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We promote road and trail running in Weston-super-Mare and the surrounding area. We cater for runners of all abilities and have an active membership of around 350 members. We present a varied programme of training, racing and social events throughout the year.

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Christmas Cracker 2018 - Volunteers

12/12/2018

To all WAC members, family and friends who helped out at today’s successful Christmas Cracker event a huge thank you for helping out and carrying out whatever duties were asked of you - without your help and efforts the event could not run. Many of the runners have fed back to us that the support and encouragement they received from marshals around the course was great and really encouraged them to continue running in what at times, for some, was difficult conditions.


The Christmas Cracker committee works hard to make the event run as smoothly as possible but always welcomes constructive feedback so please email any comments to kandarunning@gmail.com by 15th January 2019.


We’d like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and wish you well with your running activities for 2019.


Yours in running, Annette and Kim

Christmas Cracker 2018

11/12/2018

Congratulations to all of this years runners, you were all awesome! Check yourselves out in the official race photos which are free to download courtesy of www.photo-fit.net



Christmas cracker 10k
Mini-cracker

Mini CRACKER 2018

09/12/2018

Congratulations to everyone who ran in this years mini cracker. Results are now available thanks to Split Second Timing. We look forward to seeing you next year.

Female Category Winners

  • 1st - Millie REDMAN (11-13 ) - 07m 54s
  • 2nd - Stephanie BROOKS (14-15) - 8m 19s
  • 3rd - Abigail TAYLOR (11-13) - 8m 28s

Male Category Winners
  • 1st - Oliver ANDREWS (11-13) - 7m 30s
  • 2nd - Sebastien LEANEY (11-13)- 8m 12s
  • 3rd - Jamie ELSDON (14-15) - 8m 24s

Another excellent 127 finishers for this years Festive event.

Christmas Cracker 2018

09/12/2018

Congratulations to every hardy soul, angel and festive elf who ran in this years cracker. Results are now available thanks to Split Second Timing. We look forward to seeing you again next year.

Male

  • 1st - Tom LANDER (1311) Unattached - 35m 16s
  • 2nd - James PUGSLEY (1831) Bideford AAC - 35m 26s
  • 3rd - Peter MONAGHAN (1558) Torbay AAC - 35m 46s

Female
  • 1st - Julie DIXON (634) Bideford AAC - 39m 26s
  • 2nd - Annabel GRANGER (903) Bristol & West AC - 39m 29s
  • 3rd - Fiona MARKS (635) Bristol & West AC - 39m 42s

MV40
  • 1st - Russell FORSBROOK (794) Cheltenham Harriers - 37m 45s
  • 2nd - Stephen BAILEY (100) Bad TRI - 39m 16s
FV40
  • 1st - Sophie VOLLER (2305) Westbury Harriers - 41m 40s
  • 2nd - Victoria RATCLIFFE (1852) Somer AC - 43m 30s
MV45
  • 1st - Darren GARMEN (842) Bristol & West AC - 38m 29s
  • 2nd - Simon WEST (2374) Unattached - 39m 36s
FV45
  • 1st - Michelle HALLORAN (960) Great Western Runners - 49 15s
  • 2nd - Rachel O'BRYAN (1661) Almost Athletes - 49m 51s
MV50
  • 1st - Stephen BARTLETT (137) Pontypridd Rodents - 37m 27s
  • 2nd - Mike JACOBS (1168) Unattached - 38m 34s
FV50
  • 1st - Margaret McLACHLAN (1491) Unattached - 44m 39s
  • 2nd - Sian DAVIES (594) Bristol & West AC - 45m 47s
MV60
  • 1st - Jonathan GOODLAND (890) Unattached - 41m 07s
FV60
  • 1st - Sue RIDSDALE (1910) Unattached - 52m 57s
MV70+
  • 1st - Stuart ELLIS (712) Portishead Running Club - 47m 23s
FV70+
  • 1st - Sue NICHOLLS (1616) Burnham-on-Sea Harriers - 60m 22s

There were an amazing 1928 finishers for this event.

Not the Cracker

06/12/2018

All Cracker Volunteers can experience all the fun of the Cracker route the day before the big day - 8 December. 10k run around the 2018 Cracker route; starting at the Grand Pier at 9:00am (Meet 8:45). Fancy dress is not obligatory but why wouldn't you when coming dressed as an elf, reindeer, fairy etc will entitle you to a free breakfast at the Bay Cafe after the run (approx 10:15/10:30). If that isn't incentive enough then there will be "incredible" prizes to be won!

2018 Christmas Cracker Volunteer Allocations

06/12/2018

Thank you to everyone who has volunteered to assist with this year’s Christmas Cracker – your help is very much appreciated and without it the event could not take place.


