Weekly Update 10/4/22 

Weekly forecast

The forecast for this week looks more settled and slightly warmer than the last few days. Temperatures will be 15 to 16 max and min 6 to 9. Winds will be moderate on Monday but after that gentle and less than 10mph. Light rain showers Monday and Tuesday but dry thereafter although not too much sun.

The weekend has been another extremely busy one with club members running and cycling all over.

Road race results 

Thursday 7th April saw the eighth prom run of the 21/22 series. Many of our club members were recovering from weekend races but turned out to run to support their prom team.

It was great to see Chris McMillan return to racing after injury finishing fourth overall in 27.35, Kieron Summers was 2nd WAC male in 28.02 with Ian Connock 3rd WAC finisher in 28.50. Matt Wheeler finished 3rd MV50 in 29.32.

So soon after winning the Taunton Marathon last weekend Alice Smith won the ladies race again on Thursday in 31.55, Nia Davies was 2nd WAC lady and 1st V40 in 32.34 with Susan Duncan 3rd WAC lady in 36.38. Sian Roberts was 3rd V50 in 38.05.

Just one race of the series left on 5th May with series awards presented as well as May results.

Off-Road race results 

TWAC outing – Not a race but a well organised and well supported event was the Somerset version of Race the Train WAC style. The challenge was not beating the train to its destination but leaving Bishops Lydeard as the first train left for Minehead and covering the 24 off-road miles to Minehead or one of the intermediate stations in time to get the last train back to the transport. Over thirty people took part in what looked to be ideal conditions, and everybody looked to have a great fun time. 

Fyne court Dark Series 10k. Rob Osment completed the off-road 10k in 56.16, Luke Fielder finished in 1.00.04 and Sarah Fielder in 1.05.02   

Ironwood challenge – Sunday saw 11 Weston runners take part in the Nailsea road runners Ironwood challenge – Adrian Noble finished 2nd MV50 with other good placings in the field of 151. 

Dorset Ooser Half Marathon – Sunday saw Sara and Steven Butcher take part in the Dorset Ooser off-road half marathon canicross event with Oskar. All three finished in 2.52.23 and we don’t know who will be the most tired tonight. 

Multi Event results

This weekend saw the Beyond Events Somerset sportive one hundred. Jo and Owen Thurlby completed the event on Saturday in a riding time of 7.11.39 then on Sunday Helen and Stuart Diamond followed the same course and completed in a riding time of 6.55.59. Now for a rest we think.

Information and help needed: 

Membership Renewal 1/4/22 

Club and EA memberships are due 1/4/22. The club membership fees will be £20 (or £10 social) as before but the EA fee is increasing to £16 this year. Thank you to the hundred and nineteen members who have renewed already, please keep the steady flow of renewals coming this week to make Rachel Andrews our membership secretary happy.


The 2022 championship races for May and June have now been added to the table attached to the Handicap result page of the website, they are as follow.

May – 5th Prom run, 15th Beer Blazer

June – 9/6 Rowberrow Romp, 14/6 Clevedon 10k and 26/6 Torbay half

Entries for the Clevedon 10k are now open via their website


Monday night TWAC session (11/4) this week is the ‘ups and downs of Weston Woods’ race. Paul Oaten will be setting a looped course that runners can choose to race, recover over or TWALK. Meet Weston Woods entrance Worlebury Hill Rd at 6.50.

Please see TWAC FB for full details of session meet 6.50

Remember Tuesday sessions are now at HUTTON MOOR

This week’s Rep/interval session on Tuesday the 12th meet 6.50 for 7:00 on the field at the rear of Hutton Moor. Nick, Jason, and Jim will take the sessions the one taken by Jason will be 800m reps on Morrison mile. Session suitable for all abilities.

The Wednesday swim sessions at Burnham-on-Sea pool. These sessions need to be booked and paid for – please email Margaret and Charlotte at westonacmultisports@gmail.com

Thursday – Meet 6.50 for 7.00 in car park at Hutton Moor for group runs. Route this week will be hills.

Saturday 16th April 8.00am session to be confirmed.

We now have the April code for the 10% discount and free postage on orders from Sportsshoes (min order value £30). This code is on the WAC members social fb page for WAC member use only. Please ask Jim or Julia if you do not access fb and wish to put in an order with them.

New members can pick up their kit after training on Tuesday night at Hutton Moor, come along at about 7.45/8.00 and find Jim Wotton. If you cannot get to the seafront let Chris Loach or Jim Wotton know and we will see what we can do. Ladies kit comes in sizes 8, 10, 12 etc.

This week’s schedule:

Monday – TWAC session – See above for detail of session this week – see fb for more detail meet at Weston Woods entrance Worlebury Hill Rd at 6.50.

Tuesday session – Meet from 6.50pm on the far side of the field at Hutton Moor for rep/interval sessions.

Wednesday See above– Swimming session at Burnham pool

Thursday – Thursday Group runs meet car park Hutton Moor – Hills route

Saturday session – 8.00 – tbc