Read All About It – Weekly Update 5/11/23.


Weekly forecast

The weather is forecast to continue very unsettled this week with rain most days but some sunny intervals too. A moderate westerly will change to fresh for Wednesday before returning to moderate for the rest of thew week. Max temperature 11 to 12 and minimum night temperatures 6 to 8.


Road race results

 Sunday saw 4 WAC members complete the Bideford 10-mile Championship race in breezy conditions giving a headwind for the run back to Bideford along the Tarka Trail in the second part of the race. Richard Goddard was 1st WAC runner finishing 4th V60 in a time of 1.09.47, followed by Harry Eades in 1.22.06, Sarah Wheatley in a new pb of 1.30.33 and Kate Rossiter in 1.48.32


Off-Road race results

 No races that we are aware WAC members took part in this week.


Multi Event results

No races that we are aware of this week.


Information and help needed.


 Championship 2023

A new tab has been added to the website under members/2023 Championship which is a points summary. The latest summary will show the position after the Bideford race on the 5/11/23.

A link has been added on the points summary page making it easier for you to find the detailed points position and list of the 2023 championship races.

Clevedon Parkrun on the 18/11 has been added to the list of races in the 5k category.

Remaining Championship Races

9/11             Weston Prom run.

18/11            Clevedon Parkrun

26/11            Brent Knoll fell race – Short off-road.

3/12             Full Monty – Long off-road (Race full)

16/12            Weston Parkrun

17/12            Wellington Monument 10k

21/12            Weston Prom run.

26/12            Clevedon Boxing Day 4 miles (miscellaneous)


Tuesday Seafront Training 7/11/23

The Tuesday sees the opening of the Icescape rink at the Tropicana until January 24. There are some special displays by UK figure skaters and more to open the rink,

so, we expect many visitors and cars to be on the front so please allow yourself more time to park. We will still meet at the shelter between the Trop and Revo at 6.50 but likely use the South end of the prom and other areas for our sessions.


Prom run 9/11/23.

 The next event of the 23/24 series is 9/11/23. Do not forget there will be no entry on the night with entries for the 9/11 race closing at 9.00pm on Tuesday the 7th of Nov.

Please note.

With Icescape open we will have to use the 3-lap course for the November and December races. As the Icescape has not been held since 2019 many of you may not have experienced this course. We us the same start and finish point as usual but start by running towards the pier. We turn at Knightstone as usual and then before we pass the Tropicana (by Revo) on the return therefore keeping the entry and exit from the Trop clear in case of medical emergencies in the Icescape (which have happened in the past).


Cross Country Llandaff Fields Cardiff 11/11

 Chris McMillan has posted detail of the Gwent races for 23/24 on WAC social please see the note and contact Chris if you wish to be registered for the Cardiff or Blaise events.



TWAC session this week 6/11/23 is titled ‘Playstation 3’ meet 6.50 Woodspring Priory NT car park BS22 9Y.

Paul Bird will be setting up the Play Station again, this time at Woodspring Priory.
Perfect session for everyone, whatever you’re training for at whatever pace you’ll love this one.
Bonus – Woot’s will be back to motivate or shout abuse at you

What to wear – suitable clothing for weather, trail shoes, head torch (fully charged) and a warm top.

See TWAC FB for more detail.

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 PAYG (£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.

The next block of sessions starts at the beginning of December but attendance before then can be arranged if space available.

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



We have the November 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. (NB Now includes Brooks shoes again)


This week’s schedule:

TWAC session this week 6/11/23. Meet 6.50 Woodspring Priory NT car park BS22 9YU.

Tuesday session –Meet from 6.50pm on the seafront between the Trop and Revo. Rep/Interval session to be taken by Carol, Nick, and Jim – see above for detail.

Wednesday See above– Swimming sessions Burnham pool 8.20 poolside – See above.

Thursday – November Prom run see above.

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.