A must listen - Hayley Carruthers being interviewed on Marathon Talk podcast about what exactly did happen and why at this years VLM. (She's only been running just over two years and has gone form a 3:22 to a 2:33) - A real insight into what happens when you get the pacing wrong and why the marathon should be treated with respect! - (interview starts 1hour 3mins in)
Saturday 25 May 2019
Members of Compton Harriers Running Club made the 180-mile round trip to run last Thursday’s Prom Race. A few of us ran the event about 15 times in the mid-1990s. In the 1993/94 series we were regulars: Dick Kearn (then aged 42) and I (then aged 24) both got series prizes in our respective categories. Having not run the race since 2004, we decided to make a nostalgic trip last week, along with a fellow C. Harrier and his daughter, and were pleased to find the race is as good as ever. A few things have changed in the last 15 years (online entry, revamped Tropicana, a Ferris wheel, can’t run as fast as we used to...), but some things haven’t changed – the friendly atmosphere, slick organisation, sea breeze, and the longing for that faraway turning point to come into sight!
About 1.5 miles into Thursday’s race, I was ‘adopted’ by a Weston AC runner who kindly invited me to use him as a wind shield. I’m not sure that worked too well, as the wind seemed to be against us from every direction, but we did get into a nice running rhythm and ran the last 3.5 miles of the race together at a good pace, which made for an enjoyable race for me. He even alerted me each time he spotted one of my Compton team-mates running in the opposite direction, so I could wave to them! I didn’t have the chance to thank him properly at the end, but (from the results) I presume he was Paul Baker – please pass on my thanks. I finished in 34:28 as 1st FV40, Dick was pleased to break 41 minutes, Pete and Hana enjoyed their first Prom Run. Hopefully we won’t leave it 15 years before our next visit!
Thursday 23 May 2019
Congratulations to everyone who ran tonight shame that the wind got up more than forecast. Well done to those people winning tonights and series category prizes and to the WAC mixed team for coming 1st.
Thank you to everyone who came down to help with the 'last night of the proms'. Hopefully you did not get to cold whilst marshalling and you managed to get some chips if you wanted them. It really makes life so much easier for me when so many people turn up to help and I am sure that the runners really appreciate the support all the way along the prom.
Thursday 09 May 2019
Just to be clear, Darren S’P’acey is not of my doing. The Mercury have a new sports reporter who is rewriting my weekly reports. I can also spell Weston-super-Mare. Harrumph.
Monday 06 May 2019
Chew Valley 10k, Sun 9 Jun.
I’m unable to run this event so if anyone would like my place (at no cost) the organisers have approved official transfer. Entries are still available if you need further places.
It’s a brilliant event, extremely well organised, music, ice-cream, cake, it’s a perfect day out.
Drop me a line if interested.
Thursday 02 May 2019
If anyone fancies helping out at Weston-super-Mare parkrun on Sunday please get in touch via its webpage.... they are very short as alot of regulars are running Bristol 10K - Thank you
Tuesday 30 April 2019
Brilliant blog (Running With Wolves) by Hayley Carreuthers training partner re: her efforts in crawling over the finish line on Sunday at VLM and how (in her words) along with over 40,000 others she went to work the next day!
If you want to get an insight into a few elite runners (past and present) and what makes them tick then listen to some of the Marathon Talk archives.
Sunday 28 April 2019
Great run Chris Macmillan
I make time 2nd best Marathon in club Results
Thursday 25 April 2019
Thank you to everybody who came down tonight to help put on another successful prom run - number 8 of the series
Don't know who is doing the VLM on Sunday now I'm not on social media so good luck to whoever is running. Hope you have your mental toolkit ready if you end up in the Hurt Locker!
Looking forward to seeing the top guys once more; GOAT, Callum, Mo, Keitany & Lilly Partridge to name a few.
