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Wednesday 26 July 2017

Kathleen E-mail Kathleen

Posted : 17:22
Hi I have a place going for the Gloucester Half Marathon if anyone is interested. Thanks Kathleen

Wednesday 19 July 2017

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 20:44
Thursday meeting time
As the building work progresses car parking at HM is getting harder each night. Please can you try and get there in enough time to get parked so that we can still start at 7:00 and get out in our groups by 7:05pm

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 20:44
Thursday meeting time
As the building work progresses car parking at HM is getting harder each night. Please can you try and get there in enough time to get parked so that we can still start at 7:00 and get out in our groups by 7:05pm

Tuesday 18 July 2017

Woots [WAC] E-mail Woots

Posted : 21:23
•••••••NEXT MONDAYS SESSION••••••••

We don't do things by half at TWAC, so its going to be an awesome couple of days coming up!!!

• Session name - 'Hell to Heaven'

• Date - Monday 24th July

• Session type - Step repeats & social run

• Meeting point - Black Rock

• Meeting time - 7:30pm (leaving at 7:40pm)

• Pub - Bringing our own!

• Things to bring - Drink to carry to the start point (A must!), warm top (A must as will get cold on top afterwards) and trail shoes (if you've got them).

We are going to head for 'Hell Steps' for 30 minutes of hard work then it's straight over to the top of gorge where an ice cold beer or cider will be waiting for you as you take in the 5th best view in Britain.

Not only that but I've timed it so you will get the sun setting too as we chill out with a ice cold drink.

Will need people to shout encouragement and help out so come along if you can't do the session.

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

The Whites 2x2x2 Challenge

Posted : 20:39


The Whites 2x2x2 Challenge - Sunday 13th August at 9am at Burrington Combe

Monday 17 July 2017

Carol E-mail Carol

Posted : 15:39

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I have a Bournemouth Marathon place (8th October) if anyone wants it. I can't do it now as it's the same day as the Muddle. Apparently there is a £15 transfer fee.

Saturday 15 July 2017

John

Posted : 01:34

170 messages | 288 events entered.
Have put places up for Mob Match
Times to follow
John H

Thursday 13 July 2017

JT

Posted : 00:03
Endurance Hill Sess. Worlebury Woods Entrance Thursday 7.00pm. Groups 1 to 4 level training. Could someone be awfully kind and post this on FB please.

Wednesday 12 July 2017

Vanessa

Posted : 21:38

138 messages | 42 events entered.
For Group 6 runners only, note from John Grimsey....

The consensus from our democratic group 6 was that we should run out by the River Banwell on Thursday. The plan is to meet in Sainsbury’s car park at 7:00 on Thursday (the T.K.Maxx end)

Please let your fellow G6ers know. Ta!

Tuesday 11 July 2017

Woots [WAC] E-mail Woots

Posted : 14:58
••••••••••TWAC NEXT SESSION ••••••••••

• Session name - 'Death Valley'

• Session type - Hill repeats

• Meeting point - Cider Barn Draycott (park in car park field, turn right on entrance

• Meeting time - 7:20pm

• Things to bring - Drink, warm top, Billy kit (if wet) and money for cider!

• Pub - Cider Barn

Another cracking new session which comes with a new TWIST!!!!!

You will have two options on the night;

1. Easy hill repeat option

2. Hard hill repeat option

All will be revealed on the night!

The positioning of the sun going down at the peak of Draycott hill is breathtaking, hence the slightly later start.

There is a whole field to park in and there is a gert lush outside area to watch the sun go down over the Mendips while enjoying a well earned cider!!!

Great to have everyone involved so even if you can't do the session come along to help and take in the views why you encourage your teammates along.

