Prom Teams: 2017-2018
I am currently putting together the teams for the Prom series 17-18. Below is a list of probable participants based on previous years. If you are happy once again to be in a team THEN DO NOTHING. However if you do not wish to be a team member this year, could you please leave a message, simply saying 'LEAVE IT OUT'. If your name does not appear on the list, but you would like to participate this year (and all members are actively encouraged to give it a go)could you please leave a message saying 'OOH NOT ARF'. The final team selections will be made after the first race. Many thanks JT.
Anthony Green, Bryan Morley, Carol Brent, Chantelle Thompson, Chris Dachtler, Chris Gough, Chris McMillan, Dan Potter, Darren Stacey, Dave Baxter, David Dadds, Gary Iles, Geraldine Hope, Grant Aldridge, Guy Bradford, Helen Diamond, Ian Connock, James Bertenshaw, Jo Coveney, Joe Withers, John Hinchliffe, Josh Harris, Julie Bailiss, Katherine Roberts, Kieron Summers, Lisa Acton, Marc Bostock, Maria Davison, Mark Whiting, Martin Hurcombe, Mary Oaten, Matt Dell, Matt Wheeler, Michael Reep, Michelle Fryer, Neale Jarrett, Nia Davies, Niki Fulstow, Paul Baker, Paul Grinham, Phil Richards, Phillipa Stevens, Rachael Andrews, Richard Brent, Rob Furlong, Rob Mountford, Rob Stokes, Sarah Harris, Steve Kibblewhite, Steven Bailiss, Stuart Diamond, Toby Andrews, Tony Hogg.
Monday 25 September 2017
Any one running Burnham Half
could help me out with a lift thanks
Hi,if any one has a spare place or can,t do Wimborne 10 miler would they be willing to transfer there number to me please.
Sunday 24 September 2017
I have put Marathons in that I no about
any more please email me
Sunday 17 September 2017
Hi. For some reason I was not listed as Weston AC in Bristol Half results so I am missing from the points. My race number was 2438 & time was 1:49:33. Thank you.
Massive thank you for all the support today,from both runners and spectators, it really does make a difference!! Amazing to see so many in yellow smashing out some top performances, not least my sister with another big PB.
••••••••••BREAKING TWAC NEWS••••••••••
Some things in life are just not worth missing and our return to the magically Brecon Beacons is one of them!!
4 hours of your life you will never forget!
(Time on feet not running so don't panic!)
• Session name - 'Pen y TWAC 2 - Return of the TWACS'
• Session type - Mountain adventure
• Date - Sunday 24th September
• Meeting point - Summerhouse pub car park (at the back)
• Meeting time - 5:50am - Leaving at 6am sharp.
• Estimated time of return - 1-2pm
• Things to bring - trail shoes, running vest, drink to carry, snack, billy kit, waterproof or warm top, packed lunch and most importantly bottle of bubbles (if not driving!).
• Pub - Bring your own drinks
So for anyone who didn't come on our first trip you will need to be self sufficient for 3/4 hours on your feet.
Don't panic we will split into groups of different abilities so there's no rush and even the top group will be doing lots of walking up the steep bits! You will not have to run up there if that's what you're thinking.
This is an adventure as a team and hopefully we will get better weather this time to enjoy the stunning views.
What is IMPORTANT though that you are prepared for mountain conditions. Lots of you who came last time will of learnt lots so make sure you have these items;
1. Waterproof or warm top
One minute you could be boiling hot climbing up next you are freezing on top of the ridge. So you will need to adapt along route.
You will need to carry a drink with you, how you do this is up to you. Either a bottle holder or a flask in your vest or bladder. You will need to drink along route.
Because we will be on our feet for 3/4 hours, it's amazing what a snack half way round can do for your energy levels. Personally I choose Haribo every time but just make sure you have something.
4. Running vest or bag (optional)
How you carry the above things is up to you but the perfect way is to wear a running vest which you won't even realise you have on! Everything will fit in perfectly so you can run in comfort with everything to hand when you need it.
A lot of you have brought them since the last trip so great chance to test them out. Also they are not expensive (could someone put up the link in comments please).
5. Packed lunch
Once we have finished we will eat together as a team so bring what you want to eat.
6. Prosecco (or drink of your choice if not driving!)
Once we have finished it's time to celebrate in style as we take time to enjoy each other's company over a glass of bubbles.
7. Towel & Billy kit
Anyone who's brave enough it's then a quick dip in the local reservoir to clean off then it's back home!
So who's in..........?