Monday 22 April 2019
Clevedon 10k training group
Starting this weekend – Saturday 27th April, Jason Wyatt is going to be offering Sat am and Mon pm coaching sessions in the lead up to the Clevedon 10k for anyone who wants to better their time and focus on achieving a PB. As the plan is to offer a mix of led runs and intervals the time requirement is for people that are aiming to get somewhere between 45 and 55 minutes. Obviously, the numbers will be limited as the group can’t be too big, especially with the group runs. If you are interested in achieving a PB of between 45 and 55 minutes at Clevedon in June please send a message to Sheryl Selway who will add you to the message group. It will be on a first come first served basis so hurry.
Tuesday 16 April 2019
Training tonight is on the field at Hutton Moor
Saturday 13 April 2019
Hi Sara, I've sent you an email with details of what to do, it's no problem!
If I promise not to let the other half near it again could you send me club account details so that I can transfer the £15 in. Huge thanks
Sara, once you have renewed you cannot add/renew EA via the system. You will need to send Gerry £15 to the WAC account (put SB EA payment in ref) and then write to Niki who can update your record. Gerry will add you to the list sent to EA at the end of each month.
Thursday 11 April 2019
Any one going down to Shapwick could give a lift
I would be grateful email as above
Hi really sorry the other half paid my renewal but didn’t put EA membership on . How do I add it on? Thanks x
Wednesday 10 April 2019
Does any WACer want my Charmouth Challenge place? July 6th. I have spoken to the race director, and says its fine to transfer etc.
Tuesday 09 April 2019
I have been missed off the Taunton Half Marathon results 1:42:13
Sunday 07 April 2019
Hi Janet, I've sent you an email with details.
Best wishes, Niki
Hi,can I add the payment for affiliation if I didn't do it at the time of renewal?
Tuesday 02 April 2019
Bristol 10k: if you are considering entering this race could you contact Julia Withers to arrange to pay the entry fee asap? We currently have just 9 paid for entries and we would need at least 20 in order to obtain the group discount.
Saturday 16 March 2019
Just wanted to say a massive thank you to Ian Purnell, Sarah Rideout, Michelle and Naomi for putting on a fantastic self navigational half marathon for the club today. The level of effort and detail made it an amazing event! Fun was had by all.
Congratulations and thank you to all the runners who competed in our two events on Thursday evening. Unfortunately we have received feedback from a number of runners who recorded the main race course as being slightly short of the 5 mile measured distance. On investigation it has transpired that one of our turn cones was incorrectly positioned. This oversite was due to a last minute change to the 3 lap course following excavation works on the promenade preventing us using our normal 2 lap course. When the alternative 3 lap course is used the turn point at the harbour end of the course has to be positioned slightly differently to the normal 2 lap course turn point and this was where the discrepancy occurred.
Please accept my apologies for this mistake and be assured we are taking steps to ensure that when we use the 3 lap course in future we will position the turn points correctly. In recognition of this mistake we will allow anyone who entered for the single race of March to run free of charge for the April race. Please simply speak to our team on the registration desk when handing in your entry form on April race night. This offer is not available for on line entries.
Malcolm Gammon Weston AC Prom Race Director.
Thursday 14 March 2019
Congratulations to everybody who ran tonight in blowy conditions on the revised course. Big thank you to everybody who came to help in whatever capacity esp. to Sheryl who helped me organise all the marshals and course repairs tonight and has offered to do the same for the April and May races. We were very lucky with the break in the weather by 9:00 it was pretty miserable again. Congratulations to any new pb holders achieved in what was certainly not ideal weather for it.
Mondays session is intervals run by Baz Hall.
• Session Name - ‘Running up that hill’
• Date - Monday 18th March
• Session Type - Intervals Session
• Session duration - 60 minutes
• Meeting Point - Ashcombe Park Cafe
• Meeting Time - 6:50pm
• Things to bring - Trail shoes, Drink bottle, Head-torch, appropriate clothing, Billy kit all
• Pub - The Bristol House
*note you can park on the road at the top. Plenty of parking available*
Tuesday 12 March 2019
Burnahm 5K Results:
Maria Powelll 2nd overall: 20:53
Michelle Fryer 3rd overall: 21:02
Sunday 10 March 2019
For those of you who follow the top runners in the country the FAST Running Website Is second to none.