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

Monday 10 July 2017

John E-mail John

Posted : 12:29

170 messages | 288 events entered.
Hi
If any one could give a lift for the towpat mob match
Not able to run but would like to come along and cheer you all on
John H

Friday 07 July 2017

Woots [WAC] E-mail Woots

Posted : 12:30
••••••••• TWAC ADVENTURE •••••••

• Session name - 'Pen Y TWAC'

• Session type - Mountain adventure run

• Date - Sunday 23rd July

• Meeting point - Summerhouse pub car park (rear of car park)

• Meeting time - 6am - (LEAVING CAR PARK FOR 6:10am)

• Distance - Either 4, 6 or 8 miles (For all abilities)

• Things to bring;

1. Packed lunch
2. Change of clothes
3. Towel
4. Drink of your choice for afterwards 🥂🍺
5. Drink to carry (if you choose)

Plan is to get there early to avoid traffic on the roads and easy to park when we arrive.

Who ever choices to drive will receive petrol money and will have bridge toll covered.

Once we meet at the Summerhouse we will make sure we fill up as many cars as possible. It will take about 1 hour and 20 minutes to get there.

We will split up in our groups as usual and then have the time of our life's!!!

Once we've all met again in the car park you will have an option to cool down in a local res (highly recommended) so you feel fresh.

Then we will find a nice scenic place to eat our pack lunches and drink of our choice.

Should be back in Weston for about 1pm ish so people can enjoy the rest of the day with their families.

So who's coming and who's willing to drive.

Tuesday 04 July 2017

Woots [WAC] E-mail Woots

Posted : 23:07
••••••••••TWAC NEXT SESSION•••••••••¥

• Session name - 'BREAKING POINT 5k'

• Session Type - TTT (Trail Time Trial)

• Meeting Point - Sand Point car park

• Meeting time - 6:50pm (session starts at 7pm)

• Things to bring - Drink, warm top, 'Billy Kit' if wet and beer tokens.

• Pub - The Commadore Hotel

This TTT has everything, hills (obviously), technically section (rocky), downhill, BH, views and a sprint finish!

The session is for all abilities so it doesn't matter how long you take we will be there to support you round.

It will test the quickest runner to the slowest runner and I want you to all push your own boundaries to 'breaking point'.

Fully marked course as ever but I will need some help especially on this one so if anyone's injured or just want an easy night your help will make this the best session yet.

Another home fixture too so everyone is a winner!!!

Could this be TWAC's best ever session yet because it was my favourite recce to date!

NOT TO BE MISSED

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

Monday 03 July 2017

kira

Posted : 22:42
Jamie - Not down on the track at Drove Road tomorrow then?

Simon Andrews [Weston AC]

Posted : 21:02
*****Tri Championship Grand Prix Races*****

Two new Grand Prix events have been added, one Tri and one Aquathlon. Unfortunately they are on consecutive weekends in October as I had to replace the Tri Gran Prix race that was cancelled. Apologies for this, I'll try and spread things out a bit next year.
You don't have to take part in both, but it'd be great to have a good club turn-out at each event.

Triathlon is the North Bristol Tri (01 October)

Aquathlon is the Burnham Distance Aquathlon (08 October)

Simon Andrews [Westn AC]

Posted : 20:57
Triathlon News:

There have been some impressive performances recently, well done to everyone who has taken on their first Tri or a new distance. Here are a few of the highlights:
Nick Cook took on the Weekend Warrior challenge at Blenheim Trathlon weekend. Over the two days of racing Nick managed to complete 7 sprint distance triathlons all with pretty consistent times and collected 7 medals for his efforts.
Phil Tomlinson took part in the Windsor Triathlon and not only finished 18th overall but took 2nd in his age category.
A relay team consisting of Wayne Somers, Paul Evans and Artur Osicki took 1st place at the Lakesman long distance Tri. Wayne completed the 2.4 mile swim in 01:11:08, Paul cycled the 112 miles in 05:22:06 and Artur pulled off a blistering 03:16:30 marathon, all on one of the hottest days of the year so far.
Phil Tomlinson completed Ironman Austria yesterday and along with Nick Cook, Chris Edwards showed us all that it's never too late to take on your first Iron-distance event by completing the Cotswold 226 last weekend at the tender age of 63, and after all that training he's never looked younger!!