Sunday 10 September 2017
Some Great North Run Results
Great North Run 2017
Name BIB Club Pos Finish Time Gun/Chip
peter stacey 10909 Weston Athletic Club 7513 01:51:55 Chip Time
Rachel Stacey 15928 Weston Athletic Club 12894 02:00:38 Chip Time
David Cowell 15016 Weston Athletic Club 13908 02:02:26 Chip Time
Emma Chesney 36717 Weston Athletic Club 24846 02:21:22 Chip Time
Thank you so much for the beautiful flowers, kind thoughts and best wishes that I've received over the last few days. Hopefully I'll be back running soon!,
Sunday 03 September 2017
Well done all at Oldbury
Results are in any one I have missed
Just email me
Stephen Powell I will put you in when our lists
Wednesday 30 August 2017
As the nights are drawing in and summer's coming to an end (sniff) we'll soon be running our evening runs in the dark.
You won't need one this week, but as of next week you will need to wear a hi-vis vest on all our evening runs.
If you've joined the club in the past few months and haven't got one, see Jim at training.
Alternatively you can pick them up very cheaply in Sports Direct or online.
Run safe people!
Tuesday 29 August 2017
FAO Stuart - See main welcome page ref: Portishead multi terrain/Muddle clash.
Apologies if I've missed some comms about this, but I see Portishead multi is on the same day as Mendip Muddle. Do we normally have Championship races on same day as Club races?
Monday 28 August 2017
The Triathlon Championship has been updated, please let me know if I've missed any results.
Saturday 26 August 2017
With 8 weeks to go till the snowdonia marathon on the 28th of October, I am having to give up my place as the doctors aren't hopeful of getting me back on the road anytime soon. If anyone would like it then you can message me or call me on 07754115274
Friday 25 August 2017
Also note that This year the race will be starting from Huish Leisure (next to Huish School) and not from the Langport town centre. The course route remains the same.
PB, It does state on their Website that Start time may be changed. It is always best to confirm on their own site, as our data is only checked every so often and entered at the beginning of the year.
Thursday 24 August 2017
Have just looked at Langport 10k and it says start time 10am...it's advertised as 11am on here...
Monday 21 August 2017
Hi if there is any one out there who could
offer me a lift To cake race I am still looking
For a lift
Bristol Half Marathon: There are a couple of people who expressed an interest in entering this race via the Group entry, but have not yet paid. I have messaged all of those who had already contacted me, but just to remind you that you only have a couple of days to get the entry fee to me, after which it will be too late. :)
Friday 11 August 2017
Hi if any one could give a lift to
Crook peak cake race
Battle of Sedgemore
I would very much appreciate it
Tuesday 08 August 2017
You are very welcome. Hope your recovery is going well and you are up and about soon.
Thank you so much for the flowers, they arrived this morning, they are beautiful and nurse Jim is doing very well!!
Thursday 03 August 2017
Does this sound familiar?
“It puts everything into perspective – how appreciative I was to get back running and how much I love the sport. You take it for granted, I think, until you have something taken away from you. Most mornings you’d rock up, go for a run and not think about it but, when I got back from the injury, I was just so happy to be back running. It could be chucking it down with rain, or Andy (Muir’s coach, Andy Young) could give me the most horrible session and I wouldn’t care because ‘you know what? I’m running and I’m so happy to be running’. It almost made you commit to it that much more because you’re so appreciative of being back on your feet and running well. I think it makes you change the mindset a little bit.”
– GB’s Laura Muir talking about coming back from the stress fracture she had in her foot at the start of the summer. She’s recovered well and will do the 1500/5000 double in London.
Tuesday 01 August 2017
11 turned up to run the handicap tonight and they gave us 3 new pb's and a tie.
New pb's David Dadds 19.17, Jason Revill 19.22, Hannah Keating 25.10 and a draw for Bill Green 20.45 well done all
Message for JT. My email address is email@example.com
I have a place available for this Sunday coming, Gloucester Half Marathon going for a discounted rate (half the cost of what was paid). Easy to exchange as they accept an email. Anyone interested please drop me an email. thanks Kathleen
Garmin Forerunner 220 for sale, I don't have a HRM but this can be purchased separately. I am selling it because I have upgraded to a Forerunner 735XT (multisports). It is in very good condition, about a year old and is boxed. It has served me well!
I thought I would post it on here before I list it on Ebay.
If you are interested or want more info please get in touch.
