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 email@example.com
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
I'd like to take Jill Naughtons place at tough 10. How can I do this
Thursday 02 February 2017
would anyone like my number for sundays 2 bays tough 10 race, changes can be made till 9.30 sunday morning. (I'm injured)
once again - have WAC entered any prom teams this year?
Sunday 29 January 2017
Emergency services called as explosive torpedo found near beach
This is why I could not run over Middle Hope
good job it's not next week
Have a friend who has a 'cub run' place for the Grizzley up for grabs if anyone is interested let me know & I will pass on her details.
Have put Slaughterford results up
Any discrepancies just get back to me
Thursday 26 January 2017
Be careful when running along SOUTH RD, there is a vending machine dumped on the pavement on the corner between the birnbeck halls and abbey grange n/h
Tuesday 24 January 2017
have WAC entered any prom teams this year?
have WAC entered any prom teams this year?
Sunday 22 January 2017
My e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday 21 January 2017
Hi Mike, as mentioned below a few of us will be meeting at 8.15am in the car park opposite the Walnut Tree Pub at the end of Winterstoke Road, the route is out and back so we tend to people doing a variety of distances as you can turn back at any point. Pace usually averages out around 9mm.
Hi Mike, Sunday groups are an informal affair, normally arranged during mid-week training. I know of 2 groups tomorrow doing 18 miles from BP garage on new Bristol Rd, start time of 7:45 & 8am, both will be doing 7:20 per mile or quicker. I believe another group is still going from the Walnut Tree (near the Oldmixon), not sure of meeting time, I think it is around 8am, but pace is usually around 9 minutes per mile. Given the number of people doing spring marathons I have little doubt that there will be a number of other groups out as well.
What groups go out on a Sunday? Just the higher groups or is there something for all?
Back from the threshold session. Painful as usual and my reasons for doing it are somewhat different to most of you there! To get out of the breakfast chores and to get the runners high later.....It has arrived! Thank you Weston AC Coach Mt Tottle.
Friday 20 January 2017
VOTE FOR YOUR TRIATHLETE OF THE YEAR
Reminder.... you have until 22:00 this Sunday to register your vote by emailing email@example.com
Any Weston AC member that has completed a triathlon, duathlon or aquathlon in 2016 is eligible to vote.
If you have already voted but haven't received confirmation of your vote this evening, please re-submit your vote.
Congratulations to all the runners who competed in our two races last night. Perfect running conditions led to some impressive personal best times. Not so great for our marshals who had to brave those very cold temperatures and the chilly easterly wind. Thanks to them all for getting our 2017 races off to a great start.
Monday 16 January 2017
Looking at the points I did think the same
Sunday 15 January 2017
Given the Equality Act's reference to Positive Discrimination are we allowed to give additional Championship points to all with the notable exception of those pesky kids?
Gwent XC League -Glebelands 12 Feb
Any one doing this who could give me a lift
Lots on that day
Saturday 14 January 2017
hope sarah butcher wins something at the awards evening for her great running last year
Thursday 12 January 2017
Do group 4 do the whole club circuit ?? Or cut a corner off ??- just trying to figure out how long I'd be out - as need to be back at HM by 8.30 at the latest TIA
Sunday 08 January 2017
Well that was an impressive year of triathlon, thanks to everyone that took part. The 2016 championship has now been finalised, a link can be found on the triathlon page. Congratulations to Nick Cook and Jules Pflaum on their championship winning performances.
With the WAC Awards night fast approaching it's time to vote for "Triathlete of the Year".
All Weston AC members that have taken part in a triathlon, duathlon or aquathlon in 2016 are eligible to vote for any club multisport athlete that they believe deserves to win this prestigious prize. The vote is anonymous, so please email your vote to firstname.lastname@example.org by 10pm Sunday 22 January 2017.
Saturday 07 January 2017
John - please pass on my congratulations to Tobias, not a bad effort for a young 'un ;)
Tobias did his 6 marathons in 5 days last one was with Katie I think it's the only way she gets to see him
1 Wed 28/12/16
PHOENIX YEAR END MARATHON 2016
2 Thur 29/12/16
FROZEN PHOENIX – DAY 1
3 Fri 30/12/16
FROZEN PHOENIX – DAY 2
4 Sat 31/12/16 AM
5 Sat 31/12/16 PM
TOBIAS HINCHLIFFE 04:33:34
Black Fowlmead Challenge
6 Sun 1/01/17
TOBIAS HINCHLIFFE / KATHERINE HINCHLIFFE
NEW YEARS DAY MARATHON
Wednesday 04 January 2017
Bristol 10k: Its that time of year again! As a club we can benefit from a 20% discount on the entry fee to the Bristol 10k (this will also apply to the Bristol Half Marathon later in the year) if we have over 20 people who wish to enter via the group discount and who are EA affiliated. I'm guessing that we will have, but if you could indicate, either here or by email to Julia Withers, then we can get an idea! The entry fee after the discount will be £23.20 for the 10k.
Tuesday 03 January 2017
Kira, 10 x 2mins with as long as it takes to get back down to start as recovery. Usually around 3 mins.
This saturdays session - Are the hill reps 'long' as in the 40 min long session you do or just long hills with recovery at bottom each time ?
Also ran on beach on Sunday and sand compact and lovely to run on. Any chance of some 400's on the beach one Sat morning when tide is right? cheers
Bit late but Dec handicap results and tonights start times are now on the website
Monday 02 January 2017
Would anyone be interested in sharing a lift to the forest of dean half marathon in March? I'm hoping other people are planning their racing diary this early too!
Small update to the Gwent League Calendar ------- Sunday 12th FEBRUARY 2017. at Glebelands , Newport
a Club Championship Race.
Thanks for staging another successful and wet event yesterday, at least I've now dried out.
Sunday 01 January 2017
Please see note from Ian about new meeting and start point for the Handicap on Tuesday.
Following last months straw poll of the club's runners the new 5k Handicap course from this coming Tuesday will be as follows.
The start is adjacent to the Tropicana Bay Cafe entrance and runs north 1.5k to the Knightstone slipway (lamppost 6), before turning 180 degrees back to the start point. The second 1.0k lap runs northwards again to the Winter Gardens before the last leg back to the Tropicana. This new three-turn winter course replicates the one run in the spring/summer, but with more space.
Parking near the start should be easier, if required.
A Happy New Year to everyone. See you on Tuesday evening.
Hi Sara W, it is that time of year again when I need you to do your thing so that I may access the diary on the news page to do the weekly update. Hope the family had a lovely Christmas, many thanks JT.
Thanks to everybody who came out today to help in any way whatsoever to put on the race and make it such a success again despite the rain. Your help as always is much appreciated and has again helped to raise a large amount of money for Barton Camp.
Annette particularly wishes to thank Kath H, Debbie B, Sian R and Bella S for all their help with the kitchen duties today. Also, a big thank you to all those who baked for the event - they were all well received and helped to raise £212.00.
Thanks to all the marshals for turning out today
Love the friendly abuse don't no if it makes me run faster but dose make me smile
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