Trail Weston Athletic Club (TWAC)
TWAC is the section of Weston AC that caters specifically for off road running.
ALL members of Weston AC are automatically members of TWAC with no extra membership payment.
TWAC is as much about allowing people to challenge themselves to try new places and activities as it is about performance and competition. Getting out in new locations with like-minded people in a supportive and safe manner can help members look after their mental health as much as well as their physical wellbeing.
TWAC operate several led groups from a single location split on current ability and desired distance. We have a moto that there should be no limits but just as importantly that nobody will get left behind.
TWAC meet on Monday nights throughout the year taking advantage of the fantastic scenery and running locations within easy reach of Weston. For those members who wish to continue running hills and trails on Monday night throughout the winter, headlights are the order of the day.
Locations used on a Monday night are mainly within 10 miles of Weston. The locations include the headlands of Sand Bay and Brean Down, Brent Knoll and the substantial area of the Mendips from Bleadon out to Backdown and beyond at Draycott. A favourite location to meet is the Swan at Rowberrow which also doubles up as an ideal location for the after run drinks; another key part for many of the TWAC activities.
Further afield locations visited at weekends include the Quantocks, Exmoor, the Jurassic Coast, Dartmoor and Brecon all within 90 minutes travel time.
Organised outings to races and weekend events form a large part of the TWAC calendar with recent events including: Three peaks challenge, Endure 24 Festival, Brecon Beacons trips, Ciderthon.
If off-road is your thing then Trail Weston AC will certainly not disappoint with a host of other members agreeing.
Anyone can take part in TWAC sessions but must be members of Weston Athletic Club to enjoy the full benefits. There is also a full TWAC clothing range and a Facebook group that you can join to find out more about what is happening.
You are very welcome to run with us for two or three weeks before making a commitment to join. Please check our events calendar for details of our current activities. Visiting runners are always very welcome.