Read All About It – Weekly Update 9/6/24. 

Weekly forecast 

The forecast is for a continuation of the unsettled and cooler weather. An initial moderate northerly wind is predicted to give dry weather with sunny intervals until Wednesday. Following this the wind will change to a gentle west/south westerly for the remainder of the week giving showers and longer periods of rain along with sunny intervals. Maximum temperatures will be 15 to 17 with minimums of 7 to 12.


Road race results

Darren Stacey ran the Dartmoor Discovery on Saturday 8th of June. This race is the longest single lap road race in England and over the 32.5 miles includes 4040 ft of climb. Darren finished this very tough road ultra in 4.09.29 for 9th overall and 3rd V40.


On Sunday 3 Weston members travelled deep into Wales to take part in the Swansea half marathon. Chris Shergold finished in 1.22.39 followed by Bil Green who was 6th in his category in 1.32.13 and Michelle Fryer in 1.39.18.


The Chew Valley 10k saw the largest contingent of WAC runners today with 8 members taking part. Toby Norman was 1st WAC man in 39.18 followed by Steve Kibblewhite in 44.07, Marc Robinson in 50,05 and Phil Brett in 64.08. Kirsty Dearing was 1st WAC lady in 59.48 followed by Vic Collins in 66.04, Steph Shute in 67.22 and Lindsey Clifford in 85.50.


3 WAC members took part in the Bradley Stoke 10k on Sunday. Dave Groves was 1st WAC finisher in 45.13 and 1st V55 followed by Chris Woolley in 1.09.21 and Sharon Groves in 1.17.23.


2 WAC members ran the Crewkerne 10k on Sunday which is one of the of the Somerset Series races. Rachael Vincent finished in 52:47 for 2nd FV 55+ and Niki Fulstow finished in 53:08 and 3rd FV 45 – 54


Off-Road race results

No results that we are aware of this week.


Multi Event results

Ben Nicholas took part in the 43-mile Mendip lakes and lumps cycle ride. 


Information and help needed. 


Membership Renewal 1/4/24

Renewal was due by 31/5, thank you to the 6 members who have renewed this week. The membership list shows that there are still 69 people who were members in the 23/24 period who have yet to renew.


Weston AC Social Facebook Group members review 

With the membership renewal period finishing we will shortly review the membership of the Weston AC social group leaving only current club members active.


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 ( Many of the first orders have now been delivers so lead times to delivery will now be much shorter.


Channel Events

Channel events are a Community Interest Company who put on many running, cycling swimming, kayaking etc. events in the South-West. They have offered all members a 10% discount off entry fees by using the code WAC10.


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, July and August 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

14/8             Crook Peak              Off Road

26/8             Baltonsborough 5     Short Road



Evening session for Monday the 10th of June is ‘Play Station 6’.

Meet- 6:50pm for 7pm start Uphill Boat Yard BS23 4XR.

The one you all love, Play Station is back.
This is perfect for any pace, max or min effort, it is your choice.
Whatever you are training for, this is the ultimate session as it is all about the cardiovascular system.
TWALKers also welcome.

Kit- clothing suitable for weather, trail shoes, plenty of water and Billy kit.

Cider Tokens.

Pub – The Ship Inn, Uphill, BS23 4TN


See TWAC fb for more detail.


Tuesday Reps/Intervals   

On the field at Hutton Moor 

There will be one organised interval sessions this Tuesday 10/6/24 taken by Nick.

This week’s session focus :

Session 1

Warm up Followed by :

12 x 2min rpe 7/8

Cool down.


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 Hills.


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