COACHING PRINCIPLES

During the course of the club’s history Weston Athletic Club has changed from a mixture of juniors and adults competing in track and field events, cross-country and road racing to what we have today.

The club membership now consists of adults aged from sixteen to seventy plus, of mixed ability and who want to train and compete in events ranging from 5K to full marathon and ultra road events, as well as trail and off-road events from cross-country to multi-day endurance and running festival events. 

Members have different aspirations and goals and the training is structured around the core elements of speed work, strength and conditioning and endurance. Speed training is undertaken via interval and fartlek sessions, stamina and strength work via hill and club circuits and the longer, slower endurance training usually undertaken at weekends.

Some members are involved in training for duathlon (run, bike, run) and triathlon (swim, bike, run) see the separate detail of what the club offers under the TRI section of the website.

Training is structured to use either mixed ability or equal ability group sessions as appropriate for content and location. All members are able to develop their running standard at the pace they decide upon; individuals can aim as high as they wish but above all, can enjoy and benefit from their endeavours.

Individuals who want to train for specific distance e.g. a full marathon can seek individual training plans and guidance from the team of experienced coaches.

The underlying philosophy of the club is to provide a platform by which members can be part of a like-minded group of individuals with the principal aims of remaining healthy and achieving the running goals they aspire to. 

The coaching team will provide a safe and structured environment during the normal club training schedule for all members. They will support and guide members to develop their running ability and will provide individual guidance when it is required.

VISIT MEMBERS AREA

COACHES

COACHES 

Jim Wotton [Coach Manager] CiRF – Coach in Running Fitness, Event Group Endurance

Jason Wyatt CiRF – Coach in Running Fitness, Event Group Endurance

Carol O`Leary CiRF – Coach in Running Fitness, Event Group Endurance

Nick Cook CiRF – Coach in Running Fitness

Sheryl Selway  CiRF – Coach in Running Fitness

Kim Huxtable CiRF – Coach in Running Fitness

Annette Giles CiRF – Coach in Running Fitness

Lorraine Smith CiRF – Coach in Running Fitness

Ian Carpenter (Coach) Certificate in Physical Education

TRI COACHES

Margaret Sills – BTF Level 3 and SMARTT Coach Level 3

Charlotte Oliver – BTF Level 2 and ASA Swim Teacher

LEADERS

Vanessa Andrews LiRF – Leadership in Running Fitness

Paul Baker LiRF – Leadership in Running Fitness

Ray Broadhurst Fitness in Running & Walking – Leader

Paul Cousins LiRF – Leadership in Running Fitness

Paul Grinham LiRF – Leadership in Running Fitness

John Grimsey Fitness in Running & Walking (Level 1)

