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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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Press Release

16/10/2019

Burnham brace of races

It’s been all about Burnham this week for Weston Athletic Club, with two club championship races in the town in four days.


Thursday evening saw the first race of the winter 5k series taking place on a blustery prom. Fifteen of Weston’s members took part, and four of them finished inside the top ten. Kieron Summers was first home overall, sneaking inside the 17 minute mark at 16.59. There was little to split the next three finishers, who took fifth, sixth and seventh spots respectively: Richard Taylor in 18.35, Matt Wheeler just four seconds behind him, and Nathan Ingram in 18.54.


It was a similarly close-fought race for the club’s women with Nia Davies crossing the line in 21.41, Jo Coveney ten seconds behind her in 21.51 and Michelle Fryer just three seconds after Jo...Read more


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Press Release

16/10/2019

Weston run from coast to country

Two races dominated the club championship fixture list for the weekend, with Weston Athletic Club members spoilt for choice between the hilly coastal route of the Portishead multi-terrain 10k and the Forest of Dean half marathon.


Twenty-six Weston runners assembled on Saturday morning on a blustery and decidedly damp Portishead promenade for the 10k event. The challenging course featured short sharp climbs and more than the usual amount of mud thanks to the recent heavy rain.


Chris McMillan ran the course so fast that the race organisers were taken a little by surprise, not expecting anyone back quite so soon. Chris crossed the line to take the race win in 36.18, over a minute and a half ahead of his closest rival. There was little to split second and third club spot, with Chris Selman finishing fourth overall in 40.49 and Matt Wheeler fifth in 41.01...Read more


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Mendip Muddle 2019 Results

15/10/2019

Congratulations to all the participants of the Mendip Muddle race on Sunday 13th October.
The provisional results are now available using the link below. If you have any queries about the results please send an email via the link below with your name, race number and estimated time so we can re-check our records.

Well Done to all participants who braved some fairly wet and muddy conditions for trail running, and thank you to all the Marshalls and Helpers on the course.

Overall Male:
1st - Chris MCMILLAN (138) - Weston AC - 1h 22m 49s
2nd - Matthew LUSBY (326) - Street Striders - 1h 28m 00s
3rd - Chris SELMAN (5) - Weston AC - 1h 33m 07s

Overall Female:
1st - Chrissie WELLINGTON (300) - Birmingham Running Club - 1h 33m 59s
2nd - Amy PARTRIDGE (191) - Bristol & West AC - 1h 38m 20s
3rd - Louis UNDERHILL (291) - Unaffiliated - 1h 40m 10s

There were 259 finishers.
[ Provisional Results | Mendip Muddle Webpage | E-mail Muddle Results Query]

New Member

15/10/2019

Please extend a warm welcome to Jay Harris.

London Marathon Places

07/10/2019

A number of us (including me) have received our annual sorry letter from London together with a training top for most of us. The club will hopefully receive 3 places for the 2020 race (to be confirmed based on the number of members who have joined EA) As usual we will distribute these by a ballot at our Xmas run in December, the first draw for people who have not run London before the remaining 2 (if we get them) will be drawn with everybody who meets the qualifying criteria which are: You must have been with the club for 12 months i.e. been through one 31/3 renewal. You must be a member of EA You must have entered the race and have proof of rejection Please hold on to your proof of rejection. If you wish to enter the draw please let me have a copy together with confirmation of whether you have run the London marathon in the past (whether as a member of WAC or not)

New Member

06/10/2019

Please extend a warm welcome to new club member Darren Rogers.

Best wishes and quick recovery to Susan, Mel and Dave.

