Read All About It – Weekly Update 31/3/24. 

 

Weekly forecast 

This week is forecast to be windy and wet again with slightly warmer temperatures. A moderate to fresh south westerly wind will bring showers or longer periods of rain throughout the week. The forecast shows max 12 to 14 and minimum 7 to 11.

 

Road race results

Friday the 29th Saturday saw 3 Weston runners take part in the Fast Friday 10k in Exeter. Matt Wheeler finished in 40.18 for 4th V50, followed by Susan Duncan in 42.17 for 4th V40 and Nia Davies in 44.24 for 2nd V50.

 

Off-Road race results 

Sunday 31st saw Marc Whiting take part in the Bitton Road Runners Hanham Horror. This is a muddy 10k race which Marc finished in 48.35 for 3rd MV50. 

 

Multi Event results

No races that we are aware of this week.

 

Information and help needed. 

 

Prom run Thursday 4th April. 

Thursday 4th sees the first of the April prom runs the seventh of the 2023/24 series. Do not forget there are no entries on the day with online entry closing 9pm Tuesday 2nd April. 

 

AGM date 

The club AGM will take place on the 11/4/24 at Priory school at 7.00pm. Check in your spam folder if you have not seen the mail yet.

 

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)

 

Weston Hospicecare sponsorship opportunity

If you wish to help Hospicecare by raising money for them they are taking part in a fundraising initiative that GoFundMe are holding through April which is to run 30 miles through the month.

The initiative is offering a £5 free donation to those setting up a GoFundMe through the specific link within 7 days of the launch date.

Start your fundraising journey today and GoFundMe will kickstart your fundraiser with a £5 donation! at https://www.gofundme.com/create/fundraiser/category?npo_id=14702

 

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 April and May are:

1/4               Shapwick Bunny       Off-Road       (No entries on the day)

4/4               Prom Run                Short Road

16/5             Prom Run                Short Road

19/5             Bristol Half              Long Road

 

TWAC 

There will not be a TWAC session on Monday evening 1st April due to being the bank holiday.

 

See TWAC fb for more detail.

 

Tuesday Reps/Intervals   

There will be two organised reps/interval sessions this Tuesday 26/3/24 taken by Carol, Nick, or Jim

Session one:

Increasing time – working on consistent pacing

1×1 minute (30 secs rolling recovery)

2×2 minutes (60 secs)

2×3 minutes (75 secs)

1×4 minutes (90 secs)

Repeat set.

1×1 minute (30 secs rolling recovery)

2×2 minutes (60 secs)

2×3 minutes (75 secs)

1×4 minutes (90 secs)

Second session two:

Beach intervals (not many opportunities before we are back at HM)

10 x 3 minutes (90seconds out /90seconds back)

 

Both sessions for all abilities

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 April 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 – No TWAC evening session this week see above.

 

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 – April prom run (1st of 2 April races the second one is on 18/4) No Group runs from Hutton Moor on Prom run nights.

 

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