Brilliant report on the Armagh 5K where 113 men went sub 15 minutes and 49 women went sub 10 for 3K.
Any nerds out there ...ENJOY!
Tuesday 26 February 2019
Self Navigation Half Marathon
Sat 16 March (10:00 start)
BS40 6DD (about 1.5 km away from it) , OSGB: ST550513 Forestry commission car park, see map.
If you are a member of Weston Athletic, come along and navigate yourself around a "just for fun" self navigation Half Marathon. We will provide the route / check point locations before you start, and then off you go. There are 10 check points, all bar one will be marked on the map.
Things to bring:
• Map case or plastic bag (and map if you have one)
• Whistle (we may ask to see this at the start)
• Enough clothing to stand around with an injured person (a foil blanket can be useful)
• Food and water for the trip (there are no water stations)
• A mobile phone (it may not work everywhere)
• Off road shoes
• A time piece (sundials, marked candles and such are out)
There is no minimum time as long as we have time to collect the check points before dark, and you can participate in pairs.
Please click going or drop me a message if you are coming so I can make sure I have enough printed instructions/medals
Please see note below from Dave Jones about the Gwent League CC at Blaise castle on Saturday.
I have been informed Jan & I are not required for this Saturday's Gwent meetings, so we aren't going. I understand some members hope to go so I suggest they can either register as individuals or find out whose going & fill out an entry form as Weston AC. Then pay on block, mens / vets, ladies /vets. Times of races now on the website as is the course and distances for each cat. Registration is in Westbury Harriers club house near the car park, also parking is a problem so be warned it may take a while to get to the race field.
Wednesday 20 February 2019
⭐️ MONDAY 25th FEB SESSION ⭐️
Session name: ‘LEAD THE LEADERS’ up the Swan 🦢
It’s social run time, and the clue is in the name.... you TWACers get to be human Sat Nav’s and lead your leader! (All in the name of fun) You can make the route up as you go along or guide them to the trig or if you’re after points to the NT signs.
There’s also a twist for the leaders
Type: Social, group lead run
Distance: dependent on if you get lost
Meeting Place: The Swan, Rowberrow,
Meeting time: 6:50pm
Things to bring: Head torch, Whistle, Trail Shoes, Drink, Billy Kit, Cider tokens
Wednesday 13 February 2019
Session type: Intervals.
Time: 18:50 for 19:00
Date: Monday 18th Feb
Location: Urchinwood Manor, Wrington Road,
Congresbury, BS49 5AP
Pub: The Plough in Congresbury
You will need: Head torch, off road shoes, Cloths suitable to the weather, Whistle, Silly Kit, water wings, and a sense of humour
Thursday 07 February 2019
Next week's session (11th Feb) is a fell race and will take place at Sand bay. Parking at the NT car park .
Details: 2nd fell race of the year with 5k and 10k options.
Things to bring:
- trail shoes
- appropriate clothing including windproof top/jacket as it's quite exposed.
- Billy kit and cider tokens for afters
- sense of humour
Pub will be the Commodore Meet at the car park at at 6:50 for a 7pm start.
Any questions, just shout.
Careful, don't wont a repeat of your shower incident!! Adrian please use the mens
Wednesday 06 February 2019
Michelle you`re more than welcome to come we me. Talk to yo at the dinner.
Hello you lovely bunch,
I was just wondering who is doing dursley dozen this Sunday? I would like to lift share with someone please if possible???
I will contribute towards fuel etc.
Thanks in advance.
Saturday 02 February 2019
Important message for existing and new Hutton Moor Leisure Centre members:
I am pleased to confirm that Hutton Moor will now be offering Weston Athletic Club members discounted membership.
The price for a Weston AC membership will be: 18-59 year old - £33.15 per month by direct debit or £358.02 by single payment for annual membership.
