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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.

Latest News

Not Cracker Run and Festive Feast

11/12/2017

Grand Pier 9.00am for all you wonderful helpers. A jolly jaunt and breakfast before the big day. Fancy dress or at least lots of tinsel.

Press Release

10/12/2017

The Weston 22 take on Burnham

Weston Athletic Club were out in force on Thursday evening, with 22 runners lining up to take on the final Burnham 5k of 2017. Despite the plummeting temperature and keen wind, the club made up over a third of the race field, with members keen to earn themselves valuable championship points in one of the last road races of the year... Read more


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December Prom

05/12/2017

Following last months prom race which was found to be slightly short of 5 miles due to an incorrectly positioned turn cone we have decided to make the following offer: Any athlete who had entered, paid and run for just the month of November will be invited to compete in our December race free of charge. To take up this offer they will need to enter at race HQ on the night by completing an entry form and handing it into a member of our registration desk team. This offer is not available for on line entries. On behalf of Weston AC can I offer my apologies for the mistake made and ensure all runners that we have taken steps to avoid this happening again.

Please also note that due to the increased popularity of Icescape and challenge of managing members of the public crossing the race route we have decided to use the alternative 3 lap course for the December race which will avoid passing the front of the Tropicana. This alternative route was measured and ratified by ARC in August 2015.

If you would like to contact me regarding this or any matter please email me using the link on our contacts page

Pete Telford’s Funeral

05/12/2017

Pete Telford’s funeral will take place on Monday 11 December at 4pm at Weston’s crematorium.

It will be followed by a wake at the Coach House in Locking.

All Pete’s friends are welcome.

Donations to Weston Hospicecare and no flowers.

New Members

04/12/2017

Please extend a warm welcome to new club members Andrea Phillips, Trenise Marsden and Michele Miles.

Press Release

04/12/2017

The Dirty Dozen versus the Full Monty Cute

Twelve runners from Weston Athletic Club braved the mud on Sunday to take on the ten miles and ten hills of the Full Monty Cute race organised by Crewkerne Running Club. The route begins and ends on the top of Ham Hill, and during the race this year runners encountered more than their fair share of cloying and slippery mud to sap their energy before tackling hill after hill. After just over 1,500 feet of climb, and looking decidedly muckier than when they began, the dirty dozen eventually climbed their way back to the top of Ham Hill to cross the finish line... Read more


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2017 Christmas Cracker Volunteer Allocations

03/12/2017

Thank you to everyone who has volunteered to assist with this years Christmas Cracker – your help is appreciated.

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 to undertake 😊
  • Be aware of the meeting points and times of each duty
  • Be aware of who you need to report to for each duty

Think about the duty 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 – think about foot wear as well, especially those of you on the beach!!

Any queries re what you have been allocated then please email Annette and Kim via kandarunning@gmail.com as soon as possible

If you have volunteered and your name does not appear on this list then again please email via Kandarunning@gmail.com

Look forward to seeing you all on the day.

Best wishes,

Annette and Kim

News

01/12/2017

Dear Weston AC members

It is with enormous sadness that I bring you news that our dear friend and long-standing club member Pete Telford passed away at home this morning surrounded by his family. It was Pete’s wish that he spend his final days at home, and thanks to the care given to him by his wife Sue and two daughters, this wish was able to be honoured.

Pete will be remembered fondly by all who met him, and his support and encouragement for the club’s triathletes has been tremendous over the years. How happy he was to see daughter Sarah recently complete her first triathlon.

Pete’s family are, I’m sure, in all our thoughts at this difficult time.

Ian C.

Press Release

30/11/2017

Chris conquers the crest

Weston Athletic Club dominated the field at Sunday’s Brent Knoll race. With a team of 35 runners, the club accounted for more than a quarter of race finishers and ensured a good spread of bright yellow vests throughout the event. The six mile race starts at Burnham’s rugby club, and lulls runners into a false sense of security along flat country tracks before they reach the bottom of the knoll and have to climb to the top encountering plenty of mud and biting winds along the way... Read more


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London Marathon Draw

28/11/2017

If you want to be included in this year's draw for the club's two places in the 2018 London Marathon, read on.
Unfortunately due to the success in larger numbers of runners gaining ‘good for age’ places England Athletics have decided to change the criteria for place allocation.

To receive the three places that we have had before we needed to have 251 EA affiliated runners. Out of our 390 members we only have 240 so we only get two places this year.
The draw will take place on the night of the Christmas festive run on Thursday 21 December. Please send Jim an email if you wish to be included in the draw.

To be included in the draw you must:

  • - have been a member of the club for over a year (have paid one renewal)
  • - have current membership of England Athletics (i.e. paid the extra £14 when you renewed your club membership)
  • - have been rejected from the VMLM 2018 ballot in October, and have proof of that rejection (your email, or the letter that came with your magazine).

Please can you also confirm if you have run London before as the first draw for the first place will be for those people who have not run London before.

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Our Forthcoming Races

Weston Prom Run (December)
Thursday, 14 December 2017 at 19:30
Any Marathon completed in 2017
Sunday, 31 December 2017 at 11:00
Weston Prom Run (January)
Thursday, 25 January 2018 at 19:30


Training Diary w/b 11/12/2017

Monday
Hutton Moor 6.50pm for 7.00pm start.
1 led group. Steady/recovery run.
Tuesday
Trop/Sea Shelter 6.50pm for 7.00pm.
Rep session. Led by Carol and Jim.
Thursday
Promenade 7.30pm. December Prom Race 4/9.
All those members not racing but available please see Jim or Malcolm. Any help is much appreciated.
Saturday Session
Tropicana 7.45am.
Rep session.
Sunday
The ‘Cracker’.


Social Events

No social events are currently planned.

Championship Races

Full Monty Cute
Sunday 03 December 2017
Burnham 5k Series (December) Grandprix Event
Thursday 07 December 2017
Weston Prom Run (December) Grandprix Event
Thursday 14 December 2017
Clevedon Boxing Day Grandprix Event
Tuesday 26 December 2017
Any Marathon completed in 2017
Sunday 31 December 2017