Kevin Hudson  LiRF – Leadership in Running Fitness

Chris Loach LiRF – Leadership in Running Fitness

Colin Lintern LiRF – Leadership in Running Fitness

Julie Monaghan LiRF – Leadership in Running Fitness

Ian Purnell LiRF – Leadership in Running Fitness

Sarah Ridout LiRF – Leadership in Running Fitness

Paul Snelling Fitness in Running & Walking – Leader

Kieron Summers LiRF – Leadership in Running Fitness

Debbie Vowles LiRF – Leadership in Running Fitness

TRAINING UPDATES

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TRAINING CALENDAR

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Thursday Group Runs from Hutton Moor 6:15 pm
Thursday Group Runs from Hutton Moor
Jul 1 @ 6:15 pm – 7:45 pm
Non-coached group runs are currently taking place from Hutton Moor. People are currently meeting at 6.15 and running in groups of similar pace. This not a club session. Regular Thursday night sessions meeting at 7:00pm will re-commence shortly – Poll to be on WAC social fb to agree start date and time to return to[...]
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Saturday AM Session 8:00 8:00 am
Saturday AM Session 8:00
Jul 3 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Saturday am Rep/Interval/LT session – Led by Jason or Sheryl – meeting at various points within Weston at 8:00 Meeting for Sat 3rd July – Meet 8:00 am at Tropicana – 400m reps session led by Jason
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Tuesday Intervals 7:00 pm
Tuesday Intervals @ Hutton Moor Fields
Jul 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sessions on Tuesday the 13th will be led by Sheryl, Jason, Nick and Jim.
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Wednesday Swim Sessions 8:30 pm
Wednesday Swim Sessions
Jul 7 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Swim sessions on Wednesdays at Burnham-on-Sea pool 20:30-21:30. These sessions need to be booked and paid for – please email Margaret and Charlotte  westonacmultisports@gmail.com for details
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Thursday Group Runs from Hutton Moor 6:15 pm
Thursday Group Runs from Hutton Moor
Jul 8 @ 6:15 pm – 7:45 pm
Non-coached group runs are currently taking place from Hutton Moor. People are currently meeting at 6.15 and running in groups of similar pace. This not a club session. Regular Thursday night sessions meeting at 7:00pm will re-commence shortly – Poll to be on WAC social fb to agree start date and time to return to[...]
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Saturday AM Session 8:00 8:00 am
Saturday AM Session 8:00
Jul 10 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Saturday am Rep/Interval/LT session – Led by Jason or Sheryl – meeting at various points within Weston at 8:00 Meeting for Sat 10th July will be Weston woods car park at 8:00am, session to be led by Jason.
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Tuesday Intervals 7:00 pm
Tuesday Intervals @ Hutton Moor Fields
Jul 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sessions on Tuesday the 13th will be led by Sheryl, Jason, Nick and Jim.
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Wednesday Swim Sessions 8:30 pm
Wednesday Swim Sessions
Jul 14 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Swim sessions on Wednesdays at Burnham-on-Sea pool 20:30-21:30. These sessions need to be booked and paid for – please email Margaret and Charlotte  westonacmultisports@gmail.com for details
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Thursday Group Runs from Hutton Moor 6:15 pm
Thursday Group Runs from Hutton Moor
Jul 15 @ 6:15 pm – 7:45 pm
Non-coached group runs are currently taking place from Hutton Moor. People are currently meeting at 6.15 and running in groups of similar pace. This not a club session. Regular Thursday night sessions meeting at 7:00pm will re-commence shortly – Poll to be on WAC social fb to agree start date and time to return to[...]
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Saturday AM Session 8:00 8:00 am
Saturday AM Session 8:00
Jul 17 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Saturday am Rep/Interval/LT session – Led by Jason or Sheryl – meeting at various points within Weston at 8:00 Meeting for Sat 31st July –  Session led by Jason meet 8:00am Tropicana for 600m reps.  
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Tuesday Intervals 7:00 pm
Tuesday Intervals @ Hutton Moor Fields
Jul 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sessions on Tuesday the 13th will be led by Sheryl, Jason, Nick and Jim.
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Wednesday Swim Sessions 8:30 pm
Wednesday Swim Sessions
Jul 21 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Swim sessions on Wednesdays at Burnham-on-Sea pool 20:30-21:30. These sessions need to be booked and paid for – please email Margaret and Charlotte  westonacmultisports@gmail.com for details
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Thursday Group Runs from Hutton Moor 6:15 pm
Thursday Group Runs from Hutton Moor
Jul 22 @ 6:15 pm – 7:45 pm
Non-coached group runs are currently taking place from Hutton Moor. People are currently meeting at 6.15 and running in groups of similar pace. This not a club session. Regular Thursday night sessions meeting at 7:00pm will re-commence shortly – Poll to be on WAC social fb to agree start date and time to return to[...]
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Saturday AM Session 8:00 8:00 am
Saturday AM Session 8:00
Jul 24 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Saturday am Rep/Interval/LT session – Led by Jason or Sheryl – meeting at various points within Weston at 8:00 Meeting for Sat 31st July –  Session led by Jason meet 8:00am Tropicana for 600m reps.  
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Tuesday Intervals 7:00 pm
Tuesday Intervals @ Hutton Moor Fields
Jul 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sessions on Tuesday the 13th will be led by Sheryl, Jason, Nick and Jim.
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Wednesday Swim Sessions 8:30 pm
Wednesday Swim Sessions
Jul 28 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Swim sessions on Wednesdays at Burnham-on-Sea pool 20:30-21:30. These sessions need to be booked and paid for – please email Margaret and Charlotte  westonacmultisports@gmail.com for details
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Thursday Group Runs from Hutton Moor 6:15 pm
Thursday Group Runs from Hutton Moor
Jul 29 @ 6:15 pm – 7:45 pm
Non-coached group runs are currently taking place from Hutton Moor. People are currently meeting at 6.15 and running in groups of similar pace. Jim Wotton will be meeting at HM at 6:30 with Kate Rossiter and Maria Davidson for run at group 4/5 pace anybody welcome. This not a club session. Regular Thursday night sessions[...]
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Saturday AM Session 8:00 8:00 am
Saturday AM Session 8:00
Jul 31 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Saturday am Rep/Interval/LT session – Led by Jason or Sheryl – meeting at various points within Weston at 8:00 Meeting for Sat 31st July –  Session led by Jason meet 8:00am Tropicana for 600m reps.