Read All About It – Weekly Update 2/6/24. 

 

Weekly forecast 

The forecast is for a continuation of dry weather but with cooler temperatures than we have had this weekend. A moderate westerly wind is predicted for the week giving light cloud with sunny intervals and some longer periods of sunny weather. Maximum temperatures will be 15 to 18 with minimums of 7 to 12.

 

Road race results

No road race results that we are aware of this week.

 

Off-Road race results

Sunday 2nd saw probably the biggest ever show of yellow in support of the Weston Hospicecare Mendip Challenges. We had at least 44 members take part in the 30-mile event and many more in the 20-mile, 10-mile and 5-mile events. It was great to see so many supporting Team Sarah and great to see many families of children and dogs doing the 5-mile and 10-mile events in the sun.

Provisional results show that Andy Popham was 1st man overall in 5.13.05, Chris Selman 2nd WAC man in 5.43.43 and Rob Mountford 3rd WAC man in 5.52.31. Hannah Keating was 1st lady overall in 5.43.44 followed by Susan Duncan in 5.52.36 and Bex Vaughan in 6.23.16.

We will put all the 30-mile results on the website as an event so that everybody has an off-road ultra time in their records.

A large field also took part this year in the 20-mile event starting from the Cider Barn at Cheddar. Marc Whiting was 1st man back at the cricket club so quickly the finish was still being set up in 3.48.28. Maria Davidson was 1st lady overall in 4.33.25.

 

 

Multi Event results

Bank holiday Monday saw Niki Fulstow and Mark Hill take part in the Westonbirt Sprint Tri. Niki finished in 1.27.15 and 5th Supervet, Mark finished in 1.29.34 and 8th Supervet 60.

 

Sunday saw 6 members take part in the Cotswold 113 (1.2 miles swim, 56-mile bike, 13.1 mile run). The hot weather did not make things easier for the athletes who finished: Michelle Lynam 6.49.11, Sarah Wheatley 7.29.51, Tarisa barker 7.37.19, Shaleen Summers 8.00.25, Tracey Dyer 8.11.10 and Judit Salamon 8.24.20.     

 

Information and help needed. 

 

Membership Renewal 1/4/24

Renewal was due by 31/5, thank you to the 15 who have renewed this week. The membership list shows that there are still 75 people who were members in the 23/24 period that have yet to renew.

 

Club Clothing Shop

The club clothing shop is now open. Please see more detail on the Weston Social fb page and follow the link to Weston Athletics Club Archives – Karuta Sportswear (karuta-sportswear.com) Many of the first orders have now been delivers so lead times to delivery will now be much shorter.

 

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 June and July are:

11/6             Clevedon 10K           Short Road

28/6             Nailsea(Beer/Banger)Short Road

10/7             Yeovilton 5K            Short Road

17/7             Pawlett Plod 10k       Off Road

 

TWAC 

Evening session for Monday the 3rd of June is ‘Peaking’ together.

Meet- 6:50pm for 7pm start
Kings Wood car park Compton Bishop, Winscombe BS25 1DH.

Paul and Sarah will take you up to Crooks Peak for a fun interval session.

This session is suitable for everyone as we will be together.

Bring : Billy kit & Beer money

Pub after -The Woodborough, Winscombe

 

See TWAC fb for more detail.

 

Tuesday Reps/Intervals  

 

On the field at Hutton Moor 

There will be two organised interval sessions this Tuesday 3/6/24 taken by Nick and Jim.

This week’s session focus : Focus speed endurance consistent  pacing

Session 1

Warm up Followed by :

4 minutes effort 3 minutes RR (rolling recovery)

4 minutes 2 minutes RR

4 minutes 1 minute RR

4 minutes 30 seconds RR

2 x 1minutes 45 seconds RR

2 x 1 minutes 30 seconds RR

 

Second session

Warm up

Followed by

10 x 2 mins hard 1 minute easy

Cool down.

 

Both sessions for all abilities

 

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 June 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 evening session this week from Kings Wood car park – see above.

 

Tuesday Rep/interval session. Meet 6.50 on the far side of the field at Hutton Moor – see above for session detail.

 

Wednesday – Swimming sessions Burnham poolside 20.20 – See above.

 

Thursday – Group runs from Hutton Moor – meet inside HM upstairs at 6.20 for 6.30 start – Route this week Graveyard run.

 

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