The price for a Weston AC membership will be: 60+ - £27.70 per month by direct debit or £293.76 by single payment for annual membership.
With the direct debit membership type once your first direct debit has been paid you can leave HM by giving just 2 months notice.
This reduced monthly/annual rate will apply both to any new and all existing members. As HM will not currently know that you are members of Weston Athletic Club all that you need to do prior to your next DD being taken from your account is to visit the membership desk with proof that you are a member of Weston AC. This proof could be your membership card or copy of your most recent renewal letter (on your phone). I believe that HM will need to get you to complete a new DD (contract) for the revised amount.
Any problems at all please contact me or refer HM staff to Kylie Taylor - North Somerset Sales Manager, Legacy Leisure.
Due to huge numbers currently running at parkrun I am happy to liftshare with others......
If regulars are interested perhaps we can chat at parkrun (Burnham) soon
Wednesday 30 January 2019
Session Name - "Who Lives in a House Like This??"
• Session type - social + some navigation probably 😂😂
• Distance - 10k+ depending on your leader and how lost you get
• Meeting Point - Nailsea - Clevedon Road Car Park BS48 1WA
• Parking - lots and it's free
• Meeting time - 6:55pm
• Things to bring - Head Torch, BRIGHT CLOTHES OR FLUORESCENT BIB, Whistle, Trail shoes, drink, Billy Kit and cider tokens
• Pub - Coates House
Sunday 27 January 2019
So the FullOnSport results system can't determine AC and Athletic Club are the same?
If that's the case, there would issues with every set of results published as many clubs use AC and Athletic Club.
Hi just a note
When entering on Fullonsport
Please put the full Weston Athletic Club and
not just Weston AC
As Chris was Listed as Weston AC
He was not listed in the team that on paper came 3rd and would have been 2nd
Saturday 26 January 2019
Is anyone thinking of doing the spring Forest of Dean half marathon? Its on the same day as the Weston super half. Just seeing if there is any possibility of car sharing?
Friday 18 January 2019
Congratulations to all those runners who competed in our two prom races last night. A special thanks to all those members and friends who turned out in the cold to help with both races. Hopefully you have all thawed out now! Your help is always much appreciated.
Wednesday 16 January 2019
Session Name - .....Don’t Peak too soon
* Session Type - Hill intervals
* Date - Monday 21st January 2019
* Session duration - Be back at cars for 8:15pm
* Meeting Point - Webbington Rd car park
* Meeting Time - 6:50pm with a 7pm start. If late you will easily find us.
* Things to bring - Head torch, bottle of drink to carry so you can leave at half way point before we start, Billy Kit
* Pub - The New Inn for TWAC Fell Race 2018 Awards Presentation
Tuesday 08 January 2019
TWAC 14th Jan 2019
Session: 1st fell race of the year
Meeting point: car park at the top of burringdon combe (see map below). Please car share where you can.
Details: choice of either 5(ish)K or 10(ish)K route. 10k will be 2 loops of the course.
Afters: The Crown in Churchill
To bring: head torch, trail shoes, drink, appropriate clothing and a sense of humour. CIder tokens and Billy kit for afters.
As usual meeting around 6:50 for a 7pm start.
Monday 07 January 2019
Hi Sara W, please can you do your annual magic with the diary page. Thank you.
Sunday 06 January 2019
Brilliant article on FAST RUNNING website entitled 'Do i really need the race t-shirt' after the discussions we had about giving out medals last week at the Hangover 10K
Saturday 05 January 2019
January Handicap next Tuesday (8/1/19)
December results and January start times now under Handicap Races tab
Wednesday 02 January 2019
HAPPY NEW YEAR to all, Full Zipped HOODIES ----------- Please note the DEADLINE for COLLECTING YOUR ORDERS is 10th JANUARY 2019
or not until MARCH.
I am Happy for you to collect from home (93 Spring Hill, Worle, WsM BS22 9BB.) or Thursday training nights at HM. 6.45----7.15pm.
Or it could be a cold winter without your Zoodies!!!!
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