Sunday 30 July 2017
Hi there. If any of you fancy running the 2x2x2 on 13th August, please can you put your name down for it or email the address on the event details in the next couple of days. We just need to let the breakfast place know numbers (if any! :D). Cheers. The Whites
The Whites 2x2x2 Challenge
- Sunday 13th August
at 9am at Burrington Combe
For those of you who ran in the 70's you may well be able to relate to this!
“When you’re a runner and you came through the era I came through – people used to laugh at you when you were out running because it wasn’t the thing to do,”
“They’d shout at you and not many people were out running – if ever you were out in your car and you saw another runner then chances are you’d know them because there weren’t that many of us about.
Brendon Foster - Retiring from the BBC next month
Forgot to enter Oldbury 10 - If anyone with a place can't make / changes their mind - then please let me know
Friday 28 July 2017
Ok Carol lets do it. I will see you in the coming week.
No takers for my Bournemouth Marathon place yet. Only £15 which is the transfer fee - and as it's a transfer can be for either male or female!
I have a place available for Gloucester Half Marathon next Sunday going for a discounted rate. Anyone interested please drop me an email. thanks Kathleen
Bristol Half Marathon: If you still need to pay your entry fee to be included in the discounted group entry (available for EA affiliated members) you have until the 22 Aug to contact me and make arrangements to pay. It won't be possible to add any further entries after this date!
I'm afraid its already been taken.
Paul if your sodbury place is still available can I have it? Ta
Thursday 27 July 2017
Unable to do this years Sodbury Slog, I have a place is going if anybody would like it. I have confirmed with them that it can be transferred.
I have an entry to Purdown this evening if anyone wants it.
Wednesday 26 July 2017
Hi I have a place going for the Gloucester Half Marathon if anyone is interested. Thanks Kathleen
Wednesday 19 July 2017
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
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
•••••••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..............???????
Monday 17 July 2017
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
Have put places up for Mob Match
Times to follow
Thursday 13 July 2017
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
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
••••••••••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
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
Friday 07 July 2017
••••••••• 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
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
••••••••••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
Jamie - Not down on the track at Drove Road tomorrow then?
*****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)
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!!
Results for June handicap and start timed for tomorrow now posted on handicap page of site
Tuesday 27 June 2017
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?
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
••••••••••TWAC NEXT SESSION••••••••••
This is going to be awesome!!!!
• 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!!!
• 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............??????
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
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.
Wednesday 21 June 2017
••••••••••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.............?????
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
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
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
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
Hi Dom, Different places every week, this week there isn't anything planned as far as I know.
Good morning, when and where does the mendip group meet on Thursday's?
Monday 12 June 2017
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
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.
Wednesday 07 June 2017
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
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
Don't go to sleep on that one or you will be in trouble
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!
Well done Brian I think you can run it in your sleep you have done it so many times
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
••••••••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..............????
Better late than never but I have just finished May handicap result and June start time. Now under handicap tab
Hi Michelle, yes I will post details soon about the group entry for the Bristol Half.
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
Awesome Ade thanks!
My Blaster place is up for grabs. Just change your name on the night
Tuesday 30 May 2017
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
Anyone wanting a home for a burrington blaster place? I have a friend who's after one, ta.
Monday 29 May 2017
Thanks Geraldine, will do.
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.
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.
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
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
Sunday 21 May 2017
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
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.
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.
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
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!
Have put results for Tyntesfield on
I think some names may be missing
if so just get in touch
••••••••••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
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
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!
well done bryan great run on sunday at the very hilly imerys marathon 63rd 4h20m47 sec
Does anyone want my Tyntesfield 10km place? The race is on Wedneaday 17th at 7pm.
Thursday 11 May 2017
••••••••••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
Is there a summer social run taking place on Thursday 11th May?
Stephen, now updated to reflect correct points. Please see personal email message as well. Hope all is acceptable.
Julia, my points are wrong lol 48+1
Tuesday 09 May 2017
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.
Over 100 friends??? You mean 1 friend,and he doesn't like you.
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!!
I have put you in now Steve! Well done!!
Just noticed ive been missed of the points for Bristol 10k..
Saturday 06 May 2017
••••••••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
Hi Dom. some of us go up the Mendips on a Thursday.
Wednesday 03 May 2017
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
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
Sodbury places open 6am
London is open good luck
Wednesday 26 April 2017
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
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..............????????
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
More details for tonight's session.
Meeting point is 'The Swan' pub car park;
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
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.
Have been trying to renew mine and Steves membership and it's saying that our e-mail addresses are not recognised.....Help please 😕
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
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
Hi any one doing Glastonbury 10k that could
Give me a lift ?