This is the final allocation document for all members Please could you look at the attached document and do the following:


  • Find your name and be aware of what your duties are – some people have more than one duty allocated to them.
  • aware of the meeting points and times of each duty.
  • aware of who you need to report to for each duty.

If anyone cannot find themselves on the list who has volunteered please email us via the following email address: kandarunning@gmail.com


When you report to your team/marshal leader you will be briefed about your duty and some of you will be given maps and briefing papers. These MUST be returned to your marshal leader or to either of us before you go home as they need to be destroyed in line with GDPR regulations.


Think about the duties you have been allocated to undertake and then dress appropriately on the day with regards to weather i.e. those with outside duties need to consider dressing for cold/windy/wet Weston weather, you can get very cold stood about for up to 2 hours!! – think about foot wear as well, especially those of you on the beach as it can be very wet underfoot!!


Clap and cheer the runners on, this will help keep you warm and they appreciate the encouragement!!


Some of you allocated to Uphill may be working with volunteers from Weston Hospice. Please make them feel welcome.


Finally, we all must be mindful of not only our own welfare but that of the runners and spectators. Unfortunately, we live in times where there are those who may wish to cause us harm, so we ask that you remain vigilant and if there is anything that arouses your suspicions please contact your team leader, Kim or Annette immediately. We look forward to seeing you all on the day for a Cracking Event!!


Charity Mile

28/11/2018

This Tuesday, 4th December, the annual Charity Mile will take place. This year it will be in aid of the Seashore Centre, the children's department at Weston General. The princely sum of £1 to take part and as usual the club will match what is made on the evening. It will be the usual meeting place on a Tuesday for a good warm-up. Hope to see as many of you as possible taking on the challenge of a mile. Many thanks JT.

Press Release

26/11/2018

Weston AC nail the Knoll

It was a record turnout for Weston Athletic Club’s members at the Brent Knoll off-road race on Sunday, with 39 yellow-vested runners lining up to take on the six mile, hilly course to the top of the knoll and back. Making up almost a quarter of the field, it was a great opportunity for some healthy competition between club members in the final short off-road race of the year.


Conditions were good, if a little soggy underfoot in places. This set the pace fast from the start and enabled many of the club’s members to achieve their quickest times for the race... Read more


If you have a comment about these reports or wish to contribute to the press releases please Click Here to send an email enquiry to Media Team.

New Members

24/11/2018

Please extend a warm welcome to new club members Richard Packer and Logan Harvey.

Cracker 2018 - Message from Annette and Kim

21/11/2018

Dear member,

The first draft Christmas Cracker Allocations is now ready for you to review – it is surname alphabetical order.

Many of you will have more than one job so please read the document carefully to fully understand where and what you have been allocated. The document lays out a title for a role – some are self explanatory, some not so and exact details of what is expected of you on the day will be explained to you by the person you report to.

We have tried very hard to accommodate everyone’s requests in terms of the tasks they have been allocated.

A few people are currently listed as “spare” – this is so we have options on the day if anyone is not able to attend at last minute I.e. due to illness.

A final allocation list will be posted Friday 7th December at the latest. PLEASE ENSURE YOU READ THE FINAL DOCUMENT AS THE ALLOCATIONS WILL BE WHERE YOU WILL BE EXPECTED TO BE AT THE GIVEN TIMES.

If upon checking the list, your name does not appear when you expect it to then please email Kim and Annette via the following email address: kandarunning@gmail.com before Monday 3rd December 2018.

Yours in running, Annette and Kim.

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Our Forthcoming Races

Weston Prom Run (December)
Thursday, 13 December 2018 at 19:30
Any Marathon completed in 2018
Monday, 31 December 2018 at 11:00
Weston Prom Run (January)
Thursday, 17 January 2019 at 19:30


Training Diary w/b 10/12/2018

Monday
Hutton Moor 6.50pm for 7.00pm.
Recovery/Easy Run 1 grp.
Tuesday
Tropicana 7.00pm.
December 5k H/cap.
Thursday
Promenade 7.30pm. December Prom Race 4/9.
All those available but not participating please see Jim or Malcolm. Your help is always much appreciated.
Saturday
Drove Road Recreation Ground 8.00am.
Reps session.
Sunday
Group runs as usual.


Social Events

No social events are currently planned.

Championship Races

Full Monty Cute
Sunday 02 December 2018
Burnham 5k Series Grandprix Event
Thursday 06 December 2018
Weston Prom Run (December) Grandprix Event
Thursday 13 December 2018
Wellington Monument Race
Sunday 16 December 2018
Clevedon Boxing Day Grandprix Event
Wednesday 26 December 2018
Any Marathon completed in 2018
Monday 31 December 2018