES would the following PLEASE pay and Collect their order. Dawn Chapel-- Lynne Parsonage -- Charlotte Mathews-- Julia Withers-- Adrian Marshall-- Ben Groom-- Sam Crockett-- and Mike Vowles, AT LEAST PAY for them as our Treasurer is wanting to finalise the Accounts for this year prior to the the AGM. Payment can be paid direct-Weston AC, HSBC, A/c No 61100432, Sort Code 40-46-18. YOUR COOPERATION WOULD BE APPRECIATED.

Wednesday 14 March 2018

Rob Osment E-mail Rob Osment

Posted : 22:08

1 messages | 13 events entered.
My Big Cheese result isn't showing on the Club Championship points, can I be added please?

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 21:05
Hi All,

Most of you may know that after the cold weather last week the restaurant on the 1st floor at Hutton Moor suffered from burst pipes and quite some damage. I have been told that it will take about 6 weeks to fix this. As an interim measure the meeting room on the ground floor has now been turned into a temporary restaurant. Unfortunately the layout of the stock in the meeting room means that there is no adequate space for us to be able to meet inside HM.

Unless it is raining heavily tomorrow night can you please congregate outside HM by the bike store/tennis court area. Please can you try to get there by 7:00pm so that we can quickly get sorted into our groups and get our run underway. The route tomorrow night is the Morrisons route in view of the number of people running Weston half, Forest of Dean half and the Grizzly on Sunday. The route is just 7 miles but can be easily shortened to 5 by coming back over the bridge by Farm Foods.

Good luck to everyone racing.

Next Thursday 22/3 is the March Prom run so I will need help as usual if you are not running please.


Tuesday 13 March 2018


Posted : 22:30

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Monday 19/3/18
• Session name - ‘I’m King of the Castle’
• Session type - Hill loop repeats
• Session duration - 60 minutes
• Meeting Point - Uphill Boatyard entrance
• Parking - Anywhere you can near by
• Meeting time - 6:50pm and leaving for 7pm.
(Worry not if you’re late head for the castle)

• Things to bring -
Head torch, Trail shoes, Warm Top, Drink, Return awards.


Posted : 22:30

46 messages | 27 events entered.
Monday 19/3/18
• Session name - ‘I’m King of the Castle’
• Session type - Hill loop repeats
• Session duration - 60 minutes
• Meeting Point - Uphill Boatyard entrance
• Parking - Anywhere you can near by
• Meeting time - 6:50pm and leaving for 7pm.
(Worry not if you’re late head for the castle)

• Things to bring -
Head torch, Trail shoes, Warm Top, Drink, Return awards.

Saturday 10 March 2018

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 21:17
March handicap results now posted on site

Helen Diamond E-mail Helen Diamond

Posted : 18:10

17 messages | 19 events entered.
Berkeley 20

Ian Connock = 2:07:35 6th overall
Josh Harris = 2:23:17
Stuart Diamond = 2:24:17
Andy Chadburn = 2:28:27
Helen Diamond = 2:57:36

The puddles were so deep Guy would have drowned! ;-)

Friday 09 March 2018


Posted : 20:50

46 messages | 27 events entered.
Monday TWAC 12/3/18
• Session name - S3270
• Session type - Twac Fell Running Championship Race 🏁
• Distance - 5k or 10k
• Meeting Point - Brean Down (overflow) car park
• Meeting time - 6:50pm

Things to bring;
1. 🏆Return of awards🏆
4. 🍹Drink 🍹
5. ❄️ Appropriate clothing ❄️
6. 💷 Money to buy Woots a drink 💷

The first set of points goes to everyone who runs the 10k, then follows down to the 5k race and ONLY age category winners will be chosen from the 10k race.
Soon as you are finished you can sign out and go if you need to rush off otherwise it's to the pub!!!!

Thursday 08 March 2018

Dave Jones

Posted : 16:22
Up date on Marathon Tees unfortunately it seems no supplier has any SHORT SLEEVE MEDIUM TEES, so at present I'm without your order. Although I do have the large which some are waiting on.
Cheers DAVE.

Wednesday 07 March 2018


Posted : 14:04
NON PAYMENT------ NON COLLECTION ------- MARATHON TEES still a lot of unpaid or not collected Kit. I will be at Hutton Moor this Thursday evening, I appreciate I owe several of you Tees but I'm awaiting supplies still, and let you know when ready. thanks for your patience.

Monday 05 March 2018


Posted : 12:43

21 messages | 3 events entered.
Well done John!!


Posted : 11:02

195 messages | 311 events entered.
London Big Half completed this weekend
If you want to do a Big Half this is as good as any
Run a lot of the full marathon route but in reverse
Flattish with cobbles in parts
1.54 not great age seems to be catching up on me