Weekly forecast

After a fine weekend, the forecast for Monday is settled with sunny intervals but cool. Tuesday onwards sees an unsettled period with rain at times but warmer with temperatures 11 to 13 and lows of 6 to 9. Winds mainly from the South from Tuesday moderate to fresh.

Road race results

Not a Championship race but that did not stop 17 WAC members travelling to Bideford on Sunday the 6th of March to take part in the popular Bideford half marathon. The race undulates alongside the river for the first 6.5 miles and then returns along the Tarka Trail back to Bideford to the impressive bridge crossing and riverside finish.

The WAC ladies certainly liked the scenic course and achieved nine pb’s and the men too with two more. Five of the ladies finished inside the top fifteen ladies which also won them the team prize for the team of first 3 WAC finishers.

Susan Duncan was second overall and 1st V40 in a super new PB of 1.21.45, Alice Smith was fifth overall and 1st V35 in pb of 1.25.01, Laura Fricker was 3rd WAC lady ninth overall and 2nd V35 in pb of 1.30.55, Hannah Keating 14th overall in pb of 1.32.12 and Katie Gormley 15th overall in pb of 1.32.57. Pb’s also for Sam Buzza in 1.41.04, Georgie Pink in 1.41.27, Sarah Ridout in 1.51.51 and Julia Withers in 1.52.44. Sheryl Selway, Shaleen Summers, Julie Monaghan and Wendy Wilfan all ran fine races too

Kev Bale ran a great time of 1.17.10 for his new pb and Bradley Smith 1.34.25 for his new pb with Mark Bowskill finishing in 1.50.03 as part of his Ironman training

Off-Road race results 

The Grizzly is no longer a WAQC championship race due to the difficulty in gaining entry, but it did not stop 6 WAC off-road lovers taking part in what is probably the most popular 20ish mile off-road race in the country. The rainy conditions of the last few weeks created seriously muddy sections to add to the sections of shingle beach, hills, and bogs of the usual course that the race is so loved for.

Rob Mountford was 1st WAC man to finish in 3.00.38 followed by Chris Loach in 3.21.45 and Pip Stephens 1st WAC lady in 3.21.59. Sarah White, Shan McCarthy, and Pete Gillespie finished together in 4.47 and Pete Bartlett in 5.18    

Multi event race results 

No multi results this week that we are aware of

Information and help needed: 

WAC social members will have seen that WAC are supporting Health Trainers from North Somerset by starting a Couch to 5k for people who find it hard to make evening sessions. The first session takes place on Monday the 28th of March at 9.15am in Clarence Park.

Please pass the information on to anybody who may be interested and ask them to call Kira on 01934 627014 or 07882 474 692 to get more information or book a place

The 2022 championship races until April are now shown on the table attached to the Handicap result page of the website.

The Jan, Feb, March, April, and May Prom runs are included. The remaining road runs are the Humdinger half (13/3) and Taunton half (3/4). The remaining off-road races are the Cheddar Big Cheese (20/3) and the Shapwick Bunny Hop (18/4).

Points for your best time in any marathon in 2022 will be awarded this year within the Road category.

Monday night TWAC session (7/3) this week ‘Flagging it’. Please see TWAC FB for full details of session which will be a hill rep session. This will comprise of 20 x 1-minute efforts split in 2 sections of 10 on 2 different hills. The session will be timed and completed together as a group. Meet 6.50 at Kings Wood car park.

This week’s Rep/interval session on Tuesday the 8th of March 2022 meet 6.50 for 7:00 on seafront at shelter between Tropicana and Revo. Sheryl, Nick, Jason, or Jim will take the sessions. 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 – Thursday 10th March is the March Prom runs night HQ at the Tropicana, Junior mile races start from 6:30, 5-mile race at 7:30

No entries on the night, closing date for entries 9:00pm on Tuesday the 8th of March

We now have the March 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 fb and wish to put in an order with them.

New members can pick up their kit after training on Tuesday night on the seafront, come along at about 7.45 and find Jim Wotton. If you cannot get to the seafront 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 Kings Wood 6.50.

Tuesday session – Meet from 6.50pm at shelter between Tropicana and Revo for rep/interval sessions.

Wednesday – Swimming session at Burnham pool

Thursday –Thursday 10th March is the March Prom runs night HQ at the Tropicana 5-mile race at 7:30

There will be no group led runs from HM on Prom Run nights.


Saturday session – 8.00 – Detail to be confirmed shortly