John H email as above
Thursday 13 April 2017
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
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
Anyone wanting to share lifts to velodrome trip on Sunday, I have 2 places in my car. Message me if you want a place.
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
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
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
Nice to see the Prom team standings, but where can I see the team members?
Sunday 02 April 2017
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
March result and April start times are now under the handicap tab
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.
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
I'm also looking for a Taunton Half place if anyone has one going?
Thursday 23 March 2017
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
Any body have a place in Taunton Half Marathon they can,t use or don,t want?
Sunday 19 March 2017
Gloucester results in any changes
just email me
Forest of Dean results in
I no there are some changes
Just email me
Forest of Dean results in
I no there are some changes
Just email me
Saturday 18 March 2017
Is anyone doing Gloucester 20 and has a spare seat in a car?
Friday 17 March 2017
Hello. And Bye.
Wednesday 15 March 2017
Would anyone be interested in my Gloucester 20 place?
Unfortunately i'm not able to run the forest of dean half marathon this sunday due to illness. Would anyone like to run in my place? It says race numbers are not transferable so you would have to run in my name I'm afraid but any takers are welcome. Thanks
Monday 13 March 2017
Does anyone have a spare Gloucester 20 place that don`t want.
Could anyone who still wishes to enter the Bristol 10k through the Club Group Entry let me have the entry fee of £23.20 asap please. Please message me if you want to enter. Thanks
Sunday 12 March 2017
I have 3 results for the Grizzly
Any others just email me
Pictures on Flickr : Inter counties XC March 2017
Competitive Running at its Best!
Monday 06 March 2017
All race in for this weekend any one I missed just email me as above
Cracking performances highlighted by JT, one which could easily be missed: Ian Connock ran 1:19:07 at Newport Half marathon finishing 7th of over 1800 finishers.
Sunday 05 March 2017
Despite the poor conditions there were some great performances at Bideford today. PBs for Sheryl, Sarah and Nia. A sub 1.40 time putting Nia into the all time top 10 by a female member. Very inspiring, well done.
Saturday 04 March 2017
Handicap result for Feb and March start times now posted on site
Hi does anyone want my big cheese place
Hi there, due to unforeseen problems I have two Ratrace Dirty Weekend tickets for sale. They're for wave 6 at 0930 on the 6th May '17. Hoping for 100 each. They cost 180 each. Worth a try, call me on 07761333839 if interested. Pete.
Friday 03 March 2017
There not there yet because I haven't done them. Will be there by Sunday
Yes Steph, I also got caught out it's next week!!!
HOODIES-------------- would the following members please either collect or pay and collect their HOODIES please. Ruth Lynam , Gary Bowden, James Wotton, Teresa Rogers, Kirstie Grey, Mark Hill and Dave Groves.
I also have in stock 2 Large and 1 Small if any body wants them as a price increase to our supplier is shortly being passed on.
DAVE ( 414361 or 07554548188 ) or email me firstname.lastname@example.org
Ive looked under the handicap tab and cant find the times for the March handicap.
Thursday 02 March 2017
Thanks to the 4 people from the club who paced my daughter round the 5K at Burnham tonight. Sorry I don't know who you were but she says thanks for the support and the sprint finish
Wednesday 22 February 2017
TACH Races are now open for entry
Friday 17 February 2017
Congratulations to all the runners who competed in our two races last night. Excellent finishing times for male & female winners of both races. Thanks again to all those who came and helped marshal and in race HQ. Your support is very much appreciated.
Thursday 16 February 2017
It was well deserved Mark!
I wanted to thank you for the support and award for Presidents Club Person of the Year as voted by the members. I know there are a lot of other very deserving volunteers in this great club that could also be voted for, so am extremely proud to have been voted for this year. Thank you, I will keep it polished for next year's worthy winner. :-)
Saturday 11 February 2017
Thanks for the female triathlete award, I couldn't make it last night and have moved to Bristol with work which makes it a bit far to come for training now! Thanks to all you lovely lot for the encouragement and coaching.
Anyone know if Humdinger entries are transferable?
Can't find it anywhere on their website
Sunday 05 February 2017
T T Results have been put on
There may be some Queries if so jus email
me and see what I wil see what I can do
Jan handicap results and Feb start times are now on the website under handicap tab
There is something strange with ladies positions 39,38,37 and Rachel is there twice. Not sure if you have finished but what I can see there are a lot of our lady runners not listed yet
Thanks to all who turned out to support all the WAC runners makes it a great home ground event
And to top it all well done. Chris McMillan
Friday 03 February 2017