29/09/2019

Yesterday's Portishead race was overshadowed by a very nasty fall for Susan Duncan who fell heavily whilst in the lead of the race. Susan was first taken to Southmead hospital and then quickly transferred to the BRI, scans showed 3 breaks to her jaw. Susan was operated on this morning and we hope she has a quick and complete recovery. Whilst talking of broken bones I learnt yesterday that our President, Dave Jones, broke his ankle in a slow speed motorcycle accident last Saturday but only went to A&E on Friday to get it checked out and had confirmation the right ankle is broken. Dave is currently in a boot and has to go back to the fracture clinic on Tuesday for full treatment. Completing an unhappy trio of messages about breaks is Mel Biddington who most of you know damaged her ankle at TWAC 2 weeks ago now. X-rays last week showed up that an old injury had been disturbed in the accident and Mel too is in a boot for 4 weeks. I am sure we all wish Susan, Mel and Dave quick recoveries.

New Members

29/09/2019

Please extend a warm welcome to new club members Lauren Currie, Liz Georgiou, and Kelli Coxhead.

Message from our friends at the hospice

25/09/2019

It’s the hospice’s 30th anniversary year in 2019, and one of the events we have planned is a birthday celebration night on October 19. This is a little different from most of our events in that it’s not designed as a fundraiser; rather, it is a celebration of the hospice’s 30 years to which we’re inviting staff, volunteers, and supporters.


We’re acutely aware of the magnificent support which WAC gives to the hospice each year, through the Christmas Cracker and support and participation in our own events. If anyone from the club is keen to attend, we’d love to see them there.


For background info, although this is a ticketed event at Cadbury House, the tickets are priced to cover costs, rather than to make a profit; we want the event to be as accessible as possible for those who would like to come, and so it’s first and foremost a celebration rather than a fundraiser.


The cost per ticket is just £30, which includes a glass of fizz on arrival, a three-course dinner and coffee, live music from the Lipinski Band, and then a DJ to ensure the party continues until late. It promises to be a really special occasion and a lot of fun. I’m sure your members would enjoy the evening, whether they came along in small numbers or opted to organise a bigger group.


Prior to now, tickets have been offered to staff and volunteers, but we do plan to share info about the event with the public shortly. However, we were keen to give WAC an advance heads-up, as tickets will be allocated on a first come, first served basis – so do please let me know if you or any of your members are keen, as we’d love to see you there.

Christmas Cracker

23/09/2019

The Christmas Cracker race is only 11 weeks away! On Sunday 8th December. It is our biggest and busiest race of the year. As usual we need everyone who is available to help ensure the race goes off smoothly and is another huge success. This of course means YOU! A survey will soon be landing in your email inbox which allows you to let us know if you can help and what you are available for. There are many jobs to be done both inside race HQ and outside on the course. As well as race day help we also need help on a few tasks leading up to the day of the race so you may be able to help us with those.



Most importantly please, please , please complete the survey. It only takes a few minutes and saves us a huge amount of time chasing members to try and find out what they can help with. All helpers get the chance to come along on Saturday 7th December and run our own club version of the race, the “Not Cracker” with a free breakfast afterwards. So don’t miss out and please let us know what you can do by completing the survey as soon as it arrives.

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Our Forthcoming Races

Weston Prom Run (October)
Thursday, 24 October 2019 at 19:30
Weston Prom Run (November)
Thursday, 21 November 2019 at 19:30
Weston Prom Run (December)
Thursday, 19 December 2019 at 19:30


Training Diary w/b 14/10/2019

Monday
Hutton Moor 6.50pm.
Recovery Run.
Tuesday
All groups meet seafront at shelter between Trop/Sealife 7.00pm.
Continuous hill rep session to be led by me. Reps on seafront led by Carol.
Thursday
Meet Hutton Moor 6:50 for 7:00 - Led groups - Club circuit route

Saturday
Meet Top of Ashcombe Park at 8:00am
Hill rep session - taken by Jason
Sunday
Group runs as usual.


Social Events

No social events are currently planned.

Championship Races

Burnham 5k Series
Thursday 03 October 2019
Burnham-On-Sea Half Marathon
Sunday 06 October 2019
Exmoor Stagger Grandprix Event
Sunday 20 October 2019
Weston Prom Run (October)
Thursday 24 October 2019
Stroud Half Marathon
Sunday 27 October 2019