BREAKING NEWS… WAC is moving forward and has a new app! We are very excited to announce that we have introduced an app for our club. On this app, you will see we have all the news, results, training programmes, upcoming runs, news from our elites, our sponsors and how to contact us etc. We will soon be introducing a gallery where we can share pictures as well as some tried and tested running routes. A very big thank you must go to Glynn who has worked tirelessly to bring this app to life. *As we are still in the roll-out stage, please let us know what is/isn’t working. We are so looking forward to hearing your feedback and taking our running club even further!
For those of you who aren’t quite as technologically gifted as Glynn… here are a couple of pics to help you download and try the app out for yourself. Follow these steps…
We would like to congratulate all the WAC runners who took part in the OMTOM this last month. The whole day was superb with some great comradery at the tent and some wonderful running. We haven’t had such great results in a long time and this year we had 4 Silver medallists (Sub 4 hours) as well as some great results spread across the 21km and the 56km. We would also like to congratulate Mark Hoffman for running his 25th Two Oceans Ultra this year- what a wonderful achievement. You have made all of us at WAC so proud!
A big thank you to all the volunteers who helped out at the JP Morgan Corporate challenge held earlier on this month. We could never have done it without you all and we appreciate all the effort you put in to make it a success!
Please don’t throw away your old shoes! We are in need of old running shoes for our development runners. They can be dropped off at the time trial on Thursdays.
Weekly Time Trials
Join us every Thursday evening @17:45 and challenge yourself by participating in either our 5km or 8km time trial starting from the bottom oval. The first Thursday of every month is our social night where you can join us for a bite to eat and a drink or two followed by a raffle where we have prizes sponsored by the Sweat Shop and Lorna Jane Activewear. *It’s getting dark now so please wear bright clothes and bring your head torches!
Track sessions start at 17:45 every Tuesday on the top oval, all levels of runners welcome. Sessions followed are on the website.
Fitness in motion
Core, core and more core! Strengthening exercises utilising your own body work coupled with some track work and the occasional out run. These sessions start @17:45 from the top on Tuesdays and cater for all levels, what you put in is what you get out.
Sunday Club Runs
Consistency is key and if you are looking for a great way to run a steady 10 – 15 km these are the runs for you. The pace is easy and the company great, this is how Sunday runs are meant to be. These runs depart from the top parking lot @07:00.
A few trail events coming up in the next two months…
|Date||Name||Where||Type||Distance – km||Website|
|5-May||Mnweni Marathon||Drakensberg||1-day, Solo||36, 50||https://www.entryninja.com/events/event/26541|
|18-May||The Giant’s Cup||Drakensberg||2-day, Solo||32, 30||http://www.thegiantscup.co.za|
|19-May||Oxpecker – yellow||Spioenkop||2-day, Solo||20,16||http://www.theoxpecker.co.za|
|26-May||Oxpecker – red||Spioenkop||2-day, Solo||20,16||http://www.theoxpecker.co.za|
|6-Jun||Oxpecker – African||Spioenkop||2-day, Solo||20,16||http://www.theoxpecker.co.za|
|15-Jun||Richtersveld Wildrun||Ai-Ais||3-day, Solo||35, 35, 38||http://www.wildrun.com/event/richtersveld|
For a more detailed listing and links to some of the bigger trail events around the country visit our website.
Gazebo Schedule & Up and Coming Races
Urgent need for volunteers to set up the Gazebo for the following races. please contact Kent Raines on 0846023172.
|Race||Location||Race Date||Volunteer||Phone Number||e-Mail Address|
|Robor Scafolding 50km, 42km, 21km & 10km||Benoni||2018/04/29||Volunteer|
|Wally Hayward 42km & 21km||Pretoria||2018/05/01||Volunteer|
|Love Run 21km, 10km and 5km||Hatfield||2018/05/05||Volunteer|
|Colgate 32km, 15km and 5km||Boksburg||2018/05/06||Volunteer|
|Jackie Meckler 25km and 10km||Pretoria||2018/05/12||Volunteer|
*For more information on upcoming races please visit our website.
Wanderers night run
Due to all the holidays, the next Happy Wanderers Night run has been moved to the 9th of May. Make sure you diarise this date!
The Wanderers League
The Wanderers League is back! Exciting new format! No matter how long the race, no matter your age, you can be the winner!
Three categories: Males, Ladies, Elites. No age or distance categories!
Scoring system: a percentage score will be allocated based on race time relative to the age and distance specific world record. The average score across the best 4 events will be used to calculate the final classification. At the end of the yea,r the person with the highest score in each category will be the winner.
Any race you have taken part since January 2018 or any race you will do up to end of November 2018 will count, as long as there are official results.
You need to participate in at least 4 events (any distance) during 2018 and email your results, your age and the link to the race results to [email protected]. It is your responsibility to ensure that your result is recorded. No email, no result, no league score.
Upcoming Races to consider
This Fun Run is being organised by a team of paediatric doctors who are trying to raise funds to buy equipment for the Steve Biko Academic Hospital.
If you are not able to make the run on Saturday 12th May, please give consideration to giving a donation :
Hospitals of Pretoria Paediatrics
Branch Code: 051001
Every cent goes towards equipment, that is needed to save a life!!!
Pirates 21k Reverse Run
The training run is used as a fundraiser to get the Pirates development runners to Comrades. We ask each participant for a minimum donation of R50 with the proceeds net of the costs of the water points going towards the development fund.
The training run takes place on 13th May and starts at Pirates at 7am. There is plenty of parking at Pirates for people to leave their cars when they go run. The run is strictly a training run with no official time, no marshals, no road closures and no medals. Runners & walkers participate at their own risk.
In order to cater for the water points, we do need an indication of those people running and thus it is critical that they register. They will be given the option to either pay via EFT or to pay cash on the day.
Register on the link: http://piratesclub.co.za/reverserun