Read All About It – Weekly Update 18/2/24.


Weekly forecast 

This week is forecast to remain mild, dry on Monday but then wet each day. A moderate to fresh westerly wind will bring light rain or showers at times on most days with a heavier period of rain with gusty winds on Wednesday morning. The forecast shows max 9 to 11 and minimum 4 to 9 until Friday. 

Road race results

Thursday saw the February prom runs on a very wet night. Many thanks to all the organisers and marshals for turning out again in such conditions. It was wet but as it was warm with little wind some excellent performances were recorded from 32 WAC runners.

Darren Stacey was 1st WAC man and 1st V40 in 27.39 followed by Chris Selman as 2nd V40 in 28.16 and Kieron Summers in 28.43. Richard Goddard was 1st V60 in 32.45.

Alice Smith was 1st WAC lady third overall and 1st V40 in 31.39 followed by Laura Fricker in 31.43 and Hannah Keating in 33.46. Phillippa Stephens was 1st V50 in 34.49.


Off-Road race results 

Sunday saw the Dursley Dozen race take place over twelve miles mainly off-road with a climb of over 1500ft and after the nights rain a very muddy course. Marc Whiting and Alan Taylor finished together in 2.01.52 with Alexis Wiseman finishing in 3.32.


Multi Event results

No races that we are aware of this week.


Information and help needed.


Club record section of website. 

If you have not already looked at the club record section of the website it is worth a visit after all the work that has now been completed on it (members/club records). The entire history of members race times has now been updated to show the age of the member at the time of each performance and this is now displayed by overall or by gender in 5-year age bands. So, if you want to know which lady aged between 55 and 59 has run the fastest marathon you can quickly see that it was Helen Diamond in 4.11.42 at London last year.

As you can imagine there are 10’s of 000’s of results and of course we do not know if there are any of your results missing. If you think that you have run a faster time for any race that should be appearing in the age category whilst being a member of Weston AC, then please drop us a mail or DM with details of the race/date and your time and we will check and update as appropriate.   

2024 Championship

Details of the 2024 championship structure and races have previously been announced and are shown on the website under members/2024 Championship.

The races for February, March, and April are:

25/2             Babcary 7               Long Road

3/3               Humdinger half        Long Road

23/3             Berkeley 20-mile      Long Road     (last few spaces still available)

1/4               Shapwick Bunny       Off-Road       (Entries now open)

4/4               Prom Run                Short Road



Session details: ‘Banwells Secret Location’ – meet 6.50 for 7.00pm start.

Banwell community Carpark

We have access to a fantastic new location with permission from the landowner (so no need for ninja  outfits!). Once at location expect to be in awe of the wonderful views (Clouds permitting!)

This will be a looped session (once at the SECRET LOCATION!) and will be for all abilities.

You MUST have….
1 – Warm / appropriate clothing
2 – Trail Shoes
3 – Head torch (charged with spare batteries)

TWALKERS are welcome but they are 100% responsible for themselves!

The pub after: Brewers Arms

See TWAC fb for more detail.


Tuesday Reps/Intervals   

There will be two organised reps/interval session this Tuesday 22/2/24 –Session one

Pyramid session – Working on consistent pacing.

1×1 minute.          30 seconds (Rolling Recovery)

2×2 minutes.         60 seconds

2×3 minutes.         75 seconds

1×4 minutes.         90 seconds

Repeat x 2.

Second session

10 x 3min – 90seconds out / 90seconds back Both sessions for all abilities come and enjoy the fun

All meet at the shelter between the Trop and Revo at 6.50 for 7.00pm start.


The Wednesday swim sessions 20.20 to 21.30 at Burnham-on-Sea pool

Over winter is the ideal time to brush up and develop your swimming technique, ideal prep for next season. Suitable for beginners to seasoned triathletes, injured runners – develop your aerobic capacity and muscles you didn’t know existed

Sessions can be booked in blocks of five (£32.50) or ten (£55.00) ad hoc PAY as you GO (£6.50) sessions occasionally available, for PAYG – please ask if there’s space prior to session
Contact Margaret Sills, Rachael Vincent or Nick Cook for further information.

You need to be a fully paid-up WAC member to access sessions.


We have the February code for the 10% discount and free postage on orders from Sportsshoes (min order value £50). This code is on the WAC members social fb page for WAC member use only. Please ask Jim, Helen, or Julia if you do not access to fb and wish to put in an order with them.


This week’s schedule:

Monday TWAC session this week meet 6.50 at Banwell community car park

Tuesday Rep/interval session. Meet at the shelter between Trop and Revo at 6.50 for 7.00 start. See above for session detail.

Wednesday – Swimming sessions Burnham poolside 20.20 – See above.

Thursday – Group runs from Hutton Moor at 6.20 for 6.30 start. Again, this week meet in the meeting room on the first floor inside Hutton Moor. The route this week will be the Fartlek route.

Saturday 8AM session – See WAC social for confirmation of meeting place and time later in the week.