AGM and training session 6.00pm Tuesday 26th April Priory school. 

Tuesday will see the first in person AGM since 2019. Following changes to room layout at our previous venue the meeting will take place at Priory school near Sainsburys at 7.00pm – there is plenty of parking in the school grounds.

So that you do not miss out on your training session we have been able to arrange to use the track that has been laid on the playing fields at Priory school from 6.00pm for an hour. Gates to the field should be open at 5.45, please try to get there early so that we can make a prompt start to get your sessions in before the meeting. There is plenty of parking in the school grounds and the field entrance is just past the PRC. 

 

Weekly forecast

The forecast for this week looks to remain settled with a moderate easterly wind bringing dry conditions all week. There will be light cloud and sunny intervals with maximum temperatures 13 to 15 and min 5 to 7.

Road race results 

Congratulations to Steve Kibblewhite and Paul cousins who last Monday completed the Boston Marathon. Steve finished in 3.22.05 and Paul in 3.43.03.

Easter Monday also saw Dave Hall run the Yeovilton 10K finishing in 42.05

On Sat 23/4 Will Fuller ran an excellent 5k race on the Bath university cycle track at the ‘BTC Odd Down 5k pb’ event. Will is now a member of the elusive sub 15:30 club with a mind blowing time of 15:29 in less than ideal conditions what a fantastic run.

Sunday the 24th has seen Alice Smith excel again winning her second marathon in only 3 weeks. Alice ran the Shepperdine Marathon finishing in a time of 3.12.10

Sunday also saw Carol Howell complete the Shakespeare marathon in 4.58 with Catherine Davis 2.22.08 and Dawn Stone 2.46.09 finish the Shakespeare half.

Lindsey Clifford and Phil Brett ran the Frenchay 10K with Lindsey finishing in 79.46 (full results not yet in)   

Off-Road race results 

Easter Monday saw the Championship race the Shapwick Bunny Hop over 7.5 miles. Kevin Bale finished 3rd overall in 47.08, Matt Wheeler was 1st MV50 in 49.11 with Steve Lovell 3rd WAC male in 54.26. Katie Gormley was 2nd lady overall in 56.56, Sian Roberts was 1st V45 in 59.02 with Bex Vaughan 3rd WAC lady in 64.09. Pam Withers finished 1st V55 in 66.37

Saturday the 23rd of April saw 2 WAC members run the furthest they have ever done. For coach Sheryl this was the culmination of many (months/years) of attempting this run due to the pandemic getting in the way. Laura Fricker and Shery Selway finished the 56 miles Butcombe ultra (over 8000ft climb) in 30th place overall and 7th lady in 13 hours 40 mins and 10 secs. Josh Harris a veteran of similar races finished a very creditable 12th overall in 11 hours 35 mins. 

Multi Event results 

Harry Eades and Toby Andrew took part in their first triathlons today the Torbay sprint races. They completed 400m swim (although it looks as though Harry was sent to do 50m extra) 10mile bike and 3mile run. Toby finished in 1.03.28 and Harry in 1.07.45

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 further seventeen people who have renewed this week making the total now renewed at one hundred and fifty-six. Please keep the steady flow of renewals coming this week to keep making Rachel Andrews our membership secretary and Gerry Hope our treasurer happy.

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

May – 5th Prom run, 15th Beer Blazer

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

July – Charmouth Challenge 2/7, Frome Half 17/7, Seaview 17 31/7 (50 places currently left) – the race is twenty-one miles.

Entries for the Clevedon 10k 14/6 are now open via their website

Monday night TWAC session (25/4) this week is the ‘In Luke we Trust’ run at Sand point. Meet at Sand Point NT car park at 6.50pm for 7.00 leave. Session will be a short loop on top of the hill for you to do as many loops in 45 mins as you wish.

Please see TWAC FB for full details of session.

See detail above re AGM on Tuesday 26/4 and rep session to be help at Priory school from 6.00pm. 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 Club Circuit.Saturday 30th 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 to 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 (but not this Tuesday), come along at about 7.45/8.00 and find Jim Wotton. If you cannot get to HM 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 Sand Point NT car park at 6.50pm.

Tuesday session – this week only meet from 5.50pm for 6.00 on the field at Priory school for rep/interval sessions.

Wednesday See above– Swimming session at Burnham pool

Thursday –Thursday Group runs meet car park Hutton Moor at 6.50 for 7.00 – Club Circuit

Saturday AM session – 8.00am – tbc