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 16:26
Results for June handicap and start timed for tomorrow now posted on handicap page of site

Tuesday 27 June 2017

Bryan Morley [Weston AC] E-mail Bryan Morley

Posted : 23:28
Anyone doing the Seaview 17 but didn't manage to get a spot on the coach from Minehead to the start? Being a point to point race, how are you getting to the race start at Countisbury, assuming that you're leaving your car at Minehead?

Vanessa

Posted : 21:05

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It’s great to see so many club members competing in many different events every weekend. This weekend alone we had members taking part in at least eight different races - not including our championship race at Torbay - from 5k parkruns to ultra marathons and iron distance triathlons.

As the club’s membership continues to grow, it’s just not possible for us to cover all these different activities in our weekly race reports which focus mainly on the club’s championship events and our own races too.

But we’re conscious that this also means that some amazing achievements don’t get the credit they deserve. So please, if you go out and do a race that’s not in the club championship or organised by the club, post about it here so your fellow club members know what you’ve been up to - especially if you get a personal best, or compete in a longer distance event for the first time.

Here’s to a great summer of running for us all.

Monday 26 June 2017

Woots [WAC] E-mail Woots

Posted : 23:55
••••••••••TWAC NEXT SESSION••••••••••

This is going to be awesome!!!!

Why......????

• It's a home fixture!!!
• We are back together as one team!!!
• Everyone can do it!!!
• It's only 30 minutes!!!
• Loads of parking!!!
• Less than 10 minutes away!!!
• It's only one small hill!!!

Details;

• Session name - 'Its only a hill'

• Session type - Hill repeats

• Meeting point - Sand Point car park

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

• Pub - The Commadore Hotel

• Things to bring - Drink to carry to start (you will need one!), warm top to wear for stretches, Billy kit if wet and money for a drink.

This will go down in history as one of TWAC's favourite sessions as it will test all abilities but very capable of achieving.

How many loops can you do.......?????

Who will be crowned King and Queen of the hill?????

Plenty of opportunities for injured TWACers to come and help too.

Also looking for someone to take some photos too as I'm keen not to miss out on the fun.

Sp who's in because you don't want to miss this one............??????

Vanessa

Posted : 22:16

138 messages | 42 events entered.
A belated thank you Jamie for a great hill reps session on Saturday morning. It definitely helped. For anyone who's not been, I totally recommend it.

Thursday 22 June 2017

Jim [WAC] E-mail Jim

Posted : 14:10
Hi All,
Mentioned this in my mail on Sunday but tonight we have a fun event consisting of obstacle course team race and raft building / floating competition. The full cost of the event is being met by the club so it would be a shame if we did not use all of the spaces.

We currently have room for about 10 more so if you fancy coming along there is still time for you to join us. The event takes place at 7:00pm in Hewish just over the M5 full detail on the facebook event.

You will need to complete the attached medical form and you may want to bring a dry set of clothes - just in case.

Please can you send me a mail or text on 07928 634252 to let me know that you intend to come.

Cheers

Jim  

Wednesday 21 June 2017

Woots [Weston Athletic Club ] E-mail Woots

Posted : 23:22
••••••••••TWAC NEXT SESSION••••••••••

• Session name - 'Mendip mission 1:45'

• Session type - Distance run

• Meeting point - Swan car park

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

• Things to bring - Water to carry (however you choose), warm top, trail shoes and money to buy Woots a beer.

• Pub - The Swan

Not sure if anyone has noticed but our monthly distance runs have slowly been increasing in time and we are stepping up to 1 hour and 45 minutes this Monday.

Please don't be put off by this, as usual we will split up into 4/5 different groups and you will all stick together and go at your own abilities in your chosen group.

You will certainly have breaks so don't think you have to be running for all of that time.

You will never be left alone in your group and you will work as a team to get round together.

Every group will reach Beacon Batch trig point, just in case you've missed out on the fun the last couple of days!

Don't want anyone to be scared or put off by the time as you all are more than capable of being on your feet for that period of time.

Little tip for everyone not used to being out for this period of time, carry some sweets you like to help give you energy along route.

Also if you have the means to carry water then do so as it will come in handy especially if the weather is hot.

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

Beacon Batch

Posted : 11:41
It was my first outing as the race director for the beacon batch last night and I wanted to thank everyone for their help, in preparation and in the running of the evening. Thank you to those who ran, who marshalled, did the timings, results, water and course sweeping. I really appreciate all you did.
I have realised there were a few things I should and shouldn't have done in organising the race. I would like to do improve a few areas next year, and if there was something you spotted that you feel I could do to improve then send me an email and I will try and get it covered next time. Thanks again and I hope you all had a fun evening. Nick.

Tuesday 20 June 2017

kira

Posted : 22:27
Lots of you should go and see The Tortoise & Hare at The Tropicana next week. A brilliant show about running and lots of other funny things. Two talented actors and so worth it

Phil Tomlinson [Weston AC ] E-mail Phil Tomlinson

Posted : 13:45
Hi Gareth - thanks for the offer -its really much appreciated. Racheal has also offered to lend me one, so i should be ok. Thanks again.

Friday 16 June 2017

Gareth Hiscock E-mail Gareth Hiscock

Posted : 07:21

24 messages | 162 events entered.
Hi Phil. I Have a bike padded bag you can look at if you wish. A bit bulky but your welcome to have a look at it. Contact me on 07534939807 if you want to take a look.

Thursday 15 June 2017

Kieron [WAC]

Posted : 11:29
Hi Dom, Different places every week, this week there isn't anything planned as far as I know.

Dom llewellyn-bowen

Posted : 08:56

47 messages | 1 events entered.
Good morning, when and where does the mendip group meet on Thursday's?

Monday 12 June 2017

Phil Tomlinson [Weston AC ] E-mail Phil Tomlinson

Posted : 16:17
Hi Triathletes out there - would anyone have a bike box i can hire or borrow for the 29th June to the 04th July as I'm doing a triathlon in Austria. Any ones help would be much appreciated. let me know on my email. Thanks Phil

Julia [WAC] E-mail Julia

Posted : 08:51
Bristol Half Marathon: I will be organising the Club group entry for the Bristol Half. The discounted entry fee (available to Club member with EA affiliation) is £31.20. Please let me know if you wish to enter via the group entry and I will let you have the payment details.
Thanks

Wednesday 07 June 2017

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 20:52
GROUP 6 ONLY 
Please note meeting point for Thursday 8/6/17 is the car park to the entrance to Worlebury woods at 6:50 for 7:00pm

Tuesday 06 June 2017

Beacon Batch Race [weston ac] E-mail Beacon Batch Race

Posted : 13:40
The beacon Batch race will be run in 2 weeks today, there are on-line and on the day entries still available. The view on course are wonderful and a great place to enjoy a summers evening with your friends, also with 32 prizes on offer, you could surprise yourself.
If you don't fancy running but don't wont to miss out on the fun you cheer everyone along or marshal along the course. Just contact me through the Beacon Batch page to let me know if you are available. If in previous years you enjoyed doing a particular role and are available this year it would be great to hear from you. Thanks club mates, Nick.

Monday 05 June 2017

John

Posted : 23:08

170 messages | 288 events entered.
Don't go to sleep on that one or you will be in trouble

Bryan Morley [Weston AC] E-mail Bryan Morley

Posted : 22:17
Thanks guys! Yes, that's 11 years on the trot now (so very sad!) so I would have no excuse if I went wrong! Nothing like a 30 mile run as a warm up for the 44 mile Classic Quarter race this coming Saturday. Wish me luck!

John

Posted : 18:41

170 messages | 288 events entered.
Well done Brian I think you can run it in your sleep you have done it so many times

Simon Andrews

Posted : 09:57
Well done to Bryan Morley on being the first finisher at the 30 mile Mendip Challenge yesterday, finishing in just over 5 hours.

Saturday 03 June 2017

Woots [Weston Athletic Club ] E-mail Woots

Posted : 21:20
••••••••TWAC NEXT SESSION••••••••

• Session name - 'Peak de résistance'

• Session type - Hill Repeats

• Meeting point - Webbington Rd off road car park (Don't panic full details to follow)

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

• Pub - 'The New Inn'

• Things to bring - Drink (to carry to start), warm top (to carry to start), trail shoes, towel and money for pub.

Another brand new session coming to TWAC!!!

This is going to be the best session yet as it's probably one of the best views around and you will get it quite a few times hopefully as you will get 30 minutes to challenge yourself against the mighty Crook Peak!!!

Anyone who did the 'Boobie Hill TTT' will have already done the climb as it's the last section leading up to the peak. Then as before you touch the cone before looping back around the peak before doing it all again.

You can see the top of Crook Peak from a lot of places in and around Weston, so look out for it this week as a reminder of the fun you will have next Monday.

Hopefully we will get great weather so we can stretch off and relax afterwards on top of the peak because the views of a sun set from there is spectacular!!! And after last night we deserve a beautiful view!!!

Any injured or recovering TWAC's then you will be most welcome as could do with a couple of helpers so the other leaders can enjoy the session too.

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

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 20:41
Better late than never but I have just finished May handicap result and June start time. Now under handicap tab

Julia

Posted : 16:53
Hi Michelle, yes I will post details soon about the group entry for the Bristol Half.

Michelle E-mail Michelle

Posted : 14:09

2 messages | 0 events entered.
Will the club do a group booking for the Bristol Half this year? If yes when and where do I look please.

Thursday 01 June 2017

PB

Posted : 11:40
Awesome Ade thanks!

Adrian [wac] E-mail Adrian

Posted : 00:22
My Blaster place is up for grabs. Just change your name on the night

Tuesday 30 May 2017

Nick Briffitt

Posted : 18:38
I have a Dartmoor discovery place going. I'll have to transfer the number tomorrow for you. It's late I know but I was really hoping my back would be good enough for me to do it, but it won't be. Call me on 07754115274 if you would like it. Cheers

PB

Posted : 18:06
Anyone wanting a home for a burrington blaster place? I have a friend who's after one, ta.

Monday 29 May 2017

Bruce Manning E-mail Bruce Manning

Posted : 20:20

4 messages | 0 events entered.
Thanks Geraldine, will do.

Geraldine

Posted : 16:52

255 messages | 75 events entered.
Hi Bruce,

There are no organised club runs on Sunday, members organise their own groups to meet, There is usually a group that meet in the car park opposite the Walnut Tree pub at the end of Winterstoke road at 8.15 with various distances being run usually around 9min mile pace,a faster group meet from the donkey in Worle plus there are a few others, sorry not familiar with them all as I tend to join the group from the Walnut. The best way is to ask around on a club night with people in the group you are running with. You would be more than welcome to join the Walnut Group.

Jim [WAC]

Posted : 09:48
There will be no led groups from Hutton Moor tonight 29/5/17.
There will be 4 led groups with the TWAC group meeting at 6:50 Black Rock Cheddar for a run of about 4 miles see TWAC facebook page for more detail.

Bruce Manning E-mail Bruce Manning

Posted : 08:01

4 messages | 0 events entered.
Can someone explain what "Sunday Groups as usual" on the right side of the Welcome page means. Where on the website can I find out what is happening?

Tuesday 23 May 2017

Stuart E-mail Stuart

Posted : 12:18

11 messages | 17 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